2023 April Guide | Capital District Moms

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

Baby Animal Roundup (Scroll to the bottom for the list)

Therapy Dog Roundup (Scroll to the bottom for the list)


Join Colonie Youth Center Inc. and CDPHP® for the 3rd annual “Just for the Health of It” on Thursday, April 20, 2023. This free event will include free food* from Nicole’s catering, giveaways*, activities for all ages, music and entertainment from B95.5 and Chad O’Hara, health screenings, and resources from over 50 local vendors. Certified Health Coach Dr. Benita Zahn will be on hand to present “Embracing New and Refreshing Old Habits.” Attendees can also participate in free fitness classes, including Kids Yoga, Tae Kwon Do for Kids, and Total Body-Family Edition. *Food and giveaways will be available while supplies last!

Location of event: CDPHP Fitness Connect at the Ciccotti Center, 30 Aviation Road, Albany, NY 12205
Visit the Facebook event page for more details:


Make your week easier with delicious, healthy prepared meals from 9 Miles East. We drop them off at your home each week and you can choose from great soups, salads, entrees, grain bowls and local grocery items. Gluten-free, vegan and paleo options available. Visit https://subscriptions.9mileseast.com/ to order.

64 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-223-9872


Please join the Altamont Vineyard and Winery for their 3rd Annual Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 1st and Saturday, April 8th from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, pony rides, visit with goats and bunnies, balloon twisting and more!!⁣ Listen to the Duo as they play acoustic live on April 1st and DJ Ketchup will be visiting us with his hip hop beats on April 8th. ⁣*All included in ticket price!⁣
⁣Take a photo with the Easter bunny each day from 11am-2pm⁣
⁣Tickets are $25 per child and $15 for each additional child to participate in the Easter egg hunt and festivities!⁣
⁣Our courtyard bar will be offering children’s mocktails and adult cocktails, brick oven pizzas, fresh waffles and more.⁣

3001 Furbeck Road, Altamont, NY 12009
Follow Altamont Vineyard and Winery on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone # 518-355-8100
Email: [email protected]


Learning through age appropriate and child specific academics, sensory/motor development and play. Check out our website and join our colony! …. “March into our colony, Where learning and sensory make sense!”

1536 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Follow Antzy Pantz on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-288-7054
Email: [email protected]



Join us April 8th for the opening day of our Animal Park’s 17th season! Starting April 8th we will be open daily from 10am to 5pm for the animal park, pony rides, horseback riding, paintball, camping and more! 

118 Castle Road, Catskill, NY 12414
Follow Bailiwick Animal Park on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-678-5665

At Bountiful Bread, we are honored to create the centerpiece of your event! From birthday cakes to wedding cakes, let us help make your event sweet. Call or stop into either of our locations to place your order. Mention the Capital District Moms April Guide at time of ordering and receive $5 OFF your cake order. Order must be placed by April 30, 2023 to receive discount.

1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
Phone #: 518-438-3540

108 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone #: 518-387-9997

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Don’t miss the amazing Capital District Reptile Expo-Spring 2023, returning May 7th to Albany.
Win prizes each Sun. & Weds. in April @ Capital District Reptile Expo

Sunday, May 7th at the Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle Street, Albany, NY 12207
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Click here to visit their website.
Email: [email protected]


The Capital District YMCA offers something for all families. From swim lessons to youth basketball to childcare while you work out, our facilities cater to all your needs. As the largest childcare provider in the Capital Region, members enjoy discounted rates and early access to register. Join us today!

Bethlehem, Glenville, Greene County, Guilderland, Schenectady, Southern Saratoga, Troy, Greenbush & Camp Chingachgook
Follow the Capital District YMCA on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-869-3500


Summer horseback riding camp registration is now open! Open to ages 7 years and up, no experience required. Riding lessons are available 7 days a week by appointment. We also offer mommy & me classes, pony club, after school programs, spring break camp, and so much more!

