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Events

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Mon, May 20, 2013 - Wed, Dec 31, 2014
Zumba In Singerlands NY (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Community United Methodist Church, 1497 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands
Judy Lasher has been a fitness instructor for 19 years and teaching Zumba for the last two years. "Zumba was like a breath of fresh air...easy to follow, anybody can do it, and you truly don't feel as if you are exercising. "Exercise in Disguise"
Cost: $7/class or 10 class for $50
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 - Sun, Aug 10, 2014
DiDonna's on a Rainy Day (11:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
DiDonna's South Shore Restaurant 113 Rte 9P Malta Saratoga Lake NY
DiDonna's South Shore Restaurant is open rain or shine. The best part is they have a large game room that offers board games such as Hang Man, Battleship, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Chinese checkers, pool table, roulette, cards, just to name a few. Come enjoy a rainy view of Saratoga Lake and enjoy the old fashioned games while eating delicious made to order food.
Cost: Varies
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 - Wed, Dec 31, 2014
DUO SPECIAL HAPPY HOUR! (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
175 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
At our bar only, Monday to Saturday 4:30 - 6:30 pm & Sunday All Day (Except Selected Holidays). SPECIAL DRINK MENU WITH A LOT OF CHOICES: $3 beer, $4 house wine, $5 classic cocktails & specialty mixed drinks and $5 large Sake. SPECIAL FOOD MENU WITH WIDE SELECTIONS: $4 Hors D'oeuvre & Appetizer and $4 Sushi Roll.
Cost: Beers $3, Mix Drinks $5, Wines $5, Sushi Roll & Appetizer $4
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 - Wed, Dec 31, 2014
AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE CLASSES (3:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
340 First Street, Albany, NY 12206
African Drum and dance classes. Saturdays at Family community center. Drum Class, 3:00-4:00 Pm. Dance Class,4:00-5:30 pm. All Levels Welcome.
Cost: $15.00
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 - Fri, Dec 12, 2014
Matthew 25 Community Meal (4:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
United Church Of Cohoes
The United Church of Cohoes has a free meal, open to all people of all backgrounds, and can help provide a hot meal for those who don't have one, as well as some much needed socialization for others.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 - Wed, Dec 31, 2014
BOGO Happy Hour with Free Food (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Peabody's Sports Bar
Every weekday from 4PM to 7PM, join us for buy one - get one on well, wine and draft with an array of free food available.
Cost: No Cover Charge
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 - Mon, Nov 24, 2014
What's Shakin' Fall Pub Tour (5:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
Ballston Spa Area
14 Pubs/Restaurants on Board, Two Shuttle Buses. Live Music, Dancing, Food & Beverage. Purchase a $10 Wrist Band, And YOU'RE On Board TOO!
Cost: $10
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 - Sun, Dec 28, 2014
Saturdays @ Waterworks - DJ Shawn Gillie & DJ Dave Barna (11:00 PM - 4:00 AM)
Waterworks Pub
Saturday Nights at Waterworks Pub, The HOTTEST place to be with DANCING TILL 4AM!! DJ Shawn Gillie downstairs in The Pub & DJ Dave Barna taking your requests and mixing it up upstairs in The Club. The Newest Lights, The Best Sound, and the Hottest Bartenders in Town!!! Every Saturday at Waterworks Pub.
Cost: $5.00
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 - Sat, Nov 29, 2014
Fridays @ Waterworks - DJ Dave Barna in The Club and Karaoke in The Pub (11:00 PM - 4:00 AM)
Waterworks Pub
Every Friday Night at Waterworks Pub are HOT! At 11pm its Karaoke with Craiggers/Brent downstairs in The Pub AND DJ Dave Barna upstairs in The Club. PLUS don't miss The Diva Dolls Drag Show at 1:00am. THE DANCE FLOOR IS OPEN TILL 4am.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 - Thu, Dec 31, 2015
Karaoke Night (8:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
International Bar & Restaurant (90 Central Avenue)
The latest fad is now in Albany. Every Thursday come sing the night away to your favorite song or come enjoy the show while enjoying drinks from our specials. Doors open at 8 PM with FREE admission all night.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 - Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Gluten Free and Food Intolerance Support Group (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
53 Spring Street Ste 202
Explore the benefits of knowing how to determine if you need to restrict your diet due to a food intolerance, such as Gluten, Dairy, Lactose, Night Shade Plant, Eggs, Wheat, etc. Taught by a Registered Dietitian/
Cost: $8.00
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 - Sun, Feb 1, 2015
Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
MASS MoCA
Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty On view beginning March 8, 2014. Whistler's Peacock Room reimagined - drawing parallels between the excesses of the Gilded Age and current economic conditions, the artist reimagines James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room as a fantastic ruin
Cost: FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members
Mon, Mar 10 - Wed, Dec 31, 2014
South Shore Marina Parking Passes (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
South Shore Marina Saratoga Lake
South Shore Marina is located on Saratoga Lake, Malta, NY They offer daily parking for you to have access to the lake, enjoy the picnic area, restrooms, and beach. Season launch passes are available to launch your boat for $250 per year. Whether you purchase the parking pass or the launch pass it is good even during the winter months for ice fishing, ice skating, etc.
Cost: Weekend $7, Weekdays $5, season pass $75
Thu, Mar 13 - Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Community Caregivers Volunteer Opportuntities (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
various locations
Community Caregivers provides non-medical services that can often keep relatives out of nursing homes and other care facilities for years, just by helping with bills, shopping, errands and transportation to appointments. Let us match you with one of our clients, either for one ride or recurring visits/assistance.
Cost: free
Wed, Mar 26 - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Nature in the Abstract Art Painting Contest 2014 (12:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery is sponsoring a new contest! Nature in the Abstract Art Painting Contest - open to the public. Entries must have a subject matter based on things found in nature. Full Rules and Registration form found on CapitalDistrictCemeteries.org click on News and Events tab.
Cost: $10 entry fee
Sat, Mar 29 - Sat, Dec 20, 2014
Karaoke at Circus Cafe (10:00 PM - 2:00 AM)
Circus Cafe, 392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Voted Best Karaoke in Saratoga! Over 180,000 songs to choose from, including many different versions of the same song. New and Improved sound system. The 1st & 3rd & 5th Saturdays of Each Month (when there is a 5th Saturday)! Drink Specials during KARAOKE. With your Hosts Chad or Juan. Party Room for Private Parties. 21+ Event.
Cost: $0
Sat, Mar 29 - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Nature in the Abstract Art Painting Contest 2014 (1:00 PM)
Historic St Agnes Cemetery
Abstract Expressionism, the first major American avant-garde movement, emerged in New York in the 1940s. As the name suggests, artists associated with this movement produced works that are abstract but express the artist's state of mind. In celebration of New York State's contribution to the Western art world post WWII, we invite you to enter your original abstract painting in the contest. How do you view the natural world? Show us in paint! To view contest rules and to register, please go to our website at CapitalDistrictCemeteries.org and download from the News and Events tab, email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org or call Kelly at 518-463-0134 to request rules and registration form. All entries must be received by August 15, 2015. Cash prizes will be awarded. See rules for details.
Cost: FREE
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 - Sun, Feb 1, 2015
The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
MASS MoCA
Photochemical film is quickly drifting into obsolescence as the motion picture industry transitions to digital media and fewer and fewer manufacturers and labs produce and print film. Yet many visual artists who create work for gallery and museum settings remain among the devoted users of 16 mm and 35 mm film formats.
Cost: FREE for members / $7 not-yet-members
Wed, Apr 2 - Wed, Dec 17, 2014
Smash Wednesdays Open Mic Nite! (8:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Geno's on the Avenue, 2197 Central Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304
Weekly Open Mic -Every WEDNESDAY Night - 8-11pm. Bring your vocals, instrument & cords or what have you....Full back line provided. 21+ only.
Cost: 0.
Thu, Apr 10 - Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Trivia Night at Sidedoor Cafe (8:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
Sidedoor Cafe | 1656 Western Avenue Albany, NY 12203
Get your team together for Trivia Night at the Sidedoor Cafe Thursdays at 7:30pm!
Sat, Apr 12 - Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Karaoke at Sidedoor Cafe (9:30 PM - 1:30 AM)
Sidedoor Cafe | 1656 Western Avenue Albany, NY 12203
Get your friends together and show off your singing chops at Karaoke at the Sidedoor Cafe!
Sun, Apr 20 - Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Boat Launch South Shore Marina Saratoga Lake (8:00 AM)
South Shore Marina Saratoga Lake
Boat launch opens with the coming of the melting snow and ice this spring. Weekend launches $20 and weekdays $10. The price includes your parking and the marina is equipped with bathrooms and a picnic area.
Cost: Weekend $20 and Weekdays $10
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 - Mon, Apr 27, 2015
VENT Fitness Grand Opening Weekend (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
2080 Western Ave. Guilderland NY 12086
Join us for the official grand opening of Guilderland VENT Fitness location including new features like a pool, rock climbing wall, sauna/steam room, oxygen bar and much more! Join us Friday night at 7pm for CLUB VENT - snacks, DJs and group competitions.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Apr 25 - Fri, Dec 26, 2014
Laughter The Best Medicine Comedy (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
DiDonna's South Shore Restaurant 113 Rte 9P, Malta, NY 12020
Come join us the last Friday of each month at 8pm to get your monthly dose of laughter at DiDonna's South Shore Restaurant. Because this is the only prescription you should share if you bring 4 people and yourself, you get yourself in for FREE! Co-pay is $15 per person. Food and drinks will be served before and during the show to help the medicine go down. If you would like to reserve your selected table please call 518-584-0227. Otherwise you are welcome to just show up!
Cost: $15pp
Thu, May 1 - Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Albany Farmers Market (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
SUNY Plaza
Get outside and do some shopping! The Farmer's Market is held in downtown Albany every Thursday throughout the summer from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Expect to see baked goods, plant seedlings, fresh fruits and vegetables - and even some funky sauces and condiments. You might even spot the downtown Albany table where you can enter to win a t-shirt, mug, or other great prizes. Check out what the market has this week. Rain or shine.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Tue, May 6 - Tue, Nov 25, 2014
Tuesday Delmar Farmers' Market (2:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
428 Kenwood Avenue- parking lot of the First United Methodist Church
Enjoy the Tuesday Farmers' Market in Delmar. We have everything: BBQ Chicken, vegetables, fruits, breads, cheese spreads, desserts, flowers, honey, hot food, massage, milk, plants and more!
Cost: $2 and up
Sat, May 17 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
GROSSOLOGY @ miSci (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
miSci (museum of innovation and science)
Explore the (impolite) science of the human body. Discover digestion, play with organs, and much more … with interactive games, larger-than-life exhibits and hands-on fun! See why our bodies produce mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and stinky gunk. GROSSOLOGY at miSci is sponsored in part by Ellis Medicine. May 17 - September 1, 2014. Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; 12 - 5 pm, Sunday.
Cost: free with admission
Fri, May 23 - Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Tubing and Kayaking on the Battenkill River Arlington, VT (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Big Big on the Battenkill 5827 Rte 313 Arlington, VT
Great summer time fun for everyone...float peacefully down river while taking in the sounds of nature, water, and the scenic Green Mountains. Call ahead to schedule your trip that is only 50 minutes a way from Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs, and surrounding area.
Cost: Depends on Tubing or Kayaking
Wed, May 28 - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Nature in the Abstract Painting Contest (12:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands
Painting contest open to the public. First prize $500, 2nd - $200 and 3rd $100. Deadline for submission is August 15th. Generous cash prizes will be given to winners on Sept. 12th at an artists' reception in The Living Room Art Gallery and Visitor's Center at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Contest rules found on CapitalDistrictCemeteries.org under news and events tab.
Cost: $10
Wed, Jun 4 - Sat, Sep 13, 2014
2014 Summer at the Plaza In Albany NY
Empire State Plaza - 240 State Street, Albany, NY
The Empire State Plaza will host tons of free, fun events all summer long, June - September. The festivities will include cultural celebrations, family fun, live music & more.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jun 5 - Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Uncle Marty's Summer Party (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Uncle Marty's Adirondack Grill and Clam Bar
Great Food and Entertainment Planned All Summer Long! Uncle Marty has planned a great roster of local talent for your enjoyment all summer long. Southern Rensselaer County's only Concert Series is worth the drive every time. It offers great music, friendly atmosphere and kid-friendly entertainment. So, before you go home to start the mower, stop at the Adirondack Grill for a great summer event!!
Cost: 0.00
Fri, Jun 6 - Sun, Aug 24, 2014
Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Fenimore Art Museum presents rarely seen Winslow Homer works, offering new insight into the life of one of America's most celebrated artists. "Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life, from the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie" features over 21 original works including oil paintings and delicate watercolors collected by Bartlett Arkell, the founder of the Beech-Nut Packing Company. This marks the first time these exceptional Homer paintings are displayed as a complete collection.
Cost: Adults and juniors (13-64) $12.00. Seniors (65+) $10.50. Children (12 and under) FREE.
Sun, Jun 8 - Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Learn Pure Krav Maga (11:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
Albany Jewish Community Center Albany, NY
FREE hands on demonstration Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:oo pm Registration immediately follows. This is a 15-hour summer progtam for teens ages 14-18. Program runs June 8th & 15th, July 13th & 27th, August 10th & 17th $275 Albany JCC Member/ $300 Guest
Cost: n/a
Thu, Jun 12 - Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Best Bet
Ballston Spa Farmers' Market (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front & Low Streets, downtown Ballston Spa
The Ballston Spa Farmers' Market, sponsored by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, has been serving the local community since 2003. The market is held twice a week in Wiswall Park: Thursdays from 3-6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm, beginning June 12th and ending October 18th. We have added an additional 3 weeks to the end of the season to accommodate for late season produce. Saturday markets will include music and special children's activities. From June 26-Aug. 28, the Thursday markets are followed by the popular Concerts in the Park series. For more information about the market, contact market chairperson Cyndi Pastore, cyndi@ballston.org.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jun 12 - Thu, Sep 25, 2014
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 wk. Promotions, SNAP/EBT accepted. Our vendors for 2014 are: Barber Family Farm, Bella Terra Farm, Broadway Lunch (famous hot dogs), Buhrmaster Fruit and Produce, Napoli Bakery, Soulicious (soul food and barbeque) and There's No Place Like Home (baked Goods)
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Jun 13 - Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Big Big on the Battenkill Kayak and Tubing (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Big Big on the Battenkill 5827 Rte 313 Arlington, VT
Great way to cool down floating on the Battenkill River with the scenic views of the Green Mountains and farmland. Class 1 rapids so gentle enough for anyone and we provide the life jackets. Roughly only an hours drive from Albany so it makes for a nice day trip or stay at a local bed and breakfast and make it a great over night get away.
Cost: $20 Tubing and $40 kayaking
Fri, Jun 13 - Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Boat Rentals For Your Summer Day (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
South Shore Marina Saratoga Lake 113 Rte 9P, Malta, NY 12020
Enjoy Saratoga Lake, a 40 minute drive from Albany, and rent a boat for 2, 4, or 8 hours! Whether a couple, family, or friends to share the cost, come visit Saratoga Lake and get cooled off in the beautiful water or bring a fishing pole to fish....heck do both!
Cost: Varies on the boat
Sat, Jun 14 - Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Poestenkill Farmers' Market & Craft/Vendor Fair (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
333 NY 351 Averill Park - Algonquin Middle School Lawn
Saturday morning Farmers' Market in Poestenkill NY. 20 minutes from Albany. Easy access off Exit 8 of I90. Produce, eggs, Battenkill Dairy milk, artisan breads, baked goods, jewelry. More to be added. Events planned.
Cost: Free
Mon, Jun 16 - Mon, Aug 25, 2014
Social Media Monday - Valley Cats Game (7:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Each monday home game: Make sure to bring your mobile device to the game to participate in many unique promotions throughout the night! Find us on Facebook & Twitter!
Wed, Jun 18 - Wed, Dec 31, 2014
Live Music at HARVEYS (9:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
HARVEY'S Restaurant and Bar - 14 Phila St
Live Music Thursday Friday and Saturday nights after 9pm, and sometimes starts earlier.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Jun 21 - Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Poestenkill Farmers' Market & Vendor/Craft Fair (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Algonquin Middle School lawn
Weekly Farmers' Market - fresh artisan baked goods, fresh eggs & produce, local honey, Battenkill Creamery milk, Argyle Cheese Factory Greek yogurt & cheddar cheese curds, plants, handmade soaps/lotions, pottery, Amish & primitive handcrafts, kettle corn, local maple products, seasonal produce as available, handcrafted jewelry, avon products, and much more coming as the summer progresses!
Cost: Free
Mon, Jun 23 - Sun, Aug 31, 2014
The Best Happy Hour in Saratoga at Chianti il Ristorante
Chianti il Ristorante, 18 Division Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The best happy hour in Saratoga just got better at Chianti il Ristorante!
Mon, Jun 23 - Sun, Aug 31, 2014
Early Seating and Sunday Menu at Chianti
Chianti il Ristorante, 18 Division Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Eat early and often at Chianti Ristorante in downtown Saratoga? Well they now have some great deals for you! Enjoy 3-course meals for only $19.00 everyday available
Tue, Jun 24 - Tue, Aug 26, 2014
Summertime Tots (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Join the Children's Museum at Saratoga every Tuesday during the summer when they close the upper parking lot and fill it with all sorts of fun activities. Create pavement pictures with chalk, blow bubbles, play with trucks, participate in weekly art projects and play with friends. When it rains meet us in the community room.
Tue, Jun 24 - Tue, Nov 18, 2014
Delaware Community Farmers Market (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
331 Delaware Ave
The Delaware Community Farmers' Market starts again Tuesday, June 24 from 4 to 7 pm in the parking lot of the Public Library at 331 Delaware Avenue in Albany, NY. Shoppers can find affordable vegetables, fruit, honey, eggs, plants, baked goods & jam. Protect the environment, your health and area small farms by purchasing locally grown food directly from the farmer at the Delaware Community Farmers' Market. Food Stamp (EBT) Cards and WIC coupons welcome. The Market will be held every Tuesday through November. Rain or Shine.
Cost: Free
Thu, Jun 26 - Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Best Bet
Ballston Spa Free Concerts in the Park Series (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, downtown Ballston Spa, 39 Front Street
Enjoy your summer Thursday evenings at the Ballston Spa Free Concerts in the Park Series! Thursday evenings, starting June 26 - August 28, enjoy live music in Wiswall Park in downtown Ballston Spa from 6 -8 p.m.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jun 26 - Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Best Bet
Concerts in the Park Series (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, downtown Ballston Spa
The 2014 Ballston Spa Summer Concerts in the Park series takes place Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm in Wiswall Park, from June 26-August 28. We are excited about our line-up of performers this year, which includes some popular crowd favorites and some fantastic new acts! June 26: Sirsy, July3: Ballston Spa Community Band, July 10: Skeeter Creek, July 17: Jump Daddies, July 24: Zucchini Brothers, July 31: Hard Soul, August 7: Ice Cream Social with Union Fire Company Band, August 14: Holly & Evan, August 21: Studio Two, August 28: Wild Adriatic. Click on More Info below for links to performers' websites. As always, the concert series is free to the public, thanks generous sponsorship support.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Jun 27 - Sun, Aug 3, 2014
David Hall- Underwater Photography Exhibition (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
The Photography Center of the Capital District (404 River Street, Troy)
Award-Winning Underwater Photography comes to the Albany Area!
Cost: Free
Sat, Jun 28 - Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Beneath Cold Seas ~ Underwater Photography by David Hall (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Photography Center of the Capital District, 404 River Road, Troy
Forty underwater photographs by David Hall, from his latest book Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, will be on display at the Photography Center of the Capital District, June 27-August 3. Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri hrs: 5-9pm. Sat-Sun hrs: 12-6pm. Closed Weds.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Jun 28 - Sun, Sep 7, 2014
Summer Exposure: Photographic Works by Martin Benjamin, Carolyn Blackwood, Tom Fels, Dana Hoey, and William Jaeger (10:00 AM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Works from five photographers come together this summer at the Albany Institute. The exhibition Summer Exposure offers five different ventures into photographic vision, media, and artistic conception. Each photographer was given the freedom to select the content for his or her own exhibition. For Hoey and Fels that meant focusing on a single series, and for Blackwood, a single theme "elements of place." The content selected by both Benjamin and Jaeger offer retrospective overviews of each photographer's work. In total, the variety of subject matter and photographic media makes for an exciting summer of discovery. (Open during regular museum hours: Wed 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun Noon-5pm, Mon Closed, Tues Registered groups only)
Cost: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $8 Students w/ID; $6 Children 6-12; Under 6 Free; AIHA members Free
Mon, Jun 30 - Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Bachelor/Bachelorette Fitness Activities (8:00 AM - 7:30 PM)
NOA Fitness & Pilates Studio
Fun Fitness classes for Bachelor/Bachelorette parties/special Anniversaries/GIRLS night out etc. Choose from SURFSET, YOGA, BARRE, HIIT, ZUMBA, BOOTCAMP &/or combo MIX type classes...We will create specific themed classes to satisfy your needs...For groups of 4 up to 24, let us create a special experience.
Cost: $15 per person/LOWER for bigger Groups
Mon, Jun 30 - Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Summer Camps at The Arts Center (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Give your child a gift that will continue to enrich them for a lifetime. Send your child to truly unique summer camp. These experiential arts camps offer adventure and learning that not any old summer camp can: All classes are geared toward the skills and abilities of a specific age group. Smaller class sizes allow for deeper instruction and one-on-one time from the instructor. Our well equipped studios at the Arts Center allow children to experience a wider array of artistic mediums than any other camp in the area.
Cost: Varies depending on class
Tue, Jul 1 - Sun, Aug 31, 2014
Dave & Buster's Fantasy Football Draft Party (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Dave & Buster's
Host your 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Party at Dave & Buster's! We have everything you need, food, drink, power cards, draft cards, and game day coupons! Call 518-313-4507 for more info.
Cost: $29.99 per person
Tue, Jul 1 - Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Tang's Library Programs
The Tang Teaching Museum’s traveling program to libraries will feature a hands-on art project in keeping with the libraries’ science theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!”
Tue, Jul 1 - 31, 2014
Find Waldo in Saratoga!
Participating Businesses
Join the Northshire Bookstore in a month-long scavenger hunt for our tricky friend Waldo!
Fri, Jul 4 - 31, 2014
Live Harness Racing-Saratoga Casino and Raceway (6:45 PM)
Saratoga Harness Track
Celebrating our 73rd year of Harness Racing. Watch the action from the rail, clubhouse or enjoy trackside dining in Fortunes and wager right from your table! Call 800-727-2990 x5750 or email groups@saratogagaming.com to book a special event in Fortunes today! Visit us online for more information and a full 2014 racing schedule. 12:45 Matinee post time on Sundays July 6 and 13 6:45 post time on July 3-5, 10-12, and 17th. 7:05 post time July 18-19, 22-26 and 29-31.
Cost: No Cover
Fri, Jul 4 - Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Greenfield's Farmers Market (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Middle Grove Park, Middle Grove, New York
Farmer's Market featuring Live Music and Special Events. Local produce, jams, jellies, locally raised grass fed meats, eggs, pickles, baked goods, honey, dinners to go. We also have Pa's Pistols Hot Dogs while you shop. Playground for the kids, and rest rooms. Great local event for everyone. Come check us out ! Sponsored by the Town of Greenfield Historical Society.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 - Sun, Jan 4, 2015
Opener 26: Jeff Sonhouse: Slow Motion
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
The first solo museum exhibition devoted to Sonhouse’s work, Opener 26 brings together a selection of the artist’s paintings from 2003 to the present, including several recently created pieces that will be shown for the first time at the Tang.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 - Sun, Jan 4, 2015
Opener 27: Beverly Semmes: FRP
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
The Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) by New York-based artist Beverly Semmes includes drawings, video, ceramics, and illuminated glass forms that are suspended throughout the gallery. At the heart of the exhibition is a collection of works on paper that features rough gestural applications of ink and paint that conceal and reveal the body as depicted in pornographic magazines.
