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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

"Summer in the City" Movie Series: Trolls

August 29, 2017

The Palace Theater is again proudly hosting the "Summer in the City" movie series, co presented by Albany Medical Center and SEFCU.For each show, doors open at noon with educational activi...

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

May 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)

In honor of the centennial of women's suffrage, this tour will focus on fifth-generation Cherry Hill owner, Emily Rankin, who came of age as the suffrage debate was raging in New York and the nation. ...

Erie Canal Re-Imagined

July 01, 2017 to October 07, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Venue: Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Admission: $5 Adults/$8 combined tour & exhibits/Children are free
  • 1080 Main St
  • Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
  • Phone: 518-887-5073
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To celebrate the Erie Canal's bicentennial, Dana Hatchett worked with historical photos of the Erie Canal from the SCHS library. The result? A great visual adventure in pencil, conte crayon, and charc...

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...

Public Living History Cruise

June 18, 2017 to September 17, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday)
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Location: Rotary Park Marina
  • Admission: $52.00 per person RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • 74 Southern Ave
  • Little Falls, NY 13365
  • Phone: 315-717-0077
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Join us on a very special Living History Cruise to the Historic General Herkimer Home! We depart from Little Falls Marina Rotary Park, and will have detailed discussion of the significance of the larg...

Schuyler's Canal Revolution

September 21, 2017

Phil Lord, a former curator at the New York State Museum, will trace the evolution of canals and navigation experiments fostered by Schuyler's initiative, first begun in 1792 with the formation of the...

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 02, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
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2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 07, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
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2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage

September 03, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art
  • Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 6-12 $6, Children under 6 free.
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 463-4478
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2017 marks the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State. There is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story. Discover New York's capital's "anti" movement through the...

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...

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!
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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...

2nd Sunday of Each Month Ballroom Dance

February 14, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday)
  • Times: 6-7 PM
  • Location: Ukrainian-American Citizens Club
  • Admission: $10 for Workshop, $10 for dance, buffet and group lesson
  • 1 Pulaski Street
  • Cohoes, NY 12047
  • Phone: 518-727-3525
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2nd Sunday of Each Month Ballroom Dance NO PARTNER NEEDED! NEW DANCERS WELCOME! Dance the night away under the whimsical décor created by Wendy J. Jules Julian ( Professional Dancer...

36th Annual Iroquois Indian Festival

September 02, 2017 to September 03, 2017 (Recurring daily)

This event centers on the celebration of Iroquois creativity and self-expression by featuring an all Iroquois Art Market open to Iroquois artists by special invitation only. Both traditional and cont...

Albany All Stars Roller Derby

September 09, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Capital Center
  • Venue: Albany Capital Center
  • Admission: Tickets in advance are $10; Tickets the day of the event are $12.
  • 55 Eagle Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
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Albany All Stars Roller Derby is the Capital Region's first flat track all-women roller derby league. AASRD was started in 2006 and currently has over 40 skaters divided into A and B Teams: the All St...

Always Know Your Pal

May 02, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
  • Admission: $5 Adults
  • 2 Museum Lane
  • Waterford, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-238-0809
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The Erie Canal celebrates its 200th Anniversary beginning this year across New York State. The museum presents "Always Know Your Pal", an exhibit that shares with visitors the histo...

Capitol Park After Dark: Annie

August 30, 2017

“Annie” is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One day, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire ...

Crailo State Historic Site's Harvest Faire

September 16, 2017

Please note: Schuyler Mansion will be closed.  Please join us at the Crailo State Historic Site's Harvest Faire event in Rensselaer! Further information may be found at www.nysparks.com or C...

Jazz Night ft. Alex Torres

September 13, 2017

Alex Torres is a Bronx-born bassist who formed a Latin orchestra in Amsterdam, N.Y in 1980.Torres performs an original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, P...

Jazz Night ft. Hot Club of Saratoga

September 20, 2017

Hot Club of Saratoga is the Saratoga-Capital Region’s premier gypsy swing ensemble. Playing a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated in the 1930s and kept alive through ...

Listening Here Launch at Albany Center Gallery

September 01, 2017

Join us for the launch of Stephanie Loveless and Cristyn Magnus' web-app for mindful listening, Listening Here, as part of 1st Friday on Friday, September 1, at Albany Center Gallery. To our celebr...

Memorial Mass

September 09, 2017

Memorial masses are celebrated in memory of all those buried in Albany Diocesan Cemeteries four times annually at St. Agnes Cemetery (Menands), St.Mary's Cemetery (Troy), and Most Holy Redeemer Cemete...

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!

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