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HV Kids’ mission is to list as many activities as we possibly can for the youth in NY’s Hudson Valley area so that parents are EMPOWERED, kids are ENRICHED, and local businesses THRIVE! From Hudson to the Bronx, Sullivan County to Putnam, we seek to cover the best ongoing and unique events for you and your family to enjoy!

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Catskill Animal Sanctuary | 316 Old Stage Rd., Saugerties
Website: | Phone: (845) 336-8447 | Cost: $15/8/0

Visit, Learn and Fall in Love!

Weekends, May – November

11 am – 4 pm

90 minute Regular Tour or 60 minute Family-focused Tour


Adults: $15 |Kids (3-12): $8 | Veterans: $8 | Seniors: $8

Sanctuary Members: FREE!

We can’t wait for you to join us for a weekend public tour. Join Us For Turkey Hugs, Pig Belly Rubs, and Cow Kisses! You’ll meet rescued animals, hear their incredible stories, and learn how YOU can make a difference for others just like them.

We pride ourselves on making sure that our Regular Tours are developmentally appropriate for attendees of all ages. We have also created a Family Focused Tour that is designed for maximum youth engagement.

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Public Tours at Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, NY
United Martial Arts Center (UMAC) LaGrange | 308 Titusville Rd., Poughkeepsie

Saturday, October 30, 2021

12 – 1 pm

FREE for UMAC students and their guests

At this seminar, we’ll teach students what bullying is, why people get bullied, why people bully, and how to prevent or stop a bullying situation without using physical force. We’ll build confidence through awareness, body language, and words.


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FREE! Bully Proof Seminar at UMAC Lagrange in Poughkeepsie
Sterling Forest State Park | 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo
Website: | Phone: (845) 351-5907 | Cost:

Saturday, October 30, 2021

1 – 4 pm

Celebrate Halloween with us at Sterling Forest. Learn about the not so spooky world of bats, and build a bat box of your very own! Also, get into the Halloween spirit with pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating. It will be a spooktacular time. All are welcome – come join us for some family fun. Parental supervision is required.

Registration is mandatory, please call (845) 351-5907. Due to COVID restrictions, this event is limited to 25 participants. Masks are required if social distancing is not possible.

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Halloween Happenings at Sterling Forest State Forest in Tuxedo, NY
Lyndhurst | 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
Website: | Phone: 844-740-9223 | Cost: $26+

See the Mansion draped in Victorian-lore and candlelight!

Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31, 2021

4:30 – 7:30 pm

Tours run every 15 minutes      BUY TIX NOW

You’ve experienced the splendor of the Mansion during the day, but have you seen it draped in candlelight? New for this Halloween Season, come and experience the history of the Mansion and explore Victorian lore in the glow of an October evening; Lyndhurst After Dark! Timed entry into the Mansion allows visitors to walk through the house as it is decorated in the spirit of the season, with special collections and items on display relating to the superstitions of the age.

This is not a theater performance, as we have retired Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities, but a semi-guided tour through the Mansion in the evening hours, that will discuss the slightly darker side of history through those who lived at Lyndhurst. Visitors will get a chance to experience the architecture, decor, and collection items on display while listening to our talented staff regale about the traditions of the past.

Refreshments will be available for purchase on-site from Geordanes of Irvington. Snack items; Orange and black cookies and cider doughnuts. Hot and cold beverages; coffee, hot and cold cider.

As New York State continues to evaluate pandemic-related restrictions, Lyndhurst requires all visitors to provide proof of full Covid vaccination (14 days after the final shot) and continue to wear masks indoors at this time as a courtesy to fellow visitors and staff. Guests who are not vaccinated and children aged 2-11  who wish to join an indoor tour must provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test administered no sooner than 72 hrs. We will continue to evaluate these policies and make changes in the future, as appropriate.

All visitors must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the Mansion. A limited number of tickets are available for each timed event and tickets do sell out. Please present printed tickets or have them available on your smartphone to show to Welcome Center staff when checking in for your timed event.

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Lyndhurst After Dark! in Tarrytown, NY
The Studio at Shadowland Stages | 14 Market St., located at the corner of Market Street and Center Street in Ellenville, NY., Ellenville
Website: | Phone: 845-647-5511 | Cost: $34 -$42

Friday, October 22nd – November 7th 2021

Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 2pm

Previews Friday October 22nd at 8 pm

Opening Night celebration following the Saturday October 23nd at 8pm performance.

