Mark your calendar because there are a couple events and activities you may want to check out in the Capital Region, including a week-long Soup-athon and an art-themed scavenger hunt that will bring you throughout downtown Albany. Find out about these events and more local happenings below.
Take Your Taste Buds on a Trip to the Downtown Schenectady Soup-athon
Soup is the perfect comfort food for these cold winter days, and from Monday, January 25 – Sunday, January 31, the Downtown Schenectady Soup-athon will be underway! Visit participating downtown Schenectady restaurants throughout the week and enjoy specialty soups and other promotions for dine-in or takeout.
Cake Street Sweets Stays in Cohoes, Moves to Larger Location
Cake Street Sweets is a top spot for baked goods and designer cakes for special occasions, and they’ve recently moved to a new, larger location in Cohoes. Check out their shop at 130 Remsen Street for macarons, cupcakes, muffins, cookies, and other treats. You can also follow their Facebook for updates on specials.
Experience Albany’s Arts Scene on a Scavenger Hunt
Presented by the Downtown Albany BID, Discover Albany, and Albany Center Gallery, the Artful Albany Scavenger Hunt is a celebration of downtown Albany’s incredible collection of public art. From Friday, January 22 – Monday, February 1, participants can follow a clue sheet to 12 pieces of public art located throughout the community. Find the artwork, identify the artist, take a photo of you and your group in front of the piece, and then submit your completed sheet for a chance to win gift certificates from downtown businesses.
Albany Community Action Partnership Seeks Donations for Families in Need
The Albany Community Action Partnership is a public service organization that works with local families and communities to “empower people to achieve economic self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life.” To support Albany County families in need, they are requesting toiletry donations, such as diapers, soap, shampoo, and toilet paper. If you can donate, please call them at 518-237-9201 to find out the best time to drop off items at their Cohoes Outreach Office.
Find Fun Virtual Events From the Albany Area
Enjoy the Karner Kids Film Festival With Your Children
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve’s 2020 Karner Kids Virtual Film Festival is still available to view online from now through the end of January 2021. This Film Festival features Pine Bush-themed films made by kids ages 10-17, and they are all original creations of 5 minutes or less.
Albany Institute of History & Art Announces Virtual Exhibition Opening
Although the Albany Institute of History & Art is temporarily closed to the public, they are offering virtual programs. On Thursday, January 29, they will host a Virtual Exhibition Opening for their newest exhibition, “A Sense of Time: The Historical Art of L. F. Tantillo. Registration is required, and there is a suggested donation of $10.
See the Next Installment in the “History at Home” Winter Lecture Series
On Wednesday, January 27, the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will present the next installment of their new 2021 Virtual “History at Home” Winter Lecture series. Wednesday’s lecture will feature Schenectady Historian Chris Leonard and focus on how Schenectady’s industrial capabilities helped the Allies defeat Japan and Germany during WWII. The program is free to attend via the online platform WebEx.
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