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PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Fireworks illuminate boaters on the Mohawk River at the Independence Day Celebration Concert & Fireworks at Mabee Farm Historic Site Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
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PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Fireworks illuminate boaters on the Mohawk River at the Independence Day Celebration Concert & Fireworks at Mabee Farm Historic Site Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Summer in the Capital Region is packed with things to do, at the track and away from it. On any given day, there’s plenty to choose from between horse racing, live music, festivals, fairs and theater.

Here are several fun options for today.

PICK OF THE DAY 

The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform alongside American pianist Lara Downes at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, featuring pieces by Florence Price and Billy Strayhorn, and finishing off with Brahms’s Second Symphony. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $35.

AROUND SARATOGA

The Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center will lead a 90-minute guided trolley tour of Saratoga Springs. The tour will take place at 10 a.m. with pick-up and drop-off at the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center. Tickets are $25 per person.

The Taste NY Pavilion, located inside Gate A at the Top of the Stretch at the Saratoga Race Course, will be offering New York-made food and adult beverages. The products, which come from Brooklyn, the Adirondacks and more, will be available for both sampling and purchase. The pavilion will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cuban music band Alta Havana performs at Skidmore College’s Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at 6 p.m. as part of the Upbeat on the Roof concert series. Admission is free.

ELSEWHERE

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls continues its showcase of the prints from José Guadalupe Posada, a nineteenth-century Mexican artist whose prints dominated Mexico’s first communications revolution. The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m with general admission at $12.

Jazz musicians Art D’echo Trio and Joshua Nelson will take to the corner of Jay Street and State Street in Schenectady to perform as part of the city’s free lunchtime concert series, Jazz on Jay. The performance will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

The Union Fire Company Band will perform at Ballston Spa’s Iron Spring Park as part of the Ballston Spa Concerts in the Park series. The show runs from 6-8 p.m. and includes an ice cream social.

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