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Visit Downtown Schenectady

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 Downtown Schenectady's shops, restaurants, services, lodging, attractions, transportation & parking. 

Helpful Links for Visitors:
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. 8

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

Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Pat Attanasio
January 8, 6:30pm
Session Brothers
January 9, 6:30pm
Tue., Wed. & Thur. Open @ 4pm
Fri., Sat. & Sun. Open @ 12pm

Joel Fisher
January 7, 7pm
Joe Nacco Band
January 8, 9pm
Grand Central Station
January 9, 9pm

Rob Fleming
January 7, 5-9pm
Local 11
January 9, 10pm-2am

The E-Block
January 8, 9pm
The Road Kings
January 9, 9:30pm

Rush Hour
January 8, 9pm

The Stockade Inn
Tommy Verrigni
January 7, 7-10pm
Sonny & Perley
January 8, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
With the start of the new year,we have a healthy, gluten-free, and delicious comfort food.

Ground Turkey
Sweet Potato Skillet

January 7-13,  2016
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra
January 10, 3pm
Mainstage at Proctors

Your hometown orchestra proudly features highly talented local musicians. That includes artists born or who reside in the Capital Region, as well as exceptional students at our many educational institutions.

This Sunday, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra welcomes pianist Joseph Eisele, a music student at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. He will perform with the orchestra as piano soloist in Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major. More...
Saturday Night Fever - The Musical
January 16, 8pm
Mainstage at Proctors

The iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. More...
This Week at Proctors

On The Stage  

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

Fidelis Care Organ Concert Series - January 12, 12pm
Mainstage - Featuring Charles Jones playing "Goldie," Proctors' mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

On The Screen

Spectre - January 8 & 10
GE Theatre - James Bond is back and the British secret service is both shaken and stirred. A cryptic message from 007's past sends him off to uncover a sinister organization, while M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive.

Creed - January 11-13   
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.


Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Schenectady   
January 7 & 8 and 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. 

Crossroads Gifts & Wellness
January 9-12

131-133 Jay Street
Anne Austin returns for New Year readings: 1/2 hour or full hour sessions by appointment (some spots by chance, too). Anne is known throughout the world for her teachings, readings and ayurvedic healings.

January 12, 4pm
707 Union Street
Join the Capital Region Chamber and supporters as they celebrate the grand opening of the new French restaurant in Downtown Schenectady.

January 12, 5:30-7:30pm
Firestone 151, 151 Lafayette Street
Leesa "Yoda" Perazzo vs. Ray "Vader" Legere! The winner will be determined by who collects the most tips. Come support your favorite bartender and help raise money for the programs of the Schenectady Kiwanis Club.

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.

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)
http://www.schenectadymuseum.org/index.html Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm  

GE Kids Get in Free Days
January 10 & 17
Children 12 & under receive free museum and planetarium admission when accompanied by a paying adult. 
Courtesy of GE (planetarium seating limited).

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

50th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff!
January 10, 1:30pm
Join the kickoff reception for celebrating the 50th anniversary year of The Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library.  John Karl and Karen Bradley will speak, followed by refreshments.  

Beat The Snow Winter Concert Series  
January 10, 2:30pm
McChesney Room
Route Fifty Five: Brass Quintet

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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