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. . .

All Weekend:



  • 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.


One Comment

  1. Jojo (4.5 years) and I went to the Henry Hudson Planetarium today for the show thanks to your suggestion. Easy to get to, simple & free parking and a great show! I almost fell asleep in the cozy environment but was too entertained by the kids around us and Jojo himself. Kids under 3 didn’t fair well overall — too dark for too long, I think (just FYI for future attendees). After the stars show/discussion, there was a pretty entertaining movie and then an interactive talk about the planets with Jojo being “Mars!” He loved it! Thanks for the idea — we wouldn’t have found it otherwise.

    We then went to three not-on-your-schedule events all good for kids on cold days: Panera for lunch, Party City to try on silly glasses and hats and Wal-Mart (Crossgates Commons) to make the cart ride up and down the escalator next to us!

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