Throughout spring, there are plenty of ways to have fun in Albany and the Capital Region. You can visit a local park, plan a day trip around the area, or attend one of the season’s top events. For this coming weekend, here are 9 events you should check out!
Satisfy Your Hunger at Fantastic Food Events
The 15th Annual Downtown Albany Restaurant Week presented by the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District will begin this Saturday and run through Friday, April 19. This is one of the city’s most highly anticipated culinary events each year, and for 2019, 16 restaurants will be participating. Make your reservation to enjoy a delicious three-course meal for a fixed price of $25 (valued at a minimum of $35).
Friday is the final day of the 2019 Lark Street Restaurant Week, so make sure you take advantage of all the great deals before the event ends. During Restaurant Week, a variety of Lark Street restaurants are offering a diverse selection of special menu items and meals for $20.19 or less.
The St. Anne Institute will host the 2019 Wine, Dine & Stein: Broadway Bash at Normanside Country Club in Delmar this Friday. Join them for an evening of wine, beer, and spirits tasting, food stations, dessert, and community awards.
Experience Arts & Pop Culture
Whether you like comics, movies, cartoons, or even TV shows, the annual Empire State Comic Con has something for you! This three-day convention will feature your favorite celebrities, the greatest vendors in the area, the best names in the comic art community, and more. Unleash your inner geek and attend Comic Con at the Albany Capital Center this weekend.
The annual Albany Word Fest kicks off this Friday with Readings Against The End Of The World, a 24-hour open mic poetry, storytelling, theater, and spoken word event that will start at the UAlbany Downtown campus. Browse the full calendar and see which events interest you during this week-long festival.
Visit The Linda in Albany and enjoy a night of roots music on Friday. Profits from this exciting music festival will benefit The J.C. Club, Cheryl’s Lodge Outreach Center, Captain CHS, and other local children’s charities. Performers will include Mississippi Heat, The Red Haired Strangers, and James Edmonds Heavenly Echoes.
Find Fun for the Kids
Calling all wizards, witches, and muggles! miSci in Schenectady will welcome visitors to explore the Science and Wizardry of Harry Potter on Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm. Sign up and take part in a magical, educational, and fun experience that your kids are sure to enjoy.
The Easter events are starting early in Latham at Raymour & Flanigan. This Saturday, don’t miss the furniture store’s Easter Egg Hunt, which will feature eggs hidden throughout the showroom. There will also be a craft table for coloring and making Easter ornaments.
Celebrate National Gardening Day at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology in Troy. On Sunday from 1:00pm-1:30pm, the museum will host a special workshop about how you can plant your own garden at home. This workshop is free to attend with general museum admission.