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Jul 29

Farmer's Market

07/29/2015 — 10/30/2015
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Hudson River …

07/29/2015 — 09/04/2015
Jul 29

Made in the Shade …

07/29/2015 — 08/26/2015
Jul 30

Alive at Five

07/30/2015 — 08/06/2015
Aug 1

Hudson River …

08/01/2015 — 10/31/2015
Aug 1

The Pajama Game

08/01/2015 — 08/22/2015
Aug 7

Canal Splash

08/07/2015 — 08/09/2015
Aug 15

Star Sightings at …

08/15/2015 — 12/19/2015
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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 International Airport Gallery Presents: Lit

April 10, 2015 to September 13, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • Venue: Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • Admission: free
  • 737 Albany-Shaker Rd, Airport Gallery 3rd Floor
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-242-2241
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An exhibition of contemporary art in which lights plays a pivotal role with contributing artists Yael Erel, Scott Nelson Foster, jared Handelsman, Larry Kagan, lightexture, Victoria Palmero, and Kan...

Dine'n at Nine Pin

May 13, 2015 to October 03, 2015
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Nine Pin Ciderworks, LLC
  • Venue: Nine Pin Ciderworks, LLC
  • Admission: Cost of food and drink only
  • 929 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-449-9999
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A different food truck every night until 9pm and HAPPY HOUR draft specials on weekdays from 4-6pm.

Rain or Shine.. It's Reading Time

July 29, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230

Kids' Cove Preschoolers  Read a story with Miss Ann and visit a special exhibition to learn more about New York state. Meet at Kids' Cove.

Special Events

A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA

February 14, 2015 to December 31, 2015

The New York State Museum will open a new exhibition featuring Shaker photographs on February 14. A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA features the photography of Noel Vicentini and do...

Artful Mornings - Lovely Landscapes

July 28, 2015 to July 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Join us for a tree-rific time as we take in the natural beauty of landscapes. We'll draw upon the work of Walter Launt Palmer and the museum's Hudson River School paintings as inspiration as we create...

Beautiful Bugs, Incredible Invertebrates and Fascinating Freaks of Nature. A Mad Science Museum lab

July 29, 2015
  • Times: 10-11 AM and 2-3 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Families with children, ages 10 and older ? Museum Lab ? Free Of the amazing diversity of life, 98% of the animals on earth are little known by the average person. Join Museum educator Hatti Langsfo...

Contemporary Creations: 17th Annual Artists Showcase by students of Living Resources Art Program

July 08, 2015 to August 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Featuring current artwork in a myriad of mediums by the students of Living Resources Art Program. Living Resources is dedicated to providing life-enhancing services to people with disabilities. The A...

Murder for Two

July 10, 2015 to August 09, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Everyone is a suspect in MURDER FOR TWO, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects and they both play the piano! A zany ble...

Walter Launt Palmer: Painting the Moment

March 28, 2015 to August 16, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults: $10, Students/Seniors: $8, Children 6-12 $6
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210

Artist Walter Launt Palmer (1854-1932), the son of Albany sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, has enjoyed a revival of interest in the art world over the last several years. It's now common to see his painti...

Zumba in the Park

July 22, 2015 to August 26, 2015 (Every Wednesday)
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Lincoln Park
  • Venue: Lincoln Park
  • Admission: Free!
  • 200 Park Avenue Morton and Delaware Avenues
  • Albany, NY 12202

All are welcome! Wednesdays 6-7pm: Lincoln Park Bowl (rain location: Lincoln Park Fitness Center) July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Zumba in the Park

July 27, 2015 to August 26, 2015
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Westland Hills
  • Admission: Free!
  • Zoar Ave
  • Albany, NY 12201

All are welcome Mondays 6-7 pm Westland Hills Park (rain location: Arbor Hill Community Center) June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 August 3, 10, 17 & 24

On-Going Events

2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition

July 09, 2015 to September 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The exhibition is among the longest-running regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. July 9 - S...

Earth Exposed: Discover our Planet's Hidden Secrets

June 20, 2015 to September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; 12 - 5 pm, Sunday (closed Easter Sunday, April 5)
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Members: Free Children(3-12): $6.50 Seniors(65+): $8.00 Adults(13+): $ 9.50
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 518-382-7890
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Explore the tumultuous forces of our planet: earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes & more! Discover the science behind weather patterns, ocean currents, and all of the forces of nature that fo...

EMPIRE STATE PLAZA AT 50 EXHIBITION

June 20, 2015 to January 17, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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The New York State Museum has opened a new exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the Empire State Plaza that occurred on June 21,1965. The Empire State Pla...

Open Daily

May 18, 2015 to October 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon-Sat 10:00 to 5:00; Sunday Noon to 5:00. Library closes at 4:30.
  • Venue: Old Stone Fort Museum
  • Admission: Adults-$7.00, Seniors-$6.00, Children-5-17 $2.00, Under 5 free
  • 145 Fort Rd.
  • Schoharie, NY 12157
  • Phone: 518-295-7192
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The Old Stone Fort will be opening daily on May 18, 2015

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...

Tri-City ValleyCats vs. West Virginia

July 28, 2015 to July 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Tri-City ValleyCats
  • Venue: Tri-City ValleyCats
  • Admission: Day Of: $7 Grandstand, $10 Reserved Box, $12 Premium Box
  • Joe Bruno Stadium
  • Troy, NY 12181
  • Phone: 518-629-2287
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The Tri-City ValleyCats are a Minor League Baseball franchise located in the heart of New York's Capital Region. In 2014, the ValleyCats wrapped up their 13th season, setting an all-time single-seas...

 

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