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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on May 9

May 9, 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, May 9, 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 May 9. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Exhibition: Divergent Currents: The Ripple Effect of Japan on Ceramic Artists in America at the Clay Art Center - Clay Art Center
Through May 09, 2015 - Port Chester

A national invitational exhibition featuring work by 14 ceramic artists who each have individual ties to Japan, yet create work outside of the traditional Japanese genre. The sculptural and utilitarian works of various scale, diversity, and content will create a compelling manifestation of how Japan and its sensibilities have influenced these contemporary American ceramic artists. Catalog available.

SHREK the Musical Presented by Clocktower Players Junior Teen and Teen Troupe - Irvington Town Hall Theatre
May 09, 2015 - Irvington

A swamp full of laughs! Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, SHREK The Musical, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a "short" temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand, and his name is Shrek. Packed with all-new songs, SHREK the Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and all irreverent fun for everyone! Music by Jeanine Tesori; book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire; based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture and the book by William Steig.

Free Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
May 09, 2015 - Norwalk

Free admission for all families with children who have special needs.

Yoga-a-Go-Go - Scarsdale Public Library
May 09, 2015 - Scarsdale

Yoga for Moving Kids (special needs). Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance but even more importantly self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. Registration is not required.

Miss Nelson is Missing - Emelin Theater
May 09, 2015 - Mamaroneck

The search is on for Miss Nelson of Room 207. The students are greeted by Miss Viola Swamp, the strictest substitute ever. Someone must find Miss Nelson! The beloved book comes to life!

Paul Reiser - Emelin Theater
May 09, 2015 - Mamaroneck

Come enjoy the comedic antics of Paul Reiser, best-known for his role in Mad About You.

Family Art Project: Sachets and Floral Fantasies for Mom - Wave Hill
May 09, 2015 - Bronx

First, listen to stories about animals and their mothers. Then honor Mom with a special card that you decorate with plant rubbings, ribbon borders, pop-up elements, and delightful poems. Then make a fragrant sachet filled with lavendar, tied with ribbons and bows, and adorned with handmade beads. How could Mom not love that?

Starlab - Boscobel House and Gardens
May 09, 2015 - Garrison

Starlab is a portable planetarium for ages 4 and older. With it, you can take an in-depth look at an unspoiled night sky. Participants enter the planetarium by going through a tunnel and into a down where they will sit on the floor and gaze up at a nightime sky.The instructor with point out star patterns and constellations, and add some storytelling into the mix. Come see the Milky Way, Leo the Lion, and Polaris.

Bronx Zoo Birdathon - Bronx Zoo
May 09, 2015 - Bronx

Don't miss this special opportunity to come to the zoo at 7:00am and see how many bird species you can spot. There will be a presentation about bird movement given by Professor Flight. There will also be crafts at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Nature walks with bird experts will be ongoing.

Mother's Day Cards @ The Field - Field Library
May 09, 2015 - Peekskill

Make a sparkly, shiny Mother’s Day card for a special mom in your life! All ages welcome.

Bronx Zoo Birdathon - Bronx Zoo
May 09, 2015 - Bronx

Don't miss this special opportunity to come to the zoo at 7:00am and see how many bird species you can spot. There will be a presentation about bird movement given by Professor Flight. There will also be crafts at the Children's Museum of the Arts. Nature walks with bird experts will be ongoing.

BLACKOUT: NYC A Capella - White Plains Performing Arts Center
May 09, 2015 - White Plains

BLACKOUT is a NYC-based singing group reinventing the genre of a cappella music with innovative arrangements and a distinct, signature sound, delivering high-energy performances with a contemporary twist. Performing with special guests FOR GOOD MEASURE. Since entering the a cappella scene in June 2012, BLACKOUT has grown into a group that is larger than the sum of its parts. They have had the honor and privilege of performing for organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the Super Bowl Host Committee; they’ve joined fellow members of their community on stages across New York City and their studio recordings have been selected for professional a cappella compilation albums. Currently, BLACKOUT is comprised of twelve singers with unique and diverse backgrounds, both musically and professionally. Despite these differences, they come together to make something incredible.

