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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

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 ...

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

Finding the Place of Origin for Your Irish Ancestor

October 22, 2014

Do you have a question about how to track down your family's Irish heritage? Our genealogist can answer general questions, or is available for hire for more in-depth analysis of your brick wall, or fr...

Open Hive Day & Happy Hour

October 22, 2014
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Happy Hour 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
  • Location: Albany Beahive
  • 418 Broadway
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 518-426-5211
  • Visit Website

On October 22, 2014 Albany Beahive will be showcasing their new, expanded hive in downtown Albany - now located on the 2nd floor of 418 Broadway - where you can work by the day, week or month. Additio...

Some Stately Networking

October 22, 2014
  • Times: From: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: The State Room
  • 100 State Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-432-7773
  • Visit Website

Join us as we celebrate the new home of The State Room at 100 State Street on October 22, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The event will feature comments from Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan, BID execu...

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...

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...

Sage Presents Stinks and Bangs: Hobby Science in Gendered Spaces

October 22, 2014
  • Times: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Russell Sage College, Bush Memorial Auditorium
  • Admission: Free
  • 65 First Street
  • Troy, NY 12180

In cities, basements and attics were pressed into service as retreats for amateur scientists; in suburbs and rural areas male hobbyists insulated family members from their “stinks and bangs&rdqu...

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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  • Visit Website

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 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," "...


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