ALBANY, N.Y. – Alive At Five was held as planned Thursday night along with a special ceremony dedicated to the mayor including renaming of Albany Riverfront Park to Jennings Landing.
In honor of Mayor Jerry Jennings' 20 years of service to the City of Albany, Common Council members adopted a resolution to rechristen the name of the park.
Despite the heat, many turned out for the event, cooling off in misting tents and by drinking bottle's of water.
The park was developed and officially opened in 2002 under Mayor Jennings' leadership. The five-acre stretch of the Corning Preserve hosts numerous cultural events each year, including the Alive at Five concert series, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival and the Albany Father's Day Concert.
The Jennings Landing sign will be on display near the amphitheater beginning Wedneday.
Alive At Five Thursday night will pay tribute to the mayor's achievements, and the official dedication ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. before the highlighted free concert performance by Starship featuring Mickey Thomas beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday night's extended free concert event will also feature fireworks, additional live entertainment, t-shirt giveaways, a photo booth and the opportunity to sign a commemorative mural for the Mayor. Music starts at 5 p.m. with Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra followed by Wild Adriatic at 6:15 p.m.