Mother's Day in the Shop: Swan and Stone Millinery - Wave Hill
May 09, 2015 - Bronx

Browse for the perfect gift for Mom. Meet in-store vendor Swan and Stone Millinery. Farmer and felter Sam Stone and designer milliner Nora Swan work together to create one-of-a-kind hats, fascinators, and other whimsical wearables from hat forms, vintage trims, and feathers from the farm.

LC Kids Spring Fling - Josie Robertson Plaza and David Rubenstein Atrium
May 09, 2015 - Upper West Side

Come along to this special event celebrating the launch of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ expanded family programming. Activities and entertainment will include a 45-minute campfire-style singalong with acclaimed children’s performer Dan Zanes at the Revson Fountain, a scavenger hunt around the campus, crafts, LC Kids giveaways and additional performances in Josie Robertson Plaza. More performances will be held in the David Rubenstein Atrium, featuring family programming from Lincoln Center resident organizations, neighborhood partners, and youth performing groups.

A House for Hermit Crab' (ages 3-4) - Maritime Aquarium
May 09, 2015 - Norwalk

Using the popular title story as motivation, children will meet and touch a variety of live crabs and mollusks.

Turtle Town (ages 5-7) - Maritime Aquarium
May 09, 2015 - Norwalk

Budding herpetologists will compare turtles of land and sea to discover how they're adapted to their different lifestyles.

Shark Safari! (ages 8-10) - Maritime Aquarium
May 09, 2015 - Norwalk

Young adventurers will examine shark jaws, skin and other artifacts, and learn how superb adaptations have allowed sharks to survive for millions of years.

Gerry Malkin Quintet, Chris Morrison (guitar), Jeff Pittson (piano), Mike McGuirk (bass), Bobby Leonard (drums) - Bean Runner Cafe
May 09, 2015 - Peekskill

Leader and tenor saxophonist Gerry Malkin has performed with Tito Puente, Lew Soloff, Adam Nussbaum,George Colligan, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Ray Vega and Dave Weckl. Gerry is joined by: -guitarist Chris Morrison who has performed with Richie Cole, John Pattitucci, Brian Torff; -bassist Mike McGuirk who has performed with Billy Drummond and Rob Sheps; and -drummer Bobby Leonard who has played with Dave Liebman and The Woody Herman Orchestra. These great musicians will be swinging hard in the tradition. Admission $10

Saw Mill River Audubon Second Saturday Walk at Brinton Brook Sanctuary - Brinton Brook Sanctuary
May 09, 2015 - Croton-on-Hudson

Our monthly walks will continue year-round on second Saturdays at our largest sanctuary, Brinton Brook in Croton-on-Hudson. Good for ages 6 and up. No pre-registration necessary. For weather cancellations check our website. Meet at main parking area off Route 9A.

Kidgits Barnyard Bash! - Jefferson Valley Mall
May 09, 2015 - Yorktown Heights

Oink, moo, cock-a-doodle-doo! Head to the farm with the Kidgits to learn about farm animals and more! From 12-1:30 pm on Saturday, May 9th at Jefferson Valley Mall! FREE for Kidgits members! Not a member? It's just $5 to join for an entire year! When you sign up you will receive a t-shirt, membership prize and discounts at retailers here in the mall! See Simon Guest Services for further details or to sign up!

Pleasantville Farmers Market - Indoor - Pleasantville Middle School
May 09, 2015 - Pleasantville

Come experience the Pleasantville Farmers Market, the largest farmers market in Westchester, and the one voted Best of Westchester 2014 by the readers of Westchester Magazine. The Market is located in the heart of Westchester County, just blocks away from great shopping, dining and entertainment. Now through May 9, the delicious good time is inside the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria, at 40 Romer Avenue. Enjoy abundant fresh, winter-grown produce along with our trademark variety of meats, cheeses, breads, prepared foods, you name it. It's a great way to support local agriculture and eat healthy year-round. With over 45 vendors and convenient parking the Market is a delicious good time every Saturday.

Mother's Day Weekend - New York Botanical Garden
Through May 10, 2015 - Bronx

Celebrate Mother's Day with a garden party for the whole family featuring live music, games, picnicking, and more--all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer. Kids can create bird nests, Mother's Day cards, and giant chalk drawings, or they can fly kites or play croquet. Gather everyone together for a bite as you hop between visiting food trucks. A vintage-style photographer will be on hand to snap photos with the brilliant Azalea Garden as your backdrop.

