Things To Do In Albany

$149 for an Intro to Racing Experience from Extreme Bucket List ($499 Value). Four Dates Available.

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

$15 for a Ghost Tour from Ghosts of Albany ($30 Value)

Ghosts of Albany

Albany

$30 $15

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

One or Three Months of Beginner Dance Classes at Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre (Up to 53% Off)

Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre

Colonie

$60 $32

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Skilled instructors lead students through ballroom, salsa, flamenco, hip-hop, breakdancing, belly dance, and kickboxing

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Upstate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (59% Off)

Upstate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Albany

$300 $123

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$66 for $120 Worth of Boot Camp at Brass Knuckle Boot Camp

Brass Knuckle Boot Camp

Delmar

$120 $66

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three or Five Semiprivate or Private Pilates Lessons at Pilates Place of NY, LLC. (Up to 74% Off)

Pilates Place of NY, LLC.

Valatie

$105 $29

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

Five Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Full Circle Fitness - NY (Up to 81% Off)

Full Circle Fitness - NY

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Certified trainers lead clients of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels through boot camps and classes such as Fun, Fit & Flab-U-Less

One Month of Boxing with Wraps or Two Introductory Boxing Classes with Wraps at Schott's Boxing (56% Off)

Schott's Boxing

Albany

$112 $49

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

"The Michael Jackson Experience" at The Palace Theatre Albany on June 29 at 7 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

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

"Million Dollar Quartet" at The Palace Theatre On Saturday, June 14, at 8 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

The Million Dollar Quartet

Palace Theatre

$68.60 $40

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Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash gathered together for one incredible jam session re-created by this musical

$21 for 10 Attractions at FunPlex Fun Park ($42 Value)

FunPlex Fun Park

East Greenbush

$42 $21

13 attractions, including a bounce house and bumper boats, promise diversion for kids of almost any age

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Ajkun Ballet Theatre Presents "La Fille Mal Gardèe" on Saturday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

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

Entry to Urban Raid Obstacle-Course 5K on Saturday, August 9, with Beer and T-shirts for 1 or 2 (53% Off)

Urban Raid

Times Union Center

$85 $45

Monkey bars, tire fields, and marine hurdles threaten to keep runners from the climbing-wall finish line, where beer awaits

5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at The Court Club (Up to 59% Off)

The Court Club

Colonie

$60 $29

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

Three Fitness Classes from Alabny Complementary Health (65% Off)

Alabny Complementary Health

Westmere

$60 $21

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5 or 10 Krav Maga Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga (Up to 82% Off)

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

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Looking to put a new spin on a classic family activity, the minds behind Glowgolf decided to give the game a phosphorescent update. Incandescent courses place friends and family amid a tropical-fantasy golf world of neon orange, green, and violet surroundings. Players putt luminous orbs through vibrant treasure chests and glimmering windmills while negotiating tricky obstacles near walls portraying black-light-lit aquatic scenes. With more than 20 locations spread over 10 states, Glowgolf's fluorescent labyrinths challenge human players and traveling gnomes.

1 Crossgates Mall Rd.
Albany,
NY
US

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
US

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
US

Chef Mark D. Graham crafts menus at taste that showcase culinary techniques honed over more than two decades in the kitchen, including several years working as the sous chef at the Palo Alto Spago under Wolfgang Puck and Michael French. It was time well-spent?his menu presents inventive New American cuisine that led the Times Union to declare the chef's vision as being "bright, creative and precisely tuned...Graham isn't shy about crafting a menu that tempts you to try favorites of his you may have forgotten about or never sampled to begin with." Carnivores can delight in the grilled lamb chops or feast on Heather Ridge Farm chicken wrapped in bacon and the envious stares of nearby diners. Vegetarians also have plenty to celebrate, whether its the polenta with braised fennel and olives praised by the Times Union for being "a truly Mediterranean melange" or roasted acorn squash enhanced by brussels sprouts and king oyster mushrooms.

45 Beaver St.
Albany,
NY
US

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
US

Based on the numbers, one might think every member of The Sports Grill staff boasts 20/20 vision. Twenty televisions line the bar and the dining room walls, surrounding guests with the sights and sounds of sports broadcasts, and 20 available draft beers lubricate team trivia night on Tuesdays. Meanwhile, the aromas of slow-cooked ribs, grilled steaks, and spicy jumbo wings mingle in the room and give a brief olfactory preview of the menu's diverse offerings. The cooks effortlessly forge a variety of Angus burgers and familiar comfort foods, but they round out the menu's pages with items such as house-made kettle chips, sizzling fajitas, and the perennially popular crab cakes. The Sports Grill also maintains an expansive outdoor patio, presenting reprieve from the sensory stimulation inside—where there may even be rainbows emanating every hue of beer.

4 Middle Mannix Rd
Rensselaer,
NY
US