Things To Do In Albany

Ajkun Ballet Theatre – Up to 46% Off Comic Ballet

Ajkun Ballet Theatre Presents "La Fille Mal Gardèe"

The Egg Performing Arts Center

$35 $19

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Classic comedic ballet follows two lovers as the maiden's mother attempts to keep them apart

70% Off Autocross Racing Experience

Extreme Bucket List

Multiple Locations

$499 $149

Learn the ins and outs of autocross racing before hopping into a Mazda RX8 or MX5 for nine laps around the course

50% Off Ghost Tour from Ghosts of Albany

Ghosts of Albany

Albany

$30 $15

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal interwoven with historical facts

Up to 59% Off Group Fitness Classes

The Court Club

Colonie

$60 $29

Classes such as Cardio Boxing, Bodypump, Pilates, and Zumba keep students fit and energized

65% Off Fitness Classes

Alabny Complementary Health

Westmere

$60 $21

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Up to 56% Off Dance Classes

Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre

Lorraine Michaels Dance Studio

$60 $29

Skilled instructors lead students through ballroom, Latin, hip-hop, belly, swing, or breakdancing classes

Charlie Daniels Band – Up to 59% Off

Charlie Daniels Band With Bret Michaels And The Marshall Tucker Band

Times Union Center

$67.65 $28

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Country- and Southern-rock legends join forces with Poison frontman Bret Michaels in a special benefit concert for local veterans

56% Off at Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes

Sunset Recreation Bowling Lanes

Colonie

$63.15 $29

Bowling games and rental shoes on self-scoring lanes with cheesy pizzas and choice of soda

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

59% Off Martial Arts

Upstate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Albany

$300 $123

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56% Off at Schott's Boxing

Schott's Boxing

Albany

$112 $49

Boxing classes designed to simulate the physical challenge of a real 12-round match

45% Off Boot Camp

Brass Knuckle Boot Camp

Delmar

$120 $66

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Up to 74% Off Pilates Lessons

Pilates Place of NY, LLC.

Valatie

$105 $29

Dynamic Pilates movements help elongate the muscles and boost stamina, strength, and flexibility

Up to 49% Off Michael Jackson Tribute Show

The Michael Jackson Experience

The Palace Theatre Albany

$44.80 $23

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Delisco James recreates some of The King of Pop's most famous performances in a show hosted by "30 Rock"'s Kevin Brown

Diana Ross – Up to 40% Off Concert

Diana Ross

Palace Theatre

$114 $68

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Motown star brings 50 years' worth of success onto stage

Up to 50% Off Distillery Tour and Glasses

The Albany Distilling Company

Albany

$20 $11

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Tours reveal the process behind the distillery's 19th- and early 20th-century-style rums and whiskeys

Rod Stewart & Santana – Up to 59% Off Concert

Rod Stewart & Santana: The Voice, The Guitar, The Songs Tour

Times Union Center

$73 $30

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Rod Stewart's iconic voice meets the guitar genius of Carlos Santana in a legendary collaboration of rock 'n' roll titans

"50 Shades! The Musical" – Up to 37% Off

"50 Shades! The Musical"

The Palace Theatre Albany

$60.65 $38

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Parody of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey sees original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

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Decades ago, large cruise ships called dayliners traveled the wide waters of the Hudson River, ushering passengers to ports from Albany to New York City. Although time has passed, Dutch Apple Cruises keeps this tradition alive with Dutch Apple II: a 65-foot, US Coast Guard-inspected cruise ship created in the classic dayliner style. Built from a blend of indigenous and traditional sea-worthy woods, including fragrant Douglas fir and Adirondack white cedar, the three-level ship carries passengers along Albany's major waterway on narrated sightseeing tours and charter cruises.

More than 100 passengers at a time roam the enclosed, temperature-controlled decks, which boast amenities such as a dance floor and cash bar. Travelers can also step out onto the open-air deck with a pair of binoculars to spot a passing eagle or watch a bass open the fruit basket they sent it. During charters, live entertainers such as DJs, dancers, singers, and comedians join passengers for a night of revelry.

Dutch Apple Cruises also offers land tours that include specialty tours such as hop and haunt which traverses the haunted history of historic buildings or brewery and distillery tours that divulge what goes into churning beer annually.

139 Broadway
Albany,
NY
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The 18-hole course at Rainbow Golf Club takes players careening across a 6,287-yard layout carved into the foothills of the Northern Catskill Mountains. Players rip tee shots from one of five sets of tees per hole, allowing for an enjoyable yet challenging round for greenhorns to green-jacket holders. As rental carts transport players across the well-manicured landscape, they must take care to avoid tree-lined fairways, undulating greens, and feral caddies looking to stock up on golf balls for winter's hibernation. The course's signature hole is the 13th, a 135-yard, par 3 that forces golfers to carry their tee shot over water onto an island green, the only known island in New York. A pro shop, practice facilities, and a restaurant with an outdoor patio overlooking the course all provide entertainment when golfers aren't practicing their postputt struts.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Total length of 6,287 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.8 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 126 from the back tees
  • Five sets of tees per hole
3822 County Route 26
Greenville,
NY
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Albany Dance & Fitness is a dance studio for teens and adults that seeks to help everyone reap the positive benefits of dance. At this welcoming studio, experienced instructors lead ballet, jazz, Zumba and pilates in small groups, teaching students grace, poise, and how to burn calories and build lean muscle. Come in to try a hip hop class, or give Barre Blast—which fuses ballet, Pilates, and strength training—a whirl in this spacious dance and fitness center.


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1197 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
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Though its name accurately reflects its function, the Albany JCC has always striven to go further, providing a neighborhood community, regardless of faith. Always aiming at this goal, the center offers services and facilities geared toward everyone, from seniors to bustling families. Amenities include a fitness center equipped with the latest exercise equipment, fitness classes, an indoor and outdoor pool, and an early childhood center that provides daycare. Elementary school and teen programs give kids something to do with their free time, and summer camps help them find productive ways to while away the warmer months.

340 Whitehall Rd
Albany,
NY
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Led by Ryan Rossiter, the Siena College Saints take to the court on Wednesday, February 16, eager for their earthly Division 1 matchup against St. Peter's College. With incomparable court play, the Saints have soared to the top of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in the past three seasons and have won the conference championship three years a row. Fans of Wednesday night's ball-and-basket bonanza can root from the floor seats, or judge dribbling and defense from on high in "Saints Heaven" on the upper level. An included team yearbook and athletic beach towel provide perfect souvenirs or handy sweat-moppers during fast-paced plays.

515 Loudon Road
Albany,
NY
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A 17-foot-long red oak bar stretches along one of the rustic wooden walls inside Brookview Station Winery. Here, guests can sample vintner Ed Miller’s award-winning wines, which he makes from red and white grapes and locally grown fruits. Located at Goold Orchards, Brookview Station is perhaps best known for its apple wines, including Whistle-Stop White, a semi-dry white wine named 2007's Best Hudson River Region Wine by the Hudson Valley Wine & Grape Association. However, according to the Times Union, the winery has recently trended toward the use of other fruits, producing notable ferments such as The Conductor’s Cassis, a black-currant cordial handcrafted in the traditional style of French artisan winemakers. Visitors can graciously waft Miller’s wares at wine tastings held seven days a week.

1297 Brookview Station Road
Castleton On Hudson,
NY
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