118 Castle Road, Catskill, NY 12414
Follow Catskill Equestrian Center on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-925-0095


Take a ride on the Catskill Flyer starting on April 15th and see the natural beauty of the Catskills from our railroad’s unique perspective aboard Ulster County’s scenic train. Passengers can enjoy the trip in our coaches or on our open air flat cars for the ultimate views on their ride. Join us as we travel through some of the oldest farmlands in the United States where we will cross the Esopus Creek as we travel through the Hurley Flats and then start the climb up Hurley Mountain. Trains Leave at 11:00am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Ticket prices are Adults $17.00, Adult Discount (Seniors/Military/Veteran) $16.00, and Children $11.00, Children under 2 ride on the lap free with paid adult fare. An adult must accompany all children. The Catskill Flyer rides are approximately 90 minutes long. All trains are round trip from the Westbrook Lane Station located in the Kingston Plaza adjacent to Uptown Kingston’s Historic Stockade District. The Catskill Flyer operates Spring and Summer April 15th through September 16th, 2023.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit our website at www.CatskillMountainRailroad.com

Westbrook Lane Station in Kingston Plaza, 55 Kingston Plaza Road, Kingston, NY 12401
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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 845-332-4854
Email: [email protected]


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]


Now enrolling Early Childhood through Grade 12 for the 2023-24 school year!  We invite you to visit and discover why Doane Stuart is one of the Capital Region’s premiere private schools. Registration is open for Summer Days at Doane Stuart, offering unique summer programs for ages 2.5 – 18, from June 26 – August 18th.  Register today at www.doanestuartsummer.org.  Learn more at www.doanestuart.org, email [email protected], or call 518.465.5222 to speak with an admissions representative today!

199 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144 Follow
The Doane Stuart School on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-465-5222
Email: [email protected]


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]


Offering personalized GYN care for individuals in all stages of life and OB care with births attended at St Peter’s Hospital. Conveniently located on the bus line and in network with most major insurance companies.

2 Normanskill Blvd Suite 206, Delmar, NY 12054
Follow Empowered Midwifery Care on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-250-9195
Email: [email protected]


Best friends are magic. With them by your side everything feels just a little more possible. Being a Girl Scout opens your world to the forever friends who help you shine your brightest. Learn more today at https://www.girlscoutsneny.org/

Albany Service Center, 8 Mountain View Ave, Albany NY, 12205
Plattsburgh Service Center, 13 Latour Avenue, Suite 110, Plattsburgh NY, 12901
Queensbury Service Center, 213 Meadowbrook Rd, Queensbury, NY, 12804
Follow Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.

Phone #: 518-489-8110
Email: [email protected]


Go Kids is a sports and physical activity program for ages 18 months-9 years old.  Go Kids offers children the ability to develop a love for an active lifestyle through an introduction into a variety of sports such as; soccer, football, basketball, tennis, baseball, hockey, and track and field. Additionally, Go Kids offers school break camps and additional classes for school aged children including; LEGO Club, Strong Kids, and Just for Kicks. Go Kids works to meet each child where they are at to instill a love for being active.

Locations in Saratoga and Clifton Park Follow Go Kids on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-878-6502
Email: [email protected]


(formerly known as Kinkaid Family Chiropractic) 

Your new baby will be here soon and you’re doing everything right, from check ups to nutrition, but do you know about prenatal Chiropractic Care?! Receiving regular chiropractic treatment is one of the most important and helpful areas of prenatal care. We specialize in prenatal, pediatric and whole family care. We have helped many families navigate their way through the aches and pains of pregnancy and post-partum including back and neck pain, headaches, pelvic pain, sciatica & more. See all of the ways Healing Hands Chiropractic Center can help you and your family.

1873 Western Ave Suite 103, Albany, NY 12203
Follow Healing Hands Chiropractic Center on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: (518) 869-8000

New patient paperwork is located on the home page of our website. Once we have had a chance to review it, we will call you to schedule your first appointment. 


Nature based learning connects your child to the world around them, has been proven to increase academic performance in later years, decreases occurrence of ADHD/ADD and builds leadership and problem solving skills. At Henrieka Farm Center your child will grow and learn along-side the calves, lambs, chicks and garden on our homestead. We offer half day preschool and grade school programs as well as a full day homeschool group, all under the loving guidance of a certified teacher. Henrieka Farm Center’s mission is to bring small scale agriculture to those around us by providing child education programs, summer camps, adult homesteading classes and a small scale family sized CSA. Come Grow With Us! 

