COHOES — Two recent grants of $500,000 each in public funding are considered integral components of Cohoes Music Hall’s $5 million multi-part restoration project. The city-owned building is gearing up for a festive year of 2024, celebrating the building’s 150th anniversary of opening and 50th anniversary of its reopening after the city took over and restored the building half a century ago .
District 108 includes Cohors, and city business owner and former Cohors Mayor, Rep. John T. Macdonald III, arranged the latest $500,000 in public assistance from state and city facilities grants. The award was announced in the hall on Thursday. This complements his $500,000 recently awarded by the State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Service as a participant in the “Heritage Areas” program.