Learn about the stars above, listen to some talented kids, paint a picture, or head for summer camp this month


Night and Day Tycho the dog teaches kids about outer space.

Blast Off

July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31: Tycho to the Moon Take off on a wild adventure to the moon with Tycho the dog, during this interactive planetarium show. The friendly canine embarks on a wild ride to outer space and teaches audience members everything he knows about the moon, planets, and the stars. 12:30 pm; call for pricing. The Sky Tonight  Sit back and look up at the summer stars. Learn all about the constellations that appear during the warmer months and learn why they show themselves when they do. 2 pm; call for pricing. Hudson River Museum. 511 Warburton Ave. Yonkers. (914) 963-4550. 

Star Spangled Fun 

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 tricorne hats — for Colonial-era games and food. 2 pm, $10 per car. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, (518) 537-4240 or

Old-Time Fun

July 11-15: Time Travelers Camp Campers take a step back in time and learn what life was like for children during the 1800s. Kids try their hand and 19th-century games, crafts, food, and chores while exploring an authentic Federalist-style house. Ages 7-9, 8:30 am - noon, $250, members $200. Boscobel House and Gardens. 1601 Rte. 9D Garrison. (845) 265-3638. 

Sing It

July 15-17: Broadway’s Kids Local kids take the stage of Dutchess County’s beloved theater. The young singers showcase their impressive vocals with some of Broadway’s smash hits with selections from The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, and Annie. Fri-Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 2 pm, $10. County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 W. Main St, Wappingers Falls, (845) 298-1491;

Pop Stars

July 24: Kidz Bop The superstars of tomorrow perform the hottest hits of today. This popular group of young singers take the stage and perform their own renditions of hit tracks from popular singers like Adele and Sam Smith. Following the show, the performers stop by for a meet-and-greet with audience members. 2 pm, $42 - $68.50, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, (866) 781-2922;

Pint-Sized Painters

July 27: Art in the Morning Little artists learn how to not only paint a masterpiece, but create the paints from flowers. There is also plenty of time for an exploratory hike and a scenic picnic lunch. Ages 3-5, 10 am - noon, $5, adults free. Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Rte, 9G, Hudson, (518)828-0135;


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