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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

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...

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....

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

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!
  • Visit Website

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...

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
  • Visit Website

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...

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
  • Visit Website

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...

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...

Art Exhibit: "In Shadow & Light"

June 27, 2016 to July 27, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Fri.: 10AM-6PM; Sat.: 10AM-4PM
  • Location: The Clement Art Gallery
  • Admission: Free/Public
  • 201 Broadway
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-272-6811
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The Clement Art Gallery presents "In Shadow & Light", an exhibition of new works by Dimitrina Stamboldjiev Kutriansky and Gail Giles. About Dimitrina: Dimitrina believes that landscape...

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition

June 04, 2016 to October 23, 2016
  • Times: From: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Live Harness Racing

March 11, 2016 to December 10, 2016
  • Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 6:45pm and Sunday matinees starting at 12:45pm
  • Location: Saratoga Race Course
  • Admission: $3
  • 267 Union Ave.
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • Phone: 518-584-6200
  • Visit Website

The 25th Live Harness Racing Season at Saratoga Casino & Raceway! Click the link above for more information.  

Live Music At The Ginger Man!

January 08, 2016 (Every Friday)

Live Music at The Ginger Man every Friday night! Click the website link for more details. 

Masterworks Paper

April 30, 2016 to October 16, 2016 (Recurring daily)

In honor of the Albany Institute of History & Art's 225th anniversary, rarely seen items from the Institute's library collections will join prints, drawings, pastels, and watercolors in the exhibi...

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...

Outdoor Installation, Camp Iris

May 28, 2016 to September 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: All day
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: free
  • 161 warren st
  • glens falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-792-1761

The grounds of The Hyde will feature Camp Iris, an outdoor installation by Glens Falls artist Victoria Palermo. Camp Iris is a lounge-in, walk-through sculpture filled with prismatic color and light, ...

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...

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
  • Visit Website

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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