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March 9—11
LibertyCon 2018:
Embracing Equity in a Global Society Various locations in Albany
432-4432 Explore many aspects of the Underground Railroad.
Ongoing March 14 — June 17
Along the Eastern Road:
Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
Hiroshige’s woodblock print series depicts scenic locations along Japan’s Tokaido Road in 1832.
March 10
Alice In Wonderland
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany 445-7469
March 13
Harry Howard:
New York’s Most Famous Firefighter
Waterford Historical Museum & Cultural Center 238-0809
This lecture will explore Waterford’s unique history of firefighting as it’s home of the Button Fire Engine Works.
March 17
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Begins at Quail St & Central Ave, Albany
Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Upstate New York. Family Fest, 11am-4pm in front of City Hall and Academy Park.
March 17
7th Annual Sap Run 5K
Knox Town Hall, Knox 872-1390
March 17—18, 24—25
NYS Maple Weekends
Mountain Winds Farm, Berne
872-0513 Pancakes breakfasts, sugar house tours, samples, activities and much more.
March 18
The 2018 Mazzone Hospitality Wedding Event
Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St, Albany 487-2155
March 22—26
NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Regionals
Times Union Center, Albany
March 23—25
Capital District Garden & Flower Show
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy 631-2288
March 25
Kiwanis Maple Festival
2198 Berne-Altamont Rd, Altamont
872-1390 Pancake breakfast, vendors, petting zoo, pony rides, Easter egg hunt, and maple farm tours.
March 31
Ice Breaker Challenge 5K Walk/Run
Corning Preserve, Hudson Riverfront, Albany
A unique race with runners on land racing rowers on water.
One Friday each month, April—November
Dudley Observatory Star Party
588 Middle Rd, Knox
April 5—15
Little Shop of Horrors
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
Broadway’s favorite doo-wop sci-fi musical comes to the Music Hall, featuring a cast of some of the most talented teen students in the Capital Region.
April 6—29
Blithe Spirit
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
One highly spirited wife is fun – but two is fertile ground for this smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages from the witty pen of Noël Coward.
April 6—8
Empire State Comic Con
Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St, Albany 487-2155
April 14—15
North East Cheer Derby
Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St, Albany 487-2155
April 14—20
Downtown Albany Restaurant Week
Downtown Albany 465-2143
Downtown restaurants offer specially priced prix fixe menus.
April 19
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Palace Theatre, Albany
A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live!
April 21
Earth Day at the Pine Bush
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, Albany 456-0655
Come celebrate Earth Day by volunteering on a conservation project in the Pine Bush. Free but registration is required.
April 26
Savor the Flavor: Kitchen Gardening
Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany 436-9826 Panel discussion and demo.
Ongoing April 28 — September 23
Art of the Erie Canal
New York State Museum, Albany
A comprehensive look at the social, economic, and creative impact of the Erie Canal.
April 28
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.
April 28
“Shakers and Birth of a Nation”
Shaker Heritage Site, Albany 456-7890
April 29
Musicians of Ma’alwyck -
Music from the Archives of Hyde Hall Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site,
32 Catherine St, Albany
Wednesdays and Fridays May—October
Farmers Market
Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-2418 Local farm fresh produce and goods.
May | see website for dates
Invention Convention - 20th Anniversary
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890
May 4
Annual “Big Bang” Gala
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890
May 6
Albany History Fair
Historic Cherry Hill, Albany 434-4791
May 6
Living History Day
Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany
Letter boxing, tours of the stately home and gardens, an archaeological excavation, and more!
May 11
Historic Street Scrubbing
State St & Eagle St, Albany
The Tulip Court joins the community for a traditional scrubbing of the streets in preparation for Tulip Festival.
May 12—13
70th Annual Tulip Festival
Washington Park, Albany
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 14—20
Bethlehem Restaurant Week
Bethlehem 439-0512
May 18—20
Greek Festival at Saint Sophia’s
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Albany 489-4442
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