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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

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...

Guided Tour of the New York State Capitol Building

October 10, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday)

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...

Hall of Fame Classic

May 28, 2016

The game's memories live forever in Cooperstown. And once every spring, the legends who authored the National Pastime's greatest moments come together at the home of baseball for a weekend that has tr...

Hudson River Family Day

June 04, 2016

Participants are invited to step into the 1700s and experience Hudson River sloop trade and daily life. The afternoon will feature hands-on activities with historical re-enactors, a 34-foot game board...

Path Through History Weekend

June 18, 2016 to June 19, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Various Locations throughout Albany
  • Admission: Free!
  • Phone: 518-434-0405
  • Visit Website

Path Through History Weekend is comprised of events which are heritage and cultural celebrations and special programming that promote the unique history of our great State. In 2016, Path Through His...

Whole New Ballgame Exhibit

November 07, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will tell the story of baseball's most recent era in its Whole New Ballgame exhibit. The Museum's newest permanent exhibit, located in the Janetschek Gall...

Special Events

1st Friday Albany

January 01, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations throughout Albany
  • Admission: Free!
  • Visit Website

1st Friday in Albany is a monthly arts and culture event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month, from 5:00 until 9:00 PM, in various neighborhoods throughout the city.Since its beginnings...

2nd Sunday of Each Month Ballroom Dance

February 14, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday)
  • Times: 6-7 PM
  • Location: Ukrainian-American Citizens Club
  • Admission: $10 for Workshop, $10 for dance, buffet and group lesson
  • 1 Pulaski Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-727-3525
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2nd Sunday of Each Month Ballroom Dance NO PARTNER NEEDED! NEW DANCERS WELCOME! Dance the night away under the whimsical décor created by Wendy J. Jules Julian ( Professional Dancer...

Albany Comic Con

June 05, 2016

The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 6th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books fo...

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

June 08, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: Tickets are $44.50, $49.50, $59.50
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
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After a four year hiatus, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - the most inventive band on the planet -returns with their signature fusion of jazz, bluegrass, funk, rock and classical music and their o...

City Beer Hall's House Party

February 27, 2016 to December 31, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 PM
  • Location: City Beer Hall
  • Venue: City Beer Hall
  • Admission: No cover
  • 42 Howard St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
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Albany's only 90s Dance Party! DJ starts at 11 pm. 

Dogs of Desire

June 10, 2016

The power of a rock band, the sophistication of a classical chamber orchestra: "Dogs of Desire" performs new works by America's best young composers, exploring all that is wild and wonderful...

Junior League

January 05, 2016 to December 06, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
  • Venue: K1 Speed
  • Admission: $40
  • 161 Washington Ave. Ext. #205
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-452-2687
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If you feel that your pre-teen is the next Michael Schumacher or Danica Patrick, then our youth kart racing league is for you! Our Junior League is designed for children who are 4′ to 4'9″...

Myers Annual Concert

June 11, 2016

Annual production of the Myers Dance School and the Northeast Ballet Company.

Open Mic Night

December 10, 2015 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hudson River Coffee House
  • Admission: Free
  • 227 Quail Street
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-449-2174
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  • Visit Website

Join the Hudson River Coffee House for a night of fun at our Open Mic Night! From live music to poetry readings, you won't want to miss out on our talented performers!

Preserving Olana: Stories from the Field

June 04, 2016

Professionals from the conservation and preservation fields kick off this special anniversary series with stories of objects and activities from Olana’s collection. Steve Larson, co-owner of Ade...

Raised Beading Workshop

June 18, 2016

Raised Beading Workshop taught by KarenLyne Hill, Onondaga. A member of the Native Roots Artist Guild, Hill has shown her work across the nation, often receiving awards for her contemporary and tradi...

Secret City Gardens

June 18, 2016

Depart the Albany Visitors Center on a guided tour in search of city parks and hidden gardens. Meander the streets with your guide, enjoying stories about Albany's colorful history and varied architec...

Stitch and Sip: Samplers 1.0

June 03, 2016

Like a quilting bee or a sewing circle, this program mixes needlework with socializing. Starting simple and always leaving with a project you can continue to work on at home, this program is a mix of ...

Sunday Art Studios: Sketch Like Church

May 29, 2016

These Sunday morning programs are designed for local families, heritage and art tourists, and regular visitors who like to make art. Projects take about 30 minutes and are fun for all ages. Everyone l...

The Tasty History Series: 1872

May 28, 2016

Make three toasts with us to celebrate 50 years of Olana! This new three part series will explore dining & drinking customs from three pivotal years in Olana’s history. Sign up for one or al...

Trivia Night at LAX

March 09, 2016 to December 28, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: LAX On Lark
  • Admission: Free to play!
  • 205 Lark St.
  • Albany, NY 12210
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Trivia Night with Chad Koenig! Great prizes, drink specials, & more! 

On-Going Events

13th annual Walk/5K and 10K for Kidneys

June 26, 2016
  • Times: 9 a.m.
  • Location: SUNY Albany Dutch Quad
  • 1400 Washington Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12222
  • Phone: 518-533-7880
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  • Visit Website

13th annual Walk/5K and 10K for Kidneys

2016 USA Rugby Northeast Regional Cup Tournament

June 18, 2016
  • Times: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Location: Dick Green Field
  • Venue: Lincoln Park
  • Admission: Free
  • 200 Park Avenue Morton and Delaware Avenues
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 914-715-2654
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The tournament features boys and girls rugby players grades 7-12 competing in an all-star format, showcasing their talents for All-American team selectors and college recruiters.

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