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:

Thursday, June 8: Youth FX at Madison Theater. A screening of award-winning short films from Albany’s Youth FX program followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers. Youth FX is an intensive hands-on program, based in the city of Albany, that is designed to empower youth aged 14-19 by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film-make and offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen. (NR)

Thursday, June 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.

Thursday, June 8: Mohawks 6:35pm Home Game at Amsterdam Mohawks. Come cheer on the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

Thursday, June 8: Family Storytime at Lansingburgh Branch at Lansingburgh Branch Troy Public Library. Please join us with your little one at the Lansingburgh Library for stories, music and a simple craft.

Thursday, June 8: 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, June 8: Story Hour with Miss Linda at Castleton Public Library. Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, June 8: BH BL Community Flag Day Parade at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Business & Professional Association. The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake community will be celebrating the red, white and blue at the 15th Annual BH-BL Community Flag Day Parade on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Thursday, June 8: Freckleface Strawberry at Theatre Institute at Sage. A musical based on the beloved New York Times bestselling book by Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore. With fun music, awesome dancing and a freckle face full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages . . . freckles or not!

Thursday, June 8: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Thursday, June 8: 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, June 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.

Thursday, June 8: 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, June 8: Outdoors After School at 5 Rivers at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as youd like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, June 8: 7:00 pm Glens Falls Dragons Home Game at Glens Falls Dragons. Come cheer on the stars of tomorrow!

Thursday, June 8: 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, June 8: Rock the Block Concert Series at City of Cohoes. Free admission!

Thursday, June 8: When Alexander Hamilton Called Albany Home at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will offer a feature tour focused on the Schuyler’s beloved son-in-law and Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton (1757 1804), was a remarkable political figure who was “actively involved in nearly every aspect of the nation’s founding”[i] and, as the son-in-law of Major-General Philip Schuyler, was intimately connected with the city of Albany. Come join us as we examine Hamilton’s relationship with the Schuyler family, and his connection to the Schuyler family home and to Albany itself.Registration: Required

Friday, June 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.

Friday, June 9: Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain Ski Area and Resort. Taste of Country Music Festival is bringing you an electrifying live show this year!

Friday, June 9: Mohawks 6:35pm Home Game at Amsterdam Mohawks. Come cheer on the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

Friday, June 9: Freckleface Strawberry at Theatre Institute at Sage. A musical based on the beloved New York Times bestselling book by Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore. With fun music, awesome dancing and a freckle face full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages . . . freckles or not!

Friday, June 9: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Friday, June 9: Flag Day Ceremony in Clifton Park at Town of Clifton Park. The Clifton Park Elks invite the public to attend their 45th annual Flag Day Ceremony on Friday, June 9, at the Lodge located at 695 MacElroy Road in Ballston Lake. The program begins at 6:30 PM sharp. This is a perfect event for the ENTIRE family — celebrate and honor our nation’s colors and learn more about the history of Flag Day! Hot dogs, hamburgers, and salads will be served to guests that attend the program. The Elks began observing Flag Day in 1907 and the tradition continues. Patriotism has characterized the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks since the early days of the organization. Allegiance to the flag is a requirement of every member.

Friday, June 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.

Friday, June 9: 7:00 pm Glens Falls Dragons Home Game at Glens Falls Dragons. Come cheer on the stars of tomorrow!

Friday, June 9: “BLUEBERRIES FOR THE CHICKADEES” PAINTING  at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, June 9: 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.

Saturday, June 10: Elks Flag Day Parade at Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau. Come join the fun of the Elks Flag Day Parade. Begins on N. Broadway and ends at Congress Park in Downtown Saratoga Springs.

Saturday, June 10: 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, June 10: 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, June 10: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! 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, June 10: “PURPLE RIBBON OF HOPE” PAINTING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, June 10: Youth FX at Madison Theater. A screening of award-winning short films from Albany’s Youth FX program followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers. Youth FX is an intensive hands-on program, based in the city of Albany, that is designed to empower youth aged 14-19 by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film-make and offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen. (NR)

Saturday, June 10: Tales told by the Rocks at Thacher Park at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Explore the basics of Thacher Park geology!

Saturday, June 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.

Saturday, June 10: Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain Ski Area and Resort. Taste of Country Music Festival is bringing you an electrifying live show this year!

