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Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 - Wed, Dec 31, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: 340 First Street, Albany, NY 12206
Cost: $15.00

African Drum and dance classes. Saturdays at Family community center. Drum Class, 3:00-4:00 Pm. Dance Class,4:00-5:30 pm. All Levels Welcome.

Matthew 25 Community Meal

Date: Sat, Nov 9, 2013 - Fri, Dec 12, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: United Church Of Cohoes

The United Church of Cohoes has a free meal, open to all people of all backgrounds, and can help provide a hot meal for those who don't have one, as well as some much needed socialization for others.

Fridays @ Waterworks - DJ Dave Barna in The Club and Karaoke in The Pub

Date: Fri, Dec 13, 2013 - Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Time: 11:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Where: Waterworks Pub

Every Friday Night at Waterworks Pub are HOT! At 11pm its Karaoke with Craiggers/Brent downstairs in The Pub AND DJ Dave Barna upstairs in The Club. PLUS don't miss The Diva Dolls Drag Show at 1:00am. THE DANCE FLOOR IS OPEN TILL 4am.

Karaoke Night

Date: Thu, Jan 16, 2014 - Thu, Dec 31, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Where: International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)

The latest fad is now in Albany. Every Thursday come sing the night away to your favorite song or come enjoy the show while enjoying drinks from our specials. Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 - Sun, Feb 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: MASS MoCA
Cost: FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty On view beginning March 8, 2014. Whistler's Peacock Room reimagined - drawing parallels between the excesses of the Gilded Age and current economic conditions, the artist reimagines James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room as a fantastic ruin

The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 - Sun, Feb 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: MASS MoCA
Cost: FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members

Photochemical film is quickly drifting into obsolescence as the motion picture industry transitions to digital media and fewer and fewer manufacturers and labs produce and print film. Yet many visual artists who create work for gallery and museum settings remain among the devoted users of 16 mm and 35 mm film formats.

Smash Wednesdays Open Mic Nite!

Date: Wed, Apr 2 - Wed, Dec 17, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Geno's on the Avenue, 2197 Central Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304
Cost: 0.

Weekly Open Mic -Every WEDNESDAY Night - 8-11pm. Bring your vocals, instrument & cords or what have you....Full back line provided. 21+ only.

Trivia Night at Sidedoor Cafe

Date: Thu, Apr 10 - Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Sidedoor Cafe | 1656 Western Avenue Albany, NY 12203

Get your team together for Trivia Night at the Sidedoor Cafe Thursdays at 7:30pm!

Karaoke at Sidedoor Cafe

Date: Sat, Apr 12 - Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Time: 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Where: Sidedoor Cafe | 1656 Western Avenue Albany, NY 12203

Get your friends together and show off your singing chops at Karaoke at the Sidedoor Cafe!

VENT Fitness Grand Opening Weekend

Date: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: 2080 Western Ave. Guilderland NY 12086

Join us for the official grand opening of Guilderland VENT Fitness location including new features like a pool, rock climbing wall, sauna/steam room, oxygen bar and much more! Join us Friday night at 7pm for CLUB VENT - snacks, DJs and group competitions.

Albany Farmers Market

Date: Thu, May 1 - Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: SUNY Plaza

Get outside and do some shopping! The Farmer's Market is held in downtown Albany every Thursday throughout the summer from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Expect to see baked goods, plant seedlings, fresh fruits and vegetables - and even some funky sauces and condiments. You might even spot the downtown Albany table where you can enter to win a t-shirt, mug, or other great prizes. Check out what the market has this week. Rain or shine.

Tuesday Delmar Farmers' Market

Date: Tue, May 6 - Tue, Nov 25, 2014
Time: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: 428 Kenwood Avenue- parking lot of the First United Methodist Church
Cost: $2 and up

Enjoy the Tuesday Farmers' Market in Delmar. We have everything: BBQ Chicken, vegetables, fruits, breads, cheese spreads, desserts, flowers, honey, hot food, massage, milk, plants and more!

Special Exhibition Event: Toshiko Takaezu

Where: Skidmore College Saisselin Art Center

Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) helped establish ceramics as a fine art medium, challenging the long-held association of pottery with craft and functionality. Moving away from traditional forms, she created closed vessels and spherical pots inspired by natural imagery, both earthly and celestial. Her rounded shapes hide mysterious interiors: some hold small clay pieces that rattle inside, while others have poetry written on their inside walls, never to be seen.


Date: Sat, May 17 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: miSci (museum of innovation and science)
Cost: free with admission

Explore the (impolite) science of the human body. Discover digestion, play with organs, and much more ... with interactive games, larger-than-life exhibits and hands-on fun! See why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and stinky gunk. GROSSOLOGY at miSci is sponsored in part by Ellis Medicine. May 17 - September 1, 2014. Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; 12 - 5 pm, Sunday.

