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- BEST BET!
When: Today | 5:00 PM
Where: Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
See Jacob Powell and Dustin Lynch play live for Country Night of Alive at Five! Attendees of Alive at Five can also sample an array of summer favorites such as ice-cold beer, fresh squeezed lemonade, cotton candy and delicious BBQ from some of the area's favorite local vendors. Join us in the fun and music of this wonderful series that is a signature event and a summer staple in the Capital City of Albany, New York. It's free!
When: Today | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: CT@HB Albany
Cost: Free
This class will teach you the history of Bitcoin, how to read the Block Chain, create and manage a digital wallet, and a glimpse of what is in store for digital currencies.
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Did you ever wonder what goes on in the barnyard when you aren't looking? Join Carapace Farm Puppetry for an illuminating hour of stories, songs, and silliness that will bring new meaning to the phrase, "Ain't nobody here but us chickens". This family friendly event will provide all ages with opportunities for audience participation, interpretive freedom, and lessons in puppet awesomeness. Susannah White is a felt maker who has been building puppets for over 40 years. She firmly believes that puppets and puppet play should be a part of every child's life.
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Romaine Brooks Gallery & Rainbow Cafe, The Pride Center, 332 Hudson Ave, Albany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join the Pride Center in celebrating the works of all the artists who were featured in the special PRIDE Show in the newly relocated Romaine Brooks Gallery on the first floor of the Pride Center. Refreshments will be served.
When: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | 8:15 PM
Where: More Perreca's Italian Kitchen, 33 North Jay Street, Schenectady's
Cost: Free
Outdoor movie Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food available. Rain date, Saturday, July 26. "Moonstruck," a romantic comedy, is pure Italian / American kitsch. It won three Oscars and stars Cher, Nicholas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello and Julie Bovasso.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Selkirk Fire Co. 2 Firehouse - 301 Glenmont Rd. Glenmont NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
OVER 100 VENDORS. Old and new items. Breakfast and Lunch served from our famous cook shed. Spots still available. $35 for a 20' by 20' outdoor spot. 518-436-1601 or email fleamarket@selkirkfd.org for info.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: 939 Rte 146 building 200 Clifton Park NY,12065
Cost: 0
Marotta Health and Wellness Chiropractic, along with Clifton Park Orthodontics will be hosting our Patient and Community APPRECIATION day on Saturday, July 26th from 11am - 2pm
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station
Cost: free
Join us for our annual Science symposium. Researchers from the Preserve will present talks and discussions on their studies, and a poster session will highlight research done by our ecology interns and high school summer program students.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 6:30 PM
Where: Colonie Center, Hilton Music Center
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join Jim Plumadore at Hilton Music Center on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:30pm for a FREE guitar clinic.
When: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Freedom Park, Scotia NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra are coming to Freedom Park, July 26.
When: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Freedom Park, Scotia NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Puppet People are a professional touring puppet company dedicating to bring you a Great Show.
When: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 380 Route 9W, Glenmont
Cost: Free w/ purchase
Join us for an evening of live music and frozen yogurt at 16 Handles in Glenmont! Our Stage 16 Summer Concert Series features a new artist every Tuesday from 7:00-9:00PM. On the 15th, we welcome to the shop Amy & Rich!
When: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute EMPAC Theater
Cost: Free
JOIN US FOR FAMELAB: EXPLORING EARTH AND BEYOND! Think American Idol. . .but for scientists! FameLab is a panel-judged competition to find the new voices of science across the world.
When: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 | 8:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
A Trip to the Moon (France 1902) silent film The Impossible Voyage (France 1904) silent film Palace of the Arabian Nights (France 1906) silent film Baron Munchausan's Dream (France 1911) silent film Choreographer's Choice: Dancer/Choreographer Lionel Popkin will introduce the films.
