Great theatre and performaces year-round.
Museum and planetarium
Need we say more? Famous for the Saratoga Races, the sulfur springs, Skidmore College (from Sylva's CTY years!!), SPAC (performing arts center), shopping, etc...1/2hr north on I-87.
New York State Museum
The NYS Museum is free and the Carousel is free. Donations are accepted at the door.
Open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Carousel Hours: 10am-4:30pm
Located at the Cultural Education Center of the Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
On Madison Avenue, across the Plaza from the State Capitol Building.
Parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, both off of Madison Ave.
Parking in these lots is free after 3:00 p.m. and on weekends.
"Lark Street has long been a mix of commercial and residential that is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. 19th century brownstones line the streets, many filled with commercial residents who have been there for years, and give the street a decidedly vintage feel. Also lending that "Greenwich" feel are the cobblestone intersections that remain from the turn-of-the century neighborhood this once was. During the day, residents and nearby workers lunch at cafes, enjoy cocktails, and shop among the eclectic selection of boutiques and stores."
Lark Street is located two blocks west of the Empire State Plaza and one block east of Washington Park. To reach the area, take the Empire State Plaza exit. At the end of the long ramp, after you emerge from the tunnel, turn right onto Swan Street. Follow Swan two traffic lights to Washington Avenue. Turn left on Washington, Lark Street is at the second traffic light. During the day, short-term parking is available on the street and long-term in a paid parking lot located opposite the intersection of Lark and Jay Street. After 5:00 pm, all parking moves to the paid lots, including one located at 208 Washington Avenue, just west of the intersection of Lark and Washington.