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Page 23 of 57 n Hudson Valley Parent 23 Q Hudson Valley Parent 19 JUNE 5th Annual Carlys' Kids Day ($/A). June 1 (11am-4pm). Face painting, bouncy houses, a dunk tank, crafts, cookie decorating, performances, tattoos, games and more. Children who donate a new book will receive a voucher for their choice of a free cotton candy, snow cone or popcorn item. Orange County Choppers. Rte. 17K, Newburgh. 845-742-6370. Greek Festival (Free/A). June 6-9 (Thu. 5:30pm-10pm; Fri. noon- midnight; Sat. 11am-midnight; Sun. 12pm-8pm). The largest cultural festival in Rockland County. Foods, pastries, music, handicrafts and children's activities. 1 Marycrest Rd., West Nyack. 845-623-4023. 7th Annual REACH Foundation Fun Run ($- $$$$/A). June 9 (8am). There will be refreshments, t-shirts, entertainment and lots of family fun! 5K awards will be given in 5 different age categories. Fees: $5/student walk; $10/adult walk; $25/5K runner. Torne Valley Sports Complex. 115 Torne Valley Rd., Hillburn. 914-414-3069. 14th Annual Kingston Kayak Festival ($$/A). June 8 (10am- 4pm). Thinking about getting into kayaking? If so, this is a great opportunity to get instruction, paddle a few boats and check out the latest gear. Refreshments, vendors and on-water demos. Kingston Point Beach. 53 Delaware Ave., Kingston. 845-338-5021. JULY Mid-Hudson Balloon Festival ($/A). July 5-7. Be there for the incredible sight of hot air balloons launching over the Hudson. There will be an early morning and an evening launch on Saturday and Sunday. This year Dutchess County is celebrating 300 years of Democracy with a Freedom 5K on Saturday (9-10am) 845-454-1700. Festa (Free/A). July 18-20 (6pm- 11pm). Two days of Children's rides and games, specialty foods, music, and craft vendors. St. Joseph's Church grounds. 34 South Chestnut St., New Paltz. 845-255-5635. Hurley Stone House Day ($/T). July 13 (10am-4pm). Explore America's oldest private homes with costumed guides, militia re-enactors, crafts and colonial era demonstrations along with the Town Library fair. Rain or shine. Main Street, Hurley. 845-331-4121. Grey Fox Annual Bluegrass Festival ($$$$/A). July 18-21 (8am-12am). Enjoy four days of world-renown bluegrass & acoustic music, outstanding food, crafts, and vendors. $170/whole festival inc. Great Places... Let's Go! Kid-friendly rating: P - Preschoolers S - School age T - Teens A - All ages Please call ahead to verify times and fees. Dates are subject to change, please call to confirm. $$$ - $10-$20 $$$$ - $20 & up Fees: $ - $5 & under $$ - $5-$10 Hudson Valley ANNUAL EVENTS The Hudson Valley never ceases to amaze us with it's multitude of kid-friendly events! Break out of your routine by heading out to a great event! (Continued on Page 20) Chocolate Cheers ($$$$/S). 875 Rte. 28, Kingston. Fully functioning chocolate company behind walls of glass, great for viewing. Guided tours. 845-338-3368 or 888-624-3377. Circleville Town Park (FREE/A). Creamery Rd. off Rte. 302, Circleville. Swimming, picnicking, and playground. Open May to Sept. 8am-dusk. 845-692-7800. Clermont State Historic Site ($/A). 1 Clermont Ave., Germantown. An- cestral estate of Robert R. Livingston, negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase. Free access to gardens, picnicking, and the visitor center. 518-537-4240. Constitution Island ($/A). South Dock, USMA at West Point. Two-hour tour includes a boat ride on the Hudson River and guided tour of Warner House on Constitution Island. 845-446-8676. Delaware River Heritage Trail (Free/S). 127 W. Main St., Port Jervis. Self-guided tour approximately 5 miles long starting at Fort Decker. 845-856- 2375. D&H Canal Museum ($/A). Mohonk Rd., High Falls. National Historic Site. Walk along original canal locks #16-20 of the D&H Canal. Open May to Oct. 845-687-9311. DIA: Beacon ($/A). 3 Beekman Street, Beacon. Dia:Beacon presents Dia Art Foundation's collection from the 1960's to the present as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and public and education programs. 845-440-0100. Esopus Meadows Point Preserve (Free/A). 257 River Rd., Ulster Park. Trails fishing picnic area view of Esopus Meadows Lighthouse. 845-473-4440. Fancher-Davidge Park (Free/A). Lake Ave., Middletown. Picnicking swimming, playing fields, fishing, ice skating. 845-346-4180. "e Fields" Sculpture Park (Free/S). Art Omi International Art Center, 59 Letter S. Rd., Ghent. Contemporary sculptures on 100 acres accessible by a walking/cycling path. Open dawn to dusk. 518-392-4747. 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