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Sat, Feb 14 - Sat, Dec 12, 2015
Ballston Area Seniors Dances (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road
The Ballston Area Seniors host monthly dances on the second Saturday evening of the month from 7-10 pm at the Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road. Admission is $5. All dances are open to the public. Music provided by: The Spurs USA Band (Feb. 14, Aug. 8), Vintage Country Band (March 14, April 11, July 11, Oct. 10) and Peaceful Country Band (May 9, Sept. 12, Nov. 14, Dec. 12).
Cost: Admission: $5
Thu, Jun 11 - Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Ballston Spa Farmers' Market--Thursdays (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front & Low Streets
The 2015 Ballston Spa Farmers Market celebrates its 12th season, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. The market is conveniently located in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street in historic downtown Ballston Spa. Customers can expect to find a great selection of locally grown, raised and crafted items as well as Fair Trade products. Saturday markets feature local acoustic musicians and children's activities, including crafts, demos, museum programs and more. For more information, contact market manager Cyndi Pastore at cyndi@ballston.org or the BSBPA at info@ballston.org, 885-2772.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Jun 13 - Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Ballston Spa Farmers' Market--Saturdays (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front & Low Streets
The 2015 Ballston Spa Farmers Market celebrates its 12th season, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. The market is conveniently located in Wiswall Park, at the corner of Front Street and Low Street in historic downtown Ballston Spa. Customers can expect to find a great selection of locally grown, raised and crafted items as well as Fair Trade products. Saturday markets feature local acoustic musicians and children's activities, including crafts, demos, museum programs and more. June 11- September 26 Thursdays 3 -6 pm and Saturdays 9 am-noon. <br />For more information, contact market manager Cyndi Pastore at cyndi@ballston.org or the BSBPA at info@ballston.org, 885-2772.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jul 9 - Sat, Sep 5, 2015
2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibition (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
University at Albany Art Museum, 1400 Washington Ave.
The exhibition is among the longest-running regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Jul 24 - Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Exhibit: "Oakroom Artists 2015"
National Bottola Museum, 76 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa
The JRM Artists' Space at The National Bottle Museum, Ballston Spa's premiere art gallery, is proud to present "Oakroom Artists 2015", an exhibition by 20 members of the Schenectady based Oakroom Artists. This will be the first major show in the newly remodeled Artists' Space gallery on the second floor of the museum. This show will be on display throughout the Saratoga race season, from July 24 through September 18th, 2015. An opening reception will be held on July 24 from 6-8 pm in the gallery and the public is invited to attend. All sales of art during this show directly benefit the ongoing mission of the National Bottle Museum. The National Bottle Museum is located at 76 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY. For hours and directions please call 518-885-7589.
Tue, Aug 25 - Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Basketball Clinic (4:45 PM - 6:45 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Learn Basketball Fundamentals <br />How to Create your own shot.. <br />How to shoot off the dribble.. <br />And more <br /> <br />Join <br />NCAA Division 3 Head Basketball Coaches Jim Driggs <br />& <br />Bob Montana
Thu, Aug 27 - Mon, Sep 7, 2015
New York State Fair
581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY
Head to the Great New York State Fair - Summer's Best in Show! For 12 days and nights, from August 27 through September 7, the Fair brings together the best food, music, rides, games, exhibits, animals, agriculture and so much more of all the things that make New York State special.
Cost: Prices Vary
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 - Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Albany JCC Kaleidescope (2:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Our on-site afterschool program
Wed, Sep 2 - 7, 2015
Columbia County Fair
Chatham, NY
End your summer with fantastic fair fun! The 2015 Columbia County Fair will have live performances, including country star, Rodney Atkins, demolition derby, tractor pulls, rodeo, and so much more!
Wed, Sep 2 - 7, 2015
Saratoga Fan Appreciation Days
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NYe
NYRA will thank its fans with a series of special events, activities and offers during closing week of the 2015 season at Saratoga Race Course.
Wed, Sep 2 - 7, 2015
196th Annual Schaghticoke Fair
Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, NY
The Schaghticoke Fair, the 3rd oldest fair in New York State, returns this year bringing rides, exhibits, shows, entertainment and more!
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Best Bet
3rd Annual St. Jude Gala - Presented by AngioDynamics (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs, New York
St. Jude Gala presented by AngioDynamics is the premier Capital Region event supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Join us for an exquisite evening at Saratoga National Golf Club for cocktails, a gourmet dinner, desserts, live music, dancing and a fabulous live auction.
Cost: $75 - $175
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
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Taste NY: Cider, Wine & Spirits (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Taste NY: Cider, Wine & Spirits will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample varietals of cider, wine and spirits from numerous New York State distilleries and wineries
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
NYRA Community Outreach Booth: The Travers Trophy
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NYe
NYRA Community Outreach Booth, featuring the Travers Trophy: Fans will have an opportunity to have their photo taken with the Travers trophy from 1 to 3 p.m. for a $5 donation to benefit Siena College Athletics.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Parsons Early Learning Center, 125 Bigelow Ave, Schenectady, NY
Every Thursday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
History, Legends, Lore & More Guided Tour (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
A 90 minute walking tour that concentrates on historic Congress Park and the colorful characters who helped make Saratoga what it is! <br /> <br />This guided tour of legends and lore will walk you through history while sipping the famous mineral waters and strolling through the Victorian Congress Park. <br /> <br />Tours will be offered September 1,3,4, 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tours will take place at 10:30am rain or shine and leave from the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. <br /> <br />Cost is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241
Cost: $5 per person, children under 12 are free
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Country Night at the Newberry Music Hall (10:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
The Newberry Music Hall, 388 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Every Thursday night is COUNTRY NIGHT at the Newberry Music Hall - 388 Broadway in Downtown Saratoga (next to the Circus Cafe). From 7:00pm to 10:00pm join KEVIN RICHARDS for FREE line dance lessons. DJ John Intro then takes over at 10:00pm playing the biggest Country music hits until close. Beverage specials all night long and Downtown Saratoga's largest dance floor.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 3 - 3, 2015
ARTIST TALK The Anaglyphs of Eric Egas (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Come hear artist Eric Egas talk about the work featured in his exhibition Seeing Double: The Anaglyphs of Eric Egas. This event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are requested.
Cost: Free; RSVP to (518) 463-4478 ext 403
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Instant Admission Day (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Bryant & Stratton College Malta NY
Bryant & Stratton College Malta Extension site 2452 Route 9, Malta, NY <br /> <br />Bring your High School Diploma or GED and meet with an admissions representative for instant admission! Register on September 3rd and your first semester's textbooks will be FREE! Can't make it this day? Call 518-437-1802 ext 280 to schedule an appointment.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
P.G. Johnson
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Bellevue Farmers Market (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
2176 Broadway, Schenectady, NY
Local farmers produce, berries, plants, fresh eggs, grass fed meats, plants, Music every week. Promotions, SNAP/EBT accepted. Our vendors so far for 2015: Buhrmaster Farms, Indian House Farms, Soulicious (tasty soul food), Electric City Roasters, Mountain Wind Farms (maple syrup, candy and fresh eggs). We now can accept debit, credit, EBT, WIC, and Senior Coupons. We are located on the Corner of Broadway and Thompson St. in Bellevue.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 3 - 3, 2015
"BIRDS ON THE BEACH" SIP & PAINT CLASS---BYOB***INTERMEDIATE*** (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio, 272 Saratoga Rd Unit 3, Glenville, NY 12302
Come relax and let us bring out your inner artist while creating your own "Birds on the Beach" painting.
Cost: $35
Thu, Sep 3, 2015
Five Rivers: Citizen Science - Early Birder (7:30 AM)
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar
Come celebrate the dawn chorus as we monitor the progression of fall bird migration. These outdoor surveys begin at 7:30 AM. Meet at the bird-viewing window in the center. After a brief introduction, we'll head out on the trails. Beginners are always welcome. Binoculars are helpful but not necessary. In case of inclement weather, these programs will be canceled. For more information, call.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
First Friday in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Visit the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions. This month's themes are Sidewalk Sales and Apple Fest.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
1st Friday: Albany (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Albany, NY
Celebrate the first Friday of the month with art, music, vendors, and more in Albany!
Fri, Sep 4 - 5, 2015
Summertime Dancing at the Boathouse Grille (9:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
Boathouse Grille, 80 Shady Harbor Drive, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
Summer Fun !!!! at the Boathouse Grille EVERY FRIDAY Night in September. Come and enjoy yourself with DJ Bobby'D. You cannot beat the atmosphere anywhere in the Albany area. Good Music, and a great wait staff, on the Hudson. <br />Let's PARRRRRRRRRTY!!!!!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
ArtsFestFridays - Vintage Beekman Street Fair (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Beekman Street Arts District, Saratoga Springs
ArtsFestFridays, free and open to the public, are supported by SaratogaArtsFest and produced by the production team at Spring Street Gallery, an award-winning not-for-profit organization and performance space in Saratoga Springs.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Helicopter Tours at Saratoga National (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Prime at Saratoga National Golf Course
Come take a helicopter tour before, during or after dinner at Prime at Saratoga National! <br />The BEST way to see the Track, Downtown Saratoga, SPAC and everything in between! <br />You and 2 friends can enjoy the experience together in our helicopter Friday Nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm!
Cost: $99.00
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
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Taste NY: Craft Beer (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Events Pavilion
Taste NY: Craft Beer will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample numerous craft beers produced exclusively by New York State breweries. The tasting will be held each Friday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Saratoga Events Pavilion.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Evan Shipman (NYB)
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
New York Players at Vapor
Vapor Night Club at the Saratoga Casino & Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The New York Players are acclaimed for their non-stop energy and enthusiasm. Over the past eight years, they have become one of the Capital Region's premier party bands - performing at over 1,300 concerts and events in and around the Northeast.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Mamatoga's Epic Playdate (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Spa State Park
Mamatoga is holding an EPIC PLAYDATE at Saratoga Spa State Park on Friday, September 4th from 1-4pm. This event is free and open to the public, all ages. Come out and meet other parents in the community, bring a snack, bring a toy, bring a picnic blanket, and bring a donation for the Franklin Community Center! Celebrate the end of summer with a true old fashioned play date and get ready for the best school year ever!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Opening Reception - Seeing Me: Archetypes of Beauty (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Ave
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Pilar-Arthur Snead's stunning show, Seeing Me: Archetypes of Beauty. <br /> <br />Seeing Me: Archetypes of Beauty is a subjective interpretation of beauty. <br /> <br />As part of 1st Friday Albany a special reception will be held with the artist in the Rainbow Cafe. <br /> <br />Show through September 28. <br /> <br />The Romaine Brooks Gallery and Rainbow Cafe are open Every 1st Friday and the 2nd and last Sunday of the month from 6-9pm and are located on the 1st floor of the Pride Center at 332 Hudson Ave, Albany. <br /> <br />The Pride Center of the Capital Region 1970-2015 Celebrating 45 Years as the Community's Center <br /> <br />This show is presented as part of the Center Arts Program.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 4 - 10, 2015
1/2 Off Any Attraction! (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
589 Columbia Tpke. East Greeenbush
Take 1/2 off the attraction of your choice! Go-karts, mini golf, Water Wars, batting cages, whatever you choose! Visit our website for the coupon!
Cost: WWW.Funplexfunpark.com for coupons!
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
The SPA Anniversary Cup Tournament (5:30 PM)
Whitney Field
Polo matches are played on the historic Whitney Field or on adjacent fields, every Friday and Sunday evening at 5:30 pm. - just five minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs. The 2015 Polo season runs from 7/10 - 9/6.
Cost: varies
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
History, Legends, Lore & More Guided Tour (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
A 90 minute walking tour that concentrates on historic Congress Park and the colorful characters who helped make Saratoga what it is! <br /> <br />This guided tour of legends and lore will walk you through history while sipping the famous mineral waters and strolling through the Victorian Congress Park. <br /> <br />Tours will be offered September 1,3,4, 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tours will take place at 10:30am rain or shine and leave from the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. <br /> <br />Cost is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241
Cost: $5 per person, children under 12 are free
Fri, Sep 4 - 13, 2015
Schenectady JCC Membership Sale (8:00 AM - 5:45 PM)
Schenectady JCC
The Schenectady JCC is currently waiving its $100 enrollment fee to all new members. Special offer include your 13th month free with an Annual commitment.
Cost: N/a
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Scott Brodie Solo Show (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Albany Center Gallery
This show will feature the work of Scott Brodie.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Tricentennial Park (Broadway and Columbia Street), Downtown Albany
Fork in the Road is a Food Truck Event taking place in conjunction with 1st Friday Albany on May 1, June 5, August 7, September 4, and October 2, 2015!
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Wood Fired Pizza & Live Music by the High Peaks Band at The Saratoga Winery! (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room, 462 Route 29 West, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Join us for our classic Friday night party on September 4th with Live Music by the High Peaks Band on the deck! Enjoy delicious Wood Fired Appetizers, Pizzas and Salads. Pair your pizza with our handcrafted wines or choose from a wide selection of local craft beer! No cover charge.
Cost: Free Admission
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
Life is Short: Short Story Discussion Group (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
We will be discussing essays for the September meeting. Please read "How Doctors Die," by Dr. Ken Murray, and "The Bitch Is Back," by Sandra Tsing Loh. These essays are available online, and a limited number of copies are available at the Information Desk.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 4, 2015
KIDS! at Northshire Bookstore (10:30 AM)
Northshire Bookstore, 422 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Author and storyteller Joseph Bruchac will be our guest star at story time this week, highlighting his new picture book "The Hunter's Promise." Bruchac is the award-winning author of more than 100 books, and a professional teller of Native American and Adirondack tales.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Dinner/Dance Fundraiser (4:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Lake Desolation Volunteer Fire Co., Inc., 477 Lake Desolation Road, Middle Grove, NLake Desolation Volunteer Fire Co., Inc., 477 Lake Desolation Road, Middle Grove, NY
Dinner/Dance <br />Saturday September 5, 2015 <br />Dinner begins at 4 PM. Dancing begins at 6:30 pm until we're done! <br />Music by Tom Harrington!!! <br />*Pork Dinner with all the fixings! <br />*Desserts with punch and cider or BYOB! <br />*Dancing under the stars! (in our pavilion) <br />*And, finally, coffee around the bonfire! <br />All this fun for only $15. For tickets & information contact Aida Gordon, 580-0391, Tom Merrills, 587-6060
Cost: $15
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
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Fashion Saturdays (11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Fashion Saturdays are designed to highlight the tradition of style and glamour in thoroughbred racing at the Saratoga Pavilion each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
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Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers - Sons of SouthPaw: Bike Night (7:00 PM)
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers <br /> <br />Sons of SouthPaw: Bike Night - Live to ride! This night will be all about raising money for the Ronald McDonald House of Albany! <br /> <br />Leather-Cut Jersey Auction - Our team will wear leather-cut biker jerseys to be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
DVDJ Dread at Vapor
Vapor Night Club at the Saratoga Casino & Raceway, 342 Jefferson St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Dread has collaborated and opened for some of the biggest names in the industry including Lil Jon, Avicii, Biz Markie, Boyz II Men, LMFAO, Jazzy Jeff, Bell Biv DeVoe, Steve Aoki and many more.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Five Rivers: Guided Walk - Big PineTrail (10:00 AM)
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar
The Big Pine Trail runs along our scenic and inviting Vlomankill stream, under pines and hemlocks, and supports a variety of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish. On this hike, you will look for signs of and learn about some of the many amazing animals this beautiful habitat supports.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Woodward Day
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
The historic Woodward highlights Saturday's card. The 62nd running of the Woodward anchors an outstanding day of racing on the final Saturday of the meet.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Poetry at 1600 Feet: featuring Joanna Hoffman (5:30 PM)
Karen's Country Kitchen, Hunter, NY
Bringing award winning poets to the Catskills! Each evening will consist of a workshop and performance by the featured poet, followed by an open mic, in which the community is encouraged to present. <br /> <br />Workshop 5:30PM-6:30PM, Performance and open mic 7PM
Cost: $3
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Olivia Quillio (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Palmer House Cafe Courtyard, Rensselaerville, NY
Olivia Quillio displays a commendable lyrical guile - able to articulately transform her own experience into something not only universally applicable but enjoyably so. Quillio arms herself with her vulnerability, her emotional honesty deployed with graceful aplomb. <br />With sophomore record Get Down and Pray, Quillio chronicles her year of emotional <br />tumult and all the life lessons she's learned during and after, in her intimate yet accessible brand of heartbreak pop leveled up by her maturity. <br /> <br />Songwriting workshop with Olivia on Sunday, September 6th - 10-noon - $20* <br />*Advance registration required: contact library(at)rensselaervillelibrary(dot)org <br />~ All proceeds benefit the Rensselaerville Library ~
Cost: $10
Sat, Sep 5 - 6, 2015
Capital District Scottish Games
Altamont Fair Grounds, 129 Grand, Altamont, NY
The 2015 Capital District Scottish Games return to the the Altamont Fair Grounds. Join in the festivities with live music, dance performances, bag pipes, a 5K race, and so much more!
Cost: Varies
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Affinity Atlas
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Affinity Atlas charts an exploratory path across disciplines built on idiosyncratic treasures from the Tang Teaching Museum collection and punctuated with recent works by a roster of contemporary artists. Artworks, images, and objects spanning centuries and continents collide and coalesce, forging fresh connections between seemingly disparate works. An international roster of artists includes Ilit Azoulay, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Camille Henrot, Vik Muiz, Michael Oatman, Sara VanDerBeek, and Hew Locke. The exhibition seeks to find affinities in unexpected juxtapositions. In so doing, it underscores the museum's laboratory-like mission of experimentation and builds on the strengths and surprises of the Tang's collection.
Sat, Sep 5 - 6, 2015
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Final Stretch Music Festival Weekend (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Downtown Saratoga
Labor Day weekend brings the 2015 Saratoga Springs racing meet to a close. But don't worry, there's plenty of fun planned for Final Stretch Weekend to keep your spirits up! <br /> <br />Check out great live music throughout downtown Saratoga. <br /> <br />The event is open and free to the public so make sure to stop by for Final Stretch Weekend for great live music and fun! Please leave your pets at home! <br /> <br />Don't miss this Final Stretch Music Festival; then return on Monday for Labor Day 2015 at the races!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Run For The Horses 5K Run/Walk (7:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Saratoga Spa State Park, Orenda Pavilion
6th Annual Run For The Horses 5K. Run or walk, it is up to you, but be sure to join us Saturday morning, Sept. 5, at Saratoga Spa State Park for a family friendly 5K. All proceeds to benefit Thoroughbred rescue groups. For more information please call: 518-226-0028.
Cost: $20 Pre-Registration, $25 Race Day
Sat, Sep 5 - 6, 2015
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LakeGeorge.com Brewfest
Charles R. Wood Park, 33 West Brook Rd., Lake George, NY 12845
The LakeGeorge.com Brewfest will be taking place September 5-6 at Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George!
Cost: $40 in advance, $55 at the door
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
1st Annual Van Alstyne Family Reunion and the Van Alstyne Homestead General Membership Appreciation Picnic (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Van Alstyne Homestead, 42 Moyer Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317
Be sure to join us Saturday, September 5th, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. for the Van Alstyne family reunion, & General Membership Appreciation Day, and to celebrate the end of our 2015 summer season at the Homestead!!! We are excited to have our general membership meet and mingle with Van Alstyne family members at this very historical Homestead in Western Montgomery County nestled in the beautiful Mohawk Valley!!! Please feel free to bring a dish of your choice to share with members, friends, and family for this rain or shine event. The spirits will be provided by the Fort Rensselaer Club. New members are always welcome at the Homestead!!! The Van Alstyne Homestead Society and Museum is a volunteer organization and donations are always very much appreciated!!! Hope to see everyone at the Homestead!!!
Cost: $5.00 donation is appreciated
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
History, Legends, Lore & More Guided Tour (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
A 90 minute walking tour that concentrates on historic Congress Park and the colorful characters who helped make Saratoga what it is! <br /> <br />This guided tour of legends and lore will walk you through history while sipping the famous mineral waters and strolling through the Victorian Congress Park. <br /> <br />Tours will be offered September 1,3,4, 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tours will take place at 10:30am rain or shine and leave from the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. <br /> <br />Cost is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241
Cost: $5 per person, children under 12 are free
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Woodward, Glens Falls, Saranac, Spinaway
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Rensselaerville Library Lawn Party Fundraiser (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Palmer House Cafe Courtyard, Rensselaerville, NY
Saturday, September 5th Annual Lawn Party fundraiser, 4-7pm at the Palmer House Café Courtyard (1462 County Route 351, Rensselaerville, NY 12147), under the tent. Tickets are $20 available in advance or at the door. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. <br />Benefit the Rensselaerville Library
Cost: $20 per person includes a beverage
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
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2015 Insane Inflatable 5K Run (9:00 AM)
Ellms Family Farm, 468 Charlton Road Ballston Spa
Albany, NY here we come! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world- Insane Inflatable 5K. Here's your chance to be a kid at heart, but insane by choice!
Cost: $49 - $100 Registration Fee
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Five Rivers: Watchable Wildlife - Raven, Crows and Blue Jays (2:00 PM)
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar
Join us on Saturday, September 5 at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar, to explore outdoors. <br /> <br />At 10:00 a.m., we'll go for a walk along the Big Pine Trail. This scenic trail runs along the Vlomankill stream, under pines and hemlocks, and supports a variety of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and fish. Participants will look for signs of, and learn about, some of the many amazing animals this beautiful habitat supports. <br /> <br />Learn about ravens, crows and jays during a presentation beginning at 2:00 p.m. These species belong to a larger family of birds called corvids, arguably the most intelligent birds in the world. Species within this family are found in different regions around the globe, including at Five Rivers. The presentation will begin indoors and will include an opportunity to meet a live Common Raven. Afterwards, the group will venture afield to learn about the habitat and behaviors of local corvid species. <br /> <br />For more information, please contact Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
2015 Columbia-Greene Garden Party (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Catskill, N.Y.
An event supporting the Alliance for Positive Health (formerly the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York), the 2015 Columbia~Greene Garden Party will take place at The Abeel House, home of Steve and Andrea Hartman. This is a rare opportunity to tour this early 1700's Dutch house, the cultivated prairie and the 130 acres it borders near the Kaaterskill Creek in Catskill, N.Y. <br /> <br />Garden Party guests will also enjoy gourmet samplings by Simons Catering and have a chance to bid on many fabulous silent auction items. The silent auction will include many unique and one-of-a-kind treasures. <br /> <br />Proceeds from the Garden Party will stay local and provide programs and services to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as prevention and outreach efforts to those most at risk.
Cost: $90, $150 or $1,000
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
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Taste NY: Food & Artisans (10:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Taste NY: Food & Artisans is a lively on-track market of numerous food and artisan vendors featuring products made exclusively in New York State. The market will be held each Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
The SPA Anniversary Cup Tournament Finals (5:30 PM)
Whitney Field
Polo matches are played on the historic Whitney Field or on adjacent fields, every Friday and Sunday evening at 5:30 pm. - just five minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs. The 2015 Polo season runs from 7/10 - 9/6.
Cost: varies
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
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Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers - Diamond Dig / Ladies Night Out (5:00 PM)
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers <br /> <br />Diamond Dig / Ladies Night Out - Ladies, have the chance to dig for a diamond following the game! Presented by Jewelry By Don Cook. <br /> <br />Postgame Fireworks presented by Price Chopper
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
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Track Giveaway Day - T-Shirt
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Head over for the last Sunday of the meet at the track for a FREE Saratoga long-sleeved T-Shirt!
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Prioress
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
Zac Brown Band: JEKYLL + HYDE TOUR at SPAC (7:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Check out Zac Brown Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center!
Mon, Sep 7, 2015
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Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers - Capital Region's Biggest BBQ / Fans for Life (7:00 PM)
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Connecticut Tigers <br /> <br />Capital Region's Biggest BBQ / Fans for Life - We celebrate the best fans with tons of giveaways! Join us for an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner (limited availability) <br /> <br />Postgame Fireworks presented by Price Chopper
Mon, Sep 7, 2015
Closing Day- Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Bernard Baruch Handicap
Mon, Sep 7, 2015
Closing Day at the Track
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
The 2015 Saratoga Race Course meet comes to a close on Labor Day.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015
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Berkshire Bank Family Mondays (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 27 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Cohoes Community Center, 22 Remsen St # 40, Cohoes, NY
Every Monday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015
Latin Night at The Newberry Music Hall (9:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
The Newberry Music Hall, 388 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Every Monday night is LATIN NIGHT at the Newberry Music Hall - 388 Broadway in Downtown Saratoga (next to the Circus Cafe). From 6:00pm to 8:00pm join Tango Fusion for FREE dance lessons. DJ Frankie Ramos then takes over at 8:00pm playing the best Latin music until close. Mojito specials all night long and Downtown Saratoga's largest dance floor.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Tue, Sep 8, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
YWCA NorthEastern NY, 44 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY
Every Tuesday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Tue, Sep 8 - Wed, Oct 28, 2015
Aquatics Boot Camp (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Aquatic Boot Camp at the JCC
Cost: $95 non-members/$65 members
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
The Deadbeats at The Low Beat (10:00 PM)
The Low Beat, 335 Central Avenue, Albany
The Deadbeats LIVE at the Low Beat!
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
The Intimate Lounge (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Rocks 77 Central Ave.
DJ Jclef and Rocks come together to create a low key, positive environment to promote the feeling of an all-inclusive community. Straight Friendly! Drink specials from the fabulous Robbie Gardner. Be here. Be queer (or not). And remember the love.
Cost: No Cover
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
Pink Bows on Broadway
Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Floydwarriors Inc. 'Helping Families Cope with Cancer, One Household at a Time" is currently selling pink tribute bows for its Third Annual 'Pink Bows on Broadway' Campaign. This fundraising effort will give individuals ($50 donation) and businesses ($250 donation) the opportunity to recognize local heroes who have battled cancer or fought alongside someone who has. All bows will be prominently displayed on Broadway in Saratoga Springs October 1st thru October 31st and in pink honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each bow is accompanied by a tribute card that allows the sponsor to celebrate individual heroes including survivors, lost loved ones, physicians, fundraising warriors, special caregivers, family/friends, and any other person that deserves recognition for their involvement in the war against cancer. <br /> <br />All proceeds from the campaign will benefit floydwarriors, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide real help in the home for families undergoing cancer treatment, mainly by the way of meals, cleanings and childcare. <br /> <br />All sponsorships must be submitted by September 25, 2015. To purchase a sponsorship send donation directly to floydwarriors c/o 582 Rt. 9P Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Be sure to include your name/business name, the individual your donation is in honor of and how you would like your tribute acknowledged on the sponsorship card that accompanies the bow.
