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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

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

July 22, 2016 to July 25, 2016 (Recurring daily)

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - Cooperstown, NY July 22-24/25, 2016 The 2016 Hall of Fame Weekend will be held July 22-25, with the annual Induction Ceremony scheduled to take plac...

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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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...

La Serre Restaurant Bastille Day

July 14, 2016

Celebrate Bastille Day at LaSerre Resturaunt on July 14th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm!  Bastille Day is the English given name to the French National Day. This day commemorates the Storming of the Ba...

Return of the Dinosaurs

June 04, 2016 to September 18, 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....

Saratoga Race Course Summer Meet

July 22, 2016 to September 05, 2016
  • Location: Saratoga Race Course
  • 267 Union Ave
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Saratoga Race Course is full of excitement and special events all season long, so get in on the action!

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...

Yanni

July 27, 2016

New Album - Sensuous Chill Available Worldwide January 29 Internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Yanni rings in the New Year with a new album - Sensuous Chill - and the news o...

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!
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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
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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...

Chris Cornell, Higher Truth Tour

July 01, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: Tickets are $94.50, $79.50, $59.50, $49.50 & $39.50
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
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Chris Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre, he was a chief architect of the 90s grunge movement and remains one of the most iconic rock voices of all time. Achieving multi-platinum success w...

City Beer Hall's House Party

February 27, 2016 to December 31, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 PM
  • Location: City Beer Hall
  • Venue: City Beer Hall
  • Admission: No cover
  • 42 Howard St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
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Albany's only 90s Dance Party! DJ starts at 11 pm. 

Getting the Most From Your Users: A Workshop on Effective UX Research

June 30, 2016
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Overit
  • Admission: Free
  • 435 New Scotland Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12208
  • Phone: 518-465-8829
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Overit will host an Albany UX workshop entitled "Getting the Most From Your Users" on Thursday June 30 at 6:00 p.m. This event is open to those interested in product design and development a...

July 4th Oration - Searching for Race and Identity in Archeology

July 04, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
  • 194 Livingston Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-432-4432
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Malcom X, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Stephen and Harriet Myers all left behind artifacts that help us better understand them, their lives, their work, and their relationship with us today. What do new, alter...

Junior League

January 05, 2016 to December 06, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
  • Venue: K1 Speed
  • Admission: $40
  • 161 Washington Ave. Ext. #205
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-452-2687
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If you feel that your pre-teen is the next Michael Schumacher or Danica Patrick, then our youth kart racing league is for you! Our Junior League is designed for children who are 4′ to 4'9″...

Myers Summer Dance Intensive

July 05, 2016 to July 26, 2016 (Recurring every 2 weeks Tuesday)
  • Times: 9 AM - 4 PM daily
  • Location: Myers Ballet School
  • Admission: 2 Weeks - $1225.00, 3 Weeks - $1850.00, 4 Weeks - $2450.00
  • 418 Liberty St.
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-374-0376
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Myers Summer Dance Intensive, under the Artistic Direction of Darlene Myers, offers professional training for the serious dancer remaining dedicated to the learning process and growth of each individu...

Open Mic Night

December 10, 2015 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hudson River Coffee House
  • Admission: Free
  • 227 Quail Street
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-449-2174
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Join the Hudson River Coffee House for a night of fun at our Open Mic Night! From live music to poetry readings, you won't want to miss out on our talented performers!

Run For Ronald 5K & 10K

July 10, 2016

Plan Ahead Events is pleased to present the Run For Ronald 5K & 10K benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. The race will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Alba...

Schuyler Mansion Independence Day!

July 04, 2016

Independence Day! Monday, July 4, 2016, 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Enjoy an early American July 4th celebration on the grounds of Schuyler Mansion! 18th century- inspired games and performances, as w...

Trivia Night at LAX

March 09, 2016 to December 28, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: LAX On Lark
  • Admission: Free to play!
  • 205 Lark St.
  • Albany, NY 12210
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Trivia Night with Chad Koenig! Great prizes, drink specials, & more! 

On-Going Events

35 Years of Iroquois Art: A Retrospective

April 30, 2016 to September 30, 2016
  • Location: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • 324 Caverns Rd
  • Howes Cave, NY 12092
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This exhibition features highlights from the Iroquois Indian Museum's 35 years of presenting contemporary Iroquois art. Elements from past exhibits include those from Baseball's League of Nations:...

A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum's Collection

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Since its invention, glass has been a critical medium for almost every field and purpose, ranging from elaborate fine-art work to practical household items and everything in between. "A Gather of...

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