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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

Always Know Your Pal

May 02, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • 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...

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. ...

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...

Spotlight: Erie Canal

March 25, 2017 to August 20, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal

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

Alive at Five June 29th The Outlaws

June 29, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for its 28th season! On June 29th O'Connell and Aronowitz and media sponsors PYX 106 present The Outlaws and The Steppin ...

Oneida Men’s Singing Group

July 01, 2017

By tradition, Haudenosaunee singing societies gather to present their songs to raise money for individuals and families in their communities in need. Enjoy a day of beautiful vocal artistry at the Iro...

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!

Smudge Yourself! Workshop

June 28, 2017
  • Times: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Location: ACCA Community Education Building
  • Admission: FREE
  • 90 McCarty Ave
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-225-2388
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This workshop allows guests to make their own smudges, learn how to protect yourself spiritually & energetically, learn its history, and more! NWR will provide all the supplies and materials so i...

Steamboat Meet & Fireworks

July 01, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Waterford Harbor Visitors Center
  • One Tugboat Alley
  • Waterford, NY
  • Phone: 518-233-9123
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Enjoy this annual competition and demonstration of steamboats. Get an up close look at these mighty boats, and see them in action! Stay for fireworks! Situated along the beautiful Erie Canal, at the q...

On-Going Events

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...

Always Know Your Pal

May 07, 2017 to October 22, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: From: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
  • Admission: $5 Adults
  • 2 Museum Lane
  • Waterford, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-238-0809
  • Visit Website

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...

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...

Anything Goes

June 22, 2017 to July 02, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • 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
  • 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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Set sail on this classic Cole Porter adventure aboard The SS American! This hilarious boy meets girl comedy on the high seas features some of the most magical songs in musical theatre history. Hits l...

Call for Photographers! North Country Arts Seeks Photographers for July Show

July 01, 2017
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Friends Gallery of the Crandall Public Library
  • Admission: $15 for North Country Arts members/$25 for non-members
  • 251 Glen St., 2nd Floor
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-798-8512
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North Country ARTS is seeking photographers for an upcoming photography show that starts July 7 at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls. Each photographer is invited to submit 2 photographs, framed ...

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...

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers

June 25, 2017 to September 17, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 pm Sunday
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: Museum admission
  • 161 Warren St.
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-792-1761
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Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue #611 for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of mor...

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers

June 24, 2017 to September 17, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 pm Sunday
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: Museum admission
  • 161 Warren St.
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-792-1761
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Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue #611 for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of mor...

From Albany to the Adirondacks

May 01, 2017 to July 01, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Landscape and architectural photography from the Albany area and Adirondack Park. Brad Wenskoski, Photography www.bradwenskoskiphotography.com

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise of Albany

June 22, 2017 to August 24, 2017 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: Boards 12:30p - Departs 1:00p - Returns 2:30p
  • Location: Dutch Apple Cruises, Inc.
  • Venue: Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
  • Admission: $19.95 adults, $18.95 seniors, $12.00 kids 3-10yr, kids 2yr & under FREE
  • 141 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-463-0220
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Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise of Albany! Cruise begins boarding at 12:30 p.m., departs at 1:00 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Round trip cruise departs fr...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise of Albany

June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017 (Every Friday)
  • Times: Boards 12:30p - Departs 1:00p - Returns 2:30p
  • Location: Dutch Apple Cruises, Inc.
  • Venue: Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
  • Admission: $19.95 adults, $18.95 seniors, $12.00 kids 3-10yr, kids 2yr & under FREE
  • 141 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-463-0220
  • Send Email
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Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise of Albany! Cruise begins boarding at 12:30 p.m., departs at 1:00 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Round trip cruise departs fr...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise of Albany

June 21, 2017 to August 30, 2017 (Every Wednesday)
  • Times: Boards 12:30p - Departs 1:00p - Returns 2:30p
  • Location: Dutch Apple Cruises, Inc.
  • Venue: Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
  • Admission: $19.95 adults, $18.95 seniors, $12.00 kids 3-10yr, kids 2yr & under FREE
  • 141 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-463-0220
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise of Albany! Cruise begins boarding at 12:30 p.m., departs at 1:00 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Round trip cruise departs fr...

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