Cost: $50 individual / $250 business
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
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September in the City Art Fair In Albany (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Tricentennial Park, Broadway and Columbia Street, Albany, NY
Every Wednesday during the month of September, head downtown for a spectacular fall lunchtime diversion.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
Craftatoga: Stenciled Pillowcases (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
Create beautiful do-it-yourself stenciled pillows with fabric paint and stencils. Use one of the stencil designs we will create in class or bring your own design. Fabric paints/markers and material for making stencils will be provided. Please bring one plain-colored throw pillowcase, or 1.5 yards of fabric to sew your own. Register online through our website calendar or by calling (518) 584-7860 extension 248.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Sep 9 - 9, 2015
1791 Club: Anaglyph Explorations (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
The museum wants to work closer with 21-40somethings who are looking to engage with local art + history. Activities with the 1791 Club will take place on the second Wednesdays of each month.
Cost: $10 per person OR $15 per couple (food + drink on your own)
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
EMPAC - On Screen/Sound: No. 2 (Shorts) (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
The second program of On Screen/Sound presents a series of shorts from the past five decades that use human movement to embody the connection between image and sound.
Cost: $6
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
The Intimate Lounge (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Rocks 77 Central Ave.
DJ Jclef and Rocks come together to create a low key, positive environment to promote the feeling of an all-inclusive community. Straight Friendly! Drink specials from the fabulous Robbie Gardner. Be here. Be queer (or not). And remember the love.
Cost: No Cover
Wed, Sep 9, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
CEO Lansingburgh Family Resource Center, 754 4th Avenue, Troy, NY
Ever Wednesday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Thu, Sep 10 - 11, 2015
Mpower Albany All-White Party (10:00 PM - 2:00 AM)
ROCKS Night Club, 77 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Come out and support Mpower Albany as they present the All-White Party. A party to build community, and for people to have a great time! This event will encompass awesome music, food, dancing, drink specials, and so much more! Come out and party with the Mpower Albany crew, and maybe learn a little more about us, and find out how you can be a part of the movement.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 10 - 10, 2015
"THE BEE" SIP & PAINT CLASS--BYOB ***CHALLENGING*** (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio, 272 Saratoga Rd Unit 3, Glenville, NY 12302
Come relax and let us bring out your inner artist while creating your own "The Bee" painting.
Cost: $35
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Mind Body Soul Health Fair (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
The Century House, 997 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY
Capital District Business Events and Worksite Benefits is hosting The Mind Body and Soul Health Fair. We will have 40+ exhibitors and 15+ workshops/seminars including speed networking, 2 comedy shows, a hypnotherapist, an End Smoking Clinic, a Community Town Hall Meeting for Health Insurance changes, issues and info on the ACA. Admission is free but there is a $10 each charge for Speed Networking, Meditation Class, Hypnosis for Weight Loss and the Comedy Shows.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Welcome Back Celebration (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Celebrate the start of autumn and a new academic year with food, music, art-making activities, and student-led tours.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 10 - 10, 2015
Ribbon Cutting for Canvas, Corks and Forks (4:00 PM)
Canvas, Corks and Forks, 402 Union Street Schenectady, NY
Members are welcome to join the Capital Region Chamber as we celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony with Canvas, Corks and Forks. <br /> <br />Registration is not required for this event.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
EMPAC - The Extra People (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
An immersive theater performance where 15 audience members sit and watch another 15 onstage. After half an hour, they find themselves replacing those onstage, only to discover that another 15 have appeared in the seats they've left behind.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Bellevue Farmers Market (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
2176 Broadway, Schenectady, NY
Local farmers produce, berries, plants, fresh eggs, grass fed meats, plants, Music every week. Promotions, SNAP/EBT accepted. Our vendors so far for 2015: Buhrmaster Farms, Indian House Farms, Soulicious (tasty soul food), Electric City Roasters, Mountain Wind Farms (maple syrup, candy and fresh eggs). We now can accept debit, credit, EBT, WIC, and Senior Coupons. We are located on the Corner of Broadway and Thompson St. in Bellevue.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Parsons Early Learning Center, 125 Bigelow Ave, Schenectady, NY
Every Thursday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015
Saratoga Library Brown Bag Lunch Series: 4 Miles of History (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Saratoga Library Brown Bag Lunch series: 4 miles of History: An Overview of Saratoga Lake by Alan B. Richer, Board President of Saratoga Lake Association, Lorraine Skibo, Rowing History Expert, and Emmett McCarthy of the Saratoga Lake Sailing Club.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
Summertime Dancing at the Boathouse Grille (9:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
Boathouse Grille, 80 Shady Harbor Drive, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
Summer Fun !!!! at the Boathouse Grille EVERY FRIDAY Night in September. Come and enjoy yourself with DJ Bobby'D. You cannot beat the atmosphere anywhere in the Albany area. Good Music, and a great wait staff, on the Hudson. <br />Let's PARRRRRRRRRTY!!!!!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
Saratoga-Wilton Elks #161 Golf Outing (9:30 AM)
McGregor-Links Country Club, 95 Northern Pines Rd Wilton, NY 12831
Saratoga-Wilton Elks # 161 Golf Outing September 11th To Benefit Major Project Cerebral Palsy <br /> <br />9:30 AM Shotgun Start <br /> <br />McGregor-Links Country Club <br /> <br />Lunch at the Turn <br /> <br />$90 per Person <br /> <br />Dinner at the Lodge <br /> <br />Prizes will be awarded back at the Lodge <br /> <br />Contact Mike Garzone - Cell 229-8518
Cost: $90
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
Comedy Night at The Albany Rail Yard (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
The Albany Rail Yard, 1118 Central Ave, Albany
A hysterical night of comedy with some of the areas best comedians! Join us at The Albany Rail Yard on Central Ave for a night of laughs! The event will be held in the private room and tickets are available at the door. Comedians include; Shawn Gillie (FLY 92.3, Foxwoods Casino, The Egg), Jennifer McMullen (Broadway Comedy Club, The Linda Theater, FunnyBone), Lauren Turczak (The Comedy Works, Tulsa OK, Standup NY, Andy Hoffman (The Comedy Works), Jarrett Mayo (The Comedy Works) who is new to the comedy scene and Andy McDermott (SebSi Studios and The Comedy Works) The room will open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8.
Cost: $10
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
Adirondack Road Tour and Luncheon (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Saratoga Auto Museum, 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs
If you're a fan of collectable, rare, and beautiful cars, then this is one event you won't want to miss. Grab your keys and jump start your day with a spirited hour and a half, professionally-led road rally through the beautiful Adirondack roads to finish off at the historic and exclusive, members only, Lake George Club. This road rally and luncheon takes place on Friday, September 11th from 10:30AM to 3:00PM. Once at the gorgeous Lake George Club, a delicious cocktail reception and three course wine-paired luncheon will be served! How can one say no to fine cars, a gourmet lunch, quality wines and beautiful scenery? Buy your tickets now before you are left in the dust!
Cost: $75
Fri, Sep 11 - 13, 2015
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Saratoga Wine & Food Festival
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Saratoga Wine & Food Festival is a three-day destination event located in world-class Saratoga Springs, New York (2.5 hours north of New York City). Set in a 2,400 acre park preserve, the three-day event draws an audience of close to 6,000 from Montreal to Northern New Jersey.
Cost: Wine & Food Festival Package $350, Wine & Food Connoisseur Package $410
Fri, Sep 11 - 13, 2015
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27th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show
Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center
See all the classics! The 27th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show will takes place September 11 - 13, 2015 in the village of Lake George. Held the weekend after Labor Day every year, the show features classic cars, special events, vendors, fireworks and full day of fun for the entire family!
Cost: Spectators $10 for the weekend / 12 and under FREE
Fri, Sep 11 - 12, 2015
Dixieland and All That Jazz (10:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
The Fountain Restaurant, 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
September 11 & 12, 2015. Friday 10 pm - 1 am. Saturday 9:30 - 12:30 Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band plays New Orleans and Chicago style early jazz at the Fountain Restaurant, 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY. There will be an array of new and re-hired faces on the bandstand this fall. All of great calibre, sooooo don't miss! Enjoy great Italian/American cuisine, Pizza and our jazz on the second weekend of every month. Our home since 1971...! RJB is headed for the big 60 next year (we launched in September 1956). Hallelujah!!! Reserve if you wish by calling (518) 482-9898. Tell 'em Skip sentcha!
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
Q.U.I.L.T., INC. Monthly Meeting (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054
Q.U.I.L.T. Inc. will meet on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at the Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY. The meeting starts at 9:45 AM; doors open at 9:15. Meet our members and a Giant Show and Share, with Service Project Work after the general meeting. Donations for the Mini-Mart should be brought to the church before 9:15 a.m. For information, call (393-2284).
Fri, Sep 11, 2015
The Rusty Guys (8:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Villago Pizzeria & Ristorante
Join us for a floor stomping, hand clapping, good time while EJ and Eric bring down the house
Cost: Free
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Kashmir Band Reunion (37 Years) (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Chrome, 405 Hudson River Rd (Rt 4), Waterford, NY
Both Kashmir & Penny Knight (w/s/g String Theory) are bands that used to play at the Papa Bear Lounge & Allen's in Scotia many, many moons ago. Yes, in the late 70's, early 80's... bringing covers from the likes of: Yes, ELP, Steely Dan, Led Zepplin, Toto, Stevie Wonder, Styx, Kansas, etc. Tickets only available online until 6/30/15
Cost: $15.00
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Celebrating 30 Years of the Albany Rowing Center (4:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
The Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave, Albany NY
Please join us for a special evening at the Palace Theatre in honor of Albany Rowing Center's 30th Anniversary. This will be a gathering of ARC members and supporters past and present. <br /> <br />The event will include: <br /> <br />A boat naming ceremony under the marquis, honoring Lewis A. Swyer <br />A silent auction for the benefit of ARC's programs <br />Hors d'ouvres, cash bar, and Albany Pump Station's finest brew <br />A chance to win an almost-private sculling lesson from Jim Dietz, US Rowing Board member and former US Rowing Team member <br />A presentation on the history of rowing in Albany by former Asssemblyman Jack McEneny and a 30 year retrospective of ARC <br />Proceeds from this lottery go to ARC's junior scholarship fund.
Cost: $35
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
5th Annual Actavis Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life (7:30 AM)
26 Station Lane, Saratoga Springs, NY
Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Saratoga Springs as we head into the heart of the Adirondacks for our 5th Annual Actavis CF Cycle for Life bike ride! CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 15, 32 and 62 mile courses. All proceeds from this event benefit the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Cost: Minimum fundraising requirement $150.00
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Golf Tournament (9:00 AM)
Hales Mills Golf Course 146 Steele Road, Johnstown NY
Golfing for breast cancer awareness.
Cost: 125.00
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
History, Legends, Lore & More Guided Tour (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
A 90 minute walking tour that concentrates on historic Congress Park and the colorful characters who helped make Saratoga what it is! <br /> <br />This guided tour of legends and lore will walk you through history while sipping the famous mineral waters and strolling through the Victorian Congress Park. <br /> <br />Tours will be offered September 1,3,4, 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tours will take place at 10:30am rain or shine and leave from the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. <br /> <br />Cost is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241
Cost: $5 per person, children under 12 are free
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
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64th Annual Stockade Villagers' Art Show (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Front & Ferry Streets, Schenectady's Stockade Area
The 64th Annual Stockade Villagers' Art Show continues a neighborhood tradition in New York State's first historic district. Enjoy the neighborhood ambiance and the art as you walk around and chat with the artists. <br /> <br />Art is for sale at a variety of prices - and lots of people take something home. Artists needed: Any artist of original work in drawings, paintings, sculpture, graphics, non-utilitarian textile wall hangings and photography may register and sell their art.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
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10th Annual Little Italy StreetFest In Schenectady NY (12:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Little Italy, North Jay St., Schenectady NY
A taste of Italy right in the heart of Schenectady - introducing the 10th Annual Schenectady Little Italy Street Fest! Featuring some of Schenectady's most well-known Italian bakeries, restaurants, pastry and spumoni shops; the fest is set for Saturday September 12th 2015 from 12 noon - 9:00pm.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 12 - 13, 2015
Dixieland and All That Jazz (9:30 PM - 12:30 AM)
The Fountain Restaurant, 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
September 11 & 12, 2015. Friday 10 pm - 1 am. Saturday 9:30 - 12:30 Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band plays New Orleans and Chicago style early jazz at the Fountain Restaurant, 283 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY. There will be an array of new and re-hired faces on the bandstand this fall. All of great calibre, sooooo don't miss! Enjoy great Italian/American cuisine, Pizza and our jazz on the second weekend of every month. Our home since 1971...! RJB is headed for the big 60 next year (we launched in September 1956). Hallelujah!!! Reserve if you wish by calling (518) 482-9898. Tell 'em Skip sentcha!
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Joseph Luzzi - In a Dark Wood (5:00 PM)
Northshire Bookstore, 422 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
When you lose your whole world in a moment, where do you turn? Beautifully written, poignant, insightful, and unflinchingly honest, In a Dark Wood is a hybrid of heartrending memoir and a meditation on the power of great art to give us strength in our darkest moments.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Dirt Don't Hurt 5K Trail Run (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
DZ Farm in Galway, NY
Get dirty at The DZ Farm on September 12 during our Dirt Don't Hurt 5K Trail Run. This 5K course will challenge your endurance, strength, and balance as you traverse the trails that wind throughout The DZ Farm property. Once you finish, refuel with a custom boxed lunch from Boca Bistro and partake in a variety of classic lawn games and activities. For the adults a cash bar will also be available at the completion of the trail run. <br /> <br />Sign up for Dirt Don't Hurt 5K Trail Run by calling 518-583-1142 and remember the first 100 participants to sign-up receive a Dirt Don't Hurt Trail Run T-Shirt! <br /> <br />Sunday, September 12 <br />10:00am Check-in & 10:30am Start <br />Rain or Shine| <br />First 100 to sign-up receive Trail Run T-Shirt <br /> <br />The DZ Farm <br />2023 Hermance Rd in Galway, NY <br />Cost: Adult - $40/ 12 & Under - $30 <br />Includes Trail Run & Custom Boxed Lunch <br />Lawn games, activities & Cash Bar available <br />after the run
Cost: $40 for Adults/ $30 for Kids 12 & Under
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Lila & the Obsessions at Kings Inn (9:00 PM)
Kings Inn, 6 McDonald Ave, Schenectady, NY
Lila & the Obsessions is a 5 member FEMALE fronted FUN classics band specializing in music from the 60's thru the 80's & BEYOND! <br />Featuring: <br />Lila Lynn Laguna <br />JJ Hogan <br />Steve Barmash <br />Paul Hubel <br />Howard Kushner <br /> <br />LIKE us on FACEBOOK - hear us on REVERBNATION!
Cost: $5
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
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The American Roots Series At The Linda Presents: Peter Case (8:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Hosted by songwriter, roots scholar and multi-instrumentalist MichaelEck <br /> <br />Peter Case is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer, a mighty fine guitarist and a well-reviewed published author and yet, he's most at home on the stage. For 25 years, Peter, his guitar and his songs have mesmerized audiences from coast to coast, whether holding down a festival crowd, warming up the place for luminaries like Jackson Browne and John Prine or headlining his own nightclub shows -- of which he can claimed to have logged thousands. <br /> <br />The American Roots Series at The Linda traces our musical family tree back to the source. The program, hosted by songwriter, roots scholar and multi-instrumentalist Michael Eck, is an examination of the varied musical styles that make up our country's rich cultural history. In simple terms, roots music, a phrase coined in the mid-90s, is a catch-all reference for new sounds derived from old styles; for music handed down from generation to generation. Blues, country, gospel, jazz and early rock & roll qualify as branches, with a wider canopy covering Cajun, Zydeco, Tejano and Native American chants and dances. Like its close relative "folk music," which was popularized by such greats as Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs, roots music tells stories of the "hopes, sorrows and convictions of ordinary people's everyday lives."
Cost: $18
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Eight Steps to Happiness - Meditation Workshop (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
19 Roosevelt Drive, Administration Building, Saratoga Spa State Park (behind Spa Little Theatre)
Eight Steps to Happiness: A Half-Day Workshop with Buddhist Nun Kelsang Chenma. We all want to be happy all the time. This is not an impossible goal, all we need is a practical, step-by-step method to attain it. Buddhism teaches eight simple and powerful meditations that will improve and transform our life. By tapping into the tranquility, warmth, and love that lie buried beneath the surface of our mind these meditations open the door to an abundant, fulfilling and joyful life. Included are teachings, guided meditations, discussion and Q&A. Everyone is welcome. <br /> <br />Kelsang Chenma has been practicing Buddhism and meditation for more then 16 years and is a senior student at the Kadampa Meditation Center NY.
Cost: $20
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
A Celebration of the Life and Music of Pat Tiernan (8:00 PM)
Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany
A night to celebrate the Love and Joy that Pat Tiernan Music gives us. <br /> <br />A mastered CD of Pat's original songs will be given out upon entry, cover is $5. <br /> <br />Line Up: <br /> <br />Erin Harkes <br />School Bus Yellow <br />Brian LaPoint & the Joints <br />Formula 5 <br />Lord Electro <br /> <br />More Bands TBA
Cost: $5.00
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Ms. Wheelchair NY Competition and #RockitonWheels Fashion Show (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Rd
The Ms Wheelchair NY Competition is a empowerment and advocacy program for women who use wheelchairs. We host an annual competition in Albany NY Women from around NYS compete to the represent NY at National Competition. <br /> <br />We are excited to announce the participation of environmentalist and social activist Timothy Westbrook, Season 12 contestant of Lifetime's hit series Project Runway. He will co-MC the event with his life long friend Keith Peabody. <br /> <br />This year's competition will be taking place during Fashion Week in New York City. A group of women ages 6 and up who use wheelchairs will model Timothy's creations. We are still looking for models so please contact us for more info to #RockItOnWheels
Cost: $50 includes Competition, Lunch, Fashion Show, Crowning Ceremony and Reception
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
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Saratoga Wine and Food Festival Grand Tasting and Concours D'Elegance (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The centerpiece of the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival, the Grand Tasting takes place under expansive, elegant tents on SPAC's lawn, and features hundreds of fine international wines, delicacies prepared by the region's top chefs, cooking demonstrations, and connoisseur-led wine seminars.
Cost: $85 ($175 VIP)
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Double H Ranch - Camp Challenge Ride & Run (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY
The Double H Ranch is excited to announce the Annual Camp Challenge Ride & Run scheduled for Saturday, September 12th.
Cost: $35
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
6th Annual Pearl Palooza - Pearl Street Music Festival (1:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Pearl Street, Albany, New York
On September 12th, Pearl Palooza will feature a great list of bands plus a variety of food and beverage vendors!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Urban RAID Albany (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany
Anyone who has run on busy city streets knows that it's a challenge in itself. Urban RAID takes it to the next level by capturing the best of city landscapes and urban elements and incorporating them into an innovative and challenging course. The city is your course in Urban RAID. The RAID is bringing it back to the capital city for the third consecutive year! Join us on September 12th for a day of fitness and fun!
Cost: $40-$100
Sat, Sep 12 - 13, 2015
Sand Lake Townwide Garage Sale (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Town of Sand Lake, NY
The Sand Lake Business Association proudly presents our 5th annual town wide garage sale. This fantastic event will be this coming September 12th and 13th. Repeating the success of last year, Westfall Village, along NY43, will have a "vendor corral" for people to set up tables with their items to sell, along with some food vendors. This year, vendors can sell on Saturday and Sunday.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Second Annual Community Day (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Curtis Lumber, 885 Route 67, Ballston Spa
Curtis Lumber's Second Annual Community Day will be held on Saturday, September 12, from 10 am-2 pm at Curtis Lumber, Route 67 in Ballston Spa. This is a free, family and pet friendly event open to everyone in our local communities. The event is rain or shine, with giveaways, prizes, food, bake sale, pet adoptions and activities for kids! A few of the day's participants include: Eagle Matt Lee Fire Company, Red Dragon Karate School, Ballston Spa Rotary, Saratoga County Sheriffs, Saratoga County Animal Shelter, Community Emergency Corps, Boy Scout Troop #65, Ballston Spa Pop Warner, Double H Ranch. Plus, an amazing bake sale with all kinds of treats baked by our very own Curtis Lumber employees! All proceeds will benefit a local charity. <br />For more information or to be a vendor at the event, please contact Golenne Kortz at 518-490-1395 or email at golennek@curtislumber.com
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Fountains of Fine Song (7:30 PM)
Our Lady of Hope Church, 8074 Route 22, Copake NY
Clarion Concerts in Columbia County's 2015 Leaf Peeper season inaugural concert will feature the World Premier of String Trio by David Mancini, Fountains of Fin by Behzad Ranjbaran, as well as selections by Mozart, Schubert and Dohnanyi. Featured artists are Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Gary Levinson, violin; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola; and Suren Bagratuni, cello.
Cost: $25, $80 series pass; students free with accompanying adult
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Malta Business and Prosessional 5K (8:30 AM - 9:45 AM)
HVCC TEC Smart 345 Hermes Road Malta
The 6th Annual Malta Business & Professional Association 5k will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 starting at 8:30 a.m. Run through the Saratoga Technology & Energy Park and the Luther Forest Technology Campus, get a firsthand look at the GLOBALFOUNDRIES chip manufacturing plant that are the focus of so much attention in Malta, NY in the heart of Saratoga County. Proceeds generated by the Malta 5k are donated to the Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company in support of their work with veterans in our community, to the Malta Ambulance Corps, the Round Lake Fire Department, and the Malta Ridge Fire Department. Pre-registration for the Malta 5k is $25 and includes an event shirt, plenty of food, a swag bag and more. Day of the race costs $30. Online registration or a downloadable form can be found at the event website
Cost: Free to observers, $25 for runners
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Best Bet
Hispanic Heritage Celebration presented by SONYMA starring Alex Matos (5:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this this tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispanic community comes together in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for a colorful pageantry of live music, dance, food, and family friendly activities. Alex Matos is known as the Dominican who came to put the world in Salsa. A performer of Salsa and pop ballads, he won the Casandra Award of the Dominican Republic in 2014 as "Salsero of the Year." With opening acts: George Lamond, MW, and DJ Boy.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
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Albany's Riverfront Jazz Festival 2015 (1:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Jennings Landing Amphitheatre at the Corning Preserve
Come enjoy Albany's Jazz Festival on September 12, 2015. In it's 14th year, the festival brings acclaimed musical guests, great food and fireworks! And best of all, it's FREE!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Speedy Storks (8:00 AM)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Our own moms training team at the JCC
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
WWAARC 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Mile 2015
Glens Falls YMCA, 600 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Enjoy a beautiful course, local vendors, music, prizes and refreshments all while supporting wonderful activities and programs for the nearly 1,000 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served through WWAARC.
Cost: Pre-registration Entry Fee: Adults $15, Age 12 and under $10 Race Day registration Fee: Adults $20, Age 12 and under $15
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Contemporary Athlete Open House (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Contemporary Athlete, 1613 Route 9, Suite B, Halfmoon, NY 12065
Come see what our strength and conditioning facility is all about! Learn about our classes and see some in action. Meet our trainers and staff nutritionist, sample from our CSA (community-sponsored agriculturist), and meet local health and wellness-related partners. Give-aways, and more! For more info or to register (appreciated but not required), call 518-334-1614. Cost: FREE!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Fall Swim Lessons (1:15 PM - 4:00 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Children's Group Learn to Swim <br />American Red Cross Program
Cost: $110 non-members/$75 Albany JCC members
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Ice Cream Social with the League of Women Voters (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County invites county residents to join them at an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 13th in the Saratoga Springs Library Community Room from 1 pm to 3 pm. Any area residents, both men and women, interested in learning more about the LWV and its programs and activities are invited to attend. <br /> <br />In addition to ice cream, information will be provided about the League's fall schedule of activities which include Voter Registration Events, Candidate Forums, and informational meetings on the Amending the US Constitution, Money in Politics, and raising the age in which juveniles can be charged as adults in criminal matters. Later in the year programs will be held on Common Core, Water Quality in Saratoga County, and the separation on Executive and Legislative powers in local governments in the county. All programs welcome new members to join the committees already working on these areas. <br /> <br />Barbara Bartoletti, League of Women Voters of New York Legislative Director, will address the group and preview what we can expect from the next legislative session. <br /> <br />League members will be available to answer questions about the organization and encourage attendees to join up and volunteer to assist in the community.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Sep 13 - 13, 2015
Saratoga County Water Garden Tour (1:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
The 3rd Annual Saratoga Water Garden Tour consists of several unique and beautiful water gardens through Saratoga County!
Sun, Sep 13 - 13, 2015
Rollarama Rocks Rotterdam! 1st Annual Customer Appreciation Day (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Rollarama Skating Center 2710 Hamburg St Schenectady NY 12303
Rollarama Skating Center appreciates all of our customers, and to prove it we are hosting a totally FREE event to show you how much we care!
Cost: FREE
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Autumn Light in Pastel (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Capture the beauty and unique splendor of Autumn light in this workshop taught by the ever popular Robert Carsten. Whether you choose an autumnal townscape or country scene, Robert will help you capture that special light that the northeast is so lucky to experience when the leaves change and the days grow shorter. Robert will present and demonstrate distinguishing features and techniques of each with the aim of enhancing drama, strength, expression and beauty in your pastel paintings. Working from sketches and photos in the landscape subject matter of your choice, learn to build form by layering strokes with an expanded palette of color and limited value range. Composition, linear and atmospheric perspective, practical color theory, and attention to achieving vibrant, textural surfaces distinguish this workshop by a very popular, nationally acclaimed instructor, arts writer and exhibitions juror. This one-day fun and educational workshop will consist of demonstrations, critique, and lots of painting time. This class is designed for students of all levels and no experience is required. Class size is limited to 14 students.
