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”

Thriving in CapNY: Women in Digital Gaming

CapNY offers a level up for those looking to break into the gaming space. Jobs in game design, character development, software, and so much more are plentiful with 24 studios (7 large, 17 indie) calling the region home. An Industry BOOMING Many have produced games of our childhoods such as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater asContinue reading “Thriving in CapNY: Women in Digital Gaming”

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”

Arts on the Move: CapNY Creative Transplants

The myth of Upstate New York being a place where art and culture is lacking is officially over. In the last couple of years, not only have our own residents paved the way for arts to take the forefront, but the recent influx of urban creatives have helped the growth of arts communities. An UptickContinue reading “Arts on the Move: CapNY Creative Transplants”

5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences

Here are five art experiences that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone — solo, on a date, or with your kids. Visit one at a time, or make a day trip out of it! So, get outside and enjoy the summer weather, AND support our amazing creative economy. Summer Exploration! After more than aContinue reading “5 Sizzling CapNY Summer Arts Experiences”

Best Takeout Places Under $15: CapNY Food

Our focus on the best takeout places under $15 is centered on pandemic survival. With more than 110,000 restaurants in the U.S. closed permanently, (more than 40 of which right here in CapNY), how is it that the ones who have remained open have managed to do so? One of the largest factors was takeout.Continue reading “Best Takeout Places Under $15: CapNY Food”

7 Great Places to Ride Horses in CapNY

There’s no better view than the one from a saddle. The rhythmic pattern of horse hooves on a sandy path melts away all my stress of daily life. Plus, a sure-footed horse can carry us to places off the beaten path through scenic fields, alongside streams, and into the foothills of the Adirondack and CatskillContinue reading “7 Great Places to Ride Horses in CapNY”

8 Skateboard Parks in CapNY

CapNY boasts a long, vibrant history with skateboarding, turning out more than its fair share of pros and industry icons over the past 35 years including Johnny Schilleref,  Co-founder and former president of Element Skateboards, and pro skaters Kenny Reed and Curtis Rapp. Now is the perfect time to get out and start rolling, noContinue reading “8 Skateboard Parks in CapNY”

Charisse Bellante Making Space: CapNY Transplant

Charisse Bellante is an actress, bartender, Pilates instructor, drummer…just to name a few of the things she does. Born and raised in Kansas City, she moved to NYC when she was 18 years old. After living there for 21 years, at the end of April 2020, she decided to take the leap to start aContinue reading “Charisse Bellante Making Space: CapNY Transplant”

CapNY Transplants: Chrissy and Ben Traore, See and Be

Chrissy and Ben Traore met while working in a New York City restaurant. Soon, they were commuting upstate on weekends for a cooking gig. To their great surprise, they began dreading going back to Brooklyn during the week. “We’ve always worked 70 to 100 hours a week,” Chrissy said. “And the city and the expensesContinue reading “CapNY Transplants: Chrissy and Ben Traore, See and Be”