Puppet show, miniatures top kids' weekend events in the Hudson Valley

Kids can be part of the show when

Kids can be part of the show when local puppeteer Jilly Puppets performs at Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale. (Credit: Handout)

Looking for fun children’s activities this weekend? Try a kid-friendly exploration of the mind-body connection through a combination story time and yoga session. Young hobbyists can visit a dollhouse and miniatures exhibit; stargazers can take in a planetarium show; and the whole family can enjoy a puppet show together, or sample goodies and play games at a winter festival. It’s all happening in the Hudson Valley. Find the details here.

Sunday: Dollhouse and miniatures exhibit in New City

Kids will be fascinated by this peek into numerous tiny worlds created by the imaginative artists at the Rockland Center for the Arts in the form of dollhouses, room boxes and miniatures. The show will also feature the works of over a dozen local artists, including ceramics, photography, watercolor, quilt art and children’s book illustrations.

When: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The exhibit closes Sunday, March 3
Info: Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Rd., New City; 845-634-9629; www.rocklandhistory.org; $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children 3-12, free for children under 3

Sunday: Winter puppet show in Scarsdale

Beloved local puppeteer Jill Liflander, also know as Jilly Puppets, will bring her special blend of music, dance, storytelling and puppet artistry to the Greenburgh Nature Center with a special winter performance. Kids are encouraged to get in on the act by dancing along with Liflander’s amusing fuzzy friends. The morning show is for ages 4 and under; the afternoon show is for ages 4 to 7. Preregister online.

When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Info: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale; 914-723-3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org/programs-and-events.html; $10, $7 for members

Sunday: Planetarium show in Airmont

Kids are invited to take a walk on the moon, observe an eclipse and learn about the myths surrounding constellations during this guided tour through the planets and stars that brighten the night sky. The one-hour planetarium show will also feature a full-dome movie about the history of the telescope and its impact on how we perceive our universe. Afterwards, try out a variety of hands-on, space-themed activities in the activity room. The program is recommended for ages 9 and up; younger children may attend with a paying adult. Reservations are recommended.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 (arrive at 1:45 p.m.)

Info: Town of Ramapo Challenger Learning Center, 225 Rte. 59, Airmont; 845-357-3416; www.lhvcc.com; $10, $5 for children under 9, $5 for seniors

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