Free Area Events (Partial List) from Dec. 9 to Dec 16

Dec 9 (Sun)

  • Town of Niskayuna Holiday Tree Lighting at 5:30 pm at Town Hall. Hot chocolate and cookies and performance by NHS Choir.
  • Tis the Season: A Holiday Concert by the Music Company Orchestra at the Niskayuna Reformed Church, 3041 Troy-Schenectady Road at 3:00 pm

Dec 10 (Mon)

  • The Rogues will be performing from 2-5 pm at the Rivers Casino
  • Opera Series with Josef Schmme – covering Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera this week. Noon at the main branch of the Sch’dy Public Library.

Dec 11 (Tues)

  • Stephen Brew on Guitar performing at Troy Music Hall at noon (hall opens at 11 am)
  • Sch’dy Today Show on Location: Tour the Museum of Innovation and Science on t Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region – Filmed on Location

Dec 12 (Wed)

  • Movie: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom at noon at the main branch of the Sch’dy County Public Library.
  • Living in Darkness (storytellers) sponsored by the Interfaith Story Circle. From 7-9 pm at Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary at 959 Madison Ave. Storyteller Laureate, Karen Pillsworth.
  • Documentary Film “Sin Embargo/Never the Less” – 160 Central Ave. in Albany at 7 pm. – Sponsored by Albany Cuba Solidarity. This is a powerful award-winning film.
  • The Concept of Innovation in Chinese History and Reality – Speaker Program at the Colonie Library by Dr. Chuanhua Gu, Prof. of Psychology, Central China Normal University. 6-8 pm

Dec 13 (Thurs)

  • Do it Yourself Gifts at the Main Branch of the Sch’dy County public library (Druzy Essential Oil Necklace) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Register ahead.

Dec 15 (Sat)

  • Discover the Pine Bush at 10:30 am – suitable for all ages. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center on New Karner Road.
  • Wintertide Tours and treats at the Historic Mabee House at 2 pm. (also on Dec. 22). Rotterdam Junction

Dec 16 (Sun)

  • Schenectady Greenmarket at Proctors from 1 am to 2 pm. Food, vendors, local produce and bakery, music and more. Meet your neighbors.
  • Invertebrates in Winter for Adults at 1 pm – Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center on New Karner Road.

Ongoing Events:

  • Through Dec. 19 – Shaker Christmas Craft Fair — Mon through Sat from 10 am to 5 pm (Thursdays to 8 pm) at 1848 Shaker Meeting House at 25 Meeting House Road in Albany. (over 50 crafters)
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