Council of Northeastern New York, 972 Broadway, Albany,
434-4686, www. rubbaboyz.net. Nonprofit organization dedicated
to raising public awareness and support on sexually transmitted
diseases, especially AIDS.
Artist Materials, Inc., 57 Fuller Road, Albany, 482-8882.
A huge selection of artists materials, custom framing, gifts
& more. Family owned and operated since 1960.
5 New Karner Road (Route 155 off Western Avenue), Guilderland,
464-3355. From the finest in art framing to distinctive gifts.
480 Sand Creek Road, Colonie, 869-2448, www.barnsiderrestaurants.com.
A staple of Albany’s dining scene for over 35 years, the Barnsider
offers great steak, fresh seafood and a full salad bar.
Grind, 46 3rd St., Troy, 272-8658; 204 Lark St., Albany,
434-1482, www.dailygrind.com. Wide selection of gourmet
teas and coffee.
Brothers Brewpub, 184 Glen St., Glens Falls, 743-9026,
www.davidsonbrothers.com. A wide variety of pub fare, plus
our own handcrafted beer and ales made on premises.
De Crescente Distributors, 211 N. Main St., Mechanicville,
664-9866, www.gotbeer.com. Distributor of Coors, Heineken,
Killian’s and More.
Sound, 3905 State St., Schenectady, 370-3701, www.dromesound.com.
Best prices and selection on Epiphone, Martin, Ovation, Yamaha,
Vox, Marshall, Peavey, Ludwig, Pearl & More.
Comics, 537 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2400. Large comic
book store—get your fix with tons of back issues, underground
comics and toys.
Elissa Halloran Designs, 225 Lark Street, Albany, 432-7090,
www.ehdesigns.com. Signature designs for the body and home.
Music Store, 727 State St., Schenectady, 374-7433. A full-service
music store serving the community for over 50 years.
Restaurant, 1652 Western Ave., Albany, 869-9585; 338 Central
Ave., Albany, 432-0358. Serving authentic Japanese and Chinese
cuisine (lunch and dinner) seven days a week.
Home, K-Mart Plaza, Route 7, Great Barrington, Mass.,
(413) 528-9737. Find stylish slipcovers at affordable prices.
Discover the secret to fast, affordable decorating.
Open Door Bookhouse, 128 Jay St., Schenectady, 346-2719,
www.opendoorbookstore.com. A locally owned independent bookstore
since 1971, the Open Door offers great books for any age,
and unique books from around the world.
169 Jay St., Schenectady, 346-4902. A Jay Street landmark,
Orion offers handmade silver, a full line of glass pipes and
smoking accessories, imported cigars, tobacco and cigarettes.
Music, 1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-0300, www.parkway
music.com. New, used, and vintage instruments! Amps . . .
and everything else the musician needs.
Section, 104 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 388-8488. Scotia’s independent
music scene starts at the Rhythm Section. Offering something
for any musician, the stock includes acoustic and electric
guitars, drum kits, and sheet music.
299 Lark St., Albany, 434-4014. Perfect gifts for family,
friends and lovers.
Museum and Planetarium, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady,
382-7890, www.schenectadymuseum.org. Ongoing exhibits and
a unique gift shop with works from regional artists.
Shining Star, 244 Lark St., Albany, 465-5520, www.shiningstarincense.com.
Local novelty shop. Nothing you need—everything you want.
Incense, jewelry, tapestries, musical instruments and more.
& Mirrors, 221 Lark St., Albany, 434-3236. Specialty
store selling posters, frames, hangers, room décor, party
and adult games, chess, poker, hookahs/hookah tobacco and
G, 1229 Central Ave., Albany 209-6810. Brenda Mitchell,
certified pilates and Gyrotonic instructor. Gift Certificates
Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, 815
N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 580-5539, www.skidmore. edu/tang.
Contemporary museum, noted for its controversial architectural
design to its daring exhibitions within.
Pub, 76 Central Ave., Albany, 465-9079, www.waterworkspub.com.
This two-floor establishment, with bars on each floor, features
dancing with DJs on Friday and Saturday. Open from 1 PM to
Planet, 1238 Central Ave., Albany, 438-7202. Collectible
card games, miniatures, board games, role-playing games and
Gift Guide Home