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Read the latest economic development news in Schenectady County.

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CDTA's FREE trolley circulates between the heart of downtown and Mohawk Harbor.
Thursday-Saturday, 4pm-1am

Download the free  Cityfinder app by Transfinder to view trolley stops & real time trolley progress
The   CDPHP Cycle!   bike share program is back with additional bikes, new rack locations and more rental options.

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Opens August 10

Final week for FREE movies 
Tues & Wed at 10am; ends
 August 15
Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall
Schenectady Greenmarket

Vendors, shoppers, musicians, and friends gather in a festive community marketplace.

More than 20 food & craft vendors along the Jay Street pedestrian walkway, along with our 25+ shops and restaurants.
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market
Stop down during lunch for fresh local produce, beautiful flowers, yummy fruit and so much more.

Music & Entertainment

Kevin Greene Trio
August 9, 5pm
Pat Decker
August 10, 6pm

Centre Street Pub 
Justin Friello
August 9, 7pm
Don't Call Me Jeff
August 10, 5pm
Grand Central Station
August 10, 9pm
August 11, 9pm
Allan & Azzam
August 12, 1:30pm

Doc Orloff's Blues Elixir
August 10, 9:30pm
The E-Block
August 11, 9:30pm
Mad Jack Brew Pub at
The Van Dyck
Mia Scirocco Trio
August 9, 6pm - On the Patio

Carla Metz & Larry Acunto
August 9, 7-10pm
Bronte Roman
August 10, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe features seasonal summer berries in a cool and refreshing (but  slightly sinful!)  dessert.

August 9-15 ,  2018
4o & Fabulous Summer Birthday Blast!
Next Thursday...
Make Your Reservations Now!
August 16, 5-8:30pm
Schenectady Armory Center

Put on your boogie shoes & join us! This summer, the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. (DSIC) celebrates 40 years of serving the downtown community. 

To mark this milestone, we are shaking things up by transforming our annual Fall Building Block Party fundraiser into the 40 & Fabulous Summer Birthday Blast! The evening will begin with a brief Annual Meeting and awards presentation, followed by a sensational summer party featuring special food and drink stations, a DJ spinning tunes from the past four decades, summer games and other surprises. $75/pp

More Information & Reservations
2018 Jazz on Jay Concert Series
Thursdays, Through August 30
Noon -1:30pm
Jay Street Marketplace

Looking for a great way to spend your lunch hour? Head over to Jay Street for a free outdoor concert. Grab lunch at one of our great downtown eateries and work in a bit of shopping before or after the concert! Rain location is Robb Alley inside Proctors.  

2018 Jazz on Jay Concert Schedule:

This Week - 
August 9: The International Jazz Quartet
August 16: Rob Aronstein Trio
August 23: Ben O'Shea New Quintet
August 30: The Ragtime Windjammers
This Week at Proctors
On the Stage

Classic Theater Guild Summer Festival Gala - August 11, 3 & 6pm 
Fenimore Gallery - Presenting a family show (The Wright Stuff) and a Shakespeare classic (All's Well That Ends Well). Your ticket entitles you to attend one or both of the shows, as well as join us for a reception between productions.

On the Screen

Three Identical Strangers - August 8-9
The Addy - In 1980, three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives.

Stereosonic Breakin' Boogaloo Double-Feature - August 10, 7pm 
GE Theatre - First up, a video dance party celebrating 15 years of DJ XL5's Stereosonic Zappin' Party magic, a euphoric trip through wild hairdos, outrageous make-up, funky wardrobes, and years of evolution in dance and pop culture. Followed by the film Breakin' 2: Electric BoogalooWhen a developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center, the local breakdancers try to stop it.

The King - August 10-16
The Addy - Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a road trip is taken in his '63 Rolls Royce, traveling from his birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi, to Memphis, New York, Hollywood, Vegas and beyond. Along the way, a tapestry of luminaries - and unknown Americans - join the journey, expressing themselves in both words and song.

Jumanji (1995) - August 12, 10:30am & 1pm
FREE - A magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter and Judy Shepherd. While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. When they start playing, they free Alan Parrish, who's been stuck in the game's inner world for decades.

