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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

"Capitol Hauntings" Tours

October 03, 2016 to October 31, 2016

Weekdays Throughout October: Join the "ghost hunting" Capitol Tour Guides as they take you through the "hot spots" of the Capitol. Brave visitors will make their way to the exact s...

Double M Haunted Hayrides

September 26, 2016 to October 26, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 26th)
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 11:55 AM
  • Location: Double M Haunted Hayrides
  • Admission: $18 Opening Night; General Admission (all attractions and shows): $25; Group rate $2.00 OFF per person for groups of 30 or more
  • 678 Route 67
  • Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Phone: 518-884-9122
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Double M Haunted Hayrides has been creating fear for over 25 years in Upstate New York! Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this...

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...

Hudson Valley Ruins

September 18, 2016 to December 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Hudson Valley Ruins Photography Exhibition August 20, 2016-December 31, 2017 New York State Museum 222 Madison Avenue Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This beautiful exhibition features...

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

October 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

OCTOBER 1-DECEMBER 31, 2016 The Art of Seating, an exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth ce...

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

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

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...

Abraham Lincoln: The Albany Connections

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Abraham Lincoln visited Albany twice, the first time in 1861 while on his way from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington for his March 4 inauguration as the country's sixteenth president. When Mayor Ge...

Ancient Egypt

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Egyptologist and Guest Curator Dr. Peter Lacovara has incorporated the research and scientific discoveries revealed in the GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies exhibition into a new exhibiti...

Color and Sip

October 26, 2016
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
  • Admission: $20-$25
  • 194 Livingston Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-432-4432
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Take time out to relax with enjoyable conversation, sip some fine wines, treat your palate to some delectable refreshments, and create your artistically inspired image. Your first glass of wine, one ...

Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and His Protégés Launt Thompson, Charles C

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Designed to showcase the museum's nationally known collection of mid- to late-nineteenth-century sculpture, this exhibition features twenty plaster, marble, and bronze sculptures, and framed bas-relie...

Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The character and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley have roots in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the early inhabitants of the region, their beliefs, relationships, and interacti...

USS Slater Open to The Public

April 06, 2016 to November 06, 2016 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: USS Slater DE766
  • Venue: USS Slater DE766
  • Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for children
  • Broadway and Quay Sts.
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-431-1943
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USS SLATER opens to the public on Wednesday, April 6th. This year will mark the ship's 19th season in Albany. There have been tremendous changes to the ship since she first arrived. USS SLAT...


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