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The   CDPHP Cycle!   bike share program is back, and the second season is bigger and better with additional bikes, new rack locations and more rental options.
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Opens May 18

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors.
Visit more than 20 food & craft vendors along the Jay Street pedestrian walkway, and shop & dine at our more than 25 shops and restaurants.
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market
Stop down on your lunch for fresh local produce, beautiful flowers & plants, delicious jams, yummy fruit and so much more.
Music & Entertainment
Jim McCardle
May 17, 6-9pm
Brother Junction
May 18, 9:30pm
Patrick Sharrow and 
The Convoy
May 19, 9:30pm 

Bel Cibo Bistro
Christina Kokonis-Viggers
May 18, 5-8pm

Centre Street Pub 
The Lowdown
May 17, 7pm
The Schmooze
May 18, 9pm
The Shakedown
May 19, 9pm
Mike Thomas & 
His Suitcase Contraption
May 20, 1:30pm

Mick  Mahoney
May 17, 7pm
The Accents
May 18, 9:30 pm
On Your Mark
May 19, 9:30pm

Jenna Sue
May 17, 6pm
Carla Paige Band
May 18, 8:30pm
Bike Night Featuring 
DJ Cassius Clay
May 19, 7pm

The Stockade Inn
Colleen Pratt
May 17, 7-10pm
Completely Different 
May 18, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe may appear to be quite involved, but it is very easy and well worth the effort!

May 17-23,  2018
Electric City  Trucks, Taps, Corks & Forks
May 19, 12-4pm
Broadway & Liberty Parking Lot

Come enjoy this second annual event featuring food truck vendors, specialty vendors, craft brews and beverages, live music from Grand Central Station and Gordon St., and a kids activity zone.

FREE admission! This event is Schenectady ARC's only fundraising event for 2018. More... 

On Your Feet!
Coming Soon! May 29 - June 3
MainStage at Proctors

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.

From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. More...

This Week at Proctors

On The Stage

High School Musical Theatre Awards - May 19, 7pm 
MainStage - Fashioned after Broadway's Tony Awards®, this ceremony will celebrate the achievements of the region's theatre students, highlighting the importance of arts and theatre education.

The Dance Studio Presents "Decades" - May 20, 1pm 
MainStage - A celebration of music and dance through the decades! Enjoy performances of students ages 3 through adult in dance styles and songs from the 1920s through today.

On The Screen

Beirut - May 16-17  
The Addy - In 1980s Beirut, CIA operatives must send a  former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

The Leisure Seeker - May 18-22 
The Addy - A runaway couple goes on an unforgettable journey in the faithful family RV they call The Leisure Seeker. 

Isle of Dogs - May 20-26
GE Theatre - When all canine pets are exiled to a vast garbage dump called Trash Island, a 12-year-old boy sets off across the river in search of his beloved dog, Spots. 


Celebrity Bartending & Pizza Throwing 
May 17, 5:30-8:30pm
Johnny's, 433 State Street
Come out for a fun time and help raise money for a great cause: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter.The DSIC's own Jim Salengo, Tamie Fowler from WET Beauty Lounge, and Ray Legere from Legere Restorations & the Schenectady Armory Center will go head-to-head for bragging rights as the BEST bartender! The one with the most tips will try his or her hand at tossing pizzas in Johnny's new pizza bar!

Schenectady Pride Pre-Party 
May 17, 7pm
Great Flats Brewing, 151 Lafayette Street
Join the first ever #PrePrideParty. Lots of local brew (including non-alcoholic drinks), DJ, Tasty Tapas, Wacky Bingo & the #MoneyTree raffle. Donations (of any size) are welcome! 

The Open Door Bookstore  Open Door Bookstore logo
128 Jay Street
May 19, 1-2:30pm
Meet Nancy Castaldo, author of Back From The Brink & Beastly Brains and Anita Sanchez, author of Itch!
May 20, 12-1:30pm
Meet Jennifer Roy and Ali Fadhil: Jennifer will be in-store and Ali Fadhil will join us via Skype to introduce readers to their book, Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein.

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios
May 19, 5-7pm
137 State Street
Pictures of Heath: Opening Reception: As part of Mental Health Awareness month, CREATE Community Studios is hosting "Pictures of Health Art Show: Sharing the Art Therapy Experience," a show focused on the power of art in the healing process.

Union College 
May 20, 12-3pm
Union College Field House
UCARE Day - 22nd annual free carnival for kids and their parents. We will have games and activities, food and fun! Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Schenectady County Community College
May 23, 11am-3pm
Center City-433 State Street 1st Floor
Community Job Fair & SUNY CCCC Open House: Free and open to the public. More than 30 employers in attendance. 

Yoga Bliss On the Boulevard 
Thursdays, 6-6:30pm
140 Erie Blvd. 
Schenectady Community Meditation: Coherence Meditation where we offer appreciations in our hearts through breath awareness and visualization. Celebrate peaceful intentions and find out how to be part of this empowering practice!

Schenectady County Moves
Month of May
May is National Physical Fitness Month, and to celebrate Schenectady County is encouraging residents to move for one million minutes in the month of May. Track your activity and the minutes you moved here. In partnership with the "Schenectady County Moves a Million" initiative, the Capital District YMCA is offering one month free memberships during May. Join by May 31 and the joiner fee will be waived.

1 Rush Street

Looking for something to complement your evening out in Downtown Schenectady?  Rivers Casino & Resort, located at nearby Mohawk Harbor, offers a regular schedule of events and promotions.

This Week's Event Highlight:

Rollin' on the River Car Show & Auction 
May 19, 10am-2pm
Live DJ, food and drink vendors, 50/50 raffle and more. Car auction begins at 2pm. Admission is free for spectators.

10 North Jay Street    
Improv Jam 
May 17, 7pm
Play, laugh and learn in an improvised event that's equal parts party, class and show.

Friday Night Improv
May 18, 8pm
Down the Rabbit Hole, Pilates for Infidels & Spontaneous Twilight Zone are teaming up again to deliver a night of laughter inspired by you! 

10 North Tonight
May 19, 8pm
This show combines the unpredictability of improv comedy with the glitz and polish of late night TV, as the theatre is transformed into a sound stage with a live studio audience.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

Brain: The World Inside Your Head
Opens May 19
Using innovative special effects, hands-on learning activities, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays, BRAIN shows how the brain functions and how, like other parts of the body, it can sometimes malfunction. 

Sense-Able Science 
May 20, 10am-12pm
A special time for visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the museum with their families. Guests are invited to enjoy a sensory-friendly museum environment with hands-on exhibits and activities, and a special 11am planetarium show.

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

Schenectady County Moves
Month of May
The Schenectady county Library is partnering with the "Schenectady County Moves a Million"  initiative to get residents moving during the month of May. Here is a calendar of events for events to help you "get moving." You may also use the library's computers to log your activity. 

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
May- Adult fiction half price. 
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

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