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March 4—June 18
Wampum World:
An Installation by Renee Ridgway
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
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 Kids festival in the Plaza.
March 4
Mother Ann Lee Birthday Celebration
Shaker Heritage Society, Albany 456-7890
March 10 & 11
Votes for Women: Suffrage theater event
Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany 436-9826
March 11
Helderberg Brewery 1 Year Anniversary
Carey Institute for Global Good, Rensselaerville 797-5100
March 14—April 2
An Iliad
Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany
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
Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Upstate New York.
March 17
31st Annual St. Joseph Celebration
Italian American Heritage Museum, Albany 435-1979
March 18
6th Annual Sap Run 5K
Knox Town Hall, Knox 225-4925
March 18—19, 25—26
NYS Maple Weekends
Mountain Winds Farm, Berne
872-0513 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 Explore the many aspects of the Underground Railroad.
March 24—26
Capital District Garden & Flower Show Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
March 25
Ice Breaker Challenge 5K Walk/Run
Corning Preserve, Hudson Riverfront, Albany
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
March 26
Kiwanis Maple Festival
Knox Fire House, Knox
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
Everyone’s favorite storybook characters come to life.
Undressed! An Intimate History of Underwear
Schenectady County Historical Society Schenectady 374-0263
A special exhibit about unmentionables.
A Spirit of Sacrifice:
New York State in the First World War
New York State Museum, Albany 474-5877
Celebration of New York’s contributions to WWI.
April | See Website for dates
Albany Restaurant Week
Downtown Albany 465-2143
Downtown restaurants offer specially priced prix fixe menus.
April 12—16
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Proctors Theatre, Schenectady
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
Celebrate Earth Day in the Pine Bush.
April 22
Albany Wine Extravaganza
Albany Capital Center, Albany
315-426-8714 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
Stop by any Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail member and pick up your passport!
Wednesdays and Fridays May—October
Farmers Market
Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-0559 Local farm fresh produce and goods.
May | See website for date
Cohoes Heritage Days
Various locations downtown Cohoes
Tours, sales, and special events.
May | See website for date
7th Annual Cohoes Artist Showcase
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes
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
May 6-18
Invention Convention
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady 382-7890
May 7
18th Annual History Fair
Historic Cherry Hill, Albany
Tours, activities for all, music, prizes, and educational presentations throughout the day.
May 7
Living History Day
Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany
Letter boxing, tours of the stately home and gardens, an archaeological excavation, and more!
May 7
6th Annual Mastodon Challenge 15K
Craner Park, Cohoes
Annual race includes a 5K & children’s fun run.
May 12
Champagne in the Park
Washington Park, Albany
Guests enjoy a variety of champagnes, fine wines, live music and dancing.
May 13—14
69th 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 13
Jean Forti Moon Dance
Octagon Barn, Knox (Use Delanson for GPS) 872-1879
Caller Paul Rosenberg, live music by Tamarack.

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