Family Fun

  • Treat Dad this weekend

    Father's Day events for the guy in your life

    Father's Day is a chance to honor the incredible dads in our lives. Showing your appreciation and make cherished memories with the man who means so much at these special events. read more »
  • June festivals and fairs

    Kick off summer with a bunch of family fun!

    From fair food to rides the Hudson Valley is bustling with family-friendly festivals and fairs this June. We are rounding up the best festivals and fairs for the month and updating often so make sure you bookmark this page and check back often! read more »
  • Summer safety tips

    Protect your family at work and play this season

    Summer safety tips are guides for enjoying, working, and living during the summer without compromising one’s safety. read more »
  • Get Outdoors & Get Together 2024

    Join us on Saturday, June 8

    DEC and State Parks, in partnership with the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the NYS Division of Veterans' Services, will host free events to connect people to nature and provide increased access to the outdoors. read more »
  • It’s fishing season!

    Help protect NY's waters from invasive species

    This fishing season, you can help protect our waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS). AIS can outcompete native species, damage economies and ecosystems, and negatively impact recreation. read more »
  • 2024 Free Fishing Days in New York State

    No freshwater fishing license required to fish on designated days

    Governor Kathy Hochul announced today the six designated Free Fishing Days in New York will take place on: February 17 to 18 (Presidents’ Day Weekend), June 29 to 30, September 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day). During these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing on New York’s waters. read more »