Sat, Jul 5 - Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Elevator Music 27: Kamau Amu Patton
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Elevator Music 27 features a new work by New York based artist Kamau Amu Patton at the Tang Museum.
Sat, Jul 5 - Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Masked at the Tang
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
The exhibition features photographs, prints, and sculpture from the Tang Collection by artists Marina Abramovi?, Nayland Blake, Jeanne Dunning, Phyllis Galembo, Daniel Gordon, Nancy Grossman, Yasumasa Morimura, Lillian Mulero, Eduardo Paolozzi, Man Ray, and Laurie Simmons.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 - Sun, Jan 4, 2015
Tang Museum presents ''I was a double'' (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Skidmore College's Tang Museum presents "I was a double", featuring a multi-layered group exhibition/composition that interweaves music and art, on July 5. The exhibition is co-curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Jul 5 - Sat, Aug 30, 2014
Ice Skating Lessons (10:45 AM - 12:00 PM)
Albany County Hockey Facility
Stay cool this summer and learn to skate, or polish your skating skills, with the Albany Figure Skating Club's summer Basic Skills skating program. Group skating lessons are being offered on Saturdays from 10:45 am to noon from July 5, 2014 through August 30, 2014 at the Albany County Hockey Facility (830 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211). The program provides ice skating instruction for skaters of all ages and abilities, including recreational, figure skaters, and hockey skaters aged preschool to adult. Previous skating experience is not required. Skaters will have a 30 minute group lesson with qualified instructors, and 30 minutes of skating time to practice their skills or to try one of our new specialty classes. The program will include 6- or 9- week options. Detailed information about the programs and registration forms are available on the Albany Figure Skating Club's website.
Cost: varies
Mon, Jul 7 - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Summer Camp (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Latham - Calvary United Methodist Preschool
Camp for children 3 - 6 years old. Sign up for one week or all six. A different theme every week. Call or See link for more information!
Cost: $100/ week or $90/ week for 3 or more weeks
Mon, Jul 7 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Congress Park Walking Tour (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs Visitor Center
What: History, Legends, Lore & More Where: Departing from the Visitor Center @ 297 Broadway When: 10:30am - 12:00pm daily from July 7th - September 1st Cost: $5.00 per person, children under 12 FREE 200 years of History in 90 minutes! Join our knowledgeable guide & taste the world famous mineral waters in Congress Park just as society's elite did in the 1800's. No reservations required.
Cost: $5.00 per person under 12 FREE
Mon, Jul 7 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Mondays: All Day Happy Hour! (4:00 PM)
The Wine Bar
Every Monday of the summer is Happy Hour all day/night! $4 wines, $3 beer, $8 specialty cocktails and $5 appetizers!
Tue, Jul 8 - Fri, Aug 1, 2014
First Night Saratoga: Seeking Artists!
Don't miss your chance to be a part of a Saratoga tradition! Saratoga Arts is currently seeking artists to participate in this exciting, family friendly event on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Accepted artists will receive a stipend from Saratoga Arts. Application deadline: August 31, 2014.
Wed, Jul 9 - Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Small + Seductive: Contemporary Art from the Albany Institute's Collection (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History and Art
Small and Seductive includes several sculptural works by artists Dennis Byng, Benignia Chilla, Larry Kagan, and Paul Mauren. Though small in size, their jewel-like color, pattern, and intricate detail captivate. Compelling contemporary art need not always be of sizable dimensions as this exhibition proves that small can be seductive!
Cost: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $8 (must present ID), Children (6-12) $6, Children (under 6) Free, Members Free
Fri, Jul 11 - Sun, Aug 31, 2014
2014 Saratoga Polo Tournament Season (5:30 PM)
Saratoga Polo Field, Bloomfield Road
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. 2014 Polo season runs from 7/11 - 8/31.
Cost: $20-$50
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 - Mon, Jul 13, 2015
Art Omi Weekend (6:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JULY 12-13th On Saturday, join us for a new offering as we lead private tours of selected artist studios. At night, enjoy Dinner and Dancing on the lawn of Omi with delicious food, spectacular views of the Catskills, and dancing to exuberant live music. If you can't make the dinner, join us at our After Party from 9 PM - Midnight. Rural Intelligence hailed the last 2 year's dinner/dances as "one of the top 10 parties of the year." On Sunday, a buffet Country Brunch takes place in the same outdoor, tented location overlooking The Fields Sculpture Park. The brunch is followed by a short walk down the road for the much anticipated Open Studio Tours, where visitors will see the work the artists have been making for the last four weeks. Event Locations: Studio Barns - Corner of County Route 22 and Letter S Road, Ghent, NY Ledig House - 59 Letter S Road, Ghent, NY
Cost: Price varies.
Sat, Jul 12 - Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Shuttle to a Summer of Country (4:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
The Barrel Saloon
This Summer arrive to your country concerts in style on The Barrel Salon's Shuttle Bus which seats 20 people so get your tickets SOON, because once they are sold out they are GONE! Tickets are only $20 and included transportation to and from SPAC on your desired show date. These trips are always a blast and sell out super fast, so the sooner the better. Don't worry about parking, finding a DD, and all the other responsibility that comes along with driving.. LET US DO THAT FOR YOU!! The Bus will leave The Barrel Saloon 1.5 hours before the concert and you will receive an informative email before departure. Park you car in our large parking lot for FREE. You can bring your own beverages on the bus along with a small cooler and chairs TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED TO: July 12th Countryfest bus will leave at 8am August 3rd Rascal Flatts August 17th Luke Bryan August 24th Zac Brown Band August 29th Jason Aldean
Cost: $20 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shuttle-to-country-music-concerts-tickets-11698517581
Sat, Jul 12 - Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Macedonia Baptist Church Summer Music and Arts Academy (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Macedonia Baptist Church, 26 Wilson Ave., Albany 12205
This is the 3rd year of the Macedonia Summer Music and Arts Academy. The Academy is designed to provide instruction in a variety of musical and performing arts areas: voice, music sightreading, liturgical dance, public speaking/acting, and instruments: guitar, bass guitar, strings, drums (basic/advanced), and keyboard (basic/advanced). NOTE: The Academy meeting on 4 Saturdays. On 7/12 it runs between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. On 7/19, 7/26 & 8/2 the Academy runs between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon.
Cost: $5.00 for 4 Saturdays of classes
Sat, Jul 12 - Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Family Saturdays at the Tang (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
The Tang also offers children ages 5 and older a chance to express their creativity in the museum through its Family Saturdays programs. These free programs use current exhibitions as a starting point to give children (and their adult companions) the opportunity to express their creativity in fun and inspiring ways.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Jul 14 - Fri, Aug 1, 2014
ACPHS Summer Science Camp (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The 2014 Summer Science Camp program at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers elementary school and middle school students access to a unique summer camp. Each one-week session will help students learn about a science in a way that is engaging and fun -- all while they experience what life is like on a College campus! The cost of the camp includes all activities, field trips, daily breakfast and lunch, snacks, and a t-shirt.
Cost: $210.00 per week
Thu, Jul 17 - Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Meet the Dark Horse after the Race Course (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Impressions of Saratoga
Meet Upset, the head spokesequine and mascot for Impressions of Saratoga’s new brand of merchandise “The Dark Horse”. Upset will be available for a meet and greet outside Impressions of Saratoga.
Fri, Jul 18 - Fri, Aug 29, 2014
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Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet! Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample numerous craft beers produced exclusively by New York State breweries. As many as a dozen breweries from New York State will be featured throughout the meet. The tasting will be held each Friday from noon to 4p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion, located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Box Office on Union Avenue. Admission is $20 and includes 20 sampling tickets.
Cost: $20 admission
Fri, Jul 18 - Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Get Pop-Cultured at Barnes & Noble!
Colonie Center, Barnes & Noble
Celebrate Comic Books, Movies and More with Barnes and Noble. From July 18 through August 10, visit Barnes and Noble at Colonie Center as they celebrate popular entertainment with special events including Batman Day, Frozen Friday: Cool Off With Olaf!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Day and MORE!
Fri, Jul 18 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Saratoga Race Meet 2014 (11:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Race Course
The true 150th year at it's current location
Cost: $5 General Admission / $8 Clubhouse
Sat, Jul 19 - Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Malady-Art Exhbit (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
We are barraged with images of people taken to display their best features and enhance their beauty. Conversely, Philip J Palmieri's paintings illustrate the unglamorous human face behind many medical maladies.
Cost: Free
Sat, Jul 19 - Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Fence Select (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is also pleased to announce the opening of Fence Select. This show is an exhibit of pieces chosen from the Fence Show: 2014. Robert R. Shane, Ph.D., Art History & Criticism, served as this year's juror for the Fence Show and identified 42 adult and 13 student works to represent the Fence Select.
Cost: FREE
Sat, Jul 19 - Sun, Aug 31, 2014
''Ghost Ranch'' Photography Show (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
Coffee Planet 100 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY
An exciting, color saturated print exhibit of the very landscape that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe, by award winning Fine Arts photographer,Sue Clark. "Ghost Ranch."
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Jul 19 - Sat, Aug 30, 2014
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Lord & Taylor Fashion Saturdays (10:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
This weekly event is designed to highlight the tradition of style and glamour in thoroughbred racing.
Sun, Jul 20 - Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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Taste NY: Food & Artisans (10:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Returning for the 2014 summer meet, Taste NY: Food & Artisans is a lively on-track market of up to 19 food and artisan vendors featuring products made exclusively in New York State.
Mon, Jul 21 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
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Berkshire Bank Family Mondays
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 - Thu, Dec 31, 2015
HARVEY'S Mon to Fri Happy Hour (3:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
HARVEY'S Restaurant and Bar - 14 Phila St
Happy hour Monday to Friday 3-6.30pm join us for special drinks promotions and offers.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Tue, Jul 22 - Fri, Sep 12, 2014
Harness Racing Memorabilia on Display (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs City Center
The City Center’s lobby is filled with several local treasures for residents and visitors to enjoy this summer. Currently on display are the Saratoga En Pointe ballet shoes and the “Saratoga Surrender” bronze on loan from the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield. The newest edition to the space is a harness racing exhibit from the Saratoga Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Admission in free.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Tue, Jul 22 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
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Saratoga Wine Tour - Summer 2014 (1:00 PM)
Various locations in Saratoga Springs, NY
After your day at the track is over, there is plenty to do in Saratoga Springs! Not sure what to do on Tuesdays, when the track is "dark"? We have a fun solution!
Cost: $35 per person
Wed, Jul 23 - Wed, Dec 31, 2014
Harvey's Trivia Night (8:00 PM)
HARVEY'S Restaurant and Bar - 14 Phila St
TRIVIA NIGHT EVERY WED NIGHT AT 8pm
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Jul 23 - Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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International Heritage Series (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Wednesday, July 23 is the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jul 24 - Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Taste NY: Wine & Cheese (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet – Taste NY: Wine & Cheese will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample varietals of wine from numerous New York State wineries for $30.
Cost: $30
Sat, Jul 26 - Sat, Aug 2, 2014
2014 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair
Cobleskill, NY
The 2014 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair takes place July 26 - August 2, 2014. There will be fun for all ages with tractor pulls, parade, fireworks, demo derby live music and more!
Sat, Jul 26 - Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Rhythm Workshop with Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
RohanRhythm Studio - 1004 Northwood Ct NY, 12309
Discover South Indian percussion with critically acclaimed Indian musician and entrepreneur, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy! In this exciting workshop, Rohan will use traditional Indian drums and vocal percussion techniques to lead an exploration of India's sacred Carnatic music.
Cost: varies by lesson
Sun, Jul 27 - Sat, Aug 16, 2014
AjkunBT at The Egg (7:30 PM)
Empire State Plaza P.O. Box 2065 Albany, NY 12223
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the Ajkun Ballet Theatre Company will perform REVOLUTION, the contemporary ballet by Leonard Ajkun, to greet its Capital Region's audience and dancers from Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain, South Korea, Portugal,Turkey, Uruguay, and throughout the US. The performance will be open to the general public and will offer the opportunity to meet AjkunBT and Community Artists involved in the residency.
Sun, Jul 27 - Fri, Aug 8, 2014
C-R Productions KIDS Musical Theater Summer Camp (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
C-R Kids Performing Arts School
For ages 6-10! C-R Productions is on a mission to bring the theater experience to children and young adults of all ages this summer. All camps will fill up so don't wait. Register today! All Singing...All Dancing...All Acting. • KIDS CAMP (AGES 6­-10) JULY 28­-AUGUST 8 • JUNIOR CAMP (AGES 11­-16) AUGUST 4-­15 • Monday-­Friday ­ 9:00am-­3:00pm Or sign up for theater classes, voice lessons or college prep assistance. Check out our website or call us at crkids.org or call 237-­5858.
Mon, Jul 28 - Fri, Aug 15, 2014
C-R KIDS MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER CAMP (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
C-R Kids PErforming Arts School, 9 Laura Drive, Cohoes, NY 12047
All Singing...All Dancing...All Acting. 60 hours of summer fun! Monday-Friday - 9:00am-3:00pm. Each camp culminates in a performance of a musical for family and friends on the Cohoes Music Hall stage. Campers work with Professional Camp Counselors, Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors and Designers. ALL CAMPS ARE AIR CONDITIONED!
Cost: $450 for 2-week Camp
Mon, Jul 28 - 31, 2014
KidzArt - Cirque Des Arts! (Ages 6-12) (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Schenectady County Community College, 78 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305
Blast off into the world of art - circus style. This unique opportunity will have young clowns under the big top and join the circus! Trapeze, high wire, dancing elephants, and face painting all are part of the thrill of the KidzArt Circus. Young artists will develop their skills in drawing, sculpture, print making and more during this week long carnival. Friends and family are invited to join us at our end of camp art show one Thursday, July 31st at 4pm. Find out more about this camp at Colonie.KidzArt.com or call (518) 479-9888
Cost: $115
Mon, Jul 28 - Fri, Aug 1, 2014
KidzArt - Jungle Safari (Ages 6-12) (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Schenectady County Community College, 78 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305
Join us on a safari of fun. Learn about the jungle and all its little creatures from things that creep and crawl to things that jump and roar. Create a portfolio of masterpieces as you explore new and different techniques in art. Build a sculpture. Paint a canvas. Share your talents and discover new ones. Find out more about this camp at Colonie.KidzArt.com or call (518) 479-9888
Cost: $135
Mon, Jul 28 - Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Beat the Heat! (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM)
Funplex Funpark. 589 Columbia Trnpk, E. Greenbush, NY 12061
Beat the Heat with a buy one get one free bumper boat ride! Also check out our ice cream float special at Lickety Split, and also $1 off any purchase of $5 or more at the Boat House Grill!
Tue, Jul 29 - 31, 2014
Artful Mornings: Patterns, Patterns, Patterns (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Discover the world of pattern making with us! We'll get inspired by the patterns on glasses, vases, and dishes in the Albany Institute's collection and try out our own designs with techniques like scraffito. We'll also enjoy printmaking, clay, and other art media. Ages 6-12. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $60, non-members; $45, members
Wed, Jul 30 - Tue, Aug 5, 2014
Saratoga Springs Bike Share Week (10:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
Registration is located at the Downtowner Motel
Saratoga Springs will be hosting a one-week trial bikeshare in partnership with the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) from *Wednesday, July 30-Tuesday, August 5*. As bike share programs grow in popularity across the US and beyond, this is an opportunity for Saratoga Springs to try out a program that is believed to increase choices for transportation, promote public health, and contribute to a higher quality of life and the economy.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Jul 30 - Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Register for a space at our charity yard sale! (12:00 AM)
Albany SuperStorage
Don't forget to register for your space at our charity yard sale! Details as follows: Albany SuperStorage is hosting an indoor charity yard sale to benefit Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. Saturday, August 23 7AM-12PM -- rain or shine. Free to shop, $20 to sell ($10 for current tenants). Light refreshments for sale. All proceeds will be donated to IPH. Money you make from the sale of your belongings is yours to keep. Contact Albany SuperStorage at (518) 434-1906 to register.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Jul 30 - Mon, Dec 1, 2014
Masters of Nostalgia Every Wednesday at One Caroline (7:00 PM)
One Caroline Street Bistro 1 Caroline Street Saratoga Springs
Masters of Nostalgia Every Wednesday at One Caroline Bistro
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Groovestick @ Nanola (9:00 PM)
Nanola, 2639 Route 9, Ballston Spa
Cost: Free
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Open Mic - All Ages at Caffe Lena (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
This open mic is for all styles of music and spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you'll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer.
Cost: $3.00 Door
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Chef's Challenge (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Excelsior Springs, adjacent to the Marriott, Saratoga Springs
We invite you to join our upcoming celebration, Chef's Challenge taking place in July of this year. Chef's Challenge will feature a parlayed culinary competition on Thursday, July 31st at the new Excelsior Springs in Saratoga. Regional restaurants will sample showcase their signature dishes for Chef's Challenge guests in competition for our People's Choice title.
Cost: General Admission $60
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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Alive at Five: Wild Adriatic and Grand Funk Railroad (5:00 PM)
Corning Preserve Boat Launch
See Wild Adriatic and Grand Funk Railroad at Alive at Five. Attendees of Alive at Five can also sample an array of summer favorites such as ice-cold beer, fresh squeezed lemonade, cotton candy and delicious BBQ from some of the area's favorite local vendors. Join us in the fun and music of this wonderful series that is a signature event and a summer staple in the Capital City of Albany, New York. It's free!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
TS Ensemble at The Horseshoe Inn Bar and Grill
1 Gridley St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
What better to do on a hot summer day than bet on some horses, have a few drinks, and listen to some awesome live music? Come enjoy all this and more at The Horseshoe Inn Bar and Grill! Tonight-TS Ensemble! See you all there.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Rich Ortiz Live at Harvey's (7:00 PM)
14 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Come enjoy a night of live music in beautiful downtown Saratoga! Rich Ortiz will be playing live at Harvey's( formerly known as the Irish Times). Get your dose of good beer, good food, and good music at Harvey's! See you all there.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Hard Soul (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village's historic downtown. The concerts are held amid our lovely Wiswall Park gardens on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers' Market. This year's concert season runs from June 26th through August 28th, once again offering a diverse line-up of talent. Upstate New York's own Hard Soul made their debut in late 2011, showcasing their take of what songwriter-driven rock n' roll music should be all about. Channeling the guitar & lyrical stylings of Thin Lizzy, the hooks of The Beatles, and the emotion of Oasis, the band is bringing back vintage rock with a modern-flare. The mighty Hard Soul delivered their debut LP 'Heart of Plaster', featuring 10 brand-new guitar-driven tracks inspired by life on the road, heartbreak and sacrifice, and the search for a place to call home, all set to a mighty back-beat with heartfelt lyrics soaring over a classic-rock inspired soundscape.
Cost: Free
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Chef's Challenge (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Excelsior Springs, adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott, Saratoga Springs
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region's 3rd annual Chef's Challenge; two culinary competitions, one culinary treat for all!
Cost: $60 General Admission, $110 Honorary Committee
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Barbershop on Broadway (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Various locations downtown Saratoga Springs
The award-winning Racing City Chorus will entertain visitors and outdoor dining guests with four-part a cappella barbershop harmonies with sidewalk mini-concerts at various downtown Saratoga Springs locations on Thursday evenings during the Thoroughbred race meet. Check out racingcitychorus.org for exact times and venues. Sponsored by Boca Bistro, The Stadium Cafe, Crafters Gallery, Max London's, Mrs. London's, Circus Cafe, The Crown Grill, Kilwins, Northshire Bookstore, and The Olde Bryan Inn.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Putnam Den Presents Half Step (9:30 PM - 1:00 AM)
Putnam Den
Grateful Dead tribute act, HalfStep continues their Thursday night residency at Putnam Den.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Making Jam, Jelly, and Fruit Leather (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ballston Spa
Pre-registration required by July 29. Using fresh fruit, you’ll make jam and jelly, and learn how to dehydrate fruit. Learn about the interplay of fruit, acid, pectin and sugar in making jellied products. Participants will take home a preserved product.
Cost: $20
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Boutiques of Manchester Design Outlets at the Track (7:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Clubhouse Porch, Saratoga Race Track
The boutiques of Manchester Designer Outlets will be at Saratoga Race Course on alternating Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 25, entertaining guests with informal modeling 7 to 9:30am on the clubhouse porch.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Scotty Mac + The Gold Tops @ The Icehouse (8:00 PM)
70 Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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Taste NY: Wine & Cheese (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet – Taste NY: Wine & Cheese will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample varietals of wine from numerous New York State wineries for $30.
Cost: $30
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Al Bruno @ Seven Horse Pub (8:00 PM)
Seven Horse Pub
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Find Waldo in Saratoga Party! (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs
The month-long scavenger hunt for our tricky friend Waldo comes to a close! Head to the Where's Waldo party at Northshire Bookstore for a grand prize drawing!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Jet Crash Billy @ The Mill (6:00 PM)
The Mill, 2121 Route 9, Round Lake, NY,
Great Food, Drink and Dancing at this Great Club In the Clifton Park Area
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
A. P. Smithwick Memorial (Steeplechase) and Evan Shipman (NYB)
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
World Cup Soccer Clinics - FREE (5:30 PM - 6:45 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment. Please register in advance by emailing with your son or daughter's name and age. Ages: Boys and Girls ages 7-13 Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays Clinics 5:30-6:45pm, Pick-up 6:30-8pm Dates: July 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, August: 19-21, 26 and 28
Cost: FREE
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
World Cup Soccer - pick up soccer games (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment. Please register in advance by emailing with your son or daughter's name and age. Ages: Boys and Girls Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays Clinics 5:30-6:45pm, Pick-up 6:30-8pm Dates: July 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, August: 19-21, 26 and 28
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Paint HUMMING A TUNE at Saratoga Paint and Sip LATHAM (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
http://www.saratogapaintandsip.com/event/813/Humming-a-Tune
Tonight we're painting the gorgeous HUMMING A TUNE and we'll be talking birds and painting and sipping and partying! Register on our website calendar and reserve your seats! With a little help from us artist pals (and wine), you'll go home with a flowery/hummingbird-y masterpiece painted by YOU!
Cost: $38
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Up All Night at Rookies Sports Bar (9:00 PM)
Rookies Sports Bar 1526 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY
Up All Night returns to Rookies Sports Bar for another amazing night of music starting at 9PM. Who knows what giveaway's will be tossed out to the crowd this time. You had to be at Rookies last time to understand.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 1 - 2, 2014
Lila & the Obsessions (9:00 PM)
Bedrock Inn, 3132 N. Thompson Street, Schenectady, NY 12306
The Obsessions are a 3 piece plus female vocalist Classic FUN party band, featuring Lila Lynn Laguna on vocals.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Smirnoff Sorbet Caress
Fri, Aug 1 - Sat, Sep 27, 2014
State of the City: Lost and Found (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
137 East Avenue Rochester, NY 16404
State of the City 2014 features monumental installations by Ron Klein (Philadelphia, PA) and The Shua Group (Jersey City, NJ), each encouraging us to think differently about our surroundings. Shua Group creates movement based artworks which encourage deep listening, human exchange, and spatial and perceptual transformation. Ron Klein's complex and varied installations grow out of his pseudo-anthropological creative practice.
Cost: Non-Member $2 / Members Free
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
1st Friday (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History and Art
The Albany Institute of History & Art will be open FREE to the public as part of 1st Friday Albany. Visitors are welcome to explore our galleries and museum shop.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 1 - 2, 2014
Ballston Spa Film Festival (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
ballston Spa High School/Iron Springs Park
The Ballston Spa Film Festival presents short films from across the country and around the world, including student films. Screenings at Ballston Spa High School and Iron Springs Park.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
The SKY Family Celtic Revival Concert (7:00 PM)
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 49 Killean Park, Albany, NY
Celtic Revival! ECMA nominees The SKY Family will be performing their high energy Celtic dance and Gospel production Celtic Revival!
