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April Events

Albany Board of Education District's 2018-2019 Budget Proposal

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has two meetings scheduled to make final decisions about the district’s 2018-19 budget proposal.

The board will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be at Albany High School; Tuesday’s meeting is dedicated to budget discussions only.

Please also note that the budget vote this year will be accompanied by school board elections. There are three seats up for election this year. The May 15 ballot also will include a separate proposal to create a new Capital Reserve Fund that would be used for future facilities projects.

To stay up to date on the budget-development process, please visit our 2018-19 Budget Development section.    


City of Albany Seeks Input for New Permanent Police Chief

Albany, NY - The City of Albany is seeking community input to help select a permanent Police Chief to lead the Albany Police Department. The City of Albany, along with a national search firm, Public Sector Search & Consulting, Inc., will host a series of community forums to provide Albany residents with an opportunity to share their thoughts on the personal characteristics and professional experience that are most important for the individual leading the Albany Police Department.
“The Albany Police Department is a national leader in advancing critical public safety initiatives that build trust within our diverse community,” said Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “As we seek to select a new Police Chief, we are committed to listening to all our residents. Input from Albany neighborhoods is critical to helping recruit and select the right Chief. My hope is that residents will come to a forum to ensure their voices are heard.”
The community forums have been scheduled as follows:
•     Sunday, April 15 – 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Capital South Campus Center Community Rooms (20 Warren Street)
•     Monday, April 16 – 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Albany Public Library Washington Avenue Branch Community Room (161 Washington Avenue)
•     Tuesday, April 17 – 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center (340 Whitehall Road)

Youth FX World Premiere Screening: April 19th & April 24th

Albany's award winning Youth FX program will host the World Premiere of our 2018 short films on Thursday April 19th @ 7pm at the Landmark's Spectrum 8 Theatres. There will also be an encore screening on April 24th @ 7pm***

Both screenings will feature short narrative films and documentaries and will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and program directors.

$25/Benefactor Ticket

$10/General Adult Ticket
$8/Student Ticket
*Discount Tickets for youth groups - email: bhawin@youthfx.org

Advance Tickets Available Online:
April 19th @ 7pmhttps://tinyurl.com/yfx2018
April 24th @ 7pmhttps://tinyurl.com/yfx2018encore
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/264631313

Proceeds from the 2 screenings will go towards supporting our summer program which is FREE for all City of Albany residents.

***Please note that our screening is rated PG-13 as some of our films have strong language, intense scenes and explore teen issues***


The City of Albany Commission on Human Rights Presents the 9th Annual Human Rights Recognition Reception
City of Albany Commission on Human Rights  Annual Recognition Reception honoring those individuals and organizations within the City of Albany who best exemplify the Commission’s objective of fostering a climate of mutual respect, tolerance and understanding among all groups living and working in the City.
This year's honorees are the South End Children's Cafe, Mrs. Nell Stokes, and Family Promise of the Capital Region.
The Reception will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Rotunda of City Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The deadline to apply for Albany's LIGHT(Learning, Initiative and Gaining Headway Together) Summer Youth Employment program is March 24th, 2018.

You may only apply to the Summer Youth Employment Program if you will be 14 years or older by March 24th. Applications will not be accepted past March 24th. Dropped off or mailed applications will NOT be accepted. You must bring your application to one of the registration dates below, with the proper identificationClick here to download an application! 
Saturday, March 10th 9AM-12PM
TOAST School
94 Delaware Ave
Lincoln Park, Albany 12202
Wednesday, March 14th 4PM-7PM
Hackett Middle School
45 Delaware Ave, Albany 12202
Wednesday, March 21st 4PM-7PM
New Scotland Elementary School
369 New Scotland Ave, Albany 12208
Saturday, March 24th 9AM-12PM
Bleecker Stadium
721 Clinton Ave, Albany 12206

South End Neighborhood Association Meeting

South End Neighborhood Association Meeting
 Tuesday, February 27, 2018  at 6 PM 

Where:  John A. Howe Library, 105 Schuyler St, Albany NY 12202
Large Meeting Room
(Use Broad Street Entrance after 6pm)
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