2021 July Guide | Capital District Moms

This guide was created to help make the month of July a little bit easier for you!

Topics:

Playground & splash pad map

A list of pools and splash pads

A list of lakes/beaches

Places to watch fireworks

Fruit picking in July

Date night ideas

APEX ENTERTAINMENT

 

Apex Entertainment offers fun for all ages with a 65+ game arcade, 22 lanes of bowling, thrilling hyper-realistic VR, laser tag, dining and so much more! Located in the lower level of Crossgates Mall, Apex is a great venue for birthday parties or a fun day out with the family!

 

 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203

Follow Apex Entertainment on Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-426-8666

Email: [email protected]

DOMINIC’S CARAMELLA SHOP

 

Family Owned & Operated- we are able to do custom orders for any occasion! Unique ice cream options such as our butter waffle nachos, ice cream flights and build your own mugs!

 

22 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Follow Dominic’s Caramella Shop on Facebook & Instagram.

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: (518) 357-3935

Email: [email protected]

DUTCH APPLE CRUISES

 

Dutch Apple Cruises is located in downtown Albany, NY on the scenic and historic Hudson River! We offer sightseeing, sunset & special event cruises, that are open to the public. We also offer private cruise rentals for your next event. Please visit Dutchapplecruises.com for information, schedules & to purchase tickets!

 

1 Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202

Follow Dutch Apple Cruises on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website. 

Phone #: 518-463-0220

Email: [email protected]

FAT PAULIE’S DELICATESSEN

 

Fat Paulie’s Delicatessen is a Long Island style deli in Saratoga Springs specializing in house-roasted, herb-rubbed meats and imported deli meats, fresh mozzarella made daily, hero sandwiches, fresh salads, catering, family dinners and more. Everything at the deli is made in-house using traditional methods and preparations including all deli salads, stocks, sauces, dressings and soups.⁣

 

92 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Follow Fat Paulie’s Delicatessen on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-581-5918

HONEST WEIGHT FOOD CO-OP

 

Honest Weight Food Co-op, founded in 1976, is the Capital District’s Community-Owned Grocery Store. We’re committed to providing affordable, high-quality natural foods and sustainable products for healthy living. We are open to the public seven days a week to provide our community with the area’s largest and best selection of local and organic produce and groceries!

 

100 Watervliet Ave, Albany, NY 12206

Follow Honest Weight Food Co-op on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website. 

Phone #: 518-482-COOP (2667)

Email: [email protected]

JUNE FARMS

 

June Farms is THE SUMMER PLACE to be!  Bring the kids to one of June Farms’ Our Daily Walks (11am-4pm) and meet all of their happy barnyard animals!  Horses, pigs, goats, ducks, cows, chickens, barn cats and Frank, the farm dog… all for just $5/person.  Snack Bar and Cocktail Bar are open 11am-4pm.

Visit JuneFarms.com for more information.

 

275 Parker Road West Sand Lake, NY 12196

Follow June Farms on Facebook & Instagram.

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-444-3276

Email: [email protected]

KING BROTHERS DAIRY

 

Take a drive to the country to visit our full ice cream parlor and farm stand right on our working dairy farm. Experience products made right on the farm including our famous chocolate milk and over 60 rotating homemade premium ice cream flavors. We also feature many additional local products.

 

311 King Rd Schuylerville, NY 12871

Follow King Brothers Dairy on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-695-MILK (6455)

Email:  [email protected]

LITTLE FEET LITTLE FARM

 

Little Feet Little Farm is a small “Learning Farm” in Ballston Spa where you can come and have a private family visit, feed, pet, and learn about the animals. Many classes available throughout the summer in our nature classroom! Learn about Honeybees, beekeeping, goat, chicken, and duck care, or join us for Mad Science!

 

502 Marcia Ln Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Follow Little Feet Little Farm on Facebook & Instagram.

Email:  [email protected]

NINE PIN CIDER

 

We are New York’s First Farm Cidery and support New York agriculture by producing quality craft ciders using 100% local New York apples and fruit. Visit our Tasting Room in Albany, NY for a rotating selection of 9 premium and limited small batch Nine Pin ciders as well as local New York beers and cocktails. Pair cider with one of our gourmet sourdough personal pizzas or small plates.

