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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

2014 Exhibition By Artists Of The Mohawk-Hudson Region

September 27, 2014 to January 19, 2015

The Albany Institute of History & Art is pleased to present the 78th Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition pays tribute to the many...

Art for All- a family program

October 11, 2014 to December 27, 2014

Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative. Activities include paper pieced quilts, yarn lacing designs, printmaking, collage, and more! Watch for guest Art for All appearances...

Building Time

November 24, 2014 to February 23, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the last Monday)

The Building Blocks of the City Room at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center will be open the last Monday morning of each month, November 2014- February 2015, for children accompanied by adults to...

Dave and Buster's Albany Evening New Year's Event

December 31, 2014
  • Times: From: 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • Location: Dave and Buster's
  • Venue: Dave and Buster's
  • Admission: Packages vary from $46-$80
  • 1 Crossgates Mall Road
  • Albany, NY 12203
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Dave & Buster's has three amazing ways for you to ring in the new year! Our Evening New Year's Eve event will start at 9 pm and offer three great packages to choose from. Must be 21+ to attend. ...

Dave and Buster's Albany Family New Year's Event

December 31, 2014
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Dave and Buster's
  • Venue: Dave and Buster's
  • Admission: Packages vary from $35-$40
  • 1 Crossgates Mall Road
  • Albany, NY 12203
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Dave & Buster's has two amazing ways for you and your family to ring in the new year! Our Family New Year's Eve event will run from 5 -8 PM and offer two packages to choose from. See website f...

Family Fun Day

August 16, 2014 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.

Holiday vacation Programs

December 27, 2014 to December 30, 2014
  • Times: Saturday, SUnday and Tuesday, 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: 518-474-5877
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Throughout the 1st Floor Exhibition Halls Calling all Museum explorers! Stop by the museum and join in on the fun. Visit the Discovery Place, ride the historic carousel, or see how you measure up ...

How Water Behaves!

January 16, 2015 to February 07, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

A World Premiere! By Sherry Kramer Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill Jan 16 - Feb 8 What do wells in Africa, a Trojan Horse, a sperm bank, figs and string theory have in common? They're a...

Kwanza Celebration

December 26, 2014
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 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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4th Floor Terrace Celebrate the annual Capital Kwanzaa at the New York State Museum. Kwanzaa is an African American holiday celebrating family, community and culture. The free community celebration...

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December 30, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Times: Tuesday at 7 PM; Wednesday at 8 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: $35/$45 in advance; $40/$50 day of show
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
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moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. With over 20 years of touring and just as many albums under their belts, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars an...

New Year's Eve Masquerade Mystery Ball

December 31, 2014
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM
  • Location: Professor Java's
  • Admission: $90, $100
  • 217 Wolf Road
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-435-0843
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Fully catered - hors d'oeuvres, drinks, entrees, and desserts! Registration: 11/21 - 12/12: $90 per person 12/13 - 12/27: $100 per person 21+ only! Com as a guest or take pa...

New Year's Eve Specials at New World Bistro

December 31, 2014
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: New World Bistro Bar
  • Venue: New World Bistro Bar
  • Admission: $75 per person
  • 300 Delaware Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12209
  • Phone: 518-694-0520
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New World Bistro bar offering a 4 course prix fixe menu for $75 per person on New Year's Eve!  New World New Year's Eve 2014! $75 per person 1st Course   WHITE CL...

Noon Year's Eve

December 31, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Colonie Center Mall
  • Venue: Colonie Center Mall
  • Admission: Free
  • 131 Colonie Center
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-459-9020
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Join us for this very special Kids Countdown to Noon Year's Eve at Colonie Center! Bring the whole family for this fun event and enjoy:   A New Year's countdown at noon to the big balloo...

Seanachie Eves - Gaelic Storytelling Concerts at the Irish-American Heritage Museum

January 09, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Irish American Heritage Museum
  • Venue: Irish American Heritage Museum
  • Admission: for Members of IAHM $5/person $12/Family; Non Members $10/person, $25 family
  • 370 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207

The Irish American Heritage Museum is pleased to re-introduce the tradition of the Seanichie, the traditional Irish Storyteller to downtown Albany. The Seanichie were travelers, carrying stories and n...

The LTF Experience 2015 New Year's Celebration

December 31, 2014

Join the LTF Experience for a night of style and sophistication as we ring in the New Year of 2015. Music will be provided by DJ TGIF & DJ PHAYDA. There will be two VIP Lounges, Open Bar Specia...

UNDERCOVER: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings

October 11, 2014 to March 08, 2015

In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, religion, and cultural affairs c...

Special Events

Albany Symphony- Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony

January 17, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Palace Theater
  • Admission: Tickets start at $19!
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-694-3300
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Percussionist Colin Currie has been described as "thrillingly athletic... a joy to watch as well as to hear", and you'll get the chance to do both on this all-Scottish program. Julia Wolfe's...

Cookie Burner Stroll

December 26, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 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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Looking for a way to work off those cookies and other holiday treats? Our "cookie burner stroll" is a fun way to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. We will hike 2.6 miles over ro...

Feisty Fishers

December 31, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 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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Are fishers cats? Do they really eat fish? Come find answers to these questions and more at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center. We will start inside with a short talk about the history and biology ...

Fox Trot

December 27, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 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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Join us for a short inside presentation on the two species of fox that live here in the Pine Bush. We will then continue outside for a 0.9 hike to look for signs that they are here. All ages.

Fox Trot

December 28, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 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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Join us for a short inside presentation on the two species of fox that live here in the Pine Bush. We will then continue outside for a 0.9 hike to look for signs that they are here. All ages.

Mammal Camera Trapping Lecture

December 30, 2014
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 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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Large mammals represent an important component of the animal community at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve yet are not well documented. To gather data about the large mammal community and its response to...

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