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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...

Hudson River Family Day

June 04, 2016

Participants are invited to step into the 1700s and experience Hudson River sloop trade and daily life. The afternoon will feature hands-on activities with historical re-enactors, a 34-foot game board...

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

1st Friday Albany

January 01, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations throughout Albany
  • Admission: Free!
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1st Friday in Albany is a monthly arts and culture event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month, from 5:00 until 9:00 PM, in various neighborhoods throughout the city.Since its beginnings...

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 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!

Preserving Olana: Stories from the Field

June 04, 2016

Professionals from the conservation and preservation fields kick off this special anniversary series with stories of objects and activities from Olana’s collection. Steve Larson, co-owner of Ade...

Stitch and Sip: Samplers 1.0

June 03, 2016

Like a quilting bee or a sewing circle, this program mixes needlework with socializing. Starting simple and always leaving with a project you can continue to work on at home, this program is a mix of ...

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:...

Capital District Farmers Market Association

May 10, 2016 to October 26, 2016 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday)

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...

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...

Crailofest

June 04, 2016
  • Times: 12:30-4:30pm
  • Location: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Venue: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Admission: $6.00 adults, $1.00 12 years old and under
  • 9 1/2 Riverside Ave
  • Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Phone: 518-463-8738
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African culture in the New World. Festival of dancing, music, food and crafts.

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...

Earth Exposed: Discover our Planet's Hidden Secrets

June 20, 2015 to June 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; 12 - 5 pm, Sunday (closed Easter Sunday, April 5)
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Members: Free Children(3-12): $6.50 Seniors(65+): $8.00 Adults(13+): $ 9.50
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 518-382-7890
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Explore the tumultuous forces of our planet: earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, volcanoes & more! Discover the science behind weather patterns, ocean currents, and all of the forces of nature that fo...

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...

H.E.R.O. 5K

June 04, 2016
  • Times: 10:00 AM
  • Location: State University at Albany
  • Admission: 25
  • 1400 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 518-256-3336
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Hudson River Family Day

June 04, 2016

Participants are invited to step into the 1700s and experience Hudson River sloop and daily life. The afternoon will feature hands-on activities with historical re-enactors, a 34-foot game board, craf...

Improvapalooza

May 09, 2016 to June 09, 2016 (Every Monday, Thursday)
  • Times: 8 PM
  • Location: The Underground at Proctors
  • Admission: $14
  • 432 State St.
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Phone: 518-577-6726
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Improvapalooza features the region's best up-and-coming improvisors and improv groups together with Mopco for five evenings of rip-roaring improv creativity. This high-energy run brings new and tasty ...

Irish Heritage Troy Lock Cruise

June 01, 2016

Join the Irish American Heritage Museum and Dutch Apple Cruises for the very 1st narrated Irish Heritiage trip on the Hudson River! This Troy Lock Sightseeing Cruise is from 10:00a - 12:30 p.m. Boat w...

Live Harness Racing

March 11, 2016 to December 10, 2016
  • Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 6:45pm and Sunday matinees starting at 12:45pm
  • Location: Saratoga Race Course
  • Admission: $3
  • 267 Union Ave.
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • Phone: 518-584-6200
  • Visit Website

The 25th Live Harness Racing Season at Saratoga Casino & Raceway! Click the link above for more information.  

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