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Together Until the End:
Schenectady in the First World War Schenectady County Historical Society Schenectady 374-0263
A special exhibit celebrating WWI.
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.
Ongoing—December | see website for dates
Live Harness Racing
Saratoga Casino & Raceway, Saratoga Springs 584-2110
Wednesdays and Fridays, May—October
Farmers Market
Empire State Plaza, Albany 473-0559
Ongoing through 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.
June | See website for dates
Art on Lark
Lark Street, Albany 248-9770 Outdoor art festival.
June 3
39th Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K
Empire State Plaza, Albany
One of the world’s largest and most prestigious all-female road races.
June 3
Hudson River Family Day
Historic Cherry Hill, Albany
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
June 8, 15, 22, 29
Albany Alive at Five
Jennings Landing at Riverfront Park, Albany 434-2032
Albany’s most popular free outdoor concert series, 5-8 pm.
June 8—11
Capital Pride Parade and Festival
Washington Park, Albany
Join the largest pride event Upstate as Albany celebrates the LGBT Community.
June 11
Tri-City India Spring Festival
Empire State Plaza, Albany
Indian dances, music, variety of delicious Indian food.
June 25
Woods & Waters Day at Mabee Farm
Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Jct 887-5073 Celebration of natural surroundings.
June 25
The Big Howl: A Celebration of Americana Music
Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Jct 887-5073 American music festival.
June 29—July 29
Park Playhouse, Albany
A musical based on E.L. Doctorow’s award- winning novel.
July 1
Steamboat Meet
Waterford Visitors Center, Waterford 233-9123 Steamboats converge in Waterford.
July 1—16
Opera Saratoga
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga 584-9330
July 4
NYS 4th of July Celebration
Presented by Price Chopper
Empire State Plaza, Albany
The best fireworks show in the region!
July 4
Independence Day 2016
Old Stone Fort Museum, Schoharie 295-7192
July 4
Independence Day Celebration
The Farmer’s Museum, Cooperstown 607-547-1451
July 4
Independence Day at Schuyler Mansion
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Albany 434-0834
July 4
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
- A July 4th Oration
Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, Albany 432-4432 Reenactors deliver historic oration on freedom.
July 5—15
NYC Ballet
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga 584-9330
The New York City Ballet returns to SPAC.
July 8—9
Shaker Summer Craft Fair & Picnic
Shaker Heritage Site, Albany 456-7890
July 8—October 28
Sculpture: Making and Viewing
Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany 463-4478
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
June 16—18
Special Olympics New York
State Summer Games
Siena College, Latham
936-4468 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
June 17—18
Path Through History Weekend
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Albany 473-3835
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
The work of the best visual artists in the region.
June 18
Dad Fest
Washington Park, Albany
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
June 22
Special Exhibit: National Natural Landmark
Historic Albany Foundation, Albany 465-0876
June 23—25
Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont
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
One of the most celebrated and longest running jazz events in the world!

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