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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Jul 17

July 17, 2017   |    

There's so much to do in Westchester! Take a look below at today's events. Whether your child is a fan of animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Looking ahead to the weekend or some vacation time? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!!

All About the Hudson River with Laura Ledbetter - Scarsdale Public Library
July 17, 2017 - Scarsdale

Have fun learning about the famous river.

Backyard Concerts - Katonah Museum of Art
Through July 19, 2017 - Katonah

See Westchester-bred performers strum and stomp as you picnic in your cut-offs and Bermudas. Enjoy garden seating or bring your own blanket. Complimentary beer and wine served. To purchase tickets, check out our website. katonahmuseum.org/programs-and-events/W2W-BackyardConcerts/

Rocket Park Recess 2017 - New York Hall of Science
Through July 21, 2017 - Corona

Come to NYSCI this summer for outdoor, hands-on experiments and action. Gain new perspective on what it means to launch something, propel something, and grow something. Each day of Rocket Park Recess will focus on a different theme with activities, experiments (some messy…because we’ll be outside!) and workshops in Rocket Park, using household supplies for chemistry experiments and farming and every day objects as playground. Leave with a new experience of physics, chemistry and urban farming.

Museum Insider's Club for Ages 12-16 - Katonah Museum of Art
Through July 21, 2017 - Katonah

Get to know the KMA from the inside out. Each day delves into a new aspect of art-making and museum life with guest artists and adventures, culminating in KMA's summer Family Day where the Insiders Club hosts pop-up art stations 7/17: Woven Wearables: Experience our exhibition with curator Elizabeth Rooklidge and create your own wearable woven art. 7/18: Textured Play: Led by a professional artist, use diverse craft techniques and recycled materials to create unique textured artworks. 7/19: Word Weaving: Enjoy a nature-inspired "word weaving" project and brainstorm kids’ gallery activities. 7/20: Teens as Teachers: Team up with Creativity Club and facilitate fun weaving projects. 7/21: Family Day Planning: Design art projects that become pop-up stations for Family Day on July 23rd. 7/17: Woven Wearables: Experience our exhibition with curator Elizabeth Rooklidge and create your own wearable woven art. 7/18: Textured Play: Led by a professional artist, use diverse craft techniques and recycled materials to create unique textured artworks. 7/19: Word Weaving: Enjoy a nature-inspired "word weaving" project and brainstorm kids’ gallery activities. 7/20: Teens as Teachers: Team up with Creativity Club and facilitate fun weaving projects. 7/21: Family Day Planning: Design art projects that become pop-up stations for Family Day on July 23rd.

Sunset Wednesdays: Outdoor Music - Wave Hill
Through July 26, 2017 - Bronx

Enjoy music on the Great Lawn. Stroll the gardens. Every Wednesday in July.

Sunset Wednesdays: Outdoor Music - Wave Hill
Through July 26, 2017 - Bronx

Enjoy music on the Great Lawn. Stroll the gardens. Every Wednesday in July.

Maker Space Friday - New York Hall of Science
Through July 28, 2017 - Corona

Familes can explore different materials, concepts and ideas while making and tinkering together. Activities cover a wide range of topics including simple circuits, wind-powered racers, hand sewing and much more.

Beauty and the Beetle: Coleoptera in Art and Science - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Through August 06, 2017 - New Haven

Of the one million species of insects known to scientists today, nearly half—about 400,000—are beetles. These tremendously diverse animals, known by the scientific term Coleoptera, are found in habitats across the globe, and take on a wide variety of shapes and sizes (the largest is over 400 times longer than the smallest). In Beauty and the Beetle, artist Gar Waterman and photographer William Guth present dazzling representations of these incredible insects.

New York Musical Festival 2017 - Various locations
Through August 06, 2017 - Times Square

Every year the New York Musical Festival showcases the best new musicals and musical theater talent in this three week event. This year's festival has 15 family friendly shows, including musicals about Blackbeard the pirate, the Berlin Wall, and more. Book early to avoid disappointment. See website for showtimes.

