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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on August 1

August 1, 2015   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, August 1, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening August 1. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Pro Swing Multi-Sport Camp and Pro Swing Pride Elite Camp - Pro Swing Athletic Training Center
Through August 28, 2015 - Port Chester

Join us this summer for 5 fun-packed days of multi-sport activities. The emphasis is on baseball, but we will spice things up with a variety of other sports, such as flag football, sprinkled with a game of wiffle ball, and dashed with a game of kickball. Pro Swing Multi-Sport Camp 9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm Mon-Fri $250 $450 for full day Pro-Swing Pride Elite Camp 1pm-4pm-Mon-Thurs $300 per week June 26-August 28 Ages 6-12 (1st Week) June 29-July 3 (2nd Week) July 6-July 10 (3rd Week) July 13- July 17 (4th Week) July 20-July 24 (5th Week) July 27 – July 31 (6th Week) August 3-August 7 (7th Week) August 10-August 14 (8th Week) August 17-August 21 (9th Week) August 24-August 28 June 29th-August 6th | Ages 10-16 | 1-4PM Dates (1st Week) June 29-July 2 (2nd Week) July 6- July 9 (3rd Week) July 13-July 16 (4th Week) July 20 – July 23 (5th Week) July 27-July 30 (6th Week) August 3-August 6 June 29th-August 6th | Ages 10-16 | 1-4PM

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
August 01, 2015 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
August 01, 2015 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
August 01, 2015 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
August 01, 2015 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Annie Jr. - Tarrytown Music Theater
Through August 01, 2015 - Tarrytown

This Tony Award winning musical is a Random Farms 20th anniversary production! The beloved book and score features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, including, "Tomorrow."

Butterfly and Dragonfly Photographs - Lenoir Preserve
August 01, 2015 - Yonkers

Bring your camera and learn some amazing tips on taking photos of quick-moving creatures.

Volunteer Work Day - Read Sanctuary, Playland Park
August 01, 2015 - Rye

Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean up, and more great stuff.

Sand Castle Competition - Glen Island Park
August 01, 2015 - New Rochelle

Put together a team to create your own masterpiece. Limited space availalble. Call for official rules. Rain date: Aug. 2.

Art Show - Muscoot Farm
August 01, 2015 - Katonah

View works by members of the Northern Westchester Watercolor Society in the Main House Gallery.

Saturday Improv: National Comedy Theater - Hudson River Museum
August 01, 2015 - Yonkers

Prepare to laugh. This totally free event presents the best improv comediens in New York. The show is clean, fast, and funny.

The Doctor Is In! - Teatown Lake Reservation
August 01, 2015 - Ossining

Erin Baker, Teatown educator and wildlife rehabilitator has her black bag ready to examine and treat your injured and sick stuffed animal pals! Children will also meet some of the wildlife that Erin has helped restore to health. Learn about how she cares for the sick and injured that come to her door! Children ages 3 -7 with accompanying adult $7. Programs require pre-registration. To register, call 914-762-2912 x 110.

Sweet Spot Festival - West Harlem Pier Park
August 01, 2015 - Harlem

A friendly gathering of community, cultures, music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco, and afro-beat music spun by a rotating collection of great DJs.

SummerStage: Dr. John & the Nite Trippers / Amy Helm - Central Park SummerStage
August 01, 2015 - Central Park

See New Orleans great, six-time Grammy award winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John perform in Central Park. Also playing is Amy Helm, daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen who brings her amazing voice and roots music to this summer afternoon.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
August 01, 2015 - South Salem

Enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour--dusk. All guests will be served seasonal treats. Make sure to bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Princess Phooey - TADA! Youth Theater
Through August 01, 2015 - NoMad

Before Elsa and Anna and Sofia the 1st there was Princess Ermangarde! The talented kids at TADA! present a musical fairy tale about a rebellious princess, a gaggle of kooky chambermaids and stable boys, and of course a handsome prince.

Remedies and Edibles - Greenburgh Nature Center
August 01, 2015 - Scarsdale

We use plants every day for food, shelter, medicine, clothing, and more. Come explore with a naturalist. For ages 8 and up.

