Mercantile June/July 2011
Take the kids to see Dr. Kaboom at Bard’s Spiegeltent July 23 & 24. Photo submitted.
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An Animal Aﬀair!
Mid Hudson Children’s Museum Pavilion, 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Friday, June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Kick oﬀ the summer with a fun-ﬁlled day featuring presentations with exotic animals and Hudson River ﬁsh, face painting, arts and crafts and more! See “Andrew Simmons’ Wildlife Program,” starring birds of prey and reptiles, Two by Two Zoo’s “Wild World of Animals” including a lemur, kangaroo, alligator and more. Tickets: $5 per person (does not include museum admission) Information: 845.471.0589; http://www.mhcm.org
Children’s Play Day
Clermont State Historic Site, One Clermont Ave., Germantown, NY 12526 Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.: Learn about the lives of children 200 years ago. Try out their clothes and games. Recommended for children 6-12. Program is free to all. Information: 518.537.4240; http://www.friendsofclermont.org
Gnome Home & Fairy Dwelling Workshop
Schor Conservation Area, Pavilion, 58 Shoreview Dr., Canaan, NY Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m.-noon: A magical morning of stories, collecting materials, and building tiny habitats that will connect kids with nature while inspiring creativity and pride. Using sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, pinecones and other natural found objects, children will create whimsical structures for imagined gnome and fairy friends. Children will take a Polaroid photograph of their creations to keep as a memento. Led by Sasha Sicurella, Education Director of Omi International Arts Center. Tickets: Free! Information: 518.392.5252 x 214; email@example.com; http://www.clctrust.org
Mid-Summer Screenings at Olana: The Sound of Music Olana’s East Lawn, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m.: A ﬁlm series that aims to introduce classic ﬁlms in a unique and inspirational setting. Bring your family, friends and blankets to Olana’s East Lawn and enjoy classical ﬁlms in a classical setting on select evenings this summer. Admission: $7/person; $25/car, members $5/$20 Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org
First Summer Weekend Walk
Olana’s Visitor Center, 5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534 Sunday, June 26, 9 a.m.: Get outside and enjoy the ﬁrst oﬃcial weekend of summer! Dress for the weather. Admission: Free! Vehicle use fee applies. Information: 518.828.1872; http://olana.org
Carey Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpke. (Route 44), Millbrook, NY 12545 Sunday, June 26, 10 a.m.-noon: Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about butterﬂies and skippers as they stroll through our ﬁelds and trails. Discover what they eat, where they live, and what attracts them to their habitats. The walk will begin at the Cary East (Giﬀord House) parking area. Wear hiking shoes and bring your binoculars, camera, and drinking water. Heavy rain cancels. Information: http://www.ecostudies.org/events.html
Round Ball Mountain Conservation Area, 503 Carson Rd., Ancram, NY 12502 Wednesday, June 29, 10-11:30 a.m.: Learn about the history of the site, look for wildlife, and have a chance to familiarize yourself with the trails. Information: 518.392.5252 x 202; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.clctrust.org continued on page 39 g
Published on Jun 23, 2011
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