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Opens May 17

CDPHP Cycle!
This state-of-the-art bike-share program provides residents and visitors with an alternative form of transportation that supports healthy, active lifestyles.

Saturdays, 12:30, 2 & 3:30pm
Sundays, 4 & 5:30pm
433 State Street, 4th Floor

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall
Schenectady Greenmarket
Vendors, shoppers, musicians, and friends gather in a festive community marketplace.

Sundays, 10am-2pm

Jay Street Marketplace

Visit food & craft vendors along the pedestrian walkway. Shop & dine at the more than 25 shops and restaurants.

Music & Entertainment
Jim McCardle
May 16, 6pm
Ill Funk Ensemble
May 17, 9pm
Luke Pascarella
May 18, 7pm
The Sessions Bros. Duo
May 16, 6pm
The Switch
May 17, 9pm
Mrs. Doubtfire
May 18, 9pm
Allen & Azzam
May 19, 2pm
Bobby Motyl
May 15, 5-8pm
May 16, 4-7pm
The Doc Orloff Band
May 16, 7-10pm
The Rich Clements Band
May 17, 4:30-7pm
Funk Soul Brother
May 17, 8-11pm
James & Katie Love 
May 18, 2-5pm
The Brokedown
May 18, 7-11pm
Matt Finnigan
May 19, 1-3pm
Ben & Lee
May 17, 8pm
Mitch Fraiser
May 18, 8pm
Colleen Pratt
May 16, 7-10pm
Demantra Constantine
May 17, 7-10pm
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Downtown Schenectady’s

Looking for something to complement your evening out in Downtown Schenectady? Rivers Casino & Resort at nearby Mohawk Harbor offers plenty of events & promotions.
May 17, 8pm
Van Slyck’s
May 18, 8pm
Van Slyck’s

The Downtown Dish
With grilling season just around the corner and Memorial Day
 in a couple of weeks, this week’s recipe offers a kicked-up burger you can make for a crowd.
May 16-22, 2019

The Book of  Mormon
Through May 19

MainStage at Proctors

Nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best MusicalThe Book of Mormon is a musical comedy. First staged in 2011, the play makes light of various Mormon beliefs and practices, but ultimately endorses the positive power of love and service. Production contains explicit language. More…

The Sunday 1:30pm performance will feature a sign language interpreter. To request access to this section, please call the box office at 518.346.6204.

Ticket Lottery
The Book of Mormon will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Proctors Box Office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece.

See details

This Week at Proctors
On the Stage
Grunge Revival Concert Series – May 17, 7:30pm
GE Theatre – Relive some of the very best music from Grunge’s greatest acts. Includes tributes to Pearl Jam, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Stone Temple Pilots, along with Flannel Millennium.
GE Theatre –  A terrifyingly accurate (yet hilarious) depiction of three 30-somethings forced to move back home. As the series shows, living again with your family is not for the faint of heart.
GE Theatre – Come and watch local high schools compete in the Gaming Insomniacs semi-final rounds, third place match and finals/championship match for a $5,000 scholarship. College/university esports team scouts will be on site.
On the Screen
GE Theatre – Three hours of classic cartoons, toy commercials, music videos, and our all-you-can-eat cereal buffet! This time around, the theme is MONSTERS!

Mark Your Calendars!

June 1-8

Throughout Downtown Schenectady
A week-long celebration of the Arts in #DowntownSchenectady! The collaborative effort aims to showcase the creative outlets that exist in our community every day. From live music and theater shows to craft projects and open studios, #SchenectadyArtsWeek brings you dozens of events that are sure to inspire and entertain!
2019 Building Block Party Fundraiser
August 1, 5:30-8:30pm

221 Harborside Drive @ Mohawk Harbor
Join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation as we celebrate another amazing year in downtown and raise funds to support our many programs and services. This year, we’ll spend a summer evening along the banks of beautiful Mohawk Harbor. Enjoy delicious food, cash bar and the return of our popular Silent Auction! Tickets on sale soon!

The DSIC is seeking items for our 2019 Silent Auction. If you or somebody you know has great items to donate, please complete and return a Silent Auction Donation Form.


Biz Lab-Clarkson University Lunchtime Entrepreneurship Series

May 16, Noon
NY BizLab, 251 State Street
Heidi Knoblauch, owner of Plumb Oyster Bar and founder of Receipt HQ, will speak. Heidi started Receipt HQ out of her experience running Plumb Oyster Bar, where she’s had to save thousands and thousands of pieces of paper (receipts) for three years. That led her to have the thought that entrepreneurs tend to have: There has to be a better way.

