Events

Here’s this week’s KidsOutAndAbout newsletter.

And here’s what’s coming up:

Tuesday, September 12: Trails open for Hiking and Biking at PINERIDGE Cross Country Ski Area. Feel free to visit and walk or run our trails on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Biking will be self-service at the lodge to register and leave a donation to Pineridge for expenses and maintenance. Maps and a few special directions will be posted. The very wet spring and early summer made several trails very softthey have firmed and we do not expect any damage. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 12: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Tuesday, September 12: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Tuesday, September 12: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Tuesday, September 12: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Tuesday, September 12: Tuesday for Tots at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Tuesdays: 10:00am-11:30am, drop-in, ages 2-5. A special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment. Drop in any time between 10 and 11:30 for play-dough, crafts, activities, and friends!

Tuesday, September 12: Free Pre-competitive Swim Clinic at Excel Aquatics Learn to Swim Program. Come join Excel Aquatics for a FREE Pre-competitive swim clinic at Saint Rose in Albany. Geared for children ages 6 and up with basic Freestyle and Backstroke skills, bring your child to a practice, meet the coaches, and learn more about Excel!

Tuesday, September 12: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Tuesday, September 12: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Tuesday, September 12: Pajama Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Feel free to wear your pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to this evening storytime!

Tuesday, September 12: Open House Music  at Miss Lisa’s Musikids. A morning of music & movement with your little one, with donations to benefit hurricane victims.

Tuesday, September 12: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Tuesday, September 12: Studio Sprouts at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Let your childs creativity blossom in our new, drop-in Sprouts program for children ages 25.Through free-form creative engagement, caregiver and child will experience the arts like they have never had before!

Tuesday, September 12: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Tuesday, September 12: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Tuesday, September 12: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Tuesday, September 12: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Tuesday, September 12: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Wednesday, September 13: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Wednesday, September 13: Capital Concert Series: Jazz Night ft. Alex Torres at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Jazz Night Presented by Cornerstone featuring Alex Torres.

Wednesday, September 13: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Wednesday, September 13: September in the City Art Fair at City Of Albany. Enjoy a spectacular fall lunchtime diversion in Downtown Albany, featuring art exhibits by regional mixed media artists, live musical entertainment plus original artwork and crafts available for purchase.

Wednesday, September 13: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Wednesday, September 13: Preschool Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join in the fun with books, songs, flannel boards and more! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, September 13: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Wednesday, September 13: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Wednesday, September 13: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs, and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Wednesday, September 13: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Wednesday, September 13: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Wednesday, September 13: Number Jungle at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Wednesday: 10:30am-11:00am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. This brand new museum program explores Numbers through the use of songs, activities, crafts and more.

Wednesday, September 13: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, September 13: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Wednesday, September 13: Alphabet Soup at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Wednesday: 10:00am-10:30am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. Join us as we learn a new letter of the alphabet each week through the use of stories, songs, activates, crafts and more!

Wednesday, September 13: Preschool Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Please join us to listen and learn with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft! For children ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, September 13: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Wednesday, September 13: Kids’ Zone at Schenectady County Public Library. A drop-in program for families with kids in grades K-5

Wednesday, September 13: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Thursday, September 14: Science Explorers at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Thursdays: 10:30am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. Join us for this popular weekly program where we discover the different ways in which science is all around us.

Thursday, September 14: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Thursday, September 14: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Thursday, September 14: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Thursday, September 14: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Thursday, September 14: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Thursday, September 14: Trails open for Hiking and Biking at PINERIDGE Cross Country Ski Area. Feel free to visit and walk or run our trails on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Biking will be self-service at the lodge to register and leave a donation to Pineridge for expenses and maintenance. Maps and a few special directions will be posted. The very wet spring and early summer made several trails very softthey have firmed and we do not expect any damage. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 14: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Thursday, September 14: Sensory Play at The Childrens Museum of Science and Technology (SUNY Poly CMOST). Help your child improve motor skills and increase his or her understanding of how the world works. Join SUNY Poly CMOST in the GE Junior Discovery room for a hands-on sensory science activity. No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission.

Thursday, September 14: Block Lab at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Thursdays: 11am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. Block play supports critical social and cognitive skills in early childhood- everything from team building, creative thinking and problem solving to spatial reasoning and pre-engineering concepts.

Thursday, September 14: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Thursday, September 14: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Thursday, September 14: Baby Bounce Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. : Stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for the youngest children, from birth to twenty-four months.Library: Washington Ave. Branch

Thursday, September 14: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Thursday, September 14: Outdoors After School at 5 Rivers at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as youd like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, September 14: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Thursday, September 14: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Thursday, September 14: Family Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Join us for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, September 14: Studio Sprouts at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Let your childs creativity blossom in our new, drop-in Sprouts program for children ages 25.Through free-form creative engagement, caregiver and child will experience the arts like they have never had before!

Friday, September 15: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Friday, September 15: Corn Maze at Schuyler Farms. Schuyler Farms will be opening the farm for the 16th a-MAZE-ing Fall season!Be among the first to “get lost” in our ‘Charlotte’s Web’ corn maze.Stop in for gemstone mining, the zip lines, the super slide, the corn maze and more!Come see why we are still “the sTALK of the town”.

Friday, September 15: Star Watch at Grafton Lakes State Park  at Grafton Lakes State Park. Calling all night owls! The Albany Area Amateur Astronomers will have telescopes to give you a tour of the night sky during this free program held at the Deerfield Pavilion. Cloudy skies may cancel to Saturday so call the park office to confirm: 279-1155. Enter via the winter entrance and follow signs to program.

Friday, September 15: CPL at the Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisan Market at Castleton Public Library. Location: Intersection of Scott Ave. and Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033Stop by our table to learn more about what we have to offer. Kids can make a craft or play with Legos!

Friday, September 15: Fall BBQ at Upper Union Street. Schenectady Day Nursery Fall Chicken BBQ Fundraiser on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 4 PM 6:30 PM with takeout pick up at the Corner of Lafayette and Liberty Streets (Potratz Advertising Parking Lot, 31 Lafayette Street) in Downtown Schenectady.

