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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON JULY 20

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Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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.

Brain Balance Achievement Center Parent Event - Norwalk Inn
July 20, 2011 - Norwalk

Learn about the Brain Balance program, a drug-free approach involving physical and cognitive activities, combined with dietary change aimed at restoring harmony among the brain's hemispheres. Preregistration is required.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 20, 2011 - Scarsdale

Enjoy walks, live animals and stories.

Hamlet - Boscobel
July 20, 2011 - Garrison

Under the direction of founding artistic director Terrence O'Brien, the Prince of Denmark becomes involved in revenge, madness and murder in this psychological thriller.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 20, 2011 - Rye

Fireworks through out the month of July.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School
July 20, 2011 - Tarrytown

While your child plays near you, share a cup of tea with an Early Childhood teacher and learn more about the school's programs for young children. Drop-ins welcome; advance registration appreciated. Contact Patricia Owens, Admissions Coordinator, at powens@gmws.org or 845-356-9715.

SUNSET YOGA - Wave Hill
July 20, 2011 - Bronx

Enjoy yoga under the setting sun on the lawns of Wave Hill. For all levels, ages 12–112. Bring your own mat and register online day-of only. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

BRONX BEAT MUSIC - Wave Hill
July 20, 2011 - Bronx

Bronx musicians perform a variety of musical genres including Latin jazz and classical guitar.

Summer Sounds Concert Series - The Band Shell in Hudson Park
July 20, 2011 - New Rochelle

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts in partnership with the New Rochelle department of Parks and Recreation are offering free concerts in July and August. Check the website for this evening's venue.

Summertime Babies and Bagels - Westchester Reform Temple Early Childhood Center
July 20, 2011 - Scarsdale

An informal, drop-in playgroup for babies and their moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Center and The PJ Library at WRT. Registration is not required.

Farmer's Market - Croton-on-Hudson
July 20, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Free Jazz Concerts - The Dobbs Ferry Riverfront Park
July 20, 2011 - Dobbs Ferry

The RiverArts Student Jazz Ensemble performs, followed by the Freddie Bryant Quartet. Bring a picnic and watch the sun set over the Palisades.

White Plains Middle School Booktalking - Barnes & Noble City Center
July 20, 2011 - White Plains

White Plains Middle School librarians will be in the Cafe to discuss books. Come talk about books, get summer reading suggestions, or just stop by to say hi.

Open Gym - Westchester County Center
Through July 29, 2011 - White Plains

The County Center opens to high school students Monday through Friday for basketball, foosball, board games, knock hockey and camaraderie.

Green Currency: Plants in the Economy - New York Botanical Garden
Through July 31, 2011 - Bronx

Green Currency seeks to enrich visitors’ understanding of the important uses of plants through detailed depictions by some of the world’s most accomplished botanical artists. The exhibition, accompanying catalog, and audio tour feature 43 works depicting plants used in medicine, food, clothing, and shelter.

THE WAY OF WATER: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 31, 2011 - Scarsdale

Covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean and discover ways you can help protect your watershed.

"Sweet and Stinky" - New York Botanical Garden
Through August 05, 2011 - Bronx

Kids follow their noses to the Family Garden where they'll discover aromatic alliums such as onions and garlic, and herbs like basil and oregano, ripe for summer. Cooking demonstrations tickle taste buds, and green thumbs can pot herbs to take home. Through August 5.

Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 13, 2011 - Pelham

An annual exhibit featuring selected artworks in a variety of mediums by the Art Center's teachers and students. Through August 13.

One World, Many Stories (Un Mundo, Muchas Historias) - The Field Library
Through August 20, 2011 - Peekskill

Kids 4 and up read books at home and then report to teenage volunteers. Travel the globe in a world of books and earn prizes along the way. Check the Frog Blog (www.fieldkids.wordpress.com) for details, hours, etc.

'Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra' - The New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 - Bronx

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra — the legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain — are re-imagined in a large-scale, multipart exhibition.

Born to be Wild - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel to the rain forests of Borneo as orphan orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Morgan Freeman narrates.

Summer Extravaganza - Fun Craft
Through September 01, 2011 - Scarsdale

An indoor festival packed with crafts, music, video games, face painting, refreshments and more. Pre-registration required.

"Flowers to Fruits" - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 02, 2011 - Bronx

Nature exploration activities teach kids about pollinators that help flowers become fruits. Make a Nature Field Notebook and discover the diversity of flowers and pollinators inhabiting the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Create a pollinator puppet, pot a plant, and visit the pond to spot frogs, turtles, and other wetland wildlife. Through September 2.

'Farm to Table' - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 05, 2011 - Bronx

Introduce youngsters to the source of favorite foods through play in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. They'll play farmer and see real plants under a "windmill," and a "barn," complete with hay, then pretend to harvest fruits and vegetables, using them to "cook" yummy recipes at the nearby "cafe." Through September 5.

WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Step into the greenhouse and be greeted by native butterflies flying freely among the greenery. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and discover the relationship between specific plants and butterflies.

Time Passes - Yorktown Museum
Through September 30, 2011 - Yorktown Heights,

Imaginative clocks with miniature scenes inside are interspersed with nostaelgic artifacts from the Museum collection.

The Great Summer Zoofari - A LEGO Wildlife Expedition - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO block wildlife sculptures that will be on display throughout the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The expedition brings to life the challenges faced by wildlife due to habitat loss and threats to their survival, and aims to imspire visitors to help build a future for wildlife. Each guest will be given a complimentary Zoofari passport to help them plot their adventure through the zoo and guide them to each of the LEGO displays. Participants can stamp their passport at each of the six stations located throughout the park as they enjoy all of the LEGO creations including a tiger, Chilean flamingos, a gorilla mother and child, penguins, a giraffe, and Khansi spray toads, while learning about the real animals and WCS's work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. There will be a Build Zone construction area and interactive activities where visitors will be able to construct their own LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Certified Professionals on one weekend each month of the program. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts and activities with the Museum for African Art, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Bank of America Explorer Zone - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Hands-on activities and educational displays teach visitors about the tools of conservation. Visitors will learn how field scientists track animals in the wild with camera traps, how gorilla conservationists use data to determine which habitat areas to safeguard, and facts about animal diets. At the lunch tray station, kids can try their hand at preparing "lunch" for gorillas, tigers, and bears. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Disney Vacation Club Adventure - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the wild. From animal mask decorating to storytelling from the savanna, plus meet Camp Safari Mickey. At the Dancing Crane Pavilion. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

The Way of Water: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

An exhibit that covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean, such as stormwater runoff and chemical pollutants, and discover ways you can help protect your watershed. The exhibit includes pictures, local watershed maps, hands-on water displays, and live aquatic animal exhibits.

ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2011 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn about the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support and their environmental status.

Farmer's Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 15, 2011 - Katonah

For more information or for a full list of vendors visit the website at www.johnjayhomestead.org.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through January 01, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body while you bond with your baby.

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