Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding (and challenging) jobs you’ll ever have. Luckily, every July we celebrate Parents’ Day – A celebration of keeping your kids alive and healthy and staying upbeat throughout the entire process. Parents all over the world deserve an evening away from kids, routines, and bedtime meltdowns once in a while, so we’ve come up with 12 ways for you to celebrate being an awesome parent.
1. Watch a movie at the Hyde Park Drive-In Theatre
Have a watching experience at this Drive-In Theatre where you can watch two movies for the price of nine dollars or six dollars on Tuesdays. Take a break from watching kiddie movies with your family to watch the movies that you really want to see together.
2. Go for Ice Cream at Moo Moo’s Creamery
This ice cream place is extremely popular with the locals in Cold Spring. Enjoy one of their unique flavors, such as the Maple Bacon with actual bacon, as you sit together on the benches by the river.
3. Sip and Paint at Vine Van Gogh
Check out their daily schedule to attend an event where you can create your own artistic masterpiece and sip a complimentary beverage with the guidance of a local artist with no experience necessary. You and your partner will be surprised at how your paintings turn out as you explore your inner artistic sides.
4. Taste Delicious Wines at the Adair Vineyards
This vineyard, located in New Paltz, has a tasting room with locally grown and family produced wines and a gift shop to purchase your favorite wines. Taste some wine at their picnic tables on the lawn and stroll together through the beautiful vineyards.
5. Listen to Live Music at Daryl’s House Club
Enjoy some live entertainment from bands and eat some delicious food at this restaurant located in Pawling. Music lovers will rejoice at hearing some of their favorite songs and taking the moment to just listen to the music.
6. Stroll through Poet’s Walk Park
Take a walk where past famous literary figures have strolled through for a peaceful evening in Red Hook. Catch up on things with your partner and bring up some of the great times that you shared together so far this year.
7. Get a Strike at Quinnz Pinz
Go for bowling with your partner and play a few rounds at this bowling alley in Middletown. Have a competition of who can get the most strikes?
8. Go on a Boat Ride with Hudson Sailing
Book a boat ride with this sailing company, located in Newburgh, and go on a relaxing boat ride with your partner. Take in the beautiful views of the Hudson River. Check out the sunset cruise for a romantic night with your partner.
9. Horseback Riding at My Saddle Brook Farm
Go horseback riding with your partner at this farm located in Walden. You don’t have to be an experienced rider to go on these trails with your guide as you learn about this farm and how they rescue many animals that roam around on the grounds. You and your partner will love this if you are animal lovers!
10. Rock Climbing at Inner Wall
Go rock climbing with your partner and challenge yourself on the many different walls located in New Paltz. Have fun accomplishing the walls that you climb and grab some lunch or dinner at the restaurants nearby.
11. Explore Art at Dia:Beacon
Take a look at the fascinating pieces as you and your partner make your way throughout this museum of art dating back from the 1960s to present day. After viewing the beautiful and quirky pieces of art, make your way to the outdoor space overlooking the Hudson River.
12. Take a Walk on the Walkway over Hudson
The best way to catch up with your partner is by communicating with them. You and your partner can accomplish this by taking a stroll over the Walkway over Hudson where you can catch some breath-taking views on this beautiful flat bridge located in Poughkeepsie.