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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!

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Listed below are just a few of the many events happening every day and night in Albany County. 

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Signature Events

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

St. Sophia 2017 Greek Festival

May 19, 2017
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church
  • 440 Whitehall Road
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-449-4442
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Join us for this traditional celebration of Greek culture, including music, dance, food, and shopping. 

St. Sophia 2017 Greek Festival

May 20, 2017
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church
  • 440 Whitehall Road
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-449-4442
  • Visit Website

Join us for this traditional celebration of Greek culture, including music, dance, food, and shopping. 

St. Sophia 2017 Greek Festival

May 21, 2017
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church
  • 440 Whitehall Road
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-449-4442
  • Visit Website

Join us for this traditional celebration of Greek culture, including music, dance, food, and shopping. 

Street Scrubbing

May 12, 2017
  • Times: 12:00PM
  • Location: State Street & Lodge Street
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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The traditional Dutch ceremony of scrubbing the streets clean before a big celebration has served as the official kickoff to Tulip Festival weekend for 69 years. This unique Albany event will include ...

The Fab Faux

April 29, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $67; $49; $39
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
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The Fab Faux "Rhythm International" Concert Series at The Egg April 29, 2017 at 7:30pm Unlike tribute bands who sport wigs and period costumes, The Fab Faux instead features some of...

Tulip Queen Coronation Ceremony

May 13, 2017

Washington Park Lakehouse Stage Nominations accepted through April 1.  11:30 a.m. – The Mendelssohn Club of Albany 11:45 a.m. – Tulip Queen Procession (Begins at fo...

Special Events

18th Annual Albany History Fair: Whose Side Are You On?

May 07, 2017

Whose Side Are You On: Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage in Albany. This year the fair will focus on the suffrage and anti-suffrage movement in Albany, with a costumed debate c. 1917, a special tour...

19th Century Landscape Photography

April 30, 2017

Tracing the trajectory of nineteenth-century photographers working in the eastern United States, this talk focuses on a vivid but often overlooked chapter of photography history. Eastern landscape pho...

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...

A Taste of Albany

May 04, 2017

A Taste of Albany is a culinary showcase of Capital Region restaurants and chefs, celebrating with entertainment, live and silent auctions, and great views from the NYS Museum Terrace Gallery. Procee...

Bike to Work Day

May 19, 2017

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy for the return of this popular, leg-powered event! We will start off at the MHLC office in Delmar, and kick-off our bike rides at 9:00 am. For the past 25 yea...

Bozen Kill Preserve Hike

May 18, 2017

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy for a beautiful spring hike through our Bozen Kill Preserve in Alamont, featuring vistas of the flowing Bozen Kill Stream. For the past 25 years, the Mohawk Hu...

Canal Fest

May 15, 2017
  • Location: Waterford Harbor Visitor Center
  • One Tugboat Alley
  • Waterford, NY 12188
  • Phone: 518-233-9123
  • Visit Website

?Celebrate the opening of the canal season. Canal Festival, Waterford Visitors Center, Waterford

Carillon Concert

May 12, 2017

Amy Heebner performs a special Tulip Festival musical program on Albany City Hall’s historic 1927 carillon, a unique instrument consisting of 49 bells that range in size from 27 to 11,200 pounds...

Champions for Children of the Capital Region

May 10, 2017
  • Times: From: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location: Renaissance Albany
  • Venue: Renaissance Albany Hotel
  • Admission: Honorary Committee starting at $150, General Admission $90, Young Professional $75
  • 144 State Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-579-3517
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Join us to honor the 2017 Champions for Children of the Capital Region for their outstanding contributions to children's health, safety and well-being. All proceeds will benefit more than 70 programs ...

Death Cafe Menands, New York

May 19, 2017

Death Cafe offers a venue to openly discuss all aspects of death as it relates to the feelings of the living. It is an open, respectful and confidential space where people can freely express their th...

Film Screening at the Iroquois Indian Museum

May 06, 2017

Guest speaker Reaghan Tarbell from Kahnawake will screen and discuss her film, "To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey". This 60-minute film examines the experience of Mohawk women in Little...

For the Birds

April 30, 2017
  • Times: 4pm
  • Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Admission: Free/ donations accepted
  • 275 State Street
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-377-0930
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For the Birds: A Vocal Concert of Art songs, Arias and Popular Songs about Birds; performed by Students of Michael Clement; with Michael Clement, piano. Sunday April 30 at 4 pm; Emmanuel Baptist Chur...

Kick It for LLS

May 06, 2017
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Lincoln Park
  • Venue: Lincoln Park
  • Admission: $20-$200
  • 200 Park Avenue Morton and Delaware Avenues
  • Albany, NY 12202
  • Phone: 518-817-2580
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Did you know that you can burn over 500 calories by playing kickball just for an hour? That's nearly 3 mint juleps! Join us for "Kick It For LLS" BEFORE your Derby Day plans to help raise aw...

KIDZONE

May 14, 2017
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Between Washington, Madison, S. Lake and Willett
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Presented by Price Chopper & Market 32 Take part in interactive activities and arts & crafts with Albany Public Library, the City of Albany Department of Recreation and the Albany Tulip...

Mother of the Year Ceremony

May 14, 2017

Mayor Sheehan and B95.5’s Joe Condon recognize the Capital Region’s most outstanding moms. Presented by St. Peter’s Health Partners, Times Union & B95.5, with support from Fideli...

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