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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

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: Finding Dory

July 25, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: Kung Fu Panda

July 11, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: Lilo & Stitch

July 18, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

Always Know Your Pal

May 02, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
  • Admission: $5 Adults
  • 2 Museum Lane
  • Waterford, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-238-0809
  • Visit Website

The Erie Canal celebrates its 200th Anniversary beginning this year across New York State. The museum presents "Always Know Your Pal", an exhibit that shares with visitors the histo...

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

May 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)

In honor of the centennial of women's suffrage, this tour will focus on fifth-generation Cherry Hill owner, Emily Rankin, who came of age as the suffrage debate was raging in New York and the nation. ...

Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold and Murder on the Erie Canal - An Evening with Jack Kelly

July 19, 2017

The Erie Canal was one of the most impressive engineering feats in American history. It connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Midwest, not only economically, but spiritually as well. It has been referre...

Hudson Valley Ruins

September 18, 2016 to December 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Hudson Valley Ruins Photography Exhibition August 20, 2016-December 31, 2017 New York State Museum 222 Madison Avenue Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This beautiful exhibition features...

Public Living History Cruise

June 18, 2017 to September 17, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Rotary Park Marina
  • Admission: $52.00 per person RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • 74 Southern Ave
  • Little Falls, NY 13365
  • Phone: 315-717-0077
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Join us on a very special Living History Cruise to the Historic General Herkimer Home! We depart from Little Falls Marina Rotary Park, and will have detailed discussion of the significance of the larg...

Spotlight: Erie Canal

March 25, 2017 to August 20, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal

The Irish and the Erie Canal

April 19, 2017 to October 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Irish were involved from start to finish, from originally proposing the concept a hundred years before a shovel was even put into the ground, to the routing, to its design, to securing support f...

Water Music NY

July 02, 2017 to July 08, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The Albany Symphony will celebrate the July 4, 2017 Eric Canal Bicentennial with Water Music NY, a one-of-a-kind journey from Albany to Buffalo. Musicians will travel the Canal by barge for 7 days, p...

Special Events

1st Friday Albany

January 01, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations throughout Albany
  • Admission: Free!
  • Visit Website

1st Friday in Albany is a monthly arts and culture event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month, from 5:00 until 9:00 PM, in various neighborhoods throughout the city.Since its beginnings...

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...

Albany All Stars Roller Derby

July 22, 2017

Albany All Stars Roller Derby is the Capital Region's first flat track all-women roller derby league. AASRD was started in 2006 and currently has over 40 skaters divided into A and B Teams: the All St...

Alive at Five July 13th Funky Meters & Wurliday

July 13, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for it's 28th season on June 8th! On July 13th Alive at Five will be presented by KeyBank and media sponsors B95.5, &...

Alive at Five July 20th Country Night with Lindsay Ell

July 20, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for its 28th season! On July 20th Saratoga Eagle and Bud Light present Lindsay Ell! The young star has traveled the ...

Alive at Five July 27th Marian Hill

July 27, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for its 28th season on June 8th! July 27th Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown and 102.7 WEQX - The REAL Alternativ...

Alive at Five July 27th Marian Hill

July 27, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for its 28th season on June 8th! July 27th Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown and 102.7 WEQX - The REAL Alternativ...

Alive at Five June 29th The Outlaws

June 29, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for its 28th season! On June 29th O'Connell and Aronowitz and media sponsors PYX 106 present The Outlaws and The Steppin ...

Canal Fest

July 15, 2017
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Waterford Harbor Visitor Center
  • One Tugboat Alley
  • Waterford, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-233-9123
  • Visit Website

CanalFest at Mabee Farm celebrates the vibrant canalway culture of Schenectady County! Enjoy canal tours, boats, blacksmithing, food, vendors, and more!

Hardhat Design Workshop

July 02, 2017

Hardhat design workshop for ages 6 to adult: Decorate your own personalized ironworking hard hat. Protective headgear does more than just keep ironworkers safe from falling objects. These helmets are ...

Historic Horse Drawn Trolley Tours

July 21, 2017

Come out and enjoy this NEW treat in Downtown Albany. The trolley will pick you up in front of the Irish American Heritage Museum @ 370 Broadway Albany, NY and make it's way through Historic Downtown ...

New Kids on the Block

July 09, 2017

New Kids on Block featuring Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men

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