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Opens August 25

Schenectady Farmer's Market 
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall 
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Jay Street Marketplace
Sundays, 10am-2pm
Visit food & craft vendors along the pedestrian walkway. Shop & dine at the more than 25 shops and restaurants on Jay Street.

Seven stations are up and running in Schenectady! Check where your closest station is at www.CDPHPCycle.com and make sure to sign up for your membership. 
Music & Entertainment

Mia Scirocco
August 24, 6-9pm
Patrick Sharrow
August 25, 5-9pm

Jedidiah Kaine
August 24, 7pm
Anthony Fallacaro
August 25, 9pm
E Block
August 26, 9pm

Chez Nous
The Usual Suspects
August 25, 6-9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Westside Drive
August 25, 9:30pm

Mad Jack Brew Pub
at The Van Dyck
Joe Magnerelli & Stacy Dillard
August 24, 7:30 & 9pm

Rare Craft Steak 
Joel Fisher
August 24, 6-9pm
Will Smith Duo
August 27, 7-9pm
Mia Scirocco Trio
August 30, 6-9pm

The Stockade Inn
Eileen Mack & Peg Delaney
August 24, 7-10pm
Brian Patneaude
August 25, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The  Downtown  Dish
This week's recipe is a seasoned salt that you can use on most of your barbecue meats.

August 24-30, 2017
Jazz on Jay
Thursdays, Noon - 1:30pm
Jay Street Marketplace

This week, Jazz on Jay features
Music by McIntosh, with John McIntosh on guitar, Azzaam Hameed on keyboard and Carl West on bass guitar. Grab lunch at one of our great downtown eateries and work in a bit of shopping before or after the concert! (R ain location at Robb Alley inside Proctors)   More...  

Schenectady County Family Movie Night
August 24, 7pm
Vale Park (Nott Terrace Entrance)

Enjoy a FREE night of entertainment for the whole family outdoors under the stars! Fun activities with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady and Stewart's ice cream begin at 7pm. This year's movie -- the animated feature  "SING"  -- begins at dusk. More...

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage

Education CenterFeaturing Casey James Salengo - He has made his late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, recorded a Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents half-hour special (which will premiere this fall) and he recorded his debut stand-up comedy album for Comedy Central Records.

On The Screen  

FREE Family Movie Series - August 27, 10:30am & 1pm
Final Week! 
Come on down, have some popcorn and watch the classic family film "Babe." 

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory - August 26 at 3, 5,& 7pm 
GE Theatre - An intimate look at the incredible  lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith & guitarist Hubert Smith, all Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf sidemen.

Thelma & Louise - August 28 at 1:30, 4:15 & 7pm 
GE Theatre - A meek Arkansas housewife (Geena Davis) and a strong-willed waitress (Susan Sarandon) flee for Mexico in a '66 Thunderbird after shooting a rapist. 

In The Arcade

Proctors Gift Centre - Come check out the unprecedented Summer Clearance Sale, now through September 1. All merchandise is 50% off. (No layaways; prior sales excluded.) Open weekdays from 8am- 5pm and Saturday mornings throughout August.

Through August 24
Various Restaurants
Enjoy a prix-fixe meal at participating Capital Region restaurants at the cost of $18.64, the year of the inaugural running of the Travers stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Four Schenectady restaurants are participating this year: Aperitivo Bistro, Cornells in Little Italy, Manhattan Exchange and More Perreca's.

137 State Street
August 28-September 1
Art Extravaganza Week! - Celebrate the end of summer with tons of art fun! Special projects & extra open studio time all week at our Schenectady Studio with regular workshops each day. Splatter painting, paper airplanes, slime & MORE.

The Open Door Bookstore 
Summer Events
Final Wednesday at 9:30am
Free event.  Register
August 30: After reading Jessica Sima's Not Quite Narwhal, we will play games and craft spectacular horns for unicorns and narwhals alike! (Ages 4-8)
Final Tuesday: August 29, 11:30am-1pm
Under the Proctors Marquee
Casual chess play and free lessons. Exciting prizes for winners and deserving players. Rain plan: Inside Proctors in Robb Alley or the Wright Family Atrium.

Jammin' on Jay Concert Series
Mark Your Calendar!
September 8, 15 & 22

Come out and enjoy three nights of FREE live music on the Jay Street Marketplace! The new  Jammin' on Jay Concert Series will feature different bands each Friday, concluding with a local Battle of the Bands on Friday, September 22. Brought to you by Schenectady County and the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.

September 8, 5:30-8pm - The Lustre Kings
September 15, 5:30-8pm  - Up All Night
September 22, 5:30-9pm - Battle of the Bands

(Register for a chance to compete in the Battle of the Bands)

10 North Jay Street
August 25, 8pm
Will they succeed or join the ranks of the eliminated? Come laugh and cheer to see who will be this month's Maestro!

August 26, 8pm
This amazing mix of improvised comedy and music is made up entirely on the spot from your suggestions, so no two shows are alike! 

August 26, 10pm
An after-hours live comedy show inspired by the audience's secrets

All Aboard the Electric City Trolley!
Thursday-Saturday, 4pm-1am

The  Capital District Transportation Authority - CDTA's  FREE  Electric City Trolley  is the best way to get around Downtown Schenectady, connecting you with Mohawk Harbor, dining, shopping, lodging and entertainment . The trolley provides service to 13 different stops every 20 minutes.  ROUTE MAP

Download the free Cityfinder app by Transfinder to show you the nearest trolley stops, real time trolley progress, and points of interest along the way.
Hometown Heroes Banner Program 2017
Through November 11
Around Downtown

The Hometown Heroes banner program proudly recognizes active duty and veteran service members from Schenectady. Major funding provided by SEFCU.  More...

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm

SenseAble Science
August 27, 10am-12pm
A special time for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the museum with their families. SenseAble Science guests can enjoy miSci's interactive exhibits, quiet space and a special planetarium show at 11am.

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

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
August - Adult non-fiction titles half price
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

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