Downtown Schenectady This Week: June 1-7

 

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Opens June 2
 

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
Mike Thomas
June 1, 7pm
Gratefully Yours
June 2, 9pm
Joe Driscoll
June 3, 9pm
Duke Robillard Band
June 3, 6:30 & 8:30pm
Keith Pray Big Band
June 6, 8pm
Joel Fisher Live
June 1, 6-9pm
Rosa Love Music Live
June 4, 12-3pm
Tameka Amar & Jeff Nania Trio
June 7, 6-9pm
Tommy Verrigni

June 1, 7-10pm
Bronte Roman
June 2, 7-10pm
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The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe is a quick and easy recipe you can make for
your graduation or upcoming summer parties.
 June 1-7, 2017

The Lords of 52nd Street

June 1, 6-9:30pm
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. The opening act will be Joey Mallozzi and Veronica Lybrand from the band Crush. 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.

Kids’ Arts Festival 2017
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.) More…

This Week at Proctors
 
On The Stage  

Barbara’s School of Dance – June 2, 7pm 
Mainstage – Annual dance production.

Mainstage – Presenting pre-professional to professional level dance in a two-hour program of varied dance styles from Classical Ballet to Broadway Jazz.
Northeast Ballet – June 3, 7:30pm
Mainstage –  Annual Spring Concert: Before and Beyond .
Ferrara Dance Studio – June 4, 12pm
Mainstage – 61st Annual Dance Recital: Stairway to the Stars.
On The Screen
 
Obsession – June 2 at 2 & 7pm
GE Theatre – Presented by National Theatre Live: Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, captured live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.
Power Rangers – June 3 & 4 
GE Theatre – High school outcasts acquire superpowers and must learn to work together in order to save the world from an alien threat.
Disney’s Born in China – June 3, 4 & 7
GE Theatre – Venturing into the wilds of China, the Disney team captures intimate moments with three animal families – a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling in the harshest of environments to raise her cubs.

Etcetera 
137 State Street

June 1, 6:30-8:30pm

Knit Night – Open knitting/crochet/spinning night for all fiber enthusiasts! Bring your project, bring a friend! Have a question or need a little guidance? Assistance is available from an experienced knitting, crochet, and spinning instructor.
June 2, 6-8:30pm & June 3, 8am-3pm
510 Liberty Street
Indoor Yard Sale and Greek Bake Sale with Souvlaki & Gyro Tent – Friday is a preview of the sale and admission is $3 (no food vendors). Visit us on Saturday before or after you enjoy the Kids’ Arts Festival next door around City Hall!
131-133 Jay Street
June 3-4
Rocko Mineral Show:The favorite Rockman is back with the most awesome collection this side of the planet!
June 4, 2:30pm
907 State Street
Notable Women at Rest in Vale: Sue McLean, a leading historical authority, will share the lives of Schenectady’s first physician, a pioneer aviator and several other historical figures.

10 North Jay Street

June 1, 5:30pm
End your work day and start your weekend with drinks and laughter at Mopco.

What Could Go Wrong?

June 2, 8pm
A show so spontaneous, even we don’t know what to expect! The region’s finest improvisers bring you a night of comedy right off the top of their heads.

June 3, 8pm

Two teams compete for laughs and the sweet taste of victory in this fast-paced comedy show.
June 6, 2pm
An afternoon show full of fun, interactive comedy and music.

Save the Date for These Great Downtown Events!
 
Schenectady Kiwanis
June 8, 4:30-7:30pm
Johnny’s

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)
http://www.schenectadymuseum.org/index.html

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
 
 
Opens June 1
The new exhibit will offer information on wind turbines, solar panels and climate change, plus why the technology around renewable energy is so important to the world today. Enjoy activity stations with interactive components. The 3-D video globe The Magic Planet will be the centerpiece of the exhibit!
June 5, 3-4pm
Come explore the museum on a quiet afternoon, then join the Dudley Observatory for an exciting astronomy lesson, “NASA’s Great Observatories: James Webb Space Telescope,” presented by Dudley Observatory Outreach Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes

99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
600 Union Street
June – Beach reading! Mass market paperbacks 4/$1.00.
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
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