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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on July 20

July 20, 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, July 20, 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 July 20. 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

Special Family Night: The Winter's Tale - Boscobel House and Gardens
July 20, 2015 - Garrison

The stage is set for a night of family entertainment. See The Winter's Tale on The Great Lawn at Boscobel Gardens. Bring blankets and beach chairs.

Lego My Library @ The Field - Field Library
July 20, 2015 - Peekskill

Love to build? Kids 5 and up can join us for our Lego My Library club! No sign-up required.

Personalized Clay Pots - Somers Library
July 20, 2015 - Katonah

This program is for ages 16 to adult. Turn an ordinary clay pot into a prized possession. Pre-registration and payment is required.

SummerStage: Guster / Kishi Bashi - Central Park SummerStage
July 20, 2015 - Central Park

Indie/alternative stars Guster perform with Kishi Bashi, whose debut album is a avant-pop record written primarily on violin.

Farmers Market - John Jay Homestead
Through July 25, 2015 - Katonah

More than 40 vendors every Saturday morning in July and August will sell their wares, including big hits like Big Bang Coffee Roasters and Ladle of Love. Enjoy fresh fruits, flowers, baked good, including gluten free, and vegan offerings. Shop and enjoy walking among the 19th century farm buildings.

Saturday and Sunday Walk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 26, 2015 - Scarsdale

Take a guided trail experience through the woodland forest. Program runs about 45 minutes. There is no walk on July 4.

Farm Chore: Egg Collecting - Stone Barns Center
Through July 26, 2015 - Pocantico Hills

Visitors will join educators in the pasture to learn about egg-laying hens, and then help the farmers collect the eggs from their nesting boxes. Children under 2 are free and there is no longer a parking fee. Also, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, admission is free.

Farm Chore: Field Activity - Stone Barns Center
Through July 26, 2015 - Pocantico Hills

Transplant seed hogs, taste various vegetables, help the farmers weed the beds. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, admission is free.

Meet the Sheep - Stone Barnes Center
Through July 26, 2015 - Pocantico Hills

Understand the animals, how they graze, and how the farmers care for them. Admission is free on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and there is no parking fee.

Hands-On Activity: Make Carrot Top Pesto - Stones Barnes Center
Through July 26, 2015 - Pocantico Hills

Using fresh ingredients from the farm, create a delicious taste to sample. Understand how you grow healthy, and get it to taste great. All Saturdays and Sundays in July. Parking is now free. Also, admission is free Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Sundays, Fun Days - Summer Fest Cross County Mall
Through July 26, 2015 - Yonkers

Children under 12 will love Sunday, Fun days on July 12 and July 26. If you are looking for activities to do with your kids, bring them to the Cross County Mall, and enjoy live music from a D.J. Kids will enjoy face-painting, a magic show, balloon animals, and storytime.

The Tempest - Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park
Through July 26, 2015 - Harlem

What better place to watch Shakespeare's The Tempest than a NYC park at sunset? Complete with all of its very own sounds and sweet airs and the twangling instruments of the city. This year's annual free summer production from the Classical Theatre Company of Harlem is the popular tale of Prospero's magical island, directed by Carl Cofield. Full of comedy, magic and music, it's one of the Bards most popular and accessible plays.

Carriage House Theater: The Understudy - Lyndhurst
Through July 26, 2015 - Tarrytown

By Theresa Rebeck, directed by Larry Schneider In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy, the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow on one of the most notorious roles in the theater: the understudy. The play opens with Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece making its Broadway premiere. Roxanne, the stage manager, has the daunting task of running the understudy rehearsal. Enter Harry, a journeyman actor who just happens to be Roxanne’s ex-fiancé. And then there’s Jake, a Hollywood action star craving a little legitimacy. Throw in an unreliable techie and a bunch of producers threatening to close down the show and you have one very funny comedy. Veteran director Larry Schneider brings together a sterling cast including Carly Jayne Lillo, Peter Lillo and Michael Muldoon to deliver this delightful comedy to the wonderful Lyndhurst Carriage House Theatre.

Nature Discovery - Greenburg Nature Center
Through July 27, 2015 - Scarsdale

This program, which is for ages 3-5 with a caregiver, begins with a nature story, and is followed by a nature walk. Dress for the outdoors.

Nature Discovery - Greenburg Nature Center
Through July 27, 2015 - Scarsdale

This program, which is for ages 3-5 with a caregiver, begins with a nature story, and is followed by a nature walk. Dress for the outdoors.

