Spring Activities for Scholars and Mentors

Spring is here! There are so many wonderful events and activities to enjoy in the Capital Region!

Here are a few that you and your Scholar might enjoy.


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Troy Riverfront Farmer's Market
Every Saturday on River Street in downtown Troy from 9 to 1.
Enjoy live music, grab a snack and explore the Collar City. 

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Schenectady Farmer's Market
Every Sunday on Jay Street in downtown Schenectady from 10 to 2.
Enjoy live music, grab a snack and explore the Electric City.


Jaws on the big screen

Watch JAWS on the big screen at the Palace for just $5. Scare up some snacks and enjoy the show with your student!

Monday, May 21st at 7pm.
Tickets are $5 per person
Palace Theater
Albany, NY



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Electric City Trucks, Taps, Corks and Forks

In addition to food truck vendors, specialty food vendors, craft brews and local wineries, the event will feature live music by Gordon St. and Grand Central Station and a kids fun zone. Admission to the event is free and there will be a People’s Choice Award competition for vendors to submit a signature food item for judging by event attendees.

Saturday, May 19th from 12 noon to 4:00pm
Lot at Broadway and liberty Street,
Schenectady, NY 12305


Lupine Fest

Witness the magic of spring at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve's 14th annual Lupine Fest.  Explore fields of violet Lupine flowers and watch fluttering Karner Blue butterflies. Visitors can enjoy nature walks, hands on activities with community partners, music, games, crafts, food, vendors and more!

Saturday, June 2, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205


Troy Greek Festival

A three day extravaganza of Greek food and culture. Enjoy music and dancing, and sample traditional greek food right next to the Hudson River in Troy. The event is free, but don't miss the baklava sundae!


Guests are welcome during Festival hours on Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 12-10 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

June 1, 2 and 3
St. Basil's Church
909 River Street at 101st St.
Troy, NY