Events

Here’s this week’s KidsOutAndAbout newsletter.

Here’s list of all sorts of free stuff happening this summer.

Here’s the KidsOutAndAbout Week-by-Week List of Summer Camps.

And here’s what’s coming up:

Sunday, July 30: 2017 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair  at Schoharie County Sunshine Fair . The Board of Directors of the Cobleskill Ag Society would like to welcome everyone to the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair July 29-August 5.

Sunday, July 30: Annual BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL (Rain or Shine) at Austerlitz Historical Society. The Blueberry Festival is held the last Sunday in July this year the 18th Annual Festival will take place on Sunday, July 30th on the grounds of Old Austerlitz from 9am-4pm. The event is always held RAIN or SHINE.Early 19th century craft demonstrations & wares, live music and of course lots of blueberries!

Monday, July 31: 2017 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair  at Schoharie County Sunshine Fair . The Board of Directors of the Cobleskill Ag Society would like to welcome everyone to the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair July 29-August 5.

Monday, July 31: Backbeard: A New Musical at Theatre Institute at Sage. A rollicking musical for the whole family at the New York Musical Festival. All performances at the Acorn Theatre 410 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

Monday, July 31: Berkshire Bank Family Mondays Saratoga Race Course at Saratoga Race Course. The Berkshire Bank Family Mondays series will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities, games, attractions, and educational activities each Monday from 11 am to 4 pm in the Saratoga Pavillion.

Tuesday, August 1: Snack Attack! With Honest Weight Food Co-op at Castleton Public Library. Do you love to snack? The Honest Weight Food Co-Op will teach us about creating healthy snacks, including smoothies, veggie and cheese kabobs, fruit dip, trail mix, and healthy soda.

Tuesday, August 1: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Tuesday, August 1: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 1: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Clifton Park Center at Regal Cinemas Stadium 10 at Clifton Park Center. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Tuesday, August 1: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Crossgates Mall at Regal Cinemas Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX at Crossgates Mall. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Tuesday, August 1: “They All Saw a Cat” Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Schenectady at Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery. Stop by The Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery in downtown Schenectady to pick up your Summer Scavenger Hunt checksheet! Visit local independent businesses & Schenectady favorites and find the hidden cat! Collect cat cards & win great prizes!

Tuesday, August 1: Piece by Piece: Cubist Portraits at Clark Art Institute . On Tuesday afternoons in July and August, look at things from a different angle to create a unique work of cubist art.

Tuesday, August 1: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 1: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Tuesday, August 1: Kids Club #OldSchool at Crossgates Mall. We are throwing an #OldSchoolTuesday Kids Club! For ONE hour, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, we will hold an open Kids Club on the lower level in front Macy’s. We will have fun activities for the kids and some mascots, music and fun games too!

Tuesday, August 1: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas at Wilton Mall at Bowtie Cinemas in Wilton Mall. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Tuesday, August 1: Afternoon Art at The Wonder Room. On Tuesday afternoons, in addition to regular drop-in play, we will have a special additional self-guided/open-ended art activity. Come any time between 2-5:30 to get your kit to create.Come dressed to create!

Tuesday, August 1: 2017 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair  at Schoharie County Sunshine Fair . The Board of Directors of the Cobleskill Ag Society would like to welcome everyone to the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair July 29-August 5.

Tuesday, August 1: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Tuesday, August 1: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 1: Defend the Fort!  at Fort Ticonderoga. Walk in the footsteps of French military engineers as you join Fort Ticonderogas Curator to explore areas of the fort inaccessible to the general public.

Tuesday, August 1: Pine Bush Pups: Turtles of the Pine Bush  at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Have you ever seen a turtle in the Pine Bush? Theyre here! In this program, we will learn what kinds of turtles live in the Pine Bush, where they live, and how they survive. Come and join us for a story, song, craft and live turtles. Register children not adults. Ages 2-6.

Tuesday, August 1: Free Performance in the Park: The Winter’s Tale at Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare in the Park on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage at Historic Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

Tuesday, August 1: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Tuesday, August 1: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Tuesday, August 1: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Tuesday, August 1: Tuesday Nights in the Park: Free Concerts in Colonie! at Village of Colonie. Tuesday nights at 6:30 in the Frank A. Leak Amphitheater For The Arts at Cook Park.

Tuesday, August 1: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 1: PlayDate! Playhouses in the Garden at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Nine designers and builders interpret play house structures for Berkshire Botanical Gardens summer exhibition, PlayDate: Playhouses in the Garden on display through September 24.The PlayDate structures vary in size and theme, from a medieval fortress, to an outdoor transparent play room and a cubed, mirrored structure. Other designs include a tree trunk transformed into a hobbit house, a 19th Century shepherds wagon, a tee-pee made of saplings, a sanctuary, and an antique aviary tea party. A permanent installation at the Garden, the Martha Stewart Cottage, received a makeover for the exhibition, transforming the traditional garden cottage into a wild woodland themed room inspired by the Gardens own woodland trail. A total of 11 structures are included in the exhibition.

Tuesday, August 1: FREE Tennis Lessons for Kids and Adults in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady available from 15-Love at 15-LOVE. Giving Kids the Advantage. . . 15-Love can often loan you a racquet for the lesson.

Tuesday, August 1:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Tuesday, August 1: ValleyCats 11am Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Tuesday, August 1: Storytime @ The Crossings at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. Stories, songs, and fingerplays. Rain or shine! For families of all ages. No registration needed.

Tuesday, August 1: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Tuesday, August 1: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 1: Tri-City ValleyCats vs Vermont Lake Monsters at Tri-City ValleyCats. Camp Day / Senior Day!

Wednesday, August 2: Come Play Loteria! at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Come join us at the museum for a game of Mexican bingo!

Wednesday, August 2: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 2: Its Turtle Time at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Want to see a turtle up close (but no touching)? Come to the Discovery Center and meet one of our turtles every Wednesday and Friday during July and August at 2:00pm. Bring your questions and curiosity. All ages. Free!

Wednesday, August 2: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Wednesday, August 2: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Wednesday, August 2: Building with MakeDo at Castleton Public Library. Join us to make cool cardboard constructions on the front lawn using a MakeDo construction kit!

Wednesday, August 2: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Wednesday, August 2: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 2: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Clifton Park Center at Regal Cinemas Stadium 10 at Clifton Park Center. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Wednesday, August 2: “They All Saw a Cat” Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Schenectady at Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery. Stop by The Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery in downtown Schenectady to pick up your Summer Scavenger Hunt checksheet! Visit local independent businesses & Schenectady favorites and find the hidden cat! Collect cat cards & win great prizes!

Wednesday, August 2: Free Kid-Friendly Films in The Palace in Albany at Palace Theatre. Catch a great movie on the big screen in the beautiful (and air conditioned) Plaza. Kids 12 and under will receive free popcorn, too! Doors open at NOON for activities and movies begin at 1 pm. Free tickets are available to individuals at the Palace Theatre Box Office in advance or on the day of the event.Groups, Day Cares & Summer Camps can reserve tickets in advance by calling the Palace Theatre Group Sales Dept at 518-465-3335 ext. 128

Wednesday, August 2: Sunset Boat Cruise Aboard the Carillon  at Fort Ticonderoga. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and witness a mountainside sunset on Lake Champlain during a unique evening cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, a replica 19th-century touring vessel.

Wednesday, August 2: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Crossgates Mall at Regal Cinemas Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX at Crossgates Mall. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Wednesday, August 2: Big Easy Playboys ~ Zydeco: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ). Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Wednesday, August 2: Made in the Shade of the Egg Concert Series at The Egg (Nelson Rockefeller Center for the Performing Arts). The Made in the Shade of The Egg performances take place just outside The Egg on the Empire State Plaza and presented in cooperation with the NYS Office of General Services Office of Special Events.

Wednesday, August 2: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 2: Meet the Author: Brendan Wenzel of “They All Saw A Cat” at Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery. Meet author & illustrator Brendan Wenzel of the staff-favorite “They All Saw a Cat!” He will read his beautiful book, sign copies & we will all celebrate the end of the downtown Schenectady summer scavenger hunt with raffles, prizes & snacks!

Wednesday, August 2: Nature Arts Hour at Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Nature Arts Hour at Camp Saratoga

Wednesday, August 2: Preschool Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Please join us to listen and learn with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft! For children ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, August 2: Kelley Park Family Nights at FANs of Ballston Spa. There will be a short, optional organized activity each week (every Wednesday in August) alongside impromptu games of kickball and playground time. There will be free ice cream cones each week. Stewart’s is kind enough to supply free ice cream for all!

