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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM
Mold Education & Risk Management 3.5 hr CE
Upstate Training – 3.5 CE for Brokers/Salesperson, Home Inspectors Appraisers This course will educate you on the current issues regarding mold. You will learn how to identify types of mold, testing, removal and the proper steps to take ( approved for all three disciplines) *when selling or listing a home with mold.(Broker/Salesperson) *completing a home inspection. (Home Inspectors) * placing value with a cost to cure (Appraisers) This course will address the NYSDOL licensing requirements for Mold assessors and contractors and what is required for all three disciplines.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM
Free Capitol Tours 7/27
Empire State Plaza Events – Looking for a FREE and unique experience for all ages? Take a guided tour of the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1979, the Capitol sits majestically atop Albany's State Street hill. Marvel the hand carved sandstone staircases, learn about New York's diverse history and walk in the footsteps of past governors and presidents. Tour Times: M-F at 10AM, 12Noon, 2PM & 3PM. Tour Start Location: Capitol State St. Lobby Info Desk Tour Reservations: Only required for groups of 10+ or our monthly Saturday tour. Follow Tickets link for info. Cost: FREE
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 11:00 AM
Barker Park: Seth & The Moodymelix
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall – Barker Park Kids' Summer Series! Every Thursday from 7/6 - 8/24 we present a free show so hop on over to Barker Park and join the fun! The July 27 performance is by Seth & The Moodymelix: Borrowing from a wonderfully diverse mix of musical styles, this toe-tapping trio plays lyrically rich music for kids that parents can appreciate, too. With guitar (Seth Warden), fiddle (Doug Moody) and percussion (Brian Melick), along with sweet harmony vocals, their songs impart good values and educational tidbits in a fresh upbeat organic style. Support for this program comes from the New York State Council on the Arts, The Standish Family Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, and private donations.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 1:00 PM
Free Plaza Tour 7/27
Empire State Plaza Events – Looking for a FREE and unique experience for all ages? Take a guided tour of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York. The 98-acre state government complex is one of the greatest architectural achievements of the 20th century. This special walking tour will tell the story of the Plaza's construction and evolution. Tour highlights can include the The Egg Performing Arts Center, Plaza Memorials and the world-renowned Empire State Plaza Art Collection. Tour Times: M-F at 1:00PM Tour Start Location: Plaza Visitor Center & Gift Shop Tour Reservations: Only required for groups of 10+ Cost: FREE Questions? Call the Plaza Visitor Center & Gift Shop at 518-474-2418.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 4:00 PM
St. Catherine's Byron House Fundraiser
St. Catherine's Center for Children – Byron House is a residential home in Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood that provides services, treatment, and education for the community's most at-risk children. But the kids at the Byron House have a backyard that is in need of some love. This event is to help raise money to fix up the yard at the Byron House, including a club house, garden space, art center, water play zone, and grilling/dining space. Join us to help make this happen!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
Fitness at the Plaza
Empire State Plaza Events – Presented by BlueShield of Northeastern New York Every Tuesday and Thursday, July 11 - August 31, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free and open to everyone, regardless of age, fitness level, or experience. Walk-ins are welcome! Located on the Grass Between Agency Buildings 2 and 3* *Rain Location: Meetings Rooms - Empire State Plaza Convention Center All participants are required to sign a waiver in order to participate. You may sign the waiver in advance by visiting www.empirestateplaza.org About the Classes: PIYO with Daryl Bart Fitness: Every Tuesday, July 11 - August 29 This low impact workout will leave your body looking long, lean & defined. We combine the essential mind/body practices of yoga and pilates with the principles of stretch, strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement - no weights required. All fitness levels encouraged to participate. Notice your improvements in core strength and flexibility with each workout. Instructor Daryl Bart is a life-long fitness enthusiast & Beachbody LIVE instructor: trained in PIYO, Insanity, Core de Force & Country Heat formats. She works with busy women and helps them make space in their lives to pursue wellness on their terms. Contact Daryl at dcbart1@gmail.com or www.darylbart.com BurnBabyBurn: HIIT and Sculpt with Diana: Every Thursday, July 13 - August 31 A perfect way to stay fit this summer! Burn mega-calories using interval training rounds that work all muscle groups with a key focus on abs, glutes, and shoulders. Class will incorporate kickboxing, core, and body weight exercises into each round for a total body sculpt. Participants need a mat and water. Instructor Diana Centanni is a high-energy instructor with over 15 years individual and group fitness training experience in cycling, Pilates, kickbox, HIIT, and body sculpting. She's a Tough Mudder, Super Spartan, and experienced triathlete. Contact Diana at dcent0514@gmail.com
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 5:00 PM
Alive at Five July 27th Marian Hill