Friday, September 15: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Friday, September 15: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Friday, September 15: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Friday, September 15: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Friday, September 15: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Friday, September 15: Outdoor Tykes: Forest Faeries at Grafton Lakes State Park. Young preK-aged explorers are invited to the park to learn about our friends, the Forest Faeries!

Friday, September 15: Busy Bees at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 10:00am to 11:00am, ages drop in, birth to 24 months. This open playgroup is exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, September 15: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Friday, September 15: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Friday, September 15: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Friday, September 15: CPL at Castleton-on-Hudson Farmers and Artisans Market at Castleton Public Library. Come visit our table at the Farmers Market! We’ll have a fun craft and LEGOs for the kids.

Friday, September 15: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Friday, September 15: September Star Watch at Grafton Lakes State Park. Calling all night owls! Join the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers as they provide telescopes and give a free tour of the night sky at the Deerfield Pavilion.

Friday, September 15: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Friday, September 15: LATE BLOOM! PAINTING CLASS *Special $28 *ALL AGES NIGHT at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, September 15: Toddler Storytime at Washington Ave. Branch at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join Ms. Sarah in the Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers.

Friday, September 15: Chuck E Cheese Neon Night at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Friday Nights just got a lot more colorful at Chuck E Cheese Neon Night

Friday, September 15: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *BOARD ART OPTIONS! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Friday, September 15: Wiggles & Giggles at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 11:00am-12:00pm, drop-in, ages 2-5. This is a special time for younger children to learn what they can do with their bodies through guided free play.

Saturday, September 16: Elms Family Farm Fall Fun at Ellms Family Farm. Discover the best evening family Halloween Hayrides in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Upstate NY!

Saturday, September 16: LAKE AT SUNSET! PAINTING CLASS *Special $22 *All ages morning class at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT MORNING AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, September 16: Kids Corner Fall Fun at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. Apple playland, pony rides, hayrides, pedal karts and corn maze.

Saturday, September 16: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *BOARD ART OPTIONS! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Saturday, September 16: Irish 2000 Festival at Irish 2000 Festival. The PlaceTo Be In September!Its time to set your calendar for the Irish 2000 Festival, Saturday, September 16th. Irish 2000 is non-stop music and so much more.

Saturday, September 16: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Saturday, September 16: Clifton Park Farm Fest at Town of Clifton Park. A Celebration of Farming in Clifton Park

Saturday, September 16: SEASONS’ END PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, September 16: PAWS for Reading at Schenectady County Public Library. Drop-in and read to our therapy dog!

Saturday, September 16: Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins at Mead Orchards at Mead Orchards. Weekends in late August, September and October, you may come to the farm and pick your own juicy apples! Many varieties are available as they ripen throughout the harvest season. Starting in mid-September, we have several varieties of pumpkins.

Saturday, September 16: Corn Maze at Schuyler Farms. Schuyler Farms will be opening the farm for the 16th a-MAZE-ing Fall season!Be among the first to “get lost” in our ‘Charlotte’s Web’ corn maze.Stop in for gemstone mining, the zip lines, the super slide, the corn maze and more!Come see why we are still “the sTALK of the town”.

Saturday, September 16: Upper Union Street Farmers Market at Upper Union Street. Weekly farmers market in the municipal parking lot on Woodland Ave located behind the Trustco Bank on Union Street in Niskayuna, NY.

Saturday, September 16: Love the Lakes Shoreline Clean Up at Grafton Lakes State Park. You enjoyed the lakes all summer, now give back to keep them beautiful! Scout troops and clubs welcome to attend. Please pre-register: 279-1155.

Saturday, September 16: Harvest Faire  at Crailo State Historic Site. Crailo State Historic Site sets the scene for a historic celebration of the summer harvest with reenactors, craftspeople, entertainment, games and food.

Saturday, September 16: Trails open for Hiking and Biking at PINERIDGE Cross Country Ski Area. Feel free to visit and walk or run our trails on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Biking will be self-service at the lodge to register and leave a donation to Pineridge for expenses and maintenance. Maps and a few special directions will be posted. The very wet spring and early summer made several trails very softthey have firmed and we do not expect any damage. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 16: Mabee Farm to Fork at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Savor the harvest with us this season as we present Mabee Farm to Fork, a celebration of local foods!The Schenectady County Historical Society and the Electric City Food Co-op are teaming up to bring our community an evening of local food tastings and live music inside Mabee Farms historic Dutch Barn. We are even sourcing some ingredients from Mabee Farms own fields!The event will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 5 8 PM. Tickets are $50 per person and will include local food prepared by a local chef. A cash bar will be available for alcoholic drinks.

Saturday, September 16: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Saturday, September 16: Apple Picking at Altamont Orchards at Altamont Orchards. Bring the family to pick your own apples at Altamont Orchards.

Saturday, September 16: Sensational Saturdays – Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Saturday, September 16: Troy Waterfront Market at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market. Every week, more than 70 food growers, bakers, chefs & artisans gather to offer the local freshest and finest! At our market, you buy directly from the producer – the person who grew it or made it & can tell you how to best cook, use and enjoy it.

Saturday, September 16: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Saturday, September 16: Biocube  at New York State Museum. Come out to the Hudson river and join a Museum scientist and educator to collect aquatic specimens. Examine, analyze and compare your findings to become a Citizen Scientist!

Saturday, September 16: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Saturday, September 16: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Saturday, September 16: ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Join us for a family-oriented environmental celebration featuring hands-on educational activities, interactive exhibits, interpretive walks and more. Enjoy opportunities to meet live hawks, owls, snakes and turtles up close and personal. Meet Smokey Bear, cast for backyard bass, and enjoy staffed exhibits from a wide range of local conservation partners…all absolutely free of charge! There will also be live music from local band Cautiously Optimistic, and sales of refreshments, plants and birdseed.

Saturday, September 16: Back to School Expo  at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for the largest Back to School Expo in the Northeast.

