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When: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: The Beltrone Living Center
Cost: Free
Umbrella of Colonie's Home Maintenance Fair will be Thursday, April 24th from 10am to 1pm at the Beltrone Living Center. This free event provides senior homeowners an opportunity to learn tips from area experts on home repair, painting, weatherization, organization, & more. Exhibitors include Home Depot, National Grid, Mabey's Moving & Storage, NYSERDA, CAP COM, & others.
When: Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Siena College Roger Bacon Key Auditorium Rm 202
Cost: Free
Dr. Forsyth is a scientist, author, and licensed clinical psychologist. He has traveled the world giving talks about the benefits of mindful acceptance, kindness and compassion, and how to live a valued life using a research-based approach to psychological health and wellness called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sorelle Gallery Presents: "Heart of Art" on April 25th featuring Eden Compton and Ragellah Rourke. These two women deliver dynamic talent with distinctive diversity. They have both become widely recognized and collected since joining Sorelle Gallery. The artist reception is April 25th from 5-8pm and "Heart of Art" will remain on display until May 8th.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: New York State Library, 222 Madison Avenue, Huxley Theater, 1st Floor Albany, NY 12230
Cost: $0.00
Henry Johnson--Hero of Harlem's Rattlers: The Man and the Legend. It is no accident that the new book, Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War by Jeffrey T. Sammons and John H. Morrow, Jr., virtually begins and ends with its most famous combat hero Henry Johnson--a man most closely identified with Albany, New York.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Arthur's Market, Schenectady Stockade District
Cost: No cover
Live performance by Schenectady's coolest jazz group. 'From Cole Porter to Joni Mitchell.' At the beautiful, newly restored Arthur's Market and Cafe. 35 N. Ferry Street. In Schenectady's Stockade District.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Where: Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
Cost: FREE
Directed by Paul Evoskevich Free concert - general admission seating
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Emma Willard School Kiggins Auditorium
Cost: Free
The Emma Willard School Dance Company will perform its Spring Dance Concert: "CONTINUUM," Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Kiggins Auditorium on the Emma Willard campus, 285 Pawling Ave., Troy, NY. The concert and following reception are free and open to the public. The concert features choreography by Artistic Directors and Emma Willard School dance faculty Barbara Magee and Sue Lauther, as well as Kevin Magee, guest artist in residence at Emma Willard.
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Menneto Powersports 1757 Route 9 Clifton Park
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Indian Motorcycle Truck will be here with bikes to demo on Friday April 25th 9:00am-6:00pm and Saturday April 26th 9:00am-5:00pm. There will be food, door prizes and a good time! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to throw your leg over a 2014 Indian Motorcycle and feel how it rides!! All models will be available for demo.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Tri-City BMX, 520 Burdeck St, Schenectady, NY 12306
Cost: Free
TRY FOR FREE! Tri-City BMX will be holding an open house. If you have ever wanted to try bmx racing this is the day. BMX racing to open to boys and girls of ALL ages. Feel free to bring your bike (most styles of bikes are allowed on the track after safety inspection)or borrow one of ours. Bring long pants, long shirt, and closed toe shoes. Helmets are available. BMX is fun for individuals or the whole family. Hope to see you there!
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY
Cost: FREE
This FREE event will review everything you need to know about buying a home. The fair will feature free credit checks and mortgage qualifications as well as free seminars on owning a home.Free Credit Checks: Free credit reports offered during the event. Bring a photo ID. Free Mortgage Pre-Qualification: Meet with lenders to learn what loans you qualify for.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join us Saturday, April 26th from 10am - 2pm for our 4th Annual Spring Clean…Live Green E-Waste Collection Event! Celebrate Earth Day with us and recycle your unwanted electronic items! We are offering five convenient drop-off locations at our apartment communities throughout the Capital Region (Colonie, Guilderland, Schenectady, Brunswick, and Queensbury). Through our partnership with eLot Recycling, we are able to provide the community with a safe, easy way to dispose of their unwanted electronics.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station
Cost: Free
Come explore the wonders of the avian world at the Huyck Preserve's Annual Bird Festival, Saturday, April 26 1-5pm. Featuring birds of prey by wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin, birding walks for all ages, and kid-friendly crafts. Please check out the Huyck Preserve homepage for a detailed schedule and list of vendors as the event approaches.
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014 until Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Anthea's Swim Academy - 46 Juniper Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Parents - Are your kids safe in the water? Over 100 children drown in New York every year.Anthea's Swim Academy quickly teaches survival swimming and drowning prevention to children ages 6 months and up. Spring and Summer sessions booking now. Stop by our Open House to learn more.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Congregation Gates of Heaven
Cost: free admission
22nd Cherry Blossom Festival, 5K Run for ALS, and 2k Walk for Hope. Farmers Market and wine, Giffy's BBQ Lunch, and 40+ local businesses, crafts, and food vendors. Pre-order your BBQ lunch at our website. Event held rain or shine, free admission. For more information visit our website cherryblossomfair dot com or call Sue Litynski at 374-8173.
