2023 August Guide | Capital District Moms

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

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At Ace Gymnastics our goal is to provide the finest gymnastics training in the Capital Region! From our state-of-the-art facility to our elite level staff everything about our program is FIRST CLASS. All of our students will be treated with respect and taught in a progressive and positive way!  Welcoming students from Latham, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Troy, Colonie, and the entire Albany region.

19 Warehouse Row, Albany NY 12205
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Phone #: 518-977-3028
Email: [email protected]


Back-to-School means Back-to-Skill at Adirondack Taekwondo. Ask yourself, what does my child need for this back-to-school-season? Focus, Persistence, Self-Esteem, Respect? All the skills that children learn at Adirondack Taekwondo everyday. For over twenty years, parents have told us time and time again that their children learn much more than Taekwondo at Adirondack Taekwondo. They learn skills that help them succeed in school and in life. Four lessons and a free uniform for only $40. Stop in, call or click for more information.

1593B Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065
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Phone #: 518-373-0442
Email: [email protected]


With an eye for detail and a passion for celebrating individuality, I offer bespoke photography sessions for high school seniors. From candid smiles to posed perfection, I aim to capture not just their likeness, but their spirit, ambition, and the unique journey that has shaped them into the exceptional individual they are today. Connect with me today and let’s start planning your child’s personalized photo session. Because they deserve more than just photos-they deserve a legacy.

Follow Ashley Wilbur Photography on Facebook and Instagram
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Phone #: 518-812-6245
Email: ashley@ashleywilburphotography.com 


Come visit the Bailiwick Animal Park in Catskill, NY and get up close and learn all about our animals from cute bunnies to majestic bengal tigers, most of which are rescues. Over 35 exhibits of exotic and domestic animals, playground, picnic area, petting & feeding areas, gift shop, pony rides and horseback riding. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Cash only. ATM on premises.

118 Castle Road, Catskill, NY 12414
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Phone #: 518-678-5665


Bubble House Rentals LLC provides stylish bounce house rentals, amazing balloons and more!  Whether it’s an eye-catching backdrop for your wedding or a modern alternative to traditional looking bounce houses for parties, we’ve got you covered.  We have several colors, sizes and styles of bounce houses to ensure we have the perfect option for your next event.  We also do balloons for every occasion and offer several rental packages that include bounce houses, balloons, soft-play and more!  A true family business, we pride ourselves in great service and love working closely with our customers to create exactly what they are looking for!

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Phone #: 518-381-0198
Email: BubbleHouseRentalsLLC@gmail.com


Capital Cooks is a partnership between the chefs and management of Different Drummer’s Kitchen in Stuyvesant Plaza. When that store closed, we decided to open our own cooking school, and we’ll be opening on July 31 with our first kid’s camp. Our new cooking school is conveniently located in the Village of Colonie, just off of Central Avenue. Capital Cooks provides a safe, fun place for children to cook, eat, make friends and have a ton of fun. Classes for kids are Monday through Friday, and each offers the choice of a three-day, two-day or five-day week. Camp goes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Classes are appropriate for 8-12 year olds. Our experienced chefs love kids, love to cook and love to share their knowledge with people of all ages. Menus include Holiday Favorites, Cooking Around the World, Rainbow of Colors and Breakfast for Dinner. Expect to learn about each food that will be prepared in a hands-on cooking environment, and be well-fed each day. Our beautiful new school is located at 12 Walker Way, Colonie, NY, 12205. Questions? Feel free to contact us at [email protected], or call 518-810-8412. And, the kids shouldn’t be the only people having fun this summer! There are many classes for adults, too.

12 Walker Way, Colonie, NY 12203
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Phone #: 518-810-8412
Email: [email protected]


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
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Phone #: 518-925-0095


Take a ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Catskill Flyer Fridays, Saturdays and on the Ice Cream Sunday’s Train on every Sunday. On Fridays and Saturdays see the natural beauty of the Catskills from our railroad’s unique perspective aboard the Catskill Flyer and enjoy on the trip in our coaches or on our open air flat cars for the ultimate views on the ride. On Sundays, passengers get the same great ride and an Ice Cream to enjoy on the trip. 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.

Catskill Flyer Trains on Fridays and Saturdays leave at 11:00 am, 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.