Around the World: Creative Kids: All Aboard - Stepping Stones Museum
August 01, 2015 - Norwalk

Learn about the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), the first steam-operated railway in the United States. Then become an engineer by creating your own steam train. Tickets available at 1:30 pm.

Hudson Valley Exposition - River Front Green Park
August 01, 2015 - Peekskill

Take the train to Peekskill and walk into the Hudsobn Valley Exposition CELEBRATING OUR REGION’S RICH PAST, VIBRANT PRESENT & UNLIMITED FUTURE! HISTORY RELIVE the Gateway to the Hudson Valley Region’s importance in the American Revolution. Visit Revolutionary encampments on the banks of the Hudson and see History come alive as Civil War Re-enactors cheer their new President at the Peekskill Lincoln Depot, the only Westchester stop by President Lincoln on his way to his inauguration. FOR THE KID IN ALL OF US Children’s Stage - Magic – Puppets – Fairies - Storytelling. The Children’s stage will showcase our region’s performing artists and offer shows and activities that will entertain young and old. Children’s Activity Area – an interactive experience - challenging Science knowledge through games, puzzles and experiments; lawn games; petting zoo; ride a mechanical Lion, or Tiger or Bear. (OH my!) EAT, DRINK AND BE HEALTHY MUSIC – ARTS – FOOD – CRAFT BEER – NY WINE – FARMERS’ MARKET ? Roving performers entertain whilst guests enjoy cuisine from our local restaurants. ? Appreciate local wine and cold beer and enjoy local Musicians on the Main Stage. o Sponsored by D. Bertoline and Sons. ? Wander through the Farmers’ Market; pick up fresh produce & products from the Hudson Valley. ? Visit the Holistic Wellness Area as local wellness providers demonstrate and educate. ? Stroll the Artisan Market for Awe, Arts & Crafts. OUR Future – Energy and Technology; Learn about Sustainable Energy, Nuclear Power, Green Home Construction, Solar Energy and Energy Efficiency…. and more. Exposition Climax: Laser Light Show Sponsored by Entergy Artist Schedule for August 1st 2015 2pm: Noodle Noodle 3pm: Vintage Vinyl 4pm: Ray Blue (Jazz) 5pm: Mark McIntyre Band 6pm: Tony Leon (Cuban) 7pm: Joni Blondell Band 8pm: Daisy Jopling Band Laser Light Show

Walk Along the Butterflies - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 02, 2015 - Scarsdale

In the newly-restored Plant Meadow, come learn about the life cycle of the butterfly, from egg to caterpillar, to chrysalis to butterfly. For all ages.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through August 02, 2015 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. Discover why this is a special time of year for packs. Pre-registration is required at

The Addams Family - Broadway Training Center
Through August 02, 2015 - Hastings-on-Hudson

Enjoy the wackiness of The Addams Family. It's spooky and. Great for the whole family.

Mother Nature's Storytime - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 05, 2015 - Scarsdale

Two to four year olds and their parent or caregiver, will enjoy summer with stories, walks, crafts, and live animals. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

Trash To Treasure: Art & Writing Class Series - Field Library
Through August 05, 2015 - Peekskill

Trash to Treasure: Art & Writing for Class Series Teens & Tweens Wednesdays, July 8-August 5 @ 2:00-3:00 PM Teens & Tweens -- A great free opportunity at Field Library! Guided by local artist and writer Jaz Johnson, students will create artwork and written pieces using recycled materials during a 5-class series. The student creations will then be on display on library art gallery with an Art show opening Party in August. Spots are limited so sign up now! For more details or to sign up contact Field Library at 914-737-0010 or email This event is made possible through the generous support of Entergy & Westchester Library System. Field Library is located at 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566.

Godspell - Westchester Broadway Theater
Through August 09, 2015 - Elmsford

This immensely successful rock opera, based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, focuses on the last days of Jesus. The score is an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. For reservations, call 914-592-2222. For ages 10 and up. 8/1: doors open at 11:15am; 8/2: doors open at 11:45am and 5:15pm; 8/6: doors open at 11:15am; 8/7 doors open at 6:15pm; 8/8: doors open at 11:15am; 8/9: doors open at 11:45 and 5:15pm. Check the website, for showtimes.