Cost: Free Will Offering
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
ARTIST TALK Small + Seductive: Contemporary Art from the Institute's Collection (6:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History and Art
Join us to hear artists talk about their work. Confirmed artists as of July 30, 2014 are Fern Apfel, David Austin, Carol Caruso, Katharine Kreisher, Harold Lohner, Willie Marlowe, and Doretta Miller
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
'Tute for Tots: Rainbows (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Let's explore color! Together we'll find rainbows in the galleries and learn what colors are in rainbows. We'll make our own bright beautiful rainbows to bring home. Ages 3-5, with an adult. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $8 non-members; $6 members
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
''Big Night'' Dan DiNicola Memorial Little Italy Film Festival (8:15 PM)
More Perreca's Italian Kitchen, 33 North Jay Street, in Schenectady's Little Italy
Friday, August 1, at dusk, . Outdoor Movie. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food available. Rain date, Saturday, August 2. "Big Night," is one of the great food movies of all time, is a witty drama with, a pair of brothers trying to succeed in the restaurant business. Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) have journeyed from Italy to New Jersey in the mid-1950s, determined to make a killing with an authentic Italian restaurant, The Paradise. But their food is a bit too authentic.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde Album Release (9:00 PM)
339 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde will be celebrating the release of their second album "Fruit of Hope" in their hometown. Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde combine powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock.
Cost: $10.00
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet! Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample numerous craft beers produced exclusively by New York State breweries. As many as a dozen breweries from New York State will be featured throughout the meet. The tasting will be held each Friday from noon to 4p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion, located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Box Office on Union Avenue. Admission is $20 and includes 20 sampling tickets.
Cost: $20 admission
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
An Evening with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet (8:00 PM)
Universal Preservation Hall
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is an exciting jazz group featuring two members of one of America's most accomplished musical families. BBQ features four outstanding musicians: Dan Brubeck on drums, Chris Brubeck on bass & trombone, Mike DeMicco on guitar and Chuck Lamb on piano. Their collective approach to their own compositions and tunes written by the Brubeck Brothers legendary father, Dave Brubeck, have thrilled audiences all over the world. They recently toured Russia selling out the major concert halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg and were also invited to play the biggest jazz festivals in North America including the Monterey, Montreal and Playboy Jazz Festival. After their June 2014 appearance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival the City Newspaper wrote: "Regardless of origin, each piece flowed from the Quartet with impeccable ease. I have never seen an act that felt more at home on stage. Each member's instrument seemed like an extension of his body, and it all came together to create a perfect storm of quick rhythms and complicated chords." Event tickets can be purchased in advance online by going to the Universal Preservation Hall website. Proceeds from the event will go towards the ongoing restoration efforts in the space. This show is proudly sponsored by COOL INSURING AGENCY, INC. in Glens Falls, New York. Promotional support and production assistance for this series have been provided by PROCTORS and 2440 DESIGN STUDIO. More information regarding each performance group can be found at the UPH website.
Cost: $25 In Advance | $30 Day of Show at the Venue
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Comedy Dinner and Show (6:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake, NY
The Clifton Park Elks are hosting a Comedy Dinner and Show on Friday, August 1. The dinner is at 6 PM and the show will start at 8 PM. The show will feature comedians Matt Bergman ("Nobodies of Comedy Tour", Pat Dabiere (The Saratoga Comedy Club") and host Mikael Gregg ("The Syracuse Funny Bone" and "Joke Factory". Dinner menu will be a summer barbecue with pulled pork, ribs and chicken. Tickets are $25 per person. Proceeds will support Elks Charities. Advance reservations required - call 518-877-5200. The Lodge is located at 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake, NY.
Cost: $25 per person
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Putnam Den Presents Lucid (9:30 PM - 1:00 AM)
Putnam Den
Lucid's music is incredibly diverse, playing with fresh takes on multiple genres from blues and jazz to rock, ska and hip-hop. Under 21 $5
Cost: $7
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Wally Hennessey Night (7:00 PM)
Saratoga Casino & Raceway
The Saratoga Harness Horseperson's Association (SHHA) and Saratoga Casino and Raceway will host "Wally Hennessey Night" on August 1, 2014! The event is dedicated to the legendary driver who made his Saratoga debut in 1987. Following the third race of the evening, Hennessey will be honored by world famous horse racing announcer, Tom Durkin.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 1 - 1, 2014
STILLWELL PROJECT (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Latham NY
Live Music
Cost: free
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
The Audiostars at The Horeshoe Inn Bar and Grill
1 Gridley St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
What better to do on a hot summer day than bet on some horses, have a few drinks, and listen to some awesome live music? Come enjoy all this and more at The Horseshoe Inn Bar and Grill! Tonight-The Audiostars! See you all there.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Wood Fired Pizza & High Peaks Band at the Winery! (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
The Saratoga Winery - 462 Rt. 29 West, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Join us this Friday night August 1st from 6-9pm! Live music by High Peaks Band on the deck! Wood Fired Pizza, Salads & Appetizers by Grille 64! Our outside bar the "Drunken Horse Hut" will be open and serving Wine Slushies, Sangria, Ice Cold Beer and all your favorite Saratoga Winery Wines! The fire pits will be lit at dusk! Come see why we are the place to be on Friday nights! No cover charge!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 1 - 1, 2014
Bridal Wars (7:00 PM)
Afrims Sports, Albany Shaker Rd
Bridal Wars is back! 1 bride and 2 friends form a team of 3 and compete to win prizes for your wedding! To register for the event and see a list of prizes please visit eventswithstylealbany . com
Cost: $45 per team of 3
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
UpBeat On the Roof (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Tang Museum Rooftop
"Dana and Susan Robinson" perform old time music on the Tang Museum roof top. Rain location is inside the museum.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo at Caffe Lena (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitar List" for the Wall Street Journal.
Cost: $25.00 Advanced / $27.00 Door
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Techniques of Textile Collage 1: Making a Life Sampler with Kathryn Kosto (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave., Menands N.Y. 12204
In this class, learn techniques of textile collage to create a sampler representing your story. At home fill a show box with an assortment of textiles and related objects: fabric scraps, buttons, broken jewelry pieces, beads, thread, old greeting cards, broken china pieces and anything else that is personal and meaningful to you (due to class space, please keep personal supplies to one box only).
Cost: $20 per person
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Enjoy an outdoor film and Arts Fest as part of August's First Friday in Ballston Spa. Stroll throughout 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.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 1 - 3, 2014
Saratoga Polo - Whitney Cup Tournament (5:30 PM)
Whitney Field
The 116th Saratoga Polo Tournament Season runs from July 11th until August 31st on Fridays and Sundays. For more information, please call (518) 584-8108.
Cost: $20-$50
Fri, Aug 1 - 2, 2014
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2014 Ballston Spa Film Festival
Ballston Spa High School Auditorium and Old Iron Spring Park
Whether you're film-maker or just a film-lover, mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Ballston Spa Film Festival (BSFF) taking place August 1 & 2, 2014.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Italian Night - Valley Cats Game (7:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Italian Night (Notte Italiana!) Join us as we turn "The Joe" into an Italian Festival! There will be plenty of spaghetti and baseball!. Presented by Northeast Parent & Child Society
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
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African American Family Day at Empire State Plaza (12:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York
Come celebrate the traditions and contributions of the African American community through music, art and community with special musical guests, inspiring speakers and family-oriented activities for all ages.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
The Lustre Kings Live At Freedom Park! (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia, NY
Don't miss The Lustre Kings LIVE at Freedom Park! This highly-entertaining show is guaranteed to get toes tapping!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Everest Rising (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Hailing from New York's Capital Region, Everest Rising is a tight-knit quartet influenced by folk, jazz, rock and more. Together they create a progressive acoustic sound that is unique yet comfortably familiar. Their pretty melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and expansive, fresh instrumental arrangements take the listener up less-traveled routes.
Cost: $15.00 Advanced / $17.00 Door
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Moe vPie plays The Black Cat Ale House (9:00 PM - 11:45 PM)
25 White Street Cohoes NY
Moe Pie is a 4 piece blues rock powerhouse. The can play dance music transition in to a heartfelt tune that you can get close on. They play everything from John Lee Hooker to Tommy Castro and beyond. This is a show not to be missed
Cost: no cover
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Up All Night at The 21 B Sports Bar (9:00 PM)
21 B Sports Bar 12800 RT 9W Coxsackie, NY
Up All Night starts at 9:00 to finish off the River Side Festival with everyone at the 21 B Sports Bar
Cost: $5.00
Sat, Aug 2 - 2, 2014
Football Game, Minor League Team (7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222
Albany Metro Mallers vs. Lancaster Lightning, 7pm Kickoff at UAlbany Stadium.
Cost: 0.00-6.00
Sat, Aug 2 - 2, 2014
Football, Minor League Game (7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
UAlbany Stadium, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222
Albany Metro Mallers vs. Lancaster Lightning, Kickooff at 7pm
Cost: 0.00-6.00
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Putnam Den Presents Dao Jones (10:00 PM - 2:00 AM)
Putnam Den
Saratoga Native Dao Jones Hip hop show! Under 21 $10
Cost: $1
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Medical Missions for Children Saratoga Gala (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Saratoga National Golf Club
MMFC goes Mad! Medical Missions for Children hosts annual Saratoga Gala to support children in need This year's Gala is Mad Men themed and they encourage everyone to come dressed as your favorite Mad Men character. There will be food, fun, and exciting silent and live auctions
Cost: $150
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Saratoga Springs Pop Warner to Host NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition powered by USA Football (12:00 PM)
Beau Kilmer Field, East Side Rec., Saratoga Springs
Saratoga Springs Pop will host a local competition for NFL Punt, Pass & Kick on Saturday, August 2nd, at 12:00 noon at the Beau Kilmer Field, East Side Rec in Saratoga Springs. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15 and is free. Go to SSPW's website to pre-register.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Sorelle Gallery Sidewalk Sale (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Sorelle Gallery - Stuyvesant Plaza
On Saturday, August 2nd, Stuyvesant Plaza will be having their last sidewalk sale of the summer and everything in the gallery will be on sale 20% less the original value. One day only! This is the perfect time to invest in that painting you haven't been able to get off your mind.
Sat, Aug 2 - Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Sights + Sounds of the Saratoga Region
Saratoga Arts is proud to announce the opening of its annual summer juried exhibition, Sights + Sounds of the Saratoga Region in the Arts Center Gallery from August 2 through September 27.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Sights + Sounds of the Saratoga Region: Opening Reception (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Saratoga Arts, 329 Broadway
Saratoga Arts is proud to announce the opening of its annual summer juried exhibition, Sights + Sounds of the Saratoga Region in the Arts Center Gallery from August 2 through September 27. Join us for an opening reception on Saturday, August 2 from 6-8pm.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
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Lord & Taylor Fashion Saturday (10:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
This weekly event is designed to highlight the tradition of style and glamour in thoroughbred racing.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Big Truck Day (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Avenue Middle School (515 Maple Ave, Saratoga, NY 12866)
Big Truck Day is one of The Children's Museum at Saratoga's primary fundraisers, which allows the museum to offer quality programs and learning opportunities to families throughout the capital region and beyond! This fun event will feature trucks of all shapes and sizes for children to tour.
Cost: $5 per child, $1 per adult
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Meet Bestselling Local Author and Artist Elizabeth Cockey (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
McCartee's Barn (23 Broadway, Salem, NY 12865)
Meet bestselling local author Elizabeth Cockey at a book signing and art exhibition opening at McCartee's Barn: Country Antiques and Fine Art (23 Broadway, Salem, NY 12865, 518-854-3857). Elizabeth will sign copies of her upcoming release, The Reincarnation of Piggy Pie-Pooh: A Dog Trilogy, and debut recent oil and watercolor works featuring Washington County landscapes, townscapes, and farm animals. More info at thepaintedword.info.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
The Dash 5K- Courage and Honor (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Tannersville Lake- Tannersville, NY
Joseph Morabito was KIA June 8th, 2013, and died with courage and honor. Joe was the epitome of a true American. Joe is just one of many Americans who fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice for this great country- and for this, we honor, remember, celebrate and thank him.
Cost: 30.00
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Jill Hughes Body & Soul @ Siros (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Siros
Offering up a mix of music sure to entertain everyone, Jill Hughes, a staple of the Saratoga entertainment scene, is joined by her 8 piece Body & Soul band. Playing a mix of contemporary favorites, Motown, R&B and good old American Rock & Roll, they will have you dancing the night away!
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
2nd Annual Front Street Arts Festival (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Front Street, downtown Ballston Spa
The Strolling Village Artisans present the 2nd Annual Front Street Arts Festival on Saturday, August 2 from 9 am-4 pm on Front Street in historic downtown Ballston Spa. Up to 40 artisans will have handcrafted art, pottery, photography and more for sale. The SVA is an artist cooperative dedicated to supporting arts in the local community and beyond.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, De La Rose, Test, Whitney, and Lure
Sat, Aug 2, 2014
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The $1.5 Million Whitney (1:00 PM)
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Whitney, one of North America’s premier races for older horses on the dirt, will top the card of a blockbuster day of racing that includes five stakes.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Waya
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Artist Signing--Greg Montgomery (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Front Street Home, 6 Front Street
Front Street Home will be hosting a signing by artist Greg Montgomery, Sunday, August 3 from 12-3 pm, in conjunction with the Front Street Arts Festival that weekend. Greg will be signing the new 2014 Saratoga and Travers poster, as well as bringing some of his past popular favorites. See More Info for more about Greg Montgomery.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Taste NY: Food & Artisans (10:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Returning for the 2014 summer meet, Taste NY: Food & Artisans is a lively on-track market of up to 19 food and artisan vendors featuring products made exclusively in New York State.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Bow Ties & Bourbon - Tie One on for the TRF (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Canfield Casino, 1 Congress Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY
Save the date for the annual Bow Ties & Bourbon event, an annual fundraiser benefitting the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the TRF Second Chances program. This years event is on August 3 at Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs.
Cost: $150, Junior Ticket $150
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Rusty Belle with opener Pandafan (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
This delightful, fun Pioneer Valley trio is comprised of Zac Trojano along with brother and sister Matt and Kate Lorenz. They have aggressively eclectic tastes in music--everything from The Beatles to Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin to Tom Waits--which cooks up into something they call Roots-Rock/Junk-Folk. In the words of Dan Bolles of Seven Days, "They're a little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll, a little bit old-timey and a whole lotta weird.
Cost: $16.00 Advance/$18.00 Door
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
The Route Fifty 5 Live At Freedom Park! (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia, NY
With a library ranging from Classical to Broadway and Jazz, Folk to Contemporary, and Renaissance to Rock & Roll, The Route Fifty 5 is sure to please audience members of all ages!
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
A BBQ & BLUES BASH in support of Habitat (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Central Park Pavilion, Schenectady
Join us for an evening of live music by Goin' Back, a steak dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse, and an opportunity to win great prizes. Tickets can be purchased online at schenectadyhabitat.org or by visiting the Schenectady Habitat ReStore located at 115 No. Broadway in downtown Schenectady. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Women Build program at Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County.
Cost: $50 per person - $35 for active volunteers - $10 for children 5 - 10 years of age - Free for children under 5
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Senior Sunday at Corning Preserve (11:30 AM - 2:30 PM)
The Corning Preserve
Senior Services of Albany, an organization dedicated to providing services to older citizens, is hosting their 29th annual picnic for older adults. SSA works to serve the elderly by assisting in various aspects of their life, including transportation, meals, as well as recreation. The picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 3 between 11:30 and 2:30 and is located in the Park at Corning Preserve. The event can only accommodate 100 people, so it is important that you make your reservations by the Monday before the picnic. You can make your reservations by calling Westview Senior Center at 482-2120. The suggested contribution for a full day of food and fun is $4 per person.
Cost: Suggested $4
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
NFL Night - Valley Cats Game (5:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Show your team pride and wear your favorite NFL jersey to the game!
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Rascal Flatts (7:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs
One of country’s biggest names, Rascal Flatts will rock the stage of SPAC with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana.
Cost: TBA
Sun, Aug 3, 2014
Turning Point Invitational Drum & Bugle Corps Show (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Schuylerville High School 14 Spring Street Schuylerville NY
Drum & Bugle Corps Competition Featuring: The Cabelleros, Fusion Core, The Bushwackers, Sunrisers, The White Sabers , Windsor Regiment, Excelsior Drum & Bugle Corps, Centurions. BBQ Meals - Snack Bar - Parade Fesivals & Fire Works!
Cost: 15.00
Mon, Aug 4 - 8, 2014
Fun Time Camp (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Italian American Community Center
Open to Children enterin Grades 1-6. Children will have an exciting, fun-filled day while being introduced to activities and experiences that are rooted in the Italian language and culture. The program activities will include stories, crafts, games, soccer, bocce, and of course the culinary delights of the Italian Cuina (kitchen). Daily supervised swimming in our pool. Child-pleasing, yet healthy lunches and snacks are provided every day.
Cost: $200 per/wk member $220 per/wk non-member
Mon, Aug 4, 2014
Buy One, Get One FREE Wine Tastings! (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
The Saratoga Winery - 462 Rt. 29 West, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Stop into the winery anytime on Monday during business hours (11am-7pm) and receive Buy 1, Get 1 FREE Wine Tastings! We currently offer 16 handcrafted wines to choose from! Take advantage of the savings and find your new favorite wine on Mondays!
Cost: Free Admission
Mon, Aug 4 - 15, 2014
C-R Productions JUNIOR Musical Theater Summer Camp (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
C-R Kids Performing Arts School
For ages 11-16! C-R Productions is on a mission to bring the theater experience to children and young adults of all ages this summer. All camps will fill up so don't wait. Register today! All Singing...All Dancing...All Acting. • KIDS CAMP (AGES 6­-10) JULY 28­-AUGUST 8 • JUNIOR CAMP (AGES 11­-16) AUGUST 4-­15 • Monday-­Friday ­ 9:00am-­3:00pm Or sign up for theater classes, voice lessons or college prep assistance at crkids.org or call 237-­5858.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
NYSS Cab Calloway Division and NYSS Statue of Liberty Division
Mon, Aug 4, 2014
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Berkshire Bank Family Mondays: Mad Science Exhibit (12:00 PM - 4:00 AM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014
WHACK N ROLL CROQUET TOURNAMENT! (3:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
AIM SERVICES,INC. 4227 ROUTE 50, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866
Please join us in our 1st Annual AIM Services, Inc. "Whack & Roll" Croquet Tournament. AIM Services, Inc. is devoted to supplying quality services to 500 Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Residential and Community Based Programs. AIM serves Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties.
Cost: From $ 40.00
Tue, Aug 5 - 7, 2014
Artful Mornings: Snap to It (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Join us as we use the Albany Institute's photography exhibition as motivation in our own work. We'll experiment with transferring images, altering photographs, and found images. Photographs and photography will be the starting inspiration as we take the images into our own hands. Ages 6-12. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $60, non-members; $45, members
Tue, Aug 5, 2014
Kiss and Def Leppard (7:30 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Kiss and Def Leppard - WORLD TOUR 2014 - At SPAC
Cost: $149.50, $89.50, $52.50. LAWN $29.50. LAWN FOUR PACKS: $90.00
Tue, Aug 5, 2014
Tang Tour of student exhibition (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Tour of student exhibition in the Winter Gallery with Celia Caldas, Class of 2014.
Cost: Free
Tue, Aug 5, 2014
Dancers and Dancemakers Film Festival: To Dance Like a Man (8:00 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Identical Cuban triplets Angel, César and Marcos, age 11, are passionate about becoming ballet dancers. Each wants the same thing: to be chosen for a role in an important ballet in Havana. Who will be chosen? Directed by Sylvie Collier. UK. 2011. 58 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 6, 2014
Dancers and Dancemakers Film Festival: Ballet Russes (8:00 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
An intimate portrait of a group of pioneering artists- now in their 70s, 80s and 90s- who gave birth to modern ballet. Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine. Belgium. 2005. 118 minutes.
Cost: Free
Wed, Aug 6 - 23, 2014
Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra is one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, renowned for its distinctive sound and technical skill. The orchestra plays a classical music and repertoire, and also continues to perform exciting programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. Inspired by tradition yet looking to the future, the Philadelphia Orchestra offers a powerful music experience to audiences all over the world.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014
Hair of the Dog at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia, NY
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a performance by Hair of the Dog.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
John's Call
Wed, Aug 6 - 7, 2014
Saratoga Handicapping Challenge
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Battle for supremacy, monetary prizes, and a trip to the National Handicapping Championship at Saratoga.
Cost: All day event
Wed, Aug 6, 2014
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International Heritage Series: Irish-American Day! (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Wednesday, July 23 is the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 6, 2014
Rockin' on the River: Fleetwood Macked (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Green Island Bridge Parking lot, 251 River Street, Troy, New York
Don't miss Fleetwood Macked, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac with opener Brian & Kevin Tiernan at Rockin' on the River!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 6 - Wed, Sep 10, 2014
YoPi ''New Me'' Yoga, Pilates, Nutrition and Meditation 6-Week Class (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Shaker Road Loudonville Fire Department
Through this class, instructors Jim and Anne Marie Tibbetts will blend Pilates and Yoga exercises for strength, flexibility and stability. They will also combine several short intervals of meditation to reduce stress, focus and relax, while offering tips on optimum nutrition teaching (while stretching with yoga). A hand-out will be given in each class to review and practice at home. The fusion of Yoga, Pilates and meditation will help you create a "new me." All exercise levels welcome!
Cost: $30 if received by first class; walk-ins $8 per class
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Annual Ice Cream Social (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front Street
Our favorite traditional mid-summer event, the Annual Ice Cream Social will be Aug. 7, 6-8 pm in Wiswall Park. There will be ice cream, cake, balloon artist Balloon Gal Jenny for the kids and TWICE the musical entertainment by the Union Fire Company Band and the Ballston Spa Community Band! Just a minimal cost for a serving of cake and ice cream. Proceeds go back to the community.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Half Step at Putnam Den (9:30 PM - 1:00 AM)
Putnam Den
Grateful Dead tribute act, HalfStep continues their Thursday night residency at Putnam Den. Under 21 $5
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Barbershop on Broadway (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Various locations downtown Saratoga Springs
The award-winning Racing City Chorus will entertain visitors and outdoor dining guests with four-part a cappella barbershop harmonies with sidewalk mini-concerts at various downtown Saratoga Springs locations on Thursday evenings during the Thoroughbred race meet. Check out racingcitychorus.org for exact times and venues. Sponsored by Boca Bistro, The Stadium Cafe, Crafters Gallery, Max London's, Mrs. London's, Circus Cafe, The Crown Grill, Kilwins, Northshire Bookstore, and The Olde Bryan Inn.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
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Taste NY: Wine & Cheese (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet – Taste NY: Wine & Cheese will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample varietals of wine from numerous New York State wineries for $30.
Cost: $30
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Birdstone*
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Special EQX Event-Vapor Night Club (7:00 PM)
Vapor Night Club-Saratoga Casino and Raceway
THE EQX Miller Lite Concert Series Presents: Wild Adriatic with Special Guests North and South Dakotas
Cost: No Cover
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Making Connections: Autism Program (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Join The Children's Museum at Saratoga for the Making Connections Autism Program on August 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:30pm.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra - An Evening on The Rhine (8:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents An Evening On The Rhine
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Dancers and Dancemakers Film Festival: Dancing Dreams (8:00 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Teenagers perform "Kontakthof" by Pina Bausch. This was the last film and the last interview with the world-famous dancer and choreographer. Every Saturday, 40 students, aged 14 to18, rehearsed under the direction of Bausch dancers Jo-Ann Endicott and Bénédicte Billiet, and under the intense supervision of Bausch herself. This film by Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann documents the process culminating in the opening night performance. Germany. 2009. 92 minutes. German with English subtitles.