Saturday, September 16: Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival at Northeast Show Promoters, Inc.. Welcome fall with fun for the whole family. Craft Exhbitors, Haunted House, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Stilt Walker, Juggler, Clowns, Pony Rides, Wine Tasting & Sales, Entertainment , Farmers Market, Bakery and Great Food.

Saturday, September 16: Harvest Festival at the Farmers’ Museum at The Farmers’ Museum. Join the ultimate celebration of autumn! Harvest Festival is a regional favorite, bringing together a wide range of performers, artisans, and exhibitors. Enjoy great food, music, animals, and activities your family will love.

Saturday, September 16: Pick Your own apples at Golden Harvest Farms! at Golden Harvest Farms. Apple picking on 60 acres with free tractor rides all day. Nine varieties to pick as you like. Sat. & Sun. + Col. Day 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (start by) Farm Stand open every day 8–6. Apple cider donuts, local items, syrup, honey, cider.

Saturday, September 16: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Saturday, September 16: U-Pick Apples at Saratoga Apple at Saratoga Apple. We are open for U-Pick beginning the first weekend in September thru October.With this years beautiful crop we will be open every day, and providing wagon rides (weather permitting) on weekends.

Saturday, September 16: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Saturday, September 16: Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses. Dare to discover a dark and supernatural world of the Coven of Witches that exist in Crows Hollow as you travel a one mile theatrical hayride journey . Expose their secrets and hidden desire to achieve the power to control the Horseman.

Saturday, September 16: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Saturday, September 16: Fall U-Pick at Stanton’s Feura Farm at Stanton’s Feura Farm. Come and pick your own apples and pumpkins!

Saturday, September 16: Sensational Saturdays – Lego Club at Schenectady County Public Library. Drop in for some building fun!

Saturday, September 16: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Saturday, September 16: Upper Union Street Scholarship 5K at Upper Union Street. The Upper Union Street Scholarship 5 K, 8:30 AM start on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The running/walking race benefits scholarships to a graduating senior at Schenectady, Niskayuna and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High Schools. A unique

Sunday, September 17: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Sunday, September 17: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Sunday, September 17: Fall U-Pick at Stanton’s Feura Farm at Stanton’s Feura Farm. Come and pick your own apples and pumpkins!

Sunday, September 17: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Sunday, September 17: Elms Family Farm Fall Fun at Ellms Family Farm. Discover the best evening family Halloween Hayrides in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Upstate NY!

Sunday, September 17: Kids Corner Fall Fun at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. Apple playland, pony rides, hayrides, pedal karts and corn maze.

Sunday, September 17: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Sunday, September 17: Clifton Park Farm Fest at Town of Clifton Park. A Celebration of Farming in Clifton Park

Sunday, September 17: Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins at Mead Orchards at Mead Orchards. Weekends in late August, September and October, you may come to the farm and pick your own juicy apples! Many varieties are available as they ripen throughout the harvest season. Starting in mid-September, we have several varieties of pumpkins.

Sunday, September 17: Corn Maze at Schuyler Farms. Schuyler Farms will be opening the farm for the 16th a-MAZE-ing Fall season!Be among the first to “get lost” in our ‘Charlotte’s Web’ corn maze.Stop in for gemstone mining, the zip lines, the super slide, the corn maze and more!Come see why we are still “the sTALK of the town”.

Sunday, September 17: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Sunday, September 17: Apple Picking at Altamont Orchards at Altamont Orchards. Bring the family to pick your own apples at Altamont Orchards.

Sunday, September 17: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Sunday, September 17:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, September 17: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Sunday, September 17: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Sunday, September 17: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Sunday, September 17: Town of Colonie Harvest Fest at Town of Colonie. Entertainment, Music, Crafts, Bounce House, Pony Rides, Andy the Music Man, the Puppet People, and More!

Sunday, September 17: Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival at Northeast Show Promoters, Inc.. Welcome fall with fun for the whole family. Craft Exhbitors, Haunted House, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Stilt Walker, Juggler, Clowns, Pony Rides, Wine Tasting & Sales, Entertainment , Farmers Market, Bakery and Great Food.

Sunday, September 17: Harvest Festival at the Farmers’ Museum at The Farmers’ Museum. Join the ultimate celebration of autumn! Harvest Festival is a regional favorite, bringing together a wide range of performers, artisans, and exhibitors. Enjoy great food, music, animals, and activities your family will love.

Sunday, September 17: Pick Your own apples at Golden Harvest Farms! at Golden Harvest Farms. Apple picking on 60 acres with free tractor rides all day. Nine varieties to pick as you like. Sat. & Sun. + Col. Day 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (start by) Farm Stand open every day 8–6. Apple cider donuts, local items, syrup, honey, cider.

Sunday, September 17: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Sunday, September 17: U-Pick Apples at Saratoga Apple at Saratoga Apple. We are open for U-Pick beginning the first weekend in September thru October.With this years beautiful crop we will be open every day, and providing wagon rides (weather permitting) on weekends.

Monday, September 18: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Monday, September 18: Mend-A-Bear at Castleton Public Library. Is your stuffed animal friend coming apart at the seams? Has your dog’s favorite toy seen better days? Drop in with your stuffed animals or dog toys for free mending by Kathy Meyer.

Monday, September 18: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Monday, September 18: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Monday, September 18: Techno Jungle w/Misci at Schenectady County Public Library. Hands on STEM activities with an educator from MiSci!

Monday, September 18: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Monday, September 18: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Monday, September 18: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Monday, September 18: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Monday, September 18: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Monday, September 18: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Monday, September 18: Marble Run Fun! at Castleton Public Library. Build a unique maze for a marble to go through, then drop a marble in and watch it work!

Monday, September 18: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Monday, September 18: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Monday, September 18: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Monday, September 18: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Tuesday, September 19: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Tuesday, September 19: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Tuesday, September 19: Studio Sprouts at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Let your childs creativity blossom in our new, drop-in Sprouts program for children ages 25.Through free-form creative engagement, caregiver and child will experience the arts like they have never had before!

