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Nels RossJamestown, N.Y. - - Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 2nd, because the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY is hosting a free, unforgettable night of laughter that will have everyone, from the littlest giggle monsters to the seasoned comedy connoisseurs, rolling in the aisles. 

Mom and Daughter with stereoscopesStaatsburg, N.Y. (7/5/23) — On July 9 and 23, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host a free children’s magic lantern show and craft activity for children ages 7 to 12.  Reservations are recommended: attendees can reserve an arrival time between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at MagicLanternShow.Eventbrite.com.

Kids can see a historic magic lantern in operation and then play with a model lantern and make their own magic lantern slides to take home. They can also create an optical toy and explore other Victorian toys on display.

Kids at stone pedestal 2022Taking place through Labor Day

Staatsburgh, N.Y. — Through Labor Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site invites you to explore the beautiful Hudson River landscape by taking a photographic scavenger hunt challenge! A camera and walking shoes are all that’s needed to complete ten fun riddles on a loop through the grounds of the historic river-front estate. All ages are invited to participate – play solo or with a group.

We Are NYAncestors of Copake Iron Works Founder Build the Only Operating Railroad in New York State Parks

Friends of Taconic State Park and Volunteers Support Family-Friendly Attraction

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is calling “all aboard” at Taconic State Park, welcoming the first and only full-scale railroad in our parks. Supported by Friends of Taconic State Park (FTSP) and Pomeroy Family Railroad, this attraction will showcase the historic Copake Iron Works in Taconic State Park.

Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, NY (May 25, 2023) – The Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, announced today the details of their popular 1000 Islands Family Free Day that will be held Saturday, June 3rd.  Free admission to the ABM is offered all day and fun family activities will be held from 10 AM – 3PM.

Eileen, Moira, and George W. Saggs, circa 1925Staatsburg, N.Y. (May 3, 2023) — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer two outdoor programs for children and families in May.  Advance reservations are required for the programs.   

May 13 at 1pm, Shaping Staatsburgh: Explore the Language of Architecture

Buildings come in many different sizes and styles, designed for different uses and tastes.  Join site staff for a 1-hour walk around the estate to examine the mansion and other estate buildings while learning the language of architecture and why buildings look the way they do.

Schweinfurth Family CraftAuburn, NY (March 2, 2023) – Families are invited to visit Schweinfurth Art Center 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2023, for a free fun family craft. Participants will draw a portrait to be added to the walls of the Art Center as part of our current exhibition, Both Ends of the Rainbow. All supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is your creative self!…

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationSundays in December, 1:00-3:00PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (11/22/22) — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host the Holiday Whodunit, a mystery for children, every Sunday afternoon this December. Children ages 6 to 11 and their family members can come anytime between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to attend the program. The children become detectives and solve a mystery by interviewing costumed interpreters, who portray Gilded Age houseguests and servants.

Tang Teaching Museum Family SaturdaysPopular multigenerational art-making events to be in person each month starting September 24

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (September 15, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the return of its popular, fun, educational Family Saturdays, programs that foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art-making activity.

Wayne County Apple TourMonth-long harvest celebration returns in October

Wayne County, N.Y. - The award-winning Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour is celebrating its 25th year this October. As the largest apple-producing county in New York State, apple lovers across western and central New York have enjoyed Wayne County’s fall celebration since 1997. All month long, visitors are invited to pick fresh apples, admire the fall colors, and enjoy time together having family fun. With activities ranging from corn mazes and tractor rides to wine and cider tastings, there’s plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

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