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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN WESTCHESTER

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Don't miss out on fun family and kids activities this weekend in Westchester! Fairs, theaters, concerts, museums-your choices are endless. Find these and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities in Westchester. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events.

TROVE @ the Movies: 'Puss in Boots' - White Plains Public Library
July 23, 2012 - White Plains

The Dreamworks animated adventure stars the voice of Antonio Banderas as Puss, and includes a cast of characters right out of popular nursery rhymes and fairytales. It tells the story of the events leading up to the sword-fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends. Rated PG (some adventure action & mild rude humor), 90 mins.

Animal Antics with Jason from Green Meadows Farm - Scarsdale Public Library
July 23, 2012 - Scarsdale

Kids can meet real live animals from their favorite stories. Registration is not required.

Nature Bugs - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 23, 2012 - Scarsdale

An hour of nature fun for children ages 2-5 years and parents/caregivers. Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft, or nature game. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. No pre-registration or pre-payment required.

Beginning/Intermediate Teen Yoga - Budarz Theater - Ossining Public Library
July 23, 2012 - Ossining

A weekly Hatha Yoga class led by Yoga Instructor, Catherine Riedel. This is an activity that relieves stress and improves focus, for kids ages 12 and older. Call the Teen Room to register. Ongoing Mondays.

Storytelling with Movement - Stepping Stones Museum
July 23, 2012 - Norwalk

Enjoy a story accompanied by yoga-based movement in the Performance Gallery.

Ceramic Studio - Stepping Stones Museum
July 23, 2012 - Norwalk

Create your own ceramic masterpiece. Museum admission required.

Lego my Library! - The Field Library
July 23, 2012 - Peekskill

Attention all future builders: there's a new Lego club in town! Kids ages 5 and older can design and create their own Lego structures, with different themes each week.

Chasing Edward Hopper - Hopper House Art Center
July 23, 2012 - Nyack

Last year, the Hopper Happens Festival turned the village of Nyack, Hopper's childhood home, into a multi-media celebration of the artist's influence. This year, the week-long Hopper Happens will celebrate Edward Hopper's 130th birthday with a new series of pop-up: projections, galleries, and digital story tours culminating in the screening of a short film by Kris Burns "Chasing Edward Hopper." For more information, visit hopperhappens.org.

Robert the Guitar Guy - Scarsdale Public Library
July 24, 2012 - Scarsdale

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 2-5 years with caregiver. Registration is required.

Summer Crafts for Tweens & Teens - Ossining Public Library
July 24, 2012 - Ossining

Kids can enjoy the art of craft making, a fun program for summer days.

Concert on the Green - Harry Haid Glass Houses - Cross County Shopping Center
July 24, 2012 - Yonkers

Bring beach chairs and blankets to enjoy the family-friendly show.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
July 24, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

Spider Snacks - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
July 24, 2012 - Stamford

Take a sneak peak at the feeding of the tarantulas and maybe even get a chance to see one munch on a crunchy cricket or two. A staff member introduces a few of the tarantula species, talk about their feeding habits and serve up some spider snacks. Bug appétit.

A Day in a Farmer's Life - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
July 24, 2012 - Stamford

Do you ever wonder what it takes to be a farmer? Weather permitting, join the staff for fun but important farm tasks. Find out how they farmed in the past, the importance of grooming, where your every day items come from, and see the artistic side of pigs.

Celebrating the Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies – Torches - Bruce Museum
July 24, 2012 - Greenwich

In this workshop, students in grades 1-3 explore the current Olympic exhibitions with an educator and then create projects or crafts related to today's theme. All materials are included. Call the museum for reservations.

Chasing Edward Hopper - Hopper House Art Center
July 24, 2012 - Nyack

Last year, the Hopper Happens Festival turned the village of Nyack, Hopper's childhood home, into a multi-media celebration of the artist's influence. This year, the week-long Hopper Happens will celebrate Edward Hopper's 130th birthday with a new series of pop-up: projections, galleries, and digital story tours culminating in the screening of a short film by Kris Burns "Chasing Edward Hopper." For more information, visit hopperhappens.org.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 25, 2012 - Rye

Fireworks displays every Wednesday and Friday night, through August 31. Insider Tips: Avoid Playland Parkway if you're driving - use Boston Post Road and other local roads. You can skip paying entrance fees and watch the fireworks from the beach boardwalk or the grass embankments leading down to the Playland parking area.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 months-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Bat Walk - Wave Hill
July 25, 2012 - Bronx

