December 10, 2013
- Welcome to Macaroni Kid Hopewell-WapFalls-Fishkill
- Your Dedicated Source for Kids’ Events
- Event: Straatsburgh Holiday Programs
- Event:Mall Santa Hours
- Movies through December at Carmel Cinemas
- ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas 2013
- Event: Holiday Spirit Festival
- Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel
- North Pole Breakfast
- Play With Your Food!
- Santa Claus Cookies
- Teacher Holiday Gift Giving Ideas
- Vitamin D...Essential for Health & Muscle Growth
- Review: Holiday Spirit Festival
- Books for the Holidays
- Custom Santa Letters With Personalized Candybar
- Featured Pet: Adderly likes to nap!
- Giveaway and Review: Toy Nanny
- Giveaway: Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes
- Giveaway: Four Passes to THE HOBBIT Movie
- Giveaway: Ipad Air
- Giveaway: Pinkalicious the Musical Family Four Pack
- Giveaway: Two Passes to Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail
- Guide: Birthday Party Guide
- Guide: Discount Guide Business Listings
- Guide: Pre-School, School, and Daycare Guide
- Guide: Work From Home Opportunities
- Guide: Library Guide
- Guides: Parks and Playgrounds
- Kids' Event Summary
- Tuesday Events
- Wednesday Events
- Thursday Events
- Friday Events
- Saturday Events
- Sunday Events
- Monday Events
- Plan Ahead
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Over the weekend, Jared (my 10 year old) went to the Holiday on The Lake festivities in Carmel. It is an annual all day event and tons of fun. We were also able to be IN the parade of lights! The amazing Knox Sisters invited us to ride along with them and throw candy canes to the crowd. It was a cold night, and we couldn't feel our toes at the end but it was a blast. I'm trying to convince Sabrina we need a Macaroni Kid float next year! (peer pressure people!!)
How many of you have an Elf on the Shelf? We have 2 Jingle and Bella. Nathaniel runs around the house every morning looking for them with such excitement I love it. Jared and Morgan ask him every day where the elves are so I think secretly they love it too. If you have any good elf ideas send them along, Sabrina and I both have them for our families and can always use some creative things to do with our elves.
Have a GREAT week!!
- See what's happening on: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. PLUS!
- ABCs Family 25 Days of Christmas
- Carmel Cinemas: Upcoming movies are now available through 12/31
- Holiday Spirit Festival: See the beautiful Christmas lights display and entertainment!
- Straatsburgh Holiday Programs: History Mystery and more
- Santa Mall Hours and Locations
- Future events available on our calendar. PLUS!
Please be sure to mention Macaroni Kid when contacting any businesses in our guides.
- Birthday Party Guide: Check out our featured local businesses for great ideas. Now accepting new businesses.
- Discount Guide: Check out what deals are available in your area. Now accepting new businesses
- School and Childcare Guide: Check out the 411 on all the local Twos Programs, Pre-Schools, and private schools. Now accepting new schools and daycares.
- Work From Home Guide: Check out how you can start a home business of your very own. Now accepting new consultant listings.
- Library Guide: See the libraries in your area.
- Parks and Playgrounds Guide: find the parks and playgrounds you want to visit
- Customized Letters from Santa: Back by popular demand, have a personaized candybar with customized letter from Santa arrive in your child's mailbox. Orders only avail through 12/15.
- Teacher Gift Giving Ideas
- Books: Books for the holidays
- Craft; Play with your food
- Health: five way to stay healthy while traveling during the holidays
- North Pole Breakfast: Fun tradition to introduce your children to
- Pet: Adderly loves to nap
- Recipe: Santa Claus cookies
- Review: Holiday Spirit Festival taking place this month in Wappingers Falls
- Vitamins: D is essential for health and muscle growth
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- Carmel Cinemas: Enter to win a family four pack to The Hobbit
- Disney on Ice presents Princesses and Hereos: Enter for a chance to WIN a 4-pack of tickets to the 1/2 7pm show in Bridgeport, CT
- Ipad Air: Ways to enter and win
- Pinkalicious: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater presents Pinkalicious during December. Enter to win a family four pack
- Toy Nanny: read our review and enter to win your own toy nanny
- Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail: enter to win two passes
The halls are decked at Staatsburgh State Historic Site in prepation for Gilded Age Christmas. Come experience a Christmas past here in the Hudson Valley. The site opened its doors for the holiday season on November 21, and will be open Thursday through Sunday, from Noon to 4pm (closed Thanksgiving Day) through December 31. The site will also be open Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31.
On Sundays in December, from 1- 4pm, families are invited to solve a “history mystery” in the Holiday Whodunit. Ideal for children ages ...
