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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

Annual Kids Country Play Day

October 01, 2016

Sat. October 1, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Annual Kids Country Play Day Sponsored by Rensselaer County Safe Kids ** This is a FREE EVENT

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

October 01, 2016

Join us for a 0.9 mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of ti...

Double M Haunted Hayrides

September 26, 2016 to October 26, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 11:55 AM
  • Location: Double M Haunted Hayrides
  • Admission: $18 Opening Night; General Admission (all attractions and shows): $25; Group rate $2.00 per person for groups of 30 or more
  • 678 Route 67
  • Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Phone: 518-884-9122
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Double M Haunted Hayrides has been creating fear for over 25 years in Upstate New York! Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this...

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...

Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene

July 12, 2016 to December 10, 2016
  • Times: Museum Summer Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm Museum Hours (after August 27): Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm; Wednesday through 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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Future Perfect is an artwork exhibit that explores the relationship humans have with the natural world. It aims to inform visitors how we view the past, the present, and how we might imagine the fut...

History Happy Hour

September 29, 2016

Take this opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded history enthusiasts on the grounds of Schuyler Mansion. Enjoy a selection of local beer, wine, and tempting hors d'oeuvres, while hobnobbing wi...

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...

R. Kelly The Buffet Tour

September 29, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: Tickets are $98 & $68 and go on sale Sept. 2 at 10AM at the Palace Theatre Box Office
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-3334
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R. Kelly The Buffet Tour Thurs, September 29 7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums so...

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

October 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

OCTOBER 1-DECEMBER 31, 2016 The Art of Seating, an exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth ce...

The Coteries at September in the City Art Fair

September 28, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park (at Broadway and Columbia St)
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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Born out of the midst of an 11,000 mile North American road trip, The Coteries bring you Folk Rock music steeped in their travels and the back roads of the American countryside. A relatively new ban...

Underground Railroad Camp-In

September 30, 2016
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 AM
  • Location: The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
  • Admission: $15-$70
  • 194 Livingston Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-432-4432
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Sleep over in the place where history happened! Meet Stephen or Harriet Myers, perhaps a visiting Freedom Seeker. Play games that the Myers children played. Help the abolitionists decide how best to r...

Van Schaick Mansion Tours

September 25, 2016 to October 25, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Van Schaick Mansion
  • Venue: Van Schaick Mansion
  • Admission: Guided tours $5 for adulta. Military families free. Grounds and historic cemetery free
  • 1 Van Schaick Ave
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-235-2699
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The Van Schaick Mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State with a rich history that is tied to both the French and Indian War & the American Revolution. Built circa 1735, the ho...

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

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. 

Color and Sip

September 28, 2016
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
  • Admission: $20-$25
  • 194 Livingston Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-432-4432
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Take time out to relax with enjoyable conversation, sip some fine wines, treat your palate to some delectable refreshments, and create your artistically inspired image. Your first glass of wine, one ...

Hunger Run 5k

October 01, 2016
  • Times: 9am
  • Location: Mohawk Bike Hike Path
  • Admission: $25
  • 4103 River Rd
  • Latham, NY 12110
  • Phone: 518-785-8888
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Looking for an awesome 5k for the Fall? Sign up for the Hunger Run and help support the The Regional Foodbank. Run or walk along the Mohawk River and take in the beautiful view as the bike path cuts t...

Il Divo

October 01, 2016

Il Divo - the record-breaking classical crossover group that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide - will bring their AMOR & PASION TOUR to North America in support of their upcoming albu...

New York State Writers Institute Classic Film Series: "Zoot Suit Riot" Screeing

September 30, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Page Hall, SUNY Albany Downtown Campus
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Ave.
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 518-442-5620
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Written and directed by Joseph Tovares (United States, 2002, 60 minutes, b/w and color) ZOOT SUIT RIOTS, an episode in PBS’s American Experience series, explores the complicated racial tensions...

New York State Writers Institute Visiting Author Series: Seminar-Stephen Burt, Poet/Critic

September 29, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 4:14 PM
  • Location: Standish Room: UAlbany Uptown Campus, Science Library
  • Admission: Free
  • University at Albany 1400 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 518-442-5620
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Stephen Burt is “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation” (The New York Times Magazine). His books of criticism include Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry (...

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!

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

2016 Capital Region Wing Fest

September 28, 2016
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Revolution Hall at Brown's Brewery
  • Admission: $25 a ticket/ $35 at the door
  • 417 River St
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-462-5528
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Get ready for the 2016 Capital Region Wing Fest! Enjoy delicious wings by over 15 restaurants as they compete for the title of best wings in the Capital Region! Wash them down with some delicious bee...

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:...

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...

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