COHOES — Two recent $500,000 state grants appear to be key pieces of a multi-room $5 million restoration project for Cohoes Music Hall. Celebrations are planned for 2024 to mark the 150th anniversary of the building's construction and the 50th anniversary of the city's return of the property half a century ago.
Representative John T. MacDonald III, a 108th service Cohoes veteran and city business owner and former Cohoes mayor, organized the latest $500,000 crowdfunding grant from state and local agencies. The award was announced at the venue on Thursday. This is in addition to $500,000 recently awarded by the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Office as part of the Heritage Zone Program.