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Downtown Schenectady features nearly 50 shops that offer a wide range of unique gifts & clothing, practical items for your home, personal necessities and more. Come browse our many options!
Browse our shops, restaurants, services, lodging, attractions, transportation & parking.
Join our loyalty rewards program created to enhance your movie going experience. The club is free to join and rewards our loyal patrons with frequent offers. Present your Criterion Club® card with each purchase and earn valuable points every time!
Vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather at and enjoy the festive marketplace with more than seventy vendors.
NOTE: Due to increased visitor traffic,
Greenmarket patrons and vendors are asked to park in the Broadway Garage during the run of The Lion King at Proctors through April 17. Thank you!
Music & Entertainment
April 15, 6:30pm
April 16, 6:30pm
Mia Scirocco Trio
April 13, 6-9pm
Josh & Justin
April 14, 7pm
Big Johnson Blues Band
April 15, 9pm
April 16, 9pm
April 15, 9:30pm
The Blue Line Express
April 16, 9:30pm
April 20, 7pm
April 13, 7pm
Bobbie Van Detta & The Split
April 14, 7pm
Bent Rail Blues
April 15, 9pm
Allen Halstead & Azzaam Hameed
April 14, 7-10pm
April 15, 7-10pm
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The Downtown Dish
This week, with warm weather moving back in, we have a "springy" lemon cake that is not too lemony and not too sweet!
|Disney's The Lion King
Final Days! Ends April 17
Mainstage at Proctors
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. This is Disney's
The Lion King
, making its triumphant return to Proctors! Come and experience the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular.
To accommodate the opening scene, patrons must be in their seats at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the show.
Lion King Visitor Tips
If you are coming downtown for the show, these helpful VISITOR TIPS will make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
FREE Parking - April 14
In appreciation of the month-long run of
The Lion King
has announced that parking this
Thursday, April 14
, in the surface lots and at the Broadway garage will be
FREE OF CHARGE
for both the 1pm matinee and the 8pm evening performance.
|2016 Hometown Heroes Banner Program
| Downtown Schenectady
Honoree Nomination Deadline: April 22
Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation
City of Schenectady
are partnering for a second year to present the 2016
Hometown Heroes Banner Program.
This program proudly recognizes active duty and veteran servicepersons from the City.
Nominate an Honoree!
A number of corporate sponsors are looking for honorees to be featured on their banners. Do you know someone who meets the criteria? Submit the required information to Colleen Merays at the DSIC by April 22. All nominees will go into a lottery to be selected for a banner.
On The Stage
GE Theatre - A diverse program of six contemporary choreographers, showcasing Northeast Ballet Co. & two guest artists from The Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Education Center - Features interviews with local celebrities, interspersed with improvised responses by the company.
GE Theatre - This one-of-a-kind poetic powerhouse is infused with great music and stimulating visual displays.
Education Center - Presented by the Eighth Step - Hilarious,
rhyme-intensive original songs poking fun at almost anything politically
Fenimore Gallery - Presented by the Adirondack Shakespeare Company.
Mainstage - Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on
America's Got Talent in 2009.
On The Screen
- Over 40 years in the making, and never before screened theatrically, this legendary 1973 concert tour captured the Mothers at the height of their creative powers. Presented by It Came From Schenectady.
Registration is now open for the summer programs at Proctors.
April 18, 4:30-7:30pm, GE Theatre
In conjunction with the the summer performing arts program, an audition will be held on April 18 for the performance of
All Shook Up. Ages 14-19. The show will be performed on the Mainstage at Proctors in August.
April 15 & 16
The Empire State Sports Council (ES Sports), a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization based in Clifton Park, is kicking off the first year of its newest annual event, the Empire State Corporate Challenge, with a Dodgeball Tournament at the Schenectady Armory.
Registration Ends April 14.
April 17, 11am-4pm
Key Hall at Proctors
Food, fun, and festivities for the whole family! Enjoy live performances, try your luck with a lottery board and raffle drawings, and bid on exciting silent auction items.
April 17, 5pm
GE Theatre at Proctors
A fundraiser to help three organizations that help fight food insecurity in Schenectady: City Mission of Schenectady, Bethesda House, and Concerned for the Hungry. Every participant receives a delicious dinner donated by local restaurants, and their choice of a hand made ceramic bowl, which serves as a symbol of the many people in our community who go home to "empty bowls" at meal time.
April 26, 10am-12pm
32 Washington Avenue
Spring Break Workshops: Climbing Your Family Tree -
Jump start your young
genealogist, where he or she will learn the basics of exploring and preserving the family tree. Pre-registration is required.
Mohawk River & Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Join us for a fun, family friendly, yet competitive event that provides an exciting adventure
on the Mohawk River and the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path. For individuals, teams, or families!
Through May 20
44 Washington Avenue
Shoe Drive: Clean out your closet and help the programs of the YWCA. Shoes must be wearable with no holes or rips. May be dropped off at the YWCA.
|2016 Times Union Best of the Capital Region
Online Voting Ends Friday
Cast your vote for your favorite Downtown Schenectady establishments! The 20th Annual Times Union Best of the Capital Region voting is now open. Online voting ends at 3pm on Friday, April 15.
|miSci (museum of innovation & science)
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm
Looking for something for the kids to do over spring break? Check out these great
at the museum.
Through May 1
Escape winter's chill and discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci's indoor butterfly house, flying about (and possibly landing on you!) as miSci
re-creates their habitat - the edge of an open field with flowers and trees. Be sure to stop at the chrysalis chamber to see the butterflies as they emerge.
|Schenectady County Public Library Notes
| Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
600 Union Street
Throughout April: Gardening & Cookbooks
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library