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When: Today | 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: Albany County Hockey Facility 830 Albany Shaker Rd. Loudonville, NY 12211
Cost: FREE
U.S. Figure Skating Sponsored SkateFest! Registration begins at 11:15am, lessons run from noon until 1:30pm. Interviews with Olympians at 11:30 p.m. In conjunction with the Stars on Ice 2014 Post-Olympic Tour stop in Albany, NY, on April 18, the Hudson Mohawk Figure Skating Club in Troy, NY, will host SkateFest. FREE and open to the public.
When: Today | 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: The Reverus Technology Group, 1741 Route 9, Clifton Park
Cost: 0.00
The event is a Minecraft Lan Party. Playing the popular kids game minecraft on a single server so multiple people can play in a single world! Please see the attached flyer and call to register, space is limited. Recommended age for this event is 7-12.
When: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: All Dawgs Training Services | 30 Railroad Avenue Albany, NY 12205
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join us for our Grand Opening! We will have demos of many different dog sports throughout the day, an area for Spring Puppy Pictures, basic agility equipment to try with your dog, and a chance to chat with our trainers about your dog's potential. And of course we have dog games where winners get a prize and all participants get raffle tickets that go towards winning a free group class!
When: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: 7th Floor Computer Classroom
Cost: Free
Senior Librarian Allan Raney will demonstrate the BIG Online America - an online database that includes detailed information and profiles on 25,000 foundations, corporate donors, matching gift programs, in kind donations and government grant makers. The BIG Online also includes a step-by-step guide and award-winning templates for writing professional funding proposals and letters of inquiry.
When: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: New York State Library, 7th Floor Computer Classroom 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY
Cost: 0.00
Senior Librarian Allan Raney will demonstrate the BIG Online America - an online database that includes detailed information and profiles on 25,000 foundations, corporate donors, matching gift programs, in kind donations and government grant makers. The BIG Online also includes a step-by-step guide and award-winning templates for writing professional funding proposals and letters of inquiry.
When: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Krystal Rose Studio, 6 Greenwood Drive, East Greenbush, NY
Cost: FREE
Come to the studio for a FREE event, an afternoon of fun, and a chance to win up to $50 in services! *Face Painting* Don't miss out on the fun and to be a part of an Easter Egg Hunt with money saving coupons as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny (pictures sold separately) *Easter Bunny will be here from 11AM-12PM* Photography by Sean O'Donell 6 Greenwood Drive, East Greenbush, NY ALL AGES ARE WELCOME! (518) 880-8670 Here at Krystal Rose Studio we believe everyone is a winner, with that said, not one person will walk out without a prize!!
When: Sun, Apr 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Latham Farms Gamestop
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join the Latham Farms GameStop for the fun and festivities as we celebrate our first ever Easter Egg Hunt! Hundreds of eggs, face painting, coloring, video games, featuring the movie Hop!
When: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Where: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY
Cost: Free
Get ready for Arbor Day by coming to hear expert Certified Arborist Fred Breglia. He's back by popular demand and co-sponsored by the Country Garden Club of Clifton Park and the Friends of the Clifton-Park Halfmoon Library on Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm. Fred Breglia is the Director of the George Landis Arboretum in Esperance, N.Y. and an Internationally Certified Arborist with over 25 years of experience in the green industry.
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 | 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: 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 | 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 | 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 | 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: 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: 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 | 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 | 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!
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 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Where: The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Cost: Free
Through her installations, photographs and drawings, artist Kim Faler is able to introduce shifts in context, materials and perspectives, which ultimately allow her to transform the functionality of familiar objects we see and use in our everyday lives. For this exhibit, Faler will present a selection of her new work in addition to a collaborative piece created with Massachusetts based artist, Derek Parker.
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 Sun, Apr 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Where: Opalka Gallery at The Sage Colleges
Cost: Free
This juried show represents entrants in grades 9-12 from high schools in Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer counties. The panel of jurors includes Sage faculty members Kelly Jones and Harold Lohner. It runs at The Sage Colleges Opalka Gallery from March 17 through April 20.
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: Today until Fri, Apr 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Where: The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Cost: Free
The 25th Anniversary Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit is open to all public high school students (9-12). One piece from each participating school district will be selected for the exhibit, with additional pieces chosen at the discretion of this year's juror.
When: Today until Tue, Apr 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Where: Krystal Rose Studio, 6 Greenwood Drive, East Greenbush, NY
Cost: $0.00
Enter to win a spa experience for mom! Share your story on our Facebook page search KrystalRoseStudios & tell us why YOUR mom deserves a spa get-away. Contestant with the most likes and shares on their story wins! Have YOUR friends help you!
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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