Schenectady is a city and the county seat of Schenectady County, New York, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city's population of 67,047 made it the ninth most populous municipality in the state. The city is located near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers in eastern New York. It is in the same metropolitan area as the state capital, approximately 15 miles to the southeast in Albany.. Learn more about the history of Schenectady.
Proctor's Theatre is a theatre and former vaudeville house located in Schenectady, New York, United States. Many famous artists have performed there, notably Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Hal Holbrook, Ted Wiles, and George Burns, as well as many others. It has one of the largest movie screens in the Northeast. The theatre was opened on December 27, 1926. It was designed by architect Thomas Lamb. Four years later it hosted the first public demonstration of television. In 1979 the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places, shortly before being renovated after a long period of decline and neglect. A renovation completed in 2007 added two theatres to the complex, providing a variety of performance spaces.
Central Park Rose Garden
Beautiful rose garden in Central Park in Schenectady. The roses here rivals those of the NYBG in NYC. Great place to relax and enjoy the roses and listen to the water features. A very fine community rose garden, a pleasant picturesque place to stroll anytime.
miSci Museum of Innovation & Science
The Museum of Innovation and Science is a museum and planetarium located in Schenectady, New York. miSci's exhibitions and educational programming focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. As of 2020, the Museum's President is Gina C. Gould, PhD; Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions is Chris Hunter; and Director of Grants and Special Events is Dan Beck. Inside of the museum is the Suits-Bueche Planetarium. It contains a GOTO Chronos Star Machine, one of only 16 in the United States, which is capable of displaying 8,500 stars and 24 constellation outlines. The projector can show the sky from any location on Earth 100,000 years in the past or in the future. Also located at miSci is a Challenger Learning Center, which opened in 2014. The archives contain over 1.5 million photographs, making them the seventh largest collection of photographs in the US. The archives also include 110 radios, 60 televisions, 15,000 patents, 5000 books, and 1000 films. Many of the items relate to the history of Schenectady and General Electric. The archives are open to the public by appointment.