2021 May Guide | Capital District Moms

As the weather gets nice you are probably starting to decide how to celebrate those import milestones this year. I have made this guide to help make the planning process easier. In addition, May means Mother’s Day so I’ve added some ideas about how to celebrate including places to get Mother’s Day Brunch and a list of local wineries.



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]



iCandy Designs Face Painting is a “mom-owned” small business providing you with reputable and affordable face painting services in the Capital Region. We are professionally insured, use top of the line cosmetic grade supplies that are FDA compliant, and follow all NYS safety guidelines. Let iCandy Designs take your event to the next level!



Follow iCandy Designs Face Painting on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website. 

Email: [email protected]



Our little educational farm sits 1550 feet above sea level and is located in Middle Grove, NY. We offer private guided 90-minute Hiking/Wild Walk/ Farm Adventures as well as Goat Yoga for private groups and public events. Our year-round outdoor adventures are designed according to your group’s needs and abilities. These adventures include hiking, snowshoeing, yoga, and outdoor and farm education – all with 14 of the friendliest goats in New York State.  Your adventure will be led by a licensed NYS hiking guide who will take you on a network of private trails that can accommodate all skill levels and group sizes. Please email [email protected] for more information and scheduling.



7222 Kilmer Road, Middle Grove, NY 12850

Follow Into the Woods Farm on Facebook and Instagram

Follow Goat Yoga In The Woods NY on Facebook 

Click here to visit their website. 

Phone #: 518-882-9286

Email: [email protected]



Ken Clough Photography is a wedding and portrait photographer serving the greater Capital District. Whether it is a couple portrait, a family portrait, a fashion portrait, a senior portrait, or a professional portrait, we want you to look your best. Let’s make great photographs to share with great friends.



33 Elk Street Suite 101, Albany, NY 12207

Follow Ken Clough Photography on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit his website.

Phone #: 518-618-2064

Email: ken@kensportraits.com



Hawaiian style shaved ice mobile truck. We go to schools, sports events, summer camps, parties, and more. We specialize in fun and fundraising! All the flavor are nut free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, kosher certified. We are members of the School Nutrition Association. We have dye free and sugar free flavors.



Follow Kona Ice of Clifton Park on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-930-2117

Email: [email protected]



Mad Science of the Capital District is back offering limited in person birthday parties safely!  Best for ages 3-10, there are plenty of themes to choose from, and some amazing new upgrades and add-ons, which can be chosen a la carte!  Spark your child’s imagination with our edu-taining parties!


Follow Mad Science of the Capital District on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-373-2864

Email: [email protected]



Mr. Ding-A-Ling Ice Cream, a childhood favorite provides street vending, parties, and special events for children of all ages.

Our season runs April 1st – October 31st .


Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-786-9246



If you’re looking to add a new WOW factor to your next event – consider adding the Seasons Catering Food Truck. With various menu options, we’ll cook and serve your guests live hot food out of our food truck for your next celebration. Call (518) 456-8000 or email [email protected] to learn more!



17 Walker Way, Colonie, NY 12205

Follow Seasons Catering on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-456-8000

Email: [email protected] 



Sprinkles Kids Mobile Spa offers FUNtastic Makeover Themed Parties, Where we Bring the F-U-N to You!!

Sprinkles Kids Parties create a spectacular setting for a unique & unforgettable experience that’s fun for everyone! Nails, Spa, Hair, Dress-Up, Runway, Fashion Show, Games, Dancing, Music, Activities & More!



We Bring the Party To YOU! 

Follow Sprinkles Kids Spa on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-221-4052 (Call or Text)

Email: [email protected]



A fun and unique experience. The Mobile Photobooth is great for any outdoor wedding or
event. Contact me for all your Photobooth needs.



Follow The Pixel Wagon Mobile Photobooth on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Christina Primero, Phone #: 518-365-1908

Email: [email protected] 



Have you booked a session at the Salt Cave yet? Halotherapy, also known as Salt Therapy, is an effective 100 % non-medical and natural treatment proven to influence healing on a variety of respiratory and skin conditions. There are many ways to enjoy the Salt Cave: Group Session up to 10 people, Yoga & Meditation Classes, Private Sessions, Massage Therapy & Parties. There are even family sessions (separate from adult sessions) so there is no need to find a babysitter!!! A visit to The Salt Den makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift because you can leave the kids at home or take them with you!



654 Watervliet Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110

Follow The Salt Den on Facebook and Instagram

Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-785-7258

Email: [email protected]



FunPlex Fun Park – East Greenbush, NY

Posted on their Facebook page on 5/6/21: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! All of you amazing Moms deserve some fun. Funplex Funpark in East Greenbush is once again offering a great deal for the special ladies in our lives… One free Go-Kart ride, one free game of Miniature Golf and one free small Ice Cream Cone! Just mention that you saw this ad!! Visit www.funplexfunpark.com for more information.


Stewart’s Shops

Posted on their Facebook page 5/8/21: ALL DAY TOMORROW everyone can enjoy 50¢ Single Scoop Cones in honor of Mother’s Day! 👩‍👧‍👧 Bring your mom, or just bring yourself. We’ll see you there!


Mountain Ridge Adventure – Schenectady, NY

Posted on their Facebook page on 5/6/21: MOM EARNED HER ADVENTURE THIS YEAR! LET’S GIVE IT TO HER. Save 50% on all Adventure Passes for Mom. Use promo code WELOVEMOM for savings. 50% promo code can only be used for Moms with an accompanied full paying child.




Visit Washington Park in Albany, NY to see the tulips

Albany Tulip Festival is virtual this year. 


Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day Sightseeing Cruise on the Hudson

Dutch Apple Cruises is offering two cruises on Mother’s Day!


