Entertainment, culture & history abound in Downtown Schenectady! From traditional and cutting-edge theater to hands-on museums and revered institutions of higher learning, there is plenty to feed your mind and curiosity in downtown.
Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including BEST PLAY. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. More…
On The Stage
Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show– Nov. 26, 8pm Education Center – New York City-based comedian and writer Tim Dillon has been seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion, Fox’s Red Eye, and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and he competed on truTV’s Comedy Knockout.
Sounds of a Century – Nov. 27, 3pm GE Theatre – The Schenectady Pipe Band, a Celtic heritage organization based in upstate New York, is proud to announce the celebration of their centennial year. They will present “A Century of Sound” and record their second CD to commemorate the Centennial that afternoon.
GE Theatre – Usain Bolt is a man we already know from the track – his focus, his smile, his winning – and now this documentary gives us access to the real man behind those Triple Treble Olympic Gold Medals.
Join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation for FREE and FUN activities for the entire family. Stop by City Hall and hop on the horse drawn carriage for a ride then visit with Santa and have a free family picture taken. Many activities, performances, musicians & more.
Enjoy a late afternoon/early evening in Downtown Schenectady hopping from location to location to sample chili from some of the the best restaurants and pubs. Follow the Craft Brew Trail at select locations.
December 2, 6pm Schenectady County Historical Society Opening of the Festival of Trees, as the galleries are illuminated with glittering trees and throw open our doors for behind-the-scenes collections tours through our historic house
December 15-18 Mainstage at Proctors The Capital Region’s premier holiday extravaganza, featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests Fireworks Ensemble, the Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance.
The model trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the intricate 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains. Stay and play! The Play Space is full of science toys you don’t have at home. Special thanks to Upstate Train Associates.