Cost: $120 for members / $130 for non-members
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
The Mouzon House Benefit Concert (4:00 PM)
The Mouzon House, 1 York Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
WHY: Celebrate! Join us in a fundraiser to help off-set the legal fees incurred by The Mouzon House while advocating for a better parking plan on High Rock Avenue. <br /> <br />WHEN: Sunday, September 13th, 2015 ~ 4pm <br /> <br />WHERE: The Mouzon House. 1 York St Saratoga Springs, NY <br /> <br />FEATURING: Live Music by Lip Talk, The Rodeo Barons, The Masters of Nostalgia, Tim Wechgelaer Band, Street Corner Holler, and The Hot Club of Saratoga. <br /> <br />There will be a SILENT AUCTION AND GAMES! <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />CHOOSE BETWEEN: <br /> <br />A $25 Concert Ticket(includes one free drink!) <br />OR <br /> <br />A $50 Dinner + Concert Ticket (also includes one free drink!) <br /> <br />Buy your ticket here: https://mouzon.yapsody.com/event/index/16257/the-mouzon-house-benefit-concert
Cost: $25/$50
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate NY concert (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY
The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York (CGSUNY) is coming back to Sand Lake Center for the Arts with an entertaining Classical Music Concert on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2pm to benefit both SLCA and CGSNYS. Frederic Hellwitz, along with various other performers from CGSUNY, will be performing live, on stage, beautiful classical guitar music for your enjoyment. Tickets $20, prepaid reservations available at the web site or call (518) 674-2007.
Cost: $20
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
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In the Groove Jazz Brunch (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
What's better than a wonderful Sunday Brunch to end your weekend? Can't decide where to go or what to eat? Well, we just made your decision a lot easier! Join us for the In the Groove Jazz Brunch, taking place on Sunday, September 13th from 11A.M. to 2 P.M. At this bubbly, upscale brunch, we have something that you can't get anywhere else, six (6) of your favorite Mazzone Restaurants and chefs all together serving the most delicious brunch items at the beautiful Saratoga National. Not enough? Well let's liven up your morning with some New Orleans style Jazz Music, great Mimosa's and delicious Bloody Mary's. Now that sounds like somewhere you NEED to be. This event is the cherry on top to an amazing, picture perfect Festival weekend!
Cost: $75
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Teal Ribbon Run/Walk (9:00 AM)
Washington Park Lake House, Albany, NY
The Teal Ribbon Run/Walk, coordinated by Caring Together, Inc., seeks to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and raise funds in support of research toward developing an early detection test as well as more effective treatment options for women with recurrent ovarian cancer.
Cost: $25/adult; $5/child
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Saratoga Stroll for Epilepsy (9:30 AM)
Saratoga Spa State Park - Columbia Pavilion
On September 13, 2015 The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast New York (EFNENY) will be holding a "Stroll" for Epilepsy at Saratoga Spa State Park. It will be at the Columbia Pavilion. Check in/registration begins at 9:30am and the Stroll starts at 11am. There will be a BBQ lunch after. $25.00 if you register before & $30.00 if you register on the day of.
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day-of
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Old Fashioned Sunday (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham NY 12110
The Friends of Pruyn House will celebrate the 32nd annual "Old Fashioned Sunday" at the Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham NY 12110 on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to this FREE event. It is a festive fun day in a lovely setting at this 5 1/2 acre site. The historic house built between 1825 and 1830 will be open for touring. The day will feature music throughout the afternoon featuring three different bands from the Town of Colonie. We will have Old Tyme craft demonstrations, exhibits, vendors, visiting the beautiful gardens and the one-room schoolhouse, carriage house and tool museum. We will have pony rides, face-painting, a story-teller, a magician, an art show and live animals. There will be home-made baked goods, as well as vendors selling hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, ice cream and popcorn. <br />Old Fashioned Sunday is hosted by Friends of Pruyn House. The mission of Friends of Pruyn House, a not-for-profit community organization in partnership with the Town of Colonie, serving as the educational, historical and cultural center of the Town, is to restore, conserve and preserve the Pruyn House complex. It is the site for a wide variety of public, private, civic and corporate events throughout the year. For further information, please call the Pruyn House at 518-783-1435.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Karate Kidz (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Children's karate lessons with Sensei Lou Papa
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Elm Avenue Town Park, Delmar NY
PC Fundraiser includes Kids Activities, Musical Entertainment, Parking/Traffic Mgmt, Photographer, Pet Contests, Refreshments, Pick a Prize, 50/50 etc.
Cost: $50 registration
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus Seeking New Members (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Community Congregational Church of Clinton Heights, 221 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY
The Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus is currently accepting new members. Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church, 221 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY. Men of all ages are welcome. Our new season includes: Annual Holiday Concert at the Community Congregational Church on December 6, Massed Concert of the Mohawk-Hudson Male Chorus Association, to be held in Catskill on April 16, 2016, and our Annual Spring Concert, scheduled for May 21, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church. For further information, call Andy at 237-0032 or visit our website.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
City Biking Basics Class (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
415 River St. 4th Floor, Troy, NY 12180
The class will cover a range of topics and information related to biking in the city. We'll also demonstrate and teach you some urban biking skills both in and outside of an easy-going class setting. We'll also go on a short ride. <br /> <br />EACH individual participant needs to register here: h ttp://goo.gl/forms/WGTpQQm67G
Cost: Suggested donation of $5
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
Transitional Services Association 5th Annual Golf Tournament!! (9:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Van Patten Golf Course, Clifton Park, New York
Transitional Services Association, Inc. <br />Transitional Services Association (TSA) is a private, not-for-profit human services organization, licensed by the State of New York, to provide services to adults with mental illness and/or chemical dependency, and children with emotional and behavioral disturbances. Based in Saratoga Springs, TSA has been providing a broad range of residential treatment services and care management services to individuals in our community for more than 35 years. Today, TSA is staffed by approximately 100 employees, operates 150 residential beds, and provides services to more than 400 clients in our community. TSA is licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health, Office of Children and Family Services, and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. <br /> <br />On September 14, 2015 TSA will hold its fifth annual fundraiser Golf Tournament, the proceeds of which will support and enhance our organization's mission to provide rehabilitative and recovery support services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities, substance use disorders, and abused and neglected children. <br /> <br />We hope that you will consider sponsorship, donation in cash or merchandise, or simply joining us for a day of golf, food, prizes and fun. We sincerely hope that you will join us for our shotgun event at the Van Patten Golf Club in September. If you are unable to join us for the day, we would sincerely appreciate your financial support at any level for a genuinely worthy cause.
Cost: $130.00 per player
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
Cohoes Community Center, 22 Remsen St # 40, Cohoes, NY
Every Monday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
Sketching Saratoga (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Capture the quick moments and celebrate the day to day life of Saratoga by learning one of the most important practices for all artists: sketching. A fun, easy, and wonderful way to keep records of travel or ideas for future paintings, Carolyn Justice will work with you in some of Saratoga's most beautiful spots, such as Yaddo, Saratoga State Park, and downtown this fall. This class is for all levels and no drawing or painting experience is required. Please bring a small sketchbook, fine tip marker and folding chair to each class. A travel watercolor set is optional. The first class will meet at The Arts Center where students will enjoy sketching the architectural and landscape elements of Congress Park. Students will receive a schedule of meeting places at the first class.
Cost: $70 for members / $80 for non-members
Mon, Sep 14, 2015
Fundraiser--William Marshall (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
The Brickyard Tavern, Milton Avenue
A fundraiser in honor of William "Flash" Marshall will be held Monday, September 14 from 6-9 pm at The Brickyard Tavern. Tickets are $25 per person, includes generous hors-d'oeuvres. Purchase tickets by contacting Dave Bush at 470-3774 or Scott Ostrander 470-0484. Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds go directly to support Bill and his family.
Cost: $25 per person
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic, 365 Saratoga Avenue
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 walk in
Tue, Sep 15 - 15, 2015
The Women of Excellence Unplugged
Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany
Women of Excellence Unplugged will feature our 2015 award recipients ? Barbara Smith, Denise Gonick, Miriam Dushane, Andrea Crisafulli Russo, Trudy Hall, Laura Petrovic, and Kelsey Carr -- in an up close and personal armchair discussion. Moderated by Benita Zahn, this program will allow WBC members an opportunity to get to know this inspiring and accomplished group of women in depth.
Cost: $25
Tue, Sep 15, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
YWCA NorthEastern NY, 44 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY
Every Tuesday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Beyond Wild Blue Lupine: The Wildflowers of the Saratoga Sandplains (7:00 PM)
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Road, Gansevoort, NY
Local naturalist extraordinaire, Jackie Donnelly will share her knowledge and beautiful photographs of some of the lesser known wildflower species that make their home in the Preserve & Park. At the conclusion of her presentation we will have a short volunteer meeting to catch up after the long summer. We will talk about what has been going on and what volunteer opportunities are coming up at the Preserve & Park. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:45 PM.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Holistic Healthy Living Group Classes (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Inspiring Wellness Solutions LLC, 2023 Route 9, Round Lake, NY 12151
Holistic Healthy Living Group Classes : : Wednesday and Saturdays : : For people ready to beat disease, become energized, lose weight, find strength, feel great & live well. <br /> <br />Classes meet twice monthly for 3 months <br />Intimate class size; personal attention <br />Wednesday and Saturday classes available <br />Fall Schedule is as follows: <br />Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm <br />September 16th and 30th <br />October 14th and 28th <br />November 11th and 25th <br />Saturday from 10 to 11:30 am <br />September 19th <br />October 3rd, 17th and 31st <br />November 14th and 28th <br />Six, 1.5 hour classes included in each session <br />Fall classes are held at: Inspiring Wellness Solutions, LLC 2023 Route 9 Round Lake, NY 12151
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Acoustic Music Song Swap WIth Jeff Walton (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
Local favorite, singer songwriter and performer extraordinaire, Jeff Walton will lead an all acoustic song swap. Bring your guitar, bring your ukulele, bring your harmonica. Get off your couch and come down and share your music! All abilities and ages are welcome. No registration required.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Best Bet
September in the City Art Fair In Albany (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Tricentennial Park, Broadway and Columbia Street, Albany, NY
Every Wednesday during the month of September, head downtown for a spectacular fall lunchtime diversion.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Sep 16 - 16, 2015
Ribbon Cutting for Richmor Aviation (5:00 PM)
Richmor Aviation, 19 Airport Road Scotia, NY
Members are welcome to join the Capital Region Chamber as we celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony for Richmor Aviation. <br /> <br />Registration is not required for this event.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Painting in Watercolor, Oil, & Pastel (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The quality of light and the vibrance of landscape can be captured in a variety of ways. This workshop, specifically designed for artists all levels, will help students learn the tricks and techniques of painting opaque and transparent using watercolor and gauche as well as acrylics. Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction students will learn and understand the basic elements of design and composition inherent in a variety of different landscapes. Students will also learn the basic rules for color mixing, methods and techniques for applying paint and preparing the paper. Class size is limited to 12 students. This class is open to all levels, from first-timers to advanced students.
Cost: $85 for members / $95 for non-members
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Pink Bows on Broadway
Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Floydwarriors Inc. 'Helping Families Cope with Cancer, One Household at a Time" is currently selling pink tribute bows for its Third Annual 'Pink Bows on Broadway' Campaign. This fundraising effort will give individuals ($50 donation) and businesses ($250 donation) the opportunity to recognize local heroes who have battled cancer or fought alongside someone who has. All bows will be prominently displayed on Broadway in Saratoga Springs October 1st thru October 31st and in pink honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each bow is accompanied by a tribute card that allows the sponsor to celebrate individual heroes including survivors, lost loved ones, physicians, fundraising warriors, special caregivers, family/friends, and any other person that deserves recognition for their involvement in the war against cancer. <br /> <br />All proceeds from the campaign will benefit floydwarriors, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide real help in the home for families undergoing cancer treatment, mainly by the way of meals, cleanings and childcare. <br /> <br />All sponsorships must be submitted by September 25, 2015. To purchase a sponsorship send donation directly to floydwarriors c/o 582 Rt. 9P Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Be sure to include your name/business name, the individual your donation is in honor of and how you would like your tribute acknowledged on the sponsorship card that accompanies the bow.
Cost: $50 individual / $250 business
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Drawing for All Levels (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
How many things do you see every day and wish you could draw that? Drawing is for everybody and this class is a drawing free for all! Structured to be wide-open with demonstrations, lessons in the fundamentals of drawing and drawing techniques, gentle critiques, and lots of one-on-one time - this class is perfect for students who are new to drawing or have been drawing for years. Students should bring a 9" x12" heavy bond drawing pad, 12" x18" charcoal pad, 4b-4h pencil set, hard and medium vine charcoal, a kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser, a knife, s ruler, sharpeners, a 12-18" thin rod (knitting needles work well), a sandpaper block, and a smudger.
Cost: $70 for members / $80 for non-members
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
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Plaza at 50 Festival starring Shadows of the 60's - A Tribute to Motown Super Groups (12:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
A day full of live entertainment, food, a farmers market featuring New York State products, and fireworks is in store for season's last big Summer at the Plaza event. It is part of a series of events and exhibits being held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the June 21, 1965 cornerstone laying at the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. Shadows of the Sixties pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations, and Supremes. In this tribute production show, Shadows of the Sixties perform the hits that span several decades. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
CEO Lansingburgh Family Resource Center, 754 4th Avenue, Troy, NY
Ever Wednesday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Wed, Sep 16 - 16, 2015
Financial Strategies For Seniors (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
156 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs
Ray Martin, the founder of Crescent Hill Partners LLC, personal finance commentator who has appeared regularly on national TV on CBS News, CBS' morning show The Early Show and NBC's The Today Show, and author of two personal finance books, will present a seminar titled "Financial Strategies for Seniors" from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Woodlawn Commons, located at 156 Lawrence Street on The Wesley Community campus in Saratoga Springs. The seminar will cover topics including the current state of the market, financial products and their suitability for seniors, and more. This informational seminar is free and is offered by The Wesley Foundation, the charitable arm of The Wesley Community. Reservations for this seminar are required by September 14th by calling 518-691-1420
Cost: No Charge
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
KIDS! at Northshire Bookstore (10:30 AM)
Northshire Bookstore, 422 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Go Kids is the Capital Region's only multi-sport and exercise program specifically designed for children ages 2-6. Join the Go Kids team for a fun morning as we run, jump, crawl, explore and play!
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Feast of the Fields (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Saratoga PLAN's work conserving land, assisting municipalities with smart planning and sustaining a healthy environment and community is made possible by the proceeds from our signature fundraiser, Feast of the Fields. This year's event will be held on Thursday, September 17th, hosted by the Saratoga National Golf Club - overlooking stunning views of 135 acres of protected forests and wetlands that buffer Lake Lonely. Guests' senses will be roused with the taste, smell, and sight of exquisite culinary samplings prepared by premiere local chefs using fresh meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses and herbs from the region's top farms. <br /> <br />We will open doors to the wonders of Saratoga County through our silent auction focused on encouraging attendees to experience the outdoors and cultural activities around the region. <br /> <br />We look forward to seeing you at Feast of the Fields.
Cost: $85 per person
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
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Food For Thought - Sustaining This Place (7:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the night will feature food samples by Honest Weight Food Co-op, a feature film screening, and an open panel discussion.
Cost: $8.00
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Capital Roots' 9th Annual Autumn Evening in the Garden (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180
Join Capital Roots (formerly Capital District Community Gardens) for the 9th Annual "Autumn Evening in the Garden" which brings together nearly 20 of the region's most talented chefs and bakers with 30+ local growers, producers, and beverage makers from all over the greater Capital Region for a delicious "strolling supper." The farmers contribute their meat, cheese, and produce. The chefs use these contributions to create their dishes. Guests sample outstanding cuisine drawn from the creative kitchens of some of the area's finest restaurants while enjoying local wines, beers, and spirits, and while mingling with chefs, farmers, and friends. <br /> <br />Proceeds from the event support Capital Roots' fresh food access, education, and urban greening programs. This year's event promises to be especially exciting as we kick off the celebration of our 40th Anniversary. <br /> <br />TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $250 for couples, $150 for individuals and $75 for guests 35 years and younger. Honorary Committee donors of $300 are given two tickets, and donors of $600 are given four. For tickets visit: bit.ly/AutumnEvening2015. For additional information contact Capital Roots at info@capitalroots.org or 518-274-8685. <br /> <br />PARTICIPATING CHEFS: <br />Chef Brian Bowden, 15 Church <br />Victoria González & Fabiana Fernández, Aztec Chocolate <br />Chef Mark Graham <br />Chef Rob Handel, Bees Knees Café, Heather Ridge Farm <br />Linda Kindlon, Bake For You <br />Tom MacGregor, Placid Baker <br />Chef Alan Maki, Reel Seafood Co. <br />Chef Geri-Ann Mastromarino, The Hilton Garden Inn, Troy <br />Chef Mike Niccoli <br />Chef Ian O'Leary, Blu Stone Bistro <br />Chef Ric Orlando, New World Bistro Bar <br />Chef Marla Ortega, Illium Café <br />Chef Jaime Ortiz, Angelo's 677 Prime <br />Chef Michael Pallozzi, Rocco's on Main Street <br />Marcie Place, The Chocolate Spoon <br />Chef Yono Purnomo, Yono's <br />Chef Kenneth Ruud , One Six Five <br />Chef Dan Smith, Jake Moon <br />Chef Mike Spain, Druthers <br />Chef Brad Stevens, B-rad' Bistro and Catering
Cost: $150 per individual (cost varies)
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Little War Twins (8:00 PM)
Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany
National touring act Little War Twins with special local guests Band of Ghosts, ReaLation, The Further Unsound, A World For You
Cost: $10
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Malta League of Arts - Arts Attitudes Exhibit and Sale (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Round Lake Auditorium - Northway Exit 11 Village of Round Lake
Arts Attitudes Exhibit and Sale <br />40 Regional Artists - featuring Anne Diggory <br />Opening Reception - Thursday, September 17 - 6:00 - 8:30pm <br />Historic Round Lake Auditorium- Northway Exit 11 <br />Wine and hor d'oeuvres, live auction, conversation with featured artist <br />Entertainment by HEARD <br />At the door - $20.00 <br />Students - $10.00 <br />Children under 12 free <br />Additional Hours: <br />Friday, September 18 - 3:00 - 7:00pm <br />Saturday, September 19 - 11:00 - 4:00pm <br />Sunday, September 20 - 1:00 - 7:00pm <br />MaltaArts.org - for additional information
Cost: $20.00
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Bellevue Farmers Market (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
2176 Broadway, Schenectady, NY
Local farmers produce, berries, plants, fresh eggs, grass fed meats, plants, Music every week. Promotions, SNAP/EBT accepted. Our vendors so far for 2015: Buhrmaster Farms, Indian House Farms, Soulicious (tasty soul food), Electric City Roasters, Mountain Wind Farms (maple syrup, candy and fresh eggs). We now can accept debit, credit, EBT, WIC, and Senior Coupons. We are located on the Corner of Broadway and Thompson St. in Bellevue.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
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Glens Falls Downtown Balloon Festival Party (6:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Glen Street, Downtown Glens Falls, NY
The Glens Falls Downtown Balloon Festival Party, taking place September 17th, 2015 is the perfect way to kick-off the Adirondack Balloon Festival.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 17 - 17, 2015
"QUEEN ANNE'S LACE" SIP & PAINT CLASS---BYOB (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Art In Mind Creative Wellness Studio, 272 Saratoga Rd Unit 3, Glenville, NY 12302
Come relax and let us bring out your inner artist while creating your own "Queen Anne's Lace" painting. <br /> <br />Learn techniques to paint thin lines in this class.
Cost: $35
Thu, Sep 17 - 20, 2015
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Adirondack Balloon Festival 2015
Glens Falls & Queensbury, NY
Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 43rd Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 17 - 20, 2015.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Farm to Preschool Farmers Market (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Parsons Early Learning Center, 125 Bigelow Ave, Schenectady, NY
Every Thursday, the Farm to Preschool Market offers a comfortable location for children and families to learn about, sample, and purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. A new food sample with recipe available every week. SNAP-EBT, WIC F/V, WIC FMNP, Debit and Cash accepted.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
EMPAC - dotQuantum (7:30 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Italian collective Flatform present a multimedia performance that manipulates moving image, programmed light, and objects to "see through" a static understanding of the world around us.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
8th Annual HRCCU Charity Golf Classic (10:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Lake Golf Club, 35 Grace Moore Rd., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Hudson River Community Credit Union's (HRCCU) 8th Annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 18 at Saratoga Lake Golf Course. This year our annual golf classic will benefit the Glens Falls Area Youth Center, the Cohoes Community Center and The Saratoga Regional YMCA - Corinth Branch. <br /> <br />Please join us for a fun-filled day of golf with great company, lunch, barbecue dinner, and terrific prizes. This is a wonderful opportunity to make lives better for youth in our region. The cost to participate in this year's Classic is only $125 per person and covers golf fees, cart, beverages on the course, goodie bag, lunch and barbecue dinner.
Cost: 125.00
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Family & Child Service of Schenectady 10th Anniversary Golf Ball Drop (4:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Stadium Golf Club, 333 Jackson Ave, Schenectady, NY
Family & Child Service of Schenectady presents its 10th Anniversary Golf Ball Drop on Friday, September 18th from 5pm to 8pm at Stadium Golf Club, 333 Jackson Ave., Schenectady. <br /> <br />The event begins with an open putting contest at 4:30pm; the helicopter drop will occur at 6:00pm. Dinner buffet, client presentations, raffles and silent auction following the 6pm drop. <br /> <br />A $60 reservation includes dinner and the "ownership" of one golf ball. Reservations for 2 are $100 and the ownership of 2 golf balls. <br /> <br />The event centers around 1,000 numbered golf balls that are dropped from a helicopter onto Stadium's ninth green. <br /> <br />The owners of the three golf balls that land closest to the pin will win one of three top prizes: <br /> <br />Grand Prize: $1,500 Visa Gift Card <br /> <br />2nd Prize: Cash 'N Jewels Package featuring $500 Visa Gift Card and blue topaz /diamond pendant courtesy of Sondra's Fine Jewelry; <br />3rd Prize: Night on the Town package featuring $100 gift certificate to Aperitivo Bistro; overnight stay at the Hampton Inn-Schenectady; tickets to a Proctors show and bottle of wine/glasses for 2 <br /> <br />Golf balls can also be purchased separately for $10 each <br /> <br />The proceeds from this fundraiser will directly benefit the programs administered by Family & Child Service which include: case management services for individuals with developmental disabilities and have incurred a traumatic brain injury; respite services for the caregivers of, and community habilitation for individuals with developmental disabilities; homemaker services for the frail elderly and those with debilitating mental health or physical health conditions. <br /> <br />Family & Child Service of Schenectady is a community based agency that was founded in 1930 by the Schenectady Junior League. It now serves more than 500 clients of all ages and provides over 50,000 of direct care throughout the Capital Region. <br /> <br />Retired CBS 6 Anchor Jack Aernecke returns as this year's guest host and emcee <br /> <br />Reservations and golf ball sales are accepted online. For additional information contact the agency at 393-1369.
Cost: $60 for 1 ticket/1 golf ball; $100 2 tickets/2 golf balls
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
The Deadbeats (9:00 PM)
Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany
Playing music inspired by The Grateful Dead, Phish, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Janis Joplin and so much more! The Deadbeats are based in New Paltz/Albany, NY, and have been one of the hardest working bands in the Northeast since their inception in 1993. Their shows are a celebration of improvisational, jamming rock & roll and they they have amassed a large and loyal following of fans who appreciate the open ended, participatory nature of their performances. <br /> <br />Working without a net, their set lists, arrangements, and jams are all left open to the inspiration of the particular moment, drawing in the crowd as active participants in the creative process rather than just spectators. It is a unique experience and it has been this commitment to these musical and philosophical ideals that has set The Deadbeats apart.
Cost: $10
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Summertime Dancing at the Boathouse Grille (9:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
Boathouse Grille, 80 Shady Harbor Drive, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
Summer Fun !!!! at the Boathouse Grille EVERY FRIDAY Night in September. Come and enjoy yourself with DJ Bobby'D. You cannot beat the atmosphere anywhere in the Albany area. Good Music, and a great wait staff, on the Hudson. <br />Let's PARRRRRRRRRTY!!!!!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Fly 92.3 Salty Sweet Cruise (7:00 PM - 10:30 PM)
JP Cruise Troy NY
Join Fly 92.3 on the JP Cruise on September 18! Boarding begins at 7:00 pm, and the boat sets sail at 7:30 PM. Sample salty and sweet foods! For more information, visit FLY92.com. To purchase tickets call (518) 270-1901.
Cost: $25.00
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
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Antje Duvekot (8:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
With special guest Chuck Cannon <br /> <br />The Linda is pleased to welcome her back Antje Duvekot. "Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community". The Boston Globe <br /> <br />Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" her follow-up albums. The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul's label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and was named to the "Top10 Releases of the Year" by National Public Radio's, Folk Alley. Her follow up albums "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" were produced by Richard Shindell and along side with Richard feature other "folk royalty" such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
15th Annual Fore the Foundation Golf Tournament (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Fairways of Halfmoon, 17 Johnson Rd, Mechanicville, NY
Please join us for our 15th annual Fore the Foundation Golf Tournament. <br />Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Fairways of Halfmoon, 17 Johnson Rd. Mechanicville, NY. <br />8Am registration and breakfast with mimosas <br />9am shot gun start <br />Giveaways* Prizes* Silent Auction <br />rare sports memorabilia auction <br />Best Ball Scramble Format <br />$150pp or $575 Foursome <br />Price includes breakfast and lunch <br />call 518-382-8050 ext. 245 to register <br />or online at vnshomecare.org <br />All proceeds benefit the Visiting Nurse Service Foundation
Cost: $150pp includes breakfast & Lunch
Fri, Sep 18 - 19, 2015
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2015 Irish 2000 Festival
Saratoga County Fair Grounds in Ballston Spa, NY
The 19th annual Irish 2000 Festival will once again offer a unique line up of Irish music including everything from celtic punk and jam music to traditional and everything in between.