When: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Green Island Bridge Parking lot, 251 River Street, Troy, New York
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
A band you don't want to miss! Upstate's very own Americana, Bluegrass and Northern Rock band, Eastbound Jesus from Greenwich, NY will rock the night away at Rockin' on the River Wednesday, July 30! Opener Blind Owl Band will perform before Eastbound Jesus takes the stage!
When: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Town Park, Schroon Lake
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Square Dance, 7pm, FREE
When: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 | 8:30 PM
Where: 4928 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Movies in the Park, 8:30pm, free, bring a blanket, Rogers Park, 4928 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing
- BEST BET!
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Where: Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
See Wild Adriatic and Grand Funk Railroad at Alive at Five. Attendees of Alive at Five can also sample an array of summer favorites such as ice-cold beer, fresh squeezed lemonade, cotton candy and delicious BBQ from some of the area's favorite local vendors. Join us in the fun and music of this wonderful series that is a signature event and a summer staple in the Capital City of Albany, New York. It's free!
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Freedom Park, Scotia NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Scotia-Glensville pipe band performs live at Freedom Park in Scotia NY.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
Lionel Popkin is an inventive, highly original dancer and choreographer. He and his company will introduce the Just for Fun audience to the world of modern dance through a performance exploring the joys of movement and music and giving the audience an opportunity to try a few modern dance moves themselves. Pamela Squires in the Washington Post wrote, "Popkin has a flair for originality that periodically has you realizing that you are smiling to yourself in the dark." 
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 8:15 PM
Where: More Perreca's Italian Kitchen, 33 North Jay Street, in Schenectady's Little Italy
Cost: Free
Friday, August 1, at dusk, . Outdoor Movie. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food available. Rain date, Saturday, August 2. "Big Night," is one of the great food movies of all time, is a witty drama with, a pair of brothers trying to succeed in the restaurant business. Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) have journeyed from Italy to New Jersey in the mid-1950s, determined to make a killing with an authentic Italian restaurant, The Paradise. But their food is a bit too authentic.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History and Art
Cost: Free
The Albany Institute of History & Art will be open FREE to the public as part of 1st Friday Albany. Visitors are welcome to explore our galleries and museum shop.
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Where: Albany Institute of History and Art
Cost: Free
Join us to hear artists talk about their work.
- BEST BET!
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 until Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium and Old Iron Spring Park
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Whether you're film-maker or just a film-lover, mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Ballston Spa Film Festival (BSFF) taking place August 1 & 2, 2014.
- BEST BET!
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Come celebrate the traditions and contributions of the African American community through music, art and community with special musical guests, inspiring speakers and family-oriented activities for all ages.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY 12075
Cost: Free and open to the public.
The 2014 Music Omi International Musicians Residency will conclude with a concert of collaborative new works created while in residence. Omi invites visitors to experience a unique concert of new global music, presented under a big tent by the Charles B. Benenson Visitor Center in the The Fields Sculpture Park. Enjoy an afternoon of unforgettable new music collaborations amidst over 80 works of contemporary sculpture on 120 acres of rolling farmland, wetlands and wooded areas.
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station
Cost: free
Join us for an edible plant walk! Explore the woods of the the Preserve in search of plants that make tea and more, with Perry Davenport, who also volunteers with the Cornell Cooperative Ext.
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Identical Cuban triplets Angel, César and Marcos, age 11, are passionate about becoming ballet dancers. Each wants the same thing: to be chosen for a role in an important ballet in Havana. Who will be chosen? Directed by Sylvie Collier. UK. 2011. 58 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
When: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Green Island Bridge Parking lot, 251 River Street, Troy, New York
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Don't miss Fleetwood Macked, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac with opener Brian & Kevin Tiernan at Rockin' on the River!
When: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Freedom Park, Scotia, NY
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a performance by Hair of the Dog.