Saturday, June 10: Freckleface Strawberry at Theatre Institute at Sage. A musical based on the beloved New York Times bestselling book by Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore. With fun music, awesome dancing and a freckle face full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages . . . freckles or not!

Saturday, June 10: 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, June 10: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Saturday, June 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.

Saturday, June 10: Time Out for Tales at Bethlehem Public Library at Bethlehem Public Library. Stories and fun for children up to age 6 and families.

Saturday, June 10: 7:00 pm Glens Falls Dragons Home Game at Glens Falls Dragons. Come cheer on the stars of tomorrow!

Sunday, June 11:  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, June 11: When Alexander Hamilton Called Albany Home at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will offer a feature tour focused on the Schuyler’s beloved son-in-law and Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton (1757 1804), was a remarkable political figure who was “actively involved in nearly every aspect of the nation’s founding”[i] and, as the son-in-law of Major-General Philip Schuyler, was intimately connected with the city of Albany. Come join us as we examine Hamilton’s relationship with the Schuyler family, and his connection to the Schuyler family home and to Albany itself.Registration: Required

Sunday, June 11: Fun with Frogs at Moreau Lake at Moreau Lake State Park. Come learn about the life cycle of frogs. We have a few tadpoles 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, June 11: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns Adventure Park. 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, June 11: Youth FX at Madison Theater. A screening of award-winning short films from Albany’s Youth FX program followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers. Youth FX is an intensive hands-on program, based in the city of Albany, that is designed to empower youth aged 14-19 by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film-make and offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen. (NR)

Sunday, June 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.

Sunday, June 11: Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain Ski Area and Resort. Taste of Country Music Festival is bringing you an electrifying live show this year!

Sunday, June 11: Family Fun Day at Albany Jewish Community Center (JCC). Join us for Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Amusement Rides, Goats, Lambs & Chicks, Open Pool, and so much more! Free & Open to All, from 1-4 pm!

Sunday, June 11: Freckleface Strawberry at Theatre Institute at Sage. A musical based on the beloved New York Times bestselling book by Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore. With fun music, awesome dancing and a freckle face full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages . . . freckles or not!

Sunday, June 11: Flag Day Parade in Troy at City of Troy. The Troy Flag Parade has been touted as the nation’s largest flag day celebration and attracts 50,000 spectators lining the Fourth Street parade route.

Sunday, June 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.

Monday, June 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.

Monday, June 12: Mohawks 6:35pm Home Game at Amsterdam Mohawks. Come cheer on the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

Monday, June 12: 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, June 12: 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.

Tuesday, June 13: 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, June 13: Schodack Town Park Concert at Town of Schodack. The Town of Schodack is presenting a series of free summer concerts this summer in Schodack Town Park. The concerts take place at 6 pm on Tuesdays.

Tuesday, June 13: Storytime at Altamont Free Library. Preschoolers’ story time with songs, rhymes, stories and a craft. Followed by free play.

Tuesday, June 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.

Tuesday, June 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.

Tuesday, June 13: Mohawks 6:35pm Home Game at Amsterdam Mohawks. Come cheer on the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

Wednesday, June 14: 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, June 14: 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, June 14: Yard Yahtzee at Castleton Public Library. Come down to the library to play a giant version of one of our favorite games! We’ll play Yahtzee on the front lawn, but in case of bad weather we’ll play inside. For ages 7 and up.

Wednesday, June 14: “MIDNIGHT GLORY” PAINTING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Wednesday, June 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.

Wednesday, June 14: 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, June 14: 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, June 14: NY Elite FC – Free Soccer Clinics and Food Drive, Boys Born 2006-2010 at NY Elite FC Premier Soccer Club. FREE SOCCER CLINICS For Boys Born in Years 2006-2010Sponsored by NY Elite FC, a premier youth soccer club serving the Capital District WED 5/24/17 Clifton CommonTHU 6/1/17 Sportsplex of HalfmoonWED 6/14/17 Shenendehowa HS Football Turf

Wednesday, June 14: NY Elite FC – Free Soccer Clinics and Food Drive, Boys Born 2006-2010 at NY Elite FC Premier Soccer Club. FREE SOCCER CLINICS For Boys Born in Years 2006-2010Sponsored by NY Elite FC, a premier youth soccer club serving the Capital District WED 5/24/17 Clifton CommonTHU 6/1/17 Sportsplex of HalfmoonWED 6/14/17 Shenendehowa HS Football Turf

Thursday, June 15: Baby Play at The Wonder Room. A baby play leaning experience for moms/dads/caregivers and their babies

Thursday, June 15: 7:00 pm Glens Falls Dragons Home Game at Glens Falls Dragons. Come cheer on the stars of tomorrow!

