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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 - 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...

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...

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.

Special Events

A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA

February 14, 2015 to December 31, 2015

The New York State Museum will open a new exhibition featuring Shaker photographs on February 14. A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA features the photography of Noel Vicentini and do...

Contemporary Creations: 17th Annual Artists Showcase by students of Living Resources Art Program

July 08, 2015 to August 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Featuring current artwork in a myriad of mediums by the students of Living Resources Art Program. Living Resources is dedicated to providing life-enhancing services to people with disabilities. The A...

Parsons Dance Company at the Chatham Dance Festival

August 28, 2015 to August 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company based in New York City. Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, the company presents uplifting contemporary dance to audi...

On-Going Events

2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition

July 09, 2015 to September 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The exhibition is among the longest-running regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. July 9 - S...

2015 Chamber Track Day

August 28, 2015

Let the Chamber take you out to the Ball Game! Connect with your fellow members and root for the Tri-City ValleyCats over lunch. Don't let the summer pass you by without making valuable connections in...

Addis Ababa in Umana!

July 17, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 5pm-10pm
  • Location: Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Admission: $16-$20 per dish
  • 236 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 845-532-6949
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Ethiopian Fair in Albany! Every Friday & Saturday we offer an Injera Bread Special featuring traditional Ethiopian spices.

Albany Civic Theater Proudly Presents: "Angel Street" a Victorian Thriller by Patrick Hamilton

August 28, 2015 to September 13, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm
  • Location: Albany Civic Theater
  • Admission: $10-$18
  • 235 Second Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12209
  • Phone: 518-462-1297
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A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London, appearing the ...

Earth Exposed: Discover our Planet's Hidden Secrets

June 20, 2015 to September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; 12 - 5 pm, Sunday (closed Easter Sunday, April 5)
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Members: Free Children(3-12): $6.50 Seniors(65+): $8.00 Adults(13+): $ 9.50
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 518-382-7890
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Explore the tumultuous forces of our planet: earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes & more! Discover the science behind weather patterns, ocean currents, and all of the forces of nature that fo...


June 20, 2015 to January 17, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • 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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The New York State Museum has opened a new exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the Empire State Plaza that occurred on June 21,1965. The Empire State Pla...

Open Daily

May 18, 2015 to October 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon-Sat 10:00 to 5:00; Sunday Noon to 5:00. Library closes at 4:30.
  • Venue: Old Stone Fort Museum
  • Admission: Adults-$7.00, Seniors-$6.00, Children-5-17 $2.00, Under 5 free
  • 145 Fort Rd.
  • Schoharie, NY 12157
  • Phone: 518-295-7192
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The Old Stone Fort will be opening daily on May 18, 2015

REPRESENT: Contemporary Native American Art

January 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Museum's newest exhibition, REPRESENT: Contemporary Native American Art, is now open in Crossroads Gallery. The exhibition features a variety of artwork created by Native American artists in New Y...

The Comedy Works

June 05, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)

The Comedy Works presents outstanding talent every Friday & Saturday night @ 7:30 & 9:30 pm at our NEW LOCATION! "Dinner and a Show" packages also available both nights, seating at...


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