We got to visit the brand new Dino Roar Valley in Lake George, opening THIS weekend and the kids and I had a BLAST! It’s a really easy (and beautifully tree lined walk) through the Dino Roar Valley where you come up on life sized dinosaurs that move and roar just like the real thing! Kids get to learn all about the different dinosaurs in Dino Roar Valley, play on the Dino Nest, and even dig for fossils! It was an easy enough walk for my two year old to easily keep up, and strollers would be able to navigate the walk easily as well. My kids couldn’t wait to see each new dinosaur along the walk and loved hearing them roar and move, it was really incredible to watch, I’ve never seen anything else like it! We give a big two thumbs up to Dino Roar Valley and can’t wait to go back over the summer. Get your tickets online now to save money and be one of the first to experience Dino Roar Valley! Click the button below to get tickets now! Visit us on instagram at @minicityonline for more photos and some great videos of the dinosaurs in action in our stories!
Dino Roar Valley is opening this weekend! Enter a world of dinosaurs where imagination meets history. Be transported to a prehistoric time when these legendary beasts once roamed. At Dino Roar Valley, you’ll embark on an expedition of discovery - climb into a dinosaur nest, dig for hidden fossils, stand next to a roaring-replica of possibly the world’s largest dinosaur ever discovered: The Titanosaurus!
This all-new attraction will feature life-sized dinosaurs positioned along a 1/2-mile long nature trail. Visiting explorers will enter through the Dino Roar Valley basecamp where they will be briefed on their expedition’s mission. As explorers approach the main gate into the park, they’ll be met by a roaring Dilophosaurus – the first of many dinosaur encounters to come! Follow along the meandering path through this lush dinosaur forest; hear their roars, step into their tracks and find out what they eat.
Be the first to experience Lake George's newest attraction! Embark on an expedition of discovery this Memorial Day weekend and celebrate amongst 20 life-size dinosaurs! Make sure to buy your tickets online and save, click the button below to get your tickets now!
to read more about Dino Roar Valley in this month’s Mini City Magazine, click the pages above
On Friday, May 24th the Saratoga Automobile Museum will be hosting another exciting Kids Day at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with fun activities planned!
For this Kids Day, they'll be welcoming the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Mad Science, and local author Shaundra Lerman.
Kids under 12 will get FREE admission and adults pay regular museum admission!
They will also have their distracted driving simulators set up for teens (16 years and older) and adults. The simulators demonstrate the dangers and consequences of driving while distracted.
Visit their website for more information: http://www.saratogaautomuseum.org/new-events/2019/2/22/kids-day-zs4sc
Come honor those who have given their lives for our country. The City of Saratoga Springs invites you to the 2019 Memorial Day Parade and Commemorative Ceremony in downtown Saratoga on May 23.
The Saratoga Springs Memorial Day parade is a long-standing tradition which signals the unofficial start of the weekend for remembrance. The 2019 parade will travel through downtown starting at the north end of Broadway at 6:30 and end with a ceremony in Congress Park.
The May issue is here! Read it below today for free!
Bring your kiddos to the Carnival at Small Wonders Christian Preschool on Saturday May 18th from 10am-2pm for bounce house, games, prizes, crafts, and face painting all for free. You can explore their silent auction and shop for clothes, toys, gear, & more in their Kids Secondhand Sale. Small Wonder Christian Preschool is located at 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs.
Home Made Theater's Youth Musical Theater Conservatory presents FROZEN, JR.
Music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, book by Jennifer Lee.
This production is presented by a cast of students between the ages of 8 and 18.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, FROZEN JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa.
Friday, May 17th at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18th at 1:00pm
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.
Seating is by general admission. Tickets on sale now.
Box Office Hours:
Friday, May 17th: 4:00 - 7:30pm show
Saturday, May 18th: 11:00am - 1:00pm show
For further information or to purchase tickets, visit www.homemadetheater.org or call Home Made Theater at 518-587-4427.
Join Saratoga Independent School for their annual Kite & Flight Festival on Saturday, May 18th from 10am-2pm. Free and open to the public. Weather permitting.
- Kites & Planes: Bring your own or purchase on site
- Rockets: Make your own rocket workshop with SIS Rocketry Club Instructor (limited availability)
- Birds: Meet and learn about some fantastic birds of prey with Silent Wings Raptor Presentation
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Bubble Creation Station
- Mr. Ding-A-Ling Ice Cream Truck
- 9 Miles East Pizza
Saratoga Independent School is located at 459 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs. Contact SIS for more information: 518.583.0841, email@example.com
We have another great Mother’s Day giveaway for you guys! So excited for this one!
