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Opens July 28

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

The Black Meadows
July 27, 6pm
Anthony Fallacaro
July 28, 9pm
Funk Evolution
July 29, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Annual Anniversary Party
July 28, 9pm
UFC 214 Cormier VS Jones
July 29, 8pm

Mad Jack Brew Pub at the
Van Dyck
Keith Pray Big Band
August 1, 8pm

RARE Craft Steak
& Cocktail House
Joel Fisher Live
July 27, 6-9pm
Will Smith Duo
August 2, 7-9pm

Sonny & Perley 
July 27, 7-10pm
Jecco Duo 
July 28, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The  Downtown  Dish
This week's recipe is super easy to make AND healthy. It's a great addition to any of your summer BBQs or potlucks!

Southwest Pasta Salad

July 27-August 2, 2017
Hot Club of Saratoga at Jazz on Jay - June 8, 2017
Jazz on Jay
Thursdays, Noon - 1:30pm
Jay Street Marketplace

This week, Jazz on Jay features
Peter Van Keuren Trio. 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...  

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show - July 29, 8pm  
Education Center - Comedian Andy Sandford made his late night debut on CONAN in 2015 and his first comedy special, "Shameful Information," will premiere on Netflix this year.

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. 

Moka - July 27 & 28, August 1 & 2 
GE Theatre - A grieving woman pursues a couple she suspects of killing her son in a hit-and-run. Relying on a portfolio compiled of possible cars and drivers, the desperate mother fixates on a coffee-colored Mercedes (the "moka" of the title) and insinuates herself into the lives of the pair who drive it  In French with English subtitles.

The Who's QUADROPHENIA - July 31, 7pm 
GE Theatre - Set against the soundtrack of The Who's mighty teen angst concept album of the same name, working-class Jimmy Cooper hates his dead-end job and is misunderstood by his parents. By night, however, he comes alive popping pills and hanging with his smartly-dressed Mod mates.


July 30, 10am-2pm
Christmas in July: Start your Christmas Shopping early at the unique boutiques and specialty shops along the Jay Street Marketplace. In addition to our regular merchants, there will be over 30 additional vendors to stroll through, along with the popular Schenectady Greenmarket less than a block away. Music and a,visit from Santa as well!

32 Washington Avenue
August 2, 10 & 11:30am
Secret Stockade: A Historic Tour and Lunch. Discover the Stockade and its secrets with a walking tour, lunch at historic Arthur's Market, a peek inside a private 1820s Stockade home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum.

129 Jay Street
Through October 31, 2017
"Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch of the Thoroughbred Racetrack" is a photographic exhibit about the workers and the working life of the thoroughbred horse racing industry.

137 State Street
July 28, 12-2pm
Upstate Youth Radio & Podcast Project: Audio producers Adam Tinkle and Adam Simon (Skidmore College) provide everything you need to be a radio DJ, talk show host, audio documentarian and podcaster. All you need to do is show up and start making sound. We'll record you live in CREATE, and we'll put it all together as part of a radio program that will air on WSPN 91.1 FM, as well as putting it online as a podcast.

Summer Events
Wednesdays at 9:30am, through August 30
Free events for kids every Wednesday. Register for August events
August 2: Meet Brendan Wenzel of They All Saw a Cat: Meet the creator of the cat -- yes, the cat -- that you have been searching for all over Downtown Schenectady! He will read his beautiful book, sign copies, and we will all celebrate the end of the scavenger hunt with raffles, prizes & snacks! (All ages)
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.

Downtown Schenectady Visitor Guide and Map

The brand new  2017-18  Downtown Schenectady Visitor Guide and Map  is now available for your business or special event. 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.
CDPHP Cycle! - Coming Soon to Schenectady

Get ready to CDPHP Cycle! Check where your closest station is at www.CDPHPCycle.com and make sure to sign up for your membership! CDPHP Cycle! is bringing bike sharing to Schenectady with short-term bicycle rentals and will offer a healthy, fun and easy way to explore, run errands, commute to work and more.
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.
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...

10 North Jay Street
Closed July 27 & 28

July 29, 8pm
This amazing mix of improvised comedy and music is made up entirely on the spot from your suggestions, so no two shows are alike! 
July 29, 10pm
Anonymously share your secret and watch as our hilariously creative improvisers transform your deepest, darkest truths into scenes and songs created on the spot.
miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

Wind and Solar: The Renewable Energy Revolution 
This interactive exhibit encourages visitors' understanding of renewable energy technology and climate change factors, while inspiring advocacy for renewable solutions to society's ever-increasing energy demands.
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.
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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