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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

Albany's Anti-Suffragettes

May 24, 2017
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Woman's Club of Albany
  • Admission: Free, but must RSVP
  • 725 Madison Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-465-3626
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Suffrage was a divisive issue for this historic women's club. Historic Cherry Hill Curator Deborah Emmons-Andarawis will discuss the issue of suffrage, and its opponents in Albany, especially Emily Ra...

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

May 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question focuses on Philip Van Rensselaer's great-great granddaughter, Emily Rankin, and her worldview as an young upper class woman in Albany during ...

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

Special Events

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

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...

Fringe Friday

October 28, 2016 to June 23, 2017 (Every Friday)
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Mopco Improv Theatre
  • Admission: $10
  • 10 North Jay Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
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Fringe Friday will feature local acts and improv groups from the Capital Region and beyond. Each Friday, The Mopco Improv Theatre will host bold and exciting new performers who will surely become Capi...

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

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...

Improv Jam!

October 27, 2016 to June 29, 2017 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Mopco Improv Theatre
  • Admission: $5
  • 10 North Jay Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
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Half show, half class, half party, a jam is 150% a great way to spend your Thursday night at The MopCo. It's an opportunity for new improvisers and veterans alike to get on stage, stretch their skills...

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...

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...

Reel Seafood Sunday Brunch

September 25, 2016 (Every Sunday)

Make your stay in Albany memorable! 

Saturday Night Mainstage

October 29, 2016 to June 24, 2017 (Every Saturday)
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Mopco Improv Theatre
  • Admission: $15
  • 10 North Jay Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
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Saturday Night Mainstage will feature two-time Best of the Capital Region recipient The Mop & Bucket Company in TheatreSports (TM) Created by living improv legend Keith Johnstone and developed at ...

Sunday Night Blues Jam

May 08, 2016 (Every Sunday)

Sunday Night Blues Jam

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