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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

1st Annual ScaryToga Harvest Moon Festival

September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 12:15 AM
  • Location: Saratoga Winery
  • Admission: $10 advance, $13 at the door. $25 for Access Pass purchased in advance, $30 at the door
  • 462 Route 29
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • Phone: 518-376-9462
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Looking for some spooky fun but can't wait until Halloween? Then check out ScaryToga's Harvest Moon Festival at the Saratoga Winery. Enjoy live entertainment,food and beverages (some spirits......

A Celebration of Colonial African Culture with the Children of Dahomey

September 24, 2016

Between 1765 and 1804, over a dozen men, women, and children were enslaved by the Schuyler family, their labor exploited to achieve the luxury and refinement of the family's elegant lifestyle. ...

Albany Bootlegger Tour

September 10, 2016

Notorious bootlegger, John "Legs" Diamond met his end in Albany, NY. Was it "offed" by rival gangster, Dutch Schultz? Was it a "hit" organized by his jealous wife, Alic...

Albany History Race

September 24, 2016
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 AM
  • Location: Albany Public Library-Washington Avenue Branch
  • 161 Washington Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12208

The Third Annual Albany History Race is an Amazing Race style afternoon scavenger hunt for history experts, novices, and visitors interested in learning about Albany's past. No prior knowledge is need...

Annual Goold Golden Oldies Classic Car Show

September 17, 2016

Architecture of Downtown Troy

September 10, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Visitor Information Booth at Farmer's Market Troy
  • Admission: Free for RCHS members, $5.00 for not-yet-members
  • 282 River Street
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-272-7232 x11
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Join us for a tour of amazing architecture located in the historic district in downtown Troy. Building styles from Federal to Colonial Revival in both commercial and residential buildings. You will ...

Beauty for the Soul - NYS World Organization of China Painters

September 16, 2016 to September 17, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Come paint with us!  This event is open to the public.  Vendors, displays of porceline paintings, painting sessions, and more! Friday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm T...

Bike 2 Beers

September 24, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 12:00 PM
  • Location: City Beer Hall
  • Venue: City Beer Hall
  • Admission: $25.00
  • 42 Howard St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-449-2337
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Join us on Saturday, September 24th, as we team up with the Ruck and Two Roads Brewing to bring to you Bike 2 Beers! Together, we are hosting a charity group bike ride with all proceeds being donated ...

Birds Take Flight

September 17, 2016

It's that time of year when birds are on the move. Come along on an early morning adventure to observe some of the amazing birds here and see our science team in action as they capture and band bird...

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016

Join us for a 0.9 mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of ti...

Capitol Park After Dark Movie Series "The Wizard of Oz"

August 31, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza - West Capitol Park
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: FREE
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-4759
  • Visit Website

Outdoor movie nights! "The Wizard of Oz" Wednesday, August 31, 8 p.m. West Capitol Park, State St, Albany, NY 12210 FREE Although "there's no place like home," it ...

Cliff Brucker & Full Circle at the City of Albany Jazz Festival

September 10, 2016
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E)
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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Led by drummer, arranger and educator Cliff Brucker, a well-respected Capital Region musician with over 40 years of professional performance under his belt, Full Circle brings together world-class mus...

Collar City Ramble

September 24, 2016
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Collar City Ramble booth at the Troy Waterfront Market
  • Admission: See organization website or call for more information
  • Front Street
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-429-3909
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Tour Troy's urban trails by foot, bicycle, water, GPS, or whatever in this alternate transportation festival. The Collar City Ramble covers Troy in ways that anyone can find to enjoy. Explore the hist...

Collectibles & Flea Market Weekends

September 10, 2016 to September 25, 2016

September 2016 Collectibles & Flea Market Weekends Month of September From Sat. September 10th through Sunday Sept 25, 2016 Collectible Show Hours Saturday-Sunday 9:00-4:00. Vendor Inf...

Crailo Harvest Fair

September 10, 2016
  • 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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This event will include 17th- and 18th-century historical demonstrations including Native American crafts, Dutch colonial life, food harvest activities and preservation techniques, music, trades peo...

Darling Valley with special guest Angela Bove at September in the City Art Fair

September 21, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park (at Broadway and Columbia St)
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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  Darling Valley (formerly Accents) is a folk rock quartet from Upstate NY. The group recently released their new album, Crooked Orchards, a blend of folk ballads, quick rhythms and imaginat...

Discover the Pine Bush

September 04, 2016

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 along this 0.9 mile hike over rolling sand dunes whe...

Double M Haunted Hayrides

September 26, 2016 to October 26, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 11:55 AM
  • Location: Double M Haunted Hayrides
  • Admission: $18 Opening Night; General Admission (all attractions and shows): $25; Group rate $2.00 per person for groups of 30 or more
  • 678 Route 67
  • Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Phone: 518-884-9122
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Double M Haunted Hayrides has been creating fear for over 25 years in Upstate New York! Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this...

Explore Troy’s Gateway to the Hudson River Water Trail - A Mile on the Hudson with Upstate Kayaks

September 24, 2016
  • Location: Ingalls Avenue Boat Launch
  • Admission: See organization website or call for more information
  • Off connection between Ingalls Ave and 25 President Street
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-429-3909
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For beginners, A Mile on the Hudson with Upstate Kayaks is offered. Three shorter guided outings of about an hour (10:30, 11:30, 12:30) are scheduled for those who want to try out the sport with a v...

Explore Troy’s Gateway to the Hudson River Water Trail - Water Trail Paddle

September 24, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Ingalls Avenue Boat Launch
  • Admission: See organization website or call for more information
  • Off connection between Ingalls Ave and 25 President Street
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-429-3909
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The 10:00 am intermediate Water Trail Paddle is a 2 hour paddle of about 3 miles round trip in conjunction w/ the Adirondack Mountain Club. The Paddle will proceed downstream to around the Congress ...

Fall Hawk Migration

September 10, 2016
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Five Rivers Environmental Educational Center
  • 56 Game Farm Rd.
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-475-0291
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Woodland hawks can be very secretive. Even our common Red-tailed Hawks are generally viewed only one or two at a time. But from late August into December, hundreds of thousands of hawks will leave t...

Fantastic Fungi

September 18, 2016

What would the Pine Bush be without fungi? These amazing organisms work silently all around us, making our ecosystems function. They break down dead material, help plants get the nutrients they need...

Farmers Market

May 04, 2016 to October 28, 2016 (Every Wednesday, Friday)

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) is host to a year-round Farmers’ Market program. Farmers’ Markets are a great way to support local business, promote healthy foods and...

Five Rivers Scavenger Hunt

September 24, 2016
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Five Rivers Environmental Educational Center
  • Admission: See website or call for more information
  • 56 Game Farm Rd.
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-475-0291
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Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the nature center and head outdoors. Our scavenger hunt suggests fun activities to complete alone or with friends and family. Simply check the activities off your li...

Friday Walk and Talk

September 02, 2016

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! Pre-...

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