Streetscape Enhancement | Join The Discussion

Interested in what the future of Downtown holds? Here's your chance to join the discussion and have your opinion heard on an upcoming streetscape enhancement. 

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District has received a $250,000 National Grid grant for lighting and streetscape improvements in the Convention Center District - see map below for details. Join us for this discussion as we bring to fruition our vision to turn these side streets into a main thoroughfare, creating a sense of place for this important area.

The African American History Month Celebration 2017

The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region and Palace Performing Arts Center present the African American History Month Celebration at the Palace Theatre on February 24 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. Event features Gospel Gala Choir.

Free event | tickets available in advance or day of show at the Palace Theatre box office.

Pearl Street Pub Happy Hour Trivia

Pearl Street Pub hosts Happy Hour Trivia every Friday 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

Enjoy happy hour drink specials and great prizes.

59 N Pearl Street | 518.694.3100

Albany Center Gallery Grand Re-Opening

Albany Center Gallery will officially open their brand new space, located inside the Arcade Building at 488 Broadway, on January 18 with an event running 5:00 - 9:00 PM.

Bridal Wars Albany

Bridal Wars Albany comes to Sixty State Place on January 20 at 7:00 PM.

Are you Ready for Battle?!?  Grab your friends and meet us on the field for The Coolest Bridal Competition Ever! Your bride squad vs their bride squad … who will win the battle?! Challenges include taces, trivia, table setting, toilet paper gowns, and much more. Prizes awarded.

Registration for a team of three is $90 | Register | Groupon available

Science Cafe | Ice Ages [Postponed due to snow]

Update: Do to weather, this event is being postponed. We hope to announce the new date very soon!

The New York State Museum's Science Cafe is back and this time, they're covering the Ice Ages! Event will take place at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, is free and open to the public.

Ice Ages with Dr. Andrew Kozlowski, Curator of Quaternary Landscape Materials and Dr. Robert Feranec, Curator of Pleistocene Vertebrate Paleontology.

Pre-Inauguration Celebration

ama cocina will host a Pre-Inauguration Celebration on January 18. Cocktail reception at 6:30 PM, dinner at 7:00.

7 course tapas style dinner with several table side preparations of cocktails and food.

Tickets | $65 per person (limited availability) | Call to make reservations

4-6 Sheridan Avenue | 518.776.4550

The Last Waltz 40

The Last Waltz 40 will perform at the Palace Theatre on February 2 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets | $49.50 - $125.50 | Purchase online | Free parking for all ticket holders in Quackenbush Garage

Free Parking in Downtown Albany

Heading Downtown to take advantage of the world-class dining, arts and entertainment, and shopping options? Free parking options are available seven days a week throughout the District. Whether you take advantage of an Albany Parking Authority parking garage or convenient on-street parking, here are your options within the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District:

Monday – Friday | 5:00 PM – 8:00 AM
Saturday – Sunday | All day

Glen David Andrews

Glen David Andrews will perform at Parish Public House on February 23. Doors at 8:00 PM, show at 9:00 PM.

Tickets | $20 | Purchase online

In a city whose spirit world is as old as Mother Africa’s children, Glen David Andrews, a native son of New Orleans, has made a compelling case for his own deliverance with a powerful new project that correlates his own reclaimed life to his reclaimed city.