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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

Billy Cobham at The Egg

August 30, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $29.5
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

In 1973, critically acclaimed jazz drummer Billy Cobham, fresh off his success with the Mahavishnu Orchestra released his first solo album Spectrum The album featured a unique blend of jazz, funk, an...

Capital District Scottish Games

August 30, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Times: 8 AM-7 PM on Saturday; 9 AM-7 PM on Sunday
  • Location: Altamont Fairgrounds
  • Venue: Capital District Scottish Games
  • Admission: $22 on Saturday and $12 on Sunday (pre-sale available with discount)
  • 129 Grand Street
  • Altamont, NY 12009
  • Visit Website

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.

Cider & Sides

May 22, 2014 to September 04, 2014 (Every Thursday)

Each Thursday in July, Cider & Sides (including the popular Cider & Sliders series) will take place at Nine Pin's tasting room and loading dock area starting at 4 p.m. Nine Pin teams up with l...

Exploration Stations

August 11, 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: 518-486-4845

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.

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.

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. 

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...

USS Slater Tours

August 27, 2014 to September 02, 2014
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: USS Slater DE766
  • Venue: USS Slater DE766
  • Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for children
  • Broadway and Quay Sts.
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-431-1943
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USS SLATER will be open to the public for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day this Labor Day Weekend, including Monday, September 1. Typically, the ship is closed on Monday and Tues...

Walk About Wednesdays and Strolling Sundays

July 16, 2014 to September 28, 2014
  • Times: Wednesday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
  • Location: Tour Locations Vary- See description for details
  • Admission: $5 for HAF Members and $10 General Public
  • Phone: 518-465-0876 ext. 10
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Historic Albany Foundation Presents: Walk About Wednesddays and Strolling Sundays, a walking tour series.   CAPITOL HILL Wednesday, May 21 & Sunday, June 1 Washington A...

Special Events

On-Going Events

EWGA – Beginners Golf League for Teachers and Retirees

June 24, 2014 to September 02, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

Join EWGA for this new beginners day league at Colonial Acres for teachers, retirees or members (new members welcome) who are interested in a day league. This Get Ready Golf program comes with 2 gro...

Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course

July 21, 2014 to September 01, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Times: noon-4pm
  • Location: Saratoga Race Course
  • Admission: $5 (children 12 and under free)
  • 267 Union Ave
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Berkshire Bank Family Mondays at the Saratoga Race Course in the Saratoga Pavilion across from the playground. Activities for all ages: bounce house, face painting, crafts, and more!

Grossology

May 15, 2014 to September 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Explore the (impolite) science of the human body. Explore why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and stinky gunk. Discover digestion, play with organs, and much more ... with interactive ...

Guided Hike: The Green Corn Moon

August 30, 2014
  • Times: 10 AM - Noon
  • Location: Huyck Preserve
  • Admission: free, donation suggested
  • 5052 Delaware Turnpike
  • Rensselaerville, NY 12147
  • Phone: 518-797-3440
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The Green Corn Moon: A Walk with a Focus on the Meaning Behind Mahican-Munsee Names of the Natural World. This hike is led by Justin Wexler, and will meet at the kayak parking area on Lake Myosotis. ...

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...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise

June 20, 2014 to August 29, 2014 (Every Friday)

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...

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

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
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Open Mic for Poetry and Spoken Word

Small and Seductive: Contemporary Art from the Institute's Collection

May 03, 2014 to September 28, 2014
  • Times: Wed - Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Thurs until 8:00 PM); Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Admission: Members and Children under 6 are FREE; Adults $10; Seniors and Students $8; Children 6-12 $6
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-463-4478
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Sometimes intimate, occasionally intricate, but always intriguing, small works of art invite us to step close and peer into their spatially bounded world. The Albany Institute's new exhibition, Small ...

Standing in Two Worlds: Iroqois in 2014

April 01, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in April and Nov.; 10 to 5 p.m. all others. Closed Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day
  • Location: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • Admission: $8 adults. $5 children. Group rates available
  • 324 Caverns Road
  • Howes Cave, NY 12092
  • Phone: 518-296-8949
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  • Visit Website

The new exhibit, “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”,showcases Iroquois art which explores contemporary issues including the environment, the digital/disposable age, the impact of ...

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