Cost: Free
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Alive at Five: Conehead Buddha and Sheila E. (5:00 PM)
Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve
See Conehead Buddha and Sheila E. at Albany's concert series, Alive at Five. Attendees of Alive at Five can also sample an array of summer favorites such as ice-cold beer, fresh squeezed lemonade, cotton candy and delicious BBQ from some of the area's favorite local vendors. Join us in the fun and music of this wonderful series that is a signature event and a summer staple in the Capital City of Albany, New York. It's free!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 7, 2014
Ballston Spa Union Fire Co. Band and Ice Cream Social (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
Please join us for a delightful evening in Wiswall Park as the BSBPA hosts our annual Ice Cream Social, Thursday, August 7th, from 6-8 pm. Enjoy tasty cake, ice cream, coffee and bottled water. Music for the evening is provided by the The Union Fire Company #2 Marching Band, Ballston Spa, made up of volunteers in the fire company, family and friends.
Cost: Free
Thu, Aug 7 - 10, 2014
Windham Mountain Bike World Cup Festival (10:00 AM)
Windham Mountain
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Festival is returning to Windham Mountain August 7th through 10th. This is an exciting, hire energy event that draws visitors from all over the world and brings professional mountain bikers of Olympic caliber to compete. The weekend consists of professional and amateur racing, kids' races, an outdoor concert and downtown Windham Block Party.
Cost: FREE
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
UpBeat On the Roof (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Tang Museum Rooftop
"Jocelyn Arndt" performs blues inspired contemporary-alternative music tempered with elements of jazz on the roof top of the Tang Museum. Rain location is inside the museum.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Dancers and Dancemakers Film Festival: Dancing for Mr. B.: Balanchine Ballerinas (8:00 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Six of George Balanchine's finest stars, Maria Tallchief, Mary Ellen Moylan, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley and Darci Kistler pay a moving tribute to the legendary choreographer and describe how he shaped them as dancers and influenced their lives. USA. 1989. 86 minutes
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Just for Fun: Storycrafters with Word Dances (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Did you ever wonder what goes on in the barnyard when you aren't looking? Join Carapace Farm Puppetry for an illuminating hour of stories, songs, and silliness that will bring new meaning to the phrase, "Ain't nobody here but us chickens".
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Polo Hall of Fame Cup Tournament (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
2 Bloomfield Rd. Saratoga Polo Field
Please join us Friday, August 8th at 5:30 for the Polo Hall of Fame Cup Tournament at Saratoga Polo Field, 2 Bloomfield Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Cost: $20-$50
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Jamcrackers (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
For fans of British Isles and American traditional music, three-part harmony and wholesome fun, the Jamcrackers will be just what you're looking for. Named for the river-drivers who broke up log jams and "got things rolling again," the band features the extraordinary voice and soulful ballads of Peggy Lynn, the rich baritone and original songs of Dan Berggren, and national champion hammered dulcimer player Dan Duggan.
Cost: $16.00 Advance/$18.00 Door
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Up All Night at The Black Bear Inn (9:00 PM)
310 19th St, Watervliet, N.Y.
Up All Night enters Watervliet at The Black Bear Inn for the first time, starting at 9pm.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Best Bet
The Philadelphia Orchestra - An Evening With Yo-Yo (8:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Don't miss the opportunity to see Yo-Yo Ma play cello alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra. Award-winning cellist and icon of the music world, YO-YO MA brings his stunning musical gifts to the Orchestra stage in a performance of two of Tchaikovsky’s most popular and melodious works: the Andante cantabile and his virtuosic Variations on a Rococo Theme.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Friday Paint Club (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
The Living Room, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, NY
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery will present Friday Paint Club, a series of professionally guided classes with a group of aspiring artists who wish to perfect their painting skills. Each class in the series focuses on a specific theme or style of painting.
Cost: $20 per session includes everything
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Best in Show- Watch a Movie with Your Pups to Benefit Out of the Pits (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
All Dawgs Training Services - 30 Railroad Ave, Albany, NY, 12205
Here's a win-win ... come watch the movie "Marley & Me" at All Dawgs Training Services on Friday, July 25th and help the Companion Animal Placement Program!   Admission is $5.00 per person. Concessions (popcorn and soda) will also be available to purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to the Companion Animal Placement Program!   Doors open at 6:30 PM, movie starts at 7pm. Please bring your own chair.   All Dawgs Training Services is located at 30 Railroad Ave in Albany, New York (right off Fuller Road).
Cost: $5 for Admissions
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Fellini's 1/2 Dan DiNicola Memorial Little Italy Film Fest (8:15 PM)
More Perreca's Italia Kitchen, 33 North Jay Street
Outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food available. Rain date, Saturday, August 9. "8 ½" won an Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film, in director Federico Fellini's finest. Marcello Mastroianni delivers a brilliant performance as Fellini's alter ego Guido Anselmi. The film was one of the most influential and commercially successful European art movies of the 1960s and defines what became known as "Felliniesque!"
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
'Tute for Tots: Water (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Water, water, everywhere! Let's see how many pieces of artwork we can find with water in them and create our own fun, watery art! Ages 3-5, with an adult. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $8 non-members; $6 members
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
National Museum of Racing Hall Of Fame
Fri, Aug 8 - 9, 2014
SMASH4 Band (9:00 PM)
Wunderbar & Bistro, 744 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Smash4 is a 3 piece plus female vocals - PARTY rock band! Featuring Lila Lynn Laguna!
Cost: 5.00
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Best Bet
Outdoor Movie in the Park (8:30 PM)
Wiswall Park, Front Street
Families this summer have enjoyed free outdoor movies in Wiswall Park in June and July. Our final movie of the summer will be screened on Friday, August 8 (rain date August 9) at dusk (time approximately 8:30). We're going "retro" this month with 1985's The Goonies. Bring the kids to enjoy this exciting adventure--just as you remember it! Movie snacks from North Star Church and the Kona Ice truck will be on hand.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
The Audiostars at The Horeshoe Inn Bar and Grill
1 Gridley St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
What better to do on a hot summer day than bet on some horses, have a few drinks, and listen to some awesome live music? Come enjoy all this and more at The Horseshoe Inn Bar and Grill! Tonight-The Audiostars! See you all there.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Best Bet
Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet! Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample numerous craft beers produced exclusively by New York State breweries. As many as a dozen breweries from New York State will be featured throughout the meet. The tasting will be held each Friday from noon to 4p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion, located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Box Office on Union Avenue. Admission is $20 and includes 20 sampling tickets.
Cost: $20 admission
Fri, Aug 8 - 21, 2014
Sorelle Gallery Artist Feature: Christine Averill-Green (10:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
Sorelle Gallery - Stuyvesant Plaza
Sorelle Gallery Artist Feature: Christine Averill-Green on display August 8 - August 21.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Paint Summer Sunrise at Art on Tap (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Beer and wine served in studio, and no experience necessary. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
Cost: $36.00
Fri, Aug 8 - 10, 2014
Round Lake Library Book Sale (5:00 PM)
Round Lake Auditorium
Book Sale at the Round Lake Auditorium. 15000 Books. Preview Sale on Friday , August 8 from 5pm to 8pm. Sale continues on Saturday, August 9 from 9 to 5 and Sunday, August 10from 9 to 4. Proceeds benefit the Round Lake Library. Call 899 2733 for information
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Boutiques of Manchester Design Outlets at the Track (7:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Clubhouse Porch, Saratoga Race Track
The boutiques of Manchester Designer Outlets will be at Saratoga Race Course on alternating Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 25, entertaining guests with informal modeling 7:00 am to 9:30am on the clubhouse porch.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Upper Hudson Paddle (10:00 AM)
Sherman Island Boat Launch
Participants will join staff and volunteer leader, Lorraine Skibo, on a leisurely 5.5 mile paddle on a beautiful flat-water reach of the River. This section is dammed at both ends and boasts an undeveloped, forested shoreline.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 9 - 9, 2014
Visions (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
The Laffer Gallery 96 Broad Street Schuylerville, NY 12871
The Laffer Gallery is proud to present Visions, an exhibit featuring artists Victoria Crowell, David Gordon, Donald Saaf, and Julia Zanes. The exhibit will display from August 9 through September 14. The public is invited to join us for our opening reception on Saturday, August 9, from 5 p.m. to 8.pm. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Visions brings together four artists inspired by the visual and the narrative. Whether based in fantasy or folklore, the artists' work depicts unique, creative perceptions of fact and fiction, from the real to the surreal.
Cost: Free to the Public
Sat, Aug 9 - 10, 2014
Big Mean Sound Machine w/ The Big Takeover at Putnam Den (9:30 PM)
Putnam Den
Doors: 8:30pm Show: 9:30pm Ages: 18+ Tickets: $5 at Door (surcharge of additional $5 for under 21) In 2009, Big Mean Sound Machine formed in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both Body AND Brain. The result is a fiery exhibition of artfully conceived dance music that truly is Big and Mean. Today, BMSM comprises a collective of over 15 analog artists spread out over the Northeastern United States, who strive day in and day out to reanimate and reinterpret Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, Fusion and just about everything else, all through a postmodern lens. Anyone who has witnessed The Machine live in action knows that their performances are among the heaviest and the sweatiest. Anyone who has heard their studio releases also knows that they can refine this complex sonic force with maturity and clarity that allows each composition to blossom to its fullest. As of January 2013, their performative efforts have extended to the big screen as well. With the release of DR. IGUANA: LIVE IN THE STUDIO, a live DVD shot at Grammy Award-winning studio Electric Wilburland, the Big Mean Sound Machine adds more critical acclaim to that received from their CD releases, 2012's Marauders, and 2011's Ouroboros. In addition, in 2012 Big Mean released Warrior, a joint effort with vocalist Jay Spaker a.k.a. J-SAN (John Brown's Body, JATAS), and later in 2013, BMSM will be releasing an album with Ghana's Yao Foli "CHA CHA" Augustine (Mosaic Foundation). The Big Mean Sound Machine maintains a busy performance schedule, captivating cities all over the Northeast United States- spreading further each day. For those [like us] who are tired of the status quo, there is good news: THE BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED.
Cost: $5 for 21+
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Annual Clam Steam (12:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will have its annual Clam Steam on Saturday, August 9 from noon to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $40. Including steamed clams, raw clams, potatoes, chicken, sausage, watermelon and MORE!
Cost: $40
Sat, Aug 9 - 10, 2014
Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show
Hadley Luzerne High School
The Hudson River Piecemakers Quilt Show will be on August 9th and 10th at the Hadley Luzerne High School. August 9th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and August 10th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission is $6 or $5 with a canned good for the local food pantry.
Cost: $6 Admission or $5 with a canned good
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Lord & Taylor Fashion Saturday (10:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
This weekly event is designed to highlight the tradition of style and glamour in thoroughbred racing.
Sat, Aug 9 - 10, 2014
SMASH4 Band (8:00 PM)
Kings Inn, 6 McDonald Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304
Smash4 is a 3 piece plus female vocals - PARTY rock band! Featuring Lila Lynn Laguna!
Cost: 5.00
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Robin Mark in Concert (7:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
New Life Fellowship
Irish singer and recording artist, Robin Mark, will present a concert of praise and worship music.
Cost: $15
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Fourstardave Handicap
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Chip in for Veterans (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Exit 17 Golf @ Exit 17N, 1267 Route 9 in Gansevoort, NY
Are you a golfer? Or a golf enthusiast? If you'd like to have some fun and have the opportunity to win some cool prizes, all while showing your support & gratitude for our wounded vets of Iraq & Afghanistan, come out and join us for Chip in for Veterans!
Sat, Aug 9 - 10, 2014
Round Lake Art & Craft Show (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Round Lake Village
This highly anticipated annual event is set up along the Zim Smith trail in the Victorian village of Round Lake, NY. Thousands of people flock to this show to find one of a kind handmade items from local artists, and wander through the beautiful and historic "Village in the Grove". Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 9 - 9, 2014
Sonny and Perley LIVE at Rare Earth (8:30 PM - 11:30 PM)
Rare Earth Wine Bar
The exciting duo of Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau achieves a rare musical symbiosis. The husband and wife team have spent the last several years developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz, Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards, and International Cabaret which has become their musical signature. They engagingly perform the timeless standards of the Great American Songbook such as Berlin, Gershwin and Porter as well as the irresistible Bossa Nova melodies of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Sonny and Perley perform as a duo, trio, quartet or quintet for concerts, festivals, theme shows, intimate cabaret, restaurants, nightclubs and private events.
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Kids' Fest (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Grace Community Chapel, 137 West Milton Road
Grace Community Chapel will hold a Kids' Fest on Saturday, August 9 from 1-4 pm, weather permitting. Bouncy House, Food, Crafts.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra - Cirque de la Symphonie (8:00 PM)
108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Back by popular demand, Cirque de la Symphonie returns to SPAC for an August 9 program. Currently a sell-out show at concert halls across the US, the stunning production features world-record holders, gold medal winners and former Olympians performing acrobatics, aerial feats and astonishing displays of strength uniquely choreographed to classical music masterpieces.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Urban Raid (10:00 AM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
The spectacular downtown course will take racers past some of Albany’s most iconic landmarks including Empire State Plaza, the Capital Building, the Governor’s Mansion and more.
Sat, Aug 9 - 10, 2014
6th Annual DOVER DRAG STRIP NOSTALGIA DRAGS / CAR SHOW (8:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Lebanon Valley Dragway
Relive the Glory Years Of Drag Racing At Our 6th event, Celebrating Historic Dover Drag Strip.Vintage Funny Cars,Gassers,Dragsters Racing Plus A Hot Rod Show. See All the Details At the Forum- doverdragstrip website
Cost: $10. Sat $15. Sunday
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Craft & Flea Market (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
American Legion
This event features many artisans exhibiting handmade items as well as quality gift items. There's something for everyone in the family. Come meet our exhibitors, enjoy the good food and make a day of it!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Chelsea Cavanaugh at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia, New York
Chelsea Cavanaugh live at Freedom Park, part of the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series. Country
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Dance Omi Open Salon (members priority!) (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center, 59 Letter S Road, Ghent, NY 12075
With a diverse group of dancers from all over the world, Omi's Open Salons allow residents to share their individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month. Taking place in the Studio Barns at Omi.
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Festa 5K & Children's 1-Mile Fun Run (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
210 Princetown Road, Schenectady, NY 12306
Looking to run a 5K? Our Lady Queen of Peace will be holding their 2nd Annual FESTA 5K on Saturday, August 9th.
Cost: $20 entry fee
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Five Strings, Five Pickers: Banjo Masters In-the-Round (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Hear the amazing versatility of banjo on old time, bluegrass and contemporary originals. This team has a few lifetimes worth of collective picking expertise! Host Bob Altschuler performs and records with Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass and Dyer Switch. He's been heard on NPR and radio and TV commercials and is a favorite regional banjo instructor.
Cost: $22.00 Advance / $24.00 Door
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
J. Robbins: Something to Dance About (8:00 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Starting his career as a modern dancer, Jerome Robbins began to appreciate the technique involved in ballet, the two of which he merged in his choreography, especially in musical theater. Features many greats from the worlds of Broadway and the ballet. USA. 2009. 120 minutes
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Alloy Orchestra: He Who Gets Slapped (8:30 PM)
MASS MoCA
Perennial MASS MoCA favorite, Alloy Orchestra, returns with a signature live score to the 1924 classic He Who Gets Slapped, the tragic tale of a brilliant scientist who loses his research - and his wife - to a dishonest man and becomes a circus clown with a very peculiar act. The only thing more outrageous than leading man Lon Chaney is Alloy Orchestra's soulful, grinding soundtrack.
Cost: $25 preferred / $15 advance / $20 day of
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Shady Harbor Fireworks Show (9:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina
Donovan's Shady Harbor Marina presents a dazzling summer fireworks show over the Hudson River.
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Piecemakers of Cairo Quilt Show (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Cairo Public Library
The Piecemakers of Cairo Quilt Show- Held annually on the 2nd Saturday in August- In 2014 the show will be held on August 9th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, NY 12413 Featuring beautiful quilts, boutique items for sale made by our members, demonstrations, raffles, vendors and door prizes. You choose the winner of the Viewer's Choice quilt, Viewer's Choice wall hanging and the member block challenge. The theme for this year's block challenge is "Movies". Proceeds from our show help support our many charity projects and member education. Admission donation is $2. For more information please call Debra Steup at 518-622-2270.
Cost: $2.00
Sat, Aug 9 - 10, 2014
Hunter Mountain German Alps Fest! (11:00 AM)
Hunter Mountain
The Hunter Mountain German Festival always brings smiles to the faces of German-Americans and everyone else who attends. The good-time music is sure to get you up on your feet... or at the very least tapping your feet. Traditional German-American foods, Schuhplattler Dancers, plus some new entertainers, plenty of vendors, plus fun activities for the kids. Fireworks Display Saturday Night! Please note that pets are not permitted on the festival grounds.
Cost: $12 for adults, children under 12 FREE
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Up All Night at The Klamsteam Tavern (8:00 PM)
32 Clamsteam Road Halfmoon, NY
Up All Night returns to The Klamsteam Tavern for a night of great music, food and fun.
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 9, 2014
2U (U2 Tribute Band) Live at Harvey's (9:30 PM)
14 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Come enjoy a night of live music in beautiful downtown Saratoga! 2U (U2 Tribute Band) will be playing live at Harvey's( formerly known as the Irish Times). Get your dose of good beer, good food, and good music at Harvey's! See you all there.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
World's Largest Game of Tag in Albany (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
2725 Mariaville Rd, Rotterdam, NY 12306
Have you ever wanted to break a world record? The Guiness Book holds TONS of them, almost too many to choose from! You can be a part of history on August 10 by playing the World's Largest Game of Tag! There's no better way to burn off some calories, relive your childhood, and most importantly-break a world record! Come join the crowd and help rally up the biggest game of tag-EVER.
Sun, Aug 10 - 10, 2014
Howlin' at the Moon Concert: Three Quarter North (7:00 PM)
Mabee Farm Historic Site
This summer, Three Quarter North will return to the Howlin' stage. It's all about the music for these five lads from upstate New York. Their love of bluegrass, combined with creative folk music heritage, leads them to some tasty melodies that sound familiar yet fresh. This accomplished group plays everything from traditional fiddle tunes to complex original pop weaving acoustic and electric influences into an enticing array of sounds. Homegrown and raised on tradition, Three Quarter North exemplifies the best in American roots music. May 14 - Hilltown Ramblers June 13 - Running the River July 12 - Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass August 10 - Three Quarter North September 8 - Washington County Line Bluegrass The Howlin' at the Moon Concert Series takes place in the Dutch Barn at the Mabee Farm Historic Site. Each concert begins at 7:00 with a singer/songwriter opener before moving on to the main act. In case of inclement weather, concerts may be moved into the George E. Franchere Educational Center. The cost is $5.00, and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, please contact Educator/Assistant Curator Jenna Peterson at 518-887-5073, or by email at educator@schenectadyhistorical.org. The Mabee Farm Historic Site is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking in front of the George E. Franchere Educational Center.
Cost: $5.00
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Mop & Bucket Company (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Your wish is their command. That's right! Mopco's riotous scenes, stories and songs are all based on your impromptu suggestions. In residence at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady since 2007, MopCo blends short and long-form improv. They use both tried-and-true formats, such as Theatresports and Spontaneous Broadway, along with original formats, such as Tapestry (free-form theatrical Jazz) and Our Town Today (community-based improv that explores current events and issues).
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Kings of Leon at SPAC (7:00 PM)
SPAC
KINGS OF LEON-WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: YOUNG THE GIANT AND KONGOS TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 25th at 10 AM! TICKETS: $65.50, $39.50, LAWN $29.50. LAWN FOUR PACKS: $89.00. *PLUS FEES, NOT AVAILABLE DAY OF SHOW. Tickets available online at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, select Walmart locations or Charge By Phone at 1-800-745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Tickets subject to applicable fees.
Cost: TICKETS: $65.50, $39.50, LAWN $29.50
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
The Wister Quartet at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia, New York
Has superb musicianship and memorable performances, including those with guest artists Alicia de Larrocha, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Yo-Yo Ma.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
29th Annual Run for the Roses 5K, Nature Walk & Kids' Fun Run (8:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Grafton Lakes State Park
Grafton Community Library sponsoring USATF sanctioned 5K Foot Race, 2.5 Mile Nature Walk & Kids' 1 Mile Fun Run at Grafton Lakes State Park. Walk at 8 am, 5K at 9 am, and Fun Run at 10 am. Register by August 5 for reduced entry fee. All entrants receive a rose, a book and a t-shirt. First 100 registered by August 5 receive a long sleeve t-shirt. Register at finishright(dot)com or download application from library website - graftoncommunitylibrary(dot)org
Cost: varies
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Adirondack and Saratoga Special
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Best Bet
Track Giveaway Day - Tote Bag
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Head over to the track for a FREE Saratoga canvas tote bag!
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Best Bet
Taste NY: Food & Artisans (10:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Returning for the 2014 summer meet, Taste NY: Food & Artisans is a lively on-track market of up to 19 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., so don't miss out!
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
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Saratoga Polo: Zappone Cup (5:30 PM)
2 Bloomfield Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Saratoga Polo will host the Zappone Cup on August 10th at Whitney Field.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Homemade Boat Race (11:30 AM)
Tinneys Tavern
Head to the Homemade Boat Race Day at Tinneys Tavern on Sunday, August 10th!
Cost: $20 per boat payable in advance
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Benefit to Aid Ballston Spa Native (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
50 Pine Road, Saratoga Springs
Knights of Columbus Council 246 will host a benefit to support an alcoholism treatment facility in South America that was founded by Ballston Spa native Rev. William Tracy. Tickets to the benefit are $15 each and may be purchased at the door or after masses at local Roman Catholic churches, including St. Mary's in Ballston Spa. Reservations may be secured.
Cost: $15
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Champlain Canalway Trail Annual Bicycle Tour (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 32, Stillwater
This 28-mile bicycle tour between Stillwater and Mechanicville will follow the scenic Hudson River and stop at sites that highlight the natural, historical, cultural, and recreational resources of our region.
Cost: $12 pre-registration fee/ $15 at the event
Sun, Aug 10 - 10, 2014
The North American Bitcoin Car Giveaway Tour 2014 (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
CT@HB
Want to learn about Bitcoin and digital currencies? How about winning $10,000 worth of Bitcoins or a 2014 Kia Soul? Come check out the North American Bitcoin Car Giveaway Tour 2014 at CT@HB in Albany - Sponsored by Kryptoz and Bitpages.co
Cost: Free
Sun, Aug 10, 2014
Images of Altamont Book Signing/Reception (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Village of Altamont Community Room
Local history buffs, family genealogists, and those interested in historic family homes and their histories will have a new resource when Images of America: Altamont goes on sale at the August 10th Book Signing event in Altamont. Proceeds from the book sales will benefit the Village of Altamont Archive and Museum.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Mon, Aug 11, 2014
Bottle and Can Drive (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Colonie High School (Mug) 1 Raider Blvd. Colonie
Colonie Girls Basketball Booster club bottle and can drive.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Tenski
Mon, Aug 11, 2014
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Berkshire Bank Family Mondays: Leaping Lizards and Rocking Reptiles (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
The first Berkshire Bank Family Monday invites attendees to explore and learn through Leaping Lizards and Rocking Reptiles exhibit!
Mon, Aug 11, 2014
SPAC Chamber Music Festival Opening Night: Gems from Three Centuries (8:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The inaugural season of CMS at SPAC opens with music by a trio of master composers. A stellar cast of CMS musicians, including Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, perform Beethoven’s most brilliant string trio, Barber’s enchanting Souvenirs, and Dvo?ák’s nostalgic Piano Quintet, a moving tribute to his Bohemian homeland.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
SPAC Chamber Music Festival: Instrumental Inspirations (8:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Creative instrumental combinations are a unique feature of this concert which opens with Mozart's ingenious invention, the piano quartet. Hungarian Zoltan Kodály found the perfect palette for his folk-influenced Serenade with two violins and viola, and the precocious teenage Mendelssohn added a viola and a double bass to the supporting cast of the pianist, who plays a virtuoso role throughout.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Irish Night - Tunes for Tuesday - Valley Cats Game (7:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Irish Night, presented by Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival, returns on August 12 as part of the ValleyCats Tunes for Tuesday live music lineup. Hair of the Dog will perform prior to the game, with corned beef & cabbage and Guinness being served as a dinner special.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
String of Pearls (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
With an entertaining repertoire of vintage "girl group" music and a modern vocal jazz style, String of Pearls has sass and musicality in abundance. From the 1930s sounds of the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters to Brazilian, bebop, and pop music, this 3-woman trio has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, the Provincetown Jazz Festival, and in clubs and concert halls in France, Germany, and Japan.
