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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

Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene

July 12, 2016 to December 10, 2016
  • Times: Museum Summer Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm Museum Hours (after August 27): Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm; Wednesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday noon – 4 pm
  • Location: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Venue: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • 1400 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12222
  • Phone: 518-442-4035
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Future Perfect is an artwork exhibit that explores the relationship humans have with the natural world. It aims to inform visitors how we view the past, the present, and how we might imagine the fut...

It's Turtle Time

August 23, 2016 to September 01, 2016

Want to see a turtle up close (but no touching)? Come to the Discovery Center and meet one of our turtles every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm., starting July 5th and ending September 1st. Bring yo...

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....

Saratoga Race Course Summer Meet

July 22, 2016 to September 05, 2016
  • Location: Saratoga Race Course
  • 267 Union Ave
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Saratoga Race Course is full of excitement and special events all season long, so get in on the action!

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

Celtic Thunder returns to the Palace Theatre

August 23, 2016

Celtic Thunder is delighted to be performing at the Palace Theatre on 8/23. Worldwide sensation Celtic Thunder will be performing there latest show Legacy. Legacy is a live show featuring a mix of l...

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
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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...

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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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, ...

School of Rock Albany Hosts Open Tuning Lounge

August 23, 2016
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Overit
  • Admission: $5 suggested donation for Ovation Music Fund
  • 435 New Scotland Ave
  • Albany, NY 12208
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Join us on Tuesday, August 23 at 6 p.m. for School of Rock's Open Tuning Lounge! The event is a chance for School of Rock students and their friends to perform a wide variety of songs, both covers and...

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...

Tuesday Delmar Farmers Market

May 03, 2016 to November 22, 2016 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: 2:30 to 6
  • Location: First United Methodist Church
  • Admission: FREE
  • 428 Kenwood Ave
  • Albany, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-764-0212
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