Downtown Schenectady This Week

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Opens March 22

Saturdays, 12:30, 2 & 3:30pm
Sundays, 4 & 5:30pm
433 State Street, 4th Floor
Downtown Schenectady’s new eSports league at Urban Co-Works presents the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 season through May 12. Visit the Gaming Insomniacs website for details, schedules, team info and tickets.

Gaming Insomniacs to Host $5000 High School Scholarship eSports Gaming Tournament

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket

Vendors, shoppers, musicians, and friends gather in a festive community marketplace.

Music & Entertainment
Luke Pascarella
March 21, 6pm
Evo Duo
March 22, 6pm
Local 11
March 23, 9pm
Allen & Azzam
March 21, 6pm
Grand Central Station
March 22, 9pm
Still Prodigal
March 23, 9pm
Perry Ramsey & Alex Haffey
March 21, 6-9pm
The Brokedown
March 22, 7-10pm
Josh Casano
March 23, 7-10pm
Second Year Anniversary Party
March 23, 12-10pm
Burger 21 will be serving the goods from 4-7pm, and The
North & South Dakotas will play from 7-9pm.
The Stuff
March 22, 8pm
The Accents
March 23, 9:30pm
Gotham CIty
March 22, 8:30pm
Colleen Pratt
March 21, 7-10pm
Carla Metz & Larry Acunto
March 22, 7-10pm
Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady’s

1 Rush Street
Looking for something to complement your evening out in Downtown Schenectady? Rivers Casino & Resort at nearby Mohawk Harbor offers a regular schedule of events & promotions.
March 22, 8pm
Van Slyck’s
March 23, 8pm
Van Slyck’s

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe features cake…for breakfast!
Buttermilk Blueberry
Breakfast Cake
March 21-27, 2019

2019 Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Be a Hero…

Sponsor a Hero!

The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and City of Schenectady are partnering for a fifth year to present the 2019 Hometown Heroes Banner Program. This program proudly recognizes active duty and veteran service members from Schenectady County. Banners may be sponsored by individuals, businesses or organizations.

Sponsor deadline extended to Friday, March 29

And Then There Were None

March 20-24

Schenectady Civic Playhouse

Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past that they are unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. More…

This Week at Proctors
On the Stage
Pay Less for the Dress – March 22, 4-9pm 
Key Hall – Get your tickets early, as there is limited space. Dresses are $9.95 + tax. Sponsored by 99.5 the River, Best Cleaners and SEFCU.
GE Theatre – Dancing With Strings. Ancient Airs and Dances No. 3 Ottorino Respighi; Rumanian Folk Dances Béla Bartók; Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op. 9 Tomaso Albinoni. Susan Kokernak, soloist. Romeo and Juliet (A Time for Us) Nino Rota;
Serenade for Strings Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Organ Concert Series – March 26, Noon
MainStage – Featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer “Goldie” with Helen Maksymicz and Claudia Bracaliello.
On the Screen
Apollo 11 – March 20-21
The Addy – This documentary looks at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon and tells the story entirely in the present tense, almost exclusively using previously-unseen archival footage and previously-unheard audio recordings.
On The Basis of Sex – March 22-28 
The Addy – Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg works with her husband Martin to bring a groundbreaking case of gender discrimination before the Supreme Court.
Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams – March 25, 7pm
GE Theatre – Produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. Stewart and Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process.
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second –
March 26 at 2 & 7pm 
GE Theatre – Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

March 23-31
Join Riverside Maple Farms and Discover Schenectady to celebrate maple season with a week of events, food and maple tree tapping. A variety of downtown businesses will be creating delicious dishes using Riverside maple products throughout the week!
March 23, 1pm
128 Jay Street
Allison Lassieur signing Journey to the Promised Land
March 23, 2-3:30pm
Pipe Cleaner Art: Ginger Ertz will lead us in making spring themed objects and animals.


First United Methodist Church 
March 24, 3pm
603 State Street
Young People’s Chorus of New York City: A multicultural youth chorus internationally renowned for its superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship.
Through April 13
Annual Lenten Photo Show: Everyone is invited to participate in this year’s Lenten Show. For each of the five weeks during Lent, a different theme has been chosen. Submit up to three photos that reflect the weekly theme.


March 27, 7:30-9am
Urban Co-Works, 433 State St., 4th Floor
Make Workplaces Work for You: Engaging discussion about the benefits of co-working spaces and strategies for enhancing the traditional office environment. Presented by the Young Professional Network.
433 State Street, 4th Floor
April 3, 5:30pm
Networking with a Twist – Join us as we help you make new connections while completing a surprise creative activity along the way. Fun guaranteed!


Veteran’s Build Program – Are you a veteran ready to own a new home? Qualifying veterans are encouraged to apply for our Veteran Build Partnerships. For more information, call 518-395-3412 ext. 108 or email [email protected].

miSci (museum of innovation and science)
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Monday: Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & 
Saturday: 9am-5pm; Thursday: 9am-8pm;
Sunday: 12-5pm

Evenings with the Dudley Observatory  
March 21, 6:45-9pm
Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate our 14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night! miSci and the galleries are open continuously from 10am-9pm.

Butterflies & Blooms 
Now Open
Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winter’s chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Schenectady County Public Library

Karen B. Johnson Library

99 Clinton Street
Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1-5pm


Schenectady County Library named for Karen Johnson
The Daily Gazette

March 24, 2:30pm
Featuring: Aretha Franklin Tribute by Donald Hyman and Guest
March 25, Noon
The Great Bridge at Quebec: A Story of Failures and Success
Presented by Phil Adams, retired GE Power System Civil Engineer.

600 Union Street
All proceeds benefit the Schenectady County Public Library


10 North Jay Street


March 21, 7pm
It’s a great night to come and try out something new and expand your range! Jump up and play in every game or sit back and enjoy the show. Your level of participation is up to you.
March 22, 8pm
In this exciting, winner-take-all format, improvisers from around the Capital Region and beyond compete to escape elimination and be crowned the evening’s improv comedy champion.
March 23, 8pm
Performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience. Vote for your favorite song and see it brought to life by our performers as they improvise an entire hour long musical.
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!
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Our mission is to promote Downtown Schenectady as a premier location for commerce, recreation and living by enhancing, facilitating and supporting economic and cultural growth.

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