Arts & Entertainment
Albany is here to entertain you! Come experience all that the Capital Region has to offer in theatre, music, dance, spectator sports, festivals, and visual arts.
Experience Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries exhibit at the New York State Museum. From November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016.
The Albany Institute of History & Art
Located in downtown Albany is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region.
Currently featuring Baseball: America’s Game
Arts Center of the Capital Region
Serves 48,000 people each year and offer classes, exhibits and programs for the 11 counties surrounding its Troy, NY location.
Albany Symphony Orchestra
Performs in three locations: The Palace Theatre in Albany, the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY.
In the Capital District produces FREE musicals and plays in an outdoor setting, and provides arts education programs to the young members of the community.
The region is home to the Siena Saints basketball team and the Albany Devils hockey team, playing at the Times Union Center. You can cheer on the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball team by heading over the Hudson river. Or sit back and enjoy the thoroughbred race season at nearby Saratoga Race Track.
Our four-season climate makes us the ideal location for sports and recreation enthusiasts year-round.
Activities include sailing, skiing (water and snow), swimming, cycling, fishing (including ice fishing), windsurfing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, jet skiing...and when the wind is right, people even surf Lake Erie.