Stuyvesant Plaza, the Capital Region’s premier open-air retail destination, today announced a robust schedule of events in May. From Mother’s Day festivities to a parents’ date night to a youth book club, the Plaza is embracing spring and blooming with activities this month.

“Stuyvesant Plaza is the place to be this May for a variety of engaging events which will highlight and showcase our diverse selection of retailers and restaurateurs,” said Stuyvesant Plaza General Manager Rachel Ferluge. “Additionally, we’re looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with all of our guests.”

Events kick off with a Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 12, when guests can purchase single-stem roses from Felthousen’s Florist at a cart outside Josie’s Table and 5th Corner Goods. A portion of proceeds will benefit Women United, an organization that invests in, advocates for and creates programs with a mission to drive equity and excellence for women and children. There will also be a photo opportunity with a flower-pop bike cart. Those who take a picture with the floral installation and tag Stuyvesant Plaza, Felthousen’s Florist and Josie’s Table on Instagram will be entered to win a $200 gift card to Josie’s Table.

On Thursday, May 16, Stuyvesant Plaza will host a Parents’ Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in partnership with the Guilderland YMCA. Parents can drop their kids off at the Y at 250 Winding Brook Drive in Guilderland and head over to Stuyvesant Plaza for a date night. Select restaurants and retailers will offer special deals and discounts for the evening, including Jean Paul Spa & Salons, the Pottery Place and more. Each couple will receive a Parents’ Night Out pamphlet during drop-off. Childcare is available for children ages four to 12 and is $35 per child or $60 for two kids. Parents’ Night Out is a fundraiser for the Guilderland YMCA, a branch of the Capital District YMCA.

Stuyvesant Plaza is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Sur La Table on Saturday, May 18. Family-owned restaurant Two Little Dumplings will be selling frozen dumplings, sauces and Asian-inspired desserts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a pop-up space within Sur La Table, the leading kitchen and culinary retailer.

The Plaza is also celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May at its Little Free Library. Located between Primal: Your Local Butcher and RAD Soap, Co., the Little Free Library will feature books about the journeys and stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, courtesy of The Book House, while supplies last.

Additionally, Stuyvesant Plaza is hosting a monthly youth book club for tweens ages eight to 12 at The Book House. Each month, participants will read a book selected by The Book House and gather for a group conversation at 11 a.m. on the last Sunday of every month. This month’s book club selection is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. Seats are limited to 20 tweens per event through October. Tickets for this month’s event on May 26 are free and can be reserved at Eventbrite.

Finally, the Plaza is offering a monthly teen wellness series in partnership with Jean Paul Spa & Salons. On the first Saturday of every month, teens can gather at Jean Paul from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to learn about wellness and beauty fundamentals. There are 10 tickets available per event. Each ticket is $30 and includes admission for one teen and one adult. May’s session is sold out, but tickets for next month’s session, which focuses on makeup on June 1, can be reserved at Eventbrite. This series runs through August.

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