Thursday, June 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.

Thursday, June 15: When Alexander Hamilton Called Albany Home at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will offer a feature tour focused on the Schuyler’s beloved son-in-law and Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton (1757 1804), was a remarkable political figure who was “actively involved in nearly every aspect of the nation’s founding”[i] and, as the son-in-law of Major-General Philip Schuyler, was intimately connected with the city of Albany. Come join us as we examine Hamilton’s relationship with the Schuyler family, and his connection to the Schuyler family home and to Albany itself.Registration: Required

Thursday, June 15: KIDS COOKING: Ages 7+ at Serendipity Arts Studio. Kids get an interactive cooking class that focuses on kitchen techniques and understanding recipes. Once the recipes are ready students eat what they made. Registration required. For ages 7+. Younger kids welcome with an adult. Sibling Discount applies. Enter code: SIB10% at check out. (Children must be related and taking the same class). This is a drop-off class. Instructors: Chef Shannon Beckwith or Owner, Patrice Mastrianni.

Thursday, June 15: 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, June 15: Family Storytime at Lansingburgh Branch at Lansingburgh Branch Troy Public Library. Please join us with your little one at the Lansingburgh Library for stories, music and a simple craft.

Thursday, June 15: 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, June 15: Story Hour with Miss Linda at Castleton Public Library. Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, June 15: 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, June 15: 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, June 15: Outdoors After School at 5 Rivers at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore. Come for as many sessions as youd like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, June 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.

Thursday, June 15: ALMOND BLOSSOM PAINTING (Choose your colors!) *SPECIAL FAMILY NIGHT at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Thursday, June 15: 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, June 15: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Thursday, June 15: 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, June 15: Rock the Block Concert Series at City of Cohoes. Free admission!

Friday, June 16: Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain Ski Area and Resort. Mountain Jam is a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 40 bands on 3 stages in one of the Northeasts most pristine natural amphitheaters.

Friday, June 16: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Friday, June 16: 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, June 16: Father’s Day Crafts at Castleton Public Library. Come make a special craft for Dad, Grandpa, or another special “Dad” in your life!

Friday, June 16: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! 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, June 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.

Friday, June 16: Family Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie (PG) at Castleton Public Library. This month’s movie is “The Lego Batman Movie (PG).” Movie lovers of all ages are welcome!

Friday, June 16: “SUMMER FLOPS!” PAINTING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, June 16: Lake George Steamboat Cruises at Lake George Steamboat Company. Looking for something to do this summer? Take a trip to the Lake George Steamboat Company for Paradise Bay and Island Discovery Cruises, Family Meal Cruises, Authentic Steamship Rides or a Pirate Adventure Cruise! Full Lake Cruises are on Tuesdays.

Friday, June 16: Mohawks 6:35pm Home Game at Amsterdam Mohawks. Come cheer on the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

Friday, June 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.

Saturday, June 17: Time Out for Tales at Bethlehem Public Library at Bethlehem Public Library. Stories and fun for children up to age 6 and families.

Saturday, June 17: Bake Dad A Sweet Gift at Serendipity Arts Studio. Give Dad an assortment of fresh baked cookies! Ages 7+.

Saturday, June 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.

Saturday, June 17: Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain Ski Area and Resort. Mountain Jam is a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 40 bands on 3 stages in one of the Northeasts most pristine natural amphitheaters.

Saturday, June 17: 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, June 17: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Saturday, June 17: 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, June 17: “LET’S KAYAK!” PAINTING **FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL! Dads paint for $20! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!Dad’s paint for $20!

Saturday, June 17: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! 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, June 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.

Saturday, June 17: Scots Day  at Fort Ticonderoga. Join the commemoration of Scottish heritage and culture, as well as their significant contributions to the 18th-century North American history.

