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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON JULY 24

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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 24, 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 24. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

SEUSSICAL The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
July 24, 2011 - Elmsford

Dr. Seuss's characters come to life in this musical adaptation of the author's stories.

FLIGHTS OF FANCY - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 24, 2011 - Scarsdale

Walk among the butterflies at the indoor Butterfly Exhibit and have an informal chat with a Nature Center naturalist, who will be on hand to answer your questions.

Hamlet - Boscobel
July 24, 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.

HANDS ON ON THE FARM: EGG COLLECTING - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
July 24, 2011 - Pocantico Hills

Pitch in with hands-on farm activities every Saturday and Sunday in July. Learn about the life of a hen at Stone Barns and help collect eggs. Program appropriate for children ages 2 to 14.

HANDS ON ON THE FARM: GARDENING - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
July 24, 2011 - Pocantico Hills

Learn about what's growing at Stone Barns and lend a hand in the Greenhouse or Vegetable Field. Pull out a bed of greens to feed to the pigs, plant seeds in the garden, or harvest fresh veggies from the fields. Appropriate for children ages 2 to 14. Registration required.

Farmers Market - Muscoot Farm
July 24, 2011 - Katonah

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

Concert Al Fresco: Camerata Latina - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 24, 2011 - Katonah

Introduce your family to Caramoor, and enjoy the sounds of the concert from the picnic lawns, at an affordable price. All artists and programs are subject to change without notice.

Guided Nature Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
July 24, 2011 - Mount Kisco

Join a guided hike lead by a naturalist on the trails through the sanctuary. Hike will be 1-2 miles round trip and the exact route will be determined by the naturalist the day of the hike. Please dress appropriately for the weather and trail conditions. Ages 12 and older welcome.

Against All Flags - Movies for Kids And Their Families - Jacob Burns Film Center
July 24, 2011 - Pleasantville

It’s 1700 and a dashing young British naval officer played by Errol Flynn takes on the pirates of Madagascar and spitfire Stevens, the beautiful buccaneer played by Maureen O’Hara. It’s a high-seas thriller.In celebration of the theater's anniversary, children’s tickets to noon weekend kids' films are $1 all year long.

Salt Marsh Exploration at Low Tide - Marshlands Conservancy
July 24, 2011 - Rye

Low tide is the time to experience one of the most ecologically important habitats on earth. You will have an opportunity to see small invertebrates hop in the sand, Ospreys in flight, and closely observe the movement of many shore crabs. Hand lenses provided. Long pants and shoes recommended.

Hispanic Heritage Festival - Kensico Dam Plaza
July 24, 2011 - Valhalla

Enjoy ethnic food, dance, entertainment, music and arts and crafts.

FAMILY ART PROJECT?SHADES OF SUMMER - Wave Hill
Through July 24, 2011 - Bronx

Create your own custom sunglasses.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
July 24, 2011 - South Salem

Meet two new ambassador wolf pups. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why summer is a unique time for packs in North America. Pre-registration required.

Sunday in the Park - Davenport Park
July 24, 2011 - New Rochelle

The New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents its annual event, this time with an emphasis on music from South of the Border.

'Little Shop of Horrors' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
July 24, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Seymour was just an ordinary guy until he teamed up with Audrey II, a wild and extraordinary plant. The doo-wop musical also includes a love story with a girl from Skid Row and a dentist who trades his novocaine in for pain.

Farmer's Market - Rye
July 24, 2011 - Rye

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

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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