Now that the weekend is upon us, here are a few family fun events happening in and around our area this weekend:
- The Hudson River Museum presents 2012 Day Trips, enrichment activities for camp groups from July 8 through Aug. 17, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offerings: guided activities in the Museum’s interactive Hudson Riverama; planetarium shows and astronomy projects; an exhibition tour, Gilded Age Magic and magic activities. To learn more and reserve your trip, call 914.963.4550 x.250 or Email at email@example.com.
- Chesapeake Light Craft is hosting an in-water demo day at Beczak Environmental Education Center’s Hudson River beach. Don’t miss your chance to test paddle various designs of these beautiful wooden boats from Chesapeake Light Craft, one of America’s finest boat kit companies and talk to other boat building enthusiasts. Located at 35 Alexander Street in Yonkers.
- On Saturday Aug. 11 at 1 p.m., Dr. Evan P. Haefeli, Professor of History at Columbia University, explores the interface between the bold Puritan exile Anne Hutchinson, the local Lenape Indians and the Dutch colony of New Netherland, near St. Paul’s Church in the 1640s, spotlighting an exhibition currently on display at St. Paul’s. Professor Haefeli’s presentation particularly examines Mrs. Hutchinson’s story in the context of the theme of religious toleration in New Netherland, which is covered in his forthcoming book, New Netherland and the Origins of American Religious Liberty.
- Every Sunday at 2 p.m., from July through October, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront, located at 99 Dock St. invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard the Barge to learn about everything from growing hydroponic plants to making kaleidoscopes to the dynamics of juggling. This Sunday, while catching blue claw crabs and recording data, learn how to tell a male from a female crab, a Jimmy from a Sally. What is a Sook crab, or a Sponge crab? What kind of food do crabs like to eat? How long to crabs live? What salinity do crabs prefer?