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|Schenectady Farmer’s Market|
Around City Hall
Outside Around City Hall
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors
Jay Street Marketplace
Visit food & craft vendors along the pedestrian walkway. Also shop & dine at the more than 25 shops and restaurants on Jay Street.
Music & Entertainment
May 23, 5:30-8:30pm
May 18, 7pm
May 19, 5pm
Joel Fisher & The Still Prodigal
May 19, 9pm
May 20, 9pm
May 18, 8pm
May 25, 7-10pm
May 17, 6pm
Justin of The Stockade Kids
May 18, 6pm
May 18, 7-10pm
Closed for a Private Event
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The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe is a colorful beverage that you can add to
your Memorial Day party and festivities throughout the summer.
|High School Musical Theatre Awards|
| May 20, 7pm|
Mainstage at Proctors
The School of Performing Arts at Proctors announces HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS for New York’s Capital Region in partnership with The Broadway League. Fashioned after Broadway’s TONY Awards, this ceremony will celebrate the achievements of the region’s theatre students, highlighting the importance of arts and theatre education. More…
On The Stage
Hedwig and the Angry Inch – May 17, 7:30pm
Mainstage – This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
Emma’s Revolution & All-Star Band – May 19, 7:30pm
GE Theatre – CD Release: The songs of award-winning activist power duo Pat Humphries & Sandy O have been sung with beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism. They deliver the strength of their convictions in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times.
Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show – May 20, 8pm
Education Center– Featuring Mike Racine, a stand-up comedian based in NYC who considers himself to be either the smartest dumb guy or the dumbest smart guy in the room.
The Dance Studio – May 21, 1pm
Mainstage – Presenting “The Classics!” Join students, ages 3 to adult, as they visit classic singers and songs of the past with performances of tap, jazz, ballet and pointe.
‘THE’ International Engelbert Humperdinck TRIBUTE – May 24, 8pm
Mainstage – International singer and entertainer SCOTT DEE, direct from London, performs the most memorable romantic songs of the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck.
On The Screen
GE Theatre – A “typical” day in the life of Liverpool’s Fab Four, leading up to a televised concert gig in London.
– Presented by National Theatre; Against the
backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As they stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their alternate version of the story unfolds.
GE Theatre – An unvarnished chronicle of Bob Dylan’s metamorphosis from folk to rock via his appearances at the Newport Folk Festival between 1963 and 1965.
May 20, 12-5pm
Parking Lot at Broadway & Liberty Streets
As part of their 65th Anniversary celebration, Schenectady ARC will debut their inaugural food truck event. FREE admission! Featuring food truck vendors, specialty vendors, craft brews & beverages, Fly 92.3FM, live music, and a kids’ activity zone.
137 State Street
May 20, 10:30am & 12:30pm
Kids’ art time: This theme-directed art class is for kids ages 6-12. Various mediums are used, including paint, model magic, tissue paper, crayons, etc.
May 21, Noon-1:30pm
May 21, 12-3pm
Union College Field House
Annual free carnival for local families. Food, games and activities for elementary school aged children. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Doors open at noon. Please enter at front of the Fieldhouse. Hosted by Union College Kenney Community Center.
May 21, 5-7:30pm
GE Theatre @ Proctors
Summer Solstice: Start the summer off right with an evening filled with drinks, good music & vibes.
May 24, 5:30-8:30pm
433 State Street, 4th Floor
Internet of Things: Come to StartUp Town Square, network, share your ideas, and learn about entrepreneurship from people who are developing cutting edge technology companies in our area!
May 26, 6pm
Books, Beer & Brainstorm: A stimulating and intellectual discussion spearheaded by three thought leaders. Food, food for thought and two drinks (beer, wine, sodas, or Mango Lassi), all for $20! RSVP now by calling 518-795-5894 or email
44 Washington Avenue Through May 31 Shoe Drive
: Drop off your new or gently used shoes (no holes or rips), women’s, men’s & children’s. All funds raised from this project will support YWCA programs.
|10 North Jay Street|
May 18, 7pm
Play, laugh and learn in an improvised event that’s equal parts party, class, and show.
Closed for a Private party
May 20, 8pm
Full-contact improv comedy! Two teams compete for laughs and the sweet taste of victory in this fast-paced comedy show.
|miSci (museum of innovation and science)|
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
A special time for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the museum with their families. Special planetarium show at 11am.
Be part of a simulated mission to space in an innovative learning environment. Visitors become part of a crew of engineers and scientists on-board the space-craft.
|Schenectady County Public Library Notes|
99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
600 Union Street
May – Adult hardcover & trade paperbacks: $1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
|DSIC Board of Directors|
The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote downtown as a premier location for commerce, recreation, and living. If you are interested in learning about serving on the DSIC Board of directors, please contact Executive Director Jim Salengo at 518-377-9430 or via email by Wednesday, May 24.
To learn more about the DSIC’s programs and services, click here.