2022 February Guide | Capital District Moms

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

Topics:

DINING IGLOOS, ICE BARS & MORE!

FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES/EVENTS DURING FEBRUARY

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER!

 

 

9 MILES EAST

Make your week easier with delicious, healthy prepared meals from 9 Miles East. We drop them off at your home each week (or every other week) and you can choose from great soups, salads, entrees, grain bowls and local grocery items. Visit https://subscriptions.9mileseast.com/ to order.

64 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Follow 9 Miles East on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-223-9872

ALBANY NINJA LAB

Registration for our school break camps is OPEN.
There’s no better way to spend a week off from school then to attend our morning camps!
Your ninja is sure to have an amazing time participating in fun challenges, playing games, and working with our coaches to improve their ninja skills and abilities.
Camps run M-F 9AM-NOON
Cost: $220 Full Week or $50 per day

Crossgates Commons, 161 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany, NY 12205
Follow Albany Ninja Lab on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone # 518-608-4725
Email: [email protected]

CAITLYN EDSON NUTRITION

I am a Pediatric Registered Dietitian who works with families to make mealtimes easier. I work with kids ages birth to 18 on things like starting solids, baby led weaning, picky eating, allergies, and medical conditions affecting intake. I work one-on-one with clients virtually to develop a plan and support system that will work for your family. It’s my goal to make feeding your kids one less daily stress.

Follow Caitlyn Edson Nutrition on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit her website.

CLUB PILATES (CLIFTON PARK, NY)

We believe that Pilates is the path to a fuller, more satisfying physical existence. We believe that being in control of your body helps you to be in control of your life. And best of all, we believe that you can start anytime. No matter your age or level of fitness, there’s a Pilates class that will work for you. Club Pilates instructors perform hundreds of hours of training to meet teacher standards so they can provide the highest quality Pilates workouts.It’s more than just Reformers. Club Pilates studios feature a variety of apparatus, including TRX, Exo-Chair, Bosu ball, mats, rollers, and more. See the options and find your perfect workout fit on the Club Pilates app!

15 Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Follow Club Pilates on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-691-3131
Email: [email protected]

CROSSGATES

Featuring 150 retail shops……and tons of fun & entertainment for the kiddos…..Crossgates offers something for everyone – all under one roof. Enjoy plenty of stores, restaurants and entertainment venues that you won’t find for miles in any direction like Apple, Amazon 4-star, LEGO, Build a Bear Workshop, Dave & Buster’s, Apex Entertainment, Get Air, Billy Beez, plus the nation’s top retailers, to experience all that Crossgates has to offer. Whether you’re looking to shop & dine or play & stay, our on-site Tru and Homewood Suites by Hilton dual-branded hotel allows for the best Staycation. Planning your next visit couldn’t be any easier.

One Crossgates Mall Road, Albany NY 12203
Follow Crossgates on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-869-9565
Email: [email protected]

EGGCELLENT

Want to try something new in Crossgates Mall? Here we come. The cheese tarts are delightful to enjoy either warm, chill or frozen.
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
Follow Eggcellent on Facebook & Instagram
Click here to visit their website.

KELLY’S KITCHEN

All new at Kelly’s Kitchen! Baking & Cooking Events – Fun for the whole family! Available for ages 3 and up. Ages 12 & under require parent participation. Visit our website to view the calendar and get all the details!
4300 NY 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Follow Kelly’s Kitchen on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-886-9794

MARCELLA’S APPLIANCE CENTER

Since 1957 Marcella’s Appliance Center has been serving capital region families essential kitchen and laundry appliances they depend on day after day to cook, clean, refrigerate and sanitize. Shop Marcella’s in-store, online or by phone with the area’s best selection of appliances and pricing. Our showrooms are conveniently located in Schenectady and Clifton Park, stop by to speak with an experienced appliance expert today or visit www.marcellasappliance.com to learn more.

SCHENECTADY SHOWROOM
560 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
518-381-1957

CLIFTON PARK SHOWROOM
Shoppers World, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-952-7700

Follow Marcella’s Appliance Center on Facebook & Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.

MIRROR LAKE INN RESORT & SPA

At the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, safety is the new luxury. The resort has been AAA Four Diamond rated the past 37 consecutive years and prides itself on a superior level of guest service. The feeling of being at home with family, coupled with unparalleled views of Mirror Lake and the surrounding Adirondack High Peaks, makes this an authentic Adirondack experience. Picture courtesy of Joseph Rector

77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Follow Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-523-2544
Email: [email protected]

NORTHEAST ACURA

Northeast Acura is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the area! From the moment you come into the dealership, you’ll know our commitment to Customer Service is second to none. We strive to make your experience with Northeast Acura a good one – for the life of your vehicle. Take advantage of our everyday low cost oil change of $55.95, or our great offers on a brand new Acura!

