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KIDS SHOWS IN WESTCHESTER WEEK OF JUNE 29

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of June 29 in Westchester. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Westchester or will just be visiting during the week of June 29, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Westchester, go to our complete calendar of events.

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American Roots Music Festival - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
June 29, 2013 - Katonah

Explore the richness and variety of American music - folk, blues, bluegrass, country, traditional, old time, and string band. Performances occur all day throughout the grounds. There will be ample room for picnics and relaxing, a shade tent, and activities for children. FULL FESTIVAL TICKET includes access to everything daytime and evening, general lawn seating in Friends Field and the Sunken Garden, and reserved seating in the Venetian Theater. Bring a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy all the daytime performances from 12-6pm, children's activities, the Social Music Hour, and picnicking! After dinner, move into the majestic Venetian Theater and enjoy The Del McCoury Band from 7:30-10pm. DAY ONLY TICKET includes access to daytime only, from 12-6pm. General lawn seating in Friends Field and the Sunken Garden. Bring a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy all the daytime performances, children's activities, the Social Music Hour, and picnicking. Daytime performances include David Wax Museum; John McCutcheon; Heritage Blues Quartet; The Stray Birds; Doug & Telisha; Spuyten Duyvil; Walkabout Clearwater Chorus.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through June 30, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. June 6, 13, 20, and 27.

2013 Summer Concert Series - Blues Traveler - Empire City Casino
July 01, 2013 - Yonkers

Concert stage is located outside on the apron, next to the racetrack. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets on sale May 23 at 9am. The Sunday summer nights runs for 14 weeks, ending Sept. 15. After its inaugural season in 2012, the Summer Concert Series was expanded for 2013, and additional seating capacity was added. Ticket prices start at $15 and can be purchased at empirecitycasino.com or by calling eTIX at 1-800-514-3849.

Cesar Milan Live - The Dog Whisperer - Tarrytown Music Hall
July 02, 2013 - Tarrytown

The world's most renowned dog behavior specialist, Cesar Milan, will share his secrets on how to transform dogs and their owners in this unique, new live event that has wowed audiences across the US, UK, Canada, and Europe. Fans and dog lovers alike will be inspired by the simplicity of "Cesar's Way," as he reveals that the secret to happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions starts with transforming ourselves. A limited number of Premium Tickets include a post show Meet & Greet. A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-Presentation.

Fireworks Festival - Cross County Shopping Center
July 03, 2013 - Yonkers

Celebrate Independence Day in style with an all-day FREE festival of music, fireworks, and lots of SummerFest fun! Bring beach chairs and blankets to enjoy the family-friendly show, then stay for the fireworks display. CONCERT SCHEDULE: The Nerds, 1-3pm: The Nerds not only perform great Top 40 covers but they entertain the crowd with a mix of soul, classic rock, and TV-theme show songs. Parrot Beach, 4-6pm It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Get the island feel from this Jimmy Buffet tribute band. NYC Swing Band, 7-10pm Bring on the soul, R&B, and funk, and be prepared to dance the night away! Fireworks begin at 9:30pm The fireworks can be seen from anywhere at Cross County Shopping Center, but the best viewing area is on The Green in the center of the mall and in the north parking lot. Rain date for fireworks only is Wednesday, July 10, at 9:30pm.

Pops, Patriots and Fireworks - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 04, 2013 - Katonah

The A Train to Harlem - Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and the Harlem Jazz Craze. Performed by Janis Siegel, vocalist; Darius de Haas, vocalist; Jamie Bernstein, narrator; Westchester Jazz Orchestra; Michael Barrett, conductor. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn were joined at the musical hip, producing great tunes for the Duke Ellington big band at the Cotton Club. Ellington expert Darius de Haas and Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel sing and scat their way through the Ellington Songbook. Jamie Bernstein fills in the historical background with little-known stories about Harlem's golden age of jazz. Fireworks display follows the concert.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through July 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. July 4, 11, 18, and 25.

'The Sound of Music' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through August 11, 2013 - Elmsford

A timeless classic and one of the world's best-loved musicals. Maria, a young, aspiring, but quirky, nun fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with "The Sound of Music" and captures the heart of their stern and lonely father. But will their harmonious lives be torn apart when their beautiful homeland is ravaged by war? Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical delights audiences with its uplifting story and irresistible score, including "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," and "My Favorite Things." Show runs through August 11, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'King Lear' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

Shakespeare's masterpiece about an aging king's attempt to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Deceived by misplaced affection and flattery, the king makes a series of terrible decisions, tearing his family and kingdom apart, and is pushed to the brink of madness. This sweeping story is heartbreaking, as it explores the sense of family and fatherhood in the midst of political ambition and intrigue. Don't miss the king's journey from madness to redemption in what has been called one of greatest stories in Western literature. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Three Musketeers' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig; adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Christopher V. Edwards. "It's all for one and one for all" in this hilarious, fast-paced adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' timeless story. A swashbuckling romp, it's a tale of heroism, treachery, and honor. Follow the adventures of D'Artagnan as he joins forces with the famous musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, in their struggle to defend the Queen of France. The heroes will keep you on the edge of your seats with their daring acts and narrow escapes as they foil a spectacular cast of villains. A blast for the whole family! Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'All's Well That Ends Well' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

Theatricality reigns as a troupe of eight traveling players present Shakespeare's fable of the spunky, lovesick Helena and her pursuit of the fickle Bertram, a callow young man who prefers war and womanizing to romance and responsibility. Expect comedy, theatrical surprises, music, adventure, and rapid-fire onstage character changes in this delightful tale of a young woman triumphing over adversities. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Dinosaur Safari - Bronx Zoo
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

The new attraction will include a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. In anticipation of the new exhibit, the Bronx Zoo is offering New Yorkers a chance to vote for their favorite dinosaur species at bronxzoo.com/dino and win tickets to see the dinosaurs. Included in the vote: long-necked Brachiosaurus, the intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex, the gator-like Baryonyx, the massive Triceratops, or the flighted Quetzalcoatlus. Exclusive Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari stickers that can be used with a safari field guide will be given to those who vote. Dinosaur Safari will include a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and will highlight the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement will run from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, September 8, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. A 20% discount is offered with online purchases for Monday and Tuesday visits. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com/dino.

'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 16, 2014 - Norwalk

This film invites the audience to follow along with a daring team of "storm chasers" as they work to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes. Sean Casey, star of the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" reality series, leads this mission to document one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events - the birth of a tornado.

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