Private Instrumental Lesson - River Arts
Through August 14, 2015 - Dobbs Ferry

Children in grades kindergarten through grades 12 can sign up for a private music lesson--strings, percussion, trumpet, guitar, and piano.

Beth El Food Ambassadors - Now Rochelle's Down to Earth Farmers Market
Through August 14, 2015 - New Rochelle

New Rochelle's Down to Earth Farmers Market of the Beth El Day Camp Food Ambassadors returns. This program runs into August. Every week the campers prepare a seasonal recipe at camp and then come to the market to distribute tastings and recipes. It is a great opportunity for other children to see their peers involved in fresh, local food and taste what they have made.

Summer Streets 2015 - Between Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting Streets (as far as East 72nd Street)
Through August 15, 2015 - Manhattan

For the first three Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets will be closed to traffic for people to play, run, walk and bike. In 2014, more than 300,000 people took part in the event which is part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party. New to Summer Streets this year is Slide the City, a 270-foot water slide based at the Foley Square Rest Stop where participants can slide down and cool off during the hot summer mornings. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to slide through the streets of New York City on a tube. Participants must register in advance online at Other activities include soccer, dance, performances, yoga, a dog park, art installations, arts and crafts, entertainment, food and drink. Not forgetting the famous 165-foot-long, 30-foot-high zip line!

Penn and Teller on Broadway - Marquis Theatre
Through August 16, 2015 - Times Square Theater District

The evil geniuses are back on Broadway. For the first time in almost 25 years, the duo comes home, where they will bring astonishing tricks from their record-breaking Vegas act, along with their most outrageous classics, to the Marquis Theatre. Famous for their shocking shows, this isn't suitable for very young kids! Ages 8 and older.

Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series - Estherwood Mansion
Through August 19, 2015 - Dobbs Ferry

In association with the village of Dobbs Ferry and The Masters School, enjoy free jazz concerts on Wednesday evenings at the lawn of the beautiful Estherwood Mansion at The Masters School, 49 Clinton Ave, Dobbs Ferry. Rain location: Indoors at Estherwood. Music dates are July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 12, and 19.

A Day in a Farmer's Life - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 19, 2015 - Stamford

Discover what it takes to be a farmer on Heckscher Farm. Farm staff pick an activity to show the diversity of farm life and how to care for the animals and the environment. Hands-on programs for all ages include milking, grooming, caring for baby animals, and more. Program will last 30-45 minutes. Meet at the Chicken Coop.

Nature is Brought to You by The Number - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 20, 2015 - Stamford

Discover the wondrous ways that numbers play a role in nature. Each week the focus will be on a different number and will include live animal visits, field experiences, or hikes to help explore this natural numeral. The number six will introduce us to the world of the insect and the bee's honeycomb, 8 to the world of spiders and arachnids, 21 to fabulous flowers and more. Meet at the Museum Building.

Mad Square Kids: Art Yard - Madison Square Park, Northern Plaza
Through August 22, 2015 - Flatiron District

Kids can learn a new skill or spark their creativity at this Mad. Sq. Kids' workshop series, featuring some of the best visual and performing artists. Designed for kids ages 1-12. Adult supervision is required and promptness is encouraged. June 20: Fata Morgana family art workshop. June 27: Weaving workshop with Jessi Highet. July 4: Textile workshop with Caroline Kaufman. July 11: Cartooning workshop with Tom Motley. July 18: Fata Morgana family art workshop. July 25: Story Pirates junior puppeteer workshop. August 1: tbd. August 8: Community dance workshop with Pat Cannon. August 15: Rhyme-writing workshop with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. August 22: Fata Morgana family art workshop.