942 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110
Follow Northeast Acura on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-250-6994

SARATOGA HONDA

For award-winning service and a hassle-free experience, choose Saratoga Honda when you need a new vehicle, auto repairs, parts, or car detailing for any make or model!
This Valentine’s Day bring your vehicle into Saratoga Honda for one of our detailing packages and receive a complimentary loaner vehicle to help out the busy Mom!
Take advantage of our everyday low-priced oil change of $49.95, or our great lease specials on a new Honda!


3402 Route 9, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Follow Saratoga Honda on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-308-4007

SARATOGA NINJA LAB

Registration for our school break camps is OPEN.
There’s no better way to spend a week off from school then to attend our morning camps!
Your ninja is sure to have an amazing time participating in fun challenges, playing games, and working with our coaches to improve their ninja skills and abilities.
Camps run M-F 9AM-NOON
Cost: $220 Full Week or $50 per day

9 Stonebreak Road Unit 3, Malta, NY 12020
Follow Saratoga Ninja Lab on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone # 518-289-5942
Email: [email protected]

SMASH HEART BOX

Create the most personalized & edible Valentine’s Day gift! Smashable Chocolate Hearts are such a fun and tasty way to give a gift. Place your gift underneath and the recipient has to smash open the heart to reveal their gift. Add some chocolate covered strawberries, Cakesicles or pretzels for a total chocolate experience.

435 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305
Follow Smash Heart Box on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone # 888-466-2490
Email: [email protected]

SOUTHWOODS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Here at Southwoods Pediatric Dentistry every effort is made to provide a caring and nurturing environment to ensure your child has a successful dental visit. We nurture them and watch their smiles grow so they go onto a lifetime of good oral health. Dr. Kristina Gallo is a board certified pediatric dentist. You and your child will be seeing Dr. Gallo at each visit and enjoy continuity of care. We know there are many choices when it comes to selecting a provider. Call us… we would love to meet you! 518-242-7800

7 Southwoods Blvd, Albany, NY 12211
Follow Southwoods Pediatric Dentistry on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-242-7800
Email: [email protected]

THE MUSIC STUDIO

Brighten up your February Break with 90 minutes of musical fun at The Music Studio! Our highly trained teachers will direct different music activities –instrument play, singing and dancing, musical games — and children (ages 3 to 6) will get to do each in turn. Just $5 per child, including a make-and-take instrument and a kids’ mini-concert by a special musical guest.
We are masked, socially distanced, and extra disinfected, but we still have fun!
 
Tuesday, February 22, 1-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 23, 10-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 24, 10-11:30 a.m.
 

1237 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
Follow The Music Studio on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-459-7799
Email: [email protected] 

THE SPA AT MIRROR LAKE INN

Our philosophy at The Spa is to achieve true beauty through balanced living and natural wellness. Our many services and quality products help each guest maintain an exterior to match the beauty inside.

77 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Follow The Spa at Mirror Lake Inn on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-302-3010
Email: [email protected]

ZEN DOG MOBILE SPA

Introducing Zen Dog Mobile Spa to the Capital Region, we are servicing dogs for a full hair cut up to 40 pounds, and dogs for a de-shed treatment or deluxe bath service up to 80 pounds. It is highly recommended after the initial groom to maintain a regular grooming schedule of 2/4/8 weeks. Grooming is all inclusive, includes individualized shampoo and conditioner, fluff dry, haircut or deshedding or brush, nails cut, nails filed, paw balm, fresh breath dental foam, ears cleaned (gently plucked if necessary), cologne, and the best part of all that your don’t need to leave them anywhere. We are here to provide a compassionate, convenient, and low stress luxury grooming experience for your dog.

Follow Zen Dog Mobile Spa on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-944-5436
Email: [email protected]

DINING IGLOOS, ICE BARS & MORE!

Farmhouse Tap & Tavern – Altamont, NY
Posted on their Facebook page on 1/15/22: We ordered a few of these awesome igloos for our patio. They’ll have tables seating 2-6, and will be reservation based. They will be equipped with comfy chairs and heaters, and perfect for a dining experience.
Click here to follow Farmhouse Tap & Tavern on Facebook.

Forest Ice Bar at the Holiday Inn Resort Lake George
Click here to follow the Holiday Inn Resort Lake George on Facebook.

