We think Albany, NY has some of the best summer events around. Whether they are business oriented events or festivities to bring the whole family to, here are our top picks for the next few weeks: Enjoy Live Jazz at the Bistro/Bar at 74 Every Saturday Night. Look at floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking historic State Street as you enjoy the cool sounds of jazz. They promise to elevate your spirit! 74 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Call 518.434.7410 for more info. Here are some of the acts they have scheduled: July 28-Lee Shaw TrioAugust 4-Brian Patneaude QtAugust 11-Lee Shaw Trio We can’t live without our fresh fruits and vegetables. Check out the Farmer’s Market on Maiden Lane Park every Thursday. Check out baked goods, plant seedlings, fresh fruits and vegetables. Maiden Lane and Broadway, Albany, NY. Check out live music at the Taste Summer Music Lineup. Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday there will be live music from different bands all summer at Taste, on 45 Beaver Street, Albany, NY 12207. Enjoy contemporary fine dining with a healthy spin as you enjoy their live music. It can’t be beat! The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to present the Sculpture in the Streets exhibition, “Stand in the Sole of Albany.” Check out this free annual public art exhibition which celebrates the history of Albany with large Dutch clog sculptures. All painted sculptures are done by local artists. Get a walking tour and check all of these out. Walking tour maps are available at area merchants, Albany County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and the Downtown Albany BID office at 40 North Pearl Street, Albany. For more information please call 518.465.2143 x11. Take the kiddos to Creative Art Day at the NYS Museum. Join Museum Art Instructor Peggy Steinbach for a creative art project based on a Museum exhibition. These events take place on Saturdays from 1-3pm. 3025 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. We hope you enjoy all of the local Albany, NY community events!