4 Must-Experience Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor Activities in CapNY

There are countless outdoor activities to partake in during CapNY’s spring and summer months. 10 state parks. Countless trails & opportunity. It’s important for us that CapNY has outdoor experiences that are accessible to EVERYONE across our community. In this article, we’ll cover FOUR must-experience wheelchair outdoor activities that you should add to your to-doContinue reading “4 Must-Experience Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor Activities in CapNY”

CapNY Eats: Independent Korean Restaurant Spotlight

It wasn’t that long ago in the CapNY where you would either have to have a Korean friend or personally know a Korean family to enjoy Korean Food in Upstate NY. ..(no longer)! Photo: Bon Vivant Photographe, Seoul Korean Restaurant They’d invite you over for a sit down style family meal consisting of white rice,Continue reading “CapNY Eats: Independent Korean Restaurant Spotlight”

CapNY Spring Weekend Itinerary: Albany County

Itching for a weekend getaway or staycation this spring? Book a trip to Albany for must-see museums, craft beverage experiences and much more! With blooming tulips and blue skies, it is a picture-perfect time of year to visit Albany. Scroll on for a weekend itinerary to discover Albany this spring.   This blog post is presentedContinue reading “CapNY Spring Weekend Itinerary: Albany County”

3 Popular Indoor Spectator Sports Experiences in CapNY

Nothing gets me more hype than going out to support a local sports team…sports bring people together and I love watching the CapNY community come together to cheer our very own talent on! No better way to spark up some CapNY pride than with sports. Here are three sports teams you can enjoy all yearContinue reading “3 Popular Indoor Spectator Sports Experiences in CapNY”

CapNY Eats: 5 Droolworthy Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants

The plant-based food industry has boomed in recent years with myco-protein chik’n and beet burgers that bleed, branded with names like Beyond and Impossible suggesting we’re scaling new heights. Hello, Meatless Mondays The pandemic only sharpened growth with renewed interest in health conscious eating, efforts to reduce animal consumption (hello, meatless Mondays), and awareness ofContinue reading “CapNY Eats: 5 Droolworthy Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants”

Making an Impact: 3 Black Entrepreneurs in CapNY

Despite systemic barriers in place for marginalized communities, there are countless thriving Black-owned businesses in CapNY. Many use their resources to pay it forward, bettering the communities around them. Leaving a Legacy Whether it’s by combating poverty through transportation, supporting new business owners from marginalized groups, or creating a gym that welcomes those often leftContinue reading “Making an Impact: 3 Black Entrepreneurs in CapNY”

5 of Gabby’s Favorite CapNY Coffee Shops

Everybody knows I love where I come from. CapNY is home for me and I want to see it shine. I spend a lot of time exploring the nooks and crannies of this region, always on the hunt for new, small, local businesses with character. Coffee culture is a huge part of my life, andContinue reading “5 of Gabby’s Favorite CapNY Coffee Shops”

4 Millennial Changemakers in CapNY Housing

If you’ve spent time in Albany, there’s a chance that you’ve noticed a bright red ‘X’ on multiple buildings. Albany has a lot of homes that are currently vacant, dilapidated, and not up to safety codes. Seeing all of those properties that have great potential, you can’t help but to dream of all the possibilities,Continue reading “4 Millennial Changemakers in CapNY Housing”

The Authentic CapNY Guide: Old-School Italian Restaurants

The Italian American community in New York City is as established and historic as the city itself. Luckily for us, many Italian Immigrants also ventured upstate to CapNY during the waves of European migration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These communities quite literally built and shaped the cities we see today. GenerationContinue reading “The Authentic CapNY Guide: Old-School Italian Restaurants”

5 Amazing CapNY Latin-Owned Restaurants

Welcome to our celebration of Latin-owned restaurants in CapNY! Schenectady-based, Honduran-born artist Oscar Bogran and I (Maureen Sager, Executive Director of ACE) explored a range of restaurants that are deeply inspired by Latin American heritage and culture. We tried things we’d NEVER dreamed of eating, and met amazing women who are running successful businesses andContinue reading “5 Amazing CapNY Latin-Owned Restaurants”