Wednesday, August 2: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas at Wilton Mall at Bowtie Cinemas in Wilton Mall. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Wednesday, August 2: 2017 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair  at Schoharie County Sunshine Fair . The Board of Directors of the Cobleskill Ag Society would like to welcome everyone to the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair July 29-August 5.

Wednesday, August 2: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Wednesday, August 2: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 2: Pine Bush Pups: Turtles of the Pine Bush  at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Have you ever seen a turtle in the Pine Bush? Theyre here! In this program, we will learn what kinds of turtles live in the Pine Bush, where they live, and how they survive. Come and join us for a story, song, craft and live turtles. Register children not adults. Ages 2-6.

Wednesday, August 2: Gazette Kids Day at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam, NY at The Daily Gazette. Free community day! Crafts, games, snacks, treats, and more! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Follow link to register.

Wednesday, August 2: Free Performance in the Park: The Winter’s Tale at Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare in the Park on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage at Historic Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

Wednesday, August 2: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Wednesday, August 2: Wednesday Designers at The Wonder Room. On Wednesday afternoons, in addition to regular drop-in play, we will have a special additional self guided open ended challenge. Come any time between 2-5:30

Wednesday, August 2: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Wednesday, August 2: Rockin’ on the River at City of Troy. This free, outdoor concert series gives music fans a wonderful excuse to stay out and about on a Wednesday night!

Wednesday, August 2: Performing Arts Family Series at the Common at Clifton Commons. Free concerts at Clifton Common Stage (next to basketball courts.) Shows at 7 pm. rain or shine. Lawn chairs are welcome.

Wednesday, August 2: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 2: Play Date at Colonie Center Shopping Mall. Join the Children’s Museum of Science & Technology for some FREE, fun, hands on activities for kids on the first Wednesday of every month (January – December) in 2017 at 10am on the lower level by L.L. Bean.

Wednesday, August 2: FREE Tennis Lessons for Kids and Adults in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady available from 15-Love at 15-LOVE. Giving Kids the Advantage. . . 15-Love can often loan you a racquet for the lesson.

Wednesday, August 2: PlayDate! Playhouses in the Garden at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Nine designers and builders interpret play house structures for Berkshire Botanical Gardens summer exhibition, PlayDate: Playhouses in the Garden on display through September 24.The PlayDate structures vary in size and theme, from a medieval fortress, to an outdoor transparent play room and a cubed, mirrored structure. Other designs include a tree trunk transformed into a hobbit house, a 19th Century shepherds wagon, a tee-pee made of saplings, a sanctuary, and an antique aviary tea party. A permanent installation at the Garden, the Martha Stewart Cottage, received a makeover for the exhibition, transforming the traditional garden cottage into a wild woodland themed room inspired by the Gardens own woodland trail. A total of 11 structures are included in the exhibition.

Wednesday, August 2:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Thursday, August 3: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 3: Free Concerts at The Crossings at The Crossings of Colonie. All shows in the gazebo, rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families, dancing partners and picnics to the Crossings of Colonie, awarded the Capital Regions #1 Best Park!

Thursday, August 3: Guns by Night at Fort Ticonderoga. The flash of musketry and the roar of cannon fire by night will captivate you in this unique tour and demonstration of 18th-century firepower!

Thursday, August 3: Concerts in the Park at Village of Delanson, NY. Concerts every Thursday beginning at 6:30 pm from June to September 7th a FREE Concert in the Park by the Gazebo on Main Street (opposite the Post Office). Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the Show!

Thursday, August 3: ALMOND BLOSSOM PAINTING (Choose your colors!) *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Thursday, August 3: Free Concerts at the Gazebo at Niskayuna Town Hall at Niskayuna, Town of . Bring a picnic and lawn chair and enjoy these free hour-long concerts on Thursdays. Music begins promptly at 7 pm.

Thursday, August 3: Baby Bounce Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. : Stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for the youngest children, from birth to twenty-four months.Library: Washington Ave. Branch

Thursday, August 3: Experience Vision Therapy Open House at Fox Vision Development Center. Did you know that 80% of learning is visual? 1 in 4 children have an undiagnosed visual issue that can impact their ability to read, learn and comprehend. To learn more, please join us for our FREE “Experience Vision Therapy Open House “.

Thursday, August 3: FREE Tennis Lessons for Kids and Adults in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady available from 15-Love at 15-LOVE. Giving Kids the Advantage. . . 15-Love can often loan you a racquet for the lesson.

Thursday, August 3: PlayDate! Playhouses in the Garden at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Nine designers and builders interpret play house structures for Berkshire Botanical Gardens summer exhibition, PlayDate: Playhouses in the Garden on display through September 24.The PlayDate structures vary in size and theme, from a medieval fortress, to an outdoor transparent play room and a cubed, mirrored structure. Other designs include a tree trunk transformed into a hobbit house, a 19th Century shepherds wagon, a tee-pee made of saplings, a sanctuary, and an antique aviary tea party. A permanent installation at the Garden, the Martha Stewart Cottage, received a makeover for the exhibition, transforming the traditional garden cottage into a wild woodland themed room inspired by the Gardens own woodland trail. A total of 11 structures are included in the exhibition.

Thursday, August 3:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Thursday, August 3: Open Pond Hours at Delegan Pond at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Open Pond Hours at Delegan Pond

Thursday, August 3: Artesanos Menores: Huichol Yarn Paintings at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us to make some fun Mexican yarn paintings! Workshops are $3 plus admission. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 3: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 3: Alive at Five at City Of Albany. Albanys signature free concert series premiered in the summer of 1990 with a performance by legendary folk artist Richie Havens, and has since grown into a staple of summer in the Capital Region. This years season begins on June 8 and runs through August 3 (with no show on July 6), showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the regions most talented original local artists. The concerts take place from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday nights.

Thursday, August 3: Jazz on Jay at ElectriCity Arts District. Jazz on Jay continues its weekly outdoor concert series on Jay Street, Schenectady (between State and Franklin Streets), Thursdays from noon1:30. The rain location is Robb Alley at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady. For more information call (518) 573-2922.

Thursday, August 3: Knee High Naturalist at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Come out for our new knee high naturalist class! This class is intended for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians. We will discover different themes of nature with a short story and hands on experiences.

Thursday, August 3: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Thursday, August 3: Therapy Dog Storytime at Castleton Public Library. At this special storytime, well read about therapy dogs, then get to meet a real live therapy dog and her owner!

Thursday, August 3: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 3: Concerts in the Park Series at Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and dine al fresco while enjoying the best in local music, from pop to folk to jazz to bluegrass.

Thursday, August 3: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Thursday, August 3: Rock the Block Concert Series at City of Cohoes. Free admission!

Thursday, August 3: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Thursday, August 3: Backbeard: A New Musical at Theatre Institute at Sage. A rollicking musical for the whole family at the New York Musical Festival. All performances at the Acorn Theatre 410 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

Thursday, August 3: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 3: Cool Science: Soda Explosion! at Castleton Public Library. In this wild experiment, well watch a crazy chemical reaction up close!

Thursday, August 3: Read It Forward Book Club at Castleton Public Library. Teens, now that you’ve Read It Forward, stop by the library to eat pizza and talk about “I Am Princess X” by Cherie Priest. Please register; call 732-0879.

Thursday, August 3: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Thursday, August 3: Off the Wall: Soak Stain at Clark Art Institute . Thursday afternoons in July and August, create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler.

Thursday, August 3: 2017 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair  at Schoharie County Sunshine Fair . The Board of Directors of the Cobleskill Ag Society would like to welcome everyone to the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair July 29-August 5.

Thursday, August 3: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Thursday, August 3: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 3: Free Performance in the Park: The Winter’s Tale at Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare in the Park on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage at Historic Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

Thursday, August 3: Kayak Trip at Moreau Lake at Moreau Lake State Park. Summer is here, come learn kayaking with us! This wonderful summer time paddle is a great way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginners paddle around the lake pointing out signs of summer and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 793-0511..

Thursday, August 3: Barker Park: Heard at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.  Heard is Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius, composer/pianist, Jonathan Greene, woodwinds, Bobby Kendall, bass, Brian Melick, drums/percussion, and Zorkie Nelson on drums/percussion/vocal.

Thursday, August 3: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Thursday, August 3: Glenville Thursdays: Free Concerts and Movies at Indian Meadows Town Park. Join us for family fun at Indian Meadows Park. Bring a picnic, a chair, or blanket, and celebrate Glenville!

