The Children’s Museum at Saratoga’s Annual Seussian Celebration Sunday, March 1st

25 Feb

Dr-SeussIn honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, you are invited to The Children’s Museum at Saratoga for their Annual Seussian Celebration! Enjoy a variety of fun activities Sunday March 1st from 12pm to 3pm! Hop on Pop in their bounce house, participate in a Dr. Seuss themed scavenger hunt, create cute crafts, have the chance to win FREE door prizes, and more! This event is FREE with Museum Admission.

Cabin Fever Beach Party at Northshire Bookstore 2/28

24 Feb

indexHead to the Cabin Fever Beach Party on Saturday, February 28th from 11 am to noon at Northshire Bookstore Saratoga on Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Shake off your winter blues at their cabin fever beach party where kids can enjoy summery stories, games and activities – and pretend they’re enjoying a hot summer day at the beach. Costumes encouraged! Party is free and open to the public.

Community Purim Carnival Sunday, March 1st at Wilton’s Gavin Park

23 Feb

purimartFeaturing more than 15 interactive games and 2 huge bouncy bounces, Temple Sinai, with funding from the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, will host a fun-filled Community Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 1st from 12 to 2:30pm in the Christopher Dailey Gym at Wilton’s Gavin Park. Children of all ages will also enjoy dancing with the DJ, raffles, balloon art with Mr. and Mrs. Bill, and prizes galore for everyone.

Community members of all religions are welcome and encouraged to attend!  Admission is free. Game tickets are fifty cents each. There will also be discount wristbands for unlimited games and rides for $12.  Hot dogs, pizza, popcorn and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Following the carnival, an outdoor snowman making contest will be held from 2:30-4pm. Open to kids and adults, all proceeds from the $5 entry fee will be donated to the Mollie Wilmot Radiology Oncology Center. The contest is being organized by Arlo Zwicker and Zachary Gerhardt, two Saratoga 7th graders who are raising funds to fight cancer.

Purim is a holiday celebrating a biblical story about overcoming racism and oppression. It is traditionally celebrated with costume and much revelry, and has been called “the Jewish Mardi Gras”!  It’s the biggest party of the Jewish year.

Temple Sinai is a Reform synagogue located in the historical district of downtown Saratoga Springs. For more information about the carnival, contact Temple Sinai at 584-8730.

The 20th Annual Ballston Spa Winter Fun Festival Saturday 2/21

20 Feb

sledThis Saturday take the whole family to the 20th Annual Winter Fun Festival from 11am to 10pm on Bath Street Hill and Elks Club on Hamilton Street in Ballston Spa.

This year will feature:

Sledding down Bath Street hill (11AM – 5PM)
Music, dancing, contests, and free food at the Elks Club on Hamilton Street (6PM – 10PM)
Indoor snowball rumble
Children’s coloring contest with prizes and children’s crafts at the Elks Club (6PM – 8PM)

Sponsored by The Village of Ballston Spa, the Town of Milton, and the Elks Club. Free and open to the public!

For more weekend activities, visit the complete Weekend Guide right here!

Camp Alert! Wilton Recreation Summer Camp Info {Full Day}

18 Feb

2A427787-CCEA-4FD1-9DF81BFBD571E4A3_carouselimageWilton Recreation offers a full-day summer camp program for children entering 1st through 9th grade, which runs from 9a.m. to 3p.m., June 30th through August 14th.

This camp offers a full schedule of daily onsite activities, themed events, as well as exciting trips for those campers registered for off-site adventures. Daily onsite activities include arts and crafts, sports, playground fun, and other organized group games. This year’s scheduled field trips include: The Great Escape, Million Dollar Beach, Saratoga Country Fair, Magic Forest, Valley Cats Baseball Game and at least two swimming days per week at nearby pools and beaches and much more ( trips are based on space and availability ).

With available pre-camp and post-camp care, working parents can ensure their children are having fun in a safe environment before and after the camp’s regular hours. Space is limited. Parents who register their children for before camp care can drop off their registered campers as early as 8a.m. and for after camp care can pick them up as late as 5:30p.m. Busing is available for Wilton residents who register for regular camp hours.
Camp registration for Wilton Residents ONLY begins on March 2nd. Non-resident registration begins on April 27th. Registration is open until camp capacity is reached, or June 12th, whichever comes first. Space is limited and registration must be done in person at Gavin Park, 10 Lewis Drive, Saratoga Springs NY. Camp registration forms are available at or can be picked up at the park office, weekdays 9a.m.-5p.m. Any questions, please call (518)-584-9455.

Special guest, Kindermusik at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga 2/6

4 Feb

the-childrens-museum-at-saratogaJoin them at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga on Friday, February 6th as they welcome special guest, Kindermusik! Enjoy a free preview of their music and movement programs for babies and toddlers during Busy Bees (10-10:45am) and
Wiggle & Giggle (11:15am-12pm).

Learn and connect with other parents, caregivers and babies through creative movement, vocal play, object and instrument exploration, and colorful literature.

Limited space available! Register today, just call the museum at 584-5540.

Harry Potter Book Night Celebration at Northshire Bookstore 2/5

2 Feb

HPBN-logoDrop by to join in the Harry Potter Book Night Celebration at Northshire Bookstore on Thursday, February 5th from 5-7pm!

Kids can make their own wands, allow their booksellers to sort you into one of the four houses of Hogwarts (I am even making a guest Sorting appearance as well…), and have your fortune told by Professor Trelawney. They’ll be holding a costume contest with a $50 Northshire Gift Card going to the winner, who will be announced at 6:45pm. You can also compete in their Harry Potter Trivia Contest: Third Years & under (up to age 13) at 5:30, Fourth Years & up (14+) at 6:30.

There will be wizarding snacks, and other magical surprises for wizards and muggles alike all evening long! February 5th 2015 will see the first ever Harry Potter Book Night. This exciting event gives new and existing fans a chance to share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, to introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. You are hereby invited to embrace the magic and banish the midwinter blues!

This event is free and open to the public.

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