Saturday, June 17: 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, June 17: 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, June 17: FAMILY COOKING- Dining with Dad at Serendipity Arts Studio. Celebrate Father’s Day with a cooking class for Dads and Kids. Start with MYO pizzas then make chocolate chip cookie cakes with cake decorator Tasha Marie. Everyone gets their own 8″ pizza with assorted toppings and chocolate chip cookie cake. For kids ages 7 up and their dads! Registration required. Sibling discount applies. Use coupon code SIB10% to receive 10% off for two or more children. Children must be related for the same class and from the same family.

Saturday, June 17: Stockade Scavenger Hunt at Schenectady County Historical Society. Whether youre a lifelong resident of Schenectady, or just looking to explore, this scavenger hunt is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the 300+ years of history in Schenectadys Stockade Historic District. The Stockade neighborhood is jam packed with history and participants will follow clues to learn more about the founding of Schenectady, and other topics. No worries if you joined us last year, we will have all new clues for this years scavenger hunt

Saturday, June 17: Lake George Steamboat Cruises at Lake George Steamboat Company. Looking for something to do this summer? Take a trip to the Lake George Steamboat Company for Paradise Bay and Island Discovery Cruises, Family Meal Cruises, Authentic Steamship Rides or a Pirate Adventure Cruise! Full Lake Cruises are on Tuesdays.

Sunday, June 18: Lake George Steamboat Cruises at Lake George Steamboat Company. Looking for something to do this summer? Take a trip to the Lake George Steamboat Company for Paradise Bay and Island Discovery Cruises, Family Meal Cruises, Authentic Steamship Rides or a Pirate Adventure Cruise! Full Lake Cruises are on Tuesdays.

Sunday, June 18: Turtle Talk at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Harrelson and Daryl are our two resident terrestrial turtles who will be spending their days with us. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards we will take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Sunday, June 18: Summer Family Day: Creative Encounters at Clark Art Institute . Summer Family Day at the Clark is back! Celebrate three extraordinary artistsPablo Picasso, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Helen Frankenthalerwith a day of fun for all ages.

Sunday, June 18:  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, June 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.

Sunday, June 18: 7:00 pm Glens Falls Dragons Home Game at Glens Falls Dragons. Come cheer on the stars of tomorrow!

Sunday, June 18: Summer Family Day: Creative Encounters at Clark Art Institute . Summer Family Day at the Clark is back! Celebrate three extraordinary artistsPablo Picasso, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Helen Frankenthalerwith a day of fun for all ages.

Sunday, June 18: Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain Ski Area and Resort. Mountain Jam is a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 40 bands on 3 stages in one of the Northeasts most pristine natural amphitheaters.

Sunday, June 18: When Alexander Hamilton Called Albany Home at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will offer a feature tour focused on the Schuyler’s beloved son-in-law and Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton (1757 1804), was a remarkable political figure who was “actively involved in nearly every aspect of the nation’s founding”[i] and, as the son-in-law of Major-General Philip Schuyler, was intimately connected with the city of Albany. Come join us as we examine Hamilton’s relationship with the Schuyler family, and his connection to the Schuyler family home and to Albany itself.Registration: Required

Sunday, June 18: Father’s Day Breakfast  at Serendipity Arts Studio. Families love cooking together. Menu: French toast stuffed with cream cheese and blueberries. Served with brown sugar bacon. All Ages

Sunday, June 18: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns Adventure Park. 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, June 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.

Sunday, June 18: Dad Fest at City Of Albany. Now in its third year, Dad Fest is the City of Albanys celebration of all the fantastic fathers out there. Featuring live music, great food, vendors, kids’ activities and more family fun, Dad Fest is a chance for the whole family to kick back and enjoy an early summer afternoon at one of the Capital Regions most picturesque parks, surrounded by good folks, good tunes and good times. Of course, you dont have to be a dad to enjoy Dad Fest this event offers a little fun for everyone. Bring the family, jump on the Love Albany Bounce House provided by Christ’s Church Albany!

Monday, June 19: Mohawks 6:35pm Home Game at Amsterdam Mohawks. Come cheer on the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

Monday, June 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.

Monday, June 19: Slithering Snakes at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Come and learn about the different kinds of snakes we take care of right here in our nature center that are also found in our park. We will talk about habitat, predators, prey and the habits of these misunderstood creatures. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 793-0511.

Monday, June 19: 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.

Tuesday, June 20: FAMILY ART LESSONS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Come explore art media in a family-friendly format that encourages creativity through tailored instruction. Lessons focus on drawing and painting techniques, with some mixed media as well.

