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Looking for something to do? There are dozens of museums, planetariums, historic sites, art galleries, and higher education institutions 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 The Peanuts Movie

August 30, 2016

The Palace Theater is hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, presented by Albany Medical Center. Free family movies are shown on the big screen for all to enjoy! Doors open at noon f...

Annual Goold Golden Oldies Classic Car Show

September 17, 2016

Antlions: Ferocious Creatures in the Sand

August 28, 2016

Discover the amazing world of antlions; a unique insect in the Pine Bush. We will walk approximately one mile to explore antlion pits and investigate antlion larvae up close. Don't miss this opportu...

Beauty for the Soul - NYS World Organization of China Painters

September 16, 2016 to September 17, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Come paint with us!  This event is open to the public.  Vendors, displays of porceline paintings, painting sessions, and more! Friday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm T...

Capitol Park After Dark Movie Series "The Wizard of Oz"

August 31, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza - West Capitol Park
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: FREE
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-4759
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Outdoor movie nights! "The Wizard of Oz" Wednesday, August 31, 8 p.m. West Capitol Park, State St, Albany, NY 12210 FREE Although "there's no place like home," it ...

Capitol Park After Dark Movie Series"Gaslight"

August 24, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza - West Capitol Park
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: FREE
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-4759
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Outdoor movie nights! "Gaslight" Wednesday, August 24, 8 p.m. West Capitol Park, State St, Albany, NY 12210 FREE In this 1940s mystery-thriller starring Charles Boyer, Ingri...

Citizen Science: Drop-In Nighthawk Watch

August 24, 2016

With a 2-foot wingspan and a habit of feeding in the air near the ground, Common Nighthawks are easy to spot. Dozens to hundreds of the birds are seen each evening before sunset during migration as ...

Cliff Brucker & Full Circle at the City of Albany Jazz Festival

September 10, 2016
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E)
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Led by drummer, arranger and educator Cliff Brucker, a well-respected Capital Region musician with over 40 years of professional performance under his belt, Full Circle brings together world-class mus...

Collectibles & Flea Market Weekends

September 10, 2016 to September 25, 2016

September 2016 Collectibles & Flea Market Weekends Month of September From Sat. September 10th through Sunday Sept 25, 2016 Collectible Show Hours Saturday-Sunday 9:00-4:00. Vendor Inf...

Crailo Harvest Fair

September 10, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Venue: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Admission: Free!
  • 9 1/2 Riverside Ave
  • Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Phone: 518-463-8738
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This event will include 17th- and 18th-century historical demonstrations including Native American crafts, Dutch colonial life, food harvest activities and preservation techniques, music, trades peo...

Darling Valley with special guest Angela Bove at September in the City Art Fair

September 21, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park (at Broadway and Columbia St)
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

  Darling Valley (formerly Accents) is a folk rock quartet from Upstate NY. The group recently released their new album, Crooked Orchards, a blend of folk ballads, quick rhythms and imaginat...

Discover the Pine Bush

September 04, 2016

An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush, the best remaining example in the world of an inland pine barrens. Our experts will guide you along this 0.9 mile hike over rolling sand dunes whe...

Farmers Market

May 04, 2016 to October 28, 2016 (Every Wednesday, Friday)

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) is host to a year-round Farmers’ Market program. Farmers’ Markets are a great way to support local business, promote healthy foods and...

Friday Walk and Talk

September 02, 2016

Take a break from your day and join us for a one-hour hike along the trails of the Madison Avenue Pinelands. We will meet at the Madison Avenue Pinelands trailhead (#7). Adults only. Free! Pre-...

Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene

July 12, 2016 to December 10, 2016
  • Times: Museum Summer Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm Museum Hours (after August 27): Tuesday 10 am – 8 pm; Wednesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday noon – 4 pm
  • Location: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Venue: University at Albany Art Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • 1400 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12222
  • Phone: 518-442-4035
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  • Visit Website

Future Perfect is an artwork exhibit that explores the relationship humans have with the natural world. It aims to inform visitors how we view the past, the present, and how we might imagine the fut...

Guided Tour of the New York State Capitol Building

October 10, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday)

Staring on Saturday August 8 tours of the Capitol will be offered on the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required. All Saturday tours will be limited to a ma...

HEARD at September in the City Art Fair

September 14, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park (at Broadway and Columbia St)
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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 Energetic, joyous, fresh, fun...Heard's sound aims to waken up your ears, enliven your heart, and even get you up and dancing! Original world music with jazz roots, influences from West Africa...

Hispanic Heritage Celebration starring Michael Stuart

September 10, 2016
  • Times: 5pm-10pm
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: FREE
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-4759
  • Visit Website

Hispanic Heritage Celebration starring Michael Stuart Saturday, September 10, 5 - 10 p.m. FREE Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispan...

Hudson Valley Ruins

September 18, 2016 to December 18, 2017

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...

It's Turtle Time

August 23, 2016 to September 01, 2016

Want to see a turtle up close (but no touching)? Come to the Discovery Center and meet one of our turtles every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm., starting July 5th and ending September 1st. Bring yo...

Jazz Caravanl Circle at the City of Albany Jazz Festival

September 10, 2016
  • Times: From: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E)
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Jazz Caravan is a guitar-based Capital Region trio offering a cerebral blend of thoughtful covers and original music rooted in west-coast modern and Latin jazz styles, featuring celebrated local music...

KJ Denhert at the City of Albany Jazz Festival

September 10, 2016
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E)
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

KJ Denhert's special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations, and she was named one of Jazz.com's top female vocalists. Consistently praised for her path...

Labor Day Guided Tours

September 05, 2016

Beginning at 11 am, guided tours of the mansion will be available to the public on the hour. The last tour will begin at 4pm. Come take advantage of such a historic, local feature with these tours! ...

Lost Radio Rounders at September in the City Art Fair

September 07, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park (at Broadway and Columbia St)
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Albany's Lost Radio Rounders are upstate New York's premiere Acoustic Americana duo, performing classic songs, ballads and singalongs from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. Lost Radio Roun...

Lucky Chops at the City of Albany Jazz Festival

September 10, 2016
  • Times: From: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E)
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Redefining what it means to be a brass band, Lucky Chops stormed onto the scene in 2015 with the help of millions of viewers around the globe. These six talented individuals have created a unique soun...

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