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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

'Tute for Tots- a preschool program

September 09, 2014 to December 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Venue: Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA)
  • Admission: Fees cover all 7 weeks; $70 for non-member, $60 for members
  • 125 Washington Ave
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-463-4478
  • Visit Website

‘Tute for Tots classes give children, and parents a chance to discover the Albany Institute, and the world of art together. In this program we'll explore in the galleries, read stories, have a g...

“1614,” the 37th New Netherland Seminar

September 20, 2014
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Cultural Edication Center, The New York State Museum
  • Admission: Standard registration $95, Student registration $45
  • 222 Madison Ave
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Phone: 518-486-4815
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The New Netherland Institute announces its 37th New Netherland Seminar, which will take place on September 20th in the Huxley Theater of the Cultural Education Center in Albany, NY. The full brochure ...

14th Annual Algonquian Peoples Seminar

September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Venue: New York State Museum
  • Admission: $50; $35 for students
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
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The Native American Institute of the Hudson River Valley and The New York State Museum are hosting the 14th Mohican/Algonquian Peoples Seminar at the NYS Museum in Albany. All topics related to Northe...

15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble

September 06, 2014 to September 28, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Capital District
  • Hudson Valley, NY
  • Phone: 800-453-6665
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Guided walks, hikes, paddles, biiking tours; cultural events and festivals from the Capital Region to NYC; call for a free program guide.

2014 Exhibition By Artists Of The Mohawk-Hudson Region

September 27, 2014 to January 19, 2015

The Albany Institute of History & Art is pleased to present the 78th Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition pays tribute to the many...

Art for All- a family program

October 11, 2014 to December 27, 2014

Bring your family to the museum and spend the day being creative. Activities include paper pieced quilts, yarn lacing designs, printmaking, collage, and more! Watch for guest Art for All appearances...

Brett Dennen

October 18, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $29.50
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

The breezy songs of Brett Dennen combine the earnest sentiments of activist folk with briskly sweet-natured pop with lyrics that stay away from melodrama and lean more toward uplift. Brett performs ...

Capitol Hauntings Tours

October 06, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring every week day)

Does the night watchman who died in the Capitol fire of 1911 still make his rounds? Which two United States Presidents visited the Capitol after they died? What happened to the "lost&...

Chad & Jeremy

October 12, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $24.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Chad & Jeremy, became a sensation in America riding the wave of the British Invasion, chalking up eleven Top 40 hits including "Summer Song", "Yesterday's Gone", "Willow W...

Downtown Albany Food Fight: Meatball Edition

September 28, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Albany
  • Admission: $1 per portion
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The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) announces that applications are now being accepted for the Downtown Albany Food Fight | MeatBall Edition slated for Sunday, September 28, 2014 f...

Early Albany, a North River Festival

September 28, 2014

A family event on the Hudson River to commemorate Fort Nassau, modern day Albany, as the first Dutch Settlement in America in 1614. The festival will pay tribute to Science, Commerce, and the Meeting ...

Exploration Stations

August 20, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • 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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Exhibition Halls Stations are hosted by a member of the Education staff and offer visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore and learn about the Museum's vast teaching collection.

Family Fun Day

August 16, 2014
  • 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.

Film Screening & Director Q & A: Bury My Heart with Tonawanda

September 27, 2014
  • Times: 11 AM and 2 PM
  • Location: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • Venue: Iroquois Indian Museum
  • Admission: $5 per person, admission to museum is included
  • Caverns Rd PO Box 7
  • Howes Cave, NY 12092
  • Phone: 518-296-8949
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The film tells the fictional story of John Harrison, a developmentally disabled young man rejected by his family and shunned by 19th century society, but accepted and nurtured to adulthood by the To...

Food and Wine Pairing Dinner at Yono's

September 28, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Yono's
  • Venue: Yono's
  • Admission: $125 per person
  • 25 Chapel St
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 845-685-3101
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SKAL International Albany invites you to the 4th Annual Food and Wine Pairing Dinner and Silent Auction. Help fund schlarships for eligible college students in NYS Hospitality and Tourism programs.&...

Goold Golden Oldies Car Show

September 20, 2014

Attend Goold orchards Golden Oldies Car Show! Registration $15 day of the show; open to all years, makes, and models. Activities include: -$25 Cash Giveaway Every 30 mins - Dash...

Goold Orchards Pick Your Own Season

August 30, 2014 to November 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Venue: Goold Orchards, Inc.
  • Admission: Free
  • 1297 Brookview Station Rd
  • Castleton, NY 12033-3166
  • Phone: 518-732-7317
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Goold Orchards is know open for you to come in and pick your own apples! Check the website for more details about whats available for you to pick and what else is going on at the farm. In addition to ...

Habana Sax

October 17, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $24.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Featuring four saxophones and a percussionist, Habana Sax synthesizes Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Latin and American jazz, venturing from mystical chant to rhythmic dance music to improvisational

Head of the Hudson Regatta

September 20, 2014

This is the premier event for the Albany Rowing Center, bringing together hundreds of competitors from high schools, colleges, and clubs from the Capital District, other areas of New York, and surroun...

Historic Cherry Hill: Still Fabulous at 50

October 05, 2014

Please join the board, staff, friends, and supporters of Historic Cherry Hill for a 50th Birthday Celebration at the Albany visitors Center. THe afternoon will include a presentation by very special g...

Indian Ink: Iroquois and the Art of Tattoos

May 04, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Once widespread among Indigenous peoples of the Northast, this exhibit will showcase contemporary tattoo art and look back at historical tattooing. 

John Hiatt at The Egg

October 09, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $34.50, $44.50
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
  • Visit Website

John Hiatt, one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years, is a master lyricist and satirical storyteller. John performs his classic songs as well music from his new recording &qu...

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