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Looking for something to do? You've come to the right place! There are dozens of museums, planetariums, historic sites, art galleries, and events happening 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

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 02, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 07, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 03, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

Special Events

2nd Sunday of Each Month Ballroom Dance

February 14, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday)
  • Times: 6-7 PM
  • Location: Ukrainian-American Citizens Club
  • Admission: $10 for Workshop, $10 for dance, buffet and group lesson
  • 1 Pulaski Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-727-3525
  • Send Email

2nd Sunday of Each Month Ballroom Dance NO PARTNER NEEDED! NEW DANCERS WELCOME! Dance the night away under the whimsical décor created by Wendy J. Jules Julian ( Professional Dancer...

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site: "Salutations of the Season!"

January 06, 2018

An evening of merriment for everyone! Special Twelfth Night festivities will highlight the holiday season as it may have been celebrated by the Schuyler family in the 18th century. Come and revel in...

On-Going Events

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...

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...

Enterprising Waters: New York's Erie Canal

September 14, 2017 to October 20, 2019 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Erie Canal directed the course of New York and American history. When it opened in 1825, this "boldest and biggest American engineering project of its century" unlocked the Western inter...

Ice Ages

January 03, 2017 to February 28, 2019 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York. Over the last two million years, New York has experienced several Ice Ages interspers...

Live Music Every Friday At The Ginger Man!

January 27, 2017 (Every Friday)
  • Times: 8:00-11:00 Friday Nights
  • Location: The Ginger Man
  • Admission: Free
  • 234 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-427-5963
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Live Music With Albany's Greatest!

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...

Reel Seafood Sunday Brunch

September 25, 2016 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Reel Seafood Company
  • 195 Wolf Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-458-2068
  • Visit Website

Make your stay in Albany memorable! 

Sunday Night Blues Jam

May 08, 2016 (Every Sunday)

Sunday Night Blues Jam

The Fashionable Portrait

July 15, 2017 to March 31, 2018 (Recurring daily)

This exhibition brings together fourteen paintings and four miniature portraits from the Albany Institute's collection to specifically highlight nineteenth century fashion as depicted in the work of p...

The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute

July 08, 2017 (Recurring daily)

This exhibition explores a visual history of the United States during the 19th century with over 80 paintings by artists such as Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, Asher Durand, and others.

The Wedding of the Waters: Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad

July 03, 2017

The Wedding of the Waters exhibit provides more information about the role that the Erie Canal played for freedom seekers. For many, the Erie Canal served as the last leg of the underground railroad, ...

The Wedding of the Waters: Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad

July 03, 2017 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

The Wedding of the Waters exhibit provides more information about the role that the Erie Canal played for freedom seekers. For many, the Erie Canal served as the last leg of the underground railroad, ...

The Wedding of the Waters: Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad

July 01, 2017 (Every Saturday)

The Wedding of the Waters exhibit provides more information about the role that the Erie Canal played for freedom seekers. For many, the Erie Canal served as the last leg of the underground railroad, ...

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...

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial

November 04, 2017 to May 13, 2018 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Votes for Women will celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State and raise public awareness of the struggle for women's suffrage and equal rights in New York State from the 1848 Sen...

Weekend Gallery Talks

August 13, 2016 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Most Saturdays and Sundays, 1PM Led by volunteer docents. Availability subject to change. Please call (518) 463-4478 to confirm.

Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany

October 07, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The Victorian era has received renewed public interest with the recent first season of the PBS television series Victoria, which chronicles the life of the British monarch. Garments produced during th...

 

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