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$30 Million Project for
Former Auto Junkyard Site
in Niskayuna

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

Downtown Visitor Guide & Map
Schenectady Dining Guide
City of Schenectady
Schenectady County
Capital Region Chamber
Downtown Schenectady Imp. Corp.
CDTA Capital Moves
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Opens Friday, Jan. 15

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

Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Open Mic with Derrick 
January 14, 6pm
Big Creek
January 15, 6:30pm

Dos Amigos
January 14. 7pm
One Night Stand
January 15, 9pm
Rick Nelson & Friends
January 16, 9pm

Rob Fleming
January 14, 6-10pm
Josh Casino
January 15, 6-10pm

Jimmy Kelly
January 15, 9pm
TS  Ensemble
January 16, 9:30pm

The Stockade Kids
January 16, 9pm

The Reverberators
January 15, 9pm

The Stockade Inn
Brian Patneaude
January 14, 7-10pm
Carla Metz & Larry Acunto
January 15, 7-10pm

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The Downtown Dish
This week we have an appetizer that is sure to make your game day just a bit more yummy!

January 14-20 2016
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
January 19-24
Mainstage at Proctors

The Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations, and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball, and more - plus some surprising new twists! More...

Schenectady Restaurant Week
Mark Your Calendar!
February 22-28

Enjoy 3-course meals at participating 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.

Participating restaurants and menus coming soon!
This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

Mopco Theatresports - January 15, 8pm  
Education Center - This fast-paced show combines all the fun and creativity of improv with the excitement of a sporting event. 

A Century of Cole Porter - January 16, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - Cole Porter's debut musical, See America First, received its premiere performance at Schenectady's Van Curler Opera House in 1915, and now Proctors, in collaboration with Lincoln Mayorga and Sheri Bauer-Mayorga and friends, is celebrating the centennial of See America First with a new musical program.

Saturday Night Fever: The Musical- January 16, 8pm  
Mainstage - The iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back!

On The Screen

Creed - January 13   
GE Theatre - Former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) serves as a mentor and trainer to Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Elvis Costello - Detour - January 14, 7pm
GE Theatre - Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
It's a solo show like no other.

The Peanuts Movie - January 15, 17 & 24 
GE Theatre - Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission, taking to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, as Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

GE Theatre - Presents "Profession: Documentarist." The documentary is divided into mini documentaries from seven different directors, each talking about some aspect of the personal and professional challenges of being a female independent filmmaker in Iran.

Chi-Raq - January 18-20   
GE Theatre - A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata.


Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Schenectady   
January 14 & 15, 9am-5pm
115 N. Broadway

Pine Ridge Bottle Bus will be accepting returnable bottles at ReStore/Habitat parking lot at 115 North Broadway. All proceeds support Habitat's mission of safe, affordable housing.

Schenectady County Historical Society
January 16, 2pm
32 Washington Avenue
"Schenectady During the Revolutionary War" - Join us as historian and author John Gearing explores how the American Revolution affected Schenectady. Mr. Gearing is currently writing the sequel to Schenectady Genesis: How a Dutch Colonial Village Became an American City.

January 20, 2:30pm
Central Library: McChesney Room
"How the Stratton Air Force Base Supports Scientists in the Field" - The Air National Guard  of Glenville, NY, will discuss their important role in transporting scientists to and from to the Antarctic.

Growing or Starting a Business?
Begins January 23, 2016
Learn what you need to know to start and run a successful
small business at an intensive eight session training course
offered by the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
in partnership with the Huether School of Business of The
College of Saint Rose.

January 30, 12-5pm
Downtown Schenectady
Restaurants in Downtown Schenectady will open their doors to serve a variety of hot soup to event attendees as they stroll around downtown. Visit any participating restaurant location and pick up a map. Stroll around to other restaurant locations tasting fantastic soups for $1 per cup (3 oz. serving). You may also purchase a bowl for $5. List of restaurants coming soon!

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
http://www.schenectadymuseum.org/index.html Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm  

GE Kids Get in Free Days
January 17
Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult. 
Courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

Last Weekend for the Trains!
Through January 18, 2016
The Model Trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the intricate 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains. Stay and play! The Play Space is full of science toys you don't have at home Special thanks to Upstate Train Associates. Don't miss this holiday favorite!

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

All libraries will be closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Beat The Snow Winter Concert Series  
January 17, 2:30pm
McChesney Room
Carla Metz & Larry Acunto: Jazz

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Throughout January: Mass market paperback books: 4/$1.00. Clearance sale January 2-16: all books half price.

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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