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Opens May 19

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
May 23, 5:30-8:30pm
Rob Flemming
May 18, 7pm
May 19, 5pm
Joel Fisher & The Still Prodigal
May 19, 9pm
Joe Nacco
May 20, 9pm
Mitch Frasier
May 18, 8pm
Sgambelluri Trio
May 25, 7-10pm
Joel Fisher
May 17, 6pm
Justin of The Stockade Kids
May 18, 6pm
Kylie Hotaling

May 18, 7-10pm
Closed for a Private Event
May 19
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Downtown Schenectady’s

The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe is a colorful beverage that you can add to
your Memorial Day party and festivities throughout the summer.
 May 18-24, 2017

High School Musical Theatre Awards
May 20, 7pm

Mainstage at Proctors
The School of Performing Arts at Proctors announces HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS for New York’s Capital Region in partnership with The Broadway League. Fashioned after Broadway’s TONY Awards, this ceremony will celebrate the achievements of the region’s theatre students, highlighting the importance of arts and theatre education. More…

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage  

Hedwig and the Angry Inch – May 17, 7:30pm
Mainstage – This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.

Emma’s Revolution & All-Star BandMay 19, 7:30pm 
GE Theatre – CD Release: The songs of award-winning activist power duo Pat Humphries & Sandy O have been sung with beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism. They deliver the strength of their convictions in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times.

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show – May 20, 8pm 
Education Center– Featuring Mike Racine, a stand-up comedian based in NYC who considers himself to be either the smartest dumb guy or the dumbest smart guy in the room.

The Dance Studio – May 21, 1pm  
Mainstage – Presenting “The Classics!” Join students, ages 3 to adult, as they visit classic singers and songs of the past with performances of tap, jazz, ballet and pointe.

‘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.

On The Screen
The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Night – May 22 at 3, 5, & 7pm
GE Theatre – A “typical” day in the life of Liverpool’s Fab Four, leading up to a televised concert gig in London.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead – May 23 at 2:30 & 6:30pm
GE Theatre – Presented by National Theatre; Against the 
backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As they stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their alternate version of the story unfolds.

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.

May 20, 12-5pm
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As part of their 65th Anniversary celebration, Schenectady ARC will debut their inaugural food truck event. FREE admission! Featuring food truck vendors, specialty vendors, craft brews & beverages, Fly 92.3FM, live music, and a kids’ activity zone. 
137 State Street

May 20, 10:30am & 12:30pm

Kids’ art time: This theme-directed art class is for kids ages 6-12. Various mediums are used, including paint, model magic, tissue paper, crayons, etc.

May 21, Noon-1:30pm
128 Jay Street
Ellen Brown signing John Apperson’s Lake George
May 21, 12-3pm
Union College Field House
Annual free carnival for local families. Food, games and activities for elementary school aged children. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Doors open at noon. Please enter at front of the Fieldhouse. Hosted by Union College Kenney Community Center.
May 21, 5-7:30pm
GE Theatre @ Proctors
Summer Solstice: Start the summer off right with an evening filled with drinks, good music & vibes.
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 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 18, 7pm
Play, laugh and learn in an improvised event that’s equal parts party, class, and show.
Closed for a Private party
May 19

May 20, 8pm

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

miSci (museum of innovation and science)

15 Nott Terrace Heights
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
SenseAble Science – May 21, 10am 
A special time for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the museum with their families. Special planetarium show at 11am.
Be part of a simulated mission to space in an innovative learning environment. Visitors become part of a crew of engineers and scientists on-board the space-craft.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes

99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
600 Union Street
May – Adult hardcover & trade paperbacks: $1.00
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library

DSIC Board of Directors

The Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote downtown as a premier location for commerce, recreation, and living. If you are interested in learning about serving on the DSIC Board of directors, please contact Executive Director Jim Salengo at 518-377-9430 or via email by Wednesday, May 24.

To learn more about the DSIC’s programs and services, click here.

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Our mission is to promote Downtown Schenectady as a premier location for commerce, recreation and living by enhancing, facilitating and supporting economic and cultural growth.

Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp, 143 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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