Update: 5/21/22 - Albany County Library branches are open for heat relief during their usual hours, with the exception of the Delaware Branch.



 

With Capital Region temps in the mid-90s this weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Saturday noon to 8p.  

The currently forecasted high of 94 would only be three degrees off the all time record high of 97 set during a deadly Upstate New York heatwave in 1911. The NWS advises proper hydration, turning up the A/C, limiting sun time and strenuous activity, and checking on relatives and neighbors.

Local city governments are offering cooling stations and splash pads this weekend to beat the dangerous heat. Here's where to find them:

Troy

Cooling stations

Run by the Troy Fire Department
Saturday 1-7p
Sunday 1-6p

Lansingburg Boys and Girls Club

113th and 4th

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The Little Italy Marketplace

5th Ave, Liberty St., and Hill St.

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Canal Avenue Park

3rd St. and Canal Ave.

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Splash Pads

Sunrise to Sunset
Free Admission

Frear Park

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Knickerbacker Park

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Prospect Park

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Riverfront Park - 10a-8p

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Corliss Park

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7th Avenue Park

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Schenectady

Cooling Stations

Open 10a-5p and fully air-conditioned

Hon. Karen B. Johnson Central Library Branch

99 Clinton St.
Sunday Noon to 4p

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Bornt Library Branch

948 State St.

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Glenville Library Branch

20 Glenridge Rd.

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Mont Pleasant Library Branch

1036 Crane St.

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Horse In A New York Backyard Pool?! See The Dramatic Rescue Photos

God Bless our amazing First Responders. They have to see and react to unique situations every day to save not just human lives, but also those of our four-legged friends. This past weekend a horse-faced a life or death situation after getting caught in the cover in someone's backyard pool in Bohemia, New York. Thankfully, the Bohemia Fire Department came to the rescue.