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Movie Tuesdays: Choreographer's Choice: Jamal Jackson with Bill T. Jones: A Good Man (8:00 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Follows acclaimed director/choreographer Bill T. Jones for two tumultuous years, as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career, an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln's Bicentennial. Choreographer's Choice: Jamal Jackson, who introduces the film. USA. 2011. 1 hour 23 minutes
Cost: Free
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Tang Tour of "I was a double" (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Tour of "I was a double" with Dayton Director and exhibition co-curator Ian Berry.
Cost: Free
Tue, Aug 12 - 14, 2014
Artful Mornings: Beautiful Botanicals (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
This week we'll plant some ideas together and watch our art grow! We'll find signs of plant life within the galleries and create our own beautiful pieces of art. We'll paint landscapes and trees, while trying out different perspectives and color schemes. We'll also use natural items in collages and prints. Ages 6-12. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $60, non-members; $45, members
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Live Strong, Live Fun! (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
Union Gables
The Saratoga Regional Y invites you to an entertaining luncheon to support LIVESTRONG at the YMCA!
Cost: 85
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
LGBTQ and Straight-Allied Professionals Networking Event (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Mexican Radio, 325 State St. Schenectady, NY 12305
Join the Pride Center of the Capital Region for the August LGBTQ and Straight-Allied Professionals Networking Event. This month's event will be held at the recently opened Schenectady location of Mexican Radio! Do not miss this chance to network while dining on some of the finest Mexican cuisine around.
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Press Event Announcing New Nature Preserve in Guilderland, NY (10:00 AM)
Bozenkill Preserve
The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is holding a press event at the future site of its new 214 acre preserve near Altamont, NY. This major land acquisition focuses on the Bozen Kill creek, an important tributary of the Watervliet Reservoir. The combination of steep wooded slopes, extensive stream frontage, and accessibility to the Village of Altamont make this a beautiful location for a preserve for all of the public to enjoy. Rain date: 8/13/2014. Parking is limited. Please RSVP.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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International Heritage Series: African-American Day! (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Wednesday, July 23 is the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Troy
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Liz Longley with Opener Barnaby Bright (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
This Berklee College of Music grad with the stop-you-in-your-tracks voice has performed at Newport Folk Festival and taken home top prizes in the nation's most prestigious songwriting competitions, including the BMI John Lennon Competition, Mtn Stage New Song Contest, the International Acoustic Music Awards, and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition.
Cost: $22.00 Advance / $24.00 Door
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Pirate Night - Valley Cats Game (7:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Pirate Night, World Record Attempt, Mark Appel Poster Giveaway
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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Empire State Plaza Food Festival In Albany NY (11:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
Empire State Plaza - 240 STATE ST. ALBANY, NY
Sample foods from around the region while enjoying live music throughout the day. The Empire State Plaza Food Festival, on August 13th, 2014.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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The Philadelphia Orchestra - POPS: On Broadway (8:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
On August 13, SPAC welcomes back New York Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for “On Broadway,” an evening celebrating the music from some of Broadway’s most beloved shows. The Philadelphia Orchestra performs selections from Broadway hits including West Side Story, Carousel, Ragtime, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Smokey Joe’s Café, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and more.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Grand Central Station at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia NY
August 13, Grand Central Station is coming to Freedom Park. Get ready to dance the night away to this amazing band.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Rockin' On The River: Who's Bad- Michael Jackson Tribute Band (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Downtown Troy, NY
From ABC to You Rock My World, no song is forgotten in this electrifying revival of Pop Music's Royal Highness. As the longest running MJ tribute band and the only one that predates his passing, Who's Bad has awed Michael Jackson fans at sold-out shows the world over.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Sand Lake Center for the Arts invites the Public to join them at the Annual '' A Taste of Sand Lake'' (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Sand Lake Center for the Arts
Come join Sand Lake Center for the Arts for the Seventh Annual "Taste of Sand Lake". This year's event will be held on Thursday, August 14 from 6 - 9pm at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake. Participating establishments will be: AJ's Pizzeria, Arlington House, Burden Lake Country Club, Crossroads American Grille, Hannaford of West Sand Lake, LaPerla Ristorante, Lakeview, Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake, Pie Squared, Towne Tavern, Uncle Marty's Adirondack Grill, Young's Pharmacy & General Store. Along with great food, there will be live entertainment, many silent auction items from local area businesses, and featuring a one-of-a-kind live auction item "A Taste of the Adirondacks" provided by local culinary talent, Chris Shaw, who will provide the winning bidder - breakfast, lunch, and dinner in their home for six friends-Adirondack style. Tickets are $50 pp and include food and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available for beer & wine. Make your reservation now at 518-674-2007 or visit the web site.
Cost: $50 pp and include food and non-alcoholic beverages
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra - Yannick Returns! (8:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Yannick Returns! YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN, following a triumphant 2012-13 inaugural season as Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, returns to the podium at SPAC to conduct two stellar programs on August 14 and 15.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Circle Of Life Night - Valley Cats Game (7:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Circle of Life Night / Half-Way to Valentines Day, FIREWORKS
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Jamcrackers (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
For fans of British Isles and American traditional music, three-part harmony and wholesome fun, the Jamcrackers will be just what you're looking for. Named for the river-drivers who broke up log jams and "got things rolling again," the band features the extraordinary voice and soulful ballads of Peggy Lynn, the rich baritone and original songs of Dan Berggren, and national champion hammered dulcimer player Dan Duggan.
Cost: $16.00 Advance/$18.00 Door
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Holly & Evan (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village's historic downtown. The concerts are held amid our lovely Wiswall Park gardens on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers' Market. This year's concert season runs from June 26th through August 28th, once again offering a diverse line-up of talent. Holly & Evan live for the blues. Both from rich musical backgrounds, Holly Taormina and Evan Conway have joined together with drummer Bob Morris, to update the traditions of the Barrelhouse, with their unique and electric style.
Cost: Free
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Dew (NYB)
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
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Taste NY: Wine & Cheese (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet – Taste NY: Wine & Cheese will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample varietals of wine from numerous New York State wineries for $30.
Cost: $30
Thu, Aug 14 - 15, 2014
Mister F at Putnam Den (9:30 PM)
Putnam Den
Doors: 8:30pm Show: 9:30pm Ages: 18+ Tickets: FREE SHOW!! ($5 if under 21) Formed in 2013 from members of Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F is an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving. Having performed at festivals such as Mountain Jam, moe.down, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and snoe.down with their previous bands, members of Mister F are no strangers to the music community. Their first show, March 1st 2013, was very well-received, and they are already taking their show on the road to cities as far as Chicago, IL and Knoxville, TN. "The experience was absolutely different than any band on the scene…they clearly have made it an art of incorporating all talents and reaches of music to compose hardwired songs that will keep you dancing from start to end." -Jenni Wilson, UpstateLIVE
Cost: FREE for 21+
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Barbershop on Broadway (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Various locations downtown Saratoga Springs
The award-winning Racing City Chorus will entertain visitors and outdoor dining guests with four-part a cappella barbershop harmonies with sidewalk mini-concerts at various downtown Saratoga Springs locations on Thursday evenings during the Thoroughbred race meet. Check out racingcitychorus.org for exact times and venues. Sponsored by Boca Bistro, The Stadium Cafe, Crafters Gallery, Max London's, Mrs. London's, Circus Cafe, The Crown Grill, Kilwins, Northshire Bookstore, and The Olde Bryan Inn.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Boutiques of Manchester Design Outlets at the Track (7:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Clubhouse Porch, Saratoga Race Track
The boutiques of Manchester Designer Outlets will be at Saratoga Race Course on alternating Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 25, entertaining guests with informal modeling 7 to 9:30am on the clubhouse porch.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Up All Night at Duffy's Tavern (10:30 PM)
Duffy's Tavern 20 Amherst Street Lake George, N.Y.
Night #2 for Up All Night
Fri, Aug 15 - 17, 2014
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RBC Wealth Management presents the Barrantes Cup Tournament
2 Bloomfield Road, Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Join Saratoga Polo as RBC Weath Management presents the Barrantes Cup Tournament - D.P. Miller Associates Cup at Whitney Field Friday August 15th and Sunday, August 17th.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
The Audiostars at The Horeshoe Inn Bar and Grill
1 Gridley St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
What better to do on a hot summer day than bet on some horses, have a few drinks, and listen to some awesome live music? Come enjoy all this and more at The Horseshoe Inn Bar and Grill! Tonight-The Audiostars! See you all there.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
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Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet! Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample numerous craft beers produced exclusively by New York State breweries. As many as a dozen breweries from New York State will be featured throughout the meet. The tasting will be held each Friday from noon to 4p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion, located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Box Office on Union Avenue. Admission is $20 and includes 20 sampling tickets.
Cost: $20 admission
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Donny ''Elvis'' Romines Fundraiser (6:00 PM)
Saratoga-Wilton Elks
Fundraiser to Support Our Troops - Donny "Elvis" Romines will be hosted by Carol Pingelski at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks on August 15.
Cost: $10
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
John Morrissey (NYB)
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
'Tute for Tots: Rocks (10:00 AM - 11:30 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
This class rocks! Rocks have great textures, and shapes to discover. Join us as we find pictures with rocks in the galleries and we'll have a blast adding rock designs into our own landscape pictures. Ages 3-5, with an adult. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $8 non-members; $6 members
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
''Roman Holiday'' Dan DiNicola Memorial Little Italy Film Festival (8:15 PM)
More Perreca's Italian Kitchen, 33 North Jay Street, in Schenectady's Little Italy
Outdoor movie Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food available. Rain date, Saturday, August 16. Filmed on location in Rome, "Roman Holiday" garnered an Academy Award and propelled Audrey Hepburn's status as a star. Hepburn's character, Princess Anne, escapes her royal retainers and scampers incognito through the Eternal City, meets American journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who, recognizes a hot news story, and pretends not to know who she is. A guided tour of Rome, a few paparazzi type encounters and finally, LOVE!
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Friday Paint Club (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
The Living Room, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, NY
Historic St. Agnes Cemetery will present Friday Paint Club, a series of professionally guided classes with a group of aspiring artists who wish to perfect their painting skills. Each class in the series focuses on a specific theme or style of painting.
Cost: $20 per session includes everything
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Jason Isbell (8:00 PM)
mass moca
One-time Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell writes open -hearted songs full of storm and drama, bursting with personal truths, and echoing with the southern sound of his Alabama upbringing. Last year's Southeastern, his fourth solo record, was a critical success and commercial breakthrough. He's been touring with Ray LaMontagne, Willie Nelson, and Alison Krauss - add a little bit of thunder and that's a good indicator of his sound.
Cost: $24 advance / $30 day of
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
UpBeat On the Roof (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Tang Museum Rooftop
"Heard" performs on the Tang Museum rooftop, blending jazz, classical and world music with the inspiration of the natural environment. Rain location is inside the museum.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Dom Flemons (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from old-time folk music to create new sounds. During the past three years he has played live for over one million people as part of his GRAMMY-winning trio, the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Cost: $22.00 Advance / $24.00 Door
Fri, Aug 15 - 16, 2014
Jamal Jackson Dance Company: Bask in the Shade (8:00 PM - 9:45 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Jamal Jackson's newest work Bask in The Shade is a piece that explores how an individual views him or herself and how that perception is changed when the individual's social circle expands. 
Cost: Free $30/$25 members/$18 students 18 and under
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra - Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women (8:00 PM)
108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Passionately committed to, and passionate about, the work of current day composers and equally committed to showcasing the artistry within the Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Orchestra and Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen in the New York premiere of Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, a multi-media work created by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dan (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
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Fabulous Fillies Day at the Saratoga Race Course
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Join in the "pink" atmosphere as we celebrate women and the glamour they bring to Saratoga Race Course during Fabulous Fillies Day.
Fri, Aug 15 - 16, 2014
Saratoga Children's Theatre Presents: Rent
Skidmore College, Bernard Theater
The three-week teen summer program at the Saratoga Children's Theatre will present Rent this August. If your child is interested in performing, registration is open for summer courses. Show dates/times: August 15 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., August 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
pens today, August 15th! Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
The Lake Series: Lake George & Lake Champlain (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
The Lake Series: Lake George & Lake Champlain focuses on the history, geography, culture, ecology and current issues related to these magnificent lakes that are so integral to Fort Ticonderoga. Attendees learn about these topics through three strands: history, arts/culture, and ecology/current issues. The series takes place on three Saturday mornings during the summer of 2014.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Painting the Sky: A Lesson in Light and Color (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave, Menands NY
This plein air painting class recalls the Victorian era when Impressionist painters stepped out of their studios and into the open sky to capture the light and color of nature. Two sessions offered. Join Artist & Instructor Noreen Powell. $20 Includes Canvas, paint and brushes.
Cost: $20 - Includes canvas, paint, brushes
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra - Celebration of an Artist (8:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Celebration of an Artist
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
The Bluebillies' Gospel Music Revue (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Styled after the old-time "brother acts" (Everly Brothers, Louvin Brothers and Blue Sky Boys), the husband and wife duo of Mark and Mel Guarino have spent nearly 30 years preserving the tradition of close harmony country music.
Cost: $16.00 Advance/$18.00 Door
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Betsy and the ByeGons at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia, New York
Betsy and the ByeGons live at Freedom Park, part of the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series. 60's Music
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Catch the Basket (10:00 AM - 5:00 AM)
Iroquois Indian Museum
CARRIE HILL AND LAURA MITCHELL Carrie and Laura, her aunt/mentor, are Mohawk from Akwesasne Reservation. Basketmaking in their family extends back several generations. Carrie's great grandmother Louise Bigtree Barnes was an accomplished basketmaker whose work was purchased for the Smithsonian's permanent collection.
Cost: $8 adults, $5 children
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Elysian Fields (8:00 PM)
MASS MoCA
Composers Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow are MASS MoCA veterans and NYC indie music stalwarts, weaving dream pop and noir landscapes together for fifteen years and nine records. Always keen collaborators, their past and present bandmates include Thomas "Doveman" Bartlett and everyone in Jeff Buckley's band. Pitchfork touts their "forbidding cocktail dress cool" while others detect a young Serge Gainsbourg in their sultry, hazy delivery.
Cost: $20 preferred / $12 advance / $16 day of
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Annual Airway Benefit Tournament (1:00 PM)
Airway Meadows Golf Club, 262 Brownville Road Gansevoort
4- Player Scramble, Benefactor to be determined, Food, Prizes Betting Hole, Skins Game, Auction
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
4TH ANNUAL REMEMBERING THE FALLEN STARS (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Swineburne Park
The event that we are hosting is the fourth annual "Remembering The Falling Stars". This is to honor all the parents that have lost a child or a loved one to violence in our streets.
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Alabama Day
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
The historic Alabama highlights Saturday's card. The 134th running of the Alabama anchors an outstanding day of racing. Three of the last four Champion Three-Year-Old Fillies have made the Alabama a key victory in their outstanding campaigns.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Alabama and Knob Creek Lake Placid
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar Duck Derby (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Corning Preserve - Jennings Landing
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar invites you to our inaugural Duck Derby and Community Fun Day. We will be launching 5,000 rubber ducks down the Hudson and the winning duck will receive a grand prize of $2,500. Adopt your lucky duck today!
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5K (8:30 AM)
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street
The 12th Annual Jailhouse Rock 5kRace will take place on Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 am at Brookside. The out-and-back course follows Fairground Avenue, beginning at the top of the hill by the Fairgrounds, continuing out to the correctional facility and then circling back. The 3.1 mile course ends with a downhill finish right outside Brookside. This course is USATF CERTIFIED. Only 200 t-shirts available to runners, so register now!Registration rates are $22 per person through 8/12/2014; $27 8/13/2014 through 8/16/2013.  Join with a friend or family member and get a discount! $35 for two entries through 8/12/2014*Entries MUST be submitted together to be eligible and this rate is only valid through 8/12/2014. NOT VALID for day of race registrations. This 5K supports education programs offered to thousands of Capital Region school children and is sponsored by Ballston Spa National Bank. Register online at active.com or download an application from www.brooksidemuseum.org.
Cost: Registration: $22 through 8/12/14, $27 afterwards
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
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Lord & Taylor Fashion Saturday (10:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
This weekly event is designed to highlight the tradition of style and glamour in thoroughbred racing.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
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HOOTenanny! presented by Caffe Lena & Friends of the IBA (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Oliva Vineyards, 2704 State Highway Route 4, Fort Edward, NY
Enjoy an evening of great food, wine, music and friends at HOOTenanny at Oliva Vineyards! Presented by Friends of the IBA and Caffe Lena, you'll be able to sample a gourmet selection of tasty hors d'oeuvres and locally made wine or beer, all while relaxing on a porch overlooking the Hudson River!
Cost: $40/$45 at the door
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Up All Night at Duffy's Tavern (10:30 PM)
Duffy's Tavern 20 Amherst Street Lake George, N.Y.
Final night for Up All Night's 3 night engagement at Duffy's. We will return September 26th and 27th 2014.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Support Group Meeting/Picnic (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany-Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY
Meeting of the YOPD on Saturday, August 16. Program: Dr. Eric Molho, Albany Medical Center, Movement Disorder Center, will give a presentation on the latest clinical Parkinson's research being done at AMC. There will be a question and answer time. In addition there is social interaction, sharing of information, and experiences. Informative and fun. Please join us!" Guests are welcome. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to 783-3492.
Cost: Meeting-Free, Picnic-Bring A Dish to Share
Sat, Aug 16 - 17, 2014
Art Exhibit: New York Nature (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Mount McGregor once boasted an art gallery. Grant Cottage caretaker Martha Clarke was an amateur artist. Professional artists painted images of Grant Cottage and of the mountain itself. For years before and after General Grant's stay there, ordinary citizens flocked to Mount McGregor simply to enjoy its natural beauty. To commemorate Mount McGregor's art history and natural history, a collection of wildlife paintings by Wayne Trimm will be displayed on the Grant Cottage porch the weekend of August 16th. & 17th. Mr. Trimm was trained in science and in art. For 30 years he was art editor of New York's award-winning Conservationist Magazine. His paintings of our region's birds, animals and plants are not only scientifically accurate, they are things of great beauty. August 16th. will be Mr. Trimm's 92nd. birthday. Meet and greet the artist ( and wish him a happy birthday! ) between 1 & 2PM on the 16th.
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 16 - 17, 2014
ILL FUNK BAND (10:00 PM - 2:00 AM)
Latham NY
Come join us and enjoy ILL FUNK Live!!
Cost: $5.00
Sat, Aug 16 - 17, 2014
ILL FUNK (10:00 PM - 2:00 AM)
Latham NY
Live Band ILL FUNK!!
Cost: $5.00
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
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Taste NY: Food & Artisans (10:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Returning for the 2014 summer meet, Taste NY: Food & Artisans is a lively on-track market of up to 19 food and artisan vendors featuring products made exclusively in New York State
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Sword Dancer Invitational and Alydar*
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Carey Institute Pleasures of the Palate Series - A Taste of the Forest (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Carey Institute for Global Good
The Carey Institute for Global Good presents, "A Taste of the Forest: Wild Crafting Mushrooms," the fourth installment of its Pleasures of the Palate Series. The program will have two-parts beginning with a presentation of edible wild mushroom identification, and participants will be served a brunch showcasing a menu of wild mushrooms and complimentary foods. The afternoon session includes a two-hour walk in Partridge Run State Forest with a collection demonstration for culinary use.
Cost: $35.00
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Dance Omi Alumni Share Works-In-Progress at PS21 (2:00 PM)
PS21, Chatham NY
Dance Omi Director Christopher K. Morgan will facilitate a showing of works-in-progress by Alumni of the Dance Omi Residency Program. Using his extensive experience with the Liz Lerman Critical Response Process, Morgan will facilitate an exchange between the artists and the audience. A reception for the dance artists will follow the showing.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Flipsydz (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
It wouldn't be August at Caffe Lena without a night with The Flipsydz! Spanning three generations, The Flipsydz sing "the golden oldies" of the doo-wop era. Along with their fun-loving and beautifully performed songs, they lead the audience down memory lane with recollections of the '50s and '60s street corner doo-wop ensembles of Philly and Brooklyn.
Cost: $16.00 Advance/$18.00 Door
Sun, Aug 17 - 21, 2014
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Travers 1864 Restaurant Week
Participating Restaurants in the Capital Region
Celebrate the Travers 1864 Restaurant Week! The Travers 1864 Restaurant Week offers three-course meals at a great price, in honor of the year of the first Travers.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Brian Patneaude at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia NY
Brian Patneaude is one the best Jazz performers in the Capital District and he is coming to Freedom Park this Summer.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
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5th Annual Wins For Kids Event (12:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Race Track, 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Join us as we support the 5th Annual Wins For Kids fundraising event! This 'On the Rail' event at the Saratoga Race Track is the perfect opportunity for celebrating the accomplishments of the Easter Seals New York community while enjoying an afternoon of live horse racing, exquisite cuisine, silent auction, and networking.
Cost: VIP Ticket: $165 per person / General Ticket: $135 / Youth Ticket: $100
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
SPAC Chamber Music Festival: Monumental Beethoven (3:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
In a performance feat rarely tackled, the technically brilliant Miró Quartet brings together three of the greatest (and most difficult) string quartets ever composed: Beethoven's "Razumovsky" quartets. Written at the height of Beethoven's "heroic period," these unforgettable works demand individual and collective virtuosity possessed by only a handful of ensembles throughout history.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Luke Bryan at SPAC
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
LUKE BRYAN with LEE BRICE & COLE SWINDELL - Part of the 2014 SPAC Country Megaticket.
Sun, Aug 17 - 21, 2014
''The Labor of Liberty: Defending Independence in 1776'' (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
Co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation, this week-long course for teachers takes a hands-on approach to learning about the lives of Continental soldiers. Crew a bateau, cook up rations, help construct a soldiers' hut, create a knapsack, and spend a night in garrison in the Soldiers' Barracks
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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, Aug 18 - 24, 2014
Best Bet
The 2014 Washington County Fair
Washington County Fairground, Greenwhich, NY
Old fashioned family fun is right around the corner! The Washington County Fair, August 18 - 24, will bring great food, music, entertainment, rides, animals and so much more! You just can't do it all in one day!
Mon, Aug 18 - 22, 2014
KidzArt & Amazing Athletes (grades 1-4) (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
St. Kateri School, 1801 Union St. Niskayuna, NY 12309
KidzArt teams up with Amazing Athletes in a week long adventure. Run, jump and glide through a safari of fun! Mornings will be filled with a variety of sports and fitness activities! Children will be introduced to several sports through non-competitive, skill-based activities. The program allows children to build skills at their own pace, and emphasizes patience, team work and builds self-confidence! In the afternoon join us on a safari of fun. Learn about the jungle and all its little creatures from things that creep and crawl to things that jump and roar. Create a portfolio of masterpieces as you explore new and different techniques in art. Build a sculpture. Paint a canvas. Share your talents and discover new ones. Please be sure to pack a lunch, snack and plenty of drinks. *Before and aftercare options available through St. Kateri School. Please call the school office to register for before and aftercare (518) 382- 8225. Register for camp at Colonie.KidzArt.com or call (518) 479-9888
Cost: $135 - $225
Mon, Aug 18 - 22, 2014
Dance Camp - The Musicals (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
eba Theater
Kids will enjoy learning lively dance routines from Musicals such as King Fu Panda, "The Mambo" from West Side Story, The Lion King, The Little Colonel, Grease, and others. Create Costume assessories, Draw Characters, lunch in Washington Park, and perform each Friday. Boys and Girls 7 -12 years old. 2 healthy snacks provided. $250 per week - reduced pricing for multiple weeks-scholarships and financial assistance are available.