Ice Cream Sunday Trains on Sundays Leave at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Ticket prices are Adults $22.00, Adult Discount (Seniors/Military/Veteran) $20.00, and Children $16.00, Children under 2 ride on the lap free with paid adult fare. An adult must accompany all children. The train 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 with Ice Cream Sundays operates every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May 27th thorough September 17th , 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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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 #: 518-869-3522
Email: [email protected]


Ignite Your Child’s Passion for Dance & Acting at Dance Fire Studio! 

Calling all parents in the area! Are you looking for the ultimate dance and acting program to nurture your child’s artistic talents? Look no further than Dance Fire Studio Niskayuna’s upcoming 2023-2024 Kids Dance & Acting Program! We are proud to present the most comprehensive and diverse program in the region, catering to all children.

At Dance Fire Studio, we believe in celebrating individuality and fostering a love for the performing arts. Our expert Dance Masters offers a range of dance & acting classes for kids, including DanceSport (Ballroom),  Acting, Tap Dance, Ballet, Baby Ballet, Contemporary Dance & Acro.

The program runs from September 11th, 2023, to May 16th, 2024, concluding with an enchanting Spring Recital where your little stars will shine on stage, showcasing their newfound skills and talents. To learn more about our 2023-2024 Kids Dance & Acting Program, visit our website and register online: https://www.dancefirestudio.com/kids-dance-classes

2341 Nott Street East Suite 104, Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Phone #: 518-557-2052
Email: [email protected]

36 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Phone #: 518-306-4710
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
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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
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Phone #: 518-463-0220
Email: [email protected]


Glampover Events offers several sleepover packages with a variety of different themes for the indoor tents. We also offer kid picnics including a tea party picnic that can be set up inside or outside. We serve parts of the capital region. Contact us for your child’s next birthday party or event!

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Phone #: 518-290-6346
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
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Phone #: 518-878-6502
Email: [email protected]


Hello! We’re Good to Grow, New England’s only fully dedicated airway, early ortho, and frenectomy pediatric dentistry. We deliver services in a way that is different from other dental practices because our focus is on more than just teeth. We connect the dots between oral health and systemic health to treat preventable ailments that would otherwise affect the child negatively in the long term, such as sleep disordered breathing, chronic infections, speech and eating concerns, tooth decay, and behavioral issues like ADHD/ADD. Children who come to us experience increased air flow, improved sleep and immunity, beautiful smiles, straight teeth, and so much more. Put your child on the path to lifelong health, and schedule an evaluation today.

740 Williams Street, Suite C, Pittsfield, MA 01201
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Phone #: 413-329-3292
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
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Phone #: 518-785-9441


Get a miPassport to Summer! Whether you’re travelling or having a staycation this summer, consider purchasing a miSci Family Membership. A year-long miSci Family Membership pays for itself after only three museum visits, and it gives discounts at more than 300 museums and science centers nationwide! Visit www.miSci.org to learn more.

15 Museum Drive, Schenectady, NY 12308
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Phone #: 518-382-7890
Email: [email protected]


We are an instructional program for girls and boys ages 4-13 that is 19 years old, and we cheer for the Plainsmen Jr. Football Program on Saturdays at the Shen Varsity East Football Field. Our program begins on 8/02/23 and registration is open until 8/18/23. There is also the JP Minnie’s program for ages 4-7. If you have questions about JP Minnie’s, please e-mail Coach Alex at [email protected].
Month of September and October
Location:  Shen Gym – Shatekon
Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm-08:30pm – Modified (Grades 7th-8th)
Monday and Wednesday 6:30pm-08:30pm – Senior Division (Grades 5th-6th)
Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-07:45pm – Junior Division (Grades 3rd-4th)
Wednesdays 6pm-7pm – JP Minnie’s (Ages 4-7)

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Phone #: 518-727-7266
Email: [email protected]


Step into rhythm, grace, and community at Saratoga City Ballet! Many of our devoted dancers have grown up twirling in our studios, each performance a milestone on their journey. We’re not just a dance school, but a family, encouraging each other with every leap and pirouette. Whether it’s your first plié or your thousandth fouetté, find your second home on our stage. Experience unforgettable opportunities for performances and dance your dreams into reality. Mark your calendars – Registration for the Fall of 2023 session is now open! Join our wonderful community and make your dance aspirations come alive at Saratoga City Ballet!

