It’s time to satisfy your cravings for fried dough and other tasty treats! Get details on the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair and other festive events, and read on for a couple other major announcements from around the Capital Region.
Check Out Upcoming Fairs & More Can’t-Miss Events
Summer Fair Season Is Underway
Going to the fair with the family is a summer tradition in the Capital Region, and there are several fairs happening this month and next. From now through August 15, plan a trip to the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair, which offers fun for all ages, such as rides, tractor pulls, animal shows, and more. In addition, mark your calendar for next week when the Altamont Fair kicks off on August 17!
Your Table Awaits During Schenectady Restaurant Week
Interested in dining on some delicious food? The summer edition of Schenectady Restaurant Week will be held on August 16 – 22. Enjoy multi-course meals at participating Schenectady restaurants for the special price of $30. Reservations are highly encouraged, so make your Restaurant Week plans today.
Here’s what else is going on in the Albany area:
- Albany Antiques & Collectibles Extravaganza: Today through August 15
- 15th Annual Clifton Park Elks Car, Truck & Bike Show: August 14
- Waterfront Block Party: August 14
- NY Capital District Renaissance Festival: August 14 – 15
- 2021 Powers Park Concert Series: Wild Adriatic: August 14
- Albany Empire vs. Columbus Lions: August 14
- Movies Under the Stars! – Raya and The Last Dragon: August 16
- The Altamont Fair: August 17 – 22
- Frozen II – Free Summer Movie at the Palace Theatre: August 17
- Downtown Schenectady Starlight Cinema: August 18
- Capital Concert Series: 518 Night: August 18
Capital Region Restaurant News & More Local Happenings
New Seafood Restaurant Coming to the Starbuck Island Community
A new seafood-focused restaurant named Sea Smoke Waterfront Grill is expected to open later this fall on the southern half of Center Island, which is located in the Hudson River between Green Island and Troy. According to the Times Union, the restaurant will specialize in Mediterranean-inspired seafood, pizza, pasta, and a mix of classic dishes and innovative entrees. The Sea Smoke Waterfront Grill will be able to seat 100 guests indoors and 70 outdoors.
Arts Center of the Capital Region Accepting Submissions for the Fence Show
If you’ve ever wanted to showcase your artwork in a gallery exhibition, then now is your chance. The Arts Center of the Capital Region has announced that they are accepting submissions for their annual Fence Show, which pays homage to a time when members’ artwork was exhibited on the iron fence surrounding Washington Park.
For the Fence Show 2021, anyone with an active membership to the Arts Center is eligible to submit their artwork, whether it’s a painting, photo, sculpture, stained glass, or even non-traditional media. The theme is “Art is Essential,” and the Arts Center encourages new and committed member artists to showcase work created during the pandemic.
NY Yankees Playoff Legend Tino Martinez to Appear at Saturday’s Tri-City ValleyCats Game
In a recent press release, the Tri-City ValleyCats revealed that New York Yankees playoff legend Tino Martinez will be in town for his induction into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame, and during the ValleyCats’ home game on Saturday, August 14, Martinez will throw the first pitch. The team looks forward to welcoming Martinez to Joseph L. Bruno Stadium when they take on the visiting Sussex County Miners. Get your tickets to the game >>
- Times Union – Exclusive: First look at Sea Smoke on Starbuck Island