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Celebrate Easter in Albunny, NY

Celebrate Easter in New York’s Capital City with swanky brunches, a riverboat cruise, charming egg hunts or delicious dinners. Bring your kids dressed in their Sunday best to Colonie Center or Crossgates Mall for a photo with the Easter Bunny! Keep reading for a complete guide to celebrating Easter in Albany.

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Spring Into Sports

Sports are the talk of the town! Whether you are a casual fan or a complete sports fanatic, Albany offers many opportunities to cheer on the home team. The Albany Empire is back with #UnfinishedBusiness on April 27. Roll into fun with the Albany All Stars Roller Derby with monthly bouts. If you are a basketball fan, cheer on the Albany Patroons. On the collegiate level, University at Albany Athletics boasts championship-level teams in a variety of men’s and women’s sports including baseball and lacrosse. 

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Heritage Matters
Famous Faces: Herman Melville

Did you know that Herman Melville, famed author of Moby Dick, spent part of his youth living in Albany? His family home is a pink building located in Clinton Square, near McGeary’s Irish Pub. To celebrate  Melville’s 200th birthday (this year!), Historic Albany Foundation, Discover Albany & NYS Writers Institute are hosting a Moby Dick Book Club at the Albany Pump Station. The restaurant has a “Melville’s Wit” on tap, so enjoy a pint while discussing the great American novel. Keep reading to learn more about Melville’s time spent in Albany!

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Family Fun

Discover Fun at the Discover Albany Visitors Center

The Discover Albany Visitors Center has a ton of fun events and special programming coming up this Spring! In April, we’ve got Community, Chickens and Compost: Earth Day with The Radix Center and Albany Pine Bush: Karner Blue Take Over! This May kicks off walking tour season, so check out Wild Tailsor A Dutch Stroll guided walking tours. On May 3July 5 and September 6 head to the Henry Hudson Planetarium for “the Album Experience,” a free immersive music listening series! Plus, there are star shows in the Henry Hudson Planetarium every third Saturday of the month. 

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Free & Frugal Events

Celebrate Albany’s History

On May 5, Ten Broeck Mansion will host Living History Day: Albany in the Roaring 20s and Historic Cherry Hill will host the Albany History Fair.  The Capital City Trolley will be offering free rides between Ten Broeck Mansion and Cherry Hill from 1pm-3pm.  

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips

The 71st Annual Albany Tulip Festival is around the corner on May 11 & 12. The festival celebrates Albany’s rich Dutch Heritage combined with live music, craft vendors, children’s activities and more. 

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