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Jan 1

Empire State Plaza …

01/01/2015 — 03/08/2015
Jan 16

How Water Behaves

01/16/2015 — 02/07/2016
Feb 7


02/07/2015 — 07/31/2015
Feb 17

The Illusionists

02/17/2015 — 02/22/2015
Feb 20

New York in Bloom

02/20/2015 — 02/22/2015
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Free & Fun

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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

Building Time

November 24, 2014 to February 23, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the last Monday)

The Building Blocks of the City Room at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center will be open the last Monday morning of each month, November 2014- February 2015, for children accompanied by adults to...

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

January 31, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: 26.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company takes to the stage with sweeping athleticism, explosions of energy, precision combined with looseness, strength and versatility. In addition to a new premiere, the eve...

Film Screening: The High Cost of Cheap Gas

January 29, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Opalka Gallery
  • Admission: $5, Free with sage College ID
  • 140 New Scotland Ave
  • Albany, NY

For the third entry in our series of films relating to Mike Glier's Antipodes series, we visit Botswana. "The High Cost of Cheap Gas" is a timely documentary exploring some of the real co...

Harvesting for Habitat

January 31, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-465-0655
  • Visit Website

Why are the pine trees being cut down in the Madison Ave. Pinelands region of the Preserve? Come find out why at this program! We will hike approximately one mile to view the habitat restoration wor...

Lecture: Shaker Inventions & Innovations: Fact or Fiction?

January 31, 2015

The Shakers are credited with inventing a large number of now-common everyday items, as well as more unique, unusual things. Learn about which ones are actually Shaker inventions, which are not, and w...

Pine Bush Pups: Neat Feet

January 28, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-465-0655
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Big feet, small feet, many different kinds of feet. Children will learn how foot size and shape either help or hinder walking in the snow. They will also learn the many different types of footprints...

UNDERCOVER: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets and Bed Hangings

October 11, 2014 to March 08, 2015

In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, religion, and cultural affairs c...

Visions of Ireland: The Art of Michael Augustine Power O’Malley

January 23, 2015 to March 22, 2015

The Irish American Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new exhibit Visions of Ireland: The Art of Michael Augustine Power O'Malley. This exhibit opens on Friday January ...

Special Events

K1 Speed Albany Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

January 29, 2015
  • Times: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Venue: K1 Speed
  • Admission: FREE to ATTEND
  • 161 Washington Ave. Ext. #205
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-452-2687
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After opening our doors in November, we'd like to formally celebrate our first location in Albany, NY with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony presented by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber. Experience our a...

Winter Festival

January 31, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Huyuck Preserve
  • Admission: Free
  • 5052 Delaware Turnpike
  • Rensselaerville, NY 12147
  • Phone: 518-797-3440
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The winter festival is hosted each year around February and is the only festival to focus on the pure joys of recreation. Ice fishing demonstrations, winter hikes, snowshoeing, and a sled run are some...

On-Going Events

Cabaret of Song: Food Glorious Food!

January 30, 2015
  • Times: 6:30-8pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Admission: Free/Supper for sale/refreshments free
  • 275 State St.
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 465-5161
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Cabaret of Song: Food Glorious Food! Food-themed songs, choruses, and entertainment presented by the Emmanuel Singers and friends under direction of Michael Clement. Friday, January 30th, 6:30 pm, at...

Katha Pollitt: author, columnist & social critic

January 29, 2015

Katha Pollitt, leading voice of "second generation" American feminism and columnist for The Nation, is the author of the new book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights (2014). Publishers Weekly d...

Live Music ~ Flood Road Band

January 30, 2015
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Location: Cafe NOLA
  • Admission: Free
  • 617 Union Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-357-8628
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Flood Road Band plays American roots "folkgrass", mostly compositions penned by members of the band mixed with alternative versions of traditional songs.

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...

Poets Speak Loud

January 26, 2015 (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

REPRESENT: Contemporary Native American Art

January 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Museum's newest exhibition, REPRESENT: Contemporary Native American Art, is now open in Crossroads Gallery. The exhibition features a variety of artwork created by Native American artists in New Y...

The Comedy Works

April 25, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)

The Comedy Works presents outstanding talent every Friday & Saturday night @ 7:30 & 9:30 pm at our NEW LOCATION! "Dinner and a Show" packages also available both nights, seating at...

Whirled in Color

January 05, 2015 to February 27, 2015 (Recurring daily)

"Whirled in Color" features oil paintings on canvas and wood, depicting Tina Lincer's favorite subjects, including florals, landscapes and portraits. Tina's works are bursting with expressi...

William Wellman Film Festival -- The Public Enemy

January 29, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: University at Albany Downtown Campus, Page Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 442-5620
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Directed by William A. Wellman (United States, 1931, 83 minutes, b/w) Starring James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods Two young hoodlums seek fame and fortune in the Chicago Underworld in this classi...


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