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HVP March 2019

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16 Hudson Valley Parent n March 2019 fibar ground walkways, plenty of picnic areas for lunch, and best of all, it's free. Julie's Jungle 5 Old Lime Kiln Rd., Hopewell Junction 845-226-8395 Julie's Jungle is the first fully- accessible playground in Dutchess county. Inclusivity has been the main focus of this playground since its inception in 2012. Julie's Jungle caters to the needs of all children including those who are able-bodied and those with visual, hearing, cognitive or physical impairments. The state-of-the-art adaptive playground gives children who have been previously excluded the opportunity to participate in outdoor fun while improving their social skills. The grounds also offer ramps and spacious decks, shorter stairs, Braille play panels and even a sensory garden. AMC Crystal Run 16 1 Galleria Dr., Middletown 845-695-1724 sensory-friendly-films Enjoy sensory friendly films during the month at this Orange County theater. Films are shown with the lights on and the sound down. Family- friendly films are shown on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month and more mature audiences can enjoy films on Tuesday evenings. Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center 1433 NY-17A, Warwick 845-986-6686 Take a trip to Warwick where children and adults of all abilities can learn to ride horses. The program is meant to improve the physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being of the participants. Mid-Hudson Civic Center 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie 845-567-0005 Families of children with disabilities can enjoy open therapeutic ice-skating sessions or sign up for six-week sessions throughout the year. Ice skating can positively impact social skills, physical strength and balance. Mohonk Preserve 3197 Rte. 44/55, Gardiner 845-255-0919 Enjoy the outdoors with your family. Plan your trip with the director of education to discuss your needs to make sure you get the most out of your experience. TOP 10 PLACES (Continued from Page 15)

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