Events

Here’s this week’s KidsOutAndAbout newsletter.

And here’s what’s coming up:

Tuesday, February 14: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical at Park Playhouse. Educators can bring a touring production of this fun and educational musical to their school in the month of February 2017!

Tuesday, February 14: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join us for Baby Lap Time!

Tuesday, February 14: Toddler Story Time at Albany Public Library: Pine Hills Branch. Stories, rhymes, movement! Followed by Play & Grow or a craft!

Tuesday, February 14: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Tuesday, February 14: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Tuesday, February 14: Drop In Story Time for 4-6 year olds  at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library.  Children must be at least 4 years old to attend. This fast-paced program features a lively mix of stories, rhymes and music, and concludes with a simple craft.

Tuesday, February 14: Love Bugs Craft at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Create some adorable love bugs for your Valentine!

Tuesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day at Okemo Mountain Resort. Love is in the air and on the slopes. Okemo celebrates romance with an on-snow scavenger hunt. Red hearts will be hidden along ski trails for skiers and riders to find. Return a heart to Okemos loveable resort services staff and receive a prize.

Tuesday, February 14: Hearts and Crafts at Castleton Public Library. Stop in to make a Valentine’s Day craft for someone special in your life!

Tuesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day Play-date at Miss Lisa’s Musikids. Musical Playdate for young children and their caregivers.

Tuesday, February 14: Tiny Tots at Bethlehem Public Library at Bethlehem Public Library. Stories, play, songs, and fingerplays for children aged 35 months and younger.

Tuesday, February 14: Blind Date with a Book at Castleton Public Library. Get ready for “Blind Date with a Book!” We’ll select books for children, teens, and adults, and wrap them in paper, with a bit of information about the books on the outside. You won’t know the “identity” of your blind date until you check it out!

Tuesday, February 14: FAMILY ART LESSONS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Come explore art media in a family-friendly format that encourages creativity through tailored instruction. Lessons focus on drawing and painting techniques, with some mixed media as well.

Tuesday, February 14: Crafternoons at North Albany: Valentine’s Day Boxes at Albany Public Library: North Albany Branch. Decorate your own cardboard Valentine’s Day box to store all of your sweet treasures!

Tuesday, February 14: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Tuesday, February 14: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Tuesday, February 14: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Tuesday, February 14: Tuesday for Tots at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. This is a special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.

Tuesday, February 14: PRESCHOOL EXPLORATORY ART & SENSORY at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Exploratory Art: Experience art in a setting where exploration and discovery are the main focus.

Tuesday, February 14: Adirondack Thunder 6 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Tuesday, February 14: WINE & DINE ME! DATE NIGHT PAINTING! Special 2 for $60 w/ Light Appetizers! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!2 for $60 w/ light appetizers!

Tuesday, February 14: COMICS, CARTOONS, & CREATIVE DESIGN at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us to learn great new art techniques with a local artist at Art in Mind!

Wednesday, February 15: Albany Devils 7 pm Home Game at Albany Devils. Come cheer on the Devils!

Wednesday, February 15: Preschool Naturalists at Saratoga Spa State Park at Saratoga Spa State Park. Preschool Naturalists is a nature class designed for children ages 3 to 5. This hour long program will focus on using all five senses to explore a certain aspect of the outdoor world. Children will also enjoy a nature related story and craft.

Wednesday, February 15: Open House at The Susan Odell Taylor School. Join us on Wednesday, February 15th from 8:30-10:00 for an Open House. Meet teachers, find out about our engaging curriculum and financial aid options.

Wednesday, February 15: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical at Park Playhouse. Educators can bring a touring production of this fun and educational musical to their school in the month of February 2017!

Wednesday, February 15: Seasonal Sports! at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Come behind the scenes to see some of the more seasonal artifacts from our collection, including ice skates, snowshoes, and sleighs, then, if conditions allow, participate in a competition to rebuild a reproduction of the first ever recorded snowman!

Wednesday, February 15: Animal Spotlight at The Childrens Museum of Science and Technology (SUNY Poly CMOST). Did you know that SUNY Poly CMOST is home to many different kinds of animals? Discover Operation W.I.L.D. and our living Hudson River exhibit. Join a museum educator for this program to learn more about our interesting inhabitants and participate in a live feeding. This is a drop-in program, so no pre-registration is required. This activity included with museum admission.

Wednesday, February 15: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Wednesday, February 15: Parents as Partners: Tips and Tools For a Successful CSE/IEP Annual Review Meeting at Parent Network of the Capital Region. It’s that time of the year-the time when districts & parents meet to develop a new IEP for the next school year. Join us as we share tools and tips parents need to help prepare for their childs Annual Review CSE/IEP Meeting. This training will also cover all sections of the IEP and how they relate to the CSE meeting.

Wednesday, February 15: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Wednesday, February 15: Toddler Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join us for Toddler Time!

Wednesday, February 15: Open House at The Susan Odell Taylor School. Come join us on Wednesday, February 15th from 8:30am-10:00am for an Open House. Meet teachers, find out about our engaging curriculum and options for financial aid.

Wednesday, February 15: Story Time Mix for 3-6 year olds  at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Child must be at least 3 years old. This fast-paced program features a lively mix of stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs, and concludes with a simple craft. This program is great for siblings that fit this age range. Drop-in program.

