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"Dangermice" will be playing at the Tavern this Sunday from 12.30 - 2.30pm. Come along and enjoy some great music from these talented musicians as they meander through Blues, Rock, Folk & Country - easy listening sounds for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Open from 11am, with meals available.
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C'mon over for a FREE delicious healthy breakfast with your kids and a good selection of FREE books to choose from donated by Capital District Intersectional Feminists.
I am 82 and have a good deal of knowledge about the history of albany.
Free concert by world class flutist, Gary Schocker!!! Saturday October 5th!
Great feature on Speakeasy 518!
Spring has sprung! Soon the plants, flowers, and local vegetables will be coming up throughout our lovely Albany, NY and surrounding areas! What better way to celebrate Spring than to learn more about enjoying a raw and living foods diet and cuisine. RSVP today for the Healthy Living Foods Experience! Food Demonstration and 4 Course meal after brought to you by Chef Jillian Love April 6th, Four Seasons Natural Food Cafe 33 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY https://www.facebook.com/events/318066852160813/
Thank you Discover Albany for a fun way to spend New Years Eve!
The "HARMONIX" will be appearing at the Tavern this Sunday from 12.30 - 2.30pm. Come along be entertained by this talented trio as they combine a rich blend of harmonics with folk, pop and original songs from yesteryear and today. Open from 11am, with meals available.

The official guide to Albany, NY, sharing events, experiences, and more! Share your adventures by tagging #DiscoverAlbany.

The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was incorporated in 1976 to promote the NYS Capital as a destination for visitors and convention delegates. ACCVB has been assisting meeting specialists for more than 30 years, acting as a community concierge to attract and assure successful meetings, conventions, and events held in Albany. The ACCVB staff works with its Board of Directors, members, volunteers, and other hospitality organizations to contribute to the ever-expanding hospitality industry in the Capital Region and beyond. The ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, which is located at historic Quackenbush Square (corner of Clinton Avenue and Broadway in downtown Albany) and the Information Desk at the Albany International Airport. The ACCVB is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and serves as Albany County's Official Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA), as well as an administrator of the Capital-Saratoga Region's marketing efforts, and the Hudson Valley marketing efforts.

Mission: The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau strengthens the awareness of Albany County as a convention and visitor destination, attracting individuals, families and businesses from around the world to increase revenue and stimulate economic development and growth for the community.

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Artful Albany

Discover art in Albany! Albany County is full of opportunities to engage with art in traditional settings and in unexpected spaces. Learn more about the many ways to experience art in Albany with #ArtfulAlbany.

albany.org Albany County is full of opportunities to engaged with art in traditional settings and in unexpected spaces. #ArtfulAlbany

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Top 5 Spots to Explore at Crossgates

Experience thrills at Apex Entertainment Albany, laugh yourself silly at Albany Funny Bone, unwind at Spa Mirbeau - Albany, catch a show at Skyloft and play arcade games at Dave & Buster's. Crossgates Mall has it all!

albany.org A blog post featuring the top 5 spots to explore in Crossgates.

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20 Reasons to Discover Albany County in 2020

#DiscoverAlbany this year! With dynamic experiences, special events and new developments, 2020 is an exciting year for visitors to explore everything Albany County as to offer.

albany.org A blog post with the top 20 reasons to Discover Albany County in 2020.

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Playhouse Stage Company Continues 32nd Season of Productions at Cohoes Music Hall | Nippertown

Catch a Playhouse Stage Co. performance of "Jerry Lee Lewis vs. Jerry Lee Lewis" or "Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill" at The Cohoes Music Hall this month! Learn about the performances and schedule from Nippertown.

nippertown.com Playhouse Stage Company continues their 32 Season of productions this month with a pair of productions at Cohoes Music Hall. Opening on Feb. 20, Jerry Lee Lewis vs. Jerry Lee Lewis is a world-premiere play by Jefferson McDonald. The play features the music of rock ‘n’ roll’s famous “killer.....

Two Buttons Deep

Speak Easy 518 is a hidden gem (literally hidden, it is behind an unmarked door) in downtown Albany. Have you ever wondered what it is like inside? Take a look with Two Buttons Deep!

Two Buttons Deep was allowed special access into the notoriously camera and phone-free Speak Easy 518 where Jack & Marko judged a bourbon cocktail competition and helped pick a winning bartender to take a trip to Texas to visit the Garrison Brothers Distillery...

Stay tuned to see what's next on our Live In Albany bucket list, and follow Two Buttons Deep for more stuff worth talking about from the Capital Region and beyond!

cc: Matt Whalen Photography, Taylor Rao, Samuel Mere, Discover Albany, The City Beer Hall

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Cathedral in Bloom blossoms at Cathedral of All Saints

This Friday, Saturday & Sunday is Cathedral in Bloom 2020! Tour a historic Gothic cathedral, admire floral installations by The Enchanted Florist of Albany & other local florists, attend a blooms workshop and more! Learn more about the event from the Albany Times Union.

timesunion.com Cathedral in Bloom is bringing a hint of spring to February in Albany.

