July L.O.W. Down @ The Barn brings “Harlem Nights” vibe to the table

Thursday, July 16, 2015, By: Tiziana Collins
LOW Down @ The Barn: Harlem Nights

In it’s second iteration, The L.O.W. Down at The Barn, a partnership of Albany Barn and The L.O.W. Foundation, offers a 1920’s themed adults-only night out featuring live music and game tournaments including Checkers, Dominoes, Chess, Spades, and Uno.

Guests may come as a spectators, or get in on the action for the full “Harlem Nights” experience! (more…)

Free Kid’s Art Class

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine
Kid's Art Class

Looking for something fun (and free!) for the kids to do this summer?  Come on down to Stage 1 on Monday nights for our free art class for kids!

The class, taught by the residents of The Academy Lofts @ The Barn, will help children learn new skills in various forms of art.  They will also get to create a new, original piece of work to take home.

Starting Monday July 20th, classes run every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30pm at our Stage 1 Gallery @ 46-48 North Swan Street in Albany.

Email for more details!

(Note: There will be no class on Monday July 27th.  Class will resume Monday August 3rd)

The Rejection Project (518) Premieres at The Barn July 9-11

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, By: Tiziana Collins
Rejection Project

The Barn welcomes the Rejection Project , a new multi-media play made from hundreds of Albany community stories and voices, performed by friends and neighbors in the 518 area. They were asked  to share their stories, experiences, thoughts, and opinions on how rejection influenced their lives. ‘How they have  been rejected (by people, communities, society)?’ They responded with stories about racism, sexism, protest, heartbreak, love, self-empowerment, discrimination of disabilities, friendship, family, transphobia, homophobia, and claiming your identities.

Join us for the premier of this original multimedia theatre production!

When: Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8

Tickets: $8 in advance  or at the door (cash only).

Where: The Barn 56 2nd Street, Albany



Scripted & Directed by Allison Lerman-Gluck & Alex Hovet, with video design by Alex Hovet.

Sami Ahmad
Sean Baldwin
Chante Coppedge
Samantha Cramer
Kym Dorsey
Simone Lavine
Katherine Russak
Maghen Ryan
Sam Wickstrom

Creative License to present 5-week audition class

Thursday, June 4, 2015, By: Tiziana Collins

All actors of any skill level welcome!

Creative License presents “Auditioning for the Capital Region”, a 5 week series that will help actors master the Capital Region audition scene.

The cost is $25 per class, or sign up for the entire series at $100.

The class will cover a wide variety of topics, including:

-selecting a monologue
-how to present yourself at auditions
-overcoming unexpected obstacles
-mastering cold readings.

One Million Cups

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, By: Tiziana Collins

A group of entrepreneurs, lawyers and business people are bringing a national entrepreneurship program to Albany, New York to help startups improve their business plans.

One Million Cups is a weekly meet-up for early-stage with free coffee and food meant to “caffeinate your entrepreneurial community.”

“This start-up community from when I was 18 to now is night and day,” said Brian Selchick, an entreprenuer and lawyer who’s helping bring the program to Albany. “So many more organizations and infrastructure and people are dedicated to the industry. I wanted to bring them together.”

Albany’s first weekly meet-up will be at The Albany Barn, on Wednesday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m, and will meet every Wednesday morning from 8:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m.

Empire: An All Dance Showcase

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, By: kristen
Team Onyx

Albany Barn is happy to host local hip-hop competition dance team, Team Onyx, as they perform to raise funds for their upcoming competition season!


New exhibitions to open May 1st at The Barn & Stage 1 Gallery

Thursday, April 30, 2015, By: kristen
Kayla Coons: Caged

Join us 1st Friday, May 1st, from 5-8 p.m. for the opening receptions of “Lost & Found” a group mixed media exhibition, and “Metamorphosis” a solo exhibition by abstract mixed media artist Sarah Holub Schrom. (more…)

Top-notch Line Up Announced for May 28th #ThrowbackThursday Event!

Thursday, April 23, 2015, By: kristen

On Thursday, May 28th Albany Barn, in partnership with Creative License will present “Throwback Thursday” an evening meant to walk guests down memory lane to the ‘glory days’ or ‘horror day’ of the high school experience. With Creative License taking the lead on curating live performances to include storytelling, stand up comedy, dance, improv, and a preview of their own ‘sophomore’ production- Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, the evening promises to be one you won’t soon forget. (more…)

UNtrash the Block Party! Saturday, April 18th @ 3:30pm

Saturday, April 11, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine
Hser Day Moo Grade 11 Albany High School

Join the Albany Barn on Saturday, April 18th at the North Swan Street Park for our UNtrash the Block Party in honor of Earth Day 2015!

Learn the art of up-cycling and turn trash into treasure with the right tools and just a little creativity.

The celebration kicks off at 3:30pm and will feature music, refreshments, crafts, and fun for all ages.
(Rain location of Stage 1, just down the street from the park on North Swan Street)

Free Concert Featuring Sweet Plantain Quartet

Friday, April 3, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine
Sweet Plantain

Join us on Thursday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. for an afternoon with Sweet Plantain: a dynamic classical string quartet music influenced by jazz, hip-hop, and latin rhythms.

Artfully fusing the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music. Separately hailing from The Bronx, New Jersey, and Venezuela, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural, and very New York.

The show starts at 3pm and is powered and made possible by the Albany Barn & Troy Music Hall. Admission is free- all ages are welcomed.



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