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Empire State College School For Graduate Studies

Fall 2013 Residency
October 10-12, 2013
Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY                                                                                           Empire State College Logo                                                                                                                                     

On behalf of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are delighted to welcome Empire State College's School for Graduate Studies Fall 2013 Residency to New York State's historical Capital City.

We are certain your experience will be productive and personally rewarding, but will also provide you with an opportunity to discover all that Albany has to offer. From shopping to dining, to arts and entertainment opportunities, and countless cultural cuisine venues, Albany has it all for you to take in!

The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center is centrally located. You will find many options for shopping and dining in close proximity, including over 40 restaurants and Colonie Center Shopping Mall which features L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Sephora, Christmas Tree Shops and Regal Cinemas Stadium 13.

Approximately 20 minutes from Wolf Road is the contemporary design of the Empire State Plaza, completed as a vision of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in 1978. The Plaza was built not only to serve as government offices, but as a center of arts, culture and community activity. The New York State Museum (the largest State Museum in the country), the Empire State Art Collection and the Empire State Performing Arts Center (known as The Egg for its unusual and distinctive design) are all contained at the Plaza. In addition, you will be able to visit the NYS Capitol as well as the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Additionally, in September of 2013 The Albany Institute will open an exciting new exhibition: GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies. Two 21st Dynasty (1085-945 BCE) mummies and coffins have been on view at the Albany Institute since they were purchased in 1909 from the Cairo Museum. The elaborately decorated coffin was made for Ankhefenmut, a priest in the temple of Mut three thousand years ago. New research has revealed that his mummy cover and the coffin lid are in the collections of Londonâ€TMs British Museum and Viennaâ€TMs Kunsthistorisches Museum. This exhibition will reunite the coffin pieces and bring Ancient Egyptian objects to Albany from collections around the world. It will also highlight how Ancient Egyptian artwork and design inspired artists and architects in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The Mystery of the Albany Mummies has been funded by GE and IMLS, a federal agency.

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional information regarding services, shopping and dining in the Capital District. If there is anything we can do prior to your visit or while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Please enjoy your stay and come back soon.

Wolf Road dining options
Wolf Road map
Transportation along Wolf Road
Downtown Albany map
Downtown Albany dining options
Albany Attractions

Transportation Information

Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Driving Directions
Megabus (departs from and arrives at the Albany Amtrak Station)

Shopping Information

Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza



Bank of America

133 Wolf Road

(518) 459-9003

First Niagara Bank

95 Wolf Road

(518) 482-6074

Key Bank

155 Wolf Road

(518) 453-1612

Medical Care Facilities


Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

(518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

(518) 525-1550




456 Sand Creek Road

(518) 482-2835

Hannaford Pharmacy

96 Wolf Road

(518) 482-1925

Rite Aid

463 Albany Shaker Road

(518) 458-1205


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