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- BEST BET!
When: Today | 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The Excelsior Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: General Reservations $60 per person / Honorary Committee $110 per person
What happens when you pit Prime at Saratoga National vs. Saratoga Golf & Polo Club in a battle of the chefs? On July 31, we will find out as two top chefs from the Capital Region, Chef Joe Mazza of Prime and Chef John Ireland of Saratoga Golf & Polo, take sides and compete for the title.
When: Today | 6:00 PM
Where: Fifty South, 2128 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
When: Today | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Cooking School @ Market Bistro, 873 New Loudon Rd, Latham N.Y. 12110
Cost: $55 per person
Culinary students will be using classic Thai ingredients to create vegetarian Pad Thai, shrimp curry, glazed chicken lettuce wraps, grilled Thai BBQ wings and Thai iced tea.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: The Lager House in Latham
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
18 Strings of Trouble the acoustic duo plays live at the Lager House in Latham Fri Aug 1 @ 7pm
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 9:00 PM
Where: Rookies Sports Bar 1526 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY
Cost: Free
Up All Night returns to Rookies Sports Bar for another amazing night of music starting at 9PM. Who knows what giveaway's will be tossed out to the crowd this time. You had to be at Rookies last time to understand.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Latham NY
Cost: free
Live Music
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Dutch Apple Cruises 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
Cost: $17.95
Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sunset Sightseeing Cruise from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 6:30pm. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 and sails South to Van Weis Point. Hudson River Historian gives narration - full cash bar & snack bar available! Cruise sails rain or shine, no refunds.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Auto Haus Motors, 768 Saratoga Road, Burnt Hills, NY
Cost: Free Admission to Patrons, $15 Car Registration
Keep Saturday, August 2, 2014 open on your calendar for this year's 6TH ANNUAL OPEN HAUS AND CAR SHOW at Auto Haus Motors in Burnt Hills! All Makes & Models, Bikes, And Buggies…whatever you are proud of! Free admission to all patrons. A portion of all proceeds to help Sam's Garage, and Educational Program offered through The Saratoga Auto Museum!
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Latham NY
Cost: Free
Very talented Emily Earle who was a contestant on "The Voice" will be here at JJ Rafferty's
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Where: Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Show your team pride and wear your favorite NFL jersey to the game!
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 until Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Italian American Community Center
Cost: $200 per/wk member $220 per/wk non-member
Open to Children enterin Grades 1-6. Children will have an exciting, fun-filled day while being introduced to activities and experiences that are rooted in the Italian language and culture. The program activities will include stories, crafts, games, soccer, bocce, and of course the culinary delights of the Italian Cuina (kitchen). Daily supervised swimming in our pool. Child-pleasing, yet healthy lunches and snacks are provided every day.
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Cooking School @ Market Bistro, 873 New Loudon Rd, Latham N.Y. 12110
Cost: $55 per person
Geared towards beginners in the kitchen, this class teaches simple cooking techniques, equipment usage, kitchen safety and knife skills, all while making Caesar salads with homemade garlic croutons, grilled balsamic marinated chicken, macaroni and cheese and strawberry shortcake.
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Latham NY
Cost: Free
Live Band
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Dutch Apple Cruises 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
Cost: $38.95
Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing! Cruise begins boarding at 5:30p and cruises from 6p to 8:30p. Dinner Buffet Menu: Eggplant Parmesan (fried eggplant topped with homemade sauce and parmesan cheese). Chicken Francaise (Chicken lightly fried and sauteed in a lemon and white wine sauce) Penne a la vodka & Mediterranean Antipasto. Dinner comes with fresh Italian bread, Caesar salad, mini cannolis and coffee service. Full cash bar for drinks is available.
When: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: The Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper, 873 New Loudon Rd, Latham N.Y. 12110
Cost: $20 per person
This class features the summertime favorite of the ballpark and neighborhood cookouts, with students learning to cook corn dogs w/Hofmann's All Beef Franks, Grilled Johnsonville sausage links and Chef John's Smokin' Campfire Beans.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Where: Glen Sanders Mansion
Cost: $40 per person
Mazzone Hospitality Presents An All American Clam Bake, Thursday August 7th, starting at 6 pm on the waterfront patio at the Glen Sanders Mansion
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper, 873 New Loudon Rd, Latham N.Y. 12110
Cost: $55 per person
Culinary students will be using items from Market Bistro's own Italian Market to create some delicious dishes, including; paccheri rustica with broccoli rabe pork sausage, gnocchi and prosciutto de Parma in a creamy alfredo sauce, mixed greens with blood orange vinaigrette and bruschetta with olive tapenade and roasted red peppers.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 until Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Where: Hunter Mountain
Cost: $12 for adults, children under 12 FREE
The Hunter Mountain German Festival always brings smiles to the faces of German-Americans and everyone else who attends. The good-time music is sure to get you up on your feet... or at the very least tapping your feet. Traditional German-American foods, Schuhplattler Dancers, plus some new entertainers, plenty of vendors, plus fun activities for the kids. Fireworks Display Saturday Night! Please note that pets are not permitted on the festival grounds.
When: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $30.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper, 873 New Loudon Rd, Latham N.Y. 12110
Cost: $55 per person
Students will prepare and enjoy delicious recipes from top Food Network Celebrity Chefs Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri! From these recipes, culinary students will create roasted corn soup, Cajun chicken Alfredo, tri-tip steak with a cabernet balsamic reduction and Emmanuel Nini's Caponata.