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Free & Frugal: February 21 – February 23, 2020 in Albany, NY

Beat the winter blues at Cathedral in Bloom 2020, support Albany Center Gallery at the 2nd Annual Winter Art Fest, attend Palace Theatre Presents: A Black History Month Celebration or dine out for Guilderland Winter Restaurant Week! Keep reading for a full list of free & frugal events for February 21 - 23. #DiscoverAlbany

albany.org A blog post with a list of free & frugal events for February 21 – February 23, 2020 in Albany, NY.

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Food tours return to Troy and Albany in May

“Food tours are about telling the story of a city in a delicious way, tasting local foods while giving exposure to the entrepreneurs who are bringing culinary creativity to their city,” Owner & tour guide Amy Koren-Roth said. “Our food tours tell Albany and Troy’s stories delectably.” The Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour by Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC returns for a third season this May! Learn more from The Saratogian.

saratogian.com ALBANY & TROY — Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC will soon return for its 2020 season, offering tourgoers a progressive meal with a side of history.

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March Madness returns to the Times Union Center for the first time in 17 years

Excitement is brewing in Albany for March Madness! The games may be sold-out, but tune into WRGB CBS 6 News, Albany to learn about how you can get in on the action.

cbs6albany.com ALBANY NY (WRGB) - Let the madness begin... Bob Belber, General Manager for the Times Union Center, says “Men’s basketball was here in ‘95 as well as the regionals in ‘03, but to have the first and second rounds back again this year is going to be very exciting. ”March....

Wondering about the live art at the 2nd Annual Winter Art Fest? Attendees can look forward to fire spinning, glass blowing, live painting, woodworking and more! The winter art fest is a fundraiser for Albany Center Gallery on Saturday, February 22 at Albany Distilling Company.

February 22nd, 2020, from 2-7 p.m., Albany Distilling Company(ADCo) and Albany Center Gallery (ACG) will come together for the 2nd Annual Winter Art Fest, a day full of food, beverages, music, and art installations/ performances.

The event will feature the art of ten local artists: Acadia Rae, Designs by JAS, DiP SouLion, Greg Max Dunn, The Helderberg Blacksmith, TrashKid, Michelle Vara, Phil of Prism Glassworks, Fantaz2000 and South End Pallet Works. Along with the live art installations, attendees can enjoy music by DJ Trumastr, ALB Vodka ice luge and ice games including ice pong and ice shuffleboard, and a s’mores bar! DeFazio's Pizzeria will be on-premise for delicious eats and one free Cocktail Club with entry.

The event will take place at ADCo’s Bar and Bottle Shop (75 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY); tickets are available on Eventbrite. Admission to the event is $20 for ages 21+, $15 for ages 10-20, and free for children under 10!

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-adco-winter-art-fest-tickets-88441672423?fbclid=IwAR0aLQ-lOO6-CWsBrocNpDJqQVnN0fKgfG-R9sbx7HzbfFRJofBjfsOYdB4

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Spotlight On: Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the Capital-Saratoga Region - Capital - Saratoga Region

Planning a culinary getaway to the Capital-Saratoga Region? The region boasts an array of flavorful farm-to-table restaurants such as New World Bistro Bar in Albany! #getCAPtivated

capital-saratoga.com With an abundance of fresh food and agritourism, it makes perfect sense that farm-to-table restaurants are popular throughout the Capital-Saratoga Region. Read on for some of our favorite spots to try, and the unique ways they use local ingredients for menus full of bold flavor. Sunhee’s Farm & Ki...

Experience the Henry Hudson Planetarium for the last time today and tomorrow! During Stellar Send-Off: Winter Break at the Henry Hudson Planetarium we've got star shows at 11:00 AM (Zoo in the Sky) and 1:00 PM (Wonders of the Universe) on February 19 and 20.

For more details on the closing of the planetarium, please visit: https://bit.ly/37W6rfe

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These Are the Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the Hudson Valley

Can you guess which Albany County tourist attraction made Hudson Valley Magazine's Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the Hudson Valley?

It's Palace Theatre! The entertainment destination is home to the Albany Symphony. #DiscoverAlbany

hvmag.com How many have you checked off your local bucket list?

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5 Spots to Sip & Savor Murals in Albany, New York

Marvel at vibrant murals at your favorite craft beverage spot, restaurant or bakery in Albany! Keep reading the scoop on 5 spots to sip & savor murals in Albany! #ArtfulAlbany

Featuring our friends at Fort Orange Brewing, Cider Belly Doughnuts, Albany Distilling Company, Ama cocina and Nine Pin Cider.

albany.org A blog post with 5 restaurants and craft beverage spots with murals in Albany, NY.

