July 8: Early Morning Bird Walks Join Mohonk Preserve Conservation Science staff on an early morning one- to two-mile walk while bird-watching. No experience necessary, beginners welcome. Bring binoculars if you own a pair (a few pairs will be available). Registration is required. 7–9 a.m., Non-members will receive a complimentary day pass on first excursion, free for members. • Mohonk Nature Preserve, Binnewater Rd Rail Trail Parking Area, Binnewater Rd, Rosendale, 845.255.0919;

July 15–16: Family Overnight Campout Enjoy nature, food, and fun while camping with the whole family. Participants will enjoy a barbecue, and then explore moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of various night creatures. Later on, there’s storytelling and s’mores by the fire. Bring a tent and sleeping bags. 5:30 p.m.–8:30 a.m., $75 adults, $25 child. • Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, 914.723.3470;

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July 17–21: Snapology Mid-Hudson Valley LEGO Summer Camp Children 5+ will participate in Star Wars themed activities, build scenes from the movie, ships, light sabers, and more. They will also bring Minecraft to life using LEGOs and create a world of animals, creepers, and their very own Minecraft character. In Kinderbots, children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Each child will take home a LEGO kit. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $165. • MaMa, 3588 Main St, Stone Ridge, 845.687.6090;

July 24–29: The Missoula Children’s Theatre Acting Camp This year’s camp will be staging a production of Cinderella, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. A pumpkin coach, Prince Charming, a glass slipper, and a dream come true are woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother in this enchanting musical. For children ages 6-16; everyone will be cast in the production. Acting Camp runs July 24–28, 10–2:30 p.m., with the production on July 29, 11 a.m. Call for costs and to register. • Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, 914.698.0098;


Boscobel House & Gardens

 1601 Route 9D, Garrison,

July 10–13: Bring the Kids: Summer A selection of engaging programs targeted to children (ages 4+) and their adults. Each day of this four-morning program has a different theme. Call for times. Members $10; non-members $20

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July 14, 21, 28: Rhyme Time by the Hudson This interactive program designed for children ages 1–4, features joyful learning through nursery rhymes, songs, parachute play, and storytelling. Led by Lisa DiMarzo. Call for times. Members $10; non-members $15


Our Pick:

Bronck Family at Home (above) Travel back in time and see what it was like to live in the 1600s. Did homes have glass windows? What were houses made of? Exploration of the dwellings built by Dutch settlers with educational tours. Program offered in the cellar of the 1663 Bronck dwelling. July 16, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Adults $7, GCHS Members & Children $3.50. Bronck Museum, 90 County Rt 42, Coxsackie, 518.731.6490;

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