Tuesday, June 20: 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, June 20: Inclusive Nature Class at Moreau Lake State Park. This is a new class being offered at Moreau Lake State Park. Our Park Educator is working directly with a professional with 25 years of experience in teaching at one of our local schools. This class is geared directly towards school aged children who have IDD or are on the spectrum.

Tuesday, June 20: Schodack Town Park Concert at Town of Schodack. The Town of Schodack is presenting a series of free summer concerts this summer in Schodack Town Park. The concerts take place at 6 pm on Tuesdays.

Tuesday, June 20: 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, June 20: Storytime at Altamont Free Library. Preschoolers’ story time with songs, rhymes, stories and a craft. Followed by free play.

Tuesday, June 20: 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, June 20: Leap into Learning-Full Year Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Information Session at Albany Academies. Join us to learn more about our full year Early Childhood Programs at The Albany Academies.

Tuesday, June 20: Night Sky Adventure Lecture at miSci at Dudley Observatory. Night Sky Adventure at miSci: Tonight’s lesson: Visiting comets and asteroids

Tuesday, June 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.

Tuesday, June 20: Mud Pond Hike at Moreau Lake State Park at Moreau Lake State Park. This hike is a pretty flat hike. We will start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond. There we will see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife. This hike is fairly easy, at about 2.5/3 miles round trip. Reservations are necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 793-0511.

Tuesday, June 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.

Wednesday, June 21: 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, June 21: 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, June 21: 7:00 pm Glens Falls Dragons Home Game at Glens Falls Dragons. Come cheer on the stars of tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 21: KIDS COOKING: Ages 7+ at Serendipity Arts Studio. Kids get an interactive cooking class that focuses on kitchen techniques and understanding recipes. Once the recipes are ready students eat what they made. Registration required. For ages 7+. Younger kids welcome with an adult. Sibling Discount applies. Enter code: SIB10% at check out. (Children must be related and taking the same class). This is a drop-off class. Instructors: Chef Shannon Beckwith or Owner, Patrice Mastrianni.

Wednesday, June 21: Summer Teen Volunteer Sign-Up at Castleton Public Library. Calling all teens! Looking for something to do this summer? Stop by the library to sign up to help us out during the Summer Reading Program! Ages 12 and up can volunteer. If you can’t stop by today, call 518-732-0879 for an application.

Wednesday, June 21: 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, June 21: 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, June 21: ValleyCats vs Lowell Spinners at Tri-City ValleyCats. Opening Night with Fireworks!

Wednesday, June 21: 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, June 21: 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, June 21: 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, June 21: WINE GLASS PAINTING AT ART IN MIND STUDIO! PALM TREES! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. PARENT NIGHT OUT!JOIN US FOR A FUN PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO! COME ON OUT AND TAKE A RELAXING BREAK BY GETTING CREATIVE! PAINT A SET OF 4 WINE GLASSES. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARYAll Materials Included

Wednesday, June 21: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Thursday, June 22: 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, June 22: Rock the Block Concert Series at City of Cohoes. Free admission!

Thursday, June 22: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Thursday, June 22: Mohawks 6:35pm Home Game at Amsterdam Mohawks. Come cheer on the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

Thursday, June 22: Baby Play at The Wonder Room. A baby play leaning experience for moms/dads/caregivers and their babies

Thursday, June 22: 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, June 22: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Thursday, June 22: 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, June 22: Family Storytime at Lansingburgh Branch at Lansingburgh Branch Troy Public Library. Please join us with your little one at the Lansingburgh Library for stories, music and a simple craft.

Thursday, June 22: 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, June 22: Story Hour with Miss Linda at Castleton Public Library. Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, June 22: When Alexander Hamilton Called Albany Home at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will offer a feature tour focused on the Schuyler’s beloved son-in-law and Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton (1757 1804), was a remarkable political figure who was “actively involved in nearly every aspect of the nation’s founding”[i] and, as the son-in-law of Major-General Philip Schuyler, was intimately connected with the city of Albany. Come join us as we examine Hamilton’s relationship with the Schuyler family, and his connection to the Schuyler family home and to Albany itself.Registration: Required

Thursday, June 22: 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, June 22: 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, June 22: Kneehigh Naturalists at Moreau Lake State Park. This class is intended for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24 hour advanced notice, please call 793-0511.