Fort William Henry’s Polar Ice Bar – Lake George, NY
Posted on their Facebook page on 1/14/22: The Fort William Henry’s Polar Ice Bar is back and we are ready to chill with you!❄ This year the event will take place at the Village Blacksmith Restaurant and we have ice sculptures, live music on Saturday, fire pits, a photobooth, specialty drinks and food. We hope to see you there!
Click here to follow The Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center on Facebook.

Adirondack Pub & Brewery – Lake George, NY Posted on their Facebook page on 1/22/22: Who’s ready to get funky again with us? The Ice Bar is rocking cocktails and the Pub has a full list of draft beers and delicious food to warm you up.
Click here to follow the Adirondack Pub and Brewery on Facebook.

The Sagamore Resort – Lake George, NY
Posted on their Facebook page on 1/21/22: “This is, by far, the coolest ice bar in the region. The views of Dome Island and the Narrows are amazing. There is a beautifully carved ice bar complete with ice stools, loveseats, intricately carved cars, and other fun items to get your picture taken in or on.”
Click here to follow The Sagamore Resort on Facebook.

Nine Pin Cider – Albany, NY
Posted on their Facebok page on 1/22/22: Warm up this weekend with a Nine Pin Private Campfire! We have some open slots today and tomorrow. To book your reservation, call Cara at 518-281-5745 or email her at [email protected]
Click here to follow Nine Pin Cider on Facebook.

Prime at Saratoga National – Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted on their Facebok page on 12/18/21: The Village at Prime has O P E N E D • BOOK TODAY A unique dining and drinking experience awaits you in our heated winter village oasis, surrounded by Christmas trees, lights, fire pits, and seasonally decorated with a boutique VIP feel! Come dressed in your finest winter attire 🎿 Reservations Required | Lunch and Dinner | Call 518-583-4653 ext 2. Small, medium, and large dining experiences available, seating 2-10 people – Pod charge taken at time of reservation
Click here to follow Prime at Saratoga National on Facebook.

The Queensbury Hotel – Glens Falls, NY
Posted on their Facebook page on 1/10/22: The holidays may be over but igloo dining season is just getting started 🥂 Make your reservation to dine under the stars and some snowflakes this winter
Click here to follow The Queensbury Hotel on Facebook.

The Inn at Erlowest – Lake George, NY
Posted on their Facebook page on 1/12/22: Call today for reservations 518.668.5928 / Igloo Dining available / Check our website for menu updates
Click here to follow the Inn at Erlowest on Facebook.

The Mill on Round Lake – Round Lake, NY
Posted on their Facebook page on 1/23/22: Two more weeks till our Ice Bar is open! Make sure you come check it out the first two weekends, because if it’s warm and melts, we won’t make it for the third weekend!
Click here to follow The Mill on Round Lake on Facebook.

Indian Ladder Farms – Altamont, NY
Posted on their Facebook page on 12/17/21: Looking for an new experience for yourself, or to give as a gift? We have created a unique set of Tiki Hut experiences @indianladderfarmsciderybrewery Each Tiki Hut Experience is for two hours, in our heated tropical themed greenhouse. Each experience provides you with included extras, and a server will be available to provide you with anything else you need. There is seating for up to 6ppl, and a bluetooth speaker to curate the tunes.⁠ Once an experience is purchased you will need to email our Tasting Room Manager Meg[email protected] in order to reserve your time and date.⁠

Click here to follow Indian Ladder Farms on Facebook.

Ice Castles – Lake George, NY
Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring, must-see winter phenomenon that brings fairy tales to life. The experience includes breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, tunnels, caverns, slides, and fountains, all hand-sculpted and built entirely from ice. This NEW interactive, frozen attraction in Lake George, New York is created using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. Operating dates are weather dependent, but typically Ice Castles is open from early January through late February. See website for details.
Click here to follow Ice Castles on Facebook.

The Barrel – Bolton Landing, NY
Posted on their Facebook page on 1/22/22: Warm up with us every weekend starting at 4pm for Smores at the fire in addition to your favorite food, drink, and curling experiences at The Barrel! 🍫🔥For dinner, igloo, or curling reservations please call 518-240-6118
Click here to follow The Barrel on Facebook.

FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES/EVENTS DURING FEBRUARY

Art Omi – Ghent, NY
Saturday Children’s Workshops (The workshops will occur inside and outside)
Click here to learn more about the workshops.

Circle B Ranch – Chestertown, NY
Offering Horseback Riding, Sleigh Rides, Hayrides & Horseback Riding Lessons
Click here to learn more.