Thursday, August 3: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Friday, August 4: Free Performance in the Park: The Winter’s Tale at Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare in the Park on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage at Historic Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

Friday, August 4: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Friday, August 4: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Friday, August 4: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Friday, August 4: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 4: FREE Tennis Lessons for Kids and Adults in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady available from 15-Love at 15-LOVE. Giving Kids the Advantage. . . 15-Love can often loan you a racquet for the lesson.

Friday, August 4: Ballston Spa Film Festival at Ballston Spa Film Festival. Free, family-friendly films with screenings outside.

Friday, August 4: Hora del Cuento (Story time) at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Come listen to a Mexican folk story! Learn about Mexico through a fun story and a short Spanish lesson!

Friday, August 4: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 4: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Friday, August 4: Toddler Storytime at Washington Ave. Branch at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join Ms. Sarah in the Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers.

Friday, August 4: First Friday at Albany Institute of History and Art . Our galleries are open free from 5-8 pm as part of First Friday.

Friday, August 4: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Friday, August 4: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Friday, August 4: Backbeard: A New Musical at Theatre Institute at Sage. A rollicking musical for the whole family at the New York Musical Festival. All performances at the Acorn Theatre 410 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

Friday, August 4: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 4: A SUMMER BEAUTY PAINTING *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, August 4: PlayDate! Playhouses in the Garden at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Nine designers and builders interpret play house structures for Berkshire Botanical Gardens summer exhibition, PlayDate: Playhouses in the Garden on display through September 24.The PlayDate structures vary in size and theme, from a medieval fortress, to an outdoor transparent play room and a cubed, mirrored structure. Other designs include a tree trunk transformed into a hobbit house, a 19th Century shepherds wagon, a tee-pee made of saplings, a sanctuary, and an antique aviary tea party. A permanent installation at the Garden, the Martha Stewart Cottage, received a makeover for the exhibition, transforming the traditional garden cottage into a wild woodland themed room inspired by the Gardens own woodland trail. A total of 11 structures are included in the exhibition.

Friday, August 4:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Friday, August 4: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Friday, August 4: CPL at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisan Market at Castleton Public Library. Location: Intersection of Scott Ave. and Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033Stop by our table to learn more about what we have to offer. Kids can make a craft or play with Legos!

Friday, August 4: 2017 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair  at Schoharie County Sunshine Fair . The Board of Directors of the Cobleskill Ag Society would like to welcome everyone to the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair July 29-August 5.

Friday, August 4: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Friday, August 4: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Saturday, August 5: ADK LIGHTS PAINTING *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, August 5: Movies in the Park at Castleton Public Library. Join us for a family movie outdoors at Schodack Island State Park! For more information, call 732-0879. Schodack Island State Park is located at 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156.

Saturday, August 5: Community Garage Sale/Lemonade Sale at Clifton Park Nursery School. We are having our annual Lemonade Stand and Community Garage Sale to benefit Hannah’s Hope Fund and the Clifton Park Nursery School at the Clifton Park Nursery School.

Saturday, August 5: Tri-City ValleyCats vs Aberdeen IronBirds at Tri-City ValleyCats. Notte Italiana! Postgame Fireworks!

Saturday, August 5: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Saturday, August 5: 2017 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair  at Schoharie County Sunshine Fair . The Board of Directors of the Cobleskill Ag Society would like to welcome everyone to the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair July 29-August 5.

Saturday, August 5: Learn to Fish at Thompson’s Lake at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Learn how to fish in this fun and easy introductory program!

Saturday, August 5: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Saturday, August 5: Magic-Puppet Show at Rensselaer Public Library. Magician Jackie Reynolds amazes and amuses!

Saturday, August 5: Troy Waterfront Market at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market. Every week, more than 70 food growers, bakers, chefs & artisans gather to offer the local freshest and finest! At our market, you buy directly from the producer – the person who grew it or made it & can tell you how to best cook, use and enjoy it.

Saturday, August 5: Free Performance in the Park: The Winter’s Tale at Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Shakespeare in the Park on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage at Historic Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

Saturday, August 5: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Saturday, August 5: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Saturday, August 5: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Saturday, August 5: Family Saturday at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided.

Saturday, August 5: PlayDate! Playhouses in the Garden at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Nine designers and builders interpret play house structures for Berkshire Botanical Gardens summer exhibition, PlayDate: Playhouses in the Garden on display through September 24.The PlayDate structures vary in size and theme, from a medieval fortress, to an outdoor transparent play room and a cubed, mirrored structure. Other designs include a tree trunk transformed into a hobbit house, a 19th Century shepherds wagon, a tee-pee made of saplings, a sanctuary, and an antique aviary tea party. A permanent installation at the Garden, the Martha Stewart Cottage, received a makeover for the exhibition, transforming the traditional garden cottage into a wild woodland themed room inspired by the Gardens own woodland trail. A total of 11 structures are included in the exhibition.

Saturday, August 5:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Saturday, August 5: Sunset Boat Cruise Aboard the Carillon  at Fort Ticonderoga. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and witness a mountainside sunset on Lake Champlain during a unique evening cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, a replica 19th-century touring vessel.

Saturday, August 5: Ballston Spa Film Festival at Ballston Spa Film Festival. Free, family-friendly films with screenings outside.

Saturday, August 5: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Saturday, August 5: Free Riverlink Concert in Amsterdam at Riverlink Concerts. Concerts on Saturday nights on the waterfront.

Saturday, August 5: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Saturday, August 5: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Saturday, August 5: Backbeard: A New Musical at Theatre Institute at Sage. A rollicking musical for the whole family at the New York Musical Festival. All performances at the Acorn Theatre 410 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

Saturday, August 5: Kids’ Art Time at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. This theme-directed art class is for kids ages 6-12. Various mediums are used, including paint, model magic, tissue paper, crayons, etc.

Saturday, August 5: Skeeter Creek–Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ). Country Music, bring a chair or blanket.

Saturday, August 5: Tie Dye at Castleton Public Library. Bring your plain tees, socks, or anything else that needs brightening to the library and twist some color into your life!

Saturday, August 5: Family Savings Weekend at Gore Mountain. Kids enjoy discounted all-day access to gondola rides and fun base area attractions!

Saturday, August 5: Artesanos Mayores: Huichol Yarn Paintings at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us to make some Mexican yarn paintings! Workshops are $3 plus general admission. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 6: Backbeard: A New Musical at Theatre Institute at Sage. A rollicking musical for the whole family at the New York Musical Festival. All performances at the Acorn Theatre 410 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

Sunday, August 6: Family Savings Weekend at Gore Mountain. Kids enjoy discounted all-day access to gondola rides and fun base area attractions!

Sunday, August 6: Art Studio  at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us for some free arts and crafts! Our art studio will be open for fun today from 1-3. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 6:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, August 6: Free Concert: Francesca Shanks at Clark Art Institute . Join the Clark this summer for Crystal Clear, an acoustic concert series at Thomas Schtte: Crystal, Schttes site-specific installation on Stone Hill.

Sunday, August 6: Tri-City ValleyCats vs Aberdeen IronBirds at Tri-City ValleyCats. Enjoy Troy & Sunday Funday!

Sunday, August 6: Spectacular Monarchs at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Monarch butterflies are fascinating and beautiful!

Sunday, August 6: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Sunday, August 6: Fishing: Junior Naturalist: Sunday, August 6, 9 – 10:30am at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Intro to fishing class for children.

Sunday, August 6: ValleyCats 5pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Sunday, August 6: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Sunday, August 6: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Sunday, August 6: Free Summer Family Movies at Proctors at Proctors. Once again, Proctors is offering Free Summer Family Movies, Sundays through July and August. Grab some popcorn and plop down in front of the GIANT screen at the GE Theatre at Proctors. The kids will love you for it, and youll have a grand time, too.Free Summer Family Movies at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, screen at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on select Sundays listed below. Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.

Sunday, August 6: Wister Quartet ~ classical: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ). Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sunday, August 6: Howlin’ at the Moon Concert Series: Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Join us each month on the full moon as we welcome Howlin’ favorites and new voices to the Mabee Farm stage! With its rustic Dutch barn nestled on the Mohawk River, Mabee Farm is the perfect place for an evening of bluegrass, folk, and toe-tapping tunes!

Sunday, August 6: Free Fitness in the Park at City of Troy. Free admission, family friendly classes on Sundays in Riverfront Park.

Monday, August 7: Free Concert at Town of Rotterdam. The Town of Rotterdam this summer, through our Parks and Recreation Department and in conjunction with the Schenectady Musical Union Community Performance and Scholarship Fund, will be sponsoring a series of band concerts. The concerts, free to all residents, will be held at the Rotterdam Senior Center, 2639 Hamburg Street, on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In inclement weather, the concerts will be held indoors in the Auditorium at the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center.

