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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.

A weekly mix of food and merchandise vendors along the Jay Street Marketplace.
Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment

Kenny Kimball
August 31, 8-10pm

High Peaks Duo
September 1, 9pm
Justin Friello
September 2, 9pm
Prime Time
September 3, 9pm
Jecco Trio
September 7, 6-9pm

September 2, 12-2pm

Mad Jack Brewing Company at The Van Dyck
Keith Pray Big Band
September 6, 8pm

Jeanne O'Connor, Peg Delaney & Pete Toigo
September 1, 7-10pm

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The Downtown Dish
This week, as we celebrate Labor Day, we have a great recipe for baked beans in the crockpot.
Start fixing them the day before, then just bring to your barbecue.

September 1-7, 2 016
Schenectady Loves Italy - A Pasta Fundraiser
September 1, 4:30-7pm
State Street by Proctors

A pasta fundraiser to benefit victims of the earthquake in Italy will take place on  the Proctors block of State Street in Downtown Schenectady. Inspired by the culinary work of Amatrice, Italy, the center of the quake, the fundraiser will feature pasta, salad, bread and beverages.

Tickets at the event will be $5.00, and a single ticket will receive a small plate. Two tickets for a hungry eater! Donations can also be made online through the Fundabilities website. 100% of ticket revenue will go to aid the relief effort through the Italian Red Cross.

The fundraiser is a collaboration between Mallozzi's, Mazzone Hospitality, DeCrescente Distributing, Perreca's Bakery, the Daily Gazette, Fundabilities, Proctors and the City of Schenectady.  More...
Jazz on Jay
Final Show of the Season!
September 1, Noon-1:30pm
Jay Street Marketplace

This week, Jazz on Jay features The Gals Who Play Jazz. This free outdoor concert takes place outside 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!
This Week at Proctors

On The Screen
National Theatre Live - September 1, 3 & 7pm 
GE Theatre - One Man, Two Guvnors: Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden.

2016 Wing Walk - Tickets Now on Sale!
October 1, 12-5pm
Around Downtown Schenectady

Stroll around Downtown Schenectady and sample unique chicken wing recipes at a variety of restaurants, then vote for your favorite! The day of the event, you must pick up your ballot ticket from the Box Office at Proctors before going to your first restaurant. Wing Walk Ticket Prices: $10 Adults, $5 Students (with current student ID, not available online). Happy walking and tasting!

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Mark Your Calendar for These Great Events!

Schenectady County's Battle of the Bands 
September 9, 5:30-10pm
Broadway & Liberty Parking lot
Listen to local bands vying for a spot to open SummerNight 2017.

41st Annual St. George Greek Festival 
Sept. 9 & 10, 11am-11pm; Sept. 11, 12-5pm
510 Liberty Street
Great food, music, dancing and vendors.

Little Italy StreetFest 
September 10, 12-9pm
North Jay Street
Great music, food and vendors. Something for everyone!

Stockade Villagers'
65th Annual Outdoor Art Show

September 10, 10am-4pm 
Ferry & Front Streets
Outdoor art show and sale in Schenectady's historic Stockade.

September 10, 11am-2pm
City Hall
Enjoy free fun kids' activities and music while visiting health, wellness and safety experts.

5th Annual Wing Walk
October 1, 12-5pm
Around Downtown
Sample chicken wing recipes from downtown restaurants and vote for your favorite!

14th Annual Building Block Party 
October 27, 5:30-8:30pm
DSIC's annual fundraiser, with fantastic food from dozens of restaurants, a super silent auction and great networking with hundreds of Capital District business people.


Creative Freelancer Networking    
August 31, 5:30-7:30pm

The Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) invites freelancers and all those interested in the greater Capital Region's Creative Economy to join us for our second Creative Freelancer Networking Night. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Proctors, meet other creative freelancers and have a fantastic evening.

Vale Cemetery   
907 State Street
September 4, 2pm
Historian Paul Tracy leads a narrated tour of Sports Heroes of Schenectady

September 10, 12-5pm
Auditions for the 2016 Nutcracker. Open to all dancers and actors ages 5 and up.

Cell Phone Audio Walking Tours in Downtown

Stockade Historic District - 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.

Erie Canal - 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. 

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm 
Through September 18
Meet a 22-foot long T-Rex, tremble at a growling pair of dueling dinos, watch a dinosaur soar above you, and discover a nest full of eggs ready to hatch! Discover 10 animatronic dinosaurs throughout the museum.

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, reserve 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 Expansion

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

All libraries will be closed September 5 for Labor Day

FREE Computer Classes for September are open for registration.

600 Union Street
Adult non-fiction books half price in September.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!


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