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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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Outdoor Discovery Center at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum | 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
Website: | Phone: 845-534-5506 | Cost: $5/0

Spring & Summer 2021

Saturdays & Sundays

Closed Sunday, 7/4 

45 minute sessions from 10 am – 3 pm

Grasshopper Grove inspires children to discover nature play spaces in their own backyards and the wider world. Natural elements are at the heart of child-centered play. They have the opportunity to experience things that many children miss out on in today’s over-scheduled and technology driven world.

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The last session begins at 3pm.

A family/group can register for ONE (1) slot per weekend

Each 45 minute session will have four (4) time slots available

A time slot allows for a group of up to, but no more than six (6) people (including infants)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and will open on Mondays at 12 pm for the upcoming weekend and close on Fridays at 3 pm (or until they fill up). Call Rob Lipkin Mondays 12 – 3 pm & Tuesdays – Fridays 10 am – 3 pm.

If you cannot call during these time, leave a message with your name, phone number, and desired date & time

Registration begins on Tuesday April 6th at 12 pm.

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Grasshopper Grove: Gateway to Nature Play at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, NY
Belleayre Mountain | 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount
Website: | Phone: (845) 254-5600 | Cost: $20/20/0

Ride the Catskill Thunder this Summer!

Scenic Gondola Rides Schedule:

June 26 – September 5, 2021
Friday, Saturday & Sundays

September 11 – October 10
Saturday & Sundays

10 am – 5 pm

Additional dates: July 2nd – 5th for the long holiday weekend.

The gondola will be closed to the general public on July 31.  Nathanial Rateliff & The Night Sweat concert goers will be able to purchase gondola ride tickets inside the gates starting at 4:30pm.

$20/ Seniors & Youth (Ages 7-19) $10

FREE* Ages 6 & under with a paid adult & adult must ride with child (ren)

Take the Catskill Thunder Gondola to the summit of Belleayre Mountain for breathtaking views of the Catskill Forest Preserve. Once you’ve reached the top, take a walk along the summit ridge, have a picnic lunch, or just enjoy the peace and quiet. When you’re ready, you can either hike down or ride the gondola. Make sure to bring your camera! You are sure to get some beautiful shots of the mountains and the wildlife.

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The gondola schedule is subject to change and guests are encouraged to check the website for updates.


Start your next hiking adventure at Belleayre Mountain! Explore unique trails where you will find something for everyone from challenging uphill climbs to the summit, to family-friendly hikes in our cross-country area. Enjoy picturesque mountain views, learn about the area through our new interpretive signage and experience nature at its best. Hikers can also access additional Catskill region hiking trails from the Belleayre Beach and Belleayre Mountain.  Trails Map


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Scenic Gondola Rides & Hiking at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount, NY
Montgomery Place at Bard College | 25 Gardener Way, , NY NY, Red Hook
Website: | Phone: 1-800-BARDCOL (227-3265) | Cost:

Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31, 2021

6:30 pm     BUY TIX NOW

Member Hour: 5–6 pm

$45 for a 1–3 person pod
$90 for a 3–6 person pod

The hills are alive with the sound of Black music! Experience the songs from one of the most beloved American musical classics as reimagined through an Afrofuturistic lens, led by a dynamic group of over 20 musicians and vocalists, including Michael Mwenso, Brianna Thomas, Chareene Wade, Vuyo Sotashe, Zhanna Reed, and more.

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The Sound of (Black) Music @ Bard College's Montgomery Place Stage
Hopewell Recreation Park | 392 Route 376, Hopewell Junction
Website: | Phone: 845-226-8395 | Cost: FREE

Fridays: June 18 – September 3, 2021

No concert 8/27

There are also some Sunday dates: 7/18, 8/8 & 8/22, 1 – 3 pm

Bring your own lawn chairs

PARKING IS BEST AT THE MCGRATH PARKING LOT. Enter from the Community Center at 890 Route 82 and continue to the far back of the lot toward McGrath Field.

