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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

518 Songfest

February 27, 2016

518 Songfest will feature panel discussions with hit songwriters and music industry pros, and performances by 4 of the foremost acoustic singer/songwriters in the 518 - Bryan Thomas, Ashley Sofia, Ben...

Crows Rule

March 06, 2016
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 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
  • Phone: 518-456-0655
  • Visit Website

Come and learn about one of your most common neighbors, the American Crow. Join Beth Bidwell and her crow, Mojo, as you learn about one of the smartest animals on the planet. The program will includ...

Gerard & Kelly

February 12, 2016
  • Times: Showtimes at 7:00pm and 8:15pm
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $15
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
  • Visit Website

Gerard & Kelly work within an interdisciplinary framework in Reusable Parts/Endless Love, which transmits and transforms the instructions for a kiss into a machine-like production of unscri...

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...

Hockey for Dummies!

February 17, 2016
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Times Union Center
  • Venue: Times Union Center
  • Admission: Free!
  • 51 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-433-8457
  • Visit Website

Please join the International Center for a lesson on the game of hockey. This free event will be held on Wednesday, February 17th from 6-7 pm at the Times Union Center; 51 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207...

IL VOLO

February 16, 2016

Il Volo, the critically acclaimed trio, announce their 35 date tour across the country including a stop on February 16 at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. In anticipation to their upcoming tour, Il V...

Open House: Animals of the Front Room

February 18, 2016
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Five River Environmental Education Center
  • Admission: Free!
  • 56 Game Farm Road
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-475-0291
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Open House: ANIMALS of the FRONT ROOM Have you ever wanted to know more about the live and mounted animals in the visitor center at Five Rivers? Do you wonder what Gwen the falcon's favorite food i...

Open Skate at the Conway Ice Rink

January 01, 2016 to March 06, 2016
  • Times: Weekdays 12-2 PM; Weekends 4-6:15 PM
  • Location: Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
  • Venue: Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC)
  • Admission: $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12
  • 80 Vandenburgh Ave
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-629-4850
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Indoor skating for all ages, along with quality skate rentals and skate shop. Ice skating birthday parties can be arranged, and there is a discount for skating groups of 10 or more. Lessons by appoint...

Rain or Shine.. It's Reading Time

February 10, 2016

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.

RnB Classics Live presents "What's Going On" An Anthology of the Music of Marvin Gaye

February 12, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Proctors Theatre (the Mainstage)
  • Venue: Proctors
  • Admission: $20 - $35
  • 432 State Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-346-6204
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This Anthology of Marvin Gaye is a great retrospective of a brilliant career. During his time at Motown in the 60s, he was a typical Motown artist, recording the songs that were given to him an...

Skating at the Empire State Plaza Ice Rink

December 04, 2015 to March 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)

General Rink Information ·         Hours: Every day from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., weather dependent. ·     &...

STYX

February 18, 2016

Styx, the band from Chicago that rose to top-hit status in the 1970s and early 1980s with songs that included "Lady," "Come Sail Away" and "Blue Collar Man," will perform...

Swinburne Ice Skating Rink

December 04, 2015 to March 04, 2016
  • Location: Albany's Swinburne Skating Rink
  • Admission: Free
  • 810 Clinton Ave
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 518-434-5699
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The ice rink is open seven days a week. Learn to Skate and a Learn to Play Hockey programs are now available for kids age 5-9. The programs are free of charge unless you need to rent skates ($3). H...

Trash to Treasure

February 06, 2016 to December 03, 2016
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

Classrooms 2 and 3  Trash to Treasure features an art project using manufacturing mistakes and materials destined for the landfill. Museum art instructor, Peggy Steinbach invites you to spend an...

Valentine's Day Specials at New World Bistro

February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016

Tease oysters ala carte chipotle cocktail 16 creme fraiche and caviar 32 Foreplay She Crab Bisque crab roe butter Kombu Consomme white cloud mushroom Scallop Crudo pink grape...

Village People

February 20, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Proctors Theatre (the Mainstage)
  • Venue: Proctors
  • Admission: $20 - $50
  • 432 State Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-346-6204
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Beginning their 37th year as the “kings of disco”, Village People in recent years performed a full schedule of fairs, festivals, universities and casinos throughout the Un...

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
  • Send Email

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...

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