2023 May Guide | Capital District Moms

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

Farmers’ Market Roundup (scroll to the bottom for the list)
Mother’s Day Brunch Roundup (scroll to the bottom for the list)


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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Phone #: 518-223-9872


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.

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

Creating custom sweets for birthdays, graduations and more. Call or stop into either of our locations to place your order. Mention the Capital District Moms May Guide at time of ordering and receive $5 OFF your cake order. Order must be placed by May 31, 2023 to receive discount, not valid on Mother’s Day specials.

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

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

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Join us for Mindfulness for Mamas, a 12-week immersive that will transform your wellness, bring you more joy and peace, but most importantly, one that fits into your busy life, and the many roles you play, just as it is now. This isn’t “just” 12-weeks of just learning to slow down and breathe, each week we are going to dive into the attributes of mindfulness such as; trust, flexibility, patience, acceptance, curiosity and letting-go. This program has the ability to change your life, and the lives of generations to come. Visit bravelionmind.com or email [email protected] to learn more.

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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
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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
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Click here to visit their website.
Phone #: 518-925-0095


Take a ride on the Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Catskill Flyer every Saturday and on the Ice Cream Sunday’s Train on every Sunday. On 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 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 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 #: 518-869-9565
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
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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]


2023 Follow Thru Basketball Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!

At Follow Thru Basketball Camps our mission is simple: to help our campers grow as people by teaching them how to play competitive basketball.

We believe competitive basketball is an incredible vehicle for personal growth. The game of basketball presents countless learning opportunities each time a young person takes the court. It is the responsibility of our staff to help our campers take advantage of these opportunities to better prepare our campers for future challenges on the court and beyond basketball. We focus on individual skills, how to play and how to compete.

2023 Camp Locations:
Shenendehowa – Clifton Park, NY
Indian Meadows – Glenville, NY
Simsbury High School – Simsbury, CT
Overnight Camp at Bryant Lake Camp, NY
Overnight Camp at Camp Greylock, MA
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Don Juron, Camp Director
Phone #: 518-852-5376


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
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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
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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
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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. 


Featured in Saratoga Family MagazineSimply Saratoga, and CRL Magazine “BESTIES 2023: People & Places” edition iCandy Designs Face Painting brings unique and captivating face and body art to events in the Capital Region. From birthday parties, corporate and school events, to Halloween makeup and 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. Summer dates fill up quickly – inquire today for availability!

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Email:  [email protected]


Ken Clough Photography is an award winning photography and videography studio located near the heart of the Albany, NY arts district that serves the greater Capital District and beyond. We provide our clients with outstanding service in the areas of family photography, senior photography, child and newborn photography, engagement photography, professional portraits, and of course, wedding photography and videography. Our studio is located in downtown Albany at 33 Elk Street, Albany, NY and we can arrange for your portrait session in our studio or at a location of your choosing. Contact us today so that we can capture your candid cherished moments.

33 Elk Street Suite 101, Albany, NY 12207
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Phone #: 518-618-2064
Email: ken@kensportraits.com


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
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Phone #: 518-930-2117
Email: [email protected]


Lake George Campsites has RV sites, tent sites, cozy cottages, and all the amenities you need for a successful family camping trip! It’s just a short walk or drive from our campground to all that the area has to offer. The majority of our RV sites include full hookups with 30-amp service. We have water/electricity and can accommodate all different types of vehicles. Our modern cottages can sleep up to seven people and feature fully-equipped kitchens/kitchenettes, dining areas, and gas fireplaces. Onsite amenities include a playground, swimming pool, arcade, bathhouses, laundry facilities, and camp store…plus we’re pet-friendly! We are booking now for the 2023 season, which runs May 1 – October 15. Check us out and book your stay today!

1053 Route 9, Queensbury, NY 12804
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Phone #: 518-798-6218


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


New & Expecting Moms (& Dads, too!)
Sunday, June 25th 1:00pm- 4:00pm
189 Wolf Rd
Eventbrite Ticket Link: http://shorturl.at/ENU34

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Phone #: 518-542-5111
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
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Phone #: 518-309-3517
Email:  [email protected]  


The beloved and best-selling children’s book PINKALICIOUS comes to life in this delightful musical adaptation. Bring the little ones and join us as we go from the page to the stage with the story of young Pinkalicious Pinkerton, who learns the value of healthy eating and that “you get what you get and you don’t get upset!” A fantastic professional cast of actors will bring this tuneful, humorous and wholesome musical to Cohoes Music Hall May 5-14, with early showtimes and weekday morning matinees for the kids!

