5 Ways To Celebrate Spring Around Schenectady

Spring may not have sprung quite yet in Schenectady, but us Capital Regionites know warm weather is just around the corner. Want to make the most of it? Here are five ways to celebrate spring in and around the Electric City.


Walk around Central Park

While peak season for visiting the Central Park Rose Garden doesn’t come around until June, you can enjoy all that Schenectady’s largest park has to offer long before then. Walk around the Iroquois Lake or through the mountain bike trails, play tennis, catch a Little League game, try your hand at disc golf, picnic at the Thomas E. Isabella pavilion, see a concert at the Music Haven stage, or take your pup to the dog park.


Get in the Easter or Passover Spirit

There are plenty of events celebrating the season’s big holidays. If you celebrate Easter, check out Messiah Lutheran Church’s 48th annual Easter Breakfast on Easter morning, Via Port Rotterdam’s 2nd annual Easter Extravaganza, or Southern Saratoga YMCA’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Clifton Park YMCA. For those who celebrate Passover, check out the holiday happenings at Albany’s Temple Israel or Schenectady’s Congregation Gates of Heaven.


Go to the Schenectady Greenmarket

On April 3, the Schenectady Greenmarket made its 2022 outdoor debut outside City Hall (during the winter months, it’s located inside Proctors). Stop by the market on Sundays from 10am-2pm to pick up groceries, lunch and artisan products from up to 80 local vendors.


Get in touch with your mind, body and soul

Make the drive up to Saratoga on April 16 for the Mind Body Soul Expo, the region’s premier holistic health event. Held at the Saratoga Springs City Center, the annual event is free and open to the public, and features all sorts of vendors including massage therapists, nutritionists, fitness instructors, psychics, tarot readers, skincare experts, reiki masters and more.


See the tulips at Tulip Fest

Possibly the manifestation of springtime in the area, Albany’s Tulip Festival is the way to spend Mother’s Day weekend in the Capital Region. The annual event sees Washington Park transformed into a sea of more than 100,000 colorful tulips and is known for its traditional Dutch street scrubbing ceremony, the coronation of the tulip queen, live musical performances, vendors, children’s activities and more.