Gift Certificates to the Albany Art Room. Think about it-- the kids are going to be off for a whole week, it's cold out, and the the time it takes to go from infatuation with new toys to stir crazy is shorter than you think. A few hours at the Albany Art Room could be a lot of fun for kids and a great break for parents.
Anyone with kids. They'll have a blast. It's also a good idea for grown up types who like to play with arts and crafts. They have classes and adult only studio nights where you can do anything from drawing and sculpting, to painting and decorating furniture.
Studio time at the art room is $5 an hour - so $20 bucks can buy a whole afternoon of fun.
You can get gift certificates at The Albany Art room, 457 Madison Avenue Albany
While you're at the Albany Art Room getting your gift certificate, check out the holiday shop in the back room. In addition to art and craft supplies, they've got some fun locally made gifts like kids clothing by Potato Playground, handmade pillows and baby hats. Or you could pick up some handmade greeting cards by 9 year old Mary Mc Colgan (Keep one for yourself--you never know what it will be worth one day.)
Also if you've been looking for those adorable baby hats from Our Yellow House, looks like the AAR's holiday shop has the last ones of the holiday season.
Another great kid hangout, The Children's Museum at Saratoga, also offers gift certificates and memberships.
The Albany Art Room
457 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
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