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Art and Theater for Families this January

Family-friendly shows, workshops and exhibits for families

family friendly art and shows this January
I will never forget the expression on my sons’ face when they first sat in the audience of a little local production of Alice in Wonderland. My boys were only two and four years old but sat quietly for over an hour in awe of the music, colors and movement in front of them. 

Since then, we make it a point to pick out a few of our favorites each year. Winter time (January especially) can be tough to find things to keep everyone busy and happy so rounding up some of our favorite picks for art and shows this month seemed like a perfect fit. Let us know in the comments if we missed any of your upcoming favorites!

Photographers for Hope
Through Jan 30. Collection of photographs that capture the revival of the Newburgh community. Through 1/30. 11am-5pm. Ann Street Gallery. 104 Ann St, Newburgh. 784-1146.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Jan 6-22. Our beloved characters come to life in a revised version of the comic. 8pm Fri & Sat, 3pm Sun. Center for Performing Arts. 661 Route 308 Rhinebeck. 876-3080.

Kakizome 2016
January 7. An interactive workshop on the Japanese traditional first calligraphy writing of the New Year. Free. 2pm. Arts Mid-Hudson. 696 Dutchess Tpk, Poughkeepsie. 454-3222.

Wednesday, January 11
Making Masterpieces. Find out how to turn regular straws into straw sculptures. Fee. 2:30pm. Mid Hudson Children’s Museum. 75 North Water St, Poughkeepsie. 471-0589.

Dia Community Free Day
January 14. Tours, talks and workshops for children and families. Free for students. 11am-4pm. Dia: Beacon. 3 Beekman St, Beacon.

Starlab: Indoor Planetarium
January 15. Take a peek at the stars. How many constellations can you name? 10, 11:30am and 1pm. Hudson Highland Nature Museum. Muser Dr, Cornwall. 534-7781.

The Paper Bag Players: Trip to the Moon
January 15. Funny, fast-paced family show with whimsical stories and live music. Fee. Orange Hall Theater. SUNY Orange, Middletown. 341-4891.

Moon Mouse- A Space Odyssey
January 17. Theater for grades k-4 about a mouse that longs to be popular while constantly being picked on a bullied. 10:30am. UPAC. 601 Broadway, Kingston. 339-6088.

Community Clay Day

January 21. Get your hands dirty. Every 3rd Saturday for $6 make a fire one piece. 1-3pm. Art Centro. 485 Main St, Poughkeepsie.