Parents Guide

Play Dates: Featured Kids Events in May 2016

Head to a tea party, fly a kite, or see two energetic shows this month


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It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

May 1: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! The legacy of Mister Rogers lives on with the hit PBS program surrounding Daniel Tiger, one of the characters from Rogers’s Land of Make-Believe. The curious, red sweater-wearing little feline now comes to the stage and takes audiences on a musical adventure. He and his friends explore the world around them and learn important lessons of friendship, helping others, and trying new things. 1:30 and 5 p.m. $27-$52. Mid-Hudson Civic Center. 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie. 845‐454‐5800; www.midhudsonciviccenter.org

Time for Tea

May 8: Mother’s Day Tea 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. Reservations strongly recommended. 1 p.m. $15, under 5 free. 87 Clermont Ave., Germantown. 518-537-6622; www.friendsofclermont.org

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Let’s Go Fly A Kite

May 14: Kite Festival Spend the day outdoors with a kite in your hand and the wind in your hair. Part of the Yonkers Arts Weekend, this annual fest celebrates the artistry of creating and flying kites. Members of the club Kites in Motion judge the kite contests, which include highest angle kite, 50-yard dash, and finding the most unusual kite. Indoors, both kids and adults alike can make their own newspaper airworthy creations. Food trucks serve munchies all day and musical performances keep the atmosphere lively. 12 p.m. Free admission. Hudson River Museum. 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers. 914-963-4550; www.hrm.org

Hip Hop ’Til You Drop

May 19: Hip Hop Theater Seventy-five sixth grade dancers — many of whom hail from the Poughkeepsie area — put on a performance that’s not likely to be forgotten. Following an intensive two-week workshop with Baba Israel and Yako 440, the students present all they have learned on the stage in a high-energy show. Part of the Bardavon’s Arts-in-Education program since 2006, Hip Hop Theater provides children from inner-city and underprivileged neighborhoods an opportunity to study music and dance while also nurturing their own creativity. 7 p.m. $6. Bardavon 1869 Opera House. 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. 845-473-2072; www.bardavon.org

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