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Sundays, 10am-2pm
Inside Proctors
Schenectady Greenmarket
Open on New Year’s Day
Enjoy this festive marketplace with weekly entertainment and more than 70 regional vendors

Music & Entertainment
Music n Entertainment
See New Year’s Fun
in the Box at Top Right
December 27, 5:30-8:30pm
Mike Thomas
December 29, 7pm
Buffalo Grass Machine
December 30, 9pm
Ill Funk
December 31, 9pm
December 30, 12-2pm
Lisa Lambert
December 28, 7pm
Peg Delaney with Earl Davis
December 31, 7-10pm
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The Downtown Dish
This week’s recipe offers a quick appetizer/dip to enjoy for your New Year’s party.
Warm Bean Dip
Dec. 29, 2 016 – Jan. 4, 2017

New Year’s Fun in Downtown Schenectady

Searching for the perfect way to ring in 2017? Look no further than Downtown Schenectady’s restaurants, nightspots and entertainment venues. Below is a list of some of the great New Year’s weekend activities that you can enjoy. We wish you a safe and Happy New Year!

151 Bar & Restaurant –  Celebrate with entertainment featuring the Protones from 7-9pm, followed by DJ Smoke   at 10pm.
Ambition – 10am-1:30pm: Brunch on New Year’s Day.
Aperitivo Bistro  – 5-10pm: Dinner specials
Chez Nous  – Offering a four-course tasting menu priced at $99 per person. Wine pairings will also be available.
Clinton Street Pub  – DJ M3N4C3. Champagne toast and food.
Johnny’s  – Champagne toast and complimentary pastries from Villa Italia, drink specials and party favors.
Katie O’Byrne’s  – 4pm-2am: Special menu beginning at 4pm, plus live music with Inner-Bred Chicken-Herders at 10pm.
Mad Jack Brewery @ The Van Dyck  – 1-3pm: New Years’ Eve Winter Warmup Tailgate. Bring the family for some BBQ to get you pumped for Union Hockey’s big game against North Dakota! $10 entry includes BBQ buffet with a sleeve of raffle tickets. Prizes and drink specials.
Manhattan Exchange – Hats, noisemakers, champagne toast and $5 burgers.
Mexican Radio – Special vegan menu, drinks, prizes and more.
Nico’s Rooftop Tavern  – 10pm: DJ, food and more.
Proctors – Comedy show at 8pm, followed by music with Joey Thomas Big Band. Lite fare, cash bar and champagne toast at midnight.
Wolff’s Biergarten – Celebrate with a throwback night from the ’70s and onward. Prizes for best throwback ensemble. Drink specials.
Zen Asian Fusion Lounge  – 10pm-12am: Open bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast & DJ. Tickets on sale now.

This Week at Proctors
On The Stage                                                                                     
New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31, 8pm 
The evening starts with a Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show stand-up comedy. Followed by a tribute to the horn bands of the 60’s & 70’s with The Joey Thomas Big Band. Enjoy dancing, light fare, cash bar & champagne at midnight.
On The Screen

Harry and Snowman – Through December 30 
GE Theatre – The story of immigrant Harry DeLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.  Purchased in the ’50s for $80 from the back of a truck headed for a slaughterhouse, Snowman is lovingly groomed by rider/trainer deLeyer to become a champion jumper.
The Loving StoryThrough December 30  
GE Theatre – In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested in Virginia for violating that state’s laws against interracial coupling. The couple’s subsequent struggle for dignity eventually paired them with two young, ambitious lawyers, leading America to a historic landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage.
Notes on BlindnessJanuary 3-4  
GE Theatre – Just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping an audio diary. British neurologist Oliver Sacks described Hull’s work as the most extraordinary account of blindness he had ever read.

2nd Annual Schenectady Soup Stroll

Save the Date!
January 28, 12-5pm

Starting at noon, restaurants in Downtown Schenectady will open their doors to serve a variety of hot soups to event attendees as they stroll around downtown.

To participate in the Schenectady Soup Stroll:

1) Visit a participating restaurant location and pick up a map.
2) Stroll around to other restaurant locations tasting fantastic soups for a $1 a cup (3 oz. serving).

List of participating restaurants coming soon!  More…

miSci (museum of innovation & science)
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Museum Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm
Through January 16, 2017
The model trains are back at miSci this holiday season! Explore the intricate 19- x 27-foot display of running O Gauge (Lionel) model trains. Special thanks to Upstate Train Associates.
Every Saturday, 2-3pm & 3:30-4:30pm. Join other museum visitors for an out-of-this-world experience! See what it’s like to do experiments in space to accomplish your mission.

Schenectady County Public Library Notes
Library Expansion

99 Clinton Street
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
Library Calendar of Events
All public libraries will be closed January 1 & 2
The Whitney Book Corner
600 Union Street
Store-wide clearance through January 14
All proceeds support Schenectady County Public Library
Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

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