WEEKEND Stuff to Do: Sept. 19th-21st

19 Sep

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  • Story time for preschoolers & toddlers is this morning at Northshire Bookstore on Broadway in Saratoga at 10:30, head down to see if your child can find Tally Ho! and win some loot!
  • Hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky at the 42nd Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, taking place September 18th – 21st. There will be balloons of all shapes and size. Watch from the ground as they take off into the sky or go for a ride and see a view you won’t soon forget! Free admission.

SATURDAY

  • Ellms Family Farm opens today! Discover corn maze fun for young and old, pumpkin patches for pick-your-own-pumpkins, and old-fashioned activities for Fall family fun! Evening Halloween hayrides (not too scary for the tiny tots!) and awesome apple cider donuts create memories and family traditions when you visit Ellms Family Farm.
  • The Northeast Ballet Company Nutcracker auditions are today at Proctors Theater and everyone is welcome to audition!Audition times are as follows:
    12:00 -1:00 pm Children’s roles (age 5-8, must be 5 on 9/20/14)
    1:00 – 2:30 pm Children’s roles (age 9-12)
    2:30 – 3:30 pm Act One-Party Scene (Adult roles-Actors/Dancers)
    3:30 – 5:00 pm Variations (Age 13 & up, Ladies please
    bring pointe shoes if on pointe)

    Registration fee is $25.00 (cash, check or charge)
    Registration forms will be available on audition day.

    For more information about the Northeast Ballet Company, click right here.

  • Celebrate at the Saratoga Springs City Center’s 30th Anniversary with a Family Fun Day! In honor of the City Center’s success, they are opening their doors for a family fun celebration on Saturday, September 20th for a day full of fun. Free and Open to the Public from 10am – 10pm. Starting with the Kids Cook Off at the Farmers’ Market, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Children’s Music and Crafts, Lots of Entertainment – ending with the Outdoor Movie on the Street at Dusk!
  • It’s Nickelodeon’s WORLDWIDE Day of Play today and you can celebrate at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga on Saturday, September 20th from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Enjoy 1/2 price admission & a day full of special activities including Exercise Activities with Go Kids from 12:30pm-3pm, Self-guided scavenger hunts throughout the museum, a Special Autumn Story Art Program at 1pm in the art room, “What’s Inside Me with Stuffee” Program at 2:30pm in the art room (enjoy a healthy snack while learning about health & nutrition) and Roller Coaster Building from 10am-12pm in the art room! Be sure to stop in and play!

SUNDAY

  • The Henry Street Harvest Festival is today from 12-4pm in Saratoga Springs and is so much fun for the entire family! Activities include live music, a dance performance, entertainment, festive food, seasonal snacks, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a dunking booth (you might even see a familiar face in that dunking booth around 2:30, hint hint), and a live broadcast from 101.3 The Jockey. The Henry Street Harvest Festival is one of Saratoga Springs’ most fun family events, and each year brings bigger crowds! Last year more than 1,000 people came out and supported this event. This year will be even bigger, click here for more info!
  • The beautiful Yaddo Gardens are open to the public year round. This September, however, Yaddo welcomes guests to the Yaddo Mansion and various other buildings for the first time since 2011 and only the sixth time in history. Tours will be offered that feature sites on the private portion of the estate not ordinarily available to the public. Tickets for the tour must be purchased in advance, click here for more info.

Need even more ideas for weekend family fun? Check out the Mamatoga September Calendar (and get a sneak peek at October’s line up) by clicking the photo below! Have a great weekend everyone! xoxo

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September Events at the Saratoga Spa State Park

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Wednesday, September 17th, 10am: Preschool Naturalists
Preschool Naturalists is a nature class designed for children ages 3 to 5. This hour long program will focus on using all five senses to explore a certain aspect of the outdoor world. Children will also enjoy a nature related story and craft. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register.

Thursday, September 18th, 3pm: How’s the Health of Geyser Creek?
Help test the water quality of Geyser Creek and learn about the interesting critters that live there. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Saturday, September 20th, 10:30am: Nature Game Day
Join in for a fun and educational nature games day. This program is recommended for children under the age of 10. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Monday, September 22nd, 3pm: Fall Scavenger Hunt
Come celebrate the first day of fall with a walk around Spa Park! Kids will search for plants, animals, and other signs of fall. This program is recommended for children under the age of 10. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 10am: Old-growth Forest Hike
Experience the park’s old growth forest close up! A naturalist will guide participants through one mile of mature Hemlock forest in search of the oldest trees in the woods. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 116 to register. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family.

Wednesday, September 24th, 3pm: Mushroom Hunt
Learn about the variety of mushrooms that grow in Saratoga Spa State Park and how to identify them. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Tuesday, September 30th, 3pm: Fall Foraging Walk
Join in and learn about the fall habits of animals and how they forage for food to store for the winter. All ages welcome. Fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call 518-584-2000 Ext. 150 to register.

Saratoga Springs City Center’s 30th Anniversary Family Fun Day 9/20

16 Sep

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Celebrate at the Saratoga Springs City Center’s 30th Anniversary with a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 20th! In honor of the City Center’s success, they are opening their doors for a family fun celebration for a day full of fun. Free and Open to the Public from 10am – 10pm. Starting with the Kids Cook Off at the Farmers’ Market, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Children’s Music and Crafts, Lots of Entertainment – ending with the Outdoor Movie on the Street at Dusk!