Wednesday, February 15: Clifton Park Nursery School Open House at Clifton Park Nursery School. The Clifton Park Nursery School, 344 Moe Road, Clifton Park, is having an Open House on Feb 15th from 5-7pm. The age appropriate play-based programs offer children an opportunity to grow socially, intellectually, and emotionally.

Wednesday, February 15: Blind Date with a Book at Castleton Public Library. Get ready for “Blind Date with a Book!” We’ll select books for children, teens, and adults, and wrap them in paper, with a bit of information about the books on the outside. You won’t know the “identity” of your blind date until you check it out!

Wednesday, February 15: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Wednesday, February 15: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Wednesday, February 15: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Wednesday, February 15: Family Storytime at Bethlehem Public Library at Bethlehem Public Library. Stories, songs, and fun for families with children up to age 6 with family.

Wednesday, February 15: Preschool Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Please join us to listen and learn with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft! For children ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, February 15: Wiggle & Giggle at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. A special time for younger children to get some exercise and learn what they can do with their bodies through guided free play!

Thursday, February 16: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Thursday, February 16: Baby Play at The Wonder Room. A baby play leaning experience for moms/dads/caregivers and their babies

Thursday, February 16: Wild About Woodpeckers at Saratoga Spa State Park at Saratoga Spa State Park. Join the park naturalist on a short hike through the pines and discover the world of woodpeckers! Participants will get an up close look at woodpecker nest cavities and excavations while learning about the six species that live in New York. This program is appropriate for ages 3-12. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.

Thursday, February 16: BOARD ART CLASS! PERSONALIZE IT!! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A BOARD ART PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Thursday, February 16: Science Explorers at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Join us for our most popular weekly program, Science Explorers! Discover the different ways science is all around us! Enjoy a different theme each week!

Thursday, February 16: Baby Bounce Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. : Stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for the youngest children, from birth to twenty-four months.Library: Washington Ave. Branch

Thursday, February 16: Cross Country Ski Lessons at Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve. The Town of Clifton Park, in cooperation with the Shenendehowa Nordic Club, announces its Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons program.

Thursday, February 16: STUDIO ART LESSONS AGES 7-ADULT at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. STUDIO ART LESSONS are for artists of all levels who are ready to take their art to the next phase of learning. Please call or go to our online calendar page to pre-register.

Thursday, February 16: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical at Park Playhouse. Educators can bring a touring production of this fun and educational musical to their school in the month of February 2017!

Thursday, February 16: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Thursday, February 16: Family Storytime at Lansingburgh Branch at Lansingburgh Branch Troy Public Library. Please join us with your little one at the Lansingburgh Library for stories, music and a simple craft.

Thursday, February 16: RiverRun Community Montessori Open House at RiverRun Community Montessori. Join us and tour our facilities, observe the classroom, and speak with school administrators. See for yourself why children thrive in our multi-grade classrooms where there are no tests, homework or report cards.

Thursday, February 16: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Thursday, February 16: Blind Date with a Book at Castleton Public Library. Get ready for “Blind Date with a Book!” We’ll select books for children, teens, and adults, and wrap them in paper, with a bit of information about the books on the outside. You won’t know the “identity” of your blind date until you check it out!

Thursday, February 16: Baby Bounce at Albany Public Library: Pine Hills Branch. Songs and stories especially for pre-walkers. Playgroup immediately following.

Thursday, February 16: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Thursday, February 16: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Thursday, February 16: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Friday, February 17: Blind Date with a Book at Castleton Public Library. Get ready for “Blind Date with a Book!” We’ll select books for children, teens, and adults, and wrap them in paper, with a bit of information about the books on the outside. You won’t know the “identity” of your blind date until you check it out!

Friday, February 17: LOVERS’ WALK! DATE NIGHT DIPTYCH! Special 2 for $60 w/ Light Appetizers! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!2 for $60 w/ light appetizers!

Friday, February 17: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Friday, February 17: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Friday, February 17: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Friday, February 17: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Friday, February 17: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Friday, February 17: Marble Run Mania! at Castleton Public Library. Stop by the library to design and build a unique maze for a marble to go through, using our new marble run set. Then drop a marble into the marble run and watch it work!

Friday, February 17: Busy Bees: Baby & Toddler Open Playgroup at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Calling all babies and toddlers! This playgroup has been designed exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, February 17: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Friday, February 17: Toddler Storytime at Washington Ave. Branch at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join Ms. Sarah in the Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers.

Friday, February 17: Music Makers  at Albany Public Library: Pine Hills Branch. Children and their caregivers are invited to sing songs and learn the fundamental elements about rhythm and various musical instruments. Children will also get a chance to try instruments that will create a lifelong love of music!For kids under 5 years old, please call the Pine Hills Childrens Reference desk for more information or questions (ext. 223).

Friday, February 17: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Saturday, February 18: KIDS! CLUB at Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Center. Get your kids outside on skis or snowshoes while you enjoy “alone” time!

Saturday, February 18: Time Out for Tales at Bethlehem Public Library at Bethlehem Public Library. Stories and fun for children up to age 6 and families.

Saturday, February 18: Blind Date with a Book at Castleton Public Library. Get ready for “Blind Date with a Book!” We’ll select books for children, teens, and adults, and wrap them in paper, with a bit of information about the books on the outside. You won’t know the “identity” of your blind date until you check it out!

