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05/17/2014 — 09/01/2014
Jul 1

Hands on a Hardbody!

07/01/2014 — 07/26/2014
Jul 11

Smokey Joe's Cafe

07/11/2014 — 08/10/2014
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Mel Brooks' Young …

07/24/2014 — 08/03/2014
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08/02/2014 — 08/16/2014
Aug 21

The Full Monty!

08/21/2014 — 08/31/2014
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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

2014 Concert Series in the Barn

July 09, 2014 to August 06, 2014
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Buhrmaster Barn at the Pruyn House
  • Venue: Pruyn House
  • Admission: $5 Suggested Donation
  • 207 Old Niskayuna Road
  • Latham, NY 12110
  • Phone: 518-783-1435

July 9th JADE....they're back after being a BIG hit last year Wonderful music of the 50's and 60's Food by The Arlington House July 16th POLISH NIGHT with RYMANOWSKI BROS. ORCHESTRA ...

African American Family Day with musical guests to be announced

August 02, 2014
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Visit Website

Come celebrate the traditions and contributions of the African American community through music, art and dance featuring a variety of family-oriented activities. Bands and local choirs will also perfo...

Albany Alive at Five

June 12, 2014 to August 07, 2014 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Riverfront Park
  • Corning Preserve at Jennings Landing (formerly known as Albany Riverfront Park)
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Visit Website

Free outdoor concert series, 5-8pm. Rain location: Corning Preserve boat launch.

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...

Concerts in the Barn

July 16, 2014 to August 06, 2014 (Every Wednesday)

Enjoy your summer evening with a concert in the barn!

Friday Night Flicks in West Capitol Park

August 01, 2014 to August 29, 2014 (Every Friday)

The popular outdoor movie nights will return, but on a new night and in a new location. Friday Night Flicks will feature classic films suitable for the entire family every Friday in August, beginnin...

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. 

Invasives Removal Work Day

July 27, 2014

Keeping the Pine Bush healthy takes a lot of work. Come help us remove invasive species along some of our trails. Dress to walk and work outside and bring plenty of drinking water. For older chil...


July 31, 2014

Who's awake and flying at night? Moths. Help us observe and document the moths within the preserve in this citizen science project. No prior training needed. You can stay as long as you would like bet...

New York State Food Festival

August 13, 2014

With nearly 100 food vendors to choose from, 15,000 people annually flock to the Plaza Food Festival for lunch, dinner, or both. They come for the food and stay for a day of live musical entertainment...

Pine Bush Pups: Discover Sand!

July 22, 2014 to July 23, 2014
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Venue: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission
  • Admission: $3 per child/$5 per family. Registration required. Registration required.
  • 195 New Karner Rd
  • Albany, NY 12205-4605
  • Phone: 518-456-0655
  • Visit Website

Come and explore the sandy environment of the Albany Pine Bush and discover what creatures live here in the sand. We will take a hike and search for creatures living in the sand. We’ll also...

Summer Plaza and Egg Tours

June 30, 2014 to October 10, 2014
  • Times: 11:15 AM and 1:15 PM
  • Location: Empire State Plaza
  • Venue: Empire State Plaza
  • Admission: Free!
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12242
  • Phone: 518-474-2418
  • Visit Website

Beginning Monday, June 30th through Friday, October 10th, the Visitor Center will be offering the Empire State Plaza/ EGG Tour. This tour will be offered to the general public at the following hours...

The Altamont Fair

August 12, 2014 to August 17, 2014
  • Location: Altamont Fairgrounds
  • Admission: $15 Online Tickets Available, Children under 36" are free!
  • 129 Grand Street
  • Altamont, NY 12009
  • Phone: 518-861-6671
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  • Visit Website

The Altamont Fair is the Capital Region's Hometown Fair representing three counties: Albany, Schenectady and Greene Counties.

The Egg “American Roots & Branches”

June 05, 2014 to August 08, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Venue: The Egg (Swyer Theater)
  • Admission: Varies
  • Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12223
  • Phone: 518-473-1845

Tickets are currently available to members of The Egg and go on sale to the public on May 29. New memberships are currently being accepted for those wishing to taking advantage of the pre-sale. For ...

Walk About Wednesdays and Strolling Sundays

July 16, 2014 to September 28, 2014
  • Times: Wednesday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
  • Location: Tour Locations Vary- See description for details
  • Admission: $5 for HAF Members and $10 General Public
  • Phone: 518-465-0876 ext. 10
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Historic Albany Foundation Presents: Walk About Wednesddays and Strolling Sundays, a walking tour series.   CAPITOL HILL Wednesday, May 21 & Sunday, June 1 Washington A...

Wild and Wacky World of Pond

July 26, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 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
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Come and explore the wonderful world of water (vernal ponds) at the Albany Pine Bush. While hiking 1.2 miles, we will observe different habitats, participate in pond sampling, identify various org...

Special Events

On-Going Events

16th Annual Fox Creek 5K

August 09, 2014
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 AM
  • Location: Berne Town Park
  • Admission: $20; $16 early registration
  • Helderberg Trail
  • Berne, NY 12023
  • Phone: 518-225-4925
  • Send Email
  • Visit Website

5K in the Albany Co. Hilltown of Berne. This race is a fundraiser for LEAP – Life Enhancement through Activities and Programs – a non-profit organization that provides scholarship funding ...

Albany's Spiritual Heritage

August 02, 2014
  • Times: August 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm
  • Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Admission: free
  • 420 New Scotland Avenue
  • Albany, NY 12208
  • Visit Website

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents their annual “Spiritual Heritage.” This free event is a celebration of how our unique religious backgrounds and cultures create ou...

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