East Berne, NY
Follow Henrieka Farm Center on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Email: [email protected]


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. If you book with us, we give $10 off the rental of a beautiful yard sign, for the same event. Visit: www.signgypsies.com

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


It’s finally spring and we are thinking SWIM LESSONS! At Little Troy Park, we have small lesson groups that emphasize individual attention – offering all 6 levels of the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Lessons run daily Monday – Thursday held in half an hour blocks (from 11:30AM – 3:30PM) for six weeks through July & August. Visit us at littletroypark.org and start planning your summer today! 

301 Old Stage Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019
Follow Little Troy Park on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.

Email: [email protected]


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. Dr. Lozman works alongside her father, Dr. Michael Lozman, to help 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


Play Hollow is a children’s retail and community-play space which values eco-friendly and fair trade practices, celebrates diversity, and offers products and programming that center around loving and taking care of ourselves, each other, and our Earth.  We have a collection of bilingual/bicultural books, natural toys and apparel, as well as children’s classes and parent workshops both virtual and in-person to support every stage of the family journey.

40 Front Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Follow Play Hollow on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-309-3517
Email:  [email protected]  


Join us for the next sale at Chase Sports Complex in South Glens Falls, NY
April 29 9am-8pm
April 30 9am-2pm 


Location of next sale: Chase Sports Complex, 22 Hudson Falls Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803
Follow ReLoved Consignment Kids on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Email: [email protected]


Celebrating 30 years of progressive education!

Parker’s philosophy puts students at the center of their own learning. Parker teachers focus on constructing authentic experiences that respond to students’ interests and needs while building on academic and social skills. The result is that students get to spend their day engaged in projects and learning that is individualized, meaningful, and connected to the real-world, and all done on an expansive 77 acre campus. 

Now accepting applications for PreK- 8th Grade and open registration for our Winter and Spring Forest Toddler Program.

Learn more, join us for a tour or upcoming Open House! Learn More!

4254 Route 43, North Greenbush, NY 12198
Follow the Robert C. Parker School on Facebook & Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-286-3449
Email: [email protected]


Sarah Lynn Nutrition is a team of 15 Registered Dietitians who provide one on one nutrition counseling services for patients in person or via telehealth to help prevent, manage, or reverse chronic diet related disease. Sarah Lynn Nutrition Dietitians work with weight management, diabetes, GI issues (IBS, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac, etc.), eating disorders/disordered eating habits, sports nutrition, food allergies, pediatrics, PCOS, postpartum care, and more. Sarah Lynn Nutrition is also in network with BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna MVP, Aetna, CDPHP, and Independent Health which may cover your sessions in full with a Registered Dietitian. If you’re ready to start your journey of discovering a happier, healthier you go to www.sarahlynnnutrition.com or call 315-460-0802 to get signed up for your initial nutrition counseling visit today! 

125 Wolf Road Suite 209, Albany, NY 12205
Click here to visit their website.
Follow Sarah Lynn Nutrition on Facebook and Instagram.
Phone #: 315-460-0802
Email: [email protected]


Now Enrolling for the 2023 – 2024 School Year! See what sets the Taylor School apart – schedule a tour today. Visit taylorschool.org. Email Meagan Duncan – Director of Admissions – [email protected] or call 518.274.4994

Pinewoods campus (PreK – Grade 4) 116 Pinewoods Avenue Troy, NY 12180

Sage campus (Grade 5 – Grade 8) 75 First Street Troy, NY 12180

Follow Susan Odell Taylor School on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-274-4994
Email: [email protected]


Join The Barn @ French Mountain on April 22nd from 10 am – 1 pm for Mommy & Me Market! It’s a complimentary community event and all are welcome. Come together with other Mamas (and Dads) to shop, eat and let your little ones play under one super-stylish, family-friendly roof. What’s not to love? There will be something for children ages 0-10, with crafts, activities and an @AdkTinyTots play area will be available for children 0-5. Experience The Barn at French Mountain beautiful barn, saloon and grounds! The Barn at French Mountain is the perfect location for your next birthday party with multiple options both indoor and out!  There will be food and available merchandise to purchase from local vendors. Click here to see the Facebook page.