Saturday, February 18: Troy Waterfront Market at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market. Every week, more than 70 food growers, bakers, chefs & artisans gather to offer the local freshest and finest! At our market, you buy directly from the producer – the person who grew it or made it & can tell you how to best cook, use and enjoy it.

Saturday, February 18: TROLLS! *SPECIAL FAMILY PAINT MORNING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A FAMILY PAINT MORNING AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!Choose Branch or Poppy!

Saturday, February 18: Presidents’ Weekend Holiday Camp at Gore Mountain. A great way for your children, ages 4-12, to spend their holiday vacation on the slopes and meeting new friends!

Saturday, February 18: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Saturday, February 18: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Saturday, February 18: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Saturday, February 18: Albany Star Sighting at Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center & Henry Hudson Planetarium. Interactive program identifies stars, planets, comets and constellations in the night sky andthe tools and techniques for becoming an amateur astronomer. Geared for skywatchers ages8 and above.

Saturday, February 18: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Saturday, February 18: Parents Night Out at TNF Rotterdam! at Twist ‘N Flip Gymnastics. Are you looking for a couple hours to yourself and not sure what to do with your kids? Drop them off to our Parents Night Out Event and let us take care of your child!

Saturday, February 18: Albany Devils 1 pm Home Game at Albany Devils. Come cheer on the Devils!

Saturday, February 18: The Flurry at DanceFlurry Organization. Three day festival of traditional dancing and music

Saturday, February 18: Fly Dance at Palace Theatre. FLY DANCE – The Gentlemen of Hip Hop – is an all-male contemporary dance company known for its high-energy performances with clever staging to a variety of music, including classical, jazz, pop, hip-hop, experimental, drumming and live sound effects.

Saturday, February 18: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Saturday, February 18: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Saturday, February 18: Parents Night Out at TNF Slingerlands! at Twist’N Flip Gymnastics Slingerlands. Are you looking for a couple hours to yourself and not sure what to do with your kids? Drop them off to our Parents Night Out Event and let us take care of your child!

Saturday, February 18: Rock and Fossil Fair at New York State Museum. Mine for minerals, dig for fossils, and make scientific observations at this event for children. Hands-on activities will teach children all about geology and paleontology.

Saturday, February 18: Birds of a Feather w/Anita Sanchez at Schenectady County Public Library. Examine and experiment with real bird feathers to learn how birds soar, dive, and hover. Then design your own feathers out of colorful paper.

Saturday, February 18: Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale at New York State Museum. More than 30 vendors from throughout the region will display and sell gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry. In addition, children can mine for minerals and dig for fossils at the free Rock & Fossil Fair in the main lobby from 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 18: Try Hockey for Free at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. OGS, USA Hockey and TROY ALBANY YOUTH HOCKEY invite boys and girls to the Empire State Plaza Ice Rink to Try Hockey For Free as part of Hockey Weekend Across America.

Saturday, February 18: NIGHT CARDINAL PAINTING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, February 18: Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display  at Okemo Mountain Resort. Enjoy a pyrotechnics show at 7:30pm in the Okemo Clock Tower base area, following an amazing torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemos Open Slope trail. Kids can participate in their own special Light Parade prior to the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Show. Call 802-228-1600 to register in advance.

Saturday, February 18: Food and Fun for Parents and Little Ones! at Schenectady County Public Library. Hands-on cooking demos with healthy food for parents and kids!

Saturday, February 18: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Saturday, February 18: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Saturday, February 18: Ninja Challenge at Twist’N Flip Colonie! at Twist ‘N Flip Gymnastics. Come see if you have what it takes on our extreme obstacle course! For ages 6-10 (Level 1) and 11-16 (Level 2)

Saturday, February 18: 1775 British Garrison Living History Event  at Fort Ticonderoga. See Fort Ticonderoga on the eve of the American Revolution as British soldiers and their families live in this peacetime fort on the frontier.

Saturday, February 18: PAWS for Reading at Schenectady County Public Library. Join us for our PAWS for reading program!

Sunday, February 19: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Sunday, February 19: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Sunday, February 19: Pancakes at the Sugarhouse at Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Center. Well be serving up pancakes hot off the grill with fresh, local Maple Syrup when you arrive by ski or snowshoe from11:00am to 2:00pm.

Sunday, February 19: KIDS! CLUB at Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Center. Get your kids outside on skis or snowshoes while you enjoy “alone” time!

Sunday, February 19: Presidents’ Weekend Holiday Camp at Gore Mountain. A great way for your children, ages 4-12, to spend their holiday vacation on the slopes and meeting new friends!

Sunday, February 19: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Sunday, February 19: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Sunday, February 19: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Sunday, February 19: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Sunday, February 19: Presidents Week Torchlight and Fireworks Show at Stowe Mountain Resort. Join us as we celebrate Presidents Week with our annual torchlight parade and fireworks show. The event kicks off at 7pm at the Spruce Camp Base Lodge

Sunday, February 19: The Flurry at DanceFlurry Organization. Three day festival of traditional dancing and music

Sunday, February 19: Skidmore College Men’s Basketball 4 pm Home Game at Skidmore College. Come cheer on the Thoroughbreds!

