Winter break week is a time to relax and recharge. As the pandemic continues, vacations and going out are still off the menu for many. Luckily, there are still plenty of ways to make memories and stay entertained this week. Here are some ideas to get you started.
• Dance like you’ve never danced before. The Virtual Flurry Festival: Dancing in the Cloud, is happening Feb. 12-14. 150 Zoom sessions and optional 6-month access available. Ticket prices $25- $115/each. For more info go to www.flurryfestival.org
• Socially-Distanced Snowy Slow Roll. Cold weather bicycling. Feb. 14. 1 pm. Palette Café. 493 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Recurring event. Find out more by visiting www.thepalettecafe.com
• NYS Free Fishing Weekend. February 13th & 14th. Anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required. For details, go to www.dec.ny.gov
• The National Museum of Dance hosts the Ageless Dancer Ballet Barre class for older adults ages 50 +, offered by Mary Anne Fantauzzi beginning Feb. 22nd. To register, visit www.nationalmuseumofdance.org/calendar
ENTER A CONTEST:
• Heart Scavenger Hunt. The Schuylerville Public Library, Hudson Crossing Park, and Greenwich Free Library invite you to find a heart, take a picture and post it to Facebook with the hashtag #thegreathearthunt to enter the drawing to win a $50 Battenkill Books gift card.
• Forests in Focus Photo Contest. Love nature photography? Enter your photos for a chance to be published in American Forests magazine. Details at www.americanforests.org
LEARN SOMETHING NEW:
• Foreign Language: Learn that in India they hear the same commercials we do and more when you listen to the instantly available music being broadcast from radio stations all over the world, starting with the one closest to you, at radio.garden
• Try any of the free 12 at-home activities prepared by The Children’s Museum of Saratoga, attend their online story time and more. Go to cmssny.org and follow them on Facebook.
• Saratoga Arts High School All Stars Exhibition. Until Feb. 28th check out a virtual exhibition featuring artwork created by high school students in Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties. Visit www.saratoga-arts.org/High-School-All-Stars
• Activity kits and online classes are happening all week through the Saratoga Springs Public Library. For a full list of what’s available, go to www.sspl.org