2022 May Guide | Capital District Moms

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

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Playground Map

Mother’s Day Brunch Roundup

Farmers’ Market Roundup

 

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

BILLY BEEZ

Billy Beez is the ultimate indoor play park for kids and kids-at-heart! Our up to 25,000* sq. ft. play parks offer a variety of features and activities, from slides to sports courts, tunnels to towers, ball blasters to bouncy trampolines, adventure is always right around the corner at Billy Beez. 

The park is ideal for all ages, including infants, toddlers, adults and every age in between. With designated areas for the little ones and Super Speed slides for the older ones, Billy Beez has something for everyone. 

Ideal for birthday parties, group events, community fundraisers and more, Billy Beez is the park they’ll ask for by name. 

Billy Beez is the Ultimate Destination for your next party or group event.

For more info on our party and group packages and to book click here or call our party event specialists at 347-640-1126.

We look forward to seeing you in the beehive soon.

Come visit our two locations in the Capital District!

Billy Beez Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Road Albany, NY 12203
Phone #: 518-313-0100
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Billy Beez Sangertown Square
8555 Seneca Turnpike, Unit R10 New Hartford, NY 13413
Phone #: 315-235-3121
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CLEANBRIGHT SURFACE RESTORATION

CleanBright Surface Restoration is a local, family owned full service restoration company providing water damage mitigation, mold remediation, 24/7 emergency flood response and reconstruction services. For over 15 years, our team has been helping Capital Region families get back on their feet when dealing with a home that has water damage, has been unexpectedly flooded or is plagued by mold. The CleanBright team strives to ensure that customers are left with a safe, comfortable environment that no longer impedes on their health and well-being. We serve Albany, NY and the greater Capital Region, including Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Troy, Glens Falls, Clifton Park, Hudson, Colonie, East Greenbush, Ballston Spa, Malta, and Lake George.

Follow CleanBright Surface Restoration on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-608-6242

COUNTRY TILE

Country Tile is a woman owned business that specializes in tile installation for bathroom and kitchen remodels . We aim to provide professional work to perfection for any tile project and we never compromise quality. We have a diverse body of construction work and have established lasting relationships with local businesses and loyal customers. When you think of tile,  think of Country Tile! Call us today for a comprehensive estimate for your next project and we would love to meet you.

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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-281-2757

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, LEGO, Build a Bear Workshop, 5 Wits, 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
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Phone #: 518-869-9565
Email: [email protected]

Over time, lint and debris accumulate in dryer vents and cause clogs that can lead to a number of dryer vent problems including decreased efficiency. When airflow in a dryer vent is restricted due to clogs, there is an increased risk of fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, wasted energy and time, and excessive wear to clothing, among other negative effects. There are over 15,500 dryer fires each year, and many could have been easily prevented by professional dryer vent cleaning. Dryer Vent Wizard of SE Saratoga & NE Schenectady’s skilled and experienced technicians provide thorough dryer vent cleaning to combat lint accumulation and hazardous clogs.

Follow Dryer Vent Wizard of SE Saratoga and NE Schenectady on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: (518) 344-0664

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
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Click here to visit their website. 
Phone #: 518-463-0220
Email: [email protected]

EAGLE ISLAND CAMP

In everything we do, we believe in inspiring and empowering young people to be confident, collaborative, and courageous.  At Eagle Island Camp our campers enjoy a balance of structure and camper-led play while developing connections through activities such as sailing, paddling, crafting, nature exploration, swimming, and more. Program offerings include overnight camp for girls, family camp, and women’s weekends. The one and two week options are great for your daughter’s first sleep-away camp. Financial assistance is available. 

31 Acre Island on Upper Saranac
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Phone #: 518-323-9422
Email: [email protected] 

FLEURTACIOUS DESIGNS

Fleurtacious Designs has been serving the Capital District creating (& delivering) exquisite, hand- crafted designs for over 20 years.  Kris Ann, owner and head designer opened the shop as a young adult with a love for floral after receiving her degree in Plant Science & Floriculture.  She is now a mother, wife and lover of her French bulldog Pixel! Kris Ann & “The Fleurts” are known for their modern style & design approach.  The shop is conveniently located in Latham..stop in and pick up a garden fresh bouquet & meet our friendly and welcoming design team!  We’re so honored to play a small part in your life’s moments..with our Fleurtacious Designs!

