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5 under $25, Things to do in Spring

by Jarrett Lykins | Apr 09, 2014

Restaurant Week

Though this event is currently happening, you still have until the 11th.  Eat a three course meal at any participating restaurant for just $20.14.  This is a great opportunity to get off campus and try some new eateries around Albany.  For more information, including the list of participating restaurants and their menus, check out

GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies

                Egypt comes to Albany!  Check out Egyptian mummies and their coffins in this exhibit.  Learn about the culture of these mummies and what their daily life may have been like.  This exhibit is located at the Albany Institute of Art and History on Washington Ave and costs $8 with a student ID.  For more details on this opportunity, check out                

Farmers Market

                The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market is a great option for fresh produce, baked goods, and other homemade products.  Buy direct from those growing and making what is being sold.  The Farmers Market is open every Saturday on 4th Street in Troy.  For more information, check out

New York State Museum

                Take a look at our state’s history!  The museum has exhibits ranging from wildlife to the ways of the Native Americans, a section on the 1920s to minerals found in New York, and an area devoted to 9/11.  This interesting look at our state’s past is free!  For more information, check out

Tulip Festival

                End the semester with a bang?…or perhaps with a bloom!  The annual Tulip Festival takes place on May 10th in Washington Park.  Stop by for the food, the fun, and all the beautiful colors!  For more information, check out

Take advantage of some of these opportunities and others around the area.  There is also bowling, laser tag, the movies, shopping, sightseeing, and much more.  Enjoy the final weeks of your Spring semester here in Albany!!

By Kelley Kritz, Intern in Academic Learning Services

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