When: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
An intimate portrait of a group of pioneering artists- now in their 70s, 80s and 90s- who gave birth to modern ballet. Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine. Belgium. 2005. 118 minutes.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
Teenagers perform "Kontakthof" by Pina Bausch. This was the last film and the last interview with the world-famous dancer and choreographer. Every Saturday, 40 students, aged 14 to18, rehearsed under the direction of Bausch dancers Jo-Ann Endicott and Bénédicte Billiet, and under the intense supervision of Bausch herself. This film by Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann documents the process culminating in the opening night performance. Germany. 2009. 92 minutes. German with English subtitles.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 until Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Where: Windham Mountain
Cost: FREE
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Festival is returning to Windham Mountain August 7th through 10th. This is an exciting, hire energy event that draws visitors from all over the world and brings professional mountain bikers of Olympic caliber to compete. The weekend consists of professional and amateur racing, kids' races, an outdoor concert and downtown Windham Block Party.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
Did you ever wonder what goes on in the barnyard when you aren't looking? Join Carapace Farm Puppetry for an illuminating hour of stories, songs, and silliness that will bring new meaning to the phrase, "Ain't nobody here but us chickens".
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Where: PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Cost: Free
Six of George Balanchine's finest stars, Maria Tallchief, Mary Ellen Moylan, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and Darci Kistler pay a moving tribute to the legendary choreographer and describe how he shaped them as dancers and influenced their lives. USA. 1989. 86 minutes
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 8:15 PM
Where: More Perreca's Italia Kitchen, 33 North Jay Street
Cost: Free
Outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food available. Rain date, Saturday, August 9. "8 ½" won an Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, in director Federico Fellini's finest. Marcello Mastroianni delivers a brilliant performance as Fellini's alter ego Guido Anselmi. The film was one of the most influential and commercially successful European art movies of the 1960s and defines what became known as "Felliniesque!"
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 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 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 Mon, Sep 1, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 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.
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 Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Where: Empire State Plaza - 240 State Street, Albany, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
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.
When: Today until Thu, Sep 25, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: 2176 Broadway, Schenectady,NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
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)
When: Today until Sun, Jul 27, 2014
Where: Downtown Albany
Do you ever wonder why we don't interact more as a people? Our conversations seem to be limited, quick, and often forced. All of us are here trying to figure out what life is all about, so why don't we acknowledge it?One proven way to connect with one another has always been art. Whether it be music, painting, or literature, human beings throughout time have managed to find common ground and understanding without saying a word. This idea has reached a larger scale with the internationally acclaimed "Play Me I'm Yours" and it has made its way to Albany!
When: Today until Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM
Where: Downtown Albany
Cost: Free
The 2014 Sculpture in the Streets program hosts "Play Me, I'm Yours" in downtown Albany, an internationally touring artwork devised by British artist Luke Jerram. On display outdoors from June 13, 2014 through July 27, 2014, at different locations throughout downtown Albany's business and entertainment corridors.
When: Today until Sat, Sep 27, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 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.
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!
- BEST BET!
When: Today until Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Wiswall Park, downtown Ballston Spa, 39 Front Street
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Enjoy your summer Thursday evenings at the Ballston Spa Free Concerts in the Park Series! Thursday evenings, starting June 26 - August 28, enjoy live music in Wiswall Park in downtown Ballston Spa from 6 -8 p.m.
When: Today until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Photography Center of the Capital District (404 River Street, Troy)
Cost: Free
Award-Winning Underwater Photography comes to the Albany Area!
When: Today until Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Photography Center of the Capital District, 404 River Road, Troy
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Forty underwater photographs by David Hall, from his latest book Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, will be on display at the Photography Center of the Capital District, June 27-August 3. Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri hrs: 5-9pm. Sat-Sun hrs: 12-6pm. Closed Weds.
When: Today until Sun, Sep 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Cost: Free
We are barraged with images of people taken to display their best features and enhance their beauty. Conversely, Philip J Palmieri's paintings illustrate the unglamorous human face behind many medical maladies.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 until Thu, Aug 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Where: Sorelle Gallery - Stuyvesant Plaza
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sorelle Gallery Artist Feature: Christine Averill-Green on display August 8 - August 21.

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