November 29, 2012

Saratoga County’s Top Three Fine Dining Restaurants to Take Check out This Holiday Season

Prime at Saratoga National | Saratoga Springs Restaurants | Saratoga Millennial
Get your "fancy" on at Prime in Saratoga Springs

1. Prime at Saratoga National

Casual elegance is brought to a new level at Prime at Saratoga National, as renowned restaurateur Angelo Mazzone and his staff serve you some of the best fine dining New York State has to offer!

Choose from over 40 different wines and enjoy their fresh selections off their raw bar and caviar service.

Located: 458 Union Avenue - Saratoga Springs

2. Lake Ridge Restaurant

Take your friends and family to this sophisticated, yet inviting atmosphere and see what they are food critics’ choice for exceptional food, maintaining 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Just minutes away from Saratoga Lake, enjoy their Continental cuisine, great prices, and friendly staff!

Located: 35 Burlington Ave - Round Lake

3. The Wishing Well

Serving the area’s best steaks, lobsters, and seafood, combined with their collection of fine wines, makes The Wishing Well an excellent place to take the family to!

Relax by the stone fireplaces and enjoy their piano soothing the background atmosphere.

Located: 745 Saratoga Road Rt. 9 – Saratoga Springs

November 26, 2012

Millennial Events: Saratoga Spring's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saratoga Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony | Saratoga Springs Events | Saratoga Millennial
Check out the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Nov. 28
Now that Thanksgiving is over and turkeys’ all over the U.S. can go back to doing whatever they do the rest of the year, it’s time to think holiday gift giving season!

With this in mind, all Saratoga Millennials are invited to attend the Saratoga Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 28.

After stressing out over the traveling and cooking that went into Thanksgiving and rushing out at 5 a.m. for those big Black Friday savings, take some time to relax with your friends and family by taking part of this annual tradition!

Free hot chocolate and cookies will be handed out and background noise will be provided by Star 101.3.

Santa and the Mrs. are set to make an appearance in their horse drawn carriage, so make sure you bring the kids or that little brother and sister.

The lighting takes place at 7:00 p.m. in front of Putnam Wine at 435 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 

Check out our Millennial Events section for more information on other great things to do in Saratoga.

November 21, 2012

Top Four Things To Do In Saratoga County On Thanksgiving Day

Saratoga Millennial - Thanksgiving in Saratoga County
While area Millennials typically enjoy Thanksgiving around the dining room table with their family, there are plenty of options for those who want to shake things up a bit, and have an alternative Thanksgiving experience! 

There's plenty of places to visit and things to do around Saratoga County, so why not make the most of the day?

If you and your friends or loved ones are looking for things to do around Saratoga this Thanksgiving, here are the top four spots for celebrating!

November 19, 2012

Featured Millennial: Leia D'Amboise Demonstrates Meaning of Thanksgiving

Leia D'Amboise | Featured Saratoga Millennial | Saratoga Millennial
Featured Millennial Leia D'Amboise of Clifton Park
Saratoga Millennials have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

Saratoga County enjoys low crime rates, there is plenty of access to clean water and food, and issues like disease and poverty just aren't as prevalent as they are in three-quarters of the rest of the world.

So when it comes to Thanksgiving, the holiday can take on more of a habitual spin than a day where people really do stop and give thanks for what they have, while reflecting on how devastating life is for many others.

This is not the case for Clifton Park native and Shenendehowa graduate Leia D'Amboise.

While many area residents will be gathered with their families this Thursday around the table and turkey, D'Amboise will be continuing her work with the United State Peace Corps in Botswana.

November 14, 2012

Two Area Thanksgiving Road Races Support Community and Its Future

Thanksgiving 5K Road Race | Saratoga Springs Events | Saratoga Millennial
Two area 5K road races are set for Thanksgiving morning
It’s almost Thanksgiving for all Saratoga Millennials and if you’re looking for things to do in Saratoga County, look no further!

For all running enthusiasts, racers, and walkers, there are two great 5K road races taking place in
Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs on Thanksgiving Day.

Clifton Park holds its first annual "St. George’s Turkey Trot 5K" Thursday morning, as area runners and residents celebrate the holiday, while also supporting the “St. George Scholarship.”