Dakota Ridge Farm – Ballston Spa, NY
February 13th – 6th Annual Galetine’s Day event to benefit the Shelters of Saratoga: Come drive around the farm and receive a goody-bag & a kiss from a llama in exchange for a donation.
Follow Dakota Ridge Farm on Facebook for more information.

Dynamite Hill Recreation Area – Chestertown, NY
The Dynamite Hill Recreation Area of the Town of Chester offers year-round enjoyment with no admission fees for residents and visitors alike.
Follow Dynamite Hill Recreation Area on Facebook for more information.

Five Rivers – Delmar, NY
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprising over 450 acres of fields, forests, and wetlands. Located in the Capital District, the center provides a variety of easily accessible programs and services for individuals, families and organized groups.
Visit their website to learn and register for programs in February including Cottontail Rabbits; Learn to Snowshoe; After Dark: Howl Prowl; Making a Great Backyard Bird Habitat; Great Backyard Bird Count; The Galapagos, The Amazon and Five Rivers & Guided Walk: Take a Walk on the Wild Side.

Into The Woods Farm – Middle Grove, NY
Private Snowshoe Adventures with Goats
Follow Into The Woods Farm on Facebook for more information.

Natural Stone Bridge & Caves – Pottersville, NY
In winter, witness a magnificent transformation of landscape as ice flows form everchanging sculptures beneath the Stone Bridge and along the river.  Snowshoe through the woods and return to toast marshmallows by the bonfire. Disc golfers can even play our beginner’s course in winter, if they’re hardy enough!
Click here to learn more.

The Bronx Zoo – Bronx, NY
There are more than 265 acres for you to explore at the Bronx Zoo and 8,000 animals.
Click here to learn more.

The Utica Zoo – Utica, NY
Utica Zoo is open 363 days a year.
Click here to learn more.

Lake George Winter Carnival – Lake George, NY
The 1st Annual Lake George Winter Carnival was held in the winter of 1961. Now, almost a half-century later, this celebration of all the great Adirondack wintertime outdoor activities continues with 4 activity packed weekends during the month of February.
Follow Lake George Winter Carnival on Facebook for more information.

Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park
Ski & Snowshow Rentals; Winter Snowshoe Discovery Walk; Preschool Nature Hour
Click here to learn more.

Fire on the Mountain at West Mountain
February 19th: Fireworks, torch light parade and live music with the Ten Most Wanted
Click here to learn more.

Winter Carnival hosted by the City of Cohoes
Posted on their Facebook page on 1/20/22: Our WINTER CARNIVAL will be held on Saturday February 12th from 12-3pm at VSI Pond/Park. Join us for this free family fun event with Horse & Carriage Rides, Food, Music, Games and more!
Follow here to follow the City of Cohoes on Facebook for more information.

Snowbox Derby at Maple Ski Ridge
Join us for this fun tradition, and bring your homemade snow box! Using only duct tape and cardboard participants have crafted creative vehicles year after year. Registration will open one week before the derby date. Registration can be completed online or in person at customer service.
Click here to learn more.

Luminary Walk at Moreau Lake State Park
February 24, 2022. We will follow the twinkling lights around the park at your pace. Do a guided walk with one of our educators or simply come and stroll the illuminated trails with your sweetheart.
Click here to follow Moreau Lake State Park on Facebook for more information.

Indoor/Outdoor Ice Skating in the Capital District
Click here to view the January Guide for a list of places including pictures of 6 outdoor rinks that I visited!

Snow Tubing
Click here to view the January Guide for a list of mountains that offer snow tubing.

 

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

– You can only vote once (per email address) between now and Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11:59pm.

– If there are multiple votes with the same email address, all votes made with that email address will be disqualified.

– A valid email address must be used when voting. A vote made with an invalid email address will be disqualified.

– Voting ends on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 11:59pm.

– The photographer with the most votes wins!!!

– This is a great way for photographers to promote their business to families in the Capital District!

– The winning photographer will be featured in one of Capital District Moms monthly email newsletter.

– The winning photographer will be featured in two social media posts (Facebook & Instagram).

– Bragging rights as the most loved family photographer in 2022 by the followers of Capital District Moms.

By filling out the form below you are opting into www.CapitalDistrictMoms.com email mailing list. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook or Instagram. Must be 18 years or older to enter, open to US entries only. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.

Congratulations to ArtsyLensPhotography who is the most loved family photographer by the followers of Capital District Moms in 2022!

Follow ArtsyLensPhotography on Facebook.
Click here to visit their website
Email: [email protected]

 

A big thank you to everyone who voted!

 

2nd Place: iSmiles Studios
3rd Place: SophiaSabellaPhotography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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