Yes, there are bats in NYC! Hunt for these mysterious creatures of the night with naturalist Paul Keim, the "Batman of Brooklyn." Aided by the use of an electronic device called an echo locator, participants use both eyes and ears to search for bats as they skim the dusky sky looking for insects. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited

Bhangra Night! Dancing at Dusk - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 25, 2012 - Katonah

Reena Shah leads a dynamic, all-ages Bhangra night. Bhangra has come a long way from its humble beginnings in India, and is now recognized and enjoyed the world over. Originating from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, its earliest form was as a celebratory folk dance to welcome the coming of Spring. In the past 30 years Bhangra has evolved, integrating into popular South Asian culture after being mixed with hip-hop, house, and reggae styles of music. Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket, and enjoy great music together. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to dance to live music, interact with the musicians, get to know their instruments, and ask questions. A wonderful way to have your child introduced, up close, to music in a relaxed and joyful way. Activities will be designed for toddlers to pre-teens.

Earring Making Workshop - John C. Hart Memorial Library
July 25, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Make earrings for yourself and a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings. For adults & teens, program limited to 30 participants. Please register.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
July 25, 2012 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Pre-registration required.

BxIndie Music at Sunset - The Libby Richman Quartet - Wave Hill
July 25, 2012 - Bronx

Enjoy a plein air performance by local BxIndie musicians, through a collaboration with the Bronx Council on the Arts. Bring blankets and folding chairs and enjoy the concert from the comfort of your own favorite seats.

Mixing in Math Club - The Field Library
July 25, 2012 - Peekskill

You don't have to be a math whiz to explore the crazy world of numbers through games, stories, and activities. For kids ages 5-11 and older. No sign-up needed.

Tricks and Treats - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
July 25, 2012 - Stamford

Help train Moose and Monty, see Henrietta do some tricks, and socialize new farm babies. Program is weather permitting.

Celebrating the Olympic Games:International Pin Trading - Bruce Museum
July 25, 2012 - Greenwich

In this workshop, students in grades 1-3 explore the current Olympic exhibitions with an educator and then create projects or crafts related to today's theme. All materials are included. Call the museum for reservations.

"Constellations Tonight" STARLAB Planetarium - White Plains Public Library
July 25, 2012 - White Plains

Kids in grades 1-3 and 4-6 will be able to enter the STARLAB Portable Planetarium, and participate in the "Constellations Tonight" program, where they will discover the night sky. They will learn about the workings of the STARLAB, discover how to locate Polaris, the "Big Dipper," and more. The sky in the Planetarium will be set for July 25th, so participants will be able to see the moon, visible planets, and stars, as they appear this night. In the Museum Gallery. Note: Space is limited for this popular program. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 3:30pm (30 minutes before the program starts).

Chasing Edward Hopper - Hopper House Art Center
July 25, 2012 - Nyack

Last year, the Hopper Happens Festival turned the village of Nyack, Hopper's childhood home, into a multi-media celebration of the artist's influence. This year, the week-long Hopper Happens will celebrate Edward Hopper's 130th birthday with a new series of pop-up: projections, galleries, and digital story tours culminating in the screening of a short film by Kris Burns "Chasing Edward Hopper." For more information, visit hopperhappens.org.

From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
July 26, 2012 - Tarrytown

Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child's eyes. Play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt, and participate in hands-on-activities and crafts. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, specially set with period toys and children's clothing, and bring a picnic to enjoy a full day in the life of the estate's youngest residents. Nine days through July and August.

2012 Open Air Family Music Series: Music from Around the Globe - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 26, 2012 - Scarsdale

A lovely summer evening at the Nature Center with Irish-inspired music, perfect for the whole family. Walk the Nature Center's woodland trails, meet some of the Center's most popular animals, enjoy a picnic dinner, or just sit back on the Great Lawn and enjoy the music. Register online or at the event. Tonight: Irish-inspired music.

Drop-in Crafts - Scarsdale Public Library
July 26, 2012 - Scarsdale

Kids ages 3-1/2 to 7 can drop in to create a project based on a favorite story or character. No registration required.

Summer Art Adventures - Photography Experiments Workshop - Katonah Museum of Art
July 26, 2012 - Katonah

Students ages 6-12 can test the boundaries of photography in unusual photo-based art experiments. Pre-paid registration required. Please bring a lunch.

Library Live 2012 Presents Peekskill Tale Waggers - The Field Library
July 26, 2012 - Peekskill

Enjoy summer tales featuring both the Tale Waggers and Peekskill Spellbinders. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners of all ages. Refreshments. Library Live is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Peekskill.

