Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts

Centuries before automobiles emerged as the singular mode of transport, the Industrial Revolution exploded upward from its epicenter of Manhattan, through the waterways that carve the landscape of Upstate New York. As a result of this rapid expansion, mill towns popped up along the creeks and streams that branch from the Hudson River. Plan yourContinue reading “Charming CapNY Towns on the Outskirts”

Saratoga’s Beekman Street Arts District – It’s a Vibe

When you think of Saratoga Springs, you probably picture horses and the bustling Broadway. You’re not wrong, but there is so much more to this adorable “city in the country.” One such place is the Beekman Street Arts District. Boasting some of the best restaurants and coolest shops in Saratoga, Beekman is still a bitContinue reading “Saratoga’s Beekman Street Arts District – It’s a Vibe”

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”

Five CapNY Artisanal Foods You Must Try!

CapNY is every foodie’s dream! We have an abundance of farm-to-table restaurants, nationally known farms, and incredibly unique food producers. Read on to learn more about five artisanal food makers that have some serious CapNY flare…CAUTION, we recommend reading this after you’ve already had a snack…may cause hunger. Saratoga Peanut Butter Co. Saratoga Peanut ButterContinue reading “Five CapNY Artisanal Foods You Must Try!”

CapNY Cocktails at Home: Janesha “Jaja” Levons

Janesha “Jaja” Levons is a mixologist and model. She lived all around the world as part of a miliary family, and then settled down in Saratoga Springs, where her love for entertaining and creativity began. Jaja shares two signature drink recipes with CapNY readers. Cheers to all! After working as a mixologist, model, and otherContinue reading “CapNY Cocktails at Home: Janesha “Jaja” Levons”

5 CapNY Up-And-Coming Musical Artists You Need To Know About

From Warren and Washington Counties, down to Columbia and Greene Counties, there’s no shortage of musical talent in any field or industry. Who’s going to break out next? We asked CapNY music influencer DJ Hollywood who’s on their way up. Check out these five up-and-comers who are making moves in CapNY! When it comes toContinue reading “5 CapNY Up-And-Coming Musical Artists You Need To Know About”

5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass

Last summer, like many avid explorers, I reluctantly respected new travel restrictions.  Temporarily bound to New York State, I needed to make alternative vacation plans.  Thus arose the perfect opportunity to buy an Empire Pass Card and become acquainted with the natural wonders of the Capital Region.  The Empire Pass Open the gates to theContinue reading “5 Great NY State Parks: Empire Pass”

Discover These Seven Historic Performance Venues in CapNY

There are so many beautifully restored performance venues in CapNY. Steeped in history, they’ve hosted more than a century’s worth of stars. We’ve got the best of 19th century architecture teamed with today’s pop culture — what could be better! 7 Amazing Performance Venues Join me for this (written) tour of seven amazing historic performanceContinue reading “Discover These Seven Historic Performance Venues in CapNY”

Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business

“My dream of opening a gallery would be impossible in NYC. Here in the Capital Region, there’s a feeling that people want to help each other. I didn’t see that in the city or Hoboken.” Cassie Fiorenza grew up in the Albany area, worked in a major gallery in Manhattan and lived in Hoboken, NJ.Continue reading “Collective 131: A CapNY Woman-Owned Business”

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”