Cost: Friday: $16 advance, $20 gate; Saturday: $18 advance, $25 gate; 2-Day Pass: $29 advance only
Fri, Sep 18 - 19, 2015
Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival (5:00 PM - 11:30 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Prospect Street
The Annual Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival takes place September 18-19, 2015 <br />Hours on Friday 5 pm-11:30 pm; Saturday 10 am-11 pm at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds. Featured performers include Hair of the Dog, Emish, The Screaming Orphans, The McKrells, The Fighting Jamesons and many more! <br />Other attractions include kids' rides & shows, Irish dance performances and food and craft vendors. Discounted advance tickets available through Price Chopper's Tickets to Go program or on festival website via PayPal through Sept. 17. At the gate, tickets for Friday only are $20, Saturday only are $25. Children under age 12 are free. <br />All sales at the gate are cash only. Parking is $3 per car. <br />For more information, visit irish2000fest.com or call 1-888-414-3378
Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Rik Scarce - Creating Sustainable Communities (7:00 PM)
Northshire Bookstore, 422 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
From Mount Marcy to Manhattan and beyond, the Hudson River region has become an incubator for rich and varied experiments in sustainable living. In this fascinating book, Skidmore College Associate Professor Rik Scarce showcases some of these efforts by telling the stories of dynamic individuals and organizations that are remaking the region's landscape.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
History, Legends, Lore & More Guided Tour (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
A 90 minute walking tour that concentrates on historic Congress Park and the colorful characters who helped make Saratoga what it is! <br /> <br />This guided tour of legends and lore will walk you through history while sipping the famous mineral waters and strolling through the Victorian Congress Park. <br /> <br />Tours will be offered September 1,3,4, 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tours will take place at 10:30am rain or shine and leave from the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. <br /> <br />Cost is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241
Cost: $5 per person, children under 12 are free
Sat, Sep 19 - 20, 2015
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Saratoga Showcase Of Homes Weekend 1 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Homes Throughout Saratoga County
The Saratoga Builders Association invites you to the 20th annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes! For three consecutive weekends, the Saratoga Builders Association showcases and invites the public to tour the area's finest homes built by some of the Capital Region's best home builders and designers.
Cost: $20
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Mabon 2015 (1:00 PM)
Six Mile Waterworks Park, 136 Fuller Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Join us for the God Holiday of Mabon. <br /> <br />The ritual should begin around 2:30 PM. <br /> <br />Food is potluck, so please enter what you will be bringing on our site. <br /> <br />We will be holding this at Six Mile Waterworks. I will try to place paper ribbons to mark the way to our spot and the sign will be up. <br /> <br />You should bring the following: <br />A chair or blanket to sit upon <br />Eating utensils <br />Sun screen and/or a hat <br />Bug repellent <br /> <br />I will do my best to find us a shady spot. <br /> <br />There is no fee for the park or the event but donations are always gratefully accepted.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Sip for Scholarship (7:00 PM - 11:45 PM)
New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs
The family and friends of Tina A. Daily will host the 'Sip for Scholarship' charity event to benefit the Tina A. Dailey Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is named after Tina, a popular young teacher who was killed in a car accident in 2002. It will be awarded to a Shenendehowa senior pursuing a career in elementary education. <br /> <br />Tina (Wood) Dailey, a Clifton Park native, graduated from Shenendehowa in 1993. She was a second grade teacher at Okte Elementary School in the Shenendehowa Central School district when she was killed in a car accident. The Tina A. Dailey Memorial Scholarship was established in 2003 to honor Tina's life and encourage and enable a student who shared Tina's qualities to pursue a career in elementary education. <br /> <br />The cost to attend is $30, which includes a beer or wine along with a vast array of hors d'oevres and desserts. A basket raffle and silent auction will take place during the event. <br /> <br />For more information or to register for the Sip for Scholarship, contact Lori at (518) 209-1438.
Cost: $30
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Holistic Healthy Living Group Classes (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Inspiring Wellness Solutions LLC, 2023 Route 9, Round Lake, NY 12151
Holistic Healthy Living Group Classes : : Wednesday and Saturdays : : For people ready to beat disease, become energized, lose weight, find strength, feel great & live well. <br /> <br />Classes meet twice monthly for 3 months <br />Intimate class size; personal attention <br />Wednesday and Saturday classes available <br />Fall Schedule is as follows: <br />Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm <br />September 16th and 30th <br />October 14th and 28th <br />November 11th and 25th <br />Saturday from 10 to 11:30 am <br />September 19th <br />October 3rd, 17th and 31st <br />November 14th and 28th <br />Six, 1.5 hour classes included in each session <br />Fall classes are held at: Inspiring Wellness Solutions, LLC 2023 Route 9 Round Lake, NY 12151
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
"Reading" Affinity Atlas with Krystal Krunch (3:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Space limited; reservations required. Call 518-580-8080.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
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LarkFEST 2015 - New York's Largest One Day Street Festival (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Lark Street, Albany, NY
LarkFEST is New York's largest one day festival - and it is right in downtown Albany!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
America on Tap: Troy (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Riverfront Park, River Street, Troy, New York
Sample more than 100 releases from some of America's best craft breweries at America on Tap: Troy on Saturday, September 19!
Cost: VIP $55 Adv. / GA $35 Adv.
Sat, Sep 19 - 20, 2015
Using Plein Air Studies Effectively (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Use your plein air time wisely, and don't get caught in the fading light with an unsatisfactory painting that you can't work from. This workshop will consist of individual attention given each student, demonstrations, and critiques of how to use your plein air studies effectively. Students may use any medium they desire but oils are preferred. Day one of the workshop will be plein air in Congress Park or a Saratoga neighborhood. Day two will be inside working on creating paintings from the plein air studies done the day before. Emphasis will be on simplifying and developing strong compositional statements using the plein air studies. Larsen will work with the students on producing a composition that is a foundation for the use of shapes, color temperature, value, edges and brushwork.
Cost: $240 for members / $260 for non-members
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
FREE A.C. Moore Shopkins Make and Take (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts, New London Hills Plaza, 873 New Loudon Rd # 6, Latham, NY 12110
Celebrate a great start to the school year with America's favorite new toy at A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts! Named "Girls Toy of the Year", Shopkins - the supermarket themed miniature collectables, have captivated the nation! On September 19, 2015 from 1pm-3pm, we invite every kid in Albany to share the sensation with a FREE Shopkins Make & Take including a live demonstration of DIY bracelets and back pack clips at their nearest A.C. Moore. <br /> <br />From innovative specialty supplies to the hottest toy crazes, A.C. Moore has everything needed to create and share more this Fall!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Art In The Park (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Art in the Park is two days of fine art in Saratoga Springs' historic downtown Congress Park, curated and presented by Saratoga Arts. The exhibition features artists displaying their original two- and three-dimensional creations and personally-designed and crafted functional fine art in a beautiful park setting. We invite artists to display and be on hand to discuss their drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, print-making, and work in other media. All artworks are for sale. This year's show will be juried. Three artists will have the opportunity to receive cash prizes for Best in Show, and four artists will receive honorable mention. <br /> <br />In partnership with Saratoga Arts, for the third year, WEXT 97.7 will feature local 518 musicians. Guests will also enjoy a dance performance by Nacre Dance Company, great food and a Kids Art Zone.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Women Build-A-Bash (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Schenectady Armory, 125 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305
The Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County fundraiser will feature a variety of local cuisine, a cash bar, live music by Goin' Back, and a number of unique games and attractions that highlight Habitat's mission. Long time Habitat volunteer Virginia Newton will be honored during the event. Tickets are $65 in advance; $75 at the door and are available through Schenectady Habitat's web site Reservations may be made through Karen McLane 518-395-3412 Ext. 103 /
Cost: $65 in advance / $75 at the door
Sat, Sep 19 - 20, 2015
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23rd Annual Clifton Park Farm Fest (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Participating Farms, Clifton Park NY Area
Kick off the fall season in Clifton Park at the annual Clifton Park Farm Fest! September 18-20, 2015 area farms will open to the public for a 'celebration of farming.'
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
5th Annual Blondes vs. Brunettes Flag Football to Tackle Alzheimer's (4:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Skidmore College - Wachenheim Field
Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer-driven event that raises awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York Chapter. They are dedicated to supporting research, awareness, and education about Alzheimer's Disease. <br /> <br />Two teams of women - divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between Blondes and Brunettes - compete in a flag football game to help end this devastating disease. The participants also recruit coaches, announcers and other volunteers to build an atmosphere of fierce, but friendly competition. <br /> <br />Leading up to game day, the two teams participate in a series of events to socialize and increase awareness. Although for a very serious cause, the emphasis on this event is total fun. The girls really play, the guys really coach and the referees really make the calls on the field! <br /> <br />Gates open at 4:30 & Game starts at 5:30
Cost: $10.00
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Krystal Krunch Presents Seeing Beyond Speech - Mind Reading Workshop (1:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Space limited; reservations required. Call 518-580-8080.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Claude Bourbon in Concert at SLCA (7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY
Sand Lake Center for the Arts presents "Claude Bourbon in Concert", on September 19 at 7:30pm. This is the fourth concert of the Squire Jacob Concert Series of 2015. A classically trained musician who seamlessly fuses Latin, Spanish, Gypsy, Jazz, and Delta blues, sometimes accompanied by a gravely, with a decidedly Gallic touch. Opening the show will be our Stars'A Rising performer (TBA). Tickets $16 adult, $10 under 18. For prepaid reservations go to the web site or call (518) 674-2007.
Cost: $16 adult, $10 under 18
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Machine Project - The Platinum Collection
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
For Machine Project - The Platinum Collection, Mark Allen (Skidmore College Class of 1993) and a series of artist collaborators will generate new work responding to the campus and local community. Both a reflection and a continuation of Machine Project's ongoing exploration of collaborative ways of working, while in residence Allen inhabits the Tang in multiple ways: the gallery is augmented with a theater and Machine Project offices, and the elevator becomes a listening station for the Field Guide to Poets of the Machine Project Region.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Patriot Ruck March (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
VFW, Poestenkill, NY
Heroes at Home is hosting a Patriot Ruck March and Pig Roast. Join us on September 19 at Sullivan Jones VFW in Poestenkill where participants can march 9.8 or 24.8 mile route through Rensselaer County or show your support and welcome back marchers during the pig roast. Register online for the march at the Heroes at Home website or call 518-279-7861 for registration and tickets for the pig roast.
Cost: $10 - $40
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Community Dance, Dinner & Silent Auction (2:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Niskayuna Community Center Pavilion, 2682 Aqueduct Rd.
RiverRun Community Montessori invites you to join us in this participatory fundraising event featuring Paul Rosenberg & Band (homespun.biz). For dancers and music lovers of all ages. All proceeds go to RiverRun Community Montessori, schooling ages 3 years - 8th grade. Silent auction, great food, and playground. Rain or shine. Reservations requested. <br />Email office[at]riverrunmontessori[dot]org.
Cost: Toddler (3-5 years) - $10; Child (6-12 years) - $15; Adults (13+) - $20
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Light into Night (5:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Omi International Arts Center: Studio Barns, located at the intersection of County Route 22 and Letter S Road in Ghent, NY
Light Into Night to Benefit Omi International Arts Center in honor of Henry Schools (in memoriam) + Frances Schools, Old Ghent Realty <br /> <br />Saturday, September 19, 5-9 PM <br /> <br />Our upstate fundraiser, LIGHT INTO NIGHT brings together visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for an unforgettable event. Experience a rare and exclusive evening of installations and performances against the striking backdrop of the Omi Studio Barns on the autumn equinox. <br /> <br />Enjoy an open bar, sumptuous locally sourced farm-to-table dinner by The Flammerie, llive + silent auction, dance party, and exciting art happenings. We also host "Little Stars" a separate children's event hosted by Education Omi.
Cost: Prices vary
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Saratoga Palio Melanie Merola O'Donnell Memorial Race (7:45 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs, NY
The Saratoga Palio is fast becoming a regional favorite, thanks to its breathtaking course through the heart of Saratoga Springs and for the great cause it supports. And with a certified 5K run/walk, a children's run, and a certified half marathon, the Palio is as exciting for families as it is for serious runners.
Cost: Half marathon $55 AND 5K $25 (13+)/$12 (12 & under)
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Varied Paths to Publication: Four Authors from She Writes Press (2:00 PM)
Northshire Bookstore, 422 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Varied Paths to Publication: Four Authors from She Writes Press <br /> <br />Nina Gaby - Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women <br />Tammy Flanders Hettrick - Stella Rose <br />Celine Keating - Play for Me <br />Tory McCagg - Bittersweet Manor
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Chasing the Cure Golf Event for Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Frear Park Municipal Golf Course, 2701 Lavin Ct, Troy
Enjoy a fabulous Sunday golfing with friends and family while helping children and adults with a vascular lesion, tumor, or syndrome. Proceeds will benefit the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation's efforts to educate physicians and network families to get the diagnosis and treatment they need. Golfers will actually meet families who have Before and After Stories to tell. <br /> <br />CHASING THE CURE Golf Benefit for the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation is named after 4-year-old Chase Manny who had a vascular tumor, called a hemangioma, removed from under his eye after being referred to a specialist by the VBF. <br /> <br />Time: Shotgun start 9:00am at the Frear Park Municipal Golf Course, 2701 Lavin Ct, Troy, NY 12180 <br />Veterans of Lansingburgh Club on 1st Avenue immediately to follow <br /> <br />Only $100 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch at the course and dinner at the Veterans of Lansingburgh Club afterwards with entertainment by Keith 'Djkrazykeith' Hancock. <br /> <br />If you can't make the golf outing but still want to join us afterwards at the Veterans of Lansingburgh for the BBQ, the cost is $20. There will be 50/50's, raffles and wine/beer!
Cost: $20-$100/golfer
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Zumbathon (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Christian Brother's Academy, 12 Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12205
Get your ZUMBA on in order to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association of Northeast New York! This fun-filled event, brought to you by Bright Horizons of Colonie Senior Service Centers, costs $15 per person with all proceeds going to the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Purple hair extensions, T-shirts, bracelets, and raffle prizes will also be available. For more information about the event call 459-2857 ext.308.
Cost: $15.00
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Best Bet
Henry Street Harvest Festival (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Henry Street, Downtown Saratoga Springs, New York
The businesses of Henry Street will be hosting the 6th Annual Henry Street Harvest Festival to benefit Gateway house on September 20!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Cohoes High School Keveny Memorial Academy Alumni Reunion Picnic (12:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Ukrainian Club Grounds, Pulaski St, Cohoes
Join us on Sunday, September 20, 2015 for the Cohoes High School 15th Annual Alumni Picnic. The Ukrainian Club Grounds Pulaski Street in Cohoes will be the location for the event starting at 12 pm. The menu includes Clam Chowder, Corn on the cob, Salads, Sausages with Peppers and Onions, Baked Chicken, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. Soda, beer and coffee are included. Cookies are compliments of Golden Krust Bagels. The cost is $24.00 per person. Clams are an additional $5.00 per dozen and must be preordered and paid at the door. Reservations and payment for the picnic ($24.00) are required on or before September 12th to CHS Alumni Association PO Box 229 Cohoes, NY 12047.
Cost: $24
Mon, Sep 21, 2015
Scrabble Club (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
Whether you're a seasoned Scrabble player, or just learning to play, join other Scrabble enthusiasts for an afternoon game or two. No registration required.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Sep 21, 2015
Eric J. Fenton Memorial Golf Classic (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Albany Country Club, 300 Wormer Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186
On Monday, September 21st, Albany Country Club will host the 25th annual St. Jude Golf Classic in memory of Eric J. Fenton. This wonderful golf outing will feature 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, prizes and a live auction. <br /> <br /> <br />Ticket information <br /> <br />Individual golfer: $200 <br /> Foursome: $775 <br /> Individual dinner ticket: $45 <br /> *dinner is included for golfers
Cost: $45-$200
Mon, Sep 21, 2015
BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting (7:00 PM)
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street
The Board of Directors of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association holds regular monthly board meetings on the third Monday of each month (except March and December). We encourage members to attend and welcome your input.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015
That Sugar Film (6:30 PM)
Spectrum 8 Theatre, 290 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY 12209
ONE SHOW ONLY: Monday, September 21st at 6:30! <br />THAT SUGAR FILM is one man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as 'healthy'. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about 'healthy' food.
Cost: $10.25
Tue, Sep 22 - Thu, Nov 5, 2015
Pre-School Sports Program (1:15 PM - 2:00 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Afternoon sports activities fro pre-school aged kids
Cost: $70
Tue, Sep 22 - Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Build Your Leadership Skills-Leading Out Loud 5-Week Course (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Schenectady County Community College
Join Kathleen McLean as she takes you on a journey of "Leading Out Loud". This course will give you new tools to become the leader you desire. Offering an in-depth study of "servant leadership" in the 21st Century, this course will revolutionize how you lead people. <br />You're worth the investment! <br /> <br />Topics include: emotional intelligence, embracing diversity, effective communication skills, redefining time management, resolving conflict effectively and change management. <br /> <br />Materials: Students are asked to purchase the book <br />Servant Leadership by James C. Hunter.  <br /> <br />Course times: September 22-October 27 , Tuesdays 6-8pm <br />Registration Deadline: September 11, 2015
Cost: $175.00
Tue, Sep 22, 2015
Book Launch Party for Steve Sheinkin (6:00 PM)
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Join us to celebrate the release of the latest from National Book Award finalist & Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin. Most Dangerous is a tense, exciting exploration of how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America," and risked everything to try to end the Vietnam War.
Wed, Sep 23 - 23, 2015
Open Skate (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
2710 Hamburg St, Schenectady, NY 12303
Public skating open 1-5 pm
Cost: $6.50 admission, $3.50 skate rentals
Wed, Sep 23, 2015
An Acoustic Evening with Yo La Tengo (8:00 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy
Yo La Tengo begin their world tour at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall! <br />The trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew reunite with former member Dave Schramm on electric guitar to return as a quartet. They will be revisiting their beloved Fakebook, on it's 25th anniversary, with it's mix of cover songs, "covers" of Yo La Tengo songs, and brand new originals. <br /> <br />The live set-up of Ira on acoustic guitar, Georgia up-front on a small kit, and James on upright bass is unprecedented and marks the first occasion of this particular Yo La Tengo incarnation touring together. As it took them 31 years to get around to doing so, this could very well also be the last.
Cost: $27 & $34
Wed, Sep 23, 2015
EMPAC - On Screen/Sound: No. 3 (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Exploring the power of the soundtrack in our reading of moving images, Andrew Lampert's film All Magic Sands (Chappaqua) challenges the intentionality of combining sound and image on film by juxtaposing found film footage with a rejected movie soundtrack.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015
Best Bet
September in the City Art Fair In Albany (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Tricentennial Park, Broadway and Columbia Street, Albany, NY
Every Wednesday during the month of September, head downtown for a spectacular fall lunchtime diversion.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Sep 23, 2015
Pink Bows on Broadway
Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Floydwarriors Inc. 'Helping Families Cope with Cancer, One Household at a Time" is currently selling pink tribute bows for its Third Annual 'Pink Bows on Broadway' Campaign. This fundraising effort will give individuals ($50 donation) and businesses ($250 donation) the opportunity to recognize local heroes who have battled cancer or fought alongside someone who has. All bows will be prominently displayed on Broadway in Saratoga Springs October 1st thru October 31st and in pink honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each bow is accompanied by a tribute card that allows the sponsor to celebrate individual heroes including survivors, lost loved ones, physicians, fundraising warriors, special caregivers, family/friends, and any other person that deserves recognition for their involvement in the war against cancer. <br /> <br />All proceeds from the campaign will benefit floydwarriors, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide real help in the home for families undergoing cancer treatment, mainly by the way of meals, cleanings and childcare. <br /> <br />All sponsorships must be submitted by September 25, 2015. To purchase a sponsorship send donation directly to floydwarriors c/o 582 Rt. 9P Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Be sure to include your name/business name, the individual your donation is in honor of and how you would like your tribute acknowledged on the sponsorship card that accompanies the bow.
Cost: $50 individual / $250 business
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Cheers for Charity (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
The Point Restaurant and Lounge, 1100 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY
Join us on Thursday, September 24th from 6:30-10pm for our first Cheers for Charity event supporting Twill, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Music will be provided by the one and only, DJ Trumastr. <br /> <br />All are welcome to dine, socialize and cheers to a good cause! Join us on September 24th and partake in a little friendly competition! The $10 donation per person (proceeds to go to charities) will get you 3 drink specials from our charities and a vote! The charity with the most votes at the end of the night will receive 10% of all same-day proceeds as a donation. Everyone goes home a winner though, as the two runner-up charities will also receive a donation. <br /> <br />Spread the word and call and reserve your table today! You do not want to miss out on this event! <br /> <br />*Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.
Cost: $10 donation
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Bellevue Farmers Market (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
2176 Broadway, Schenectady, NY
Local farmers produce, berries, plants, fresh eggs, grass fed meats, plants, Music every week. Promotions, SNAP/EBT accepted. Our vendors so far for 2015: Buhrmaster Farms, Indian House Farms, Soulicious (tasty soul food), Electric City Roasters, Mountain Wind Farms (maple syrup, candy and fresh eggs). We now can accept debit, credit, EBT, WIC, and Senior Coupons. We are located on the Corner of Broadway and Thompson St. in Bellevue.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Gallery Talk and Dunkerley Dialogue with Mark Allen, Rachel Seligman, and Beck Krefting (5:30 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Join us for a discussion exploring ideas of art and social engagement in the exhibition Machine Project: The Platinum Collection-Live by Special Request. Gallery talk will be with Mark Allen, artist, Machine Project director, and a 1993 Skidmore graduate; and Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Tang. The Dunkerley Dialogue will follow the gallery talk and include Allen, Seligman, and Beck Krefting, assistant professor of American Studies at Skidmore College. Dunkerley Dialogues are made possible by a generous gift from Michele Dunkerley, Skidmore College Class of 1980.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
EMPAC - WITHIN 2 (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
For WITHIN 2, Tarek Atoui will present his approach to performing sound in relation to anticipation, tactile sound, visual noise, gestures, and the multimodal nature of hearing.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Changing the Way You Age (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Colonie, NY
This is the theme of this year's Active Aging Celebration, sponsored by CDPHP. On Thursday, September 24, dozens of health and wellness experts will be available at the Beltrone Living Center, from 10am to 1pm to show you how to Change the Way You Age! Free balance assessments, blood pressure screenings and fitness assessments will be provided, as well as tastings of delicious, healthy recipes. For more information or to schedule a flu shot at the event, call 459-2857, ext. 303.
Cost: FREE
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Best Bet
Charlie Mars (8:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Charlie Mars has been a journeyman artist with all the ups and downs that entails, from major label releases and high profile gigs opening for the likes of REM, KT Tunstall, Citizen Cope, Steve Earle, among others, from uncertainty to redemption. Like any songwriter worth his salt, Mars employs his art as a channel towards personal discovery, candidly exploring all the human limitations " from pride and fear to cynicism self-doubt " that stand in the way of his attaining true happiness. His 2009 breakthrough debut album Like A Bird, Like A Plane was followed by two years on the road; growing an increasingly fervent following while slowly compiling a sheaf of new songs. Blackberry Light his second album presented a gifted writer and musician at his confident and creative peak, a milestone work in what has proven to be a most extraordinary artistic evolution.
Cost: $18
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Best Bet
Rock Your Style
Peter D. Kiernan Plaza (formerly known as "Union Station") on Broadway in Downtown, Albany
Rock Your Style is a fun night of fashion to raise money for Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region.
Cost: $55 Standard, $100 Honorary Committee, $250 Corporate Honorary Committee, $500 Model Sponsor
Fri, Sep 25 - 25, 2015
Ribbon Cutting for River Road Animal Hospital
River Road Animal Hospital, 2121 River Road, Schenectady, NY
Members are welcome to join the Capital Region Chamber as we celebrate a ribbon cutting for River Road Animal Hospital. <br /> <br />Registration is not required for this event.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Thrift Sale (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061
The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush is having their Fall Thrift Sale Friday Sept.25th 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Sat. Sept. 26th 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday is bag day. There will be many different items from household, clothing to toys as well as a snack bar. All proceeds go to our mission projects. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, off of 9&20, in East Greenbush.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Troy Night Out (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Troy
Come on down to Downtown Troy for this month's Student Night TNO! With the night's focus on celebrating Troy's awesome shops and boutiques, September's TNO will feature specials for students!
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Experience Matters (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Schenectady County Community College, 78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305
Join Schenectady County Community College for the Experience Matters Networking and Professional Development Event designed for experienced workers, job seekers and employers who value the importance of retooling for the ever changing workforce. <br /> <br />Visit the Eventbrite website to reserve your tickets today, seating is limited!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 25 - 27, 2015
Hemmings Motor News 9th Annual Concours d'Elegance (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Saratoga Automobile Museum - 110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
All-makes car show that's open to cars, trucks and motorcycles, including: muscle cars, street rods, sports, exotics and classics.
Fri, Sep 25 - Mon, Oct 5, 2015
Valley Artisans Market Small Gallery (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
25 Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816
The Valley Artisans Market will be presenting works by Robert Whiting and Susan Bayard Whiting, in the Small Gallery, September 25th - October 27. An Opening Reception is planned for September 26th from 6-8PM. 25 East Main Street, Cambridge NY. <br /> <br />Robert Whiting's goal as an artist is to create greater illusions, reflecting more current themes while paying homage to the old masters. The objective is not only to deceive the viewer but to also entertain them with subtle humor and sometimes glimpses into my life. Occasionally incorporating his image in a reflection, include family members names carved into woodwork, or animate one of the subjects in the work. Sometimes it's so subtle that it's easily missed. <br /> <br />Susan Bayard Whiting's work is created using the alla prima oil painting technique which allows spontaneity and freshness that no other media can match. Her landscapes as well as her still life work are inspired by the simple things in life. She is moved to capture a subject not only by its sheer beauty but also by the way light plays off the colors of each element.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Borisenok Family Science Center Ribbon Cutting (4:15 PM - 5:15 PM)
140 Academy Rd, Albany, NY 12208
Borisenok Family Science Center Ribbon Cutting
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
A Night of Exquisite Tastes (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Mohawk Golf Club, 1849 Union Street Schenectady
Wine, Dine & Fine Cigars for Wishes! <br /> <br />A Night of Exquisite Tastes is set for Sept. 25! Fine wine, gourmet foods, premium cigars, and a great silent auction make this an evening not to be missed. Proceeds from this event will help the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. <br /> <br />Join us on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mohawk Golf Club, Union Street in Schenectady. <br />Tickets are $150 per person (food, beverage and cigars) or $75 per person (food and beverage only). For tickets call 518-456-9474
Cost: $75-$150
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Lila & the Obsessions at Pinhead Susans (9:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
Pinhead Susans, 38 N. Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
Lila & the Obsessions is a 5 member FEMALE fronted FUN classics band specializing in music from the 60's thru the 80's & BEYOND! <br />Featuring: <br />Lila Lynn Laguna <br />JJ Hogan <br />Steve Barmash <br />Paul Hubel <br />Howard Kushner <br /> <br />LIKE us on FACEBOOK - hear us on REVERBNATION!
