Looking to make the most of the holiday weekend? From Memorial Day parades and ceremonies to a family-friendly carnival in Colonie, discover some of the best things to do below.
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May 18 – 29
Gillette Shows, Inc is hosting the Cook Park Carnival in Colonie from now through May 29! Head over to Cook Park and enjoy rides, games, and delicious food. Admission and parking are free, and the rides and games are cash only. $25 unlimited ride wristbands are available for each day.
Looking for a fun way to spend Friday night with the family? Check out Movies Under the Stars at Arbor Hill Elementary School in Albany. This week’s featured movie will be Puss in Boots: Last Wish. Admission is free, and the event will begin with music and activities at 7:30pm followed by the movie at 8:00pm. Movies Under the Stars is presented by Christ’s Church Albany and other local organizations.
Get your tickets to see the Albany Empire take on the Fayetteville Mustangs at the MVP Arena. Albany Empire owner and former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown is expected to suit up for the team and compete during Saturday’s game.
Visit Graceland Cemetery in Albany on Saturday for a special Memorial Day Flag Placement event. Join the community in placing American flags at the graves of all military personnel. Flags will be provided.
The annual Albany Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday at 9:30am. It will begin at the corner of Central Avenue and Ontario Street and finish at Academy Park.