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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

1st Friday Albany

January 01, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations throughout Albany
  • Admission: Free!
  • Visit Website

1st Friday in Albany is a monthly arts and culture event that takes place on the 1st Friday of every month, from 5:00 until 9:00 PM, in various neighborhoods throughout the city.Since its beginnings...

Guys and Dolls

June 02, 2017 to June 04, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: June 2 and 3 - 8:00PM June 4 Matinee - 3:00PM
  • Location: Siena College Beaudoin Theater, Foy Hall
  • Venue: Siena College
  • 515 Loudon Road
  • Loudonville, NY 12211-1462
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Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authoriti...

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...

National Trails Day With Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

June 03, 2017

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy for a work day to help build new trails on our preserves! Check out our website for updates on locations! For the past 25 years, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conserv...

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!

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...

First Friday Art Show and Wine Tasting

January 06, 2017 to October 06, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: IL FARO restaurant & bar
  • Admission: Free
  • 698 N Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12204
  • Phone: 518-463-2208
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First Friday Art Show and Wine Tasting

Fringe Friday

October 28, 2016 to June 23, 2017 (Every Friday)
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Mopco Improv Theatre
  • Admission: $10
  • 10 North Jay Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
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Fringe Friday will feature local acts and improv groups from the Capital Region and beyond. Each Friday, The Mopco Improv Theatre will host bold and exciting new performers who will surely become Capi...

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...

Improv Jam!

October 27, 2016 to June 29, 2017 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Mopco Improv Theatre
  • Admission: $5
  • 10 North Jay Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Visit Website

Half show, half class, half party, a jam is 150% a great way to spend your Thursday night at The MopCo. It's an opportunity for new improvisers and veterans alike to get on stage, stretch their skills...

Live Music At The Ginger Man!

January 08, 2016 (Every Friday)

Live Music at The Ginger Man every Friday night! Click the website link for more details. 

Live Music Every Friday At The Ginger Man!

January 27, 2017 (Every Friday)

Live Music With Albany's Greatest!

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.

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