Interactive Story Time - North Castle Public Library
Through August 09, 2017 - Armonk

Come listen to stories, sing songs and play games with an interactive felt board every other week!

¡Cuba! - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 13, 2017 - Upper West Side

A new exhibit exploring Cuba like never before, in partnership with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba, MNHN). Learn about the island's remote forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits. The bilingual exhibition will also highlight Cuba's culture, its people, and its history. Families will be able to see live animals, recreations of habitats like the Zapata wetlands, as well as artifacts and models. Kids will love to see live lizards, boas, and frogs. As well as nature there will also be sections on art, music, spiritual traditions, food and more including a recreation of a Cuban street.

Osmo Coding - North Castle Public Library
Through August 26, 2017 - Armonk

Drop in to try out the library's Osmo kits. From word games to coding, there's something for everyone! This is a weekly program that is available every Saturday.

Insider's Tour - Stone Barns
Through October 07, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of the farm. As you stroll through the pastures, talk about farm innovation and how to build a healthy and sustainable food system.

Yonkers History and the Wildlife Mysteries - Groundwork Hudson Valley
Through October 27, 2017 - Yonkers

Groundwork Hudson Valley's Urban Rangers will be providing tours focusing on the wildlife in Van Der Donck Park and the history of Yonkers. Mysteries of the Wildlife- Learn about the wildlife that lives in Van Der Donck Park at 3:45- 4:15 pm. Slippery Slope- Learning activities will take place at Philipse Manor Hall from 4:20- 4:50 pm. Tour Through Yonkers History- Learn about the history and prosperity of Yonkers from 4:45- 5:25 pm at Mill Street Courtyard. Tuesday's from April 25th to May 23rd Friday's from June 2nd to October 27th

Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market - Philipse Manor Hall
Through October 27, 2017 - Yonkers

A weekly teen-run market in downtown Yonkers features organic produce from community gardens and partnering farms in the Hudson Valley, as well as local baked goods, honey, and jams. Attracts approximately 300 visitors each week. The Market is open every Friday from June through October, from 12-5PM.

Art & Science Sundays - The Science Barge
Through October 29, 2017 - Yonkers

Every Sunday, from July through October, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard the Science Barge to learn about everything from growing hydroponic plants to making blooming pop-up plants. And, back by popular demand are Crabbing days. Learn all about the crabs that you can catch with Science Barge Director Bob Walters. So get your sea legs ready and climb aboard. July 2 Meet Baby Eels and their Eel families July 9 Build a take home mini hydroponic farm July 16 (Saturday) City of Water Day on the Barge– Music, Games, Live Animals July 17 NO Art & Science Sunday See July 16– City of Water Day July 23 Be a River Pirate: Lost and found river Art July 30 Blue Clam Crabs Blitz– Match and Measure Aug 6 Blooming Pop-Up Plants Everywhere Aug 13 Sunday Funday Puppets-Make your own Play Aug 20 Knots of Science & Lots of Science Aug 27 Oyster and Oyster Art Sept 3 Build a and take home your own mini Hydroponic Farm Sept 10 Make a Flower & Leaf –a- Print making Sept 17 Painting & River Art Sept 24 Crabbing Extravaganza Oct 1 Flying Fish Fun Oct 8 Buggy Sunday Oct 15 Magnetic Attraction Oct 22 Crabbing with the Crabs Oct 29 Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Painting & Arts

What in the World is a Herbarium? - NY Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2017 - Bronx

With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. This special exhibition in Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden’s botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.

Family Farm Tour - Stone Barns
Through November 17, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

On this family-fun tour for ages 2 and older, explore the farm and some of the seasonal highlights. Then walk around the farm to have a look at the animals and the vegetable gardens.

Meet the Farmers, Greet the Season - Stone Barns
Through November 19, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Participate in all-day season, hands-on activities, and drop-in tours.

Gulliver's Gate - Times Square
Through December 31, 2017 - Times Square

Artists from eight countries took part in building this fantastic miniature world, featuring cities from across the globe, all built to scale. You can also step back in time to see famous historical scenes and interact with the exhibit using a special key.