fun things to do with kids

A Stop at Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Newport, RI, is known for mansions and yacht races, but one of its best attractions is ten miles of road along the ocean. Here you can view both nature and architecture at their best. From houses built in the Gilded Age, at the beginning of […]

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Renaissance Fairs and Fun Festivals in the North East

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Rennaisance Fairs have been held around the US for the past fifty years, starting in New York City in 1957 with “A Christmas Masque of Traditional Revels”. This was later broadcast on TV as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and in 1971 was  established permanently […]

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Easy Home Made Cranberry Sauce

by Gina Martin

If you make nothing else from scratch for the Thanksgiving table, let it be the cranberry sauce. Home made cranberry sauce is super easy to make, and is so much more delicious than any canned version could ever hope to be. Even better, you can […]

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Storybook Setting for The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

by Sandra Foyt

One of the many reasons that The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great museum for kids is that it is the setting for two of the best-loved children’s books of all time: From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The Lightning […]

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A Day Back in Time at King Richard’s Faire

by Cie McCullough Buschle

A renaissance faire is a great way to learn about medieval history, and it’s a fun thing to do with kids too. In 1983, when I was in college , I worked at King Richard’s Faire in the town of Carver in Southeastern Massachusetts. Back […]

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Come See the Colors of Fall in Glens Falls

by Cie McCullough Buschle

This upcoming weekend is by far the most exciting weekend of the entire year here in the North Country. Go anywhere around Glens Falls and you can see balloons in the sky, Thursday thru Sunday. But the best day to be in town is Saturday. […]

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Rio Beach Party! and a Giveaway, too!

by Cie McCullough Buschle

All across the US this weekend the beaches will be going to the birds – the Rio birds. That’s because on August 2nd Rio, the movie, comes out on DVD and Blu-ray. If you live, or are vacationing, near a coastal beach, look for Blu […]

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Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop

by Gina Martin

With the weather being so wonderful this summer, I was inspired to visit the Mountaintop Arboretum in Tannersville, near Hunter Mountain NY, to check out their Family Outdoor Awareness programs, held every Friday in July, and every Saturday in August. My son and I attended […]

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GE Kids In Free – Tickets for SPAC, Baseball and More

by Gina Martin

This year try something new and get a break on ticket costs with the GE Kids In Free program. With every paid adult admission, you get one free ticket for kids 12 and under to dozens of great shows and events. With the free tickets, […]

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Swim! Swim! Swim! – Pool and Beach Locales in the Capital Region

by Gina Martin

This spring I wasn’t sure if we would even get warm enough to want to go for a swim, but lo! Summer has arrived in Tech Valley! Here is a list of places to take a refreshing dip, ranging from municipal pools, to state parks, […]

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