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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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Lasdon Park & Arboretum | 2610 Amawalk Road, Route 35, Katonah
Website: | Phone: (914) 864-7263 | Cost: FREE

Trails and gardens open daily, 8 am – 4 pm

Museum open Wednesday – Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm

Dinosaur Garden

Visit the Dinosaur Garden at Lasdon Park in Somers. Download the free ZAPPAR App onto your smart phone and scan the codes along the trail. Children will enjoy this new educational and fun experience as Lexi takes them on a prehistoric journey through the garden! At the end, take a photo with Lexi the Dinosaur and send it to your friends!

Also Featuring: American Chestnut Grove, Chinese Friendship Garden, Historic Tree Walk, Lasdon Lilac Collection, Lasdon Memorial Garden, Trail of Honor and Monarch Meadow

When you aim your smart phone at the icon shown at left will be visible at each stop on the Lasdon Historical Tree Walk. You can access information about each of the historical trees you encounter. Some interesting tips and techniques about each tree will be available as well as growing features to enhance your walk.

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Parking lots may close intermittently on high-volume days


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FREE! Lasdon Park & Arboretum- Featuring a "Dinosaur Garden"! in Katonah, NY
Woodstock School of Art | 2470 Route 212, Woodstock
Website: | Phone: 845-679-2388 | Cost: $252

Saturday, October 23rd & Sunday, October 24th 2021

9 am – 4 pm

Ages 12+

$252 ($250 tuition + $2 lab fee)

This course includes pasting, ripping, and cutting fragments of paper or any other materials of choice on almost any surface with a mind toward color, texture, and space. The focus of this class is on commentary and critique rather than details of techniques. Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary!

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Collage With Robert Ohnigian at Woodstock School of Ar
Lawrence Farms Orchards | 306 Frozen Ridge Rd., Newburgh
Website: | Phone: (845) 562-4268 | Cost:

Open Daily!

9 am – 4 pm

Admission $5 per person. Season Passes are available.

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Delicious donuts, gorgeous greens and the most breathtaking view of the valley… what more could you ask for?

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Pick-Your-Own Fruit & Vegetables! at Lawrence Farms Orchards in Newburgh, NY
Patterson Library | 1167 NY-311, Patterson
Website: | Phone: 845-878-6121 | Cost: FREE

Saturdays: October 16 – June 18, 2021

10 – 11 am

For Grades 7 & up

Teen Leadership Council is a program for teens run by teens. Earn community service hours, plan programs for your peers and mentor younger kids in children’s programs. You will go out into the community and volunteer with your adult advisor helping you along the way. Let your voice be heard, join today! Breakfast will be served at all meetings.

*Contact Miss Jenn for more details at For kids in grades 7 and up. For more information or to register contact the Patterson Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to and click Calendar.



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FREE! Teen Leadership Council at Patterson Library
Patterson Library | 1167 NY-311, Patterson
Website: | Phone: 845-878-6121 | Cost: FREE

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Ages up to 7: 10:30 am

Ages 8 & up: 11:30 am

Try and find a Halloween surprise! You’ll be searching over the library grounds for tons of spooky prizes! Costume contest will follow the hunt, so make sure you dress your best! This program is subject to weather conditions. For more information or to register contact the Patterson Library at 845-878-6121 x10 or go to and click Calendar.



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FREE! Halloween Hunt! at Patterson Library
Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, The | 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck
Website: | Phone: (845) 876-3080 | Cost: $10

Saturday, October 23, 2021

11 am

All seats $10     BUY TIX NOW

Get ready to exercise your imagination in this brand new and highly interactive show! “Cardboard Explosion” is a choose-your-own-adventure style of puppet performance, powered entirely by audience participation. Puppeteer Brad Shur gathers ideas from the audience and then instantly brings stories to life on stage with characters and scenery made entirely from cardboard. Prepare to be amazed and inspired by never-before-seen creative possibilities!

The Saturday Morning Family Series is made possible with support from the Hudson Valley Foundation for Youth Health.

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Box Office: (845) 876-3080

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Cardboard Explosion with Brad Shur! at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck
Christ Church on Quaker Hill | 17 Church Road, Pawling
Website: | Phone: (845) 454-3222 | Cost: FREE*

Saturday, October 23, 2021  |  11 am – 5 pm

Sunday, October 24th, 12 – 4 pm  |

October 25th – November 15th  |  Online 24 anytime!

* Cost: Free, although donations will be gratefully received at any time here.

Exhibit of juried works — Paintings, Drawings, and Photography of the Great Swamp of Dutchess and Putnam Counties and the Watershed of the Ten Mile River

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FREE! Fall Celebration of the Great Swamp Art and Photography Show at Christ Church on Quaker Hill in Pawling, NY
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
Weinberg Nature Center | 455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
Website: | Phone: 914-722-1289 | Cost: $13/0

Fall Fun for the Whole Family at Weinberg!

Saturday, October 16th 10 am – 1  pm;

Saturday, October 23rd 1 – 4 pm

$13  |  FREE for ages 2 & under

Come celebrate bluegrass music at the Weinberg Green while having a hand at turning the apple cider press! Special animal presentation for a finale while everyone drinks freshly made cider.

Register Here (Scarsdale residents) or call 914-722-1160′


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Bluegrass and Apple Cidering! at Weinberg Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY
Website: | Phone: (845) 489 1498 | Cost: FREE

Saturday, October 23, 2021

1 – 3 pm

Join us for an afternoon of FREE Halloween Crafts, meeting neighbors, interact with a clown and shop at Sydney to Paris Boutique!

131 Mill Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Organized by Wheaton Park Bridge

FREE! Neighborhood Children's Event with Crazy Over ART on Tour in Poughkeepsie
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