Monday, August 7: Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room at The Wonder Room. We always have sensory activities for exploration – but on Mondays we do something a little bit MESSY! come and play! We are closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.

Monday, August 7: Stories and Art in the Parks at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join APL and the City of Albany Department of Recreation at Washington Park for an outdoor story time and crafts. Rain site is at the Washington Ave branch at 161 Washington Ave, Youth Services Department.

Monday, August 7: 3D Printing at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 7: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 7: Italian (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 7: Robotics and Science at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 7: Perler Bead Crafts at Castleton Public Library. Stop in and make something awesome out of perler beads! Ages 3 and up.

Monday, August 7: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Monday, August 7: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 7: FREE Tennis Lessons for Kids and Adults in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady available from 15-Love at 15-LOVE. Giving Kids the Advantage. . . 15-Love can often loan you a racquet for the lesson.

Monday, August 7: Tri-City ValleyCats vs Aberdeen IronBirds at Tri-City ValleyCats. Harry Potter Night!

Monday, August 7: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Monday, August 7: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 7: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Monday, August 7: Full Moon Hike at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Rebecca, our Park Educator will be leading this months Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake She will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Full moon hikes are $3 per person, please call for reservations 793-0511.

Monday, August 7: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 7: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Monday, August 7: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 7: Berkshire Bank Family Mondays Saratoga Race Course at Saratoga Race Course. The Berkshire Bank Family Mondays series will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities, games, attractions, and educational activities each Monday from 11 am to 4 pm in the Saratoga Pavillion.

Tuesday, August 8: Storytime @ The Crossings at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. Stories, songs, and fingerplays. Rain or shine! For families of all ages. No registration needed.

Tuesday, August 8: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Tuesday, August 8: Kayak Trip at Moreau Lake at Moreau Lake State Park. Summer is here, come learn kayaking with us! This wonderful summer time paddle is a great way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginners paddle around the lake pointing out signs of summer and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 793-0511..

Tuesday, August 8: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 8: Piece by Piece: Cubist Portraits at Clark Art Institute . On Tuesday afternoons in July and August, look at things from a different angle to create a unique work of cubist art.

Tuesday, August 8: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Tuesday, August 8: 3D Printing at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 8: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 8: Italian (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 8: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Clifton Park Center at Regal Cinemas Stadium 10 at Clifton Park Center. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Tuesday, August 8: FREE Summer Concerts in Saratogas Congress Park! at Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau. The Summer Concert Series is a program of the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center. All concerts are FREE and open to the public and occur during the months of July and August. The July concerts are on Sundays and the August concerts are on Tuesdays. Performances take place from 7:00 pm 8:30 pm at the War Memorial in Congress Park. Rain location: Heritage Area Visitor Center.

Tuesday, August 8: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Tuesday, August 8: Traveling Pond at Castleton Public Library. A traveling pond from Dyken Pond will splash its way into our library with live fish, salamanders, frogs, and insects! Children will be able to touch live animals and will learn how these animals survive in a watery environment.

Tuesday, August 8: Robotics and Science at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 8: Free Kid-Friendly Films in The Palace in Albany at Palace Theatre. Catch a great movie on the big screen in the beautiful (and air conditioned) Plaza. Kids 12 and under will receive free popcorn, too! Doors open at NOON for activities and movies begin at 1 pm. Free tickets are available to individuals at the Palace Theatre Box Office in advance or on the day of the event.Groups, Day Cares & Summer Camps can reserve tickets in advance by calling the Palace Theatre Group Sales Dept at 518-465-3335 ext. 128

Tuesday, August 8: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Crossgates Mall at Regal Cinemas Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX at Crossgates Mall. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Tuesday, August 8: Afternoon Art at The Wonder Room. On Tuesday afternoons, in addition to regular drop-in play, we will have a special additional self-guided/open-ended art activity. Come any time between 2-5:30 to get your kit to create.Come dressed to create!

Tuesday, August 8: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 8: The Fur Trade Experience on Mabee Farm at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Were going back to the wild west! Mabee Farm was once a hub of trade between the Dutch and Mohawk peoples, and well discover their trading adventures. Join us as we explore the nature trail, river, and historic boats, learning the many ways humans have used the natural world to make a living.

Tuesday, August 8: Defend the Fort!  at Fort Ticonderoga. Walk in the footsteps of French military engineers as you join Fort Ticonderogas Curator to explore areas of the fort inaccessible to the general public.

Tuesday, August 8: Music on the Lawn at Castleton Public Library. Join us for live music on the front lawn! Sponsored by the Friends of Castleton Public Library.

Tuesday, August 8: FREE Tennis Lessons for Kids and Adults in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady available from 15-Love at 15-LOVE. Giving Kids the Advantage. . . 15-Love can often loan you a racquet for the lesson.

Tuesday, August 8: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Tuesday, August 8: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas at Wilton Mall at Bowtie Cinemas in Wilton Mall. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Tuesday, August 8: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Tuesday, August 8: Tuesday Nights in the Park: Free Concerts in Colonie! at Village of Colonie. Tuesday nights at 6:30 in the Frank A. Leak Amphitheater For The Arts at Cook Park.

Tuesday, August 8: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 8: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Tuesday, August 8: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Tuesday, August 8: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 8: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Tuesday, August 8:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Wednesday, August 9: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Wednesday, August 9: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Wednesday, August 9:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Wednesday, August 9: New York State Food Festival ft. The Charlie Daniels Band at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. New York State Food Festival featuring The Charlie Daniels Band.

Wednesday, August 9: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Wednesday, August 9: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 9: SUNSET PALMS PAINTING *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Wednesday, August 9: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 9: SIRSY: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ). Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Wednesday, August 9: Its Turtle Time at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Want to see a turtle up close (but no touching)? Come to the Discovery Center and meet one of our turtles every Wednesday and Friday during July and August at 2:00pm. Bring your questions and curiosity. All ages. Free!

Wednesday, August 9: Gazette Kids Day at ViaPort Rotterdam (Rotterdam Square Mall) at The Daily Gazette. Free community day! Crafts, games, snacks, treats, and more! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Follow link to register.

Wednesday, August 9: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Wednesday, August 9: 3D Printing at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 9: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 9: Made in the Shade of the Egg Concert Series at The Egg (Nelson Rockefeller Center for the Performing Arts). The Made in the Shade of The Egg performances take place just outside The Egg on the Empire State Plaza and presented in cooperation with the NYS Office of General Services Office of Special Events.

Wednesday, August 9: Italian (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 9: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Clifton Park Center at Regal Cinemas Stadium 10 at Clifton Park Center. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Wednesday, August 9: Meet the Author: Steve Light & tour Proctors Theatre at Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery. One of our favorite author/illustrators returns! Meet Steve Light, who will read his latest book, Lucky Lazlo, and do some drawings! Then we’ll walk down to Proctors for an exclusive backstage tour! All ages welcome!

Wednesday, August 9: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Wednesday, August 9: Robotics and Science at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 9: Nature Arts Hour at Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Nature Arts Hour at Camp Saratoga

Wednesday, August 9: Sunset Boat Cruise Aboard the Carillon  at Fort Ticonderoga. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and witness a mountainside sunset on Lake Champlain during a unique evening cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, a replica 19th-century touring vessel.

Wednesday, August 9: Preschool Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Please join us to listen and learn with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft! For children ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, August 9: Kelley Park Family Nights at FANs of Ballston Spa. There will be a short, optional organized activity each week (every Wednesday in August) alongside impromptu games of kickball and playground time. There will be free ice cream cones each week. Stewart’s is kind enough to supply free ice cream for all!

Wednesday, August 9: Surprise Activity! at World Awareness Children’s Museum. There’s a surprise at the museum! Come visit to see what it may turn out to be. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 9: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Crossgates Mall at Regal Cinemas Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX at Crossgates Mall. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Wednesday, August 9: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 9: Music Under the Trees Summer Concert: Joseph Brushac, Native American Storyteller and Musician at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Joseph Bruschac, Native American Storyteller and Musician will perform at Dyken Pond’s Amphitheater.

Wednesday, August 9: Music Under the Trees: Joseph Brushac-Native American Storyteller & Musician  at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Outdoor Concert featuring Joseph Bruschac, Native American Storyteller and Musician.

Wednesday, August 9: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!

Wednesday, August 9: FREE Tennis Lessons for Kids and Adults in Albany, Troy, and Schenectady available from 15-Love at 15-LOVE. Giving Kids the Advantage. . . 15-Love can often loan you a racquet for the lesson.

