Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Dated: 11/08/2018

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Would you believe that there are just 7 weekends left before Christmas? I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. But in my world - it means that life is about to get super busy!

If you happen to have some free time before the holiday rush really settles in - there are some fun things to do this weekend in the Capital Region.

The 7th Annual Celebration of H.O.P.E Gala - Friday, November 9th.

The evening includes fantastic hors d'oeuvres, gourmet food stations, and delicious desserts. All soda, beer, wine, tea, and coffee are also complementary. There will be a cash bar available for cocktails.

Your donation of $95 per ticket includes fine foods, drinks, entertainment, a silent auction and a fantastic wine raffle.

Special guest MC: Steve Caporizzo

Please RSVP by calling 518-428-2994. Tickets will not be available at the door. Don’t miss out!

Proceeds benefit Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.), a non-profit organization in Saratoga County dedicated to assisting previously abandoned, orphaned, and neglected animals.

Tracy Morgan at Rivers Casino Resort in Schenectady on Friday, November 8th at 8 PM

Morgan has become one of the most respected comedians in his field and will delight the audience with his award winning stand-up comedy.

He has starred on TV shows such as Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, as well as movies including G-Force, First Sunday and The Longest Yard. Additionally, Morgan has headlined nationwide stand-up tours, released stand-up specials and even wrote a book entitled I Am The New Black, which details the moments that have shaped him and his career.

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the 2016 class of recipients. Morgan is currently starring in and executive producing his new hit TBS show The Last O.G.

Doors open at 7 PM and he comes on stage at 8 PM.

Santa Arrives at Crossgates - Saturday, November 10th from 9 AM - 11 AM

Come out to Crossgates for the Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival. All the jolly fun will be happening on the lower level by Lord & Taylor. There will be free face painting, a photo booth, games, prizes, music, and dancing.

Nine Pin's Pressing Party - Saturday, November 8th from 11 AM - 6 PM 

Nine Pin Ciderworks, 929 Broadway, Albany

Anything that can be pressed.....will be pressed!

Nine Pin Ciderworks is hosting their 5th annual PRESSING PARTY. Join the Nine Pin crew as they press over 100 varieties of Samascott Orchards, Lindseys Idyllwood Orchard, and wild foraged apples LIVE into one "MONSTER" cider blend and celebrate all things pressed.

Nine Pin's PRESSING PARTY will include hand pressed burgers from Burger 21, french pressed coffee from Electric City Roasters, body presses through massages from Albany Massage, T-Shirt pressing from Compas, an apple jug bench press competition sponsored by North Albany's CrossFit Beyond, pressed quesadillas from Muddaddy Flats, tastings from Albany Distilling Company, pressed donut ice cream sliders from The Dutch Udder Craft Ice Cream, free temporary Nine Pin tattoo presses, pressing candle stacks with Collar City Candle, a pie eating contest where you can press your face into a delicious apple pie, fresh pressed mimosa bar, and more!

General Admission tickets in advance are $15 or $20 at the door.

Local vendor goods will all be available for purchase at the event.

Stockade-athon Road Race - Sunday, November 11th at 8:30 AM

The Stockade-athon is one of the oldest 15K road races in the USA. This year's event offers cash awards for individuals and teams, shirts for the first 1,600 registrants, age-group prizes for men and women, hot and cold post-race refreshments, and a good time for all. For more information or to register - click here.

Veteran's Day Parade - Monday, November 12th at 11 AM

Albany's 63rd annual Veterans Day Parade kicks off at the corner of Central Avenue and Ontario Street at 11am. The parade proceeds east on Central, continues east on Washington Avenue to Hawk Street, located just east of the NYS Capitol. The reviewing stand is situated on the steps of the NYS Education Building.

The Albany Veterans Day Parade is presented by the Tri-County Council Vietnam Era Veterans.

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Alexander Monticello Esq.

Alexander is a New York State licensed real estate broker and New York State licensed attorney. A life long upstate New Yorker, Alexander has lived and worked in the Capital Region since 2005. He has ....

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