Albany Events – SHOW MOVED TO RAIN SITE: CORNING PRESERVE BOAT LAUNCH Albany’s free Alive at Five concert series presented by KeyBank returns for its 28th season on June 8th! July 27th Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown and 102.7 WEQX - The REAL Alternative present the fantastic Marian Hill and The Parlor! Act One, the debut full-length from songwriting duo Marian Hill, was written and produced in its entirety by Jeremy Lloyd (music/lyrics/production) and Samantha Gongol (music/lyrics/vocals). The multi-talented duo, who have been collaborating in one form or another since high school, have shifted the classic paradigm of a woman on a stage and a man with a piano to a woman on a mic and a man with a laptop -- and the results are seductive and vivid. Tempting paradox with a blend of blues and bass, acoustic and digital, classic and modern, Marian Hill have arrived. Two years ago Sam and Jeremy wrote and recorded “Whisky” over spring break in Jeremy’s parents’ basement. When they released it for free on Soundcloud later that summer it was the only song they’d written for the project, and in a little over a year’s time they had recorded their first EP in a bedroom, amassed millions of plays on various platforms, sold out shows across the country and featured in high profile commercials. They signed to Republic Records in early 2015, released the Sway EP, and settled in to write and record their debut album over the course of the following year with a plan to push their unique sound to its fullest potential. For the first 50 seconds of “Down” you might think you’re at a supper club in the 1920s, but when the bass drops out of nowhere you couldn’t be anywhere but 2016. Act One then takes you on a journey through the complexities of modern relationships, with each song inhabiting a specific and charged relationship lyrically, melodically, and sonically. “I Know Why” constantly transforms and reinvents itself as the vocals grapple with a secret while “Mistaken” is the hardest of sax trap with a classic songwriting backbone. “Same Thing” is the saddest part of the album, a haunting ballad depicting serene resignation of a doomed relationship, but castanets rise from the ashes as “I Want You” closes out the night in a pure moment of optimistic electricity, a glance across a crowded room that changes everything. Marian Hill’s one of a kind sound is present throughout — blues harmonies blend with sparse hip hop drums, horns blast under classic vocal melodies, and soloistic vocal chops sit side by side with clear, intimate lyrics. You’ve never heard this before, yet it’s surprisingly familiar. And it’s only the beginning. The Parlor's music is the sonic corollary to what the couple is bringing to their land, an artisanal re-imagining of an antique dream. Formed as a duo at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Jen O’Connor + Eric Krans met in an elevator. They once lived in the concrete jungles of Bangkok, but returned home when they grew tired of breathing the solid scraps of charred and blackened metal that fell everyday from the sky. They now make their home in Upstate New York. Their farmhouse is filled with jars of feathers + herbs, trays of wings + claws, upright basses, a sampling synth, braided onions, polyester pants, Casio + Zenith, antique mirrors. Ghosts. They write and record music in a room called the parlor. For more information on Alive at Five, visit www.albanyevents.org, call 518.434.2032 or follow albanyNYevents on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Your Grandmas Ceramic Tree Class SOLD OUT
The Pottery Place – Paint a Ceramic Christmas Tree just like Grandma used to have. This class is a once in a lifetime class with HUGE discounts! Like and share with all your friends so everyone knows about it! When: Thursday, July 27th Time: 6-8pm (may go a little longer) Cost: $65 includes EVERYTHING! (Ceramic tree & its base, paints, glazing, firing and all the lights for your tree) Ages: 18 and up! When you call to sign up (518-446-0870) you can either pay the full amount or a 50% deposit of $32.50! (to hold your spot) If you were to paint this tree in our studio the tree alone would cost $75 then the studio fee and paints. This is a KILLER deal! Don't miss out we only have a handful of spots avaliable. Just a friendly reminder it takes us a week to glaze and fire your trees! Reservations ARE required. Payment is nonrefundable if you have to cancel or don't show up. This will be the last tree class done in July.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
2nd Annual Twilight Cruise on the Captain JP
Downtown Troy Business Improvement District – Join the Downtown Troy BID Foundation for the 2nd Annual Twilight Cruise on the Captain JP with Live DJ, Hors D'oeuvres and Dessert! Downtown Troy's Captain J.P. II is by far the largest and most lavish cruise vessel in the Capital Region of upstate New York and has three enclosed decks, equipped with central air for a warm summer night, along with full service cash bar and dance floor. Looking for some fresh air? The rooftop deck will be open to catch a nice breeze atop the Hudson River. Location: Front & State Street, Troy, NY Waterfront Board at 6:30pm, Cruise 7:00pm to 10:00pm
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous (7pm Show)
Palace Theatre – JOHN MULANEY is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, "Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 Mulaney released his 3rd hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled “THE COMEBACK KID” which the AV Club called “his best hour of his career.” He began his career in New York’s East Village and has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing at “Saturday Night Live” where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC’s “Documentary Now” and for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” on which he voices the character of Andrew. Mulaney’s first comedy album, “The Top Part,” was released in 2009. He released his second Comedy Central special and album “New In Town” in 2012, and upon review Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.”
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Budweiser and 100.9 The CAT Present Here's to the Heroes
Vapor Nightclub – Thursday, July 27 Doors open at 7pm Our Here’s to the Heroes Country Music series returns with National Recording Artists Charlie Worsham and Lucas Hoge! Presented by 100.9 The CAT and Budweiser. Enjoy $4 Budweiser specials all night. TICKETS $10 or 100 points To purchase with points, please visit the Saratoga Club. Ticket proceeds benefit Operation Adopt a Soldier. 21+ to enter.
