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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

2nd Annual Scarytoga ParaPalooza

September 22, 2017
  • Times: From: 5:30 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Location: Double M Haunted Hayrides
  • Admission: $39.95
  • 678 New York 67
  • Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Phone: 518-884-9122
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THE 2ND ANNUAL SCARYTOGA PARAPALOOZA will occur on The Autumnal Equinox, Friday September 22nd at the Double M Haunted Hayride Venue in Ballston Spa, NY. Over 1000 guests are anticipated and will jo...

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. ...

Erie Canal Re-Imagined

July 01, 2017 to October 07, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Venue: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Admission: $5 Adults/$8 combined tour & exhibits/Children are free
  • 1080 Main St
  • Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
  • Phone: 518-887-5073
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To celebrate the Erie Canal's bicentennial, Dana Hatchett worked with historical photos of the Erie Canal from the SCHS library. The result? A great visual adventure in pencil, conte crayon, and charc...

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...

Schuyler's Canal Revolution

September 21, 2017

Phil Lord, a former curator at the New York State Museum, will trace the evolution of canals and navigation experiments fostered by Schuyler's initiative, first begun in 1792 with the formation of the...

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

10 Hairy Legs

October 12, 2017

Founded in 2012 by Randy James, this all-male repertory dance company performs existing and newly commissioned works which celebrate and explore the tremendous technical and emotional range of today&r...

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...

2nd Sunday of Each Month Ballroom Dance

February 14, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday)
  • Times: 6-7 PM
  • Location: Ukrainian-American Citizens Club
  • Admission: $10 for Workshop, $10 for dance, buffet and group lesson
  • 1 Pulaski Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-727-3525
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2nd Sunday of Each Month Ballroom Dance NO PARTNER NEEDED! NEW DANCERS WELCOME! Dance the night away under the whimsical décor created by Wendy J. Jules Julian ( Professional Dancer...

3 Ravens—Donna Hébert, Lui Collins & Max Cohen

October 13, 2017

The trio crafts an evening out of their originals, instrumentals and traditional songs, as well as verses by poet Jane Yolen set to music. Harmonies blend three strong voices, paring down to just one ...

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...

Albany Housing Authority & Albany Barn Present He(ART) of the Hill

October 06, 2017

Join the Albany Housing Authority and the Albany Barn for “He(ART) of the Hill” on Friday, October 6 at 4 p.m. This free block party at the North Swan Street Park will feature live music, ...

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...

Big Eye Gallery Recent Works Reception

September 30, 2017
  • Times: 2pm - 4pm
  • Location: Big Eye Gallery
  • Admission: free
  • 270 County Route 405
  • South Westerlo, NY 12083
  • Phone: 518-966-5833
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Recent works of local artists on display September 16 - November 5. Recent Works Reception September 30, 2-4pm. Participating artists: Lois Binesky, Virginia Cantarella, Jo Marie Giovanniello, Ho...

Brows That Wow!

September 21, 2017
  • Times: 6-8pm
  • Location: Complexions Spa
  • Admission: $50
  • 221 Wolf Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-489-5231
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We’re welcoming all ladies to join us for a BROW PARTY where you’ll learn how to shape your brows, what products work best, receive a FREE brow wax and learn about the benefits of our 3D B...

Corey Harris

September 29, 2017

Corey Harris is an Artist who is leading a contemporary revival of Country Blues with a fresh and modern approach. He is a powerful and compelling singer and an accomplished guitarist whose musical ar...

Erie Canal Bicentennial Concert presented by Brockport Symphony Orchestra

October 07, 2017

The NYS Museum welcomes the Brockport Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the Erie Canal. This concert performance will feature songs the premiere of Erie Canal Portrait, Dewitt Clinton’s Grand Ca...

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