Heckscher Wild! Feeding - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 22, 2015 - Stamford

Discover the many things that reptiles like to eat by helping to feed them. Help prepare salads for the tortoises, lizards, and the other fruit and veggie-loving friends in Heckscher Wild! Space for this program is limited to 20 children, ages 5 and up. Interested participants can sign up for a space, as available, in Heckscher WILD! any time after 10am each Saturday. Space is first-come, first served.

Animal Meet & Greet - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through August 22, 2015 - Stamford

Stop by the new exhibit, Heckscher WILD! to meet one of the animals, and discover how they adapt to their habitat. Animals will vary depending on the day and programs will be approximately 15 minutes.

Summer Sounds Concert Series - Hudson Park
Through August 26, 2015 - New Rochelle

The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, brings live music to the Hudson Park band shell every Wednesday night in July and August. On Wednesday, August 5th New Rochelle Opera will perform Favorite selections from opera, operetta and Broadway. New Rochelle Opera’s mission is to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of live opera, and to provide top quality, professional opera performances to local audiences at affordable prices while providing aspiring young professional singers an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Summer Sounds Concert Series - Hudson Park
Through August 26, 2015 - New Rochelle

The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, brings live music to the Hudson Park band shell every Wednesday night in July and August. On Wednesday, August 5th New Rochelle Opera will perform Favorite selections from opera, operetta and Broadway. New Rochelle Opera’s mission is to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of live opera, and to provide top quality, professional opera performances to local audiences at affordable prices while providing aspiring young professional singers an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Summer Sounds Concert Series - Hudson Park
Through August 26, 2015 - New Rochelle

The Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series, created by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, brings live music to the Hudson Park band shell every Wednesday night in July and August. On Wednesday, August 12th Striped Bass Band will perform classic rock from the ‘60s to today. Striped Bass prides itself on performing classic rock favorites from the 1960s to the 1990s that are “off the hook.”

Washington Irving:From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving Sunnyside
Through August 27, 2015 - Tarrytown

Travel back through time to the 19th Century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child's eyes. Play games, hear stories, dress up for a photo, and more. This event happens on Thursdays in July and August: July 2,9,16, 23,30, Aug. 6,13,20, 27.Call for tickets at 914-366-6900.

Frida Al Fresco - NY Botancial Gardens
Through August 27, 2015 - Bronx

Parents, go ahead and enjoy a night out. Begin your festive evening at the Garden by experiencing artist Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life, After Hours. Stroll through Kahlo's house reimagined in the Conservatory and transport yourself to Mexico with live music, and performance art. Enjoy a complimentary Model Especial draft beer or a traditional margarita. Must be 21 or older. The other dates for this event are July 11, 16, 23, 30, and August 6, and 27.

Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camps - Microsoft Store
Through August 28, 2015 - White Plains


Revisiting Arcadia: Contemporary Landscapes - ArtsWestchester
Through August 29, 2015 - White Plains

Diverse artistic approaches by 15 exhibiting artists explore both the beauty and darkness of the natural world and settings around us. Includes traditional Hudson River School-style painting, conceptual photography and video installation. July 16- August 29 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 12-5pm & Sat 12-6pm

Opening Reception: Revisiting Arcadia: Contemporary Landscapes - ArtsWestchester
Through August 29, 2015 - White Plains

Opening Reception: Revisiting Arcadia: Contemporary Landscapes Meet the 15 exhibiting artists in a preview of a new exhibition inspired by nature. Artists take differing approaches as they explore both the beauty and darkness of the natural world – from traditional Hudson River School-style painting and conceptual photography to video installation. RSVP to July 15 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains

Exhibitions: Nature's Numbers - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 30, 2015 - Stamford

Escape the summer heat in this cool, colorful, and interactive exhibition that stimulates numerical thinking, builds math skills, and promotes a positive attitude towards math through play with math concepts in nature. Four themes: Repeating Patterns, Basic Shapes and Structures, Designs in Nature, and Nature's Puzzles make it fun to learn about math in the natural world. Concept-driven content is designed to introduce, explain, or reinforce concepts and skills for visitors from preschool through middle school. Games, puzzles, and live animals make if fun for everyone. Exhibits from the Natural History Collections of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center will reinforce math skills including counting, ordering, patterning, measurements, and classification. Insects, reptiles, birds, plants, shells, crystals, and fossils will enhance the accessible math learning experience that is Nature's Numbers! The Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries are open, Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sundays 11 am – 5 pm. Members: Free /Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information visit or call 203.977.6521.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure - Hudson River Museum
Through August 30, 2015 - Yonkers

