Free Events for Apr 28 through May 5 (partial list)

Apr 28 (Sun)

  • 50+ Expo at the Rivers Casino from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Schenectady Greenmarket from 10 am to 2 pm at Proctors
  • Illustrator Event and Craft Time – Meet Samantha Cotterill in the McChesney Room in the Sch’dy Central library at 2 pm – Drop in for the entire family.
  • Niskayuna Fire Dist. #2 along with Albany Med Trauma Program is hosting a “Stop the Bleed” at 2772 Troy Sch’dy Rd in Niskayuna. Designed to teach both health care providers and laypersons ow to recognize and control life threatening hemorrhages. Noon to 1:30 pm or 2 to 3:30 pm (2 classes) email nfd2outreach@gmail to secure a seat (free event)
  • Jazz Day at Colonie Elks in Latham from 2-5 pm. Lots of music.

Apr 29 (Mon)

  • The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers created the Modern World reviewed by Gene Rowland. Books Sandwiched In at the main branch Sch’dy Co Public Library at Noon.

Apr 30 (Tues) 

  • Filming of Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region from 10-11 am in the ADDY Theater at Proctors (3rd Floor)
  • A Personal Account of Environmental Activism in China from noon to 1 pm in Room HU354 by Prof. Lihong Shi (Producer, Director & Funder of Wild China Film). SUNYA at 1400 Washington Ave. Albany

May 1 (Wed)

  • Aerial Schenectady program by Sch’dy County Historical Society from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  Visuals by drone technology. Kingsway Village Appts. Light refreshments   RSVP –
  • Leadfoot Lucy Car Show from 3-9 pm at Kohl’s Plaza – this events runs on Wednesdays through Sept. 25.

May 2 (Thurs)

  • Science Lecture Series: Research Symposium at 6:30 pm. Suitable for Adults. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road.

May 3 (Fri)

  • Morning Meander at 10 am – suitable for adults at Albany Pine Bush Kings Highway Barrens trailhead #9.
  • Sinatra LIVE with the Georgie Wonders Orchestra at the Rivers Casino Event Center – open to the public. 7 pm show

May 4 (Sat)

  • Tiny Arts Day in a Tiny Town – one day festival in West Fulton. Arts, Music, Circus arts, foods etc.
  • Serenity Soul Brothers Open Mic at the Electric City Barn from 7-10 pm – Open mic and local talent invited (Schenectady)
  • Canelo vs Jacobs Viewing Party at the Rivers Casino Event Center starting at 8:30 pm
  • Book Sale at the Sch’dy County Public Library – noon to 3 pm.

May 5 (Sun)

  • Discover the Pine Bush at 1 pm – suitable for all ages. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road.
  • Book Sale at the Sch’dy County Public Library – noon to 3 pm. $2 per bag of books)
  • Outside Schenectady Greenmarket – around City Hall from 10 am to 2 pm. Music, food, vendors and more.


  • March through April 30 – Two Person Art Show by Vince Forte and Majorie Ward at Beltrone Living Center Gallery at 6 Winners Circle Albany
  • Through April 30 – Schenectady Art Show at Art Associates Gallery at 21 Railroad Ave.
  • Through April 30 — Multiple Artists. Winter in New York at Niskayuna Town Hall
  • Through May 30 – Special Photo Exhibit – Journey to Rome and Venice at the American Italian Heritage Assoc. on Central Ave. Albany
  • May 3 through 19 – Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the University Art Museum (SUNYA) 1400 Washington Ave. Albany
  • May 1 through May 31 at the Union College Mandeville Gallery. “A Decolonial Atlas: Strategies in Contemporary Art of the Americas” 10 am.
  • May through August – One Man Show – Vince Forte at Niskayuna Senior Center at 2682 Aqueduct Rd. Sch’dy.
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