things to do in Schenectady

Rabbi Abraham Kelman, left, and his son Barli Kelman work on their paintings in the JCC's pavilion. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

PHOTOS: Fun with the sun

This summer at the Schenectady JCC, fresh air, sunshine and oil paint were a recipe for happiness. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, about a dozen students of all levels layered brush strokes to create nature scenes as the sun set behind…

Victoria Burr assists Tech Valley High School students inside an International Space Station replica at the new Challenger Learning Center at the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) in Schenectady on Thursday, May 14, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

MiSci launches Challenger Learning Center

BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — A siren blared, a red light flashed and all heads snapped to attention. “Looks like we have an emergency,” mission commander Victoria Burr told the young astronauts in the space station….

Priscilla Sherman of Nassau, has a butterfly land on her head at the butterfly exhibit at MiSci on Sunday afternoon. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Spring flutters through MiSci

BY MATTHEW MCKIBBEN Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The warm temperature and springtime feel inside the butterfly exhibit in the Museum of Innovation and Science lured dozens of visitors on a grey Sunday afternoon. While a light snow floated down on…

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Street caroling on Upper Union St., 12/13 and 12/15

SCHENECTADY — Traditional carols and seasonal music will be performed on Upper Union Street throughout the week on the following schedule: Saturday, Dec. 13, noon: Brown School Singing Ringers, with bell choir — strolling. Saturday Dec. 13, 1 p.m. Schenectady…

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Fair trade sale this weekend

SCHENECTADY — The annual St. Kateri Tekakwitha Social Justice Ministry’s Fair Trade and Alternative Giving Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the St….