Last Weekend of September Already!

Phew, you guys, I’m tired!  I have a cold which seems to be resisting even my beloved Theraflu, it was Back-to-School Night for the big girl, it’s our last night without Daddy, and I just realized that my Netflix chick flick is foreign-with-subtitles.  Which means I can’t multitask.   I’m just going to stop looking for stuff.  Sorry.  Still, it’s well over 20 things to do, so hopefully you won’t suffer too much, right?

All Weekend:

Evening of Friday the 24th:

Saturday the 25th:

  • It’s Free Museum Day.  Free admission to many museums:  click here for a list and to print a required ticket.
  • From 9 am to 3 pm, there’s a free Children’s Book Festival and Sale at the East Greenbush Public Library.  Clowns, activities, food, bouncey bounce, and more.
  • From 10 am to 4 pm, it’s the 25th Annual Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority’s Visitor Center.  This is a drive–50 miles southwest of Albany–but it’s free and there are a ton of animals and activities, along with an Energy Expo for the grown-ups.  I’d be interested in hearing if anyone’s ever gone to this one and if it’s worth the trip.
  • There’s a Wheels in the Woods car show from 10 am to 4 pm at Thacher Park, as well as a guided hike starting at 10 am.
  • There’s a 10 am Food Allery Walk at the Crossings in Colonie.  Andy the Music Man will be there along with other activities and information.
  • From 10 am to 5:30 pm, it’s Larkfest in Albany.
  • There’s a Hudson River Ramble moderately difficult hike at Moreau Lake at 10 am–not suitable for the 5-and-under set.
  • At 11 am you can learn about Buckmoths at the Albany Pine Bush.
  • From 11 am to 5 pm, it’s the annual Schenectady Stockade Walkabout.  It’s $20/adult, $10/kids 6 to 15, and kids 5 and under free.
  • From 11 am to 7 pm, it’s the Troy International Festival.  Lots of food and kids’ events.
  • From noon to 4 pm, it’s the annual Fall Festival at Five Rivers.
  • From noon to 7 pm, it’s Celtic Day in Schenectady’s Central Park.  Music, food, dancers, petting zoo, ponies.
  • At 1 pm, Sensemaya will be playing Latin Jazz outside the Albany Public Library.
  • From 1-4 pm, there’s Art for All at the Albany Institute of History & Art.  The theme this week is Hudson Riverscapes.
  • At 2 pm, they’re showing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Pine Hills Branch Library.
  • Local poet Rashaun Allen will be leading a Teen Poetry Workshop from 2-4 pm at Arbor Hill Library.

Sunday the 26th:

  • At Grafton Lakes, it’s the Fall Fun Day and Annual Barge Chaser Canoe and Kayak Race.  Registration begins at 9:30 am, the race is at 10:30 am, and there’s a potluck lunch as well as other activities and canoe and kayak demos.
  • It’s Harvest Fest from noon to 5 pm at the Crossings in Colonie.  Lots of music and entertainment.
  • At 1 pm, Discover the Pine Bush.
  • They’re showing Robin Hood at 2 pm at the main Albany Public Library.


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