Looking for something to do with your little star gazers over school break? ⭐️ Bring them to the Henry Hudson Planetarium at the Discover Albany Visitors Center today (February 18), February 19 or February 20 for "Zoo In The Sky" at 11:00 AM and "Wonders of the Universe" at 1:00 PM.

These will also be the final star shows at the Henry Hudson Planetarium so join us for a Stellar Send-Off. For more information on the closing: https://bit.ly/37W6rfe

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February Break: Upstate Edition — UPSTATE SOCIAL

February break has arrived! Check out Upstate Social for a few ideas of things to do with your little ones including #EmpireSkatePlaza, Albany Institute of History & Art and more!

upstatesocialny.com To help you make the most of the February vacation, we've rounded up various indoor and outdoor things to do, or fun day camps to send them to, in and around the Capital Region.

Has the Henry Hudson Planetarium been on your Albany Bucket List? ⭐️ This week is your LAST CHANCE to catch a star show before the planetarium closes. Make plans to swing by on February 18, 19 or 20 for Stellar Send-Off: Winter Break at the Henry Hudson Planetarium.

For more information on the closing of the Henry Hudson Planetarium, please visit: https://bit.ly/37W6rfe

Happy Presidents' Day! Did you know that four New York Governors were elected President of the United States?Comment below if you know which ones! #DiscoverAlbany

Thank you to all of the star gazers who came out for yesterday's planetarium shows at the Discover Albany Visitors Center! ⭐️ If you missed out on the out-of-this-world fun, there are a few more chances this week to say farewell with Stellar Send-Off: Winter Break at the Henry Hudson Planetarium.

For more information on the closing of the Henry Hudson Planetarium, please visit: https://bit.ly/37W6rfe

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Outdoor Winter Adventures in Albany County

Grab your hats and gloves! Albany County is a winter wonderland with an array of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy during the cold-weather months. #DiscoverAlbany

albany.org A blog post with outdoor winter adventures in Albany County.

TOMORROW join us for a Stellar Send-Off at the Henry Hudson Planetarium! ⭐️ Say farewell to the planetarium at the Discover Albany Visitors Center by attending one of the star shows offered on Saturday, February 15. The planetarium can accommodate 60 people maximum per show. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. ✨

11:00 AM: "Children's Star Sighting" - $3 all seats
1:00 PM: "Albany Star Sighting" - $3 all seats

Please note: The 2:00 PM star show is SOLD OUT! For more information on the closing of the Henry Hudson Planetarium, please visit: https://bit.ly/37W6rfe

Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️ Bring your sweetheart to admire "Love Goes On" by artist Nick Walker as part of your Valentine's Day plans in Albany! The mural is located on the eastern wall of the Green-Hudson Garage. #ArtfulAlbany

The #CapitalWalls mural project is spearheaded by Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn & ParkAlbany.

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Free & Frugal: February 14 – February 17, 2020 in Albany, NY

It's Valentine's Day 💕 and a long weekend! 🎉 Check out our list of free and frugal events for February 14 - 17. #DiscoverAlbany

albany.org A blog post with free and frugal events in Albany, NY for February 14 – February 17, 2020.

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The Farmhouse Bistro At Grapevine Farms In New York Is Tucked Away Inside A 170-Year-Old House

Visiting Albany and searching for a day-trip-worthy destination? Travel to Cobleskill for Grapevine Farms, a charming bistro and boutique in a historic 1850s farmhouse!

onlyinyourstate.com Dine, shop, and enjoy tastings in a wine cellar all in this one historic spot!

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Partner Spotlight: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes is a charming bakery and boutique on Wolf Road in Colonie. Peruse the luscious bundt cake flavors and browse the cheerful gift selection! Keep reading our #PartnerSpotlight with Melissa Gleason, Owner & Operator of Nothing Bundt Cakes, to learn more.

albany.org Discover Albany Partner Spotlight on Nothing Bundt Cakes in Albany, NY

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Surprising Family-Friendly Destinations in New York State

New York State is full of exciting, fun-filled, family-friendly destinations. Explore the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and the interactive Discovery Center with your kids to learn about the unique ecosystem. Check out I LOVE NEW YORK for more.

iloveny.com Give your family a taste of something exciting and new when you venture to one of New York’s hidden treasures. Your next unforgettable escape is right around the corner.

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9 Creative Date Ideas in Albany County

Love is in the air! We've got your guide to date-worthy activities, from day to night, spanning all four seasons in Albany County. #DiscoverAlbany

Featuring our friends at Albany Art Room, Capital Wine & Spirits Albany, Dutch Apple Cruises, Albany Institute of History & Art, Capital District Transportation Authority - CDTA, WildPlay Thacher, Capital Craft Beverage Trail, Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC and Emack & Bolio's Albany, NY.

albany.org A blog post with 9 creative date ideas in Albany County.

