Events: Kids' Play Dates in April 2014

Spring is finally here! Learn about fish and butterflies, see how wool is made into yarn, or watch acrobats perform



Science Experiment

Apr. 12: Sid the Science Kid Have you ever wondered why you need to water plants to make them grow? Or why it’s light during the day, and dark at night? Sid the Science Kid is curious, too, and wants to figure it all out. Based on the popular PBS Kids TV show of the same name, this live production teaches little ones the basic principles of science in a fun way. 2 p.m. $35, $25 children. Tarrytown Music Hall. 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 877-840-0457 or tarrytownmusichall.org

Gone Fishing

Apr. 5-6: Trout Weekend Learn all about different kinds of fish that call our region home. After some arts and crafts, you’ll even get a chance to feed them. 12 p.m. $3. Apr. 5: Sustainable Butterflies Now that spring has sprung, you’re bound to see some butterflies flitting around. Learn all about these pretty bugs: where they live, how they eat, and how they change from creepy caterpillars into beautiful butterflies. 10 a.m. $7. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. 100 Muser Dr., Cornwall. 845-534-5506 or hhnaturemuseum.org

From Sheep to Sweater

Apr. 19: The Chancellor’s Sheep and Wool Showcase Once the winter months are over, we like to forget about our wool sweaters. But spring is actually the time when farms start harvesting wool from sheep to make those sweaters. Watch the whole wool-making process — from shearing the fluffy animals to spinning out the yarn to weaving it all into fabric — at this festival. Live musicians entertain while guests sample local produce and browse through the craft fair. 11 a.m. $8 per car. Clermont State Historic Site. 87 Clermont Ave., Germantown. 518-537-4240 or friendsofclermont.org

Alien Invasion

Apr. 26: Pine Bush UFO Fair Extraterrestrial creatures are taking over Pine Bush! But don’t worry, they come in peace. Folks dressed in alien costumes march down Main Street in the town’s annual parade; space-themed crafts and games entertain both kids and adults; and don’t miss the out-of-this-world live music performances. 10 a.m., parade steps off at 3 p.m.; pinebushufofair.com

All in Moderation

Apr. 28: Pinkalicious Everyone loves cupcakes, but what happens when a little girl eats a few too many, and then can’t stop? So begins the tale of Pinkalicious: She loves pink cupcakes so much that her skin actually turns pink! Although she admires her new hue at first, she soon realizes that overindulging might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Based on the book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, this musical teaches kids the importance of self-control. 10 a.m. Free admission, reservations required. Palace Theatre. 19 Clinton Ave., Albany. 518-465-3335 ext. 132 or palacealbany.com

Thrilling Theater

Apr. 5: Galumpha Hailed by the New York Times as “spellbinding,” this troupe combines daring acrobatics with physical comedy. Some of their best-known routines include feats of human architecture: Choreographed to classical music, the performers climb on each other to create various shapes. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $13.  

Apr. 26: Seussical Some of Dr. Seuss’s most memorable characters meet up in this delightful musical. The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of JoJo (who wants to express his creativity); Miss Gertrude McFuzz (who tries to make Horton notice her); and Maysie Le Bird (who convinces Horton to sit on her egg while she takes off on an adventure). 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $13. The Emelin Theatre. 15 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-3045 or emelin.org

 

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