Sunday, February 19: Rock and Fossil Fair at New York State Museum. Mine for minerals, dig for fossils, and make scientific observations at this event for children. Hands-on activities will teach children all about geology and paleontology.

Sunday, February 19: Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale at New York State Museum. More than 30 vendors from throughout the region will display and sell gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry. In addition, children can mine for minerals and dig for fossils at the free Rock & Fossil Fair in the main lobby from 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 19: Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series at the Downtown Schenectady Public Library at Schenectady County Public Library. The Friends of Schenectady County Public Library bring back their popular music series, Beat the Snow, again this year. Join us us Sunday afternoons this winter for musical fun for the whole family!

Sunday, February 19: Skidmore College Women’s Basketball 2pm Home Game at Skidmore College. Come cheer on the Thoroughbreds!

Sunday, February 19: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Sunday, February 19: Family Yoga at Schenectady Jewish Community Center (JCC). For parents and children ages 4 to 10. A great opportunity to be together. No pre-registration required.

Sunday, February 19: Double Dutch Jump Rope at Schenectady Jewish Community Center (JCC). All ages are welcome!

Sunday, February 19:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Monday, February 20: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Monday, February 20: USASA Boarder/SkierCross – at the Ski Bowl at Gore Mountain. This event is great for learning the sport of boarder/skiercross so tell all of your friends! The more we have the better the racing!

Monday, February 20: Rollarama Skating Center February Break Schedule at Rollarama Skating Center, Inc.. Schools out 2/20 to 2/24 and we are in! Open daily 1 to 5 pm in addition to our regularly scheduled evening and weekend hours. Every day holds something new and exciting at Rollarama!

Monday, February 20: Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps at Afrim’s Sports. Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps for Ages 3-12: Full Day and Half Day Options along with Before Care & After Care

Monday, February 20: Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room at The Wonder Room. We always have sensory activities for exploration – but on Mondays we do something a little bit MESSY! come and play! We are closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.

Monday, February 20: Albany Devils 1 pm Home Game at Albany Devils. Come cheer on the Devils!

Monday, February 20: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Monday, February 20: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Monday, February 20: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Monday, February 20: Winter Break Camps at The Little Gym at The Little Gym of Colonie. Need something for your child to do during Winter Break?? Here at The Little Gym we’re ready for days filled with smiles, skill building, and adventure! Contact us to enroll now! 518 729 3230!

Monday, February 20: Great Backyard Bird Count at Grafton Lakes at Grafton Lakes State Park. Well be joining thousands of bird watchers of all ages across the country on this day to find out what birds are in our own backyard. Donations to Capital Audubon Society welcome. Call to pre-register and for location: 518-279-1155

Tuesday, February 21: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Tuesday, February 21: Winter Vacation Programs  at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. During the February break from school (20th-24th) we will be offering several nature themed programs throughout the week. We will be doing an animal tracking hike, making marshmallow glaciers, learning about the science of skulls, and more!

Tuesday, February 21: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Tuesday, February 21: Rollarama Skating Center February Break Schedule at Rollarama Skating Center, Inc.. Schools out 2/20 to 2/24 and we are in! Open daily 1 to 5 pm in addition to our regularly scheduled evening and weekend hours. Every day holds something new and exciting at Rollarama!

Tuesday, February 21: Toddler Story Time at Albany Public Library: Pine Hills Branch. Stories, rhymes, movement! Followed by Play & Grow or a craft!

Tuesday, February 21: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Tuesday, February 21: Night Sky Adventure at miSci Tonight’s lesson: Tracking the stars with Gaia at Dudley Observatory. Night Sky Adventures are astronomy fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory, in conjunction with volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group, present astronomy lessons, planetarium shows and night sky viewing.

Tuesday, February 21: Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps at Afrim’s Sports. Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps for Ages 3-12: Full Day and Half Day Options along with Before Care & After Care

Tuesday, February 21: Pine Bush Scavenger Hunt at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Join us for a game of seek and find. See how many different items you can discover as we hike 0.9 miles over rolling sand dunes and learn about the unusual Pine Bush ecosystem along the way. All ages.Pre-registration is required for all events.

Tuesday, February 21: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Tuesday, February 21: Visiting Week at Albany Academies. We invite prospective students going into Grades 3 – 12 to spend a day visiting our campus.

Tuesday, February 21: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Tuesday, February 21: Tuesday for Tots at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. This is a special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.

Tuesday, February 21: Frozen – A Palace Family Fun Day at Palace Theatre. A Palace Family Fun Day, featuring pre-film games and activities!When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.2013, Rated PGPart of the Citizen’s Bank Movie Series at the Palace Theatre

Tuesday, February 21: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Tuesday, February 21: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Tuesday, February 21: Winter Break Camps at The Little Gym at The Little Gym of Colonie. Need something for your child to do during Winter Break?? Here at The Little Gym we’re ready for days filled with smiles, skill building, and adventure! Contact us to enroll now! 518 729 3230!

Wednesday, February 22: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Wednesday, February 22: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Wednesday, February 22: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Wednesday, February 22: Winter Break Camps at The Little Gym at The Little Gym of Colonie. Need something for your child to do during Winter Break?? Here at The Little Gym we’re ready for days filled with smiles, skill building, and adventure! Contact us to enroll now! 518 729 3230!

