Whether you are a long-time fan of Dr. Seuss stories, or have yet to be introduced to his classic book, “Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories!”, all are invited to ‘Seuss Saturday’ in Hamilton, NY on Saturday, March 7th. Join us as we celebrate Seuss stories old and new!
There will be a variety of activities for all ages at different times and locations throughout the village. Come to just one, or come to them all! Admission to the day’s programs and activities is free.
Gear up for Seuss Saturday! February 14th – March 6th
“Where is The Cat in the Hat?” — The Cat in the Hat will be visiting different local businesses as he gets ready to celebrate Seuss Saturday. Stop by the Hamilton Public Library each week to look for clues about where he’s been and write down your best guess. If you guess correctly, your name will be entered into a Friday drawing to win a Dr. Seuss book from the Colgate Bookstore! We have four books to give away and you can participate once every week to try to track that elusive Cat as he makes his way around town!
Saturday, March 7th – Seuss Saturday Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m. — Colgate Bookstore [3 Utica Street, 3rd Floor Events Room]
The village of Hamilton Mayor, RuthAnn Loveless, will kick off the celebrations by making a public declaration establishing Seuss Saturday 2020! An interactive and musical story time with local musician Jenni Larchar will follow the proclamation to celebrate Seuss and share the story of “Yertle the Turtle”. Afterwards, meet real turtles and tortoises and make special turtle crafts! Rogers Environmental Education Center will also be on hand to share the importance of conservation and how we can enjoy, understand, appreciate, and protect our natural environment.
11:30 a.m. – Hamilton Movie Theater [7 Lebanon Street]
Enjoy a free showing of “Dr. Seuss on the Loose”, a short animation hosted by The Cat in the Hat who introduces three stories, The Sneetches, The Zax and Green Eggs and Ham. The movie is sponsored by Colgate Athletics. Don’t forget to order some Hop on Pop popcorn!
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Hamilton Public Library [13 Broad Street]
Head over to the Hamilton Public Library for a special interactive video “Introduction to Sea Turtles: Turtle, Tortoise, Terrapin?” with Dan Evans from the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Kids will be introduced to the different types of organisms and the relationships they share with other species and their environment. In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to interact with Dan Evans, a sea turtle scientist with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, to discuss the different species of Sea Turtles, their general biology, threats to their survival and what is being done to conserve these threatened and endangered species. Geared towards 1st – 5th graders, the class is approximately 50 minutes.