We’ve reached the heart of spring, and in the Capital Region, that means more of your favorite attractions are reopening for the season. Check out which businesses reopened recently, learn about a new ice cream shop, and stay updated on all the upcoming events.
Set Sail With Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours This Spring
As of last weekend, Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours in Albany is officially open for the 2021 season. They are offering sightseeing and sunset cruises on the Hudson River, but because space is limited, it’s recommended that you reserve your tickets early. Set sail this spring and enjoy a leisurely cruise with family or friends.
Downtown Albany Is Home to a New Convenience Store
Food Near Me, a new family-owned convenience store, is now open at 87 North Pearl Street in downtown Albany. According to the Times Union, this store fulfills a major need for North Pearl Street residents after the local Walgreens closed in February. In addition to household basics, they offer breakfast and lunch sandwiches, subs, salads, vegetable juices, and fruit smoothies.
Discover the Wonders of Flight at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
The next time you’re in the mood for a day trip, gather up the family and check out the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, which is located about 1 hour south of Albany in Red Hook. Featuring one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is an aviation museum that’s dedicated to preserving, restoring, and flying historic aircrafts.
The museum reopened to the public on May 1, and their plan is to resume biplane rides/lighthouse tours on May 14 and airshows on June 19 and 20.
A New Retro-Style Ice Cream Shop Has Opened in Cohoes
Do you scream for ice cream? If so, then you’ll definitely want to visit the new ice cream shop in Cohoes called Sweet Happy Days. This 1950’s style ice cream parlor is serving up ice cream and sweet treats with a big helping of nostalgia. You can find them at 86 Remsen Street in Cohoes, and they are open daily from 11am – 9pm.
Enjoy Fun & Games at Apex Entertainment Albany
After temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apex Entertainment Albany in Crossgates Mall has finally reopened as of May 5. This family entertainment center has everything you need for a fun-filled day, including 22 bowling lanes, laser tag, bumper cars, escape rooms, an on-site restaurant, and more. Plan your trip today and get in on the action!
Make Plans for Upcoming Events in the Albany Area
From this weekend into next week, there are a lot of exciting events happening in and around Albany. Experience the Virtual Tulip Festival, attend some Mother’s Day-themed events, and get ready for a special Craft & Sip “Happy-Hour” presented by Nine Pin Cider and La OM Jewelry.
- 2021 Virtual Albany Tulip Festival: Happening throughout May
- Baby Animal Days: Happening daily through May 9
- Bethany Reformed Church Annual Flower & Plant Sale: May 7-8
- Mother’s Day Spring Market: May 7-9
- Mother’s Day in Magnolia Field: May 8
- Make It Up State Mother’s Day Marketplace: May 9
- Deb Cavanaugh & Dandelion Wine: Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series: May 10
- Nine Pin x La OM Jewelry Host a Wire Wrap Ring Craft & Sip Class!: May 12
See the full Albany events calendar >>
Finalize your plans for a fantastic Mother’s Day meal >>
- Times Union – Cheery convenience store Food Near Me opens in downtown Albany