Gather up the kiddies and go visit the big guy before he heads back north.....
Poughkeepsie Plaza (2600 South Rd (Route 9)Poughkeepsie) Santa will be located in the center of the plaza for visits and pictures from November 16th- December 24th Santa Hours: November 16th - December 13th Weekdays 1pm-closing, Sat 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm December 14th – 24th – 10am-closing
Poughkeepsie Galleria (2001 South Rd (Route 9)Poughkeepsie) Visit Santa on the lower level in Center Court now through Christmas Eve! Set hours are Sunday 11am-6pm, Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, and Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm!
Out of The Furnace Dec 6
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice. Stars Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, and Zoe Saldana. Rated R for strong violence, language and drug content.
The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug. Stars Martin ...
This holiday season Dutchess County’s Bowdoin Park, Kevin McCurdy and the crew at Imaginart Studios, have joined forces for the 9th consecutive year, to offer one of the Hudson Valley's most cherished holiday event, Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival.
Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival, at Dutchess County's Bowdoin Park on Sheafe Road in Wappingers Falls, is set to open for the holiday season on Friday, November 29, and will continue every Friday(6pm to 9 pm), Saturday (4:30 pm to 9pm) , and Sunday (4 ...
1. Shared Air and Surface
Flu illness levels increase in winter because people spend more time indoors, sharing more space with others, touching more surfaces, and breathing more “shared” air. The high occupant density and the proximity of passengers in small spaces increase the chance of coming into contact with someone with flu. Reduce your chances by avoiding contact ...
Introduce your kids to their Elf on the Shelf with this fun new tradition
Here's a cute and clever idea I saw on a friend's Facebook page: a North Pole Breakfast to introduce the Elf on the Shelf to your kids for the first time ever or to bring him back each year, thus kicking off the Christmas season.
- snow-covered donuts - powdered sugar donuts
- snowman kisses - mini-marshmallows or yogurt covered raisins
- reindeer kisses - chocolate chips or raisins
- chocolate and cloud toast - Nutella and Fluff on toast
- snowman soup - hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows
- Santa kisses - Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
- candy cane ...
These easy holiday crafts let you Eat The Fun
These edible No-Bake Holiday Cookie ...
Bake up some holiday memories with your kids!
- 2 packages (6 oz each) white baking chocolate, chopped
- 1 package of Nutter Butter Cookies (1lb)
- Red Colored Sugar
- 32 vanilla or white chocolate chips
- 64 mini/or large, chocolate chips
- 32 red hot candies
- In heavy sauce pan over low heat, melt white chocolate, stirring occasionally.
- For Santa's hat, dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate.
- Place on wire rack.
- Sprinkle red sugar on the top part of ...
We know how much hard effort our teachers put into our children. They are with our children every weekday for many hours. They help to influence and shape our children in to the amazing adults they will be one day. How can we show our appreciation? Consider a holiday gift from your family or a group gift from your classroom. If it’s a family gift, be sure to check with your school about any Conflict of Interest limitations. For example, Massachusetts schools have a $50/year limit from a ...
Last night my friend and I decided to get into the Christmas spirit by taking our children (Boy 3, Boy 3 & almost 2 Girl) to Kevin McCurdy's Holiday Spirit Festival located at 38 Sheafe Rd in Wappingers Falls. On Saturdays and Sundays they are open at 4:30 pm and 6 pm on Fridays.
We arrived at 4:30 pm and had no problem parking our car in the parking area. On admission to the festival those with older children can take part in Santa's Quest. You are ...
Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa stories your kids will love
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
Send your child a personalized candy bar with a letter from Santa
Cathy's Creations has teamed up with Macaroni Kid to provide this one of a kind, sweet treat for your child. Each letter from Santa is personalized just for your child based on the information you provide. All letters are mailed with a sweet treat from the big man himself--a Hershey bar wrapped in personalized candy bar wrapper!
Our personalized Santa letters are only $5 each and will be mailed no later than December 15th.
This service is ...
Adderly is a wonderful Russian Blue cat. She loves napping wrapped up in the covers and getting treats. She is quite the friendly gal and is really looking for a new home! She is a young 10 years old, is spayed, has up-to-date routine shots, and is house-trained.
Mid Hudson Animal Aid, located at 54 Simmons Lane in Beacon, is a private, not-for-profit organization that runs a free-range, no-kill sanctuary for cats and kittens pending adoption. Check out their website for more information, or email email@example.com.
I absolutely love the chevron print (other prints are available), and the 8 Velcro mesh pockets hold a ton of toys, so much more then my diaper bag ever could ...
Enter for a Chance to WIN a Four-Pack of Tickets
At Carmel Cinemas!