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Summertime Dancing at the Boathouse Grille (9:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
Boathouse Grille, 80 Shady Harbor Drive, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
Summer Fun !!!! at the Boathouse Grille EVERY FRIDAY Night in September. Come and enjoy yourself with DJ Bobby'D. You cannot beat the atmosphere anywhere in the Albany area. Good Music, and a great wait staff, on the Hudson. <br />Let's PARRRRRRRRRTY!!!!!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Noise Between Stations (8:00 PM)
Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany
w/s/g The Holy Thunderheads, Shoebox Mojo <br /> <br />Noise Between Stations is a melting pot of influences poured through the filter of Rock. Formed in 2010 to perform original material, the culmination of years of musical influences pour out into songs of depth and power. Led by the bluesy, passionate vocals of Casey Reopell, the drum craft of Mike 'Quick' Quickenton, the low-end groove of Shawn Dandrew and the twin guitar melding of Erich Carlson and Damian Parrinello, Noise Between Stations play music that tickles their brains. Finally complete again, after a two year search for a new vocalist and bassist, Noise Between Stations is looking to keep up the momentum after recording a recent booking demo and hitting the live venue circuit to bring their Noise to the masses.
Cost: $8
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Walk to End Alzheimer's (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Siena College, Loudonville
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. <br /> <br />By steppping up as a leader in the fight, you do something to stop the sixth-leading cause of death in the US. <br /> <br />Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or choose to walk as an individual at alzwalkneny.org or contact Laura Searle at 818-867-4999, ext 212 or lsearle@alz.org. <br /> <br />Registration: 10:00-11:30AM <br />Opening Ceremony: 11:30AM <br />Walk kicks-off following opening ceremony. <br /> <br />Trustco Bank Kids's Area with Bounce House: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Color Harmonies in Pastel and Oil (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
In visual experiences, harmony is something that is pleasing to the eye - color harmony delivers visual interest and a sense of order - and it can be a real stumbling block, even for experienced painters. This workshop will introduce basic formulas related to color harmony and will include practical exercises and all students will complete a color chart for future reference when painting. This workshop is a must for any new or established painter interested in learning about the fundamentals and how they can effect your work. Students can work in oils and/or pastels for this workshop. Please look at the sidebar on our education page for the complete supply list. This workshop is designed for students of all levels and no experience is required!
Cost: $85 for members / $95 for non-members
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Niskayuna Community Foundation 15th Anniversary Celebration (7:00 PM - 10:30 PM)
LT's Grill, 2305 Nott Street, Niskayuna, NY 12309
Show your Niskayuna pride by joining us to celebrate the Niskayuna Community Foundation's 15th anniversary. Local "celebrities" will serve signature cocktails and guests will enjoy a fun night of networking with neighbors, accompanied by LT's tasty appetizers. Saturday evening, September 26 from 7 - 10:30 pm at LT's Grill, 2305 Nott Street, Niskayuna, NY 12309. $40 per person benefits the Niskayuna Community Foundation's grants to not-for-profit organizations. For details on purchasing tickets, please visit niskayunacf.org in September.
Cost: $40 per person
Sat, Sep 26 - 27, 2015
Best Bet
Saratoga Showcase Of Homes Weekend 2 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Homes Throughout Saratoga County
The Saratoga Builders Association invites you to the 20th annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes! For three consecutive weekends, the Saratoga Builders Association showcases and invites the public to tour the area's finest homes built by some of the Capital Region's best home builders and designers.
Cost: $20
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
2nd Annual Monster Mile & 5K Run/Walk (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Ganser Smith Park, 53 Menand Road, Menands, NY
Join the Child Care Council for the family friendly 2nd Annual Monster Mile & 5K Run/Walk for Childhood Obesity Prevention Month.
Cost: $25
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Tail of the Fish Regatta (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Boat Launch, Fish Creek, Saratoga Springs, NY
The 'Tail of the Fish' Regatta is a fall season opening race that takes place at the Saratoga Boat Launch on September 26, 2015.
Cost: FREE to spectators
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again: 150 Years Since the End of the Civil War and the Return of the 123rd Regiment (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Salem Central School, East Broadway, Salem, NY
The Washington County Historical Society will sponsor a History Fair: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again: 150 Years Since the End of the Civil War and the Return of the 123rd Regiment" which will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Salem Central School and the Historic Courthouse Community Center across the street. <br /> <br />The event will feature exhibits by historians and historical societies of Washington County towns/villages showing our county's role in the Civil War effort. We expect to have 20-25 exhibits from around the county. In addition to the exhibits, there will be programs and activities for all ages all day long. Titles for three of the programs scheduled to date are "Civil War and Baseball", "The 'Real' Life of a Civil War Soldier", and "At My General's Side to the End": a re-enactment of Sam Willett, bodyguard to Ulysses S. Grant (from Argyle). <br /> <br />There will be vendors at the Historic Courthouse including sellers of books and authentic documents. There will also be some reproduction quilts of the period and the great grandchildren of Duane Hall will be displaying his uniform and other memorabilia from his service in the 123rd Regiment. Salem Stewarts will have food available on-site for purchase. For further information on this event please contact WCHS at (518) 747-9108.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Oktoberfest Block Party 2015 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Wolff's Biergarten, 895 Broadway, Albany, NY
Dust off your lederhosen and dirndls because the biggest street fair in North Albany is coming up quick!
Cost: $10
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Jenny Milchman - As Night Falls (7:00 PM)
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
A riveting thriller with an Adirondack setting! From the acclaimed author of Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow comes a breathless new novel of psychological suspense about a dark, twisted turn of events that could shatter a family-a read perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Grand Opening - Zero Tolerance Gun Shop (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Zero Tolerance Manufacturing - Ghent NY
Zero Tolerance is a new gun shop that has opened up in Columbia County - 1131 Route 9H, Ghent - directly across from the Columbia County Airport. <br /> <br />Hot dogs from 11-1 <br /> <br />Drawing for a Henry Repeating Arms -Goldenboy .22
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
4th Annual Petstock (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic, 365 Saratoga Avenue
Bring your "Grateful" dog and your tie-dye tee, or make one with us! <br />Pet-Stock raises funds for our Pet Assistance Fund which helps with the medical treatment of sick or injured pets in their time of need. <br />Pet Adoptions ~ Fundraiser ~ Live Music ~ Tie-Dye Station ~ <br />Canine Agility Contest with our CCRP ~ Pet Photo Booth ~ Bounce House ~ Food ~ Face Painting ~ Raffle ~ Silent Auction ~ And more fun to be announced!
Sat, Sep 26 - 26, 2015
Capital Region Walk to End Alzheimer's (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Siena College
Right now, Alzheimer's disease - the nation's sixth-leading cause of death - is destroying our families, our finances, and our future. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Each year more than 450,000 people of all ages and abilities come together in over 600 communities to reclaim the future for millions. Visit alz.org/walk for more information.
Cost: No Registration Fee
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Valley Artisans Market Small Gallery - Opening Reception (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
25 Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816
The Valley Artisans Market will be presenting works by Robert Whiting and Susan Bayard Whiting, in the Small Gallery, September 25th - October 27. An Opening Reception is planned for September 26th from 6-8PM. 25 East Main Street, Cambridge NY. <br /> <br />Robert Whiting's goal as an artist is to create greater illusions, reflecting more current themes while paying homage to the old masters. The objective is not only to deceive the viewer but to also entertain them with subtle humor and sometimes glimpses into my life. Occasionally incorporating his image in a reflection, include family members names carved into woodwork, or animate one of the subjects in the work. Sometimes it's so subtle that it's easily missed. <br /> <br />Susan Bayard Whiting's work is created using the alla prima oil painting technique which allows spontaneity and freshness that no other media can match. Her landscapes as well as her still life work are inspired by the simple things in life. She is moved to capture a subject not only by its sheer beauty but also by the way light plays off the colors of each element.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Thacher State Park, 1 Hales Cave Rd, Voorheesville, NY
Please help support the lifesaving mission of St. Judes Children's Research Hospital on this exciting family friendly walk through the beautiful Thatcher Park!
Cost: $10
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
FAM 5K Run/Walk (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Cobleskill Fairgrounds
FAM 5K "Fund" Run/Walk. 22nd Annual. 9/26/15 at 10 a.m. <br /> <br />For Charity. Plus Refreshments, Entertainment, Brooks BBQ, & Kids' Run. Many Awards. Cobleskill Fairgrounds. <br />800-932-3271 / <br /> <br />Catskill Area Hospice = 2015 Beneficiary <br /> <br />Cobleskill Fairgrounds <br />113 Sunshine Drive <br />Cobleskill, NY 12043 <br /> <br />Great T-Shirt for first 800 Registrants!
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Caffe Lena Presents: Centennial Block Party
Café Lena Presents: "Centennial Block Party: Celebrating Music from 1915-2015." Phila Street. Featuring Ragtime, Swing, Fifties Rock, Folk and Contemporary Rock.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Love and Chaos (7:30 PM)
St. James Catholic Church, 129 Hudson Ave, Chatham, NY
Clarion Concert's second performance of the 2015 Leaf Peeper season highlights song of love and loss for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano, along with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee will play piano, with Arianna Zukerman as featured soprano and Heather Johnson as featured mezzo soprano.
Cost: $25, $80 series pass; students free with accompanying adult
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Lila & the Obsessions at Ships Pub (10:00 PM)
Ships Pub, 360 Northern Blvd., Loudon Plaza, Albany, NY
Lila & the Obsessions is a 5 member FEMALE fronted FUN classics band specializing in music from the 60's thru the 80's & BEYOND! <br />Featuring: <br />Lila Lynn Laguna <br />JJ Hogan <br />Steve Barmash <br />Paul Hubel <br />Howard Kushner <br /> <br />LIKE us on FACEBOOK - hear us on REVERBNATION!
Cost: $5
Sat, Sep 26 - 27, 2015
Birthday Carnivale Celebration (10:30 PM - 2:30 AM)
City Line Bar and Grill, 1200 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203
Join us on Saturday, September 26th, for our FIRST birthday party and celebrate the City Line way- with a Brazilian Carnivale. Beats provided by DJ Nate Da Great. It's going to be our biggest party yet and we can't wait to celebrate with you. <br /> <br />Call and reserve your VIP table TODAY, they will sell out. <br /> <br />21+ to Enter. <br />Dress to Impress. <br />Please drink responsibly.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Thrift Sale (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
First United Methodist Church, 1 Gilligan Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061
The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush is having their Fall Thrift Sale Friday Sept.25th 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Sat. Sept. 26th 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday is bag day. There will be many different items from household, clothing to toys as well as a snack bar. All proceeds go to our mission projects. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1 Gilligan Road, off of 9&20, in East Greenbush.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Best Bet
Bobby Long (8:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Now a Linda alum Bobby returns hot on the heels of his latest release Ode To Thinking. He emerged from London's club scene with a reputation for creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics. As anyone whose attended his previous concerts here will attest Bobby's captivating performances leave it all onstage. Since relocating to New York, he has released two CDs of powerful original material: the first -- A Winter Tale (2011) -- an homage to his acoustic roots, while the second -- Wishbone (2013) -- bears a grittier sound that showcases his sorrow-filled voice and his stellar guitar playing. Ode to Thinking, his third full album, marries his varied musical influences, resulting in a strong collection of compelling new songs. We can't wait to hear the new album onstage and off.
Cost: $17.00
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
History, Legends, Lore & More Guided Tour (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
A 90 minute walking tour that concentrates on historic Congress Park and the colorful characters who helped make Saratoga what it is! <br /> <br />This guided tour of legends and lore will walk you through history while sipping the famous mineral waters and strolling through the Victorian Congress Park. <br /> <br />Tours will be offered September 1,3,4, 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tours will take place at 10:30am rain or shine and leave from the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center located at 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. <br /> <br />Cost is $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center at (518) 587-3241
Cost: $5 per person, children under 12 are free
Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Brook'toberfest 2015 (5:30 PM)
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street
Brookside Museum's 2015 Brook'toberfest will be held Saturday, September 26, starting at 5:30 pm. Enjoy tastings from area restaurants, a silent auction and live music from the CC Vagabonds. All proceeds benefit programs of the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum. Visit brooksidemuseum.org for tickets and more information .
Cost: $40 per ticket, 2 or more $37.50
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Albany Sports Card & Memorabilia Show (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Albany Ramada Plaza, 3 Watervliet Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12206
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARING AT THIS SHOW: WWE HALL OF FAMER - TITO SANTANA. Show Will Feature Over 35 Vendor Booths Of Vintage & Modern Sports Cards, Authentic Autographs, Non-Sports Cards, & Collectible Memorabilia!!
Cost: General Admission $2.00 / Children Under 12 are FREE
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Skerik's Bandelabra (8:00 PM)
Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany
Skerik, the enduringly saxophonic, punk jazz iconoclast is joined by three of his fellow Seattle hometown's most revered players: Andy Coe on electric guitar, Evan Flory Barnes on upright bass and Dvonne Lewis on drums. <br /> <br />In Skerik's words, "I've always been inspired by Fela Kuti and Steve Reich, which sparked the idea to start a band built around rhythmic and minimalist concepts. It's not about soloing so much as creating a polyrhythmic weave with the four instruments. Music that is danceable but also interesting to listen to." <br /> <br />A bold assertion, but one for which the music bears witness. Together, the quartet syncopates and snakes, floats free and snaps tight with hypnotic afrobeat rhythms, minimalist canons and improvised harmonics. There's a duality that demands listeners both dance and get lost in the sound.
Cost: $15
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
12th Annual Crossings 5k Challenge & Kids Run (8:00 AM)
Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center, 30 Aviation Rd, Albany, NY 12205
NEW LOOK, NEW PARTNER, SAME GREAT EVENT! <br />Join Colonie Youth Center, Inc. and CAP COM Federal Credit Union <br />this year for the 12th Annual Crossings 5K Challenge and Kids Runs. <br />All proceeds benefit the CAP COM Cares Foundation's mission to nurture the community through health and wellness programs, educational initiatives and services that support children and underprivileged families as well as CYC's scholarship assistance program which helps provide Ciccotti Center opportunities, school-age childcare programs and counseling services to all families. <br />EVENT DETAILS: <br />• .Registration Opens: 8 a.m. <br />• 5K Challenge Run/Walk: 10 a.m. <br />• Kids 1/4 Mile Fun Run: 10:45 a.m. <br />• Kids 1 Mile Competitive Run: 10:45 a.m.
Cost: $22 Early Registration $25 After 12pm on 9/23 up to race day
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Community Youth Wellness Day (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Corning Preserve
Frank Chapman Saving Area Youth! <br /> <br />On Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Albany Corning Preserve, The Frank Chapman Memorial Institute, Inc. is holding a Community Youth Wellness Day . The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the importance of after school enrichment programs and summer camps and raise funds for the aforementioned efforts. Vendors will be present at this event. <br /> <br />We invite community leaders, organizations and youth groups throughout the Capital District to participate in this important day. In order to make this event a great success, we are looking for participation from as many local families, organizations and community leaders as possible. Please call (518) 275-0375 for more information and to RSVP your group or organization. <br /> <br />The Frank Chapman Memorial Institute was established in 1995, as a community-based, non-profit organization that serves at-risk youth in the Capital District. Since its inception, the organization has been essential to the social and professional development of disadvantaged and at-risk youth ages 5-19.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Meet the Chefs of DZ Restaurants at The DZ Farm (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
The DZ Farm | 2023 Hermance Rd, Galway, New York
Spend a memorable Autumn afternoon outdoors under nature's canopy at our Second Annual Meet The Chefs at the DZ Farm event. <br /> <br />Arrive with a champagne toast before sampling Wine, Beer & Spirits at the tasting stations. Visit the bar, partake in a variety of classic lawn game or simply walk the trails that wind throughout the property. <br /> <br />Fill your plates and your hearts at our Chef's Serving Table then enjoy your meal at a rustic farm table or standing at a vintage whiskey barrel high-top. <br /> <br />Warm yourself in the glow of the fire pit, the harvest sunset, and the ever-present gift of family and friendship. <br /> <br />All Four DZ Restaurants & Chefs <br />Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Stations <br />Live Music & Entertainment <br />Classic Lawn Games <br />Cash Bar <br />Fire Pit & Gourmet S'mores <br />Champagne Toast Upon Arrival <br />Valet Parking <br />Tickets for Meet the Chefs of DZ Restaurants at The DZ Farm can be purchased by calling 518-583-1142.
Cost: $80/pp
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
NTLive's The Beaux Stratagem (12:00 PM)
Spectrum 8 Theatre, 290 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY 12209
TWO SHOWS ONLY: Sunday, September 27th at noon & Monday, September 28th at 7pm! From the London's National Theatre comes The Beaux Stratagem <br /> <br />The 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs. Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered. (Unrated)
Cost: $15
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
The Dunkin Run 2015 (8:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Albany Jewish Community Center will be holding our annual 2015 Dunkin' Run on Sunday, September 27th. <br /> <br />The 2015 Dunkin' Run is a USATF sanctioned road race in the Capital Region. Our growth and presence in the Capital Region continues this year with a 5K, 10K and a 10K Masters Division race for men and women and a ˝ mile youth fun run. <br /> <br />This year we have added a 5K RaceWalk, officiated by monitors, and a 2015 Demonstration 15K (1st 100 registered) Men's/Women's race. Race time for 5K/10K/10K Masters and 5K RaceWalk starts at 8:30 a.m., Demonstration 15K Men's/Women's Race starts at 8:20 am., 13 and under fun run starts at 10:00 a.m. Free long sleeve dri-fit shirts for the first 700 runners. <br /> <br />Entry fees prior to 9/1/15 are $29 and after 9/1/15 are $33 for both 5K/10K/10K Masters/Demonstration 15K and 5K RaceWalk Men's/Woman's race. <br /> <br />Kids 13 and under fun run is $13 before and after 9/1/15. <br /> <br />Registration deadline: Online 10:00 a.m., September 23, 2015, Mail-in, September 15, 2015 and in-person, 10:00 a.m., September 23, 2015.
Cost: $29 prior to 9-1-15 and $33 after; $13 for Kids' Fun Run
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
NTLive's The Beaux Stratagem (7:00 PM)
Spectrum 8 Theatres
TWO SHOWS ONLY: Sunday, September 27th at noon & Monday, September 28th at 7pm! From the London's National Theatre comes The Beaux Stratagem <br /> <br />The 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs. Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered. (Unrated)
Cost: $15
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
WWE SmackDown (7:00 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
SmackDown returns to Times Union Center! Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt! Plus more of your favorite SmackDown Superstars!
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
Public Tours of the Tang Museum (12:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Curator's Tour of Affinity Atlas with Ian Berry, Dayton Director
Wed, Sep 30 - Wed, Nov 18, 2015
Albany JCC Fall Dance Youth Program (3:45 PM - 5:30 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Hip-Hop Dance Classes with Miss Kyle of the Baker School of Dance
Cost: $105/$95 for members
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
Best Bet
September in the City Art Fair In Albany (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Tricentennial Park, Broadway and Columbia Street, Albany, NY
Every Wednesday during the month of September, head downtown for a spectacular fall lunchtime diversion.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
EMPAC - On Screen/Sound: No. 4 (L'Inhumaine) (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Using experimental camera techniques and hallucinatory imagery, with sets by Fernand Léger, and costumes by Paul Poiret, L'Inhumaine tells the story of the life, death, and rebirth of a cold-hearted opera singer who learns to love.
Wed, Sep 30 - Wed, Nov 18, 2015
Hip Hop at the Albany JCC (3:45 PM - 4:30 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Hip-Hop Dance @ Albany Jewish Community Center with Miss Kyle from Baker Dance School
Cost: $105/$95 for members
Wed, Sep 30, 2015
Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor (8:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Called "a powerful and moving testimonial to the impact of childhood sexual abuse throughout a lifetime" by Clinician Megan L. Doyle of SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery), Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor has been praised by mental health professionals and survivors alike. The show employs an innovative mix of storytelling, audience participation and improvisation to spark a real time conversation about the impact of sexual abuse on children and adult survivors. Survivors are encouraged to attend and share their own stories in the feedback breaks. Spouses, significant others and friends of survivors will also find the show informative and uplifting. And while the show is on a fairly somber topic, there is also a healthy amount of humor, and ultimately, a powerful message of hope and healing: There is life after trauma and not only can we survive, we can thrive.
Cost: $15 advance, $18 at the door
Thu, Oct 1, 2015
EMPAC - In Conversation: Film Memory (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Artist-in-residence Jennifer West presents an evening on the "remembered movie" with Los Angeles-based writer and curator Michael Ned Holte.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015
A Readers' Chorus (8:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Haruko Tanaka is a member of the Los Angeles Reader's Chorus and wrote Japanese George Clooney takes American Ken Watanabe to get sushi, which was performed by the Reader's Chorus earlier this year. In addition to bringing several L.A. Reader's Chorus pieces to be practiced and performed (Japanese George Clooney takes American Ken Watanabe to get sushi, Reader's Radio Calisthenics, and Reading the Dictionaries), Haruko will be leading workshops to facilitate the creation of new material written by students at Skidmore College and the Saratoga Springs community. Interested in joining the Chorus? Call curator Rachel Seligman at 518-580-8324 before Sept. 19.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Intrepid Travelers w/ Victory Soul Orchestra (8:00 PM)
Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany
Founded on friendship, fun, and a sense of freedom, Intrepid Travelers is a musical quartet from Buffalo, NY that defines itself through boundless improvisation and eclectic evolution. Treating each live show as a journey with the audience rather than a performance, Intrepid Travelers pride themselves on a form of focused, collective expression that showcases a medium where cerebral musicianship meets heartfelt, soulful songwriting.
Thu, Oct 1 - 1, 2015
Eric Paslay-Vapor Live (7:00 PM)
Vapor Night Club-Saratoga Casino and Raceway
Born in Abilene, Texas and raised in Waco and Temple. By the age of 16, Paslay had already written and recorded 10 songs that he played out around Texas. When Paslay moved to Nashville to pursue a music career, he eventually landed his own deal with the Cal IV in 2006. His songwriting and his impressive voice began garnering attention from labels and he signed with EMI Records Nashville. Paslay says he began writing songs because he wanted to sing them for people. "I turn it on when I get on stage. I love to entertain," says Paslay. Fans who have seen him on stage will testify there is so much more to the tall, Texas redhead than his excellent songwriting ability. Paslay is a charismatic performer and a potent vocalist who knows how to connect with an audience. As his hit singles "Friday Night" and "Song About A Girl" reach the upper level of the charts, Paslay has arrived as an artist in his own right.
Cost: $20
Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Kick off to Breast Cancer Awareness Month (9:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
City Hall- Broadway in Saratoga Springs
The Third Annual "Pink Bows on Broadway" campaign hosted by floydwarriors Inc. is scheduled to kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 1st at 9am in front of City Hall in Saratoga Springs at the corner of Lake Ave and Broadway. The first official bow, of fifty-plus sponsored, will be tied in a ceremonial tribute and all remaining bows will be tied to trees and posts alongside Broadway for this month long dedication to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All 'Bows of Support' reflect sponsorships in honor of heroes fighting on the front lines in the war against cancer. <br /> <br />floydwarriors Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit organization whose mission is "Dinner is Done, Dishes are Clean and the Kids are Ok!" so families may have real help in the home while a loved one endures cancer treatment. <br /> <br />All who have ever been touched by cancer are welcome to attend. For additional information or to purchase a bow visit floydwarriors online or call Lisa Morahan at 518-429-0461.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Rhinebeck Arts Festival (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
The first weekend of October see 200 of America's best independent artists and craftspeople in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley along with great live music, specialty food and family activities. <br /> <br />The third annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond to experience exciting art, meet diverse modern American makers, and partake in adventurous shopping. These enthusiastic show-goers will see artists and craftspeople from 20 states while listening to outstanding soulful music by Woodstock's Lindsay Webster Band. <br /> <br />In addition there will be a diverse array of activities ranging from craft demonstrations to hands-on art encounters and specialty food, wine, liquor and beverage tastings. This is a destination event not to miss! <br /> <br />Show hours are Friday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available. The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. No pets are allowed on site.
Cost: Adults - $10, Senior - $9, Children 6-16 $4,(under 6 free)
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
EMPAC - vhvl + Daedelus + Ikonika (9:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
From three stylistically distinct corners of the global beat scene, a trifecta of dance-music heavyweights descend on Troy for a late-night concoction of hip-hop, house, and techno.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
ArtsFestFridays - Universal Preservation Hall (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington St, Saratoga Springs, NY
ArtsFestFridays, free and open to the public, are supported by SaratogaArtsFest and produced by the production team at Spring Street Gallery, an award-winning not-for-profit organization and performance space in Saratoga Springs.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Soule Monde: Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton of the Trey Anastasio Band (8:00 PM)
Parish Public House, 388 Broadway, Albany
Soule Monde is instrumental, organ-driven funk in its purest form. Erupting from the syncopated minds of power-drummer Russ Lawton and organ-wizard Ray Paczkowski, the duo take soul-jazz back to the deep end. Forged off a sound that originated with Booker T. and Jimmy Smith, yet highly influenced by the redeveloped grooves crafted by Medeski, Martin & Wood and The Beastie Boys, Soule Monde is the ideal union of swagger and raw talent. Over a decade of touring together as members of The Trey Anastasio Band has fervently cemented these two into an indestructible pocket, and bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by near-telepathic response from the other. These strut-worthy rhythms are further accentuated by a passionate longing for melodic story arcs. So while their songs will make your ass shake like a Jello plate on the San Andreas Fault, they will also take you on a narrative journey of harmonic exploration.
Cost: $12 adv / $15 day of
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Fork in the Road Food Truck Festival (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Tricentennial Park (Broadway and Columbia Street), Downtown Albany
Fork in the Road is a Food Truck Event taking place in conjunction with 1st Friday Albany on May 1, June 5, August 7, September 4, and October 2, 2015!
Fri, Oct 2, 2015
First Friday in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Visit the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions.
