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August 4
NYS Black Arts and Cultural Festival
presented by McDonald’s
Empire State Plaza, Albany
Annual summer festival held in celebration of African American Culture.
August 4
Tours of Shaker Heritage Society
Shaker Heritage Site, Albany
See the first Shaker settlement in the US.
August 8
New York State Food Festival
Empire State Plaza, Albany
Outdoor food vendors serve up international dishes.
August 11
Northeast Open
Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St, Albany 487-2155
Now in its eleventh year, the North East Open is the most anticipated martial arts event in the Region.
August 11
Colonial Ice Cream Demonstration
Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer 463-8738
August 14—19
Altamont Fair
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont
Enjoy the best in entertainment and learn about local history and traditions.
August 18
Albany All Stars Roller Derby Game
Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St, Albany 487-2155
40 blood-thirsty skaters ready to roll through your heart.
August 21—25
James and the Giant Peach
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Roald Dahl’s crawly creatures come to life on stage in this musical telling of James’ adventures in a flying, giant peach.
Hudson River School
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
Hudson River School works portray a visual history of the American landscape during decades of rapid change and transformation.
Ancient Egypt
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
The Mystery of the Albany Mummies exhibition into a new exhibition about Ancient Egypt.
Fellow Citizen: Aaron Burr
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
Aaron Burr is remembered today largely because of the 1804 duel in which he fatally wounded Alexander Hamilton. This exhibition exlores his time in Albany.
Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
The character and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley have roots in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
Ongoing, Mondays
Mosaic Portraits with Karen Shupack
Albany Art Room,
Create a beautiful mosaic portrait you will always remember!
Ongoing, Fridays
Ladies Drawing Night with Kim Kauffman
Albany Art Room,
Grab a friend or come make some new ones as we gather for an evening of art-making, conversation, and inspiration!
Ongoing, Saturdays
Saturdays for Kids
Albany Art Room,
Various art classes for kids to explore different mediums.
Ongoing March—December
Live Harness Racing
Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Saratoga Springs 584-2110
Experience the thrill of live harness racing.
One Friday each month, April—November
Dudley Observatory Star Party
588 Middle Rd, Knox
Ongoing through September 3
Exhibit on the Brain
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890
Ongoing through September 23
Art of the Erie Canal
New York State Museum, Albany
A comprehensive look at the social, economic, and creative impact of the Eric Canal.
Wednesdays and Fridays May—October
Farmers Market
Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-2418 Local farm fresh produce and goods.
John Boyd Thacher State Park
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