Homestyle Mexican in Boiceville
Don't blink while you're driving down the Route 28 corridor, or you might miss the handwritten sign for Brisa's, which George Amaya, the owner of this new family business, translates as "ocean breeze." With its no-frills authenticity, this is the perfect place to bring the whole fam for some old-school Mexican throw-down. Ask the senioritas behind the counter to dish you up some tamales (two for $6.99), the homemade chips (free if dining in), the tacos ($2.50 each), and some Mexican sodas, and look forward to the summer breeze in your future.
Set a World Record
Walkway over the Hudson is sponsoring its second annual world record-breaking event, this time for the world's longest chorus line (the first was for the Hokey Pokey, which was a success!). Come stretch—and kick—your legs and join the live broadcast, complete with the Guinness Book people on hand. Saturday, May 4. Check-in is from 9:30 to 10:30am.
Make a Puppet out of Garbage
Join New Paltz upcycler extraordinaire Marc Valle at his store, Green Palette, every Saturday from 1 to 3pm for a lesson in how to make a puppet out of cardboard. Bring a cup of coffee and your favorite monthly magazine and relax as Valle works his magic with your young'uns. He even throws some schooling into the mix, teaching kids Spanish and math as they put on a puppet show in a supergroovy indoor tree house.
Is Your Daughter a Frightmare?
If your 9-to-17-year-old girl is in need of some good old-fashioned girrrrrl power, or just wants to kick some major butt, maybe she should try out for the Frightmares, the junior roller derby league of the Hudson Valley Horrors. They practice every Tuesday at 6:30pm at the Hyde Park Roller Rink. Call Lori-Ann Burger, the director and head coach, for more information. (845) 705-5446.
Enjoy that Magic Formula: Exercise, Then Eat
As if touring Frederic Church's exquisite Persian-inspired Victorian mansion weren't reason enough to visit Olana, there's more! From 12 to 4pm on Thursday through Sunday, Olana offers families a neat way to walk through the grounds of this sprawling riverfront property. You just come and pick up a backpack that contains maps and ideas for self-guided family fun, and get exploring. Time it right so that you can have dinner after at Baba Louie's, the worth-the-trip wood-fired pizza place in Hudson. Their Phoebe's Greek salad is not to be missed.