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Jun 11

Alive at Five

06/11/2015 — 08/06/2015
Jun 17

Hudson River …

06/17/2015 — 09/04/2015
Jul 1

Singin' in the Rain

07/01/2015 — 07/26/2015
May 1

Triple Play: …

05/01/2015 — 07/26/2015
May 6

Farmer's Market

05/06/2015 — 10/30/2015
Apr 18

Hudson River …

04/18/2015 — 10/31/2015
Jun 3

Capital Concert …

06/03/2015 — 07/08/2015
Jun 3

Made in the Shade …

06/03/2015 — 08/26/2015
Jul 11

Shaker Craft Fair

07/11/2015 — 07/12/2015
Jan 17

Star Sightings at …

01/17/2015 — 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 - Big & Little

July 10, 2015

In our first week we'll explore size scale in a big and little theme. We'll play with non-standard measuring units as we learn basic measuring skills and create our own artwork by exploring how many s...

'Tute for Tots - Soft & Rough

July 24, 2015

Let's get hands on as we explore textures and our sense of touch! We'll create texture collages with both soft and rough surfaces and enjoy sensory play while discovering and sorting items by texture....

A Day and a Night at Glimmerglass

July 19, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Cooperstown, NY
  • Admission: $175
  • Phone: 518-377-3623
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A more perfect day is hard to imagine-a chartered bus ride to Glimmerglass Festival (Opera), a gourmet picnic lunch on the scenic hill overlooking the opera house, a pre-opera talk, the opening perfor...

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...

America, A Contemporary Ballet

July 26, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:30 PM to 8:45 AM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $29
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
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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 ...

Artful Mornings - Paint!

July 14, 2015 to July 16, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Brush with greatness this week as you get creative with paint. We'll try out paint mediums like tempera and watercolor plus experiment with brushstrokes, paint additives, and resist as we create our o...

Artful Mornings - Paper Craft

July 21, 2015 to July 23, 2015

Discover the field of book art as we create our own crafty book designs. We'll make decorative book cover designs through techniques like paste paper and paper marbling, and create books in accordion ...

Bar-B-Que Beer Dinner

July 12, 2015

A 5-Course Beer-B-Que Dinner at the Albany Pump Station Patio! Sign up at the bar. 

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.

GE's Kids Day

July 11, 2015

GE's Kids Day is this area's "kid-centric" outdoor event. Nowhere else can children enjoy live music, theater, and dance, in addition to an array of favorites, such as face painting, bounce ...

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...

James Hoban: Architect of the White House

June 03, 2015 to July 12, 2015

The Irish American Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new exhibit James Hoban: Architect of the White House. James Hoban's life is a memorable Irish-American success sto...

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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Formerly African American Family Day, join us for an updated take on a classic event celebrating the traditions and cultural contributions of the black community through music, art, dance and activiti...

MOVE Live on Tour

July 10, 2015

On the heels of their sold out 2014 tour, superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will team up once again, dancing their way across stages all over the country in their new MOVE LIVE ON TOUR 2015....

Native Peoples of New York Journey

July 15, 2015
  • Times: 10-11 am; 12-1 pm; 2-3 pm
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
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Families with children, ages 8 and older ? Meet at Museum Lobby ? Free Travel back in time with Museum educator Cecile Kowalski to meet the people who were the first ones to live here in New Y...

The Fench Boys Choir - La Maitrise des Hauts de France

July 14, 2015

On Tuesday, July 14, the French Boys' Choir (La Maitrise des Hauts de France) will perform a convert at 7:30 PM at the Cathedral as part of their international tour of the Northeastern United States. ...

The North Family Shaker Cemetery & Memorial Walking Tour Shaker Museum

July 11, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: The Shaker Museum Mt. Lebanon
  • Admission: $10; free for Museum Members
  • 202 Shaker Rd
  • New Lebanon, NY 12125
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Tour leaves from the Wash House "The idea of keeping in mind, from generation to generation, the spot where the body was deposited" was, according to an 1886 sermon, preposterous to Elder ...

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