Events: Kids' Play Dates in May 2014

Enjoy the warm weather with an outdoor Mother’s Day tea and watch stellar shows based on your favorite books



We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

May 10: Based on the children’s classic book of the same name, this musical follows four adventurous friends (pictured above) who are eager to meet a bear. In order to find one, the foursome must traipse through the swishy-swashy grass; forge the splishy-splashy river; and make it through the oozy, squelchy mud. Recommended ages 3 & up. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $13. The Emelin Theatre. 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098 or www.emelin.org 

Tiny Tots

May 1: Cowboy Dave (aka Maestro David Alan Miller) loves music from all four corners of the globe. But the “miserable music miser” wants to keep all the world’s music for himself. Help Cowboy Dave and the Albany Symphony Orchestra rescue the music by singing and dancing to the tunes of sunny Spain, merry England, good old New York, and other locales. 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Call or visit Web site for prices. Congregation Ohav Shalom. 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. 518-465-4755 or www.albanysymphony.com

the monster who ate my peas

The Monster Who Ate My Peas

May 4: Sometimes little boys just don’t want to eat their peas. So one young tyke enlists the help of a monster to eat them for him. But the monster wants to make a deal: if it eats the peas, then the boy must give it some of his prized possessions. Pretty soon the monster wants more and more, and it becomes too much. Based on the book by Danny Schnitzlein, the musical tells the story of a child who eventually works up enough courage to face his fears. 2 p.m. $9, $7 children. Proctors. 432 State St., Schenectady. 518-346-6204 or www.proctors.org

Mother’s Day Tea

May 11: Our moms do an awful lot for us throughout the year. This Mother’s Day, why not treat your mom to a special tea? Held on the grounds of Clermont State Historic Site, the annual event consists of a tour of the circa 1750 house and gardens, and includes tales of mothers who lived there over the years. Following the tour, Clermont’s special tea blend is served along with finger sandwiches in the walled garden. 1 p.m. $12. 87 Clermont Ave., Germantown. 518-537-4240 or www.friendsofclermont.org

scooby doo

Scooby-Doo Live

May 15: America’s favorite Great Dane and Mystery Inc. head to the Tarrytown Music Hall. A mischievous ghost is stirring up trouble at a local theater, and it’s up to Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne to save the day. Complete with the Mystery Machine, perplexing poltergeists, and many Scooby Snacks, this performance should entertain kids and adults alike. 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. $29-$59. 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 914-631-3390 or www.tarrytownmusichall.org

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