On August 21, families can join artist Melissa McGill and poet Edwin Torres for a free program sponsored by the Lulu & Leo Fund that uses the public art project Constellation as inspiration for activities that foster and celebrate individual creativity. Activities will include a movement-based creative activity that engages the children in making a constellation where they are the stars, and a poetry-based activity that will explore collaborative writing and expressive storytelling in small groups. All ages are welcome. This workshop is free and takes place at Long Dock Park, on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, NY, August 21 from 12-2 pm. Registration is required, please email RSVP to


On August 27 and September 30, join nature science educator Evan Miklos for a Hudson River adventure. Take a boat ride on the Estuary Steward to Bannerman’s Island, scout the mysterious castle ruin, explore the celestial stories of different cultures, map your own personal Constellation and experience the lighting of Constellation up close and from the water. Kids will draw inspiration from this large-scale public art project, transform it and make it uniquely their own. This Family Tour and Workshop is geared toward families with children 5 years of age and older. Tickets include boat ride, guided walk on the island, and a hands-on activity: $45 per adult and $40 per child. Dates: Saturday, August 27 at 6:45pm and Friday, September 30 at 5:45pm, tour departs from the Beacon Institute Floating Dock in Beacon, NY. Tickets are available at:

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