On a trip from Sesame Street to the moon, Big Bird and Elmo discover that planets are different from one another. Produced by Sesame Workshop, the Bejing Planetarium, and others. Ideal for ages 5 and older.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC)
Through August 30, 2015 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this popular show is great for pre-schoolers. Kids will fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.

Weekly Walk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 30, 2015 - Scarsdale

Enjoy a guided trail experience through the woodland forest. Program runs about 45 minutes. Repeats Saturdays and Sundays in August.

Fondue and a Show - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through August 31, 2015 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each, it's fun! Every Saturday in August from 12-4pm, enjoy a three course meal (cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue) for $30, including a complimentary ticket to a movie at the City Center Cinema. (Tickets are not valid for full value of IMAX, 3D, or director's hall showings, but may be used towards the purchase of one of those showings.) Add on an entree for $12.95 per person. Visit for details.

Get Golf Ready! Juniors - Turtle Cove Golf Center
Through August 31, 2015 - Pelham Bay Park

Get Golf Ready Juniors ~ Five (5) Group Lessons for $99 Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. Our PGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. *Adults, Ladies and Juniors Groups *Consecutive lessons – no makeup classes * Minimum 4 students per group / maximum 10 students. Low student to teacher ratio. * Specially priced clubs in our fully stocked Pro Shop for GGR students. *No equipment needed! Clubs will be provided during lesson. Call or stop by our Pro Shop to sign up! (718) 885-1129 Email:

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the shores of the Long Island Sound on a new hybrid-electric 64-foot catamaran. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: tiny wriggly plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with the videomicroscope), little crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, squid, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net.

Summer Kitchen Tour - Mead House
Through August 31, 2015 - Dobbs Ferry

The Summer Kitchen at the Mead House can be open for touring for visiting groups. Set up an appointment to volunteer to help demonstrate 19th Century cooking processes. Learn to preserve herbs from the nearby gardens.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Fest - Boscobel House and Gardens
Through September 01, 2015 - Garrison

Don't miss the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Performances include Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Arabian Nights, An Iliad, and The Tempest. Celebrating its 29th season, the dramatic views of the Hudson combine theater and nature in a beautiful setting. Get the details at

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Barrymore Theater
Through September 06, 2015 - Times Square Theater District

This acclaimed National Theatre production brings Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel to life, and has wowed critics. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. The show transferred to London's West End, following a sold-out run at the National's Cottesloe Theatre in 2012. The production received seven 2013 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and continues to play to sold-out houses at the Gielgud Theatre in London. Check out this record-breaking theatrical phenomenon before it sells out.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through September 07, 2015 - 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. Through May 21,2015.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark ? but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. September 2-November 26.

Humpback Whales - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Narrated by actor Ewan McGregor, this appealing film takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga for a close-up look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery. Join a team of researchers as they seek out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why only the males sing, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles every year. February 13-May 21, 2015.

Butterflies Special Exhibit - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Enter a magical environment all a flutter with beautiful tropical butterflies in "Butterfly Landing," a special walk-through encounter. This exhibit features dozens of varieties of butterflies from both Asia and South America. Keep in mind that as you walk through the exhibit, some of these beautiful butterflies may land on your head or arm. Prepare to get emotionally connected.For viewers with an aversion to close encounters with animals, viewing of the butterflies will be possible from outside the exhibit.

Butterflies Special Exhibit - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Enter an environment all aflutter with tropical butterflies in "Butterfly Landing," a special walk-through encounter. Walk among beautiful butterflies and some of them may even choose to land on your head or arm.

IMAX film: Flight of the Butterflies - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Follow the incredible year-long migration cycle of millions of monarch butterflies from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico, in this compelling film.