Wednesday, August 9: Wednesday Designers at The Wonder Room. On Wednesday afternoons, in addition to regular drop-in play, we will have a special additional self guided open ended challenge. Come any time between 2-5:30

Wednesday, August 9: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Wednesday, August 9: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas at Wilton Mall at Bowtie Cinemas in Wilton Mall. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Wednesday, August 9: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Wednesday, August 9: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 9: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Wednesday, August 9: Rockin’ on the River at City of Troy. This free, outdoor concert series gives music fans a wonderful excuse to stay out and about on a Wednesday night!

Wednesday, August 9: Performing Arts Family Series at the Common at Clifton Commons. Free concerts at Clifton Common Stage (next to basketball courts.) Shows at 7 pm. rain or shine. Lawn chairs are welcome.

Thursday, August 10: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Thursday, August 10: Barker Park: Troy Public Library at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The Troy Public Library will host a Story Hour with a visit from a very special reader, a Fairy Queen! Join us when Queen Mab from the Enchanted City comes to Barker Park to reads us stories.

Thursday, August 10: Artesanos Menores: Mexican Worry Dolls at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us to make some authentic Mexican worry dolls while learning about some different cultures! Workshops are $3 plus general admission fees. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 10: Glenville Thursdays: Free Concerts and Movies at Indian Meadows Town Park. Join us for family fun at Indian Meadows Park. Bring a picnic, a chair, or blanket, and celebrate Glenville!

Thursday, August 10: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Thursday, August 10: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 10: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Thursday, August 10: Town of Cortlandt 2017 Town of Cortlandt Free Concert & Movie Series at Town of Cortlandt Department of Recreation & Conservation. SPONSORED BY THE TOWN OF CORTLANDTAND THE CORTLANDT ROTARY CLUB

Thursday, August 10: Free Concerts at The Crossings at The Crossings of Colonie. All shows in the gazebo, rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families, dancing partners and picnics to the Crossings of Colonie, awarded the Capital Regions #1 Best Park!

Thursday, August 10: Guns by Night at Fort Ticonderoga. The flash of musketry and the roar of cannon fire by night will captivate you in this unique tour and demonstration of 18th-century firepower!

Thursday, August 10: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Thursday, August 10: Concerts in the Park at Village of Delanson, NY. Concerts every Thursday beginning at 6:30 pm from June to September 7th a FREE Concert in the Park by the Gazebo on Main Street (opposite the Post Office). Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the Show!

Thursday, August 10: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Thursday, August 10: ‘HEARTFELT MESSAGES’ METAL STAMPING JEWELRY CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A METAL STAMPING JEWELRY CLASS NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Thursday, August 10:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Thursday, August 10: Barker Park: Troy Public Library at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The Troy Public Library will host a Story Hour with a visit from a very special reader, a Fairy Queen! Join us when Queen Mab from the Enchanted City comes to Barker Park to reads us stories.

Thursday, August 10: Free Concerts at the Gazebo at Niskayuna Town Hall at Niskayuna, Town of . Bring a picnic and lawn chair and enjoy these free hour-long concerts on Thursdays. Music begins promptly at 7 pm.

Thursday, August 10: Baby Bounce Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. : Stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for the youngest children, from birth to twenty-four months.Library: Washington Ave. Branch

Thursday, August 10: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Thursday, August 10: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 10: Open Pond Hours at Delegan Pond at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Open Pond Hours at Delegan Pond

Thursday, August 10: Jazz on Jay at ElectriCity Arts District. Jazz on Jay continues its weekly outdoor concert series on Jay Street, Schenectady (between State and Franklin Streets), Thursdays from noon1:30. The rain location is Robb Alley at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady. For more information call (518) 573-2922.

Thursday, August 10: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 10: Concerts in the Park Series at Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and dine al fresco while enjoying the best in local music, from pop to folk to jazz to bluegrass.

Thursday, August 10: Rock the Block Concert Series at City of Cohoes. Free admission!

Thursday, August 10: 3D Printing at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 10: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 10: Italian (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 10: Off the Wall: Soak Stain at Clark Art Institute . Thursday afternoons in July and August, create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler.

Thursday, August 10: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Thursday, August 10: Robotics and Science at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 10: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 11: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Friday, August 11: Robotics and Science at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 11: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 11: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Friday, August 11: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Friday, August 11: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Friday, August 11: Batty for Bats at Albany Pine Bush at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Are bats really blind? Come learn the answer to this question and more! We will start inside at the Discovery Center with a short presentation. Then we will caravan to a different trailhead for a twilight hike. Participants must provide their own transportation. We will use technology to help us detect any of the five species of bats that live in the preserve. We plan to spend about 45 minutes outside listening for bats. Ages 6+.

Friday, August 11: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 11: Annual Festa at Our Lady Queen of Peace. Enjoy a weekend filled with traditional Italian foods; Cavatellis, Calamari, Pizza Fritta, Sausage & Peppers, Baked Goods and much, much more! What about the music!!!!! Fun for the whole family. Kids rides and games for all ages.

Friday, August 11: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Friday, August 11: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Friday, August 11: SUNFLOWERS! PAINTING *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, August 11: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Friday, August 11:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Friday, August 11: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Friday, August 11: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 11: Hora del Cuento (Story time) at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Come listen to a Mexican folk story! Learn about Mexico through a fun story and a short Spanish lesson!

Friday, August 11: Its Turtle Time at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Want to see a turtle up close (but no touching)? Come to the Discovery Center and meet one of our turtles every Wednesday and Friday during July and August at 2:00pm. Bring your questions and curiosity. All ages. Free!

Friday, August 11: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 11: Movie in the Park  at Christ’s Church Guilderland- Kid Connection. Free Family Movie in the Park: “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them”Free PopcornSno-Cones available

Friday, August 11: The Fish Who Could Wish at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). FREE General Admission. Space is limited! Make a reservation for your family or youth group today!SPACs first series of one-hour, interactive concerts for ages 4 and up, SPAC Story Time Concerts are free community events that will take place in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center amphitheater. Seating is general admission. There are no physical tickets for these concerts, but reservations are strongly recommended. If capacity is reached for either concert, priority will be given to those who made an advance reservation.

Friday, August 11: Toddler Storytime at Washington Ave. Branch at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join Ms. Sarah in the Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers.

Friday, August 11: Block Party at Castleton Public Library. Join us for group play with wooden blocks! Recommended for ages birth-6.

Friday, August 11: Guns by Night at Fort Ticonderoga. Experience the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night in this unique 90-minute tour and demonstration of 18th-century guns, big and small!

Friday, August 11: 3D Printing at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 11: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 11: Italian (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Saturday, August 12: Free Riverlink Concert in Amsterdam at Riverlink Concerts. Concerts on Saturday nights on the waterfront.

Saturday, August 12: Colonial Ice Cream Discovery Day  at Crailo State Historic Site. Discover how colonists in the Hudson River Valley prepared ice cream on hot summer days.

Saturday, August 12: The Fish Who Could Wish at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). FREE General Admission. Space is limited! Make a reservation for your family or youth group today!SPACs first series of one-hour, interactive concerts for ages 4 and up, SPAC Story Time Concerts are free community events that will take place in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center amphitheater. Seating is general admission. There are no physical tickets for these concerts, but reservations are strongly recommended. If capacity is reached for either concert, priority will be given to those who made an advance reservation.

Saturday, August 12: Kids’ Art Time at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. This theme-directed art class is for kids ages 6-12. Various mediums are used, including paint, model magic, tissue paper, crayons, etc.

Saturday, August 12: Free Family Saturdays at Hanford Mills Museums at Hanford Mills Museum. Come enjoy a field trip for families with special hands-on activities for kids. Up to two adults will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by a child (preschool-high school). Teenagers also admitted free. Kids 12 & under always admitted free.

Saturday, August 12: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Saturday, August 12: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Saturday, August 12: Funk Evolution–Free Funk/R&B Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ). Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Saturday, August 12: Artesanos Mayores: Mexican Worry Dolls at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us to make some authentic worry dolls and learn about Mexican culture and traditions! Workshops are $3 plus admission. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 12: Troy Waterfront Market at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market. Every week, more than 70 food growers, bakers, chefs & artisans gather to offer the local freshest and finest! At our market, you buy directly from the producer – the person who grew it or made it & can tell you how to best cook, use and enjoy it.

Saturday, August 12: Raiders of the Lost Arc with The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). David Newman, conductorWilliams Raiders of the Lost Ark (complete with film)The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, will make its SPAC debut as John Williams’s epic score is performed live. Set in 1936, a professor of archeology and obtainer of rare antiquities Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S. Army Intelligence to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis. Armed with his hat, whip and wits, Jones must face formidable enemies and impossible odds to save the day and the world.