5 Mill Road, Lake George, NY 12845
Follow The Barn at French Mountain on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-792-6092
Email [email protected]


In the spring and summer, The Music Studio offers a series of engaging short-term classes for children ages 2 to 7. Your child will build musical skills, make friends, and look forward to every single class. Visit our website for more information and be sure to sign up for FREE Mini Music Class to experience our teaching in action during a memorable hour of family fun.

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]


Mothers deserve time to rejuvenate!
The Salt Den is a great place to breathe in health and relaxation for you and the whole family. We offers Holistic Facials, Massage Therapy, Dry Salt Therapy (Halotherapy), Red Light Therapy and Infrared Detoxification.  We have many events going on throughout the month. Family care starts with you, book an appointment now!

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]


Take your family on an unforgettable journey as you explore vivid underwater worlds across 45 exhibits. Feel the soft, smooth skin of a stingray as they swim right up to your hand in Stingray Bay. Watch sharks swim overhead while schools of fish surround you in our immersive tunnel tanks. From local favorites to the depths of the ocean, explore our planet’s oceans and rivers all in your own backyard on this self-guided exploration.

93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady, NY 12306
Follow Via Aquarium on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-280-5100
Email: [email protected] 


Wild Type Learning is a forest based children’s enrichment program for children ages 2-7 years old. This therapeutic learning experience offers an opportunity for children to actively awaken their senses through play, yoga, and exploration. Each program is designed for inspirational discovery, healthy risk taking, mindful movement, and fostering the joy of science, music, games, storytelling, and creativity. 

We invite you and your child to join us for our spring session!
Email to sign up for a free trial at one of our beautiful locations!
Lake George Recreation Center: Monday, April 17 from 10 AM – 12 PM
Greenfield Town Park: Thursday, April 20 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Follow Wild Type Learning on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: (518) 227-7076
Email: [email protected]


Summer at Woodland Hill begins with a deep respect for each child as an individual. Every day will include activities that promote learning in a fun and peaceful environment inspired by the Montessori Method. Summer 2023 registration opens on February 13th! Click here to learn more.

100 Montessori Place, North Greenbush, NY 12144
Follow Woodland Hill Montessori School on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-283-5400
Email: [email protected]


4 J’s Farm – Averill Park, NY
Follow 4 J’s Farm on Facebook for more information.


Hancock Shaker Village – Pittsfield, MA
Follow Hancock Shaker Village on Facebook for more information.


Indian Ladder Farms – Altamont, NY
Follow Indian Ladder Farms on Facebook for more information.



Many libraries across the Capital District are offering children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. Below are just some of the libraries that have this great program. Check the library’s calendar to sign up for a time slot. Spots fill up quickly so make sure to book a time slot asap!


Crandall Public Library
Click here to visit their website.
Monday, April 3rd – Read to Aja, a Therapy Dog
Tuesday, April 4th – Read to Dax, a Therapy Dog
Friday, April 7th – Read to Beatrix, a Therapy Dog
Monday, April 10th – Read to Charlie, a Therapy Dog
Friday, April 14th – Read to Chewy, a Therapy Dog
Monday, April 17th – Read to Dax, a Therapy Dog
Friday, April 21st – Read to Chewy, a Therapy Dog
Tuesday, April 25th – Read to Aja, a Therapy Dog

Bethlehem Public Library
Click here to visit their website.
Monday, April 3rd – Paws to Read
Monday, April 24th – Paws to Read
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library
Click here to visit their website.
Tuesday, April 4th – Reading Therapy Dogs
Wednesday, April 19th – Reading Therapy Dogs

Schenectady Public Library (Central Branch)
Click here to visit their website.
Saturday, April 1st – PAWS for Reading
Saturday, April 8th – PAWS for Reading
Thursday, April 20th – PAWS for Reading


Saratoga Springs Public Library
Click here to visit their website.
Thursday, April 6th – Paws4Reading
Thursday, April 20th – Paws4Reading
Friday, April 21st – Paws4Reading
Thursday, April 27th – Paws4Reading
Friday, April 28th – Paws4Reading


Albany Public Library
Click here to visit their website.
Tuesday, April 4th – Paws for Reading (Delaware Branch)
Tuesday, April 11th – Paws for Reading (Delaware Branch)
Tuesday, April 18th – Paws for Reading (Delaware Branch)
Tuesday, April 25th – Paws for Reading (Delaware Branch)











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