Entertainment options at Ogdensburg's Dobisky Center explored
BY JIMMY LAWTON
North Country This Week
OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg officials are hoping to bring music to the Dobisky Visitors Center.
In hopes of creating a buzz along the area’s waterfront and provide entertainment to city residents, Mayor Jeffrey Skelly said he’d like to see musical acts performing at the Dobisky Center where the “The Window” eatery recently opened.Skelly initially suggested the city could have live performances weekly through the end of summer.
The idea had support from fellow councilors, but Councilor Dan Skamperle questioned if the idea could be modified into a fundraiser for the library.
Skelly said that for a few thousand dollars investment, the city could likely find bands interested in playing.
Deputy Mayor John Rishe said there was likely money in the recreation budget that could be used to pay for the bands. He was supportive of the idea, which could potentially bring more people together along the waterfront.
He also floated an idea about having bands that would be interested in letting local youth play with them and perhaps even provide some tutelage on playing instruments or how bands operate.
Councilor Nichole Kennedy suggested reaching out to local music teachers who might know students and musicians who were interested in performing, playing or teaching others.
While no formal action was taken at the meeting Skelly said Friday that he believed the city’s new recreation director was reaching out to bands to set something up.