Saturday, August 12: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Saturday, August 12: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Saturday, August 12: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Saturday, August 12: Annual Festa at Our Lady Queen of Peace. Enjoy a weekend filled with traditional Italian foods; Cavatellis, Calamari, Pizza Fritta, Sausage & Peppers, Baked Goods and much, much more! What about the music!!!!! Fun for the whole family. Kids rides and games for all ages.

Saturday, August 12: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Saturday, August 12: Family Saturday at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided.

Saturday, August 12:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Saturday, August 12: BEACH RELAXIN’ PAINTING *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! *ALL AGES *PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, August 12: Raiders of the Lost Arc with The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). David Newman, conductorWilliams Raiders of the Lost Ark (complete with film)The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, will make its SPAC debut as John Williams’s epic score is performed live. Set in 1936, a professor of archeology and obtainer of rare antiquities Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S. Army Intelligence to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis. Armed with his hat, whip and wits, Jones must face formidable enemies and impossible odds to save the day and the world.

Saturday, August 12: Intro to Disc Golf at Thacher Park at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Learn the basics of the fun, family-friendly activity!

Saturday, August 12: The Mabee Kitchen on Mabee Farm at Mabee Farm Historic Site. A sweet surprise! This living history program invites kids to do a little authentic Colonial cooking. Well start with a simple bread recipe and move on to waffles and, later, Dutch Sweet cakes!

Saturday, August 12: Sunset Boat Cruise Aboard the Carillon  at Fort Ticonderoga. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and witness a mountainside sunset on Lake Champlain during a unique evening cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, a replica 19th-century touring vessel.

Saturday, August 12: Fire Tower Hours at Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Historic Cornell Hill Fire Tower

Sunday, August 13: Music Haven Concert Series: YEMEN BLUES with Ravid Kahalani at  Central Park – City Of Schenectady . Hosting the World’s Finest International Touring Artists in Schenectady’s Central Park!

Sunday, August 13: Free Fitness in the Park at City of Troy. Free admission, family friendly classes on Sundays in Riverfront Park.

Sunday, August 13: The 32nd Annual Run For the Roses 5k Race, Nature Walk & Kids’ Fun Run at Grafton Community Library. The 32nd Annual Run for the Roses 5K Foot Race on Sunday, August 13 at Grafton Lakes State Park benefits Grafton Community Library, and includes a 2.5 Mile Nature Walk and Kids 1 Mile Fun Run in addition to the USATF sanctioned 5K race.

Sunday, August 13: Antlions: Ferocious Creatures in the Sand at Albany Pine Bush at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Discover the amazing world of antlions; a secretive insect in the Pine Bush. We will walk approximately one mile to explore antlion pits and investigate antlion larvae up close. Dont miss this opportunity to explore an interesting detail of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. All ages.Pre-registration is required for all events.

Sunday, August 13: Art Studio  at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us for some free arts and crafts! Our art studio will be open for fun today from 1-3. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 13:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, August 13: Free day! at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Happy free day! All admission into the museum is free today. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 13: Free Performance: Trisha Brown: In Plain Site at Clark Art Institute . Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival brings to the Clark a special site-specific presentation of Trisha Brown: In Plain Site by the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Audience members are invited to follow the dancers as they move among locations on the Clark’s campus.

Sunday, August 13: Lustre Kings–Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ). Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sunday, August 13: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Sunday, August 13: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Sunday, August 13: Annual Festa at Our Lady Queen of Peace. Enjoy a weekend filled with traditional Italian foods; Cavatellis, Calamari, Pizza Fritta, Sausage & Peppers, Baked Goods and much, much more! What about the music!!!!! Fun for the whole family. Kids rides and games for all ages.

Sunday, August 13: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Sunday, August 13:  Mamma Mia!  at Capital Repertory Theatre. Put on your platforms and boas and join the 54 million people all around the world who have fallen in love with this story filled with ABBAs greatest hits! Experience Mamma Mia! as you never have before up close and personal in the intimate setting of theREP! Youll be singing along with this irresistible and enchanting tale that unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughters quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mothers past back to revisit events from 20 years ago. As the mystery unravels, youll be laughing and rockin to smash hits, including Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Super Trouper, Take A Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.Perfect for all generations!

Sunday, August 13: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Sunday, August 13: Free Summer Family Movies at Proctors at Proctors. Once again, Proctors is offering Free Summer Family Movies, Sundays through July and August. Grab some popcorn and plop down in front of the GIANT screen at the GE Theatre at Proctors. The kids will love you for it, and youll have a grand time, too.Free Summer Family Movies at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, screen at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on select Sundays listed below. Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.

Sunday, August 13: Fun with Frogs at Moreau Lake at Moreau Lake State Park. Come learn about the life cycle of frogs. We have some frog eggs in our nature center that we gathered to teach you about. Afterwards we will go for a short walk along the beach looking for tadpoles and frogs. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice. Please call 518-793-0511.

Sunday, August 13: Fire Tower Hours at Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Historic Cornell Hill Fire Tower

Monday, August 14: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 14: Aerial Summer Camp (Ages 7-10)  at Good Karma Studio. Good Karma Studios aerial summer camp is a fun and educational program! Children will explore many different areas of health and wellness, not just aerial yoga. Each morning we will begin with a yoga practice (mat or swing) where a new breathing technique will be introduced, followed by group discussion & questions.

Monday, August 14: Berkshire Bank Family Mondays Saratoga Race Course at Saratoga Race Course. The Berkshire Bank Family Mondays series will feature a wide variety of family-friendly activities, games, attractions, and educational activities each Monday from 11 am to 4 pm in the Saratoga Pavillion.

Monday, August 14: Free Concert at Town of Rotterdam. The Town of Rotterdam this summer, through our Parks and Recreation Department and in conjunction with the Schenectady Musical Union Community Performance and Scholarship Fund, will be sponsoring a series of band concerts. The concerts, free to all residents, will be held at the Rotterdam Senior Center, 2639 Hamburg Street, on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In inclement weather, the concerts will be held indoors in the Auditorium at the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center.

Monday, August 14: Stories and Art in the Parks at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join APL and the City of Albany Department of Recreation at Washington Park for an outdoor story time and crafts. Rain site is at the Washington Ave branch at 161 Washington Ave, Youth Services Department.

Monday, August 14: Open House at Clifton Park Nursery School. Clifton Park Nursery School’s Open House

Monday, August 14: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 14: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Monday, August 14: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 14: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Monday, August 14: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Monday, August 14: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Monday, August 14: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 15: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Tuesday, August 15: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 15: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas at Wilton Mall at Bowtie Cinemas in Wilton Mall. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Tuesday, August 15: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Tuesday, August 15: Storytime @ The Crossings at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. Stories, songs, and fingerplays. Rain or shine! For families of all ages. No registration needed.

Tuesday, August 15: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 15: The Altamont Fair at Altamont Fair . Midway, Music, Hollywood Circus and other Entertainers, Farmers’ Market, and More!

Tuesday, August 15: Aerial Summer Camp (Ages 7-10)  at Good Karma Studio. Good Karma Studios aerial summer camp is a fun and educational program! Children will explore many different areas of health and wellness, not just aerial yoga. Each morning we will begin with a yoga practice (mat or swing) where a new breathing technique will be introduced, followed by group discussion & questions.

Tuesday, August 15: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Tuesday, August 15: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Tuesday, August 15: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Tuesday, August 15: Piece by Piece: Cubist Portraits at Clark Art Institute . On Tuesday afternoons in July and August, look at things from a different angle to create a unique work of cubist art.

Tuesday, August 15: Pine Bush Pups: Amazing Ants at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Do you like watching ants? Do you know how to find their homes? The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is full of many different kinds of ants, each a little different from the next. Come learn about these creatures, make an ant craft, and take a short walk where we will look for ants and their homes. Register children not adults. Ages 2-6.

Tuesday, August 15: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 15: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Tuesday, August 15: Make a Nature Journal: Junior Naturalist: Tuesday, August 15 1 – 3pm  at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Create your own nature journal.

Tuesday, August 15: FREE Summer Concerts in Saratogas Congress Park! at Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau. The Summer Concert Series is a program of the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center. All concerts are FREE and open to the public and occur during the months of July and August. The July concerts are on Sundays and the August concerts are on Tuesdays. Performances take place from 7:00 pm 8:30 pm at the War Memorial in Congress Park. Rain location: Heritage Area Visitor Center.

