National Coffee Day

September 29, 2016

September 29th is a day where we honor the very thing we get out of bed for, what motivates us through our days, and what we can only have when it’s made a certain way. If you have a slight obsession with coffee, you may want to keep reading to learn some new recipes. Almond

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

September 28, 2016

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is an annual campaign that was created by the Health Information Resource Center and it’s goal is to have women take control of their health. This is also part of National Women’s Health & Fitness Week. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages, from across the country, will

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