Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17, 2016

Did you know that the idea that black cats are bad luck isn’t very common? In most countries worldwide, black cats are known as lucky! If you’re wondering where the bad luck stereotype came from, it was around the time of the Middle Ages where people speculated that black cats were associated with witchcraft. Here are

National Tell a Joke Day

August 16, 2016

Happy National Tell a Joke Day! Wanna hear a joke about a pizza? Nevermind, it’s too cheesy!! *hits drum* Ba-Dum-CH! That might now have been one of our best jokes, but you can admit you chuckled! The Y has come up with some great jokes for you to share with your friends and family that’ll give

National Best Friends Day

August 15, 2016

Happy National Best Friends Day! Everyone has a best friend whether it is someone from school, a parent, a sibling, or even a pet! A best friend is always there to finish your sentences (…and sandwiches), and they’re the best person to spend everyday with, but more importantly a best friend always has your back no matter what. Since today

Literacy Enrichment Achievement Program

August 15, 2016

  Every summer, low-income youth lose two to three months of reading comprehension while their higher-income peers make slight gains. This summer, The Capital District YMCA’s Literacy Enrichment Achievement Program (LEAP) is engaging over 100 children in the Albany City School District to stop this Summer Slide. LEAP utilizes certified teachers to integrate four language

Creamsicle Day

August 14, 2016

Let’s face it, creamsicles are amazing regardless of the weather. To celebrate creamsicle day, the Y will be providing multiple ways to indulge in this classic creamy treat. Creamsicle Smoothie Ingredients 1 can (13.5 oz) refrigerated coconut milk (Native Forest) 6 medium sized oranges, peeled 2 Tablespoons orange zest, (from 1-2 oranges) 1 Tablespoon vanilla

Left Hander’s Day

August 13, 2016

About 10% of the world’s population is left handed. Lefty’s usually feel seclusion when it comes to sitting at a desk at school, picking out school supplies, picking a glove for baseball, and trying to find a musical instrument. Most companies have made left-handed products for the few and far in between. To celebrate Left

International Youth Day

August 12, 2016

It’s International Youth Day and the Y celebrates youth everyday! We believe healthy minds and experiences are just as important as healthy bodies! Through our various programs such as Youth in Government, Global Service and Exchange, and Black & Latino Achievers, our future world leaders can get their foot in the door. At the Y we

New Director of Operations for the Glenville YMCA

August 12, 2016

Promotion for Kevin Kuon at the Glenville YMCA The Capital District YMCA is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Kuon to Director of Operations for our Glenville branch. In his new role, Kevin will be responsible for successfully overseeing the growth of membership and quality of programs for the branch. In his two years

Meet Bill

August 12, 2016

It’s the early morning and in the corner of the Duanesburg YMCA Wellness Center an older man is doing squats, with 20-pound weights in each hand, on a BOSU ball. He turns around and looks into the camera filming him. “I could do this all day,” he said. Eleven years ago, when Bill Blance was

Son’s and Daughter’s Day

August 11, 2016

No one really recognizes Son’s and Daughter’s Day but at the Y, we want to let our children know how much we appreciate them in our lives. You can do this by spending time with your son or daughter, whether they’re old or young they deserve to know how much they are appreciated. At the Y,