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Downtown Schenectady features more than 50 restaurants and eateries that offer everything from quick take-out to elegant fine dining, with cuisines from around the globe.   
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Opens September 16

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

September 20, 5:30-8:30pm

Debbie Fish &
The Crowd Pleasers
September 15, 6:30pm
Tribute to Frank Jaklitsch with Diesel Dan
September 17, 6:30pm

Whiteout Party
September 23, 11pm

September 15, 7pm
Joe Nacco
September 16, 9pm
The Schmooze
September 17, 9pm
Rob Flemming
September 21, 6pm

Steve Cowles
September 18, 8pm

September 16, 12-2pm

Alex Skolnick Trio
September 16, 8pm

Summer of Doug
September 17, 9pm
Fall Change in Hours:
Closed Mondays;
Open Sundays, 4-8pm

Colleen Pratt
September 15, 7-10pm
September 16, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week, we have a great snack/dessert to help you kick off the apple season.

Apple Fries with
Caramel Cream Dip

September 15-21, 2 016
The Midtown Men
September 16, 8pm
Mainstage at Proctors

After sharing the stage as the Jersey Boys for over a thousand performances, Tony┬« Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony┬« Award nominee J. Robert Spencer are back... using their signature sound and chemistry to bring to life their favorite 1960s hits.  More... 

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

It's our 5th Annual Wing Walk! 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!

This Week at Proctors
Five Broadway Blockbusters Now On Sale!

Dirty Dancing  November 8-13

Something Rotten!  January 10-15

The Sound of Music  April 4-9

Cabaret -  May 9-14

On The Stage

Jim "Kimo" West - September 17, 2pm  
GE Theatre - Hawaiian Slack Key Summer's End Concert. Best known as long-time guitarist for "Weird Al" Yankovic and regarded as one of the world's foremost "ki ho'alu" or Hawaiian "slack key" guitar artists. 
>> For all Downtown Schenectady This Week readers, enter DSIC in the coupon code and get 50% off the ticket price for this show.

"Weird Al" Yankovic - September 17, 8pm 
GE Theatre - "Weird Al" Yankovic will make his first ever tour stop in Schenectady this fall when The Mandatory World Tour arrives at Proctors!

Word Plays - September 18, 2pm
Fenimore GalleryHow Are Things in Glocca Morra? It doesn't have to be March to enjoy a bit of the blarney or some Irish history. Come hear these enjoyable and riveting Irish stories in September.

On The Screen

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - September 15-20 
GE Theatre - Drawing from more than 100 hours of rare and unseen footage collected from fans, news outlets and national archives, as well as the Beatles' private collection, this film delves into the inner workings of the group - how they made decisions, created their music, and built a collective career together.

Mondo SuperHero Zappin' Party - September 16, 7pm 
GE Theatre - Spliced together in a crazed and colorful chronology, the selected clips and snippets reveal the evolution of the superhero genre in motion pictures.

David Bowie Is - September 19-20  
GE Theatre - This film takes the audience on a fascinating journey through Bowie's artistic career, revealing the creativity and evolution of Bowie's ideas.

Sept. 16, 11:30am-6:30pm
Veterans Park
14th Annual Oktoberfest: Festivities include German specialty food, clam chowder, pulled pork sandwiches, German beer and wine, German music and much more. There will also be a rummage sale in the church hall Friday & Saturday. 

Schenectady County Historical Society
September 17, 1pm
32 Washington Avenue
Profiles of African-Americans in Schenectady: This program will have living history performances focusing on slaves who escaped the shackles of slavery to achieve greatness. It will also include walking tours of the Stockade neighborhood, focusing on the area's black history.
September 17, 1-2:30pm
128 Jay Street
Melinda Morris Perrin signing A New Day Dawns

Aperitivo Bistro 
September 18, 10am-2pm
426 State Street
Starting this weekend, Sunday Brunch at  Aperitivo Bistro returns! Join them for a fantastic meal and enjoy a tasty Mimosa or Bloody Mary.

Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange   
September 24, 7pm
Jay Street Marketplace
This year, the CCCE is adding to the Northeast Filmmakers Lab a FREE outdoor screening of 10 international short films outside on the Jay Street Marketplace.

Habitat For Humanity Schenectady County  
September 29, 5:30-8:30pm
Schenectady Armory
Build-A-Bash: Come join us for a unique, incredibly fun evening of food, competition, music and entertainment done as only Habitat can. This year's Bash will honor one of Schenectady Habitat's long-term, dedicated and still active volunteers. Hammerschlagen will be back along with our new feature, the Tug of War Challenge. More...

Schenectady Today Show
Tuesdays, 10-11am
Education Center at Proctors
Be part of the audience for the filming of the Schenectady Today Show. Meet host Ann Parillo and the show's guests.

14th Annual Building Block Party
Save the Date!
October 27, 5:30-8:30pm
GE Theatre at Proctors

The DSIC's biggest annual fundraiser, with fantastic food from dozens of restaurants, a super silent auction and great networking with hundreds of Capital District business people.  More...

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 
Extended through September 25
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.

Evenings with miSci &
The Dudley Observatory
September 20, 5-8:30pm
Spend the evening exploring the exhibits at miSci! Complete the night with a Night Sky Adventure with the Dudley Observatory. This week's program: Our Friend the Moon.

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

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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