Giveaway is $35 value
-$15 gift card to Two Birds Marketplace in Ballston Spa
-Live Beautifully Natural deodorant in Geranium Clove (baking soda free)
-Rescue Remedy Rescue Pastilles Natural Stress Relief in Orange and Elderflower
This giveaway can be picked up in person at The Bundle Store at 40 Front Street in Ballston Spa, one winner will be chosen and notified via email on Friday, May 10th. Good luck mamas and thank you to The Bundle Store for this lovely Mother’s Day giveaway!
Have you entered our Piper Boutique Giveaway yet? What are you waiting for?! Click the image below to enter that one now too!
Join the Schuylerville Public Library (52 Ferry St, Schuylerville) on Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 1pm for a family fun event with crafts, snacks, and trains! The President of the local Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) will be bringing HO scale trains for the children and parents to run, train tracks to build across the library, snacks, and crafts celebrating trains!! ALL ABOARD!
On Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM head to Saratoga Paint and Sip Studio (80 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs) for Plant Night! Living Accents will be joining for this special DIY Succulent Garden Dish.
Not artistically inclined? That's ok! A local artist will instruct you step by step, making it easy to complete this piece of art! At the end of the night, you'll take home a one-of-a-kind painting and hopefully a new found talent! Click the button below to register now!
Enjoy an up-close and personal encounter with live llamas from Katrina and Gary Capasso’s Dakota Ridge Farm. Owners will introduce their llamas and share some llama facts. We will celebrate Mother’s Day with a reading of "Is Your Mama a Llama?" Children will have an opportunity to pet the llamas as well. This program is for all ages, and registration is not required. Sunday, May 12th at 2pm at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.
Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything. Awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits at Healthy Kids Day at the Saratoga Regional YMCA (290 West Avenue Saratoga Springs) on Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 3pm. This is a free community event with activities that include:
Bounce Houses • Obstacle Course • Soccer Bullseye • Outdoor Tennis
Bike Rodeo • Bouldering Wall • Ga-Ga • Adventure Course
Wibit (pool fun) • Lego Pit Challenge • And More!
Plan your Healthy Kids Day ahead of time!
(Space is limited for certain activities.)
Please Pre-Register for the following activities:
• Basketball Challenge
• Fun & Color Runs
• Adventure Course Climbs
• Bike Safety Rodeo
• Fun Pool Activities
Pre-Register here: https://bit.ly/2Wajunk
The Ryan’s 5K Run/Walk 2019 is taking place on Saturday, May 18th at Saratoga Spa State Park and there is still time to register!
Ryan’s Run helps raise money for the Ryan Wersten MIOP Foundation, which works to support families affected byMalignant Infantile Osteopetrosis (MIOP) and finding an improved cure. To read more about the Ryan Wersten MIOP Foundation and the local family that created it, click the image below. To register for the Ryan’s 5K Run/Walk, click here.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Mini City has teamed up with Piper Boutique for this lovely Mother’s Day giveaway! One winner will receive these gorgeous Daphne Lo floral drop pave center earrings, perfect for spring and summer! I actually just saw these beauties in person the other day in the shop, and they are so lightweight and easy to wear! Entering the contest is so easy, just comment below and one winner will be chosen on Thursday, May 23rd and notified via email. The earrings can be picked up right in the store on 441 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, just in time for Mother’s Day gifting (and yes, gifting yourself counts!). Good luck and thank you to Piper Boutique for this giveaway for all of our Mini City readers!
In honor of May the Fourth & Children's Book Week join bookseller Leah at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs for a very special Star Wars story time! Leah will share some of her favorite Star Wars picture books for the very young on Saturday, May 4th starting at 10:30am.
Home composting doesn't have to be hard. . . even for kids! Bring the whole family to Pitney Meadows Community Farm on May 4th at 10am to learn from the experts at Sustainable Saratoga during this one-hour FREE presentation. People (and puppets for the kids) will teach the basics of turning plant refuse from kitchen and yard into rich soil for your garden - a great project for the whole family. Registration is Required. Click the button below for more info:
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On Saturday, May 4th, the Saratoga Farmers’ Market will be celebrating the start of their 41st season at High Rock Park! Join in from 9am-1pm, and enjoy live music, community tables, and the best locally-produced food, flowers, prepared food, and more! They have some exciting new vendors for you to explore along with your favorite returning vendors. Visit their website at saratogafarmersmarket.org for all the details!