Downtown Schenectady this Week

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Schenectady Farmer’s Market
Thursdays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Around City Hall
Downtown Farmers Market
 Through October 26

Sundays, 10am-2pm
Outside Around City Hall 
Schenectady Greenmarket
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Jay Street Marketplace
Sundays, 10am-2pm

Visit food & craft vendors along the pedestrian walkway. Also shop & dine at the more than 25 shops and restaurants on Jay Street.

Music & Entertainment
Josh & Justin
May 25, 9pm
Good Time Charlies
May 26, 9pm
Force of Habit
May 27, 9pm
Katie O’Byrne’s
Sgambelluri Trio
May 25, 7pm
RARE Craft Steak & Cocktail House
May 24, 6pm
Completely Different
May 28, 12-3pm
Mia Scirocco Trio
May 31, 6-8pm
Completely Different

May 25, 7-10pm
George Krakat
May 26, 7-10pm
Check Out All of
Downtown Schenectady’s

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe is a new take
on macaroni salad that you can make for the upcoming
Memorial Day holiday.
BLT Macaroni Salad
 May 25-31, 2017

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

‘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.

The Dance Department – May 27, 2pm
Mainstage – Shake the Room: A fun recital showcasing our students ages 3 through adult.
On The Screen

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.

GE Theatre – Whether you are new to Twin Peaks or a seasoned vet, join us in a celebration of most marvelous TV series ever! What will we screen? Well, it wouldn’t really be Peaks without a bit of mystery now would it!?
GE Theatre – 13 hours of film and live entertainment! Admission is only $20…come and go as you please! This year, we asked YOU what you wanted to see and here are the FOUR movies you chose, along with our own choice of TWO events that include live performances.

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 25, 4pm
City Hall Rotunda
Presentation of the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards, with a reception to follow at MopCo, 10 N. Jay Street.
137 State Street

May 26, 11:00 am

Brown Bag Lunch Open Studio: 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. We will have a variety of art materials and project suggestions to work on, or you can just do your own thing!

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 25, 7pm
A night of home grown, locally sourced comedy. We are opening the stage to give new performers and veterans alike an opportunity to experiment.

Maestro: One Improviser to Rule Them All!

May 26, 8pm
A comedy elimination showdown. Many competitors enter but only one will emerge as the “Maestro.”

May 27, 8pm

Two teams compete for laughs and the sweet taste of victory in this fast-paced comedy show.

The Lords of 52nd Street

Coming Next Week!
June 1, 6pm
Jay Street Marketplace Near Johnny’s Patio
Celebrate the beginning of summer in Downtown Schenectady! The Lords of 52nd Street present original Billy Joel Songs…by the original Billy Joel band members! Come out and enjoy a night of FREE live music on the Jay Street Marketplace. More…

Presented by Johnny’s Restaurant in partnership with Mohawk River Promotions, Schenectady County, Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation, The Daily Gazette and DeCrescente Distributing Company.

Save the Date for These Great Downtown Events!
Kids’ Art Festival   
June 3, Noon-4pm
Outside Around City Hall
Featuring a variety of entertainment, including The Puppet People, Mike Purcell, Mr. Twisty, and many more. Enjoy more than 40 FREE, hands-on art activities for pre-school and young school age children. Bring your kids and/or grandkids for a fun-filled afternoon. (Will move inside City Hall if it rains.)

Schenectady Kiwanis
June 8, 4:30-7:30pm

Battle of the Bartenders: Once again, the battle is on! Come and support the Youth Club Service Grant Program. This year’s bartenders are Shane Bargy of the Boys & Girls Clubs and Kim Siciliano of the YWCA NorthEastern NY.

June 9, 7pm
First Reformed Church, 8 N. Church Street
A New Lease on Life – Musicians of Ma’alwyck members Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin; and Petia Kassarova, cello; are joined by guest artists Theodore Arm, violin (a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Angelfire Festival); Andrew Snow, viola; and Palma Catravas, piano.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Challenger Learning Center 
Visitors become part of a crew of engineers and scientists on board the spacecraft. Like NASA astronauts, scientists, and engineers, visitors are assigned essential tasks and conduct critical experiments that they must execute for mission success.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes

Central Library
99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
Library Calendar of Events
All public libraries will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day
The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
May – Adult hardcover & trade paperbacks: $1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
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