Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Play Date for Grownups! 2/14

Valentine’s Day guided tour of the “Kid Stuff” exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art, with wine and games at the University Club

This Valentine’s Day, revisit the toys and games of your childhood with a guided tour of “Kid Stuff” at the Albany Institute, then proceed across the street to the University Club for drinks, games or dinner – or all of the above!

On Tuesday, February 14, the festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m., as adults meet at the Albany Institute at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany, for a one-hour guided tour of Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood. From Slinky®s and Wooly Willy®s to Lionel® Trains and BarbieTM Dolls, Kid Stuff takes visitors back to the age of tailfins and vinyl records with more than 40 toys from decades past. See vintage toys with original packaging and promotional materials, and play with LEGO® blocks, Twister®, Mr. Potato Head®, and more. (This exhibit closes on March 4 – don’t miss it!)

At 6:30 p.m., cross the street to 141 Washington Avenue and enjoy a warm welcome at the National Register-listed University Club. Find a partner to play some of the games featured in the exhibit, have a drink or order dinner from the a la carte menu. The University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc. is presenting this event in conjunction with the Institute, and one need not be a member to attend.

The cost for the tour and reception is $15 and includes admission to the Albany Institute. Show your admission sticker and receive a complimentary glass of wine at the University Club. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151.

The University Club Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, was formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.

Support for educational programming presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc. is provided by AT&T.

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