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.

Presidents Day Weekend. February 14-16, 4pm-12pm.
Frost Valley YMCA is a snow lover’s dream come true! With our cross-country ski trails, ice skating rink, snow tube run, and snowshoe trails* your family will experience an idyllic winter weekend. We also offer ice fishing on Lake Cole, broomball on Reflection Pond, and guided nature hikes to High Falls and other scenic vistas. When you’re ready to move indoors, try our climbing gym, archery range, or arts and crafts programs. Or cozy up next to the fire with a good book and some hot cocoa! Winter at Frost Valley will warm your heart! *Weather permitting. Snow tubes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are provided. 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville. 845-985-2291 x450.

Presidents Week Family Camp. February 17, 4pm-12pm.
Join us for a 2-4 night stay during your children’s school break. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the family together, and we’ll be the host so you can relax and enjoy spending time with one another. Our winter wonderland offers you the experience of new thrills and delights in snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing* and more. Test your skills in climbing and archery or enjoy guided nature hikes and arts and crafts, as well as a wide variety of other activities, including our annual Snowshoe Olympix! *Weather permitting. Snow tubes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis are provided. 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville. 845-985-2291 x450

Admission is by donation. In celebration of Black History Month, a full day of inspiring workshops and experiences for all ages will be presented by Circle Creative Collective, Harambee, and MyKingstonKids. Exciting, hands-on learning will honor African culture, history, and crafts in a creative-packed program that is both intergenerational and open to an intercultural community of attendees. Food throughout the day by Hudson Valley Current's SATISFY HUNGER. Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, 122 Clinton Avenue, Kingston. 845-323-1374.

Family Free Night. February 15, 5pm. MHCM is open late and admission is FREE from 5-8 pm on the THIRD Saturday of every month. Ages 0-6. 75 N Water St., Poughkeepsie. (845) 471-0589.

Catskill Lantern Festival. February 15, 5pm-10pm. We are excited to announce our first annual Winter lantern installation! Don’t miss our walk-through wonderland of family fun with massive lighting displays. 5pm. 4880 Route 32, Catskill.

George Washington’s Birthday at Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh February 15, 12pm-4pm. Help us celebrate General George Washington’s birthday at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. We do THREE days to celebrate, February 15th, 16th and 17th, from 12pm until 4pm each day. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh, (845) 562-1195.

Meet the Animals. February 15, 12pm The Wildlife Education Center (WEC) is the home of many animals that can be found in our local woods, fields, ponds and rivers including, rabbits, turtles, frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and fish. As well as a screech owl, a great horned owl, and of course the crowd favorite, Edgar, our resident crow that says "hello!" 12pm. 25 Boulevard, Cornwall.

3rd Annual Ashokan Hot Chocolate Festival. February 16, 10am. Warm up your winter with indoor and outdoor activities and several great flavors of hot chocolate! Lunch available for purchase. Blacksmithing and broom shop demonstrations. Sledding on Hoot Hill and Guided Hikes, weather permitting! Fun for the whole family! $5 admission at the door, includes 2 flavors of hot chocolate. More hot chocolate, food, and colonial crafts can be purchased for a small additional fee. Kids under 12 attend for free. 10am. 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge. (845) 657-8333.

A Presidential History of Water February 17, 2pm-3pm Family-friendly presentation on how American Presidents have influenced water held in Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit. Free for museum members; $7 for general admission. This program supports the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, Water/Ways. Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston. (845) 338-0071 Ashokan Winter Day Camp February 17, 9:30am This camp provides a chance for kids to gain confidence, form new friendships, and explore the beauty of Ashokan in winter with our fun and experienced outdoor youth instructors. 9:30am. 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge. 845-657-8333. Kids Yoga February 17, 10:30am Krystal Kids Yoga is a blend of Hatha, Kundalini and Bihar yoga, combined with Reiki, Faerie lore, Art therapy and other energetic healing modalities. The purpose is to teach children to be the natural healers they are, through yogic means, education in crystals and plant medicine, asana, mantra and fun! This class flows from yoga to stories and crystals, using movement and sound as the medium. Stories are woven into the fabric of the class, as the children will be inspired by faeries, angels, dragons and wizards. This multi-media technique encourages children’s wellness and fantasy, creating strong bodies and energy to face the world with confidence and compassion. 10:30am. 6423 Montgomery St., #1, Rhinebeck. 845-876-5952. Snapology Lego President’s Day Mini-Camp February 17, 9:30am-12:30pm Ages 5+, Join us at the Fishkill Recreation Center where children will get the opportunity to travel back to the Medieval period. You will get to design your own castle, town or fortress that will be able to defend themselves against their enemies. You will also get to build a siege tower to attack the castle. Which side do you think will win? Each child will go home with a mini-figure. REGISTRATION REQUIRED $48. To register visit 9:30am. 793 Route 52, Fishkill. (845) 831-3371. Winter Fest at Crystal Lake February 17, 12pm Join us for the third-annual winter celebration in collaboration with various community organizations and individuals. Snowflake art installation crafted by community members. Activities for all ages—snowshoeing, kids crafts, strider fat bikes, photo-ops, guided treks. Baked snacks, hot chocolate, soup, coffee and more around a roaring campfire. 12pm. 100 Temple Ave., Newburgh.

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