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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

Farmers Market

May 04, 2016 to October 28, 2016 (Every Wednesday, Friday)

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) is host to a year-round Farmers’ Market program. Farmers’ Markets are a great way to support local business, promote healthy foods and...

Return of the Dinosaurs

June 04, 2016 to September 18, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 AM
  • Location: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Admission: Children (3-12) $7.50; Seniors (65+) $9; Adults $10.50
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 518.382.7890, ext. 297
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It's prehistoric at the miSci! These reptilian guests are a group of 10 animatronic dinosaurs for visitors to meet throughout the museum, each with realistic skin, moving body parts, and even roars....

Whole New Ballgame Exhibit

November 07, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will tell the story of baseball's most recent era in its Whole New Ballgame exhibit. The Museum's newest permanent exhibit, located in the Janetschek Gall...

Special Events

City Beer Hall's House Party

February 27, 2016 to December 31, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 PM
  • Location: City Beer Hall
  • Venue: City Beer Hall
  • Admission: No cover
  • 42 Howard St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
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Albany's only 90s Dance Party! DJ starts at 11 pm. 

Open House Event at Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park

June 25, 2016
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • 595 Broadway
  • Menands, NY
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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New York State Museum archaeologists will host a free open house program highlighting their archaeological research at the Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Sch...

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!

Trivia Night at LAX

March 09, 2016 to December 28, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: LAX On Lark
  • Admission: Free to play!
  • 205 Lark St.
  • Albany, NY 12210
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Trivia Night with Chad Koenig! Great prizes, drink specials, & more! 

On-Going Events

35 Years of Iroquois Art: A Retrospective

April 30, 2016 to September 30, 2016
  • Location: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • 324 Caverns Rd
  • Howes Cave, NY 12092
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This exhibition features highlights from the Iroquois Indian Museum's 35 years of presenting contemporary Iroquois art. Elements from past exhibits include those from Baseball's League of Nations:...

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...

Abraham Lincoln: The Albany Connections

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Abraham Lincoln visited Albany twice, the first time in 1861 while on his way from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington for his March 4 inauguration as the country's sixteenth president. When Mayor Ge...

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...

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition

June 04, 2016 to October 23, 2016
  • Times: From: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Capital District Farmers Market Association

May 12, 2016 to October 20, 2016 (Every Thursday)

Capital District Farmers Market Association

Challenger Adventure

November 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Times: 2pm-3pm
  • 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...

Challenger Adventure

June 04, 2016 to August 27, 2016 (Every Saturday)
  • Times: Saturdays, 2-3pm; 3:30-4:30pm
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Children (3 -12), admission + $5 (all children under 7 must each by accompanied by an adult) 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...

Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection

May 15, 2016 to June 26, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: Museum admission
  • 161 warren st
  • glens falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 5187921761ext.310
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This extraordinary exhibition of over 125 original drawings, sculptures, collages, and photographs traces the career of renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, capturing the versatility, longevity...

Discover the Pine Bush

May 05, 2016 to June 26, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The Albany Visitors Center hosts the Albany Pine Bush for an informational exhibit, May 5-June 26, 2016. The 3,200 - acre Albany Pine Bush Preserve (APBP), located in New York’s Capital Distric...

Fixed Horizons

May 05, 2016 to June 26, 2016 (Recurring daily)

An exhibit of capital region landscapes by Schoharie artist Elizabeth Apgar-Smith. "The Hudson and Mohawk river valleys provide endless year-round inspiration for the landscape painter", say...

Historic Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

June 25, 2016 to September 03, 2016 (Every Saturday)

Come out and enjoy this new treat in Downtown Albany. The trolley will pick you up in front of the Irish American Heritage Museum at 370 Broadway Albany, NY and make it's way through Historic Downto...

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