Ticket Prices: $34 – $42      BUY TIX NOW

by Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Jammie Patton

A black student visits her white professor during office hours to discuss her paper on the American Revolution. But the polite review of her thesis soon explodes into a high-stakes debate over race, history, power, and revolution. And when it goes public, what’s been said can’t be unsaid, and both women face the consequences.
This timely new play is the inaugural production at SHADOWLAND’s new black box theatre, The Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES, located at the corner of Market Street and Center Street in Ellenville, NY.

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"The Niceties" by Shadowland Theater at The MAINSTAGE
Teatown (Teatown Lake Reservation) | 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining
Website: | Phone: (914) 762-2912 | Cost: $16/13/10/8

‘In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.’ – John Muir

Weekends: October 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2021

Every half-hour from 11 am to 4 pm

Members – $13/child, $8/adult

Non-Members – $16/child, $10/adult.


Something important is lost in Teatown’s woods and must be found! Enter the Enchanted Forest for a guided adventure featuring a cast of whimsical characters and familiar forest friends.

For Families. Costumes optional – but encouraged! Maximum 12 people/time slot.

COVID Policy: Attendees above the age of 2 and unvaccinated attendees 12 & up are required to wear a mask.

Tickets include a 30-minute guided walk, parking, a treat for children, and a visit with Teatown’s animal ambassadors.

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Enchanted Forest at Teatown in Ossining, NY
Greenburgh Nature Center | 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
Website: | Phone: (914) 723-3470 | Cost: FREE

Grounds open daily, from dusk til dawn

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, pond, gardens, nature’s discovery playground, native plant meadow, green roof exhibit and more than 100 rescued and rehabilitated animals.

The Manor House is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm

$7 adults |$6 for seniors & students | $5 for children ages 2 to 12

FREE for members and children under 2 years old.

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FREE! Explore the Grounds at Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY
Ashokan Center, The | 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge
Website: | Phone: 845-657-8333 | Cost: $15/7.50/0

Sunday, October 31, 2021



– Scavenger hunt around the Ashokan campus

Menu: turkey chili, pumpkin chili, and apple cider

No dogs or pets of any kind are allowed on site. Thank you for helping us safely gather as a community by practicing social distancing and wearing face coverings when indoors or unable to distance.

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Halloween at The Ashokan Center! in Ulster County NY
Emporium Square Artisan Market | 128 Dolson Avenue, Middletown
Website: | Phone: (845) 636-9091 | Cost:


Saturday, October 30th & Sunday, October 31st 2021

9 am – 6 pm

We are excited for Harvest Fest 2021 at Emporium.


Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Fun Activities for Kids, Music, Costume Contest and Trick-or-Treating.

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Harvest Fest at Emporium Square Artisan Market in Middletown, NY
Safe Harbors of the Hudson | 111 Broadway Ste A, Newburgh
Website: | Phone: (845) 784-1199 | Cost: $25*

Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 31st 2021

$25 per day

In collaboration with board member, Dr. Hannah Brooks, and the Newburgh Free Library, Safe Harbors will host its second annual Newburgh Literary Festival October 30 and 31. The festival will begin Saturday, October 30 at 11 a.m. with a full day of readings, interviews and conversations with eight critically acclaimed writers and a conversation with special Guest, Joe Donahue, host of The Book Show and The Round Table on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio. The day will culminate with a Local Writers Fair and meet and greet cocktail reception.

Sunday, October 31, will feature a series of in-person writing workshops with award-winning, Hudson Valley-based authors and artists. (There is a separate fee for Sunday’s workshops)

* The Newburgh Literary Festival is a fundraiser for Safe Harbors of the Hudson. Tickets for Saturday’s event, in person, are $25 each; we will also be live streaming the event from 11am-4pm, tickets for the streaming program are $20. Tickets for both the in person and streaming event are available to purchase on OneCause

The two-hour writing workshops held on Sunday, October 31 are $25 each and are available for purchase on OneCause

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Safe Harbors' 2nd Annual Newburgh Literary Festival!
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