Billy Elliot - Stepinac High School
Through May 10, 2015 - White Plains

Come see Elton John's 2009 Tony Award winning musical. The title character trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes much to the embarrassment of his dad and the coal miner community he lives in. Billy's personal struggle resonates in today's world.

Through May 10, 2015 - Mamaroneck

MAMARONECK BEACH & YACHT CLUB, LORIET SPORTS APPAREL TO HOST 2nd ANNUAL MEN’S TENNIS TOURNAMENT MAY 8-10 MBYC and Loriet Sports are bringing top-level tennis to Southern Westchester this May with a new $2,500 Men’s Singles & Doubles Tournament. FREE to spectators. Enjoy a weekend of high level tennis at the beautiful Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club. Event will include sponsor giveaways and a raffle to win free court time. Registration to play open until May 1st or full at

Frohawk Two Feathers: Kill Your Best Ideas, The Battle for New York and Its Lifeline, the Hudson River - Hudson River Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Yonkers

Frohawk, artist and storyteller, paints and writes stories about battles, conquests, and the cast of characters that makes it all happen for his imaginary Republic of Frengland. In ink, acrylic, and tea, on paper and on canvas, Frohawk, born Umar Rashid in 1976, creates a fictional world that looks quite a bit like our real one. This exhibition is the final episode in the artist's series on Colonial America, his successful combining of art, history, and sometimes wicked, but always fun-to-read, commentary on people — Europeans, adventurers, and explorers, North American Indians, freed and enslaved blacks, and ravishing women who love, laugh, and die on the banks of the Hudson from Manhattan up to Lake Oneida. The action begins in 1791 and continues through 1793, real time for a New York City just flaunting its new identity on the southern tip of the island of Manhattan, and thriving under English rule. The city's first denizens, the Dutch, are "“has beens," unwillingly departed from the city they called New Amsterdam, and now skirmishing with their Iroquois allies in the Hudson Valley nearby to the north. Real and not real, fact and fiction, Frengland (a combo of France, England, and Ireland) and Batavia (the Netherlands) fight the climactic Battle of Yonkers, recorded and viewed for the first time at the Hudson River Museum, situated by the river in the very countryside that inspired the 19th-century Hudson River School painters. The landscapes of three artists, Jasper Cropsey, Asher Durand, and James Renwick Brevoort, inspired Frohawk's scenic work for this exhibition, which also includes almost a dozen new pieces, among them The Battle of Yonkers and the Death of Iroquois Chief Joseph. Also new to Frohawk's story and the Hudson Valley is a Trojan Horse. Named for the war machine with which the ancient Greeks surprised the Trojans, Frohawk's horse holds some surprises of its own — it sports two heads and is filled with warriors from both sides of the quarrel. Glass figures, they are fragile and exhausted from the wars. The wooden horse soars 22 feet high in the center of the exhibition, and is illuminated from within. For Frohawk followers, favorite characters reappear, too, among them Bonnie Prince Johnnie and his flamboyant general Orlande, Duc du Rouen, who "amidst his sh*t-colored crew was a gilded peacock with sapphires for eyes." Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), an Illinois native who now lives and works in Los Angeles, California, first studied photography, film, and writing at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His recent solo exhibitions include the Wadsworth Athenaeum (Hartford, CT), Wellin Museum of Art (Clinton, NY), the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, NJ), the Nevada Museum of Art (Reno, NV), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Denver, CO). The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum and curated by its deputy director, Bartholomew F. Bland. Exhibition design is by Dillon Lundeen Goldschlag. The fully illustrated catalog that accompanies the exhibition explores Frohawk's work and contains the full narrative of this final episode, the fifth and last in his series "The American Proteus: An Invocation and the Wars Between the Rivers." Proteus, mythic Greek god of rivers and seas, is the name the artist has selected for his contemporary myth of the New World.

