Family Health and Fitness Day

September 24, 2016

GET ACTIVE! September 24th is the 20th Annual Family Health and Fitness Day! We at the Y support healthy living for all members of our community! Family Health and Fitness Day always lands on the last Saturday of September. Today’s purpose is to promote family physical activity and togetherness. Not only is physical activity important, but so is

Great American Pot Pie Day

September 23, 2016

Today we celebrate one of America’s most beloved foods…pie! Everyone loves at least one type of pie and today we focus especially on our savory favorite Chicken Pot Pie! There’s nothing better than sticking your fork through a flaky, crispy layer of pie crust and then into an oozing delicious creamy sauce full of chicken

Autmnal Equinox

September 22, 2016

On September 22nd, we welcome Autumn! It’s that time of the year again. The summer has ended, and autumn is upon us, when the weather is getting cooler, and the leaves are turning colors. Today is the Autumnal Equinox which is when the sun is directly along the equator, beginning the autumn season. It’s time to pull out those

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 19, 2016

Hey you! Do you like butterscotch? And do you like pudding? What about butterscotch pudding? Well, if you answered yes to all three, today is your lucky day because it is National Butterscotch Pudding Day! For those of you who don’t know what butterscotch pudding is, it’s exactly what you think it is! It’s a

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

September 17, 2016

September 17th, 1787 was the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution which is why today is celebrated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day! In 1940, “I am an American Day” was created and named as an official day by President Roosevelt.  At this time, Congress named the third Sunday in May as the day

Working Parent’s Day

September 15, 2016

National Working Parent’s Day pays homage to those who provide for their kids. The challenges of being a parent while working are great, but most feel that along with a means to provide, showing your children the importance of work is a life lesson. The Capital District Y pays tribute to all the working parents out

GreenPeace Day

September 15, 2016

Greenpeace day sounds exactly like what its all about! The idea that our planet does not have infinite resources and we live in a precious ecosystem. The history behind this day is very interesting as well. The now internationally renowned Greenpeace campaign organization for ecological issues was originally founded by a group of 17 activists

National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

September 13, 2016

Hey parents! Yeah, we’re talking to you! Have you ever wished that for once your kids and teens could take over cooking for breakfast, lunch or dinner one day? Wouldn’t you want to live the life of kicking your feet up and watching TV until your meal is ready? Well, that day has finally come! It’s time

National Day of Encouragement

September 12, 2016

Happy National Day of Encouragement! On August 22, 2007 in Searcy, Arkansas, Harding University’s Encouragement Foundation came up with this idea for the first time to get people to take part in a day of encouragement. Originally, the Governor of Arkansas, Mike Beebe signed a proclamation in September to make this day of September 12

Member Spotlight: Meet Ellen

September 12, 2016

Meet Ellen In 1997, Ellen Weinstein opened a Pilates studio in Albany, NY, the first in the Capital Region, because she hoped to help others find the connection between mind and body — a connection that helped her view fitness as a lifestyle, not a chore. As a former bodybuilder, Ellen was fixated on cutting weight,