The weekend before Easter has arrived, and there is already a lot going on throughout Albany and the Capital Region. You can enjoy delicious food during the final days of Schenectady Restaurant Week, bring the kids to an Easter egg hunt, and even stop by a new thrift store in downtown Albany.
The End of Restaurant Week, the Start of Easter Events, and Other Things to Do
Make plans for Easter egg hunts, shopping events, and more in the Albany area:
- 2022 Schenectady Restaurant Week: Happening today through April 10
- East Greenbush Community Library Book Sale: April 8-10
- Spring Fling – Lifestyle Expo at Colonie Center: April 9-10
- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Pleasantdale Fire Hall: April 9
- Easter Egg Hunt at the Schoharie Fire Department: April 9
- Spring Eggstravaganza: April 9
- Goodbye Cabin Fever! Hello Spring Fever! Craft and Vendor Fair: April 9
- Annual Egg Hunt at Colonie Center: April 9
- Easter Bunny Breakfast at Apex Entertainment Albany: April 10
- Baby Animals with the Easter Bunny: April 10
- Spring Albany Job Fair: April 13
- An Evening in Albany’s Urban Orchard: April 14
Enjoy Spring Golfing, Mark Your Calendar for a Movie Series, and See What Else Is New
Bites Camera Action Will Return to Downtown Albany This Summer
After requesting feedback from the local community, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) and the State University of New York (SUNY) are excited to announce the return of the Bites Camera Action free outdoor summer movie series. The movie series will take place on the first Friday of every month from May 6 – October 7, and the first movie on the schedule is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. All screenings are weather dependent and will be held on the lawn at SUNY Plaza.
Albany Distilling Company Opens a New Production Facility
Known for their rum, whiskey, and vodka products, Albany Distilling Company has recently opened a new production facility at 718 Third Street in Albany. The Albany Business Review reports that this new space is about 8,500 square feet, which is a large increase from its previous 1,500-square foot space. This new facility will allow the craft distillery to triple its output and modernize the distilling and bottling process.
Albany Distilling Company plans to use its former space on Montgomery Street for barrel storage, and customers can still visit the Bar and Bottle Shop at 75 Livingston Avenue.
Shop for a Good Cause at The Vandy Thrift Shoppe
Located at 412 Broadway in downtown Albany, The Vandy Thrift Shoppe is a new thrift store operated by Vanderheyden, a nonprofit agency in Wynantskill that empowers youth, adults, and families to build brighter futures. The store offers low prices on high-end clothing, home decor, and accessories, and according to an article from the Times Union, all of the merchandise has been donated.
In fact, The Vandy Thrift Shoppe’s mission is to operate on 100% donations, and all of the store’s earnings will support Vanderheyden’s programming and services. Their hours of operation are currently Wed – Fri, 11AM-2PM, and Sat, 11AM-4PM.
Hit the Green at Burden Lake Country Club
It’s time to dig out your golf clubs and hit the green – golf season has kicked off in the Capital Region. If you’re ready to rediscover your swing, then check out Burden Lake Country Club in Averill Park, which is now open for the 2022 season. This 18-hole golf course is located a short drive from Albany, Troy, Guilderland, Colonie, and Latham, and you can call the Pro Shop for tee times and info at 518-674-1770.