The temperature may be dropping, but there are plenty of reasons to leave the house and explore the Albany area. This weekend, there will be a variety of exciting events and activities happening, including the Ignite Volunteer Festival, early holiday celebrations, and more.
Attend a Fantastic Festival & Fair in Albany
Are you ready to give back to the Albany community? Check out the Ignite Volunteer Festival at the Albany Capital Center and meet over 40 non-profit organizations based in the area. As you enjoy live music and food from local restaurants, you’ll have the chance to discover the perfect volunteer position. Ignite is presented by Serve Albany and Christ’s Church Albany.
On Saturday, the Fourth Annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair will be held at the Armory at Sage College in Albany. Sponsored by Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment, this free environmental fair will feature a wide range of exhibitors and speakers.
Celebrate the Holiday Season This Weekend
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, will kick off this year’s inspiring Festival of Trees with a special Festive Preview Party on Friday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This family-friendly party is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with everyday heroes, enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages, and see all of the dazzling holiday displays early.
Take a trip to Sunnycrest Orchards in Sharon Springs this weekend for their annual Holiday Marketplace and Craft Show inside the heated greenhouse. Over 50 vendors will be at the event, and products will include handcrafted and handmade items, food, maple, honey, winter produce, cookies, herb mixes, and more.
Enjoy Outstanding Music & Movies
Visit Via Entertainment at the Via Port Mall on Saturday for the WPTR Radio Official Launch Party. This event is free to the public and will feature live music from tribute performers, such as Janis Joplin, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley.
Get your tickets to see Warren Miller’s 70th-anniversary film, “Timeless,” at The Palace Theatre in Albany this Friday or Saturday. Experience the joys of winter around the world through the eyes of a cast of fresh faces. Moviegoers will receive discounts on lift tickets, gear, swag, and more.
Bring Your Kids to a Tea Party
The Landing Hotel in Schenectady will present the Princess & Friends Tea Party on Sunday from 11:00am-1:00pm at their Event Center. Kids will love this enchanting afternoon of tea, snacks, and a meet & greet with some of their favorite princesses and friends.
Join the Albany Berkshire Ballet as they take you to the Land of Sweets during their performance of “The Nutcracker!” The Nutcracker Tea Party at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Latham will include an elegant tea luncheon, activities for kids, a condensed “Nutcracker” show, and a rare opportunity to pose for photographs with the cast.
The holidays are approaching, and next Saturday, Albany PAL will present its annual Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival at the Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park. Experience a taste of the holiday season while enjoying the beautiful and colorful light displays.