Sheray Tario is the Head Teacher at St. George’s Elementary School and one of the coordinators of the 5K, and believes that the road race is an “excellent” way to get the community more involved with its neighbors and children.

“We are very excited to have this event go on,” said Tario.

“The scholarship is a great way to help more children get involved with St. George’s, who otherwise may not be able to afford to go.”

What’s so unique about this particular scholarship is the fact that it only supports children of community workers and emergency responders like teachers, firefighters, and nurses.

“The best way to support the community is to support its children,” said Acting Head of K-2nd grade Phyllis Aldrich.

The race goes off at 8:00 a.m. at St. Georges School and Episcopal Church on Route 146 in Clifton Park, and participation costs $22 in advance and $25 on the day of the race.

You can learn more about St. George and its scholarship by visiting their website here.

Christopher Dailey 5k Road Race | Saratoga Springs Events | Saratoga Millennial
The 11th annual Christopher Dailey 5K begins at 8:30 a.m.
For all Millennials in Saratoga, you are invited to the 11th annual Christopher Dailey Turkey Trot in front of City Hall!

All interested participants can register online, but must submit their entry information and payment by Wednesday, November 21 at the latest.

Proceeds support The Christopher Dailey Foundation and its goal to construct youth recreational facilities throughout the greater Saratoga area.

Participation costs $25 and the race is set to start at 8:30 a.m.

November 12, 2012

Nas Performance at Upstate Concert Hall: 'Upstate State of Mind'

Nas | Clifton Park Concerts | Saratoga Millennial
Hip Hip legend Nas performs at Upstate Concert Hall for the first time
Hundreds of fans packed in Upstate Concert Hall Friday night, dancing, singing, and getting, um, “up” to the one and only Nas!

While the Brooklyn born, Queens native may have thought he was still in Albany  since the performance was originally scheduled to go on at The Armory (15 shout outs to Albany vs. 0 for Clifton Park); the 39-year-old rapper hit the stage at 10:15 p.m. and immediately turned the concert into a party by belting out classic hits like “New York State of Mind” and “If I ruled the world.”

Compared to the other locations on Nas's tour, Clifton Park matches up with venues in major metropolitan areas like New York City and Chicago. 

Because of this, fans were within 100 feet of the performer at all times; getting a great, clear view of the show the whole night.

Nas Performs at Upstate Concert Hall | Clifton Park Concerts | Saratoga Millennial
"It feels like I am back home, or when I was first starting out in the clubs," Nas said.

"It's the best and there's nothing like dropping beats that everyone knows and hearing the crowd erupt 'cause it's like, "that's my song!"

What's unique about Nas is how he performs with a full band, opposed to just a DJ. 

"I've always preferred performing with a band," said Nas. 

"It makes the whole atmosphere different, ya know. Makes the music come alive, makes the fans feel what I am trying to do."

You can check out more information on Nas performing at Upstate Concert Hall or view his live performance of "New York State of Mind" and "If I Ruled The World" below:

November 8, 2012

Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett Shares His Thoughts on The Presidential Election

Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett | Clifton Park Officials | Saratoga Millennial
Phil Barrett is the longest serving town supervisor
in the history of Clifton Park
Regardless of what side you voted for, Saratoga Millennials agree that it was certainly an exciting presidential race that created great discussion over the current direction of the United States.

One close friend of Saratoga Country Millennials is Clifton Park Town Supervisor Philip Barrett.

We recently spoke with the longest serving supervisor in Clifton Park history, and asked him his thoughts on the results of the presidential election and how it affects future generations.

Here is what he had to say:

“Every four years, Americans have a responsibly to make a choice that will profoundly affect the path of our country. Turnout on Election Day was high in Clifton Park this year, and it was great to see so many people participate in the voting process,” Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett said.

“Our country faces a wide range of foreign and domestic issues in the coming years, particularly the economy, with rising federal government spending and an approaching fiscal cliff.

At the same time, our soaring national debt equates to $141,000 per American taxpayer – a number that will only increase if these spending patterns continue.

