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Opens September 29

Schenectady Farmer's Market 
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
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

Jay Street Marketplace
Sundays, 10am-2pm
Visit food & craft vendors along the pedestrian walkway. Shop & dine at the more than 25 shops and restaurants on Jay Street.

Seven stations are up and running in Schenectady! Check where your closest station is at www.CDPHPCycle.com and sign up for your membership. 

CDTA's FREE Electric City Trolley runs Thursday-Saturday,

Download the free Cityfinder app by Transfinder to show you the nearest trolley stops & real time trolley progress.

Music & Entertainment

Jim McCardle
September 28, 5-8pm
Mia Scirocco
September 29, 6-9pm
2nd Year Anniversary Party
Hosted by JV, TeeJ featuring 
DJ Smoke
Various drinks & tastings
from 6-10pm
September 30, 10pm

The Low Down
September 28, 6pm
J. Kaine & The Family
September 29, 9pm
Annie in the Water
September 30, 9pm

Katie O'Byrne's
Ace & Luke
September 29, 8pm
The Chicken Herders
September 30, 9:30pm
13th Annual Say Goodbye to Cancer Fundraiser
Live entertainment, prizes, 50/50 raffle and more
October 1, 1-6pm

Dueling Pianos
September 30, 8pm
Keith Pray Big Band
October 3, 8pm

Joel Fisher
September 28, 6-9pm

The Stockade Inn
Cliff & Tree
September 28, 7-10pm
George Krakat
September 29, 7-10pm

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Downtown Schenectady's

The  Downtown  Dish
This week's recipe is a delicious way to use apples and sweet potatoes for a fall entrée.

Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2017
Schenectady Serves
September 27, 4:30-6:30pm
Proctors Block of State Street

Join Schenectady to help aid victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma!

Schenectady Serves brings local citizens to aid families in need while enjoying good food and the kind of community conversation that brings us all together in the best way.  For a $5 donation you can enjoy a meal from Aperitivo Bistro , Johnny's Mexican Radio Nico's Rooftop Tavern  or Rivers Casino & Resort . All proceeds will go to communities in East Texas and the Florida Keys for recovery relief. Tickets are available at Proctors from now through the event or at  proctors.org . Straight donations will also be accepted on site.

Can't make it to the event?  Donate online!

Habitat For Humanity:  Build -A-Bash
September 28, 5:30-8:30pm
Schenectady Armory Center

Celebrating it's 5th anniversary, once again the Build-A-Bash fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity will return to the Schenectady Armory for an incredible and unique evening of food, competition and entertainment. We'll  have the return of the Tug of War Challenge, as well as fan favorite, Hammerschlagen.  More...
September 28-October 1
Schenectady Light Opera Company

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close, a Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. The Kit Kat Klub provides the backdrop as Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.  More...  

15th Annual Building Block Party
Next Thursday!
October 5, 5:30-9pm
Broadway Garage Rooftop
(Rain Location: Schenectady Armory Center)

Let's Party Under the Stars on the Rooftop!

Join us to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation's largest annual fundraiser! Enjoy delicious food from a variety of downtown restaurants, a cash bar, DJ entertainment, dancing and an open-air view of beautiful Downtown Schenectady.

$75 per person
RSVP by Monday, October 2

6th Annual Wing Walk
Next Saturday!
October 7, Noon-5pm
Around Downtown Schenectady

Stroll around Downtown Schenectady and sample unique chicken wing recipes from 20 different 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.

Purchase Tickets : $12 Adults, $7 Students (with current student ID, not available online). Don't delay...ticket sales are limited to 1,500!

Provided by the Capital District YMCA - Schenectady Branch. Egg-citing and supervised childcare (ages 6 weeks - 12 years) will be available from 11:30am - 5:30pm. Spaces are limited. You must register for childcare by Friday, October 6 Gym games, crafts, and activities will be broken down into age-specific areas. Choose how many hours (1-6 hours) of childcare service you will need for this event. More...

This Week at Proctors

On The Screen 
Black Sabbath: The End of The End - Sept. 28, 7pm 
GE Theatre - Chronicle of the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal. On February 4, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city
where it all began, to play their 81st and final gig.

Billy Elliot - October 2 at 2:30, 4:45 & 7pm 
GE Theatre - A talented young boy is torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Pearl Jam: Let's  Play Two - October 4, 7pm
GE Theatre - A concert film that chronicles Pearl Jam's legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs' historic 2016 season.  


Schenectady County Historical Society 
September 28, 6pm
32 Washington Avenue
Schenectady Suds: This walking tour of the Historic Stockade District will examine the history of beer brewing and its local impact. The tour concludes with a pint and tour at Mad Jack Brewery/The Van Dyck Restaurant.

September 29, 10am-12pm
137 State Street
Open Studio: Several hours during the week our doors are open and participants of all ages are invited to drop by to work independently or on the project of the day. The project varies week to week and gives participants an opportunity to feel inspired about learning a new craft or sharing their own art. 
September 27, 6:30-8pm or
September 30, 1:30-3pm
433 State Street 
Self Defense Workshops: The workshop is designed to show women (ages 12+) the techniques needed to defend themselves in the event of an attack. 

September 30, 1-2:30pm
128 Jay Street
Tom Swyers Signing The Killdeer Connection

October 1, 2pm
907 State Street
The Victorian Lady returns to lead a two hour guided tour through the historic cemetery as a "woman in mourning for a lost one."

October 1, 3pm
603 State Street
The fall of this year marks the beginning of the yearlong celebration of the 40th anniversary of the church's Concert Series. A favorite of our Concert Series audiences, it seemed only appropriate that Harmonic Brass will return to help kick off our year of celebrations. 

October 4, 11am
32 Washington Avenue
Secret Stockade Tour: Discover the Stockade and its secrets with a walking tour, lunch at historic Arthur's Market, a peek inside a private 1820s Stockade home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum.

10 North Jay Street  

FNF: Electric City Puppet Improv and Down the Rabbit Hole
September 29, 8pm
Two of our favorite house teams bring a you night of improv comedy.

Spontaneous Broadway
September 30, 8pm
Where performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience. 

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

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

Senior Science Day 
October 2, 3-4pm
Come explore the museum on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for an exciting astronomy lesson presented by Dudley Observatory Outreach Astronomer, Dr. Valerie Rapson.
This month's topic is Our Solar System: The Gas Giants.

Wind and Solar: The Renewable Energy Revolution  
An interactive exhibit sponsored by GE Renewable Energy. The exhibit will encourage visitors' understanding of renewable energy technology and climate change factors, while inspiring advocacy for renewable solutions to society's increasing energy demands.

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

World of Chinese Culture: Exploring Language
Begins September 30, 3pm
Add a little Chinese culture to your life with  four classes at SCPL!
This Saturday, our first class will touch on the Chinese language. On October 7: Celebrate Holidays; November 18: Chinese Paper Cutting; and on December 9: Exploring Food.

Author Visit
October 2, 2pm
McChesney Room
National best selling author B.A. Shapiro. author of The Art Forger & The Muralist. Books can be purchased at The Open Door Bookstore prior to the author visit. Books will also be available for purchase and signing at the event.

The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
September - All cookbooks & gardening books half price.

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

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Our mission is to promote Downtown Schenectady as a premier location for commerce, recreation and living by enhancing, facilitating and supporting economic and cultural growth.