Tuesday, August 15: Free Kid-Friendly Films in The Palace in Albany at Palace Theatre. Catch a great movie on the big screen in the beautiful (and air conditioned) Plaza. Kids 12 and under will receive free popcorn, too! Doors open at NOON for activities and movies begin at 1 pm. Free tickets are available to individuals at the Palace Theatre Box Office in advance or on the day of the event.Groups, Day Cares & Summer Camps can reserve tickets in advance by calling the Palace Theatre Group Sales Dept at 518-465-3335 ext. 128

Tuesday, August 15: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 15: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Tuesday, August 15: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Clifton Park Center at Regal Cinemas Stadium 10 at Clifton Park Center. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Tuesday, August 15: Defend the Fort!  at Fort Ticonderoga. Walk in the footsteps of French military engineers as you join Fort Ticonderogas Curator to explore areas of the fort inaccessible to the general public.

Tuesday, August 15: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Tuesday, August 15: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Crossgates Mall at Regal Cinemas Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX at Crossgates Mall. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Tuesday, August 15: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Tuesday, August 15: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Tuesday, August 15: Make a Naure Journal: Jr. Naturalist Series at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Make a Nature Journal at Dyken Pond.

Tuesday, August 15: Tuesday Nights in the Park: Free Concerts in Colonie! at Village of Colonie. Tuesday nights at 6:30 in the Frank A. Leak Amphitheater For The Arts at Cook Park.

Wednesday, August 16: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Wednesday, August 16: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Crossgates Mall at Regal Cinemas Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX at Crossgates Mall. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Wednesday, August 16: Sunset Boat Cruise Aboard the Carillon  at Fort Ticonderoga. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and witness a mountainside sunset on Lake Champlain during a unique evening cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, a replica 19th-century touring vessel.

Wednesday, August 16: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Wednesday, August 16: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 16: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Wednesday, August 16: Calling All Architects & Engineers! at Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery. After reading Andrea Beatys Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, we’ll explore the exciting ways things are built and then build something special of our own. With Jess LaFex (Ages 5-8).

Wednesday, August 16: Performing Arts Family Series at the Common at Clifton Commons. Free concerts at Clifton Common Stage (next to basketball courts.) Shows at 7 pm. rain or shine. Lawn chairs are welcome.

Wednesday, August 16: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 16: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas at Wilton Mall at Bowtie Cinemas in Wilton Mall. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Wednesday, August 16: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Wednesday, August 16: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 16: The Altamont Fair at Altamont Fair . Midway, Music, Hollywood Circus and other Entertainers, Farmers’ Market, and More!

Wednesday, August 16: Aerial Summer Camp (Ages 7-10)  at Good Karma Studio. Good Karma Studios aerial summer camp is a fun and educational program! Children will explore many different areas of health and wellness, not just aerial yoga. Each morning we will begin with a yoga practice (mat or swing) where a new breathing technique will be introduced, followed by group discussion & questions.

Wednesday, August 16: Red Oak Ridge Hike at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Though challenging this hike is about 3 miles round trip. You will be climbing about half way up the mountain range and walking through some special places our educator will point out as well as stop to enjoy. Please bring water on this hike. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 793-0511.

Wednesday, August 16: Valley Cats Visit at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. Mascot South Paw will visit the library to read a story, answer questions and sign autographs. Children will also receive game tickets for August 21.

Wednesday, August 16: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Wednesday, August 16: Capitol Park After Dark Free Outdoor Movies: Key Largo at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Free movies! Bring chairs or blankets and take in a show!

Wednesday, August 16: Pine Bush Pups: Amazing Ants at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Do you like watching ants? Do you know how to find their homes? The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is full of many different kinds of ants, each a little different from the next. Come learn about these creatures, make an ant craft, and take a short walk where we will look for ants and their homes. Register children not adults. Ages 2-6.

Wednesday, August 16: Gazette Kids Day at Proctors Theatre at The Daily Gazette. Free community day! Crafts, games, snacks, treats, and more! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Follow link to register.

Wednesday, August 16: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 16: Tri-City Valleycats vs Hudson Valley Renegades at Tri-City ValleyCats. Viva Los Gatos: An Elvis Presley Tribute!

Wednesday, August 16: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Wednesday, August 16: Made in the Shade of the Egg Concert Series at The Egg (Nelson Rockefeller Center for the Performing Arts). The Made in the Shade of The Egg performances take place just outside The Egg on the Empire State Plaza and presented in cooperation with the NYS Office of General Services Office of Special Events.

Wednesday, August 16: Its Turtle Time at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Want to see a turtle up close (but no touching)? Come to the Discovery Center and meet one of our turtles every Wednesday and Friday during July and August at 2:00pm. Bring your questions and curiosity. All ages. Free!

Wednesday, August 16: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Wednesday, August 16: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Wednesday, August 16: Preschool Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Please join us to listen and learn with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft! For children ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, August 16: Summer Kids Club: FREE Family Movies at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady at Bowtie Cinemas in Schenectady. A different movie each week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Doors open at 9 am and the show starts at 10 am!

Wednesday, August 16: Kelley Park Family Nights at FANs of Ballston Spa. There will be a short, optional organized activity each week (every Wednesday in August) alongside impromptu games of kickball and playground time. There will be free ice cream cones each week. Stewart’s is kind enough to supply free ice cream for all!

Wednesday, August 16: Surprise Activity! at World Awareness Children’s Museum. There’s a surprise at the museum! Come visit to see what it may turn out to be. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 16: $1 Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas at Clifton Park Center at Regal Cinemas Stadium 10 at Clifton Park Center. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Thursday, August 17: Off the Wall: Soak Stain at Clark Art Institute . Thursday afternoons in July and August, create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler.

Thursday, August 17: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 17: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Thursday, August 17: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Thursday, August 17: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 17: Glenville Thursdays: Free Concerts and Movies at Indian Meadows Town Park. Join us for family fun at Indian Meadows Park. Bring a picnic, a chair, or blanket, and celebrate Glenville!

Thursday, August 17: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Thursday, August 17: Free Concerts at The Crossings at The Crossings of Colonie. All shows in the gazebo, rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families, dancing partners and picnics to the Crossings of Colonie, awarded the Capital Regions #1 Best Park!

Thursday, August 17: Guns by Night at Fort Ticonderoga. The flash of musketry and the roar of cannon fire by night will captivate you in this unique tour and demonstration of 18th-century firepower!

Thursday, August 17: Concerts in the Park at Village of Delanson, NY. Concerts every Thursday beginning at 6:30 pm from June to September 7th a FREE Concert in the Park by the Gazebo on Main Street (opposite the Post Office). Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the Show!

Thursday, August 17: Barker Park: The Arts Center of the Capital Region: Twirling Sculpture Installation at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Join The Arts Center of the Capital Region for a fun-filled interactive art making workshop. Participants will work collaboratively to create and hang unique twirling sculptures in the park for all your friends and families to enjoy!

Thursday, August 17: Baby Bounce Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. : Stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for the youngest children, from birth to twenty-four months.Library: Washington Ave. Branch

Thursday, August 17: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 17: Knee High Naturalist at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Come out for our new knee high naturalist class! This class is intended for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians. We will discover different themes of nature with a short story and hands on experiences.

Thursday, August 17: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Thursday, August 17: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Thursday, August 17: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Thursday, August 17: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 17: The Altamont Fair at Altamont Fair . Midway, Music, Hollywood Circus and other Entertainers, Farmers’ Market, and More!

Thursday, August 17: Artesanos Menores: Alebrijes (Oaxacan painted animals) at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us to make some authentic painted animals and learn some things about Mexican culture! Workshops are $3 plus admission. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 17: Jazz on Jay at ElectriCity Arts District. Jazz on Jay continues its weekly outdoor concert series on Jay Street, Schenectady (between State and Franklin Streets), Thursdays from noon1:30. The rain location is Robb Alley at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady. For more information call (518) 573-2922.

Thursday, August 17: Aerial Summer Camp (Ages 7-10)  at Good Karma Studio. Good Karma Studios aerial summer camp is a fun and educational program! Children will explore many different areas of health and wellness, not just aerial yoga. Each morning we will begin with a yoga practice (mat or swing) where a new breathing technique will be introduced, followed by group discussion & questions.

Thursday, August 17: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Thursday, August 17: RACE TIME! PAINTING *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Thursday, August 17: Concerts in the Park Series at Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and dine al fresco while enjoying the best in local music, from pop to folk to jazz to bluegrass.

Thursday, August 17: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Thursday, August 17: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Thursday, August 17: Tri-City Valleycats vs Hudson Valley Renegades at Tri-City ValleyCats. Beach Party / Healthy Living Night! Postgame Fireworks!

