NY Capital District Living - Places - Capital District, New York, USA

Capital District has many neighborhoods, entertainment venues, museums, and other places with Web sites
  • Sites: Places such as parks, buildings, public gardens and zoos, notable buildings, libraries, interesting places; see also the listings for Venues, Museums, Dining, and Housing; see Activities for cultural centers; see the Local government links section for links to the many governmental units that make up the Capital District at the county and municipal level--many of these Web sites also link to tourist information
    • Album: NYCD Album; a collection of images of Capital District's sites and street scenes
    • Albany Visitors: Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau; events, attractions, accommodations
    • Buildings: Albany notable structures; from skyscrapers.com
    • Canal: Erie Canal; lock number one of the Erie Canal is in Troy; travel, lodging, weather, tourism information
    • Dudley Observatory: Astronomical education, research, and history; Schenectady;
    • Gardens, Community: Capital District Community Gardens; community service organization helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties improve their neighborhoods through community gardening and urban greening programs
    • Hudson Valley: Communities along the Hudson River; information about communities and tourism information; the Capital District is just one section of the land along the Hudson River, flowing from the Adirondack Mountains 492 kilometers south to New York City
    • Lark St: Albany neighborhood; along Lark Street; shopping, art, dining, events, music, night life
    • Libraries CDLC: Capital District Library Council; links to member libraries and library systems
    • Libraries UHLS: Upper Hudson Library System; a cooperative association of public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties
    • Local Gov: Links to local governments; at the county and municipal level; the Capital District includes many local governments in several counties; many of these Web sites also link to tourist information
    • Mohaw Valley: Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor; the Mohawk River passes through Schenectady and enters the Hudson River at Cohoes
    • Parks, State: New York State Parks; recreation and historic preservation; directory of state parks organized by county and clickable map
    • Pine Bush: Ecosystem in the Capital District; the Pine Bush is 2,347 hectares of inland pine barrens sand dunes between Albany and Schenectady
    • Saratoga NHP: Saratoga National Historical Park; site where in 1777 American forces defeated the British; Battlefield in Stillwater; Schuyler House in Schuylerville; Saratoga Monument in Victory; total 1,372 hectares
    • Saratoga Raceway: 800 meter horse racing track; Saratoga Springs; simulcast facility for harness and thoroughbred racing
    • Schenectady: Visit Schenectady; directory of Schenectady points of interest and Web sites; information about Schenectady's history as the "test tube of television," because of its General Electric laboratory established in 1900; early development of television broadcasting in the 1920's to 1940's
    • Troy Visitors: RiverSpark Visitor Center; tourism information about Troy and area; in downtown Troy
    • Yaddo: Artists' community; 161 hectare estate in Saratoga Springs; gives artists a supportive environment in which to work uninterrupted
  • Museums: Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
    • Albany Institute: Albany Institute of History & Art; life and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley region from the late 17th century to the present
    • Arts Ctr: Arts Center of the Capital Region; multi-arts center located in downtown Troy; exhibitions of high-quality contemporary and folk art; classes
    • Art U@Alb: University Art Museuem; University at Albany; contemporary art
    • Cherry Hill: Historic Cherry Hill; 18th-century Georgian-style house; former home of a five-generation Albany Family; built in 1787 for Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer
    • Junior: Children's museum; learning opportunities in history, science, and the arts using exhibits, educational programs and activities that
    • Military: New York State Military Heritage Institute; memorializes the military heritage of New York State; military history collection of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs; Saratoga Springs
    • NYS: New York State Museum; research and educational institution dedicated to geology, biology, anthropology, and history of New York State; located in the Cultural Education Center of the Empire State Plaza
    • Racing Horse: National Museum of (Horse) Racing and Hall of Fame; in Saratoga Springs, across from the historic Saratoga Race Course
    • RCHS: Rensselaer County Historical Society; works to connect local history and heritage with contemporary life
    • Schenectady: Museum and planetarium
    • Schenectady History: Schenectady County Historical Society
    • USS Slater: USS Slater destroyer escort; Destroyer Escort Historical Museum; docked on the Hudson River at Albany
  • Venues: Places for performances, concerts, athletics, conventions, tradeshows, gatherings
    • Cohoes Music Hall: historic performance hall; constructed in 1874; performers have included Buffalo Bill Cody, John Philip Sousa, Col. Tom Thumb; restored and re-opened in 1975
    • Egg, The: Performing Arts Center; two theatres: the Lewis A. Swyer Theatre and the Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre; visually appears like an egg over the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza just south of the capitol in Albany
    • Proctors Theater: Performance theater; touring musicals, comedy, music, film; seats 2,700; downtown Schenectady National Register of Historic Places
    • Revolution Hall: Performance space; downtown Troy
    • SPAC: Saratoga Performing Arts Center; outdoor performing arts center; Performances by New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, Freihofer's Jazz Festival, Lake George Opera, Saratoga Wine & Food Festival; Amphitheatre and Spa Little Theatre
    • Troy Music Hall: Performing arts theater; noted for its exceptional acoustics; music performances; downtown Troy, in Troy Savings Bank
    • TU Ctr: Times Union Center; multipurpose arena; seats about 17,000; home to AHL River Rats, Albany Conquest and the Siena Saints; downtown Albany; formerly called the Pepsi Arena; formerly called the Knickerbocker Arena
    • U@Albany PAC: Performing Arts Center, University at Albany; five performance spaces; University music and theatre performances
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    • Albany Renter: Albany Renters Guide
    • -USA Housing-: National lodging and housing directories; there are national directories you can use to locate area lodging or housing
  • Dining: Find a place to eat in Capital District
    • Capital Dining: Capital District Dining; restaurants and entertainment, bars, clubs, delivery
    • ROC Guide: Restaurant Guide; search by type, cuisine, location, or keywords; Restaurant Operator's Cooperative
    • -USA Dining-: National Dining directories; you can use this link to locate restaurants in the area that may not be listed in the local guides
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