Downtown Schenectady Events December 2016

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Opens December 9

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
December 13, 5:30-8:30pm
The Revenuers
December 8, 7pm
Local 11
December 9, 9pm
December 10, 9pm
December 14, 6pm
151 Bar & Restaurant
Patrick Sharrow
December 9, 5pm
UFC #206
December 10, 8pm
Pinhead Susan’s
Legendary Losers
December 9, 9pm
December 9, 12-2pm
Jecco Duo
December 8, 7-10pm
Pat Andreoli & Peg Delaney
December 9, 7-10pm
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Downtown Schenectady’s

The Downtown Dish
This week, we have a great recipe that you can add to your cookie exchange.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
December 8-14, 2 016

 TWO Great Events This Saturday!

December 10, 12-4pm

Join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) 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, Bow-Tie Cinemas Movieland 6 will be showing Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 10am for FREE. Also, the  Schenectady County Public Library and the Whitney Book Corner will be holding a Dr. Seuss Holiday Open House  with crafts, refreshments, How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie, and more!
December 10, 3-8pm
Enjoy a late afternoon/early evening in Downtown Schenectady hopping from location to location to sample chili at 11 different restaurants and pubs. Follow the Craft Brew Trail at select locations and enter to win a special prize pack. All tastings are $1 each. Presented by Schenectady  County in partnership with the DSIC and Visit Schenectady.

‘Twas The Land of the Night Before Christmas
December 9-11 & 16-18

Fenimore Gallery at Proctors
A heartwarming musical family comedy about an enchanting village where everyone enthusiastically prepares for the holiday morning ­ ALL the time. Exchanging presents but never opening them, decorating and undecorating the tree…it’s all part of their simple and content daily life. Until one day, when a likable bumbling soul wanders into the town and promises everyone he can show them all about the holiday. More…

Star Quality
December 7-11

Schenectady Civic Players
In his final comedy, Noel Coward takes us behind the scenes of a new West End production. Conjuring up a backstage world of talent and treachery, he creates a gallery of characters, including a temperamental leading lady, a ruthless director, jaded old troupers, and an innocent young playwright. From first rehearsal to opening night, Star Quality becomes increasingly heart-wrenching….and hilarious. More…

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage

Mainstage – The original television classic comes to life! It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Miracle on 34th Street – Dec. 10, 2 & 8pm 
Mainstage – A new musical adaptation of the favorite holiday tale made famous by the beloved 1947 movie of the same name.

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre –
Dec. 13, 7:30pm

GE Theatre – This fresh new adaptation of the film is set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre, which is struggling to stay on the air one snowy winter’s night.

On The Screen

GE Theatre – C hronicles the meeting of South Africa with their long-standing favorites, Mumford & Sons. A British band in huge demand, and a country extremely excited to welcome them.

The Open Door Bookstore  
December 10, 12-1:30pm
128 Jay Street

Chef Jasper Alexander signing Hattie’s Restaurant Cookbook 

Crossroads Gifts & Wellness  
December 10, 11am-6pm
December 11, 11am-3pm
131-133 Jay Street

Holiday Crystal Show: FREE drawing for a large amethyst geode. Refreshments & vegan chili available.

December 11, 1pm
510 Union Street
Class: Decorating a Boxwood Tree.  Call 518-374-6885 to sign-up!

Holiday Fun in Downtown Schenectady!

Through December 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 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
December 26-30
Keep the kids busy during the holidays with half-day workshops for various grade levels.
Through January 16, 2017
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. Special thanks to Upstate Train Associates.

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
Dr. Seuss Holiday Open House
Central Library: December 10, 12-4pm
Movie, crafts, refreshments and more.
Whitney Book Corner: December 10, 1-4pm
Poetry contest with 1st and 2nd prizes, refreshments and more/
The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Coffee Table books: Half price in December
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

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