When: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Irish Night, presented by Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival, returns on August 12 as part of the ValleyCats Tunes for Tuesday live music lineup. Hair of the Dog will perform prior to the game, with corned beef & cabbage and Guinness being served as a dinner special.
- BEST BET!
When: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza - 240 STATE ST. ALBANY, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sample foods from around the region while enjoying live music throughout the day. The Empire State Plaza Food Festival, on August 13th, 2014.
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Cost: $50 pp and include food and non-alcoholic beverages
Come join Sand Lake Center for the Arts for the Seventh Annual "Taste of Sand Lake". This year's event will be held on Thursday, August 14 from 6 - 9pm at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake. Participating establishments will be: AJ's Pizzeria, Arlington House, Burden Lake Country Club, Crossroads American Grille, Hannaford of West Sand Lake, LaPerla Ristorante, Lakeview, Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake, Pie Squared, Towne Tavern, Uncle Marty's Adirondack Grill, Young's Pharmacy & General Store. Along with great food, there will be live entertainment, many silent auction items from local area businesses, and featuring a one-of-a-kind live auction item "A Taste of the Adirondacks" provided by local culinary talent, Chris Shaw, who will provide the winning bidder - breakfast, lunch, and dinner in their home for six friends-Adirondack style. Tickets are $50 pp and include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available for beer & wine. Make your reservation now at 518-674-2007 or visit the web site.
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM
Where: Oh Bar, 304 Lark Street #1, Albany, NY 12210
Our Brother's Keepers Foundation invites you to a Happy Hour! Friday, August 15, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, and a raffle! RSVP by Thursday, August 7, 2014!
When: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $36.00
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Today until Sun, Dec 28, 2014 | 11:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Where: Waterworks Pub
Cost: $5.00
Saturday Nights at Waterworks Pub, The HOTTEST place to be with DANCING TILL 4AM!! DJ Shawn Gillie downstairs in The Pub & DJ Dave Barna taking your requests and mixing it up upstairs in The Club. The Newest Lights, The Best Sound, and the Hottest Bartenders in Town!!! Every Saturday at Waterworks Pub.
When: Today until Sat, Nov 29, 2014 | 11:00 PM to 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.
When: Today until Thu, Dec 31, 2015 | 8:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Where: International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
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.
When: Today until Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: SUNY Plaza
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
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.
When: Today until Tue, Nov 25, 2014 | 2:30 PM to 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!
When: Today until Tue, Oct 7, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: 916 Western Ave., Albany,New York
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
2014 will be our 3rd year providing the area near the NYS Harriman Office Campus with vendors - offering fresh foods, pastries, cheese, maple syrup, bread, flowers and many other assorted foods (including hot food for dinner) and crafts.
When: Today until Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Dutch Apple Cruises 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
Cost: $17.95
Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sightseeing Cruise from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 12:30pm. Cruises are daily on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through the end of August. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 and sails South to Van Weis Point. Hudson River Historian on board gives narration of the history of Albany - full cash bar & snack bar available! Tickets are $17.95 & can be purchased on the calendar section of our website. Cruises sail rain or shine, no refunds.
When: Today until Sat, Sep 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 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!
When: Today until Sun, Aug 31, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Dave & Buster's
Cost: $29.99 per person
Host your 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Party at Dave & Buster's! We have everything you need, food, drink, power cards, draft cards, and game day coupons! Call 518-313-4507 for more info.
When: Today until Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: The Barrel Saloon
Cost: $20 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shuttle-to-country-music-concerts-tickets-11698517581
This Summer arrive to your country concerts in style on The Barrel Salon's Shuttle Bus which seats 20 people so get your tickets SOON, because once they are sold out they are GONE! Tickets are only $20 and included transportation to and from SPAC on your desired show date. These trips are always a blast and sell out super fast, so the sooner the better. Don't worry about parking, finding a DD, and all the other responsibility that comes along with driving.. LET US DO THAT FOR YOU!! The Bus will leave The Barrel Saloon 1.5 hours before the concert and you will receive an informative email before departure. Park you car in our large parking lot for FREE. You can bring your own beverages on the bus along with a small cooler and chairs TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED TO: July 12th Countryfest bus will leave at 8am August 3rd Rascal Flatts August 17th Luke Bryan August 24th Zac Brown Band August 29th Jason Aldean
When: Today until Mon, Jul 13, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Where: Omi International Arts Center
Cost: Price varies.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 12-13th On Saturday, join us for a new offering as we lead private tours of selected artist studios. At night, enjoy Dinner and Dancing on the lawn of Omi with delicious food, spectacular views of the Catskills, and dancing to exuberant live music. If you can't make the dinner, join us at our After Party from 9 PM - Midnight. Rural Intelligence hailed the last 2 year's dinner/dances as "one of the top 10 parties of the year." On Sunday, a buffet Country Brunch takes place in the same outdoor, tented location overlooking The Fields Sculpture Park. The brunch is followed by a short walk down the road for the much anticipated Open Studio Tours, where visitors will see the work the artists have been making for the last four weeks. Event Locations: Studio Barns - Corner of County Route 22 and Letter S Road, Ghent, NY Ledig House - 59 Letter S Road, Ghent, NY

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