Cost: $250 per week - reduction for multiple weeks
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
Best Bet
Berkshire Bank Family Mondays: ''Days Gone By'' (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Summer Colony
Mon, Aug 18 - 22, 2014
Instant Admission Week (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Queensbury Campus
Join SUNY Adirondack for Instant Admission Week from August 18 - 22 for students interested in taking classes in the Fall 2014 Semester.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
HARVEY'S - Steve Candlen (9:30 PM)
HARVEY'S Restaurant and Bar - 14 Phila St
Live Music
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Tue, Aug 19 - 19, 2014
Movie Night in the Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Riggi Theater (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
National Museum of Dance
The National Museum of Dance will be holding its first ever movie night in the Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Riggi Theatre on Tuesday, August 19 at 7pm. Chicago will be playing for a cost of $5 per person or $8 per person including popcorn and water. Event will take place at 99 South Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, any questions please call 518-584-2225 x3012
Cost: $5.00-$8.00
Tue, Aug 19 - 19, 2014
Movie Night in the Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Riggi Theater (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
National Museum of Dance
The National Museum of Dance will be holding its first ever movie night in the Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Riggi Theatre on Tuesday, August 19 at 7pm. Chicago will be playing for a cost of $5 per person or $8 per person including popcorn and water. Event will take place at 99 South Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, any questions please call 518-584-2225 x3012
Cost: $5.00-$8.00
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
Old Friends $1,000 Poker Tourn'y + Benefit (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
The Parting Glass Pub
$1,000 Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament 100% free to enter but with REAL cash paid to top finishers. $1,000 paid that night! Event benefits the OLD FRIENDS AT SARATOGA race horse retirement facility. Pre-register to save time and guarantee a spot: bit.ly/SRo4WC (Also has rules and payout, etc)
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Tue, Aug 19 - 21, 2014
Artful Mornings: Green Art (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Let's get green! We'll see how eco-friendly we can get as we use recycled materials into great new artwork. This week we'll create our own homemade recycled paper and use it to paint, draw, and make collage. We'll also create sculpture, prints, and more using recycled materials! Ages 6-12. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $60, non-members; $45, members
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
World Cup Soccer - pick up soccer games (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment.
Cost: FREE
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
World Cup Soccer Clinics - FREE (5:30 PM - 6:45 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment. Please register in advance by emailing with your son or daughter's name and age. Ages: Boys and Girls ages 7-13 Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays Clinics 5:30-6:45pm, Pick-up 6:30-8pm Dates: July 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, August: 19-21, 26 and 28
Cost: FREE
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
Tang Tour (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Tang Inside/Out with Assistant Director for Engagement Michael Janairo.
Cost: Free
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
One Fine Day (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Union Gables, Bed and Breakfast, 55 Union St., Saratoga Springs
Shelters of Saratoga, providing sheltering and programs to individuals who are homeless and at risk in the greater Saratoga Region, will be hosting their summer fundraiser. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon lawn party with catered light fare, live music by Jeff Brisbane, and a silent auction.
Cost: $60.00 per person
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
Movie Tuesday: Choreographers Choice: Takehiro Ueyama with Frances Ha (8:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
PS21 - The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village
Shot in glorious monochrome and packed with gentle, subtle comedy, Frances Ha is a sweet, could-be-real tale, powered by an excellent Greta Gerwig leading performance. Richard Burns (Ilikedthatfilm . com.) Director: Noah Baumbach. Writers: Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig. Starring Gerwig, Mickey Summer and Adam Driver. Choreographer's Choice: Takehiro (Take) Ueyama, who introduces the film. USA. 2012. 86 minutes. Rated R.
Cost: Free
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Zest, 3 Science Street
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 that morning
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
Chicago & REO Speedwagon (7:30 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Chicago & REO Speedwagon live at SPAC
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
SPAC Chamber Music Festival: Extraordinary Quintets (8:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Miró Quartet plays host to three guest collaborators in an unusual program of diverse quintets. Cellist David Finckel joins the quartet for Boccherini's amazing, avant-garde tone painting of a night on a Madrid street. And CMS proudly welcomes two outstanding musicians from its musical neighbor at SPAC, the Philadelphia Orchestra, for much-loved quintets by Mozart and Weber.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Almost Queen (Queen Tribute) - Rockin' On The River (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Green Island Bridge Parking lot, 251 River Street, Troy, New York
Don't miss out on one of the last concerts at Rockin' on the River of the summer!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Best Bet
Stewart's Shops Ice Cream Eating Contest!
Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga, NY
The coolest way to beat the summer heat, racing fans will come to the Spa spoon-in-hand as they prepare to compete in the ultimate in chilly contests - the Stewart's ice cream eating contest!
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Skeeter Creek at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia, NY
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a live performance by Skeeter Creek.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra - An Evening with Itzhak Perlman (8:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Violin virtuoso and classical music icon ITZHAK PERLMAN makes his highly anticipated return to SPAC on August 20 for the first time since 2007. Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. The winner of 15 Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards, the musician will perform dual roles of soloist and conductor for the performance.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Texas Night - Valley Cats Game (7:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Texas Night: Boots, BBQ & Baseball presented by Dave & Buster’s, plus fireworks.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Together at Twilight Concert: ''Beyond the Borders'' - A Music and Storytelling Interactive Program for all ages (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Voorheesville Public Library
"Beyond the Borders" is a celebration of cultural collaboration with drums, songs and stories. Starting with the haunting sounds of Overtone Singing from Asia and making stops around the world, this musical program celebrates how cultures come together and influence each other. Join us out on the lawn for a musical adventure for the entire family! This program is funded by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.
Cost: Free
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Better Talk Now
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
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International Heritage Series: Asian-American Day! (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Wednesday, July 23 is the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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Taste NY: Wine & Cheese (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet – Taste NY: Wine & Cheese will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample varietals of wine from numerous New York State wineries for $30.
Cost: $30
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Food for Thought - Growing Cities (7:00 PM)
339 Central Avenue 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, Aug 21, 2014
Barbershop on Broadway (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Various locations downtown Saratoga Springs
The award-winning Racing City Chorus will entertain visitors and outdoor dining guests with four-part a cappella barbershop harmonies with sidewalk mini-concerts at various downtown Saratoga Springs locations on Thursday evenings during the Thoroughbred race meet. Check out racingcitychorus.org for exact times and venues. Sponsored by Boca Bistro, The Stadium Cafe, Crafters Gallery, Max London's, Mrs. London's, Circus Cafe, The Crown Grill, Kilwins, Northshire Bookstore, and The Olde Bryan Inn.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
New York Turf Writers Cup (Steeplechase) and Union Avenue (NYB)
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
World Cup Soccer Clinics - FREE (5:30 PM - 6:45 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment.
Cost: FREE
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
World Cup Soccer - pick up soccer games (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment.
Cost: FREE
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Studio Two - Beatles tribute (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village's historic downtown. The concerts are held amid our lovely Wiswall Park gardens on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers' Market. This year's concert season runs from June 26th through August 28th, once again offering a diverse line-up of talent. Studio Two is a Beatles cover band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. These four lads met in a "cellar full of noise" in a town west of Liverpool, in Milford, New Hampshire. By recreating the Fab Four's music, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two performs your most favorite hits that will bring people to the dance floor.
Cost: Free
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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The Philadelphia Orchestra - An Evening with Alisa Weilerstein (8:00 PM)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
American cellist and 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellow ALISA WEILERSTEIN (Aug 21) has attracted widespread attention worldwide for playing that combines a natural virtuosic command and technical precision with impassioned musicianship.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014
Health, History, and Horses Charity Gala (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga
The Health, History, and Horses Charity Gala will be held on Thursday, August 21 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Help support community charity programs in Saratoga, Washington and Warren Counties.
Cost: $60.00 payable to Ladies of Charity
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra: Stéphane Denève, Conductor (8:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
TBD - Stéphane Denève, Conductor
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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16th Annual Travers Wine Tasting (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Fasig Tipton, Senior Services of Albany
The Travers Wine Tasting is one of the region's largest wine and food tastings with more than 400 guests sampling an upscale selection of wines and craft beers from around the world.
Cost: General Admission: $135.00; Junior Professionals (21-35 years of age): $100
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
UpBeat On the Roof (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Tang Museum Rooftop
"Mike Perkins & Friends" perform classic rock from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's on the rooftop of the Tang Museum. Rain location is inside the museum.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Bill Staines (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Now in his fifth decade of delighting audiences on the North American folk circuit, New England troubadour Bill Staines is a folk music legend. His songs, including "River," "Roseville Fair," and dozens more, have become standards, recorded by artists ranging from Nanci Griffith and Jerry Jeff Walker to Grandpa Jones.
Cost: $20.00 Advance/$22.00 Door
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Personal Ensign Invitational and Lord & Taylor Tale of the Cat
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
'Tute for Tots: Trees (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
What can be as lovely as a tree? Join us for a tree-ific time as we find trees in the galleries and "grow" our own tree art. Ages 3-5, with an adult. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $8 non-members; $6 members
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
''My Cousin Vinny'' The final movie of the Dan DiNicola Memorial Little Italy Film Festival (8:00 PM)
More Perreca's Italian Kitchen, 33 North Jay Street, in Schenectady's Little Italy
Outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food available. Rain date, Saturday, August 23. "My Cousin Vinny" deals with two young New Yorkers traveling through rural Alabama who are put on trial for a murder they did not commit, and the comic attempts of a cousin, Vincent Gambini, a newly minted lawyer, to defend them. Much of the humor comes from the contrasting personalities of the brash Italian-American New Yorkers, Vinny and his fiancée Mona Lisa, and the more reserved Southern townspeople. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, and Marisa Tomei.
Cost: Free
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Boutiques of Manchester Design Outlets at the Track (7:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Clubhouse Porch, Saratoga Race Track
The boutiques of Manchester Designer Outlets will be at Saratoga Race Course on alternating Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 25, entertaining guests with informal modeling 7:00 am to 9:30am on the clubhouse porch.
Fri, Aug 22 - 24, 2014
Stephens Chrysler Jeep Dodge Brings a ''Monster'' to Greenwich (9:00 AM)
Stephens Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Greenwich, there's a monster heading your way-a monster truck, that is! From August 22nd - 24th, check out what the excitement is all about when legendary Ram sponsored Monster Trucks, Raminator & Rammunition roll into Stephens Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 2551 State Rt. 40, Greenwich, NY. Check out the power behind the wheels during the daily car crush on August 22 and 24. Guests of all ages are invited to see how they measure up against the towering 5'5'' tires, meet the talent behind the wheel and receive an autograph and photo with a member of the Hall Brothers Racing team. Since 2002, two of the most iconic and most feared opponents in Monster Truck racing have been sponsored by the Ram Truck brand-Raminator and Rammunition - and new for 2014, the Mopar Muscle joins the ranks.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 22 - Thu, Sep 4, 2014
Sorelle Gallery Artist Feature: Lori Eubanks (10:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
Sorelle Gallery
Sorelle Gallery Artist Feature: Lori Eubanks on display August 22 - September 4.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 22, 2014
Saratoga Polo: The Ylvisaker 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. 2014 Polo season runs from 7/11 - 8/31.
Cost: $20-$50
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Charity yard sale benefiting Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (7:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Albany SuperStorage
Albany SuperStorage (44 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202) is hosting a charity yard sale. The event is free to attend. You may register for a space to sell your belongings for $20 ($10 for current tenants).
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
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Lord & Taylor Fashion Saturdays (10:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
This weekly event is designed to highlight the tradition of style and glamour in thoroughbred racing.
Sat, Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Full Gospel Assembly's Family Fun Day (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Full Gospel Assembly
Full Gospel Assembly presents its Annual Family Fun Day open to everyone! Activities include Face Painting, an Obstacle Course, Knife and Hawk Throwing, and enjoy a bite to eat from Iron Pig BBQ!
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Clifton Park Elks Annual Travers Day Chicken Bar-B-Q (3:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Clifton Park Elks Lodge, 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake, NY
On Saturday, August 23 from 3 to 7 PM, the Clifton Park Elks will hold their Annual Travers Day Drive-thru Chicken Barbecue. Dinner includes a half chicken, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, coleslaw, and dinner roll. Price is $9 for pre-registration and $10 pay-at-the-door. The Ladies Auxiliary is also holding a Dessert Bake Sale to satisfy your sweet tooth!! Proceeds benefit Elks youth programs and charities. Call 877-5200 to pre-register the time you will pick up your dinner or feel free to join us in the pavilion to watch the race. The Elks Lodge is located at 695 MacElroy Road, Ballston Lake.
Cost: $9 for pre-registration; $10 pay at the door
Sat, Aug 23 - 23, 2014
Family Fun Day (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Full Gospel Assembly, Corinth NY
Join us for a day of exciting fun and great food! Watch a Blacksmith at work, participate in knife or hawk throwing, run through an obstacle course, or relax and enjoy some Iron Pig BBQ. Other activities include face-painting, carnival games, archery, badminton, horseshoes, a visit from Harmony the clown, taxidermy and other displays, and more! Help support a local charity, Families Helping Families, by bringing school supplies or donations to equip school students with supplies their families can't afford! Visit the Full Gospel Assembly website for an up-to-date list.
Cost: FREE
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Anika and Christopher Denise "Baking Day at Grandma's" (11:00 AM)
Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs
Husband and wife author and illustrator Anika and Christopher Denise will read their new picture book "Baking Day at Grandma's." This charming story is the perfect way to celebrate the special relationship between a child and senior.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Pop Up Museum on GROWTH (8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Gloversville Farmers' Market
A pop up museum is a temporary show created by YOU. We name the theme. You bring something on topic to share. It's that simple. The theme of this pop up is growth. From plants to people, we all grow in different ways. Growth is a part of life, whether it's abstract or physical. Bring something related to how you've grown, or what you've grown.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Joggin For Frogmen 5k (8:30 AM - 12:00 AM)
Albany Riverfront Corning Preserve
Joggin for Frogmen is a 5k chip timed run walk that brings men, women and children together to jog in honor of our Navy SEALs Frogmen and all military Heroes who have sacrificed their lives for us while protecting our country. All proceeds benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation, The 31Heroes Project, and Travis Manion Foundation through their One Team One Fight partnership.
Cost: 35.00 Adults- 15.00 for kids Tadpole Trot
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Firefly5 Festival (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga Race Track
Are you ready for a Party!?? We are!! Join us on August 23rd for the best party in the Capital Region! Be part of the most unique Glow Festival of the Summer or be witness to the Spectacle! Just dont miss it! What are you waiting for!! Register NOW!
Cost: varies
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Ancient Egyptian Gallery (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Exhibition opening day!
Cost: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $8 Students w/ID; $6 Children 6-12; Under 6 Free; AIHA members Free
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Menands Monster Mile & 5K Run/Walk (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Ganser Smith Park, 53 Menand Road, Menands, NY 12204
Join the Capital District Child Care Council at the 1st Annual Menands Monster Mile & 5K Run/Walk to kick off Childhood Obesity Prevention Month and celebrate the Village of Menands' 90th Anniversary!
Cost: $23 per person; Early registration, $20 before July 16; Late/same day registration, $25 after August 16
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Got Peace (1:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
Washington Park
We offer acoustic guitar while using guided imagery, and walking a labyrinth, and sending out the energy of peace...
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Ballerina, Ballston Spa, Ketel One King's Bishop, and Travers Stakes
Sat, Aug 23 - 24, 2014
SMASH4 Band (9:00 PM)
Rookie's Sports Bar, 1526 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, New York 12308
Smash4 is a 3 piece plus female vocals - PARTY rock band! Featuring Lila Lynn Laguna!
Cost: 0.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Spuyten Duyvil (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Spuyten Duyvil's ("SPITE-en DIE-vil") soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, slide guitar, and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music. Recent tour stops include the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts and Musikfest.
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Let's Grow Together Children's Consignment Sale (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Afrim's Sports Colonie Location, 636 Albany Shaker Road
The Let's Grow Together Sale is a semi-annual children's consignment sale, specializing in baby, child, teen, and maternity clothing & merchandise. At our sale, you will find quality new or like-new children's items at amazing prices. Our children grow so quickly, leaving you with items that seem barely used. All items are consigned by local families looking to make extra room at home, and make some money while doing it! We hope that you will join us as a consignor and/or shopper at our Fall/Winter Sale 2014 at the Afrim's Sports Colonie Location. Together, we can make growing up a win/win for everyone.
Cost: Free
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Dance Omi Showing in The Fields (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Omi International Arts Center
Omi's Dance Residents show their finished pieces, created in collaboration with each other while in residence at Omi. Dancers from all over the world come to share ideas with one another and create unique pieces in Omi's International Residency Program. Taking place in the Fields Sculpture Park at Omi.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
6th Annual Come Together for Kaitlin (12:00 PM)
Saratoga Eagles Club at 373 Crescent Ave
Come Together for Kaitlin is a non profit founded in honor of Kaitlin Bowman; a local girl diagnosed at 3 yrs old with a rare and fatal disease called late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. Please come out and show your support for Kaitlin and her family as she is in the fight for her life. Free food and live bands all day. Hundreds of raffle prizes and a 50/50. Bounce house for the kids, face painting and more.
Cost: $20 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
The All Paul Show at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia, New York
The All Paul Show live at Freedom Park, part of the Freedom Park Summer Concert Series. Paul McCartney tribute
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 23 - 23, 2014
11th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Mabee Farm Historic Site
For over a decade, the Arts & Crafts Festival at Mabee Farm Historic Site has brought together craft vendors and artisans from the New York Capital Region and beyond. Featuring the best in local area arts and crafts, the festival includes handmade pottery, wood crafting, handwovens, candles, jewelry, fine arts, painted furniture and much more. Past events have brought in over 50 artists and craftspeople! For vendors interested in participating in this year's festival, please submit the application found on the Schenectady County Historical Society website. For more information, please contact Curator Mary Zawacki at 518-887-5073, or by email at curator@schenectadyhistorical.org. The Mabee Farm Historic Site is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking in front of the George E. Franchere Educational Center.
Cost: $5.00
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
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The $1.25 Million Travers
267 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
This is Saratoga's biggest race - the one the don't want to miss - the 145th running of the $1 million Travers, the "Mid-Summer Derby" for three-year-olds at a mile and a quarter.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Spectacular (8:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
Craft & Flea Market (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
American Legion
This event features many artisans exhibiting handmade items as well as quality gift items. There's something for everyone in the family. Come meet our exhibitors, enjoy the good food and make a day of it!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 23, 2014
25th Annual Saratoga Bridges Day at the Races (11:00 AM)
Carousel Restaurant at Saratoga Race Course
Held on Travers Day at Saratoga Race Course, this event includes premium seating and hospitality with a delicious buffet and beverage service at The Carousel Restaurant. Ticket price includes one complimentary cocktail per person, general admission to The Clubhouse and a Post Parade Program. Join us while we enjoy the thrill of the most exciting day of Saratoga's racing season.
Cost: $140 and up
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
SPAC Chamber Music Festival: Colors of France (3:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
The sensuous and seductive aesthetic of Impressionism is perfectly captured in this program which combines familiar French classics by Fauré and Debussy with incredible works sure to be delightful discoveries for many listeners. Adding to CMS's sonic palette for this program are the charismatic flutist Tara Helen O'Connor and virtuoso harpist Bridget Kibbey, who join three incomparable string players making their CMS at SPAC debuts.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
Let's Grow Together Children's Consignment Sale (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Afrim's Sports Colonie Location, 636 Albany Shaker Road
The Let's Grow Together Sale is a semi-annual children's consignment sale, specializing in baby, child, teen, and maternity clothing & merchandise. At our sale, you will find quality new or like-new children's items at amazing prices.
Cost: Free
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
Blair Crimmins & The Hookers (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
A great choice for fans of The Wiyos, Frank Vignola and Caravan of Thieves. Band leader Blair Crimmins is a time traveler--a music preservationist and playful showman from Atlanta determined to bring Ragtime and 1920's Dixieland Jazz to today's audience.
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Albany (NYB), West Point presented by Trustco Bank (NYB), Yaddo (NYB), Fleet Indian (NYB), Funny Cide (NYB), Seeking the Ante (NYB)
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
AlBANY SPORTS CARD & MEMORABILIA SHOW (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
AlBANY RAMADA PLAZA - 3 WATERVLIET AVE. EXT ALBANY, NY 12206
Over 35 Vendor Booths Featuring a Large Selection of Vintage & Modern Sports Cards, Authentic Autographs, Non-Sports Cards, & Collectible Memorabilia !!
Cost: General Admission: $2.00 : Children Under 12: FREE
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
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Taste NY: Food & Artisans (10:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Returning for the 2014 summer meet, Taste NY: Food & Artisans is a lively on-track market of up to 19 food and artisan vendors featuring products made exclusively in New York State.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
Saratoga Polo: The Ylvisaker 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. 2014 Polo season runs from 7/11 - 8/31.
Cost: $20-$50
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
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Saratoga Showcase Day
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Sunday, August 24 will be dedicated to the best New York-breds as Saratoga hosts the inaugural Saratoga Showcase Day, featuring the Albany, West Point, Yaddo, Fleet Indian, Funny Cide, and Seeking the Ante.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Smart N Fancy
Mon, Aug 25, 2014
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Berkshire Bank Family Mondays: Robotics Demonstration (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014
Because of Winn Dixie- Watch a Movie with Your Pups to Benefit Hearts Herd (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
All Dawgs Training Services - 30 Railroad Ave, Albany, NY, 12205
Here's a win-win ... come watch the movie "Because of Winn Dixie" at All Dawgs Training Services on Friday, August 25th and help Hearts Herd!   Admission is $5.00 per person. Concessions (popcorn and soda) will also be available to purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to the Hearts Herd!   Doors open at 6:30 PM, movie starts at 7PM.  Please bring your own chair.   All Dawgs Training Services is located at 30 Railroad Ave in Albany, New York (right off Fuller Road).
Cost: $5 for Admissions
Mon, Aug 25 - 29, 2014
Dance Camp - The Musicals (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
eba Theater
The Musicals before and after care is available Kids will enjoy learning lively dance routines from Musicals such as King Fu Panda, "The Mambo" from West Side Story, The Lion King, The Little Colonel, Grease, and others. Create Costume accessories, Draw Characters, lunch in Washington Park, and perform each Friday. Boys and Girls 7 -12 years old 2 healthy snacks provided $250 per week - reduced pricing for multiple weeks scholarships and financial assistance are available.
Cost: $250 per week with reductions for multiple weeks
Mon, Aug 25, 2014
7th Annual Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Tournament (11:30 AM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga National Golf Course
Coaches vs. Cancer will again host the Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Classic to benefit the American Cancer Society. The tournament, held at Saratoga National Golf Course, attracts coaches, civic and business leaders and golf enthusiasts that come together to support cancer research and raise awareness.
Cost: $250.000
Tue, Aug 26, 2014
SPAC Chamber Music Festival Season Finale: Beethoven, Tsontakis, and Brahms (8:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
This closing performance of the festival features treasures of the chamber music genre by Beethoven and Brahms, alongside a spirited work by Upstate New York resident and Grawemeyer Award-winning composer George Tsontakis. The globe-trotting Korean-American violist Richard O'Neill makes his festival debut, and CMS Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel return to wrap up the summer season in high spirits.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014
Motley Crue with Special Guest Alice Cooper (7:30 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
Motley Crue with Special Guest Alice Cooper - ALL BAD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: THE FINAL TOUR
Tue, Aug 26 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
2014 Fonda Fair
Fonda, NY
The 173rd Annual Fonda Fair is back for 2014, bringing a range of fair fun! Entertainment includes a talent contest, demolition derby, pageant, animal shows, rodeo, truck pulls and more!
