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,

Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurses Day

September 8, 2016

Being a nurse isn’t an easy job, and it’s even harder if you’re working with sick children. At the Y, we have the Circle of Champs program which improves the quality of life for children with a life-threatening illness. This is what Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurses do for children every day and we at the Y appreciate all

Read A Book Day

September 6, 2016

It’s National Read a Book Day and we’re hoping you’ve found the good read you’re gonna snuggle up with today! If not, we have a list of books that may interest you! Keep reading this if you’re interested in a new novel! We’re going to give a list of bestselling children’s books and bestselling adult

Happy Labor Day!

September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day! Do you know why everyone has the first Monday of September off from work every year? Labor Day is a national holiday to honor the workers that have contributed to our country’s strength and well-being. It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

National Cheese Pizza Day

September 5, 2016

Happy National Cheese Pizza Day!! Yes, there is a national day for pizza. This is not a drill. Thanks to this awesome national day, we all now have a great reason to eat pizza for each meal of our day. Did you ever realize how many different forms pizza comes in? There are pizza bagels, pizza