New York Musical Theatre Festival 2015 - New York City Theater District
Through July 27, 2015 - Times Square Theater District

Every year the New York Musical Theater Festival showcases the best new musicals and musical theater talent in this three week event. This year there are nine family friendly shows. They range from the story of a very special buffalo (Calico Buffalo) and a modern retelling of Peter Pan (Wendy's Shadow), to a story about naughty musical pets (Windywoo and Her Naughty, Naughty Pets), and a tale of a disillusioned teen idol (Acappella). Book early to avoid disappointment. See website for showtimes.

Tuesday Toddler Tours - Bruce Museum
Through July 28, 2015 - Greenwich

Explore the Museum's collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. The topics will rotate between science and art weekly. No advanced registration required.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble
Through July 28, 2015 - Yonkers

Toddlers and little ones will enjoy a story and a craft.

Mad. Sq. Kids Concert Series - Madison Square Park
Through July 30, 2015 - Flatiron District

A series of interactive concerts on the Farragut Lawn. Children can learn simple skills and the appreciation of music from an eclectic mix of today's top children's performing artists. Concerts are rain or shine. Rain location for concerts is held on the southern gravel. Adult supervision is required. May 28- Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. June 4- Suz Slezak. June 11- Audra Rox. June 18- Alastair Moock and Friends, celebrating the release "All Kinds of You and Me," a collection of songs inspired by Marlo Thomas' landmark "Free To Be You and Me." June 25- Recess Monkey, with the NYC debut of their June release "Hot Air." July 2- TBD. July 9- Danny Weinkauf & His Red Pants Band. July 16 - Songs For Seeds brought to you by Apple Seeds. July 23 - The Suzi Shelton Band. July 30 - Jazzreach presents Yes Indeed!

Magic Show - NY Firehouse Grille
Through July 30, 2015 - Elmsford

While you and your family are snacking on wings and burgers, feast your eyes on the magical powers of Philip Klipper. He's been performing for over 25 years, and he has a show that's fun for the whole family. For more information, call 914-592-0050. Klipper performs on Friday nights at the NY Firehouse Grille in Peekskill.

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

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite...plus, it's fun! Every Saturday in July 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 meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Adapted Tennis Fun - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through July 31, 2015 - New Rochelle

Fun for Cure, iNc, is hosting an ongoing adapted tennis program for children with special needs and chronic illness. Families are invited to participate. Join anytime by calling Flo at 914-713-4065.

Adapted Tennis Fun - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through July 31, 2015 - New Rochelle

Fun for Cure, iNc, is hosting an ongoing adapted tennis program for children with special needs and chronic illness. Families are invited to participate. Join anytime by calling Flo at 914-713-4065.

Rocket Park Recess - NY Hall of Science
Through July 31, 2015 - Corona

Enjoy scavenger hunts (with prizes!), demos, information and workshops about making health and fitness easy, fun and delicious. Learn helpful tips for a more healthy life, gain important skills for improving your fitness level, and join us in destroying the damaging myths surrounding food and exercise. Each week will feature a special workshop related to healthy eating or movement.

Marine Tank Animal Feeding - Bruce Museum
Through July 31, 2015 - Greenwich

Learn about the live animals– crabs, fish, oysters, and more – all found the Long Island Sound. No reservation 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.

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.

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 eanastasi@wlsmail.org. 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.

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.

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 Summer Camp - Microsoft
Through August 28, 2015 - White Plains

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps Kids ages 8 and older get hands-on experience with the latest technology as they learn how to code, create games, and use their creativity and imagination. This summer's four camps are all-new, with two designed for coding beginners and two for intermediates looking to take their skills to the next level with Project Spark, Kodu, and TouchDevelop, and more. YouthSpark Summer Camps: • Smart Game Coding (Beginner, ages 8 to 11) • Smart Game Design (Beginner, ages 8 to 11) • Smart Game Coding (Intermediate, ages 11 and older) • Smart Game Design (Intermediate, ages 11 and older) Each camp run four consecutive days, and last two hours per day. While your child is in camp, parents can learn about online safety for their kids, try out a Surface 3, get a PC tune-up, and more. Please note: The parent, legal guardian or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant under 18 must sign a Participation Agreement on the first day of camp and remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event. Book a youth group for a YouthSpark Summer Camp Email: Cindywa@microsoft.com with any questions.

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 Artsw.org/arcadia 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 LHanley@artswestchester.org. July 15 Artsw.org/arcadia 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 stamfordmuseum.org 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.

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: info@turtlecovegolfcenter.com

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.

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 hvshakespeare.org.

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.

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 stamfordmuseum.org. 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 www.funforcure.com ...... 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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