Tuesday, September 19: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Tuesday, September 19: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Tuesday, September 19: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Tuesday, September 19: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Tuesday, September 19: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Tuesday, September 19: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Tuesday, September 19: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Tuesday, September 19: MUMS! PAINTING CLASS *BOGO Special! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Tuesday, September 19: Solar and Lunar Eclipses w/MiSci at Schenectady County Public Library. Hands-on STEM activities with an educator from MiSci!

Tuesday, September 19: Tuesday for Tots at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Tuesdays: 10:00am-11:30am, drop-in, ages 2-5. A special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment. Drop in any time between 10 and 11:30 for play-dough, crafts, activities, and friends!

Tuesday, September 19: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Tuesday, September 19: Trails open for Hiking and Biking at PINERIDGE Cross Country Ski Area. Feel free to visit and walk or run our trails on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Biking will be self-service at the lodge to register and leave a donation to Pineridge for expenses and maintenance. Maps and a few special directions will be posted. The very wet spring and early summer made several trails very softthey have firmed and we do not expect any damage. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 19: Night Sky Adventure at miSci at Dudley Observatory. Astronomy fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory, in conjunction with volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group, present astronomy lessons, planetarium shows and night sky viewing.

Tuesday, September 19: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Tuesday, September 19: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Tuesday, September 19: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Tuesday, September 19: Peek into Preschool w/ Katrina Trask Nursery School at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Tuesday, September 19th @ 1pm, pre-registration is required, ages 2-3. Get a peek inside preschool for your 2 to 3 year-old with the qualified teachers from Katrina Trask Nursery School in Saratoga.

Tuesday, September 19: Shopkins Live! at Palace Theatre. The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins the grocery store-themed mini collectable toys – Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva. An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show to life on stage through urban style music, song and dance.

Wednesday, September 20: Alphabet Soup at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Wednesday: 10:00am-10:30am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. Join us as we learn a new letter of the alphabet each week through the use of stories, songs, activates, crafts and more!

Wednesday, September 20: Preschool Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Please join us to listen and learn with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft! For children ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, September 20: Kids’ Zone at Schenectady County Public Library. A drop-in program for families with kids in grades K-5

Wednesday, September 20: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Wednesday, September 20: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Wednesday, September 20: September in the City Art Fair at City Of Albany. Enjoy a spectacular fall lunchtime diversion in Downtown Albany, featuring art exhibits by regional mixed media artists, live musical entertainment plus original artwork and crafts available for purchase.

Wednesday, September 20: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Wednesday, September 20: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Wednesday, September 20: Preschool Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join in the fun with books, songs, flannel boards and more! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, September 20: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Wednesday, September 20: Elms Family Farm Fall Fun at Ellms Family Farm. Discover the best evening family Halloween Hayrides in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Upstate NY!

Wednesday, September 20: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Wednesday, September 20: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs, and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Wednesday, September 20: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Wednesday, September 20: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Wednesday, September 20: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Wednesday, September 20: Number Jungle at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Wednesday: 10:30am-11:00am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. This brand new museum program explores Numbers through the use of songs, activities, crafts and more.

Wednesday, September 20: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Wednesday, September 20: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, September 20: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Thursday, September 21: Family Storytime at Castleton Public Library. Join us for storytime and crafts! Suggested age range birth to age 6.

Thursday, September 21: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Thursday, September 21: Science Explorers at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Thursdays: 10:30am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. Join us for this popular weekly program where we discover the different ways in which science is all around us.

Thursday, September 21: Studio Sprouts at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Let your childs creativity blossom in our new, drop-in Sprouts program for children ages 25.Through free-form creative engagement, caregiver and child will experience the arts like they have never had before!

Thursday, September 21: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Thursday, September 21: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.

Thursday, September 21: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Thursday, September 21: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Thursday, September 21: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Thursday, September 21: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Thursday, September 21: Elms Family Farm Fall Fun at Ellms Family Farm. Discover the best evening family Halloween Hayrides in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Upstate NY!

Thursday, September 21: Sensory Play at The Childrens Museum of Science and Technology (SUNY Poly CMOST). Help your child improve motor skills and increase his or her understanding of how the world works. Join SUNY Poly CMOST in the GE Junior Discovery room for a hands-on sensory science activity. No pre-registration required, activity included with museum admission.

Thursday, September 21: Block Lab at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Thursdays: 11am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. Block play supports critical social and cognitive skills in early childhood- everything from team building, creative thinking and problem solving to spatial reasoning and pre-engineering concepts.

Thursday, September 21: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Thursday, September 21: Baby Bounce Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. : Stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for the youngest children, from birth to twenty-four months.Library: Washington Ave. Branch

Thursday, September 21: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Thursday, September 21: Fall/Winter 2017 Children’s Consignment Sale at O!Baby Children’s Consignment Sale. Columbia County’s LARGEST kid’s consignment sale! Sept. 21, 22 & 23 in Chatham, NY. Over 35,000+ children’s items on sale, up to 80% off retail & ZERO sales tax on clothing & shoe purchases.

Thursday, September 21: Turtle Talk at Moreau Lake Park at Moreau Lake State Park. Harrelson and Daryl are our two resident terrestrial turtles that we care for here at the park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards we will take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please pay at the office when you arrive and then we will head down to the nature center.

Thursday, September 21: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Thursday, September 21: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Thursday, September 21: Trails open for Hiking and Biking at PINERIDGE Cross Country Ski Area. Feel free to visit and walk or run our trails on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Biking will be self-service at the lodge to register and leave a donation to Pineridge for expenses and maintenance. Maps and a few special directions will be posted. The very wet spring and early summer made several trails very softthey have firmed and we do not expect any damage. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 21: Outdoors After School at 5 Rivers at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Join us after school to get some fresh air, stretch your legs, and have fun outdoors. Meet at the visitor center to begin our adventure. Each week will have a different theme and will include time to explore outdoors. Come for as many sessions as youd like, and dress for outdoor activity. For children in grades K-5 and their caregivers.

