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HVP September 2015

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Page 18 of 39 ■ Hudson Valley Parent 19 3 Reasons to Enroll Now 1. Enrichment Yoga, Sign Language, and more 2. Safe Environment Families get a personal code to access the building 3. Professional Staff CPR, First Aid, and MAT Certifi ed Open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm Fresh fruit and vegetable snacks provided Call Now to Schedule a Tour 845-256-2299 delicious nearby cafes and eateries. There are lots of great places to refuel with a snack or a meal a (very) short stone's throw from the festival. Whether you're vegan or nurturing a serious sweet tooth, there are plenty of options for you! If you're looking for a sweet treat, Corbett's Cookie Bar Kitchen sells specialty cookies and cookie bars. Or you can check out the Eat Sweet Bakery Café, which offers a wide selection of high-quality treats. If you want to cool off, FriYo Yogurt Café can hook you up with a frozen yogurt. All are located right on Railroad Avenue. If you want to enjoy your snack al fresco or your kids are looking to play, Stanley-Deming Park is just three blocks from the festival site and offers picnic tables and a playground. If you're looking for a sit-down meal, Caffe a la Mode on the corner of Oakland and Railroad Avenues has lots of wraps and salads available at lunchtime (not to mention coffee for adults in need of an afternoon pick-me-up). G's Restaurant on Main Street serves traditional American fare, and Fetch Restaurant on Main Street has fun dog-themed grub for animal lovers. Vegans will love a meal or smoothie at Conscious Fork on Rail- road Avenue. And of course, no meal is com- plete without dessert. Head two miles south down Oakland Avenue to Pennings Orchard and check out the ice cream bar, or pick apples and pumpkins to bake into pies at home later. There's also a petting zoo with animals that kids are allowed to feed. Download the app This year's Warwick Children's Book Festival has their own app, complete with maps, photo galleries and suggestions for nearby shopping and eating. Make sure to download it before you go — it's sure to be a great day! Elora Tocci is a freelance writer born and raised in Hudson Valley. She's currently a communications manager at Teach For America in New York City. Amy Ignatow signs copies of her bestselling Popularity Papers series at the 2013 book festival. Ignatow will be among 50 authors and illustrators at this year's gathering.

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