From A Child’s Perspective

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Thursday, July 26, 2012.  Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 3 West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591.  Also August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eyes. Play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt, and participate in hands-on-activities, including a new craft each week. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, specially set with period toys and children’s clothing, and bring a picnic to enjoy a  full day in the life of estate’s youngest residents.  July 26 Theme: Architecture & Design, Crafts: Design and make your own paper pocket watch.  Exploration Walk: What inspired Washington Irving to build his house? What shapes and stories can we find on the cottage? How would you design your dream house? What can we learn by looking at architecture?  10am to 5pm $12; $10 for seniors; $6 for children 3-17.  Free for members and children under 3.  Historic Hudson Valley, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591.  Phone: 914-631-8200, www.hudsonvalley.org.