Another busy weekend! Thanks to those of you who’ve recently completed the playground survey–I’m going to update that list soon. Oh, and I missed it earlier, but CMOST is having a program on Wednesday or Saturday mornings at 9:30 am for 2- to 4-year-olds. Here’s what else I’ve found. . . any additions?
- There’s a Saratoga Civil War Encampment in Congress Park.
- The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival begins at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds at 5 pm Friday and continues on Saturday.
- If you’re up for a drive, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown is having their Harvest Festival.
- St. Gabriel’s Church in Rotterdam is having its Annual Fall Festival. There’s not much information on their site, but according to their ad in the Gazette, it includes amusement rides, rock climbing, and games for kids, as well as plenty of food and entertainment. It’s 6-10 pm Friday, 3-10 pm Saturday, and 2-7 pm Sunday.
- It’s the Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival at the Altamont Fairgrounds. Tickets at gate are $8/grown-up, kids 15 and under free.
- Celebrate the Festival of Nations at Crown Point State Historic Site.
- It’s the Stephentown Fireman’s Muster and Community Days, including a parade on Saturday.
- We’re in the middle of the 11th Annual Hudson River Ramble. Check link for more information, but a few of the local events will also be listed separately below.
Evening of Friday the 17th:
- It’s Art Night Schenectady from 5-9 pm. This month includes some Halloween costume previews from The Costumer.
- At 6 pm, Complicated Shirt and The Union Boots will be playing at Albany’s Main Public Library as part of their Garage Bands series.
- At 6:30 pm, there’s a Friday Night Family Storytime at the East Greenbush Library.
- At 7:30 pm, go for a Star Watch at Grafton Lakes State Park.
Saturday the 18th:
- There’s a Walking Tour of Albany’s South End at 10 am. It sounds like this will be grown-up/mature kid-focused. Call to register-space is limited.
- Join thousands of people across the world in a Shore Line Clean Up at Grafton Lakes. Registration requested. Or go Orienteering, same time, same place, and try not to feel too guilty?
- Celebrate Woodsy Owl’s 40th birthday by learning how to “Give a Hoot” at Five Rivers at 10 am.
- From 10 am to 4 pm, it’s a Nature Fest at Moreau Lake.
- At 10:30 am, take a free Naturalist Hike at the Albany Pine Bush.
- At 11 am, it’s Furry Tales and Touchables at the New York State Museum–it’s free, and it’s recommended for the preschool set–and they’re also doing the Family Fun Weekend on Saturday only from 1-4 pm. It’s about Abe Lincoln.
- Rensselaer Public Library is having a Pirate Party at 1 pm.
- The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology is having a Hudson River Ramble event on Tracking at 1 pm. For ages 4+, pre-register, $2/non-member.
- At 1 pm, go Digging Up the Past at Up Yonda Farm. Learn about archaeology–$4/person.
- At 1 pm, learn about the Wild, Wet, Wacky World of Pond Life at Albany Pine Bush. $2/person, $5/family.
- It’s Harvest Day at the Martin Van Buren Historic Site in Kinderhook from 1-5 pm.
- At Five Rivers at 2 pm, learn about Monarch Butterflies. They’ll show you milkweeds and give you tips on raising your own (super fun, as you’ve heard me say before).
- The Bethlehem Public Library is showing the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid at 2:30 pm.
- From 3-8 pm, it’s the Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Apparently, it starts with a parade from Washington Park.
Sunday the 19th:
- Whoops, I forgot earlier about the Baby Event in Halfmoon from 10 am until 2 pm–I had the cute little flyer from my doctor’s office and everything. Pass it on to your pregnant or brand-new-baby friends. Or any, you know, shoppers. $4/person.
- There’s a Peace Fair from noon to 4 pm at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs.
- From 1-6 pm, it’s the 2nd Annual Harvest Festival at the Lakehouse in Albany’s Washington Park. A big ol’ local-fest with farmers’ market, music, and kid-friendly activities, including a family dance from 2-3 pm.
- The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology is having a Hudson River Ramble event on The Hudson River at 1 pm. For ages 4+, pre-register, $2/non-member.