That is a burden I am not willing to place on future generations and I hope our leaders in Washington can work together to reverse this alarming trend without decimating our military or national security.”

What are you thoughts? 

November 6, 2012

A Message From The Editor: Saratoga Millennials...VOTE!!!

The Millennial Vote | Saratoga Springs Events | Saratoga Millennial
The Millennial Vote impacts local and national elections
It's Election Day across the United States and since it is the Millennial Generation who defines our country's future, MAKE SURE YOU GET OUT AND VOTE!!!

As someone who has worked closely within political campaigns, it is extremely disheartening to hear when someone refuses to vote because of apathy, especially when it comes from one of my peers. 

At a time where information and history can be found within three seconds or less, just with the touch of a finger, the true and earnest value of voting and the influence that the individual does have on a greater cause, sometimes gets lost in the noise and chatter.

Your vote does matter and it has a significant presence in both local and national elections.

If you're a Saratoga Millennial and this is your first or second election, be proud of the opportunity that you have today!
If it wasn't for you, today's political campaigns would not come automatic with various social media profiles like Facebook, which connect citizens with their candidates and their platforms in a completely new way!

You're also responsible for driving popularity to Twitter, which played a significant role in the rise of the Arab Spring and Egypt declaring its own political freedom.

Saratoga County Presidential Election 2012 | Saratoga Springs Events | Saratoga Millennial
Make sure you get out and vote today!!!
The questions from Youtube that are now played in Presidential Primary's are a result of your presence and the way you have transformed public and mass communication.

Over 23 millions Americans under the age of 30 voted in the 2008 Presidential Election and together we brought in, if nothing else, this country's first African-American President.

Whether you are voting Democrat, Republican, Independent, or any other political party, it doesn't matter!


November 5, 2012

The Mine in Saratoga Connects Millennial Singles

The Mine | Saratoga Springs Entertainment | Saratoga Millennial
The Mine hosts their "Stir It Up" singles night this Friday at 8pm
For all Saratoga Millennials looking for a great place to dance, drink, and make NEW friends, The Mine is the your place to check out for  things to do in Saratoga!

The 5,000 square foot, self-proclaimed “Premier Underground Entertainment Venue,” is the areas new hot spot for all Millennial singles looking to dance away their weeks’ worth of stress, while also meeting a new cutie.

The Mine sets the mood this Friday with their “Stir It Up” singles event.

All single guys and gals from across Saratoga County are invited for a chance to meet new people, while also learning great new drink recipes.
Professional bartenders from high-profile night clubs in New York City will be on staff to help introduce you to some of the best mixed drinks you quite possibly will ever have.

Tickets for “Stir It Up” are limited and cost $15.

The Mine Restaurant and Club | Saratoga Springs Restaurants | Saratoga Millennail
Every Thursday is "Hot Latin Nights" dance party
Perhaps single’s events are not your thing and you’re more interested in just grabbing your friends and dancing the night away.

Well, make sure you come out every Thursday night as The Mine hosts their weekly “Hot Latin Nights” dance party!

You can visit The Mine at:

388 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
(518) 871-1430 

November 1, 2012

Millennial Music: Hip Hop Legend Nas Comes To Upstate Concert Hall

Nas | Saratoga Springs Concerts | Saratoga Millennial
Nas performs at Upstate Concert Hall Nov. 9
Hip Hop fans around Saratoga County need to check out Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, for a performance by the one and only Nas!

Ranked as one of the most influential rappers in history, the Brooklyn native (born in Crown Heights) has sold over thirteen million records since he broke out in 1991, with hip hop group Main

The November 9 show is the sixth stop on this brief tour throughout the U.S. and fans can expect favorites like "N.Y. State of Mind" and "Hate Me Now."

What separates this particular show from the rest of the tour is the fact that this is going to be the most intimate venue that Nas performs in.

His show in Clifton Park lines up again other markets like New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

That's about 36,000 people compared to over 8 million in some cases.

So for those who have followed his career since his beginning, to those who only know "One Mic," make  sure you grab your friends and check out this rare opportunity!

Tickets are still available and run for $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show.

To read about more local music events, check out our Millennial Music section!

"Hate Me Now"
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