One World Observatory - One World Trade
Through September 07, 2015 - Financial District

If you have a head for heights you won't want to miss this! Whizz to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds, then take in the view. There's also dining options and multimedia entertainment to enjoy.

Yoga with a View - Boscobel House and Gardens
Through September 07, 2015 - Garrison

This extremely popular program at Boscobel provides the perfect opportunity to fall in love with the outdoors while, at the same time, gaining a sense of good health and well-being. Spectacular views entice the sense as you stretch and pose overlooking the Hudson River from the lawns at Boscobel. Classes for ages 16 and up.

Mega Making - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Using real materials and real tools, young makers can explore art, textiles, construction and woodworking, tinkering and gadgets and a variety of materials, techniques and projects. Staff members help children and families get started, whether it's working a needle and thread for the first time, practicing using wrenches and screwdrivers, tinkering with batteries and buzzers or picking out the perfect artist medium.

Meet the Dragon Presentations - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 07, 2015 - Norwalk

Ready to go one-on-one with a real live dragon? Don't miss the chance to hold a live bearded dragon in special encounter opportunities with one of the stars of The Maritime Aquarium's special exhibit "Dragons! Real or Myth?" A Maritime Aquarium educator will guide guests in either touching the bearded dragon or – for those braver – holding the dragon on their shoulder. Be sure to have your camera ready.

Scattered Light - NY Hall of Science
Through September 13, 2015 - Corona

Scattered_Light consists of 528 26-foot lengths of fluorescent orange and pink flagging tape hanging inside the entrance to NYSCI. Created by artist, architect and inventor Dick Esterle, the piece takes advantage of the circular shape of NYSCI’s entrance, allowing for multiple views of the patterns and color shifting of the flagging tape. The piece plays with space, light, color and perception, and changes as sunlight moves around the building. Along with flagging tape, the piece uses paperclips, metal rods and mirror balls, all simple and inexpensive materials that exemplify the maker and DIY spirit. Dick Esterle, originally from Kentucky, is an artist, architect and the inventor of the Nobbly Wobbly ball, the Klackeroo, Space Chips, and the Amazing Geometry Machine. After graduating university in architecture and art, he moved to New York City in the 1980s and worked with the architect Paul Rudolph and later the artist Isamu Noguchi. While there, his interest in a particular tensegrity model hanging on Noguchi’s wall would later give rise to the Amazing Geometry Machine and eventually lead him into the world of math and art and toy design.

Family Dinners with Mario Batali's Chefs - Family Dinners with Mario Batali's Chefs
Through September 13, 2015 - Bronx

MasterCard Priceless New York presents an exclusive cardholder series of al fresco Family Dinners to celebrate and support the Edible Academy. Enjoy a garden-to-table meal prepared by chefs from the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group's acclaimed restaurants. Each dinner features a three-course, family-style menu designed by a featured chef using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Also enjoy hands-on gardening and craft activities alongside live cooking demonstrations by top chefs in the outdoor Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen. Programming geared for kids ages 4 to 12.

Governors Island Open Season - Governors Island
Through September 27, 2015 - Governors Island

Visitors to Governors Island this year will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 23 and will be open every day through September 27 apart from July 4.

Story Walk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 27, 2015 - Scarsdale

Take a self-guided walk with your child along the woodland trail to enjoy favorite children's book, entitled Red Fox at Hickory Lane, by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck. For ages 8 and younger. Free.

NY Renaissance Faire - Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park
Through September 27, 2015 - Tuxedo Park

The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, complete with 16th century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, dance--set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo, New York. You'll want to make this an annual event. Contact Ticketfly by email at, or call 877-435-9849.

Film: Living in the Ages of Airplanes - NY Hall of Science
Through October 06, 2015 - Corona

This immersive film experience, narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford, offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Using spectacular aerial and nature photography, Living in the Age of Airplanes takes audiences around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning all seven continents to remind us how, in a single century, aviation has changed our world forever. $6 adults; $5 children, students & seniors, plus NYSCI admission.

Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 11, 2015 - Murray Hill

This exhibition uncover the curious history of Alice In Wonderland, presenting an engaging account of the genesis, publication, and enduring appeal of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. For the first time in three decades, the original manuscript will travel from the British Library in London to New York, where it will be joined by original drawings and letters, rare editions, vintage photographs, and fascinating objects; many never before exhibited. Find out why the universe of Wonderland took hold of our imagination, and—150 years later—we are still following her down the rabbit hole.

Five Self Taught Artists - Katonah Museum of Art
Through October 11, 2015 - Katonah

Inside the Outside consists of a focused look at five important self-taught artists.

SM&NC Sunday Farm Market - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through October 11, 2015 - Stamford

The market features a variety of vendors from fresh produce and homemade breads to jams and grass-fed beef. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center will be selling its own farm-fresh eggs made by the chickens on Heckscher Farm, maple syrup made in its maple sugar “shack,” and wool from the sheep. For a complete list of vendors, visit There will be weekly farm-related family activities with the “Market Madness” program.

5th Annual Chappaqua Farmers Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Through November 21, 2015 - Chappaqua

5th Annual Opening Day on May 16 will feature new and returning signature vendors, children's events by Westchester Circus Camps, music by house-band Milton, and book signing by Hudson Valley photographer and writer Francesco Mastalia. Also debuting monthly Flea Market! Shake the hand that feeds you at Chappaqua Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:30a.m. - 1p.m.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 29, 2015 - Upper West Side

Back by popular demand this exhibit is a comprehensive look at the fascinating and complex world of arachnids. Among the exhibition’s live animals are 16 species of spiders, two species of scorpion, a chemical-spewing vinegaroon, and several long-legged tailless whip spiders—which aren’t spiders at all. The Museum, which has the world’s largest research collection of spiders, has been at the forefront of studying spider diversity for over 75 years. In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spider anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and encounter little known behaviors such as mimicry and noisemaking. In addition to live spiders, the exhibition features videos, fossils, and larger-than-life models, including a huge, climbable trapdoor spider. Museum staff will handle live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths like their needing gravity to build webs, that they all neglect their offspring, and that all spiders are dangerous to humans.

Adapted Tennis Fun - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through December 20, 2015 - New Rochelle

Fun For Cure, Inc. is hosting an ongoing Adapted Tennis FUN program for children with special needs and chronic illness. Families are invited to participate as well! All ages! Join at any time by calling Flo at 914 713 4065 or sign up online at ...... FREE snacks are provided according to diet needs and restrictions... We focus on FUN as a top priority! Parents may stay or drop off! Come every Friday at 3:30 to 4:30pm...

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows.

Mt. Kisco Farmers' Market - St. Marks Church
Through December 31, 2015 - Mt. Kisco

Includes fresh, wholesome food and a large selection of natural items - soaps, lotions, candles, knitted items, lavender and more. The market is managed by Sandra Lena of John Boy's Farm. Each week the Market will feature a local chef preparing the "$5 Slow Food Local Harvest Meal" using the freshest local ingredients. Bring the family and enjoy!

Chocolate Factory Tour and Workshop - Chocolate Works
Through December 31, 2015 - Scarsdale

Come stop by for a tour of the factory and get the opportunity to see first-hand how chocolate is made and maybe make some yourself! Come see chocolatiers in action, making lots of sweet treats with the help of a 175-pound melting machine. Be sure to try a sample of the signature Belgian truffle, multiple time "best truffle" winner at the annual international Chocolate Show in New York City, along with a wide variety of other unique flavors of chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered treats and candies, and homemade specialty ice cream. Dream of a world made of chocolate? In our store all your sweetest fantasies become a reality with products ranging from chocolate-covered pretzels, oreos, rice krispies, and graham crackers, to chocolate-covered chips, gummy bears, strawberries, bananas, and more.

