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Bike New York’s Learn to Ride – Kids Event June 24, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am; and 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Bike New York’s Learn to Ride – Kids Event
June 24, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am; and 12:00 noon - 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 a safe, easy, effective method and experienced Bike New York 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.

This event is being held in conjunction with Bike New York’s “Discover Hudson Valley Ride” which is being held the same day from Waryas Park on the Poughkeepsie waterfront.

Cost:  FREE

Class Duration:  2 Hours each session

Class Location:  MHCM Parking lot and pavilion

Class size:  limited to 40 riders

Suggested age:  5-8

Instructor to student ratio: 1 to 8, on average

Equipment: Bicycle* and helmet

*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.

Registration policy: Advanced sign-up is preferred. Check back for advanced registration information.  Walk-up students are accepted if space allows.

Availability of loaner bikes and helmets:  Extremely limited.* Kids should bring their own bike and helmet.

* Donations of loaner bikes and helmets are appreciated for this event.

 

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market June 25, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
June 25, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a vibrant summer farmers market that operates from June 4 through Labor Day on Monday afternoons on the shore of the beautiful Hudson River. We invite you to discover this seasonal Market 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 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm from June 4 through Labor Day (Sept 3)

CLICK HERE to learn more!

 

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market June 25, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
June 25, 2018 | 4:00 pm

We’re helping kids learn to make delicious food from the freshest ingredients available! With the help of museum educators kids will pick produce from our children’s garden or select fresh items from our Market vendors. Kids will then learn simple cooking and meal prep techniques to turn the produce into a scrumptious, healthy snack or meal.  And of course we’ll taste our creations!

Cost:  FREE

Foodology – Pasta! June 26, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Foodology – Pasta!
June 26, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Food Science Workshops invite children and adults to explore the fascinating science behind the foods we eat every day.  This workshop is designed for children ages 4 – 6 and their parent/caregiver.  There is a different workshop theme each week during the summer!

This week’s theme: Pasta! – We’ll learn about the science behind one of the key ingredients in pasta – EGGS!  Then we’ll make our own pasta dough and cut it with a real pasta machine.

Workshop Cost:  $9 per child, plus museum admission.

Picasso’s Palette Art Workshop June 27, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Picasso’s Palette Art Workshop
June 27, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

“Picasso’s Palette” Workshops invite children and adults to become inspired by famous artists and learn their signature styles.  This workshop is designed for children ages 4 – 6 and their parent/caregiver.  There is a different workshop theme each week during July and August!

This week’s theme:  Action Jackson Painting – participants will hear the story of Jackson Pollock’s influential approach to art and then will use his emotional style to create their own canvas splatter paining.  Warning:  this could (will!) get messy!

Workshop Cost:  $9 per child, plus museum admission.

Science Lab: Helicopters June 28, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Science Lab: Helicopters
June 28, 2018 | morning session 11:00 am - 11:45 am; afternoon session 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Science Lab Workshops invite children and adults to get creative and explore concepts in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  This workshop is designed for children ages 4 – 6 and their parent/caregiver.  There is a different workshop theme each week during the summer!

This week’s theme: Helicopter Lab – Up, up and away!  This week we’re making our own rubber band-powered helicopter toys.  These fun toys fly up to 50 feet into the air and are a great way to learn about the principles of flight.

Workshop Cost:  $9 per child, plus museum admission.

Fertile Minds Gardening Time June 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm
Fertile Minds Gardening Time
June 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Join us as we head outside to The Children’s Garden @ MHCM to learn about growing our own food and to practice gardening techniques. The day’s lesson and participation is FREE and open to all with paid museum admission.

On select garden days, we will offer families who would like an extra take-home project to also purchase a kit to grow herbs or vegetables at home.

Cost: FREE (Basic program) – optional: $5 per herb garden / vegetable kit, plus museum admission (Select programs)

Move and Groove July 1, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Move and Groove
July 1, 2018 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

This “fitness and fun” class invites preschoolers and parents/caregivers to get moving through dance, pantomime, stretching and games.

Offered Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm and Monday mornings from 10:00 am – 10:40 am in July and August

Maximum 40 people per class.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus Museum admission

Move and Groove July 2, 2018 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Move and Groove
July 2, 2018 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

This “fitness and fun” class invites preschoolers and parents/caregivers to get moving through dance, pantomime, stretching and games.

Offered Sundays from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm and Monday mornings from 10:00 am – 10:45 am in July and August

Maximum 40 people per class.

Cost: $5.00 per child, plus Museum admission

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 2, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 2, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a vibrant summer farmers market that operates from June 4 through Labor Day on Monday afternoons on the shore of the beautiful Hudson River. We invite you to discover this seasonal Market 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 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm from June 4 through Labor Day (Sept 3)

CLICK HERE to learn more!