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Opens December 22

Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market

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

CDTA's   FREE Electric City Trolley runs every   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.

Music & Entertainment

151 Bar & Restaurant
Jeff Brisbin
Dec. 21, 6-9pm
Mia Scirocco
Dec. 22, 6-9pm

Centre Street Pub 
Lush Honey
Dec. 21, 6pm
Funk Evolution
Dec. 23, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Benny & The Winchesters
Dec. 22, 9pm
The Brokedown
Dec. 23, 8pm

Colleen Pratt & Friends
Dec. 21, 7pm
Christmas Sinatra Style with 
The Joey Thomas Big Band
Dec. 22, 8pm

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Party
Dec. 22, 9pm

Rare Craft Steak
& Cocktail House
Joel Fisher
Dec. 21, 6-9pm

The Stockade Inn
Sonny & Perley
Dec. 21, 7-10pm
Carla Metz & Larry Acunto
Dec. 22, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe is perfect for Christmas morning. Fix the casserole the night before and bake in the a.m. for breakfast.

December 21-27 , 2017
This Week at Proctors
On The Stage

Carol of the King - Dec. 21, 7:30pm 
Mainstage - Bringing the two biggest things in the world together, Irish dance and Christmas, to turn an age-old tradition into the first-ever Irish dance Christmas spectacular the whole family will enjoy!

Eighth Step's Open Mic & Jam - Dec. 21, 7pm 
Fenimore Gallery - All levels and styles of musicians are welcome - from experienced players trying out new material or looking to jam to beginners looking for a little stage time in a friendly space. No cover and free garage parking on Broadway.

A Garfield Christmas - Dec. 22, 8pm 
Mainstage - Everyone's favorite feline is a few gifts short of true Christmas spirit. But with the help of Jon, Odie, the Audience, and his new holiday friends, Garfield gets an "enlightening" lesson.

On The Screen

Marshall - Dec. 22, 23, 24, 26 & 28 
GE Theatre - Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP.

Roman J. Israel, ESQ. - Dec. 22, 23*, 24, 26 & 27 
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.
*Dec. 23 show will be in the GE Theatre 

The Florida Project  - Dec. 22-23 & 27-28
The Addy - Living in distressed, extended-stay motels in the shadow of Disney World, a precocious 6-year-old courts mischief, adventure and childhood wonder with a group of ragtag friends.

Darcy - Dec. 27, 7pm
GE Theatre - Darcy is an idealistic 15-year-old, living on the edge of town in her family's motel, where the justice system dumps its trash. When an alluring stranger enters her world, Darcy finds herself with a choice to make: Remain in the world she knows, or move forward into an unknown future.


December 21, 6:30pm
137 State Street
All Write Together:  The goals of this workshop include exploring our narratives through different writing exercises and techniques, as well as sharing these discoveries through many avenues individually and as a community.

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

433 State Street
URBAN CO-WORKS is part of a growing trend in co-working businesses that brings companies together in a shared office environment. The company offers a variety of flexible office options with many amenities and will be adding additional space in 2018.

1 Rush Street

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:
December 23, 8pm

This Week's Promotional Highlight: 
12 Days of Christmas
Through December 23

10 North Jay Street    

Improv Jam
December 21, 7pm
A wonderful hybrid of class, show and party, a jam gives veteran improvisers and newcomers alike a chance to try out improv games and stretch their improv muscles.

Maestro: One Improviser to Rule Them All! 
December 22, 8pm
A comedy elimination showdown. Many competitors enter but only one will emerge as the "Maestro."

Spontaneous Broadway
December 23, 8pm
Performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience. 

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

December Break Hands-On STEM Classes 
December 22 and 26-29
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. 

Challenger Adventures 
Based on NASA astronaut training, the Challenger Learning Center of the Capital Region at miSci allows 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 spacecraft. Like NASA astronauts, scientists, and engineers, visitors are assigned essential tasks and conduct critical experiments that they must execute for mission success. 

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 December 23-26

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
December - Coffee table books half price.

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Trivia & Karaoke in Downtown
Backstage Pub & Grill
Karaoke - Fri. at 9pm  

Katie O'Byrnes Irish Pub
Trivia - Tues. at 8pm
Bombers Burrito Bar
Trivia - Tues. at 9pm
Karaoke - Wed. at 9pm

Nico's Rooftop Tavern
Trivia - Wed. at 7pm

Capoccia Wine Lounge
Trivia - Tues. at 7pm
Pinhead Susan's
Trivia - Tues. at 8pm
Big Crunch Bingo - Wed. at 8pm

Centre Street Pub
Trivia - Tues. at 7pm
Slidin' Dirty
Trivia - Tues. at 8pm 
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!



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