1. Free Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School in Colonie
Thursday 12/26 12pm-2pm
Friday 12/27 12pm-2pm, 6pm-8:00pm
Saturday 12/28 12pm-2pm
Sunday 12/29 12pm-2pm
Monday 12/30 12pm-2pm
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST DUE TO LIMITED SPACE- please call after 10am the day of the Free Swim you would like to attend. 518-788-9700
Click here to visit their website.
2. Visit the NYS Museum (admission is free)
- Thursday, December 26, 2019 – Exhibit Explorers
- Thursday, December 26, 2019 – Who’s Been Here?
- Friday, December 27, 2019 – Fire Engines of the New York State Museum
- Friday, December 27, 2019 – Who’s Been Here?
- Saturday, December 28, 2019 – Guardians of the Museum (Film)
- Sunday, December 29, 2019 – New Year’s Mid-Day Celebration
Click here to visit their website to learn more about these free programs.
3. Tour the New York State Capitol
Tours are free and last up to one hour
Click here to learn more and register for a tour.
4. Ice Skating at Empire State Plaza
Ice skating is free; however, you have to pay to rent skates.
**Every Saturday there is free skate rentals sponsored by Hannaford.
**Free Learn to Skate Clinic on January 4, 2020. Click here to register.
Click here to learn more.
5. Grab a Museum Pass from your local library
Every library has different museum passes so make sure to look around if you are looking for a specific museum.
Below are some of the museum passes that can be found at the Colonie Library.
- Albany Institute of History and Art
- Children’s Museum at Saratoga
- Children’s Museum of Science and Technology
- Empire State Aerosciences Museum
- FASNY Museum of Firefighting
- Museum of Innovation and Science (MiSci)
Click here for a full list of museum passes at the Colonie Library.
6. Attend an event at your local library
**Some events require registration
- Vacation Cinema: Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Bethlehem Library, Thursday, December 26th
- Movie: Toy Story 4, Guilderland Library, Thursday, December 26th
- Wii Just Dance Party, Central Library in Schenectady, Friday, December 27th
- Monday Night Movie: Abominable, East Greenbush Public Library, Monday, December 30th
- The Puppet People Present: “A Christmas Carol”, Saratoga Springs Public Library, Monday, December 30th
- Magical Frozen Party, Guilderland Library, Tuesday, December 31st
- Family Movie: Angry Birds 2, Phyllis Bornt Branch & Literacy Center (Schenectady), Tuesday, December 31st
- Rockin’ Noon Year at Your Library, East Greenbush Public Library, Tuesday, December 31st
- Happy Noon Year!, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, Tuesday, December 31st
7. First Day Hikes
Click here to view a list of First Day Hikes taking place at NYS Parks on January 1, 2020.