Learn about the Underground Railroad's role in the Capital District this weekend at a captivating free theater performance this Saturday.
Local Girl Scouts troop chooses Community Maternity Services for service project
This year, members of one Bethlehem Girl Scout troop will be showing their appreciation for more than just their own mothers. Since January, members of Elsmere Brownie Troop 1308 have been collecting supplies to be donated to Community Maternity Services, an agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.
Indian Ladder Farms showcases baby animals and activities
Baby animals returned to Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont on Saturday, May 4, with children clamoring to chicks, ducklings, bunnies, lambs, pigs and goats.
Central Avenue BID, Equinox hold sidewalk art contest to coincide with Tulip Fest
Each spring, thousands of tulips take over downtown Albany. The appearance of the flowers mark the beginning of spring in the city and have a way of bringing a feeling of renewal to Albany each year.
'Classical Kids' stops in North Colonie to introduce youngsters to world of dance
Siobhan Dunham and two other professional dancers spent the morning of Friday, May 3, at Shaker High School with the entire district’s fifth-grade students for the arts education series “Classical Kids.” The school-based program is sponsored by SPAC and Union College, and was created in 1993 to help provide an interactive approach for children to learn about classical music and dance.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus speaks to the child in every seat
Not many kids plan to run a circus when they grow up - and it’s not exactly what Johnathan Lee Iverson had in mind either as a kid growing up in New York City.
Albany Children’s Book Festival connects young readers with authors
The fifth annual Albany Children’s Book Festival, hosted by The Albany Academies, allows people of all ages to meet some of their favorite authors and illustrators. There will also be magicians, a children’s concert, clowns and other activities around the theme of reading.
Family-friendly Go Green Day to feature recycling, demos, good eats
Go Green Day 2013 will be held Saturday, April 27, at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland. Several area groups worked together to create the educational event and recycling drop off, along with opportunities to donate a variety of items to local causes and organizations.
New standardized tests have parents, educators worried about effects on students
On Tuesday, April 16, students in third to eighth grade across New York will sit down for the first day of standardized tests that adhere to the Common Core Standards. But it has been months now that parents and educators have worried pupils are being pushed too far with the sudden shift to more rigorous standards.
It's here! The Capital District Parent Pages summer camp directory will continue to be updated throughout the spring. New additions as of 5/14!
In tough times, Farnsworth’s Butterfly House and garden exist through fundraisers
Farnsworth Middle School is holding a garage sale fundraiser for the student-run Butterfly House and Organic Garden programs.
BC’s production of ‘Into the Woods’ re-imagines classic fairy tales
This year’s Bethlehem High School musical is “Into the Woods,” a longtime favorite of director James Yeara, and one he is producing for the third time.
New York’s students will start taking new standardized tests this year in the name of improving performance. So why are kids expected to fail?
Students in third to eighth grade will face English language arts and math tests adhering to Common Core Standards, national standards that were developed by looking at what students should achieve to be prepared for college.
Cool new baby gear for the discerning parent and child.
More local moms are choosing at-home birth, and a growing number of Capital District midwifery practices are there to help
Twenty-eight weeks into her pregnancy, Chrissie Morrison walked out of her OB/GYN’s office feeling frustrated and disappointed.
It's easy being green
Standing in line behind an elderly woman at the supermarket, I overheard her apologize to the cashier for forgetting her reusable bags. The young cashier quipped, “It must be hard to get use to these new ideas.”
So much changes so fast.
The first time I heard the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), I thought, “Oh no, someone is strangling ducks in the pond!”
Voorheesville holds Wellness Day to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle
Voorheesville Central School District’s Wellness Committee held its second Wellness Day at the high school and middle school Thursday, March 21, which was kicked off with BMX riders soaring into the air off a ramp in the gymnasium.
An ocean of flavor in Clifton Park
Recently, the Family Chow made it a mission to find a family-friendly, budget-friendly place to indulge in some golden-fried seafood goodness.