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Farmer's Market

05/03/2017 — 10/27/2017
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Hudson River …

04/29/2017 — 10/28/2017
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Wild Things: …

07/06/2017 — 08/30/2017
Aug 25

Guided Walking Tour

04/28/2017 — 10/27/2017
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Upstate Dance …

09/07/2017 — 09/10/2017
Sep 14

Guided Walking Tour

05/11/2017 — 10/12/2017
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Looking for something to do? You've come to the right place! There are dozens of museums, planetariums, historic sites, art galleries, and events happening 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

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

May 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)

In honor of the centennial of women's suffrage, this tour will focus on fifth-generation Cherry Hill owner, Emily Rankin, who came of age as the suffrage debate was raging in New York and the nation. ...

Erie Canal Re-Imagined

July 01, 2017 to October 07, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Venue: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Admission: $5 Adults/$8 combined tour & exhibits/Children are free
  • 1080 Main St
  • Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
  • Phone: 518-887-5073
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To celebrate the Erie Canal's bicentennial, Dana Hatchett worked with historical photos of the Erie Canal from the SCHS library. The result? A great visual adventure in pencil, conte crayon, and charc...

Hudson Valley Ruins

September 18, 2016 to December 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Hudson Valley Ruins Photography Exhibition August 20, 2016-December 31, 2017 New York State Museum 222 Madison Avenue Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This beautiful exhibition features...

Public Living History Cruise

June 18, 2017 to September 17, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Rotary Park Marina
  • Admission: $52.00 per person RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • 74 Southern Ave
  • Little Falls, NY 13365
  • Phone: 315-717-0077
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Join us on a very special Living History Cruise to the Historic General Herkimer Home! We depart from Little Falls Marina Rotary Park, and will have detailed discussion of the significance of the larg...

The Irish and the Erie Canal

April 19, 2017 to October 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Irish were involved from start to finish, from originally proposing the concept a hundred years before a shovel was even put into the ground, to the routing, to its design, to securing support f...

Special Events

Always Know Your Pal

May 02, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
  • Admission: $5 Adults
  • 2 Museum Lane
  • Waterford, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-238-0809
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The Erie Canal celebrates its 200th Anniversary beginning this year across New York State. The museum presents "Always Know Your Pal", an exhibit that shares with visitors the histo...

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!

On-Going Events

"Laini Nemett: When We Lived Here"

August 26, 2017 to December 03, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artist Laini Nemett works with cardboard models, collage, and large-scale oil paintings to create architectural environments that explore the idea of home in the exhibition When We Lived Here. Nemett ...

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...

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...

Challenger Adventure

November 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 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...

Disney's The Lion King Jr. At The Cohoes Music Hall

August 22, 2017 to August 26, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cohoes Music Hall
  • Admission: $15
  • 58 Remsen Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-465-4663
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The Park Playhouse Kids production of Disney's The Lion King Jr. Purchase tickets in advance by phone at             518-465-4663 or in person at the Palace Theatre Box...

Hello, Dolly!

August 24, 2017 to September 03, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: First Week - Thursday 2&8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 4&8pm, Sunday 2&7pm Second Week - Wednesday 2pm, Thursday 2&8pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 4&8pm, Sunday 2&7pm
  • Location: Mac-Haydn Theatre
  • Venue: Mac-Haydn Theatre, Inc.
  • Admission: $33-36, Children and Group Rates Available
  • 1925 New York Rt. 203
  • Chatham, NY 12037
  • Phone: 15183929292
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One of the greatest musicals of all time, Hello Dolly is sure to send you into the fall season with a heart full of hope and love. That’s right! Dolly is back and ready to change lives includin...

Ice Ages

January 03, 2017 to February 28, 2019 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York. Over the last two million years, New York has experienced several Ice Ages interspers...

Live Music At The Ginger Man!

January 08, 2016 (Every Friday)

Live Music at The Ginger Man every Friday night! Click the website link for more details. 

Live Music Every Friday At The Ginger Man!

January 27, 2017 (Every Friday)

Live Music With Albany's Greatest!

Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and His Protégés Launt Thompson, Charles C

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Designed to showcase the museum's nationally known collection of mid- to late-nineteenth-century sculpture, this exhibition features twenty plaster, marble, and bronze sculptures, and framed bas-relie...

Octagon Barn Star Party and Lecture

August 25, 2017
  • Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Knox Octagon Barn
  • Admission: Free!
  • 588 Middle Rd
  • Delanson, NY 12053
  • Phone: 518-382-7890
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Tonight’s topic presented by Dr. Rebecca Koopman (Union)- “Star formation in galaxy groups and clusters“ Join us for an astronomy lesson and dark sky observing at the Octagon Barn i...

OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernández confronts Frederic Church at Olana

May 14, 2017 to November 05, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The Olana Partnership/Olana State Historic Site is pleased to announce the ground-breaking, an innovative collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisner...


August 04, 2017 to September 01, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Albany Center Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition Passage, a journey through prints, curated by Alana Akacki. Passage is a group printmaking exhibition that focuses on travel and memories. ...

Reel Seafood Sunday Brunch

September 25, 2016 (Every Sunday)

Make your stay in Albany memorable! 

Schuyler Mansion Special Focus Tour: When Alexander Hamilton Called Albany Home

May 18, 2017 to October 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday)

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), was a remarkable political figure who was "actively involved in nearly every aspect of the nation's founding" and, as the son-in-law of Major-General Philip...

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