Free Events for August 26 through September 1. 2018 (Partial List)

Aug 26 (Sun)

  • Annie & the Hedonists (Americana) performing at Freedom Park in Scotia starting at 7 pm. Bring your lawn chair. Rain or shine.
  • Gazette Kids Days from noon to 3 pm at the GE Theatre at Proctors – Crafts, snacks, games and more.
  • Schenectady Greenmarket from 10 am to 2 pm around City Hall
  • Maple Museum Free Music and More: First Call Brass Ensemble. Maple Museum and on the Town Green at 2 pm. (Schoharie County)

Aug 28 (Tues)

  • Don Hyman onstage — Filming Schenectady Today Show at the ADDY at Proctors – 3rd floor theatre. Six segments with informative guests. Filming starts at 10 am
  • Summer Block Party from noon to 4 pm at Central Park. Sponsored by the Sch’dy City Schools Bookmobile Team. Fun, food, entertainment and music with DJ Ketchup.
  • Squeeze Play Accordion Band — Outdoor Concert/Rehearsal at Voorheesville Gazebo from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Tuesdays through Labor Day)
  • Water Ski Show at Jumpin’ Jacks at 7 pm.
  • Citizen Science: Common Nighthawk Watch at the Albany Pine Bush discovery Center from 6-7:30 pm.

Aug 29 (Wed)

  • Grand Central Station (Party Rock) performing at Freedom Park in Scotia starting at 7 pm. Bring your lawn chair. Rain or shine.
  • Louie & the Crowmatix Performing at Shepard Park on Canada Street as part of the Lake George Arts Project 7 pm
  • Reels at Noon – Paddington 2 (rated PG) Schenectady County Public Library on Clinton St.
  • Karner Kids Film Festival at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 6:30 pm – 194 New Karner Road. – Pine Bush Experiences through art.
  • Lunchtime at the Empire State Plaza at noon Music performances and Farmer’s Market
  • Capitol Park After Dark: West Side Story at 8 pm Albany. Musical.

Aug 30 (Thurs)

  • The Ragtime Windjammers – Jazz on Jay (Pedestrian-way) from noon to 1:30 pm. Rain location, Robb Alley in Proctors.
  • Sorrow Estate/Rich Ortiz performing at the Crossings Park (Colonie) from 6-8 pm
  • Matthew Runciman performing at Wiswall Park in downtown Ballston Spa from 6-8 pm
  • Art Lecture: Oil Painting by Karen Wooden at 7 pm at Niskayuna Town Hall – watch, listen and learn. One Niskayuna Circle.

Aug 31 (Fri)

Sept 1 (Sat)

  • Family Fun Hike at Blueberry Hill West Trailhead #5 – Albany Pine Bush. Suitable for ages 6-10 and up. 11 am

Sept 2 (Sun)

  • Schenectady Greenmarket around City Hall from 10 am to 2 pm

Other Re-occurring Events

  • Continuing — Every Sunday night until further notice: Free Jazz Series at Van Slykes in the Rivers Casino from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Through August – Exhibition by Vince Forte Jr. at the Living room Art Gallery (in Historic Saint Agnes Cemetery’s Visitor’s Center in Menands. (8:30 am to 4 pm)
  • Through Labor Day – Tuesdays — Squeeze Play Accordion Band — Outdoor Concert/Rehearsal at Voorheesville Gazebo from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Tuesdays through Labor Day)
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