58 Remsen St., Cohoes, NY 12047
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Phone #: 518-434-0776


I offer Nature inspired education focused on ecological literacy for youth. I believe that it is of utmost importance that our young people are immersed in Nature, and learn about how our one and only hospitable planet functions. Activities like exploring Nature, gardening, observing plant life, learning about insects and bugs and birds, and being shown how to care for non-human life are a few small things that go a very long way in helping children develop into Nature-aware adults.

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Phone #: 518-227-1654
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
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Phone #: 518-286-3449
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
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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]


Make your visit to The Wind-Chill Factory at Ballston Spa to enjoy food, ice cream and mini golf all in one place! From fresh hand packed burgers to our ice cream sundaes, our pirate ship playground, weekly Wednesday car shows, and our newly renovated 18-hole mini golf course you are sure to have a fantastic time. For added fun, we have kan jam, cornhole, ladder-ball and more lawn games available on the lawn at no charge. Bring the whole family for an afternoon or evening of food and fun – there’s something for everyone!!  It’s the perfect place for family fun and making special memories.

3 Trieble Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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Phone # (518) 885-7888
Email: keely@windchillfactory.com


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] 


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]


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
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Phone #: 518-283-5400
Email: [email protected]



Colonie Farmers’ Market at the Crossings
Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, May 20, 2023 through September 30, 2023
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.


Delmar Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, Opening Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023
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. Established in 2009, our farmers, food vendors and artisans have provided the Capital Region with an accessible, sustainable means to support and grow our local economy. We are authorized to accept WIC FMNP and SFMNP benefits. Please visit our community tent for more information and a list of participating vendors.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market on Facebook.


Glens Falls Farmers’ Market
Indoor Market: Nov. 5th, 2022 – April 29th, 2023 from 9am-Noon; Outdoor Market starts in May
​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
2023 Main Market starts on Saturday, April 22nd at 9am to 1pm
This year we have 30+ regular vendors, a rotating list of guest vendors, live music, and food/drinks each week. You will be able to find a generous selection of fresh produce, baked goods, meat, eggs, dairy products, fish, flowers, spirits (wine, cider, liquor), prepared foods, and more.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Hudson Farmers’ Market on Facebook.


Kinderhook Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8:30am to 12:30pm, Opening Day: May 6, 2023
Click here for more information.
Follow the Kinderhook Farmers’ Market on Facebook.


Saratoga Farmers’ Market
Saturdays at High Rock Park from 9am to 1pm (May to October)
Wednesdays at High Rock Park from 3pm to 6pm (May to October)
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 6, 2023.)
Held every Saturday, year-round, the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market is one of the most popular attractions in New York’s Capital Region. From May through October, the market transforms the heart of downtown Troy into an open-air street festival that could easily pass for a scene in Europe. On the busiest Saturdays, as many as 15,000 people visit the market to shop for fresh local produce, meats, seafood, prepared foods and handmade crafts. Couples, families, college students and neighborhood regulars all mingle in Monument Square and on the surrounding streets, milling around between the tents, sidewalk tables and music stages. From November to April the market moves inside to the Troy Atrium.
Click here for more information.
Follow the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market on Facebook.


Washington Park Farmers Market
Opening in July
Click here for more information.
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Guilderland Farmers’ Market
Opening in July
Click here for more information.
Follow the Guilderland Farmers’ Market on Facebook.


Schenectady Greenmarket
Sundays 10am to 2pm, Outdoor Market starts April 16, 2023
Click here for more information.
Follow the Schenectady Greenmarket on Facebook.


Waterford Harbor Farmers’ Market
Sundays 9am to 1pm, Opening Day: June 4, 2023
Click here for more information.
Click here to follow the Waterford Harbor Farmers’ Market on Facebook.



Clifton Park Farmers’ Market
Mondays from 2pm to 5pm, (Open June-October)
Click here for more information.
Follow the Clifton Park Farmers’ Market on Facebook.


Stillwater Farmers’ Market
Mondays from 3pm to 6pm, Opening Day May 1, 2023
Follow the Stillwater Farmers’ Market on Facebook.



Halfmoon Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm
The Halfmoon Farmers’ Market runs year round every Wednesday 3-6pm at Town Hall.
Click here for more information.
Follow Halfmoon Farmers’ Market on Facebook.


Empire State Plaza Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm, Outdoor on the Plaza starting May 3, 2023
The Empire State Plaza Farmers Market is your place to find the season’s freshest produce, cheeses, baked goods, cider, and much more! 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.


Saratoga Farmers’ Market
Saturdays at High Rock Park from 9am to 1pm (May to October)
Wednesdays at High Rock Park from 3pm to 6pm (May to October)
Click here for more information.
Follow the Saratoga Farmers’ Market on Facebook.



Schenectady Farmers’ Market
Thursdays 9:30am to 1:30pm, Opening Day: May 4, 2023
Follow the Schenectady Farmers’ Market on Facebook.

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