Category: Family Friendly

Art Omi’s Trick or Treat in the Park is Back, Oct 30

Join Art Omi on October 30 for an afternoon of Halloween fun in the Park. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear their ghoulish best as they seek out treats amidst the sculptures. Enjoy spooky photo opportunities, cider, and other autumnal treats as Omi celebrates the return of their biggest community event of the year!  

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 30, 2021 / 1pm

LOCATIONOmi International Arts Center
Sculpture & Architecture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

COST: Free
No registration required, all are welcome!


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New Lebanon Music in the Park Series Returns w/ Community Picnic, Aug 1


The town of New Lebanon’s “Music in the Park” series returns for the first program since 2019, on Sunday, August 1st.  The town’s Community Picnic will take place at the same time in a combined event to celebrate New Lebanon and our emergence from the restrictions of “COVID Year 2020”. 

As in the past, the Music in the Park bands will have links to our community.  First up at 1:00 PM, Linda Worster and David Grover, “honorary residents” of New Lebanon, will bring their magical mix of folk, soft rock and original music to our pavilion.

The second band, starting at 2:45 PM, will be New Lebanon’s The Echoes (Tistrya Houghtling, Judy Zimmer, and Doug Banker, with help from the Houghtling kids).  They will be playing many of your favorite folk, pop and rock tunes with ukuleles and guitars, with Julian on drums. Kids will have fun with giant lawn games and a bouncy house.

The Community Picnic is hosted by the New Lebanon Recreation Commission, which provides grilled burgers and hot dogs (donated by community businesses), donated soft drinks, condiments, sweet corn, etc.  People who attend are encouraged to bring their favorite side dish or dessert to share.

Craft beer by local Roaring 20’s Brewery will be available for purchase as well.  Community members may volunteer to assist with setup, cleaning of the pavilion tables, etc.  Also needed is someone to direct parking, primarily early in the event as people arrive.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 1, 2021 / 1pm


LOCATION: Shatford Park – Pavilion
14755 NY 22
New Lebanon, NY 12125


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FASNY Presents Mini Horse Mania: Horsing Around at the Museum!

Join The FASNY Museum of Firefighting for a live show Mini Horse Mania: Horsing Around at the Museum! First, visit the “adoption barn” and learn all about how firefighters cared for fire horses. Then pick your own stuffed horse to adopt and call your own! Finally, all kids will have the opportunity to meet special guests: Duchess the mini horse and her friend Hank, a mini donkey, both from Hope Farm. Put your skills to the test around this lovable pair by brushing them, petting them and just showing them the love! All supplies are FREE.

All activities are FREE and will be outdoors, with NYS social distancing in effect. Free admission to the Museum will also be offered to all who attend this event. Come make your morning memorable and horse around with us at the Museum! RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS OUTDOOR PROGRAM, which will be held rain or shine under open air tents. Admission to the Museum will be staggered and will NOT require a reservation either for this special day.

This program is made possible by a generous grant award from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. Foundation.

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting is America’s interactive museum of firefighting! Activities for families include, but are not limited to, the Fire Service Carnival and the interactive Race to the Scene Fire Truck. With over 60 pieces of apparatus on exhibit, whether you’re a firefighter, a student of history or a family looking for a fun and educational day trip, you will not want to miss this unique Museum. For more information, visit or call 518-822-1875.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 22, 2021 / 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: FASNY Museum of Firefighting 
117 Harry Howard Avenue 
Hudson, NY 12534


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FASNY’s “Yo Ho Ho! It’s The Penny the Pirate Show”

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting presents a special, free, virtual show: “Yo Ho Ho! It’s The Penny the Pirate Show”. Where did all of Pirate Penny’s magical treasure chests come from, and what is in all these amazing treasure chests that Pirate Penny will open? Tune in to find out. Next, go on a virtual treasure hunt in the Museum with Penny the Pirate and her friend, Molly the Pirate Dog (AKA Molly the Museum Dog.) Will they find the treasure…or at least a dog treat? Finally, Penny the Pirate will read a pirate story with Molly. Stay tuned to the end of the program to find out how you can have some super pirate crafts sent to your home for more pirate fun! Batten down the hatches and prepare for a pirate adventure your child will not soon forget!

This free program can be accessed on the day of the event by going to the Museum’s YouTube channel:…/UCIYfUFARZGz6KUx1SN1LX8w/videos


DATE/TIMESaturday, April 24, 2021 / 11am

COST: Free

LOCATION: The Museum’s YouTube channel

Museum’s YouTube channel


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