Treat yourself to a session inside the cave at The Salt Den

Click here to learn more about The Salt Den (adult sessions, family sessions & private sessions available).


Visit the Berkshire Botanical Gardens

Approximately an hour from Albany, NY. Click here to learn more.


Make Memories at Huck Finn’s Playland!

Open Day is Saturday, May 8th! Click here to learn more.


Second Annual Apple Cider Donuts Drive-Thru & Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, May 8th & Sunday, May 9th. Click here to learn more.


Visit a winery or pick up some new bottles of wine to enjoy at home!

Adirondack Winery – Queensbury, NY

Altamont Vineyard and Winery – Altamont, NY

Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery – Washingtonville, NY

Galway Rock Vineyard and Winery – Ballston Lake, NY

Hudson-Chatham Winery – Ghent, NY

Hummingbird Hills Winery – Fultonville, NY

Ledge Rock Hill Winery – Corinth, NY

Palaia Winery – Highland Mills, NY

The Saratoga Winery – Saratoga Springs, NY

The Vineyard at Windham– Windham, NY

Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery – Warwick, NY


Enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch!

2Shea Catering at the Italian American Community Center – Albany, NY

Farmers Hardware – Saratoga Springs, NY (Brunch in a Box)

Innovo Kitchen – Latham, NY

Junior’s Bar & Grill – North Greenbush, NY

Maria’s Cafe and Catering – Schenectady, NY

New World Bistro Bar – Albany, NY

Orchard Creek Golf Club & Cider House Restaurant – Altamont, NY

Panza’s Brick Oven Pizza – Saratoga Springs, NY

MORE Perreca’s – Schenectady, NY

The Century House – Latham, NY (Mother’s Day Brunch To Go)

The Edison Club – Rexford, NY

The Point – Albany, NY

The Saratoga Winery – Saratoga Springs, NY





Rent a pavilion at a New York State Park

Click here to learn about Pavilion & Shelter Rentals.


Many New York State Parks also have nice playgrounds! 

Click here to view pictures of the three playgrounds at Saratoga Spa State Park.

Click here to view the playground at Thacher State Park.

Click here to view the playground at Schodack Island State Park.



Have a party in your backyard

Below are some useful resources when planning a backyard party.


Rentals (Chairs, Tables, Tents etc)

All Occasions Chiavari RentalsSaratoga Springs, NY

Bayly’s Rentals – Schenectady, NY

Bullseye Party Rentals – Queensbury, NY

Clifton Park Rental – Clifton Park, NY 

Cornells Rentals – Scotia, NY 

C. W. Whalen & Sons – Troy, NY 

Entertainment One Tent and Events Rentals – Hudson Falls, NY

Giuliano’s Premier Party Rentals and Catering – Troy, NY

Jumping Bean Party Rental – Wilton, NY

Rain or Shine Tent CompanySaratoga Springs, NY

Tom’s Tents of Halfmoon – Halfmoon, NY

Total Events – Schenectady, NY 

Tremont – Averill Park, NY

Upstate Tents and Events by Country True Value – East Greenbush


Bounce House Rentals

Adirondack Inflatables Extreme

Andrew’s Bounce Rentals

Bounce Alot

Bounce Around

Bouncing Fun Rentals

C.W. Whalen & Sons

Entertainment One Rentals

Jumping Bean Party Rentals

Just 4 Fun Entertainment

Kyle’s Bounce Rentals

Jump N’ Shout

Moon Bounce Party Rentals

Skyline Rentals

Upstate Inflatables



Venues that offer outdoor parties

Albany Polish Community Center – Pavilion Rentals for Bar-B-Q’s & Banquets

All 4 Fun

Birch Hill Catering – Grand Pavilion, Pond Pavilion, Sunset Pavilion

Bowman Orchards – Parties May-August

Dutch Apple Cruises

FunPlex Fun Park

Huck Finn’s Playland

Indian Ladder Farms 

Into the Woods Farm

Lanthier’s Grove – Experience the Capital Region’s Best Clambake for over 30 years

Mountain Ridge Adventure

Saratoga Clay Arts Center (has a sun porch)

The Fun Spot





Bake for You – Slingerlands, NY

Bella Napoli Bakery & Cafe – Latham, NY & Troy, NY

Blue Rose Cheesecake & Bake Shop – Schenectady, NY

Bountiful Bread – Albany NY

Bread Basket Bakery Saratoga Springs, NY

Cake by Alissa – Schuylerville, NY

Cake Street Sweets – Cohoes, NY

Coccadotts Cake Shop – Albany, NY

Different Blend Bakery – Schenectady, NY

Dolce and Biscotti – Clifton Park, NY

Fiorello Bakery & Deli – Albany, NY

Hannaford Supermarkets – Many locations throughout the Capital District

Holly’s Confections – Queensbury, NY

J & S Watkins Homebaked Desserts – Clifton Park, NY

Lake George Baking Company – Lake George NY & Queensbury NY

Leah’s Cakery – Round Lake, NY

Mrs. London’s – Saratoga Springs, NY

Perreca’s Bakery – Schenectady, NY

Price Chopper/Market32/Market Bistro – Many locations throughout the Capital District.

Putnam Market – Saratoga Springs, NY

Puzzles Bakery & Cafe – Schenectady, NY

ShopRite – Many locations throughout the Capital District

The Cookie Factory – Clifton Park, NY & Troy, NY

The Crisp Cannoli – East Greenbush, NY

The Fresh Market – Latham, NY & Saratoga Springs, NY

The GingerSnap Cake Shop – Queensbury, NY

Two Birds Marketplace – Ballston Spa, NY

Villa Italia Bakery – Schenectady, NY

Whisky Business Bakery – Schenectady, NY

Whole Foods Market – Albany, NY

Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe – East Greenbush, NY


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