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Visit Downtown Schenectady

View an interactive map to find parking lots and rates. Get tips on where to find the best parking spots. Sign up for an email alert system for news & advisories.   

CDTA's FREE trolley circulates between the heart of downtown and Mohawk Harbor.
Thursday-Saturday, 4pm-1am

Download the free  Cityfinder app by Transfinder to view trolley stops & real time trolley progress

The   CDPHP Cycle!   bike share program is back with additional bikes, new rack locations and more rental options.

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The House with a Clock
in Its Walls

Opens September 21

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall
Schenectady Greenmarket

Vendors, shoppers, musicians, and friends gather in a festive community marketplace.

More than 20 food & craft vendors along the Jay Street pedestrian walkway, along with our 25+ shops and restaurants.

Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market
Stop down during lunch for fresh local produce, beautiful flowers, yummy fruit and so much more.

Music & Entertainment

Ryan Clarke
September 20, 6pm
2096 - Fundraiser Event
Open to public
September 21, 5:30pm
3rd Anniversary Party hosted by JV and Teej with DJ Smoke
September 22, 9pm

Centre Street Pub 
Josh Casano
September 20, 6pm
Joe Driscoll
September 21, 9pm
The Session Bros.  
September 22, 9pm

Lecco Morris
September 19, 6-9pm

Ed Salvo
September 20,7pm
The Stuff
September 21, 8pm
Ben & Lee
September 22, 8pm

Pinhead Susan's
Jenna Sue
September 19, 6pm
The Stockade Inn
Colleen Pratt
September 20, 7-10pm
Teresa Broadwell
September 21, 7-10pm

Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady's

The Downtown Dish
This week's recipe celebrates the beginning of fall and apple picking season. This dessert will be the perfect item to take to a fall gathering or party.

September 20-26,  2018

Jammin' on Jay Concert Series
Battle of the Bands
September 21 at 6-10pm
Jay Street Marketplace

Schenectady Countyin partnership with the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp ., is proud to present the 2018 Jammin' on Jay concert series. This week the  DSIC and Schenectady County conclude their Jammin' on Jay concert series on Friday, September 21, by hosting Schenectady County's Battle of the Bands one of the biggest nights of live, local music in the Capital Region .    Admission is FREE and food and beverages will be available.  

This year's participating bands include Frozen Sun Hasty Page, and Sly Fox and the Hustlers. At 9pm, 2017 Battle of the Bands winner Bendt will headline with the 2018 winner announced directly following. 
In the Heights
September 21-23 & 27-30
SLOC Musical Theater

Over three days, this Tony-award winning musical follows the hard-working residents in the NYC neighborhood of Washington Heights as they deal with love, identity, racism, hope, and loss. Set to the Latin rhythms and hip-hop lyrics of Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton), this show teaches us the importance of family and what it means to be home. More...
7th Annual Wing Walk
October 6, 12-5pm
Around Downtown

Get your tickets now, before they are all sold!
Stroll around Downtown Schenectady and sample unique chicken wing recipes at a variety of restaurants, then vote for your favorite!  A list of 2018 Wing Walk participating restaurants & wing recipes are on the    Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.website.

Wing Walk Ticket Prices: $12 Adults, $7 Children & Students (with student ID, not available online). Purchase tickets here (NOTE: Ticket sales are strictly limited to 2,000, so don't delay!).   Presented by the DSIC in partnership with Proctors . Visit our Facebook event.

NOTE : Childcare services during the Wing Walk will be provided once again this year by the  Capital District YMCA - Schenectady Branch.
This Week at Proctors

On the Screen

John Lennon: Imagine - Sept. 19-21 
GE Theatre - The original has been restored, remixed, and remastered, along with an additional 15 minutes of previously unreleased cinema-exclusive bonus material.

Shaw Brothers' Crippled Avengers - Sept. 20, 7pm
GE Theatre - Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

Juliet, Naked - Sept. 21-27 
The Addy - Annie is the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, who is an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When a rare demo of Tucker's one hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, Annie has an unexpected encounter with the elusive rocker.

Love Gilda - Sept. 23, 12, 3 & 6pm
GE Theatre - In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and diaries read by modern day comediennes .

