The upcoming weekend is packed with can’t-miss events, such as One Giant Try It, the Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo, and a reimagined Mac-n-Cheese Bowl. See what’s going on below and start planning now!
Round Up Family & Friends for an Eventful Weekend
Explore Your Creative Side at the Arts Center of the Capital Region
Have you ever wanted to learn more about photography, stained glass, painting, or even woodworking? Now you can, because on Sunday, March 27, the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy is hosting the 6th annual One Giant Try It, a free interactive open house. From 12:00pm-3:00pm, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to engage with the different studio artists, learn new skills, share ideas, and explore their creative side.
Instructors and staff will be available to talk about the Arts Center’s classes for adults and summer camps for children and teens. And, all attendees will receive a 10% discount on adult summer classes and kids camps if they sign up during the event. Visit their website for full details!
Check out even more events happening this weekend:
- Dear Evan Hansen: Happening today through March 27
- 2022 Capital Region Flower & Garden Expo: March 25 – 27
- River Street Winter Market: March 25
- Troy Night Out – March 2022: March 25
- Pop-Up Vendor Fair at Colonie Center: March 26 – 27
- 12th Annual IceBreaker Challenge 5K: March 26
- 12th timesunion.com/Table Hopping Mac-n-Cheese Bowl: March 26
- ESYO Playathon at Crossgates Mall: March 26
- 2022 Albany Wine Festival: March 26
Enjoy Ice Cream, Local Craft Beer, and Delicious Restaurant Food
Do You Scream For Ice Cream? Here’s Where to Go
Spring is underway in the Capital Region, and so is ice cream season. Are you ready for your first ice cream trip of the season? Some popular ice cream shops have already reopened for business, including Guptill’s Ice Cream in Cohoes, Snowman Ice Cream in Troy, and Jim’s Tastee Freez in Delmar (soft opening). And, on Thursday, March 31, Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In in Scotia is planning to officially reopen too!
Get Your Ticket to the Schenectady Ale Trail
The local craft beverage scene is thriving, and to encourage people to try new places, Discover Schenectady has re-launched the Schenectady Ale Trail. This digital passport program is your ticket to the tastiest brews around.
There are two options to pick from: the original Passport that costs $40 and includes a beer flight or pint of beer at each of the six participating breweries, and the new 3 Flight Passport that costs $20 and includes a beer flight or pint of beer at any three of the six breweries of your choice. Back Barn Brewing Company, Druthers Brewing Company, Frog Alley Brewing Company, Great Flats Brewing Company, Mad Jack Brewing at the Van Dyck, and Wolf Hollow Brewing Company are the participating Ale Trail breweries.
Learn more: https://explore.discoverschenectady.com/checkout/239/discover-schenectady/1317/schenectady-ale-trail
Mark Your Calendar for Schenectady Restaurant Week
We have another exciting update to share about Schenectady this week! The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation has announced that the 2022 Schenectady Restaurant Week will take place on Monday, April 4 – Sunday, April 10. During the event, visitors can enjoy multi-course meals at participating Schenectady restaurants for the special price of $30. Not only that, but select restaurants will offer a special three-course menu for only $20 during lunch hours. Reservations are encouraged, and the full list of participating restaurants will be revealed on March 28.