492 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110
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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-608-5618
Email: [email protected]

FOCUSMASTER FITNESS

Mother’s Day is right around corner! We are teaming up with Capital District Moms to offer a special deal of 10 classes and gloves for only $99.99! This is a $250 value. To our hardworking moms out there, you deserve the best too. Visit our website: www.focusmasterfitness.com to sign up for this special deal! You can also email us: [email protected]

828 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180
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Phone #: 518-326-4758
Email: [email protected]

FORTS FERRY FARM

Load up the car, and head to Forts Ferry Farm this season for some party-in-your-mouth pan pizzas, farm-to-table salads, to-die-for sweets, bonfires, yard games, and more! While you’re here, be sure to grab some fresh, in-season veggies and unique groceries to stock your kitchen with, or snag some delicious chef-prepared frozen meals for a quick n’ easy weekday dinner.

Don’t forget to join us on Sat, May 7 for our Annual Spring Nursery Sale & Mother’s Day weekend celebration—complemented by a barre class and a kickass menu with special desserts and drinks. Jump-start your garden with tried-and-true varieties of vegetable, herb, and flower starts—a fun project for the whole family!

Forts Ferry Farm is a family-owned produce farm with an on-site marketplace and a pop-up eatery, FOR FUN, featuring a seasonally-inspired menu and tented open-air seating. Open Thu–Sat, 12–6 (visit our website for up-to-date hours).

185 Forts Ferry Road, Latham, NY 12110 (Exit 6)
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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-785-3276
Email: [email protected]

HONEST WEIGHT FOOD CO-OP

If you’re looking for flowers, veggies, herbs, fruits, and other plants that will grow well in the Capital District, Honest Weight is the place to shop! Our local farms provide only their best, grown in this region, for this region. The Honest Weight plant selection includes a great selection of locally grown organic seedlings.
HWFC garden section is open April through the first frost in the fall. Items they carry include:
Locally grown organic herbs, veggies, and flowers
Locally grown conventional flowers and some herbs & veggies
Heirloom tomatoes
Blueberries, figs, & other fruits
Hanging baskets
Organic potting soil, starter soil, compost, top soil, & fertilizers
Locally grown straw
Flower and vegetable seeds (in stock and to order)
Locally grown succulents
Hanging baskets
A large variety of indoor potted plants, including air cleaning plants
…and so much more!

100 Watervliet Ave, Albany, NY 12206
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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-482-COOP (2667)
Email: [email protected]

ICANDY DESIGNS FACE PAINTING

Featured in Saratoga Family Magazine, and Simply Saratoga, iCandy Designs Face Painting brings unique and captivating face and body art to events in the Capital Region. From birthday parties to maternity belly paintings, Cherie will make your experience one to remember. iCandy Designs is professionally insured and only uses top of the line cosmetic grade supplies that are FDA compliant. Inquire today for availability

Follow iCandy Designs Face Painting on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Email:  [email protected]

IMMERSION PT

Work toward your next personal best with Immersion PT!  Whether you are fast or slow, old or young, a first-time runner (or a new mama runner!) or an accomplished elite, Immersion PT can help you reach the next level.  Physical therapy and running coaching services are available — all visits and training programs are entirely one-on-one and individualized to your needs, goals and lifestyle.

Follow Immersion PT on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-275-8394
Email: [email protected]

KEN CLOUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Ken Clough Photography is a wedding and portrait photography studio serving Albany, NY and the greater Capital District region. This award winning and internationally published photography studio is located near the heart of the Albany, NY arts district. We capture your candid cherished moments.

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

KONA ICE

Hawaiian style shaved ice mobile trucks that bring entertainment to you. We specialize in fun and fundraising! We go to schools, sports events, summer camps, parties, corporate events, festivals, fairs, and more. All of our 30+ delicious flavors are gluten free, fat free, nut free, dairy free, cholesterol free, soy free, no GMO’s, no high fructose corn syrup, no lactose and Kosher certified. We are members of The School Nutrition Association.  We also have dye free and sugar free flavors- something for everyone to enjoy.

