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Dad Fest

dad Fest

Washinton Park
June 18, 2017 1:00pm - 6:00pm

The moms of the Capital Region have long held the spotlight at the Albany Tulip Festival, the famous Mothers Day weekend spectacular culminating in the crowning of Albany's Mother of the Year. Generations of mothers have celebrated their special day at Tulip Fest.

There's plenty for dads to enjoy at Tulip Fest, but don't they deserve their own party?

Enter Dad Fest, a new Father's Day tradition taking place in Albany's historic Washington Park. Dad Fest is the City of Albany's celebration of all the fantastic fathers out there and the things they love - a day full of great live music, beverage tastings, delicious barbecue, dad-centric retail vendors and more fun for all ages. Dad Fest is chance for the whole family to kick back and enjoy an early summer afternoon at the Capital Region's most picturesque park, surrounded by good folks, good tunes and good times. Of course, you don't have to be a dad to enjoy Dad Fest - this event offers a little fun for everyone. 

Check out a full calendar of musical acts below!

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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

Wilderness Survival Skills with Ondatra Adventures

June 11, 2017

We are happy to partner with David M. Muska from Ondatra Adventures to learn about wilderness survival skills. This event will take place at one of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy preserves. Please...

Special Events

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!
  • Visit Website

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...

8th Annual Strides 4 STRIDE 5K/2K Run, Walk 'n' Roll

June 17, 2017

This event brings together, runners, program participants, STRIDE volunteers, and hundreds of members of our community for a day of family activities, running and bringing awareness to the importance ...

Dad Fest

June 18, 2017
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Admission: Free
  • btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E)
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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A festival celebrating all things Dad - including music, food, craft beer and...mustaches? 

Memorial Mass

June 24, 2017

Memorial masses are celebrated in memory of all those buried in Albany Diocesan Cemeteries four times annually at St. Agnes Cemetery (Menands), St.Mary's Cemetery (Troy), and Most Holy Redeemer Cemete...

National Trails Day With Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

June 03, 2017

Join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy for a work day to help build new trails on our preserves! Check out our website for updates on locations! For the past 25 years, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conserv...

Open Mic Night

December 10, 2015 (Every Thursday)
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hudson River Coffee House
  • Admission: Free
  • 227 Quail Street
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-449-2174
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Join the Hudson River Coffee House for a night of fun at our Open Mic Night! From live music to poetry readings, you won't want to miss out on our talented performers!

Women@Work Summit: The New York State of Women: How Does It Work for You?

June 07, 2017
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Times Union offices Hearst Media Center
  • 645 Albany Shaker Road
  • Albany, NY
  • Phone: 519-454-5067
  • Send Email
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The conference is organized by Women@Work, a network of business and professional women in New York. Women@Work publishes a bi-monthly magazine, sponsors educational and networking events and offers p...

On-Going Events

A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum's Collection

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Since its invention, glass has been a critical medium for almost every field and purpose, ranging from elaborate fine-art work to practical household items and everything in between. "A Gather of...

Abraham Lincoln: The Albany Connections

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Abraham Lincoln visited Albany twice, the first time in 1861 while on his way from Springfield, Illinois, to Washington for his March 4 inauguration as the country's sixteenth president. When Mayor Ge...

Albany Star Sighting

January 21, 2017 to December 16, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: Starting: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-258-3582
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Interactive program identifies stars, planets, comets, and constellations in the night sky and the tools and techniques for becoming an amateur astronomer geared toward children aged 8 and above, as w...

American Music Festival

May 31, 2017 to June 04, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 7:30PM
  • Location: EMPAC
  • Venue: EMPAC
  • Admission: $19-$60
  • RPI - EMPAC Building
  • Troy, NY 12180
  • Phone: 518-694-3300
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This year's celebration of American Music (May 31-June 4) is inspired by that quintessentially American enterprise, the Erie Canal. Five days of concerts, recitals, interactive experiences, special ev...

Ancient Egypt

June 22, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Egyptologist and Guest Curator Dr. Peter Lacovara has incorporated the research and scientific discoveries revealed in the GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies exhibition into a new exhibiti...

Challenger Adventure

November 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Venue: Museum of Innovation and Science
  • Admission: Children (3 -12) accompanied by an adult, admission + $5 Seniors (65+), admission + $8 Adults (13+), admission + $10
  • 15 Nott Terrace Heights
  • Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Phone: 5183827890x236
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Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. Based on NASA astronaut training, the Ch...

Children’s Star Sighting Show

January 21, 2017 to December 16, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 800-258-3582
  • Visit Website

Interactive program exploring the stars, planets, comets and constellations in the night sky. Geared to children ages 3-7 and their families.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival

June 17, 2017 to June 18, 2017
  • Location: Croton Point Park
  • 1 Croton Point Ave
  • Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520
  • Phone: 877-435-9849
  • Visit Website

The first Great Hudson River Revival took place in 1978 and is the oldest and largest annual environmental celebration in the United States and takes place on Father's Day Weekend. The Revival is a fa...

Family Fun Dance

January 08, 2017 to December 10, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Sunday)
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: eba Center for Dance and Fitness
  • Admission: Free
  • 351 Hudson Ave (corner of Hudson & Lark)
  • Albany, NY 12210
  • Phone: 518-465-9916
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Fun for the whole family! No dance experience necessary. Come to explore movement and space while using your creativity and imagination. Just bring comfy clothes you can move in and lots of enthusiasm...

First Friday Art Show and Wine Tasting

January 06, 2017 to October 06, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: IL FARO restaurant & bar
  • Admission: Free
  • 698 N Pearl St
  • Albany, NY 12204
  • Phone: 518-463-2208
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First Friday Art Show and Wine Tasting

Fringe Friday

October 28, 2016 to June 23, 2017 (Every Friday)
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Mopco Improv Theatre
  • Admission: $10
  • 10 North Jay Street
  • Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Visit Website

Fringe Friday will feature local acts and improv groups from the Capital Region and beyond. Each Friday, The Mopco Improv Theatre will host bold and exciting new performers who will surely become Capi...

From Albany to the Adirondacks

May 01, 2017 to July 01, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Landscape and architectural photography from the Albany area and Adirondack Park. Brad Wenskoski, Photography www.bradwenskoskiphotography.com

Guided Tour of the New York State Capitol Building

October 10, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday)

Staring on Saturday August 8 tours of the Capitol will be offered on the second Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required. All Saturday tours will be limited to a ma...

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