5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters

Before there was cable TV and the internet (my own kids can’t imagine such a primitive time) families went out together to enjoy a movie in a car, packed full of kids. Sometimes the neighbor’s kids were mixed in the bunch too. I remember being about 8 years old, and walking to the drive-in movieContinue reading “5 CapNY Family Owned & Operated Drive-In Movie Theaters”

5 Family Friendly Museums You MUST Visit in CapNY

As a mother of three children, my boys have always been curious individuals. My middle son is autistic and mentally disabled. Finding family friendly places to take my children that were fun, engaging, and interactive… but also educational and inspiring… was absolutely a challenge with school aged kids and one with special needs. When myContinue reading “5 Family Friendly Museums You MUST Visit in CapNY”

Juneteenth in CapNY: 4 Changemakers Paving the Way

“Juneteenth is important because it is the beginning of our history.” – Lashawn Hawkins, Founder of the I Can Breathe and I Will Speak organization in Fulton County New York CapNY Celebrations June 19th. Many Americans know that date as Juneteenth, a federal holiday that acknowledges and commemorates the legal ending of slavery in theContinue reading “Juneteenth in CapNY: 4 Changemakers Paving the Way”

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”

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”

5 Ways to Get Around with CDTA

Living in Upstate New York, it can seem as though you can’t make it around CapNY without a car, but that is no longer the case with the Capital District Transit Authority’s (CDTA) expansion of services. CDTA along with community partners have reimagined mobility that isn’t limited to traditional city buses. Affordable & Eco-Friendly WithContinue reading “5 Ways to Get Around with CDTA”

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”

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