Kids Club at Crossgates to start up in July

— Photo from Crossgates Mall

Summer Kids Club will soon be back, held every Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., with free activities for children as well as prize giveaways. Then, at 11 a.m., Regal Cinema offers children’s features such as animated films past their first run; tickets are $1.

GUILDERLAND — Free games and activities followed by $1 movies at Regal Cinemas. That’s what kids can expect on Tuesday mornings this summer at Crossgates Mall, starting July 5 and running through Aug. 23.

Summer Kids Club offers free dancing, games, mascots, drawings and raffles, music, stories, and crafts every Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.

Regal Cinemas has movies — usually animated films that are past their first run — at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and tickets are $1.

Summer Kids Club is supported by Crossgates, B95.5 FM, the Guilderland Public Library, and the Tri-City Valley Cats. B95.5 plays music, the Guilderland Library often offers crafts and other activities, and Lucky Strike Social sets up a bowling game involving big inflatable balls and pins.

There are giveaways of gift cards for Dave & Buster’s or movie passes, said Jennifer Smith, Crossgates marketing director. Johnny Rockets might do free samples of ice cream or milkshakes, she said, and Great American Cookies sometimes offers giveaways of items such as cookie cakes.

Children who register for the club each receive a free T-shirt.

Sponsors of the eight-week event are Fidelis Care and NY’s 529 College Savings Program.

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