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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

'Tute for Tots- a preschool program

September 09, 2014 to December 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Admission: Fees cover all 7 weeks; $70 for non-member, $60 for members
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-463-4478
  • Visit Website

‘Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore in the galleries, read stories, have a g...

2014 Exhibition By Artists Of The Mohawk-Hudson Region

September 27, 2014 to January 19, 2015

The Albany Institute of History & Art is pleased to present the 78th Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition pays tribute to the many...

Exploration Stations

August 20, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

Exhibition Halls Stations are hosted by a member of the Education staff and offer visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore and learn about the Museum's vast teaching collection.

Goold Orchards Pick Your Own Season

August 30, 2014 to November 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Venue: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 1297 Brookview Station Rd
  • Castleton, NY 12033-3166
  • Phone: 518-732-7317
  • Visit Website

Goold Orchards is know open for you to come in and pick your own apples! Check the website for more details about whats available for you to pick and what else is going on at the farm. In addition to ...

Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos

May 04, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Once widespread among Indigenous peoples of the Northast, this exhibit will showcase contemporary tattoo art and look back at historical tattooing. 

NAS at the Palace Theatre

October 03, 2014

Nas comes to the Palace Theatre in conjunction with a special screening of his documentary film, "Nas: Time is Illmatic." Each show on the tour will be a special event where the film will sc...

Other Desert Cities

September 26, 2014 to October 19, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

By Jon Robin Baitz Directed by Michael Bush (A Christmas Carol, The Sisters Rosensweig) After six years away, prodigal daughter, Brooke Wyeth, returns to her Palm Springs Desert home to celebr...

Paranormal Investigation at the Shaker Heritage Society with the Tri-City Paranormal Society

October 04, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Venue: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Admission: $25 per person
  • 25 Meeting House Road
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-456-7890 x23
  • Visit Website

We're inviting you into the depths of buildings never before opened to the public to capture evidence of the unexplained! Join the team of the Tri-City Paranormal Society and Shaker Heritage Society s...

Parsons Dance

October 03, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: 32.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

New Orleans takes center stage as Parsons Dance celebrates its 30th anniversary with a performance of "Whirlaway" set to music by the legendary jazz composer Allen Toussaint. The modern danc...

Summer Plaza and Egg Tours

June 30, 2014 to October 10, 2014
  • Times: 11:15 AM and 1:15 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-2418
  • Visit Website

Beginning Monday, June 30th through Friday, October 10th, the Visitor Center will be offering the Empire State Plaza/ EGG Tour. This tour will be offered to the general public at the following hours...

Special Events

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

October 04, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 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
  • Visit Website

Join us for one-mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of time ...

First Friday Hike: Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

October 03, 2014

Join us for a 45 minute walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of ti...

On-Going Events

Afterschool Adventurer

October 02, 2014 to October 16, 2014

Hey kids! Want to get some exercise and have fun outdoors? Well bring an adult and join us for our semi-monthly after school hiking adventure club. We will meet on the first and third Thursday of each...

Albany I-Spy

September 22, 2014 to October 04, 2014

I spy with my little eye... Albany! So you've seen the exciting announcment about the second year of this event and want to take part in Albany's largest scavenger hunt. Good for you! Here are five e...

Celebrating Albany's Dutch Heritage and the 400th Anniversary of Fort Nassau

September 09, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Original oil paintings by Vince Forte, Jr. will be displayed and sold at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. These high quality fine art paintings depict Fort Nassau and other local scenes such...

Cirque du Soleil- Dralion

October 02, 2014 to October 05, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Octuber 2nd: 7:30 pm October 3rd: 7:30 pm October 4th: 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm October 5th: 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Times Union Center
  • 51 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Visit Website

Cirque du Soleil- Dralion

Confetti Fest X: Celebrating 10 years of Award-Winning Short Plays

October 03, 2014 to October 12, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 7:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 2:00pm on Sundays
  • Venue: Albany Masonic Temple
  • Admission: $15
  • 67 Corning Str
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-460-1167
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This October, Confetti will celebrate a decade of bringing local writers, directors, and performers together with the highly­anticipated Confetti Fest X. Previous original plays from the event wer...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise

April 26, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Every Saturday)

Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 12:30pm. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 and sails South t...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise

April 27, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Every Sunday)

Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 12:30pm. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 and sails South t...

John Lahr, Senior Drama Critic for the New Yorker (1992-2012)

October 01, 2014

John Lahr, Senior Drama Critic for the New Yorker (1992-2012), and Tony Award-winning playwright, will present his new biography, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (2014). The New Republ...

Kids for Cash

September 30, 2014
  • Times: 6:30 PM
  • Location: GE Theatre at Proctors
  • Admission: $10
  • 432 State St
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Visit Website

Families Together in New York State is excited to announce our fall event, a special screening of the documentary KIDS FOR CASH. This screening of KIDS FOR CASH will highlight the lost opportunitie...

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...

Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos

August 21, 2014 to October 18, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: T-S 11am - 4 pm
  • Location: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Admission: Free and open to public
  • 1400 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12222
  • Phone: 518-442-4038
  • Send Email

Exhibition of videos and working objects of distinguished artist Mary Reid Kelley

Old Songs Community Dances

October 04, 2014 to January 03, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Admission: $8/person, children 12 & under are free
  • 37 South Main Street
  • Voorheesville, NY
  • Phone: 518-765-2815
  • Visit Website

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught. Circles, contras, squares. Yummy dessert potluck during intermission.

Poets Speak Loud

September 30, 2013 (Recurring monthly on the last Monday)
  • Times: 7:00PM
  • Location: McGeary's
  • Admission: Donation
  • 4 Clinton Square
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-308-8466
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Open Mic for Poetry and Spoken Word

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