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Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum | 75 N Water St., Poughkeepsie
Website: https://mhcm.org | Phone: (845) 471-0589 | Cost: 15

StarLab Planetarium at the Museum

Friday, November 22, 2019

3:30 pm

$5 per child, plus museum admission ($10)

Journey into our StarLab planetarium with our new StarLab educator, Julie Feldt. Each month children will learn about different topics in astronomy and space science. They’ll also learn how to find current objects in the night sky so that they’ll be prepared for some real stargazing.


Space is limited.

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POUGHKEEPSIE - Star Club @ Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
Van Cortlandt Manor | 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson
Website: https://hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze/ | Phone: 914-631-8200 | Cost: $17-29

The Great Blaze at Van Cortland Manor

Remaining 2019 Dates:

October 3rd – 31st; November 1st – 3rd; 8th – 10th; 15th – 17th; 22nd – 23rd; 29th – 30th

Times range generally from 6:30 – 9 on weekdays and until 10 pm on weekends. Some days have earlier and/or later time slots

Adults: $23 – 29; Children 3 – 17: $17 – 22; Members + Children 2 & under: FREE


Group Ticket Info

Children 2 & under do not need a ticket

$2/ticket surcharge for onsite and phone purchase

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

The area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event!

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans!

Tour the brand-new Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, see who let the (pumpkin) dogs out, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a star show like you’ve never seen. You’ll certainly hold a torch for the 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty and get personal with Instagrammable signs of the zodiac.

Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed! More than 1,000 volunteers help scoop, carve, and light the pumpkins and every single jack o’lantern is hand-carved on site by our team of professional artists.

All proceeds from Blaze and our other Halloween events support the programs of Historic Hudson Valley, a non-profit education organization.

Parking is available 30 minutes before your ticketed time slot.

This event is wheelchair accessible, however it is a walk-through experience along uneven, unpaved, soft-surface terrain.

Event takes place rain or shine.


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CROTON-ON-HUDSON - The Great Jack O' Latern Blaze @ Van Cortlandt Manor
Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum | 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson
Website: https://www.hhnm.org | Phone: 845-534-7781 | Cost: $5-10

Learn about Owls

Friday, November 22, 2019

7 – 8:30 pm

Museum Members: $8 Adults, $5 Children

Not-yet-Members:$10 Adults, $7 Children

Learn about these nocturnal raptors and their fascinating natural history.  Meet a live owl from the Nature Museum’s collection.

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CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON - Special Event: Owls @ The Wildlife Education Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
McCann ICE Arena | 14 Civic Center Plz, Poughkeepsie
Website: | Phone: | Cost: $15 + 5

Party Skate Night is Back on Friday Nights!

Fridays, October through March

7:15 – 9:15 pm

$15 + $5 rental

Grab your friends and join us at McCann Ice Arena for a fun night out ice skating and listening to great music!

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POUGHKEEPSIE - Friday Night Skate Party! @ McCann ICE Arena
Bear Mountain Ice Rink | 3020 Seven Lakes Drive , Tomkins Cove
Website: https://www.bearmountainicerink.com | Phone: (845) 786-2701 x 266 | Cost: $5+

Public Skating at Bear Mountain

November 2 – March 1, 2019

Weather permitting.

Check website for closures.

Hours & Fees

Monday & Tuesday: 10 – 11:30 am & 12 – 1:30 pm

Friday: 8 – 9:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday*
10 – 11:30 am
12 – 1:30 pm
2 – 3:30 pm
4 – 5:30 pm
6 – 7:30 pm
8 – 9:30 pm (*No 8 pm on Sundays )

Please check the HOLIDAY page for additional times during School Breaks and School Holidays

Admission $5

Non-skater & seniors $2

Ages 4 & under FREE

Skate rental $5

Figure skates only

Toddler size 8 to Adult size 12

Skate sharpening $5

Parking $10 on weekends and holidays

* Anyone entering the building must pay the admission fee *

Rink is OUTDOORS and UNCOVERED so dress appropriately

Lockers and refreshments are available


Private ice rink rental


(845) 786-2701 x 266


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BEAR MOUNTAIN/ TOMKINS COVE - Ice Skating (Weather Permitting) @ Bear Mountain Ice Rink
Catskill Mountain Railroad, Kingston | 55 Plaza Road , Kingston
Website: https://catskillmountainrailroad.com | Phone: 845-332-4854 | Cost: $32/40/50

The Polar Express Comes Alive in Kingston!

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 15 – December 28, 2019

Thursdays 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26

Wednesday 12/18

Monday 12/23

Set to the sounds of the motion picture, passengers will relive the classic story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for a magical trip to the North Pole. Once on board, the Conductor will work their way through the coach and punch your golden ticket as you’re served hot chocolate and a delicious cookie by our chef’s!

Passengers will read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.

Once at The North Pole, Santa and his Elves board the train to greet passengers and each guest is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. During the trip, characters on each car lead passengers in caroling and on board entertainment – just like in the film! Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell in addition to the wonderful memories made on this unforgettable adventure.

