Capital Region Scrapbook: Albany's "First Night" 1989
This week's "Capital Region Scrapbook" feature looks back at Albany’s “First Night” on Dec. 31, 1989. Posted on December 23, 2010.
Albany’s Maureen Duda, above, holds a button for the city’s “First Night” party in 1989. The fourth annual party offered gospel, reggaae, jazz, German and country music.
A pinstriped clown laughed it up on Dec. 31, 1989. He — or she — did not seem to mind the bitter cold temperatures.
Jane Brockfield plays a Scottish tune on her fiddle as Albany prepares for “First Night” in December 1989.
Below, two “First Night” musicians show off their brass during Albany’s New Year’s Eve celebration in 1989.
Gina DePaulo, Miss Eastern New York Teen (left) and Miss New York National Pre-Teen Chrystie Kenny (right) joined Albany’s teen queen (unidentified) during Albany’s “First Night” parade on Dec. 31, 1989.
A regally dressed reveler entertains the crowd at Albany’s First Night celebration on Dec. 31, 1989.
Verna Carter of the Berkshire Ballet warms up in the rotunda of Albany’s City Hall during the city’s promotion for “First Night.”