30 things to do this June

Find family-fun every day this month

Family Fun this June in the Hudson Valley, New York
My favorite things about June: last day of school celebrations, the longest day of the year, endless trips to the ice cream shop, festivals, late night bonfires and the slow return of the fireflys!

Summer is officially here half way through the month and it's time to kick off the fun. I couldn't choose just a few things to do this month so I made a calendar and got to work filling it in. 

Here are your 30 things to do this month every day of the week!

June 1- Grab some ice cream for dessert at your favorite local ice cream shop, or try a new place tonight!

June 2- Visit your local library. Check hvparent.com online calendar for a number of story times and playgroups for the little ones or let the kids unwind afterschool with some quiet time at the library. Libraries are not only a great break from the heat this month they provide socialization and encourage reading.

June 3- Bring a chair and some snacks and enjoy a FREE movie (Disney’s Inside Out) under the stars in Kingston

June 4- Come and enjoy free admission, free parking, free activities and games for children plus over 50 local vendors, live music and entertainment for all ages all day at the 9th Annual Children’s Earth and Water Festival in Montgomery.

June 5- Bring the family for an interactive Touch A Truck event where kids can touch and explore their favorite big rigs. Other activities including bounce house, co train and more too!

June 6- Learn more about why parent’s love the Poughkeepsie Day School at their open house on June 6th with a tour of the 35-acre campus and meet the admissions team.

June 7- Come meet other new mamas at the Mama’s Social Circle at New Baby, New Paltz on June 7th.

June 8- Perk up your garden or make a unique gift using old but loved or found items to create some Garden Salvage Art with the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County on June 8th in Newburgh.

June 9- Celebrate the food, music, dancing and cultural traditions of Greece starting today through Sunday in Newburgh at the Greek Festival.

June 10- Bring your teens to meet with many teen book authors featuring events and activities for teens all weekend long at Barnes and Noble for B-Fest!

June 11- Look for entertainment all down Main Street in Livingston Manor plus the famous Trout Parade filled with antique cars, floats, performance groups and more.

June 12-  Enjoy food, fun, and music down by the riverside Pete and Toshi Park for the Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival.

June 13- Pack a picnic dinner and take a hike

June 14- Knock down the pins at the alley during Kids Bowl Free Night! (Must register).

June 15- Go strawberry picking! Find a local farm here. Just check hours and availability before you go.

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June 16- Skip cooking tonight and head over to the Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival where a variety of local food trucks are serving up an array of delicious foods, live music, beer and kids entertainment.

June 17- Take everyone out to the ballgame at the Hudson Valley Renegades Home Opener game against the Aberdeen Ironbirds followed by fireworks after the game.

June 18- Take part in the bike and trike parade, crafts, games, dance party, concert and much more at Newburgh Illuminated.

June 19- Celebrate Father’s Day by taking dad to any of these great local events!

June 20- Happy Summer! Tonight the June full moon is an extra special treat. Celebrate the Strawberry Moon and the longest day of the year on a Summer Solstice Hike around the beautiful Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and Outdoor Discovery Center.

June 21- Celebrate the last week of school with some playtime at your favorite playground, or playground hop today!

June 22- Join a summer reading program at your library

June 23- Take a trip to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory at the children’s theater at the Forestburgh Playhouse.

June 24- Celebrate Summer with a party at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum with food, music, art and more!

June 25- Go on a picnic with the Fairies in the park complete with storytelling, snacks, games and songs.

June 26- Go fish! It’s free fishing weekend and anyone can fish the fresh waters of NY State without a fishing license.

June 27- Happy Anniversary Olana! Celebrate the historic site’s 50th anniversary.

June 28- Grab your poodle skirt and bring the kids or grab a date night and take a musical trip down memory lane at Happy Days performed at the Westchester Broadway Theater.

June 29- Settle down after dinner with a free concert, Music in the Parks at Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

June 30- Pack up the kids and head to the drive-in!

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Pamela is the Community Liaison at Hudson Valley Parent. She resides in Dutchess County with her husband and two boys and enjoys bonfires, star gazing and spending the summer poolside with her family.

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