Julie - Sept. 24-26 
GE Theatre - Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. 

An American in Paris-The Musical - Sept. 25, 2&7pm
GE Theatre - This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the 'City of Light'.

The Royal - Sept. 21 - Oct. 14
GE TheatreJay "The Sport" Jackson needs one more win to become heavyweight champion of the world. Inspired by the true story of trailblazing boxer Jack Johnson

Joan Jett: Bad Reputation - Sept. 26, 7pm
The Addy - ICFS has been selected to present an advance screening of this new Joan Jett documentary. Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning '70s punk scene.

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios
September 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
137 State Street
Kids Art Time: This theme-directed art class is just for kids! Various mediums are used, including paint, model magic, tissue paper, crayons, etc. Kids are encouraged to come weekly in hopes of developing long term projects.

Aperitivo Bistro
September 20, 6pm

426 State Street
Italian Cooking Show - Enjoy wine & food as Executive Chef Frank Tardio hosts a live cooking demo in the private event space. This month is classic pasta & sauces. This is a dine & show with only some audience participation. Tickets & schedule

Urban Co-Works 
September 27, 5:30-8PM
433 State Street
Marketing for Success: The panel of experts associated with the start-up community, will provide insight on start-up marketing across the lifespan of the business and attendees will gain valuable takeaways about start-up marketing that can be applied across a range of organizations and industries. Tickets

Groovin' at Gateway 
September 28, 5:30-7:30pm
Gateway Plaza - 12 State Street
Experience Downtown Schenectady's newest public space, Gateway Plaza. Enjoy live music, food & craft beer vendors, and family art activities in this beautiful new destination at State Street and Washington Avenue at the western gateway to downtown. Free and open to the public.

Entries Now - Through September 30
The first ever Special Effects Makeup Competition here in the Capital Region! A 2 part event for ages 12 and up! 10 Competitors in each age category, 12-17 and 18+, will be announced October 2. Looking for Halloween lovers, cosplayers, amateur makeup artists, professional haunt workers, theater nerds, and more to compete! Over $1000 in prizes being awarded. This competition will showcase the talents of makeup artists around the Capital Region. All entries due by September 30. Competition Rules & Entry Form

Voting Ends this Sunday!
2018 Best Of The Best - People's Choice Awards: Vote  for your favorites in a variety of categories through September 23.
Thank you for nominating the DSIC's annual Wing Walk  and Soup Stroll events, as well as our website...if you enjoy them, please cast your vote under "Places: Local Event" and "Media: Local Website."
miSci (museum of innovation and science)

15 Nott Terrace Heights
NEW HOURS Beginning September 10
Monday: Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm;  Thursday: 9am-8pm;
Sunday: 12-5pm

Opens this Saturday!
Through January 6, 2019
If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you've been wondering how to stop your toddler's push toy from making such an infernal racket, you'll love this exhibit!  12 different hands-on stations illustrating the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys while letting visitors create their own toy-like combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits. 

Sense-Able Science
September 30, 10am-12 noon
A special time for visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the museum with their families with a special 11 AM planetarium show. Admission is Free.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes

Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm 

Fall Book Sale
September 22, 9am-4pm
September 23, 1-3pm
Along with hard cover and paperback books, there will be a selection of CDs, DVDs, Audio Books and a great selection of children's books. Sunday - fill a bag for $2! 

Museum Pass Program
Schenectady County Public Library provides families with the opportunity to get reduced or free entrance fees into many of our outstanding historic and cultural venues. The program is underwritten in its entirety by the Friends of the Library.

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
September Sale - Cookbooks half price
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
10 North Jay Street        

Improve Jam
September 20, 7pm
A jam gives veteran improvisers and newcomers alike a chance to try out improv games and stretch their improv muscles.

Improv Ladies' Night
September 21, 8pm
It's ladies night at the Mopco. Come see an evening of all female, all improvised comedy. Ladies get a discount at the cafe tonight.

THEATRESPORTS®: Summer League! 
September 22, 8pm
Cheer on your favorite team of comedians as they compete in this do-or-die mix of side-splitting comedy and serious sporting action!

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 Highlights: 

September 21, 8pm

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