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up at The Ruck!
The Ruck – THEY'RE BAAAAAAACKKKKKK We got another Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up Shop comin at ya this Thursday July 27th! These guys were a HIT last time they were here and we couldn't be more excited that they're coming back! Back with all new shirts, hoodies, rain jackets and COOKIE CUTTERS??. Hope to see you all there as JC makes its return to The Ruck. Check them out here! https://johnnycupcakes.com/ Cheers!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
President James Madison: The 1791 Northern Tour
Saratoga Springs History Museum – The 1791 Northern Tour is a performance presentation by Kyle Jenks portraying fourth president and founding father James Madison. It tells the story of a summer trip taken by James Madison with his best friend Thomas Jefferson to NYC, upstate New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Long Island and back to NYC. At the beginning of a tumultuous decade in American history when an opposition political party was to emerge, Madison and Jefferson took a journey that Madison described to his brother as a trip for "health, recreation and curiosity." As you will see, it was that and so much more!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Upbeat on the Roof with Heard
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery – Join us on Thursday, July 27, 7 pm, for a performance by Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard. Heard combines jazz, classical, and world instruments to form a unique arrangement of sound. The band blends global styles and influences in a way that takes listeners on unexpected journeys. The band last played UpBeat in 2014. The performance will include a special appearance by jazz guitarist George Muscatello, Skidmore College Department of Music Performance Faculty. For its 17th season, the UpBeat on the Roof summer series now takes place every Thursday, July 13 through August 24 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Performances are free and open to the public. The rooftop is accessible via the museum elevator or outdoor staircases. In the case of inclement weather the series is held inside the museum. Tang event page: https://tang.skidmore.edu/calendar/652-upbeat-on-the-roof-with-heard
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
Open Mic with Danny Watson
Rustic Barn Pub – Voted one of the best Open Mics in the Capital Region! Full drum kit, lights and sound provided. All skill levels welcome. We have a different guest host every week so its always different and fun. You never know who will show up, so grab your instruments and come jam! Every Thursday night at 8pm!
 
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    Thursday Jul 27 @ 9:30 PM
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous (9:30pm Show)
Palace Theatre – JOHN MULANEY is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, "Oh, Hello on Broadway” alongside Nick Kroll. In 2015 Mulaney released his 3rd hour stand up special a Netflix Original titled “THE COMEBACK KID” which the AV Club called “his best hour of his career.” He began his career in New York’s East Village and has since toured around the world. In 2008, he began writing at “Saturday Night Live” where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. He currently writes for IFC’s “Documentary Now” and for Netflix’s “Big Mouth” on which he voices the character of Andrew. Mulaney’s first comedy album, “The Top Part,” was released in 2009. He released his second Comedy Central special and album “New In Town” in 2012, and upon review Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.” For More Info Visit: http://bit.ly/2rGUZ4k
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
Empire State Plaza Farmers Market
Empire State Plaza Events – The Empire State Plaza Farmers Market is your place to find the season's freshest produce, flowers, plants, meats, cheeses, baked goods, wine, cider and much more! We'll see you outside on the Plaza every Wednesday and Friday from May to October. Find more info at https://ogs.ny.gov/ESP/cce/FarmersMarket.asp
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
Free Capitol Tours 7/28
Empire State Plaza Events – Looking for a FREE and unique experience for all ages? Take a guided tour of the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1979, the Capitol sits majestically atop Albany's State Street hill. Marvel the hand carved sandstone staircases, learn about New York's diverse history and walk in the footsteps of past governors and presidents. Tour Times: M-F at 10AM, 12Noon, 2PM & 3PM. Tour Start Location: Capitol State St. Lobby Info Desk Tour Reservations: Only required for groups of 10+ or our monthly Saturday tour. Follow Tickets link for info. Cost: FREE
 
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    Friday Jul 28 @ 11:30 AM
Saratoga Day at the Races Alumni Outing
Manhattan College Alumni – Alumni, family and friends are invited to join the College for a day at the races at the Saratoga Race Course (267 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY) followed by a dinner reception at Longfellows Hotel (500 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866). Please note this event typically sells out quickly! Advance registration is required. To register, visit connect.manhattan.edu/saratoga. Pricing Information Track & Lunch | $100 per person (includes admission to the track, Paddock Tent and lunch) Dinner & Cocktails | $75 per person Package Price | $165 per person For general information regarding the Saratoga Race Course and more on dress code (no shorts or abbreviated wear), please visit nyra.com/saratoga/visit/track-rules. The day begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Saratoga Race Course with a luncheon in the Paddock Tent. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. and the first post time will be 1 p.m. Later in the evening, alumni and guests are invited to cocktails and a dinner reception at Longfellows Hotel. We suggest making overnight accommodations as quickly as possible. Visit saratoga.com for information about area hotels. For more information about the day at the races, please contact the Alumni office at (718) 862-7432 or alumni@manhattan.edu.
 
TOMORROW
    Friday Jul 28 - Jul 29 @ 11:30 AM
Red Cross Blood Drive
Albany NY Library – Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Come to the library for the Red Cross blood drive! Please call 800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your appointment.