Thursday, August 17: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Friday, August 18: VAN GOGH’S STARRY NIGHT PAINTING *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, August 18: Toddler Storytime at Washington Ave. Branch at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join Ms. Sarah in the Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers.

Friday, August 18: Its Turtle Time at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Want to see a turtle up close (but no touching)? Come to the Discovery Center and meet one of our turtles every Wednesday and Friday during July and August at 2:00pm. Bring your questions and curiosity. All ages. Free!

Friday, August 18: Block Party at Castleton Public Library. Join us for group play with wooden blocks! Recommended for ages birth-6.

Friday, August 18: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Friday, August 18: Soccer in Spanish at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 18: Tri-City Valleycats vs Hudson Valley Renegades at Tri-City ValleyCats. The Great Outdoors / Scout Sleepover!

Friday, August 18: Spanish (10-12) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 18: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Friday, August 18: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Friday, August 18: Sign Up for 2017 Camp Today & Save! at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Sign up by September 30th for this amazing offer!-Lock in 2016 early bird rates-extend payments over many more months-enjoy JCC Membership throughout the year-Guarantee space for your kids-no change fees through June 1st

Friday, August 18: Spanish (6-9) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 18: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Friday, August 18: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Friday, August 18: Spanish (3-5) at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 18: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Friday, August 18: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Friday, August 18: Hora del Cuento (Story time) at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Come listen to a Mexican folk story! Learn about Mexico through a fun story and a short Spanish lesson!

Friday, August 18: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Friday, August 18: Minecraft Builders at Bilingual Genius Academy. Summer camp program

Friday, August 18: The Altamont Fair at Altamont Fair . Midway, Music, Hollywood Circus and other Entertainers, Farmers’ Market, and More!

Friday, August 18: Aerial Summer Camp (Ages 7-10)  at Good Karma Studio. Good Karma Studios aerial summer camp is a fun and educational program! Children will explore many different areas of health and wellness, not just aerial yoga. Each morning we will begin with a yoga practice (mat or swing) where a new breathing technique will be introduced, followed by group discussion & questions.

Friday, August 18: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Saturday, August 19: The Altamont Fair at Altamont Fair . Midway, Music, Hollywood Circus and other Entertainers, Farmers’ Market, and More!

Saturday, August 19: Traditional Iroquois Social Dancers at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Social dances unite community members and new friends through joy, laughter, and the age-old cadence of drum and rattle. Come dance with us!

Saturday, August 19: Let’s Grow Together Sale – Fall/Winter Children’s Consignment Sale at Let’s Grow Together Sale. The Lets Grow Together Sale is a semi-annual childrens consignment sale, specializing in baby, child, teen, and maternity clothing & merchandise. We hope that you will join us at our Fall/Winter sale at Afrim’s Sports in Colonie.

Saturday, August 19: The Music Man at Park Playhouse at Park Playhouse. There’s Trouble in River City… By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

Saturday, August 19: Free Riverlink Concert in Amsterdam at Riverlink Concerts. Concerts on Saturday nights on the waterfront.

Saturday, August 19: COMING UP DAISIES PAINTING *AUGUST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL! PLUS SPARKLING SANGRIA! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, August 19: Sunset Boat Cruise Aboard the Carillon  at Fort Ticonderoga. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and witness a mountainside sunset on Lake Champlain during a unique evening cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, a replica 19th-century touring vessel.

Saturday, August 19: The Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of firsts in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. While wholly committed to the exploration of classical music and repertoire, the Orchestra also continues to develop compelling programs that resonate with contemporary audiences. The Philadelphia Orchestra is focused on the future while inspired by a rich tradition of achievement and seeks to not simply sustain the highest level of artistic quality, but to challenge and exceed that level by creating a powerful musical experience for audiences around the world.

Saturday, August 19: Tri-City Valleycats vs Brooklyn Cyclones at Tri-City ValleyCats. SouthPaw’s Birthday Fiesta! / Kids Club Day!

Saturday, August 19: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Saturday, August 19: Tri-City Valleycats vs Brooklyn Cyclones at Tri-City ValleyCats. NFL Night! Sunday Funday & Postgame Fireworks!

Saturday, August 19: Kids’ Art Time at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. This theme-directed art class is for kids ages 6-12. Various mediums are used, including paint, model magic, tissue paper, crayons, etc.

Saturday, August 19: Grit -N- Whiskey ~ country: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ). Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Saturday, August 19: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Saturday, August 19: Troy Waterfront Market at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market. Every week, more than 70 food growers, bakers, chefs & artisans gather to offer the local freshest and finest! At our market, you buy directly from the producer – the person who grew it or made it & can tell you how to best cook, use and enjoy it.

Saturday, August 19: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Saturday, August 19: Family Saturday at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition. All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided.

Saturday, August 19: Pine Bush Pups: Incredible Insects at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. They fly, they wiggle, they crawl, and they leap. Its the amazing world of insects! This is a family friendly hike to investigate the different types of insects that live here in the Pine Bush. There will be a short inside portion with opportunities for hands-on activities and exploration. We will be hiking 0.9 miles over rolling sand dunes. Ages 6+.

Saturday, August 19: Artesanos Mayores: Alebrijes (Oaxacan painted animals with guest: Cie McCullough)  at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us to make some authentic painted animals and learn about Mexican culture with our special guest, Cie McCullough from Creative Chameleon! Workshops are $3 plus admission. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 19: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Saturday, August 19: Build-A-Broom Workshop at Mabee Farm at Mabee Farm Historic Site. A program of sweeping proportions! The broom making industry was once a staple of the Mohawk Valley economy. In this workshop well rekindle that spirit by learning about broom corn and seeing a live broom-making demo. Then well fashion our own pot-scrubbers to take home.

Saturday, August 19: Collaborative Mural Painting at  Iroquois Indian Museum. Join multidisciplinary Mohawk artist Jay Havens in painting a 10 X 40 mural in the Childrens Museum. Jay will invite visitors of all ages to take part in the creation of this unique permanent installation.

Saturday, August 19: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *Tuesday nights offer BOARD ART! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Sunday, August 20: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Sunday, August 20: Free Summer Family Movies at Proctors at Proctors. Once again, Proctors is offering Free Summer Family Movies, Sundays through July and August. Grab some popcorn and plop down in front of the GIANT screen at the GE Theatre at Proctors. The kids will love you for it, and youll have a grand time, too.Free Summer Family Movies at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, screen at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on select Sundays listed below. Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.

Sunday, August 20: Roller Skating at Swinburne Skating Rink at City Of Albany. Roller skating is back at Swinburne skating rink this summer! Available from June 26 through September 4, you and your family and friends can roller skate for a reasonable fee and skate rentals are available.

Sunday, August 20: The Altamont Fair at Altamont Fair . Midway, Music, Hollywood Circus and other Entertainers, Farmers’ Market, and More!

Sunday, August 20: Free Fitness in the Park at City of Troy. Free admission, family friendly classes on Sundays in Riverfront Park.

Sunday, August 20: Let’s Grow Together Sale – Fall/Winter Children’s Consignment Sale at Let’s Grow Together Sale. The Lets Grow Together Sale is a semi-annual childrens consignment sale, specializing in baby, child, teen, and maternity clothing & merchandise. We hope that you will join us at our Fall/Winter sale at Afrim’s Sports in Colonie.

Sunday, August 20: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company ~ Modern Dance: A Free Concert at Freedom Park in Scotia at Freedom Park, Collins Park, & Quinlan Park in Scotia-Glenville ( Mohawk Avenue/Schonowee Avenue ). Part of a series of free, family-oriented summer concerts, located near Jumpin’ Jacks and Collins Park

Sunday, August 20: A Day in the Life on Mabee Farm at Mabee Farm Historic Site. A true living history experience, well spend the day living as a Mabee kid would have, 200 years ago. Spoilers- its a lot of work! Well do farm house chores like fetching water and washing clothes, making candles, and making butter. Perfect for ages 5 to 10 but all are welcome.

Sunday, August 20: Art Studio  at World Awareness Children’s Museum. Join us for some free arts and crafts! Our art studio will be open for fun today from 1-3. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 20: ValleyCats 5pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Sunday, August 20:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, August 20: Free Concert: Darling Valley at Clark Art Institute . Join the Clark this summer for Crystal Clear, an acoustic concert series at Thomas Schtte: Crystal, Schttes site-specific installation on Stone Hill.

Sunday, August 20: Eric Carle and Friends: What’s Your Favorite Color? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Everyone has a favorite color. Some last a lifetime, others change from day to day. Eric Carles newest publication, Whats Your Favorite Color?, poses the age-old question to fifteen famous childrens book artists.

Sunday, August 20: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.