President's Day Events and Activities



Family-Friendly things to do over the holiday weekend

family-friendly getaways and activities for the Holiday Weekend

Kids are off from school for the long holiday weekend and you know staying indoors will have you all clawing at the walls before long. We are rounding up the best family-friendly events and activities throughout the Hudson Valley to help you plan your weekend fun. Both indoors and out, there is something going on this weekend for everyone.

We will continue to update and add more events as we find them.

Friday-Monday

Family Winter Weekend at East Valley Ranch. Visit a pristine Catskill winter wonderland with your family! East Valley Ranch is a glistening landscape of snow and splendor in the wintertime. Try cross-country skiing or a half-day snowshoe hike and explore the true beauty of winter*. Our staff will also teach you survival skills for the cold, including shelter building, how to start a fire in winter, and campfire cooking techniques. Learn to track animals in the snow and how they adapt and thrive in this unique environment. Join us for our family winter weekend and spend time exploring the Catskills. *Weather permitting. Snowshoes and cross-country skis are provided. East Valley Ranch     . 21 Straus Lane, Claryville. 845-985-2291 ext 240.

{FIND YOUR PRESIDENT’S DAY GETAWAY OR WINTER DAY TRIP HERE}

Friday, February 17

DJ Skate Nights. Looking for something fun to do on a Friday night with your friends? Come Ice Skate at the McCann Ice Arena! Every Friday Starting in October there will be DJ Skate Night!  7:15 pm - 9 pm. McCann Ice Arena at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center . 14 Civic Center Plaza , Poughkeepsie . 8454545800.

Presidents Day Trivia and Games. Presidents Day Trivia and Games. YA Grades 6 - 9 at the Central Valley branch. Celebrate our Presidents and learn some surprising facts! 4:30-5:30pm. Woodbury Public Library, Ida Cornell Branch. 23 Smith Clove Rd. , Central Valley. 845-928-2114.

Saturday, February 18

Predators of the Wild with Bill and Brian Robinson. An exciting, interactive show that explains how birds of prey and reptiles have their own unique adaptations for survival.  Learn the importance of birds and reptiles in the balance of nature, and how man has helped to restore endangered species such as the peregrine falcon. Live animals include birds of prey such as hawks, owls, vultures, and falcons as well as reptiles such as snakes and lizards.  11am. Center for Performing Arts. 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080.

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration. Washington's Headquarters celebrates the General's birthday on a grand scale. This annual family event is jammed packed with music, military demonstrations, crafts, historical presentations, topical talks, and birthday cake. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated." 12-4pm. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site. 84 Liberty St., Newburgh. 845-562-1195.

President's Style Torchlight Bash. An evening of family fun on the mountain. Food, beverages, and lots of music. Torchlight parade at dark. 4pm. Belleayre Mountain. 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount. 845-254-5600.

Women Bowling with Wine. Enjoy some Me Time. Round up your girlfriends for a fun evening out. $13 per person for 2 games and 2 bottles of wine. 6:30pm. Quinnz Pinz. 13-19 Railroad Ave., Middletown. 845-343-8121.

{INDOOR FUN PLAY SPOTS TO KEEP KIDS BUSY AND WARM ALL WINTER}

Sunday, February 19

Family Movie Afternoon-Storks. Join us for a special viewing of Storks. You bring the family and we'll supply the snacks! 2-4pm. Goshen Public Library. 203 Main St, Goshen. 845-294-6606.

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration. Washington's Headquarters celebrates the General's birthday on a grand scale. This annual family event is jammed packed with music, military demonstrations, crafts, historical presentations, topical talks, and birthday cake. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated." 12-4pm. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site. 84 Liberty St., Newburgh. 845-562-1195.

Owl Prowl. Learn about the species of owls that are native to our region and their incredible adaptations  at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, Then head out into the woods to search for these birds of the night.  Learn which owl sounds like a horse and which one is concerned with culinary delights.  In the past, this popular program has attracted Eastern Screech Owls and Barred Owls! Pre-paid registration required.  No walk-ins will be admitted.  Admission: Members: $8 Adults and Children 7 – 17.  Not-yet-Members:  $12 Adults and Children 7 – 17 For information and to register, visit the museum’s website at hhnm.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. (Photo by Jim Ridley)  7-9pm. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Muser Dr., across from 174 Angola Rd., Cornwall. 845-534-5506, ext. 212.

Monday, February 20

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration. Washington's Headquarters celebrates the General's birthday on a grand scale. This annual family event is jammed packed with music, military demonstrations, crafts, historical presentations, topical talks, and birthday cake. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated." 12-4pm. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site. 84 Liberty St., Newburgh. 845-562-1195.

SPECIAL PRESIDENT’S DAY PROGRAM – DINOSAUR WORKSHOP. This is the perfect workshop for dinosaur lovers who are 4 to 6 years old!  We’ll learn about dinosaurs, fossils and how fossils are found.  Each child will make a cast of a dinosaur claw or tooth, and will also work on their own pretend paleontological dig to discover their own fossil dinosaur!Cost:  $10.00 materials fee per child, plus museum admission (adults free)This program is free with museum admission.For more information, visit mhcm.org. 1pm. Mid-Hudson Children's Museum. 75 North Water St, Poughkeepsie. 471-0589.