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Downtown Schenectady features more than 45 restaurants and eateries that offer everything from quick take-out to elegant fine dining and feature cuisines from around the globe.
Browse our 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 June 24

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am
FREE Movies
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Outside 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.
Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Aperitivo Bistro
Lecco Morris with Eric Margan
June 24, 7-10pm

Yankee Holler
June 24, 6:30pm
E.J. Ray Acoustic
June 25, 7pm

Capoccia Wine Lounge
Lecco Morris with Jeff Nania & Rob Morris
June 22, 8pm

Jenry David
June 23, 7pm
Justin Friello and 
The Jack & Jill Trio
June  24, 9pm
HOEDOWN Concert Series
One Night Stand
June 29, 6-9pm

Benjamin Zoleski
June 22, 6pm

Sean Lyons
June 24, 8pm
Big Johnson Blues Band
June 25, 9:30pm
Ed Salvo
June 29, 7pm
Claude Christopher
June 30, 7pm

The Stockade Inn
Don Egry & Lou Pappas
June 23, 7-10pm
Peg Delaney with Earl Davis
June 24, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week, with camping season underway, we have a quick and easy recipe that can be enjoyed for breakfast, a quick snack, or whenever you like!

Campfire Cinnamon

June 23-29,   2016
Schenectady City Living Tour & H.O.M.E.S. Fair
This Sunday!
June 26, 10am-2pm
Downtown & Citywide

Schenectady's annual Citywide Open House & H.O.M.E.S. Fair has a new component for 2016: The Downtown Residential Tour! 

Not only will you be able to tour a variety of neighborhood homes in Schenectady for purchase, but several new residential developments in Downtown Schenectady will showcase their upscale apartments and amenities. The self-guided tour will begin at the Jay Street Marketplace, where you can pick up maps. A variety of vendors will also be on hand for you to gather resources and ask questions about home buying. More...

Jazz on Jay Concert Series
June 23, Noon-1:30pm
Jay Street Marketplace

This week, Jazz on Jay features the Annie & the Hedonists. This free outdoor jazz series takes place Thursday afternoons through September 1 on the Jay Street Marketplace (with a rain location at Robb Alley inside Proctors). Grab lunch at one of our great downtown  eateries and work in a bit of shopping before or after the concert! More...

Schenectady Smiles Photo Contest
June 15 - July 27

Show your community pride by submitting up to five photos featuring the City of Schenectady in each of the following five categories: Category #1 - Diversity, Category #2 - Community Vitality, Category #3 - Natural Environment, Category #4 - Architecture/Urban Design, Category #5 - Businesses & Organizations. Submit via The Daily Gazette's website.

Winners will be chosen by a committee of community judges. There will also be an online voting component for the general public to vote for the People's Choice Awards. A Schenectady Smiles Awards Ceremony and Pep Rally will take place on August 17 at Schenectady City Hall. Rules & category explanations.

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show - June 25, 8pm 
Education Center - Featuring Anthony DeVito, a NYC based comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party,TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show, and who is a regular on Fox News Channel's Red Eye.

Dance Force Annual Recital - June 26, 11am & 4pm 
Mainstage - Performances from students of all ages. Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Gymnastics. Entertaining recital suitable for all ages.

The Naked Magic Show - June 29, 7:30pm 
Mainstage - Left without sleeves or pockets, this saucy and hilarious magic show is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to "now you see it." 

On The Screen   

When We Were Kings - June 23, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30pm 
GE Theatre - In 1974, boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman came to the politically unstable African nation of Zaire for what Ali called the "Rumble in the Jungle." Documentarian Leon Gast filmed the fight and its associated music festival, providing a particularly vivid portrait of the controversial Ali. 

ICFS Presents: Goodnight, Sweet Prince - June 24, 7pm
GE Theatre - A screening of Purple Rain, along with video shorts and more.

Zootopia - June 25, 11am
GE Theatre - Determined to prove her worth, a young rabbit rookie police officer leaps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. 

Love & Friendship - June 25-28 &30
GE Theatre - Based upon an unpublished novella by Jane Austin, Love & Friendship focuses upon the deliciously devious machin ations of Lady Susan Vernon, an intelligent, beautiful and flirtatious widow.

The Meddler - June 25-28 &30
GE Theatre - After the death of her husband, Marnie relocates to Los Angeles in order to be closer to her daughter, Lori.

Weiner - June 25-28 &30
GE Theatre - Sexts, Lies, and Carlos Danger! Watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It's 2013 and Anthony Weiner -- still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier -- is back in the spotlight.

June 22, 5:30-7:30pm
Transfinder, 440 State Street
Join business and community leaders for an after-work gathering to support the highly successful  Schenectady Ambassadors program. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, fine cigars and conversation on the top-floor terrace of Transfinder's headquarters overlooking Downtown Schenectady.  Gold Sponsors:Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority; Galesi Group.  Silver Sponsors: Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O'Shea; Transfinder; TW&A Construction Management; MVP Health Care.  Buy Tickets

June 25, 10am-3pm 
38-40 N. Broadway
Rain date June 26. Registration closes at noon. Trophies in three categories, one fan favorite, and one staff pick. Food, drink and music. All proceeds donated to ovarian cancer research. 

June 26, 11am-12:30pm
128 Jay Street
Amy Halloran signing The New Bread Basket

Cell Phone Walking Tours in Downtown 
Take a self-guided tour of the Stockade Historic District, New York State's first designated Historic District, and hear unique stories about the architecture and people who helped shape Schenectady's 350+ year history.
Explore the Erie Canal through 14 mobile audio stops. Discover the history and innovation that made the canal possible and how this technology impacted the lives of Schenectady residents.

2016 Visitor & Dining Guides

Brand new 2016 versions of the Downtown Schenectady Visitor Guide & Map and Schenectady Dining Guide are now available. If you would like FREE copies for your place of business or for an upcoming local event, please let us know by calling 377-9430 or emailing us at info@downtownschenectady.org.

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm  

SenseAble Science
June 26, 10am-12pm
A special time for visitors with autism or other sensory needs to experience the museum with their families. 

Meet a 22-foot-long T-Rex, tremble at a growling pair of dueling dinos, watch a dinosaur soar above you, and view a full nest of eggs ready to hatch. Discover 10 animatronic dinosaur throughout the museum. Learn all about these prehistoric creatures in the dino dig site, fossil rubbing stations, and other hands on discovery areas.

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

June 25, 3:30pm
McChesney Room
Exercise your mind with this introduction to traditional practices led by noted local teacher, Khanh Nguyen. Wear comfortable cloths & athletic shoes for this free one-hour class.

600 Union Street
Throughout June: Mass market paperbacks - 4/$1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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