Wednesday, February 22: Rain or Shine…It’s Reading Time! at New York State Museum. Discover a special exhibit and listen to a story. This program is specifically designed for preschoolers, ages 2-4.

Wednesday, February 22: Preschool Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Please join us to listen and learn with stories, songs, rhymes and a craft! For children ages 3 to 5.

Wednesday, February 22: Wiggle & Giggle at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. A special time for younger children to get some exercise and learn what they can do with their bodies through guided free play!

Wednesday, February 22: Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Family Presentation at Okemo Mountain Resort. This first-hand encounter with live falcons, hawks and owls focuses on the natural history, ecology and adaptations of these efficient predators. Participants learn what adaptations make a bird a raptor. 7pm in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. Free Admission.

Wednesday, February 22: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Wednesday, February 22: Winter Vacation Programs  at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. During the February break from school (20th-24th) we will be offering several nature themed programs throughout the week. We will be doing an animal tracking hike, making marshmallow glaciers, learning about the science of skulls, and more!

Wednesday, February 22: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Wednesday, February 22: Animal Spotlight at The Childrens Museum of Science and Technology (SUNY Poly CMOST). Did you know that SUNY Poly CMOST is home to many different kinds of animals? Discover Operation W.I.L.D. and our living Hudson River exhibit. Join a museum educator for this program to learn more about our interesting inhabitants and participate in a live feeding. This is a drop-in program, so no pre-registration is required. This activity included with museum admission.

Wednesday, February 22: Rollarama Skating Center February Break Schedule at Rollarama Skating Center, Inc.. Schools out 2/20 to 2/24 and we are in! Open daily 1 to 5 pm in addition to our regularly scheduled evening and weekend hours. Every day holds something new and exciting at Rollarama!

Wednesday, February 22: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Wednesday, February 22: KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – BOARD ART PAINTING! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio.  BOARD ART FOR KIDS – NO PARENTS ALLOWED! Ages 7-14

Wednesday, February 22: Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps at Afrim’s Sports. Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps for Ages 3-12: Full Day and Half Day Options along with Before Care & After Care

Wednesday, February 22: Harlem Globetrotters at Whiteface Mountain. The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2017 World Tour!

Wednesday, February 22: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Wednesday, February 22: Baking Up a Storm at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Join us this winter break to learn about how we baked our bread, from Colonial to convection. Be prepared to get your hands floury and have fun while learning about history!

Wednesday, February 22: WeDo and LEGOs at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. With WeDo, you and your partner will learn basic coding skills, build a simple motorized project, and make your LEGO models come to life. All materials provided. WeDo for kids in 2nd grade & above, LEGOs for grades K & up.

Wednesday, February 22: SNOW MUCH FUN WITH ART! 2 DAY WORKSHOP FOR KIDS! Ages 7-12 at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Have your kids join us for this fabulous two day educational art workshop during February break!

Wednesday, February 22: Pine Bush Scavenger Hunt at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Join us for a game of seek and find. See how many different items you can discover as we hike 0.9 miles over rolling sand dunes and learn about the unusual Pine Bush ecosystem along the way. All ages.Pre-registration is required for all events.

Wednesday, February 22: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Wednesday, February 22: Visiting Week at Albany Academies. We invite prospective students going into Grades 3 – 12 to spend a day visiting our campus.

Wednesday, February 22: Picture This: Instagram Bookmarks at Castleton Public Library. BREAK WEEK PROGRAM! Proud of your Instagram photos and looking for a fun new bookmark? Stop by to make a custom bookmark using your own Instagram photos!

Thursday, February 23: People & Potraits at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Join us to peek behind the scenes at portraits in the collection of the Schenectady County Historical Society, then try your hand at making your own self-portrait!

Thursday, February 23: ‘HEARTFELT MESSAGES’ METAL STAMPING JEWELRY CLASS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A METAL STAMPING JEWELRY CLASS NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Thursday, February 23: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Thursday, February 23: Visiting Week at Albany Academies. We invite prospective students going into Grades 3 – 12 to spend a day visiting our campus.

Thursday, February 23: Dork Your Diary! at Castleton Public Library. BREAK WEEK PROGRAM! Have you ever felt like a character in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” or “Dork Diaries?” Come decorate a blank diary and then take it home to fill up with your own adventures!

Thursday, February 23: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Thursday, February 23: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Thursday, February 23: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Thursday, February 23: Winter Break Camps at The Little Gym at The Little Gym of Colonie. Need something for your child to do during Winter Break?? Here at The Little Gym we’re ready for days filled with smiles, skill building, and adventure! Contact us to enroll now! 518 729 3230!

Thursday, February 23: Baby Bounce Storytime at Washington Ave. at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. : Stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for the youngest children, from birth to twenty-four months.Library: Washington Ave. Branch

Thursday, February 23: Cross Country Ski Lessons at Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve. The Town of Clifton Park, in cooperation with the Shenendehowa Nordic Club, announces its Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons program.

Thursday, February 23: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Thursday, February 23: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Thursday, February 23: Winter Vacation Programs  at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. During the February break from school (20th-24th) we will be offering several nature themed programs throughout the week. We will be doing an animal tracking hike, making marshmallow glaciers, learning about the science of skulls, and more!