May 16, 5:30-7:30pm
433 State Street, 4th floor
Selling Processes to Grow Your Business: Presented by Matt Scarchilli, the owner and CEO of Sandler Training Systems of the Greater Capital District. You will learn the benefits of a documented selling process, steps you and your team can take to move prospects through your sales funnel, how to effectively scale up your sales team, and effective on-boarding for new sales reps.

LocalxDesign – Public Tour of Gateway Plaza in Schenectady
May 16, 6-8pm 
Schenectady Gateway Plaza, 12 State Street
The tour will be led by Mary Moore Wallinger, founding principal and owner of LAndArt Studio, and the local landscape architect who designed the park and assisted with its completion. Come and learn how the design evolved from concept to reality. After the tour, enjoy a happy hour gathering at Daley’s On Yates to continue conversations inspired by the park.

May 17, 5pm
510 Union Street
Paint & Sip: Spring has sprung so get out of the house for a Friday evening! Curious about makeup? Ever wonder what it would be like to see what contouring looks like? Or a smokey eye on you? Join us for an evening of mini makeover services, mixed with wine tastings. Free to attend. Fee for mini makeover services.

Schenectady ARC 
May 18, Noon-4pm
Broadway & Liberty Street Lot
3rd Annual Electric City Trucks, Taps, Corks & Forks – In addition to food truck vendors, there will be unique food vendors, specialty retail vendors, craft brews and local wineries. The event will feature live music by Grand Central Station Band and Gordon St., a corn hole tournament (pre-registration required), and a Kids Activity Zone with games, inflatables, face painting and much more!

May 18, 6:30pm
137 State Street
Gelli Fabric Printing: You will explore a variety of mark-making techniques to add color and pattern to a scarf and tote bag. The Gelli Plate is a simple tool that will allow us to print directly from it on to the fabric, or we can use it as stamp pad to ink stamps for printing.
May 19, 12-3pm
Union College Field House
UCARE Day: Annual free carnival for the community with games, food and activities for kids. Please enter through the front door to pick up your tickets for free pizza. We will have bounce houses, face painting, games, crafts, sports, photo booth, Mr. Twisty, fire truck and food. The event is indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Great Flats Brewing  
May 19, 1pm
151 Lafayette Street
Succulents Workshop: Love all the little succulents in our taproom? Make your own and bring it home with our succulents workshop! $25 ticket includes: 1 pint of Great Flats beer, 1 hand-painted pot, 1 succulent of your choice, potting soil and rocks.

New York Folklore 
129 Jay Street
Art Exhibition of Ebru Paintings: By Hatice Erbas-Sorkunlu. Hatice Erbas-Sorkunlu is an ebru artist originally from Turkey, currently living in Buffalo. She is exhibiting ten framed pieces that illustrate different ebru techniques, with some incorporating Turkish paper cutting.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Monday: Closed; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & 
Saturday: 9am-5pm; Thursday: 9am-8pm;
Sunday: 12-5pm
May 19, 10am-Noon
A special time for children on the autism spectrum and their families. SenseAble Science guests can enjoy miSci’s interactive exhibits, a quiet space, and a special planetarium show at 11am.

Schenectady County Public Library

Hon. Karen B. Johnson Library

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

Leaders for Freedom:
Honoring Harriet Tubman

May 18, 12-2pm
Join SCPL and the Hamilton Hill Arts Center for an event honoring the leadership of Harriet Tubman and her statue that will reside at the Library.

600 Union Street
All proceeds benefit the Schenectady County Public Library

10 North Jay Street

May 16, 7pm
A wonderful hybrid of class, show, and party, a jam gives veteran improvisers and newcomers alike a chance to try out improv games and stretch their improv muscles.
4 for 1 Comedy 
May 17, 8pm
A slamdance of comedy on the Mopco stage! Four of the best improv groups in the Capital Region come together to create one night of knockout comedy.

May 18, 3:30pm
Join us for this highly interactive, family-friendly improv show! We use audience suggestions and willing volunteers to  create stories, characters, and songs off the top of our heads in this one of a kind performance.
May 18, 8pm
Performers audition Broadway-style songs that they create on the spot based on song titles created by you, the audience.
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