SCHENECTADY, NY FLORIST
Schenectady may not be easy to pronounce, but this charming Upstate river city - located in New York State’s Capital Region on the banks of scenic Mohawk River - is one of the best places in America to live, work, and visit. The name Schenectady is derived from the Iroquois word “Schau-naugh-ta-da,” which means "across the pine plains," or "over the pine plains.”
As the capital of Schenectady County, NY, the city of Schenectady is alive with shops, history, food, outdoor recreation, and plenty of cultural opportunities. There are plenty of year-round activities and attractions for people of all ages, just a short distance from Cooperstown, Saratoga, Lake George, Albany, and the majestic Adirondacks. Visitors to Schenectady, NY can explore one of the oldest residential communities in the in the entire country.
Schenectady’s historic Proctors Theater is one of Upstate New York’s largest live entertainment venues. Located in the heart of the city’s downtown district, Proctor’s Theater originally hosted vaudeville shows when it opened in 1926 and hosts some of the largest touring Broadway shows including Jersey Boys, Wicked, Lion King, and Book of Mormon.
Schenectady’s Central Park Rose Garden offers guests an opportunity to observe over 300 varieties of roses and over 4,000 bushes and shrubs. Schenectady’s Central Park rose garden is one of only eight accredited “public rose gardens” in the state of New York.
Schenectady County Historical Society Museum is located in the heart of the Schenectady’s historic Stockade District, which is famous for having the highest concentration of historic period homes in the country according to the National Park Service. The Schenectady County Historical Society Museum, and the adjacent Grems-Doolittle Library, also host community events, workshops, concerts, and a wide variety of educational programs.
The Stockade Historic District, known locally as “The Stockade,” is the oldest neighborhood in Schenectady. While originally serving as a fort, today the area is the site of some of the Schenectady’s oldest and most historically significant and homes. The one-of-a-kind historic neighborhood features over 40 pre-Revolutionary homes, as well as several different architectural styles, including Victoria, Federal, Georgian, and Dutch Colonial. The Stockade is adjacent to the Mohawk River, providing a picturesque setting for Riverside Park, with breathtaking river views and a perfect place for biking, running, or watching the sunset.
Canali's Restaurant in Schenectady, NY features some of the best classically Italian fare and most outstanding service in the region. For more than 70 years, Canali's has hosted gatherings and celebrations in the city, providing homemade Italian dishes along with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Gershon's Deli serves a large menu of old-world favorites and traditional sandwiches, including chopped liver, corned beef, and hot pastrami.
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