Today’s Things2do

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dark arts in the park, Al­bany’s Wash­ing­ton Park, Al­bany. 4 to 6 p.m. $8. Bring your paints and easels and en­joy paint­ing in the great out­doors. Bring blan­kets, snacks, some iced tea, and paint some land­scape and ar­chi­tec­tural stud­ies in Wash­ing­ton Park. Meet at the war me­mo­rial with the statue of Ceres at the park en­trance on Henry John­son Boule­vard. gallery Tour of the erie Canal ex­hi­bi­tion, State Mu­seum, 222 Madi­son Ave., Al­bany. 2 to 2:45 p.m. Free. Tread the path of 19th-cen­tury his­tory. Join a mu­seum ed­u­ca­tor for a guided tour that ex­plores the Erie Canal’s cre­ation, con­struc­tion, and con­tri­bu­tions to the Em­pire State and the U.S. hud­son river Fish Count, Schodack Is­land State Park, 1 Schodack Is­land Way, Schodack Land­ing. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Cit­i­zen Science Vol­un­teers needed to help record and send data from ashore, or hop into a pair of chest waders to help cap­ture fish us­ing a 40-foot seine net. Fish species will be sorted, counted, and recorded; and then re­leased back into the Hud­son. 518-7660010. kayak through his­tory, Sch­enec­tady County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, 32 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Sch­enec­tady. 2 p.m. $20 to rent, $10 bring your own boat. See Sch­enec­tady from a dif­fer­ent van­tage point: the Mo­hawk River. Au­drey Egle­ston of Am­s­ter­dam’s Down by the River Tours will be the ex­pert guide. penny Lane sum­mer Con­certs, Hope Club, 1 Penny Lane, Latham. 5 p.m. Free. Per­for­mance by “Key El­e­ment,” Hud­son Val­ley’s party rock cover band. Food pro­vided, but bring your own chair or blan­ket and cooler. No glass bot­tles per­mit­ted.

Wild Tails of al­bany an­i­mals, Fam­ily Themed guided Tour, Al­bany Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, 25 Quack­en­bush Square, Al­bany. 11 a.m. $3, free for chil­dren. First of its kind guided walk­ing tour leads your fam­ily on a sa­fari through down­town as par­tic­i­pants un­cover many crea­tures in the form of carv­ings and stat­ues hid­den in plain sight.

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