Find out what’s in store for this year’s Albany Tulip Festival, get details about new restaurants in the Capital Region, and check out more interesting news and events that you should know about.
Albany Tulip Festival Goes Virtual for a 2nd Year
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Albany Tulip Festival has once again been reimagined as a virtual celebration that will take place throughout the month of May. The City of Albany will offer virtual programming and tulip-related content to enjoy at home, such as video and photo updates of the tulips, musical performances, activities, and more.
Go Bird-Watching at the New Schoharie County Eagle Trail
On Saturday, April 24, the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp held a Virtual Launch event to kick off the first trail tours at the new Schoharie County Eagle Trail. This trail is a self-guided driving and walking bird-watching route that has been designed to educate and entertain visitors on the flourishing eagle population in Schoharie County. The Eagle Trail features a variety of viewing sites and seasonal hot spots where you may be able to see an American Bald Eagle in the wild.
Enjoy Coffee & Games at Bud’s on Jay
A cool new specialty coffeehouse and eatery recently opened in downtown Schenectady. Bud’s on Jay is located at 185 Jay Street, and they offer freshly brewed coffee, breakfast and lunch items, a community gallery wall, and retro arcade games for customers to play.
New Bagel Shop Opening in Albany Later This Summer
The Times Union reports that a new bagel shop named Pearl’s Bagels & Bakery is planning to open at Crestwood Plaza in Albany’s Whitehall neighborhood later this summer. Pearl’s Bagels & Bakery will sell small-batch, hand-rolled bagels and baked goods that are made with love, patience, and the community in mind.
Tri-City ValleyCats to Host Open Tryout
Are you interested in playing professional baseball right here in the Capital Region? Next Friday, May 7, the Tri-City ValleyCats will host an open tryout at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy, giving players from the local area and beyond the opportunity to compete for a chance to join the team in Spring Training.
The workout is expected to begin at 9:00am and last for approximately two hours. The registration fee is $50, and players are required to register in advance by completing the online form: https://www.milb.com/tri-city-valleycats/team/opentryouts
Make It Up State Marketplace Moves Outdoors
After an 8-week inaugural season indoors at the former Lansingburgh Price Chopper, the Make It Up State Marketplace has moved outdoors to Troy’s Riverfront Park. The outdoor market opened on Sunday, April 25, and it will be held every Sunday through mid-October (excluding July 4).
The Make It Up State Marketplace features a rotating lineup of over 50 vendors, including local and regional producers of goods, food, music, art, and more. Visit the market this Sunday, May 2, from 9:00am-2:00pm.
Find Upcoming Events in the Albany Area
Here’s what’s going on in the coming days:
- Baby Animal Days: April 29 – May 5
- Troy Night Out: April 30
- Pop-Up Shop at Colonie Center: May 1 – 2
- Center Square Association & Hudson/Park Spring Cleanup: May 1
- Stuyvesant Plaza Spring Sidewalk Boutiques: May 1 – 2
- Make It Up State Riverfront Marketplace: May 2
- A Taste of Albany 2021: May 2 – 6
- A Toast To Life! Honoring Friends and Celebrating the Gift of Community: May 4