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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...

10th Annual Halloween Pets on Parade

October 19, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 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 Weekend Fall Fun Continues Saturday October 20th with our 10th Annual Halloween Pets on Parade, sponsored by East Greenbush Animal Hospital. Pet Registration Begins at 1pm Parade be...

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...

Amy Schumer

October 25, 2014

Be sure to get some of Amy Schumer's Comedy she hits the road next year. This is Schumer's second national tour with COMEDY CENTRAL which kicks off in January and stops at Albany's Palace Theatre on M...

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 ...

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...

Drive By Truckers

October 19, 2014

Boasting a mix of Southern pride, history, folklore, politics, and character studies Drive-By Truckers is one of the day's foremost alternative country-rock bands. They make their debut at The Egg in...

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
  • Visit Website

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.

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
  • Visit Website

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 ...

Grounded a play by George Brant

October 30, 2014 to November 19, 2014
  • Times: Times vary- see description
  • Location: Locations vary- see description
  • Phone: 518-244-2248

The Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) and Women Against War (WAW, Albany Chapter) are working together to produce George Brant's new play Grounded. The play is the final performance project of graduatin...

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

Harvest Fest

October 05, 2014

What's better than spending a beautiful autumn day at Albany's Washington Park Lake House surrounded by delicious local food, amazing people and great local music? We're not sure, either! Now in it...

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...

JOHNNY WINTER REMEMBRANCE CONCERT

November 01, 2014

The Egg has announced that it will present the "Johnny Winter Remembrance Concert" on Saturday, November 1st at 7 PM as part of the American Roots & Branches concert series. The sh...

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

October 24, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: 28.00
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

One of the country's premier contemporary Asian-American companies, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers performs an evening of repertory works including "BE/LONGING-Light/Shadow" - a deeply spiritual and u...

Lewis Black

October 16, 2014

LEWIS BLACK, Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receivin...

Martina McBride

October 10, 2014

Contemporary country singer/songwriter Martina McBride rose to stardom in the late 90s, thanks to her big-voiced ballads and beautiful soprano range. She made her debut as a neo-traditionalist countr...

Monster Scramble 5K, 10K, and 1 mile family-fun walk

November 01, 2014
  • Times: Registration 8:30am Run Starts at 10am
  • Location: Oakwood Cemetery
  • Admission: Runner: $25 pre-event / $30 day-of the event. Walker: (age 3 and up) $5 pre-event / $10 day-of.
  • 50 101st Street
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-464-0112
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

"A Wicked Run That's Wicked Fun!" A Halloween-themed, chip-timed fundraising run with prizes awarded to top fundraisers, top overall finishers, the best in each age category, and for best co...

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