Events: Kid’s Korner in June 2013

This month, celebrate summer at Bear Mountain, spend a day with dragonflies, and learn about cities through art


June 1-2: The Cavalcade of Magic Try not to get too spellbound at this show, during which local magicians command the stage at the Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts. Their masterful tricks, illusions, music, and jokes amaze audiences young and old. Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $18-$20. 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080 or

Block Party

June 9: City Blocks Inspired by children’s artist and designer Joel Henriques, this craft event teaches kids about cities and recycling. Participants paint their own cityscapes on recycled wood. These “city blocks” can then be moved, flipped, and shifted to create a unique metropolis. Space is limited to 15 children. 1 p.m. $5. The Arts Center of the Capital Region. 265 River St., Troy. 518-273-0552 or


Going Buggy

June 20: 21st Century Damsels and Dragons Spend time outdoors on Olana’s picturesque property while learning about dragonflies and damselflies from an insect expert. And be sure you’re up for a speedy chase: At the end of the presentation, you have the chance to try to catch the bugs, who can fly as fast as 30 miles an hour. Preregistration required. 10 a.m. $5. Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site. 5720 Rte. 9G, Hudson. 518-828-0135 or

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Summer Days

June 29: Summer Celebration Beat the heat at the Trailside Museums and Zoo. Take time to visit the animals — beavers, porcupines, various reptiles, and a black bear — before trying your hand at summer-specific activities like planting your very own sunflower. 11 a.m. $8 parking fee. Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain. 845-786-2701 or

The Maestrosities

The Funnies

June 1: The Maestrosities What do you get when you cross musicians with a clown troupe? A goofball show filled with great music and great laughs. Using instruments like the accordion, clarinet, ukulele, tuba, trumpet, and — the pièce de résistance — stainless steel spoons, these five jokesters create tunes interspersed with sight gags and verbal quips to get guests rolling in their seats. Recommended ages 7 and up. 8 p.m. $21 in advance, $25 at the door. Unison Arts Center. 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-1559 or

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