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SPRING EVENTS
Ongoing
Hudson River School
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org
Hudson River School works portray a visual history of the American landscape during decades of rapid change and transformation.
Ongoing
The Wedding of the Waters:
The Erie Canal and the Underground Railroad Stephen & Harriet Myers Residence, Albany 432-4432 undergroundrailroadhistory.org
First Friday each month
1st Friday Citywide Art Exhibits
Throughout Albany 1stfridayalbany.org
Free citywide art exhibits.
One Friday each month, April—November
Dudley Observatory Star Party
Octagon Barn 588 Middle Rd, Knox (Use Delanson for GPS)
872-1879 dudleyobservatory.org Astronomy program followed by outdoor observing.
Ongoing through February 19
Assisted Loving
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
445-7469 capitalrep.org
What would you do if your 80-year-old father dragged you into his search for new romance after 50 years of marriage?
Ongoing through March 12
Open Skate at the Conway Ice Rink
Conway Ice Rink, HVCC, Troy
629-4850 hvcc.edu
Indoor skating for all ages, along with quality skate rentals and skate shop.
Ongoing through April 30
The Living House
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890 misci.org
Discover the systems that bring a house to life from water to electricity with hands-on displays.
January 28—May 21
Captured Moments: 170 Years of Photography
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org
Elephants marching down the street. A happy motorcyclists posing with his brand new bike. These images and more than one hundred others will highlight the Albany Institute’s extensive photography collections.
EVENTS
January—April
Changing Waters: The Story of the Mohawk River
Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Jct 887-5073 schenectadyhistorical.org
A special exhibit celebrating the changing face of the Mohawk River.
Ongoing through May 17
Tinkering
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890 misci.org
Create stop-motion animation, make flying machines to test in a wind tube, and invent new things in the tinkering workshop.
January—November
Together Until the End:
Schenectady in the First World War Schenectady County Historical Society Schenectady 374-0263 schenectadyhistorical.org
A special exhibit celebrating WWI.
February 4
They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal
Capital Repertory Theater
111 N. Pearl St, Albany
445-SHOW capitalrep.org
Meet the real men, women and children, the politicians, farmers, merchants and laborers who came north to build the Erie Canal.
February 5
Harlem Globetrotters
Times Union Center, Albany
487-2000 timesunioncenter-albany.com Your favorite entertainment basketball team returns!
February 9, March 9, April 6
Family Moonlight Ski
Vischer Ferry Nature/Historic Preserve, Clifton Park 371-6667 mohawktowpath.org Family skiing by the moon.
February 10—12
Times Union Home Expo
Times Union Center, Albany
454-5583 timesunionhomeexpo.com The Capital Region’s largest and longest running consumer home expo.
February 18—April 23
Brilliant Butterflies
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890 misci.org
Enjoy native butterflies at miSci’s new indoor butterfly house.
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February 18
3rd Annual Gathering of the Farm Cideries
Nine Pin Cider Works, 929 Broadway, Albany 449-9999 ninepincider.com
Gathering of New York’s farm based cideries.
February 18—19
James E. Campbell
Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show & Sale
NYS Museum, Albany
474-5877 nysm.nysed.gov
Region’s largest gem, mineral and fossil show!
February 24—26
Kids Curate
New York State Museum, Albany
474-5877 nysm.nysed.org
This special exhibition will feature objects that kids voted for as well as interactive, family- friendly programming.
February 24—25
NYSPHSAA 2017 Wrestling Championships
Times Union Center, Albany
487-2000 nysphsaa.org
New York State public high school wrestling champions compete.
February 24—25
The Bridge Jazz Fest
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy Massry Center for the Arts, Albany 337-4871 strose.edu/concerts Two nights of world class jazz.
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Sugaring Off Sundays
The Farmers’ Museum, Cooperstown 607-547-1451 farmersmuseum.org
Activities that explore the maple sugar industry.
March—December | see website for dates
Live Harness Racing
Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Saratoga Springs 584-2110 saratogacasino.com
Experience the thrill of live harness racing.
March 2—6
2017 MAAC Basketball Championships
Times Union Center, Albany
487-2000 maacsports.com
MAAC College teams face off on the court.
March 3
Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest
Albany Capital Center, Albany 434-1217 albany.org
March 3—5, 10—12
Godspell
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
434-0776 parkplayhouse.com
Stephen Schwartz’s first musical that took the world by storm!


































































































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