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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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Guided Walking Tour

04/28/2017 — 10/27/2017
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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...

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...

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

Special Events

The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute Opening Reception

July 25, 2017

This exhibition explores a visual history of the United States during the 19th century with over 80 paintings by artists such as Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, Asher Durand, and others....

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...

Human Design-The Blueprint of Your Destiny

July 25, 2017
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Complexions Spa
  • Admission: $45
  • 268 Broadway
  • Saratoga, NY 12866
  • Phone: 518-489-5231
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Learn how you are specially designed to move through life, as well as how to tune into your own personal decision making process. Discover your special traits and how you relate with others. Human Des...

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...

smART series

July 18, 2017 to August 29, 2017 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Location: The Hyde Collection
  • Admission: Free for members; $5 for each non-member child
  • 161 Warren St.
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 5187921761ext.310
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Why does the line in this artwork feel like it is moving? Why does pattern sometimes mess with my eyes? Why do open spaces make me feel alone? Become SmART in art with this creative summer series and ...

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...

The Wedding of the Waters: Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad

July 03, 2017 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

The Wedding of the Waters exhibit provides more information about the role that the Erie Canal played for freedom seekers. For many, the Erie Canal served as the last leg of the underground railroad, ...

The Wedding of the Waters: Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad

July 03, 2017

The Wedding of the Waters exhibit provides more information about the role that the Erie Canal played for freedom seekers. For many, the Erie Canal served as the last leg of the underground railroad, ...

To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift

June 10, 2017 to October 31, 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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With this inaugural exhibition in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery, The Hyde Collection establishes itself as a major museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in upstate New York. The exhibition will...

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...

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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