Downtown Schenectady this week

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Sundays, 10am-2pm

Moves Outside Around City Hall This Sunday!
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Music & Entertainment
151 Bar & Restaurant
Patrick Sharrow
May 5, 5-9pm
Josh Casano 
May 6, 6-9pm
May 9, 5:30-8:30pm
Mike Thomas
May 4, 6pm
The Schmooze
May 5, 9pm
May 6, 9pm
Ed Salvo
May 5, 8pm
Steve Cowles
May 6, 8pm
Doug Leiby
May 5, 9pm
The Low Down
May 6, 9pm
Live Music
Every Wednesday, 6pm
Tommy Verrigni

May 4, 7-10pm
Peg Delaney Trio
Featuring Earl Davis
May 5, 7-10pm
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Downtown Schenectady’s

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe is a delightful spring cake that will be
 a tasteful final touch for any
spring celebration.

College Corner

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 May 4-10, 2017

May 9-14

Mainstage at Proctors

Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Schenectady! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company will present some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET. More…

2017 Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Honoree Nominations
Deadline is This Friday!

The DSIC and City of Schenectady are seeking nominations for honorees to be featured on sponsored banners during our third annual Hometown Heroes Banner Program. Banners honor active duty or veteran servicemembers and will be displayed on light poles in downtown from late May through mid-November. This year, the program has expanded to include eligible honorees from across Schenectady County.

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The Curious Savage

May 5-7 & 10-14
Schenectady Civic Players

Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best of it, in spite of her step-children’s efforts to have her committed to “bring her to her senses” and thus gain access to her fortune. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty. More…

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

All About the Drum – May 6, 7:30pm  
Education Center – A joyous celebration of song, rhythm and improvisation with Reggie Harris & Co., jamming  on drums & guitar for an unforgettable evening with the spotlight on rhythm.

On The Screen

Hedda Gabler – May 3 at 2 & 6:30pm 
GE Theatre – Presented by National Theatre: Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) returns to the National Theatre with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

The Room – May 5, 7pm 
GE THeatre – Presented by It Came From Schenectady: In the history of cinema, there has never been a film that rewards repeat viewing quite like The Room.

137 State Street

May 5, 11am-1pm

Brown Bag Lunch: Bring a lunch, come when you can, leave when you need to, but use your lunch hour to de-stress with co-workers (or not), or meet some new folks.
May 5, 6pm
Silk Scarf Painting: Students will learn basic techniques using dyes and resist to create their own original 11″ x 60″ silk scarf.

Rescheduled to May 13, 8am-4pm
Show Schenectady parks some love, volunteer, and be part of this exciting statewide event! Clean-up hours vary by park. This year’s parks include: Central Park, Jerry Burrell Park, Steinmetz Park, Riverside Park, Wallingford Park, Hillhurst Park, Woodlawn and Woodlawn preserve.
Vale Cemetery
May 7, 2pm
907 State Street
The Giants of the Industry: Tour featuring the lives of scientists, inventors, industrialists, and visionaries who built Schenectady, “the city that lights and hauls the world.”
May 9, 6:00-7:30pm
Robb Alley at Proctors
Students from UAlbany’s Weekend MBA program invite you to a live free performance with students in Empire State Youth Orchestra’s CHIME music program for underserved kids. Learn about CHIME and receive a unique “Heart Strings” wearable with your donation.
510 Union Street 
Spring Floral Class – Create this beautiful Fresh Mother’s Day arrangement.
Through Memorial Day 
129 Jay Street
Farm & Field: The Rural Folk Arts of the Catskill Region:  A photographic study in black and white of local farms and related subjects by photojournalist Benjamin Halpern.
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 4, 5:30pm
End your work day and start your weekend with drinks and laughter at Mopco.

May 5, 8pm
Comedy Without a Net! The region’s finest improvisers bring you a night of comedy right off the top of their heads.

May 6, 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)

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
May 5, 6-9pm
Enjoy an evening of premier networking, gourmet cuisine, live music, an exciting silent auction, and a memorable ground fireworks display, all while experiencing the wonders of miSci! Benefits miSci programs and exhibitions. Tickets still available.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes

99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
Semi-Annual Book Sale 
May 6, 9am-4pm
May 7, 1-3pm
Most books $1, paperback books 3/$1,
Sunday bag sale $2.
600 Union Street
May – Adult hardcover & trade paperbacks: $1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
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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.

Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp, 143 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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