2023 February Guide | Capital District Moms

This guide was created to help make the month of February a little bit easier for you!
Heart Shaped Pizza (scroll to the bottom for the list)
Family Friendly Shows Coming to the Capital District (scroll to the bottom for the list)
Nominate Your Favorite Family Photographer (scroll to the bottom to vote)


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
Follow 9 Miles East on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-223-9872


As the area’s authorized Steinway dealer, the Artist Pianos showroom is full of beautiful new pianos, but their no-pressure, education-focused approach makes them the best place for parents to learn how to buy a good practice piano. Talking with the manager, Paul, you’ll learn more about pianos in 15 minutes than you ever thought you could. They teach piano lessons too!

664 New Loudon Road, Suite 2, Latham, NY 12110
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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: (518) 783-1695


February is Pet Dental Health Month! Taking care of your pet’s teeth is just as important as taking care of your own. Make sure to grab something for your dog to chew and clean their teeth with. Dental treats are also available for cats and other small animals too! Benson’s Pet Centers are in a neighborhood near you. Come check us out! Your pets will be happy you did.

197 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Phone #: (518) 435-1738

ROTTERDAM (opened Summer of 2022)
1520 Altamont Ave, Schenectady, NY 12303
Phone #: (518) 348-7500

With 6 additional locations in Clifton Park, Wilton, Saratoga, Queensbury, Johnstown, Pittsfield. And a fish-only store in Ballston Spa.

Follow Benson’s Pet Center on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.


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


Use coupon code QBYCDM to save $10 off your order!

Card My Yard is the premier yard greeting and yard sign rental service that specializes in making your BIG day even BIGGER!!
Place your order with Card My Yard Queensbury-Saratoga at www.cardmyyard.com/queensbury

For locations south of Saratoga Springs please call or email us directly.
Phone #: 518-944-0088
Email: [email protected]
Follow Card My Yard Queensbury-Saratoga on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.


Female-first psychiatric care. If you’re navigating a new season of life—trying to conceive, pregnancy, or perimenopause—or looking for support with treatment of a specific condition such as PMS or PMDD, PCOS, ADHD, depression, or anxiety, I want to offer you the expertise, compassion, and genuine care you deserve. I am a Harvard-trained and board-certified psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health and reproductive psychiatry. I provide medication management and psychotherapy through a female-first frame: putting you, your needs, and your wellness at the forefront of our work together. I view my work as an opportunity to help women feel seen and supported through the most transformative stages of their lives. 

Dr. Jennifer Okwerekwu MD, MS
Reproductive Psychiatry & Women’s Mental Health
Virtual Appointments
In Person: Clifton Park & Troy
Phone #: 518-414-5421


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
Follow Crossgates on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-869-9565
Email: [email protected]


Located on its own 31-Acre Island on Upper Saranac Lake in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, Eagle Island is a youth camp, a National Historic Landmark, and one of the best-preserved examples of Adirondack Great Camp architecture.

31 Acre Island on Upper Saranac
Follow Eagle Island Camp on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-323-9422
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. 


Your Heritage Food Connection

– Know everything about your food with farm direct eating. Get local food directly from a family homestead in upstate New York. At Hidden Camp Farm The King family uses old fashioned farming methods in a modern food world.

– Feel safe knowing that you are getting transparency in your food and knowing exactly what allergens are in them.

– Feel happy and confident knowing where your food comes from.

378 White Road, Canajoharie, NY 13317
Follow Hidden Camp Farm on Facebook and Instagram.
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-673-3611
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. 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


The appliance experts at Marcella’s Appliance Center are here for you, with essential kitchen and laundry appliances families 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.

560 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone #: 518-381-1957

Shoppers World, 15 Park Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone #: 518-952-7700

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


This is YOUR year to DISCOVER Mater Christi School. MCS offers excellence in education in a nurturing, faith-filled environment located close to work and home off upper New Scotland Avenue in Albany. Schedule your personal tour today to see our classes in action and meet our Principal, Mr. Matthew Murphy. We also invite parents, families and prospective students to attend our Open House on Saturday, Feb. 4th from 1:00-3:00PM. We look forward to welcoming you to our MCS Family!

35 Hurst Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
Follow Mater Christi School on Facebook
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-489-3111
Email: [email protected]


Mom’s need a break too! Grab your girlfriends for this fun & fabulous 2 day event! With 150+ vendors, get ready to shop, sample, & pamper yourself! March 4th & 5th at the Marriott in Albany on Wolf Rd. Snag your tickets today!
Click here to purchase tickets!