Thursday, September 21: FALL BIRCH PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Thursday, September 21: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Thursday, September 21: Discovery at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Thursday September 21st, 1pm, drop-in, ages 6 and up (ideal for school aged children). A special offering of our popular program due to Saratoga schools being closed, that will explore science through discovery and hands-on learning.

Thursday, September 21: Adirondack Balloon Festival at Adirondack Balloon Festival. The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a not-for-profit organization run strictly by volunteers and there is no paid staff. We rely on our local community for support to put on this event. We strongly encourage you to support the businesses who support us and advertise in our event program. We also encourage you to purchase an official program or other event merchandise which will help us to keep this wonderful event going strong for generations to come.

Friday, September 22: Toddler Storytime at Washington Ave. Branch at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join Ms. Sarah in the Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers.

Friday, September 22: Lake George Steamboat Cruises at Lake George Steamboat Company. Looking for something to do this summer? Take a trip to the Lake George Steamboat Company for Paradise Bay and Island Discovery Cruises, Family Meal Cruises, Authentic Steamship Rides or a Pirate Adventure Cruise! Full Lake Cruises are on Tuesdays.

Friday, September 22: Chuck E Cheese Neon Night at Chuck E Cheese’s Latham . Friday Nights just got a lot more colorful at Chuck E Cheese Neon Night

Friday, September 22: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Friday, September 22: Wiggles & Giggles at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 11:00am-12:00pm, drop-in, ages 2-5. This is a special time for younger children to learn what they can do with their bodies through guided free play.

Friday, September 22: Adirondack Balloon Festival at Adirondack Balloon Festival. The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a not-for-profit organization run strictly by volunteers and there is no paid staff. We rely on our local community for support to put on this event. We strongly encourage you to support the businesses who support us and advertise in our event program. We also encourage you to purchase an official program or other event merchandise which will help us to keep this wonderful event going strong for generations to come.

Friday, September 22: Fun Fall Crafts at Castleton Public Library. Day off from school? Come down to the library and make a fall craft to decorate your home!

Friday, September 22: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *BOARD ART OPTIONS! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Friday, September 22: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Friday, September 22: Family Movie Night: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG)” at Castleton Public Library. Movie lovers of all ages are welcome at our monthly Family Movie Night!

Friday, September 22: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Friday, September 22: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Friday, September 22: Corn Maze at Schuyler Farms. Schuyler Farms will be opening the farm for the 16th a-MAZE-ing Fall season!Be among the first to “get lost” in our ‘Charlotte’s Web’ corn maze.Stop in for gemstone mining, the zip lines, the super slide, the corn maze and more!Come see why we are still “the sTALK of the town”.

Friday, September 22: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Friday, September 22: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Friday, September 22: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Friday, September 22: ‘HEARTFELT MESSAGES’ METAL STAMPING JEWELRY CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A METAL STAMPING JEWELRY CLASS AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, September 22: Busy Bees at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Fridays: 10:00am to 11:00am, ages drop in, birth to 24 months. This open playgroup is exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, September 22: Elms Family Farm Fall Fun at Ellms Family Farm. Discover the best evening family Halloween Hayrides in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Upstate NY!

Friday, September 22: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Friday, September 22: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Friday, September 22: Fall/Winter 2017 Children’s Consignment Sale at O!Baby Children’s Consignment Sale. Columbia County’s LARGEST kid’s consignment sale! Sept. 21, 22 & 23 in Chatham, NY. Over 35,000+ children’s items on sale, up to 80% off retail & ZERO sales tax on clothing & shoe purchases.

Friday, September 22: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Friday, September 22: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Friday, September 22: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Saturday, September 23: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Saturday, September 23: Pick Your own apples at Golden Harvest Farms! at Golden Harvest Farms. Apple picking on 60 acres with free tractor rides all day. Nine varieties to pick as you like. Sat. & Sun. + Col. Day 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (start by) Farm Stand open every day 8–6. Apple cider donuts, local items, syrup, honey, cider.

Saturday, September 23: Sensational Saturdays – Lego Club at Schenectady County Public Library. Drop in for some building fun!

Saturday, September 23: Halfmoon Fall Festival at Halfmoon Celebrations. Fall Festival is a time of Fall fun for all!

Saturday, September 23: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Saturday, September 23: Fall/Winter 2017 Children’s Consignment Sale at O!Baby Children’s Consignment Sale. Columbia County’s LARGEST kid’s consignment sale! Sept. 21, 22 & 23 in Chatham, NY. Over 35,000+ children’s items on sale, up to 80% off retail & ZERO sales tax on clothing & shoe purchases.

Saturday, September 23: U-Pick Apples at Saratoga Apple at Saratoga Apple. We are open for U-Pick beginning the first weekend in September thru October.With this years beautiful crop we will be open every day, and providing wagon rides (weather permitting) on weekends.

Saturday, September 23: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Saturday, September 23: Kids First Film Festival at Image Quilt Productions, Inc.. Kids First Film Festival gives filmgoers of all ages an opportunity to view a unique collection of refreshing cinematic works from around the globe. Saturdays from 1-5pm. Opening weekend Sept 23 & 24 1-5pm. Free workshop 10-12:30pm each day.

Saturday, September 23: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Saturday, September 23: Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain Ski Area and Resort. German Heritage at Hunter Mountain, and join in an old-world tradition. Enjoy German-American music, Austrian music and local bands and family activities including pumpkin painting and crafts all for free!

Saturday, September 23: Saratoga Springs Peace Week: Kindness Rocks at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Saturday, September 23rd: 10:00am, for families with children 3 and u, drop-in. Free with museum admission. Celebrate Saratoga Springs Peace Week with The Childrens Museum as we create this peace-themed project.

Saturday, September 23: Children’s Festival and Book Sale at East Greenbush Community Library. Join us for our 11th annual children’s book sale. Enjoy free food, raffle prizes, bouncy-bounces, crafts, balloon sculptures and face painting throughout the the day! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Saturday, September 23: Fall U-Pick at Stanton’s Feura Farm at Stanton’s Feura Farm. Come and pick your own apples and pumpkins!

