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Opens July 14

Free Movies on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am

Schenectady Farmer's Market 
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall 
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Jay Street Marketplace
Sundays, 10am-2pm
Visit food & craft vendors along the pedestrian walkway. Shop & dine at the more than 25 shops and restaurants on Jay Street.

Music & Entertainment

Josh Casano 
July 12, 6-9pm
Mia Scirocco Trio
July 13, 6-9pm
On Your Mark 
July 14,  9:30-close

Steve Cowles
July 13, 6pm
Funk Soul Brother
July 14, 9pm
Annie in the Water
July 15, 9pm

RARE Craft Steak
& Cocktail House
Joel Fisher Live
July 13, 6-9pm
Mia Scirocco Trio
July 16,  6-9pm

Cliff & Tree
July 13, 7-10pm
Carla Metz & Special Guest 
July 14, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The  Downtown  Dish
This week's recipe is a fun and super easy dessert for all you 
campers out there. 

July 13-19, 2017
Schenectady County SummerNight
This Friday!
July 14, 5-10pm
Downtown Schenectady

Schenectady County's 12th Annual Summer Bash on State Street is filled with live music, great food, games and entertainment. SummerNight features a variety of family-friendly entertainment and performances presented at locations throughout downtown, with fireworks to cap off the evening. Headlining this year's event is Grammy Award-winning  Blues Traveler,  who will rock the crowd beginning at 8:30pm.

Jazz on Jay
Thursdays, Noon - 1:30pm
Jay Street Marketplace

This week, Jazz on Jay features
Michael Benedict & Jazz Vibes. Grab lunch at one of our great downtown eateries and work in a bit of shopping before or after the concert! (R ain location at Robb Alley inside Proctors)   More...  
Downtown Schenectady Visitor Guide and Map
Hot off the Press!

The brand new  2017-18  Downtown Schenectady Visitor Guide and Map  is now available for your business, special event, wedding or conference. The guide features information on downtown businesses, attractions, events, parking, transportation and more.  Call the DSIC office at 518-377-9430 or  email   us to make arrangements to pick up your FREE copies.
This Week at Proctors

On The Stage       
Talia Denis - July 14,  approx. 9:30-10pm
Rob Alley - Free concert performed as part of a SummerNight After Party. Talia will go on following the Blues Traveler set at approximately 9:30-10pm.

Memories of Elvis - July 15, 7pm
GE Theatre - Starring Elvis tribute artist Patrick Johnson, featuring the "Raised On Rock Band."
On The Screen  

FREE Family Movie Series - Through Aug. 27  
Sundays at 10:30am & 1pm
Come on down, have some popcorn and watch some of your favorite movies on the big screen. Click above for the full schedule. 

Falsettos - July 12 & 15  
GE Theatre - Presented by Lincoln Center Theatre: Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man, his wife, his lover, his soon-to-be-bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door.

Monty Python's Life of Brian  - July 17, 7pm 
GE Theatre - Born in a stable just a few hay bales down from Jesus, Brian of Nazareth is continually mistaken for the Messiah. Though his path in life is quite different, he seems destined to meet a similar, yet comic, conclusion.

National Theatre Presents: Salomé - July 18, 6:30pm 
GE Theatre - An occupied desert nation. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This retelling of the infamous biblical tale places the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.
Hometown Heroes Banner Program 2017
Through November 11
Around Downtown

The Hometown Heroes banner program proudly recognizes active duty and veteran service members from Schenectady. Major funding provided by SEFCU.  More...


July 12-15
Schenectady Light Opera Company Main Stage
The Family Players of Northeastern New York, a longtime local theater group, presents their 30th anniversary summer musical with this family-friendly show. 
Deadline July 22
137 State Street
Call For Art - For a new art exhibit titled "Schenectady in Pictures." Artwork must be of natural areas, landmarks or buildings in the County of Schenectady. All 2-dimensional media (photographs, digital media, painting, collage, etc.)

Summer Events
Wednesdays at 9:30am, through August 30
Free events for kids every Wednesday. You must register in advance.
July 19: Building a Kinder America - A fun-filled musical experience using hands-on instruments and creative musical activities featuring stories of togetherness and unity. (Ages 3-7)
Tuesdays, through August 29, 11:30am-1pm
Under the Proctors Marquee
Casual chess play and free lessons. Exciting prizes for winners and deserving players. Rain plan: Inside Proctors in Robb Alley or the Wright Family Atrium.

10 North Jay Street
Storytime Time
July 14, 8pm
Enjoy a fresh mix of true stories told by comedians, storytellers, performers and beyond

July 15, 8pm
An energetic mix of improv comedy performances.
miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

Dudley Observatory
July 18, 7pm
Night Sky Adventure:
FARTHEST: Voyager in Space - Special Screening. PBS documentary that highlights the story of the Voyager missions in celebration of their 40th Anniversary this August.

Summer Hands-on STEM Classes
Week-long classes for students entering first through eighth grades, through 9/1. Classes run 9am - 4pm. Space Academy Classes with Challenger Learning Center Missions. Before- and after-care is available.  Pre-registration required.

All Aboard the Electric City Trolley!
Thursday-Saturday, 4pm-1am

The  Capital District Transportation Authority - CDTA's  FREE  Electric City Trolley  is the best way to get around Downtown Schenectady, connecting you with Mohawk Harbor, dining, shopping, lodging and entertainment . The trolley provides service to 13 different stops every 20 minutes.  ROUTE MAP

Download the free Cityfinder app by Transfinder to show you the nearest trolley stops, real time trolley progress, and points of interest along the way.
Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Library Calendar of Events

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
July - Graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy & mysteries half price
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

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Our mission is to promote Downtown Schenectady as a premier location for commerce, recreation and living by enhancing, facilitating and supporting economic and cultural growth.