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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
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‘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.

1st Friday Extended Hours & Free Admission

September 05, 2014

The Albany Institute will be open for extended hours. Free admission

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...

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

September 06, 2014
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Jennings Landing
  • Admission: Free!
  • 1 Quay Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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For over a decade, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured a veritable "who's who" of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at one of the area'...

Book Launch and Beer Tasting

September 15, 2014

Join us for the launch of Craig Gravina and Alan McCleod's new book Upper Hudson Valley Beer, a 400-year history of brewing and beer-making in our region from the arrival of the first Dutch explorers ...

Cider & Sides

May 22, 2014 to September 04, 2014 (Every Thursday)

Each Thursday in July, Cider & Sides (including the popular Cider & Sliders series) will take place at Nine Pin's tasting room and loading dock area starting at 4 p.m. Nine Pin teams up with l...

Crailo Harvest Faire

September 13, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Venue: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Admission: Free!
  • 9 1/2 Riverside Ave
  • Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Phone: 518-463-8738
  • Visit Website

On Saturday, September 13th from 11:00 am through 4:00 pm , Crailo State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Crailo present Harvest Faire, which harkens back to the harvest celebrations held by the ...

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.

Exploration Stations

August 11, 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: 518-486-4845

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.

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.&...

Harvest Faire

September 13, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Venue: Crailo State Historic Site
  • Admission: Free, nominal donations suggested to enter museum
  • 9 1/2 Riverside Ave
  • Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Phone: 518-463-8738
  • Send Email
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HISTORIC FUN FOR EVERYONE AT CRAILO HARVEST FAIRE On Saturday, September 13th, Crailo State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Crailo present Harvest Faire, an event with something for everyone...

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...

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 13, 2014

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with this updated tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispanic community comes together in the Convention Center for a colorful pageantry of live music, ...

Holly and Evan

September 17, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Tricentennial Park
  • Admission: FREE
  • Broadway and Colombia Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-5416

Holly & Evan are the blues. Both from long, rich musical backgrounds, Holly Taormina and Evan Conway have updated the tradition of the barrelhouse with their unique style. Together, they showcase ...

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival

September 06, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Dutchess County Fairgrounds
  • Admission: $40 for tasting ticket, $70 for two day tasting ticket or $22 for regular admission, and $37 for 2 day regular admission
  • Phone: 845-658-7181
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Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival opens its gates this September 6 and 7 anticipating record attendees and participants eager to taste, test and learn about award winning wines, state-of-the-art di...

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. 

King Crimson at the Egg

September 09, 2014 to September 10, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: $43.75 and $36.75
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845
  • Visit Website

King Crimson returns to active service in the front line at The Egg on September 9th and 10th at 7:30 PM each night to kick off their US tour, the first since 2008. Tickets for the two Albany ...

Live Life Local

September 28, 2014

Live Life Local is an annual event that celebrates Albany County's local businesses. Come to the Times Union  Center on Sunday, September 28 for a display of Albany County's local businesses in...

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