Is anyone else exhausted from February break? We took a hike with friends this morning and then went ice skating, so I’m ready for bed about now. But, perhaps you have more energy than us? If so, do read on. . .
- There’s New York in Bloom as well as the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale at the New York State Museum.
- The Schenectady Light Opera is hosting 13, being shown at Proctor’s Theatre.
- It’s Art Night Schenectady from 5 to 9 pm.
- There’s an Outdoor Day at Cherry Plain State Park from 10 am to 3 pm.
- Kids 8 and up can learn about Dream Catchers and make one at Thacher Park from 10 am to 1 pm. It’s $5, and you need to pre-register.
- The National Museum of Dance is hosting an event with the Society for Creative Anachronisms, which will teach Medieval & Renaissance dances from 10:30 am to noon. Participatory and suitable for older children and adults, $5/person.
- The Schenectady Museum has a program for the preschoolers called Hear Your Heart from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Register ahead, but it’s free with admission.
- There’s an Elmo event at the Crossgates borders at 11 am. It’s designed for kids 2 to 7. Elmo, alas, will not be attending in monster.
- There’s a planetarium show designed for 3- to 7-year-olds at 11 am at the Henry Hudson Planetarium.
- The Schenectady County Historical Society will host a class on Bookmaking at 1 pm. It’s for 5th-graders and up, and the cost is $25. Preregistration is required; call 374-0263.
- From 1 to 4 pm, there will be a scavenger hunt through the 1609 exhibit followed by a chance to make a Dutch canal house with art instructor Peggy Steinbach. In the South hall of the New York State Museum.
- Learn about the moon at What’s the Phase at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology at 1 pm. It’s for kids 6 and up, pre-registration is required, $2 for non-members.
- There’s a piano concert at 2 pm at the Niskayuna branch of the Schenectady Library. It’s free.
- Kids can make a Bird Feeder at Five Rivers at 2 pm.
- The Schenectady Museum has its FETCH! lab from 2:30 to 4 pm. It’s called Screaming String Thing.
- There’s a Pokemon kids’ event from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Bethlehem Public Library.
- The Village of Scotia is having a Winter Festival from 10 am to 2 pm. Carriage rides, chili, skating, and equipment demos. Might want to bring the sleds, just in case.
- There’s a Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Park at 10 am.
- It’s Super Science Sunday from 11:30 to noon at the Schenectady Museum.
- There’s a benefit called Albany Heroes for Haiti from 12 to 9 pm at the Washington Avenue Armory.
- There’s some multi-cultural Storytelling from 1 to 4 pm at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Free with museum admission.
- It’s Family Discovery Day at the Hyde Collection from 1 to 3 pm. The theme is the American Renaissance.
- They’re showing the movie A Bug’s Life at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 2 pm.
- There’s a free English Country Dance workshop at RPI from 2 to 5 pm. . . not necessarily family-centered, but maybe some big kids would like it?
- From 6 to 8 pm, Union College Observatory is having an Open House. Open Houses are cancelled when the weather is cloudy.