Fundraising Galas & Events

Mad Hatter Tea Party

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Sunday, March 2 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Coccadotts is Albany's favorite cupcake maker and winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars!

Come celebrate their achievement at this Wonderland-themed tea party. Children of all ages can be inspired by Coccadotts creations, decorate cupcakes, and, as the proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Institute, be pint-sized philanthropists at the same time!

$10 per person (includes admission into the galleries!)

Please call Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 for tickets and more information.

$10.00

Potent Potables

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Wednesday, February 26 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

February 26, 2014, 6PM-8PM

CHAMPANGE PUNCH
CHERRY BOUNCE
LIME RUB SHRUB
PUMPELLY PUNCH
REGENTS PUNCH

Savor delicious treats and see a special exhibition of the Albany Institute's collection of punch bowls, including the beautiful Regents Punch Bowl.

COST: $25 per person. Ages 21 and over. ID required.
Please call Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 for tickets and more information.

This event is hosted by the Albany Institute's Special Events Committee.

 

 

IMAGE: Punch Bowl, China, c. 1765, porcelain, enameled and gilded, Albany Institute of History & Art, Gift of Col. WIlliam Gorham Rice and his son, William Gorham Rice, Jr., u1972.25.1. The Rice family lived in the Rice House, now part of the Albany Institute of History & Art.

$25.00

The Art of Song

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Friday, February 14 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us as two guest artists from Opera Saratoga, soprano Deborah Selig and tenor Gregory Zavracky, perform a variety of songs about love. The intimate setting of the Albany Institute's galleries will delight and excite audiences and warm everyone's hearts on Valentine's. There will also be a champagne and wine reception with savory hors d'oeuvres.

The performance is scheduled early so that guests have plenty of time to enjoy dinner in downtown Albany.

Admission is $50 per person.

Please RSVP by February 7 to Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 for tickets and more information.

 

IMAGE: Dawn Pierce, soprano, and Patrick McNally, baritone, at our 2013 Valentine's Day event.

$50.00

These Exalted Acres Discussion

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Thursday, January 23 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Paul Grondhal, author, and Will Waldrown, photographer, of These Exalted Acres, a Times Union publication, and Norman S. Rice, Albany Institute Director Emeritus, for a talk and discussion about the history of Albany Rural Cemetery and the research that went into writing These Exalted Acres.

A reception and book signing will follow.

Admission is $25 per person. Please call Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 for tickets and more information.

$25.00

MEMBER MONDAY Recent Acquisitions

Monday, November 18 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Albany Institute of History & Art regularly acquires objects and library materials for its collections through donations and purchases. Join Curator of History & Material Culture, Dr. Douglas McCombs, for a look at recently acquired collections.

FREE for members!

Space is limited. Please RSVP with Kate at 463-4478 ext. 412 or paulyk@albanyinstitute.org.

Membership certainly has its benefits!

1901 Albany Ale Cask Tap

Saturday, November 2 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK AGAIN FOR MORE GREAT PROGRAMS AT THE ALBANY INSTITUTE.

Join the Albany Ale Project and C. H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Institute of History & Art as we tap the first cask of Albany Ale made in over 100 years! There will be both food and brew at this event.

Tickets are $15.00 per person and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited to 150 people.

 


The Art of Collecting

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Thursday, October 24 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Have you ever wondered what's behind closed doors? Join us a private collectors open their homes and discuss their personal collections. This tour is based in downtown Albany and will include the homes of Douglas Cohn, DVM, and Christine Miles, AIHA Director Emeritus. This event is the inaugural tour for The Art of Collecting program focused on private collections and collecting.

Cost to attend: $50 per person or $75 per couple, includes wine and hor d'oeuvres. For more information, or to RSVP, call Kate Pauly at (518) 463-4478, ext. 412.

IMAGE: Landscape with Tree, John W. Casilear (1811-1893), oil on canvas, c. 1860, Collection of Douglas Cohn, DVM

Reception for The Mystery of the Albany Mummies Exhibition

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Saturday, September 21 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a special reception for the opening of GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies.

$25 per person, includes wine and hors d'oeuvres

For more information or to RSVP, please call Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext 412.

AIHA at SPAC

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Saturday, August 17 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Come spend time with the Albany Institute of History & Art at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. We will host a champagne reception on the lawn on the evening when the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The reception will start prior to the performance and the tent will be open through intermission.

Enjoy delicious foods, sip special cocktails, and mingle with other AIHA supporters. Cost to attend this reception is just $25 per person. Please RSVP to Kate at (518) 463-4478 ext 412 or register here.

Please note: Tickets to attend the performance are available through the Saratoga Performing Arts Center's website or by calling Hallee Quinn at (518) 584-9330 ext 101. Performance tickets are not included in the price of the reception.

Times Union.com/Table Hopping and the Albany Institute of History & Art Present: Hudson Valley Hops 2013

Saturday, April 20 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 20, 2013 4–7 PM
Join us at our second annual Hudson Valley Hops! Discover the history of beer and brewing in Albany, New York, while enjoying samples from local breweries.  This year's brewers are Adirondack Brewery, Brown's Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Chatham Brewing LLC, C.H. Evans Brewing, Crossroads Brewery, and Keegan Ales. Our speakers this year include Kathy Quinn speaking about the history of The Quinn and Nolan Brewery, Craig Gravina speaking about the history of brewing in Albany, and Dietrich Gehring on heritge hops.

 

For more information, or to purchase your tickets over the phone, call Eileen at 463-4478 ext. 408.

$25.00