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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!

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Listed below are just a few of the many events happening every day and night in Albany County. 

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Signature Events

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

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...

Abraham Lincoln: The Albany Connections

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Abraham Lincoln visited Albany twice, the first time in 1861 while on his way from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington for his March 4 inauguration as the country's sixteenth president. When Mayor Ge...

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...

Elementary and Middle School Art Exhibit - St. Mary's School, Waterford

March 09, 2017 to April 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm (4pm starting April 1); Saturday 10am-3pm; Sunday 11am-3pm
  • Location: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Venue: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Admission: Free Admission!
  • 25 Quackenbush Sq (Corner of Broadway & Clinton Ave.)
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-0405
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The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center invites all to view the artwork created by students of St. Mary’s School in Waterford, NY. The colorful and imaginative artwork on display is created by ...

Ice Ages

January 03, 2017 to February 28, 2019

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...

Lorna Bieber: Forces of Nature

January 21, 2017 to May 14, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • 161 Warren Street
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-792-1761
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Lorna Bieber’s photo murals and montages look like snatches of memories and elusive recollections of familiar images. Comprised of stock media photography manipulated in scale and medium, and th...

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...

Pinball League

April 23, 2017 to May 21, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: 4pm-6pm
  • Location: Excelsior Pub
  • Admission: $5 registration fee
  • 54 Philip St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-281-6450
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Pub Club Coin Droppers All skill levels welcome! Entry fee is $5. League season is comprised of 4 weekly meets and a double elimination finals tournament. Players must pay coin-drop. All entry fees g...

Reel Seafood Sunday Brunch

September 25, 2016 (Every Sunday)

Make your stay in Albany memorable! 

Sunday Night Blues Jam

May 08, 2016 (Every Sunday)

Sunday Night Blues Jam

Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The character and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley have roots in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the early inhabitants of the region, their beliefs, relationships, and interacti...

Weekend Gallery Talks

August 13, 2016 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Most Saturdays and Sundays, 1PM Led by volunteer docents. Availability subject to change. Please call (518) 463-4478 to confirm.

Whole New Ballgame Exhibit

November 07, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will tell the story of baseball's most recent era in its Whole New Ballgame exhibit. The Museum's newest permanent exhibit, located in the Janetschek Gall...

 

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