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Entertainment, culture & history abound in Downtown Schenectady! From traditional and cutting-edge theater to hands-on museums and revered institutions of higher learning, there is plenty to feed your mind and curiosity in downtown.
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Opens November 24

Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Outside Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market
There will be a few vendors set up through December.

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors.


Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment
Mia Scirocco
November 23, 6pm
JV & TeeJ
November 26, 9pm
November 29, 5:30-8:30pm
Big Creek
November 26, 6:30pm
Centre Street Pub 
Funk Evolution
November 25, 9pm
Anthony Fallacaro
November 26, 9pm
November 30, 6pm
Grand Central Station
November 23, 9pm
November 25, 9pm
November 26, 9:30pm
November 25, 12-2pm
Brian Patneaude
November 25, 7-10pm
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Downtown Schenectady’s

The Downtown Dish
This week, in planning for Thanksgiving, we have a great recipe that can be used for an appetizer that day or to use up leftovers afterwards.
November 24-30, 2 016
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Through November 27

Mainstage at Proctors
Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including BEST PLAY. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. More…

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show – Nov. 26, 8pm
Education Center – 
New York City-based comedian and writer Tim Dillon has been seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion, Fox’s Red Eye, and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and he competed on truTV’s Comedy Knockout.

Sounds of a Century – Nov. 27, 3pm 
GE Theatre – The Schenectady Pipe Band, a Celtic heritage organization based in upstate New York, is proud to announce the celebration of their centennial year. They will present “A Century of Sound” and record their second CD to commemorate the Centennial that afternoon.

On The Screen
I Am Bolt – Nov. 28, 1:30, 4:15 & 7pm  
GE Theatre – Usain Bolt is a man we already know from the track – his focus, his smile, his winning – and now this documentary gives us access to the real man behind those Triple Treble Olympic Gold Medals.
Disney’s Queen of Katwe – Nov. 29 & 30 
GE Theatre – The colorful, true story of a young girl whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

Mark Your Calendar for December 10!

December 10, 12-4pm

Join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation for FREE and FUN activities for the entire family. Stop by City Hall and hop on the horse drawn carriage for a ride then visit with Santa and have a free family picture taken. Many activities, performances, musicians & more.
In conjunction with this event, t he Schenectady County Public Libraryand the Whitney Book Corner will be holding a Dr. Seuss Holiday Open House  with crafts refreshments, How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie, and more!
Chili Chowdown & Craft Brew Trail

December 10, 3-8pm
Downtown Schenectady
Enjoy a late afternoon/early evening in Downtown Schenectady hopping from location to location to sample chili from some of the the best restaurants and pubs. Follow the Craft Brew Trail at select locations.

Holiday Fun in Downtown Schenectady!

December 2, 6pm
Schenectady County Historical Society
Opening of the Festival of Trees, as the galleries are illuminated with glittering trees and throw open our doors for behind-the-scenes collections tours through our historic house

December 3-18
Schenectady County Historical Society &
YWCA of Northeastern New York
Celebrate the season as the galleries are filled with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the trees of the SCHS and the YWCA glow with the enchantment of the holiday season.

December 3 & 4
Mainstage at Proctors
Enter a world of Christmas dreams to the joyous music of Tchaikovsky in this annual year-end favorite.

December 4, 5:30pm
Lawrence the Indian Circle, Front & N. Ferry Streets
Tree lighting with refreshments to follow.

December 15-18
Mainstage at Proctors
The Capital Region’s premier holiday extravaganza, featuring the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorale with special guests Fireworks Ensemble, the Northeast Ballet and Orlando’s School of Dance.

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm
November 25, 9am
The model trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the intricate 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains. Stay and play! The Play Space is full of science toys you don’t have at home. Special thanks to Upstate Train Associates.
December 26-30
Tis’ the season for science! Keep the kids busy over the holidays with half-day workshops. Morning and afternoon workshops with various classes for various ages K-6.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library Expansion

99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
Library Calendar of Events
All Schenectady County libraries will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving
The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Holiday books: Half price in November
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
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