A Night at the Ballpark with the Tri-City ValleyCats

What does summer fun look like to us? Hot dogs, beer, baseball, and good company. And this is why spending a night with our local minor league baseball team, the Tri-City ValleyCats, is the way to go. Whether you’re looking for the perfect date night, an outdoor family experience, or a casual night out withContinue reading “A Night at the Ballpark with the Tri-City ValleyCats”

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”

Author Noelle Gentile: Advocate, Educate, and Love

Author, director, writer, acting coach, and educator Noelle Gentile draws on all her strengths as an advocate and educator supporting her daughters Lucia and Isla, who is autistic and has epilepsy. A Family’s Journey Noelle Gentile (age 42) has two remarkable daughters–Isla (age eight) and Lucia a.k.a. “Lulu” (age six). Born and raised in Albany,Continue reading “Author Noelle Gentile: Advocate, Educate, and Love”

10 Can’t Miss Walking Trails in Rensselaer County

Just across the Hudson River from bustling Albany, Rensselaer County is a dream for hikers, cyclists, artists, nature-lovers, and locavores. Ten wonderful walking trails in Rensselaer County await you, just minutes away from the cities! Driving east from Albany or Troy, you’ll soon start to notice the hills, and eventually your ears might pop. That’sContinue reading “10 Can’t Miss Walking Trails in Rensselaer County”

5 Family-Friendly Skiing and Tubing Centers Across CapNY

Whether you’re a bona fide ski bum or just feeling ski-curious, this might be the ideal winter to spend on the slopes. Ski areas offer acres of open air and gorgeous natural scenery, making them some of the safest family-friendly spaces to spend with energetic kids who’ve been cooped up for COVID safety. 5 Great,Continue reading “5 Family-Friendly Skiing and Tubing Centers Across CapNY”

5 Innovative Pre-Schools: CapNY

Public school pre-K programs are more widely available than ever before. However, some CapNY parents might be looking for non-traditional preschool options. These 5 innovative pre-schools in the capital region provide play and nature based-choices for families with young children. If you are looking for public-education alternatives, read on. Forest Kindergarten Homeschool Program at theContinue reading “5 Innovative Pre-Schools: CapNY”

Raising Kids in the Capital Region: CapNY Families

Making a move to CapNY with kids? Looking to get familiar with the educational and recreational offerings of this region as it comes to raising families? You’ve come to the right spot. “How can I find what school districts are a good fit for my child?” Our first two questions were posed by recent NYCContinue reading “Raising Kids in the Capital Region: CapNY Families”

A Thrilling Family Day at Windham Mountain Adventure Park

Looking for some fun outdoor winter activities for kids in the Catskills? Located in the quaint town of Windham, just a quarter-mile down the road from the ski mountain, Windham Mountain Adventure Park is the ideal destination for ski bum families looking for a new snowy-day activity. It makes a great day-trip destination for non-skiers,Continue reading “A Thrilling Family Day at Windham Mountain Adventure Park”

CapNY History Day Trip: Visiting Olana with Kids

I’ve been visiting the Catskills since I was a kid, and the best part of the drive was always looking up at Olana from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge over the Hudson River. The views from its hilltop perch are even more breathtaking than those from below. It seemed like a dreamy place to exploreContinue reading “CapNY History Day Trip: Visiting Olana with Kids”

Exploring Art Omi with Kids

Visiting Art Omi with kids makes a perfect day-trip destination for families with children of all ages. Here, more than 60 large-scale works of art are presented in open fields or tucked between the trees along twisting nature trails. Art Omi is a 120-acre sculpture park — an ideal spot for any child who needsContinue reading “Exploring Art Omi with Kids”