This Week

Here’s what’s going on this week:

All Week:

  • The Altamont Fair begins on the 17th and continues to the 22nd.  This is a big deal, and very fun.
  • Most branches of the Albany Public Library are having an end-of-summer celebration either this week or next week.

Monday, August 16th:

Tuesday, August 17th:

Wednesday, August 18th:

  • 10 am Regal Free Movies this week are Jimmy Neutron and Akeelah and the Bee at Crossgates Mall and Doogal and Bratz at Clifton Park Center.
  • At Bowtie in Schenectady, the free 10 am movie is The Tooth Fairy.
  • At 10:30 am, learn about Floating and Sinking at CMOST.  Pre-register, $2/non-member.  For ages 3-6.
  • It’s Albany’s At the Plaza Food Festival from 11 am to 9 pm, with plenty of food and lots of music, including The Smithereens in the evening.
  • At 1:30 pm, the main Albany Library is having a Magnetic Poetry Slam.
  • See Exotic Animals from Around the World at 2:30 pm at Schenectady’s Main Public Library.  No registration required.
  • Melvin the Magnificent will perform at 7 pm at the Commons in Clifton Park.
  • The Electric City Chorus will perform at 7 pm at Freedom Park in Scotia.

Thursday, August 19th:

  • Take a Walk in the Woods at Thacher, beginning at 9 am.
  • 10 am Regal Free Movies this week are Jimmy Neutron and Akeelah and the Bee at Crossgates Mall.
  • Learn about Terrific Trees from 10 am to noon at Dyken Pond.  $3/child, $6/family.
  • At 10 am, it’s the end-of-summer party at Quaker Street Branch Library.
  • From 10:30-11:30 am, it’s Little Wonders of Science, for preschoolers, at the Schenectady Museum.  Call to pre-register.  Which reminds me, I never list the FETCH! Labs, in spite of my affection for the dog, because they’re regularly scheduled, and when we’ve participated we’ve been underwhelmed.  But if anyone would like me to remind them of these programs occasionally, I can.
  • It’s Craft Day at Moreau Lake State Park at 1 pm.
  • Do some building at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga from 2-3 pm.
  • At 2 pm at Duane Branch Library, kids can do some art with folks from the Tang Museum.
  • At Rotterdam Branch Library at 2 pm, drop in and do some science.
  • There’s a Steak & Lobster Fest at Central Park from 5-8 pm.
  • The Red-Haired Strangers are playing from 6-8 pm in Wiswall Park in Ballston Spa.
  • The East Greenbush Library is having an End-of-Summer BBQ for their teens (grades 6 to 12).  Register in advance.
  • Holly McCormack is playing at 6:30 pm at the Crossings in Colonie.
  • Monsters vs. Aliens will be shown in Shafer Park in Duanesburg at 7 pm.
  • The Wiz will be shown at 7 pm at Freedom Park in Scotia.
  • At 7 pm, take a Twilight Kayak tour at Moreau Lake State Park.

Friday, August 20th:

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