Celebrate the holidays with a four passs to THE HOBBIT movie at Carmel Cinemas.
The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug. Stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage. This film is not yet rated.
This Week's Giveaway is fourpasses to THE HOBBIT at Carmel Cinemas!
Enter to win here. Enter by this Saturday.
Dates: 12 ...
Every new Macaroni Kid subscriber between December 1 and December 15, 2013 will be entered to win an iPad Air!
If you are not yet a subscriber to Macaroni Kid Brewster, Hopewell Junction, Poughkeepsie, or any of our other 500+ editions, click on the names to subscribe for free. You will automatically be entered to win an iPad Air.
Invite your husband, sister, grandparents etc. to subscribe and then ask them to gift the iPad Air to you...Haha...or share it! We are a FREE weekly email newsletter that ...
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater
120 West 46th Street
New York, NY
(between 6th and 7th Avenues) - MAP
- Saturdays at 3:30 pm
- Sundays at 1:00pm
- through December 2013
- Premium Ticket Price: $89.50
- Regular Price: $59.50
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too ...
with Pied Piper Youth Theatre
This Week's Giveaway is two passes to Winnie the Pooh Christmas tail at Pied Piper Theater
This is for the DECEMBER 22nd 3pm SHOW
Enter to win here. Enter by this Saturday.
Dates: 12/10/13 5AM -12/14/13 10PM
Drawing/Notification: 12/15/13 8AM, Notification by 6PM
Product: Two passes to the Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail at Pied Piper Theater 12/22 3pm show
One winner shared across site (Hopewell + Brewster + Poughkeepsie)
Sponsor: Pied Piper Theater
COMPLETE Macaroni Kid Poughkeepsie, Brewster, Hopewell, Giveaway Rules: http ...
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we debut our Macaroni Kid Birthday Party Guide! Planning your child's birthday party is both fun and a lot of work. So we've reached out to several local businesses that have provided us with a summary of their birthday party offerings. Some have even extended exclusive discounts to Macaroni Kid readers, so be sure to mention us when contacting them. The businesses are listed below in alphabetical order and more detailed information on each business resides in our FULL LISTING ...
What It Is:
The Discount Card is an embossed business card identifying you as a Discount Card holder. The back even has a Tipping Guide! If you would like this free card, please email us with your name and physical mailing address. We'll send one straight out to you.
How to Use It:
Go to, call, or email any of the below businesses with your card to receive the discount. Click on any particular business' name below to find out further information. Or look in our Directory for an ...
We know how daunting it is to pick places for your child, especially when you are left googling for names or hoping the mom you recently met has good recommendations. We've reached out to several local places that provided us with summaries of their programs, and we are looking forward to receiving many more soon.
The programs are listed below by program-type and more detailed information on each program resides in the Featured Listings. You can access each program's Featured Listing by clicking on the name below or ...
We are asked *all* the time about businesses for moms to do at home. With all the internet fraud and scary stories going on, it seems impossible to find legitimate work-from-home businesses. Let's be honest, we all want some additional household income and it’s best earned from the comfort of your own home. So we have worked hard to bring you a list of legitimate businesses for you to join.
These businesses want YOU to be a part of their team, want to encourage YOU to make your ...
Below is a list of towns within Putnam and Dutchess with corresponding libraries links. Each link includes address, phone numbers, websites, and "peek throughs" of the library event calendars, when possible. Every library has their own set of child, teen and adult programs. We list the ...
Welcome to our Parks and Playgrounds Guide for the Putnam and Dutchess areas! Click through on the county names to see detailed information on each park, including location and details on what can be found there (such as playgrounds, hiking trails, etc.).
If there are any parks or playground you know of that we should be listing, just leave a comment below.
- Brewster Town Beach, Brewster
- CastlePark, Brewster
- Markel Park, Brewster
- Scolpino Park, Brewster
- Ryan's Field Edward Ryan Memorial Park,Carmel
- Sycamore Park,Carmel
- Cold Spring’s ...
Remember! Submit a new-to-us, local, non-library, children's event and receive extra entries to a current Giveaway of your choice. Choice must be provided at time of submission. See rules here.
Remember that we do our best to have up-to-date and accurate information. Be sure to contact the venue your planning to visit prior to depature to ensure your desired event is still running as originally scheduled.
Note: EVERY library is open to ANYone, not just the town residents. Only one or two libraries give residents first shot before opening to everyone else. If any of the library programs requiring registration are full, be sure to utilize their waiting list. Openings pop up frequently, so enjoy those great programs with your children when you can!
WHITE CHRISTMAS @ Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre -
Ice Cream Day
National Cocoa Day
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Bill of Rights Day
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