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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


February 27, 2015 to March 22, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

By Stephen Temperley Feb 27 - Mar 22 At the turn of the last century, Florence Foster Jenkins was a New York phenomenon where she rose to fame for her annual sold-out recitals at the Ritz Carl...

UNDERCOVER: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings

October 11, 2014 to March 08, 2015

In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, religion, and cultural affairs c...

Visions of Ireland: The Art of Michael Augustine Power O’Malley

January 23, 2015 to March 22, 2015

The Irish American Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new exhibit Visions of Ireland: The Art of Michael Augustine Power O'Malley. This exhibit opens on Friday January ...

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...

On-Going Events

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Barbara Smith

March 03, 2015
  • Times: 7 PM
  • Location: Milne Hall, University at Albany Downtown Campus
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 442-5620
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Barbara Smith, pioneering activist, will discuss Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: 40 Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith (2014). Edited by Alethia Jones and Virginia Eubanks, the...

Butterflies @ miSci

February 14, 2015 to April 19, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winter’s chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s indoor butterfly house: Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Buckeyes, Painted ...

Making Sense of Sound @ miSci

June 14, 2014 to June 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Discover sound with hands-on fun from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Play and experiment, make some noise, and listen. Explore hearing, human speech and communication. Experience – as neve...

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...

Take Shape

February 06, 2015 to March 06, 2015
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Center Gallery
  • Admission: FREE
  • 39 Columbia Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
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Please join us for our next exhibit, Take Shape featuring Amanda Michael Harris, Sara Pruiksma, Terry Slade and Wendy Ide Williams. This exhibit focuses on pattern, texture, color and movement. An ...

The 37th Annual Photography Regional

March 03, 2015 to April 19, 2015
  • Times: Tuesday-Friday 10am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday 12-5pm;
  • Location: Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany
  • 140 New Scotland Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12208
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The Opalka Gallery on the Sage College of Albany campus is pleased to present The 37th Annual Photography Regional. Since 1979, the annual Photo Regional has served to highlight both emerging and esta...


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