Our campus is located in Schenectady;
the heart of New York’s Capital Region. The region offers the benefits of a growing economy, as well as a wide array of cultural, intellectual and outdoor activities. Schenectady is home to art & theater venues, an array of terrific restaurants, New York’s oldest historic district, and museums & shopping. It serves as a gateway to the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains and is less than 3 hours from New York City, Boston and Montreal Canada.
Information about Capital District Business and Economic Environment can be found at TechValley.org.
Information about living in the Capital Region's Tech Valley can be found at DiscoverTechValley.org.
Our students have compiled a sampling of some of the many places to go, things to do, and points of interest that our area has to offer.
Student recommended local restaurants:
Schenectady (Fine dining)
Outdoor Activities / Sporting Events- Schenectady, Albany, and Saratoga all have a multitude of outdoor activities and sporting events to get involved in throughout the year. These give you the opportunity to become acclimated to the area, while providing an opportunity to stay active and meet new people.
Hiking - http://www.linkpendium.com/hiking/USA/NY/
Sports Leagues to Join:
Flag Football/Baseball/Basketball/Softball- All American Sports Recreation
Outdoor activities in Saratoga http://www.saratoga.org/play/saratoga-play-outdoor-fun.asp?category=outdoor-fun
Horse Racing- http://www.saratogagamingandraceway.com/
Saratoga National Golf Course- http://www.golfsaratoga.com/
Six Flags/ The Great Escape in Lake George, NY- http://www.sixflags.com/greatEscape/index.aspx
Ashville Game Farm and Exotic Zoo- Located in the beautiful country hills of upstate New York, Ashville Game Farm and Exotic Zoo is a fun place for all people! They have everything from monkeys and peacocks to tigers, leopards, bears, and more ( http://www.saratoga.com/Business-Details.cfm/BusinessID/2589/Action/Website/).
Enchanted Forest/ Water Safari- Enchanted Forest / Water Safari is New York's Largest Water Theme Park (http://www.saratoga.com/Business-Details.cfm/BusinessID/2513/).
Other nearby recreational activities:
Skiing (VT, NH, MA, etc.) - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=skiing+in+albany
Night Life- Check out these websites to see some of the great nightlife in the Capital Region.
Schenectady Museum- Visit the museum and discover a community with the power to change the world. It might just change the way you look at the science, art, technology, and people all around you! (http://www.schenectadymuseum.org)
Proctor’s Theater- See a professional show or take in a movie in this beautiful downtown Schenectady theater. Proctor’s Theatre was voted Metroland's "Best Place To See a Second-Run Movie" (2003), and The Times Union's "Best Bargain Movie." (2001)
Movie Theaters and Listings in Schenectady- http://www.superpages.com/yellowpages/C-Movie+Theaters+&+Showtimes/S-NY/T-Schenectady/
New York State Museum- http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/
Empire State Plaza, New York State Capitol and more… Tour the Empire State Plaza, the Plaza art collection, The State Capitol, and the Executive Mansion. www.ogs.state.ny.us
Albany Center Gallery- http://www.albanycentergallery.org/
Information on More Galleries and Museums in Albany-
Movie Theaters and Listings in Albany- http://movies.aol.com/showtimes/albany-ny/12208/theaters
Movie Theaters and Listings in Saratoga- http://movies.aol.com/showtimes/saratoga-springs-ny/12866/theaters
Schick Art Gallery- offers students, the college community and the public an opportunity to study significant contemporary and historical works of art. Throughout the year art from museums, galleries, private collections and artists is borrowed for shows at approximately four-week intervals (http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/art/schick/).
“Jazz on Jay”- is a free concert series that takes place at Proctor’s Theater on Jay Street, just minutes away from the UGC campus. The shows are every Thursday from noon to 1:30pm between the months of May and September (http://www.albany.org/pages/calendar/show_calendarDetail.asp?mem_id=Yes&cal_id=3695&hd=Events%20Calendar).
“Alive at Five” – is a city sponsored concert series that occurs every Thursday during the summer months from the hours of 5pm-9pm (http://www.albanyevents.org/alive_at_five/index.cfm).
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) – http://www.spac.org/
Beyond the Capital Region
The Capital Region is centrally located two hours away from three of the most renowned cities in the Northeast: Boston, New York City, and Montreal. This makes weekend trips and getaways to these beautiful areas both convenient and affordable.
New York City- http://gotobus.com/albany/
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