Whether you’re a fan of music or movies, the Albany area is the place to be this summer. Get the latest on upcoming events and other major news to know about.
Get Ready for These Awesome Summer Events
Don’t miss out on all of the fun events happening in and near Albany:
- Sheridan Hollow Market: Friday, July 16
- A League of Their Own | Bites Camera Action Movie Series: Friday, July 16
- Molly Day: The Molly The Museum Dog Show!: Saturday, July 17
- 2021 Powers Park Concert Series: 10 Most Wanted: Saturday, July 17
- Freedom Park Summer Concert Series: Watch Reggie Run: Saturday, July 17
- Albany Empire vs. Jersey Flight: Saturday, July 17
- Capitol Region Antique Bottle & Insulator Club Outdoor Show: Sunday, July 18
- Sonic the Hedgehog – Free Summer Movie at the Palace Theatre: Tuesday, July 20
- Alive at Five: Hartley’s Encore and Yim Yam: Wednesday, July 21
- Capitol Park After Dark Movie Series: Strangers on a Train: Wednesday, July 21
5 Newsy Updates From Around the Albany Area
Celebrate the Return of Capitol Park After Dark
The Capitol Park After Dark Movie Series is back this summer at West Capitol Park in Albany. Mark your calendar for “Strangers on a Train” on Wednesday, July 21, and “On the Town” on Wednesday, July 28. Both movies will start at 8:30pm, admission is free, and free popcorn will be provided by Mazzone Hospitality while supplies last.
Downtown Schenectady Announces Starlight Cinema Music & Movie Series
On Wednesday nights in August, the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation will host the Starlight Cinema in front of City Hall. This family-friendly event series will offer live music starting at 6:00pm followed by a film screening at dusk.
Starlight Cinema will kick off on Wednesday, August 4, with live music by Running the River and a screening of “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Admission is free, just remember to bring your own chairs and blanket.
Proctors Collaborative to Receive $10.1 Million From Federal Grant Program
The Proctors Collaborative, which manages Proctors, the Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP), and the Universal Preservation Hall, will receive about $10.1 million from the federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, reports the Albany Business Review. The funds will go toward supporting both Proctors and theREP, which are working bring back live performances this year. The Proctors Collaborative is awaiting word about another grant to benefit the Universal Preservation Hall.
Maurice’s Delicatessen Announces Move to New Location
According to an article by the Times Union, Maurice’s Delicatessen, an Albany staple for over 25 years, has announced plans to move to 50 S. Pearl Street, which is right across from the Times Union Center. Although the deli has closed its original location, they are working to finalize the new spot and will provide additional updates on their Facebook page.
Popular Halloween Event Will Return to the Altamont Fairgrounds
After a successful debut last year, Hollowed Harvest will return to the Altamont Fairgrounds on Friday, September 24. This dazzling jack-o’-lantern festival will feature dozens of larger-than-life displays, and attendees will be able to walk around and check them all out. After opening day, Hollowed Harvest will take place each week from Thursday – Sunday through October 31. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so start making your Halloween season plans today!