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Altamont Fair

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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

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
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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...

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...

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

Capital Concert Series: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaries

July 26, 2017

The Capital Concert Series presented by Coors Light welcomes Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaries on July 26. Soul Singer Charles Bradley’s star has been on the rise since th...

On-Going Events

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...

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...

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers

June 25, 2017 to September 17, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 pm Sunday
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: Museum admission
  • 161 Warren St.
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-792-1761
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Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue #611 for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of mor...

Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve and Fruits & Flowers

June 24, 2017 to September 17, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 pm Sunday
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: Museum admission
  • 161 Warren St.
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-792-1761
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Ellsworth Kelly created Diagonal with Curve XII, Blue #611 for his friends, Werner Feibes and James Schmitt. In conjunction with the opening of the Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, this exhibition of mor...

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise of Albany

June 21, 2017 to August 30, 2017 (Every Wednesday)
  • Times: Boards 12:30p - Departs 1:00p - Returns 2:30p
  • Location: Dutch Apple Cruises, Inc.
  • Venue: Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours
  • Admission: $19.95 adults, $18.95 seniors, $12.00 kids 3-10yr, kids 2yr & under FREE
  • 141 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-463-0220
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Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise of Albany! Cruise begins boarding at 12:30 p.m., departs at 1:00 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. Round trip cruise departs fr...

Ice Ages

January 03, 2017 to February 28, 2019 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York. Over the last two million years, New York has experienced several Ice Ages interspers...

Journeys Art Exhibition

June 28, 2017 to July 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 9 am to 9pm
  • Location: Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Admission: free
  • 49 Henry Street
  • Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
  • Phone: 518-584-4132
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Art Exhibition

Local Artists Paint Italy

June 01, 2017 to July 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)

12 local fine artists exhibit and sell their original paintings of Italy. Artist Reception is on June 3 from 1pm – 3pm. Show from June through July.

Mamma Mia!

July 07, 2017 to August 13, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Tues., Weds., Thurs., at 7:30 pm; Fri., Sat. at 8 pm; Sat at 3 pm, Sun at 2pm; Weds 7/19, 7/26 and 8/2 at 2pm
  • Venue: Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Admission: $25-65 (student w/ID $16)
  • 111 N. Pearl St.
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-445-7469
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Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBA’s greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never ha...

Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and His Protégés Launt Thompson, Charles C

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Designed to showcase the museum's nationally known collection of mid- to late-nineteenth-century sculpture, this exhibition features twenty plaster, marble, and bronze sculptures, and framed bas-relie...

North Country Arts 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall Opens July Art Exhibition

July 03, 2017 to July 28, 2017 (Recurring every week day)
  • Times: 9 am-4 pm
  • Location: 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 42 Ridge St.
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-222-1471
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North Country Arts 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall in Glens Falls opens their July art exhibition featuring the photography of Jacquie Tinker and landscapes by Anne Vaccaro on Monday, July 3 in Glens F...

OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernández confronts Frederic Church at Olana

May 14, 2017 to November 05, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The Olana Partnership/Olana State Historic Site is pleased to announce the ground-breaking, an innovative collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisner...

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site: 2017 Season

May 17, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00AM to 5:00PM. Beginning at 11:00a.m., tours are offered on the hour, with the last tour beginning at 4:00p.m. As pre-registered groups, focus tours, and site events ma...

Senior Day

June 28, 2017 (Every Wednesday)
  • Times: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: Free
  • 161 Warren St.
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-792-1761
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Every Wednesday, The Hyde Collection offers free admission to those ages 60 and older.

Summer STEM Classes

July 06, 2017 to September 01, 2017 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Dive into STEM this summer with hands-on classes at miSci. For students in grades 1-8. Classes cost $220-250/class. Scholarships and before/aftercare are available. Visit http://misci.org/events/class...

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