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Triple Play: …

02/07/2015 — 07/26/2015
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05/26/2015 — 05/31/2015
May 6

Farmer's Market

05/06/2015 — 10/30/2015
Apr 18

Hudson River …

04/18/2015 — 10/31/2015
Jun 3

Capital Concert …

06/03/2015 — 07/08/2015
Jun 3

Made in the Shade …

06/03/2015 — 08/26/2015
Jun 11

Alive at Five

06/11/2015 — 08/06/2015
Jun 16

Kinky Boots

06/16/2015 — 06/21/2015
Jun 17

Hudson River …

06/17/2015 — 09/04/2015
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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

10th Annual Soap Box Derby

June 13, 2015
  • Times: From: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: State St. Between South Swan and Eagle
  • Phone: 518-489-7883
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The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Each year since, with the exceptio...

37th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women

May 30, 2015

The 37th Annual Freihofer's Run for Women will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. The Freihofer's Run for Women 5km combines some of the top International and American women distance ru...

Albany International Airport Gallery Presents: Lit

April 10, 2015 to September 13, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • Venue: Albany International Airport (ALB)
  • Admission: free
  • 737 Albany-Shaker Rd, Airport Gallery 3rd Floor
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-242-2241
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An exhibition of contemporary art in which lights plays a pivotal role with contributing artists Yael Erel, Scott Nelson Foster, jared Handelsman, Larry Kagan, lightexture, Victoria Palmero, and Kan...

Dine'n at Nine Pin

May 13, 2015 to October 03, 2015
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Nine Pin Ciderworks, LLC
  • Venue: Nine Pin Ciderworks, LLC
  • Admission: Cost of food and drink only
  • 929 Broadway
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-449-9999
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A different food truck every night until 9pm and HAPPY HOUR draft specials on weekdays from 4-6pm.

Family Fun Day

August 16, 2014 to December 19, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-486-4845
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The Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities.

First Friday Hike: Intro to Wild Edibles

June 05, 2015

Did you ever wonder about wild edible plants in the Pine Bush? Join us for an introductory glance into the existence of wild edibles right here in the Pine Bush. Collecting and picking are not permit...

Harry Connick, JR. at The Egg

June 10, 2015 to June 11, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg, Hart Theatre
  • Admission: $45, $55 and $75
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
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Showered with awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage, Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplifi...

Historic Albany Walkabout Tours

May 20, 2015 to September 16, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Wednesday)
  • Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Locations throughout Albany - see description
  • Admission: $5 for Historic Albany Foundation Members; $10 for non-members.
  • Phone: 518-465-0876
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Join us on the third Wednesday of each month, from May to September, on these walkinging tours exploring Albany's historic neighborhoods.   Wednesday, May 20 5:30 p.m. Industrial Downtow...

Hudson River Family Day

June 06, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Historic Cherry Hill
  • Venue: Historic Cherry Hill
  • Admission: Free
  • 523 1/2 S Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 51843447941
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Join us at Historic Cherry Hill on Saturday, June 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. for the Hudson River Family Day. Step into the 1700s and Experience Hudson River Sloop Trade & Daily Life! This FREE event wi...

Let's Go Take A Trip

January 03, 2015 to December 05, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
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Meet at Main Lobby Desk ? Ages 4-6 years old The first Saturday of the month take a trip and be a time traveler throughout the Adirondack Wilderness, New York Metropolis, Native Peoples' Longhouse...

National Learn to Row Day

June 06, 2015
  • Times: From: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Rowing Center
  • Venue: Albany Rowing Center
  • Admission: Free!
  • The City of Albany Boat Shed, Hudson River Corning Preserve
  • Albany, NY 12201-0857
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National Learn to Row Day is organized by US Rowing to bring attention to the sport of rowing and the lifelong benefits it can provide. ARC is participating in this event by offering community members...

Path Through History Weekend

June 20, 2015 to June 21, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Various Locations throughout Albany
  • Admission: Free!
  • Phone: 518-434-0405
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Path Through History Weekends events can include special programs, discounted or free admission, or any event that celebrates national, state or local heritage. Historic sites, museums, architectur...

Shaker Country Picnic

June 13, 2015
  • Times: From: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Venue: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Admission: Free
  • 25 Meeting House Road
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-456-7890
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Help us celebrate the barn centennial at the Shaker Country Picnic! Live music, featuring a performance by the Graham Tichy Band from 4-6pm, great food from Sweet Mama Mia Food Truck (available for pu...

The Albany Memorial Day Parade

May 25, 2015
  • Times: From: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Central Ave - kicks off at Ontario St and proceeds East to N. Hawk
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 518-434-2032

The Albany Memorial Day Parade forms at 9am at Ontario Street and Central Ave, steps off at 9:30 a.m. and proceeds east on Central Ave, continuing east on Washington Ave to parade's end at N. Hawk St ...

The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire's History

June 07, 2015

Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies Join Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne, historian and former program director at the New York State Archives,...

Special Events

A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA

February 14, 2015 to December 31, 2015

The New York State Museum will open a new exhibition featuring Shaker photographs on February 14. A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA features the photography of Noel Vicentini and do...

Albany Pro Musica Pops Goes the Chorus

June 05, 2015 to June 06, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Venue: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Admission: Premium Seats $35, Regular Seats $25, Students $10
  • 25 Meeting House Road
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-438-6548
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Albany Pro Musica takes the stage with show tunes, old standards, and popular songs performed in the 1848 Meeting House. This cabaret-style evening showcases APM's individual and ensemble talents. Ple...

Antlions: Ferocious Creatures in the Sand

June 20, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per person/$5 per family/Children under 5 yrs free. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-456-0655
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Daughters and sons bring your Dad to the Pine Bush for this 0.9 mile hike. We will take an extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush, the best remaining example of an inland pine barrens in the...

Brit Floyd: Space and Time World Tour 2015

May 28, 2015

Brit Floyd - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to North America in 2015 to launch its Space & Time World Tour its most ambitious show to date; with a spectacular new light show, an eve...

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