Tarantula Tales - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
July 26, 2012 - Stamford

Join the center's staff for an exploration of the lives of spiders. Listen to favorite stories about arachnids, then complete a take home craft worthy of these eight-legged critters.

Celebrating the Olympic Games:Athletics & Athletes - Bruce Museum
July 26, 2012 - Greenwich

In this workshop, students in grades 1-3 explore the current Olympic exhibitions with an educator and then create projects or crafts related to today's theme. All materials are included. Call the museum for reservations.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Drop-off - White Plains Public Library
July 26, 2012 - White Plains

Children ages 4-8 bring a stuffed animal friend for a sleepover in The Trove, enjoy a bedtime story and tuck the animals in for the night. After kids go home, the animal friends will have fun exploring the library. Kids will return on Saturday to pick them up, enjoy a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required, beginning 7/12.

Chasing Edward Hopper - Hopper House Art Center
July 26, 2012 - Nyack

Last year, the Hopper Happens Festival turned the village of Nyack, Hopper's childhood home, into a multi-media celebration of the artist's influence. This year, the week-long Hopper Happens will celebrate Edward Hopper's 130th birthday with a new series of pop-up: projections, galleries, and digital story tours culminating in the screening of a short film by Kris Burns "Chasing Edward Hopper." For more information, visit hopperhappens.org.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Guided Activities: Sweet & Stinky - New York Botanical Garden
Through July 27, 2012 - Bronx

Explore aromatic alliums and spicy herbs that thrive in the summer heat. Watch cooking demonstrations and sample delicious foods. Plant an herb to tend at home. Through July 27.

Morning Trailwalkers Club for Adults - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

Trailwalkers aims to get adults of all ages outdoors for brief 20-30 minute morning walks in the woods. Just show up in front of the Manor House at 8am to check in, make new friends, and start the day with fresh air and exercise. Walks are held weather permitting, Tuesday mornings, July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through July 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Whether living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey to feed this year's pups. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. July 7, 15, 21, and 28 at 11am.

Evening Howl for All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through July 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families, then meet WCCs endangered wolves and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. July 7 and 21 at 7pm; July 28 at 6:30pm.

Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 10, 2012 - Pelham

An annual exhibit featuring selected artworks in a variety of mediums by the Art Center's teachers and students. On view through August 10. A free art workshop for all ages will be offered during the opening reception, Friday, July 13, 6:30-8pm.

Fish Tales Around Westchester - ArtsWestchester
Through August 11, 2012 - White Plains

Featuring 18 artists, "Fish Tales Around Westchester" transforms ArtsWestchester's gallery into a stimulating fantasy sea environment where guests, including children, are encouraged to participate in art-making and role-playing workshops. The exhibition will help guests to explore the Hudson River's abundant past and better understand mankind's impact on its future. Through August 11.

The Games: The Science of Sport - The Bruce Museum
Through August 12, 2012 - Greenwich

This interactive exhibition about the Olympics features SuperBodies, a cutting-edge 3D animation and original video production presented in both a big screen video and mobile app game formats. Also featured is hands-on exploratory stations and athletic gear including boxing gloves, javelins, and timing and other devices that record participants' strength and reaction times. Also on view will be pins and collector memorabilia from past Olympic Games.

Summer Reading Game - Dream Big READ - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through August 13, 2012 - Montrose

A variety of exciting Summer Reading Game activities, programs, and reading incentives all summer long for all ages. Kickoff June 23 at 2pm includes an interactive juggling and magic show from Flow Circus. All ages - free tickets available beginning June 8 at the library. Visit henhudfreelibrary.org for summer hours and a complete list of events, or stop by the library for a flyer.

Storyland in Scarsdale - The Summer Reading Game! - Scarsdale Public Library
Through August 17, 2012 - Scarsdale

It's online and in person. Here's how it works: Kids read or have books read to them over the summer and record them on their own homepage, where they can also write book reviews. Listeners will be on hand at special listening times if kids would like to talk about the books they've read. Prizes, a weekly raffle drawing, and lots more! Miss Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band will perform at the kickoff on Thursday, June 21 at 4pm.

Swimming at Croton Point Park - Croton Point Park
Through August 19, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day. June 22-Aug. 19: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Swimming is free. Parking $10; $5 with a County Park Pass.

