Capital District Mamas & Papas

“The Capital District Mamas & Papas group is a social and support network for parents of children ages 0-5 years old who reside in the Capital District. The purpose of this group is to have discussions, playgroups, social events and classified postings.” You can find out more information on

Click Here to learn more about Capital District Mamas & Papas.




Carman Road Community Church, 3313 Carman Rd, Schenectady, NY 12303

“Stop in for a fun, interactive playgroup! We love to play and learn together through music & movement, art, games, and stories surrounding a weekly theme. Join us with your little ones (infant-preschooler) and see what Fun4Tots is all about! Check out “Fun4Tots” on Facebook for more details/cancellations.”



Hike it Baby

“Mission: To connect families with babies and young children to the outdoors and each other.” There is a small fee per year to join Hike It Baby. You can get information on their website at Hike it Baby or join one of the local Facebook groups.  One local group is “Hiked it Baby Capital Region NY” with approx. 2,300 members and the other local group is “Hike it Baby Southern Adirondacks” with approximately 300 members.



Honest Weight Food Co-op

The Honest Weight Food Co-op has different activities for families.  Click here to view their website to get more information.



Free Forest School

There is a Facebook group called “Free Forest School of Albany & Capital Region NY” with approx. 500 members that you can join to get more information.
Click here to visit their national website.



Kind-Nest – New Parents Meet Up

Ballston Lake, NY

“This New Parents Meetup offers a supportive atmosphere for parents to share, connect and problem solve with others. Bring your self (no shower required!) and your little one age (under age 1). All are unconditionally welcome!” Click Here for more information.



LCC Moms

Location: Loudonville Community Church, 374 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211

“LCC MOMS is a supportive community group for mothers in the Albany, NY Capital Region. If you are looking to meet other moms in the area, establish lasting and meaningful friendships, receive encouragement and advice from mentors and peers, and hear teaching especially catered to you by local professionals…then MOMS is for you! We welcome mothers of all ages and backgrounds and love to see new faces.”

Click here for more information.



MOMS Club of Clifton Park

MOMS Club of Clifton Park is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club organization. They have a monthly meet up open to everyone to learn more about their group at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Clifton Park (They have no affiliation with the church. They just rent out the space).

Follow their Facebook page at @MomsClubofCliftonPark or click here to visit their website.



Mugs and Hugs Playgroup

Location: New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 916 Western Ave, Albany, NY

You can get more information on at Mugs and Hugs Playgroup



Niskayuna Mom’s Group

“The Niskayuna Moms’ Group strives to connect moms, build community, and have fun. Most of the members live in Schenectady County, New York, though some hail from surrounding parts of the Capital Region.”
Follow their Facebook page @NiskayunaMomsGroup
Click here for more information.



Northshire Bookstore

Saratoga Springs, NY

There is a New Parent Meetup Group on Thursday mornings. Click here to check their website for details.



OSL Launchpad

Location: Our Savior’s Lutheran School, 63 Mountain View Ave, Albany, NY 12205

Free open play on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings when school is in session. Everyone is welcome.

Follow their Facebook page at OSL LaunchPad

Click here for more information.



Palette Cafe

Saratoga Springs, NY

Palette Cafe holds a Moms Meetup Group – visit the calendar on their website for details (click here) or visit their Facebook page (click here).



PJ Library Group at Temple Israel

Every Friday from 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM at Temple Israel when school is in session.  Open to children ages 2 months to 5 years.  Come for play time in the Run Around Room.
Click here to learn more.



Play, Learn & Soar

Free monthly community parent and child playgroup held when school is in session. **Registration is required. Translators and bus passes home may be available.

Location. Arbor Hill Elementary School in Albany, NY

Visit Albany City Schools’ Facebook page for more info (Click here). See post on 12/17/2019.



St. Kateri Moms

“This is a group for Catholic moms of the Capital District, both parishioners of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish and parishioners of other parishes. Come join us at our weekly play group, and enjoy fellowship in person and online. This group typically meets on Thursday mornings.” Join their Facebook group “St. Kateri Moms: Capital District Catholic Faith and Play Group” to learn more.



The Family Life Center of Albany

Mother-to-Mother Support Group.

“Mother to Mother is an intimate and informal support group for anyone going through the new mother experience. The social contact and support of peers during what can be a very isolating time is vital for new parents! Hosted by Sarah Read at 20 Elm Street in Albany. Email or text (518) 727-3730 with questions. Registration is not required, neither is prompt attendance- come when you can and leave when you have to.”

Click here for more information




Mommy and Me Exercise Classes

Click here to visit Capital District Moms’ Fitness Resource page which has a list of places that offer Mommy and Me Exercise Classes.




There are tons of great programs at libraries throughout the Capital District. Click here to view a list of libraries.


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