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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.

First Friday Walk and Talk

September 04, 2015

Take a break from your day and join us for a one hour hike along the trails of the Madison Avenue Pinelands. We will meet at the Madison Avenue Pinelands trailhead (#7). Adults only. Free! Fee: Fre...

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
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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...

September in the City Art Fair

September 02, 2015 to September 30, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Tricentennial park
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-5417
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The City of Albany presents the 2015 September in the City Art Fair series, September Wednesdays in Downtown Albany's Tricentennial Park at Broadway and Columbia Street. A midday showcase for local ar...

Watchable Wildlife: Ravens, Crows and Blue Jays

September 05, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Five River Environmental Education Center
  • Admission: Free!
  • 56 Game Farm Road
  • Delmar, NY 12054
  • Phone: 518-475-0291
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Ravens, crows and jays belong to a larger family of birds called Corvids. Species within this family are found in different regions around the world, including at Five Rivers. They are arguably the mo...

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...

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...

Date Night: Hands On Cooking Class

September 04, 2015
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location: Different Drummer's Kitchen
  • Venue: Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc.
  • Admission: $130 for two seats
  • 1475 Western Ave
  • Albany, NY 12203
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Enjoy a night out for two! Couples will work together to create a perfect four-course date night dinner. Warm Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pear & Walnut Salad Pan Seared Filet Medallions Roa...

Fork In The Road

May 01, 2015 to October 02, 2015
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park
  • Admission: Free to attend
  • Broadway between Stueben St. and Columbia St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
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Come out and enjoy Downtown in a new, fun way. Relax in Tricentennial Park while enjoying some delights from available food trucks, soak in some music or browse the available wares from artisanal vend...

Parsons Dance New Work Showing at Chatham Dance Festival

September 05, 2015

Get a sneak peek into a new work created by Kate Skarpetowska for Parsons Dance before its premier at The Joyce Theater in 2016. This new work by the Polish-born and Juilliard-trained choreographer ex...

Ravine Ramble

September 05, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-456-0655
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The Albany Pine Bush is home to the headwaters of the Hunger Kill, the Kaikout Kill and the Patroon Creek. Join us for a hike to steep sided sandy ravines and an exploration of the life that thrives a...

On-Going Events

2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition

July 09, 2015 to September 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The exhibition is among the longest-running regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. July 9 - S...

Addis Ababa in Umana!

July 17, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 5pm-10pm
  • Location: Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Admission: $16-$20 per dish
  • 236 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 845-532-6949
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Ethiopian Fair in Albany! Every Friday & Saturday we offer an Injera Bread Special featuring traditional Ethiopian spices.

Albany Civic Theater Proudly Presents: "Angel Street" a Victorian Thriller by Patrick Hamilton

August 28, 2015 to September 13, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Friday, Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm
  • Location: Albany Civic Theater
  • Admission: $10-$18
  • 235 Second Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12209
  • Phone: 518-462-1297
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A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London, appearing the ...

Capital District Scottish Games

September 05, 2015 to September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Saturday 8 am to 7 pm; Sunday 10 am to 6 pm;
  • Location: Altamont Fairgrounds
  • Venue: Altamont Fairgrounds
  • Admission: $25 for whole weekend; $18 For Saturday only, $10 for Saturday after 4 PM and Sunday only
  • 129 Grand Street
  • Altamont, NY 12009
  • Phone: 518-438-4297
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A Celtic festival of arts, featuring pipe bands, highland dancing, athletics, clans, celtic folk/rock music, sheep and scottie dog exhibition and much more. Fun for the whole family. Pipe Band...

Earth Exposed: Discover our Planet's Hidden Secrets

June 20, 2015 to September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; 12 - 5 pm, Sunday (closed Easter Sunday, April 5)
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Members: Free Children(3-12): $6.50 Seniors(65+): $8.00 Adults(13+): $ 9.50
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 518-382-7890
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Explore the tumultuous forces of our planet: earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes & more! Discover the science behind weather patterns, ocean currents, and all of the forces of nature that fo...

EMPIRE STATE PLAZA AT 50 EXHIBITION

June 20, 2015 to January 17, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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The New York State Museum has opened a new exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the Empire State Plaza that occurred on June 21,1965. The Empire State Pla...

Farm to Preschool Market

June 15, 2015 to September 14, 2015 (Every Monday)
  • Times: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Cohoes Community Center, 22-40 Remsen Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 5184267181Ext.309
  • Visit Website

The Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample wit...

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