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Schenectady New York: Experience the Rich Culture of America’s Oldest Cities

By March 10, 2020Schenectady New York
Schenectady New York

Schenectady was designated as a borough in 1765 and chartered as the city of Schenectady in 1798.  The Mohawk Indians named the city “Schau-naugh-ta-da”, which meant “Over the Pine Plains.”1

Schenectady is nestled in a bend of the Mohawk River.  It is an hour south of Lake George and 20 minutes North of Albany, the State Capital of New York.  It is one of the oldest cities in the USA and very rich in culture, history, and tradition. Please watch this amazing “Welcoming Video” from Gary McCarthy, Schenectady’s Mayor.in 2020.  Here is a few things to do in this wonderful, rich historic city with directions from our dental office.

The Nott Memorial

nott memorial in schenectady new york

The Nott Memorial which is a national historical landmark and the physical & architectural center of Union College in downtown Schenectady. It is a 16 sided 110-foot-high cement and stone structure.

Directions to The Nott Memorial from Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry are:

  • Head Southwest for 0.7 miles on Rt 50 / Saratoga Rd
  • Bear left onto Freemans Bridge Rd after 1.6 miles
  • Bear Right onto Erie Blvd, after 0.6 miles
  • Take the 3Rd right in the round about onto Nott Street.
  • After 0.5 miles, turn Right and then bear Left into Alexander Lane
  • In a ½ mile, turn Right onto South Lane
  • After Traveling 0.4 miles you have reached The Nott Memorial

Proctor’s Theatre

This used to be a vaudeville house located in Schenectady, New York.  Many famous artists have performed here; such as Mariah Carey, Hal Holbrook, Britney Spears, Ted Wiles, and comedian George Burns.

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Directions to Proctor’s Theater from Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry are:

  • Head Southwest on Rt 50 / Saratoga Rd for 0.7 miles
  • Bear left onto Freemans Bridge Rd after 1.6 miles
  • Bear Right onto Erie Blvd, after 0.6 miles
  • Take the 2nd exit to stay on Erie Blvd.
  • After 0.6 miles take Broadway to a left turn onto State Street
  • Proctor’s Theater in only 0.2 miles when you travel further down State Street

Indian Meadows Town Park

This 186-acre Park in Glenville NY is the largest and most popular park in Schenectady.  Several recreational facilities are located within the park offer a variety of year-round activities.  Including trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, 3 rinks for ice skating, a sleigh hill, tennis & basketball courts, large fields to play baseball or soccer, a pavilion, playground, and restroom facilities.

Indian Meadows Park Schenectady NY

Directions from Advanced Aesthetics to Indian Meadows Park:

  • Turn left onto NY-50 N/Saratoga Rd
  • After 1.9 miles, Turn left onto Charlton Rd
  • Then drive 0.7 miles and Turn left onto Droms Rd
  • After 0.6 mi Turn left onto Jason Morris Way
  • Then Indian Meadows Park is only 0.2 miles down the road

The Empire State Aerospace Museum

In 1984 four Aircraft and flying enthusiasts built The Empire State Aerospace Museum (ESAM).  They wanted to create a museum with the purpose of inspiring and educating the public about planes and flying.  After a short time, the number of visitors and membership increased very rapidly as did the size of the museum. The small amount of material on display increased quickly to more than 20 planes and several exhibits.  An interactive display and a simulated ride were added. The research library houses more than 5000 photos, 10,000 books, and more than 6,000 other historical documents.

autospace museum in schenectady ny

Directions from Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry to Empire State Aerospace Museum:

From the Socha Plaza Parking Lot located at Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry, just look across the parking lot. 🙂

Dr. Oyangen and his amazing dental team take pride in our wonderful community of Schenectady.

Dr. Oyangen takes pride in being able to serve the community of Schenectady with top rated dental care. Schenectady is our home and we are proud to be part of this historic and wondeful city. We thank the community for voting us the highest rated cosmetic dental office in Schenectady.  Have a great 2020.