Ah, an Autumnal Weekend

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?

All Weekend:

Evening of Friday the 17th:

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.


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