Events: Kids’ Korner in July 2013

Go on a natural scavenger hunt, see an outdoor show, and delve into the past



Keep ’Em Flying

July 6: Fireflies These little insects light up the sky, but did you ever wonder why that is? Learn what makes these little fliers glow, and create an observation jar so you can take some home with you. Recommended ages 5 and up. 10 a.m. $7, $5 children. July 13: Hummingbirds If you aren’t fast enough, you might miss these speedy sky creatures. Absorb fun facts about them — like just how fast they can fly and what plants attract them — and even bring home a nectar plant to see if you can entice them to your own garden. Recommended ages 5 and up. 10 a.m. $5, $3 children. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. 174 Angola Rd., Cornwall. 845-534-5506 or www.hhnaturemuseum.org

Back in the Day

July 4: An Old-Fashioned Independence Day Take a look back in time and experience what our original Independence Day would have been like. Join a reenactment group — all garbed in long skirts and tricorn hats — for Colonial era games and food. 2 p.m. $10 per car. July 29-Aug. 2: Junior History Camp Kids pretend to live in the 18th century, costumes and all. During the weeklong camp, participants learn to make period meals and toys, play old-fashioned sports, and create a special exhibit to display to their families. 9 a.m. $120. Clermont State Historic Site. 400 Woods Rd., Germantown. 518-573-4240 or www.friendsofclermont.org

I Spy with My Little Eye

July 6: Kids Scavenger Hunt Nature is full of hidden treasures — see if you can uncover them! Trek through the woods, soil paths, and grassy areas; keep your eyes peeled for natural objects like sappy pine cones, leaves from a number of different plants, and several varieties of moss. 11 a.m. $10 per family. Mountaintop Arboretum. 4 Maude Adams Rd., Tannersville. 518-589-3903 or www.mtarboretum.org

Camp Out

July 8-12 & 22-26: Panorama Weeklong Summer Programs Spend a week at Frederic Church’s Olana. During the first program, kids hear all about Church’s time camping in Millinocket Lake, Maine; they also participate in activities such as basket-weaving, sketching, and building shelters. For the second week, campers explore Church’s artwork inspired by his overseas travels; then they make international foods and crafts, as well as learn multicultural music and dance. Ages 6-12. 9 a.m. $180 for one week, $320 for two weeks. Preregistration required. Wagon House Education Center, Olana State Historic Site. 5720 Rte. 9G, Hudson. 518-828-0135 or www.olana.org

big time rush and victoria justice

Rock Out

July 12: Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice Nickelodeon television and vocal superstars Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice team up for their “Summer Break Tour 2013.” Big Time Rush members Kendall, James, Carlos, and Logan are known for their breakout hit “Worldwide,” and Justice hurdled to stardom with songs like “Freak the Freak Out” and “Make It Shine.” 7 p.m. $29.50-$111.50. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. 200 Hurd Rd., Bethel. 866-781-2922 or www.bethelwoodscenter.org

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