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From traditional and cutting-edge theater to science and history museums and institutions of higher learning, there is plenty to feed your mind and curiosity in downtown
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Downtown Visitor Guide & Map
Schenectady Dining Guide
Sundays, 10am - 2pm
City Hall This Sunday!
A festive marketplace with more than 70 vendors who produce everything they sell.
Music & Entertainment
May 1, 7pm & 8pm
May 2, 7pm
Indie Rock Night, 9pm
Saturday: DJ Yosh, 9pm
From the Heartland
May 1, 6:30pm
May 2, 6:30pm
DJ Spicey hosting Karaoke
May 1, 5-9pm
Patio Party with
Grand Central Station
May 2, 9pm
May 1, 9:30pm
Showing the Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight
May 2, 9pm
Special Tequila Tasting
May 1, 5:30-7:30pm
May 1, 8pm
Pete Furlong & Pete Bollinger
May 2, 8pm
Diva & The Dirty Boys
May 1, 9pm
Tuesday Nights, 7:30-9:30pm
Doc Scanlon and
April 30, 7-10pm
Carla Metz & Larry Acunto
May 1, 7-10pm
Every Friday, 10pm
Hair of The Dog
May 1, 8pm
Rhett Tyler & Early Warning
May 2, 8pm
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The Downtown Dish
While you get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, enjoy the DSIC's own
Jim Salengo and
Colleen Merays as they prepare some tasty Mexican recipes with
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara on his program
| April 30, 8pm
Mainstage at Proctors
From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, where rock and roll was born, comes a hot musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.
|Classic Theater Guild Inc. Presents "Our Town"
| May 1-3 & May 8-10
Fenimore Gallery at Proctors
Classic Theater Guild Inc.
presents this three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder, which tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between the years of 1901 and 1913. You are pulled into a world where we witness first hand the everyday lives of its citizens.The play is performed without a set and the actors mime their actions without the use of props.
|Benefit Concert for the Jay Street Fire Victims
| May 3, 7pm
GE Theatre at Proctors
Working in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. and Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP), Derrick Horton and the Jay Street Band will perform your favorite Motown hits and original material in a benefit concert to aid the victims of the recent Jay Street Fire.
100% of the proceeds will go directly to victims. Funds will be administered by SCAP.
On the Stage
Underground - Improvapalooza: One of the best up-and-coming local improv groups will open for Mopco at 8pm, performing a 20-30 minute set. Then, Mopco will take the stage to do what they are best known for: A fast-paced, raucous evening of short-form improv madness!
GE Theatre - Men's and ladies' bodybuilding and physique pre-judging and awards show.
GE Theatre -
Ladies Figure and Bikini Championships
The Hit Men - May 2, 8pm
Mainstage - Featuring the former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. An amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring your favorite songs.
Underground - Featuring
Eli Braden, best known for his involvement with the Howard Stern Show.
Mainstage - Annual recital presenting "One Hit Wonders."
Woyzek - May 5-8
- A modern adaptation of Georg B?chner's 1837 play.Alone and powerless in society, Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control.
On the Screen
Blade Runner - May 4, 2:30, 5 & 7:30pm
GE Theatre - Part of Film 100:The American Film Institute Essentials. A blade runner (Harrison Ford) must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
| All New!
A joint publication with the DSIC and the Chamber of Schenectady County, the 2015 Schenectady Dining Guide features information on dozens of restaurants in downtown and throughout Schenectady County. To request free copies of the Dining Guide, call 518-377-9430 or 518-372-5656.
Download the PDF version
|Schenectady Farmers Market
| Opens May 7, 9:3am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
OPENING DAY of Schenectady Farmers Market at City Hall is only one week away! Your friendly local farmers and bakers look forward to seeing all of their friends from last season nd meeting lots of new people, too. Be sure to stop by on May 7 and welcome them all back!
April 30, 6pm
Van Dyck Restaurant & Lounge,
237 Union Street
Meet & Greet: Why a Millennial Council? Come and find out!
32 Washington Avenue
May 2, 10am-12pm
Discover Colonial Schenectady: Take a walking tour of the Stockade District and go back in time to the founding of the colony up through the American Revolution and learn about the characters and events
that formed this historic community. $5
May 6, 11am-2pm
Secret Stockade: A Historic Tour and Lunch. Discover the Stockade and its secrets on the first Wednesday of each month with a walking tour, lunch at historic Arthur's Market, a peek inside a 1820s home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum. $20
May 3, 11am-12:30pm
128 Jay Street
Bill Steers, reading and signing
Tractor Mac Farmers' Market and Tractor Mac New Friend,
along with coloring and activities sheets.
907 State Street
Nature Walk in the 100 Acre Urban Green Space: Tour guided by Amy Reully Veino. Free parking; donation $7.00.
Jay Street Sunday Market
Sundays, May 3-October 27
Begins this Sunday! The Market is held along the Jay Street Marketplace, right in the heart of Downtown Schenectady. The juried market will be happening at the same day/time as the extremely popular Schenectady Greenmarket.
Underground at Proctors
Be part of the audience for the filming of the Schenectady Today Show. Meet host Ann Parillo and the show's guests.
miSci (museum of innovation and science)
Museum Hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm, Sun: 12 - 5pm
The Big Bang at miSci
May 1, 6-8:30pm
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Enjoy an evening of premier networking, gourmet cuisine, live music, an exciting silent auction and a memorable ground fireworks display, all while experiencing the wonders of miSci! With a special VIP Launch of the Challenger Learning Center. Purchase tickets
or contact Carmel Patrick at 518.382.7890 x250 or
. Cocktail Attire / Valet Parking.
|Schenectady County Public Library Notes
| Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
May 2, 9am-4pm &
May 3, 1-3pm
Semi-annual Book Sale: Paperback books 3/$1.00; most books $1.00. Sunday is $2.00 bag sale. Fiction...non-fiction...CDs...audiobooks.
600 Union Street
Gardening & cookbooks - $1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady Co. Public Library
SCCC Chamber Ensembles
April 30, 7:30pm
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
SCCC Chorus Ensemble
May 4, 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church,
608 State Street, Free
SCCC Jazz Combos
May 6, 7:30pm
Carl B. Taylor Auditorium, Free
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