2014 Summer at the Plaza In Albany NY

Where: Empire State Plaza - 240 State Street, Albany, NY

The Empire State Plaza will host tons of free, fun events all summer long, June - September. The festivities will include cultural celebrations, family fun, live music & more.

Uncle Marty's Summer Party

Date: Thu, Jun 5 - Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Uncle Marty's Adirondack Grill and Clam Bar
Cost: 0.00

Great Food and Entertainment Planned All Summer Long! Uncle Marty has planned a great roster of local talent for your enjoyment all summer long. Southern Rensselaer County's only Concert Series is worth the drive every time. It offers great music, friendly atmosphere and kid-friendly entertainment. So, before you go home to start the mower, stop at the Adirondack Grill for a great summer event!!

Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life

Date: Fri, Jun 6 - Sun, Aug 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Cost: Adults and juniors (13-64) $12.00. Seniors (65+) $10.50. Children (12 and under) FREE.

Fenimore Art Museum presents rarely seen Winslow Homer works, offering new insight into the life of one of America's most celebrated artists. "Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life, from the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie" features over 21 original works including oil paintings and delicate watercolors collected by Bartlett Arkell, the founder of the Beech-Nut Packing Company. This marks the first time these exceptional Homer paintings are displayed as a complete collection.

Bellevue Farmers Market

Date: Thu, Jun 12 - Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: 2176 Broadway, Schenectady,NY

Local farmers produce, berries, plants, fresh eggs, grass fed meats, plants, Music every wk. Promotions, SNAP/EBT accepted. Our vendors for 2014 are: Barber Family Farm, Bella Terra Farm, Broadway Lunch (famous hot dogs), Buhrmaster Fruit and Produce, Napoli Bakery, Soulicious (soul food and barbeque) and There's No Place Like Home (baked Goods)

Big Big on the Battenkill Kayak and Tubing

Date: Fri, Jun 13 - Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Big Big on the Battenkill 5827 Rte 313 Arlington, VT
Cost: $20 Tubing and $40 kayaking

Great way to cool down floating on the Battenkill River with the scenic views of the Green Mountains and farmland. Class 1 rapids so gentle enough for anyone and we provide the life jackets. Roughly only an hours drive from Albany so it makes for a nice day trip or stay at a local bed and breakfast and make it a great over night get away.

Boat Rentals For Your Summer Day

Date: Fri, Jun 13 - Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: South Shore Marina Saratoga Lake 113 Rte 9P, Malta, NY 12020
Cost: Varies on the boat

Enjoy Saratoga Lake, a 40 minute drive from Albany, and rent a boat for 2, 4, or 8 hours! Whether a couple, family, or friends to share the cost, come visit Saratoga Lake and get cooled off in the beautiful water or bring a fishing pole to fish....heck do both!

Tang's UpBeat on the Roof 2014

Where: Skidmore College Saisselin Art Center

The Tang Teaching Museum's UpBeat on the Roof concert series returns this summer with 10 free shows on the roof of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, and continue most every Friday through Aug. 22.

Poestenkill Farmers' Market & Craft/Vendor Fair

Date: Sat, Jun 14 - Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 333 NY 351 Averill Park - Algonquin Middle School Lawn
Cost: Free

Saturday morning Farmers' Market in Poestenkill NY. 20 minutes from Albany. Easy access off Exit 8 of I90. Produce, eggs, Battenkill Dairy milk, artisan breads, baked goods, jewelry. More to be added. Events planned.

Social Media Monday - Valley Cats Game

Date: Mon, Jun 16 - Mon, Aug 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY

Each monday home game: Make sure to bring your mobile device to the game to participate in many unique promotions throughout the night! Find us on Facebook & Twitter!

Poestenkill Farmers' Market & Vendor/Craft Fair

Date: Sat, Jun 21 - Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Algonquin Middle School lawn
Cost: Free

Weekly Farmers' Market - fresh artisan baked goods, fresh eggs & produce, local honey, Battenkill Creamery milk, Argyle Cheese Factory Greek yogurt & cheddar cheese curds, plants, handmade soaps/lotions, pottery, Amish & primitive handcrafts, kettle corn, local maple products, seasonal produce as available, handcrafted jewelry, avon products, and much more coming as the summer progresses!

Delaware Community Farmers Market

Date: Tue, Jun 24 - Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: 331 Delaware Ave
Cost: Free

The Delaware Community Farmers' Market starts again Tuesday, June 24 from 4 to 7 pm in the parking lot of the Public Library at 331 Delaware Avenue in Albany, NY. Shoppers can find affordable vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, plants, baked goods & jam. Protect the environment, your health and area small farms by purchasing locally grown food directly from the farmer at the Delaware Community Farmers' Market. Food Stamp (EBT) Cards and WIC coupons welcome. The Market will be held every Tuesday through November. Rain or Shine.
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