Entertainment

These Are Some of the Reasons We Choose To Live Here

Capital Repertory Theater

Capital Repertory Theatre, now in its 25th Silver Anniversary Season of award-winning theatre, is proud to be one of seventy-five professional theatres in LORT, the League of Resident Theatres.

The Park Playhouse

The Playhouse is a 2,000 seat outdoor theater that presents Broadway-style shows in Albany’s Washington Park throughout the summer.

The Palace Theater

The Palace Theatre first opened its doors in October 1931. Today, it remains the sole survivor from this period and continues to make history with a widely diverse offering of popular acts and cultural events.

Times Union Center

Home to the AHL River Rats, Albany Conquest and the Siena Saints MAAC basketball team, The Times Union Center has hosted the NCAA National Championship in hockey and wrestling; the Eastern Regionals in basketball and hockey; as well as the MAAC basketball championship and the ECAC hockey championships. There are many other events, too, including concerts, family shows, ice shows, motorcross/monster truck events and trade shows.

Proctor’s Theater

Built in 1926 at a cost of a $1.5 million, Proctor’s is one of the most impressive vaudeville theaters left in the country, In use more than 300 days a year, Proctor’s features a year-round season of Broadway touring shows, dance and music.

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the cultural attraction of upstate New York, presents the New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, Freihofer’s Jazz Festival, Lake George Opera, Pre-Performance Talks, Saratoga Wine & Food Festival and special events.

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Built in 1875, the Music Hall attracts hundreds of recording artists and performers from around the world. Home to the Albany Symphony Orchestra and Troy Chromatic Concert Series, it is one of the Capital Region’s premiere National Historic Landmarks.

Saratoga Race Course

The Saratoga Race Track is arguably the most beautiful – and certainly the most historic – thoroughbred race course in America. The finest racehorses in the world, combined with long tradition and a pronounced theatricality make Saratoga’s track a powerful magnet for thousands of racing fans during the month of August.

Washington Park and the Empire State Plaza in Albany and Central Park in Schenectady offer free concerts throughout the summer.

Near the Berkshires, the Williamstown Playhouse, Jacobs Pillow, and Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony) are an easy drive.

There are also many additional smaller venues.

Recreation

  • White water rafting
  • Kayaking
  • All manner of water sports
  • World class skiing, including the Olympic venue at Lake Placid
  • Incredible hiking trails in the Catskills and the Adirondacks
  • Some of the finest camping sites in the Northeast
  • Numerous private (and affordable) golf clubs, as well as many impressive public courses hosted by local towns and municipalities.