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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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Patterson Library | 1167 NY-311, Patterson

Wednesdays: 10/6 –

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Bored of making art with only paper and pencils? Not anymore! Join us as we discover the more magical ways of art making such as making our own paint, creating “invisible” art, and even painting with tape! For children in grades K – 2. 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! The Magic of Art! at Patterson Library
Chocolate Factory, The | 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
Website: | Phone: 845-444-0607 | Cost: $265

8 Wednesdays: October 27 – December 22, 2021

6:30 – 7:45 pm

Tuition: $265

For Adults and Teens 16 & up

Are you a lover of songs and songwriting and want to learn more?

Join us at The Chocolate Factory as we discover and explore the foundations of harmony, lyric writing, melody and song form in a safe, supportive, group environment.

Each week, we’ll meet at The Chocolate Factory to work on specific songwriting techniques, listen to musical examples, and share our progress and process from the week before. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned songwriter or you are just writing your first song, the creative and adventure is what it is all about! When it’s over you will have a deeper understanding of how songs are constructed and have a new collection of original material of your own to take out into the world!

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Songwriting Workshop with with Zak Walker-Kahne with Community Music Space at The Chocolate Factory in Red Hook
Orange County Arboretum | 211 Route 416, Montgomery
Website: | Phone: 845-615-3830 | Cost: FREE

Come and explore the beauty and wonder of the Arboretum!

Open daily, from dawn til dusk

The Arboretum is a 35-acre botanical garden with professionally planned gardens, tree plantings, and water features. The many pathways connect the gardens and lead you to cascading water features and a 9/11 memorial. The numerous teak benches make this facility an ideal spot to take a walk or just sit and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the setting.

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The Arboretum is home to the Remembrance Walkway and Garden to honor those who lost their lives and those whose lives have been forever altered by the tragic events of the September 11th attack on America. The September 11th Memorial features a stunning rotating granite sculpture of the earth surrounded by bronze plaques with the names of the 44 Orange County residents who perished that day.

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FREE! Orange County Arboretum Botanical Garden in Montgomery, NY
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
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
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
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
Hudson River Maritime Museum | 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston
Website: | Phone: (845) 338-0071 | Cost: $25/22/20

Explore the River After Dark!

Fridays & Saturdays in October of 2021

Adult (13-61) $25  |  Senior (62+) $22  |  Child (6-12) $20

Please note: this cruise is not recommended for children under age 6.


Immerse yourself in local spooky stories aboard Solaris, the museum’s 100% solar-powered tour boat! Explore the Hudson River and Rondout Creek by searchlight and listen to legends and lore of the Hudson River from the pages of Washington Irving or straight from newspaper headlines of centuries past. Guides will share stories including the tale of the serpent of the Hudson River, the terrible crime of William Salisbury, and Rondout’s barge graveyard.

Solaris is the museum’s 100% solar-powered tour boat and floating classroom. The boat was built on campus at the Wooden Boat School and is the only solar-powered boat in operation on the Hudson River. This quiet vessel does not require any fossil fuels to operate.

All tickets include boat ride and general admission to the museum, open Thursday-Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. This event is one of over a dozen themed boat tours happening on the Rondout Creek and Hudson River this season. Find details and a calendar at

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Lantern Cruises from Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY
Lyndhurst | 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown
Website: | Phone: 844-740-9223 | Cost: $16-24

Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31, 2021

9:30 am – 3 pm


Lyndhurst welcomes visitors to explore on their own, the wonders of this gilded age Mansion during the most spooky time of the year. Timed entries allow guests to take in seasonal and spirited decorations while strolling through this breathtaking historic home.

You will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library,  the sumptuous Victorian dining room, and art gallery – decorated with autumnal trimmings for the season!

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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Spirited Mansion Weekend at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY
Lilymoore Farm | 21 Moore Rd., Pleasant Valley
Website: | Phone: (845) 605 7002 | Cost:

* By Appointment Only *


Group Alpaca Walking – $45

Private Trek or Farm Tour $110

We know that you want to come visit Lilymoore Alpaca farm and enjoy the breathtaking scenery in peace. That is why we offer admittance by appointment only. This way when you come you have the farm either to yourself or to the small group that booked the same event as you. It allows us to give you a high level of service that we feel you deserve.

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