Memorial Day is about honoring all Americans who have died while in the military service. In 1873, New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday.
Memorial Day also unofficially marks the start of the summer season. Many of us will get together with our friends and family, throw parties and BBQs on this holiday.
While having fun with your loved ones, remember the people who gave it all for our country. Observe a Moment of Remembrance by pausing for a moment of silence for one minute on Memorial Day at 3pm local time.
Click here for a list of Hudson Valley Memorial Weekend Happenings.
Enjoy the long weekend and be safe!
Did you know that more Mastodon skeletons have been found in Orange County than in any other place in the state of NY? Extinction took out the dinosaur species millions of years ago, however, the Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari promises to ‘bring’ them back!
“Up to 40 feet long and 25 feet tall, the realistic-looking dinosaurs have flexible urethane rubber skin and steel frames. They move their limbs, heads and tails. They gnash their jaws and make plenty of noise.”
Just a short ride south, this fun filled day trip to the Dinosaur Safari will educate as well as entertain visitors from all over the world including many of us from the Hudson Valley.
‘Dinosaurs’ will take the Bronx on May 25th thru September 8th.
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Warm weather, proms, birthday parties, and more Family Fun! As the school year comes winding down (can you believe it?) we wanted to list a few key events happening this weekend to save you time when searching for Family Fun Things To Do.
Family Fun Activities:
Opening day at Hill-Hold & Brick House Museum, Campbell Hall. Plenty of activities planned. Bring the whole family out for a great fun filled, educational weekend.
1st fair of the season at Dutchess Stadium, The Hudson Valley Fair. $1 admission on Friday, May 17th.
Who can resist the local favorite ~ The Gardiner Cupcake Festival! Offering a variety of fun activities for all. May 18th, 12pm-6pm at Wright’s Farm, Gardiner.
Earth and Water Festival at Thomas Bull Park, Montgomery, May 18th, 11am-5pm.
Click here for more Family Fun events in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy bonding with your family!
Teachers, Nurses, Military Spouses, Moms. This week we especially want to celebrate you!
To our Teachers we want to express our deepest “Thank You” for taking such great care of our children. We know that you have one of the most important jobs of our society.
“If you can reach ‘em, you can teach ‘em.”
“Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
To our Nurses we want to “Thank You” for helping us in our times of need. What would we do without the love and care you give each and every one of us.
“If you love what you are doing you will be successful.”
“Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.”
To our Military Spouses we want to say “Thank You” for the many times you stuck through it all. We want to “Thank You” for staying strong through the toughest times and for helping your spouse stand strong for Our Country.
“What matters most is what I leave behind for you to keep so, smile when you think of me, like we blinked, not a moment is gone we’ll pick up where we left off.”
To our Moms we want to say “Thank You” for always being there for us. “Thank You” for nurturing us, putting us first, and for teaching us how to spread our wings and fly.
“Mother’s hold their child’s hand for a moment and their heart for a lifetime.”
“I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me mommy.”
Hi All! While we love to inform you of the great family fun to have in the Hudson Valley, we also like the fun of giving. We are happy to announce another fun give-away through HudsonValleyFamily.com. We are running a Facebook contest on who can guess where this picture was taken. Think you know? “Like” us on Facebook and post your guess. Click Facebook for more details.
It’s Fun Here!