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32 Hudson Valley Parent n June 2014 Annual Old Songs Festival ($$$$/A). June 27-29, (Fri. 3 pm - Sun. 7pm). ree days of cultural music, dancing and singing workshops, children's ac- tivities and cras. On-site camping. Al- tamont Fairgrounds, Rte. 146, Altamont. $25 general admission. 518-765-2815. JULY Annual Athens Street Festival (Free/A). July 12, (10am-11pm). Fun filled family day. Food, cras, live mu- sic, car show, magician, ventriloquist, parade and fireworks. Village of Athens. 518-945-2789. Shaker Summer Cra Fair ($/A). July 12-13, (10am-4pm). Find the perfect item for your home or gi for a friend at our Summer Cra Fair! Explore the booths of over 75 craers on the grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. Jewelry, apparel, ornaments, household goods, toys and gourmet foods are among the most popular items. A Fam- ily Activity Station will host activities for all age levels. Site tours are offered on both days at 11:30 and 1:30. Admis- sion/$4, under 18/ free. 518-456-7890. Saratoga's All-American Celebra- tion (Free/A). July 4-5. Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade, road race, BBQ, classic car show, kids' games, face painting, carousel rides, food, live music, live reading of the Declaration of Independence and fireworks set to patriotic music. Events take place all day along Broadway, throughout downtown and in Congress Park. Saratoga Springs. Saratoga County Fair ($$/A). July 22- 27, (9am-midnight). Agricultural exhib- its, entertainment, children's rides, food, more. Fairground Ave., Ballston Spa. 518-885-9701. Annual Greene County Youth Fair (Free/$). July 24-27, (ursday-Satur- day 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-5pm). e Greene County Youth Fair celebrates Greene County's longtime tradition of CAPITAL EVENTS (Continued from Page 31) agriculture and honors the young people who will keep the legacy alive for years to come. Livestock judging, horseshow, live music, arts and cras, kids' rides, ven- dors. Angelo Canna Town Park, Moun- tain Ave., Cairo. 12413. 518-943-3223. AUGUST Annual Ballston Spa Film Festival (Free/A). August 1-2, (11am-4pm). Whether you're a film-maker or just a film-lover, mark your calendars! It is a family-friendly festival that draws film entries from around the globe and around the neighborhood. e BSFF is an outdoor, open air festival. So bring your own chair, get comfortable and en- joy quality films from around the world! Films are screened in several showings in the high school auditorium and outdoors in Ballston Spa. Altamont Fair ($$$/A). Aug. 12-17, (10am-11pm). Keep agriculture alive! Rides, children's games and activities, food vendors, live music and more. Al- tamont Fairgrounds, Rte. 146, Altamont. Admission: $15. 518-861-6671. al- Schaghticoke Fair ($$/A). Aug. 27- Sept. 1, (10am-12am). Time for a good ol' fashioned fair! – e third oldest NYS. Rides, agricultural exhibits and more. Kids 13 and under free. 69 Still- water Bridge Rd, Rtes. 67 & 40, Scaghti- coke. Admission: $10. 518-753-4411. Annual Iroquois Festival (Free/A). August 31-Sept. 1. Cultural festival including storytellers, singers, and an all Iroquois artist market. e Children's Tent will feature arts & cras activities including beadwork and cornhusk doll making. Local wildlife rehabilitator Kelly Martin will be available to discuss wildlife conservation in our bioregion and will present a variety of wild ani- mals including birds of prey. Iroquois Indian Museum. 324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave. 518-296-8949. iroquoismu- JULY 11 – AUG 10 5/1-'; ,1'Ő5 %#(' Ő AUG 10 THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER 518.445.7469 • 111 N Pearl Street • Albany, NY Q Hudson Valley Parent 33 1000 Acres Ranch Resort ($$$$/T). 465 Warrensburg Rd., Stony Creek. Adirondack ranch resort offering New York horseback riding vacations. 518-696-2444. Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage (Free/T). Central Park, 500 Iroquois Way, Schenectady. Outdoor amphitheater features music, theater, movies and family programs from late spring through early fall. 518-372-5656. Albany Aqua Ducks ($$$/A). Tour Albany by land and water aboard state-of-the-art amphibious vehicles. Departs Albany Visitors Center at Quackenbush Square. 518-462-3825. Albany Carriage Service ($$$/A).1000 Delaware Ave., Albany. Horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic streets of Albany. 518-465-5973. Albany City Trolley ($$$/A). Albany Visitors Center, corner of Clinton Ave. & Broadway, Albany. 28-passenger trolley tours (9am- 4pm) highlight the attractions, history and architecture of the capital city. 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582. Albany Devils ($$$/A). Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl St., Albany. Cheer on Albany's own AHL hockey team. Season starts October and ends April. 518-487-2000. Albany's Indoor RockGym ($$$/S). 4C Vatrano Rd., Albany. Indoor rock climbing, with rock walls of all difficulties. Indoor cave system. 518-459-7625. Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center (Free/A). 195 New Karner Rd., Albany. This ecosystem is one of just 20 inland pine barren environments in the world. Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. 518-456-0655. Armstrong's Elk Farm (Free/A). 936 Hervey Sunside Rd., Cornwallville. See dozens of elk in a natural environment. 518-622-8452. Bailiwick Ranch & Discovery Zoo ($$$/A). 118 Castle Rd., Catskill. Open year-round. Horseback trail rides, pony rides, petting zoo, ATV rentals, paint ball. 518-678-5665. Battenkill River Sports and Campground ($$$$/S). 937 Rte. 313, Cambridge. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fly fishing rentals and instructions, camping along the scenic Battenkill River. 518-677-8868. Bennett's Riding Stable ($$$$/S). 91 Gage Hill Rd., Lake Luzerne. Horseback riding and lessons. 518-696-4444. Berkshire Bird Paradise ($$/A). 43 Red Pond Rd., Petersburg. Large bird sanctuary featuring more than 2,000 birds of 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 Capital District PLACES TO GO Whether you're looking for a lavish vacation or a wallet pleaser, there are plenty of places in the Capital District to fit your needs. (Continued on Page 34)

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