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New York State  Department 
of Transportation  Announces Plans for the New
Schenectady Train Station 

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Visit Downtown Schenectady

Downtown Schenectady features more than 50 restaurants and eateries that offer everything from quick take-out to elegant fine dining and feature cuisines from around the globe.
Browse Downtown Schenectady's shops, restaurants, services, lodging, cultural attractions, transportation and parking. 

Helpful Links for Visitors:
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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The Peanuts Movie
  Opens November 6

Every Tuesday:$6 tickets for all regular movies 

Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Outside Around City Hall

Downtown Farmers Market

A limited number of vendors will 
be around City Hall (inside for inclement weather) through 
the end of the month.

Sundays, 10am - 2pm
Inside at Proctors  
Schenectady Greenmarket
A festive marketplace with more than 70 vendors who produce everything they sell.

Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Backstage Pub & Grill
Open Mic Comedy NIght
Thursdays, 8:30pm

Bombers Burrito Bar
Thursday Indie Rock Night, 9pm
Saturday: DJ Yosh, 9pm

Frank Jaklitsch  
November 6, 6:30pm
Sean Lyons
November 6, 8:30pm
Funk Evolution
November 7, 10pm 

Wide Awake
November 6, 9pm
Clancy Vannier
November 7, 9pm

The Stockade Inn
Tommy Verrigni
November 5,  7-10pm
November 6, 7-10pm

The Van Dyck
Keith Pray Quartet with
Jerry Weldon 
November 7, 8pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish

With only three weeks until Thanksgiving, we will be offering some unique recipes to consider for
 your holiday. This week we have an baked brie appetizer.

Cranberry Brie Tart with
Pancetta & Thyme

November 5-11,  2015
Ragtime The Musical 
November 7-8
Mainstage at Proctors

The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold - set in turn-of-the-century New York - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow.  More...
Stockade-athon 15K Road Race
November 8, 8:30am
Downtown Schenectady
Veterans  Park

The Stockade-athon is popularly recognized as the oldest "major" 15K road race in the USA. Starting in 1976, this classic 9.3 miler has become the highlight event on the fall racing season in upstate New York. 

Last Chance Walk-up Registration: Nov. 6, 4-7pm,
YMCA Downtown Schenectady 

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage

truTV Impractical Jokers - Nov. 5, 7pm
Mainstage - "Where's Larry Tour" The night will be filled with laughs and hilarious videos inspired by the long-running "Jokers" TV program.

GE Theatre - Presented by Nacre Dance: Debuting original works from a selection of the nation's best up and coming choreographers. Audience member votes will determine who becomes the Nacre Dance 2016 Guest Choreographer!

Solid Soul - Nov. 6, 8pm   
Mainstage - Grammy Award-winning legend Mavis Staples teams up with multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne on the highly anticipated national tour, "Solid Soul." 

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show - Nov. 6, 8pm
Fenimore Gallery - Featuring Beth Stelling: Originally from Ohio, after conquering the Chicago stand-up scene, Beth moved to L.A. in 2011. Within her first year she made her late night television debut on Conan.

MopCo: Electric City Improv - Nov. 6, 8pm
Education Center - A cunning collision of improv creativity! Featuring
our in-house longford team, ALF PACINO!

The 8th Step Presents: Mulebone - Nov. 7, 7:30pm  
Education Center - A fabulous new work from a mighty musical duo: multi-instrumentalist John Ragusa and roots music specialist Hugh Pool, who launch their exciting music from traditional blues. 

Baptist Health Organ Concert Series - Nov. 10, Noon
Mainstage - Free concert featuring Al Moser & Ed Goodemote playing "Goldie" the mighty Wurlitzer organ.

Alvin and the Chipmunks LIVE ON STAGE! - Nov. 11, 1 & 7pm
Mainstage - A brand new, music-filled interactive live show featuring the Chipmunks and Chipettes.

On The Screen

Mr. Holmes - Nov. 8-10   
GE Theatre - A new twist on the world's most famous detective. In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. 
New & Improved! - DowntownSchenectady.org

The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) has launched a newly designed website to provide visitors, residents, employees, and stakeholders with a more user-friendly portal to connect with all things Downtown Schenectady. The site is now mobile-friendly and includes a Google-based interactive map of downtown businesses, which can be sorted by several categories. It also includes a calendar of events, current news, and information on the DSIC itself. The site was designed in partnership with downtown's D2 Media Consultants.

Click here to check it out. Be sure to bookmark us and visit often!

Experience & Creative Design 
November 6, 5-8pm, 
November 7, 10am-5pm,  November 8, 11am-5pm
Holiday Open House: "The Magic of Christmas" Come and be part of this magical time of year at Experience's traditional open house. See what's new this year and receive 20-40% off your purchase.

Schenectady Civic Players
November 7, 8pm
12 S. Church Street
ACT III - Pat Brady's One-Woman Show. General admission tickets at the door: $20. Benefit for New York Oncology/Hematology Foundation and Schenectady Civic Players.

Schenectady Symphony Orchestra   
November 12, 5:30pm
Schenectady County Community College
Tasting Notes - Join us for an epicurean extravaganza in which guests enjoy fine wines, a menu created by the Schenectady County Community College Culinary Institute, and the artistry of Schenectady Symphony musicians. This year's event will feature food, wine and music from South America. Tickets are limited. 
Hometown Heroes Banners Walking Tour
Through November 11
Downtown Schenectady

Last week to see the banners!
Take a stroll around beautiful Downtown Schenectady and view 43  Hometown Heroes banners honoring Schenectady military men and women.  Pick up a copy of the Hometown Heroes banner map and bios of many of the honorees at the DSIC office, 143 State Street, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. More... 
miSci (museum of innovation & science)
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm  
November 7 & 8
Join other museum visitors in this out-of-this-world experience! See what it's like to do experiments in space and take home a souvenir from your experience. Please Note: Space is limited. To guarantee a spot, purchase tickets in advance at 518-382-7890 x 237; or purchase tickets when you arrive at miSci (if space is available).
Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library ExpansionCentral Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 
Sunday: 1 - 5pm
Library Calendar of Events

All Schenectady County Public Libraries will be closed for 
Veterans Day, November 11.

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Through November: Holiday books half price
First Thursday nights book sale: All books, 1/2 price
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library 
Save  the  Date !
November 21, 5-7pm
Downtown Schenectady
The Chamber's  parade, a Capital Region tradition, attracts 20,000-40,000 spectators who will line State Street in Downtown Schenectady for what is widely known as the largest nighttime parade in the Northeast. Enjoy more than 100 magical characters, floats, bands, marchers, dance troupes and decorated vehicles.

November 28
Recognizing the growth of Small Business Saturday, several Schenectady business organizations are working together this year to drive community awareness of this special day and officially kick off the holiday shopping season for the City's local businesses. Many of the businesses will have in-store specials, contests, discounts and events on Small Business Saturday, all aimed at boosting local excitement for the day. 

December 12, Noon - 4pm
You are invited to gather family and friends and head to Schenectady's spectacular City Hall in the heart of downtown for a fun-filled afternoon of music, crafts, demonstrations, performances and more at Downtown Schenectady's City Hall-iday. This 12th annual event is the largest free holiday celebration in Schenectady County.
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