Thursday, February 23: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Thursday, February 23: Rollarama Skating Center February Break Schedule at Rollarama Skating Center, Inc.. Schools out 2/20 to 2/24 and we are in! Open daily 1 to 5 pm in addition to our regularly scheduled evening and weekend hours. Every day holds something new and exciting at Rollarama!

Thursday, February 23: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Thursday, February 23: Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps at Afrim’s Sports. Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps for Ages 3-12: Full Day and Half Day Options along with Before Care & After Care

Thursday, February 23: Family Storytime at Lansingburgh Branch at Lansingburgh Branch Troy Public Library. Please join us with your little one at the Lansingburgh Library for stories, music and a simple craft.

Thursday, February 23: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Thursday, February 23: African American Drumming Show at The William K. Sanford Town Library/Colonie Town Library. Direct from Ghana! Enjoy a performance of traditional rhythms and dances from West Africa with Zorkie Nelson and his fellow percussionists. For families of all ages. No registration required.

Thursday, February 23: Baby Bounce at Albany Public Library: Pine Hills Branch. Songs and stories especially for pre-walkers. Playgroup immediately following.

Thursday, February 23: Snickers Shakin’ Skate at Okemo Mountain Resort. A fun evening of ice skating with a live DJ, games and fun for the whole family in Okemos Ice House skating pavilion at Jackson Gore. Admission fee charged. Skate rentals are available.

Thursday, February 23: Kids Cooking Club w/ Price Chopper’s Jodie Fitz at Schenectady County Public Library. Hands-on fun with food for kids in grades K-5.

Thursday, February 23: SNOW MUCH FUN WITH ART! 2 DAY WORKSHOP FOR KIDS! Ages 7-12 at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Have your kids join us for this fabulous two day educational art workshop during February break!

Thursday, February 23: Pine Bush Scavenger Hunt at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Join us for a game of seek and find. See how many different items you can discover as we hike 0.9 miles over rolling sand dunes and learn about the unusual Pine Bush ecosystem along the way. All ages.Pre-registration is required for all events.

Friday, February 24: African American History Month Celebration at Palace Theatre. Featuring the Gospel Gala ChoirPresented by the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region & the Palace Performing Arts Center.

Friday, February 24: Pine Bush Scavenger Hunt at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. Join us for a game of seek and find. See how many different items you can discover as we hike 0.9 miles over rolling sand dunes and learn about the unusual Pine Bush ecosystem along the way. All ages.Pre-registration is required for all events.

Friday, February 24: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Friday, February 24: Visiting Week at Albany Academies. We invite prospective students going into Grades 3 – 12 to spend a day visiting our campus.

Friday, February 24: Animal Signs Program at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Ever wonder where all the wild animals have gone in winter?

Friday, February 24: Perler Bead Crafts at Castleton Public Library. BREAK WEEK PROGRAM! Come make something awesome out of perler beads!

Friday, February 24: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Friday, February 24: SNOWY NORTHERN MOUNTAINS PAINTING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Friday, February 24: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Friday, February 24: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Friday, February 24: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Friday, February 24: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Friday, February 24: Busy Bees: Baby & Toddler Open Playgroup at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Calling all babies and toddlers! This playgroup has been designed exclusively for our youngest visitors and their caregivers.

Friday, February 24: Go Fish! In New York State  at New York State Museum. Join environmental educator, Fran Martino and meet her trusty companion dog, Loki, to get the fish facts on healthy nutrition. Fran will present information about the New York State Department of Healths fish consumption advice.

Friday, February 24: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Friday, February 24: Winter Vacation Programs  at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. During the February break from school (20th-24th) we will be offering several nature themed programs throughout the week. We will be doing an animal tracking hike, making marshmallow glaciers, learning about the science of skulls, and more!

Friday, February 24: Troy Night Out at Troy, New York Downtown Business Improvement District. A monthly arts and cultural event that takes place the last Friday of EVERY month in downtown Troy

Friday, February 24: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Friday, February 24: Rollarama Skating Center February Break Schedule at Rollarama Skating Center, Inc.. Schools out 2/20 to 2/24 and we are in! Open daily 1 to 5 pm in addition to our regularly scheduled evening and weekend hours. Every day holds something new and exciting at Rollarama!

Friday, February 24: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Friday, February 24: Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps at Afrim’s Sports. Afrim’s Sports School Break Action Camps for Ages 3-12: Full Day and Half Day Options along with Before Care & After Care

Friday, February 24: Toddler Storytime at Washington Ave. Branch at Albany Public Library – Washington Ave. Branch – Youth Services. Join Ms. Sarah in the Community Room for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for toddlers and their caregivers.

Friday, February 24: Music Makers  at Albany Public Library: Pine Hills Branch. Children and their caregivers are invited to sing songs and learn the fundamental elements about rhythm and various musical instruments. Children will also get a chance to try instruments that will create a lifelong love of music!For kids under 5 years old, please call the Pine Hills Childrens Reference desk for more information or questions (ext. 223).

Friday, February 24: Kids Curate at New York State Museum. Visit the State Museum February 24 26, 2017 to see what objects are on display for the first exhibition at the museum curated by children across the state!

