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Jan 1

Empire State Plaza …

01/01/2015 — 03/08/2015
Jan 16

How Water Behaves

01/16/2015 — 02/07/2016
Feb 7


02/07/2015 — 07/31/2015
Feb 17

The Illusionists

02/17/2015 — 02/22/2015
Feb 20

New York in Bloom

02/20/2015 — 02/22/2015
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Free & Fun

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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

Albany Gun Show by the New York State Arms Collectors Association

January 24, 2015 to January 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM; Sunday from 9 am-3 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza Convention Center
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza Convention Center
  • Admission: $6.00 per person, children under 12 free, seniors $5.00
  • Empire State Plaza Concourse Level, Room 130
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 607-748-1010

Over 400 exhibits and displays will be provided by collectors and dealers from all over the northeaster United States and Canada. Featured will be displays and sale tables of U.S. Military arms...

Art-Rageous Weekend

January 24, 2015 to January 25, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

Eugene Speicher was a true New York artist and in 1936 was cited as America's most important living painter. View his work of portraitures, still-lifes and landscapes and get inspired. Take a tour of...

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 ...

What Do You Know About Snow?

January 25, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-465-0655
  • Visit Website

Snow is a familiar sight to the Pine Bush in mid-winter. But what do we know about snow? Join us for a 0.9 mile hike and exploration of what snow is, how it is formed, and how it changes! If there...

On-Going Events

Fit Sunday

January 25, 2015
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Lord & Taylor Crossgates Mall
  • Admission: Free
  • 1 Crossgates Mall Road
  • Albany, NY 12203

Learn more about the transformative Metabolic Meltdown from its creator, fitness expert Matt Phelps. Enjoy a private shopping experience with Lord & Taylor's personal fashion advisor, Blair Bro...

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...

Whirled in Color

January 05, 2015 to February 27, 2015 (Recurring daily)

"Whirled in Color" features oil paintings on canvas and wood, depicting Tina Lincer's favorite subjects, including florals, landscapes and portraits. Tina's works are bursting with expressi...


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