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Alive on 25Riverhead, NYThe Downtown Riverhead Business Improvement District [BID] brought back its largest event,  Alive on 25 [AO25] Thursday, July 15 2021 with the highest turnout in its history; nearly 20,000 people enjoyed the festival, car show and fireworks. For three remaining dates, Alive on 25 will introduce a ‘Kids Zone’ plus Outdoor Family Movie Nights and Reflextions: Art in the Park neon light exhibit inside Grangebel Park.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY -- John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will host a nature walk on Friday, August 6th at 10:30.

Join guest educator Peter Cutul for this guided walk through the grounds of John Jay Homestead.  During the walk you will search for signs of natural life including plants, animals and their tracks, and discuss the ecological history of the site.  This relaxed walk is designed for families and will last approximately one hour.

Buffalo Harbor CruisesBuffalo Harbor Cruises partnering with The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park and others to create this family-friendly event

Buffalo, NY -- Buffalo Harbor Cruises is partnering with The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Explore & More Children’s Museum, Buffalo Heritage Carousel and IMAGINE Greater Buffalo to create a family-friendly event called Waterfront Wednesdays, an Erie County 200 event.

Starting in July, when you purchase an adult ticket on a Wednesday Landmark Cruise a child can cruise for free. Dennis Galucki, founder of IMAGINE Greater Buffalo, will deliver a special storyline that takes you from the past to the present and beyond. Guests will also receive a voucher for children to visit the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, Explore & More Children’s Museum and the Buffalo Heritage Carousel free with paid admission of an adult.

MOST February Break WeekSyracuse, NY (February 5, 2020) - The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) will be open to the general public for school break from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 21 from 9:30 am – 1 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm (closed from 1 pm – 2 pm for cleaning). Admission will be valid all day. Masks are required for entry.

Lawrence Farms OrchardsU-Pick pumpkin patches offer fall fun for the whole family

Orange County, N.Y. (October 20, 2020) – ‘Tis the season for hayrides, farm mazes, and pick-your-own pumpkins for family fun! U-pick farms and pumpkin patches across Orange County, N.Y. offer all of these, and so much more. Explore the Hudson Valley region’s vibrant fall foliage, savor sweet treats from local markets, and enjoy family fun for all ages. With activities for families, kids, and adults, a day on the farm may include animal experiences, outdoor games, and locally-grown food and drinks.

“Feel the crisp autumn air as you enjoy a day on the farm, picking the plumpest pumpkins. Kids can enjoy the many outdoor activities like corn mazes and hayrides while you discover one-of-a-kind fall-themed home decor items in markets. Don’t forget to treat the whole family to one (or a few) cider donuts before the day is done!” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “Is it a craft beverage you seek? Try one of the county’s many cideries, breweries, wineries, and distilleries — all while taking in the beautiful hues of gold, red, and orange foliage the region is known for!”…

Titanic at seaSaturday, October 10, 3:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (9/24/20) — On October 10 at 3 p.m., children ages 8 to 11 are invited to Staatsburgh State Historic Site to listen to selections from the book, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis. The program—presented outside on the mansion’s portico—is part of Staatsburgh’s ongoing series of readings from books about the Gilded Age. The reading will be a unique opportunity to hear a story about the Titanic at the home of a couple who planned to sail on the Titanic. Staatsburgh’s owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, had tickets to sail on the Titanic’s second trip. But the Millses were not destined to travel on the ship – the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage.

I Survived the Sinking of the TitanicStaatsburg, N.Y. — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present stories for children outdoors on the mansion’s front portico on Saturday afternoons at 3pm in September.  The 30-minute programs will feature stories from or about the Gilded Age.  Selections from stories by Beatrix Potter (the author of Peter Rabbit) will be offered for children ages 5 to 7 on September 5 and 12.  On September 19 and 26, selections from the story I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis will be offered for children ages 8 to 11. 

There is no charge to attend, but visitors must register in advance.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  To make reservations, visit www.staatsburgh.eventbrite.com.   …

Destiny USA Press ReleaseSyracuse, NY (August 6, 2020) – On August 7, 2020, the Canyon Climb ropes course and Laser Tag at WonderWorks will be opening to the public. This is following a 5-month closure due to COVID-19. Though these two attractions have been given clearance to open, the rest of the WonderWorks facility will not be open at this time.

Canyon Climb Adventure is a three-story ropes course that features over 80 obstacles, including swinging steps, lily pads, a tremor bridge, and more. Participants must be at least 42" tall to participate. Closed shoes are required, and no skirts or dresses are permitted.

Fort Ticonderoga Corn Maze 20202,000 acres spanning America’s most historic landscape with endless outdoor activities

Ticonderoga, NY – The historic site, museum, and family destination debuts a new chapter in Ticonderoga’s epic history each year, creating opportunities for annual memories that will last a lifetime! 

This year, join daily soldiers’ life programs, thrilling weapons demonstrations, and endless outdoor activities that highlight the British-occupied fort in the years just before the American Revolution.

GCV&M - Summer Sampler CampersMumford, N.Y. (March 11, 2020) — Genesee Country Village & Museum is hosting a variety of summer camp programs to engage kids in history, nature, animals, fantasy, and much more.  Children who wish to become fully immersed in history can attend 19th-Century Summer Sampler, where they get to dress up in period clothes and participate in hands-on activities in the Historic Village. The Museum will also have Earth Camp in the Nature Center for children who want to explore the outdoors and learn more about the natural world. A camp bus with convenient stops in Rochester, healthy lunch options, and before and after care are all available for these weeklong day camps.

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