Presidents’ Week Events For Albany Kids

by Sandra Foyt on February 13, 2010

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cmost There are so many fun things to do in New York with kids over Presidents’ Week, that I’d be here all night trying to type them all up for you.  Fortunately, I don’t have to as Capital District Fun has done a bang-up job already in Things To Do for February Break, Or Bring On Nine Straight Days Of Cold Weather And No School!

For a few more good ideas, check out MomXChange’s February Vacation Survival Plan Series.

Still looking for something to do this weekend with a slightly older crowd?  Look for Garbage Warriors, Rocky Horror, and Donna The Buffalo on All Over Albany’s Stuff to do this weekend.  Or, take a look at Nippertown’s local ArtBeat, with current and closing gallery exhibits and a chance to recycle old books into works of art, as well as the Weekend Roundup of the music scene.

I’m just going to add a couple more items:

  • Creative Writing For Teens With Kathe Izzo, Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday, Feb. 13, 14, and 16, 1:00-4:00 PM, FREE, Hudson Opera House
  • Clifton Park Winter Fest – All Day, Saturday, Feb. 13, FREE, Soup Contest, Sleigh Rides, Ski Sprints, Idol Contest, and more!
  • East Greenbush Gaming Club, 11:30,Saturday, Feb. 13, FREE, Bring a game & a friend.
  • Build Your Own Artbots with Kathy Ceceri, 11:00-12:30, Saratoga Springs Public Library, ArtBots are great little motorized drawing machines. Learn how to make your own ArtBots from materials you probably have at home, and watch them wobble and move across the paper! For children in grades 3-5. (Art activities, puppet shows, and Chinese New Year Celebrations all week long at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.)
  • “Tastes Like Chicken: Birds”  Cooking The Tree of Life – Wednesday, February 17, 7pm, NY State Museum, FREE.
  • Shakespeare & Company: “Julius Caesar” – Noon, Thursday, Feb. 18, FREE
    Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Siek Campus Center, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Lightning Thief: The Upstate NY Tour – Extend the movie and book experience with a tour of the storybook settings in the Capital Region and in NYC.
  • The Great Backyard Bird Count February 12-15
  • Electric City Bugaloo FREE PHOTO EVENT- Feb. 19th 5pm – 8pm, Sow’s Ear Studio 1597 Union St Schenectady, NY 518.370.2042.Vin and Fran Giordano will  set up a camera, lights, backdrop and a printer. We will have GIANT novelty light-bulbs, incandescent, fluorescent. People who come can get a free 4″x6″ Photograph with whichever light bulb moves them.

    That’s it for now.  It’s going to be a Jiminy Peak ski weekend for us, followed by a week-long  trip to NYC.  Have a fun and educational week in New York!

    | Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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