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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

"Capitol Hauntings" Tours

October 03, 2016 to October 31, 2016

Weekdays Throughout October: Join the "ghost hunting" Capitol Tour Guides as they take you through the "hot spots" of the Capitol. Brave visitors will make their way to the exact s...

112h Annual Halloween Pets on Parade

October 16, 2016
  • Times: Parade at 2 PM, Registration begins at 1 PM
  • Location: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Venue: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 1297 Brookview Station Rd
  • Castleton, NY 12033-3166
  • Phone: 518-732-7317
  • Visit Website

Goold Orchards Weekend Fall Fun Continues Sunday, October 16th with our 12th Annual Halloween Pets on Parade. Pet Registration Begins at 1pm Parade begins at 2pm. Lots of Prizes to be awarded inclu...

45th Annual Festival of Nations

October 23, 2016
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza Visitor Center
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza Visitor Center
  • Admission: Adults $5; Children (3-12) $2
  • Room 106 Concourse
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-371-3737
  • Visit Website

The Annual Festival of Nations is presented by ethnic groups from Argentine, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burma, China, Domioncan Republic, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Liberia, Lithua...

Annual Kids Country Play Day

October 01, 2016

Sat. October 1, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Annual Kids Country Play Day Sponsored by Rensselaer County Safe Kids ** This is a FREE EVENT

Brilliant and Bristly Buckmoths

October 01, 2016

Join us for a 0.9 mile walk to discover the amazing world of buckmoths. The inland barrens buckmoth is a large beautiful moth with bold black and white wings that flies for only a brief window of ti...

Double M Haunted Hayrides

September 26, 2016 to October 26, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 11:55 AM
  • Location: Double M Haunted Hayrides
  • Admission: $18 Opening Night; General Admission (all attractions and shows): $25; Group rate $2.00 per person for groups of 30 or more
  • 678 Route 67
  • Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Phone: 518-884-9122
  • Visit Website

Double M Haunted Hayrides has been creating fear for over 25 years in Upstate New York! Scary Harry, the iconic ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you yet again this...

Eric Johnson brings “An Evening of Acoustic Guitar & Piano” Live at Cohoes Music Hall

October 22, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Cohoes Music Hall
  • Admission: Tickets are $62, $52 & $42 and go ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 10AM at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office
  • 58 Remsen Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-953-0630

Sat, October 22 8:00pm Show Texas guitar legend Eric Johnson brings "An Evening of Acoustic Guitar & Piano" to the Cohoes Music Hall to celebrate the release of his new album EJ....

Fall Foliage Festival at Mabee Farm Historic Site

October 16, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 AM
  • Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Venue: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Admission: FREE
  • 1080 Main St
  • Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
  • Phone: 518-887-5073
  • Visit Website

A celebration of all things fall! Activities for kids, farmers' market, hayrides, pony rides, live birds of prey, petting zoo, scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin painting, historic exhibitions, live music al...

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...

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
  • Send Email
  • 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...

History Happy Hour

September 29, 2016

Take this opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded history enthusiasts on the grounds of Schuyler Mansion. Enjoy a selection of local beer, wine, and tempting hors d'oeuvres, while hobnobbing wi...

Hops and Haunts, Haunted Pub Crawl

October 25, 2016 to October 27, 2016

Begin your ghost hunt with a tour of Ten Broeck Mansion, one of the most haunted public sites in Albany. If you survive the Mansion, your tour guide will lead you to Olde English Pub & Pantry, The...

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...

In the Hot Seat

October 13, 2016

A pecha kucha (whirlwind tour) revealing some of the stories behind highlighted chairs in the collections of Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) members. During October, visit three sites and get you...

R. Kelly The Buffet Tour

September 29, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Venue: Palace Performing Arts Center
  • Admission: Tickets are $98 & $68 and go on sale Sept. 2 at 10AM at the Palace Theatre Box Office
  • 19 Clinton Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-465-3334
  • Visit Website

R. Kelly The Buffet Tour Thurs, September 29 7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums so...

Schuyler Mansion Magic Lantern

October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm Magic Lantern

Shaker Heritage Spirit Circle with Tri City Paranormal

October 15, 2016
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Venue: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Admission: $20
  • 25 Meeting House Road
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-456-7890
  • Visit Website

The Shakers believed communication with the spirit world was not only possible, but often played an important part in worship. They communicated with mediums, hosted seances, and attended others. Join...

Shakes-BEER with Nine Pin Cider and Collar City Players: Reading of Macbeth

October 20, 2016

The Collar City Players are taking their popular Shakes-BEER read-along series on the road, and visiting their friends at Nine Pin Cider in Albany. Join us for an October 20th reading of one of our fa...

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

October 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

OCTOBER 1-DECEMBER 31, 2016 The Art of Seating, an exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth ce...

The Coteries at September in the City Art Fair

September 28, 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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Born out of the midst of an 11,000 mile North American road trip, The Coteries bring you Folk Rock music steeped in their travels and the back roads of the American countryside. A relatively new ban...

The Man in the Chair: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

October 06, 2016

Building on the must-see Art of Seating exhibition, Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) is sponsoring a special program, Pull Up a Chair: Hidden Stories in Albany's Famous Seats. Grab a "PA...

The Man in the Chair: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

October 06, 2016

Building on the must-see Art of Seating exhibition, Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) is sponsoring a special program, Pull Up a Chair: Hidden Stories in Albany's Famous Seats. Grab a "PA...

Underground Railroad Camp-In

September 30, 2016
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 AM
  • Location: The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
  • Admission: $15-$70
  • 194 Livingston Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-432-4432
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

Sleep over in the place where history happened! Meet Stephen or Harriet Myers, perhaps a visiting Freedom Seeker. Play games that the Myers children played. Help the abolitionists decide how best to r...

Van Schaick Mansion Tours

September 25, 2016 to October 25, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Van Schaick Mansion
  • Venue: Van Schaick Mansion
  • Admission: Guided tours $5 for adulta. Military families free. Grounds and historic cemetery free
  • 1 Van Schaick Ave
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-235-2699
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

The Van Schaick Mansion is one of the most historic homes in New York State with a rich history that is tied to both the French and Indian War & the American Revolution. Built circa 1735, the ho...

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