Follow the NY Women’s Expo on Facebook & Instagram.
Phone #: (518) 879-2995
Email: [email protected]


The Ninja Lab is the region’s premier obstacle course gym and kids fun zone. Swing, climb, leap and soar your way into fitness while learning great leadership skills and building self-confidence that will last a lifetime. Men, women and children alike will have a ball at The Ninja Lab, where Ninja training is for everyone, and fitness is always fun! Our classes, open gyms, birthday parties, camps, and Nerf nights are second to none! Programs for ages 2 and up!

Crossgates Commons
161 Washington Ave Ext-104B, Albany, NY 12205
Follow Albany Ninja Lab on Facebook and Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-608-4725
Email: [email protected]

9 Stonebreak Rd-Suite 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]


10% off Air Duct Cleaning during the month of February

NorthView Cleaning & Maintenance is a local family owned capital region cleaning and maintenance company.  We offer Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, and Chimney Sweeping. We offer free estimates and guarantee our work is done to your satisfaction before we are paid. For the month of February we are offering 10% off Air Duct Cleaning. Give us a call or text us today!

Located in Voorheesville, NY
Serving Communities throughout the Capital District
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-380-6945
Email: [email protected]


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]  


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 Robert C. Parker School on Facebook & Instagram
Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-286-3449
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]


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.  Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for a glimpse into our school programs and activities.  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]


Brighten up your child’s February break with a Musical FunFest at The Music Studio! The Capital District’s celebrated music is offering 90 minutes of musical fun and activities for children ages 3 through 6. February 21, 22, and 23! Experienced Music Studio teachers will lead different activities in each classroom, including drumming, xylophoning, instrument making, dancing, and game playing. AND there will be a live mini-concert by a special musical guest! FunFest costs just $8 per child in advance when you pay online (it’s $10 at the door), and includes a make-and-take instrument and a snack. Sign up here!

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] 


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]


Have you decided what you are doing for Valentine’s Day yet? It can be difficult to find a babysitter and restaurants can be crowded on Valentine’s Day so why not order pizza for dinner! Here is a list of some places around the Capital District that made heart shaped pizzas on Valentine’s Day last year so hopefully all these pizza places will be making them again this year!


DC’s Pizza
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Albany, NY


DeFazio’s Pizzeria
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Troy, NY


Nove Italian Restaurant
Click here to follow on Facebook.
Gansevoort, NY


Our Original Pizzeria
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Schenectady, NY


Paesan’s Pizza
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Albany, East Greenbush, Guilderland, Latham & Rotterdam, NY


Papa John’s
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Albany, NY


Pop’s Pizza
**Also offering heart shaped mozzarella sticks!
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Cohoes, NY


Romo’s Pizza and Restaurant
Click here to follow along on Facebook.
Glenmont, NY


Sarabella Pizza
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Colonie, NY


Scali’s Pizza
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Hudson, NY


Slice of Glenville
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Glenville, NY


Sweet Willy’s Pizzeria
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Colonie, NY


Taste of Italy
Click here to follow along on Facebook
Latham, NY


Uncle Rico’s Pizza
Click here to follow on Facebook
Niskayuna, NY &Schenectady, NY


Doktor Kaboom and the Wheel of Science

Proctors – February 8, 2023

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Sleeping Beauty

The Egg – February 11, 2023

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Comedy Pet Theatre

The Egg – February 12, 2023

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Puppy Pals Live!

Cohoes Music Hall – February 19, 2023

Click here for more information.


Monster Jam

MVP Arena – March 11th-12th, 2023

Click here for more information.


Laurie Berkner – Greatest Hits Live!

The Egg – March 26, 2023

Click here for more information.


Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: the New Musical Stage Adaptation

Proctors – March 30, 2023

Click here for more information.


Bluey’s Big Play

Proctors – April 4th-5th, 2023

Click here for more information.


Eric Carle From Head to Toe

Universal Preservation Hall – April 26, 2023

Click here for more information.


It’s Okay To Be Different – Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

The Egg – April 30, 2023

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Pinkalicious The Musical

The Cohoes Music Hall – May 5th-15th, 2023

Click here for more information.


Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour

Palace Theatre – June 2, 2023

Click here for more information.


Kidz Bop – Never Stop Live Tour

SPAC – July 9, 2023

Click here for more information.


Disney’s The Lion King

Proctors – August 2nd-20th, 2023

Click here for more information.


Please nominate your favorite family photographer in the Capital District! Photographers can be nominated through February 15, 2023 at 11:59pm. Follow Capital District Moms on Instagram and Facebook as a post will be put up about when you can start VOTING for your favorite photographer!






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