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Downtown Schenectady has a wide variety of service businesses including banking, health & beauty, office, automotive, transportation, churches, daycare, financial services & much more. We're at your service!
Browse our shops, restaurants, services, lodging, attractions, transportation & parking.
Sundays, 10am - 2pm
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
April 29, 6:30pm
April 30, 6pm
Mia Scirocco Trio
April 27, 7-10pm
April 28, 9pm
Good Time Charlies
April 29, 7pm
April 30, 9pm
April 28, 5-9pm
April 29, 6-9pm
April 30, 10pm-2am
Thick As Thieves
April 30, 9:30pm
May 4, 7pm
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
April 29, 9pm
Eileen Mack & Peg Delaney
April 28, 7-10pm
April 29, 7-10pm
Check Out All of
The Downtown Dish
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, this week we have an appetizer that you can add to your celebration.
|2016 Hometown Heroes Banner Program
| Downtown Schenectady
Honoree Nomination Deadline: This Friday!
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
. 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...
On The Stage
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.
Education center - Features interviews with local celebrities, interspersed with improvised responses by the company.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
433 State Street
May 5, 6:30-8:30pm
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
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!
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
| Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
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.
600 Union Street
Throughout April: Gardening & Cookbooks: $1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library