Friday, February 24: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Saturday, February 25: SNOW DAY! *SPECIAL FAMILY PAINT MORNING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A FAMILY PAINT MORNING AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, February 25: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Saturday, February 25: Ninja Challenge at Twist’N Flip Rotterdam! at Twist ‘N Flip Gymnastics. Come see if you have what it takes on our extreme obstacle course! For ages 6-10 (Level 1) and 11-16 (Level 2)

Saturday, February 25: Try Hockey For Free Day at Schenectady County Recreational Facility. This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience.

Saturday, February 25: PAWS for Reading at Schenectady County Public Library. Join us for our PAWS for reading program!

Saturday, February 25: Kids Curate at New York State Museum. Visit the State Museum February 24 26, 2017 to see what objects are on display for the first exhibition at the museum curated by children across the state!

Saturday, February 25: EXPRESSIVE OPEN ART STUDIO – ALL AGES! at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Leave your busy schedules and the stresses of the world at the door as you enter our fun & peaceful studio atmosphere!

Saturday, February 25: Family Snowshoe at Grafton Lakes at Grafton Lakes State Park. Meet at the Grafton Lakes State Park Office for a snowy adventure with your family. Kids and adults snowshoes available for rental. Beginners welcome! $3/person, $10/family of 4 or more. Please pre-register for snowshoe reservations: 279-1155

Saturday, February 25: Disney’s Choo Choo Soul at Palace Theatre. Alllll Abooooard!!!

Saturday, February 25: Time Out for Tales at Bethlehem Public Library at Bethlehem Public Library. Stories and fun for children up to age 6 and families.

Saturday, February 25: Try Hockey For Free Day at Saratoga Springs Figure Skating Club. This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience.

Saturday, February 25: Troy Waterfront Market at Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market. Every week, more than 70 food growers, bakers, chefs & artisans gather to offer the local freshest and finest! At our market, you buy directly from the producer – the person who grew it or made it & can tell you how to best cook, use and enjoy it.

Saturday, February 25: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Saturday, February 25: KIDS! CLUB at Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Center. Get your kids outside on skis or snowshoes while you enjoy “alone” time!

Saturday, February 25: Ice Fishing Clinic at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Learn all about ice fishing at a free clinic!

Saturday, February 25: Clifford the Big Red Dog’s Birthday Party at Capital District YMCA. Join the Guilderland Y and WMHT Public Television and come celebrate Cliffords big birthday bash!

Saturday, February 25: Adirondack Thunder 7 pm Home Game at Adirondack Thunder. Come cheer on your Adirondack Thunder!

Saturday, February 25: SUNSET LOVE PAINTING at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. COME JOIN THE FUN! A PAINT NIGHT AT ART IN MIND STUDIO!

Saturday, February 25: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Saturday, February 25: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Saturday, February 25: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Saturday, February 25: I Never Saw Another Butterfly at Theatre Institute at Sage. Based upon a true story, the play follows Raja Englanderova’s experience as a young girl during the Holocaust. The play was inspired by the book, I Never Saw Another ButterflyChildrens Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp.

Saturday, February 25: Try Hockey For Free at Glens Falls Civic Center . This event is designed to provide kids, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist your child in learning the basics. Your son or daughter does not need any previous skating or hockey experience. Please dress your child in warm cloths. If you have equipment and skates please feel free to bring them. Also bring mittens or gloves and a hockey or bicycle helmet for your child. Only USA certified coaches and Adirondack Youth Hockey Players will be allowed on the ice with the Try Hockey day participants.

Saturday, February 25: Create a Bird Feeder at Schenectady County Public Library. Make and take your own bird feeder!

Saturday, February 25: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join us for Family Story Time!

Saturday, February 25: Participatory Improv at Mopco at Mopco Improv Theatre. Teens and adults: Join the improvisors of the Mop & Bucket Improv Co. onstage or in the audience. Thursdays: Participatory improv games for everyone. Fridays: Guest and student troupes. Saturdays: The Mop & Bucket Improv Co.

Saturday, February 25: Excel Aquatics Winter 2017 Learn to Swim in Albany at Excel Aquatics Learn to Swim Program. Registration for the Excel Aquatics Winter 2017 Learn to Swim program is now open! Join us starting the weekend of January 14th and 15th for swim lessons in Albany. Small class sizes and quality instruction are the keys to your child learning to swim!

Saturday, February 25: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Saturday, February 25: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Sunday, February 26: Family Yoga at Schenectady Jewish Community Center (JCC). For parents and children ages 4 to 10. A great opportunity to be together. No pre-registration required.

Sunday, February 26: Excel Aquatics Winter 2017 Learn to Swim in Albany at Excel Aquatics Learn to Swim Program. Registration for the Excel Aquatics Winter 2017 Learn to Swim program is now open! Join us starting the weekend of January 14th and 15th for swim lessons in Albany. Small class sizes and quality instruction are the keys to your child learning to swim!

Sunday, February 26: Double Dutch Jump Rope at Schenectady Jewish Community Center (JCC). All ages are welcome!

Sunday, February 26: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Sunday, February 26:  Schenectady Greenmarket at Schenectady Greenmarket. Each Sunday vendors, shoppers, musicians and friends gather with more than 60 vendors who produce everything they sell, there is something for everyone. The Winter Market meets inside Proctors.

Sunday, February 26: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Sunday, February 26: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Sunday, February 26: Kids Curate at New York State Museum. Visit the State Museum February 24 26, 2017 to see what objects are on display for the first exhibition at the museum curated by children across the state!

