Winter is a wonderful time of year to bundle up, go outside, and have some fun. From downhill skiing at your favorite local resort to snowshoeing in the woods, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season. If you need help making plans for this weekend, then check out these 7 great events in the Albany area!
Winter Open House: Albany Curling Club | Friday, January 10 & Saturday, January 11
On Friday and Saturday of this weekend, try curling with the Albany Curling Club at their two-day Winter Open House. Ages 5 and up are welcome to participate, and experienced curlers will teach you how to deliver the stone and sweep it like an Olympian.
Have fun with friends and family at the upcoming Winter Festival in Schenectady presented by Burnt Hills Junior Baseball. The festival will take place at Indian Meadows Park and feature food and drinks, live music, activities, and more.
Sugar on Snow at Riverside Maple Farms | Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12
Join Riverside Maple Farms in Glenville this Saturday and Sunday for their Sugar on Snow event! This New England tradition involves pouring hot maple syrup on shaved ice and creating a sweet taffy treat. Sugar on Snow is free to attend.
David Muska of Ondatra Adventures will lead a Winter Tracking Event at the Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville this Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of tracking and develop skills through various techniques. Space is limited, and registration is required.
Monster Jam at the Times Union Center | Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12
Monster Jam is back and ready to fill the Times Union Center with adrenaline-charged family entertainment, jaw-dropping displays, and gravity-defying feats. Tickets are available now for the Saturday and Sunday show times.
Celebrate New York State’s Great Places and Spaces at the New York State Museum this Saturday. From 12:00pm-4:00pm, a variety of the state’s historic sites and cultural institutions will host activities, educational artifacts to explore, and more family-friendly fun.
Are you planning a wedding or know someone who is? Don’t miss out on the 2020 New York Bridal & Wedding Expo happening this Sunday at the Albany Capital Center. Admission is free with online registration or $10 at the door.
Next week, the 2020 Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival will celebrate food, wine, arts, and culture from around the world. The popular Grand Tasting & Seminars and Grand Gala Reception & 6-Course Dinner will be held at the Albany Capital Center, and tickets are available now. Prepare to wine and dine for the arts at this annual event!