 

929 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Follow Nine Pin Cider on Facebook & Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-449-9999

Email: [email protected]

OLD BRICK FURNITURE AND MATTRESS COMPANY

 

Old Brick is a local, family-owned and operated furniture + mattress store with prices guaranteed to be 10-30% less every day! With 7 locations and coming to Clifton Park, NY Fall 2021, find furniture and accessories for every room in your home, plus take advantage of interior design services and financing to make your dream home a reality.

 

NEW YORK: Albany, Schenectady, Queensbury + Clifton Park — Coming Fall 2021!

VERMONT: Bennington, Manchester + Rutland

MASSACHUSETTS: Pittsfield

Follow Old Brick Furniture and Mattress Company on Facebook & Instagram.

Click here to visit their website.

THE CANDY SPACE

 

An Interactive Candy Experience

– Fill a Space Pouch with sweets from our 180 candy bins. Or shop from our 1,100 candies and toys throughout the store.

– Achieve lift-off with our in-store Candy Launch System and launch your purchase throughout the store and come home with space-flown candy.

– Launch one of our unique plush toys and turn your stuffed animal into a stuffed astronaut!

 

1439 State Rt 9, Unit 6 Lake George, NY 12845

Follow The Candy Space on FacebookInstagram 

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: (518) 223-0393

UTICA ZOO

 

The Utica Zoo is a premier family-fun, tourist destination creating unique experiences and promoting public appreciation of wildlife through education, conservation, and recreation. The Utica Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 363 days a year. Book a birthday party or attend one of the many signature events held annually. There’s fun for everyone!

 

1 Utica Zoo Way, Utica, NY  13501

Follow the Utica Zoo on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #:  (315) 738-0472

Email:  [email protected]

WE ROCK THE SPECTRUM – BALLSTON SPA

 

We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gyms was founded to provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together. We have found all children can benefit from our uniquely designed sensory equipment that is specifically designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders. However, in our experience, all children are able to benefit greatly from this equipment and by allowing children of all ability levels to play together they are able to learn a great deal from each other and become the best motivation for success on every level.

 

1490 Saratoga Rd Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Follow We Rock the Spectrum – Ballston Spa on Facebook & Instagram.

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-288-3294

Email: [email protected]

PLAYGROUND & SPLASH PAD MAP

Last month I announced that I created a map with all of the playgrounds I have visited in the Capital District. I’m happy to announce that I have now added a section to the map to include all of the splash pads that I have visited!

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PLAYGROUND AND SPLASH PAD MAP!

POOLS AND SPLASH PADS

Bozenkill Park Pool – Altamont, NY

Residents only

Click here for more information.

 

City of Albany

The City of Albany operates 11 spray pads, 2 outdoor pools, and 1 indoor pool across the City. 

Click here for more information.

 

City of Troy

City Pools: South Troy & Lansingburgh Spray Pool: Prospect Park, Frear Park, Knickerbacker Park & Corliss Park

Click here for more information.

 

Town of Clifton Park

Three pools: Barney Road, Locust Lane & Country Knolls Pool 

Click here for more information.

 

Colonie Mohawk River Park and Pool & Splash Pad **SPLASH PAD OPENED IN 2018

“In order to use the Town Pool, you must be a resident of the Town of Colonie and have a green residency card. Only Town residents over the age of 18 may have nonresident guests at the Town Pool. A Town resident over the age of 18 may have no more than three (3) nonresident guests at the Town Pool at any one time.”

Click here for more information.

 

Crandall Park – Glens Falls, NY **OPENED IN 2021

Free and open to the public

Click here for more information.

 

Elm Avenue Park Pool Complex – Town of Bethlehem

“Open to Town of Bethlehem residents and their guests. Non-residents must be accompanied by a resident with a valid pool pass.”

Click here for more information.

 

Gannon Park Splash Pad – Greenwich, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Gavin Splash Park – Wilton, NY

Wilton Residents and Non-Residents can use the splash park (there is a fee to use the splash park).

Click here to follow Gavin Park on Facebook for more information.

 

Gurney Lane Swimming Pool in Queensbury, NY

“A season’s pass can be purchased (family or individual) by both residents and non-residents.”

Click here for more information.

 

Halfmoon Town Park Spray Park **OPENED IN 2018

Free and open to the public

Click here for more information.

 

Lansing Pool – Cohoes, NY

“Swimming at Lansing Pool is free for Cohoes residents but please remember that you must show proof of residency upon entering the pool. Non-residents will be charged $7.00 per day to use the pool facility with a limit of (70) seventy non-residents per day.”

