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Read the latest economic development news in Schenectady County.SUNY SCCC Opens a State-of-the-Art Biotechnology Laboratory and Research Facility

Capital Region Land Bank Wins $1.7 Million Grant

Schenectady County to Build New Literacy Center and Library Branch in Mont Pleasant Neighborhood 

New IDA Report Shows that Schenectady IDA’s Keep Costs Low While Adding Jobs

Schenectady County CRC to Issue Bonds for new Science and Engineering Center at Union College

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Movieland 6
The Boss Baby

Opens March 31

Schenectady Greenmarket

Sundays, 10am-2pm

Inside Proctors

Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors
Music & Entertainment  
Aperitivo Bistro


April 4, 5:30-8:30pm

Centre Street Pub 

Rob Flemming March 30, 7pm

Good Time Charlies

March 31, 9pm

Local 11

April 1, 9pm

Katie O’Byrne’s Skeeter Creek

March 31, 9pm

Mad Jack Brew Pub @

The Van Dyck

Levin Brothers

March 31, 7 & 9pm

Keith Pray Big Band

April 4, 8pm

Marotta’s Bar-Risto

Mia Scirorro Trio

March 29, 6pm

Pinhead Susan’s

Hellcat Maggie

March 31, 9pm

The Stockade Inn

Carla Metz & Larry Acunto

March 30, 7-10pm

Eileen Mack & Rob Hunt March 31, 7-10pm

Check Out All of

Downtown Schenectady’s

 Restaurants & Nightspots

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe can be prepared for Easter as either a side dish or an appetizer.

Asparagus, Pancetta & Puff Pastry Bundles

College Corner
             Events                  Events
Mar. 30-Apr. 5, 2017
The Sound of Music
April 4-9Mainstage at Proctors

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to Proctors. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. More…

2017 Hometown Heroes Banner Program
The DSIC and City of Schenectady are seeking sponsors for 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.Sponsorship commitments due by  Friday, April 7

Sponsorship Details

On The Stage  

Les 7 Doigts de la Main   – March 29, 7:30pm  

Mainstage – Cuisine & Confessions: This cirque banquet will satiate your most visceral senses with high-flying, eye-popping acrobatics, elaborate choreography, and pulsating music.
Bryan Ferry – March 30, 8pm Mainstage – From the band Roxy Music to brilliant solo work, Bryan Ferry’s music career has spanned more than 40 years. His voice has been described as an “elegant, seductive croon.”
Graeme of Thrones – March 31- April 2   GE Theatre – In this critically-acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms, avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favorite fantasy saga on stage. Graeme Of Thrones is an original and unauthorized parody of the international phenomenon that is Game Of Thrones.
Girls Night: The Musical – March 31, 8pm  Mainstage – This touching and hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends.
The Gazillion Bubble Show – April 2, 3pm  Mainstage – Step into an interactive bubble world and be dazzled by spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry. It will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid all over again!On The Screen

Roman Holiday (1953) –  April 3 at 2, 4:30 & 7pm

GE Theatre – Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, a touring European princess (Hepburn) escapes incognito for a night alone in Rome.

George Orwell’s 1984 – April 4 at 4:30 & 7pm

GE Theatre – Based on George Orwell’s classic novel. John Hurt portrays Winston Smith, a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his country’s leaders in a charitable light.

Great Flats Brewing  151 Lafayette StreetNOW OPEN!

A New York State farm brewery that focuses on brewing American style ales and lagers. Open Wednesday – Friday at 4pm and Saturday & Sunday at noon.
C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios   March 31, 6-8pm  137 State StreetWatercolor – Dive right into the exciting playful art of watercolor. Learn about supplies, paper, techniques and tricks to make your paintings pop with color and life!

Puzzles Bakery & Cafe

April 1-2

515 State Street

Come and celebrate Puzzles’ 2-year anniversary. Live music, free cupcake with purchase of a meal and more!

Startup Tech Valley  

April 5, 6-8pm

GE Theatre at Proctors

Startup Tech Valley is a monthly meetup for first-time entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, employees of startups, service providers to startups, and anyone else who wants to be involved. After party at Transfinder! Register

Schenectady County Historical Society 

April 5, 11am Secret Stockade Tour: Discover the Stockade and its secrets with a walking tour, lunch at historic Arthur’s Market, a peek inside a private 1820s Stockade home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum.

Recycling 101  

April 6, 6-7pm

SEAT Center, 131 state Street

Whether you are new to the area or want to fine tune your skills, this workshop is for you! Learn how to recycle, its importance and how recycling fits into the Earth’s bigger picture.

Save the Date!

Drink Schenectady  

April 15, 2-6pm

Schenectady Armory, 125 Washington Avenue

One of the most unique craft beverage events in the region! Enjoy samples from local Capital Region beer and cider producers, along with local live music, vendors, food and games. All proceeds go to benefit the Capital Craft Beverage Trail Association.

10 North Jay Street Team Night  March 30, 7pm

Local improv groups take over The Mopco stage!

Maestro: One Improviser to Rule Them All

March 31, 8pm

In this exciting format, improvisers of all levels compete to escape elimination and be crowned the evening’s winner.


Chortle Kombat

April 1, 8pm

An all-out rumble between two improv behemoths,directing a cast of seasoned improv comedy pros.

Laughternoon   April 4, 2pm An afternoon show full of fun, interactive comedy and music, courtesy of the Capital Region’s favorite improv troupe.

miSci (museum of innovation and science)
15 Nott Terrace Heights

Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm


10th Annual Big Bang at miSci Gala

May 5, 6-9pm

Celebrate a decade of discovery while enjoying an evening of gourmet cuisine, premier networking, exciting silent auction, live music, ground fireworks and much more!

Dudley Observatory

April 3, 3-4pm

Senior Science Day: NASA”s Great Observatories

Discover Butterflies!

Through April 23

The butterflies are back at miSci! Watch butterflies at every stage of life — from egg to the chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

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

The Whitney Book Corner

600 Union Street

April – Craft, hobby & gardening books: $1.00

All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!




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