Saturday, September 23: Lake George Steamboat Cruises at Lake George Steamboat Company. Looking for something to do this summer? Take a trip to the Lake George Steamboat Company for Paradise Bay and Island Discovery Cruises, Family Meal Cruises, Authentic Steamship Rides or a Pirate Adventure Cruise! Full Lake Cruises are on Tuesdays.

Saturday, September 23: Fire Tower Hours at Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. The Historic Cornell Hill Fire Tower and replica Fire Ranger observers cabin will be open for those who want to get a birds-eye view of the park while learning about the life of a fire tower monitor.

Saturday, September 23: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Saturday, September 23: Carl Heilman II Photo Workshop at Gore Mountain. Learn how to capture the beauty of fall in the Adirondacks in this one-day intensive workshop.

Saturday, September 23: Adirondack Balloon Festival at Adirondack Balloon Festival. The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a not-for-profit organization run strictly by volunteers and there is no paid staff. We rely on our local community for support to put on this event. We strongly encourage you to support the businesses who support us and advertise in our event program. We also encourage you to purchase an official program or other event merchandise which will help us to keep this wonderful event going strong for generations to come.

Saturday, September 23: Fright Haven Haunted House  at Seren’s Coffin. Fright Haven is Connecticut’s Largest and Scariest INDOOR Haunted House with over 20,000 of scares. Tickets available at www.Frighthaven.com

Saturday, September 23: Pumpkin Picking at Pick a Pumpkin Patch Farm at Pick a Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch . After arriving at our farm, our guest are encouraged to explore everything we have to offer. Every year we introduce new events and activities while bringing back old family favorites.

Saturday, September 23: Pumpkin Patch Mud Run at Pick a Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch . Hello mud runners and welcome back to the Pumpkin Patch Mud Run! Were at it again this year and excited to begin planning and creating the 2017 course. Our first four years have been an incredible success with over 2000 participants running, climbing, crawling, and sliding through all the mud we could find on our farm. This year is going to be even bigger. More obstacles. More heats. More mud. Welcome back to the Pumpkin Patch. See you in September!

Saturday, September 23: Kids Corner Fall Fun at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. Apple playland, pony rides, hayrides, pedal karts and corn maze.

Saturday, September 23: Upper Union Street Farmers Market at Upper Union Street. Weekly farmers market in the municipal parking lot on Woodland Ave located behind the Trustco Bank on Union Street in Niskayuna, NY.

Saturday, September 23: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! *BOARD ART OPTIONS! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Saturday, September 23: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Saturday, September 23: LarkFEST  at Lark Street Business Improvement District. The 36th Annual LarkFest is Upstate New Yorks largest one day street festival! It is one of Albany’s most anticipated events with 80,000 people expected to attend this year. Live music and entertainment including top regional bands, fun activities for people of all ages, visual art, craft vendors, food trucks and much more!

Saturday, September 23: Bark & Brew on the Beach at Grafton Lakes State Park. Do you love the park and love your pup? Then this event is for you! Bark & Brew is our annual benefit for local animal shelters with dog activities galore, plus food and craft beer and cider. Save the date – more details and schedule to come soon!

Saturday, September 23: CABIN GETAWAY! PAINTING CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, September 23: Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins at Mead Orchards at Mead Orchards. Weekends in late August, September and October, you may come to the farm and pick your own juicy apples! Many varieties are available as they ripen throughout the harvest season. Starting in mid-September, we have several varieties of pumpkins.

Saturday, September 23: Monarch Butterfly Walk at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Join us for a nature walk to learn about the amazing lifecycle of the Monarch butterflies.

Saturday, September 23: Sensational Saturdays – Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Saturday, September 23: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Saturday, September 23: Open House: ANIMALS of the FRONT ROOM at Five Rivers at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Have you ever wanted to know more about the live and mounted animals in the visitor center at Five Rivers? Do you wonder what Argo the owls favorite food is, or which birds visit the feeders and what makes them special? Join us to ask questions about the critters in Five Rivers front room, and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the live animals on display. Drop in during the afternoon; staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

Saturday, September 23: Troy Waterfront Market at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market. Every week, more than 70 food growers, bakers, chefs & artisans gather to offer the local freshest and finest! At our market, you buy directly from the producer – the person who grew it or made it & can tell you how to best cook, use and enjoy it.

Saturday, September 23: Watchable Wildlife: THE FRUIT FORAGERS at NYS DEC- Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. In the fall berries and other fruit hang on the bushes and trees that line the trails at Five Rivers. Would you like to know more about these colorful additions to the landscape? Join us on this outdoor guided walk to discover more about natures edible decorations and the animals that eat them. This informative stroll will be about a mile-long and on relatively flat terrain. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Saturday, September 23: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Saturday, September 23: Apple Picking at Altamont Orchards at Altamont Orchards. Bring the family to pick your own apples at Altamont Orchards.

Saturday, September 23: Corn Maze at Schuyler Farms. Schuyler Farms will be opening the farm for the 16th a-MAZE-ing Fall season!Be among the first to “get lost” in our ‘Charlotte’s Web’ corn maze.Stop in for gemstone mining, the zip lines, the super slide, the corn maze and more!Come see why we are still “the sTALK of the town”.

Saturday, September 23: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Saturday, September 23: HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION at the Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispanic community comes together in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for a colorful pageantry of live music, dance, food, and family friendly activities.

Saturday, September 23: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Saturday, September 23: Family Arduino Workshop: Create A Custom Night Light! at TechValley Center of Gravity ThinQubator. Grab your kid and come join us for a learn-together workshop on microcontroller basics wiring, basic coding, soldering and design and build and program your own sensor-activated colored night light together! Suitable for kids ages 8 and up.

Saturday, September 23: Elms Family Farm Fall Fun at Ellms Family Farm. Discover the best evening family Halloween Hayrides in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Upstate NY!

