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CHEERS TO YOU, MOM

Are you ready for Mother’s Day May 14? Downtown is here to help you – whether it’s a delicious brunch complete with music, flowers, dinner where mom eats free, or anything else. And here, there’s no shortage of great places to dine and pick up the perfect gift. One tip >> Don’t wait to make your reservations.

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ALTERNATIVE OPEN HOUSE
It’s a celebration of community and the history of the Mansion Neighborhood. It’s an invitation for people to come engage with Albany institutions. It’s the Alternative Open House and it’s this Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Learn about Grand Street Community Arts, The Radix Center, and more. Free. View full schedule.
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LOVE, DIGNITY, AND SURVIVAL

Currently on stage at theREP is Some People Hear Thunder, a powerful musical love story – an uplifting tale of a young reporter, his true love in America, and Armenians fighting for dignity and survival in the face of brutality. Set between 1914 and 1915, in New York and southern Turkey. Runs through May 21. Learn more.


111 N Pearl Street | 518.445.7469

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ALL IN JUST 5 MINUTES

Grab your makeup bag and head to Salon 109 for their 5 Minute Makeup class on May 8 at 5:00 PM. Master Esthetician and Makeup Artist Mary Delaney-Shaw will show you some practical, easy, fast, and mistake proof tips that’ll help you look your best in 5 minutes. There will even be timers! $20. Learn more.

109 State Street | 518.463.7161

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STORYTELLING AT ITS FINEST

The Irish American Heritage Museum will host Seanachie Eves featuring Bairbre McCarthy and Frank Orsini on May 12 at 7:00 PM. McCarthy is a storyteller and author from County Clare on Ireland’s west coast. She is noted for her knowledge of Irish mythology, folklore and language. $5-$10. Learn more.

370 Broadway | 518.427.1916

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HERITAGE TOUR
History and music? Sign us up. The First Church of Albany will host a Heritage Tour and Organ Concert on May 12 at 6:00 PM. Learn about tiles delivered to the church from the Netherlands in thanks after a WWII clothing and food supply drop, then enjoy a concert from renowned Dutch organist Berry Van Berkum. Free. Learn more.

110 N Pearl Street | 518.463.4449

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DOWNTOWN NEWS
Nipper Statues Headed to Downtown
The Downtown Albany BID will soon be choosing artists to decorate 3 foot tall Nipper statues. The Placemaking project, titled Downtown is Pawsome, will include 20 miniature versions of the iconic canine being placed around Downtown. Originally 10 were slated to be put out, but thanks to the incredible response from the call for artists, we decided to double the number. Learn more here.
Dog Park RFP Released
The Downtown Albany BID will be constructing a dog park early this summer in Wallenburg Park (corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue) and RFPs are currently being sought for the fence portion of the park. Learn more.
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