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CDTA's   FREE Electric City Trolley runs Thurs-Sat 4pm-1am, between downtown & Mohawk Harbor -  Route Map

Download the free Cityfinder app by Transfinder to show you the nearest trolley stops & real time trolley progress.

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Music & Entertainment

151 Bar & Restaurant
New Year's Eve Party
Featuring DJ Smoke
Dec. 31, 9pm

Aperitivo Bistro
Special New Year's Eve Menu
Dec. 31, 5-10pm

Centre Street Pub 
Girl Blue
Dec. 28, 6pm
The Refrigerators
Dec. 29, 9pm
Funk Soul Brother
Dec. 30, 9pm
New Year's Masquerade
Dec. 31, 7pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Inner-Bred Chicken Herders
Dec. 29, 9pm
UFC 219
Dec. 30, 10pm

Manhattan Exchange
New Year's Eve Party
December 31

Carolyn Decker Trio
Dec. 29, 9pm
The Low Down
Dec. 30, 9pm

Rare Craft Steak
& Cocktail House
Joel Fisher
Dec. 28, 6-9pm

The Stockade Inn
Dec. 28, 7-10pm
Carla Metz & Larry Acunto
Dec. 29, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe is a yummy appetizer that is quick to 
prepare and goes over well
 at any gathering.

Dec. 28, 2017 - Jan. 3 , 2018

Look for New Year's celebrations highlighted below in RED

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show - Dec. 30, 8pm 
Education Center - Acerbic, quick-witted comedian Sean Conroy is self-lacerating and constantly annoyed - at himself and everybody else - but always manages to sneak in a healthy dose of silliness and joyful charm. He has performed on Conan and Comedy Central.

First Night of Funny 
- Dec. 31, 8pm 
Mainstage - Showcasing four professional comedians with four unique and hilarious perspectives on the world. With a lineup including comedians from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing & The Tonight Show! 

New Year's Eve Party - Dec. 31, 9pm 
GE Theatre - Head back into the Motown era and dance your way into 2018! Music all night by The Chronicles. Food provided by Old Daley Inn and a champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy a full evening of entertainment to ring in the New Year at one low price!

On The Screen

Marshall - Dec.  28, 2pm
The Addy - Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP.

Roman J. Israel, ESQ. - Dec. 28, 7pm
The Addy - An idealistic defense attorney's life gets upended when his boss and mentor -- the legendary civil rights icon William Henry Jackson -- dies unexpectedly.

Harry & The Snowman - Dec. 28, 7pm 
GE Theatre - The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.  Snowman is lovingly groomed to become a champion jumper.  

Loving Vincent - Dec. 29 & 30  
GE Theatre - The world's first fully oil-painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history's most celebrated artists. 

The Man Who Invented Christmas - Dec. 29-31 
The Addy - Combining inspiration from real ;ife with a very vivid imagination, author Charles Dickens struggles to bring Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life while creating his newest novel, A Christmas Carol. In so doing, he forever changes the holiday season into the joyous celebration we know today. 

Jane - Jan. 2-4 
The Addy - The story of a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.


December 29, 10am
137 State Street
Open Studio: All ages are invited to drop by to work independently or on the project of the day. The project varies week to week and gives participants an opportunity to feel inspired about learning a new craft or sharing their own art. 

Through December 31
This holiday season, the DSIC and The Daily Gazette have joined together to create the Downtown Schenectady Holiday BINGO Challenge . Shop & dine at participating advertisers, have your card stamped, get a BINGO, and enter for prize . View full details, participants and prizes

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Looking for something to complement your evening out in Downtown Schenectady?  Rivers Casino & Resort, located at nearby Mohawk Harbor, offers a regular schedule of events and promotions.

This Week's Event Highlight:  
Frank Caliendo
December 30, 7pm
The Commodores
December 31, 11pm
Van Slyck's: Evolution X at 6pm and  Funk Evolution at 10pm, December 31

10 North Jay Street    

Friday Night Improv
December 29, 8pm
The puppet performers of Electric City Puppet Improv showcase their skills, while the players of the Mop and Bucket Company deliver chilling tales from beyond the edge of reality in Spontaneous Twilight Zone.

Spontaneous Broadway
December 30, 8pm
Performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience. 

December 31, 7pm
Celebrate the start of the new year with a memorable, interactive, family-friendly improv show! 

December 31, 9pm
Come jam with us in your jammies and start 2018 with a one-of-a-kind show/party guaranteed to be full of laughs and good times.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

December Break Hands-On STEM Classes 
Through December 29
Looking for something for the kids to do during the holiday break? Check out the various classes miSci is holding. Classes for all ages from K-8. 

GE Kids in FREE Day 
December 31, 12-5pm
Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult (one child per adult), courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library Expansion

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

County libraries will be closed on Monday, January 1

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
December - Coffee table books half price.
January 2-13 - Everything in the store half price

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!



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