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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.

 

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

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 2, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 2, 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

INDEPENDENCE DAY – MUSEUM OPEN July 4, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (note early close)
INDEPENDENCE DAY – MUSEUM OPEN
July 4, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (note early close)

Join us for a day of play on Independence Day!

Independence Day Celebration! July 4, 2018 | 9:30AM - 4:00PM, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Independence Day Celebration!
July 4, 2018 | 9:30AM - 4:00PM, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Museum Open:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm, 6:30 pm – 9:00 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
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 9, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 9, 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

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 16, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 16, 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

Taste of the Market – “Farm to Cocktail” Fundraiser July 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Taste of the Market – “Farm to Cocktail” Fundraiser
July 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Grown ups are invited to join us on the waterfront for an event benefiting the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum!   This “Farm-to-Cocktail” party will feature the culinary artistry of local chef Ed Kowalski of Lola’s Cafe & Gourmet Catering, and the produce and products of the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market.

Our celebration will also include live music with the Bob Stump Band, local beverages and signature cocktail, a silent auction, and presentation of the 2018 Great Friend to Kids Award.

EVENT LOCATION:

The Pavilion at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum

75 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie

TICKETS: 

$75 per person

Click here to purchase tickets

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE:

Contact Brenda Lynch for more information.  (845) 471-0589 ext 14

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 23, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 23, 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

Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market July 30, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Kids’ Kitchen @ The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
July 30, 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