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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
  • 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...

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

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...

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...

Hall of Fame Awards Presentation

July 29, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 3:00 PM
  • Location: Doubleday Field
  • 1 Doubleday Ct
  • Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME
  • Visit Website

The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at Doubleday Field. The winners of the 2017 Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters and the BBWAA's J.G. Taylor Spink A...

Hall of Fame Parade of Legends

July 29, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Cooperstown
  • Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME
  • Visit Website

The Awards Presentation will be immediately followed by the Parade of Legends, as Hall of Fame members ride down Main Street in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company at 6 p.m., concluding with a pri...

Kahnawake Men’s Singing Society

July 29, 2017

Ro'nikonhkátste Norton and members of the Kahnawake Men’s Singing Society will be at the Iroquois Indian Museum to share their combined vocal artistry and answer questions about the singi...

Legends of the Game Roundtable

July 31, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Doubleday Field
  • Admission: Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12
  • 1 Doubleday Ct
  • Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME
  • Visit Website

The Hall of Fame's newest members will participate in a Legends of the Game Roundtable event at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 on Doubleday Field. This event is for Museum Members only.   

Open Mic Night

December 10, 2015 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hudson River Coffee House
  • Admission: Free
  • 227 Quail Street
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-449-2174
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Join the Hudson River Coffee House for a night of fun at our Open Mic Night! From live music to poetry readings, you won't want to miss out on our talented performers!

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....

Ump's Eye View Sports Talk

July 28, 2017

AN INSIDE LOOK INTO BASEBALL Enjoy stories and Q&A from former Big League Umpire of 26 years - Al Clark. Sports Travel and Tours has teamed up with Ump's Eye View to give our baseball fans a behi...

On-Going Events

3rd Annual Theatrical Presentation of the Committee of Safety Meeting & Recreation of Goshen "Goose"

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: c. 1729 Van Alstyne Homestead & Museum
  • Admission: $10.00 for adults & $5.00 for children under 10 years of age
  • 42 Moyer Street
  • Canajoharie, NY 13317
  • Phone: 315-281-4288
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Can you hear the drum and fife in the air? The smell of gun powder mixed in with a bit of ale and rum? Can you hear people's voices arguing about the political environment? What can it all mean? It me...

42nd Infantry Division Band Concert

July 31, 2017

Enjoy a concert of WWI era songs. The 42nd Infantry Division Band is the musical ambassador for the 42nd Infantry Division (Mechanized), New York Army National Guard. The band has a long proud history...

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...

Always Know Your Pal

May 07, 2017 to October 22, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: From: 12:30 PM 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...

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...

Call for Artists! North Country Arts Seeks Artists for August Show at NCA at the Shirt Factory

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 1-5 pm
  • Location: NCA at the Shirt Factory
  • Admission: $15 for North Country Arts members/$25 for non-members
  • 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114
  • Glens Falls, NY 12801
  • Phone: 518-798-8512
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

North Country Arts seeks artists working in any media for a new show at their NCA at the Shirt Factory Gallery in Glens Falls that will open on August 4. The title of the show is “Sun Splash&rd...

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