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WWW.ALBANY.ORG EVENTS 7 Ongoing—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. Ongoing—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. Ongoing—December | see website for dates Live Harness Racing Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Saratoga Springs 584-2110 saratogacasino.com Wednesdays and Fridays, May—October Farmers Market Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-0559 empirestateplaza.org Ongoing through 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. June | See website for dates Art on Lark Lark Street, Albany 248-9770 larkstreet.org Outdoor art festival. June 3 39th Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-0559 freihofersrun.com One of the world’s largest and most prestigious all-female road races. June 3 Hudson River Family Day Historic Cherry Hill, Albany 434-4791 historiccherryhill.org Step into the 1700s and experience Hudson River sloop trade. June 4 Albany Rowing Center’s Learn to Row Day Corning Preserve, Hudson Riverfront, Albany albanyrowingcenter.org June 8, 15, 22, 29 Albany Alive at Five Jennings Landing at Riverfront Park, Albany 434-2032 albanyevents.org Albany’s most popular free outdoor concert series, 5-8 pm. June 8—11 Capital Pride Parade and Festival Washington Park, Albany 462-6138 capitalpridecenter.org Join the largest pride event Upstate as Albany celebrates the LGBT Community. June 11 Tri-City India Spring Festival Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-0559 empirestateplaza.org Indian dances, music, variety of delicious Indian food. June 25 Woods & Waters Day at Mabee Farm Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Jct 887-5073 schenectadyhistorical.org Celebration of natural surroundings. June 25 The Big Howl: A Celebration of Americana Music Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Jct 887-5073 schenectadyhistorical.org American music festival. June 29—July 29 Ragtime Park Playhouse, Albany 434-0776 parkplayhouse.com A musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s award- winning novel. July 1 Steamboat Meet Waterford Visitors Center, Waterford 233-9123 town.waterford.ny.us Steamboats converge in Waterford. July 1—16 Opera Saratoga Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga 584-9330 spac.org July 4 NYS 4th of July Celebration Presented by Price Chopper Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-0559 empirestateplaza.org The best fireworks show in the region! July 4 Independence Day 2016 Old Stone Fort Museum, Schoharie 295-7192 theoldstonefort.org July 4 Independence Day Celebration The Farmer’s Museum, Cooperstown 607-547-1451 farmersmuseum.org July 4 Independence Day at Schuyler Mansion Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Albany 434-0834 schuylerfriends.org July 4 What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? - A July 4th Oration Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, Albany 432-4432 undergroundrailroadhistory.org Reenactors deliver historic oration on freedom. July 5—15 NYC Ballet Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga 584-9330 spac.org The New York City Ballet returns to SPAC. July 8—9 Shaker Summer Craft Fair & Picnic Shaker Heritage Site, Albany 456-7890 shakerheritage.org July 8—October 28 Sculpture: Making and Viewing Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org This exhibition explores the making and viewing of sculpture. Wednesdays June 14—August 30 Made in the Shade of the Egg: Lunch Time Concert Series Empire State Plaza, Albany 474-4759 empirestateplaza.org June 16—18 Special Olympics New York State Summer Games Siena College, Latham 936-4468 specialolympicsny.org Providing free Olympic style sports competition for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. June 17—18 Girls Gymrat Challenge Basketball Tournament Participating, Capital Region venues gymratunlimited.com June 17—18 Path Through History Weekend Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Albany 473-3835 iloveny.com State-wide celebration of NY’s unique role in shaping America; over 100 lectures, tours, and re-enactments; discounted admissions at participating destinations. June 17—September 3 2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478 albanyinstitute.org The work of the best visual artists in the region. June 18 Dad Fest Washington Park, Albany 434-2032 albanyevents.org Albany’s free celebration of dads and the things they love - music, beer, and BBQ. June 22 Historic Albany Foundation House & Garden Tour Historic Albany Foundation, Albany 465-0876 historic-albany.org June 22 Special Exhibit: National Natural Landmark Historic Albany Foundation, Albany 465-0876 historic-albany.org June 23—25 Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont 765-2815 oldsongs.org Festival of folk, traditional, Celtic, and world music and dance. June 24—25 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga 584-9330 spac.org One of the most celebrated and longest running jazz events in the world!