Looking for fun family activities this weekend? Young fans of the arts can catch a live children’s theater performance or try their hand at making a wind chime. For fun with nature, take a hike with your tykes or learn all about (and get to meet) bullfrogs. Find all the details here.
Friday: Toddlers on the Trail: Stream Walk
Bring your kids ages 2 to 6 to the Monhonk Preserve Coxing Trailhead for a guided nature hike. The 1.5-mile walk along the stream will move at a toddler’s pace, allowing plenty of time for curious kids to explore. Pack water and snacks, and get there early to secure a spot in the small parking lot. Reservations are required.
When: 10 a.m., Friday, July 27
Info: Mohonk Preserve, 3197 State Rte. 55, Gardiner; 845-255-0919; mohonkpreserve.org; $12 hiking fee for nonmembers, free for members and kids 12 and under
Friday: Make a wind chime
Glaze Pottery and Art Studio has all the materials kids need for this fun and functional craft. Use provided beads, wires and wood to create a beautiful wind chime just right for catching a summer breeze. The 90-minute program is for children in grades one through six.
When: 5 p.m., Friday, July 27
Info: Glaze Pottery and Art Studio, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg; www.glazeartstudio.com; 845-359-9020; $25 per child per class
Saturday: "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Join Chuck, Snoopy and the gang and chuckle at the trials and triumphs of an ordinary day in the life of the lovable “Peanuts” protagonist. Diana di Grandi directs this stage adaptation of the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. The book, music and lyrics are by Clark Gesner.
When: 11 a.m., Saturday, July 28, and Aug. 4
Info: Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rte. 308 Rhinebeck; 845-876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org; $9 for adults and seniors, $7 for children
Saturday: “The Tortoise Versus the Hare”
The competition heats up between the Mammals and the Reptiles of West Sandy Bottoms as they prepare for the annual race. Can the brown creatures and the green creatures put aside their differences to rescue a little lost bunny? Find out at this all-ages performance by the Missoula Children’s Theatre.
When: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 28
Info: Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck; 914-698-0098; emelin.org; $13
Saturday and Sunday: Meet the Bullfrog
Meet the Hudson Highland Nature Museum’s resident bullfrog at this weekend event, open to children of all ages and their families. Learn about the interesting habits and adaptations of bullfrogs and then join the museum staff at the indoor pond for a frog feeding.
When 2:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29
Info: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Wildlife Education Center, 25 Blvd., Cornwall-on-Hudson; 845-534-5506; hhnaturemuseum.org; $3 admission; free for members