Family Event Listings and Other Fun Things To Do with Kids In The Capital Region

Finding fun things to do with kids in Albany and beyond is easy, but it didn’t used to be that way. Not that long ago, when we moved to the Capital Region with a toddler, the web wasn’t what it is now. Back then, the only listings of family events were those in the local newspapers, one or…

Take the Kids to See Shoe Art in Albany

Take the Kids to See Shoe Art in Albany

Ours is not a high brow family. My kids don’t usually volunteer to attend classical concerts or art exhibits, but with the right incentive they will attend willingly. Shoe art exhibits are usually sufficient draw as silly, fun, whimsical shoes easily capture their imagination. Given that, I have been wondering why we left the Albany…

Field Trip to an Operating Room at St. Peter’s Hospital

Field Trip to an Operating Room at St. Peter’s Hospital

One of the many benefits of being married to an awesome ear surgeon is that when our First Lego League (FLL) team decided that they wanted to tackle the Body Forward Engineering Meets Medicine project, he was able to arrange a visit to the operating room at St. Peter’s Hospital where we were able to…

Things That Go Bump In The Night at the Farmer’s Museum

Things That Go Bump In The Night at the Farmer’s Museum

If you’re looking for a spine-tingling way to celebrate All Hallows Eve, then a trip to the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York is a must!  Our 1 1/2 hour drive on scenic Rt. 20 West brought us through several historic and haunted towns, but what awaited us at the Farmers’ Museum was more than…

Capitol Hauntings: Halloween Tour of the NY State Capitol

Capitol Hauntings: Halloween Tour of the NY State Capitol

Deep in the heart of Albany is the creepiest, scariest spot in the entire Capital Region. No, it’s not a corn maze or haunted house. Even more frightening than Freddy Krueger in suburbia, experience true terror on a Capitol Hauntings Special Halloween Tour of the New York State Capitol. Discover “secret” demons, spectral presidents, invisible…

Two More Family Friendly Hikes Coming Right Up

The Homeschool Hiking Group that we joined way back in September for a hike at Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary, has scheduled two more hikes at a couple of our favorite spots: Wednesday, October 27th, 10:30 a.m. Peebles Island State Park, Waterford Summary: According to localhikes.com, "Peebles Island is a nature-lover’s treasure. The Perimeter Trail winds through…

Steps to Suffrage: A Historical Musical Youth Drama

Steps to Suffrage: A Historical Musical Youth Drama

Mark your calendar, DRAMAcademics, the Educational Youth Theater group, will present: Steps to Suffrage, a Historical Musical Youth Drama, at The Boght Arts Center on November 10th and 12th. Join Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott at the First Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, 1848. Susan B. Anthony, Theodore Roosevelt and Sojourner…