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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

'Tute for Tots- a preschool program

September 09, 2014 to December 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Admission: Fees cover all 7 weeks; $70 for non-member, $60 for members
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-463-4478
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‘Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore in the galleries, read stories, have a g...

“1614,” the 37th New Netherland Seminar

September 20, 2014
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Cultural Edication Center, The New York State Museum
  • Admission: Standard registration $95, Student registration $45
  • 222 Madison Ave
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-486-4815
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  • Visit Website

The New Netherland Institute announces its 37th New Netherland Seminar, which will take place on September 20th in the Huxley Theater of the Cultural Education Center in Albany, NY. The full brochure ...

15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble

September 06, 2014 to September 28, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Capital District
  • Hudson Valley, NY
  • Phone: 800-453-6665
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Guided walks, hikes, paddles, biiking tours; cultural events and festivals from the Capital Region to NYC; call for a free program guide.

Exploration Stations

August 20, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Exhibition Halls Stations are hosted by a member of the Education staff and offer visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore and learn about the Museum's vast teaching collection.

Family Fun Day

August 16, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-486-4845
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The Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities.

Goold Golden Oldies Car Show

September 20, 2014

Attend Goold orchards Golden Oldies Car Show! Registration $15 day of the show; open to all years, makes, and models. Activities include: -$25 Cash Giveaway Every 30 mins - Dash...

Goold Orchards Pick Your Own Season

August 30, 2014 to November 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Venue: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 1297 Brookview Station Rd
  • Castleton, NY 12033-3166
  • Phone: 518-732-7317
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Goold Orchards is know open for you to come in and pick your own apples! Check the website for more details about whats available for you to pick and what else is going on at the farm. In addition to ...

Head of the Hudson Regatta

September 20, 2014

This is the premier event for the Albany Rowing Center, bringing together hundreds of competitors from high schools, colleges, and clubs from the Capital District, other areas of New York, and surroun...

Holly and Evan

September 17, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • Broadway and Colombia Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-5416

Holly & Evan are the blues. Both from long, rich musical backgrounds, Holly Taormina and Evan Conway have updated the tradition of the barrelhouse with their unique style. Together, they showcase ...

Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos

May 04, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Once widespread among Indigenous peoples of the Northast, this exhibit will showcase contemporary tattoo art and look back at historical tattooing. 

MEMBERS PROGRAM: CAPTAIN SAMUEL SCHUYLER’S HUDSON RIVER

September 16, 2014

From 1807 to 1907, the Hudson River was an artery of commerce for the region as well as the nation, and one of the best known captains sailing it during that time was Samuel Schuyler. Beginning his c...

September in the City Art Fair

September 03, 2014 to September 24, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Tricentennial park
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-5417
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The City of Albany presents the 2014 September in the City Art Fair series, September Wednesdays in Downtown Albany's Tricentennial Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September ...

Spirit of America

September 19, 2014 to September 20, 2014
  • Times: Friday at 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM Saturday 2 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Location: Times Union Center
  • Venue: Times Union Center
  • Admission: Free! Registration required.
  • 51 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-487-2088
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The U.S. Military District of Washington invites you to experience Spirit of America; a one-of-a-kind, live action, musical performance that is sure to inspire, entertain and bring our nation's hist...

Summer Plaza and Egg Tours

June 30, 2014 to October 10, 2014
  • Times: 11:15 AM and 1:15 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-2418
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Beginning Monday, June 30th through Friday, October 10th, the Visitor Center will be offering the Empire State Plaza/ EGG Tour. This tour will be offered to the general public at the following hours...

Walk About Wednesdays and Strolling Sundays

July 16, 2014 to September 28, 2014
  • Times: Wednesday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
  • Location: Tour Locations Vary- See description for details
  • Admission: $5 for HAF Members and $10 General Public
  • Phone: 518-465-0876 ext. 10
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Historic Albany Foundation Presents: Walk About Wednesddays and Strolling Sundays, a walking tour series.   CAPITOL HILL Wednesday, May 21 & Sunday, June 1 Washington A...

Special Events

Birds Take Flight

September 20, 2014
  • Times: From: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • 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: 518-456-0655
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It's that time of year when birds are on the move. Come along on an early morning adventure to observe some of the amazing birds here and see our science team in action as they capture and band birds!...

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

September 14, 2014 to September 21, 2014 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • 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: 518-456-0655
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Join us for a one 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 tim...

Fall Concerts: Cassie & Maggie MacDonald

September 20, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Old Songs
  • Admission: $23/adults; $5/children 12 & under
  • 37 South Main Street
  • Voorheesville, NY
  • Phone: 518-765-2815
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Born in Halifax, with strong roots in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the girls have been wowing audiences across Canada with their unique blend of original and traditional Celtic music. Cassie's fiddle play...

On-Going Events

11th Annual Walk & 5K Run for Autism

September 20, 2014
  • Times: 8am-1pm
  • Location: Central Park
  • Admission: $25 for Runners, Free for Walkers
  • 500 Iroquois Way
  • Schenectady, NY 12309
  • Phone: 518-355-2191
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Step out with the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region during their Annual Walk & 5K Run for Autism!

Afterschool Adventurer

September 18, 2014

Hey kids! Want to get some exercise and have fun outdoors? Well bring an adult and join us for our semi-monthly after school hiking adventure club. We will meet on the first and third Thursday of each...

Albany NxStage Patients Support Meeting

September 16, 2014
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Panera Bread
  • Admission: Free - RSVP
  • 650 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
  • Colonie, NY 12205
  • Phone: 978-687-4887
  • Send Email
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NxStage Medical, Inc. is hosting a Support Meeting for Albany-area NxStage patients and care partners. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other NxStage home dialyzers, share their experiences...

Alison Lurie, Reigning NY State Author

September 18, 2014

The reigning New York State Author (2012-14) will present her new nonfiction book, The Language of Houses (2014), about the expressive power of everyday architecture, including homes, schools, stores,...

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald

September 20, 2014

Born in Halifax, with strong roots in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the girls have been wowing audiences across Canada with their unique blend of original and traditional Celtic music. Cassie’s fiddl...

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