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May 4 EMERALD DAWN
Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream Parlor & Coffee House
366 Delaware Avenue – Albany, NY (518) 512-5100.
We have free live music every Fri and Sat night.
7-10PM

May 4 CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA
St. Edward’s Catholic Church
569 Clifton Park Center Road – Clifton Park, NY (518) 331-0928.
The Hispanic Apostolate and Knights of Columbus of St. Edward’s Catholic Church at 569 Clifton Park Center Road in Clifton Park, will hold their 2nd Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, on Saturday, May 4. An outdoor procession with song venerating our Lady of Guadalupe will precede a special 4pm bilingual Mass.
The Fiesta, after Mass, will include an authentic Latin meal, music, and dancing by a professional Hispanic dance group. There will also be a children’s corner with games.
Ticket prices are $12 per adult, $7 per child (6 to 12 yrs.), and 5 and under FREE. Seating is limited.
5-10PM

May 4 ESYO REPERTORY ORCHESTRA & STRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College
815 North Broadway – Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 382-7581.
Two of our largest ensembles perform together at the beautiful Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. Join us as the ESYO Repertory Orchestra and ESYO String Orchestra take to the stage.

With Lois Lyman Concerto Competition 2nd Place Winner, cellist Trey Coughlin performing Cello Concerto No. 1 by Saint-Saens.

May 5 ESYO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES CONCERT
Brown School
150 Corlaer Avenue – Schenectady, NY (518) 382-7581.
The ESYO Youth Percussion, Repertory Percussion and Chamber Percussion Ensembles perform at Brown School in Schenectady.

May 5 SUNNY SUNDAYS
miSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights – Schenectady, NY (518) 382-7890.
Sunny Sundays are your opportunity to take a safe glimpse at the sun! Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate our 14inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to safely look at the sun and search for sunspots. Other objects such as the moon and planets may also be visible. In the event of poor weather, we will have hands-on activities indoors instead.

The observatory will be open from 1-2:30pm every Sunday. miSci galleries will be open continuously from 12-5pm. Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child).
1-2:30PM

May 5 ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST- YUM YUM !!
Waterford Knights of Columbus Hall
76 Grace Street – Waterford, NY (518) 237-9330.
Our buffet featuring our famous Omelet Station, Eggs cooked to order, Pancakes, (plain and blueberry) French toast, sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, pastries, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices, hot chocolate. Take a chance to win the 50/50 drawing. Each paid breakfast ticket also enters you in a chance to win a free breakfast at a later date.
$8.00 adult – $4.00 children – (Children under 4 free)
8:30-11:30AM

May 6 LIVE MUSIC/POETRY ETC..
McGeary’s Irish Pub
4 Clinton Square – Albany, NY (518) 463-1455.
7:30PM

May 6 MONDAY COMEDY NIGHT
Lark Tavern
453 Madison Avenue – Albany, NY (518) 694-8490.
Monday Night COMEDY NIGHT at the Lark Tavern!! Come down and check out some of the area’s up and coming comedians. Guaranteed laughs
9PM

May 6 OPEN MIC
Cafe Lena
47 Phila Street – Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 583-0022.
•Every Monday. All ages, all styles. Originals encouraged but not required.
•Free for Students / $3 for Adults
•Sign-up is 7 PM to 7:25 PM / Show at 7:30 / 2 songs or 10 minutes
You are welcome to use our Yamaha studio upright acoustic piano or acoustic Martin guitar. We can play your MP3 backing track through our sound system. You are welcome to bring amps and drums BUT set up and break down is part of your 10 minutes. The host draws names from a bowl at 7:30. The first person drawn gets first choice of timeslot, second gets second choice, etc. The host will add you to the end of the roster if you arrive by 8:30 PM.
•Full table service (see menu). No alcohol.
•Play Nice! We foster a diverse community that has a great time making art and helping one another get better. Excessive profanity, explicit sexual themes, and “humor” that unkindly targets a specific group undermines this goal. It is up to the discretion of the host to enforce the house standards.
7PM/$3 DOOR
Web Site

May 8 POETRY OPEN MIC
Cafe Lena
47 Phila Street – Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 583-0022.
•First Wednesday of the month. Admission is $5.
• Sign-up from 7 to 7:25. Readings start at 7:30.
•Two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether.
•A featured poet reads for 20 minutes. Featured poets are booked by host Carol Graser. Generally, our features are established, published poets and/or have made significant public contributions to the regional poetry scene.
7PM/$5 DOOR

May 8 SMASH WEDNESDAYS OPEN MIC NIGHT
Geno’s On The Avenue
2197 Central Avenue – Albany, NY (518) 982-5004.
8-11PM

May 9 INDIE ROCK NIGHT
Bomber’s Burrito Bar
258 Lark Street – Albany, NY (518) 463-9636.
9PM
Web Site

May 9 COUNTRY LINE DANCE LESSONS
Boars Nest Bar & Grill
1263 Patten Mills Road – Fort Ann, NY (518) 761-9088.
Interested in learning how to country line dance? It’s great exercise & fun. Absolutely love Tasha our new country line dancing instructor! She is amazing and takes her time teaching to make sure everybody knows what they are doing and are comfortable with the moves. Definitely make sure you come check her out Thursday nights from 7 to 9 PM! She’s bringing the life back to line dancing again teaching all the new line dances to all the country songs you want to dance to! For all ages. Only $5
7-9PM/$5

