Genealogy Weekend

The Irish American Heritage Museum will host a Genealogy Weekend on May 5-6. Join them for one day or both! RSVP by calling 518.427.1916.

Fee | $25 per day or $40 for both days (lunch is not included)

Sorry Not Sorry & Dollars to Donuts w/ openers The Company Men

Come out and enjoy a mix of short and long form improvisation on May 3 starting at 8:00 PM at Parish Public House.

RFP | Downtown Dog Park Fencing

The Downtown Albany BID will be constructing a dog park early this summer in Wallenburg Park (corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue) and RFPs are currently being sought for the fence portion of the park.

Bids are due May 12 at 3:00 PM and can be sent to Don Wilson, Operations Manager, at

The full RFP and Site Utility Grading Plan Sheet can be downloaded here.

Dining Out for Life Returns April 27

Dining Out for Life, the annual fundraiser where restaurants across the country donate a portion of their proceeds to AIDS service agencies, returns April 27. In Downtown, the following eateries are participating with the event benefiting Alliance for Positive Health. For more information on menu or hours, contact the participating venues. 

ama cocina
4 Sheridan Avenue
Lunch, dinner

The City Beer Hall
42 Howard Street

Facial Peel and Palm Party

Salon 109 will host a Facial Peel and Palm Party on June 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Tickets | $25 | Purchase online

Albany Devils | Calder Cup Playoffs

The Albany Devils will take on the Toronto Marlies in the Calder Cup Division Semifinals. Game 2 is April 22 at 5:00 PM at the Times Union Center.

Purchase tickets online

51 S Pearl Street | 518.433.8457

Some People Hear Thunder

Capital Repertory Theatre will host Some People Hear Thunder April 28 - May 21.

Tickets | $20 - $55 | Purchase online

Shopkins Live

Shopkins Live! will be at the Palace Theatre on September 19.

Tickets | $28.50 - $68 | Purchase online

Call for Artists: Downtown Albany Outdoor Placemaking Exhibit

Update >> Thank you to all artists who applied to participate! Due to the overwhelming response to the call for artists, the BID has decided to place out 20 statues instead of the originally planned 10.

NCAA Chooses Times Union Center for Championship Site

The NCAA has awarded the 2019 Division I Women’s Basketball Regional and the 2020 Division I Men’s Basketball First and Second Round championships to the Times Union Center. More than great for fans, the news also means a substantial economic impact for the area; according to Destination Marketing Association International, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball is projecting an impact of $3.25M. In 2015, NCAA women’s basketball brought in $1.3M in total sales, including $793K in direct sales.