Sunday, February 26: Pancakes at the Sugarhouse at Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Center. Well be serving up pancakes hot off the grill with fresh, local Maple Syrup when you arrive by ski or snowshoe from11:00am to 2:00pm.

Sunday, February 26: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Sunday, February 26: KIDS! CLUB at Garnet Hill Lodge and Ski Center. Get your kids outside on skis or snowshoes while you enjoy “alone” time!

Sunday, February 26: Snowshoe Walk at Thacher Nature Center at Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center & Thacher State Park. Shake off cabin fever with an invigorating snowshoe walk!

Sunday, February 26: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Sunday, February 26: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Sunday, February 26: Kindness Open Studio at C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios. Join us for a special Sunday Open Studio in Schenectady, dedicated to creating a wall of kindness cards on our large public windows.

Sunday, February 26: Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Rentals at Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Every Saturday and Sundayfrom January 7- March 12 and February 20-24Rentals from 10:00 am- 3:00 pmGet outside and explore our winter trails! Rentals are free for members and $5 for non-members.All rentals must be back by 3:00.

Sunday, February 26: Feisty Fishers at Albany Pine Bush Preserve & Discovery Center. We will start inside with a short talk about the history and biology of the fisher. Then we will continue outside for a 1.0 mile walk in the Preserve as we look for signs of the fisher. All ages welcome.

Sunday, February 26: I Never Saw Another Butterfly at Theatre Institute at Sage. Based upon a true story, the play follows Raja Englanderova’s experience as a young girl during the Holocaust. The play was inspired by the book, I Never Saw Another ButterflyChildrens Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp.

Sunday, February 26: Beat the Snow Winter Concert Series at the Downtown Schenectady Public Library at Schenectady County Public Library. The Friends of Schenectady County Public Library bring back their popular music series, Beat the Snow, again this year. Join us us Sunday afternoons this winter for musical fun for the whole family!

Monday, February 27: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Monday, February 27: Messy Mondays at The Wonder Room at The Wonder Room. We always have sensory activities for exploration – but on Mondays we do something a little bit MESSY! come and play! We are closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.

Monday, February 27: Family Story Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join us for Family Story Time!

Monday, February 27: PJ Storytime  at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. For families with children ages 2-6. A quiet story time where PJs are welcome. A nice opportunity for children whose parents work outside the home.

Monday, February 27: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Monday, February 27: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Tuesday, February 28: Tuesday for Tots at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga. This is a special time for our younger visitors to gain preschool readiness skills in a fun and social environment.

Tuesday, February 28: Homeschool Nature Class  at Saratoga Spa State Park. Join other homeschoolers for Spa Park’s monthly nature class! Each class focuses on a different aspect of the outdoor world and lasts about an hour and a half. This class will focus on plants and their habitats. All ages are welcome. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.

Tuesday, February 28: COMICS, CARTOONS, & CREATIVE DESIGN at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Join us to learn great new art techniques with a local artist at Art in Mind!

Tuesday, February 28: Free Ice Skating at the Rink at Empire State Plaza at Empire State Plaza — New York State Office of General Services. Join us at Empire State Plaza!

Tuesday, February 28: Indoor Livestock Barn at Adams Farm. Adams Farm is a working farm, where every animal has a purpose. Stop by to visit, interact, and learn about these animals. Our animals are all humanely treated, and live happy, healthy lives.

Tuesday, February 28: Baby Lap Time at Schenectady County Public Library. Join us for Baby Lap Time!

Tuesday, February 28: Pczki Day at City of Hamtramck. Pczki Day, as celebrated in Hamtramck, Michigan, is an annual celebration of Fat Tuesday and Polish heritage. Pczki Day takes its name from the popular Polish doughnut that is the star of the holiday festivities.

Tuesday, February 28: Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride at Adams Farm. Join us for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods, across the ridge of the mountain, to an old log cabin. Warm up by the wood stoves, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and try your hand at our old player piano.

Tuesday, February 28: Drop In Story Time for 4-6 year olds  at Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library.  Children must be at least 4 years old to attend. This fast-paced program features a lively mix of stories, rhymes and music, and concludes with a simple craft.

Tuesday, February 28: A Friend Among Us: The Art of Brinton Turkle at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Visit the exhibit to step back in time with Brinton Turkle and his tales of American lore.

Tuesday, February 28: Toddler Story Time at Albany Public Library: Pine Hills Branch. Stories, rhymes, movement! Followed by Play & Grow or a craft!

Tuesday, February 28: Butterflies @ miSci at miSci. Butterflies are back at miSci! Escape winters chill and discover brilliantly colored native butterflies at miScis indoor butterfly house. Watch Butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

Tuesday, February 28: Tiny Tots at Bethlehem Public Library at Bethlehem Public Library. Stories, play, songs, and fingerplays for children aged 35 months and younger.

Tuesday, February 28: FAMILY ART LESSONS at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Come explore art media in a family-friendly format that encourages creativity through tailored instruction. Lessons focus on drawing and painting techniques, with some mixed media as well.

Tuesday, February 28: Brown Bear Turns 50 at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Come see the exhibition celebrating the 50th birthday of Brown Bear!

Tuesday, February 28: PRESCHOOL EXPLORATORY ART & SENSORY at Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio. Exploratory Art: Experience art in a setting where exploration and discovery are the main focus.