Events: Kid’s Korner in October 2012

Fall is in full swing, so make the most of it with an outdoor festival, a spooky train ride, and a day with dalmatians

Dog days

Oct. 6: Dalmatian Day We’ve all seen the familiar image of a dalmatian with flopping ears riding in the front seat of a fire truck. The firefighting Fidos take a day off from their usual duties for a meet-and-greet to teach youngsters about fire safety. Kids can make their own crafts and try to beat the record for the fastest bucket brigade. 10 a.m. $5, $2 children five and older, $10 family (2 adults and 2 children). FASNY Museum of Firefighting. 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson. 518-822-1875 or

Peek performers

Oct. 5: Embark Peekskill Celebrate the performing arts as the Amazing Magic Margo does her incredible tricks, which have captivated kids on five continents. Stick around for Teatro SEA; the bilingual children’s theater group puts on a puppet show that tells the story of Pinocchio with some Mexican cultural twists. 6:30 p.m. $20, $10 children under 13 (cash only). Peekskill Middle School Theater. 212 Ringgold St., Peekskill;


Bustling Busytown

Oct. 21: Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat Characters from Richard Scarry’s popular Busytown book series are having a talent show at the Emelin Theatre. Huckle and Sally Cat join their pals Lowly Worm and Sergeant Murphy to discover what hidden talents they each have. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 2-5. $18, $13 children. 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098 or

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Blowing bubbles

Oct. 13: Bubble Trouble This interactive show explains what exactly makes a bubble a bubble. After revealing how the special suds help us in little ways we don’t realize, one lucky volunteer gets to be placed inside a giant one. 11 a.m. $9, $7 children. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080 or

All aboard

Oct. 20-21, 27-28: Kingston Halloween Train Ghouls and goblins have taken over the Catskill Mountain Railroad! These friendly creatures operate an old-time locomotive to give passengers (who are expected to show up in their best costumes) a 30-minute ride around Kingston. Trains depart on the hour from 1-4 p.m. $6, $4 children 2-11, under 2 free. Westbrook Station. Kingston Plaza, Kingston. 845-688-7400 or


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