by Sue Cannon
Big Fun For The Little Ones…
The second weekend of fun for the little ones is planned for May 18 thru 20 at the Medina Railroad Museum as kids have a chance to enjoy a Day Out With Thomas! See below for details…and don’t miss this one, the tour only stops here once a year!
•The season finale at A Magical Journey Thru Stages is currently running through May 20 at the Auditorium Center, 875 East Main Street. WEST SIDE STORY, one of America’s most beloved Broadway musicals, is being performed by a cast of high school-aged students from the Greater Rochester area. Call (585) 935-7173.
•Your youngster will love spending a DAY OUT WITH THOMAS, the train and friends on May 18, 19 & 20! The “Mystery on the Rails” Tour will be stopped at the Medina Railroad Museum at 530 West Avenue in Medina NY; offering a twenty-five minute ride with the full size Thomas the Tank Engine and a chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt! There will also be storytelling, Mega Bloks to build with, live music and other fun activities for the whole family. For tickets, call (866) 468-7630; or visit www.railroadmseum.net.
•Do the Right Thing of Rochester invites the community to its free FAMILY SAFETY DAY on May 19 at the corner of Court Street and Exchange Blvd. The event will feature a bike rodeo, free bike and car seat inspections, texting crash simulators, fire safety, crime prevention and first aid tips. Call (585) 428-7863.
•The LITERATURE LIVE series, which finds characters jumping off the pages of children’s books to meet, greet and pose with youngsters, continues at the Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square. Corduroy, the department store teddy bear, will appear on May 19 & 20; and Papa Bear, from the Berenstain Bears will be there on May 26 & 27. Call (585) 263-2700.
•At the Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, TODDLER BOOK CLUB session are scheduled on May 21. This month the subject is sing-a-long books. Call (585) 263-2700.
•Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6 at the Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square. On May 21, kids can SING AND DANCE with teaching artist Sarah Peters, and make musically-inspired crafts. Call (585) 263-2700.
•Gather the family together on May 24 and head out to the Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St., for A NIGHT AT THE ZOO – a family-friendly event with entertainment, animal encounter, games and more. Call (585) 336-7213.
•A free LEARN TO CATCH A FISH FAMILY PICNIC is planned on May 26 in Lechworth State Park, Castile NY. The Trailside Lodge hosts the carnival-style event featuring games, workshops and free fishing with no license required! Call (585) 493-3616.