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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

"Capitol Hauntings" Tours

October 03, 2016 to October 31, 2016

Weekdays Throughout October: Join the "ghost hunting" Capitol Tour Guides as they take you through the "hot spots" of the Capitol. Brave visitors will make their way to the exact s...

112h Annual Halloween Pets on Parade

October 16, 2016
  • Times: Parade at 2 PM, Registration begins at 1 PM
  • Location: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Venue: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 1297 Brookview Station Rd
  • Castleton, NY 12033-3166
  • Phone: 518-732-7317
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Goold Orchards Weekend Fall Fun Continues Sunday, October 16th with our 12th Annual Halloween Pets on Parade. Pet Registration Begins at 1pm Parade begins at 2pm. Lots of Prizes to be awarded inclu...

45th Annual Festival of Nations

October 23, 2016
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza Visitor Center
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza Visitor Center
  • Admission: Adults $5; Children (3-12) $2
  • Room 106 Concourse
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-371-3737
  • Visit Website

The Annual Festival of Nations is presented by ethnic groups from Argentine, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burma, China, Domioncan Republic, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Liberia, Lithua...

Annual Kids Country Play Day

October 01, 2016

Sat. October 1, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Annual Kids Country Play Day Sponsored by Rensselaer County Safe Kids ** This is a FREE EVENT

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016 (Recurring daily)

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...

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

October 01, 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...

Cohoes Music Hall Presents ‘Soft-Opening" Weekend

September 25, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Cohoes Music Hall
  • Admission: FREE
  • 58 Remsen Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-953-0630
  • Visit Website

The Palace Performing Arts Center, Inc and the City of Cohoes have announced a ‘Soft Opening' weekend of free events and the opening of the box office at the Cohoes Music Hall to kick off the ...

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...

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...

Eric Johnson brings “An Evening of Acoustic Guitar & Piano” Live at Cohoes Music Hall

October 22, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Cohoes Music Hall
  • Admission: Tickets are $62, $52 & $42 and go ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 10AM at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office
  • 58 Remsen Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-953-0630

Sat, October 22 8:00pm Show Texas guitar legend Eric Johnson brings "An Evening of Acoustic Guitar & Piano" to the Cohoes Music Hall to celebrate the release of his new album EJ....

Fall Foliage Festival at Mabee Farm Historic Site

October 16, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 AM
  • Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Venue: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Admission: FREE
  • 1080 Main St
  • Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
  • Phone: 518-887-5073
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A celebration of all things fall! Activities for kids, farmers' market, hayrides, pony rides, live birds of prey, petting zoo, scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin painting, historic exhibitions, live music al...

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...

Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene

July 12, 2016 to December 10, 2016
  • Times: Museum Summer Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm Museum Hours (after August 27): Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm; Wednesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday noon – 4 pm
  • Location: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Venue: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • 1400 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12222
  • Phone: 518-442-4035
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  • Visit Website

Future Perfect is an artwork exhibit that explores the relationship humans have with the natural world. It aims to inform visitors how we view the past, the present, and how we might imagine the fut...

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...

History Happy Hour

September 29, 2016

Take this opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded history enthusiasts on the grounds of Schuyler Mansion. Enjoy a selection of local beer, wine, and tempting hors d'oeuvres, while hobnobbing wi...

Hudson Valley Ruins

September 18, 2016 to December 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Hudson Valley Ruins Photography Exhibition August 20, 2016-December 31, 2017 New York State Museum 222 Madison Avenue Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This beautiful exhibition features...

In the Hot Seat

October 13, 2016

A pecha kucha (whirlwind tour) revealing some of the stories behind highlighted chairs in the collections of Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) members. During October, visit three sites and get you...

Knickerbocker Harvest Festival

September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Pancake Breakfast ($7.00) from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM **Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Hudson River Ramble Devil's Chimney Walk will NOT take place this year. We hope to offer this popular activ...

R. Kelly The Buffet Tour

September 29, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: Tickets are $98 & $68 and go on sale Sept. 2 at 10AM at the Palace Theatre Box Office
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-3334
  • Visit Website

R. Kelly The Buffet Tour Thurs, September 29 7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums so...

Return of the Dinosaurs

June 04, 2016 to September 25, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 AM
  • Location: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Admission: Children (3-12) $7.50; Seniors (65+) $9; Adults $10.50
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 518.382.7890, ext. 297
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It's prehistoric at the miSci! These reptilian guests are a group of 10 animatronic dinosaurs for visitors to meet throughout the museum, each with realistic skin, moving body parts, and even roars....

Schuyler Mansion HRV Ramble Event

September 26, 2016

Saturday, September 26, 2016 HRV Ramble Event  

Schuyler Mansion Magic Lantern

October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm Magic Lantern

Shaker Heritage Spirit Circle with Tri City Paranormal

October 15, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Venue: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Admission: $20
  • 25 Meeting House Road
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-456-7890
  • Visit Website

The Shakers believed communication with the spirit world was not only possible, but often played an important part in worship. They communicated with mediums, hosted seances, and attended others. Join...

Shakes-BEER with Nine Pin Cider and Collar City Players: Reading of Macbeth

October 20, 2016

The Collar City Players are taking their popular Shakes-BEER read-along series on the road, and visiting their friends at Nine Pin Cider in Albany. Join us for an October 20th reading of one of our fa...

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

October 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

OCTOBER 1-DECEMBER 31, 2016 The Art of Seating, an exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth ce...

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