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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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Sam’s Point | 400 Sam's Point Rd, Cragsmoor
Website: | Phone: (845) 647-7989 | Cost:

Friday, October 29, 2021

10 am – 1 pm

For Ages 8 & up

When do the flowers bloom? When do the leaves fall? We are very curious to find out! Be a scientist for the day and help Sam’s Point staff monitor seasonal changes in our plant communities. During this family program, we’ll observe and identify blooming, fruiting, and budding native plants along a three-mile loop hike around Lake Maratanza.

This program is recommended for adults and children over the age of eight, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Participants should come prepared with water, snacks, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. All unvaccinated participants are encouraged to wear face coverings and keep a minimum six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear a mask when inside buildings. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam’s Point at 845-647-7989.


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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester | 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers
Website: | Phone: 19147756012 | Cost: $24.99

Friday, October 1 – Sunday, November 7, 2021

12 – 5:30 pm

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Scary fun awaits at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester during our Brick-or-Treat event this October! From October 1 – November 7, say Brick-or-Treat, as we get into the Halloween spirit with all types of spooky activities and transform LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester into a hauntingly fun time!

Some boo-tastic activities include:

Brick or Treat! – Make your way through the attraction and collect pieces at different stops to build and take home your very own Halloween creation!

– MINILAND Scavenger Hunt – Can you find all the ghosts and skeletons haunting MINILAND New York? Find the correct amount to win a prize!

– Model Builder Pumpkin Patch – Create your own LEGO pumpkin and place it into our pumpkin patch for all to see!

– Character Meet and Greets – Snap a photo with some of your favorite LEGO costume characters.

– Monster Training – Learn how to howl like a wolf, walk like a zombie and crawl like a spider to earn your monster training certificate!

and so much more!

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Brick or Treat! at Legoland Discovery Center Westchester
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

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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
United Martial Arts Center (UMAC) LaGrange | 308 Titusville Rd., Poughkeepsie
Website: | Phone: 845-240-1999 | Cost: $30/15*

Friday, October 29, 2021

5:30 – 7:30 pm

$30 per participant – –  BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!!

Join our UMAC Staff for a night of Spooky Halloween Fun. We’ll be wearing costumes, playing physical games, and much more!

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Halloween Ninja Night at UMAC LaGrange in Poughkeepsie!
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
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.

Drive up to the gate and wait for it to open.

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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
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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