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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…