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Farmer's Market

05/03/2017 — 10/27/2017
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May 26

Guided Walking Tour

04/28/2017 — 10/27/2017
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04/29/2017 — 10/28/2017
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Guided Walking Tour

05/11/2017 — 10/12/2017
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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

Albany's Anti-Suffragettes

May 24, 2017
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Woman's Club of Albany
  • Admission: Free, but must RSVP
  • 725 Madison Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-465-3626
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Suffrage was a divisive issue for this historic women's club. Historic Cherry Hill Curator Deborah Emmons-Andarawis will discuss the issue of suffrage, and its opponents in Albany, especially Emily Ra...

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question

May 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017

Casting Her Ballot: Emily Rankin and the Suffrage Question focuses on Philip Van Rensselaer's great-great granddaughter, Emily Rankin, and her worldview as an young upper class woman in Albany during ...

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...

Spotlight: Erie Canal

March 25, 2017 to August 20, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal

Wilderness Survival Skills with Ondatra Adventures

June 11, 2017

We are happy to partner with David M. Muska from Ondatra Adventures to learn about wilderness survival skills. This event will take place at one of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy preserves. Please...

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!
  • Visit Website

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...

8th Annual Strides 4 STRIDE 5K/2K Run, Walk 'n' Roll

June 17, 2017

This event brings together, runners, program participants, STRIDE volunteers, and hundreds of members of our community for a day of family activities, running and bringing awareness to the importance ...

Albany Gay Men's Chorus presents "It's A Grand Night For Singing"

June 17, 2017
  • Times: 7:30-9:30 PM
  • Location: Massry Center For the Arts
  • Admission: $12 Adults, $9 Students, Free for Children Under 12 [Discounted Advance Tickets on Website]
  • 1002 Madison Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12208
  • Phone: 228-243-7770
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"It's A Grand Night For Singing" is the spring concert for the Men of the AGMC

Dad Fest

June 18, 2017
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Admission: Free
  • btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E)
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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A festival celebrating all things Dad - including music, food, craft beer and...mustaches? 

Goddess Club-Women's Support Group

June 05, 2017
  • Times: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Location: ACCA Community Education Building
  • Admission: FREE
  • 90 McCarty Ave
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-225-2388
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Goddess Club is a women's support group focusing on raising the standards for how women treat themselves, each other, and the world. BE HEAR, BE SEEN & BELONG! NWR is building a community for wo...

Memorial Day Mass

May 29, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Our Lady Of Angels Cemetery
  • Admission: Free
  • 1389 Central Avenue (next to Colonie Center)
  • Colonie, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-374-5319
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As the country begins preparations to celebrate Memorial Day, Our Lady of Angels Cemetery will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States in a national celebration, "Serving G...

National Trails Day With Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

June 03, 2017

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy for a work day to help build new trails on our preserves! Check out our website for updates on locations! For the past 25 years, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conserv...

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!

Relay for Life of Albany Colonie

June 09, 2017
  • Times: 6pm-6am
  • Location: Christian Brother's Academy
  • Admission: FREE
  • 12 Airline Drive
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-220-6925
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Join us for a 12 hour celebration of cancer survivors, remembrance of those we have lost, and an opportunity to fight back against this disease. Our theme this year is "Extinguishing Cancer"...

Women@Work Summit: The New York State of Women: How Does It Work for You?

June 07, 2017
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Times Union offices Hearst Media Center
  • 645 Albany Shaker Road
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 519-454-5067
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The conference is organized by Women@Work, a network of business and professional women in New York. Women@Work publishes a bi-monthly magazine, sponsors educational and networking events and offers p...

On-Going Events

A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum's Collection

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Since its invention, glass has been a critical medium for almost every field and purpose, ranging from elaborate fine-art work to practical household items and everything in between. "A Gather of...

Albany Star Sighting

January 21, 2017 to December 16, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: Starting: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-258-3582
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Interactive program identifies stars, planets, comets, and constellations in the night sky and the tools and techniques for becoming an amateur astronomer geared toward children aged 8 and above, as w...

American Music Festival

May 31, 2017 to June 04, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 7:30PM
  • Location: EMPAC
  • Venue: EMPAC
  • Admission: $19-$60
  • RPI - EMPAC Building
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-694-3300
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This year's celebration of American Music (May 31-June 4) is inspired by that quintessentially American enterprise, the Erie Canal. Five days of concerts, recitals, interactive experiences, special ev...

Ancient Egypt

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Egyptologist and Guest Curator Dr. Peter Lacovara has incorporated the research and scientific discoveries revealed in the GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies exhibition into a new exhibiti...

Challenger Adventure

November 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Children (3 -12) accompanied by an adult, admission + $5 Seniors (65+), admission + $8 Adults (13+), admission + $10
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 5183827890x236
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Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. Based on NASA astronaut training, the Ch...

Children’s Star Sighting Show

January 21, 2017 to December 16, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-258-3582
  • Visit Website

Interactive program exploring the stars, planets, comets and constellations in the night sky. Geared to children ages 3-7 and their families.

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