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Best Culinary & Arts in Albany, New York!

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Albany is no stranger to quality dining and arts. Everywhere you go in Albany County, there are plenty of dining options and experiences. From American cuisine to Brazilian restaurants, Albany has it all. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, stop by Albany to indulge in its one-of-a-kind cuisine...more

Best Places to Shop in Albany, New York!

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and that means filling dinners, football, and of course...Black Friday shopping! Don't be the one that waits until the last minute to finish their holiday shopping. Get a head start on your shopping and visit the many convenient shopping centers in Albany County. From the premier Crossgates Mall to the local businesses of Lark Street, find the perfect gift for every member of your family...more

Thacher Park's 100th Anniversary

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Commemorate Thacher Park's 100th Anniversary this September and get excited for the beginning of our Fall season!..more

Albany's Role in America's Independence

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We're kicking off July here in Albany with a bang! Celebrate the holiday at the Empire State Plaza during New York State's Fourth of July Celebration, and continue your tour of Albany at many of our historic homes...more

Along the Hudson River

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The Albany riverfront is lined with history and events that make for an exciting nautical getaway, especially in 2014 as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Fort Nassau. Other riverfront attractions such as the USS Slater and Dutch Apple Cruises add to the excitement of summertime along the Hudson River...more

Taking in the Spirit of Albany

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Who doesn't love a good cocktail, especially when it's got a cool name or special meaning? Over the past few months, we asked some of Albany's best mixologists to create an original recipe that they felt embodies the true Spirit of Albany- and they didn't let us down!..more

Tapping into Spring in Albany

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We’ve been busy finishing up the 2014 Visitors Guide since our last press release, and Albany will be bustling with spring soon approaching! It may be freezing now, and even hard to imagine warmer weather, but some of Albany’s well know springtime events are just around the corner!..more

Discover the Holiday Season in Albany

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Oh, there’s no place like the Capital Region for the holidays! Alright, so that’s not exactly how the song goes, but Albany County is a beautiful and exciting place to be during the holiday season. Whether its going to see the Lights in the Park, catching a performance of A Christmas Carol, or something a little less traditional, like the Last Run 5K, there is something to get everyone in that holiday feeling!..more

A Full Lineup

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Drama, comedy, musicals and more will be entertaining Albany residents and guests in the upcoming months...more

How the Half Moon Signals Autumn in Albany

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August already?! It seems that summer has flown by faster than ever, but I am looking forward to fall for a number of reasons - the apples and cider, the melt-in-your-mouth, still-hot-from-the-fryer cider donuts, and some of the best events in the northeast right here in Albany! In my time in Albany, autumn is always kicked-off in a unique fashion: the arrival of the replica of Henry Hudson's ship, the Half Moon...more

Taking in the Spirit of Albany

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Inventive cocktails showcase the true Albany! Who doesn't love a good cocktail, especially when it's got a cool name or special meaning? Over the past few months, we asked some of Albany's best mixologists to create an original recipe that they felt embodies the true Spirit of Albany- and they didn't let us down!..more

Spring is Sweet in Albany!

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It's the season when the sap begins to flow from the sugar maples, and when Albany starts preparing for its largest annual event, Tulip Festival! Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, so we thought we'd prepare you for all the fun happenings in New York's Capital City this spring!..more

2013 is a Year for the Record Books!

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Come discover one of the oldest cities in the United States; Albany, as New York's Capital City on the Hudson River looks forward to a great 2013. As a winter wonderland and a summer paradise, Albany offers four seasons of events that will be sure to amaze. Albany is filled with a slew of celebrations this year, one of the most delectable is sure to be the 100th Anniversary of Jack's Oyster House, which kicked off a year long celebration on January 24...more

A Dutch Holiday: How Albany’s historic homes celebrate for the season

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Albany, NY – It’s almost time to deck the halls, bake the cookies, stuff the stockings, and sing with cheer for all to hear! Just like the retail stores, we’re starting the holidays out early by introducing you to some of the many ways Albany’s historic homes celebrate for the holidays. Though these buildings no longer serve as residences to families as they used to, the warmth of the season can still be felt throughout the halls and rooms of these magnificent houses. And in their backyard is a city that embraces the cooler weather and snowfalls with many fun celebrations. Let’s get started!..more

Albany is Amazing in Autumn

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What comes to mind when you think of autumn? Whether you think of ghosts and demons, pumpkins and apple pie, colorful leaves, or harvest festivals, Albany has it all. Here's all the information you need to plan an amazing trip to Albany this Autumn!..more

Come FOURTH and Celebrate Independence in Albany!

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Celebrate Independence Day in style in New York's Capital City! From festivals to fireworks, the Albany area has a Fourth of July celebration for every age and style. Albany provides the perfect historic backdrop to a truly memorable Independence Day experience...more

 

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