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Governor Cuomo Announces
$4.6 Million Reconfiguration of I-890 Exit 4 Interchange

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CDTA Capital Moves

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     Opens April 29
Sundays, 10am - 2pm
Schenectady Greenmarket

May 1
The Market Moves Outside
Around City Hall!
Shoppers, musicians and friends gather and enjoy this festive marketplace with more than 70 regional vendors.
Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Carla Paige
April 29, 6:30pm
Jazz Connection
April 30, 6pm

Mia Scirocco Trio
April 27, 7-10pm

Mike Thomas
April 28, 9pm
Good Time Charlies
April 29, 7pm
The Deadbeats
April 30, 9pm

Patrick Sharrow
April 28, 5-9pm
Josh Casano
April 29, 6-9pm
Local 11
April 30, 10pm-2am
Thick As Thieves
April 30, 9:30pm
Frank Jaklitsch
May 4, 7pm

Mad Jack Brewery
@ The Van Dyck
Nellie McKay
April 29, 7 & 9pm
Grunge Revival Series: Given to Fly and Dead Letter Office
April 30, 8:30pm
Keith Pray Big band
May 3, 8pm

Pinhead Susan's
Moon Run
April 29, 9pm

Eileen Mack & Peg Delaney
April 28, 7-10pm
Pat Andreoli
April 29, 7-10pm

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The Downtown Dish
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, this week we have an appetizer that you can add to your celebration.

Chicken Enchilada Dip

April 28-May 4,   2016
2016 Hometown Heroes Banner Program
Downtown Schenectady
Honoree Nomination Deadline: This Friday!

The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and 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 29. All nominees will go into a lottery to be selected for a banner.

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science
April 30, 8pm
Mainstage at Proctors

Fans can expect more comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music (yes, he sings), but Alton is adding a slew of fresh ingredients, including new puppets, songs and bigger and potentially more dangerous experiments. Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. More...

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

Foreigner - April 28, 8pm  
Mainstage - Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-­out tours and album sales.

MopCo: Real Life Improve - April 29, 8pm
Education center - Features interviews with local celebrities, interspersed with improvised responses by the company. 

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood - April 29, 8pm 
Mainstage -  Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, these comedians take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. 

The Eighth Step: Tret Fure - April 30, 7:30pm 
Education Center - One of contemporary folk's very finest singer-songwriters, Fure continues to shine in the Folk world with release of her fifth solo CD.

UNITE - May 1, 7pm  
Mainstage - An Evening of Praise & Worship: A night to UNITE all generations, all denominations, and all backgrounds to come together to praise and worship Jesus.

Mainstage - Join Deepak as he creates a road map for "higher health," based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine.

On The Screen   

The Damnation of Faust (Berlioz) - April 27, 2 & 6pm
GE Theatre - Jonas Kaufmann stars in Berlioz's feverish fantasia, a furious examination of the complexities of human nature and the seemingly impossible struggle for redemption.


This Thursday, April 28
Dine out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at any of the participating restaurants and have 25% or more of your food and beverage purchase donated to the Alliance for Positive Health! Participating downtown Schenectady restaurants: Ambition Coffee House & EateryBel Cibo Bistro Bombers Burrito Bar and  Mexican Radio.

May 1, 12:30pm
CROP Walk 2016: Celebrate the 36th Anniversary of CROP Walks in the community. Registration at 12:30pm with walk starting at 1pm from Emmanuel Friedens Church, 218 Nott Street.

May 1, 2pm
907 State Street
Notable Women of Vale presented by Sue McClane. Meet at the Caretaker's Cottage.

May 2, 4pm
39 North Jay St
Grand re-opening ribbon cutting to announce their renovations and new menu. The ceremony will be followed by a Grand Re-Opening Fundraising Open House to benefit the Education Fund at Proctors. Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 per person and available only at the  Proctors box office.

433 State Street
May 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Adult Watercolor Class: Learn how to mix and mingle watercolors to bring out their full glow and spectacular color! Six-week class. Register
May 11, 6:30-7:45pm
Learn to Sign: Intro to American Sign Language. 7 week session on Wednesdays. ASL is the visual language used by the deaf community. Learn basic introductions, numbers, finger spelling and more. Register

Sunday, May 7
Mohawk River & Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Register Here!  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!

May 13, 3pm - Join in the inauguration c eremony at Proctors, with a reception to follow on the SCCC campus.
May 14, 6pm - Inauguration Gala at the Schenectady Armory: 6pm Cocktail Hour, 7pm Dinner & Dancing (Black Tie Attire). Proceeds to benefit the SCCC Minority Student Mentoring Initiative. Tickets

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.

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm  

May 6, 6-8:30pm
The Board of Trustees of miSci invite you to 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! Featuring Al Santoro & Friends. Cocktail attire. Valet parking.

Every Saturday, 2-3pm & 3:30-4:30pm
See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. Based on NASA astronaut training, participants to be part of a simulated mission to space in an innovative learning environment. Visitors become part of a crew of engineers and scientists on-board the space-craft.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library ExpansionCentral Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Library Calendar of Events

Saturday, April 30, 9am-4pm
Sunday, May 1, 1-3pm
Huge sale to benefit the Public Library. Most books $1; paperbacks 3/$1;  children's books, $0.25 & $0.50. Much more to include a $2 bag sale on Sunday.

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Throughout April: Gardening & Cookbooks: $1.00

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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