Fall 2019 Activities for Scholars and Mentors

As the weather cools and the leaves change, Scholars and mentors can find new things to do around the region. Here are some free or low-cost ideas.


Troy Chowderfest

October 13, 2019

Explore downtown Troy while sampling an array of chowders prepared by area restaurants.


Open Lab at YouthFX

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, our friends at YouthFX host open workshops on acting, podcasting, cinematography, photography, editing and music for students aged 13-19. Drop in and explore!

25 Warren Street
Albany, NY


Mopco Family Improv Show

Monday, November 11, 2019 2-3:30pm

Enjoy your day off with an afternoon watching (and doing?) improv with the funny folks at Mopco in Schenectady.

Join us for this highly interactive, family-friendly improv show! We use audience suggestions and willing volunteers to create stories, characters, and songs off the top of our heads in this one of a kind performance. Younger audience members will have plenty of opportunities to be a part of the action and help our actors create the show.

At intermission, our Dance Party Lifeguard opens up the stage for an amazing dance party while the disco ball spins. Always fun for the natural performers in the crowd and helps get any wiggles out before the second half.

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If none of these are of interest, check out year-round weekly farmer’s markets in Troy on Saturday morning and Schenectady on Sunday mornings, or look at local college websites for fall open house dates.