Fri, Oct 2 - 4, 2015
End of Campaign Re-enactment (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Rogers Island Visitors Center, 11 Rogers Island Drive, Fort Edward
Soldiers from Fort William Henry will march on October 2, 2015 to Rogers Island. On the 3rd and 4th the French and Indian War re-enactment will resume on the island. There will be Sutlers and demonstrations during the day. Tactical warfares both days. <br /> <br />Price: Free Admission! <br /> <br />Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm <br /> <br />Please RSVP to Rogers Island Visitors Center 518-747-3693.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Ballston Area Seniors Annual Fall Bazaar (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Milton Community Center, 310 Northline Road
Come out to our Fall Bazaar and get into the holiday spirit. There will be many crafters, artisans and product booths to help you get started on your Christmas shopping. There will be a raffle featuring donations from local businesses--gift cards,baskets, services, etc. For more information contact ballstonseniors@aol.com or 885-4229.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Sunrise Symposium (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Join The Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga, The Daily Gazette and Skidmore College for the Sunrise Symposium at the Saratoga City Center, on October 3rd, 2015 at 8:30 am. This event will immediately precede The Daily Gazette Boomer Expo - an annual event that draws over 1,200 seniors from around the Capital District. <br />The event includes: <br />8:30-9: Check-in / Continental Breakfast <br />9:30-10:30: Screening of "Women of '69 Unboxed" documentary: A group of college classmates who were both electrified and pummeled by the turbulent surf of the 60's, look back, then ahead, as they turn 65, ruminate on their heartaches and triumphs and evaluate the "dowry" they will leave for future generations. <br />10:45-11:30: Engaging Panel Discussion (Telling our Stories with members of the Class of '59, '69, '79) <br />11:30-12:00: Ray O'Connor: will be discussing and signing copies of his book "She Called Him Raymond" - A True Story Of Love, Loss, Faith and Healing from WWII.
Cost: $7 per person / $10 for 2 in advance (by 9/28). $12 at the door.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
LEEWAY (The Eddie Leeway Show) (7:00 PM)
The Fuzebox, 12 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
Upstate Black n' Blue presents The Eddie LEEWAY Show, Featuring Eddie Sutton performing all Leeway's songs!
Cost: $10 advance, $12 at door (16+)
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Best Bet
2nd Annual Balloon Walk to Benefit The Wesley Community (10:00 AM)
The Wesley Community, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs
The 2nd Annual Balloon Walk will feature more than 1,000 colorful balloons, a hot-air balloon (weather permitting), balloon sculptures, face painting, a bounce house, balloon-themed games and more. <br /> <br />Enjoy a one-mile walk through the beautiful Wesley Community campus, located on 36 acres in Saratoga Springs. Your participation will help raise funds for the renovation of the Springs building, home to long-term care residents of The Wesley Community. <br /> <br />Right after the walk is finished (11:00am), you can enjoy Giffy's BBQ and music! <br /> <br />Participation in the walk and BBQ is $25 for adults and $15 for kids ages 12 and under. This includes a walk t-shirt, balloons to take home, and a delicious meal. If you can't stay for the BBQ, it is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under to participate in the walk only. BBQ tickets only are just $10 per adult and $8 per child ages 12 and under. <br /> <br />Check in and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event, but please be sure to register in advance online or over the phone. <br /> <br />The Wesley Community cares for more than 700 seniors and people with disabilities from throughout the area. For more information, call 518-691-1420 or visit the website.
Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for children
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
The Hunt for History and Horses (8:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs New York
Destined to be a fall classic, join us for a unique and family friendly scavenger hunt at the Saratoga Race Course. The scavenger hunt will tour teams around the NYRA grounds with exclusive, post-season access, while learning about the history of thoroughbred racing and its connection to Saratoga Springs. <br /> <br />After the hunt, please join us for cider and donuts, prizes, giveaways, pony rides and free admissions to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. <br /> <br />For more information, please contact Maureen Mahoney at (518) 584-0400 ext. 109.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Rhinebeck Arts Festival (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
The first weekend of October see 200 of America's best independent artists and craftspeople in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley along with great live music, specialty food and family activities. <br /> <br />The third annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond to experience exciting art, meet diverse modern American makers, and partake in adventurous shopping. These enthusiastic show-goers will see artists and craftspeople from 20 states while listening to outstanding soulful music by Woodstock's Lindsay Webster Band. <br /> <br />In addition there will be a diverse array of activities ranging from craft demonstrations to hands-on art encounters and specialty food, wine, liquor and beverage tastings. This is a destination event not to miss! <br /> <br />Show hours are Friday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available. The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. No pets are allowed on site.
Cost: Adults - $10, Senior - $9, Children 6-16 $4,(under 6 free)
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Second Annual Operation: Big Wheels for Heroes (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Crossgates Mall Overflow Parking Lot (Across from Dave & Busters)
Bestpass Inc. is hosting its Second Annual Operation: Big Wheels for Heroes, a 'touch-a-truck' event to benefit Wreaths Across America - a charitable organization dedicated to honoring America's veterans throughout the year. The event is FREE and open to the public and will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11:00am-2:00pm in the overflow parking lot at Crossgates Mall (across from Dave & Buster's). We encourage you to join us for an exciting day of family fun, face painting, balloon twisting, giveaways and larger than life trucks!
Cost: FREE. Suggested donation: $5/person, $15/family
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Boght Fire Prevention XC 5K (9:00 AM)
Colonie Town Park, 71 Schermerhorn Rd, Cohoes, NY 12047
We hope to see you at our second annual cross country 5K! This year we may be adding a 1 mile kids' run and a firefighter team challenge event. <br /> <br />We will be providing fire safety demonstrations to kick off Fire Prevention Week 2015.
Cost: $25
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Fall Foliage Road Rallye (9:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
Sand Lake Center for the Arts, 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY
Discover the richness of the Rensselaer Plateau on a drive to some of its special attractions. Enjoy the forested beauty of the Plateau in the foliage season. The Road Rallye will take you to nine points of interest, including the Grafton Peace Pagoda, the Dickinson Hill Fire Tower and two State Parks. <br /> <br />The Road Rallye begins at a time of your choosing, between 9:30am and 1pm at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. There you will sign-in, receive a map with the suggested route and driving directions, along with short descriptions of the attractions you'll visit. Your tax-deductible contribution of $25 per car will benefit the programs of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. <br /> <br />The driving time for the entire Rallye route is estimated to be 2 hours and 30 minutes, to which you must add the time you will be at each destination. Spend a part or most of the day. Bring a picnic if you like; some of your destinations have picnic tables. The Rallye ends with a wine and lemonade celebration overlooking the Plateau at the home of an RPA Board Member.
Cost: $25/car
Sat, Oct 3 - 4, 2015
Best Bet
Saratoga Showcase Of Homes Weekend 3 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Homes Throughout Saratoga County
The Saratoga Builders Association invites you to the 20th annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes! For three consecutive weekends, the Saratoga Builders Association showcases and invites the public to tour the area's finest homes built by some of the Capital Region's best home builders and designers.
Cost: $20
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Kicker Arenacross & Freestyle Motocross Show (7:30 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
Kicker Arenacross & Freestyle Motocross Show at the Times Union Center.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Empire State Plaza
Join breast cancer survivors, family and friends for an inspirational 5K, 2 mile family walk, and kids' dash. All to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.
Cost: $30
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Josh Groban (8:00 PM)
Palace Theater, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban has announced that he will launch a Fall 2015 North American tour in support of his upcoming album Stages. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Sept. 12 in Atlanta and continues through early November including a stop at Albany's Palace Theatre on October 3. "The Stages Tour" will visit specially selected theaters around the country, giving fans accustomed to seeing Groban perform in arenas (as he did on his 2013 "In The Round" and "All that Echoes" tours) a more uniquely intimate experience.
Cost: $51.00-$151.00
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Vanderheyden Fall Festival (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
614 cooper hill road wynantskill ny 12198
Come enjoy Vanderheyden's fall festival! We will have a petting zoo, caramel apples, pumpkins, games, and more! Games and admission are free, food costs money.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Party Brunch (11:00 AM)
The Capital: American Eatery
If this is your first party brunch experience, you are in for a treat!! Ben Detrick of The NY Times explains that these famous party brunches were inspired by daytime partying on Pampelonne Beach in St. Tropez, where jet-setters arrived by ferrari and yachts to enjoy Sunday brunches with the well-heeled party goers of their time. <br /> <br />Since not everyone can arrive on a yacht or jump onto a private jet, The Capital: American Eatery & Lounge has decided to bring the party brunch scene to The Capital Region, inspired by the infamous party brunch scene appearing all over NYC restaurants and clubs in the past year. <br /> <br />At 11am enjoy an enchanting buffet spread bottomless mimosas. As the afternoon goes on, the lights dime, the sparklers are lit, and the champagne starts flowing. <br /> <br />This is SundayFunday with a classy twist. Tickets are only $30 per person with a limited amount available. <br /> <br />Tickets can only be bought in advance online and include a buffet brunch along with complimentary mimosas. <br /> <br />If you want to leave your house on the weekend, brunch fills that criteria; a Party Brunch allows you to partake in all the weekend fun without the crazy Saturday night crowd. See you on Sunday October 4th at The Capital: American Eatery & Lounge.
Cost: $30
Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Best Bet
Color Me Rad 5K - Saratoga Springs / Albany (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Spa State Park (Orenda Pavilion), 1299 Ballston Avenue, Saratoga Springs
The Color Me Rad 5K is a color blast run brightening cities across the country, and the race hits Saratoga this fall. In this 5K, participants begin in white t-shirts while friends and volunteers shower the runners with different colored powders at each mile they pass. The final result is a vibrant kaleidoscope of runners!
Cost: Adults: $45 until 10/1, $55 on-site; Kids: $15
Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Heroes for Health Obstacle Run (9:00 AM)
Prospect Park, Troy
A fun superhero themed obstacle run in Prospect Park for the young at heart! Proceeds will go to support the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center.
Cost: $35 per participant, $30 per participant for teams of 3 of more!
Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Empty Bowls of Troy (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Italian Community Center, 1450 Fifth Ave, Troy
Join local ceramic artists and Troy restaurants for the 10th Annual Empty Bowl Project.
Cost: $15 presale; $20 at the door
Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Rhinebeck Arts Festival (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY
The first weekend of October see 200 of America's best independent artists and craftspeople in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley along with great live music, specialty food and family activities. <br /> <br />The third annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond to experience exciting art, meet diverse modern American makers, and partake in adventurous shopping. These enthusiastic show-goers will see artists and craftspeople from 20 states while listening to outstanding soulful music by Woodstock's Lindsay Webster Band. <br /> <br />In addition there will be a diverse array of activities ranging from craft demonstrations to hands-on art encounters and specialty food, wine, liquor and beverage tastings. This is a destination event not to miss! <br /> <br />Show hours are Friday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available. The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. No pets are allowed on site.
Cost: Adults - $10, Senior - $9, Children 6-16 $4,(under 6 free)
Tue, Oct 6 - 6, 2015
October Maximize Your Membership
Capital Region Chamber Albany, 5 Computer Drive, South Albany, NY
You've made the investment in Chamber membership, now position yourself for results! Join our staff and volunteers as we provide you the tools to make connections, market your business, develop skills, advocate for yourself and ultimately grow your business. <br /> <br />This event is free and is open to all.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Tue, Oct 6, 2015
WERC's 11th Annual Awards Luncheon (11:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
Hilton Garden Inn Troy
The Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC) will hold their 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon and honor community leaders who have made important contributions to the personal and professional growth of women, as well as to the region's economic vitality. Annmarie Lanesey, President/CEO, Greane Tree Technology, will be awarded the Harriet Rifkin Leadership Award in recognition of her leadership, volunteerism, professionalism, and her work in creating opportunities for women to achieve personal and financial independence. Lisa Wilson-Good, Founder/Director, Urban Grief, will receive the WERCing Woman of Achievement Award. This award is presented to a woman whose career path has been filled with unique transitions, unexpected challenges, opportunities to take risks, and who serves as an excellent role model for women served by WERC. Ellis Medicine will be recognized with the Advancement of Women in the WERCplace Award for its longstanding efforts to remove barriers that keep women from achieving financial independence and success. This year Lois Smith-Law will be awarded the WERC Lifetime Achievement Award to distinguish her as a woman who lived her life with passion and truly embraced WERC's mission to help others through her entire career. KeyBank is the title sponsor for the event
Cost: $60.00
Tue, Oct 6, 2015
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt (8:00 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Music Hall is a rare opportunity to hear these two iconic musicians together on-stage in the intimate, acoustically brilliant Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. <br /> <br />A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a 'Duo' or with his 'Acoustic Group' or 'The Large Band', Lovett's live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music's most vibrant and iconic performers. His oeuvre, rich and eclectic, is one of the most beloved of any living artist working today. <br /> <br />John Hiatt's career as a performer and songwriter has spanned more than 30 years and everyone from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, and Iggy Pop has covered his work. The Los Angeles Times calls him "...one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years," after the release of his newest album Terms Of My Surrender, last summer via New West Records. Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. This new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt's soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics.
Cost: $38-78
Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Small Business Albany Showcase (7:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Latham Holiday Inn Express
The Small Business Albany Showcase is Wednesday, October 7 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center on Rt 9 at 400 Old Loudon Road, Latham New York. The SBA Showcase is underwritten by The Daily Gazette, Albany Broadcasting and SEO Web Mechanics. The event features Speed Networking from 7:30a-8:30a and a full line up of exciting speakers and presenters from 9a to 5p. Admission to the SBA Showcase and all Seminars is free. <br /> <br />The schedule kicks off with The SBA Showcase Breakfast Meetup from 7:30a-8:30a. The Speed Networking Event is free to attend. Come grab a cup of coffee and network with area business owners, marketing experts, social media managers and marketing executives. From 8:30a-9a there is open networking with exhibitors in the Atrium Ballroom, with a meet and greet with all exhibitors. Find that perfect business to start up, join, network with or create a new customer relationship! <br /> <br /> <br />The seminar schedule runs 9a-5p and Seminars will run simultaneously across 5 conference rooms: Teleconference Room, Executive Boardroom, and Conf Rooms C, D & E. Opening remarks by The Daily Gazette will kick off followed by Overit Media at 9am in the Teleconference Room. Google Presents the Google Partners Digital Breakfast at 10am followed by Adwords Best Practices by Darcy Knapp, MBA of SEO Web Mechanics. The seminar schedule offers a variety of topics from Social Media to Disaster Recovery, Copyright and Accounting to Business Funding and includes a panel discussion with The Franchise Forum. There are enough activities and interesting seminars to keep the SMB owner busy all day. <br /> <br />"It is very exciting have both Google and Constant Contact presenting at the SBA Showcase this year" said Darcy Knapp, Chair person of the event, "The goal of the SBA Showcase is to bring together area business and help them to build their knowledge base and offer an exciting platform for networking and recruiting." <br /> <br /> <br />Check out the full line up of seminars including a variety of topics help business succeed in the digital age. Including topics: Digital Advertising, Podcasting, App Development, Facebook & Facebook Advertising, LinkedIn and Youtube Marketing. Google Presents at 10a & Constant Contact presents at 1pm and there are businesses and recruiters ready to talk from their exhibit tables all day. Job seekers can find a variety of businesses recruiting at the show as well as seminars on choosing the right career path and interviewing skills. <br /> <br /> <br />Frank Dunne of FRANNET, the franchise opportunity experts said, "Participating in the SBA Showcase puts FRANNET in front of new potential franchise owners and helps to grow the FRANNET family of franchisors." According to Dunne, "Many entrepreneurs find the fast track to franchise ownership through FRANNET and bringing a panel of franchisees to the event helps the potential new franchiser to make a better informed decision when starting up a business." <br /> <br />The SBA Showcase features seminars for business owners and managers, all seminars are educational and information based. The conference offers a full day of sessions for business and job seekers across 5 rooms. <br /> <br /> <br />Free Public Admission <br />Go to Eventbrite for Google Seminar Pre-Registration (Seating is limited) <br /> <br /> <br />Small Business Exhibitors & Recruiter Tables and Seminar Space is available on a first in, first choice for placement on the floor plan and agenda. <br /> <br /> <br />The SBA Showcase features over Small Business 100 exhibitors, five seminar presenters every hour from 9a through 5p and the event is open to the public. Admission is free. Network and Help grow your local Small Businesses at the SBA Showcase. <br /> <br />#SBAShowcase <br />#SmallBusinessAlbany
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Academy Spotlight on STEM (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
The Albany Academies, 140 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is directly tied to the nationwide initiative toward innovation and global competitiveness. Preparing today's young leaders for tomorrow's technology and careers in STEM requires not just top-flight educators and cutting-edge curriculum, but also demands a concerted effort to think in a creative and collaborative way. <br /> <br />The Albany Academies have brought together a group of highly successful and talented professionals in the fields of STEM for an evening to discuss current trends in science, technology and engineering, and their implications for the future. These individuals all have a strong connection to The Albany Academy and Albany Academy for Girls and many will travel from across the country to share their perspectives. <br /> <br />This event is for parents, alumni, alumnae and community leaders who work in STEM fields and anyone interested in learning more about this vital issue. Proceeds from this event will benefit STEM initiatives at The Albany Academies. <br /> <br />Visit albanyacademies.org for more information or call 518-429-2414.
Cost: $150/individual $225/two individuals
Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Shania Twain (7:30 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
Shania - Rock This Country Tour
Thu, Oct 8 - 9, 2015
EMPAC - Recursive Frame Analysis (8:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
British artist Mark Fell presents a new work for light, sound, and human movement. Arrangements of intensely saturated light, raw synthetic sound, disrupted rhythmic structures, and kinetic systems urge the audience to their perceptual and cognitive boundaries.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Saratoga Library Brown Bag Lunch Series: The History of Saratoga Springs (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Brown Bag Lunch - The History of the Saratoga Springs <br />Saratoga Springs Public Library. Presented by Jean Stamm, Retired Assistant & Library Director Johnnie Roberts.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Star Party (7:30 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Join us on the Tang rooftop for an evening exploring the cosmos. Organized with the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers.
Thu, Oct 8 - 8, 2015
Cybersecurity: Key Defenses for Your Organization (7:30 AM)
As with any business ? large or small ? the key to better cybersecurity is to strengthen its people, processes and technology. This presentation will discuss the most dangerous threats to your business from network worms, Trojan malware and other digital infiltrations to the more personal, including social engineering and rogue insiders. <br /> <br />Join us to learn how to identify, train and build in the necessary processes to prevent cyber-breaches in an age when seemingly everything ? from cars and security systems to microwave ovens and air conditioning systems ? are connected to the intent and thus vulnerable to attack.
Cost: $30
Fri, Oct 9, 2015
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (8:00 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Sixteen Hands, Thirty Two Strings, Sixteen Million Minutes, One Billion Seconds - They play, they sing, they say funny things, they whistle, and more! <br /> <br />In June 2015, the Orchestra will have clocked up Sixteen Million Minutes of ukulele action. <br /> <br />By September 2016, the Orchestra will have been active for One Billion Seconds. <br /> <br />Celebrate the anniversaries over the next year as 'the Ukes' continue touring to great acclaim, from sold out houses and happy, stomping, laughing audiences. <br /> <br />They play ukuleles, they sing, they say funny things, they whistle, but they bring a lot more to the table than that. "Pure entertainment", "Magisterial", "The best musical entertainment in the country", "A much loved National Institution", are some of the things audience members and reviewers have said in attempting to encapsulate the indefinable magic and atmosphere of all round good humour, light heartedness, well being and joy which permeate the live concerts.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015
Saratoga Scare Fair (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY
The Institute Of Fear brings your fears and phobias to life in a Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights in October from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm.
Cost: $10.00
Fri, Oct 9, 2015
Friday Night at the Oldies (8:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
Holiday Inn, 400 Old Loudon Rd, Latham, NY
Keep the Music Alive dancing the night away to the oldies. 70's, 80's, 90's mixed with a little Reggae music and some of today's. <br /> <br />In addition, there will be a Comedy presentation from 8-9 PM to start the night off. <br /> <br />If you like good entertainment, and if you LOVE to DANCE, this is the EVENT for you. <br /> <br />Your host: DJ Bobby'D
Cost: $15 in advance $20 at the door
Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Ultimate Field Day (9:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy, NY
Perfect for kids and adults of all ages, Ultimate Field Day is the ultimate sports experience. Battle teams through a soccer challenge, football challenge, a basketball challenge, obstacle course, tug - a - war and more! For the kiddos under 12 there will be a kids area where they can play safely and relax. Teams are encouraged to dress up in fun uniforms and there will be lots of prizes! Concession and Beverages will be served all day. Tickets are on sale now! Go to www dot ultimatefieldday dot com
Cost: $20 Adults $12 Kids $45 Family 4 Pack
Sat, Oct 10, 2015
An Evening with Emanuel Ax (7:00 PM)
Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
World renowned pianist, Emanuel Ax, will be playing the Palace Theatre in Albany with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Pieces include: <br /> <br />Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 14 in E Flat Major <br />Verdi's Ballet Music from Aida <br />Weber's Der Freischutz Overture <br />Jessica Montgomery's Source Code <br />Franck's Symphonic Variations
Cost: $19-$60
Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Baroque and Beyond (7:30 PM)
Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St., Kinderhook, NY
Join Clarion Concerts for its Annual Baroque Concert honoring Leaf Peeper concerts' founder Newell Jenkins. Baroque and Beyond will showcase selections from Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi and more. Featured performers are Anthony Newman on harpsichord and organ; Sanford Allen on violin; Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Virginia Brewer, oboe; and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello.
Cost: $25, $80 series pass; students free with accompanying adult
Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Saratoga Scare Fair (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY
The Institute Of Fear brings your fears and phobias to life in a Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights in October from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm.
Cost: $10.00
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
13th Annual "The Way We Were" Car Show (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Front Street, downtown Ballston Spa
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association (BSBPA) & Saratoga Automobile Museum have joined forces to present the 13th Annual "The Way We Were" Car Show to be held Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on Front Street in Ballston Spa. The rain date will be October 18. Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Avenue past the Old Iron Springs to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. A new addition to the show this year is the "Kids Zone", located by the Old Iron Springs, which will feature several free children's activities. <br />The car show is a judged show and several trophies will be awarded, including Best of Show, Mayor's Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Stock, Oldest Vehicle plus the top 3 in each of 13 categories. Judging begins at 9:00 am with trophies awarded at 3:30 pm. The event is free to spectators. Exhibitors can pre-register by 10/1/15 for $10.00 per car or $15.00 the day of show. All proceeds will benefit BSBPA community activities and the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Dash plaques will be given to the first 400 cars registered and the first 200 cars registered will receive car show souvenirs. Pre-registration can be completed online at www.saratogaautomuseum.org or the BSBPA website, www.ballston.org. A printable, mail-in registration form is also available on the BSBPA website. .
Cost: Vehicle entries: $10 before October 1, $15 day of show; Spectators free
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
Shades of Autumn -- Fall Fundraiser (12:00 PM - 4:00 AM)
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY
Scheduled Activities: <br />Iroquois Stories with Mohawk storyteller Amanda Tarbell, Fabulous Footwear Workshop led by Colette Lemmon, Hands-on activities in the Children's Museum, Movies in the indoor amphitheater, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Selfies with the Museum Kitty - Little Boy, Atlatl Throwing with Mike Tarbell, Door prizes, Harvest themed refreshments made from the products of the season. Donors to Silent Auction include: Cabot Cheese, Cobleskill Golf & Country Club, Top of the Rock- NYC, Whole Foods Market and more, <br />Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the "Buckskin to Bikinis: Haudenosaunee Wearable Art" exhibit, participate in the many activities and make new friends!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION, Donations Accepted
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
Mark Knopfler (8:00 PM)
Palace Theater, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
Legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler will celebrate the release of his new record, Tracker with a North American tour that includes a stop at Albany's Palace Theatre. <br /> <br />Says Knopfler, 'Part of the fun is thinking what you might have a go at, for a new tour. For me, that's part of the joy of it, getting that little crew together again, and setting sail once again. It's a real adventure.' Knopfler has always viewed touring as the final part of the process running from songwriting through recording and ending up on the road performing old and new songs. He now writes more music while actually on the road. <br /> <br />A multiple Grammy award winner as the lead vocalist and songwriter for Dire Straits, Knopfler has released seven solo albums as well as recording Neck And Neck with one of his guitar heroes, Chet Atkins and collaborated with Emmylou Harris on All The Roadrunning. He has created soundtracks for Local Hero and The Princess Bride and is currently working on a new film, Altamira. In addition to producing his own records Knopfler has also produced albums for Bob Dylan and Randy Newman amongst others. He was made an OBE in 1999 and was given the prestigious 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the Ivor Novellos in 2012.
Cost: $65.50-$105.50
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
Best Bet
9th Annual Troy Chowderfest In Troy NY (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
River Street, Troy, NY
Come enjoy local chowder with a competitive edge. Over 30 restaurants are competing for best chowder. Who will win? YOU decide!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
Best Bet
'The Way We Were' Car Show In Ballston Spa, NY (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front Street, downtown Ballston Spa, New York
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association will once again be hosting the 12th Annual "The Way We Were" Car Show on Sunday, October 11, 2015 on Front Street in historic Ballston Spa. Front Street will be closed to traffic in order to showcase hundreds of classic and specialty cars and trucks. There will be food, music and vendors and downtown shops will be open as well. <br /> <br />Preregistration information for car exhibitors will be available this summer. Registration fee is $10 per vehicle if paid before October 1, 2015 or $15 day of show. This event is free to spectators.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 - Fri, May 27, 2016
Vacation Camp at JCC (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Vacation camp at the JCC for when school's out!
Tue, Oct 13, 2015
October Poem 2015 (12:30 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Joshua Beckman will give lunchtime poetry performances that will include readings from poems in progress and poetry walks with improvised poems in response to the landscape and architecture of Skidmore College.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
October Poem 2015 (12:30 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Joshua Beckman will give lunchtime poetry performances that will include readings from poems in progress and poetry walks with improvised poems in response to the landscape and architecture of Skidmore College.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Best Bet
Food For Thought - The Hunting Ground (7:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Food For Thought is a monthly evening of food, film and discussion with a focus on films of social, political, environmental and community interest. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the night will feature food samples by Honest Weight Food Co-op, a feature film screening, and an open panel discussion.
