The New Windsor Cantonment has announced Children’s Day, set for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th from 1 to 4 pm. The day will feature a petting zoo, magic performances at 1:30 and 3:15 pm and 18th century games.
The menagerie of the Two by Two petting zoo will set up for the day. Pet the gentle and friendly animals cared for by the Iannucci Family. Celebrated magician Robert Olson, of Putnam, Connecticut, performs as Mr. Bayly, an 18th century sleight of hand artist. Games will include blindman’s bluff, field hockey and military drill with wooden muskets.
In addition to the special programs and activities, the New Windsor Cantonment Visitor Center is open. This museum features the history of the New Windsor Cantonment: Behind Every Great Man: The Continental Army in Winter, 1782-83, Revolutionary War artifacts and the exhibit The Last Argument of Kings, Revolutionary War Artillery. A picnic grove is available and there is plenty of free parking.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (845) 561-1765 ext. 22. New Windsor Cantonment is located on Route 300 (374 Temple Hill Road) in the Town of New Windsor.
Photo of 18th century reenactors at New Windsor Cantonment provided.