Otter Spot - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 24, 2012 - Stamford

Discover the secret lives of North American River Otters with the center's otter keepers as they feed Edie and Bert lunch. Stick around after feeding for a question and answer period. Participate in interactive games and activities. Monday-Friday through August 24.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents "Love's Labour's Lost" - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

King Ferdinand and his three friends devote themselves to three years of study. No women will be allowed within a mile of court - that is until the Princess of France arrives with her entourage. Disguise, deception, and mischief abound as the heart proves stronger than the mind. A romantic comedy with a most surprising ending. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'Romeo & Juliet' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers ignite the stage in this romantic tragedy. Love, lust, and revenge fuel the plot of this classic play as a family feud seals the young couple's fate. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The 39 Steps' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

A fast-paced whodunit, packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a wildly talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have an evening of fun for the whole family. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2012 - Norwalk

Join the crew of the research vessel Oceanic for an educational and scenic trip of the sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a video microscope), crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net. Marine Life Study Cruises also contribute to local scientific research. Water-chemistry and weather readings are taken. And details about the animals brought onboard are entered into the Aquarium�s Long Island Sound Biodiversity Project, a database on the physical and biological features of the Sound.The program takes place daily through July and August. Advance reservations recommended. Go online or call ext. 2206 to for more information or to purchase tickets.

Summer Storywalk: "Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big" - White Plains Public Library
Through August 31, 2012 - White Plains

Kids will be inspired to follow their dreams as they follow this Storywalk based on the book, "Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big," written by Chris Paul and illustrated by Frank Morrison. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Sunday, July 1 and continuing through Friday, August 31. Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

EXHIBIT: RISING DRAGON: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY - Katonah Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2012 - Katonah

In celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, the Katonah Museum of Art presents "Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography," an exhibition of work created by Chinese artists in China since 2000, the last Year of the Dragon. Curated by Miles Barth, many of the 80 works in Rising Dragon have never been seen in the United States. "Rising Dragon" offers an overview of the photographic work that is being done in China today. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, March 25 through September 2, 2012.

The Olympic Games: Art, Culture and Sport - Bruce Museum
Through September 02, 2012 - Greenwich

This exhibition compares the ancient and modern Olympiads through objects, art, science and technology and follows the sports that have endured since antiquity ? footraces, wrestling, boxing, and the ancient pentathlon events of long jump, javelin, discus, sprints, and wrestling. A custom-built six-foot mini-diorama recreates one of the earliest Greek stadiums with 1,200 miniature participants. The exhibit is complemented by the interactive exhibition "The Games: The Science of Sport." On view May 12 through September 2.

Walk Among Live Butterflies - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Scarsdale

Flying freely among the colorful and fragrant flowers in the greenhouse, experience Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Swallowtails, fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar. You may even observe them resting in a shady spot to cool off or sipping water from a puddle. While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly, and discover the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies. Appropriate for all ages. Sponsored in part by Central Animal Hospital, Geraldine Stutz Trust, Inc., ShopRite, WFAS, Whole Foods Market, and Westchester County Parks. Exhibit runs through September 2.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Jan 12-Sep 3, 2012.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Join shark experts Dr. Eugenie Clark and Rodney Fox on a round-the-globe expedition for close encounters with some of the world's largest sharks, including whale sharks and great whites. Jan 3-Sep 3, 2012.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates.

White Alligator - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

See a very rare 8-foot-long white alligator. Of some 5 million or so American alligators thought to be alive, fewer than 100 are albino. The alligator will be visiting the aquarium through Sept. 3.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. April 25-Sep 3, 2012.

Swimming at Playland Beach - Rye Playland Park
Through September 03, 2012 - Rye

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays and Sundays only. June 22-Sept. 3: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Parking fees are $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 holidays.

WILD FOREST - A LEGO Safari - Bronx Zoo
Through September 03, 2012 - Bronx

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari on display along a wooded path near Zoo Center, featuring incredible LEGO wildlife sculptures and activities for the whole family. Visitors will see lemurs, a tiger, hornbills, rhinos, gorillas, flamingoes, a giraffe, and other exotic wildlife along their trek, and can visit their real-life counterparts throughout the zoo. At the LEGO Construction Zone at the Dancing Crane pavilion, visitors will be able to construct LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Master Builders one weekend a month on the Reptile House lawn. In addition to the LEGO fun, the Wildlife Theater will perform for guests as along the safari path. Guests are also invited to create their own animal prints and puppets based on the zoo's African animals with the help of artists from the Museum for African Art. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts, activities, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. For a full schedule of activities and exhibits, visit bronxzoo.com. Through September 3.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Gilded Age Magic - Hudson River Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Yonkers

