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Jul 29

Farmer's Market

07/29/2015 — 10/30/2015
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Hudson River …

07/29/2015 — 09/04/2015
Jul 29

Made in the Shade …

07/29/2015 — 08/26/2015
Jul 30

Alive at Five

07/30/2015 — 08/06/2015
Aug 1

Hudson River …

08/01/2015 — 10/31/2015
Aug 1

The Pajama Game

08/01/2015 — 08/22/2015
Aug 7

Canal Splash

08/07/2015 — 08/09/2015
Aug 15

Star Sightings at …

08/15/2015 — 12/19/2015
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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

'Tute for Tots - Cold & Warm

August 14, 2015

Join us for a truly cool art class as we dive into the theme of cold and warm. We'll look for cold and warm scenes in the galleries and then get hands on in the studio to test techniques like using fr...

'Tute for Tots - Messy & Neat

August 28, 2015

What better are opposites than messy and neat? We'll practice our determination and concentration by neatly matching lines and shapes, and then get a little loose and wild with some unusual painting t...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

August 14, 2015
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
  • Visit Website

Since the year 2000, the Ajkun Ballet Theatre has brought some of the finest dancers to Albany, for a three-week residency and performances at The Egg. Dancers representing virtually all Countries in ...

A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philospher's Camp in the Adirondacks

August 07, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Free Admission
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210

Join award-winning journalist, James Schlett for a reading of selections from his recently published book, A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosopher's Camp in the Adirondacks, publi...

A Step Back in Time

August 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Travel back to ancient Egypt and discover artifacts and symbols in the museum's ancient Egypt exhibition. We'll explore papyrus, ceramics, and other ancient materials and make our own versions of jars...

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...

Catch the Basket, artist demonstration

August 08, 2015

Catch the Basket is an artist demonstration series which brings together a rising generation of Iroquois artisans in an interpretive setting with their mentors, acknowledging the dedicated efforts of ...

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.

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.

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...

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...

McDonald's Presents The Black Arts & Cultural Festival

August 01, 2015
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
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Join us in a celebration through music, art, dance and activities of the diverse history and culture of the people of the African Diaspora. Explore the six Destination Areas: Health and Wellness Spons...

North Family Shakers’ Great Stone Barn Tours

July 31, 2015 to August 07, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: The Shaker Museum Mt. Lebanon
  • Admission: $10 and free for members
  • 202 Shaker Rd
  • New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • Phone: 518-794-9100
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The Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is hosting guided walking tours inside the massive remains of the North Family Shakers' Great Stone Barn on Friday, July 31 and Friday, August 7 at 2PM each day. The to...

Rain or Shine.. It's Reading Time

July 29, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230

Kids' Cove Preschoolers  Read a story with Miss Ann and visit a special exhibition to learn more about New York state. Meet at Kids' Cove.

The Altamont Fair

August 11, 2015 to August 16, 2015
  • Location: Altamont Fairgrounds
  • Admission: $15 Online Tickets Available, Children under 36" are free!
  • 129 Grand Street
  • Altamont, NY 12009
  • Phone: 518-861-6671
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The Altamont Fair is the Capital Region's Hometown Fair representing three counties: Albany, Schenectady and Greene Counties.

Yoga in the Park

July 21, 2015 to August 25, 2015 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Westland Hills Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Zoar Ave
  • Albany, NY 12201
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All are welcome Tuesdays, 6-7 pm Westland Hills Park (rain location: Arbor Hill Community Center) June 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Yoga in the Park

July 25, 2015 to August 29, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Madison Ave
  • Albany, NY 12203
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All are welcome Saturdays 10-11am Washington Park (rain location: Lincoln Park Fitness Center) June 27, July 11, 18, & 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Special Events

'Tute for Tots - Flat & Form

August 07, 2015

What is form? The opposite of flat! Together we'll discover art that is flat and art that pops out and then create our own work that will truly stand out. Tuition includes materials and museum admissi...

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