May 10 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALBANY FOOD TOUR
Discover Albany Center
25 Quackenbush Square – Albany, NY (518) 495-2277.
Enjoy a progressive meal with a side of history. A leisurely 3.25 hours of 1.5 flat miles, ending with a toast to the weekend. Taste Albany’s rapidly evolving culinary scene by exploring the food print of this historic city on the west bank of the Hudson River! 6 tastes and sips that represent Albany’s culinary and craft brewing scene. Discover New York’s historic connection with craft brewing and how it has returned to flourish. Get an insider’s introduction to one of the oldest churches in New York and discover where some of the famous congregants sat. Learn where key symbols of this legacy city are located and how they reflect Albany’s rich history.
12:45-4PM

May 10 BRIA SKONBERG
Skidmore College – Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 North Broadway – Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 580-5321.
New York based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new. Tickets: $25 General Admission
Community Partner: Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8PM

May 11 CHERISH THE LADIES
Skidmore College – Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 North Broadway – Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 580-5321.
Under the leadership of All-Ireland flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, named by The Irish Voice Newspaper as one of the Top 25 most influential Irish Americans of the past quarter century, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show. Tickets: $35 General Admission, $65 VIP (includes premier reserved seating, & meet and greet with Cherish the Ladies). Community Partner: Caffe Lena
2PM

May 11 FLEA MARKET
Rotterdam District #2 Fire Department
1400 Curry Road – Schenectady, NY (518) 728-6495.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Rotterdam District #2 Fire Department are hosting a Flea Market on May 11th from 9am to 3pm. There will be a large and unique variety of vendors to explore. We will have food, snacks and drinks. Also, we host an amazing raffle table. Come out for an event the whole family can enjoy ! FREE ADMISSION!
9AM-3PM

May 11 CENTRAL TROY HISTORIC DISTRICT FOOD TOUR
275 River Street – Troy, NY (518) 495-2277.
Rediscover this 200+ year old gem of a city as you experience the vibrant culinary scene surrounding Troy’s year round Farmers’ Market, 5+ tastings, bites & sips – linked to Troy’s past and present. Experience a progressive brunch with a side of history, an easy 1.5 mile flat walk with frequent stops. Discover New York’s historic connection with craft brewing and how it has returned to flourish
Get an insider’s tour of an entire Tiffany designed church interior – on the National Historic Register! After exploring Troy’s downtown, have time to shop in the year round Farmer’s Market that brings local food to Troy’s restaurants and you.
10AM-1PM
Web Site

May 12 ESYO WIND ORCHESTRA & CHIME CONCERT
Massry Center For The Arts, The College of St. Rosa
1002 Madison Avenue – Albany, NY (518) 382-7581.
The ESYO Wind Ensemble performs alongside students from ESYO CHIME at the Massry Center for the Arts at The College of Saint Rose. Suggested prices for tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.
3PM
Web Site

May 13 BINGO
Italian Community Center Bingo
1450 5th Ave. – Troy, MA (518) 274-0508
Games Begin At 7:30PM
Web Site

May 13 MANIC KARAOKE MONDAYS
Elda’s On Lark
205 Lark Street – Albany, NY (518) 499-3532.
9PM/21+

May 13 KARAOKE MONDAYS
Water Works Pub
76 Central Avenue – Albany, NY (518) 465-9079.
10PM-2AM

May 13 BINGO
Polish Community Center
225 Washington Ave. Ext. – Albany, NY (518) 456-3995.
Warm in the winter and cool in the summer for a nice night out! Jackpot $1,000. Kitchen opens at 6PM! Special Games and Great Food Specials every week!
Doors Open At 6:00PM – Games Begin At 7:30PM
Web Site

May 13 OPEN MIC
Cafe Lena
47 Phila Street – Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 583-0022.
•Every Monday. All ages, all styles. Originals encouraged but not required.
•Free for Students / $3 for Adults
•Sign-up is 7 PM to 7:25 PM / Show at 7:30 / 2 songs or 10 minutes
You are welcome to use our Yamaha studio upright acoustic piano or acoustic Martin guitar. We can play your MP3 backing track through our sound system. You are welcome to bring amps and drums BUT set up and break down is part of your 10 minutes. The host draws names from a bowl at 7:30. The first person drawn gets first choice of timeslot, second gets second choice, etc. The host will add you to the end of the roster if you arrive by 8:30 PM.
•Full table service (see menu). No alcohol.
•Play Nice! We foster a diverse community that has a great time making art and helping one another get better. Excessive profanity, explicit sexual themes, and “humor” that unkindly targets a specific group undermines this goal. It is up to the discretion of the host to enforce the house standards.
7PM/$3 DOOR

May 13 MAY 2019 TROY 100 FORUM
Sage – Bush memorial Hall
65 Ferry Street – Troy, NY (518) 271-7000.
The Troy 100 Forum is a village square, a place where people come to share information and to network. Our common goal is the betterment of Troy. The theme of this Forum is Gaming: Global Influence in Troy. Come hear how Troy and the Capital Region are competing with the global gaming economy and what this means for our area.
5:30-8:30PM
Web Site

May 15 TWO TOWNS – ONE BOOK 2019
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Road – Clifton Park, NY (518) 371-8622.
Community Read Lisa Wingate author event at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm. This event will be held on the Shenendehowa campus at the Gowana Middle School Auditorium. Registration is required on the Library web site: www.cphlibrary.org. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
7PM

May 15 POETRY OPEN MIC
Cafe Lena
47 Phila Street – Saratoga Springs, NY (518) 583-0022.
•First Wednesday of the month. Admission is $5.
• Sign-up from 7 to 7:25. Readings start at 7:30.
•Two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether.
•A featured poet reads for 20 minutes. Featured poets are booked by host Carol Graser. Generally, our features are established, published poets and/or have made significant public contributions to the regional poetry scene.
7PM/$5 DOOR

May 15 SMASH WEDNESDAYS OPEN MIC NIGHT
Geno’s On The Avenue
2197 Central Avenue – Albany, NY (518) 982-5004.
8-11PM

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