Cost: $8.00
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
October Poem 2015 (12:30 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Joshua Beckman will give lunchtime poetry performances that will include readings from poems in progress and poetry walks with improvised poems in response to the landscape and architecture of Skidmore College.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
EMPAC - France Jobin (8:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Using an array of specifically placed loudspeakers numbering in the dozens, Jobin will present a new work of "sound sculpture" built for the EMPAC Concert Hall.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Sanctuary, The Final Sleep, Straight Through Sanity, Empyrea (7:00 PM)
Trickshots, 1602 RT 9, Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Black n' Blue presents Sanctuary, The Final Sleep, Straight Through Sanity, and Empyrea.
Cost: $18 advance, $22 at door (16+)
Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Vin Le Soir: Wine Tasting Gala to Benefit AIM Services, Inc. (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Longfellows Restaurant
An elegant evening with a wide selection of wines, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, and raffles to support AIM Services, Inc and individuals with developmental disabilities and/or traumatic brain injury reach for the stars and discover their power of potential!
Cost: Single $60 | Couple $100
Fri, Oct 16, 2015
Saratoga Scare Fair (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY
The Institute Of Fear brings your fears and phobias to life in a Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights in October from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm.
Cost: $10.00
Fri, Oct 16, 2015
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2015 Pride Center Gala (6:00 PM)
Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge St, Albany NY 12207
This special night benefits the Pride Center of the Capital Region and celebrates the important contributions of this year's honorees who work hard to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. <br /> <br />Every year, the Gala raises funds for the Pride Center's fundamental programs and services, including the youth and senior programs. The Gala is Friday, October 16 at the Hilton Albany. <br /> <br />Senior and student ticket discount rates are available. Please contact the Pride Center at 518-462-6138 for more information.
Cost: $95+
Fri, Oct 16, 2015
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Kinky Friedman The Loneliest Man I Ever Met Tour (8:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Its the one and only Kinky Friedman touring behind his first all new studio album in nearly forty years. Kinky has reinvented himself yet again with the help of producer Brian Molnar and guitarist Joe Cirotti, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met Tour presents an "all new Kinky". Filled with never-heard-before Kinky originals and beautifully rendered covers of such artists as Tom Waits, Warren Zevon and Willie Nelson, the new cd is all about Kinky's ultimate ability to deliver much more than just a funny line or humorous tune. Happy to be finished with another round of politics, Kinky is once again concentrating on sharing his happiness with his fellow Americans.So there may never be a better time to see Kinky, the self-described Jewish Troubadour.
Cost: $28
Fri, Oct 16, 2015
The Crumbsuckers (7:00 PM)
The Chance Theater, 6 Crannel Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
Upstate Black n Blue along with The Chance Theater presents the legendary hardcore band The Crumbsuckers with special guests Brick By Brick, Paralysis, Robots & Monsters, Undivided, and Two Fisted Law.
Cost: $17.50 advance, $22.00 at door (16+)
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Food Fight - Pickle(d) Edition (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
North Pearl Street, Albany, NY
The Downtown Albany Food Fight - Pickle(d) Edition is slated for Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM throughout North Pearl Street in downtown Albany!
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Concert - Haskell Small, Pianist and Composer (2:00 PM)
New Skete Monastery, 273 New Skete Lane, Cambridge, NY 12816
Hailed for his "dazzlingly prodigious technique", pianist Haskell Small has concertized with great success at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and in major European capitals, Japan and China. Small's concert focuses on music that is primarily quiet, spacious and of a mystical nature.
Cost: Free, donations welcome
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
New Skete Fall Retreat - Silence: Learning to Listen to Life (8:00 AM)
New Skete Monastery, 273 New Skete Lane, Cambridge, NY 12816
Seminar hosted by the Monks of New Skete. 8 am Matins, 9 am registration and continental breakfast. Includes three workshops/presentations by Brothers David and Stavros, lunch, New Skete portfolio and pen, and a concert by Haskell Small, pianist-composer. The day concludes with Vespers and Healing Service. Registration required. Space is limited.
Cost: $40 full day, $30 half day, $20 students
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Our Savior's Lutheran School Craft Fair (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Our Savior's Lutheran School, 63 Mountainview Ave, Albany
This is our 5th annual Craft Fair. It is a juried event with many different types of crafters represented. A book sale , bake sale and cafe will also be available on this date.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Tang Museum 15th Anniversary Celebration (4:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Join us for a series of events in celebration of the museum's 15th anniversary. The evening kicks off with a conversation exploring the Tang, its history, and the idea of a teaching museum with Dayton Director Ian Berry, the Tang's founding director Charlie Stainback, and former director John Weber. The discussion is followed by the release of Everything is Connected, a book about the Tang's history, special performances by poet Joshua Beckman and artist Kamau Amu Patton, and a reception for the exhibitions Affinity Atlas, Machine Project - The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request), and Dismantling the House.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
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Running SCCCared 5K Family Run/Walk (9:30 AM)
The Crossings of Colonie
Don't miss St. Catherine's 1st Running SCCCared 5K family run/walk at The Crossings in Colonie. Join us for the fun, and if you see Vampires, Zombies, and Werewolves, don't worry. They will only make you run faster! Children under 12 free, students (13-21) $15, and adults $25 for pre-registration. Race day registration: $30. Children's one mile walk begins at 9:30 am, followed by 5K at 10:30. Presented by Radiant Pools
Cost: Race Day Registration: $30; Adults: $25 for pre-registration; Students (13-20): $20; Children under 12 are FREE
Sat, Oct 17 - 17, 2015
Northern Saratoga/Adirondack Walk to End Alzheimer's (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Glens Falls Civic Center
Right now, Alzheimer's disease - the nation's sixth-leading cause of death - is destroying our families, our finances and our future. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the worlds largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Each year more than 450,000 people of all ages and abilities come together in over 600 communities to reclaim the future for millions. Go to alz.org/walk for more information.
Cost: No Registration Fee
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Themed Nomad No Plastic Form (6:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
As part of the Tang's 15th Anniversary Celebration, artist Kamau Amu Patton gives a site-specific sound performance for voice and electronics exploring themes of language, machine communication, and sonic augmentation.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Public Tours of the Tang Museum (1:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tang Guided Tour
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Saratoga Scare Fair (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY
The Institute Of Fear brings your fears and phobias to life in a Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights in October from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm.
Cost: $10.00
Sat, Oct 17, 2015
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15th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge to Benefit Saratoga Bridges (9:30 AM)
Saratoga Spa State Park
On October 17, 2015, MVP Health Care presents The 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge in Saratoga Spa State Park to benefit Saratoga Bridges.
Cost: $25
Sun, Oct 18, 2015
FARE Walk for Food Allergy - Albany (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
The Crossings of Colonie, South Pavilion - 580 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville, NY
15 Million Reasons to Walk... <br />The FARE Walk for Food Allergy, presented by Mylan Specialty L.P., raises critical funds and awareness each year to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This year, tens of thousands of people will gather at walks in nearly 60 communities nationwide to support their loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors living with life-threatening food allergies. <br /> <br />Benefitting Food Allergy Research & Education, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy offers fun activities for the entire family while helping to advance food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness initiatives. Register and give today as an individual, or start a team and invite your friends, family and co-workers to fundraise so that one day we can say FAREwell to food allergies! <br /> <br />WHEN: Sunday, October 18, 2015 <br /> <br />WHERE: The Crossings of Colonie, South Pavilion - 580 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Oct 18, 2015
Out of the Darkness Walk for R.I.T.A. (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa NY
Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the 11th annual Capital Region Out of the Darkness Walk for R.I.T.A. on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, NY. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention, awareness and education programs. Check-In / Registration will be at 9:00 a.m. The walk will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Oct 19, 2015
Make Every Moment Count Fall Luncheon 2015 (11:30 AM)
Century House, 997 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110
The Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation will host our annual "Make Every Moment Count" Fall Luncheon on October 19, 2015. There will be plenty of silent auction and raffle items, stories from MECF clients, and delicious food from the Century House! <br /> <br />The Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation, Inc. is a not for profit organization in New York State that provides funds to community based agencies located in high need areas across New York State to serve low income expectant and new parents. Our goals are healthy birth outcomes,optimal child health and development, and positive parenting.
Cost: $65.00
Mon, Oct 19, 2015
BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting (7:00 PM)
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street
The Board of Directors of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association holds regular monthly board meetings on the third Monday of each month (except March and December). We encourage members to attend and welcome your input.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
A Healing Art Sanctuary, 154 Milton Avenue
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 walk in
Tue, Oct 20 - Fri, Nov 13, 2015
Implied Story-lines and Layering Show (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Albany Center Gallery
This show will feature the works of Diane Golden, Jane McCambley, Sarah Pruiksima, and Alana Sparrow.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Public Tours of the Tang Museum (12:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Curator's Tour of Machine Project - The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request) with Mark Allen, artist, director of Machine Project, and 1993 Skidmore alum, and Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
EMPAC - The Machine Is the Message: How Technology Will Fundamentally Change Music (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Researcher and composer Rob Hamilton explores the converging spaces between sound, music, and interaction.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Oct 22, 2015
ReVerberancias (7:30 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Carmina Escobar is an experimental vocal performer and sound artist whose piece ReVerberancias will use the resonance of the space, the performers/ audience voices, different array of microphones and digital/analog feedback to explore the physical experience of resonance and reverberation of sound through the body.
Thu, Oct 22 - 22, 2015
Johnny Mathis Tribute Concert (1:30 PM - 2:45 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
Autumn Concert in the Afternoon <br />The Magic of Mathis: A Johnny Mathis Tribute <br />Performed by Frank Dain
Cost: $12 in advance/$15 at the door
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
A Night of Hope & Fashion: by Daniel Mozzes and the Damien Center (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
New York State Museum, 222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY
The Albany Damien Center will be teaming with local fashion designer, Daniel Mozzes, for our 2015 Fall event: A Night of Hope & Fashion: by Daniel Mozzes and the Damien Center. The night will be a fashion extravaganza runway show featuring original fashion designs from Daniel's 2015 Fall collection, some great food, a silent auction and more in commemoration of the Damien Center's 25th Anniversary! All proceeds will go to the benefit of the Albany & Schenectady Damien Centers.
Cost: $80
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Darius Rucker (7:30 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
Darius Rucker at the Times Union Center with special guests David Nail & Cam!
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
ESYO's Youth Jazz Ensemble with The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble (7:30 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
Come swing with two great big bands! <br /> <br />Performers: <br />ESYO's Youth Jazz Ensemble <br />The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble <br />Directed by Paul Evoskevich. <br /> <br />Free Admission.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Saratoga Scare Fair (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY
The Institute Of Fear brings your fears and phobias to life in a Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights in October from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm.
Cost: $10.00
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Public Tours of the Tang Museum (12:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Curator's Tour of Machine Project - The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request) with Mark Allen, artist, director of Machine Project, and 1993 Skidmore alum, and Rachel Seligman, Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Country Dance Night (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Club No. 161 Lodge, 1 Elk Lane, Saratoga Springs
Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 Ladies Auxiliary presents Country Dance Night!
Cost: $15
Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Saratoga Scare Fair (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY
The Institute Of Fear brings your fears and phobias to life in a Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights in October from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm.
Cost: $10.00
Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Live Life Local (8:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Farnsworth Middle School, 6072 State Farm Road, Guilderland
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy and a host of supporting partners will showcase local Capital Region businesses that are living "green" and working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Angels and Earthly Delights (7:30 PM)
St. James Catholic Church, 129 Hudson Ave, Chatham, NY
Clarion Concerts wraps up its 2015 Leaf Peeper Concert series with Angels and Earthly Delights, featuring a commissioned work by Mohammed Fairouz, Named Angels, as well as works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Lou Harrison. Featured performers are the Voxare String Quartet (Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin; Galina Zhdanova, violin; Erik Peterson, viola; and Adrian Daurov, cello) and Paul Green on clarinet.
Cost: $25, $80 series pass; students free with accompanying adult
Sat, Oct 24 - 25, 2015
ChaseCon Expo (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Due to ever-rising pop culture and comic book fan demand, Chase Con Expo is back for a second time and will be bigger and better than the first! This two-day Con will be held on October 24 and 25 at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs. Chase Con Expo will include features such as artists/illustrators/writers from the comic industry, film/television celebrities, book authors, science fiction/fantasy, gaming, Cosplay, and educational opportunities. <br /> <br />We are also offering trick or treating for kids on Sunday, where kids can come in costume, be safe, and trick or treat while visiting our vendor tables throughout the City Center as part of their admission price. <br /> <br />We offer a range of ticket options from $13 for a one day pass up to options for 3 a 3 day VIP pass that includes a VIP on Friday, October 23. Check out ChaseCon.org to see ticket options and buy tickets. <br /> <br />Chase Con Expo is proud to be supporting the Franklin Community Center for the holidays by offering raffle tickets for purchase at the Chase Con Expo, with proceeds going to the Center. We are asking the public to bring a canned good or toy to help those in need over the holiday season. You can also choose to donate any amount on our website when you purchase tickets to the Chase Con Expo. <br /> <br />Check back on our website frequently to stay up on the latest plans for Chase Con Expo!
Cost: Starting at $13
Sat, Oct 24 - 24, 2015
Community Resource Night At the Devils (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Times Union Center
Join us for a night with the Albany Devils. Prizes, giveaways, family fun. Discount tickets available, visit communityresource.coop for details.
Cost: Discount Tickets Available
Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Albany Pro Musica: A Masters Tapestry (8:00 PM)
Troy Music Hall, 30 Second Street, Troy, NY
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Albany Pro Musica join forces to celebrate the historic alliance between both organizations with this spectacular Anniversary Gala Concert.
Cost: Premium: $50 Regular: $35 Students: $10 (phone only)
Sun, Oct 25 - 25, 2015
Mohawk Honda Main Event No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em (11:30 AM)
Sidney Albert Albany JCC
2016 Main Event No-Limit Texas Holdem
Sun, Oct 25, 2015
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Special Olympics New York rUNDEAD 5K (7:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs State Park - 12866
Don't miss this year's rUNDEAD! This 5k run in Saratoga Springs State Park will support Special Olympics New York. The obstacles on this run...zombies.
Cost: $25 pre-registration, $30 day-of
Sun, Oct 25, 2015
Albany Festival of Nations (11:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York
The 44th Annual Albany Festival of Nations represents 23 different countries, with each country celebrating their culture through food, crafts and performances. <br /> <br />The festival is presented by ethnic groups from Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burma, China, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Greece, Hungry, India , Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Korea, Liberia, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Phillipines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine. <br /> <br />Come and be part of the celebration of cultural diversity!
Cost: $5 adults, $2 children
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 - Thu, May 12, 2016
Kidz Night Out (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Saturday night fun for kids
Sun, Oct 25, 2015
Kids' Club 5K Spooktacular (10:00 AM)
Voorheesville High School
The Kids Club Inc. is hosting its 2nd 5k fundraiser to be held October 25, 2015 at 10:00am. The event will be held at Voorheesville High School in Voorheesville, N.Y. A 3.1mile run, children's spooky sprint, smaller scaled devilish dashes, raffles,refreshments and more offered to entertain the whole family! Contact the Kids'Club at 518-765-2043 for more information. All proceeds to benefit the Kids'Club, a not for profit before and afterschool program. Come in Costume if you DARE.
Cost: $20.00 Adult/ $10.00 Child
Mon, Oct 26, 2015
Massagem Sonora (11:00 AM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Carmina Escobar, an experimental vocal performer, will give participants a "sonic massage," an experiment in intimacy and bodily resonance. Escobar improvises with voice applied to participants' bodies to create each individual's unique resonant geography.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015
ESYO's Annual Free Concert for Senior Citizens (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Proctors, Schenectady
A tradition for many senior citizens from the greater Capital Region, this year's concert will feature selections from Holst's The Planets and will be performed by ESYO's Youth Orchestra conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo, Music Director and Conductor. <br /> <br />The FREE 1:00 pm concert is one hour long and is held at Proctors. <br /> <br />No tickets required but groups of 10 or more or those requiring accessible seating are asked to call (518)382-7581 to reserve seats. <br /> <br />This concert is sponsored by CDPHP and Schenectady County Initiative.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
EMPAC - On Screen/Sound: No. 5 (Mishima) (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Framing the life and ritual suicide of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima with interwoven dramatizations of his novels, Mishima establishes a visual and sonic palate for each element.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
2015 Building Block Party (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
You're invited to join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and hundreds of guests to enjoy one of downtown's biggest annual parties, featuring fantastic food from dozens of restaurants, a super silent auction, wine pull and presentation of the 2015 Building Block Awards. <br />Honorees for 2015 are: <br />Centre Street Pub: <br />New York Folklore Society: <br />Schenectady County Public Library- Central Branch: <br />Schenectady Rotary Club: <br />YMCA Schenectady: <br /> <br />Tickets are: <br />$65 per person <br />$35 per Millennial (<35 with ID)
Cost: $65
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Dead & Company (7:00 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined forces with singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company. Mayer will join Hart, Kreutzmann and Weir, along with Allman Brothers' bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.
Thu, Oct 29 - 29, 2015
Tech Valley Global Business Network Awards Dinner
Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Boulevard, Albany, NY
Join us for an evening of connections and conversations at the Annual "Globies". The Global Business Network connects companies throughout the region who are successfully engaged in international trade. The Tech Valley Global Business Network will again honor awardees that represent excellence in international business.
Cost: $85
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Taste! (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Hilton Garden Inn Troy, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, New York 12180
Taste! is CEO's annual food, dessert, wine and beer tasting event which draws over 300 people from around the Capital Region. The night features delectable treats from the area's best restaurants and dessert shops, unique silent and "surprise" auction items, and musical entertainment provided by the Audiostars. This year's event will be a fun-filled evening to remember! <br /> <br />The proceeds raised will support CEO's programs, which serve more than 13,000 individuals and families facing economic hardship each year. The programs we provide reach out to people at every stage of life to engage them in making significant and lasting changes in their lives. With your support, we can ensure these services remain available to our community. <br />Come on out and enjoy the festivities, all while supporting a great cause!
Cost: $75 pre-event, $80 at-the-door and $125 Honorary Committee
Thu, Oct 29, 2015
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region: 'Fall into Spirits' (6:00 PM)
Sixty State Place, 60 State, Albany, NY
Celebrate with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's Timeless Mission at Fall Into Spirits!
Cost: $50 under 30/ $75 per person / $150 Honorary Committee
Fri, Oct 30, 2015
Saratoga Scare Fair (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY
The Institute Of Fear brings your fears and phobias to life in a Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights in October from 6:30 pm -10:00 pm.
Cost: $10.00
Fri, Oct 30, 2015
EMPAC - Mount Rushmore (8:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Elizabeth Orr presents a multimedia performance and work-in-progress film, Mount Rushmore, which interprets the language and visuality of online political marketing and the alarmist fundraising strategies of contemporary American politics.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015
No Place to Hide
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
This curatorial collaboration between Visiting Assistant Professor Scott Mulligan of the Skidmore College International Affairs Program, Department of Management & Business, and Rachel Seligman, the Tang Museum's Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs explores issues of information privacy and surveillance. Mulligan's fall 2015 class No Place to Hide: Privacy, Technology, Surveillance and Liberty in the 21st Century will study and write about the exhibition, and will produce a digital map of surveillance cameras in Saratoga Springs, which will be included in the exhibition.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015
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2015 Saratoga DBA Fall Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Downtown Saratoga Springs, NY
This unique Halloween Celebration encourages families to have fun together, enjoying the hospitality of Saratoga Springs' businesses and the great spirit of the community.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Oct 31, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015
ESYO's Youth & Repertory Orchestras Concert (3:00 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Earth, Stars, and Planets! <br />Travel with ESYO through the universe as we present music of the Earth, Stars, and Planets! <br /> <br />ESYO's Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Helen Cha-Pyo, Music Director and Conductor, will perform Holst's "The Planets." <br /> <br />The concert will open with ESYO's Repertory Orchestra, directed by David Beck, performing a variety of music to help you travel to the moon! <br /> <br />Please watch for details for a pre-concert family-friendly event at Russell Sage's Bush Memorial, just down the street from the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Partnering with the Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST), ESYO will present interactive activities for children and adults alike to explore the universe. Ticket information for both event and concert to be announced on esyo.org. <br /> <br />Concert Sponsor: Times Union
Cost: Concert: $20 Adults/$10 Students and Seniors
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 - Tue, Nov 1, 2016
Children's Garage Sale (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
Children's benefiting the Laven Early Childhood Center
Sun, Nov 1, 2015
Create your own Fall candles at The Candle Colelctive (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 43.00
Wed, Nov 4, 2015
The Munich Symphony Orchestra at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (7:30 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Part of the Troy Chromatic Concerts Series
Cost: $55/$45
Wed, Nov 4, 2015
EMPAC - On Screen/Sound: No. 6 (Light Music) (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
The sixth screening in the series features two works composed exclusively using light: Lis Rhodes' Light Music and Henning Lohner and John Cage's One11 and 103.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
Public Tours of the Tang Museum (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Curator's Tour of Affinity Atlas with Ian Berry, Dayton Director
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
Corks, Forks & Brews (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Saratoga National Golf Club, 458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY
Join us for a savory wine, beer & food event to benefit Saratoga Center for the Family. We will sip and sample a variety of select wines, craft brews and culinary delights at Saratoga National.
Cost: $100 per person $75 junior
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
Best Bet
Anna Nalick (8:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Known best for her single "Breathe (2AM)" (which has sold nearly 3 million copies to date) Nalick has continued writing introspective, emotive and highly personal music. Her concerts are like a chat with an old friend who brings you up to speed on what's been going on in her life. She's the kind of singer/songwriter that makes a personal connection with her audience and draws them in with her stories, her melodies and her raw, heartfelt lyrics.
Cost: $20
Thu, Nov 5, 2015
EMPAC - Eternity and Megalomania: The Politics and Mechanics of Archiving (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
This talk will give an overview of present preservation strategies in the digital domain and present the concrete solution we found for EMPAC, which is both cheap and pragmatic.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015
ArtsFestFridays - Tang Teaching Museum (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ArtsFestFridays, free and open to the public, are supported by SaratogaArtsFest and produced by the production team at Spring Street Gallery, an award-winning not-for-profit organization and performance space in Saratoga Springs.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Nov 6, 2015
Create your own Fall candles at The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 34.00
Fri, Nov 6, 2015
First Friday in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Visit the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions. This month we celebrate the event's 11th Anniversary!
Fri, Nov 6 - 7, 2015
Best Bet
Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo (7:00 PM)
Glens Falls Civic Center, One Civic Center Plaza, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Don't miss the Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo at the Glens Falls Civic Center for the 25th year! This annual tradition is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowbows Association) rodeo, featuring all the excitement of a pro rodeo's top national and regional competitors. The Stampede showcases 200 competitors in the seven standard rodeo events.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Tchaikovsky's Winter Dreams (7:30 PM)
Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
This performance of the Albany Symphony Orchestra will feature violinist, Benjamin Beilman. Pieces include: <br />Steven Stucky's Radical Light <br />Sibelius's Violin Concerto <br />Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams" <br /> <br />Become a member of our Patron's Circle and join us for our Series Opening Night Party following the concert.
Cost: $19-$60
Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Create your own Fall candles at The Candle Colelctive (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020 Building 2, Suite 214
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 21.00
Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015
Create your own candles @ The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020 Building 2, Suite 214
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 40.00
Mon, Nov 9, 2015
ESYO's Youth, Falcons Repertory, & Eagles Repertory Percussion Ensembles (7:00 PM)
Shaker Junior High School
Waaaaayyyyy more than a drumset! Come hear ESYO's THREE percussion ensembles in their first concert of the season! <br /> <br />Performers: <br />ESYO's Youth Percussion Ensemble - conducted by Richard Albagli and Mark Foster <br />Falcons Repertory Percussion Ensemble - conducted by Richard Albagli and John Antonio <br />Eagles Repertory Percussion Ensemble - conducted by Genoveffa Vitale. <br /> <br />Free Admission
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Nov 11, 2015
Giving Back to Our Veterans Dinner (5:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Albany Marriott
Giving Back to Our Veterans Dinner Celebration!
Cost: Registration is $50 per person
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Adult & Senior Center of Saratoga 60th Anniversary Gala (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Canfield Casino, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
Join the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga for our 60th Anniversary Celebration at The Canfield Casino! Food, drinks, dancing & more!
Cost: Tickets on sale Sept. 2015
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
EMPAC - Tim Hecker (8:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Canadian electronic musician Tim Hecker returns to forge a new performance of sound and light. Hecker was last in residence at EMPAC in 2012, during which time he recorded a portion of his critically acclaimed album Virgins.
Cost: $6
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
2nd Annual Gateway House of Peace Thanksgiving Gala (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Longfellows Restaurant, Hotel & Conference Center
The 2nd Annual Gateway House of Peace Thanksgiving Gala, sponsored by Longfellows Hotel, Restaurant & Conference Center with honorary chairs Ron and Michele Riggi, on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Cocktail hour starts at 6:00 pm with a seated dinner at 7:00 pm (Choice of 3 Entrees). Cocktail music by The Sound Factory. Silent auction will be open during the evening for your bidding pleasure. <br /> <br />All proceeds from the Thanksgiving Gala go to the Gateway House of Peace, a local charitable organization dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and caring home free of charge for terminally ill patients under the medical care of Hospice.
Cost: $100
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Saratoga Library Brown Bag Lunch Series: Transportation History in Saratoga Springs (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street
Brown Bag Lunch - Transportation History in Saratoga Springs by Gino Di Carlo, Author and Railroad Historian.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015
Create your own Fall candles at The Candle Colelctive (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020 Building 2, Suite 214
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 45.00
Fri, Nov 13, 2015
EMPAC - THINGING: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson (8:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Through the articulation of his body, choreographer/ dancer Silas Riener explores the potential of dance in describing "things." Invited to speak in-conversation with Riener, Anne Carson will provide linguistic subject, foil, and counterpoint.
Fri, Nov 13 - 15, 2015
Best Bet
2015 ENYCAR Albany Auto Show
Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Over 160 new vehicles will participate in the 2015 show! 30 manufactures and exhibitors will feature the newest cars, trucks and SUVS available!
Cost: $8 / Children Under 12 are free
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Simple Day of Giving (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
St. Sophia Greek Church; 440 Whitehill Rd., Albany
This is a charity/fundraising event put on by the nonprofit Grassroot Givers. We will be making a variety of DIY kits to help families/individuals who are trying to transition out of poverty. This includes cooking kits, arts and crafts, personal care packages, and so much more! Groups of all ages are invited and the more volunteers the better. All participants are appreciated! <br /> <br />There will be a cafe with delicious food and drinks and homemade Greek pastries available for free to all participants.