Follow Kona Ice of Clifton Park on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-930-2117
Email: [email protected]

LOZMAN ORTHODONTICS

Dr. Robin Lozman is a lot of things. A doctor. A mother. A competitive equestrian. A volunteer for nonprofits. But one of her greatest passions comes from her work as an orthodontist: transforming her patients’ smiles. At her family practice in Latham, New York, Dr. Lozman specializes in comprehensive orthodontic treatment for children and adults, from early interventions and orthognathic surgery to braces and Invisalign. Over the course of her career, she’s helped people from all walks of life achieve a brighter, healthier and straighter smile, improving their confidence while maintaining a consistently high standard of care. Click here to learn more about Dr. Lozman.

17 Johnson Road, Latham, NY 12110
Follow Lozman Orthodontics on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-785-9441

MR. DING-A-LING ICE CREAM

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

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
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Phone #: 518-242-7800
Email: [email protected]

PLAYGROUND MAP

I have visited over 40 playgrounds in the Capital District and have taken a ton of pictures at each playground! If you are trying to decide what playground to visit, make sure to check out this map!

Click here to view the playground map!

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH ROUNDUP

Enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch! The restaurants listed below have posted on their Facebook pages that they are serving Mother’s Day Brunch this year. Some places require reservations and have limited seating so make sure to book something ASAP!

 

550 Waterfront Restaurant & Bar – Saratoga Springs, NY

Burden Lake Country Club – Averill Park, NY

Cafe Madison – Albany, NY

Cafe Madison Loudon Plaza  – Albany, NY

Circa ’21 – Wilton, NY

City Line Bar and Grill – Albany, NY

Colonie Golf & Country Club – Voorheesville, NY

Cornells in Little Italy – Schenectady, NY

Crowne Plaza Albany (The Desmond) – Albany, NY

Curry Patta – Altamont, NY

Dunning Street Station – Malta, NY

Emma Jayne’s Restaurant – Clifton Park, NY

Galway Rock Vineyard & Winery – Ballston Lake, NY

Garden Bistro 24 – Slingerlands, NY

Indian Ladder Farms – Altamont, NY

Innovo Kitchen – Latham, NY

June Farms – West Sand Lake, NY

Manhattan Exchange – Schenectady, NY

Maria’s Cafe and Catering – Schenectady, NY

More Perreca’s – Schenectady, NY

Mouzon House – Saratoga Springs, NY

Nicole’s Restaurant – Albany, NY

Nine Pin Cider – Albany, NY

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

Power’s Inn & Pub – Clifton Park, NY

Ribbon Cafe – Ballston Spa, NY

Taverna Novo – Saratoga Springs, NY

The Century House – Latham, NY

The Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant – Galway, NY

The Cuckoo’s Nest – Albany, NY

The Edison Club – Rexford, NY

The Fairways of Halfmoon – Mechanicville, NY

The Hideaway – Saratoga Springs, NY

The Nest 518 – Schenectady, NY

The Nines at Western Turnpike Golf Course – Guilderland, NY

The Point – Albany, NY

Thirsty Owl – Saratoga Springs, NY

Tipsy Moose Tavern – Multiple Locations

Twisted Vine Wine & Tap – Delmar, NY

Ugly Rooster Cafe – Mechanicville, NY

FARMERS’ MARKET ROUNDUP

SATURDAYS

Colonie Farmers’ Market at the Crossings
Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, May 14, 2022 through September 24, 2022
The Farmers’ Market is sponsored by the Town of Colonie and is managed by the Farmers’ Market Committee which is comprised of town employees. Established in 2008 with only a handful of vendors, the Town’s Farmers’ Market now has 45 vendors (both full-time and substitutes) selling products which range from farm fresh produce to craft spirits and more.
Click here for more information.

 

Delmar Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, Opening Day: May 7, 2022
The Delmar Farmers Market is one of the Capital Region’s most popular outlets for connecting residents with family farms and healthy, locally-grown food! For over 10 years, our farmers, food vendors and artisans have provided the Capital Region with an accessible, sustainable means to support and grow our local economy. An average of 60-70 local farms, food vendors and artisans offering their wares to the community.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market on Facebook.

