Free Area Events (partial list) for Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2019

Oct 13 (Sun)

  • Schenectady Greenmarket around City Hall – music, food, vendors and more. Fun for the whole family while shopping locally. 10 am to 2 pm
  • The Way we Were – 17th Annual Car Show. Front St. in Ballston Spa from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Musical Performance: Celebrated Classical Composers from 2 to 3:30 pm at William K. Sanford Town Library on Albany Shaker Rd. Loudonville.

Oct 14 (Mon) – Celebrating Columbus Day

  • Smokey Bear Day from 10 am to 2 pm – suitable for all ages. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road. Call 518-456-0655 to get on the list.
  • Columbus Day Celebration at 11 am. Special Performance by Michael Knowles. Reception follows.
  • Times Union Job Fair from 10 am to 4 pm at Albany Marriott on Wolf Road.

Oct 15 (Tues)

  • Filming of Schenectady- Capital Region Today in the ADDY Theater at Proctors. 10-11 am. Meet the on-air Guests in person. Plenty of Audience Seating. Arrive before 10 am.
  • NABA’s Low Vision Technology Fair from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church at 440 Whitehall Rd. Albany
  • Free Community Supper “Be Our Guest” at Bethany Reformed Church at 760 New Scotland Ave. at 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Oct 16 (Wed)

  • Saratoga Job Fair at Saratoga City Center from 10 am to 4 pm & Career Building EXPO
  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Reel’s Film Series at the main branch of the Sch’dy Public Library at noon
  • Pride of America – a musical salute to our Nation’s Veterans presented by the Memorial Concert Band of Colonie. 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Colonie Central High School – 1 Raider Blvd.
  • Battle of the Plains of Abraham at Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library on Moe Road 8 pm.  Presentation by Bernard Ouimet.

Oct 17 (Thurs)

  • Science Lecture Series “Pitch Pine Communities” at 7 pm (adults). Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road. Call 518-456-0655 to get on the list.
  • Monthly Meeting and Italian Cultural Presentation at American Italian Cultural Museum on Central Ave. 7 pm

Oct 18 (Fri)

  • 28th Annual Capital Region Senior Expo at Crossgates Mall from 9 am to 2 pm.
  • Sharon Springs Poetry Festival – evening at the Sharon Springs School auditorium
  • Vitalogy (Pearl Jam Experience) Free to those with Rush Rewards Card (available at Service Desk) at the Rivers. 8 pm (pick up tickets at rewards center day of event)

Oct 19 (Sat)

  • Sharon Springs Poetry Festival. Info go to
  • Discover the Pine Bush. (For all ages) at 10:30 am. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road. Call 518-456-0655 to get on the list.
  • Downtown Sch’dy Fall Spooktacular at Gateway Plaza (12 State St) from 2 to 7 pm. Lots of activities and outdoor movie of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. Chance to get tickets to “Frozen” at Proctors.

Oct 20 (Sun)

  • Fox Trot at 1 pm. (ages 6 and up). Learn about the fox that live in the Pine Bush.  Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road. Call 518-456-0655 to get on the list.
  • Music Company Orchestra concert at First Reformed Church in Sch’dy (8 N. Church ST). Light Classical music – free will offering to support SiCM Food Program. Bring a canned good
  • Celebrate Diwali from 1 – 3 pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Moe Road.


  • Through Nov. 2019 — Outstanding Italian Americans Exhibit – During Museum hours. American Italian Heritage Museum at 1227 Central Ave.
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