Tag: Family Friendly

Spencertown Academy: Steve Charney Virtual Reading Program

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents children’s entertainer, magician, composer, and ventriloquist Steve Charney as part of its virtual Family Arts Kaleidoscope series. Beginning on Thursday, October 1 at 10:00am and available online anytime through Sunday, October 18, “It’s All About Reading” highlights the serious and not-so-serious joys of books and reading and includes Charney’s famous puppet pal, Harry.

“We’re delighted that Steve recorded this program specially for the Academy,” says Kelly Kynion, chair of the Family Arts Kaleidoscope Committee. “And to encourage even more reading, 10 participants will be selected at random to receive a copy of Steve’s book, Hokus Jokus: How to do Funny Magic.

Steve Charney’s comedy act of magic, music, and ventriloquism has taken him from Africa to California, and his radio program “Knock On Wood” aired on various stations around the country for more than 25 years, including WAMC. He wrote dozens of songs for Jim Henson’s “Bear in the Big Blue House” for the Disney Channel, and his books on comedy and magic have been published by Crown, Troll, Metacom, Meadowbrook Press, Scholastic, and Sterling (a division of Barnes and Noble).

The program is sponsored by Spencertown Academy, with generous support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

The Family Arts Kaleidoscope virtual series continues on Saturday, October 24 at 10:00am live on Zoom with Greg and Elena Mosley presenting “Style and Rhythms of West African Drumming” (for adults and children age 10 and up).

Family Arts Kaleidoscope is made possible with support from Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation and Stewart’s Shops.

DATES/TIME: Thursday, October 1, 2020 / 10am
Available online anytime through Sunday, October 18

ADMISSION/REGISTRATION: Free and appropriate for all ages
Advance registration is required at SpencertownAcademy.org. Participants will be emailed a link to view the recorded program.

MORE:
SpencertownAcademy.org
facebook.com/SpencertownAcademy
Phone: (518) 392-3693

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Friends of Clermont’s Little Sprouts Gardening Playgroup, Jul 31

This Friday is Friends of Clermont’s final Little Sprouts for July. Little Sprouts is an informal playgroup in the Harvesting History Teaching Garden! Led by garden educator Leslie Reed, young children will play in the garden, harvest and eat veggies, learn some garden themed stories, songs and finger plays. Recommended for children ages 2-4 (must be accompanied by an adult). Drop-ins are welcome.

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 31, 2020 / 10am – 11:30am

LOCATION: Clermont State Historic Site
87 Clermont Ave
Germantown, NY 12526

ADMISSION: FREE
Registration is required

MORE:
www.friendsofclermont.org
facebook.com/friendsofclermont

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In With The Old Car Show at Waubeeka Family Campground, Jul 11

This Saturday, July 11th, Waubeeka Family Campground in Copake, hosts their annual In With Old Car Show.

Turn back time to your favorite decade and take a stroll to enjoy the views. This year, the organizers expect about 75 participants.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 11, 2020 / 10am – 2pm

LOCATION: Waubeeka Family Campground
133 Farm Road,
Copake NY 12516

MORE:
waubeekafamilycampground.com
facebook.com/Waubeekafamilycampground
instagram.com/waubeekafamilycampground

 

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Family/Friend Night Skiing at Catamount, Jan 18

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Family/Friend Night Skiing at Catamount Mountain Resort on Saturday, January 18.

What better way to start 2020 than with a night of skiing and riding with your family and friends. This is a new launch program with affordable lift ticket packages, rental equipment, and one-hour lessons.

Additional Family/Friend Night dates will include: February 1st, February 15th, February 22nd and March 7th.

Catamount Mountain Resort features 40 trails with snowmaking, and a 1000 foot vertical drop.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 18, 2020 / 3pm – 9pm

LOCATION:Catamount Mountain Resort
78 Catamount Rd
Hillsdale, NY 12529

COST: $20 – $85
The cost for two tickets is $55, three tickets is $65, four tickets is $75, and five tickets is $85.

If you need rental equipment, the cost will only be $20. If you want to sharpen your skiing or riding skills, one hour group lesson will only cost $20, too. Rentals and Lessons can be purchased individually.

MORE:
catamountski.com
facebook.com/Catamountmountainresort
instagram.com/catamountskiarea

 

 

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This Weekend at Ancram Opera House: ‘The Snow Queen’, Dec 13 – 15

 

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‘The Snow Queen’ has several performances this weekend, December 13 – 15, at the Ancram Opera House.

A man is haunted by a recurring bad dream. A girl journeys barefoot through the world to rescue her best friend. Their stories intertwine in this new adaptation with music, presented as a staged concert, accompanied by striking visuals.


This production is intended for adults and younger audiences, ages 9 and up.

book & lyrics by Barbara Wiechmann
music by Lisa Dove
directed by Jeffrey Mousseau

 

DATE/TIME:
Friday, December 13, 2019 / 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, December 14 – 15 / 2pm

ADMISSION:
General admission: $25
Kids: Free
Tickets available Online here.

LOCATION:
Ancram Opera House
1330 County Rt. 7
Ancram, NY 12502

MORE:
AncramOperaHouse.org
facebook.com/ancramoperahouse
instagram.com/ancramoperahouse

 

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