Promoting the President: In Celebration of Washington’s Birthday - Hudson River Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Yonkers

We look for our president in paintings, photographs, and sculpture, where we may see him as a warrior, family man, or a man of faith. Washington, the nation's first soldier and president, is the prototype for political promotion, too. For this exhibition, Gilbert Stuart's famous painting, George Washington, on loan to the museum, as well as the museum's collection of artifacts and engravings show this leader in images beautiful, respectful, and, sometimes, flamboyant, that were made to frame our vision of him and charge our patriotism and memories. George Washington was painted three times by American painter Gilbert Stuart between 1775 and 1776. Everyone wanted a portrait of the hero of the American Revolution and Gilbert, himself, made rare copies of his second: The Atheneum portrait. All are treasured. One, at the museum for this exhibition, shows the president looking to the right out at the viewer, his left hand framed by a gilded arm rest. Images of Washington often show him an elder statesman, bringing peace and stability to the new nation of the United States after the turmoil of its Revolutionary War. The Museum complements these images with early books and prints that illustrate his life in many aspects and the popular perceptions of him after his death. People tend to turn to Washington and look for his image during trying times such as Washington's own death in 1799 and during the Civil War in the 1860s, as well as in times of celebration at the centennial of the United States in 1876, and the bBicentennial of Washington's birth in 1932. Promoting the President focuses on images of George Washington grouped in four themes: first, General-Hero: seen in a number of notable prints, including Alexander Campbell's 1777 George Washington General and Commander en Chief of the Continental Army in America; or General Washington, 1781, after John Trumbull; Memorials and Mementos: illustrated by Washington's Headquarters, a mid-19th century painting attributed to E.C. Coates, and on the covers of popular media in the 1930s that celebrated the bicentennial of Washington's birth in poster art and merchandising; third, Portraits: foremost the Gilbert Stuart painting as well as engravings such as the famous “Porthole” engraving from the Original painting of Washington from life by Rembrandt Peale, circa 1870; and, last, Washington as Man or Myth: illustrated here in the famous myth: "Father I Cannot Tell a Lie, I Cut the Tree," in the 1867 engraving by George White. The successful visual promotion of Washington to his public was adopted by the presidents who followed, as they sought visual presence before the public. By Abraham Lincoln's time, from 1861 to 1865, photographs, like paintings less than a century before, became the vehicle for showing the president at work. Both leaders were continually linked together in the public's perception, as seen in a pair of 1860s engravings based on paintings by F.B. Schell: The Washington Family and The Lincoln Family. In each, the president is seated, his wife and children surrounding him, a grouping that reflects the 19th-century's idealization of domestic life and that society's desire to see its leaders as moral men. An 1865 Currier and Ives lithograph pictures Washington (The Father) and Lincoln (The Saviour) of the country. The combination of the magnificent Gilbert Stuart loan with the art and popular culture collections from the museum's holdings tell much about how we view and remember historical figures. The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum.

The 4th Annual New York Children's Theater Festival - The Players Theater
Through May 17, 2015 - Greenwich Village

The New York Children's Theater Festival is New York's only non-profit festival dedicated to the development of theater for youth. It provides a birthplace in New York City for new live children's entertainment, and serves as a platform for writers and creators who are passionate about developing innovative theatrical experiences for children. The Festival has already reached over 3,000 audience members and launched successful productions such as Go Green! and Molly Bloom Lately. This year's productions will be The Sock Who Lost His Mate, Sue Ology & the Case of the Possibly Haunted House, Help Save the Monkey!, and The Meanest Birthday Girl. In addition to the productions, the festival offers free post show workshops, crafts and family entertainment. More details to be released closer to the time. Tickets on sale on March 15 on or by phone.

LUV: AMERICAN STYLE - New Victory Theatre
Through May 17, 2015 -

Alvin Ailey Award recipient and renowned choreographer, Dr. Rennie Harris, returns with his company of young performers and a soundtrack of chart-topping rock. The energetic young RHAW crew rocks out using Campbell locking, popping and boogaloo, B-Boying and hip hop to vividly tell the story of a teenage boy searching for his purpose. Seen as a daydreamer by friends and family, he feels pressured to grow up, get a job and be responsible for his actions, and then suddenly finds himself wrongly incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. Inspired by and performed to legendary classic rock songs including "Flash" by Queen, and "Colour My World" and "Free" by Chicago, this production is dedicated to Dr. Harris's eldest son, Brandyn, who is one of the performers in the show. For ages 7 and older.