Click here for more information.

 

Lions Splash Pad located at Collins Park in Scotia, NY **OPENED IN 2018

Free and open to the public

Click here for more information.

 

Splash Pad at Moreau Town Park **OPENED IN 2021

19 Jan Ave, Fort Edward, NY 12828

 

Mosher Park Pool – Ravena, NY

Click here to follow Mosher Park Pool on Facebook for more information.

 

Niskayuna Town Pool

“Season Passes to the Niskayuna Town Pool are limited to Niskayuna Town & school district residents.”

Click here for more information.

 

Niskayuna Splash Pad at Blatnick Park **OPENED IN 2019

Free and open to the public

Click here for more information.

 

Paine Street Park Sprinkler – Village of Green Island

Click here for more information.

 

City of Rensselaer

“Use of The East Street Spray Park will be limited to City of Rensselaer residents who obtain passes from the City Hall upon providing proof of residency in the City of Rensselaer.”

Click here for more information.

 

Saratoga Spa State Park

Open to the public. See website for pricing. “The Peerless Pool Complex consists of a main pool with a zero-depth entry, separate slide pool with a 19′ double slide and a children’s wading pool with a mushroom fountain. The slide pool has a minimum height requirement of 48″ tall. The Historic Victoria Pool is a smaller pool surrounded by arched promenades. Both pool areas include food and beverage services, showers, locker rooms and restrooms.”

Click here for more information.

 

Saratoga Springs Splash Pads

Free and open to the public 4 Locations: Recreation Center playground, Veterans Memorial Park on Geyser Road, East Side Rec and West Side Rec.

Click here for more information.

 

Schenectady City Pools

Central Park Pool, Front Street Pool and Hillhurst Pool

Click here for more information.

 

Tawasentha Park Pool – Guilderland, NY

“Residents can purchase daily passes or season passes for the pool (with some form of proof of residency) at the pool building at Tawasentha Park.”

Click here for more information.

 

Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool – Watervliet, NY

“The City of Watervliet operates and maintains a municipal swimming pool that is open to residents of the City six days a week (weather permitting) during the summer months.” Seventh Street Park, Clinton Park and Brotherhood Park also have spray/wading pool for younger children.

Click here for more information.

 

Village of Stillwater Splash Pad **OPENED IN 2019

Posted on their Facebook page 6/10/21: The village splash pad is not operational at this time and in need of repairs. The village is awaiting parts to make those repairs. No opening date has been announced at this time but stay tuned for more information.

Click here to follow the Village of Stillwater on Facebook.

 

Village Swimming Pool – Ballston Spa, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Waterford Town Pool

“Residents will be required to show proof of residency upon entering the pool.  This will require a photo ID, such as a valid driver’s license and either a Town of Waterford tax bill or a current utility bill.  A resident will be able to sign up a guest in person. The guest is responsible for understanding the pool rules and will be charged the resident fee.”

Click here for more information.

 

Woodlawn Park Splash Pad – Schenectady, NY **OPENED IN 2019

Free and open to the public

Click here to follow Woodlawn Park on Facebook.

LAKES/BEACHES

Brown’s Beach and Marina

Town of Stillwater (Saratoga Lake)

Click here for more information.

 

Glimmerglass State Park

Cooperstown, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Grafton Lakes State Park

Grafton, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Lake Taghkanic State Park

Ancram, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Little Troy Park

Charlton, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Moreau Lake State Park

Gansevoort, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Rogers Memorial Park Beach

Bolton Landing, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Stewarts Pond

Hadley, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Thompsons Lake

East Berne, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Usher Park

Lake George, NY

Click here for more information.

 

Veteran’s Memorial Park Beach

Bolton Landing, NY

Click here for more information.

FIREWORKS

Albany Fireworks at Empire State Plaza

July 4, 2021

Click here for more information.

 

Clifton Park’s July 4th Celebration at Clifton Common

July 4, 2021

Click here to follow Clifton Park Office of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs on Facebook for more information.

 

Town of Stillwater at Browns Beach

July 3, 2021

Click here to follow the Town of Stillwater on Facebook for more information.

 

Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Great Escape

July 3-4, 2021

Click here for more information.

 

Tri-City ValleyCats

July 4, 2021

Click here for more information.

 

Village of Lake George

July 4, 2021

Click here to follow the Village of Lake George on Facebook for more information.

