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Opens July 7

Free Movies on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am

Schenectady Farmer's Market 
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market
 Through October 26

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. Also shop & dine at the more than 25 shops and restaurants on Jay Street.

Music & Entertainment

July 6, 6pm
The Deadbeats
July 6, 9pm
July 7, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
UFC 213
July 8, 8pm

RARE Craft Steak
& Cocktail House
Joel Fisher Live
July 6, 6-9pm
Rosa Love Life
July 12,  6-9pm

No music this week
Closed for vacation

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Downtown Schenectady's

The  Downtown  Dish
This week's recipe is a great meal to cook on the grill, or even in the oven on cooler evenings.

July 6-12, 2017
Schenectady County SummerNight
Next 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. More...
Jazz on Jay
Thursdays, Noon - 1:30pm
Jay Street Marketplace

This week, Jazz on Jay features
JECCO 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...  
All Aboard the Electric City Trolley!
Thursday-Saturday, 4pm-1am

The  Capital District Transportation Authority - CDTA's  new Electric City Trolley  is the best way to get around Downtown Schenectady, connecting you with Mohawk Harbor, dining, shopping, lodging and entertainment . This FREE service operates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 4pm-1am. 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.

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage       
The Dance Collective - July 7, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - Experience contemporary dance in a contemporary setting. Whether you're a dance aficionado or a newcomer, this performance is a must-see for all. 
On The Screen  

FREE Family Movie Series - July 2 - 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. 

The Grass is Greener - July 6 & 8 
GE Theatre - An English Earl (Cary Grant) and his wife (Deborah Kerr) are down on their luck to the point of allowing tourists to take guided tours of their castle.

Sophia Loren in ARABESQUE - July 6 & 8  
GE Theatre - An Oxford professor of ancient hieroglyphics (Gregory Peck) is recruited to break a code in order to help expose a plot against a prominent politician.

Charade - July  6 & 8  
GE Theatre - A beautiful woman (Audrey Hepburn) finds herself falling for a dashing man (Cary Grant) on a skiing holiday. Upon returning to Paris, drama ensues.

Hair - July 10, 7pm 
GE Theatre - Straight arrow Claude Hooper Bukowski leaves the family farm in Oklahoma for NYC where - on his way to the Army recruitment center - he meets a freewheeling group of Central Park hippies and joins the youth subculture. 

Falsettos - July 12 & 15  
GE Theatre - Presented by Lincoln Center Theatre: Nominated for five 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, 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.
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 8, 10am-3pm (rain date July 9)
38-40 N. Broadway
Family day of fun includes cars, music, food, rock wall, face painters and much more. Free to all spectators!

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 12: Mindfulness & Movement - Enjoy a story with yoga instructor Bridget Spencer, who will lead the children in basic yoga poses and help create mindfulness jars for them to take home. (Ages 5-8)
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
What Could Go Wrong?
July 7, 8pm
Comedy Without a Net!

July 8, 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

Summer Hands-on STEM Classes
Half-day workshops 7/6 & 7/7. Week-long classes for students entering first through eighth grades from 7/10 - 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

Electric City Comic Con 
July 8, 10am-4pm
The Electric City Comic Con is the area's family-friendly indie con! Small but fierce, we celebrate comics and the artists and writers who create them.

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.