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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

Champagne In the Park

May 05, 2016

Champagne In The Park is the BID's annual fundraiser. This event honors members of the greater Lark Street community & helps to support the BID as we work to provide the resources necessary to str...

Drawing Up Central

May 07, 2016
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM
  • Location: Between N. Lake and Quail Street
  • Admission: $10.00
  • 283 Central Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12206
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DRAWING UP CENTRAL 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 283 Central Avenue (between N. Lake & Quail) The City of Albany and the Central Avenue Business Improvement District present this community-wide event fea...

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...

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

April 29, 2016 to May 15, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tuesday, 10 am - 8 pm; Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday, noon - 4 pm.
  • Location: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Venue: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • 1400 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12222
  • Phone: 518-442-4035
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On view April 29 through May 15, 2016 Artists' Reception: Friday, May 6, 5 - 7 pm Museum Hours: Tuesday, 10 am - 8 pm; Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday, noon - 4 pm. Closed May 5...

Royal Tulip Ball

May 07, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Peter D. Kiernan Plaza
  • Venue: Peter D. Kiernan Plaza
  • 575 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518.382.3884 x 187

ROYAL TULIP BALL 6:30pm, Peter D. Kiernan Plaza (575 Broadway) An elegant evening of dining and dancing to honor the new Tulip Queen & Court. Proceeds benefit Capital Repertory Theatre and the M...

Street Scrubbing

May 06, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 12:00 PM
  • Location: State & Lodge Streets
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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STREET SCRUBBING Noon, State & Lodge Streets The traditional Dutch ceremony of scrubbing the streets clean before a big celebration has served as the official kickoff to Tulip Festival weekend ...

Tulip Festival Luncheon

May 06, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 12:30 PM
  • Location: 60 State Street
  • Admission: $48.47 – $380.75
  • 60 State Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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TULIP FESTIVAL LUNCHEON 12:30 p.m., 60 State Street Immediately following the street scrubbing, the Tulip Festival Luncheon is a farewell and thank you to 2015 Albany Tulip Queen Alexandra Cronin an...

Tulip Queen Coronation Ceremony

May 07, 2016

TULIP QUEEN CORONATION 12:00PM Washington Park Lakehouse Stage  Mayor Sheehan & B95.5's Chad O'Hara crown the 68th Albany Tulip Queen in this traditional highlight of Tulip Festival weeke...

Tulip Tours

May 06, 2016
  • Times: 10:00am, 1:00pm and 5:30 pm
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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TULIP TOURS 10:00am, 1:00pm & 5:30pm, Washington Park Learn more about the vast variety of flowers planted for Tulip Fest with City Gardener Jessica Morgan. Free. Spaces are limited and reservat...

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...

Apple Blossom Festival 2016

May 07, 2016
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Riverview Orchards
  • Admission: Free & Open to The Public
  • 600 Riverview Rd.
  • Rexford, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-371-2174
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  Shenendehowa Rotary in conjunction with the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway and Riverview Orchards will be holding their 3nd annual Apple Blossom Festival. The Apple Blossom Festival wi...

Arlo Guthrie: Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary

May 06, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg
  • Admission: $39.50, $49.50, $59.50
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
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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. 

Community Dance

October 03, 2015 to May 07, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)

Fun, simple dances from the U.S. and around the world. For every age and ability. All dances will be taught and will include circles, contras and squares.Yummy desert potluck during intermission

I Love My Park Day

May 07, 2016
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Thacher State Park
  • Admission: Free
  • 1 Hailes Cave Road
  • Voorheesville, NY 12186
  • Phone: 518-872-1237
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Thacher Park is a natural treasure in the capital region, picturesque and historical. This is a day to show your appreciation for our beautiful park by helping out on some park improvement projects. T...

I Love My Park Day: Helping Hands Make Light Work

May 07, 2016

Olana State Historic Site is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) join with The Olana Partnership to invite the public...

Junior League

January 05, 2016 to December 06, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
  • Venue: K1 Speed
  • Admission: $40
  • 161 Washington Ave. Ext. #205
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-452-2687
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If you feel that your pre-teen is the next Michael Schumacher or Danica Patrick, then our youth kart racing league is for you! Our Junior League is designed for children who are 4′ to 4'9″...

Music and Mugs

May 06, 2016
  • Times: 8 PM- 11 PM
  • Location: Lark Tavern
  • Admission: At least a $5 donation per round, up to 3 rounds
  • 453 Madison Ave
  • Albany, NY
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Music and Mugs: Music Trivia. Bring a team of 3-5 ppl to play music trivia for a good cause, and win free beer and prizes. Each person must make at least a $5 donation per round. All proceeds will be ...

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!

Reading: Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

May 06, 2016
  • Times: 8:00 PM
  • Location: University at Albany SUNY - Page Hall, Downtown
  • Admission: Free & Open to Public
  • 135 Western Avenue
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 442-5620
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Richard Russo, born in Johnstown and raised in Gloversville, is celebrated for work that fictionalizes small town life. Publishers Weekly has said “when it comes to evoking the cherished hopes a...

Rear Window

May 02, 2016

Kinderhook Bank Movie Series presents Rear Window.

Scavenger Hunt: Maps, GPS, Compass Navigation

May 07, 2016

What can you find tucked away in Olana’s landscape? Get ready to search our grounds high and low to find clues that lead you to the prize. Environmental educator, Fran Martino will teach us how ...

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