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Downtown Schenectady features more than 50 restaurants and eateries that offer everything from quick take-out to elegant fine dining and feature cuisines from around the globe.  
Browse our shops, restaurants, services, lodging, attractions, transportation & parking.

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Schenectady County
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CDTA Capital Moves
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Opens February 26

Sundays, 10am - 2pm
Inside Proctors  
Schenectady Greenmarket
Weekly market with 70+ vendors who produce everything they sell.

Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Yuri and Natalia Shcherbakovy  
February 25, 6:30pm
Frank Jaklitsch
February 26, 6:30pm
Yankee Holler Duo
February 27, 6:30pm

Joel Fisher
February 25, 7pm
Joe Nacco Band
February 26, 9pm
One Night Stand
February 27, 9pm

Josh Casano
February 26, 6-9pm
DJ Yosh
February 27, 10pm-2am 

The Chicken Herders
February 27, 9pm
Frank Jaklitsch
March 2, 7pm

Comedy Club with
Mark DeMayo & KC Arora
February 27, 8:30pm
Keith Pray Big Band
March 1, 8pm

White Water
February 26, 9pm

Live Jazz
Thursday & Friday, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week we have a quick recipe that can be made after work. Serve with a side of rice and steamed veggies. 

Asian Lemon Chicken

Feb. 25 - March 2,   2016
Schenectady Restaurant Week
Through February 28!

Enjoy delicious 3-course (or more!) meals at many popular Schenectady restaurants for the special fixed price of $25. Presented by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. and The Chamber of Schenectady County, an affiliate of the Capital Region Chamber.

Click below to see the menus of the participating restaurants:

Reservations highly recommended! Complete a Restaurant Week Survey following your meal and be entered to win restaurant gift certificates.

Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
February 25, 7:30pm
Mainstage at Proctors

Scenes from two classic Disney animated feature films, FANTASIA & FANTASIA 2000, will be presented live-in-concert by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ted Sperling. Disney shares its crown jewels of feature animation, highlighting a selection of its magnificent repertoire including Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite and other iconic moments from Disney's stunning footage.  More...

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

Mopco Theatresports - Feb. 26, 8pm  
Education Center - This fast-paced show combines the fun and creativity of improv with the excitement of a sporting event.

Say the Word: Deconstructing Rubber Soul - Feb. 27, 1:30pm 
GE Theatre - Composer/producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of Rubber Soul, with rare audio and video from the studio and the stage. 

A Trip Through Strawberry Fields - Feb 27, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - In this 90-minute multimedia presentation, Mr. Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever."

Word Plays: Irresistible - Feb 28, 2pm
Fenimore Gallery - Myths, historical, personal and literary stories about people drawn to the irresistible, as told by these tellers: Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, and Barbara Palumbo.

On The Screen

Mad Max: Fury Road - Feb. 24 & 25   
GE Theatre - A heroic woman rebels against a tyrannical post-apocalyptic ruler, freeing a group of his female slaves before racing out in search of her homeland with the help of these women, a psychotic worshiper, and a quiet drifter named Max.
Through March 19
You are invited to participate in The 2016 Lenten Photo Show. For each of the five weeks during Lent, a different theme has been chosen. During each of these weeks, FUMC will be accepting 1-3 photos taken by participants that reflect the weekly themes, which are:
February 21-27: LIFE
February 28-March 5: REMEMBER
March 6-12: JOY
March 13-19: NEW

Save The Date!
March 19-20
510 Union Street
Spring Open House: Mark you calendar to attend everyone's favorite spring open house. The place to be for indoor and outdoor decor. 

Schenectady Today Show    
Tuesdays, 10-11am 
Education Center at Proctors
Be part of the audience for the filming of the Schenectady Today Show. Meet host Ann Parillo and the show's guests.

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm  

February 28, 10am
A sensory friendly science center for those with autism and other sensory needs.

Through May 1
Escape winter's chill and discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci's indoor butterfly house, flying about (and possibly landing on you!) as miSci 
re-creates their habitat - the edge of an open field with flowers and trees. Be sure to stop at the chrysalis chamber to see the butterflies as they emerge.

Butterfly Camp-In
February 27-28, 5pm-9am
Visit the Planetarium and Butterfly House, create your own butterfly,learn about the colors of butterflies, and compare butterflies to moths. Can't spend the night? Stay for activities and dinner. Make your reservations now by calling 518-382-7890 x237.

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

Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series 
February 28, 2:30pm
McChesney Room
Bien Baez & Michael Clement: Art Songs

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Throughout February: Romance books on sale.
Hardcovers - $1; Paperbacks - 4/$1
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

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