Modern stage magic has its roots in the Gilded Age showmanship of Harry Keller (1849-1922), who performed around the world but made Yonkers his home between tours. With his theatrical spectacles, Keller founded a "Royal Dynasty" of American magicians including Harry Houdini (1874-1926), a friend and colleague of Keller's later years, and Howard Thurston (1869-1936), with whom Keller toured at the end of his career. These modern magicians cultivated a debonair stage persona that set them apart from earlier traveling sideshow artists, who dressed and posed as traditional Chinese conjurers. Despite the supernatural imagery on their posters, these magicians were not occultists but entertainers. Part of their audience appeal was the mystery of how their illusions were accomplished, not any claims to supernatural powers. The exhibition will feature vintage theatrical posters, costumes, and magic ephemera from little-seen private collections, as well as planned performances in the galleries by local magician Benjamin Levy and others. Through September 9.

Blue Man Group – Making Waves - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 09, 2012 - Norwalk

This exhibit is a playful, multisensory exploration of sound and interactive entertainment for the whole family. Utilizing extraordinary speaker technology, the exhibit features the dynamic Blue Man Group as a guide to the science of sound. On view May 19-September 9, 2012.

Avenue ZOO - Bronx Zoo
Through September 09, 2012 - Bronx

Running each weekend during Animal Tales Extravaganza and beyond, Avenue ZOO - featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical "AVENUE Q" - will take place on the zoo's Asia Plaza Stage. Avenue ZOO highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in a fun, entertaining way. It is a musical tale in which Kate Monster meets exotic animals and discovers that though they may seem strange and different, they are not so scary after all. Avenue ZOO performances will be at 12:30pm and 2:30pm each weekend day through Sunday, Sept. 9. Highlights of this season's main stage entertainment include: Marvel's Avengers: Heroes Saving the Earth featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and HULK; Nickelodeon's Dora and Diego: We Did It!; Sportacus from Sprout's Lazytown; Disney's Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve; Ferdinand the Bull; Barney Sing-Along; Super Sprowtz; and Spider-Man.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

Annual Natural History Exhibit - Beautiful Dirt: A Look Into The Amazing Story Underfoot - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Dirt is everywhere - there's no getting away from it – nor should you want to! Mankind cannot survive without dirt. It is the starting (and ending) point for almost everything we find in our environment and use in our daily lives. This exhibit is an introduction to the astonishing world of dirt. Come dig your hands in and discover the secret world that lies beneath us all. Through September 30, 2012.

Drop-In Nature Activities: Observe and Create - New York Botanical Garden, Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all its different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind some of Monet's most classic of subjects: water lilies. Through September 30.

Observe & Create - Children's Outdoor Nature Explorations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Bronx

Kids can let their inner Monet run wild and be inspired by nature to create art in all different forms. Movement, music, drawing, and painting abound in this outdoor studio for children. Stop by Inspiration Station to play an outdoor marimba. Paint with water and experiment with colors in the Color Clash Studio. Step inside to experiment with the engineering behind aquatic plants. Nature is art, and kids can discover it at the Everett Children's Adventure Garden.

4th Annual Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

A guided walk along the woodland trail. Through Sept. 30.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 13, 2012 - Katonah

Choice fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fragrance items, and other fine locally produced products will be available for sale on the front lawn at the Homestead.

Spring Fever - Yorktown Museum
Through October 20, 2012 - Yorktown Heights,

Items related to baseball players who contributed to the popularity of our national pastime are on display. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and Sandy Koufax are just a few of the men represented. Among the many uniforms shown is one from the Mollys, a women's team from the WWII era, and one from the House of David team, who were known as the Bearded Boys. Opening reception is May 5 at 12pm. Exhibit runs through October.

"Monet's Garden" - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 21, 2012 - Bronx

This stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet showcases a seasonally changing interpretation of the garden that inspired his art. In addition, two rarely seen paintings by the artist will be on view, and films, concerts, poetry readings, and hands-on art for kids will provide rich insight into the life and work of this renowned master.

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles and much more.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Mario Batali's Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2012 - Bronx

Mario Batali's Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, bringing plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen, daily, family-friendly activities, and hands-on gardening. As a Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali has a featured role during The Edible Garden. Visit "Mario Batali's Kitchen Gardens," an interactive space filled with beds of vegetables and herbs where you can pick up recipes for his popular dishes, and learn how to create fresh, seasonal family meals. The fun culminates with a visit by Mario himself during the Festival Weekend in September. Through October 28.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 04, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 5, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Tours are available daily throughout the season except Tuesdays. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. No Market on 6/9/12.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.


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