Free Events May 5 to May 12 (Partial list)

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)
  • Spring/Summer Location — Outside Schenectady Greenmarket – around City Hall from 10 am to 2 pm. Music, food, vendors and more.

May 6 (Mon)

  • Enlightenment Now: Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress” by Steven Pinker – Book reviewed by Phil Adams. Book Sandwiched in at the Main Branch of the Sch’dy Public Library at noon.

May 7 (Tues)

  • Filming of Schenectady Today In & Around the Capital Region from 10-11 am in the ADDY Theater at Proctors (3rd Floor)
  • Book Release Party at the Sch’dy Historical Society in the Stockade for Chris Leonard and his new book on the Sch’dy GE Plot from 6-8 pm/
  • Bill Gaillard  and Sandy Johnson performing — Free Organ Concert Series at Proctors at Noon

May 8 (Wed)

  • Leadfoot Lucy Car Show from 3-9 pm at Kohl’s Plaza – this events runs on Wednesdays through Sept. 25.
  • Eliminating Racism & Homophobia: Cuba’s achievements and Challenges. Presentation by Prof. Tomas Fernandez Robaina  (U. of Havana) at 160 Central Ave. in Albany 7 pm – Refreshments provided

May 9 (Thurs)

  • Noon Brown Bag Lecture Series: Saratoga Lake and her Lost Steamboats presented by Captain Hal T. Raven owner of Adirondack Cruise & Charter —  at Saratoga Springs public library’s H. Dutcher Community Room  at noon. (49 Henry Street)

May 10 (Fri)

  • Artists’ Reception from 5-7 at the University Art Museum from 5 to 7 pm. 1400 Washington Ave. Albany. (10 exhibitors)

May 11 (Sat)

  • 71st Annual Tulip Festival in Albany – Washington Park in Albany – Entertainment throughout the day
  • Embroidery and Embellishment with Betsy Fikes Pillsbury at the Schoharie Free Library from 10:30 to 12:30 am
  • Bird Walk at Woodlawn Preserve at 7 am – suitable for ages 6-10 and above. Woodlawn Preserve, Gifford Rd. Sch’dy NY
  • “What Now? Alternatives to Conventional Medicine” at the Quaker ST. Branch of the Sch’dy Co Library 1 pm.

May 12 (Sun) – Mother’s Day

  • 71st Annual Tulip Festival in Albany – Washington Park in Albany – Entertainment throughout the day
  • Schenectady Greenmarket outside and around City 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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