WEEKEND Stuff to Do: Sept. 13th & 14th

12 Sep

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  • Heading out to pick apples this weekend? Click here for the Mamatoga Pick Your Own {Local} Guide!
  • Today at Northshire Bookstore dancers from Northeast Ballet in their Nutcracker costumes will tell the story of The Nutcracker, teach a few simple ballet steps and then send children on a special treasure hunt through the store! Free and open to the public starting at 11am.
  • It’s Malta Community Day today from 10am to 4pm at Shenantaha Creek Park. Admission is free for this great community event featuring musical entertainment, bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, scarecrow contest, food, vendors, displays, demos and more! Click here for more info!
  • The Annual Saratoga Senior Center Open House is today from 10am-4pm at 5 Williams Street in Saratoga Springs. This event is free and open to the public and has a bunch of kid friendly activities planned, click here for more info.
  • Check out the Pond Life Program at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park today with Delegan Pond: Breathing Underwater at 10am. Kids will learn about the many ways that animals are able to live underwater and then use dip nets to search for critters including turtles, frogs, salamanders, crayfish, and insects. Please use parking lot # 1 on Scout Road. Preregistration is required. Click here for more info on their fall programs.
  • The Saturday Club is at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga todayfrom 10am to 12pm. Every Saturday they will focus on a new topic that will be both educational and fun! Topics will include magnets, making catapults, puzzles, board games, and more!

SUNDAY

  • The Fire Tower Hours at Camp Saratoga for the fall are Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-3pm. Climb an authentic fire tower and view a replica fire observer’s cabin without having to climb a mountain! Get a treetop view of Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. The schedule is subject to weather conditions and availability of Volunteer Fire Tower Interpreters. To confirm that it is open, contact Larry Gordon (Town of Wilton Fire Tower Coordinator) at (518) 469-0918. Please use parking lot #3 on Scout Road.  Dates: September 13-14, September 27-28, October 11-12, October 25-26.
  • Heads up on this great Halloween Costume Drive happening now. Halloween is just around the corner, and unfortunately some kids may not be celebrating this year because they can’t afford a costume. Last year the Saratoga County Kids Care Club members collected and donated over 145 costumes and they hope to collect just as many if not more this year! Click here for drop off locations and more info.
  • The free soccer clinics for kids are back at Gavin Park, click here for more info!

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Zumba for Kids at Gavin Park

12 Sep

43F6CBC2-E400-4741-9EA7A1BFA8E76634_carouselimagePerfect for younger Zumba fans, Gavin Park is now offering Zumba Kids classes! Zumba Kids features kid-friendly routines based on the wildly popular Latin inspired dance fitness program. Kids 4-12 can be active while jamming out to their favorite music!

Classes will run each Saturday from September 20th through October 25th. Zumba Kids Jr. for ages 4-7 will be from 10-10:30am, and Zumba Kids for ages 8-12 will be from 10:45-11:30am. Cost for Wilton Residents is $40, Saratoga Springs School District Residents is $50, and $55 for all others.

Pre-registration is required. (Sorry, no “drop ins” allowed.)  Space is limited and registration ends September 18th.  Don’t miss out, register now! To register, just dance your way down to Gavin Park, or visit them online here. Questions may be answered by calling the park office at 518-584-9455.

The 5th Annual Henry Street Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept. 21st

12 Sep

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Join the Henry Street Business Association and Gateway House of Peace for the Fifth Annual Henry Street Harvest Festival in Downtown Saratoga on Sunday, September 21st from 12 to 4pm. Henry Street will be closed from Lake Ave. to Caroline St. for exciting local performers, vendors, and activities for kids. Henry Street businesses are ready to celebrate everything autumn with fall treats and family fun!

Activities include live music, a dance performance, entertainment, festive food, seasonal snacks, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a dunking booth, and a live broadcast from 101.3 The Jockey. The Henry Street Harvest Festival is one of Saratoga Springs’ most fun family events, and each year brings bigger crowds! Last year more than 1,000 people came out and supported this event. This year will be even bigger!

The 2014 Henry Street Harvest Festival also features a special memorial tribute for Mana Behan, a beloved community member, yogi, and healer, organized by One Roof Holistic Health Center.

Henry Street business sponsoring the event and fun activities are Saratoga Paint and Sip, Simplicity: A Salon, Parting Glass, Merry Monk, Saratoga Botanicals, Henry Street Tap Room, One Roof, Saratoga Library, Scallions, TC Paris, RAW Fitness, Pizza Works, and Four Seasons Natural Foods. Proceeds from the Henry Street Harvest Festival benefit Gateway House of Peace, a local non-profit (501c3) volunteer organization with a vision to serve the terminally ill of the northern Saratoga County community.

The Wesley Community’s 1st Annual Balloon Walk Oct. 4th

12 Sep

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Come support The Wesley Community at the 1st Annual Balloon Walk on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at The Wesley Community campus in Saratoga Springs.  The 1st Annual Balloon Walk is presented by Medline.  Participants will walk a 1-mile or a .25 mile course, collecting colorful balloons along the route to create a parade of color.  In addition, a hot-air balloon will be on The Wesley Community campus near the Community Garden area (weather permitting).  All registered participants will receive a 1st Annual Balloon Walk t-shirt.  Fun family activities and food will also be available for registered participants.  Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for children, and is available online at http://www.theballoonwalk.com.  Check in and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  The Wesley Community cares for more than 700 seniors and people with disabilities from throughout the area.

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