4295 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866
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Phone #: 518-584-1895
Email: [email protected]


Looking for a preschool program that prepares your kiddo for kindergarten?  Look no further!  Our program has been designed by our director who is a former kindergarten teacher and has multiple years of experience in daycare spaces and education degrees from SUNY Plattsburgh and Concordia University.  In our program your kid will become a part of our Sportime family and have hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom.  Our small class sizes and individualized approach to learning will give your 3-4 year old all the tools they need to be successful when they leave our program. There are so many benefits and perks it is hard to put into an ad, so if we have sparked your curiosity at all please reach out to our director at [email protected].

2699 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
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Phone #: 518-356-0100
Email: [email protected]


Meet some new faces while enjoying your morning with the little you care for! Join Stuyvesant Plaza on the 1st Wednesday of each month from August through November for Lattes & Littles, featuring a collection of kid-friendly activities and breakfast at one of your favorite breakfast joints on property. Full schedule listed on our Facebook and Eventbrite pages.
Ticketed event for each day: $20 (1 caregiver/1child) or $30 (1 caregiver/2 children)

1475 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
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Phone #: 518-813-4959


The Capital District’s premier dance school is EXPANDING. The King’s Dancers offers classes from ages 2-adult in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Contemporary , Tap, Musical Theater and Acro. We have award winning competition team classes and also many recreational classes. Come and try one of our FREE TRIAL CLASSES.

19 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302
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Phone #: 518-312-4290
Email: [email protected]


Our Little Gym classes will help your child channel their boundless energy and reach developmental milestones in a structured environment. Your child will flip at the chance to tackle new challenges and make some great friends along the way. You will be amazed when you see your child beaming with pride at their new accomplishments! Now is the perfect time to check out our cozy indoor class opportunities for ages 4 months-12 years.

471 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
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Phone #: 518-729-3230
Email: [email protected]


The Music Studio is now enrolling for its school-year Foundation Program, which begins mid-September. This celebrated program teaches children ages 4 to 8 the fundamentals of music in high-energy small-group classes your child will look forward to every week. Music Studio students build musical skills, confidence, brainpower, and a lifelong love of music. Want to know what class is like? Enroll in a FREE Mini Music class August 22, 24, 26, or 30. September options available too!

1237 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205
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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
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Phone #: 518-785-7258
Email: [email protected]


Capital region after school programming in a dozen school district locations. Get on the bus and come to us! 

Follow TSL Kids Crew on Facebook and Instagram.
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Phone # 518-273-1100
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
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Phone #: 518-280-5100
Email: [email protected] 



Parents, give your child the gift of personal growth and musical expression with Warren Lessons. Our program offers more than just music lessons; it’s a transformative experience where your child will learn to play instruments, forge meaningful connections, and blossom into a confident individual. Our music camps and performance groups provide opportunities for self-expression and teamwork. Endorsed by behavioral specialists and counselors, our program is recognized as a powerful outlet for kids and teens. Don’t settle for anything less than the best for your child. Choose Warren Lessons and watch them thrive. Click here to sign up now or call 518-791-6185!

1875 State Street, Schenectady, NY 
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Phone #: 518-791-6185


Thrilling outdoor adventure awaits just 20 minutes from Albany! Discover 14 Ziplines, 78 Aerial Adventure Games, a 40ft freefall jump and more, located in the heart of Thacher State Park! Activities for all ages 5 and up. Group discounts for birthday parties, field trips, corporate groups and more! Use code CDM15 to save 15% off your entire booking! Pre-book online: wildplay.com/thacher Pre-book by phone: 1-800-616-1325

524 Thacher Park Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186
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Phone #: 1-800-668-7771
Email: [email protected]



Bowman Orchards
Rexford, NY
For more information visit their Facebook page.


Golden Acres Charolais Farm – Boone Family
Westerlo, NY
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Herringtons Pumpkins
Buskirk, NY
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Hickory Hill Farms
Johnstown, NY
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Perry’s Sunflower Maze
Broadalbin, NY
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Sand Flats Orchard
Fonda, NY
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Schoharie County Sunshine Fair
August 8th-13th, 2023
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The Altamont Fair
August 15-20, 2023
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Washington County Fair
August 21-27, 2023
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Dutchess Fair
August 22-27, 2023
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The Great New York State Fair
August 23rd-September 4, 2023
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The Great Schaghticoke Fair
August 30th-September 4, 2023
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Columbia County Fair
August 30th-September 4, 2023
Click here for more information.


Fonda Fair
August 30th-September 4, 2023
Click here for more information.



Already took place in 2023:
Saratoga County Fair
Greene County Youth Fair

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