We request passengers arrive approximately 45 minutes before their departure time and check in at the will call desk located in the Polar Express tent. Boarding starts approximately 20 minutes before departure time.

Wheelchair seating is limited in our 1950’s vintage coaches. If there is anyone in the party with mobility issues – please contact us at 845-332- 4854, we can book your tickets in a coach that can accommodate wheel chairs.

We do have limited seats reserved for families with sensory sensitivities. Please contact us at 845-332-4854 to book these seats. There will be softer audio and lighting levels in these seats.

In order to offer the best experience for all guests, seating is assigned on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. You will select your own seats during the online checkout process as you would on an airline. Please review seating charts carefully.


Off-Peak Ticket Prices:

$40 – Adults

$32 – Children (Ages 2-12)

FREE – Toddler (Under two on lap)

Peak Ticket Prices:

$50 – Adults

$40 – Children (Ages 2-12)

FREE – Toddler (Under two on lap)

Off-peak dates:

Fri-Sun: 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24

12/6, 12/12, 12/13, 12/26, 12/27, 12/28

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KINGSTON - The Polar Express™ @ Catskill Mountain Railroad
Wave Hill | W 249th St and Independence Avenue, Bronx
Website: https://www.wavehill.org | Phone: (718) 549-3200 | Cost: FREE

Make Creative Art with Nature at Wave Hill

Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24, 2019

10 am – 1 pm

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon*.

Join us every weekend in the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center in Wave Hill House, Saturday and Sunday mornings for a naturally creative Family Art Project.

Listen to stories of farmers and activists Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez to learn more about the United Farm Workers Union. Then, look to the creative ways some of today’s farmers are cultivating and harvesting the land. Use this as inspiration to create a dream farm maze to meander through.

A Wings over Wave Hill Weekend event.

* Admission: $10 Adults/ $6 Students and Seniors 65+/ $4 Children 6+ / Free to Members and children under 6

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BRONX - FREE! Family Art Project: Sí Se Puede @ Wave Hill
Crafty Hammer, The | 4 S. Chestnut Street, Beacon
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Looking for a fun outing for you and your family? Join us for the most popular DIY workshops and create your very own wood home decor piece. We provide all of the materials and step by step instructions to create beautiful, one of a kind decor pieces for your home, or to gift or pass on to others as an heirloom. Our team of ‘Creatologists’ are excited to lead you on your DIY creative journey starting with raw lumber. Choose from a variety of sizes and designs and then add your chosen colors of stain and paint during your workshop.

Registration is as easy as 1-2-3! Each person in attendance is will register and create their own project. Sharing is NOT allowed at this workshop.

Step 1: Go to www.TheCraftyHammer.com and select one of our designs from our Design Menu and make a note of the item number and any TEXT or DATE that may be PERSONALIZED. We suggest writing the item number down on a piece of paper, as you will be required to type in the item number during registration. DESIGN MENU

Step 2: Add the number of people you are registering and answer the short list of questions regarding your design choice and personalization (if applicable). If there is no personalization, enter n/a. (This is where you will also choose the size of your project). Don’t worry, we will make sure your design will fit (though only round designs can be used for round projects).

Step 3: If you are ready to check out, click ADD TO CART and next, PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.

Step 4: Other questions will come up for each person attending after you click Proceed To Checkout. Please make sure to complete all *required information.

You are welcome to bring in a quick & easy light snack and beverage, (please no alcohol), as we will be creating and crafting for most of the time allotted for each workshop.

Be sure to read our Policies page. You should be aware of them before registering for a workshop.

Terms and Conditions

Arrival: Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your workshop time. This will give you time to find your seat, meet your table-mates, make any last-minute seating accommodations and start choosing your stain and paint colors.
Our workshops follow a tight, instructor-led schedule for your enjoyment and the safety of those around you. We start promptly at the time stated at registration.


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BEACON - Family Fun Workshop @ The Crafty Hammer
Wolf Conservation Center | 7 Buck Run, South Salem
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Pack Chat for Kids

Saturday, November 23rd

3 – 4:30 pm

$14 – Adults / $11 – Children (under 12)

Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.


More dates: 

Sunday, November 24th 11 am – 12:30 pm Friday, November 29th 11 am – 12:30 pm Saturday, November 30th 2 – 3:30 pm

NOTE: The confirmation email may go to your spam/junk folder. Please check your email before contacting us. If you receive the confirmation email, your name will be on a list. There are no tickets.



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SOUTH SALEM - Pack Chat for Kids @ Wolf Conservation Center
Wolf Conservation Center | 7 Buck Run, South Salem
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Learn About Wolves at Wolf Conservation Center

Saturday, November 23rd

 3 – 4:30 pm

$14 – Adults / $11 – Children (under 12)

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves.


More dates:

Sunday, November 24th  2 – 3:30 pm Friday, November 29th  2 – 3:30 pm Saturday, November 30th 11 am – 12:30 pm

NOTE: The confirmation email may go to your spam/junk folder. Please check your email before contacting us. If you receive the confirmation email, your name will be on a list. There are no tickets.



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SOUTH SALEM - Wolves of North America @ Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)
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