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May 28

Hudson River …

04/29/2017 — 10/28/2017
May 31

Farmer's Market

05/03/2017 — 10/27/2017
May 31

Special Tours …

05/03/2017 — 05/31/2017
Jun 3

Hudson River …

04/29/2017 — 10/28/2017
Jun 8

Guided Walking Tour

05/11/2017 — 10/12/2017
Jun 23

Guided Walking Tour

04/28/2017 — 10/27/2017
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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

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

May 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question focuses on Philip Van Rensselaer's great-great granddaughter, Emily Rankin, and her worldview as an young upper class woman in Albany during ...

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

Memorial Day Mass

May 29, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Our Lady Of Angels Cemetery
  • Admission: Free
  • 1389 Central Avenue (next to Colonie Center)
  • Colonie, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-374-5319
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As the country begins preparations to celebrate Memorial Day, Our Lady of Angels Cemetery will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, "Serving G...

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...

American Music Festival

May 31, 2017 to June 04, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 7:30PM
  • Location: EMPAC
  • Venue: EMPAC
  • Admission: $19-$60
  • RPI - EMPAC Building
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-694-3300
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This year's celebration of American Music (May 31-June 4) is inspired by that quintessentially American enterprise, the Erie Canal. Five days of concerts, recitals, interactive experiences, special ev...

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...

From Albany to the Adirondacks

May 01, 2017 to July 01, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Landscape and architectural photography from the Albany area and Adirondack Park. Brad Wenskoski, Photography www.bradwenskoskiphotography.com

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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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