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Recycled & Refashioned: The Art of Ruby Silvious at Albany Institute of Art Jan 25 through June 7 | Nippertown

"The stained paper (and occasionally cloth) of the tea bags offers a distinctive canvas for her miniature paintings, which present a visual journal of her life and travels—a watercolor of breakfast or flowers encountered on a walk, a street scene of a French town, or a museum gallery and its art-loving crowds." Learn more about Albany Institute of History & Art's newest exhibit, "Recycled and Refashioned: The Art of Ruby Silvious" from Nippertown.

nippertown.com The Albany Institute of Art and History has announced a new exhibit by artist Ruby Silvious called "Recycled and Refashioned." Artist Ruby Silvious begins her creative process with a cup of tea. For the past five years, Silvious has been painting and drawing on tea bags that have been ...

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Bucket List: 50 Places to visit in Upstate NY in 2020

Make 2020 the year to visit Upstate NY and to #DiscoverAlbany! How many of these spots from NYup.com are on your bucket list?

newyorkupstate.com Itching to get on the road? Here's a list of places to explore in Upstate New York.

Saturday will be a Stellar Send-Off at the Henry Hudson Planetarium at the Discover Albany Visitors Center! ⭐️ Say farewell to the planetarium by attending one of the star shows offered on Saturday, February 15. The planetarium can accommodate 60 people maximum per show. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. ✨

11:00 AM: "Children's Star Sighting" - $3 all seats
1:00 PM: "Albany Star Sighting" - $3 all seats

Please note: The 2:00 PM star show is SOLD OUT! For information on the closing: https://bit.ly/37W6rfe

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Restaurants to know about in Albany

Albany is full of culinary delights! Review the Albany Times Union's "Restaurants To Know About in Albany" and add them to your dining bucket list.

Featuring our friends at Allie B's Cozy Kitchen and Albany Distilling Company.

timesunion.com Restaurants to know about in Albany

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Top 5 Spots to Explore at Crossgates

Whether you are searching for a place to shop, play arcade games, relax at a spa or catch a live show, Crossgates Mall has it all! Keep reading for top 5 spots (plus a few extras) to explore at Crossgates. #DiscoverAlbany

albany.org A blog post featuring the top 5 spots to explore in Crossgates.

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10 Places To Celebrate Valentine's Day in Upstate New York

Valentine's Day is one week away! ❤️ Have you made plans for you and your sweetheart yet?

albany.org A blog post with 10 places to celebrate Valentine's Day in Upstate New York.

Say farewell to the Henry Hudson Planetarium at the Discover Albany Visitors Center with a Stellar Send-Off! There are a few chances left to star gaze before the planetarium is closed.

Saturday, 2/15: Stellar Send-Off: Saturday Star Shows​ (11:00AM & 1:00PM)
Saturday, 2/15: Stellar Send-Off: Love Among the Stars​ (2:00PM)
Tuesday, 2/18 - Thursday, 2/20: Stellar Send-Off: Winter Break at the Henry Hudson Planetarium​ (11:00AM & 1:00PM)

For more information on the closing of the planetarium, please visit: https://bit.ly/37W6rfe

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Free & Frugal: February 7 – February 9, 2020 in Albany, NY

Searching for things to do this weekend? 🤔 We've got your free and frugal weekend round-up for February 7 - 9 featuring events such as the Times Union Home Expo and tours at the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site! #DiscoverAlbany

albany.org A blog post with free and frugal events in Albany, NY for February 7 – February 9, 2020.

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A Guide to Exploring the #CapitalWalls Murals in Albany

Bundle up and head out on an exploration of downtown Albany to view the #CapitalWalls murals. These bright, eye-catching murals will help visitors and locals beat the winter blues!

This public art project is spearheaded by Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn and ParkAlbany. Mural featured in photo is "Love Goes On" by Nick Walker.

albany.org A Guide to Exploring the #CapitalWalls Murals, a project by Albany Center Gallery, Albany Parking Authority and Albany Barn, in Albany, New York.

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Howe Caverns Offers Glassblowing Now — And It’s So Cool - Hudson Valley Magazine

A great day trip from Albany? A trip to Howe Glassworks to try glassblowing! Learn about this fun experience from Hudson Valley Magazine.

hvmag.com Get ready to craft your own ornaments, tumblers, and vases alongside professional glassblowers in Schoharie County.

Our Story #DiscoverAlbany

We invite you to Discover Albany. The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. has been promoting the New York State Capital to visitors since 1976. We are passionate discoverers, and we're eager to help you learn about all the wonderful things going on in Albany County.

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