Balloon Flights P.O.
Box 65, Glens Falls, 793-6342. www.adirondackballoonflights.com.
What better way to view the scenic Adirondack mountains than
from above? Gift certificates available.
Indoor Rockgym and Caving Gymnasium 4C Vatrano Road, Albany,
459-7625. www.airrock gym.com. When the going gets tough,
the tough climb the walls. Private and group instruction offered
as well as birthday parties for the willing and the brave.
Mountain Club Albany chapter: P.O. Box 2116, Albany, 899-2725.
www.adk.org. Just an hour from the Capital Region, the Adirondacks
boast some of the best views in the state—perfect when you
need a break from the grind of city life. The ADK hosts hikes
and outings, meetings and seminars for the outdoorsy set.
Comics 412 Fulton St., Troy, 271-1069. Troy’s comic treasure-trove
is home to all the latest comics, graphic novels, movie tie-ins
Artist Materials 57 Fuller Road, Colonie, 482-8881. An
art-supply store that meets the needs of the creative soul.
Arts Center of the Capital Region 265 River St.,
Troy, 273-0552. www.artscenteronline.org. The center features
changing art exhibits, performances and state-of-the-art studios
where a multitude of classes in the arts are taught. Drawing,
painting, weaving, ceramics, woodworking, dance, jewelry making
and much more are regularly featured.
Katie’s Attic 7052 Amsterdam Road, Scotia, 887-3026. Specialty
is vintage kitchen.
Boutique 282 River Street, Troy, 266-1191. Glamorous,
vintage cocktail dresses, foxy shoes, purses and jewels.
Art Supply 292 Lark St., Albany, 426-3501, www.4centralartsupply.com.
Artist-owned and -operated art-supply store. Materials for
the student and the professional. Students get 10-percent
discount with valid ID.
Me Mine Stuyvesant Plaza, 446-0870. A hands-on, paint-your-own
Sparks 42 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2030. Choose,
design and paint your own piece of pottery or a mosaic at
this hands-on studio.
Vu 145 Wolf Road, Shopper’s Park, Albany, 459-6495. Clothing,
candles, body jewelry, posters, smoking accessories and more.
Skydiving Club Routes 7 and 20, Duanesburg, 895-8140.
www.duanesburgskydiving.com. Take a flying leap and come in
for a safe landing with the club’s expert skydivers and parachute
instructors. Take a friend along—group rates available.
537 Central Ave., Albany, 459-2400. www.earthworld comics.com.
Albany’s largest comics store—get your fix with tons of back
issues, underground comics and toys.
City Comics & Magazines 1704 Van Vranken Ave., Schenectady,
377-1500. The area’s best selection of back issues. Also,
new issues and magazines.
Prize Paintball 245 Morris Road, Colonie, 449-2255. www.first
prizepaintball.com. Check out the adult version of hide-and-seek.
Private play, open play, tournaments and more. Birthday parties
for adventurers of all ages, 10 to 104! Pro shop on site.
589 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush, 477-2651. www.fun plexfunpark.com.
Go-cart racing, bumper boats, batting cages, a climbing wall,
and the ever-popular Mystic Lagoon miniature golf course.
In between athletic endeavors, enjoy an ice cream cone at
Spot 1035 Route 9, Queensbury, 792-8989. Featuring roller-skating,
Laser Tron, go-karts and two water slides.
George Kayak Co. Main Street, Bolton Landing, www.lake
georgekayak.com, 644-9366. www.lakegeorgekayak.com. Offering
sales, rentals, lessons and tours in kayaking and hiking.
Moon 15 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-2488. A metaphysical
boutique with candles, incense, books, crystals and more.
Valley Skydiving Interstate 890 and Route 5, Glenville,
372-4883. www.mohawkvalley skydiving.com. All you Fear
Factor addicts out there can live out your reality-TV
dreams at Mohawk Valley Skydiving. Offering tandem and accelerated
freefall jumps, videos, photos and skydiving instruction.
Lights Shop 30 Fuller Road, Colonie, 453-3402. A wide
selection of traditional hookahs & shisha, acrylic, metal,
wood, incense, beaded curtains, tapestries and posters, as
well as hand-blown glass items by local artists.
169 Jay St., Schenectady, 346-4902. A staple of Schenectady’s
Jay Street for as long as we can remember. For anyone walking
the block, it’s a must-see. Everything from clothing and hand-made
silver jewelry to a full line of pipes and smoking accessories.
Zone 82 Congress St., Saratoga Springs, 587-8243. www.outer
zonesaratoga.com. Laser tag in a two-story arena with music
and special targets. Birthday party packages available.
Inspirations 384 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, 439-7039. Yoga
supplies, drums, books for adults and children, jewelry, fair-trade
items and more.
Glass Works 2303 15th St., Troy, 273-8556. Custom hand-blown
glass, specializing in tobacco pipes, goblets, marbles, ornaments
Beads 80 Henry St., Saratoga Springs, 584-7733. An artist-owned
and -operated shop where you can design and make your own
jewelry from more than 3,000 different beads.
Organics 38 Front St., Ballston Spa, 885-2005. Organic
and hydroponic gardening supplies. Horticultural lighting
and repair. Beneficial insects, organic seeds and natural
Savoy Center of Dance 7 Wells St., Saratoga Springs, 587-5132.
www.saratogasavoy.com. A dance studio specializing in social
dancing. Argentine tango, ballroom, lindy hop, swing and more.
Special workshops with some of the world’s best dancers.
Star 244 Lark Street, Albany, 465-5520. “Nothing you need,
everything you want,” including glass, tapestries, statuettes
& Mirrors 221 Lark St., Albany, 434-3236. In addition
to a selection of adult games and toys, this shop operates
under the slogan, “Put that in your pipe and smoke it!”, selling
a variety of hookahs, cigars and exotic tobacco products.
City Comics 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-7760.
Offering new and old comics, anime videos and graphic novels.
Planet 1238 Central Ave., Albany, 438-7202. Collectible
card games, miniature board games, role-playing games and
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