>> Spend a fun day out with friends or family at the largest theme park in New York - Enchanted Forest/Water Safari - on St. Rt. 28, where you can enjoy more than 30 water rides, 50 different rides and amazing attractions, including numerous slides, traditional amusement rides, as well as delicious food and exciting games.
>> Be sure to stick around on Fridays, because on every Friday, of every month, you can enjoy entertaining shows, live entertainment and galleries, due to the traditional celebration of 1st Friday: Albany.
>> Visit New York State Museum, on Madison Avenue, a great museum, for people of all ages, which reveals the cultural history of NYC, through various interesting, educational exhibits.
>> See the oldest Episcopal Church in New York City, which is the beautiful St. Peter's Episcopal Church, also recorded as a National Historic Landmark.
>> Sports enthusiasts can have fun at Times Union Center, on South Pearl Street, described by previous visitors as a `major sports and entertainment facility`.
The Annual Freihofer's Run for Women is an exciting sporting event, which takes place in Albany, every June, dedicated to fostering the recognition of women in sports, inspiring them to experience good nutrition and the benefits of exercising. Every year, thousands of women of all ages and abilities compete along with the greatest long distance champions of the world, in this thrilling, popular celebration of women which is growing in popularity year after year.
During the year, the people of New York City celebrate numerous festivals and fairs which bring together people of all ages in a fun, entertaining environment, all of the events being very much appreciated by locals and visitors, alike.
One of the most popular festivals in Albany is considered to be the Annual Tulip Festival, which takes place in the historical Washington Park, in May, described as a celebration of the oldest Dutch settlement in USA through entertaining events, including concerts, a Tulip Queen coronation ceremony, and displays of gorgeous, multi-colored beds of beautiful flowers, more exactly, 140 varieties of tulips. The festival has been an annual Mother's Day tradition for over 60 years, dating since 1948, the proclamation year of Albany Mayor Erastus Corning.
Albany's nightlife scene offers people a wide range of pubs and clubs, the downtown area being a significant source of entertainment, often housing live music concerts and presenting great bars and good food, according to previous Albany visitors. Due to the fact that it is only 2 hours away from New York City, if the popular nightspots in Albany does not fit your need, you can always get behind the wheel and drive to the `Big Apple`, where you will certainly find what you're looking for. However, you will find great places in Albany, also, where you can have a good time with friends while enjoying a glass of cold beer, or dance the night away, places such as the `Lark Tavern`, on Madison Avenue, the Shamrock II Irish Pub, on Everett Road, or The Skyline, on Sheridan Avenue, a popular dance club which features 3 levels of entertainment, delicious cocktails and dart games.