Tue, Aug 26, 2014
Tang Tour of "Opener 26 & "Opener 27" (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Tour of "Opener 26: Jeff Sonhouse" and "Opener 27: Beverly Semmes: FRP" with Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs Rachel Seligman.
Cost: Free
Tue, Aug 26 - 28, 2014
Artful Mornings: Egyptomania (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Let's celebrate this month's re-installation of the mummies! Together we'll learn more about the Albany Institute's mummies, as well as ancient Egyptian symbols, gods, and goddesses. We'll try our hand at some model mummification, as well as experiment in clay and jewelry. Ages 6-12. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $60, non-members; $45, members
Tue, Aug 26 - 26, 2014
Donate Life Capital Region Friendraiser (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Nine Pin Cidery, 929 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
Come enjoy some delicious cider, tour the Nine Pin Cider Works and network all while learning about how you can make a difference and save lives in the Capital Region and beyond. The first 50 people to RSVP will receive a coupon for a free cider! Cash bar to follow. RSVP to Becky Daniels at bdaniels@cdtny.org
Cost: FREE
Tue, Aug 26, 2014
World Cup Soccer - pick up soccer games (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment.
Cost: FREE
Tue, Aug 26, 2014
World Cup Soccer Clinics - FREE (5:30 PM - 6:45 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment.
Cost: FREE
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
P. G. Johnson
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Rockin' on the River: ZOSO - Led Zepplin Tribute Band (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Green Island Bridge Parking lot, 251 River Street, Troy, New York
Don't miss ZOSO, a tribute to Led Zepplin with openers The Troy Music Academy All-Stars!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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International Heritage Series: The history and culture of Saratoga Springs! (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Wednesday, July 23 is the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 27 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
195th 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!
Wed, Aug 27 - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Columbia County Fair
Chatham, NY
End your summer with fantastic fair fun! The 2014 Columbia County Fair will have live performances, including country star, Joe Nichols, demolition derby, tractor pulls, rodeo, and so much more!
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Wild Adriatic at Freedom Park (7:00 PM)
Freedom Park, Scotia NY
Last concert of the 2014 season! Wild Adriatic is a four piece rock band with heavy soul and blues influences.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Game Show Night - Valley Cats Game (7:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Game show night and summer reader night with the Valleycats.
Cost: Advanced $5.50-$10.50 / Day of Game $6.50-$11.50
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Going Green Night - Valley Cats Game (7:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Come help us educate the community on how to protect the environment.
Cost: Advanced $5.50-$10.50 / Day of Game $6.50-$11.50
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Wild Adriatic (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa
This free concert series is a signature event in Ballston Spa and draws hundreds of visitors, as well as residents of the greater Ballston Spa community, to the village's historic downtown. The concerts are held amid our lovely Wiswall Park gardens on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm directly following the Thursday afternoon Farmers' Market. This year's concert season runs from June 26th through August 28th, once again offering a diverse line-up of talent. Three friends seeking to carry forth the torch of timeless rock n roll infused with tons of soul, captivating guitar work, and an impressive live show. Guitar solos? We still remember those. "Flawlessly tight with infectious melodies & tons of soul." - Relix "Full of rocking blues, soul, and depth." - Huffington Post "An act to get behind." - USAToday
Cost: Free
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Taste NY: Wine & Cheese (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet – Taste NY: Wine & Cheese will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample varietals of wine from numerous New York State wineries for $30.
Cost: $30
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Boutiques of Manchester Design Outlets at the Track (7:00 AM - 9:30 AM)
Clubhouse Porch, Saratoga Race Track
The boutiques of Manchester Designer Outlets will be at Saratoga Race Course on alternating Thursdays and Fridays beginning July 25, entertaining guests with informal modeling 7:00 am to 9:30 am on the clubhouse porch.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Barbershop on Broadway (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Various locations downtown Saratoga Springs
The award-winning Racing City Chorus will entertain visitors and outdoor dining guests with four-part a cappella barbershop harmonies with sidewalk mini-concerts at various downtown Saratoga Springs locations on Thursday evenings during the Thoroughbred race meet. Check out racingcitychorus.org for exact times and venues. Sponsored by Boca Bistro, The Stadium Cafe, Crafters Gallery, Max London's, Mrs. London's, Circus Cafe, The Crown Grill, Kilwins, Northshire Bookstore, and The Olde Bryan Inn.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
With Anticipation
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
World Cup Soccer Clinics - FREE (5:30 PM - 6:45 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment.
Cost: FREE
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
World Cup Soccer - pick up soccer games (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Gavin Park, Wilton
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment.
Cost: FREE
Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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Veterans Day at the Race Track
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Race Course will pay tribute to those who have served the country with a special ceremony. All veterans and active duty military will receive free grandstand admission with military ID.
Fri, Aug 29 - 30, 2014
SMASH4 Band (9:00 PM)
Route 66 Pub - 774 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Smash4 is a 3 piece plus female vocals - PARTY rock band! Featuring Lila Lynn Laguna!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Riskaverse
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
'Tute for Tots: Animals (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Albany Institute of History & Art
Join us as we moo-ve on over to the galleries and see how many animals we can find! We'll create our own animal art to bring home as well! Ages 3-5, with an adult. Tuition includes materials and museum admission. Space is limited; advance registration required. Register online at albanyinstitute.org. Scholarships may be available, please inquire.
Cost: $8 non-members; $6 members
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
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Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
A new weekly attraction for the 2014 meet! Taste NY: Craft Beer & Cider will allow track patrons the opportunity to sample numerous craft beers produced exclusively by New York State breweries. As many as a dozen breweries from New York State will be featured throughout the meet. The tasting will be held each Friday from noon to 4p.m. in the Saratoga Pavilion, located inside the entrance to the Reserved Seats Box Office on Union Avenue. Admission is $20 and includes 20 sampling tickets.
Cost: $20 admission
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Saratoga Polo: Veuve Clicquot (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. 2014 Polo season runs from 7/11 - 8/31.
Cost: $20-$50
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Jo Henley (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Boston-based, Schenectady-born trio Jo Henley is a crowd-pleasing ensemble, as evidenced by their winning (by a mile!) the Audience Choice Award at a Caffe Lena street music festival.
Cost: $15.00 Advanced / $17.00 Door
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Diamond Dig - Valley Cats Game (5:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
Spend a girl's night out at "The Joe!" Back by popular demand, have the chance to dig for a diamond after the game!
Fri, Aug 29, 2014
Jason Aldean with Florida Georgie Line (7:00 PM)
SPAC, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY
JASON ALDEAN with FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE. Part of the 2014 SPAC Country Megaticket!
Sat, Aug 30, 2014
Fans for Life Night plus Fireworks - Valley Cats Game (5:00 PM)
Valley Cats Field - Troy, NY
We give thanks to our fans, the best fans! Giveaways all night long!
Sat, Aug 30 - 31, 2014
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Capital District Scottish Games
Altamont Fair Grounds, 129 Grand, Altamont, NY
The 2014 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, Aug 30 - 31, 2014
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Final Stretch Music Festival Weekend (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Downtown Saratoga
Labor Day weekend brings the 2014 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! Don't miss this Final Stretch Music Festival at the Track; then return on Monday for Labor Day 2014 at the races.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Aug 30 - 31, 2014
33rd Iroquois Indian Festival (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY
The annual festival centers on the celebration of Iroquois creativity and self-expression by featuring an all Iroquois Indian Art Market open to Iroquois artists by special invitation only. Both traditional and contemporary arts are showcased. The Sky Dancers from Six Nations Reserve in Ontario will perform traditional Iroquois social dances, and may invite the public out onto the dance floor to participate, as well.
Cost: Free with admission. $10 adults, $5 children.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014
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Lord & Taylor Fashion Saturday (10:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
This weekly event is designed to highlight the tradition of style and glamour in thoroughbred racing.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014
Fire It Up for STRIDE (12:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
STRIDE's SCORE Center, 2182 Route 203, Chatham, NY 12037
Bring BBQ Pitmasters to your backyard grill! This one-day world-class grill & learn fundraising event brings together some of the world's highest ranked pitmasters to share their prized grilling secrets with YOU! Mingle and chat with the celebrity pitmasters as they demonstrate techniques and prepare smoked
Cost: $85 till 8/15 or $95 till 8/29, youth tickets available. Value Pack: 4 for $300 (till 8/15).
Sat, Aug 30, 2014
Run 4 Reese 5K (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Ballston Spa Recreation Field
Come join us as we run for Reese. 13 year old Reese Johnson, a student at Ballston Spa Middle School was recently diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma.
Cost: $20-$30
Sat, Aug 30, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Bernard Baruch Handicap, Forego, Prioress, and Woodward
Sat, Aug 30, 2014
Woodward Day
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
The historic Woodward highlights Saturday's card. The 61st running of the Woodward anchors an outstanding day of racing on the final Saturday of the meet.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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Tom Durkin Day at the Track!
Racing fans are invited to celebrate the legendary career of track announcer Tom Durkin as he calls his final race at Saratoga.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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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 black Saratoga T-Shirt!
Sun, Aug 31, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Glens Falls and Spinaway
Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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Taste NY: Food & Artisans (10:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Returning for the 2014 summer meet, Taste NY: Food & Artisans is a lively on-track market of up to 19 food and artisan vendors featuring products made exclusively in New York State.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014
Saratoga Polo: Alex and Ani Cup (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. 2014 Polo season runs from 7/11 - 8/31.
Cost: $20-$50
Sun, Aug 31, 2014
Susan Elizabeth Phillips "Heroes Are My Weakness" (5:00 PM)
Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs
New York Times bestselling author - and romance superstar - Susan Elizabeth Phillips will read from her new novel - a book packed with her sassy wit and dazzling charm.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Aug 31, 2014
David Wax Museum (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
With a Mexo-Americana combo of Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, this ensemble is fronted by a charismatic Missourian singing tight harmony with a Southern belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey.
Cost: $22.00 Advance / $24.00 Door
Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Stakes Race
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
Hopeful and Saranac
Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Closing Day at the Track
Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Saratoga meet comes to a close. The 2014 Saratoga Race Course meet comes to a close on Labor Day. Live racing resumes at Belmont Park on Saturday, September 6.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014
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Berkshire Bank Family Mondays: Magic Show (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
Fri, Sep 5 - 7, 2014
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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 5, 2014
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First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
September's First Friday will feature sidewalk sales! Stroll throughout 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.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 6 - Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Fort Ticonderoga
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open weekends only starting September 6 - October 19 & open Columbus Day October 13. 10 am - 5 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm)
Cost: n/a
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Malta Business and Prosessional 5K (8:30 AM)
HVCC TEC Smart 345 Hermes Road Malta
The 5th Annual Malta Business & Professional Association 5k will be held Saturday, Sept. 06, 2014 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.
Cost: Free to observers, $25 for runners
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
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Albany's Riverfront Jazz Festival 2014 (1:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Jennings Landing Amphitheatre at the Corning Preserve
Come enjoy Albany's Jazz Festival on September 6, 2014. In it's 13th year, the festival brings acclaimed musical guests, great food and fireworks! And best of all, it's FREE!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Hey Jude - Beatles Tribute Show (7:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
The Boathouse Grille
Cover band, Hey Jude, performs your favorite Beatles hits at The Boathouse Grille. Part of the Shady Harbor Marina summer music series. Come for a buffet dinner, cash bar, and a great time!
Cost: Visit Boathousegrille.com for registration information
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
2014 Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy (12:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Little Italy of Schenectady
A taste of Italy right in the heart of Schenectady! Introducing the 9th Annual Schenectady Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy! Featuring some of Schenectady's most well-known Italian bakeries, restaurants, pastry and spumoni shops; the fest is set for Saturday September 6th 2014 from 12 noon - 9:00pm.
Cost: FREE
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Run For The Horses 5K Run/Walk (8:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Saratoga Spa State Park, Orenda Pavilion
5th Annual Run For The Horses 5K. Run or walk, it is up to you, but be sure to join us Saturday morning, Sept. 6, at Saratoga Spa State Park for a family friendly 5K. All proceeds to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). We are the nation's oldest Thoroughbred sanctuary, saving Thoroughbreds no longer able to compete on the racetrack. For more information please call: 518-226-0028.
Cost: $20 Pre-Registration, $25 Race Day
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Jennifer McMullen Presents a Comedy Show (8:00 PM)
339 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
Jennifer brings another great night of comedy to The Linda with special guest headliner and Brooklyn's finest Andre McSween who's performed in clubs, colleges and casinos all over the US.
Cost: Tickets $15
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Troy on Tap - Beer Festival (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Riverfront Park
The long awaited time has come, Troy is getting its own BEER FESTIVAL!!! The party of the year is going down on Saturday September 6, 2014 in Riverfront Park. Come join us for over 100 brews, live tunes and food trucks!! Tickets on sale NOW!!
Cost: VIP $65 Adv. / GA $40 Adv.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014
12 Years A Slave FIlm and Lecture (1:30 PM)
Voorheesville Public Library
Everyone is welcome to this special free screening and lecture given by historical expert Dr. Clifford Brown, Professor of Political Science at Union College. The movie and lecture are part of a collaborative educational experience for Clayton A. Bouton High School students and will enhance required summer reading. Refreshments will be served during break.
Cost: Free
Sun, Sep 7, 2014
Albany JCC/Dunkin' Run (8:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
340 Whitehall Rd. Albany NY
The 2014 Dunkin Run, hosted by the Albany JCC, is a USATF sanctioned road race. Men's/Women's 5k/10k and 10k Masters Division. Cash prizes awarded. Proceeds to benefit Albany JCC programming and services.
Cost: $33
Sun, Sep 7, 2014
Demi Lovato: World Tour Takes the Stage at Times Union Center (7:00 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany
Demi Lovato brings her World Tour to Times Union Center Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Cost: $19.50-$69.50
Sun, Sep 7, 2014
11th Annual Albany Capital District Walk for Pancreatic Cancer Research (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
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. Online registration guarantees free T-shirt.
Cost: $50 suggested registration fee
Mon, Sep 8 - 8, 2014
Howlin' at the Moon Concert: Washington County Line (7:00 PM)
Mabee Farm Historic Site
The summer's final Howlin' at the Moon concert will feature favorites the perennial favorites Washington County Line Bluegrass. Washington County Line serves up straight-ahead traditional bluegrass, seasoned with bluegrass interpretations of early country, folk, and contemporary tunes. They feature the songs of bluegrass giants such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, and Red Allen, as well as folk music icons and singer/songwriters including Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Paxton, Bob Dylan, and Ralph McTell. May 14 - Hilltown Ramblers June 13 - Running the River July 12 - Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass August 10 - Three Quarter North September 8 - Washington County Line Bluegrass The Howlin' at the Moon Concert Series takes place in the Dutch Barn at the Mabee Farm Historic Site. Each concert begins at 7:00 with a singer/songwriter opener before moving on to the main act. In case of inclement weather, concerts may be moved into the George E. Franchere Educational Center. The cost is $5.00, and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, please contact Educator/Assistant Curator Jenna Peterson at 518-887-5073, or by email at educator@schenectadyhistorical.org. The Mabee Farm Historic Site is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking in front of the George E. Franchere Educational Center.
Cost: $5.00
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Cher- D2K Tour (7:30 PM)
Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany
Brought to the Capital Region by overwhelming demand, Cher will bring her 'Dress to Kill Tour' to the Times Union Center September 11, 2014.
Cost: $39.50-$149.50
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Fashion Night Out Albany (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
90 State Events, 90 state street Albany, NY 12207
Fashion Night Out, Albany 2014 will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 90 State Street.
Cost: 50.00
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Feast of the Fields (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Saratoga National Golf Club
Saratoga P.L.A.N.s Feast of the Fields is a unique culinary event celebrating local farms, chefs, and conservation heroes. The event is held at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Cost: $85.00
Fri, Sep 12 - 13, 2014
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2014 Irish 2000 Festival
Saratoga County Fair Grounds in Ballston Spa, NY
The 18th 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: $16- $30 Adults / FREE Children under 12
Fri, Sep 12 - 13, 2014
Cassandra: The Musical (8:00 PM)
Proctors Theater
Cassandra, The Musical is a sung-through musical that examines how any one person can be a “god” of their day, but no more or no less a petulant child if they live their life out of balance and forget their humanity. These "Gods" include musicians, politicians, religious figures, and corporate titans. It posits that the ancient Greek gods were mortals that had undue influence and power over their contemporaries, as they do today, and without the fear and respect of "mortals," have diminished power over their world. Written by Patrick Longo.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
Up All Night at The Fuller Roadhouse (9:30 PM)
27 Fuller Rd, Albany, NY
Up All Night returns to one of the top venues in Upstate New York Friday September 12th at 9:30.
Cost: $5.00
Fri, Sep 12, 2014
9th Annual Golf Ball Drop- Family & Child Service of Schenectady (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Stadium Golf Club
9th Annual Golf Ball Drop fundraising event benefitting Family & Child Service of Schenectady. 1,000 golf balls drop from a helicopter onto Stadium's golf course. The owners of the 3 balls landing closest to the pin can win.
Cost: $50 Dinner & golf ball; Golf balls sold separately $10 each
Sat, Sep 13 - 14, 2014
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2014 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 hear, but insane by choice! This race benefits the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Cost: $54 - $75 Registration Fee
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Art in the Park (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Congress Park, SS, 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.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 13 - 14, 2014
The Great Village Sell Out in Waterford (8:00 AM)
Waterford, NY
The Great Village Sell Out in Waterford, NY! Dozens of participating residents expected to take part in our annual event. Addresses and sale items will be listed on our website as the date approaches.
Cost: Free
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Fishy Frolic 5K & 10K & 1 Mile Walk (8:00 AM)
Corning Preserve/Riverfront Park
Come join us for some fishy fun! We will have a 1 Mile walk beginning at 8:45 AM followed by a 5K and a 10K, which will both start at 9:30. This is an out and back course and will be timed by ARE. We will have some fun kids activities and age group awards. Proceeds benefit Huntinton's Disease Society of America.
Cost: $25 for 5K and 10K
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
RICHARD BARONE with Special Guest Bell's Roar at The Low Beat (8:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
The Low Beat
Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. Since pioneering the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos, Barone has produced countless studio recordings and worked with artists in every musical style.
Cost: 10.00
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Startup Law Day (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Albany Law School
Albany Law School is offering free legal workshops about early-stage business issues including: formation, raising money, and intellectual property. Interested participants may apply for a FREE legal consultation to take place after the workshops. Apply online. For information and registration go to the Albany Law School website under "Events."
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Craft & Flea Market (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
American Legion
This event features many artisans exhibiting handmade items as well as quality gift items. There's something for everyone in the family. Come meet our exhibitors, enjoy the good food and make a day of it!
Cost: Free Admission
Sat, Sep 13 - 14, 2014
Living History Weekend: Lodging as the Nature of the Campaign will Admit - Building Soldiers' Huts in 1776 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
Watch soldiers of the Continental Army build huts at Ticonderoga just as they did 238 years ago on this ground. See exciting new research into the living quarters of these soldiers come to life in this weekend-long building project. The Ticonderoga peninsula was already an old battlefield and encampment site by the summer of 1776 when American soldiers began digging in to block a British invasion southward.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
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Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration At The Plaza (5:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Convention Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with this fourth annual event. Attractions include performances by local dance troupes, musical entertainment, Latin arts and crafts and food vendors.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 13, 2014
2014 Capital Region Walk for Children w/Apraxia of Speech (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saratoga Spa State Park - Warming Hut
An awareness and fundraising walk will be held September 13, 2014 at the Saratoga State Park. Apraxia is among the most severe speech and communication problems in children. Affected children have difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the tongue, lips, jaw, and palate that are necessary to produce clear, intelligible speech. All proceeds will benefit Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America. The organization raises awareness; provides support, information and education; and funds and supports CAS research. Locally, efforts are ongoing to raise awareness and funding to assist those affected by Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
Cost: $20
Sun, Sep 14 - 14, 2014
FROZEN coms to Rollarama! (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Rollarama Skating Center, 2710 Hamburg St. Schenectady, NY 12303
Meet Elsa and Olaf in person! Have your picture taken with them! Merchandise giveaways all session long, music from Frozen will be playing too! Dress as YOUR favorite FROZEN character and you could end up on Rollarama's facebook cover photo!
Cost: $6.50 admission, $3.50 skate rentals
Mon, Sep 15 - 15, 2014
The Fedullo-Catena Golf Classic (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Schuyler Meadows Club, Loudonville, NY
All proceeds benefit the children and families served by St. Anne Institute, a private voluntary, non-sectarian not-for-profit residential and community-based treatment center located in Albany, NY. Your participation in the St. Anne Golf Tournament enables us to provide hundreds of children and families in crisis with a wide range of programs and services to help them achieve their full potential academically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Cost: $195.00
Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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, Sep 16, 2014
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Location TBD, Host: Ballston Spa Education Foundation
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 that morning
Tue, Sep 16 - 16, 2014
Women of Excellence Unplugged
Presented by the Women’s Business Council. Women of Exellence Unplugged will feature our 2014 award recipients -- Dr. Meng-Ling Hsiao, Dr. Linda Richardson, Renee Abdou-Malta, Amy Johnson, Curran Streett, Carol Nieckarz, and Ashley Jeffrey -- in an up-close-and-personal panel discussion. Moderated by Benita Zahn, this program will allow WBC members to get to know this inspiring and accomplished group of women more personally.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Schenectady Job Fair (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Job seekers, you won't want to miss this! On September 17th, 2014 hosted by Capital Job Development Group will host the Schenectady Job Fair, taking place at Proctor's.
Thu, Sep 18 - 21, 2014
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Adirondack Balloon Festival 2014
Glens Falls & Queensbury, NY
Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 42nd Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 18 - 21, 2014.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
''Burgoyne's Campaign of 1777: The Second Stage'' Bus Tour (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
This day-long bus tour includes Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Jane McRea's grave, Bennington Battlefield, and more with historian Michael Gabriel and tour coordinator Bruce Venter.
Sat, Sep 20 - 21, 2014
Saratoga Showcase Of Homes Weekend 1 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
14 homes throughout Saratoga County
The Saratoga Builders Association invites you to the 19th 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: Starting at $20
Sat, Sep 20 - 21, 2014
Annual Fall Book Sale (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Voorhessville Public Library
Friends of the Voorheesville Library Fall Book Sale.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Pilates for Franklin Community Center (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
18 Division St. Suite 203 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
"Pilates for a Purpose" is part of our Community Outreach Program. This is a 50 Minute Pilates Mat Class suitable for all levels. There is no fee for the class. Donations will be accepted for a different non-profit organization each week. 100% of the donations will be given to the non-profit.
Cost: FREE! Donations Accepted
Sat, Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Center for Vascular Awarenss Gala (7:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
Hall of Springs
We invite you to help support the Center for Vascular Awareness in their continued mission of vascular health and awareness education. Please join us in celebrating an evening of dinner, live music, casino games, and silent auction. Your contribution will help support the valuable programs we offer.
Cost: $150
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Bike MS: Hudson River Ramble (7:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Birch Hill Catering, Schodack
Join the National MS Society in Bike MS: Hudson River Ramble, the cycling event that takes participants through rolling hills and picturesque farmlands of the Capital Region. With routes ranging from 10 to 100 miles, cyclists of all abilities are able to participate in the day.
Cost: $25 Registration Fee
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
11th Annual Walk & 5K Run for Autism (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Central Park, 500 Iroquois Way, Schenectady, NY
The 11th Anniversary Walk & 5K Run for Autism -- on September 20, 2014 at Central Park, Schenectady. Dedicated to increasing awareness of the issues faced by children and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Call the Autism Society for further information (518) 355-2191
Cost: $25 for Runners, Free for Walkers
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
9th Annual Tom Indiano Memorial Ride (10:30 AM - 2:30 PM)
Italian American Club 247 Grand Ave Saratoga
9th Annual Tom Indiano Memorial Ride SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014Italian American Club 247 Grand Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY Rain or Shine \
Cost: $20pp
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Derrick Horton and the Jay Street Band (8:00 PM)
339 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
Derrick Horton and the Jay Street Band brings its pop/r&b flavored "Motown and More" show to The Linda.