Cost: Suggested $5 donation
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Create your own candles @ The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020 Building 2, Suite 214
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch!raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 27.00
Sat, Nov 14 - 15, 2015
Saratoga Holiday Art Fair (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Holiday Art Fair at the National Museum of Dance <br /> <br />The Annual Holiday Art Fair is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show and is taking place November 14 & 15, 2015, from 11 - 5 Saturday and 11 - 4 Sunday, at the National Museum of Dance, 99 Broadway, in Saratoga Springs, NY. <br /> <br />There will be a selection of juried artists exhibiting handmade and very Gift-able Works of Art. <br /> <br />The exhibitors presented are some of New England's top artists and craftspeople working in a variety of media. Handmade jewelry, fine woven garments, hand crafted wood vessels and utensils, sculpture, functional stoneware and raku pottery, hand made quilts, mixed media, paintings, photography and much more will be available for show and sale. <br /> <br />Admission is FREE and refreshments are served. <br /> <br />Come get inspired for the Holidays and Celebrate the Arts in Saratoga.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
String Ensemble with The College of Saint Rose String Orchestra (7:00 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
Strings are the things!! <br /> <br />Please join us for a concert of music for strings featuring ESYO's String Ensemble and The College of Saint Rose String Orchestra. <br /> <br />Performers: <br />ESYO's String Ensemble - conducted by Joseph Gumpper <br />The College of Saint Rose String Orchestra - conducted by David Bebe. <br /> <br />Free Admission.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Best Bet
9th Annual Lake George Polar Plunge For Special Olympics (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Shepard Park Beach, Lake George, NY
Did you know it costs $400 to fund a Special Olympics athlete? Come out November 14th and take the Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Cost: Spectators - FREE
Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Best Bet
Hot Club of Saratoga (8:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Hot Club of Saratoga, upstate New York Saratoga/Capital Regions's premiere gypsy swing quintet, plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France most prominent in the 1930's and kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. Most of the tunes we play were either written by, or recorded by, Django at some time in his musical life. <br /> <br />Though Django is most closely associated with the quintet and with Stephane Grappelli on violin providing the other solo texture, he recorded in various other configurations. He often recorded with a clarinetist in place of Grappelli and his violin, as well as with big bands, and with on some occasions with small combos with drums as he began to explore amplification and more bebop stylings. <br /> <br />The instrumentation of the full quintet of the Hot Club of Saratoga, solo and rhythm guitars, string bass, violin, and clarinet/sax, allows us to explore this style throughout the range of its roots. Since forming in early 2013, Hot Club of Saratoga has brought the hot swing sound to coffee houses, restaurants, bars, clubs, swing dances, festivals, weddings, and numerous private parties. If you're looking for gypsy swing true to its origins while subtly expanding the genre, music that just makes you smile and move, give us a listen.
Cost: $12
Sun, Nov 15, 2015
Create your own Fall candles @ The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 43.00
Mon, Nov 16, 2015
BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting (7:00 PM)
First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High Street
The Board of Directors of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association holds regular monthly board meetings on the third Monday of each month (except March and December). We encourage members to attend and welcome your input. November's meeting will be preceded by the 2015 Beautification Awards presentation and reception at 6:30 pm.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Location TBA
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 walk in
Wed, Nov 18, 2015
EMPAC - On Screen/Sound: No. 7 (Blow Out) (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
The seventh screening in the series examines the influence of Foley and sound effects on moving image. The feature film of the evening, Brian de Palma's Blow Out, is a sonic response to Michelangelo Antonioni's classic Blowup.
Cost: $6
Thu, Nov 19, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Nov 20, 2015
Best Bet
Steve Forbert (8:00 PM)
The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Center, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
Thirty-five years after Steve Forbert's first release, Alive on Arrival, the muse of a true romantic continues to burn. Over With You, his 14th studio album, points out the lyrical brilliance of Forbert, an expert in capturing the essence of human interaction since bursting onto the global music scene in 1978. Forbert says, "The album's very personal, mainly about the friction in relationships...as in mine." His debut album, Alive On Arrival, now considered a classic, was recently featured in the book Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself. <br /> <br />Originally from Meridian, Miss., he traveled to New York in 1976 and played for spare change in Grand Central Station while seeking work in the local folk venues. The crowds at CBGB's accepted his performances as much as the audiences in traditional clubs and theaters. <br /> <br />He vaulted to international prominence with his second album, Jackrabbit Slim, which went gold behind the hit single, "Romeo's Tune", and his tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. "I didn't invent folk-rock or country rock, I was keeping a particular American tradition alive," Forbert says. Forbert's lengthy discography has established him as an American treasure.
Cost: $25.00
Fri, Nov 20, 2015
Create your own Fall candles @ The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 45
Fri, Nov 20 - 20, 2015
Tech Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon (11:30 AM)
River Stone Manor, LLC, 1437 Amsterdam Road, Glenville, NY
The Tech Valley Nonprofit Business Council recognizes the contribution of nonprofit organizations as a vital economic force in Tech Valley, one that has a tremendous impact on the quality of life for all residents. In support of the TVNBC mission, we wish to recognize individuals and organizations for exemplary contributions to the vitality of our community. <br /> <br />Corporate Sponsors: <br /> <br />Media Sponsor: Times Union Capital Region Gives
Cost: $55
Fri, Nov 20, 2015
Best Bet
21st Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration (5:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
The Alliance for Positive Health (formerly the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York) will celebrate the 21st Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration on Friday, November 20th at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center!
Cost: $85 (Standard), $150 (VIP/Honorary Committee) and $1,500 (VIP/Limo Package)
Sat, Nov 21, 2015
Create your own Fall candles @ The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020 Building 2, Suite 214
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 45
Sat, Nov 21, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015
Harry Sonata and the Baton of Power (3:00 PM)
Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
Young Harry Sonata doesn't want to be an ordinary wizard; he wants to be a musical wizard! But to do that, he'll have to do battle with the evil Lord Moldywart and learn to wield the "Baton of Power." He'll need your help to learn all about the art of conducting so he can vanquish the forces of evil and make the orchestra SING! Great music by: Tchaikovsky, Sousa, Strauss, Beethoven and others.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015
Create your own candles @ The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 40.00
Mon, Nov 23, 2015
Shinedown & Breaking Benjamin (7:00 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
Shinedown & Breaking Benjamin at the Times Union Center with special guest Sevendust!
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
Best Bet
The 14th Annual Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot (8:30 AM)
Saratoga City Hall, Saratoga, New York
Don't miss the Annual Turkey Trot 5k run / walk on Thanksgiving morning in Saratoga Springs to benefit The Christopher Dailey Foundation.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
The 68th Annual Troy Turkey Trot (8:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
City of Troy, Fourth and Fulton Streets
Join more than 8,000 recreational walkers and runners from three dozen states on Thanksgiving morning for one of the oldest and largest road races in the nation, and the Capital Region's premier Thanksgiving Day event.
Cost: $10-$35
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 - Sat, Jan 2, 2016
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19th Annual Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Washington Park, Albany, NY
When Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights opens on Nov. 27 in Washington Park, you'll be "Home for the Holidays". <br />The 19th Annual Price Chopper Capital Holiday Lights will open nightly at 6 p.m. through Jan. 2 for a glowing celebration -- lighting the dark winter nights with more than 125 illuminated displays throughout the historic park. At the end of the drive through, the Washington Park Lakehouse features visits with Santa (through Dec. 23), refreshments, crafts, costumed characters and lots of surprises. <br />Proceeds from the lights benefit the youth and programs of the Albany Police Athletic League (PAL) -- brightening the lives of about 3,000 young people all year long. <br />Admission to the Lights is $15 per car, $25 per limousine and $75 per bus. Advance-sale, discount tickets will be available through Price Chopper's Tickets to Go program at all registers. The discount tickets are $10 and are valid on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings only -- Price Chopper AdvantEdge Nights at the Lights.
Cost: $15-$75 depending on size of group
Sat, Nov 28, 2015
Create your own Fall candles @ The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 35.00
Sat, Nov 28, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015
The 40th Annual Saratoga Craft Marketplace (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Saratoga City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 12866
Kick-off your holiday shopping season while enjoying: Unique handmade crafts from over 100 artisans, music, Small Business Saturday promotions to downtown Saratoga Merchants.
Cost: $5.00
Sun, Nov 29, 2015
Create your own Fall candles @ The Candle Collective (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020 Building 2, Suite 214
CALL TO BOOK A SEAT- 518-288-3695 or sign up on our online calendar! Join us tonight for two hours of candle making! Choose your colors your fall scent and let us teach you how to build your own candles from scratch! Once your candles have solidified, you will get to add your leaves and raffia to give it the perfect autumn touch!
Cost: 40.00
Wed, Dec 2, 2015
EMPAC - On Screen/Sound: No. 8 (7:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Introduced by London-based artist Cally Spooner, the final fall event for the series presents an evening exploring the specificities of transforming the musical from theater to screen.
Cost: $6
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
EMPAC - Mary Halvorson + Colin Marston (8:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
In a performance that juxtaposes jazz with extreme metal, guitarist Mary Halvorson and bassist Colin Marston will play solo sets hailing from opposite sides of the musical spectrum.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Dec 3, 2015
Best Bet
Saratoga Tree Lighting Ceremony (6:00 PM)
In front of Putnam Market, 435 Broadway, Saratoga, New York
Celebrate the season in Saratoga with the tree lighting ceremony this year!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Dec 4, 2015
ArtsFestFridays - Home Made Theater (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Home Made Theater, Spa Little Theatre, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ArtsFestFridays, free and open to the public, are supported by SaratogaArtsFest and produced by the production team at Spring Street Gallery, an award-winning not-for-profit organization and performance space in Saratoga Springs.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Dec 4, 2015
Ballston Spa Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Ring in the holiday season with our traditional hometown Holiday Parade, Friday December 4, 2015. Step off is at 6:30 pm with the parade processing down Milton Avenue to Wiswall Park on Front and Low Streets. There, Santa will lead the lighting of the village Christmas tree. Prior to the parade, carolers and musicians will be performing on the streets. Shops, restaurants, museums and galleries will be open with holiday-themed happenings as part of First Friday, from 6-9 pm.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Dec 4, 2015
Eric Owens at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (7:30 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Eric Owens, Bass-baritone - Part of the Troy Chromatic Concert Series
Cost: $35/$25
Fri, Dec 4, 2015
First Friday in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Visit the village of Ballston Spa on the First Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm and enjoy special happenings in many of our downtown shops, restaurants and galleries. Live music, art displays and demonstrations, refreshments and featured shop promotions. December's First Friday coincides with the Holiday Parade and Village Christmas Tree Lighting.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015
Members Show (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Albany Center Gallery
This show will feature the works of member's of the gallery.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015
Jingle Bell Run/Walk (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Raymour and Flanigan, 1695 Route 9, Clifton Park
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is one of the nation's most incredible themed events. This fundraising event is a fun and festive 5K race that benefits arthritis research. You can even get in the spirit by wearing holiday themed costumes and tying jingle bells to your shoelaces. Whether you're in Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburgh, or Seattle, there's an event near you. Be a part of the nation's largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis and help us lead the way in conquering the nation's leading cause of disability. Sign up today!
Cost: Varies on Registration Date
Sat, Dec 5 - 5, 2015
Pet Photos with Santa for Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Community Resource Federal Credit Union
Stop by our 20 Wade Road, Latham office to have your pet photographed with Santa. All proceeds benefit Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Partial photography services donated by Shawn Morgan Photography.
Cost: $10-$20
Sun, Dec 6, 2015
Magic of Christmas (3:00 PM)
Palace Theater, 19 Clinton, Avenue Albany, NY 12207
Celebrate the holidays with a heart-warming celebration of the season! The Albany Symphony is joined by 200 brilliant young singers and dancers from the Capital Region. It's a program of holiday favorites, including a holiday sing-along, bell choir, tap dancers and special guests. Make this concert a gift to your family this holiday season and enjoy the splendor of this joyous event.
Cost: $19-$60
Thu, Dec 10, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch: Drum & Bugle Corps (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs
Brown Bag Lunch - Saratoga Springs Drum & Bugle Corps, 1900-1985 by Jeff Perkins, Director of the Avant Garde Drum & Bugle Corps from Saratoga Springs.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Dec 11, 2015
EMPAC - Holly Herndon (8:00 PM)
EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, 110 8th St, Troy, NY
Holly Herndon's musical range and depth has positioned her as a definitive figure in contemporary sound, forging ties between avant-garde composition, protest music, and electronic dance pop.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015
Albany Pro Musica: The Many Moods of Christmas (7:30 PM)
Troy Music Hall, 30 Second Street, Troy, NY
A moving program anchored in Ralph Vaughan Williams' powerful Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Robert Shaw's beautiful collection, The Many Moods of Christmas.
Cost: Premium: $35 Regular: $25 Students: $10 (phone only)
Sat, Dec 12, 2015
ESYO's Annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Barnes & Noble at Colonie Center
Get in the holiday spirit as you hear live music performed by ESYO musicians while you shop for gifts at Colonie Center's Barnes & Noble store. Purchases made during this "bookfair" will generate a donation to ESYO from Barnes & Noble! Can't make it to the store? You'll be able to shop easily on-line and still generate a donation to ESYO! Details to be announced.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Dec 12, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015
ESYO's Youth & Repertory Jazz Ensembles Concert (3:00 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
Join us for the swinging sounds of two big bands! <br /> <br />ESYO's Youth Jazz Ensemble - directed by Paul Evoskevich <br /> <br />ESYO's Repertory Jazz Ensemble - directed by Lee Russo.
Cost: Tickets available at the door: $10 Adults / $5 Seniors & Students
Tue, Dec 15, 2015
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Location TBA
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association sponsors Networking Breakfasts on the third Tuesday mornings of each month at different locations. A great way to share and promote your business or organization with others in the community, the breakfasts are open to all. Cost is $5 with advance reservation, $10 that morning, both payable at the door. RSVP to 885-2772 or info@ballston.org
Cost: $5 with advance reservation, $10 walk in
Thu, Dec 17 - 20, 2015
Empire State Youth Orchestra in Melodies of Christmas at Proctors (7:00 PM)
Proctors, Schenectady
ESYO's Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale will perform in this annual concert that benefits the pediatric oncology program at Albany Medical Center. Concert on Proctors Mainstage. <br /> <br />Performances: <br />Dec. 17-19: Show begins at 7:00 pm <br />Dec. 20: Show begins at 3:00 pm <br /> <br />Tickets will be available through Proctors late fall 2015.
Cost: TBA, through Proctors
Thu, Dec 17, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Dec 19, 2015
William Tell & More (7:30 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
This performance of the Albany Symphony Orchestra features pianist, Joyce Yang. Pieces will include: <br />Rossini's "William Tell Overture" <br />Michael Torke's Piano Concerto (World Premiere) <br />Schubert's Symphony No. 9, "The Great"
Cost: $19-$60
Sat, Dec 19, 2015
Saturday Children's Workshop (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Saturday Children's Workshops <br /> <br />Saturdays from September 12 - June 4, 2016, 10 AM - 12 PM <br /> <br />These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 ˝ - 12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks, and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme. <br /> <br />$12 for one child or $20 for two. Meet at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center. No pre-registration necessary.
Cost: $12 per child, $20 for two.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015
ESYO's Wind Orchestra Concert (3:00 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
Please join us for ESYO's Wind Orchestra's first concert of the season. The orchestra is conducted by Dr. Robert Hansbrough.
Cost: Tickets available at the door: $10 Adults / $5 Seniors & Students
Tue, Dec 22, 2015
Empire State Youth, Falcons Repertory, & Eagles Repertory Percussion Ensembles (7:00 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
Join us as the musicians of ESYO's Percussion Ensembles celebrate the holidays with their annual holiday concert. <br /> <br />Performers: <br />ESYO's Youth Percussion Ensemble - conducted by Richard Albagli and Mark Foster <br />Falcons Repertory Percussion Ensemble - conducted by Richard Albagli and John Antonio <br />Eagles Repertory Percussion Ensemble - conducted by Genoveffa Vitale. <br /> <br />Free Admission.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Dec 24, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Dec 31, 2015
Karaoke Night at International Bar and Restaurant (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jan 7, 2016
Enforcer, Warbringer, Cauldron, Exmortus (7:00 PM)
Trickshots, 1602 RT 9, Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Black n' Blue presents Enforcer, Warbringer, Cauldron, and Exmortus.
Cost: $10 advance, $15 at door (16+)
Sat, Jan 9, 2016
Falletta Conducts Bernstein and Brahms (7:30 PM)
Palace Theatre
Guest conductor, Joann Falletta, will lead the Albany Symphony Orchestra, featuring Roman Mekinulov on cello, for this performance. Pieces include: <br />Bernstein's On the Town, Three Dance Episodes <br />Miguel Del Aguila's Concierto en Tango for Cello and Orchestra <br />Brahms's Symphony No. 2
Cost: $19-$60
Sun, Jan 24, 2016
Albany Pro Musica: High School Choral Festival (4:00 PM)
Troy Music Hall, 30 Second Street, Troy, NY
Hearts will pound as gifted student musicians join Albany Pro Musica onstage for a transforming experience: the chance to sing and play with the region's premier chorus at a nationally renowned concert hall.
Cost: General: $15 Student: $5 (phone only)
Sat, Feb 6, 2016
ESYO's Annual Playathon (10:30 AM - 6:30 PM)
Crossgates Mall, Albany
Come hear - and see - the breadth and depth of ESYO as every ESYO group entertains shoppers at Crossgates Mall. Features: All ESYO ensembles playing at specific times throughout the day, auctions to win the conductor's baton and lead an orchestra, and a musical petting zoo - courtesy of John Keal Music, where the young (and not-so-young) can try out a variety of instruments. <br /> <br />Detailed schedule to be announced on esyo.org.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Beethoven Festival (7:30 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
This performance of the Albany Symphony Orchestra features <br />the Piano students of Emanuel Ax: Orion Weiss, Dong Hyek Lim, Niko Namoradze, George Li, and Louis Schwizgebel. Pieces include: <br />The Complete Piano Concertos of Beethoven <br />(Saturday: Concertos 1,2,3) <br />(Sunday: Concertos 4,5)
Cost: $19-$60
Sun, Feb 21, 2016
Beethoven Festival (3:00 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
This performance of the Albany Symphony Orchestra features <br />the Piano students of Emanuel Ax: Orion Weiss, Dong Hyek Lim, Niko Namoradze, George Li, and Louis Schwizgebel. Pieces include: <br />The Complete Piano Concertos of Beethoven <br />(Saturday: Concertos 1,2,3) <br />(Sunday: Concertos 4,5)
Cost: $19-$60
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Albany Pro Musica: From Broadway to the Concert Hall (7:30 PM)
Troy Music Hall, 30 Second Street, Troy, NY
The Sound of Music, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, The Lion King, Les Miserables and Cats are just some of the great musicals represented in this magical Broadway Choral Collage.
Cost: Premium: $35 Regular: $25 Students: $10 (phone only)
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
ESYO's Wind Orchestra & The College of Saint Rose Wind Ensemble (3:00 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
Join ESYO and The College of Saint Rose for the wonderful sounds of wind instruments! (and brass and percussion)! <br /> <br />ESYO's Wind Orchestra & The College of Saint Rose Wind Ensemble - both conducted by Dr. Robert Hansbrough. <br /> <br />Free Admission.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Mar 9, 2016
Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell (7:30 PM)
The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany
As part of The Egg's American Roots and Branches Concert Series: Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell will be performing live on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30pm. <br /> <br />One of the day's premiere song crafters, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin brings the emotive power of her original music and soulful voice to the stage along with violinist and singer Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek and contemporary singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell for an evening of modern American folk music.
Cost: $35, $40 and $45
Mon, Mar 14, 2016
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (7:30 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Part of the Troy Chromatic Concerts Series
Cost: $55/$45
Sat, Mar 19, 2016
To Walk With Giants (7:30 PM)
Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
This collaboration with the six composers of "Sleeping Giant" includes Barber's Adagio for Strings, Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A featuring Jill Levy, three movements of Mozart's Piano Concertos newly re-imagined by Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone, and Jacob Cooper, plus Andrew Norman, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein, and Ingram Marshall
Cost: $19-$60
Sun, Mar 20, 2016
The Superhero Show (3:00 PM)
Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207
Help the world's greatest musical superhero, "SuperOrchestraMan," rescue two out-of-work superheroes, "Brunnhilde" and "Kastchei the Immortal," and find them the perfect music to jumpstart their careers! Fabulous classics by: Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky and more. Includes Wagner's "Ride of the Valkeries!"
Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Palace Performing Arts Center Backstage Ball (6:00 PM)
The Palace Performing Arts Center
Walk the red carpet and celebrate the arts at the Backstage Ball. Presented by CDPHP, the Palace Performing Arts Center welcomes guests to the historic Palace Theatre, downtown Albany's premier destination, for an evening of arts and entertainment throughout the grand theatre. Join us Saturday, April 2, 2016, 6:00 pm, catering by Mazzone Hospitality, cocktail attire, complimentary valet parking. Contact Sari O'Connor at 465-3335, ext. 124 for information.
Cost: $150 per person / $125 young professional
Sun, Apr 3, 2016
Albany Pro Musica: A City of Immigrants (4:00 PM)
Troy Music Hall, 30 Second Street, Troy, NY
Albany's nickname "City of Immigrants" inspired this unique concert featuring music from many of the cultures which have influenced our region, including Dutch, German, English, Italian, Pole, African-American, Asian, Irish, Jewish and Hispanic.
Cost: Premium: $35 Regular: $25 Students: $10 (phone only)
Sat, Apr 9, 2016
ESYO's Youth Orchestra Concert (7:30 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Come hear the wonderful sounds of ESYO's flagship orchestra in the incomparable Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. <br /> <br />Helen Cha-Pyo will conduct the orchestra in a program that will feature the winner of ESYO's Lois Lyman Concerto Competition. The competition winner and music selection will be announced in January, 2016. <br /> <br />Other music on the program: <br />Gershwin's Cuban Overture <br />Copland's Appalachian Spring <br />Luis de Freitas Branco's Alentejo Suite No. 2 (a prelude to the Youth Orchestra's summer tour to Portugal). <br /> <br />Note: Pre-concert event at Rensselaer Historic Society - Details to be announced on esyo.org.
Cost: Concert: $20 Adults/$10 Students and Seniors
Sat, Apr 16, 2016
Evelyn Glennie in Dreammachine (7:30 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
This performance of The Albany Symphony Orchestra features Evelyn Glennie on percussion. Pieces include: <br />Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin <br />Michael Daugherty's Dreammachine <br />Derek Bermel's "Mar de Setembro" <br />Haydn's Symphony No. 103 "Drumroll"
Cost: $19-$60
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
ESYO's Youth Jazz Ensemble & The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble (2:00 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
Swing through the afternoon with the sound of two great big bands: ESYO's Youth Jazz Ensemble and The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Both ESYO's Youth Jazz Ensemble and The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble are directed by Paul Evoskevich.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Evelyn Glennie in Dreammachine (3:00 PM)
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
This performance of The Albany Symphony Orchestra features Evelyn Glennie on percussion. Pieces include: <br />Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin <br />Michael Daugherty's Dreammachine <br />Derek Bermel's "Mar de Setembro" <br />Haydn's Symphony No. 103 "Drumroll"
Cost: $19-$60
Wed, Apr 20, 2016
Lisa de la Salle at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Part of the Troy Chromatic Concerts Series
Cost: $35/$25
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Albany Pro Musica: The Dueling Brothers (4:00 PM)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State St., Albany, NY
Albany Pro Musica Artistic Director, Jose Daniel on the organ and his brother Marcos Daniel on the piano will amuse the audience with a celebration of the long-standing rivalry between instrument aficionados (and siblings) with an electrifying program filled with exciting repertoire that entertains and delights audiences as it keeps them on the edge of their seats.
Cost: $35 suggested donation
Sat, May 7, 2016
ESYO's Repertory Orchestra & String Ensemble Concert (3:00 PM)
Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
Join us at the beautiful Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College for a concert featuring two of ESYO's performing groups, the Repertory Orchestra and the String Ensemble. <br /> <br />Repertory Orchestra - conducted by David Beck <br /> <br />String Ensemble - conducted by Joseph Gumpper
Cost: Tickets available at the door: $10 Adults / $5 Seniors & Students
Sun, May 15, 2016
Albany Pro Musica: Mahler Symphony No. 2 (7:30 PM)
Palace Theatre, 19 Clinton Ave., Albany
A highly anticipated event, Albany Pro Musica's annual collaboration with the Albany Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler Symphony # 2 at the Palace Theater
Cost: $15 - $70
Sat, May 21 - 22, 2016
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Tour of the Battenkill Valley - Cycling Race in Washington County NY (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Throughout Washington County, NY
The 12th Annual Tour of the Battenkill is North America's largest and toughest Pro/Am cycling event, with more than 3000 racers each year. Racers compete over 65+ miles of rolling terrain on both dirt and paved roads as they travel through the world famous Battenkill Valley. Set in early spring, the race courses includes covered bridges, family farms, and rural villages along the many challenging backcountry roads that traverse Southern Washington County, New York.
Cost: Spectators - FREE
Fri, Jun 10, 2016
Dogs of Desire - Albany Symphony's American Music Festival (7:30 PM)
EMPAC Theater at RPI, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY
The power of a rock band, the sophistication of a classical chamber orchestra: "Dogs of Desire" performs new works by America's best young composers, exploring all that is wild and wonderful in American Pop Culture, with dazzling multimedia works and freewheeling, fabulous creations and collaborations. <br /> <br />Generous funding for this concert provided by Andrew W. Mellon.
Cost: $19-60
Sat, Jun 11, 2016
Albany Symphony presents American Music Festival (7:30 PM)
EMPAC Theater at RPI, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY
This performance of the Albany Symphony Orchestra will feature soprano, Talise Trevigne. <br />Pieces include: <br />Steven Stucky's Silent Spring <br />Aaron Jay Kernis's Simple Songs <br />Jessica Montgomery's New Work <br />Loren Loiacono's New Work
Cost: $19-60
Fri, Sep 9 - 10, 2016
Saratoga Horse Expo
Saratoga Race Course, Union Ave, Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga Horse Expo has been tentatively rescheduled for September 9-10, 2016. Stay tuned for more updates!

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