“Buffalo Niagara: Bring the Kids!” highlights kid-friendly fun, from Niagara Falls to the Buffalo Zoo
Buffalo, N.Y. - With peak travel season just around the corner, Visit Buffalo Niagara is highlighting Western New York’s family attractions in its newest video, titled “Buffalo Niagara: Bring the Kids!”
Over the course of three minutes, the video shows how you can experience the wonder of Niagara Falls, get soaked on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour, stand where Teddy Roosevelt took the oath of office, meet exotic animals at the Buffalo Zoo, explore WWII warships, hear the thunder of cannons at Old Fort Niagara, set sail on the Spirit of Buffalo, root for the Buffalo Bisons and more. Read more »
Rochester, N.Y. - If you build them. . .they will come! Learn about the art of building fairy houses from an award-winning children’s book author and create your own woodland fairy dwelling at Fairy House Magic at the National Museum of Play at The Strong® on Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is presented in conjunction with the Fairy Houses Tour at the 45th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival to be held July 13 and 14.
- Meet Tracy Kane, author of The Fairy Houses Series® of children’s books that has popularized building fairy houses around the world, and join her for story readings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. as she offers tips for making fairy houses from materials found in nature. Kane’s books will be available for sale and autographs by the author.
- Enjoy a screening of Kristen’s Fairy House, a DVD starring Kane and her niece Kristen as they share an island adventure. Read more »
Mumford, N.Y - At one time, the discriminating woman was never without her handheld fan. It not only provided essential relief in a sweltering room; its unique language was equally effective in the fine art of courtship.
This artistry, passed from generation to generation, will be shared again on Mother’s Day, May 12, during Genesee Country Village & Museum’s opening weekend.
Opening Day is Saturday, May 11, the first day of a weekend also laced with demonstrations and tastings of historic chocolate along with custom-brewed beer (from the CB Brewing Co. for ages 21 and over). Read more »
Live Music by Over 20 Top Bands Including Acoustic Brotherhood, The Lazy Suns and Ramblin’ Jug Stompers
Event Presented by Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Action Council and WEQX Radio
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - A new 10K has been added to SPAC’s popular “Rock & Run” 5K fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at SPAC. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a 1K Kids’ Run, followed by the 5K at 9:30 a.m. and the 10K at 10:30 a.m. Over 20 top Capital Region bands will perform along certified running routes and at the free, post-race party on SPAC’s lawn. Online registration is available at http://www.areep.com/. All proceeds will benefit SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson program which hosts underserved children at classical performances. Read more »
Buffalo, N.Y. - New York Sea Grant is taking applications for a week-long teacher training cruise on Lake Ontario. The July 7-13 Shipboard and Shoreline Science Workshop takes place aboard the 180-foot EPA Great Lakes National Program Office research vessel the Lake Guardian, docking in Youngstown, NY. Applications will be accepted through April 30.
The unique learning opportunity for fifteen Grades 4-12 educators and non-formal youth educators teaches them techniques for including Great Lakes science and technology in their classroom curriculum. Read more »
Family-friendly event on May 4 features lumberjack skills, woodworking demonstrations, tree walks, children’s activities, and Mill tours
Kids 12 and under admitted free
East Meredith, N.Y. - Carving, cutting, chopping, building, sawing, shaping, and finishing. The Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum celebrates the many ways people use and work with wood. A perennial highlight of the Festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am - 5 pm, is the lumberjack skills demonstrated by the Woodsmen’s Team from the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. The men and women of the Woodsmen’s Team, who participate in intercollegiate competitions and practice five nights a week, will demonstrate cross-cut sawing, overhand and underhand chop, ax throwing, and other lumberjack skills. Read more »
Cornwall, N.Y. - On Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m., come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for Dig In! Join Environmental Educator Megan Hoffman at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, to learn about burrowing animals of all kinds. “Did you know that a single chipmunk can store up to 8-pounds of food in its burrow and each female raises two litters of pups per year, usually 2-6 at a time?” said Megan. Read more »