Wild Encounters - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through May 18, 2015 - Scarsdale

Nature discovery for 3 to 5 year olds with a parent or caregiver. Enjoy a nature-themed story and discover the wonders of nature while exploring fields, forests, and landscaped grounds.Dress for the outdoors. A portion of each class will take place outside.

Wild Encounters - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through May 18, 2015 - Scarsdale

Nature discovery for youngsters with a parent or caregiver. Enjoy a nature-themed story and discover the wonders of nature while exploring fields, forests, and landscaped grounds.Dress for the outdoors. A portion of each class will take place outside.

Night Lights at Wave Hill - Night Lights
Through May 24, 2015 - Bronx

The public is invited to experience the enchantment of the garden landscape after dark under an array of night lighting. Under beautiful lights, viewers can see Wave Hill as the sun sets over the Palisades. This is a rain or shine event.

Night Lights at Wave Hill - Night Lights
Through May 24, 2015 - Bronx

The public is invited to experience the enchantment of the garden landscape after dark under an array of night lighting. Under beautiful lights, viewers can see Wave Hill as the sun sets over the Palisades. This is a rain or shine event.

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 25, 2015 - Stamford

This fascinating exhibition features 59 original oil paintings from the The New York Times bestseller Dinotopia: A Land Apart From Time, Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995), and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007) by James Gurney. The fantastical art of contemporary artist, James Gurney, was inspired by a childhood fascination with archaeology, dinosaurs, lost civilizations, and art. His big break as an illustrator came from National Geographic magazine with a series of challenging assignments working with scientists and historians to recreate ancient worlds; a project that inspired the conceptual framework for Dinotopia. Also included are the artist's preliminary studies, reference photos, and handmade scale-models. For fossil fans and dinosaur devotees, a variety of specimens from the Paleontology Collection of the Stamford Museum will also be exhibited. February 14-May 25, 2015.

Toddler Tours - Bruce Museum
Through May 26, 2015 - Greenwich

Explore the museum's collections through picture books and hands-on activities. Each week offers a different theme. No reservation required.

John Ruppert's Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2015 - Katonah

Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large, vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out. The material reflects the urban environs of Ruppert's Baltimore studio, and is one that the artist often employs for his sculptures. The industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the bucolic landscape of the Katonah Museum of Art. Also surprising is its intense yellow color, which is luminous and joyful. The woven wire mesh creates shifting optical patterns that animate the work in surprising ways. On view through May 31, 2015. The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah's "Museum Mile" just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station. The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages 3-12. The Museum's innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government. The KMA mounts ten exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000-square-foot building. On view through May 31, 2015 during Museum hours: Sunday: 12-5pm; Tuesday through Saturday: 10am-5pm. Closed Monday.

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N City Center: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
Through May 31, 2015 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, for stories, singing, and lively fun.

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

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each, it's fun! Every Saturday in May 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.

Glenview Tours - Hudson River Museum
Through May 31, 2015 - Yonkers

Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview explainer. See elegant 19th century restored period rooms, and highlights from the collection, including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview. Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 7 to May 31. Check museum website for last-minute schedule changes.

The Art of Networks - NY Hall of Science
Through May 31, 2015 - Corona

This art exhibit brings together 20 visualizations representing networks in topics as diverse as refugee migration flows, Chinese political connections and subway and bike sharing systems. The authors are representative of top visualization groups around the world who are producing some of the most innovative work in this field. In addition to the compelling graphical visualizations, visitors will be able to manipulate the data in selected projects through a technology interface.

Lightscapes - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through May 31, 2015 - Croton-on-Hudson

Lightscapes is a beautiful mix of art, light, sound, and sound effects. This enchanting event features all-original sculpture designed and hand-made on site. Visitors will squiggle through an enormous caterpillar and meandor through a giant garden maze. This event is not to be missed and is perfect for all ages.

Lightscapes: A Springtime Garden Fantasy - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through May 31, 2015 - Croton-on-Hudson

Lightscapes is a beautiful mix of art, light, sound, and sound effects. This enchanting event features all-original sculpture designed and hand-made on site. Visitors will squiggle through an enormous caterpillar and meandor through a giant garden maze. This event is not to be missed and is perfect for all ages.

