Just as those April showers will bring May flowers, you can look forward to a ton of fun events happening throughout the month of May in Albany. Plan a fun-filled weekend in the Capital Region with these top 9 upcoming events.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Albany Craft Beer Week is filled to the brim with fun craft beer events throughout the city of Albany. Take a look at the list of 2019 Beer Week events and pick a few you’d like to attend this weekend.
Once again, it’s time for the annual Big Bang Gala at miSci in Schenectady. Celebrate the wonders of science during this wonderful evening filled with gourmet cuisine, an exciting silent auction, live music, interactive activities, and networking opportunities. Funds raised at the gala will support the museum’s programs and exhibitions.
Bring your pup over to the Olde English Downtown Dog Park in Albany on Saturday for a day of pet-friendly fun. The Downtown Albany Pup Crawl will feature paw painting, a Star Wars-themed canine costume contest, and special deals at local downtown businesses for pups and their owners.
Each year, Capital Root’s annual Spring Brunch attracts hundreds of guests to the Empire State Plaza for a fantastic buffet-style brunch. The event will run from 9:00am-2:00pm and also include fun activities for the kids and a silent auction with a variety of gifts. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Explore the Region’s Arts & Culture Scene
Attend the Opening Reception for the 15th Annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at the Opalka Gallery this Friday. This annual showcase features seniors from the college’s Art and Design BFA program.
May the 4th be with you at The Palace Theatre this Saturday during the Albany Symphony’s presentation of Star Wars & More: A Salute to John Williams. Get your tickets to see the symphony perform all your favorite John Williams favorites, from Superman to Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars.
Join Historic Cherry Hill for the 20th Annual Albany History Fair from 12:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday afternoon. The fair is free to attend and will feature a poetry performance, a tour of the Van Rensselaer Library, a presentation and book signing, family activities, and more. This year’s Albany History Fair is sponsored by the Albany Public Library Foundation.
Find Exceptional Sales and Shopping Events
Get a great deal on books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more at the East Greenbush Community Library’s popular Spring Book and Media Sale. Thousands of books will be available for purchase from Thursday through Sunday, and Saturday will feature unadvertised specials. Be sure to stop by and check out the sale!
From May 3-5, Beekman 1802 will host their 3rd Annual Warehouse Sale at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady. Customers will have the chance to save up to 75% on a variety of unique products, such as goat milk soap, small batch gourmet foods, natural home cleaning products, and more.