Picnic Month

July 1, 2016

A Forks Over Knives Picnic! National Picnic Month is here! It’s July and the whether is beautiful, which makes it the perfect time to get outside and picnic with friends and family! While enjoying the fresh air, sunshine and good company, don’t forget a major component of healthy living. Round out your picnic experience with a

IMPACT: June Newsletter

June 29, 2016

IMPACT Newsletter – June 2016 An update on generous contributions in motion throughout the Capital District YMCA Download the newsletter.

Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run Highlights

June 22, 2016

All of us at the Capital District YMCA would like to thank you for joining us at the Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run and entering to win a FREE year of Membership at our YMCA. So here it is, the big moment… The winner of the FREE year of membership is Christina C. of Glenville.

Father’s Day

June 19, 2016

Did you know that Father’s Day began at the YMCA? Father’s Day was founded in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd at the YMCA in Spokane, WA. Sonora’s father, Jackson Smart, was a single father of six. Upon hearing a sermon about Mother’s Day, Sonora felt that fathers deserve to have a special day too. Initially, she

Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 17, 2016

Whole, plant-based foods play a vital role in every healthy and vibrant life. Since today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day, let’s make an effort to incorporate nature’s finest nutrients into our family’s daily routine. If your son or daughter cringes at the thought of spinach or avoids the dinner salad every night, you’re not

Flag Day Recipes

June 14, 2016

On this day, June 14, in the year 1777, the United States adopted the American Flag. The 13 horizontal stripes of red and white (symbols of the 13 original colonies), with a blue rectangle bearing 50 white stars (symbols of the 50 states in the United States) are the inspiration for these patriotic treats. Let’s invite

Y-Knot Program Receives New Sailboat

June 10, 2016

Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta The Clagett announces the first Clagett Boat Grant Program recipient NEWPORT, R.I. (June 9, 2016) – The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is happy to announce that the first recipient of the Clagett Boat Grant Program is the Y-Knot program from Lake George, NY.  The

Water Safety Tips

June 10, 2016

Did you know . . . Three kids die every day from drowning Drowning is the second-leading cause of death for kids age 5-14 African American children ages 5-14 are 3 times more likely to drown than their white peers 70% of African American and 60% of Hispanic children cannot swim, compared to just 40%

Black and Latino Achievers Banquet

June 7, 2016

Watch LIVE Tonight at 6:30pm Live streaming video by Ustream A Time of Celebration Please join the Capital District YMCA in honoring these outstanding community leaders and talented young people. 13th Annual Black & Latino Achievers Award Dinner Tuesday, June 7, 2016 5:30pm Albany Marriott 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY Reception • 5:30pm Dinner &

One Ingredient Nice Cream

June 7, 2016

It’s Ice Cream Day! Who doesn’t enjoy this delicious treat from time-to-time, especially during summer? However, when trying to keep weight off and stay healthy, ice cream is the treat to avoid, right? Well…maybe not. What if there’s an ice cream that, after scraping the remains from your bowl, will leave you feeling satisfied, energized,