Bicycle Sundays - Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks
Through May 31, 2015 - Yonkers

Take a family bike ride and enjoy the sunshine and the fresh air. Bicycle Sundays are every Sunday in May, except for May 25.

Family Studio: Art Projects - Hudson River Museum
Through May 31, 2015 - Yonkers

Creative activities on weekends inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and art professionals. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children. Frohawk Two Feathers gives his paintings names by combining pop culture and hip hop lyrics. You can too! Create a mashup collage - decorate a famous portrait with symbols from today. Free with Museum admission.

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

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

Family Gallery Tour - Bruce Museum
Through May 31, 2015 - Greenwich

Join a Museum educator on an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum's current exhibitions. No reservations.

Mushrooms - Garden Education Center
Through June 17, 2015 - Cos Cob

Children enjoy eco-friendly activities outside in good weather and inside in bad weather. Parent/caregiver participation.

Clearwater Festival - Croton-Point-Park
Through June 21, 2015 - Croton-on-Hudson

This music festival features seven sustainably-powered stages with divers music, drama, storytelling, and family-oriented programs. Inspired by Pete Seeger's desire to clean up the river more than 40 years ago. Music artists include Los Lobos and David Crosby. One important factor is traffic; there is only one lane in and out of the festival.

Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form, Space, and Time - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through June 28, 2015 - Purchase

Exhibitions on Kuba textiles have been few. Fewer still have examined the tradition of splendid, long Kuba skirts and overskirts; and none have drawn upon the two great early collections of the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, and the William Henry Sheppard collection at Hampton University, Virginia, that provide textiles of documented date and provenance. Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form, Space, and Time will, for the first time, bring together unique holdings in this field and contrast documented early Kuba textiles with textiles attributed to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The exhibition will lay the foundation of a standard of comparison and historical trajectory for an in-depth evaluation of Kuba textiles. It will establish a cultural context, and illustrate the continued presence and visual language of Kuba design beyond the Kingdom of the Kuba in the twentieth century. The exhibition will feature approximately eighty pieces, including approximately thirty-two splendid skirts and overskirts, textiles that range in length from a 48-inch fragment to a 356-inch full skirt. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with essays by curator Marie-Therese Brincard; Dr. Patricia Darish, independent scholar; Dr. Christraud Geary, Teel Senior Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Christina Giuntini, conservator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dr. Verena Traeger, University of Vienna; and Dr. Julien Volper, Associate Curator, Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale Tervuren. Organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, and curated by Consultant Curator for the African Collection, Marie-Therese Brincard. On view March 1 through June 28, 2015.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2015 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. February 14-June 30, 2015.

Evening Film Club (Grades 9 - 12) - The Picture House Regional Film Center
Through June 30, 2015 - Pelham

Students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in a deeper involvement with filmmaking can join The Evening Film Club. This dynamic and interactive year long course is held weekly from October through June in the Picture House's screening room. Students are immersed in the inner working of film production as they move through the cycle of writing, casting, directing, and producing their original short feature. There is no charge for this course, however enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Preschool Place - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona

The ideal space to explore, discover and build! Little ones can experience multi-sensory activities in a safe, protected area and is specially designed to meet the developmental needs of children ages birth to 6 years old. Sing-alongs, story times and art activities are featured during weekends and holidays. This program is available thru June 30, 2015.

Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in 3D - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona

In this 3D movie, travel to the Galapagos archipelago and meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt from their noses. Dance with tropical albatrosses and hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies. Dive into the ocean with flightless cormorants and swim with tiny penguins thousands of miles away from their natural habitats. Narrated by Jeff Corwin.

Hidden Universe in 3D - NY Hall of Science
Through June 30, 2015 - Corona

Go on an amazing journey through the universe in this 3D movie. Travel the terrain of Mars, witness huge storms erupting on the sun, and peer deep inside distant nebulas, huge clouds of gas and dust where stars are being born. The universe is brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by Hubble and the world’s most powerful telescopes.

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. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting. *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:

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.

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.

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. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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