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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Activities for Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Eve in the Albany Area

'Twas the Eve before the eve before Thanksgiving...and I figured tomorrow is a pretty big party night so some folks might like to know what is good in the neighborhood (I'm sorry I typed that phrase, it won't happen again).

So, here's a list of things to do Thanksgiving Eve and on Thanksgiving:

On Wednesday

Uncle Marty's Adirondack Grill in Averill Park (2930 Rt. 43) is hosting a Happy Hour with - free chicken wings, coffee and soda for the DD. There are also $12 growler fills of Brown's Pumpkin Ale, $1 off NY pints of beer, and $7 liter specials.

The Paddock Loung in Saratoga Springs (6 Caroline St.) is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve Party with DJ Triumph. The dance floor is open. And I quote "Will have the dance floor packed and spinning the hottest hits until the sun comes up. It's going to be wild and crazy." Um, sounds fun! This starts at 5pm.

Mio Vino Wine Bar & Bistro in Altamont (186 Main St.) will be hosting a Thanksgiving Eve Bash with: free pizza at the bar, drink features, and free cab rides all night. This starts at 5 p.m.

The Irish Ale Pub in Troy (95 Ferry St.) is hosting a Night Before Thanksgiving event with live band Switch Band. It starts at 7 p.m.

The Cohoes-Waterford Elks in Cohoes (45 N. Mohawk St) is hosting their second annual party with entertainment by Harmony Rock. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Price includes light food. Draft Coors Light is $1. Calls Elks for details: 235-3222.

Legends on Pearl in Albany (84 N. Pearl St.) will have DJ Wolverine and DVDJ Reel. There will be be drink specials and giveaways. There is no cover charge. This starts at 10 p.m. and goes until 4 a.m.

Kelly's Imperial Bowling Center in Amsterdam (249 Wallins Corners Rd.) is hosting band Skeeter Creek at their event. There were about 1,000 people there last year and they're expecting even more this year.

On Thursday

The Troy Turkey Trot is in its 66th year of encouraging folks to run, be silly, and work off some calories before dinner. Your last chance to register is Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Atrium. This year there is a costume contest. The 10K starts at 8:30 a.m., there are walks at 9:30 a.m./9:35 a.m., and the 5K is at 10 a.m.

The 50th annual Cohoes Turkey Trot is also that morning. They have a Thanksgiving Turkey named "Flash" and walks/runs for all ages. Registration is free. Shirts are $10. All races start in front of City Hall.

There are at least a half dozen free dinners and opportunities to volunteer happening around the area. You can read more about those here.

Happy (almost) Turkey Day, folks! :)


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