Thursday, June 22: ValleyCats vs Lowell Spinners at Tri-City ValleyCats. Basketball Hoopla / Youth Basketball Night!Presented by Texas de Brazil.

Thursday, June 22: 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.

Friday, June 23: June Star Watch at Grafton Lakes State Park. Take a free tour of the night sky with Albany Area Amateur Astronomers at Grafton Lakes State Park! Friday, June 23rd at 9:30pm. All ages welcome!

Friday, June 23: ValleyCats vs Lowell Spinners at Tri-City ValleyCats. TGIF / Youth Baseball Night!Presented by BlueShield of Northeastern New York & Hannaford Supermarkets.

Friday, June 23: 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, June 23: 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, June 23: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Friday, June 23: Mohawks 6:35pm Home Game at Amsterdam Mohawks. Come cheer on the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

Friday, June 23: 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, June 23: Free Fun Friday at Clark Art Institute . On Friday, June 23, enjoy free admission to the Clark from 10 am to 5 pm as part of the Highland Street Foundations Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative.

Friday, June 23: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Friday, June 23: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! 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, June 23: 7:00 pm Glens Falls Dragons Home Game at Glens Falls Dragons. Come cheer on the stars of tomorrow!

Friday, June 23: Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party at Castleton Public Library. School is out and Summer Reading Program is in! Sign up for our Summer Reading Program and enjoy some free ice cream. Can’t make it to the party? You can sign up for SRP all summer long!

Friday, June 23: “LAND OF THE FREE!” PAINTING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, June 23: Outdoor Tykes: Things with Wings! at Grafton Lakes State Park. Bring your young explorers to the park to learn about the incredible creatures flying through the air. Come look at feathers, measure your wingspan, and search for things with wings!

Saturday, June 24: 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, June 24: Free Riverlink Concert in Amsterdam at Riverlink Concerts. Concerts on Saturday nights on the waterfront.

Saturday, June 24: Time Out for Tales at Bethlehem Public Library at Bethlehem Public Library. Stories and fun for children up to age 6 and families.

Saturday, June 24: “STARRY CITY” DIPTYCH PAINTING **SPECIAL 2 FOR $60 at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, June 24: Go Fish! Intro Fishing Clinic with DEC at Grafton Lakes State Park. Learn the local fish of Grafton Lakes and learn how to cast, with poles provided by DEC. Drop in anytime! Program is located by the Long Pond dam, just past the boat docks that you can see from our beach. Program is free with park admission of $8/car.

Saturday, June 24: 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, June 24: 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, June 24: 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, June 24: ValleyCats 7pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Saturday, June 24: “Go Bonkers for Bats” at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Bats are fascinating and super-important animals!

Saturday, June 24: 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, June 24: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Saturday, June 24: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! 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, June 24: Make a Bookmark! at Castleton Public Library. Come color your own customized bookmark!

Sunday, June 25: ValleyCats vs Vermont Lake Monsters at Tri-City ValleyCats. Around the World in 9 Innings & Sunday Funday!

Sunday, June 25:  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, June 25: 4th Annual Move and Groove 5K! at National Museum of Dance. Join us for the fourth annual Move and Groove 5k for a beautiful run or walk through the scenic Spa State Park! Proceeds from the race will benefit the National Museum of Dance childrens programming.

Sunday, June 25: 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, June 25: 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, June 25: Performing Arts at the Common at Clifton Commons. Free concerts at Clifton Common Stage (next to basketball courts.) Performances begin 7 pm rain or shine, except the musical, which starts at 8 pm. Lawn chairs are welcome.

Sunday, June 25: Free Fitness in the Park at City of Troy. Free admission, family friendly classes on Sundays in Riverfront Park.

Sunday, June 25: Zucchini Brothers–Children’s Rock: 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, June 25: When Alexander Hamilton Called Albany Home at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site will offer a feature tour focused on the Schuyler’s beloved son-in-law and Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton (1757 1804), was a remarkable political figure who was “actively involved in nearly every aspect of the nation’s founding”[i] and, as the son-in-law of Major-General Philip Schuyler, was intimately connected with the city of Albany. Come join us as we examine Hamilton’s relationship with the Schuyler family, and his connection to the Schuyler family home and to Albany itself.Registration: Required

Sunday, June 25: ValleyCats 5pm Home Baseball Game  at Tri-City ValleyCats. Come cheer on the Cats at their home game!

Sunday, June 25: 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.