Cost: $12.00 Students with ID- $6.00
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
City Center's 30th Anniversary Family Fun Day (10:00 AM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs City Center
Celebrate at the City Center’s 30th Anniversary Family Fun Day! The event is free and open to the public. Some of the highlights include a National Guard rock-climbing wall, bounce houses as well as a petting zoo and pony rides. Be sure to save the date and bring your family and friends! The City Center is thrilled to have another occasion to “Bring People Together”!
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
11th Annual Walk & 5K Run for Autism (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Central Park, 500 Iroquois Way, Schenectady, NY 12309
The 11th Anniversary Walk & 5K Run for Autism -- on September 20, 2014 at Central Park, Schenectady. Dedicated to increasing awareness of the issues faced by children and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Call the Autism Society for further information (518) 355-2191
Cost: $25 for Runners, Free for Walkers
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
The Saratoga Palio Melanie Merola O'Donnell Memorial Race (7:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
Saratoga Springs -- race ends at HIgh Rock Park
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: 5k $25/Half marathon $50
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Public Tours at Yaddo Gardens this September! (8:30 AM - 6:00 PM)
Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
This September, Yaddo Gardens opens its doors to the general public for the first time since 2011 and only the sixth time in history. Tours will be offered that feature sites on the private portion of the estate not ordinarily available to the public.
Cost: $50.00
Fri, Sep 26 - 26, 2014
A Night of Exquisite Tastes (6:00 PM)
Mohawk Golf Club, 1849 Union Street Schenectady
Guests at "A Night of Exquisite Tastes" will enjoy fine wine and spirits, gourmet foods from some of the area's finest restaurants and a selection of premium cigars to benefit Make-A-Wish? Northeast New York and its wish-granting program. This benefit is both a networking and social event. Last year the event drew almost 300 people, and raised over $300,000
Cost: $135 each, including a collection of fine cigars, or $75 each without cigars
Fri, Sep 26 - 29, 2014
Up All Night at Duffy's Tavern (10:00 PM)
Duffy's Tavern 20 Amherst Street Lake George, N.Y.
Up All Night will be playing again for the best venue in the Adirondacks, Duffy's Tavern, for their 2nd engagement of this year.
Cost: Free
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
Wine, Dine and Fine Cigars - A Night of Exquisite Tastes (6:00 PM)
Mohawk Golf Club
Gourmet food, fine wine, spirits, and premium cigars will be the stars of the evening to benefit Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York and its wish-granting program.
Cost: $150, $75 without cigars
Fri, Sep 26 - 28, 2014
Hemmings Motor News Concours D'Elegance (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga Automobile Museum
Go to Saratoga Automobile Museum website for more information.
Cost: $15.00
Sat, Sep 27 - 28, 2014
Saratoga Showcase Of Homes Weekend 2 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
14 homes throughout Saratoga County
The Saratoga Builders Association invites you to the 19th 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: Starting at $20
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Operation: Big Wheels for Heroes (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Colonie Center Mall Sear's Parking Lot
Bestpass Inc. will be holding Operation: Big Wheels for Heroes, a 'touch-a-truck' event to benefit Wreaths Across America - a charitable organization dedicated to honoring America's veterans during the Holiday Season and throughout the year. Operation: Big Wheels for Heroes will be open to the public and will take place on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Sear's parking lot at Colonie Center Mall. We encourage you to join us for an exciting day of good eats, face painting, balloon twisting, giveaways and larger than life trucks!
Cost: $5/person, Max of $15/family, Kids 2 & under are free
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
Strut Your Mutt (5:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Vapor Night Club at Saratoga Casino and Raceway
"Best in Show" comes to Saratoga! Join us for a new and unique entertaining event featuring regular mutts competing to become top dog. Top 20 finalists from H.O.P.E.'s (Homes for Orphand Pets Exist) online voting contest are competing for top titles. Everyone is invited to attend whether you have a dog in the running or not - a guaranteed good time for all. Must be 21 to attend, cash bar. All proceeds benefit H.O.P.E.'s local adoption and low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Cost: General Admission: $20, VIP: $50
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
An Encore Presentation: The Music of Tommy by the Who Presented by Who Are You (8:00 PM)
339 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
"They played The Linda last September to a near sold-out crowd. They played pre-shows for The Who in Boston and Philadelphia. They tour the northeast United States, playing small theaters, casinos and outdoor events. And now, WHO ARE YOU-A CELEBRATION OF THE WHO brings their show back to Albany FOR A ONE NIGHT ENCORE PERFORMANCE." THE MUSIC OF TOMMY by THE WHO plus THE WHO'S GREATEST HITS.
Cost: Tickets $15
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
AIDSWalk 2014 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Washington Park Lakehouse Albany
Join us for AIDSWalk 2014 which raises funds for Capital Region HIV/AIDS Service Providers. Registration begins at 11AM and the Walk starts at Noon. There will be entertainment, refreshments, information tables and free HIV testing.
Cost: Free
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region (10:00 AM)
Albany Institute, 2nd Floor Galleries
Celebrating its 78th anniversary, the 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region highlights the works of some of the best visual artists in this region. The exhibition is open to artists residing within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District and Glens Falls. This exhibition is sponsored jointly by the Albany Institute of History and Art, the University Art Museum, University at Albany, and The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. See our website for application information.
Cost: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students (with ID) $8, Children (6-12) $6, Children (under 6) Free, Members Free
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Boogie for Bob (3:00 PM)
339 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
A Benefit For Bob Girouard and Parkinson's disease. (Partial proceeds to go to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation). With Performances By: Hair of the Dog - Aged in the Hills - The Ernie Williams Tribute Band - Bluz House Rockers - Diva and the Dirty Boys - Urban Gumbo - with Special Guests: FOREST
Cost: $10.00
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Wedding Of Your Dreams Bridal Show (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Holiday Inn Wolf Road
Congratulations to the new Brides and Grooms to be! We know that this is a really exciting time to start planning the day that you have always dreamed of! Let us help you plan, come join us at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road, September 28, from 12-3 for the "Wedding of Your Dreams" Bridal Show, where we will be featuring the areas Top Bridal vendors.
Cost: FREE
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
Rensselaerville Cycling Festival (8:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Carey Institute for Global Good, Rensselaerville, NY
ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2014, EVERYONE IS INVITED TO A GREAT BIG PARTY IN A LITTLE TINY TOWN. In addition to awesome bike rides with options for all abilities, festivities up at the Carey Institute for Global Good will include: Tasty barbecue with locally sourced ingredients-Expo that includes cool bike stuff and local vendors-Mini farmers' market featuring local farms from the routes and the area and so much more!
Cost: 0
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
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Run For The ROC 5K Run and Community Walk
Grandstand, Historic Saratoga Flat Track, Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs.
The Saratoga Hospital Foundation presents Run For The ROC, a 5K run and community walk held at the Saratoga Race Track on Sunday, September 28, 2014 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Cost: $20 pre-registration (9/16) / $25 after & day of
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
11th Annual Crossings 5K Challenge and Kids Fun Run (10:00 AM)
Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center
Colonie Youth Center's Crossings 5K Challenge and Kids Runs. Runners and walkers are welcome to join us for the 11thAnnual Crossings 5K Challenge and Kids Runs on Sunday, September 28th in the Crossings Park at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center at 30 Aviation Road in Colonie. 5K Race/Walk starts 10a.m. with the Kids 1/4 mile fun run and Kids competitive 1 mile run to follow.
Cost: $22
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Maximize Your Membership (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM)
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, 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.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Ballston Spa Public Library Fundraiser (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
American Legion Post, 23 Pleasant Street
Come support your hometown library and enjoy a fun-filled evening! As part of the Village's First Friday celebration on October 3, the Ballston Spa Public Library will be holding a fundraiser from 6-9 pm at the American legion Post in Ballston Spa. Events will include live music, ice cream social, activities for children, silent auction, bake sale, gift basket raffles and 50/50 drawing. Proceeds go toward funds to renovate the library.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014
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First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Celebrate Fair Trade Month during October's First Friday in Ballston Spa! Stroll throughout 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.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Goat Brothers 20th Annual Swap Meet (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds
Motorcycle parts and accessories, Bike Show, food, live music and entertainment, gifts, and more!
Cost: Adults $10.00, Kids under 12 Free
Sat, Oct 4 - 5, 2014
Saratoga Showcase Of Homes Weekend 3 (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
14 homes throughout Saratoga County
The Saratoga Builders Association invites you to the 19th 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: Starting at $20
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
20th Annual Komen Northeastern New York Race for the Cure (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Empire State Plaza
5K Run at 9am, 2Mile Walk at 10am, Awards at 11am and Kids for the Cure Dash at 11:30am and Sleep In for the Cure To raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer
Cost: $25
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
7th Annual Walk to Remember & Community Festival (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Mitchell Park - Palo Alto
Our annual 5K WALK TO REMEMBER & FAMILY FRIENDLY FESTIVAL is a wonderful opportunity to support friends or family grieving the loss of a loved one, or to demonstrate support to the bereaved in our neighborhoods and workplaces.
Cost: $25/walker <12y old - $35/runner - $5 off before August 9
Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Souped Up on Guilderland (11:00 AM)
YMCA Adventure Camp
The Guilderland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Souped Up on Guilderland. This event features an antique car show, soup, chili & stew cooking contest between local restaurants, DJ and vendors.
Cost: $5.00
Sun, Oct 5, 2014
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Color Me Rad 5K in Albany NY
TBA
The Color Me Rad 5K, a color blast run brightening cities across the country, returns to the Albany area this fall. In this 5K race, 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: TBA
Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Color Me Rad 5k (9:00 AM)
Saratoga Spa State Park
If you're allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you'd probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at the starting blocks of this color-filled 5k.
Cost: 35
Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Storytelling Sundays (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Storytelling Sundays (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26) in the Iroquois Indian Museum's historic 1850s log cabin with Mohawk storyteller Amanda Tarbell.
Cost: Free with Museum admission of $8 adults, $5 children
Tue, Oct 7 - 7, 2014
WERC 2014 Annual Awards Celebration (11:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
Troy Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy NY
The Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC) 2014 Annual Awards Celebration to be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn for the benefit the Women of WERC. The Capital District Women's Employment and Resource Center is a private, not-for-profit organization that helps women in need gain self-confidence, enhance their job skills and successfully return to the workforce. This is an extraordinary event that honors two women - one that an excellent role model for those served by WERC and one who has demonstrated leadership, volunteerism and professionalism as a way of life - and a company that has provided advancement to women in the workplace.
Cost: $60.00
Fri, Oct 10 - Sat, Nov 1, 2014
Saratoga Scare Fair (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Saratoga County Fairgrounds 162 prospect st
The Institute Of Fear brings your Fears and Phobia's to a 8'000sf Teen/Adult Haunted house located at the Saratoga county fairgrounds! Open Friday-Saturday nights 6-10pm Gate 5
Cost: $8.00
Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Under Cover: Decorative Motifs found on Bedcovers, Quilts, and Coverlets (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Albany Institute, Lansing Gallery
This exhibition draws on the collections of the Albany Institute to explore the origins of design motifs found on bedcovers, quilts, and coverlets.
Cost: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students (with ID) $8, Children (6-12) $6, Children (under 6) Free, Members Free
Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Fall Craft Show (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
American Legion
This event features many artisans exhibiting handmade items as well as quality gift items. There's something for everyone in the family. Come meet our exhibitors, enjoy the good food and make a day of it!
Cost: Free Admission
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Airway Meadows 16th Annual Oktoberfest Tournament (10:00 AM)
Airway Meadows Golf Club, 262 Brownville Road Gansevoort
4-Player Scramble, handicaps, Side Games, Putt & Chip for Free Gold Membership, BBQ Package
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
''The Way We Were'' Car Show (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Front Street, Ballston Spa
Mark your calendars for the 12th annual "The Way We Were" Car Show, Sunday, October 12, 9 am-4 pm. Stroll the historic Village of Ballston Spa's Front Street from one end to the other, while checking out a wide variety of cars and trucks and enjoying outdoor barbecues, vendors, and music. Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Avenue past the Old Iron Springs to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. In the past, this event has attracted hundreds of display vehicles and thousands of automobile aficionados from all over the region. This is one of the few local judged shows and several trophies will be awarded. The event is free to spectators. Exhibitors will be able to pre-register by 10/1/14 for $10.00 per car or $15.00 the day of show. All proceeds will benefit community activities sponsored by the BSBPA. Rain date for this event is October 19. For more information, contact Steve Farnham: stevefarnham@ballston.org, 914-733-5741 or Dan Barner: dan@ballston.org, 396-7517. Click on More Info for a printable pre-registration form
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Sprint For Soldiers (9:00 AM)
Hudson Crossings Park (Schuylerville)
Plan Ahead Events of is pleased to present the Sprint For Soliders 5K & 10K benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. This event will be held on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at the Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville, NY.
Cost: $20+
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Northeast Kidneys Foundation Catwalk for Kidneys Fashion Show (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, NY
The 4th annual Catwalk for Kidneys fashion show will return to Saratoga on Sunday October 12. This event is a yearly favorite, featuring the very best of Saratoga fashion, fabulous brunch, vendors, and a Catwalk that tells a story!
Cost: $49
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Ballston Spa Homecoming and Community Pride Parade (6:00 PM)
Parade on Milton Avenue, Football Game, Ballston Spa High School
The Ballston Spa School District and Village of Ballston Spa celebrate Homecoming on Friday, October 17 with the annual Ballston Spa School and Community Pride parade, stepping off from South Street at 6 pm and proceeding through the village on Milton Avenue to Front Street to Ballston Avenue and concluding at the Ballston Spa football field on Garrett Road, where the Ballston Spa Scotties will play Saratoga Springs High School for the Homecoming football game at 7 pm. School and community groups are encouraged to take part in the parade.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Up All Night at The Niverville Pub (9:00 PM)
105 Parker Hall Road Niverville, N.Y.
Columbia County's premier venue for live music welcomes Up All Night Friday October 17th at 9:00pm. This nostalgic pub has played host to many local and national acts. Up All Night is honored to play in the same building as those that have played in the past.
Cost: $5.00
Fri, Oct 17 - 18, 2014
Maze by Moonlight (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Fort Ticonderoga Fort Road Ticonderoga NY 12883
Explore the 6-acre corn maze using your flashlight as a guide and under the light of the full moon. The mysteries of the night surround you as you search for hidden stations in the maze to complete our Archeology Quest in the Corn game! Cost is $10 per person; tickets available at the door. Admissions booth/maze opens at 7 pm; last ticket sold at 9 pm, maze closes at 10 pm.
Cost: $10/person
Fri, Oct 17, 2014
To Life!'s 10th Annual Pink Ball (6:30 PM)
The Hall of Springs, 108 Avenue of Pines, Saratoga Springs, New York
To Life!'s 10th Annual Pink Ball will be an evening to honor breast cancer survivors and members of the community who make a difference. Cocktails & Hors d'Oeuvres at 6:30 and dinner at 7:30pm. There will be dinner entertainment and a live auction.
Cost: $150 per person / $275 per couple
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
MVP Heath Care presents The Great Pumpkin Challenge (9:00 AM)
Saratoga Spa State Park
This event features 5K (walk or run) and 10K (run) through the beautiful and historic Saratoga Spa State Park. The day also includes a Fun Run for kids 12 and under. Pre-Registered participants (by 10/1) receive long-sleeved moisture wicking t-shirts. **PLEASE NOTE** Net Chip Timing (5K & 10K begin at the same time), disposable chips/bibs and NO DAY OF REGISTRATION, shirts are men's sizes.
Cost: $25 prior tp 10/1
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Haunted Asylum for Charity (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Community Resource Federal Credit Union
Wind through hallowed halls of our Haunted Asylum at our 20 Wade Road, Latham office. All proceeds are for charity. Free refreshments! May be too scary for young children.
Cost: $3-$5 per person
Sat, Oct 18 - 19, 2014
Up All Night at The Albany Rail Yard (9:00 PM)
The Albany Rail Yard
Up All Night returns to The Albany Rail Yard, 1118 Central Ave. Albany, N.Y., on Saturday October 18th. Come in early for the area's best BBQ then work it off by dancing to the music of Up All Night "the area's up and coming local band".
Cost: Free
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Crafters Wanted! (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Shaker Rd Loudonville Fire Dept
Shaker Rd Loudonville FD Ladies Auxiliary is looking for crafters for our Annual Craft Fair. Saturday, October 18th, 10am-4pm. 550 Albany Shaker Rd. Contact Donna Palaszynski 782-4928 for information or Shaker Rd FD 458-1352.
Cost: $25/$40
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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 21, 2014
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 that morning
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Airway Meadows Employee/Member Scramble Tournament (12:30 PM)
Airway Meadows Golf Club, 262 Brownville Road Gansevoort
4-Player Scramble, many New Golfers, casual, no handicaps
Wed, Oct 22, 2014
ESYO's Youth Orchestra Concert for Senior Citizens (1:00 PM)
Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
ESYO's Youth Orchestra is conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo. Concert supported in part by The Schenectady County Initiative Program. Call ESYO at 518-382-7581 to make a reservation for groups of 10+ and for wheelchair accommodations.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
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
ESYO's Youth Jazz Ensemble and The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble are conducted by Paul Evoskevich.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
2014 Pride Center Gala
Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge St, Albany NY 12207
The Pride Center of the Capital Region awards their annual recipients on Friday, October 24, 2014.
Cost: $95
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
''Symphonic Landscape of America,'' a concert by ESYO's Youth Orchestra (7:00 PM)
The Egg, Albany
Featuring artwork that depicts the music, created by high school students. ESYO's Youth Orchestra is conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo.
Cost: Adults: $20; Students & Seniors: $10.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
17th Annual Falling Leaves Festival (3:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Wiswall Park/Kelley Park, Ballston Spa
The 17th Annual Falling Leaves Festival takes place Saturday, October 25, starting with the traditional costume parade from Wiswall Park to Kelley Park at 3 pm and continuing with fun family activities in Kelley Park. For more information or to volunteer, contact the village of Ballston Spa office at 885-5711.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
Best Bet
Special Olympics New York rUNDEAD 5K Presented by VENT Fitness (7:30 AM)
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: Pre-Register $30 | Day Of Registration $35
Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Beer Hall Bingo Returns! (9:00 PM)
42 Howard Street Albany NY
The City Beer Hall is bringing back Bingo! Every Wednesday at 9 pm come join for some beer and bingo. No one drinks alone, EVERYONE must participate in challenges, and there is absolutely no cussing allowed! Up for the challenge? Come and try it out beginning October 30!
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
The Refrigerators - End of Season Party (7:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
The Boathouse Grille
The last of the Shady Harbor Marina music series events. Celebrate the end of a great boating season with everyone's favorite cover band, The Refrigerators. Come for a buffet dinner, cash bar, and a great time!
Cost: Please visit Boathousegrille.com for registration information.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014
ESYO's Repertory Orchestra and String Ensemble Concert (4:00 PM)
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School
ESYO's Repertory Orchestra is conducted by David Beck; ESYO's String Ensemble is directed by Joseph Gumpper. Tickets will be available at the door.
Cost: Adults: $10; Students & Seniors: $5.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014
ESYO's Youth, Repertory, & Junior Percussion Ensembles Concert (7:00 PM)
Shaker Junior High School
Youth Percussion Ensemble is conducted by Richard Albagli and Mark Foster; Repertory Percussion Ensemble is conducted by Richard Albagli and John Antonio; Junior Percussion Ensemble is conducted by Genoveffa Vitale.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Best Bet
First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Celebrate First Friday in Ballston Spa's 10th Anniversary!! Stroll throughout 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.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Holiday Craft Show (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
American Legion
Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind - When Fall is in the air, and the holiday season is right around the corner, you'll know it's time for ... A huge selection of booths with tempting treats, unique handcrafted treasures and holiday gifts.
Cost: Free Admission
Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Best Bet
8th Annual Lake George Polar Plunge For Special Olympics (9:00 AM)
Shepard Park Beach, Lake George, NY
Did you know it costs $400 to fund a Special Olympics athlete? Come out November 15th and take the Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Cost: Spectators - FREE
Mon, Nov 17, 2014
BSBPA Board of Directors Meeting (7:00 PM)
Location TBA
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, Nov 18, 2014
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 that morning
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
Bake & Craft Sale for Charity (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
Community Resource Federal Credit Union
Stop by our 20 Wade Road, Latham office to buy your Thanksgiving goodies or to pick up a festive craft. All proceeds are for charity.
Cost: Varies
Wed, Nov 26, 2014
The City Beer Hall Presents: Trivia Night (9:00 PM)
42 Howard Street Albany NY
Thing you really know it all? Starting November 26,2014-The City Beer Hall will be hosting Trivia Night every Tuesday at 9pm. Come on down a drink and to test your IQ; let's see how well the two mix!
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
Best Bet
First Fridays in Ballston Spa (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Downtown Ballston Spa
Celebrate a festive holiday-themed First Friday in Ballston Spa, before and after the big Holiday Parade! Stroll throughout 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.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Fri, Dec 5, 2014
Best Bet
Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting (6:30 PM)
Milton Avenue and WiswallPark, Front Street
The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association's annual Ballston Spa Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting takes place December 5. Parade step off time is 6:30 pm, proceeding on Milton Avenue and ending in Wiswall Park on Front Street with Santa lighting the Christmas tree. The parade has become a hometown-style holiday tradition, with fire trucks, floats, animals, kids and Santa parading down the main street of the village. This is a true community event so parade participants are welcome! If your organization would like to march that night, please contact Ellen at the BSBPA office 885-2772 or info@ballston.org. Before and after the parade, there will be carolers and musicians on the street corners and many village shops and restaurants will be open with music, demonstrations and displays as part of First Friday, which also falls on this festive evening.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
Best Bet
Special Olympics of New York Cops On Top
Walmart in East Greenbush
The holiday season comes with two main priorities: shop til' you drop and give back to those in need. On December 6th you can do both! The Cops on Top event will have local law enforcement officials on the roofs of Walmart while volunteers collect donations for the Special Olympics of New York.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
Pet Photos with Santa for MHHS (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
Sat, Dec 6, 2014
3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Milton Community Center 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, NY
3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K Run/Walk Saturday, December 6th - 8:30am Registration / 10:00am Run - Milton Community Center 310 Northline Rd. Ballston Spa, NY
Cost: Pre-register $25 / Day of race $30
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
ESYO's Wind Orchestra Concert (3:00 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
ESYO's Wind Orchestra is conducted by Robert Hansbrough. Tickets will be available at the door.
Cost: Adults: $10; Students & Seniors: $5.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
ESYO's Youth and Repertory Jazz Ensembles Concert (3:00 PM)
Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose
ESYO's Youth Jazz Ensemble is directed by Paul Evoskevich; ESYO's Repertory Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Matthew Cremisio. Tickets will be available at the door.
Cost: Adults: $10; Students & Seniors: $5.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
BSBPA Networking Breakfast (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)
Iron Roost, 36 Front Street
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 that morning
Thu, Dec 18 - 21, 2014
CBS6 Melodies of Christmas
Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady, NY
The Capital Region’s premiere holiday extravaganza featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo.
Cost: TBA
Thu, Dec 18 - 21, 2014
ESYO's Youth Orchestra in Melodies of Christmas at Proctors (7:00 PM)
Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
ESYO's Youth Orchestra is conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo
Cost: TBA
Sat, Apr 25, 2015
ChaseCon Expo (8:30 AM - 11:00 PM)
Saratoga City Center
ChaseCon Expo was founded in 2014 by Samuel J. Chase. It'll be known as an Upstate NY Comic Con, featuring not just comic book dealers, but artists, vendors of all kinds and guest stars!
Cost: $7.00

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association is a group of businesses and individuals working together to make Ballston Spa a great place to work, live and visit. The association works in conjunction with Village government and other groups to enhance our community.
The people of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association are proud of our community and we are working very hard to make a difference in Ballston Spa.