December 3, 2013
- Welcome to Macaroni Kid Greater Poughkeepsie
- Your Dedicated Source Kids Events in Greater Poughkeepsie
- Event: Holiday Arts, Crafts and Stories
- Event: Holiday Performances
- Event: Holiday Festivals, Celebrations and More
- Event: Tree Lightings and Parades
- Event: Holiday Open Houses/Decorated Historic Houses
- Event Spotlight: Our Area Mall Santa Hours
- Event: Holiday Mail for Heroes
- Featured Pet: Galileo Likes Other Cats
- Custom Santa Letters With Personalized Candybar
- I’m Dreaming of a GREEN Christmas
- Macaroni Menu: Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Whipped
- Giveaway: Two Passes to Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail
- Guide: Discount Guide
- Library Guide
- Work From Home Opportunities In Greater Pok Area
- Birthday Party Guide
- Guide: Pre-School, School, and Daycare Guide
- Guides: Parks and Playgrounds
- Kids Event Summary
- Tuesday Events - 12/3
- Wednesday Events - 12/4
- Thursday Events - 12/5
- Friday Events - 12/6
- Saturday Events - 12/7
- Sunday Events - 12/8
- Monday Events - 12/9
- Plan Ahead
Welcome to Macaroni Kid Poughkeepsie!
Proudly serving towns in the greater Poughkeepsie area from the River to the CT/NY boarder. Join us in learning about events in town including Poughkeepsie, Arlington, Spackenkill, Crown Heights, Pleasant Valley, Dover Plains, Amenia, Red Oaks Mills, Haviland, Wingdale, and more!
This week's newsletter is chock full of holiday information!!!
Enjoy Your Week!
- This week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Please call all venues prior to departure to ensure event is still on.
- Other local events available at our sister sites covering Lower Dutchess, Putnam, Northern Westchester, and over 525 country-wide editions.
- Future events available on our calendar.
- Holiday Arts, Crafts and Stories: Get Creative At One of These Many Events
- Holiday Performances: Music, Theater and More!
- Holiday Festivals, Celebrations and More! Celebrate with these unique events.
- Tree Lightings and Parades: See how our area towns celebrate with lights and more!
- Holiday Open Houses/Decorated Historic Houses
- Area Santa Hours: Find out where the man in the big red suit is visiting!
- Holiday Mail For Heros: Take a moment to send a holiday card to our heros overseas this season.
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
- Custom Santa Letters: Send your child a personalized candy bar with a letter from Santa
- Mid Hudson Animal Aid Featured Pet: Galileo Likes Other Cats
- I'm Dreaming Of A Green Christmas: Have an Eco-friendly Christmas.
- Macaroni Menu: Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
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Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail: Win two passes to see this fun show at Pied Piper Theatre.
Get Creative At One of These Many Events
Music, Theater and More!
11/29 – 12/1 and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December – Kevin McCurdy’s Holiday Spirit Festival
11/30-12/1 and 12/7-12/8 - Monastery Christmas Craft Fair @ Our Lady of The Resurrection Monastery - Atelier Saint Joseph
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!
Card Guidelines from the American Red Cross website includes
Please observe the following guidelines to ensure a quick reviewing process:
- Ensure that all cards are signed.
- Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
- Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.
- Do not include email or home addresses on the cards: the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
- Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos: these items will be ...
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 ...
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 ...
Quick tips to make your holidays more eco-friendly and economical
- 1 can (14 ounce) pumpkin
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- Cinnamon, to taste
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used honey Teddy Grahams)
- Preheat oven to 350 degree
- Grease a 9x13 pan
- Put the first 5 ingredients in your bowl and mix well (it will be runny)
- Pour into greased pan
- Sprinkle entire box of yellow cake mix evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture
- Top with graham cracker ...
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 21ST 7PM SHOW
Enter to win here. Enter by this Saturday.
Dates: 12/3/13 5AM -12/7'13 10PM
Drawing/Notification: 12/8/13 8AM, Notification by 6PM
Product: Two passes to the Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail at Pied Piper Theater
One winner shared across site (Hopewell + Brewster + Poughkeepsie)
Sponsor: Pied Piper Theater
COMPLETE Macaroni Kid Poughkeepsie, Brewster, Hopewell, Giveaway Rules: http://mkcontests.weebly.com/contest-rules ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 local, non-library, children's event! and receive extra entries to a current Giveaway of your choice. Please provide name of giveaway at submission. See further contest rules here.
Be sure to check back often for more updates, or follow us on Facebook for last minute programs we find.
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 ...
Letter Writing Day
We try to include a comprehensive list of events in the greater Poughkeepsie area each week. If you are organizing a local event that our readers would enjoy, please let us know! We would love to hear your comments or suggestions. They can be e-mailed to AliciaN@MacaroniKid.com.
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Have a great week in the Greater Poughkeepsie area!
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