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The Van Dyck

237 Union Street
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The restored Van Dyck building in the historic Stockade Neighborhood now hosts The Van Dyck Restaurant & Lounge, a classic restaurant with a focus on live music. The listening room upstairs at Van Dyck has been lauded by listeners and players alike as one of the finest to be found. The restaurant has expanded its music offerings to include folk and indie, but the jazz performers are still quite prominent. Tributes to Oscar Peterson and others demonstrate a commitment to America’s native art form. For the hardcore jazz listener, be sure to check the website to find out if that evening’s entertainment is a sultry songbook singer or a Celtic rock band.

The Van Dyck Information

  • Public Transportation: Excellent (The Schenectady Amtrak station is a 2-minute walk)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: First floor is accessible, listening room is not
  • Performances/Programs: Approximately 160 performances per year. Music generally Tuesday–Saturday
  • Tickets: Often no cover.