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4 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. WWW.ALBANY.ORG 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!