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Bastille Day

La Serre Restaurant will celebrate Bastille Day on July 13 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM with a country French buffet. Music by Sonny & Perley

$26 per person | reservations highly recommended


Albany Center Gallery presents the exhibit Passage, curated by Alana Akacki, August 4 - September 1. The opening reception will be held August 4 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Gallery hours | Noon - 5:00 PM Tuesday - Saturday and by appointment.

Passage is a group printmaking exhibition that focuses on travel and memories. Artists include Annie Bissett, Joan Dix Blair, Thorsten Dennerline, Nancy Haver, Sarah Pike, Nori Pepe, Mary Ellen Riell, and Sandy Wimer.

Summer Reading Night

Stop in Albany City Hall on July 11 for Summer Reading Night from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Free books will be available, you can sign up for a library card, resources will be available for families to keep their children reading during the summer, representatives from Albany Public Library, Grassroot Givers, The Red Bookshelf, and the City of Albany will be on-site, and Capital Region author Marcus Mohalland will read from his book Silly Nomads.

For more information, call 518.434.9821.

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Carillon Bell Concert

Albany City Hall will host a Carillon Bell concert Sundays through July 30.

1:00 PM | Free

July 2 - Gordon Slater, Canada, Sponsored by Omni Development Company, Inc.
July 9 - Tatiana Lukyanova, Connecticut
July 16 - Elena Sadina, Sergej Gratchev, Nikita Gratchev, Russia, Sponsored by the Swyer Companies
July 23 - George Matthew, Jr., Vermont
July 30 - Rachel Perfecto and Jakob De Vreese, New York/Belgium, Sponsored by Stewart's Shops

Bring a blanket or chair and listen from Academy Park (across from City Hall).

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Water Music NY

Albany Symphony Orchestra will host Water Music New York, a free waterfront concert and festival, on July 2 at Jennings Landing. Free parking on-street and in the Riverfront Garage.

6:00 PM | Food, fun, and family activities
Including a performance by legendary Erie Canal Balladeer George Ward, an interactive, working model Lock exhibit, button-making with The Arts Center of the Capital Region, NYS food and beverages, and more.

8:00 PM | Albany Symphony concert
Featuring American favorites and a new, Albany-inspired piece

9:30 PM | Fireworks



New Meters, App Launched by ParkAlbany

Albany parking services are moving into the 21st century. In a new pilot program, ParkAlbany has installed new meters and launched a mobile payment app (ParkAlbany) that allows users to pay for parking on their smart phone. During the test program, 12 new meters are placed on State Street between Eagle Street and Broadway with the goal of the capital upgrade to offer a hassle-free experience for residents and visitors.

The Albany Parking Authority has also also launched a newly designed website at ParkAlbany.com.

Palace Performing Arts Center Backstage Ball

Join more than 300 guests at the historic Palace Theatre, downtown Albany's premier destination, for an evening of arts and entertainment throughout the grand theatre on March 24, 2018 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM. Highlights include specialty cocktails, food stations and entertainment. Each spring, the Backstage Ball raises unrestricted funds to support free arts education programming, low cost and free community movies for the entire family, and performing arts experiences that reach thousands each year.

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