GE has announced the lineup for its annual “GE Kids-In-Free Days” events at venues across the greater Capital Region this summer, with free admission to a variety of arts, cultural and sporting events for children age 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult.
Here’s the 2011 summer schedule:
New York City Ballet, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, July 5-16: Enjoy the grace and artistry of world-class dancers when the New York City Ballet returns to SPAC for a two-week engagement. “GE Kids-In-Free Days” tickets are available for most performances.
Def Leppard and Heart, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, July 10: This is the first of three “GE-Kids-In-Free Days” Live Nation summer concerts at SPAC. “GE Kids-In-Free Days” tickets are available for lawn seats only.
New York Sportimes Tennis, SEFCU Arena, Albany, July 18: Professional tennis as the Bryan Brothers, one of the most accomplished doubles teams in history, lead the Kansas City Explorers against the New York Sportimes.
Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, July 27-August 13: The Philadelphia Orchestra returns for its annual three-week residency at SPAC. “GE Kids-In-Free Days” tickets are available for most performances
Tri-City ValleyCats baseball, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy, August 11: Tri-City ValleyCats, the New York-Penn League affilate of the Houston Astros, offer great professional baseball action, activities for young fans, and a a fireworks display to cap the night.
Barry Manilow, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, August 25: Barry Manilow takes a break from headlining Las Vegas shows to visit SPAC. “GE Kids-In-Free Days” tickets are available for lawn seats only.
Journey, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, September 2: Journey is back once again at SPAC for another summertime show. “GE Kids-In-Free Days” tickets are available for lawn seats only.
“GE Kids-In-Free Days” events are also being planned for later this year with the Albany Devils professional hockey team and the Siena College men’s basketball team.
MORE REAL GOOD FOR FREE SHOWS, 2011:
Festival Fever: Stoptime Louis Armstrong Festival, 7/6/11
Real Good for Free: Monday Night Concerts in the Park, Thurman (6pm on Mondays)
Freedom Square Festival @ Freedom Square, North Troy (Saturday, July 2)
Talkin’ ‘Bout the British Invasion @ Kleinert James Arts Center, Woodstock (Saturday, July 2)
Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm on various days)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (6pm on Tuesdays)
Music in the Park @ Riverfront Park, Rensselaer (6pm on Tuesdays)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
The SCA Summer Concert Series @ the Outdoor Entertainment Center, South Glens Falls (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
Rockin’ On the River @ the Hedley District Riverfront Parking Lot, River St., Troy (5pm on Wednesdays)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon on Thursdays)
Alive at Five @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany (5pm on Thursdays)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (6pm on Thursdays)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (7:30pm on Thursdays)
UpBeat on the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm on Fridays)
Improv Records’ Free Fridays @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7pm on Fridays)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (7pm on Fridays)
Concerts in the Park @ Riverfront Part, Athens (7pm on Fridays)
Canal Square Summer Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes (7pm on Fridays)
Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Main Street Gazebo, Salem (11am on Saturdays)
Performing Arts at the Common @ the Clifton Park Common, Clifton Park (7pm on Sundays)
Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 28-July 8)
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18)