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Bike New York’s “Learn to Ride – Kids” Program June 25, 2017 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Bike New York’s “Learn to Ride – Kids” Program
June 25, 2017 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Learn to Ride — Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Class duration: 2 hours

Class location: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum pavilion and parking lot (traffic free location)

Class size: 30-50

Instructor to student ratio: 1 to 8, on average

Equipment: Bicycle* and helmet

Availability of loaner bikes: N/A. Kids must bring their own bike and helmet.

Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted if space allows.

Click here to register

*Parents must ensure that the bicycle fits their child and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function). The child must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. Training wheels should be removed in advance and tires should be inflated until they are hard.

Shop the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market June 26, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shop the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
June 26, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

MHCM is partnering with local farms from throughout the Hudson Valley to bring farm fresh food to residents and visitors of Poughkeepsie.  We invite you to discover, shop and celebrate the agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley!

 

Market Location: The Pavilion at MHCM (75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY).  Free onsite parking with overflow parking at Waryas Park.

Market Hours:  Mondays 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm from June 5 through October 23, 2017

CLICK HERE to meet our Market Farmers and Vendors

 

Afternoon ABC 123: Sunny Shape Art June 27, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Afternoon ABC 123: Sunny Shape Art
June 27, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Join us to have fun exploring making pictures with shapes. Then we’re going to use special sun-sensitive paper to make an artistic silhouettes of our shape picture. This program is free with the cost of admission!

About ABC 123: This early literacy and math program features a playgroup format to engage both toddlers and their parents/caregivers in song, stories and hands-on projects. Parents will get take-home ideas to support early learning in the home. Each month has a different theme!

Making Masterpieces: Bug Houses June 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Making Masterpieces: Bug Houses
June 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Summer is a great time to catch, study and release butterflies, grasshoppers, ladybugs and other insects.  Children will make artistic bug houses and learn about what insects need to survive in their habitat.

Museum admission plus $5.00 materials fee per child.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time June 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
June 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Join us as we prep for this year’s garden!

The Children’s Garden @ MHCM is where families learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques.

This program is free with museum admission.

Shop the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 3, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shop the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 3, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

MHCM is partnering with local farms from throughout the Hudson Valley to bring farm fresh food to residents and visitors of Poughkeepsie.  We invite you to discover, shop and celebrate the agricultural bounty of the Hudson Valley!

 

Market Location: The Pavilion at MHCM (75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY).  Free onsite parking with overflow parking at Waryas Park.

Market Hours:  Mondays 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm from June 5 through October 23, 2017

CLICK HERE to meet our Market Farmers and Vendors

 

Independence Day Rocket Golf! July 4, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Independence Day Rocket Golf!
July 4, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Families participating in our Independence Day celebrations are welcome to join us for this special programming. We’ll be making paper rockets to launch on our stomp rocket launchers. We’ll then use them to play a brand new game, sort of like Frisbee Golf, but with flying rockets!

 

Cost: Free with museum admission or picnic pass.

Independence Day Celebration! July 4, 2017 | 9:30AM - 4:00PM, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Independence Day Celebration!
July 4, 2017 | 9:30AM - 4:00PM, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Museum Open:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fireworks to follow
Enjoy an evening of play and celebration on the waterfront with a front row viewing of the July 4th fireworks with convenient on-site parking!
Join us BEFORE the fireworks for play inside of the museum or bring your own picnic to enjoy in our waterfront pavilion!

 

HURRY – tickets are going fast and spots in our lot WILL sell out! Reserve your spot today by calling (845) 471-0589 during normal business hours.

ON-SITE PARKING PASSES (includes museum admission for all occupants)

MEMBERS: $40 per car
NON-MEMBERS: $50 per car
PICNIC PASSE ADD-ON: $20 (Entitles you and your car load to private seating under our pavilion. Includes one table and seating for everyone arriving with you in your vehicle. Grills and alcohol not permitted.)
WALK-UP MUSEUM ADMISSION ONLY
$9.00 per person
MHCM Members:  FREE
Storytime with Ed! July 5, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm
Storytime with Ed!
July 5, 2017 | 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm

Join Ed, our special guest volunteer, as he makes some of his favorite stories come alive!  This program is best for children ages 3-5.  Free with museum admission.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time July 6, 2017 | 10:30am
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
July 6, 2017 | 10:30am

Join us as we head outside to The Children’s Garden @ MHCM is where families learn about growing our own food and practice gardening techniques. The day’s lesson and participation is free and open to all with museum admission. Children who would like an extra take-home project can plant their own herb garden green house for $5!

Cost: $5 per herb garden green house plus museum admission.