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Wild Things: …

07/06/2017 — 08/30/2017
Jul 26

Farmer's Market

05/03/2017 — 10/27/2017
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04/29/2017 — 10/28/2017
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04/29/2017 — 10/28/2017
Jul 28

Guided Walking Tour

04/28/2017 — 10/27/2017
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Hudson River …

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Aug 10

Guided Walking Tour

05/11/2017 — 10/12/2017
Aug 15

Altamont Fair

08/15/2017 — 08/20/2017
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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

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: Finding Dory

July 25, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: Matilda

August 02, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: Monsters, Inc.

August 08, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: The Jungle Book

August 15, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: Toy Story 3

August 22, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

Always Know Your Pal

May 02, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
  • Admission: $5 Adults
  • 2 Museum Lane
  • Waterford, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-238-0809
  • Visit Website

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...

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
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

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...

Induction Ceremony

July 30, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 1:30 PM
  • Location: Clark Sports Center
  • 124 Co Rd 52
  • Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Phone: 607-547-0397
  • Visit Website

The Sunday, July 30 Induction Ceremony will take place on the grounds outside of the Clark Sports Center, which is located on lower Susquehanna Avenue, just one mile south of the Hall of Fame. The Cer...

Public Living History Cruise

June 18, 2017 to September 17, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Rotary Park Marina
  • Admission: $52.00 per person RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • 74 Southern Ave
  • Little Falls, NY 13365
  • Phone: 315-717-0077
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Join us on a very special Living History Cruise to the Historic General Herkimer Home! We depart from Little Falls Marina Rotary Park, and will have detailed discussion of the significance of the larg...

Spotlight: Erie Canal

March 25, 2017 to August 20, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal

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

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!
  • Visit Website

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...

99-5 The River- RetroFutura Tour

August 13, 2017

Headlined by synth pioneer Howard Jones, the jam-packed show will also feature sets from the English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English, Paul Young and Katrina (ex-Katrina And The Waves).

A Song, A Dance, and a Story To Be Told: Iroquois Social Dancers

August 19, 2017

Haudenosaunee singers & dancers will be at the Iroquois Indian Museum to demonstrate the traditional social dances that unite community members and new friends through joy, laughter, and the age-o...

Albany All Stars Roller Derby

August 19, 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
  • Send Email
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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...

Alive at Five August 3rd King Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band

August 03, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank hosts Reggae Night on August 3rd presented by media sponsors WVCR 88.3 The Saint & Wcaa-lp 107.3 FM - Albany, NY with King Yellowm...

Alive at Five July 27th Marian Hill

July 27, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for its 28th season on June 8th! July 27th Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown and 102.7 WEQX - The REAL Alternativ...

Alive at Five July 27th Marian Hill

July 27, 2017
  • Times: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for its 28th season on June 8th! July 27th Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown and 102.7 WEQX - The REAL Alternativ...

Black Arts and Cultural Festival Presented by McDonald's

August 05, 2017

Presented by McDonald's, the Black Arts and Cultural Festival is an updated take on a classic celebration of the traditions and cultural contributions of the black community through music, art, danc...

Canal Splash

August 11, 2017 to August 20, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: NYS Canal System
  • Various locations across canal system
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  • Phone: 518-436-3034
  • Visit Website

Celebrate the canal's history, culture, recreational appeal, & beauty; coordinated series of locally organized events & activities; nature & history walks; museum & gallery exhibits; r...

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