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18 Kid-Friendly Earth Day Events

Earth Day Events

Many parents hope to pass on to their kids an appreciation for natural beauty and a sense of responsibility to take care of it. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of family events throughout the Hudson Valley that will be sure to educate, inspire and initiate conversations about what it means to be a good steward of… Read more »

Hudson Valley Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunts 2016

Updated for 2017. Find all of these Egg Hunts plus more Easter themed events on our calendar. Easter is coming and we’ve rounded up Egg Hunts all around the Hudson Valley so your family can take part in the celebrations. Make sure you arrive early! Egg hunts usually start on time and move quickly. This… Read more »

Maple Sugar Season Events

Maple Sugaring Events Hudson Valley

Maple sugar season is right around the corner! Fresh, locally produced maple syrup is one of New York’s most delicious and important crops. We’ve rounded up some events where you and your family can learn first hand about how it’s made and most importantly, how it TASTES. The New York State Maple Weekends for 2017… Read more »

Diverse Dance Showcase: Ulster Ballet Company’s 34th Annual Festival of Dance

Festival of Dance

KINGSTON, NY — On Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8 p.m., the Ulster Ballet Company will proudly present The 34th Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1984, the festival has showcased both aspiring and professional dancers and choreographers, with a diverse range of styles… Read more »

Review: Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” at the CIA

A Christmas Carol by Half Moon Theatre

Attending a classic stage performance is one of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions. This past weekend we were invited to see Half Moon Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” which is being performed on weekends through December 18th at the Culinary Institute of America. In short, we loved it! My husband and I originally planned to bring… Read more »

“Christmas Lemonade” – Performing Arts Program Director Releases Children’s Book

Christmas Lemonade

*Links in this post may be affiliate links. You can read our disclosure policy here. Several years ago, the Kingston-based King’s Kids performing arts program had to overcome an obstacle surrounding their annual Christmas show. The result was a valuable experience and life lesson for everyone involved. Ralphine Childs, the Program Director for King’s Kids… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Just in time for Small Business Saturday, we’ve pulled together a ton of ideas made up of Hudson Valley made products, mom-and-pop shops and fun local experiences. We hope this makes it easier for you to #ShopLocal this holiday season. The guide covers a wide variety of options so browse around, discover some new businesses… Read more »

Experience Gifts {Holiday Gift Guide 2016}

Experience Gifts

Hoping to cut down on the STUFF influx this year? You’re not alone. Below you’ll find a list of kids activities and family fun experiences to leave under the tree through gift certificates, tickets, etc. Many of these businesses are offering limited-time holiday sales including Billy Beez, Zoom Flume, New York Renaissance Faire and Sesame… Read more »