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: UAlbany Lecture Center Concourse, Uptown Campus
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join Us for a fun-filled afternoon of activities for families (parents and kids aged 5 and up). Our featured speaker is Mike Bono, Chief Meteorologist from YNN! Fun activities will help kids learn about the Earth, and how we can protect it! Get your kids interested in science, too! Register online by April 25th and get a free subscription to the Windows to the Universe science education website. Parking is free in the Student Gold Lot at State Quad on Sunday!
When: Sun, Apr 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Polish Community Center
Cost: free
Celebrate the Canonization of Pope John Paul II at the Polish Community Center! There will be a special program honoring the occasion as well as light refreshments. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this special event.
When: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza Convention Center- meeting room 7
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Annual bilateral trade between Québec and New York stands at $7.5 billion dollars. Anchored by this long standing economic relationship, Québec and New York are leveraging their unique cross-border resources to build-out key economic and R&D corridors in strategic areas of innovation including nanotechnology, electric transportation and associated technologies.
When: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: New York State Library, 222 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor Computer Classroom, Albany, NY 12230
Cost: $0.00
Senior Librarian Stephanie Barrett will demonstrate search strategies and techniques for using State Capital Universe and Loislaw - two online databases available at the New York State Library. State Capital Universe contains information on bills, regulations and statutes for New York and other States. This online resource also has information about state legislators, issues and public policy, state newspapers of record and links to websites with related information.
When: Wed, Apr 30, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. ACADEMY AWARD® Nominee 2010 Best Documentary Feature
When: Thu, May 1, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: East Greenbush Library 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY, 12061.
Cost: free
HUGE BOOK SALE! May 1-4, 2014, 35,000+ BOOKS & CDs, DVDs, AUDIO TAPES, LPs. Paperbacks $.50 - $1; Hardbacks $1 - $2. Sunday only: Books in Bag Sale; $3/Bag Note: Cash and checks accepted-no credit cards. All books are donated and not library stock, All books are presorted and available to the public during the sale. Free admission daily. No pre-sale for library staff, volunteers or dealers. Scanners/ electronic devices will be allowed only Friday-Sunday. No children's books or children's media will be offered during this sale.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Medusa Volunteer Fire Company
Cost: Free
A little bit Maker movement, and little bit homegrown ingenuity, this year's MedusaFest will thrill, enthuse and inspire! Not only are we offering space for locals to display their wares, but we are hosting numerous talks, workshops, and hands-on activities! MedusaFest will also provide lots of entertainment - music, kid's activities and plenty of great Firehouse food, including their ever-popular chicken barbecue! As always, entrance is free, though donations are appreciated.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: New York State Library 11th Floor, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join us on the 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center to learn how to keep your family treasures safe and ensure they will be around for future generations. Bring examples of your family collections and our book and paper conservators will offer personalized advice on storing, handling, and caring for them.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 | 3:00 PM
Where: Dana Park
Cost: Free
Honk if You Inhale! Albany NY-The Capitol District Cannabis Consortium, New York for Cannabis, Americans for Cannabis, and Civil Gardening for the Repeal Of Marijuana Prohibition are pleased to announce the 2014 Global Marijuana March Please join us on May 3, 2014 at Dana Park: the intersection of Lark, Delaware, Madison ave, in Albany NY (next to the Mobil Station 455 madison ave, and the Lionheart Bar) 3pm.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014
Where: Afrim's Sports Colonie Location, 636 Albany Shaker Road
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Let's Grow Together Sale is a semi-annual children's consignment sale, specializing in baby, child, teen, and maternity clothing & merchandise. At our sale, you will find quality new or like-new children's items at amazing prices. Shopping is open to the public on Saturday, May 3 from 9 AM to 7 PM and Sunday May 4 from 9 AM to 2 PM. On Sunday most items are half price. The sale will be held at Afrim's Sports Colonie Location, 636 Albany Shaker Road.
When: Sat, May 3, 2014 until Sun, May 4, 2014 | 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Where: SportsPlex of Halfmoon
Cost: FREE
Open to the Public (There Is NO Entry Fee anytime! All Are WELCOME!)Open to the Public Half Price Day. (Items marked No Discount will not be discounted.) We accept cash and credit cards below. NO CHECKS Pass It On proudly accepts MASTERCARD, VISA and DISCOVER All sales final. At Pass It On you will find clothing (sizes newborn to juniors) toys, books, videos, baby equipment (strollers, swings, etc.), sports equipment, children's furniture and more!
