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Alive at Five

07/30/2015 — 08/06/2015
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Hudson River …

07/29/2015 — 09/04/2015
Jul 29

Farmer's Market

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

08/01/2015 — 10/31/2015
Aug 4

The Pajama Game

08/04/2015 — 08/22/2015
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Made in the Shade …

07/29/2015 — 08/26/2015
Aug 7

Canal Splash

08/07/2015 — 08/09/2015
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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.

Let's Go Take A Trip

January 03, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

Meet at Main Lobby Desk ? Ages 4-6 years old The first Saturday of the month take a trip and be a time traveler throughout the Adirondack Wilderness, New York Metropolis, Native Peoples' Longhouse...

McDonald's Presents The Black Arts & Cultural Festival

August 01, 2015
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Visit Website

Join us in a celebration through music, art, dance and activities of the diverse history and culture of the people of the African Diaspora. Explore the six Destination Areas: Health and Wellness Spons...

North Family Shakers’ Great Stone Barn Tours

July 31, 2015 to August 07, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: The Shaker Museum Mt. Lebanon
  • Admission: $10 and free for members
  • 202 Shaker Rd
  • New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • Phone: 518-794-9100
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

The Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is hosting guided walking tours inside the massive remains of the North Family Shakers' Great Stone Barn on Friday, July 31 and Friday, August 7 at 2PM each day. The to...

Yoga in the Park

July 21, 2015 to August 25, 2015 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Westland Hills Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Zoar Ave
  • Albany, NY 12201
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All are welcome Tuesdays, 6-7 pm Westland Hills Park (rain location: Arbor Hill Community Center) June 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Yoga in the Park

July 25, 2015 to August 29, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Madison Ave
  • Albany, NY 12203
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All are welcome Saturdays 10-11am Washington Park (rain location: Lincoln Park Fitness Center) June 27, July 11, 18, & 25 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Special Events

'Tute for Tots - Wet & Dry

July 31, 2015

Splish splash! We'll compare wet and dry scenes in the galleries and enjoy wet art in the studio. We'll see what happens when you spray water on dry marker drawings and special art tissue paper. We'll...

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...

All You Can Eat Wings at Smokey Bones

June 22, 2015 to December 28, 2015 (Every Monday)
  • Times: 9 p.m.-close
  • Location: Smokey Bones
  • Admission: $10.99
  • 1557 Central Avenue
  • Colonie, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-464-9971
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Turn your Monday night munchies into a delicious all-you-can-eat wing-fest at Smokey Bones. For only $10.99*, you can enjoy unlimited wings from 9 p.m. to close every Monday. It’s on like wing s...

An All American Clambake

July 30, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Glen Sanders Mansion
  • Venue: Glen Sanders Mansion
  • Admission: $40 Per Person
  • 1 Glen Ave.
  • Scotia, NY 12302
  • Phone: 518-374-7262
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An All American Clam Bake at the Glen Saunders Mansion. $40 Per Ticket includes steamed clams, shrimp po boys, wood fired lobster pizza, new england clam chowder, peel and eat shrimp, roasted potatoes...

Ariana Grande

July 31, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Times Union Center
  • Venue: Times Union Center
  • Admission: $69.50, $59.50, $39.50 and $29.50
  • 51 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-745-3000

Pop-radio omnipresence Ariana Grande has set a date for the Times Union Center, Live Nation has announced. She'll be performing on her "Honeymoon Tour" with Latin popster Prince Royce at 7:...

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...

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...

Health Fest 2015

July 31, 2015
  • Times: 12pm to 5pm
  • Location: Community Garden located at 3rd Ave & Hawk Street
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 240-380-4562
  • Send Email

Free health assessments, food, music, zumba, and a chance to connect with local community partners.

IROQUOIS SOCIAL DANCE SATURDAY

August 01, 2015

HAUDENOSAUNEE DANCERS from Onondaga perform Iroquois social dances as practiced in their small traditional community near Syracuse. Elegant and knowledgeable, leader Sherri Waterman-Hopper has travele...

Joshua and the Lightning Road Book Signing with Donna Galanti!

July 31, 2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: The Book House, Stuyvesant Plaza
  • Admission: Free
  • 1475 Western Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-489-4761
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Joshua and the Lightning Road Book Signing with Hometown Author Signs New Children's Book: Joshua and the Lightning Road. Join Donna Galanti for a book signing to celebrate the release of the first bo...

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...

Saratoga Dinner Trains

July 28, 2015 to August 25, 2015

Looking for a unique and romantic dining experience on "Dark Tuesdays" this summer? Come ride the Saratoga Dinner Trains. With departures each Tuesday during track season, these trains off...

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...

Young Abolitionist Teen Scholars' Institute

July 30, 2015

Young Abolitionists will showcase what they have learned at the Teen Scholars' Institute. Through research and project based activities, students have learned about the inspiring work of local aboliti...

Young Actors Guild presents Band Geeks

July 31, 2015 to August 02, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: RPI Playhouse
  • Admission: Tickets: $15
  • 15th Street
  • Troy, NY

The Young Actors Guild presents: Band Geeks the musical. Three nights of performance: Friday, July 31st @ 7:30pm; Saturday August 1st @7:30pm; Sunday August 2nd @ 7:30pm. Open to the public. The Yo...

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

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