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Summer Program: “A Universe of Stories”

We hope you will come and join in the fun.  All our 2 hour programs are for kids, grandparents with kids or adults. Join us in these inter-generational sessions. 

Summer Reading program – 1st book certificate to Smiles soft ice cream in Nassau, every other book gets a ticket and choices.

Programs run Monday – Thursday, 12 pm to 2 — except:

  • Canoeing 4:40pm;
  • Astronomy 8pm;
  • Vanaver Caravan 3pm;  and
  • STARLAB miSci Planetarium

Week 1 – July 8

July 8 – Herbs. A pinch of thyme, a sprinkle of sage, a bunch of lavender and eat. Garden Club of Kinderhook.

July 9 – Moon Phases. The moon—so close and yet so far!  Why does the moon have phases?  Is it made of cheese or Oreos?    M. C. E.

July 10 & July 11 – Coding Robotics –  Make your own Mouse Robot move.  Gr. 3 – Gr.6.  Must attend both days. Increase knowledge of robotics, computer programing and teamwork. Coopertive Extension.

July 14 – “A Universe of Dance” with Vanaver Caravan, 3 pm at the NC Firehouse.  Enjoy an international dance multigenerational workshop.  Relish is this performance and talk about ethnic music and dances from around the world. Audience participation encouraged!

Week 2 – July 15

July 15 – Fairy Gardens.  Believe in Fairies?  Make a garden for a tiny friend.  Garden Club of Kinderhook.

July 16 – Music & Movement. Dance & stretch, use a variety of instruments. 12 pm – up to age 7.

July 16 – Dance & Movement. Create a movement play, then an impromptu show. 1pm – ages 8 up

July 16 – Canoeing on the Hudson under a full moon led by Fran Martino. Leaves from Stockport Creek  (4:30 pm – 7: 30 pm). Register with River Haggie Outdoors at riverhaggie@peoplepc.com.

July 17 – Out of This World Watercolors. Enter into the relaxing world of brush stroke and color.  Learn the different techniques with tools to create just the right image.  Mary Young

July 18 – Send a Message to the Great Beyond. Create colorful message flags as vehicles for communicating with the cosmos. Learn basic fabric printing and painting techniques, add your note, and send it aloft. All ages.

Week 3 – July 22

July 22 – Print making. Look through a telescope and imagine a design (aliens, planets, shooting stars), then create with textured blocks an outer space work of art.   Diane

July 23 – Music & Movement. Dance & stretch, use a variety of instruments. 12pm – up to age 7.

July 23 – Dance & Movement. Create a movement play, then an impromptu show. 1pm – ages 8 up.

July 24 – Out of This World Watercolors. Enter into the relaxing world of brush stroke and color.  Learn the different techniques with just the correct tool to create just the right image.   Mary Young

July 25“Space: First Mime on the Moon”Comic Mime Robert Rivest entertains audiences of all ages while joyfully celebrating reading, libraries, space and summer fun. Multigenerational laughs.

Week 4 – August 13

July 29 – Cooking with Flowers.  How delicious is your garden and how pretty!  Garden Club of Kinderhook.

July 30 – Astronomy talk & Star Viewing.  8 pm. Meet, have a short lecture and then off into the dark to observe the night stars.  This is a no moon night, so bring a flashlight and long pants.  M. C. E.

July 31 – Outer Space Sculpture – Create a unique monument to outer space. Use molds, pour plaster, paint, and finally spray to keep the stardust off.  Matt Crane.

August 8 – STARLAB miSci Planetarium. 5 shows from 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30. Seasonal Stargazers, Native American Constellations, Calendar Constellations, Star Clock, and Reasons for the Seasons.  Held at the Tri-Village Fire Station.

August 13 – Animal Embassy – Over the Moon Animal Adventure