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When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Washington Park Lake House, Albany, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Looking to ride your bicycle in the spring? The Albany Bicycle Coalition invites you to the fourth annual Bike Expo in Washington park. Accelerate your ride and see what local bike shops have to offer, check out local riding groups, or use your bike to commute by learning about transportation alternatives. Learn from bicycle experts and educators, get a bike tune up, and much more!
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: House of Praise 1688 Route 9, Castleton, NY 12033
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Meet a woman who went to heaven and back. Crystal McVea is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Waking Up In Heaven. Hear her story of triumph over tragedy, her 9 minutes spent in heaven and the questions she asked God when she met him face to face. She will share with you what is waiting for you on the other side. Invite your friends and family to this exclusive event!
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Where: Albany Jewish Community Center
Cost: FREE
The Congregation Beth Emeth -Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center Health & Services Fair for Adults and Senior Adults will be held at the Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Road on Sunday, May 4, 10:30am -2:30pm. This FREE event, which is open to the community, offers health screenings, information booths, chair massage, quick adult haircuts, refreshments and drawing prizes.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Historic Cherry Hill | 523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The 15th Annual Albany History Fair takes place Sunday, May 4th from 12-4pm at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. The theme of this years event is 1964 - a year of historic change!
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Ten Broeck Mansion, 9 Ten Broeck Street Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free
The Albany County Historical Association will play host to Living History Day: Hidden Treasures of Albany at the Ten Broeck Mansion. The day celebrating history through family friendly attractions and themed events will have it all! Click to read more.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Clifton Park Center Mall
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
It's BACK by popular demand! The Town of Clifton Park is bringing back their semi-annual 'Shredding Day'. Come by the Clifton Park Center Mall parking lot (near JCPenney), from 1:00-3:00 on Sunday, May 4th as you're invited to bring paper documents to have shredded. If you can, please bring (1) canned good to donate to our local food pantries for each bag or box dropped off.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Local Care Midwifery, Troy NY
Cost: FREE
Local Care Midwifery (LCM) has moved to a new location at 35 Dearstyne Road in Troy, New York. The grand opening and LCM Spring Open House will be on Sunday May 4 from 1 til 5 p.m.. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 2:00 PM
Where: Shenendehowa United Methodist Church Route 146, Clifton Park
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Choraliers of Schenectady and The Clifton Park Community Chorus Present, "Time After Time" - a collection of inspiring music from Broadway tunes from Rogers and Hammerstein to uplifting spirituals and everything in between!
When: Sun, May 4, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
BigChiefEntertainment & CHERYL L. KATES-BENMAN ESQ. PRESENTS: "An Evening of Social Justice" THIS IS A FREE EVENT TO ALL!! Join us for an evening of social awareness about some of the most pressing issues in the NYS criminal justice system today!
When: Mon, May 5, 2014 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Healthy Living Center
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
•The Importance of Early Detection •Eating Well for Breast Cancer Prevention •Live Strong at the YMCA Cancer Survivor Physical Activity Program
When: Today until Fri, Dec 12, 2014 | 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: United Church Of Cohoes
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
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.
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 Fri, Apr 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
Cost: Free
An exhibit of recent works that represent the artist's exercises in form and medium over the past four years. Mr. Quandt is known in the Capital District for his long association with the New York State Theatre Institute.
When: Today until Wed, Aug 13, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: various locations
Cost: free
Community Caregivers provides non-medical services that can often keep relatives out of nursing homes and other care facilities for years, just by helping with bills, shopping, errands and transportation to appointments. Let us match you with one of our clients, either for one ride or recurring visits/assistance.
When: Today until Wed, Dec 17, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 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.
When: Today until Wed, Apr 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Spectrum Theatre 290 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209
Cost: free
Art Exhibit - Shallow Box Collage pieces by George Guarino "When Parts Become Whole.. it's agreeno" exploring consciousness and focused attention
When: Fri, Apr 25, 2014 until Thu, May 8, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Sorelle Gallery, 1475 Western Avenue, Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany NY 12203
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sorelle Gallery, the area's premier art gallery, proudly presents "The Heart of Art" featuring new work by Eden Compton and Ragellah Rourke. Guests are invited to the Artists' Reception taking place on Friday evening, April 25, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
When: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 until Wed, May 28, 2014
Where: Various Locations Around Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The City of Albany’s Household Spring Cleanup program provides city residents with an opportunity to dispose of their excessive household trash. Only residents who live in residential dwellings with four (4) or less units may participate in this program. Trash should be placed curbside the evening prior to your scheduled spring cleanup day. The schedule is as follows:

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