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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

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
  • Visit Website

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...

American Craft Beer Week

May 11, 2015 to May 17, 2015

The Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), a celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. ACBW is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their ...

Dar Williams

May 15, 2015

Dar Williams' career began in the New England folk scene of the mid-1990s and has since become one of the premier singer/songwriters in America- with a unique flair to deliver her messages with a pl...

David Bromberg & Larry Campbell to Perform at The Egg!

April 19, 2015

David Bromberg and Larry Campbell will perform at The Egg on Sunday, April 19th at 7:30 PM as part of the American Roots & Branches concert series. The two guitar virtuosos - who are equally a...

Discover the Pine Bush

May 03, 2015
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 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
  • Visit Website

An extraordinary journey into the Albany Pine Bush, the best remaining example in the world of an inland pine barrens. Our experts will guide you through this 0.9 mile hike over rolling sand dunes w...

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.

HALESTORM with THE PRETTY RECKLESS and STARSET

May 05, 2015

Halestorm is an American hard rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger and...

Hamlet

April 21, 2015 to May 10, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

A Classics on Stage Production By William Shakespeare Directed by Kevin McGuire Apr 21 - May 10 The granddaddy of all the Bard's work, HAMLET remains one of the most oft-quoted and revered s...

Handel’s Messiah

May 03, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 3:00 PM
  • Location: Our savior's Lutheran Church
  • Admission: 15 for an adult or $10 for seniors and children ages 13 and under
  • 63 Mountain View Ave
  • Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone: 518-459-3152
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Solange Lilian Merdinian, Armenian Mezzo Soprano, will appear as a soloist in Händel's "Messiah" with the Christian Arts International Choir and Guest Orchestra on May 3rd, 3:00 PM, at ...

K. Michelle at the Palace

May 01, 2015

Being an artist is about fearlessly breaking the boundaries. K. Michelle takes pride in that part of her job. Her first full-length album, 2013's Rebellious Soul, flipped the script for R&B and en...

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...

Mike Stern Band Featuring Dennis Chambers, Bob Franceschini, and Janek Gwizdala

May 15, 2015
  • Times: 7 PM and 9 PM
  • Location: The Madison Theater
  • Admission: $22 in advance, $24 at the door
  • 1036 Madison Ave
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-438-2094
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One of the most esteemed guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern (of Miles Davis and Earth Wind & Fire) and legendary master drummer Dennis Chambers (of Santana and Parliament Funkadelic) team up...

MOVE Music Festival

April 24, 2015 to April 26, 2015

The MOVE Music Festival is an ILMG and Avid Entertainment production. The festival will consist of approximately 100 acts performing at venues across Albany, New York on April 24-26 2015. The main pur...

Old Time Community Barn Dance

May 09, 2015
  • Times: From: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: Octagon Barn
  • Admission: Free
  • 588 Middle Rd.
  • Knox, NY
  • Phone: 618-5376
  • Visit Website

(Use Delanson for GPS) Caller Paul Rosenberg, live fiddle music by Tamarack. Dances for all ages. No experience necessary: all dances will be taught. Bring partners or come alone. Free refreshment...

Rock and Run

May 17, 2015

You may be ready to rock, but what about the run? Get ready for the SPAC Rock & Run (May 17, 2015) with out friends at Fleet Feet Sports Adirondacks!Early registration by 5/10 Kids' Race $8...

Spring Awakening at Theatre Institute at Sage

April 17, 2015 to April 26, 2015

The Theatre Institute at Sage announces their production of the 2006 Tony © award-winning alternative rock triumph Spring Awakening directed by artist in residence Leigh Strimbeck, lyrics by St...

Stats vs. Story

April 23, 2015

John Thorn, Official Baseball Historian for Major League Baseball Join Thorn for the re-release of his classic The Hidden Game of Baseball (March 2015). As Thorn relates: "Stats are great ...

Tap NY 2015

April 25, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 9:15 AM
  • Location: Albany Pump Station
  • Admission: Tickets are $90
  • 19 Quackenbush Square
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-447-9000
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Join us for a bus trip to TAP-NY 2015 at Hunter Mountain this year on Sunday, April 26th. Call today to reserve your seat on the bus! (518) 447-9000. Tickets are $90 and include:   ...

The Shakers and the Rise of Religious Thinking in America Special Guest Speaker Vernon Benjamin

April 24, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Venue: Shaker Heritage Society
  • Admission: $5 suggested donation
  • 25 Meeting House Road
  • Albany, NY 12211
  • Phone: 518-465-7890
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Vernon Benjamin is the author of The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to Civil War (Overlook Press, June 2014). He has lectured on the history of the Hudson Valley at Marist College...

Whip-poor-will

May 04, 2015

What's a Whip-poor-will? A nocturnal bird that is classified in the family of Nightjars. Join in on the fun as we record as many whip-poor-wills as we can hear in the Pine Bush. We will meet at the ...

Special Events

The 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep, our fourth annual day of service for the Hudson River, will take place on Saturday, May 9. Register now for one of 95 cleanups and plantings from NYC to Albany and see what...

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...

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