All Occasions Card Class at Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio Wed 10/7

6 Oct

FullSizeRender1There is a great All Occasions Card Class at Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio on Wednesday night (October 7th) from 7 to 9pm with Yankee Belle Stamper (check out her super cute work pictured above and below. You’ll create 5 unique all occasion greeting cards with all the art supplies included! Cost for the class is $30 and you can register online right here.


FARE Walk for Food Allergy Sunday Oct. 18th

2 Oct

2015walklogo312x166bottomThe FARE Walk for Food Allergy will be held in Albany on Sunday, October 18th. The FARE Walk for Food Allergy raises critical funds and awareness each year to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. This year, tens of thousands of people will gather at walks in nearly 60 communities nationwide to support their loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors living with life-threatening food allergies. Who will you walk for?

Benefitting Food Allergy Research & Education, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy offers fun activities for the entire family while helping to advance food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness initiatives. Register and give today as an individual, or start a team and invite your friends, family and co-workers to fundraise so that one day we can say FAREwell to food allergies!

For more Walk information, click here.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 • Check-in/Activities: 9am
The Crossings of Colonie, South Pavilion
580 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211

Waldorf School of Saratoga Autumn Festival Sat. Oct. 3rd

1 Oct

Screenshot 2015-10-01 08.57.06Join the Waldorf School of Saratoga for their Autumn Festival on Saturday, October 3rd from 11am – 3pm (62 York Avenue in Saratoga Springs) featuring:

sheep shearing · blacksmithing · spinning · fiber dyeing · tin smithing · bread making · felting · cider pressing · face painting · storytelling · puppet shows · farm animals · live music · wood fired pizza and the waldorf café

Tickets are only $5 (and no more than $20 for ANY SIZED FAMILY!) To learn more about the Waldorf School of Saratoga visit their website here, and visit the event page for the Autumn Festival right here.

The 2nd Annual Balloon Walk for The Wesley Community 10/3

25 Sep

VacationThe 2nd Annual Balloon Walk to benefit The Wesley Community is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10am at The Wesley Community campus. This great family event will bring together the community, residents, families and Wesley staff to have fun and to raise funds for their Springs building renovation project.

Participants in the 2nd Annual Balloon Walk will receive balloons during the walk, creating a parade of color along the route.  In addition, there will be a hot air balloon on The Wesley Community campus (weather permitting) near the Community Garden area.  All registered participants will get a 2nd Annual Balloon Walk t-shirt, and fun family activities will also be available at the event for registered participants. At 11am Giffy’s BBQ will be serving delicious food and there will have music too!  Come for the walk, come for the BBQ or come for both! You must register in advance for the BBQ. BBQ is either eat-in or take out – it’s up to you!

Proceeds from the 2nd Annual Balloon Walk will benefit The Wesley Community’s Springs building renovation project. They are currently raising funds for the renovation of their Springs building at The Wesley Health Care Center.  The improvements will create a more home-like atmosphere for 176 long term care residents in the Springs building.

To find out more and to register, click right here.


ON SALE NOW: Dav Pilkey “Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot” at Northshire Bookstore

22 Sep

19dctba7xpuzijpgTickets are on sale now for the Northshire Bookstore event: Dav Pilkey “Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot” at Saratoga Music Hall, 474 Broadway in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, October 7th at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm.

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Mark Your Calendars: 2015 Saratoga DBA Fall Festival

22 Sep

surf-school4Mark your calendars for the 2015 Saratoga DBA Fall Festival in Saratoga Springs happening on Saturday, October 31st in Downtown Saratoga Springs from 10am to 5pm! Admission is free for this great family event where young and old alike will find themselves rediscovering all there is to love about the fall season at this fun-filled FREE event. Plus, with all of the fun activities planned, this is one event you and your family will not want to miss!

The day will kick off on Saturday at 10am at the Farmers’ Market with a ribbon cutting by special guest, Mayor Joanne Yepsen.

Fall Festival Activities Include:

Coffee Sack Races
Interactive Drumming
Pumpkin Roll Down Caroline Street
Rock Climbing Wall
Music Performances
Magic Shows
Trick or Treating
Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
Photo Booths
Costume Parade
And more!!
The 2015 Saratoga Fall Festival is proudly brought to you by the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association and many fine sponsors.

All entertainment is free and open to the public.

For further information, contact the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association at (518) 587-8635. For more Fall Fun, click here for the Mamatoga Fall Guide xoxo

Flavorfeast is Coming! Sat, October 10th

22 Sep

10550142_1596793270565599_1602272757436623188_oSaratoga Food Fanatic and Network Saratoga are gearing up for the Second Annual International Flavorfeast, taking place in downtown Saratoga Springs on Saturday, October 10th!

This one day event will transport festival-goers on a culinary trip around the world, offering $1 samples from restaurants representing various nationalities of cuisine. On Saturday, October 10 from 11am to 4pm, travel the streets of downtown Saratoga Springs and you’ll experience a feast of flavors from various countries in the second annual Saratoga International Flavorfeast.

Beginning at 11am on October 10, you can pick up your Flavorfeast “passport-map” of participating restaurants/businesses in front of Fingerpaint Marketing on the corner of Broadway and Division Street.  This map will help you plan your day’s itinerary of travel to the following destinations for $1 food samples from countries all around the world:  Alaturco Mediterranean Grill, Boca Bistro, Bon Bon Brazil, Capriccio Saratoga, Druthers Brewing Company, Esperanto, Four Seasons Natural Foods, Gaffney’s Restaurant, Halfmoon Cellars, Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar, Henry Street Taproom, Maestro’s at the Van Dam, Mango Tree Imports, Mexican Connection, Mingle Saratoga, One Caroline Street Bistro, Park Side Eatery, Parting Glass Pub, Peabody’s, Phila Fusion Noodle Bar, Prestwick Chase at Saratoga, Prime at Saratoga National, Ravenous, Saratoga 5 Points Market & Deli, Saratoga Tea & Honey Company, Sushi Thai Garden, The Ice House, The Merry Monk, The Savory Pantry/Hungry Spot, Three Vines Bistro & Bar, and Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar.

“The Saratoga Region bursts with a rich, diverse blend and variety of restaurants and eateries,” said Fran Dingeman, owner of Network Saratoga. “The Saratoga International Flavorfeast was created in celebration of the International food styles that make the Saratoga area such a unique culinary experience.”

“By offering $1 samples and free admission, the International Flavorfeast will allow attendees the opportunity to enrich their palates and taste foods they haven’t tried in the past,” said Ashley Dingeman, owner and writer of “This will also allow chefs to showcase their talents, providing a food sample that’s specific to the ethnicity they have chosen to represent.”

How delicious does that sound?! I can’t wait!

In addition to food samples at various restaurants on Broadway, Lake Avenue, Henry Street, Phila Street, and Caroline Street, there will be restaurants from outside the center of town set up in the Fingerpaint Parking Lot on Division Street.  The event will include cultural entertainment and trolley tours from 11am to 4pm throughout the streets of the city.

The Saratoga International Flavorfeast is presented by Saratoga Food Fanatic and Network Saratoga with support from DeCrescente Distributing Co., Driscoll Foods, Adirondack Trust Company, Skidmore College, Social Radiant, Fingerpaint Marketing, Saratoga Flag Company, Saratoga Today, Explore Saratoga, Coffee News and

For more information, visit or call 518-365-3459.


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