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Looking for something to do? There are dozens of museums, planetariums, historic sites, art galleries, and higher education institutions all around the region. There is plenty of nightlife along Broadway, Pearl, and Lark Streets, and along Madison Avenue, too. Albany also boasts a number of art and history venues for your enjoyment. We can't wait for you to visit!

Listed below are just a few of the many events happening every day and night in Albany County. 

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Signature Events

Albany International Airport Gallery Presents: Lit

April 10, 2015 to September 13, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • Venue: Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • Admission: free
  • 737 Albany-Shaker Rd, Airport Gallery 3rd Floor
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-242-2241
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An exhibition of contemporary art in which lights plays a pivotal role with contributing artists Yael Erel, Scott Nelson Foster, jared Handelsman, Larry Kagan, lightexture, Victoria Palmero, and Kan...

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

September 12, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: Free!
  • 1 Quay Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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For over a decade, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at one of the area's most spectacular venu...

Crailo Harvest Fair

September 12, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Venue: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Admission: Free!
  • 9 1/2 Riverside Ave
  • Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Phone: 518-463-8738
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On Saturday, September 12th from 11:00 am through 4:00 pm , Crailo State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Crailo present Harvest Faire, which harkens back to the harvest celebrations held by the ...

Dine'n at Nine Pin

May 13, 2015 to October 03, 2015
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Nine Pin Ciderworks, LLC
  • Venue: Nine Pin Ciderworks, LLC
  • Admission: Cost of food and drink only
  • 929 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-449-9999
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A different food truck every night until 9pm and HAPPY HOUR draft specials on weekdays from 4-6pm.

Discover the Pine Bush

September 27, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-456-0655
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An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush, the best remaining example in the world of an inland pine barrens. Our experts will guide you through this 0.9 mile hike over rolling sand dunes w...

EL NORTE

September 18, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Page Hall, University at Albany Downtown Campus
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY
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Film screening - 7:30 p.m. Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus Directed by Gregory Nava (United States, 1984, 141 minutes, color, in Spanish, Maya, and English) Starring Zaide Silvia Guti...

Family Fun Day

July 18, 2015 to December 19, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-486-4845
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The Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities.

Family Fun: Trees Please

September 26, 2015
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Five River Environmental Education Center
  • Admission: Free!
  • 56 Game Farm Road
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-475-0291
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Can't tell your white oak from your red, or a hemlock from a spruce? Come learn some fun tricks to remember which is which as we explore different species of trees at Five Rivers. A fun craft for kids...

Family Fun: Trees PleaseLet's Get Buggy

September 12, 2015
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Five River Environmental Education Center
  • Admission: Free!
  • 56 Game Farm Road
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-475-0291
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Late summer and early autumn are excellent for observing insects. Join us as we explore the fields for grasshoppers, beetles, mantids and more.

First Friday Walk and Talk

September 04, 2015

Take a break from your day and join us for a one hour hike along the trails of the Madison Avenue Pinelands. We will meet at the Madison Avenue Pinelands trailhead (#7). Adults only. Free! Fee: Fre...

Five Rivers' Wild Turkey Trail Guided Walk

September 19, 2015
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Five River Environmental Education Center
  • Admission: Free!
  • 56 Game Farm Road
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-475-0291
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This trail includes a more than 60-acre field managed for grassland birds, mature forest and shrublands.

Goold Golden Oldies Car Show

September 19, 2015

Attend Goold orchards Golden Oldies Car Show! Registration $15 day of the show; open to all years, makes, and models. Activities include: -$25 Cash Giveaway Every 30 mins - Dash...

Guided Tour of the New York State Capitol Building

September 12, 2015

Staring on Saturday August 8 tours of the Capitol will be offered on the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required. All Saturday tours will be limited to a ma...

Head of the Hudson Regatta

September 19, 2015

Every September, Albany Rowing Center hosts the Head of the Hudson Regatta. Typical of other "head" races that are held throughout the country in the fall, it is a race "against the clo...

Historic Albany Walkabout Tours

May 20, 2015 to September 16, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Wednesday)
  • Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Locations throughout Albany - see description
  • Admission: $5 for Historic Albany Foundation Members; $10 for non-members.
  • Phone: 518-465-0876
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Join us on the third Wednesday of each month, from May to September, on these walkinging tours exploring Albany's historic neighborhoods.   Wednesday, May 20 5:30 p.m. Industrial Downtow...

History Happy Hour

September 24, 2015

Mix and mingle with like-minded history enthusiasts, while enjoying a selection of local beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. Schuyler Mansion will also be available for Open House (self guided) tours. Adm...

Let's Go Take A Trip

January 03, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Meet at Main Lobby Desk ? Ages 4-6 years old The first Saturday of the month take a trip and be a time traveler throughout the Adirondack Wilderness, New York Metropolis, Native Peoples' Longhouse...

Let's Go Take A Trip

September 12, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Meet at Main Lobby Desk ? 4-6 years old ? Free The NY State Museum comes alive as Miss Peggy takes you on a trip to new sights, sounds and adventures right here in our very own museum! This program fe...

September in the City Art Fair

September 02, 2015 to September 30, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Tricentennial park
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-5417
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The City of Albany presents the 2015 September in the City Art Fair series, September Wednesdays in Downtown Albany's Tricentennial Park at Broadway and Columbia Street. A midday showcase for local ar...

SONYMA Presents the Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 12, 2015

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this this tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispanic community comes together in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for a colorful pageantry...

Trash to Treasure

September 12, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Classrooms 2 and 3  Trash to Treasure features an art project using manufacturing mistakes and materials destined for the landfill. Museum art instructor, Peggy Steinbach invites you to spend an...

Watchable Wildlife: Heading South--Fall Migration

September 19, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Five River Environmental Education Center
  • Admission: Free!
  • 56 Game Farm Road
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-475-0291
  • Visit Website

After breeding, many species of birds return south until next year's spring migration. While we will note every bird, our focus will be on those that benefit from Five Rivers' resources as a migratory...

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