Saturday, September 23: Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses. Dare to discover a dark and supernatural world of the Coven of Witches that exist in Crows Hollow as you travel a one mile theatrical hayride journey . Expose their secrets and hidden desire to achieve the power to control the Horseman.

Saturday, September 23: Trails open for Hiking and Biking at PINERIDGE Cross Country Ski Area. Feel free to visit and walk or run our trails on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Biking will be self-service at the lodge to register and leave a donation to Pineridge for expenses and maintenance. Maps and a few special directions will be posted. The very wet spring and early summer made several trails very softthey have firmed and we do not expect any damage. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 24: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Sunday, September 24: Apple Picking at Altamont Orchards at Altamont Orchards. Bring the family to pick your own apples at Altamont Orchards.

Sunday, September 24: Corn Maze at Schuyler Farms. Schuyler Farms will be opening the farm for the 16th a-MAZE-ing Fall season!Be among the first to “get lost” in our ‘Charlotte’s Web’ corn maze.Stop in for gemstone mining, the zip lines, the super slide, the corn maze and more!Come see why we are still “the sTALK of the town”.

Sunday, September 24: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Sunday, September 24: Elms Family Farm Fall Fun at Ellms Family Farm. Discover the best evening family Halloween Hayrides in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Upstate NY!

Sunday, September 24: U-Pick Apples at Saratoga Apple at Saratoga Apple. We are open for U-Pick beginning the first weekend in September thru October.With this years beautiful crop we will be open every day, and providing wagon rides (weather permitting) on weekends.

Sunday, September 24: Pick Your own apples at Golden Harvest Farms! at Golden Harvest Farms. Apple picking on 60 acres with free tractor rides all day. Nine varieties to pick as you like. Sat. & Sun. + Col. Day 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (start by) Farm Stand open every day 8–6. Apple cider donuts, local items, syrup, honey, cider.

Sunday, September 24: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Sunday, September 24: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Sunday, September 24: Kids First Film Festival at Image Quilt Productions, Inc.. Kids First Film Festival gives filmgoers of all ages an opportunity to view a unique collection of refreshing cinematic works from around the globe. Saturdays from 1-5pm. Opening weekend Sept 23 & 24 1-5pm. Free workshop 10-12:30pm each day.

Sunday, September 24: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Sunday, September 24: Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain Ski Area and Resort. German Heritage at Hunter Mountain, and join in an old-world tradition. Enjoy German-American music, Austrian music and local bands and family activities including pumpkin painting and crafts all for free!

Sunday, September 24: Fall U-Pick at Stanton’s Feura Farm at Stanton’s Feura Farm. Come and pick your own apples and pumpkins!

Sunday, September 24: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Sunday, September 24: Lake George Steamboat Cruises at Lake George Steamboat Company. Looking for something to do this summer? Take a trip to the Lake George Steamboat Company for Paradise Bay and Island Discovery Cruises, Family Meal Cruises, Authentic Steamship Rides or a Pirate Adventure Cruise! Full Lake Cruises are on Tuesdays.

Sunday, September 24: Aerial Yoga Parental & Me! Ages 4-7 at Good Karma Studio. Spend an hour bonding with your little one in a fun new way! Together, you will work as a team, helping each other stretch further & fly higher!

Sunday, September 24: Fire Tower Hours at Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. The Historic Cornell Hill Fire Tower and replica Fire Ranger observers cabin will be open for those who want to get a birds-eye view of the park while learning about the life of a fire tower monitor.

Sunday, September 24: Adirondack Balloon Festival at Adirondack Balloon Festival. The Adirondack Balloon Festival is a not-for-profit organization run strictly by volunteers and there is no paid staff. We rely on our local community for support to put on this event. We strongly encourage you to support the businesses who support us and advertise in our event program. We also encourage you to purchase an official program or other event merchandise which will help us to keep this wonderful event going strong for generations to come.

Sunday, September 24: Fright Haven Haunted House  at Seren’s Coffin. Fright Haven is Connecticut’s Largest and Scariest INDOOR Haunted House with over 20,000 of scares. Tickets available at www.Frighthaven.com

Sunday, September 24: Kids Corner Fall Fun at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. Apple playland, pony rides, hayrides, pedal karts and corn maze.

Sunday, September 24: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Sunday, September 24: Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins at Mead Orchards at Mead Orchards. Weekends in late August, September and October, you may come to the farm and pick your own juicy apples! Many varieties are available as they ripen throughout the harvest season. Starting in mid-September, we have several varieties of pumpkins.

Sunday, September 24: Howe Caverns Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns. 2 Hour Tour With Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps Sunday EveningsReservations Required (No online tickets)Must Be 5 Years Of AgeFun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only – sorry Mom and Dad)!A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did…in the dark! It’s exciting, it’s educational and most of all it’s a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!

Sunday, September 24: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Sunday, September 24:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, September 24: Parental & Me Aerial Yoga (ages 8-12)  at Good Karma Studio. Parents & Children in our older age group can now practice & fly together!

Sunday, September 24: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Sunday, September 24: CULINARY ARTS FOR KIDS! APPLES, APPLES, APPLES! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Come join us to create delicious fall treats!*Please call or go to our online calendar page to pre-register.

Monday, September 25: Dance, Read & Rhyme! at Schenectady County Public Library. An active storytime combining movement and dance with books and stories! Led by the wonderful Denise Baker of Denise Baker Dance, who has been serving our community with her expertise and passion for dance for many years.

Monday, September 25: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Monday, September 25: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Monday, September 25: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Monday, September 25: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Monday, September 25: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Monday, September 25: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Monday, September 25: Night Time Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Books, songs and fun for families!

Monday, September 25: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Monday, September 25: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Monday, September 25: Pumpkin Picking at Pick a Pumpkin Patch Farm at Pick a Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch . After arriving at our farm, our guest are encouraged to explore everything we have to offer. Every year we introduce new events and activities while bringing back old family favorites.

Monday, September 25: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Monday, September 25: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more!