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FREE! Town of East Fishkill Summer Concert Series at Hopewell Recreation Park
Belleayre Mountain | 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount
Website: | Phone: 845-386-9738 | Cost:

Saturday, June 26 – Monday, September 6, 2020

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11 am – 6 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 7 pm

Closed Tuesdays

The weather may affect park operations. Dates and times are subject to change.

Fees & Rates

$5/ person or $15/ car load   BUY DAY-RATE TIX

Season Pass: $80/ carload, up to 7 passengers   BUY SEASON PASS NOW

Located in the hamlet of Pine Hill, Belleayre Beach offers a ton of fun activities for the entire family. We offer swimming, boating, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, picnicking, horseshoe pits, volleyball, fishing, great relaxation and so much more!

Also… Scenic Gondola Rides & Hiking at Belleayre Mountain!

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Belleayre Beach in Highmount, NY
Jenkins – Lueken Orchards | 69 Yankee Folly Road, New Paltz
Website: | Phone: (845) 255-0999 | Cost:

Open daily

9 am – 5 pm & until 6 pm Saturday & Sunday

Berry Picking

Farm Stand & Bakery

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Berry Picking at Jenkins & Lueken Orchards in New Paltz, NY
Four Brothers Drive-In | 4957 Rt. 22, Amenia
Website: | Phone: 845-373-8178 | Cost: $11/6

Play! Eat! Stay! at Four Brothers Drive-in!

Two Movies Every Night!

Open 7 days/week

Showtimes are around 7:45 pm & 9:45 pm

Adults $11; Kids ages 10 & under $6

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Double Feature! Movies at Four Brothers Drive-in in Amenia, NY
Jay Heritage Center | 210 Boston Post Road, Rye
Website: | Phone: 914-698-9275 | Cost: FREE

Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm

Visiting Information

National Historic Landmark, home of John Jay, one of 7 founding fathers and the only one to have served in all 3 branches of government and the only one from NY. John Jay was a proponent of equal rights. John Jay Heritage Center is open to explore the grounds only at this time. Normally, the site opens for special public programs including tours, outdoor concerts and more.

Tours of The 1838 Jay Mansion and The 1907 Van Norden Carriage House are closed due to observation of COVID-19 safety recommendations. 

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Enjoy the Grounds at Jay Heritage Center in Rye, NY

While it looks like we are having a battle, Clermont and Staatsburgh are really great friends! Especially since we share so much Livingston family history! Here is a not-too-messy food fight your kids can enjoy in July, with a chance to win some chef swag and online acclaim!

We are excited that you’re going to enter our contest and make a “faux food” culinary concoction! The
goal of this contest is to have fun and be as imaginative as you want to be. You can make something
that people could actually eat, something you and your family would LOVE to eat, or even something
your family would never let you eat in real life!

You can make your faux (fake) culinary creation using any medium you want: drawing, painting,
sculpture, photo … you name it! Just send us a cool picture of your masterpiece, and fill out the form
below, to enter the contest. We can’t wait to see your creation!

All entries must be received by August 1, 2021. One entry per child

How to enter:

1. Fill out this ENTRY FORM and save it to your computer as a PDF
2. Attach this form, with one or more pictures of your culinary creation, to an email addressed to: Please have photos in the form of .jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, .bmp, or .pdf.
3. If you would like to, and your parent or guardian approves, we would love to have a picture of you,
or you and your family, with your culinary creation!
4. You will receive an email acknowledgement that your entry has been received.


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FREE! * VIRTUAL * Faux Food Fight! hosted by both Staatsburgh & Clermont State Historic Sites
Greenburgh Nature Center | 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
Website: | Phone: (914) 723-3470 | Cost: FREE

Grounds open daily, from dusk til dawn

All pre-arranged or organized groups of 10 or more people MUST call in advance to request permission for use of outdoor facilities and spaces. Organizer must be a Greenburgh Nature Center member. Certain fees will apply. Please call 914-813-1831 to schedule your visit.

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FREE! Explore the Grounds at Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY
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