 

4th of July with Dutch Apple Cruises

July 4, 2021

Join us for live music, fireworks over the Empire State Plaza from the City of Albany & delicious food catered by DeMarco’s Restaurant! Full bar will be available with beverages for purchase (cash & credit accepted).

Click here for more information.

 

Washington County Fair

July 4, 2021

Click here to follow the Washington County Fair on Facebook for more information.

 

Village of Corinth NY

July 3, 2021

Click here to follow the Village of Corinth NY on Facebook for more information.

 

Jericho Drive-in

July 3, 2021

Our features for our July 3 fireworks extravaganza are…Spirit Untamed and F9: The Fast Saga. This event will be sold out. If you do not purchase tickets ahead of time we most likely will not be able to let you in at the gate. Fireworks happen rain or shine.

Click here to follow the Jericho Drive-in on Facebook to learn more.

 

Village of Fort Plain

July 3, 2021

Event information posted on their Facebook page on 6/21/21

Click here to follow the Village of Fort Plain on Facebook to learn more.

 

Village of Coxsackie

July 3, 2021

Event information posted on their Facebook page on 6/23/21

Click here to follow the Village of Coxsackie on Facebook to learn more.

 

Town of Bethlehem NY Parks & Recreation

July 4, 2021

Event information posted on their Facebook page on 07/01/21

Click here to follow the Town of Bethlehem NY Parks & Recreation on Facebook to learn more

FRUIT PICKING IN JULY

Ariel’s Farm – Gansevoort, NY

U-pick red & black raspberries, and blackberries

Click here to visit their website.

 

Best Berry Farm – East Greenbush, NY

U-pick blueberries.

Click here to visit their Facebook page.

 

Bowman Orchards – Rexford, NY

U-pick blueberries, cherries, blackberries & raspberries 

**UPDATED 7/20/21: U-pick peaches are now available!

Click here to visit their website.

 

Buhrmaster Farms – Scotia, NY

U-pick blueberries

Click here to visit their website.

 

Gardenworks Farm – Salem, NY

U-pick blueberries

Click here to visit their website.

 

Hand Melon Farm – Greenwich, NY

U-pick blueberries & raspberries.

Click here to visit their website.

 

Hicks Orchard – Granville, NY

U-pick blueberries & cherries

Click here to visit their website.

 

Indian Ladder Farms – Altamont, NY

U-pick blueberries, raspberries and black raspberries 

Click here to visit their website.

 

Kristy’s Barn – Schodack, NY

U-pick strawberries and black & red raspberries 

Click here to visit their website.

 

Liberty Ridge Farm – Schaghticoke, NY

U-pick blueberries

Click here to visit their website.

 

Love Apple Farm – Ghent, NY

U-pick rainer cherries, sour cherries, sweet cherries, yellow cherries, donut peaches, blueberries & gooseberries

**UPDATED 7/20/21: U-pick peaches are now available!

Click here to visit their website

 

Mead Orchards – Tivoli, NY

U-pick cherries and blueberries

Click here to visit their website.

 

Samascott Orchards – Kinderhook, NY

U-pick fall strawberries (late July), sweet cherries, sour cherries, blueberries, beans & tomatoes

Click here to visit their website.

 

Star Farm – Galway, NY

U-pick blueberries

Click here for more information.

 

Winney’s Blueberry Farm – Schuylerville, NY

U-pick blueberries

Click here to visit their Facebook page.

DATE NIGHT IDEAS

Enjoy some cocktails at June Farms! June Farms is a charming, small farm located on 120 acres in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley.

 

Relax on an evening cruise with Dutch Apple Cruises while listening to music and enjoying the sights during a beautiful sunset on the Hudson River!

 

Visit Nine Pin Cider’s Tasting Room in Albany, NY and have one of their delicious ciders with one of their gourmet sourdough personal pizzas or small plates.

 

Go to a Drive-In Movie!

Glen Drive In – Queensbury, NY

Hathaway’s Drive-In Theatre – North Hoosick, NY

Hollywood Drive-In Theatre – Averill Park, NY

Jericho Drive-In – Glenmont, NY

Malta Drive-In Theatre – Malta, NY

 

Take a cooking class!

Different Drummer’s Kitchen Co. – Albany, NY

Gio Culinary Studio – Voorheesville, NY

 

Go out for Hibachi!

Hana Japanese Steak House – Albany, NY

Koto – Latham, NY

Sake  – Latham, NY

Samurai – Albany, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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