Monday, September 25: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Monday, September 25: Pre-K Nature Hour at Camp Saratoga at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. This monthly program is for our youngest explorers (ages 3-6 years old) where we use childrens love of nature to teach simple concepts

Monday, September 25: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Monday, September 25: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Tuesday, September 26: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Tuesday, September 26: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Tuesday, September 26: Summer Open Bounce Hours at Afrim’s Sports. Summer Open Bounce Hours for ages 3-9 on Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 4:30-8:00pm for just $5 per child + a waiver!!!!

Tuesday, September 26: Trails open for Hiking and Biking at PINERIDGE Cross Country Ski Area. Feel free to visit and walk or run our trails on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Biking will be self-service at the lodge to register and leave a donation to Pineridge for expenses and maintenance. Maps and a few special directions will be posted. The very wet spring and early summer made several trails very softthey have firmed and we do not expect any damage. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 26: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, movement activities and more! Followed by free play time and a simple craft.

Tuesday, September 26: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Tuesday, September 26: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Tuesday, September 26: Studio Sprouts at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Let your childs creativity blossom in our new, drop-in Sprouts program for children ages 25.Through free-form creative engagement, caregiver and child will experience the arts like they have never had before!

Tuesday, September 26: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Tuesday, September 26: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Tuesday, September 26: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Tuesday, September 26: Cool Science: Slime! at Castleton Public Library. Join us for some cool science. This month, we’ll learn about polymers and make icky, gooey slime!

Tuesday, September 26: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Tuesday, September 26: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Tuesday, September 26: Pumpkin Picking at Pick a Pumpkin Patch Farm at Pick a Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch . After arriving at our farm, our guest are encouraged to explore everything we have to offer. Every year we introduce new events and activities while bringing back old family favorites.

Tuesday, September 26: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Tuesday, September 26: Tuesday for Tots at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Tuesdays: 10:00am-11:30am, drop-in, ages 2-5. A special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment. Drop in any time between 10 and 11:30 for play-dough, crafts, activities, and friends!

Tuesday, September 26: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Wednesday, September 27: Fort Ticonderoga is Open for 2017 Season! at Fort Ticonderoga. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises, living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Mount Defiance, & hands-on family activities.

Wednesday, September 27: Opening Day at Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard at Lindsey’s Country Store & Lindsey’s Idyllwood Orchard. We grow over 40 varieties of apples in our Rexford orchard. Lindsey’s Idyllwood Pick-Your-Own Orchard opens for the season Saturday, September 3 from 9am – 6pm daily!

Wednesday, September 27: Preschool Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join in the fun with books, songs, flannel boards and more! Followed by a simple craft.

Wednesday, September 27: September in the City Art Fair at City Of Albany. Enjoy a spectacular fall lunchtime diversion in Downtown Albany, featuring art exhibits by regional mixed media artists, live musical entertainment plus original artwork and crafts available for purchase.

Wednesday, September 27: Elms Family Farm Fall Fun at Ellms Family Farm. Discover the best evening family Halloween Hayrides in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Upstate NY!

Wednesday, September 27: Kids’ Zone at Schenectady County Public Library. A drop-in program for families with kids in grades K-5

Wednesday, September 27: Preschool Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Please join us to listen and learn with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft! For children ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, September 27: Alphabet Soup at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Wednesday: 10:00am-10:30am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. Join us as we learn a new letter of the alphabet each week through the use of stories, songs, activates, crafts and more!

Wednesday, September 27: Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Bowman Orchards at Bowman Orchards. We invite you to enjoy nature’s beauty on ninety-eight tree-filled acres. Over 46 varieties of apples being grown with new ones each year.

Wednesday, September 27: Apple and pumpkin picking in 200+ acre orchard at Samascott Orchards. Pick your own apples (70 varieties),pears and pumpkins! Call/visit the website for a list of apple varieties available. We have large pumpkins, white pumpkins, pie pumpkins and smaller gourd variety pumpkins.Pick-Your-Own Produce!Open Wednesday- Monday 8 am – 6 pmCLOSED TUESDAYS

Wednesday, September 27: Capitol Tours for the General Public at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Walk-in tours of the Capitol for the general public are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. No reservations are required. Tours are also available by reservation only on the second Saturday of each month at 11am and 1pm – register online now for Saturday tours.

Wednesday, September 27: Apple Picking at Terrace Mountain Orchard at Terrace Mountain Orchard. Bring the whole family to pick your own apples at Terrace Mountain Orchard.

Wednesday, September 27: Fall Fun at Middlefield Orchard at Middlefield Orchard. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Wednesday, September 27: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with stories, songs, and bounces! Followed by free play time.

Wednesday, September 27: Fall Fun at Bellinger’s Orchard at Bellinger’s Orchard. Come to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and get lost in the corn maze!

Wednesday, September 27: Pick Your Own Apples at Hicks Orchard. Here at Hicks Orchard we grow over two dozen varieties of apples. They range from eating and baking apples to varieties specific to hard cider production. Below is a list and brief description of the varieties available in the Apple Barn at Hicks or in the orchard as Pick Your Own.

Wednesday, September 27: Number Jungle at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Wednesday: 10:30am-11:00am, drop-in, ages 3 and up. This brand new museum program explores Numbers through the use of songs, activities, crafts and more.

Wednesday, September 27: U-Pick Apples at Love Apple Farm. Everyone loves fresh fruit, and it doesnt get any fresher than when you pick your own tree-ripened fruit. Delicious and healthy, picking your own fruit also costs less and its so much fun! Bring your family and friends and have a great time in our orchard.

Wednesday, September 27: Pick Your Own Apples at Goold Orchards. Pick Your Own Apples .We sell them by the pound and offer several different varieties.We post the date that each variety of PYO apples will be available for picking, as well as, the cost per pound.

Wednesday, September 27: Pumpkin Picking at Pick a Pumpkin Patch Farm at Pick a Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch . After arriving at our farm, our guest are encouraged to explore everything we have to offer. Every year we introduce new events and activities while bringing back old family favorites.

Wednesday, September 27: Toddler Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movement! Followed by a simple craft.