One of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights — a total solar eclipse — will traverse the United States of America on Monday, August 21. Here in Schenectady, we will not be in the path of totality but, with clear skies, we should witness about 70% of the sun obscured by the moon. Join Downtown Schenectady viewing parties at:
Annual Summer Theater Festival Gala: As part of its annual Summer Theater Festival, CTG will present an original adaptation of “Robin Hood” and Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” directed by Phil Bruns.
GE Theatre – Featuring interviews and performances with many of the genre’s luminaries (including recent Grammy winner – and oldest living blues icon – Bobby Rush).
HAIRSPRAY! – August 21 at 3, 5 & 7pm GE Theatre – The original version, starring Ricki Lake as the “pleasantly plump” teenager who teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Angels in America – August 22, 1:30 & 6:30pm GE Theatre – Part 2: Perestroika – America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Proctors Gift Centre – Come check out their unprecedented Summer Clearance Sale, now through September 1. All merchandise is 50% off. (No layaways; prior sales excluded.) Open weekdays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday mornings throughout August.
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting – Join the Capital Region Chamber and community leaders for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Blessings Ceremony Space, offering weddings, memorial services and other ceremonies for all occasions and faiths.
Summer Kids’ Art Exploration: Every week we will be exploring a new medium, with some emphasis on longer term projects that can be completed over a series of weeks. Explore new techniques with paint, sculpture, sharpies, collage and more.
Free events for kids every Wednesday. Register for August events.
August 23: Gertie’s Leap to Greatness Book Club: Hillside elementary school librarian Debbie Ubriaco will lead a book discussion centering around a spunky girl who is determined to be the best fifth grader in the universe! (Ages 9-12)
This amazing mix of improvised comedy and music is made up entirely on the spot from your suggestions, so no two shows are alike!
All Aboard the Electric City Trolley!
The Capital District Transportation Authority – CDTA‘s FREE Electric City Trolley is the best way to get around Downtown Schenectady, connecting you with Mohawk Harbor, dining, shopping, lodging and entertainment. The trolley provides service to 13 different stops every 20 minutes. ROUTE MAP
Download the free Cityfinder app by Transfinder to show you the nearest trolley stops, real time trolley progress, and points of interest along the way.
Hometown Heroes Banner Program 2017
Through November 11
The Hometown Heroes banner program proudly recognizes active duty and veteran service members from Schenectady. Major funding provided by SEFCU. More…
Rockets Week – Great activities for kids in grades 1-6. Some students will prepare for a trip to the moon, others will build and launch rockets and end the week with a mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Pre-Registration is required.