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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...

NYSCDAV Special Happy Hour Event

October 24, 2017

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence will host a special Happy Hour event on October 24 from 5:30 - 8:30PM at Parish Public House. October is domestic violence awareness month. NYSCADV n...

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
  • Send Email
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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
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

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

100.9FM The CAT Halloween BOO Cruise

October 27, 2017

When darkness comes and The Moon is Full...The Ship of Ghouls Sets Sail! It's The CAT BOO Cruise! The Friday night before Halloween, October 27th from 7p to 10p, on the Dutch Apple Cruise Li...

4th Annual Halloween Bash

October 28, 2017

Saturday night, Oct 28th. 8pm. The Hollow's 4th Annual Halloween Bash!?? Walk the Dead Carpet. Costume Contest. Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute will rock the Back Bar. We b...

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...

BOO-jolais Vampire Ball

October 27, 2017

The Alliance for Positive Health is thrilled to invite you to the BOO-jolais Vampire Ball taking place on Friday, October 27, 2017. This year's event will descend upon the new Albany Capital Center fo...

D&B Albany Adult Halloween Spooktacular

October 27, 2017
  • Times: 8:00-11:00PM
  • Location: Dave & Buster's
  • Venue: Dave & Buster's
  • Admission: see package details for pricing
  • 1 Crossgates Mall Road
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-313-4506
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Eat. Drink. Play. Watch. PARTY! Join us for a night of FUN and FRIGHTS for our Adults-Only Halloween Spooktacular Party! Choose from two CHILLING packages with Food, Drinks, and FUN! The “FRI...

Groovin’...Ghostly Legends & Friends

October 28, 2017

AN AMAZING LIVE CONCERT RE-CREATING THE GREAT LEGENDS OF CLASSIC ROCK HISTORY! 100% OF NET PROCEEDS & DONATIONS TO BENEFIT THE VETERANS MIRACLE CENTER OF ALBANY. "GROOVIN' is the absolute...

Halloween Spooktacular

October 28, 2017

4th Floor Terrace | Children and Families Join the New York State Museum for our Halloween Spooktacular filled with tricks and treats for everyone! This event will feature crafts, games, dancing, sto...

Lawler + Fadoul—Clickable: The Art of Persuasion

October 22, 2017

Clickable: The Art of Persuasion is a timely program that blurs the line between high art and pop culture, with sing-along elements merging seamlessly with abstract art, instrumental virtuosity, live ...

Movie and Pizza Night at the Museum

October 27, 2017

Come enjoy the comedy, drama, romance movie "Letters to Juliet" about a young American who travels to Verona, Italy and inspires a woman to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love. C...

Murder at Cherry Hill

October 27, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Recurring daily)

On May 7, 1827, a notorious murder occurred at Cherry Hill that resulted in two sensational trials and Albany's last public hanging. Come relive that night! Meet the historical players, walk in the fo...

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!

Pecha Kucha

October 27, 2017
  • Times: 6:30 pm, 7pm talks
  • Location: Opalka Gallery
  • Admission: Free of Charge
  • 140 New Scotland Ave
  • Albany, NY 12208
  • Phone: 518-292-8607
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Short Talks by interesting people. PechaKucha is a format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

Pumpkin and a Cider

October 25, 2017
  • Times: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: Nine Pin Cider
  • 929 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-449-9999

Nine Pin Cider's annual Pumpkin and a Cider event is on October 25th! There will be pumpkin carving with the purchase of a 12 oz cider pour. You'll get a pumpkin to carve right in our tasting room. 1...

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...

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