Kids Activities in the Albany New York Area | Kids Out and About Albany

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New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration at Cal Performances

Join the artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season possible for a celebratory evening of exclusive performances recorded especially for the occasion. Soloists, recitalists, jazz artists, and chamber ensembles featured in our fall online streaming series have each contributed a special musical selection to help our audiences usher in 2021 in style. (And really… who doesn’t want to say goodbye to 2020?!) All performers have carefully chosen their program, with the aim of sharing works that convey the joy, hope, warmth, and spirit of the holidays. We invite you to close out the year among friends—with familiar faces from our extraordinary artist roster, in transcendent performances that promise to remind us of the power of the arts to uplift and connect us even in the most trying of times.
Dates: 
12/31/2020
11 PM EST – 2 AM EST
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Make a Holiday Elf House - free virtual workshop

Make a home for an Elf family. Decorate it for the holidays. Fun and interactive workshop on the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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TakeTimeThursday: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa Everybody! - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States. Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials.
Dates: 
12/10/2020
2:30 – 3:15 PM
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TakeTimeThursday: Holiday Musical Favorites with Tia L. Singleton - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Join us for #TakeTimeThursday as Tia L. Singleton returns to share some popular holiday songs. hear the melodic voice of guest psalmist Tia L. Singleton. Get in the holiday spirit as Ms. Singleton treats us to her varied range and even tone.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
2:30-3:00
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Virtual Event: Christmas Around the World with Puppeteer Robin McCahill

Travel around the world with artist and puppeteer, Robin McCahill as she introduces you to the many characters of Christmas in this one hour presentation suitable for kids of all ages! Meet Italy’s “Befana”, a Christmas WITCH. Iceland has twelve Santa’s called Yule Lads with names like Meat Hook, Spoon-Licker, and Door-Slammer. Head off to Eastern Europe for a visit with the very spooky Krampus! Robin will illustrate these characters with handmade puppets. Gerri Griswold will assist with stories and other visuals. You don’t even need to bring your passport! 10:00 a.m, ZOOM.
Dates: 
12/19/2020
10 am - 11:30 pm EASTERN
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YouthBiz Marketplace

FIND EXQUISITE GIFTS DIRECT FROM YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience, and we’re bringing it to you online! Young business owners sell their unique products–all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Dates: 
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
Buy online anytime!
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Santa Hustle 2020 VIRTUAL

Santa Claus is an incredible man but unfortunately, he can’t be everywhere at once. However, he does want you to be a part of the jolliest race series of the year! So why not run virtually? A virtual Santa Hustle® run can be 3.1, 6.2, 13.1, or 26.2 miles, your choice of location, any duration of time, during the designated dates of December 1 through December 31. Run by yourself or with a group, just get out and have a fun time!
Dates: 
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
12/03/2020
All day.
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World AIDS Day 2020 - Unfinished Business

Tune in with us on Friends of Trillium Health's Facebook Live or on RCTV, found on Channel 1301 in Rochester, NY for a fundraiser to benefit Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic! Please join President and CEO, Andrea DeMeo, and Co-Founder and Staff Physician, Dr. Bill Valenti, to honor and celebrate World AIDS Day as we share stories about Trillium Health’s HIV journey and preview a portion of a new play by David Henderson – Unfinished Business, based on Dr. Bill Valenti’s book. The show will be emceed by Mrs. Kasha Davis, a featured contestant on Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
7 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Wee Wednesdays - Virtual! At Main Street Children's Museum

Join us virtually on Facebook Live for Wee Wednesdays where children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around with us, listen to fun books and participate in activities. Designed for early learners and families with children ages 4 and younger.
Dates: 
12/02/2020
12/09/2020
12/16/2020
10:00-10:30AM
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Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself!

As we embark on this years holiday season and Rhode Islanders strive to bounce back from the world’s current circumstances, the Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art (RIMOSA) is thrilled to announce that the 2nd Annual Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself! will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 thru Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Dates: 
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
8:00AM
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The Great Conjunction & Other Celestial Events: A Virtual Lecture - Dec 3 at 7pm Eastern from Hamptons Observatory

Every twenty years, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn meet each other in the night sky as they both cycle their way slowly through the zodiac. This year, however, the pair will meet in the closest conjunction in approximately 400 years, merging almost into a single point in the evening sky of the winter solstice. You won’t want to miss this sight, nor the other splendid opportunities for winter stargazing, from Orion’s brilliant nebula to the Geminid meteor shower.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
7pm EDT / 6pm CDT / 5pm MDT / 4pm PDT / 3pm AKDT
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JOY AROUND THE WORLD: Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunts

PUT MORE HO-HO-HO IN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY! This December, gather your group around the Zoom yule log to play one of our fun, fascinating, fast-paced, and definitely festive virtual holiday scavenger hunts. On teams, you’ll use our desktop app to explore websites around the world that reveal holiday traditions, scenic places, and pop culture favorites. Your quest: answers to tricky, humorous questions. You’ll feel like you’re sight-seeing from Santa’s sleigh. A Kids Edition is also available, perfect for family gatherings and online classroom games.
Dates: 
12/12/2020
12/19/2020
See website for details.
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Rudolph's Movie Experience and Pyrotechnics Show at Ellms Family Farm

ENJOY RUDOLPH TRIVIA AND RUDOLPH'S MOVIE EXPERIENCE (AN 11 MINUTE ABBREVIATED VERSION OF RUDOLPH), FOLLOWED BY A LASER, SPECIAL EFFECTS, AND PYROTECHNICS SHOW BY SANTORE'S WORLD FAMOUS FIREWORKS, LLC! A new holiday event at Ellms Christmas Tree Farm: Rudolph’s Movie Experience and Pyrotechnics Show! Beginning November 27th and running until December 22nd, please join us to experience an 11 minute abbreviated version of the Rudolph classic film you know and love projected onto a giant screen...all from the comfort and safety of your car! Following Rudolph's Movie Experience, you will enjoy a music pyrotechnic laser show that will dazzle, creating memorable family traditions! Enhance your experience with some tasty pre-purchased holiday treats including hot cocoa, donuts, and peppermint kettle corn. Rudolph memorabilia will be available for purchase the night of your show.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
12/04/2020
12/05/2020
Times vary- Tickets required
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Organization:

Ellms Family Farm

Location:

468 Charlton Road
Ballston Spa, NY, 12020
United States

Phone:

(518) 884-8168

Visit the Hispanic Society Museum & Library VIRTUALLY - Dec 1 at 6pm Eastern from Danbury Library

Take a live, virtual, and interactive journey through history with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library! Explore the museum’s collections of objects, indigenous art, and maps as we travel through the Ages of Discovery and Exploration from the 1500s all the way through today. Then create your own masterpiece! All you need is paper and a pencil! Free! For all ages. Registration required to receive a zoom invitation. Please note, this is a LIVE event presented on Zoom. Details will be sent to the email provided during registration.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
6pm EDT / 5pm CDT / 4pm MDT / 3pm PDT / 2pm AKDT
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