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Opens June 30

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

Rob Flemming
June 29, 7pm
Funk Evolution
June 30, 9pm
Skeleton  Keys
July 1, 9pm

Mad Jack Brew Pub @
The Van Dyck

Keith Pray Big Band
July 5, 8pm

RARE Craft Steak
& Cocktail House
Joel Fisher Live
June 29, 6-9pm
Completely Different
July 5,  6-9pm

Janice Thompson &
Mike Purcell
June 29, 7-10pm
Completely Different
June 30, 7-10pm

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The  Downtown  Dish
This week's recipe will be a great addition to your 4th of July celebration. It can be used as a side or dessert and is easy to prepare.

 June 29 - July 5, 2017
A Great Day for Grand Openings!
Thursday, June 29
4:00, 4:30 & 5:00pm

Come out this Thursday and welcome two great new businesses to Downtown Schenectady...plus one just  beyond downtown! 

The afternoon of grand openings begins at 4:00pm with Slidin' Dirty at 512 State Street in the renovated Foster Building complex. At 4:30pm, celebrate the official grand opening of  Great Flats Brewing  at 151 Lafayette Street. Then, at 5:00pm, the new Homewood Suites by Hilton at 2A Freemans Bridge Road cuts the ribbon.

If you plan to make the rounds to all three events, the brand new Electric City Trolley will be available to transport you between locations for free. The trolley will then return to previous locations to drop you back off. 
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 will provide 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.

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

This week, Jazz on Jay features
Linda Harrison Quartet. 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...  

Schenectady County SummerNight
Mark Your Calendar!
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. Headlining this year's event is Grammy Award-winning  Blues Traveler,  who will rock the crowd beginning at 8:30pm. More...

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage       
Red, White & Brew Festival - June 30, 5pm 
Clinton South Parking Lot Behind Proctors - Kick off your 4th of July weekend! Enjoy 30+ craft breweries, 60 different beers and cider, food vendors, live music from KICK, plus the games Corn Hole and Kan Jam.
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. 

All'Opera's Madame Butterfly - June 29, 7pm  
GE Theatre - Madame Butterfly first saw the light of day in  La Scala in February 1904, and was hotly contested. Puccini began cutting and amending, and three months later at the Grande Theatre in Brescia.

The Grass is Greener - July 1, 5, 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. When a Texas oil tycoon (Robert Mitchum) visits, he takes a liking to more than the house. 

Sophia Loren in ARABESQUE - July 1, 5, 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 1, 5, 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, she learns her husband has been murdered and may have left an ill-gotten fortune.

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...


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.)

July 2, 2pm
907 State Street
Schenectady in the Revolutionary War - John Gearing outlines Patriot and Troy family allegiances in the Mohawk Valley.
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
Team Night  
June 29, 7pm
A night of home grown, locally sourced comedy.

June 30, 8pm
A comedy elimination showdown. Many competitors enter but only one will emerge as the "Maestro."
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 on July 6 & 7. Week-long classes for students entering first through eighth grades from July 10 - September 1. Classes run 9am - 4pm. Space Academy Classes with Challenger Learning Center Missions. Before- and after-care is available. Pre-registration is 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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