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EVENTS 5 March 4—June 18 Wampum World: An Installation by Renee Ridgway Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org The exhibition and the interactive transmedia project Wampum World addresses the shared, cultural exchanges between seventeenth-century Dutch immigrants and Native Americans. March 4 Hannaford Kidz Expo Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-0559 empirestateplaza.org Kids festival in the Plaza. March 4 Mother Ann Lee Birthday Celebration Shaker Heritage Society, Albany 456-7890 shakerheritage.org March 10 & 11 Votes for Women: Suffrage theater event Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany 436-9826 tenbroeckmansion.org March 11 Helderberg Brewery 1 Year Anniversary Carey Institute for Global Good, Rensselaerville 797-5100 careyinstitute.org March 14—April 2 An Iliad Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany 445-7469 capitalrep.org Thrilling storytelling explodes across the stage in this sprawling yarn based on Homer’s epic poem. March 16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Begins at Quail St & Central Ave, Albany albanystpatricksdayparade.com Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Upstate New York. March 17 31st Annual St. Joseph Celebration Italian American Heritage Museum, Albany 435-1979 americanitalianmuseum.org March 18 6th Annual Sap Run 5K Knox Town Hall, Knox 225-4925 saprun5k.org March 18—19, 25—26 NYS Maple Weekends Mountain Winds Farm, Berne 872-0513 mapleweekend.com Pancakes breakfasts, sugar house tours, samples, activities and much more. March 24—25 Americans at Risk: Race, Denial, Privilege, and Who Matters Russell Sage College, Troy 432-4432 undergroundrailroadhistory.org Explore the many aspects of the Underground Railroad. March 24—26 Capital District Garden & Flower Show Hudson Valley Community College, Troy gardenandflowershow.com March 25 Ice Breaker Challenge 5K Walk/Run Corning Preserve, Hudson Riverfront, Albany albanyrowingcenter.org A unique race with runners on land racing rowers on water. March 25—August 20 Spotlight: Commemorating the Erie Canal Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org March 26 Kiwanis Maple Festival Knox Fire House, Knox 872-1390 hilltowns.org Pancake breakfast, vendors, petting zoo, pony rides, Easter egg hunt, and maple farm tours. March 31—April 9 Into the Woods Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes 434-0776 parkplayhouse.com Everyone’s favorite storybook characters come to life. April—October Undressed! An Intimate History of Underwear Schenectady County Historical Society Schenectady 374-0263 schenectadyhistorical.org A special exhibit about unmentionables. April—December A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War New York State Museum, Albany 474-5877 nysm.nysed.org Celebration of New York’s contributions to WWI. April | See Website for dates Albany Restaurant Week Downtown Albany 465-2143 downtownalbany.org Downtown restaurants offer specially priced prix fixe menus. April 12—16 Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Proctors Theatre, Schenectady 445-7469 proctors.org Long before she was Carole King, chart- topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. April 22 Earth Day at the Pine Bush Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, Albany 456-0655 albanypinebush.org Celebrate Earth Day in the Pine Bush. April 22 Albany Wine Extravaganza Albany Capital Center, Albany 315-426-8714 capitalwineandchocolate.com Sip wines from across the state, participate in fun activities and more! April 22 The Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail: “Pasta & Sauced” Brookview Station Winery at Goold Orchards Castleton 732-7317 goold.com/wine Stop by any Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail member and pick up your passport! WWW.ALBANY.ORG Wednesdays and Fridays May—October Farmers Market Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-0559 empirestateplaza.org Local farm fresh produce and goods. May | See website for date Cohoes Heritage Days Various locations downtown Cohoes cohoesheritagedays.org Tours, sales, and special events. May | See website for date 7th Annual Cohoes Artist Showcase Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes 233-2117 cohoesheritagedays.org Art show that showcases local talent from the greater Cohoes area. May 6 I Love My Park Day John Boyd Thacher State Park, Voorheesville 872-1237 nysparks.com/parks/128 May 6-18 Invention Convention Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890 misci.org May 7 18th Annual History Fair Historic Cherry Hill, Albany 434-4791 historiccherryhill.org Tours, activities for all, music, prizes, and educational presentations throughout the day. May 7 Living History Day Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany 436-9826 tenbroeckmansion.org Letter boxing, tours of the stately home and gardens, an archaeological excavation, and more! May 7 6th Annual Mastodon Challenge 15K Craner Park, Cohoes mastodonchallenge.com Annual race includes a 5K & children’s fun run. May 12 Champagne in the Park Washington Park, Albany 248-9770 larkstreet.org Guests enjoy a variety of champagnes, fine wines, live music and dancing. May 13—14 69th Annual Tulip Festival Washington Park, Albany 434-2032 albanyevents.org Over 100,000 tulips help celebrate Albany’s Dutch heritage with live music, craft vendors, great food, the scrubbing of the streets, crowning of the Tulip Queen, and the annual Mother of the Year award. May 13 Jean Forti Moon Dance Octagon Barn, Knox (Use Delanson for GPS) 872-1879 hilltowns.org Caller Paul Rosenberg, live music by Tamarack.