Looking for ways to have some fun this coming weekend? Here in the Albany area, there is something for everyone! Experience an amazing night at the Pride Center Gala, shop for holiday gifts early, and remember to honor local veterans on Veterans Day.
Get Ready to Party All Weekend Long
Celebrate the mission of the Pride Center of the Capital Region at their annual gala on Friday at Franklin Plaza in Troy. This year’s gala is going to be a party filled with dancing, laughter, and fun for everyone. A VIP Cocktail Hour will run from 6:00pm-7:00pm, and then dinner and awards will take place from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Purchase your tickets today!
The Historic Albany Foundation will host their first customer appreciation party this Friday evening at the Architectural Parts Warehouse. This celebration is the nonprofit’s way of saying thank you, and it’s a great chance to meet like-minded individuals after hours.
Eat up! This Saturday is the Field Notes NY Pig Roast at Riverside Maple Farms in Glenville. Your ticket will include an entree, side dishes, dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks. During the event, there will also be live music from Three Quarters North, games, and free tours of Riverside Maple Farms.
Love cider? Attend Nine Pin’s Pressing Party this Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm. Throughout the day, the apple press will be running, cider will be pouring, and there will be live music, food, and plenty of festivities. Tickets will be available at the door unless they are sold out.
Get Into the Holiday Spirit Early
Bring the kids to Crossgates Mall this Saturday for TYKES DAY, which will feature a tree lighting ceremony, games, dancing, face painting, and the arrival of Santa Claus from the North Pole.
The Bethany Reformed Church in Albany will present a Christmas Fair on Saturday from 9:30am-3:00pm. Check out all the booths and unique products for sale, such as crafts, plants, books, baked goods, attic treasures, and more.
On Saturday, Mahogany Connections will host its 2nd Annual CNYS Black Expo at the Albany Capital Center. This unique event promotes the development of black-owned businesses, organizations, and artists, and it will include two floors of vendors, live music, an art exhibit, and more. Find awesome gift ideas for the holidays in the vendor sections!
Purchase an array of handmade gifts fairly traded from artisans around the world at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s Fair Trade Market. From 10:00am-4:00pm, the market will be open to visitors looking to start their holiday season shopping.
Honor Our Local Veterans
Join the Albany area community in celebrating our local veterans this weekend. The 64th Annual Albany Veterans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 11, at 11:00am in downtown Albany.
Next Sunday, Serve Albany will present the Ignite Volunteer Festival at the Albany Capital Center. This free event is your opportunity to meet with over 40 of Albany’s non-profit agencies and find the best volunteer position for you.