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Drink the Seasons: June

In celebration of the summer, join for an evening of seasonal cocktails and more!


Watercolor Collage Workshop

This class is for never-ever painters, those with experience looking to try a new style, or anyone in between.


Book Launch: “The City Authentic” with Prof. David Banks

Join author David A. Banks for a discussion of and reception for his new book "The City Authentic: How the Attention Economy Builds Urban America". After a presentation and Q+A, we'll enjoy cocktails on the lawn of SCHS.

Farm Kids Friday

The Mabee Farm will be open just for kids! Tour the entirety of our farm with special demonstrations of colonial crafts. Butter making, barn-building, blacksmithing and meeting the farm animals are just some of the activities available.

Free – $10.00

Kayak Through History: Waterford

This year, the popular Mohawk river paddling tours return to both Schenectady and Waterford. For centuries, local history has revolved around the mighty Mohawk River. Discover it with us from the seat of a kayak!


Walking Tour: Canal Days

Once a sleepy farming town with an important harbor, Schenectady experienced a dramatic transformation of its own during the canal era. Would the canal be a blessing, a blight, or perhaps both?

Free – $12.00