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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

1st Annual Halloween Bash at The Hollow

October 31, 2014

Death of a Contract Brewer 1st Annual Halloween Bach at The Hollow with Mirk & Wild Adriatic Doors Open at 8 PM Costume Contest with over $2000 in cash and prizes Walk the De...

2014 Exhibition By Artists Of The Mohawk-Hudson Region

September 27, 2014 to January 19, 2015

The Albany Institute of History & Art is pleased to present the 78th Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition pays tribute to the many...

Goold Orchards Pick Your Own Season

August 30, 2014 to November 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Venue: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 1297 Brookview Station Rd
  • Castleton, NY 12033-3166
  • Phone: 518-732-7317
  • Visit Website

Goold Orchards is know open for you to come in and pick your own apples! Check the website for more details about whats available for you to pick and what else is going on at the farm. In addition to ...

Grounded a play by George Brant

October 30, 2014 to November 19, 2014
  • Times: Times vary- see description
  • Location: Locations vary- see description
  • Phone: 518-244-2248

The Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) and Women Against War (WAW, Albany Chapter) are working together to produce George Brant's new play Grounded. The play is the final performance project of graduatin...

Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos

May 04, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Once widespread among Indigenous peoples of the Northast, this exhibit will showcase contemporary tattoo art and look back at historical tattooing. 

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...

Special Events

Consider the Source & Mister F

October 31, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Parish Public House
  • 388 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-0444
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Get dressed up and come see the most high energy Halloween show in town as local favorites Mister F team up with another crowd favorite, Consider the Source!

On-Going Events

Celebrating Albany's Dutch Heritage and the 400th Anniversary of Fort Nassau

September 09, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Original oil paintings by Vince Forte, Jr. will be displayed and sold at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. These high quality fine art paintings depict Fort Nassau and other local scenes such...

Down the Hall: An Immersive Psychological Thriller

October 16, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

This immersive theatre piece takes audiences on a live tour of the haunted history of Russell Sage Hall. Down the Hall is an interactive piece modeled after Punchdrunk’s NYC production of Sleep ...

Film: Bram Stoker's Dracula

October 31, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: University at Albany Downtown Campus, Page Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-442-5620
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  • Visit Website

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (U.S., 1992, 128 min., color) With Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins One of the great horror spectacles of its time, the film manages to be faithful to the or...

Hunter Hayes Tattoo Tour

October 31, 2014

Hunter Hayes Tattoo (Your Name) Tour

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...

Saratoga Scare Fair

October 10, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Saratoga County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: $8 per adult
  • 162 Prospect Street
  • Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Phone: 518-796-5190
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The Saratoga Scare Fair is an 8,000-square-foot indoor haunted house located at Gate 5 of the Saratoga Fairgrounds. Open only during the Halloween season, the Scare Fair is designed for teens and adul...

Standing in Two Worlds: Iroqois in 2014

April 01, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in April and Nov.; 10 to 5 p.m. all others. Closed Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day
  • Location: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • Admission: $8 adults. $5 children. Group rates available
  • 324 Caverns Road
  • Howes Cave, NY 12092
  • Phone: 518-296-8949
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The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”,showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of ...

The Comedy Works

April 25, 2014 (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...

The Opalka Gallery at Sage Presents: Meander, Because You Don't See Much While Marching

October 21, 2014 to December 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10:00 AM Weekdays, 12:00 PM Weekends
  • Location: Sage College of Albany, Opalka Gallery
  • Admission: Free
  • 140 New Scotland Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12208

In the 1980s, Glier became known for paintings that explore white male identity. This show of 80 works will include his series "White Male Power," "Exploding Refrigerators," "...

Trick or Treat Street

October 31, 2014
  • Times: 5 pm-8 pm
  • Location: Albany Law School
  • Admission: FREE
  • 80 New Scotland Ave
  • Albany, NY 12208
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The event will have a number of booths sponsored by student organizations, as well as the law school’s faculty and staff. Each booth will not only offer candy, but also games and activities, c...


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