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Riverfest

June 3: 10th Annual Children’s Earth & Water Festival Family-friendly environmentally themed festival with free games and children’s activities, small animals, 70 artisans, craft and local food vendors, live music and entertainment including a performance by the Arm of the Sea Theater. Bring a lawn blanket. More than 5,000 attendees expected. All day, free. • Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 Rt 416, Montgomery, 845.615.3868; www.waterauthority.orangecountygov.com/festival.html

June 3: Grasshopper Grove The Museum’s outdoor Nature Play Area opens for the season. Special opening-day activities are planned for the children at this unique play area. 10 a.m., $3. • Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, One Muser Drive, Cornwall, 845.534.7781; www.hhnaturemuseum.org

June 3: 23rd Annual Snapping Turtle Walk & Skylab Presentation about the habits and history of snapping turtles, including live specimens. Afterwards, Starlab will combines stars, constellations, and stories. Coffee, juice, and donuts included. 7:30 a.m., adults $12, kids age 6-12 $8.Boscobel House & Gardens, 1601 Rt 9D, Garrison, 845.265.3638; www.boscobel.org

June 10: Kids Art & Pizza Night Parents get a night to themselves by dropping the kids off for an evening of creative, artistic fun. Children can eat pizza and create art in a supervised, informal environment. For children ages 611. Reservations required.  6:30-9:30 p.m., $35. • Katonah Art Center, 65 Old Bedford Rd, Goldens Bridge, 914.232.4843; www.katonahartcenter.com

June 11: Ravens & Crows: The Amazing Intelligence of Corvids In recent years, scientists have revealed interesting facts about ravens and crows. Spend an afternoon learning more about the overlooked intelligence of corvids, and interact with a few. For ages 8+. 1 p.m., $5 members, $8 non-members. • Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, 914.723.3470; www.greenburghnaturecenter.org


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Riverfest is a full day of entertainment including children’s activities, live music, large craft and food fair, and kayak demos. Bring a blanket or chair. June 3, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free. Donahue Park, 99 Shore Rd, Cornwall-on-Hudson, 845.534.4200; www.river-fest.com

Float Like a Butterfly and celebrate the opening of the Greenburgh Nature Center’s Butterfly Arbor at this family-friendly event. A naturalist will lead a short walk down to the beautiful native plant meadow, where you’ll learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and discover the epic migration Monarch butterflies complete every year. Get up close and personal with butterflies as they may, perhaps, land on you. June 24, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., $5 members, $8 non-members. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, 914.723.3470; www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

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