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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

Farmers Market

May 04, 2016 to October 28, 2016 (Every Wednesday, Friday)

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) is host to a year-round Farmers’ Market program. Farmers’ Markets are a great way to support local business, promote healthy foods and...

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...

Wildflower Stroll

August 27, 2016

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is home to a diversity of wildflowers. Join us for a summer stroll where we'll stop to identify and observe some of the beautiful wildflowers of summer. We will walk ap...

Special Events

City Beer Hall's House Party

February 27, 2016 to December 31, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 PM
  • Location: City Beer Hall
  • Venue: City Beer Hall
  • Admission: No cover
  • 42 Howard St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
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Albany's only 90s Dance Party! DJ starts at 11 pm. 

Dance Heginbotham

August 26, 2016 to August 27, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Founded in 2011, Dance Heginbotham is celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality. Well-known for his 14-year tenure as a dancer with Mark Morris Dance Group, Artistic Director Jo...

Everybody Dance! with Dance Heginbotham

August 27, 2016

A fun chance for the family and friends to dance and move together .An inter-generational dance class for all ages and abilities in which students have the opportunity to learn Dance Heginbotham reper...

Open Mic Night

December 10, 2015 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hudson River Coffee House
  • Admission: Free
  • 227 Quail Street
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-449-2174
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Join the Hudson River Coffee House for a night of fun at our Open Mic Night! From live music to poetry readings, you won't want to miss out on our talented performers!

Trivia Night at LAX

March 09, 2016 to December 28, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: LAX On Lark
  • Admission: Free to play!
  • 205 Lark St.
  • Albany, NY 12210
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Trivia Night with Chad Koenig! Great prizes, drink specials, & more! 

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...

Albany History Running Tour

August 27, 2016

Explore 2.5 miles of historic downtown Albany as a pair of running librarians from Albany Public Library lead you and a small group of participants on a narrated history run through our city! If you...

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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Capital District Farmers Market Association

May 12, 2016 to October 20, 2016 (Every Thursday)

Capital District Farmers Market Association

Challenger Adventure

June 04, 2016 to August 27, 2016 (Every Saturday)
  • Times: Saturdays, 2-3pm; 3:30-4:30pm
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Children (3 -12), admission + $5 (all children under 7 must each by accompanied by an adult) Seniors (65+), admission + $8 Adults (13+), admission + $10
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 5183827890x236
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Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. Based on NASA astronaut training, the Ch...

Challenger Adventure

November 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Times: 2pm-3pm
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Children (3 -12) accompanied by an adult, admission + $5 Seniors (65+), admission + $8 Adults (13+), admission + $10
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 5183827890x236
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Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. Based on NASA astronaut training, the Ch...

Ghosts of Albany Walking Tour

August 19, 2016 to November 13, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 7:30 - 9:00 and 9:30-11:00
  • Location: Hilton Albany
  • Venue: Hilton Albany
  • Admission: $20/person
  • 40 Lodge Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-417-2279
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Take a trip through Albany’s history with a paranormal twist. Join the Ghosts Tours of Albany guides in one of the most haunted cities in America. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, Ghost Tou...

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