Head to Newburgh's Ann Street Gallery on Sept. 10 for a Community Paint-In
First Annual Family Fun Day, Sept 3
Sacred Heart Parish and Our Lady of Knock Shrine present a day full of rides, entertainment, and food. Craft vendors will set up shop as well at this rain-or-shine event, giving guests the opportunity for a little retail therapy. Featured performers include Andy Cooney, Kitty Kelly, Dram, and Mirage. A DJ spins family-appropriate tracks later in the evening, and anyone brave enough will have the opportunity to belt out their favorite songs at karaoke. The day will end with a bang—a super fireworks show.
Noon, Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, 2267 Rte 145, East Durham; 518.622.3319
Community Paint-In, Sept 10
Young painters of all ages and abilities converge on Newburgh’s Ann Street Gallery for this day of creativity. The gallery provides the paint, brushes, and paintable surfaces—then kids are given free artistic rein. Everything from lions and monsters to rainbows and flowers decorate the gallery by the end of the day. Food and light refreshments are available for purchase, and a few raffles provide fun prizes to some lucky winners.
11 am, 104 Ann St, Newburgh; 845.784.1146
Young Readers’ Digest
Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, Sept 24
Back for its fourth year, this event attracts more than 90 children’s authors and illustrators for a day of readings, demos, discussions, and games. Notable authors include Victoria Kann, who penned the Pinkalicious tales; Bernard Most, who wrote If the Dinosaurs Came Back; and Gail Carson Levine of Ella Enchanted fame. Books are available for purchase and signings. Local food trucks provide delicious eats and the annual Chappaqua Bake Sale is always a hit. Kids can enjoy large dance party and have the opportunity to play STEM-based games, get their faces painted, and watch a balloon artist twist up some unique shapes. Proceeds from the bake sale benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry mission to end childhood hunger.
10 am, Robert E. Bell Middle School, 125 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
A Toy’s Life
Toy Story, Oct 7
This 1995 Disney/Pixar blockbuster features the voice talents of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz Lightyear — two toys who come to life when humans are out of sight. There are just a few little problems standing in the way of the two becoming fast friends: Woody is jealous of the attention their owner, Andy, gives to Buzz, and Buzz is under the impression that he isn’t a toy at all, but the real Buzz Lightyear. When Woody tries to take Buzz out of the picture, the pair wind up lost and must rely on each other to make their way back home.
7 pm, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel; 866.781.2922