Now Available for the 2019 Season! This state-of-the-art bike-share program provides residents and visitors with an alternative form of transportation that supports healthy, active lifestyles while also offering a fun and easy way to explore our communities.
Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before”. The production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,””All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. More…
2019 Hometown Heroes Banner Program
Final Day to Nominate a Hometown Hero is This Friday!
The DSIC and City of Schenectady are seeking nominations for honorees to be featured on sponsored banners during our 5th annual Hometown Heroes Banner Program. Banners honor active duty or veteran service members from Schenectady County and will be displayed on light poles in downtown from late May through mid-November.
We will be accepting nominations through Friday, April 19
MainStage – Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake, among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger-than-life characters and exhilarating story that made it a phenomenon.
The Addy – A free-spirited divorcee in her fifties spends evenings joyfully letting loose on the dance floor at various Los Angeles night clubs. Soon she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance.
The Addy – Each year, wild mustangs are rounded up and trained by prisoners in order to be placed on auction. Roman Coleman, a maximum-security convict, wants no part of the program, but his bullheadedness is slowly softened with the help of an ill-tempered horse trainer and a fellow convict.
Earth Day Birthday Celebration: In celebration of Earth Day (and owner Lis Rolfe’s birthday!), the store will be buzzing with special spring beauty & gifts from the Earth – on sale! Rocko Minerals Rock Show, Saturday from 11am-6pm. NEW crystals & specimens at prices for every budget. The popular Spring Into Abundance Eggs will be back with one chance per day to take up to 55% off your entire in-store order (consignment pieces excluded).
It Takes a Community: A community symposium featuring Brenda Ann Kenneally, who grew up in poverty in the Capital Region of Upstate NY. The day will also include a photographic presentation/panel discussion with families faced with the challenges of substandard housing and poverty.
3rd Annual Beekman 1802 Warehouse Sale May 3-5, 10am-5pm 220 Harborside Drive, Schenectady This year, the Beekman Boys are expanding to spacious Mohawk Harbor, the new home of Beekman 1802 HQ. They’ll be featuring some of their best-selling and fan-favorite items for up to 75% off. Bath and beauty products starting at $2. Their entire line of Happy Place Cleaning and Laundry will be on sale. Stock up on fan favorites like Goat Poop chocolates, handmade home decor, and small-batch artisan foods!
Plan to spend additional time in downtown May 3-5 while experiencing The Phantom of the Opera at Proctors, sidewalk sales and the Sunday Market on Jay Street, the return of the outdoor Schenectady Greenmarket on Sunday, and much more. Look for the FREE Electric City Trolley making rounds between Mohawk Harbor and heart of Downtown Schenectady!
Capital Region Chamber May 9, 11:30-1:30pm River Stone Manor Good News Awards Luncheon: Join the Chamber in honoring businesses, organizations and individuals in Schenectady County due to exceptional growth; a new or renovated building; celebration of a significant anniversary; demonstrating extraordinary community support; launching a unique product or service in the past year; or just being a true success story. Tickets on sale now.
Spring Star Party: Join the Dudley Observatory at miSci for an evening of stargazing! Our Rising Star Interns will gather around the observatory and have telescopes out for public star gazing. See Mars, the Orion Nebula, star clusters, and more.
Get Your Tickets Now: The 2019 BIG BANG at miSci fundraiser will feature interactive activities, gourmet cuisine and cocktails, live music, and an exciting silent auction. Enjoy this exciting evening of hands-on exploration while supporting the regional leader in STEM exhibits, informal education and outreach.