Albany County 330th

Albany County was established on November 1, 1683. Help us celebrate Albany County’s 330th anniversary with a number of events highlighting the diversity of its 19 municipalities.

The villages, cities and towns that make up our county represent urban, suburban and farm life over 533 square miles. Communities offer everything from agriculture, industry, high tech, higher education, entertainment, shopping, museums, tourism and state government.

Get ready to take a step back and learn about Albany County’s past, sample a taste of the present and look ahead to its future.

This page will be updated to feature the celebration that will take place the first week in November.

You are invited on Friday, November 1 to the kickoff of Albany County’s 330th Anniversary celebration. Join us in the Cahill Room at the Albany County Office Building at 112 State Street between 9:00am and 2:00pm to see Albany County’s history up close and personal. Historical artifacts from the Albany County Hall of Records will be on display including the images of the handwritten Dongan law chapter 4 creating New York’s counties.

On Sunday, November 3, come to the Times Union Center between 11:00am and 4:00pm to experience "Live Life Local," an opportunity to taste and purchase products from vendors who represent the diversity that Albany County has to offer in the areas of food and the arts. Chef Melissa Doney Sheridan from Hell’s Kitchen will be leading a student demonstration and cook-off during the event. Learn more »

Join Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy on Friday, November 8 as he honors four local veterans for their service… veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving our community. As we celebrate Albany County’s 330th birthday, these men collectively have lived more than 330 years. They are a source of inspiration and this event will motivate all of us. We will honor them at 10:00am in the Cahill Room at 112 State Street.