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How Water Behaves

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The Illusionists

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New York in Bloom

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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

22nd Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale

February 14, 2015 to February 15, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: $5 each day. Children 12 and under are free. **Cash Only**
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-474-5877
  • Visit Website

The 22nd Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15, 2015 (10 am - 5 pm). Vendors display and sell gems, jewelry...

Basic Animal Tracking

February 07, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • 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: 518-465-0655
  • Visit Website

Have you ever been walking and come across a footprint? What is it telling you? Who's been there? What are they doing? If you are interested in learning some basic principles of animal tracking, joi...

Building Time

November 24, 2014 to February 23, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the last Monday)

The Building Blocks of the City Room at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center will be open the last Monday morning of each month, November 2014- February 2015, for children accompanied by adults to...

Cyrille Aimee at The Egg

February 13, 2015

French jazz singer, Cyrille Aimée winner of the Montreaux Jazz Festival and Sarah Vaughn Vocal Competitions, performs an evening of classic and contemporary standards for an unforgettably roman...

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

January 31, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: 26.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company takes to the stage with sweeping athleticism, explosions of energy, precision combined with looseness, strength and versatility. In addition to a new premiere, the eve...

Environmental Songs Sing-A-Long

February 16, 2015
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • 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: 518-465-0655
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Come and sing some of your favorite songs about the environment. Join local musicians MaryAnn Kosek and Deb Fish as we not only sing but shake, rattle, and dance. All ages Fee: $3 per person/$...

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.

Follow the North Star & the Underground Railroad

February 19, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3 for all seats
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-1217

Follow the North Star & the Underground Railroad- Sky show explores the important role astronomy played in the freedom seekers' search along the Underground Railroad. Geared for children ages 8 &a...

Frozen Meet and Greet Sing A Long Party

February 07, 2015 to February 08, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Ramada Plaza Hotel
  • Venue: Albany Ramada Plaza Hotel
  • Admission: $17.95-$10, prices vary based on packages
  • 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext.
  • Albany, NY 12206
  • Phone: 518-438-8431
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Call For Reservations at 518-438-8431 Its Here The Ultimate Frozen Meet and Greet Sing-a-Long Party. Saturday Feb 7th and Sunday Feb 8th 2015 Show times and V.I.P. Times are The Same For Each Day...

Groggy Groundhogs

February 01, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • 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: 518-465-0655
  • Visit Website

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow when he wakes up on February 2nd? Whether you call them groundhogs or woodchucks join us to learn more about these common mammals. We will also discuss the orig...

Harvesting for Habitat

January 31, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • 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: 518-465-0655
  • Visit Website

Why are the pine trees being cut down in the Madison Ave. Pinelands region of the Preserve? Come find out why at this program! We will hike approximately one mile to view the habitat restoration wor...

Harvesting for Habitat

February 15, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • 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: 518-465-0655
  • Visit Website

Why are the pine trees being cut down in the Madison Ave. Pinelands region of the Preserve? Come find out why at this program! We will hike approximately one mile to view the habitat restoration wor...

Jubilee Riots

February 28, 2015

Jubilee Riots - the group formerly known as Enter the Haggis -an eclectic band with bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, harmonica, trumpet and a roots rock rhythm section - return with both the new name and ...

Lecture: All Souls are Created Equal

February 28, 2015

In Shaker communities, men and women shared power. Many Shaker practices created friction between with existing "worldly" laws and led to intense legal battles and surprising changes in New ...

Lecture: Investigating Famous Fossils from Foreign (and Domestic) Lands to Understand the Ecological

February 04, 2015

Dr. Robert S. Feranec, Curator of Mammals and Pleistocene Vertebrate Paleontology, will discuss his work investigating how the effects of past climate changes can inform us today. He will highlight o...

Lecture: Shaker Inventions & Innovations: Fact or Fiction?

January 31, 2015

The Shakers are credited with inventing a large number of now-common everyday items, as well as more unique, unusual things. Learn about which ones are actually Shaker inventions, which are not, and w...

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
  • Visit Website

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...

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

February 25, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $29.50
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Two of the world's most celebrated fiddlers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy perform "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond"- melding their individual styles into a whirlwind of traditio...

Nature’s Valentine

February 14, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • 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: 518-465-0655
  • Visit Website

Hoot, chirp or sing your way to the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center for a fun-filled morning program. This program will explore the showy, silly and serious world of animal courtship. Using loca...

Pine Bush Pups: Dress Like an Animal

February 03, 2015 to February 04, 2015
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
  • 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: 518-465-0655
  • Visit Website

Discover how our native animals survive the long, cold winter! We’ll dress up like one of our favorite fuzzy creatures and play a game of winter survival.  We will end our program with a ...

Pine Bush Pups: Oh Deer!

February 10, 2015 to February 11, 2015

PRE-K PROGRAM. Does a deer make a noise in the woods? What does a deer look like, where does it live, what does it eat, and what might it leave behind?  Come and find out!  Register...

Sacred Spaces Tour

February 14, 2015
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Throughout the Capital Region
  • Admission: $30 for ICCR members, $35 for not-yet-members, $15 for students
  • Phone: 518-708-7608
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The Capital Region's diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Enjoy a unique guided Valentine's Day bus tour visiting seven locations; several churches, a temple, a cathedral, and a mosque...

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