Events: Kid’s Korner in March 2012

Spring is almost here — and that means it’s time to tap the Valley’s maple trees for syrup. Four local venues host maple sugaring events this month

March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25: Maple Sugar Festival Enjoy games, crafts, and Native American storytelling around a campfire — as well as sweet treats and recipes using maple syrup — at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum (March 3, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Call for ticket information). The museum also offers Maple Sugar Tours each weekend, during which participants can watch the sap flow right out of the tree. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $12, $6 children under 12. • Outdoor Discovery Center. 100 Muser Dr., Cornwall. 845-534-5506 or

March 4, 11 & 17: Sugaring Sundays Held at Teatown Lake Reservation, these hour-long tours of the site’s Warren’s Sugarhouse teach you all the ins and outs of maple sugaring, from tapping the trees to bottling the final product (March 4 & 11. 1, 2, & 3 p.m. $5). During the annual Pancake Brunch (March 17), you can chow down on hotcakes covered in syrup, and visit the sugarhouse for a demonstration on how this “liquid gold” is made. $12, $7 children; reservations strongly suggested. • Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 914-762-2912, ext. 110 or

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March 4: SuperOrchestraMan Join the Albany Symphony Orchestra and their very own caped crusader (aka Music Director David Alan Miller) as they search for the perfect superhero music. Hear the orchestra perform “The Ride of the Valkyries” and other examples of classical music’s most thrilling and chilling works. Come early for family-friendly activities, including an instrument petting zoo. Activities 2 p.m., concert 3 p.m. Call for ticket information. • 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. 518-465-4663, ext. 2 or

March 11: Maple Sugaring Party This fête at the Greenburgh Nature Center features recreations of Native American and Colonial style sugaring sites, crafts, and candy- and ice-cream-making. 11 a.m. $8. • 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. 914-813-1280 or

March 24: Maple Fest At the Randolph School’s third annual syrup celebration, watch how maple sap is tapped and boiled; take a taste of Jack Wax Taffy (an old-fashioned maple sugar treat); and enjoy sing-alongs, stories, face-painting, and games. Best of all: there’ll be pancakes for lunch — with maple syrup, of course! 11 a.m. Call for ticket information. • 2467 Rte. 9D, Wappingers Falls. 845-297-5600 or

March 10: Alice in Wonderland Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Alice, and meet the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and the many other unlikely creatures that inhabit Wonderland. Based on Lewis Carroll’s enduring children’s novel, this musical production features the Kings Theatre Company. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. $25, $12 youth under 18. • Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts. 1351 Kings Hwy., Sugar Loaf. 845-469-2287 or


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