Frolic! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through December 31, 2015 - Upper West Side

A brand new interactive rock 'n' roll-themed pop-up play space that offers children ages 0-5 a unique set of music, movement and imaginative play experiences that support social, emotional and physical development. The innovative, 1,500-square-foot play space features a replica of a paint-splattered 1970's Volkswagen minivan, a Rolling Stones-inspired tongue slide, a mini-performance stage and ticket booth, and an interactive video music wall. Little rockers can also mix it up at a baby sensory music mixer, crawl around the soft foam butterfly and whimsical mushrooms, and dance and frolic to a rock 'n' roll soundtrack. CMOM will be hosting a new program of activities and workshops in the space, as well as making it open to drop-in and play.

Connected Worlds - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2015 - Corona

Presented in NYSCI’s iconic Great Hall, Connected Worlds is a fully immersive, digitally rendered interactive experience where visitors are encouraged to explore the interconnectedness of different environments, learn about the importance of keeping systems in balance, and see how our individual and collective actions can have widespread impact. Through their gestures and movements, visitors interact with animated creatures, plants, trees, and other objects, and see how human decisions affect the environment.

LIFE AT THE LIMITS: STORIES OF AMAZING SPECIES - The American Museum of Natural History
Through January 03, 2016 - Upper West Side

AMNH's new exhibition highlights the incredible life forms on earth and the superpowers that organisms use to survive the most extreme environments. From bacterium (Deinococcus radiodurans) that repairs its own DNA and withstands over 1,000 times more radiation than humans to elephant seals that can hold their breath for two hours as they dive nearly a mile deep in search of food, many animals, plants, and other organisms on our planet have extraordinary ways of going about the daily business of survival. Co-curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology, and John Sparks, curator in the Museum's Department of Ichthyology, reveals some of the more incredible examples of how animals and plants reproduce, find food, sense the world around them, and thrive in inhospitable habitats. Life-size and larger-than-life models, live animals, videos, and interactive exhibits highlight a variety of 'superpowers' across the tree of life. From surprising strategies for surviving harsh environments to bizarre mating calls, inventive techniques for eluding predators, and extreme examples of parasitism.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through January 03, 2016 - Midtown

Thrill your mini Katniss fans with a visit to this brand new exhibit, celebrating all things Hunger Games. Here they can explore the world of Panem and get up close to hundreds of movie costumes, props and detailed set recreations. Follow Katniss’ journey from District 12 to becoming the Mockingjay, see The Tribute Train, visit Cinna’s studio and see the Girl on Fire Dress, sit down for a TV interview with Caesar Flickerman and try your hands at stunt and knot skills.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 10, 2016 - Upper West Side

A cinematic journey under the sea! Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau) and marine biologist Holly Lohuis, take viewers on a breathtaking journey examining the oceans’ tiny shrimp, fishes, echinoderms, and more. Cousteau invites the audience to dive into a whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans, hopefully inspiring a strong desire to protect what they have seen. The 40-minute film introduces audiences to more than 30 species, from starfish relatives to tiny fishes. The footage illuminates behaviors of underwater animals captured for the first time, thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control. Species encountered in the film include animals seldom seen by even the most experienced divers, such as Christmas tree worms, basket stars, banded cleaner shrimp, and fishes such as gobies and blennies.

Dragons: Real or Myth - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 11, 2016 - Norwalk

Dragons are very real but none of them breathe fire. While they're often a creature in mythological tales, you can find dragons living today--on land and in the sea as you'll discover in this fun new exhibit which features animals that have the word dragon in their names. Visitors encounter such species as: dragon moray eels; the seahorse cousin called the weedy sea dragon; and terrestrial lizards like black dragons, flying dragons, sailfin dragons, bearded dragons, frilled dragons and more. In addition to highlighting the unique characteristics of these animals, the exhibit will explore the facts and fiction of mythological dragons and their roles in cultures throughout time. Visitors will be encouraged to find similarities between the displayed live creatures and the dragons of lore. February 14, 2015 -Feb 11, 2016.

Pump It Up's Sensory Friendly Bounce Time - Pump It Up of Norwalk
Through January 01, 2018 - Norwalk

The music is low, and the lights aren't flashing. Just bouncing, jumping and sliding.

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