Deconstructing the Beatles™ RUBBER SOUL - August 15-23
GE Theatre - Composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old through the creation of this wonderful and fantastic album. Learn the stories behind the creation of "Norwegian Wood,"  "In My Life,"  "Nowhere Man,"  and other classic Beatles songs. 

Slidin' Dirty 
August 9, 4-6pm
512 State Street
New Menu Release & Mural Opening Party: Check out brand new restaurant murals designed by renowned artist Chip Fasciana and enjoy the new menu. 

Summer Family Fun at SUNY Schenectady 
August 9, 4-7pm
78 Washington Avenue
Free summer family fun at SUNY Schenectady! Campus guests and community members of all ages are invited to enjoy complimentary cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and much more! This is an excellent opportunity to receive instant admission and enroll for the fall semester.

Backstage Pub 
August 9, 4:30pm
501 Smith Street
Ribbon Cutting: Join the Capital Region Chamber and the new owners for an official re-opening. Drink specials and apps will be available. Stop by and wish them well!

Pinhead Susan's
August 11, 10am-3pm
38-40 Broadway
3rd Annual Car Show & Family Day: All cars that participate in the show will get a $10 gift card to Pinhead Susan's. We welcome all cars and will have trophies for cars and trucks. Registration closes at noon. Food, drinks and music. Partial proceeds will be donated to Ovarian Cancer Research.

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios
137 State Street
Thursdays, Through August 23, 1:30-3pm
& 3-4:30pm

Gateway Plaza, State St. & Washington Ave.
FREE weekly outdoor art program. 1:30-3pm: Everything is Lit - Kids ages 13-18 can do poetry, journaling, art & more. 3-4:30pm: Kids' Art Time - Kids ages 6-12 can do sculpture, mixed media & more. Pre-registration is required. (Rain location - 137 State Street)

The Open Door Bookstore 
Through August 15

128 Jay Street
Get Caught Reading: Post a photo of you reading in a recognizable or unusual spot in Schenectady County and have a chance to win fabulous prizes from The Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery! This contest is for readers of all ages. 

Through August 25
2018 The Best Of The Best - People's Choice Awards: Nominations are now open to select your favorites. Voting
 will be open August 26-September 23. 

Thursdays, 6-6:30pm
140 Erie Blvd. 
Schenectady Community Meditation: Coherence Meditation where we offer appreciations in our hearts through breath awareness and visualization. 

Harbor Jam Concert Series
Final Concert of the Season!
August 11, 6pm
Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater

Celebrate summer with sizzling entertainment during the Harbor Jam Concert Series. Enjoy live waterfront music, food & drinks. FREE and open to the public. Rain or shine.

This Week's Performance: Orleans

Downtown After Jam -  Keep the party going in downtown before and after the Harbor Jam Concert Series! Grab a drink or bite to eat, play some games of chance, catch a movie, enjoy more live music (see box at left) & much more! The FREE Electric City Trolley is the easiest way to circulate around downtown, with 13 stops on a loop from 4pm-1am.
10 North Jay Street        

Crime Alley: Sketch Comedy Show
August 10, 8pm
Crime Alley is the Capital District's best (only) sketch-comedy group, who recently placed in the Albany Times Union Readers' Poll as one of the area's Best Comedy Groups.

THEATRESPORTS®: Summer League!
August 11, 8pm
Cheer on your favorite team of comedians as they compete in this do-or-die mix of side-splitting comedy and serious sporting action!

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

Sunny Sundays at miSci
Sundays, 1-2:30pm
Solar observing at the new Dudley Observatory. Hands-on activities substituted if it's cloudy. Free with miSci admission.

Summer STEM Classes 
Remaining seats in miSci's Summer STEM Classes are 10% off with special code AUGOFF18. Hurry and grab your spot today! (Offer valid through the rest of the summer, as long as seats are available).
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 Sale - Adult non-fiction: Half price

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

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Our mission is to promote Downtown Schenectady as a premier location for commerce, recreation and living by enhancing, facilitating and supporting economic and cultural growth.