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Hudson River …

04/18/2015 — 10/31/2015
May 26

PIPPIN!

05/26/2015 — 05/31/2015
Feb 7

Triple Play: …

02/07/2015 — 07/26/2015
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Capital Concert …

06/03/2015 — 07/08/2015
May 6

Farmer's Market

05/06/2015 — 10/30/2015
Jun 3

Made in the Shade …

06/03/2015 — 08/26/2015
Jun 11

Alive at Five

06/11/2015 — 08/06/2015
Jun 16

Kinky Boots

06/16/2015 — 06/21/2015
Jun 17

Hudson River …

06/17/2015 — 09/04/2015
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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

37th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women

May 30, 2015

The 37th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. The Freihofer's Run for Women 5km combines some of the top International and American women distance ru...

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.

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...

Comedy@Marotta's

May 30, 2015
  • Times: 8:00 pm
  • Location: Marotta's Bar-Risto
  • Admission: $15.00
  • 611 Union St
  • Schenectady, NY
  • Phone: 518-894-0285
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Stand up Comedy Show

Decoration Day at The Old Stone Fort Museum

May 30, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: Old Stone Fort Museum
  • Admission: Outdoor activities are free. Museum tours: 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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Memorial Day’s origin as Decoration Day is recalled at the Old Stone Fort Museum The Memorial Day holiday originated a few years after the Civil War as Decoration Day, a day to remember the war...

Farm Day in the City

May 30, 2015

MUSIC~FOOD~FUN~DISCOVERY~ Come visit Schuyler Mansion for "Farm Day in the City", a Family Friendly, FREE event focused on agriculture. Enjoy live animals, dog herding and sheep shea...

Gallery Talks

May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Free with Admission
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-463-4478

Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Albany Institute's exhibitions. Schedule is subject to change, please call (518) 463-4478 to confirm

Open House & Guided Hike

May 30, 2015
  • Times: 1-4pm
  • Location: Huyck Preserve
  • Admission: free
  • 5052 Delaware Turnpike
  • Rensselaerville, NY 12147
  • Phone: 518-797-3440
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Join us our second annual open house! Check out some hands on science displays, take a short hike highlighting out history, meet our staff, and check out our all-new redone visitors center!

Walter Launt Palmer: Painting the Moment

March 28, 2015 to August 16, 2015
  • 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...

On-Going Events

"Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead"

May 29, 2015 to June 13, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)

Creative License, the Capital Region's Theater Collective, is pleased to present its second production: "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" at the Albany Barn, May 29 - June 1...

Honk! The Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling

May 27, 2015 to June 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Times vary, see description
  • Location: Schacht Fine Arts Center Theatre
  • Admission: Adults $15; Senior and Students $12
  • 5 Division Street
  • Troy, NY 12180
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The Theatre Institute at Sage ends the 2014-2015 season with Honk! the Musical, by George Stile, book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe. Awarded the prestigious Oliver Award, Britain's equivalent of the Ton...

Making Sense of Sound @ miSci

June 14, 2014 to June 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Discover sound with hands-on fun from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Play and experiment, make some noise, and listen. Explore hearing, human speech and communication. Experience – as neve...

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

Poets Speak Loud

January 26, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the last Monday)
  • Times: 7:00PM
  • Location: McGeary's
  • Admission: Donation
  • 4 Clinton Square
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-308-8466
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Open Mic for Poetry and Spoken Word

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...

The Comedy Works

April 25, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)

The Comedy Works presents outstanding talent every Friday & Saturday night @ 7:30 & 9:30 pm at our NEW LOCATION! "Dinner and a Show" packages also available both nights, seating at...

The Underground Showcase at The Comedy Works

March 19, 2015 (Recurring every 2 weeks Thursday)
  • Times: 7:30 pm every other Thursday
  • Location: The Comedy Works Albany
  • Admission: $5.00 all of which is donated to Boston Children's Hospital
  • 500 Northern Blvd.
  • Albnay, NY, NY 12204
  • Phone: 512-4075
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Every other Thursday, the Cabaret Theater at the Comedy Works in Albany, NY is home to The Underground Comedy Showcase! The showcase features some of the best undiscovered, up and coming comedians fro...

Tuesday Delmar Farmers’ Market

May 05, 2015 to November 24, 2015 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: 2:30PM - 6:00PMPM - 6:00PM
  • Location: First United Methodist Church
  • Admission: free - Vendor prices $1 and up
  • 428 Kenwood Avenue
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-756-8228
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Tuesday Delmar Farmers' Market 428 Kenwood Avenue - First United Methodist Church Parking lot (across from Peter Harris) May 6th to November 24th 2:30PM - 6:00PM Contact - Frank Stanton, Presiden...

Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike

May 22, 2015 to June 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thur. @ 7:30 pm, Fri. Sat. @ 8:00 pm, Sun. @ 3:00pm
  • Location: CURTAIN CALL THEATRE
  • Admission: $24.00
  • 210 Old Loudon Road
  • Latham, NY 12110
  • Phone: 518877PLAY7529
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Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best play. Vonya and Sonya have lived at home while Masha has traveled the world and become a famous movie star. When Masha returns with her boy toy Spike, an unforge...

Wine Class

March 31, 2015 to June 02, 2015 (Recurring every 2 weeks Tuesday)
  • Times: 6:30-8:30
  • Location: The Ginger Man Wine Bar and Restaurant
  • Admission: $28.00
  • 234 Western Ave
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-427-5963
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Italian Wine Class at The Ginger Man!

 

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