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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON SEPTEMBER 3

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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, September 3, 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 September 3. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Alien Shirts - Cranberry Lake Preserve
Through July 26, 2011 - North White Plains

Melissa Sullivan will lead this program in which you'll make a wearable field guide to weeds and invasive plants. Bring a plain white or light colored T-shirt that you'll then imprint with their images.

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
September 03, 2011 - Larchmont

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

Farmer's Market - Tarrytown
September 03, 2011 - Tarrytown

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

Farmer's Market - Pelham
September 03, 2011 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Bilingual Storytime en Espanol - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 03, 2011 - White Plains

Libros para ninos! Bring the kids for bilingual Spanish Storytime.

Jurassic Park - Movies for Kids And Their Families - Jacob Burns Film Center
September 03, 2011 - Pleasantville

An island populated by a live T.Rex, herds of velociraptors, and other pre-historic creatures brought back to life. (1993, PG-13) In celebration of the theater's anniversary, children's tickets to noon weekend kids' films are $1 all year long.

FAMILY ART PROJECT - CONSTABLE'S CLOUDS AND CEZANNE'S TREES - Wave Hill
September 03, 2011 - Bronx

Sketch your favorite trees and hilly landscape, then look up and draw the sky. Ecology Building.

Ponding Around - Marshlands Conservancy
September 03, 2011 - Rye

Explore the ponds of Marshlands and discover the wet beauty from within. Fun for the whole family. Dip nets provided. Please wear old clothes to "pond" around in. Long pants and shoes are highly recommended. Meet at the visitor center.

Artist Gallery - 'Watercolor in Good Company' - Muscoot Farm
September 03, 2011 - Katonah

A watercolors show by the Westchester Watercolor Group. Exhibit in the Main House Gallery.

Bird Banding Demonstration - Westmoreland Sanctuary
September 03, 2011 - Bedford Corners

Observe wild song birds being captured, banded and released by Sanctuary staff. Drop in any time from 8-10am to see how banding works and learn how you can participate as a citizen scientist.

Guided Nature Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
September 03, 2011 - Bedford Corners

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

Farm to Table Cooking Series by Chef Laurie Gersghorn - Hilltop Hanover Farm
September 03, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

Sign up for one class, or as many as you like – different recipes and topics are covered each session. Learn how to cook and prepare local and sustainable produce. Adults and children 10 years and up (with adult). Advance registration required: 914-217-9249 or by email:somethinggoodintw@aol.com.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
September 03, 2011 - South Salem

Two new ambassador wolf pups are now living in the center. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families. Take a short sunset hike to howl with the wolves. Bring flashlights and cameras. Weather-appropriate treats will be served. Pre-registration required.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
September 03, 2011 - South Salem

Celebrate the latest milestone for the rapidly growing WCC Ambassador wolf pups Alawa and Zephyr, who have graduated from the pup play area to adult wolf habitat. Enjoy learning about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why summer is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey to help their growing pups flourish. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr, as well as endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration is required.

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
September 03, 2011 - Scarsdale

A different theme every week.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
September 03, 2011 - Tuxedo

The 34th Annual New York Renaissance Faire runs for eight consecutive weekends, through September 25. See jousting, a living chess match, and hundreds of brightly costumed performers enjoying a modern interpretation of 16th-century England.

Green Corn Festival - Philipsburg Manor
September 03, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

A celebration of the Hudson Valley's Native American heritage, green corn festivals, also known as harvest celebrations, marked a time to enjoy a great feast, give thanks, sing chants, dance, and to name children born since the mid-winter festival. There will be participatory presentations of traditional Native American song and dance, games, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, hands-on activities, and child friendly crafts including corn-husk doll making. Picnic fare will be available. Purchase in advance online using the promo code MAIZE.

'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.

Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

Reading and nature walks - this innovative program combines the two. Naturalist John Mancuso leads you along a woodland trail to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel, a favorite children's storybook. Kids can come by to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel as many times as they want, all summer long. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Through September 18.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Tuxedo

The 34th Annual New York Renaissance Faire runs for eight consecutive weekends, through September 25. See jousting, a living chess match, and hundreds of brightly costumed performers enjoying a modern interpretation of 16th-century England.

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 nostalgic artifacts from the Museum collection. Through September 30.

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.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

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