 

Glens Falls Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from 8am to Noon, Outdoor Market May 7, 2022 through October 29, 2022
​Since 1976, the Glens Falls Farmers’ Market Association has been bringing locally grown, produced and crafted products to the communities surrounding Glens Falls. Our markets are “producer-only” markets, meaning, the folks, and their helpers, who sell to you each Saturday, are also the people who have grown or produced those products.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Glens Falls Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

Hudson Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, April 23, 2022 through November 19, 2022
The Hudson Farmers’ Market is celebrating our 25th Season this year! Our 2022 Season starts on April 23rd! You can find the Hudson Farmers’ Market at the corner of 6th and Columbia St from 9am to 1pm. We have 30+ regular vendors, plus a rotating list of guest vendors and live music each week. Market runs through November 19th.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Hudson Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

Kinderhook Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8:30am to 12:30pm, Opening Day: May 7, 2022
Click here for more information.
Follow the Kinderhook Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

Saratoga Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, Opening Day of the Outdoor Market: May 7, 2022
Click here for more information.
Follow the Saratoga Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

Troy Waterfront Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am-2pm (The market moves outside starting in May 7, 2022.)
Located in beautiful downtown Troy, NY, the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market was established in 2000 with only a handful of vendors in the Hedley Parking Lot. Quickly after, the love for the Market demanded a year-round presence, and the Winter Market was added in 2002. With the support of our loyal customers, the Market has evolved into a shopping and community destination in the Capital Region and beyond. From the humble beginnings of less than 20 vendors, we now have close to 100 local, producer-only Vendors, and a year-round marketplace.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market on Facebook.

 

Washington Park Farmers Market
Click here for more information.
Follow the Washington Park Farmers Market on Facebook.

 

SUNDAYS

Guilderland Farmers’ Market
Sundays 10am to 2pm, Opening in July
In 2018 we started the first farmers market  in Guilderland.  Our first year was so successful for our vendors that we are opening a month earlier, now starting  in July. The Market will be on every Sunday 10am to 2pm, ending on the last Sunday in September.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Guilderland Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

Schenectady Greenmarket
Sundays 10am to 2pm, Outdoor Market: April 3, 2022 through November 20, 2022
Click here for more information.
Follow the Schenectady Greenmarket on Facebook.

 

Waterford Harbor Farmers’ Market
Sundays 9am to 1pm, Opening Day: June 5, 2022
Click here for more information.
Click here to follow the Waterford Harbor Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

MONDAYS

Clifton Park Farmers’ Market
Mondays from 2pm to 5pm, Opening Day: June 6, 2022
Clifton Park Farmers’ Market will be opening June 6th, at Shenendehowa Methodist Church. We have 6 returning vendors and 5 new vendors.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Clifton Park Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

TUESDAYS

Stillwater Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm, Tuesday May 31, 2022 through October 11, 2022
We are celebrating 4 years in 2022!
Follow the Stillwater Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Halfmoon Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm
The Halfmoon Farmers’ Market is currently inside Town Hall every Wednesday 3-6pm.  The market will move outside starting June 1st (weather dependent).
Click here for more information.
Follow Halfmoon Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

Empire State Plaza Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm, Opening Day: May 4, 2022
The Empire State Plaza Farmers Market is your place to find the season’s freshest produce, cheeses, baked goods, cider, and much more! We’ll see you outdoors on the Plaza every Wednesday from  May 4 through October 12. The Plaza Farmers Market is part of the New York State Fresh Connect program, which is designed to meet the needs of communities by bringing fresh food to under-served areas, improving nutrition education, and helping create local jobs.
Click here for more information.

 

East Greenbush Library & YMCA Farmers’ Market
No recent updates on their Facebook page
Follow the East Greenbush Library & YMCA Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

Saratoga Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm, Opening Day of the Outdoor Market: May 4, 2022
Click here for more information.
Follow the Saratoga Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

THURSDAYS

Schenectady Farmers’ Market
Thursdays 9:30am to 1:30pm, Opening Day: May 5, 2022
Follow the Schenectady Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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