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Looking for something to do? You've come to the right place! There are dozens of museums, planetariums, historic sites, art galleries, and events happening 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

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

May 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)

In honor of the centennial of women's suffrage, this tour will focus on fifth-generation Cherry Hill owner, Emily Rankin, who came of age as the suffrage debate was raging in New York and the nation. ...

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...

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 02, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
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2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 07, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
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2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 03, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
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2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

The Irish and the Erie Canal

April 19, 2017 to October 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Irish were involved from start to finish, from originally proposing the concept a hundred years before a shovel was even put into the ground, to the routing, to its design, to securing support f...

Special Events

2017 Pride Center Awards Gala

October 20, 2017

2017 Pride Center Awards Gala

Albany All Stars Roller Derby

October 21, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Capital Center
  • Venue: Albany Capital Center
  • Admission: Tickets in advance are $10; Tickets the day of the event are $12.
  • 55 Eagle Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
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Albany All Stars Roller Derby is the Capital Region's first flat track all-women roller derby league. AASRD was started in 2006 and currently has over 40 skaters divided into A and B Teams: the All St...

Always Know Your Pal

May 02, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
  • Admission: $5 Adults
  • 2 Museum Lane
  • Waterford, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-238-0809
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The Erie Canal celebrates its 200th Anniversary beginning this year across New York State. The museum presents "Always Know Your Pal", an exhibit that shares with visitors the histo...

Amnesty International USA Northeast Regional Conference 2017

October 21, 2017
  • Times: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Location: Albany Law School
  • Admission: $15-$40
  • 80 New Scotland Ave
  • Albany, NY 12208
  • Phone: 617-979-3985
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It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year’s Northeast Regional Conference. Join us on October 21, 2017, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Albany to make a lastin...

Claire Messud (author reading)

October 17, 2017

Join the NYS Writers Institute for a reading with Claire Messud, major contemporary fiction writer and author of The Burning Girl. Event will take place at 8:00pm in the Campus Center Assembly Hall.

Film Screening: Forrest Gump

October 20, 2017
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Location: University at Albany, Page Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 135 Western Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-442-5620
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NYS Writers Institute Classic Film Screening of Forrest Gump (142 minutes, Directed by Robert Zemeckis)

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!

Patrick Ball

October 20, 2017
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Old Songs Community Art Center
  • Venue: Old Songs Community Art Center
  • Admission: $20 Online Only, $22 at the Door (or by Phone), $5 Children age 12 & under
  • 37 South Main Street
  • Voorheesville, NY 12186
  • Phone: 518-765-2815
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Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like...

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site Commemoration

October 17, 2017

Evening reception and ribbon cutting in honor of the hundredth anniversary of Schuyler Mansion becoming a state historic site. Please check https://parksnygov at a later date for further information a...

On-Going Events

"Capitol Hauntings" Tours

October 02, 2017 to October 31, 2017 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Weekdays Throughout October: Join the "ghost hunting" Capitol Tour Guides as they take you through the "hot spots" of the Capitol. Brave visitors will make their way to the exact s...

"Laini Nemett: When We Lived Here"

August 26, 2017 to December 03, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artist Laini Nemett works with cardboard models, collage, and large-scale oil paintings to create architectural environments that explore the idea of home in the exhibition When We Lived Here. Nemett ...

"STORIES: SOPHIE ROSEN"

September 05, 2017 to November 27, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10am- 6pm
  • Location: Union College, Wikoff Student Gallery
  • Admission: Free and Open to the Public
  • 807 UNION STREET
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 518-388-6000
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“What would you talk about if asked to tell a story?” This is the question, Union College Senior, Sophie Rosen, asked over twenty friends and classmates to create the series of expressive ...

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...

Albany Star Sighting

January 21, 2017 to December 16, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: Starting: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-258-3582
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Interactive program identifies stars, planets, comets, and constellations in the night sky and the tools and techniques for becoming an amateur astronomer geared toward children aged 8 and above, as w...

Almost, Maine

October 18, 2017 to October 22, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Wednesday & Thursday, October 18 & 19 at 7pm Friday, October 20 at 3pm Saturday, October 21 at 2pm & 7pm Sunday, October 22 at 2pm One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter ...

Ancient Egypt

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Egyptologist and Guest Curator Dr. Peter Lacovara has incorporated the research and scientific discoveries revealed in the GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies exhibition into a new exhibiti...

Challenger Adventure

November 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 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...

Children’s Star Sighting Show

January 21, 2017 to December 16, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-258-3582
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Interactive program exploring the stars, planets, comets and constellations in the night sky. Geared to children ages 3-7 and their families.

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