Winter at the Plaza


March 4: Hannaford Kidz Expo
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



The 12th Annual Hannaford Kidz Expo takes over the Empire State Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 for a day chock full of entertainment and activities to keep your kids happy and on the go. Admission is FREE and there’s something for everyone! Find activities galore, from meet and greets with beloved characters, theater performances, bounce rides, arts and crafts, mini-golf, and even reptiles. For the parents, you’ll appreciate finding information on everything you and your kids need all in one convenient location: college savings, summer camps, health care, sports clubs, photographers, dance studios, and vacation planning, just to name a few.

The Capital District’s most popular kids’ event is now in its 12th year. Continuing the tradition of exceptional programming, we’re proud to present Storybook Fun with Curious George. Based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey, Curious George makes a special appearance at the Plaza in this fun, high-energy, interactive performance featuring songs, games, and dancing. Also making a big splash is everyone’s favorite sibling duo, Peppa Pig and George. They’re giving out plenty of hugs and smiles. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the special day. It will be more fun than a muddy puddle!

Featured Attractions: 

  • Hannaford and CLYNK – Recycling Today for Tomorrow (Meeting Rooms 3– 4): All Day
  • Storybook Fun with Curious George (The Egg’s Hart Theatre): Storytime at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm with Meet and Greet at 2:00pm and 4:00pm 
  • Come Meet Peppa Pig & GeorgeTM (Meeting Room 7): 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
  • Dance Flurry Music and Movement Games (Meeting Room 6): 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
  • School of the Albany Berkshire Ballet (Meeting Room 6): 10:30am, 1:30pm
  • Dance Flurry Music and Movement Games (Meeting Room 6): 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
  • The Little Mermaid presented by Debuts Theater Company (Meeting Room 6): 11:30am
  • Planetarium Adventures (Concourse): 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm
  • Make a Comet (Concourse): 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm
  • Dance Dimensions (Concourse): 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm 
  • Roaming Railroad Presented by NYSUT (Concourse)
  • Reptile Adventures (Meeting Room 5)
  • Toddler Zone (Base of The Egg): All Day 
  • More than 100 vendors
  • Bounce rides, music, mini-golf, face painting and more!

Vendor opportunities are currently open for the 2017 Hannaford Kidz Expo: Learn more and apply through the OGS vendor registration portal

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors: