Saratoga Events for July 30, 2014 - August 14, 2014 : Kids Events

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When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The month-long scavenger hunt for our tricky friend Waldo comes to a close! Head to the Where's Waldo party at Northshire Bookstore for a grand prize drawing!
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Where: Gavin Park, Wilton
Cost: FREE
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment. Please register in advance by emailing with your son or daughter's name and age. Ages: Boys and Girls ages 7-13 Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays Clinics 5:30-6:45pm, Pick-up 6:30-8pm Dates: July 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, August: 19-21, 26 and 28
When: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Gavin Park, Wilton
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club will offer FREE summer soccer clinics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Gavin Park this summer. The clinics are designed for soccer players who are looking for advanced skills training in a fun and encouraging environment. Please register in advance by emailing with your son or daughter's name and age. Ages: Boys and Girls Days and Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays Clinics 5:30-6:45pm, Pick-up 6:30-8pm Dates: July 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, August: 19-21, 26 and 28
When: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $25.00 Advanced / $27.00 Door
Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitar List" for the Wall Street Journal.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Maple Avenue Middle School (515 Maple Ave, Saratoga, NY 12866)
Cost: $5 per child, $1 per adult
Big Truck Day is one of The Children's Museum at Saratoga's primary fundraisers, which allows the museum to offer quality programs and learning opportunities to families throughout the capital region and beyond! This fun event will feature trucks of all shapes and sizes for children to tour.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Where: Beau Kilmer Field, East Side Rec., Saratoga Springs
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Saratoga Springs Pop will host a local competition for NFL Punt, Pass & Kick on Saturday, August 2nd, at 12:00 noon at the Beau Kilmer Field, East Side Rec in Saratoga Springs. The competition is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15 and is free. Go to SSPW's website to pre-register.
When: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $15.00 Advanced / $17.00 Door
Hailing from New York's Capital Region, Everest Rising is a tight-knit quartet influenced by folk, jazz, rock and more. Together they create a progressive acoustic sound that is unique yet comfortably familiar. Their pretty melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and expansive, fresh instrumental arrangements take the listener up less-traveled routes.
When: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $16.00 Advance/$18.00 Door
This delightful, fun Pioneer Valley trio is comprised of Zac Trojano along with brother and sister Matt and Kate Lorenz. They have aggressively eclectic tastes in music--everything from The Beatles to Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin to Tom Waits--which cooks up into something they call Roots-Rock/Junk-Folk. In the words of Dan Bolles of Seven Days, "They're a little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll, a little bit old-timey and a whole lotta weird.
- BEST BET!
When: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Where: Saratoga Pavilion
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
When: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 | 12:00 PM
Where: 20 prospect street, Ballston Spa Ny 12020
Cost: 10% off all create your own candles!
ike candles? How about making them yourself!? Join us every Dark Day for a discounted candle making session! All of our 20+ create your own candle options are 10% off! Choose your shapes, your colors, scent and physically build your own candles! It's fun for ALL ages!!
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join The Children's Museum at Saratoga for the Making Connections Autism Program on August 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:30pm.
When: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065
K-5 readers and their families are invited to celebrate their reading accomplishments with Andy the Music Man. This drop-in program is made possible by a grant to the Southern Adirondack Library System from the Saratoga County Youth Bureau and the Office of Children and Family Services.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium.
Cost: Children $5.00 , Adults $10.00, Students $8.00, Seniors (over 62) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan, the musical, is based on the smash-hit animated film, and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning pop icon Phil Collins. This show is suitable for audiences of all ages.
When: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $16.00 Advance/$18.00 Door
For fans of British Isles and American traditional music, three-part harmony and wholesome fun, the Jamcrackers will be just what you're looking for. Named for the river-drivers who broke up log jams and "got things rolling again," the band features the extraordinary voice and soulful ballads of Peggy Lynn, the rich baritone and original songs of Dan Berggren, and national champion hammered dulcimer player Dan Duggan.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 1:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium
Cost: Children $5.00, Students $8.00, Adults $10.00 , Seniors (62 and above) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan, the musical,is based on the smash hit animated film, and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning pop icon Phil Collins. This event is suitable for all ages.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Where: Ballston Spa High School Auditorium
Cost: Children $5.00 (age 3-5), Students $8.00, Adults $10.00, Seniors (62 and above) $8.00
Performed by the BARC Youth Theatre Company. Tarzan, the musical, is based on the smash hit animated film ,and features music and lyrics by Grammy and Oscar winning pop icon Phil Collins. This show is suitable for all ages.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $22.00 Advance / $24.00 Door
Hear the amazing versatility of banjo on old time, bluegrass and contemporary originals. This team has a few lifetimes worth of collective picking expertise! Host Bob Altschuler performs and records with Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass and Dyer Switch. He's been heard on NPR and radio and TV commercials and is a favorite regional banjo instructor.
When: Sat, Aug 9, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Exit 17 Golf @ Exit 17N, 1267 Route 9 in Gansevoort, NY
Are you a golfer? Or a golf enthusiast? If you'd like to have some fun and have the opportunity to win some cool prizes, all while showing your support & gratitude for our wounded vets of Iraq & Afghanistan, come out and join us for Chip in for Veterans!
When: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 11:30 AM
Where: Tinneys Tavern
Cost: $20 per boat payable in advance
Head to the Homemade Boat Race Day at Tinneys Tavern on Sunday, August 10th!
When: Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
Your wish is their command. That's right! Mopco's riotous scenes, stories and songs are all based on your impromptu suggestions. In residence at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady since 2007, MopCo blends short and long-form improv. They use both tried-and-true formats, such as Theatresports and Spontaneous Broadway, along with original formats, such as Tapestry (free-form theatrical Jazz) and Our Town Today (community-based improv that explores current events and issues).
- BEST BET!
When: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Pavilion
The first Berkshire Bank Family Monday invites attendees to explore and learn through Leaping Lizards and Rocking Reptiles exhibit!
When: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 until Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Malta Community Center
Cost: $65 - $72
In this one week camp for young actors and actresses who enjoy musical theater, participants will learn acting skills, play theater games and work on 2-3 show stopping musical numbers! A performance, complete with costumes and choreography, will be given for invited guests at the end of the camp week.
When: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 until Fri, Aug 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Where: St. Peter's Parish Center
Cost: $250.00
Johnny, Diane and Beth will teach campers the many building blocks of musical theater. Several sessions will be offered throughout the day as campers learn how to "pull it all together" for a group performance on the last day. Foundations: Musical Theater Jazz Sing Loud or Go Home: Voice with musical director Cyndi Merrill and live music!! Express Yourself: Acting Icing on the Cake: Tap* and / or Swing and Salsa (*no tap shoes necessary) Pulling It All Together: perform a complete scene from a well known musical!!! Campers are required to bring a brown bag lunch and beverage daily. For more information and to register your camper, please contact Diane at (518) 932-6446, or visit the website, tangofusiondance.com
When: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $18.00 Advance / $20.00 Door
With an entertaining repertoire of vintage "girl group" music and a modern vocal jazz style, String of Pearls has sass and musicality in abundance. From the 1930s sounds of the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters to Brazilian, bebop, and pop music, this 3-woman trio has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, the Provincetown Jazz Festival, and in clubs and concert halls in France, Germany, and Japan.
When: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs Public Library
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Steve "The Dirtmeister" Tomecek is back! Soda Bottle Science - A Delightful Deluge of Dirt Cheap Science Experiments That Go Fizz, Boom and Pop!
When: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Art on Tap in Clifton Park Center
Cost: $30.00
Under 18 class. Call Art on Tap or register on our website to get signed up!
When: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $22.00 Advance / $24.00 Door
This Berklee College of Music grad with the stop-you-in-your-tracks voice has performed at Newport Folk Festival and taken home top prizes in the nation's most prestigious songwriting competitions, including the BMI John Lennon Competition, Mtn Stage New Song Contest, the International Acoustic Music Awards, and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition.
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Orra Phelps Nature Preserve
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join Saratoga PLAN as we create magical houses for fairies and their friends at the beautiful Orra Phelps Preserve. Participants will get to build fairy houses out of natural materials they find at the preserve. Kids of all ages welcome!
When: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Caffe Lena - 47 Phila St. Saratoga
Cost: $16.00 Advance/$18.00 Door
For fans of British Isles and American traditional music, three-part harmony and wholesome fun, the Jamcrackers will be just what you're looking for. Named for the river-drivers who broke up log jams and "got things rolling again," the band features the extraordinary voice and soulful ballads of Peggy Lynn, the rich baritone and original songs of Dan Berggren, and national champion hammered dulcimer player Dan Duggan.
When: Today until Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Where: DiDonna's South Shore Restaurant 113 Rte 9P Malta Saratoga Lake NY
Cost: Varies
DiDonna's South Shore Restaurant is open rain or shine. The best part is they have a large game room that offers board games such as Hang Man, Battleship, Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Chinese checkers, pool table, roulette, cards, just to name a few. Come enjoy a rainy view of Saratoga Lake and enjoy the old fashioned games while eating delicious made to order food.
When: Today until Sun, Aug 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Where: DiDonna's South Shore Restaurant 113 Rte 9P Malta Saratoga Lake NY
Cost: Varies
Come have a game night date or game night with the kids with the old board games. We have chess, checkers, hang man, battleship, pool table, cards, just to name a few. Enjoy appetizers and play or order your meals and play while you wait for your made to order delicious food.
When: Today until Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Join the Children's Museum at Saratoga every Tuesday during the summer when they close the upper parking lot and fill it with all sorts of fun activities. Create pavement pictures with chalk, blow bubbles, play with trucks, participate in weekly art projects and play with friends. When it rains meet us in the community room.
When: Today until Sat, Aug 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Stop in Saturday for our new weekend program! Every Saturday we will focus on a new topic that will be both educational and fun! Topics will include magnets, making catapults, puzzles, board games, and more!
When: Today until Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Malta Community Center
Cost: $135 - $148 per week
Camp Malta is full day summer camp program held at the Malta Community Center. This NYS Health Dept licensed program is open to children entering Kindergarten through the Fifth grades in the fall of 2014. Participants will enjoy summer days packed with fun activities such as; sports, crafts, games, movies, library time, nature activities and special guest programs. In addition, campers participate in swimming once a week and one field trip per week!
When: Today until Thu, Jul 31, 2014
Where: Participating Businesses
Join the Northshire Bookstore in a month-long scavenger hunt for our tricky friend Waldo!
When: Today until Thu, Aug 21, 2014
The Tang Teaching Museum’s traveling program to libraries will feature a hands-on art project in keeping with the libraries’ science theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!”
When: Today until Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Join us for this fun program in which we explore the ways science is all around us with a cool new theme each week!
When: Today until Fri, Sep 19, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Middle Grove Park, Middle Grove, New York
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Farmer's Market featuring Live Music and Special Events. Local produce, jams, jellies, locally raised grass fed meats, eggs, pickles, baked goods, honey, dinners to go. We also have Pa's Pistols Hot Dogs while you shop. Playground for the kids, and rest rooms. Great local event for everyone. Come check us out ! Sponsored by the Town of Greenfield Historical Society.
When: Today until Mon, Aug 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Join us for our creative and fun Summer Art workshops! Each week we will focus on a different craft and use different materials for you to create a take-home masterpiece!
When: Today until Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
This is a special time for younger children to learn what they can do with their bodies through guided free play. Together, caregivers and the museum foster the physical development of children in a social and creative environment.
When: Today until Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Tang Museum at Skidmore College
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Tang also offers children ages 5 and older a chance to express their creativity in the museum through its Family Saturdays programs. These free programs use current exhibitions as a starting point to give children (and their adult companions) the opportunity to express their creativity in fun and inspiring ways.
When: Today until Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Impressions of Saratoga
Meet Upset, the head spokesequine and mascot for Impressions of Saratoga’s new brand of merchandise “The Dark Horse”. Upset will be available for a meet and greet outside Impressions of Saratoga.
When: Today until Fri, Aug 29, 2014 | 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Where: The Children's Museum at Saratoga
Cost: Free with Museum Admission ($6 per person, under 1 is free)
Calling all babies and toddlers! Join us for our newest weekly program, Busy Bees!
- BEST BET!
When: Today until Mon, Sep 1, 2014
Where: Saratoga Pavilion
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Beginning Monday, July 21 is the return of weekly family-friendly festivals! Each Monday will feature games, attractions, and educational activities in the Saratoga Pavilion.
When: Today until Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Where: Regal Cinema in Clifton Park Center Mall
Cost: $1 movies
Once again, the Regal Cinema in Clifton Park Center will host the Regal Summer Movie Express on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am for nine weeks. Movie admission is just $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. This is a great, cheap indoor activity for parents and kids!
When: Today until Fri, Sep 12, 2014 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Saratoga Springs City Center
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The City Center’s lobby is filled with several local treasures for residents and visitors to enjoy this summer. Currently on display are the Saratoga En Pointe ballet shoes and the “Saratoga Surrender” bronze on loan from the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield. The newest edition to the space is a harness racing exhibit from the Saratoga Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Admission in free.
When: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 until Sun, Aug 17, 2014 | 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Where: Altamont, NY
Cost: $15 Tues – Wed, $17 Thurs-Sun
Head to the annual Altamont Fair for new and old traditions and an array of shows and attractions! There will be live music every day, concessions, vendors, and also a wide variety of exciting fair rides.

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