What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen Counties
By NYMetroParents Staff

What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen Counties

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From concerts and performances, to workshops and exhibits, plan your weekend with our round up of the best things to do with kids in southeastern New York and northeastern New Jersey this weekend, July 22-23, 2017. Check out our picks for kids' activites in Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties. Also see our guides for weekend fun in New York City and Long Island.
 

Westchester County Weekend Activities

Pet Adoption Day
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 10:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: All
WHAT: Come and meet dogs and cats in need of lifelong, loving homes. Participating organizations include Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, ASPCA of Westchester, and Posh Pets Rescue, and the event is sponsored in part by Pet Smart.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 914-592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com.

Boys of the Bronx Doo Wop Night
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 8:30pm
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Enjoy smooth vocals and spot-on harmonies as you go back in time for the music of the 1960s.
WANT TO GO? $50 show only. 914-592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com.

'The Secret Garden' 
WHEN: July 21-23, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 and 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM
WHERE: Grinton Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Little Radical Theatrics is proud to present its Summer 2017 production of the TONY Award-Winning Musical, "The Secret Garden"
WANT TO GO? $10 - $25. 1-800-838-3006. brownpapertickets.com/event/2949501.

Family Art Project: Spray a Watercolor Garden
WHEN: July 22-23, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Paint the colors of summer without using a paint brush. Create your own blooming vision.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Humane Society of Westchester's Dog Wash Fundraiser  
WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 10am to 3pm
WHERE: Humane Society of Westchester, 70 Portman Rd, New Rochelle
AGES: All
WHAT: The Humane Society of Westchester is holding its 17th Annual Dog Wash on Sunday, July 23rd, from 10am to 3pm outdoors on the shelter grounds at 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle. It will be a fun-filled day of pet pampering, nail clipping, microchipping, good food, raffles & vendors. The rain date is Sunday, July 30th, from 10am to 3pm.
WANT TO GO? Dog Wash: $20-$40; Nail Clipping: $10; Portraits: $25. 914-632-2925. humanesocietyofwestchester.org.

FREE Family Day: Wonderful Weaving
WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 12-4pm
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: Movement, yarn, and, up-cycled materials are woven together in a spectacular celebration of rug-inspired crafts. Enjoy an interactive demonstration by artist Constance Old, create your own woven and hooked art pieces, and participate in a collaborative dance imbued with the rhythmic motion of weaving led by choreographer and dancer, Maria Colaco.
WANT TO GO? 914-232-9555. katonahmuseum.org.

The Stars Come Out at Boscobel
WHEN: Through Aug. 5: 9am, 10am, and 11am
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
AGES: All
WHAT: An inflatable planetarium lets you gaze up at the night sky. Look for star patterns Cygnus the Swan, Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Polaris the North Star, and more.
WANT TO GO? $10. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org.

FREE Osmo Coding
WHEN: Through Aug. 26: Saturdays, 1-4pm
WHERE: North Castle Public Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road E., Armonk
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Drop in to try out the library's Osmo kits. From word games to coding, there's something for everyone.
WANT TO GO? 914-273-3887. northcastlelibrary.org.

Pirate Quest
WHEN: Through Aug. 27: Saturday-Sunday, 9:45-10:45am
WHERE: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: A new mobile game sets the scene for swashbuckling fun as children hunt through the site's grounds to load precious cargo onto their digital pirate ships. Kids looking for adventure can pick up a tattoo and keep watch for pirates and sword fights, but only those who finish the game will capture the treasure.
WANT TO GO? $14; $12 seniors; $8 children ages 3-17. 914-366-6900. hudsonvalley.org.

'Annie'
WHEN: Through Sept. 10: Wednesday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: All
WHAT: Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In this fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil plots, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks.
WANT TO GO? $50 show only. 914-592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com.

FREE Getting Grounded
WHEN: Through Sept. 29: Wednesday-Sunday, 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Tour the field and engage in a conversation about farming. Learn why soil is key and what being a food citizen is all about.
WANT TO GO? 914-366-6200. stonebarnscenter.org.
 

Insider's Tour
WHEN: Through Oct. 7: Saturday-Sunday, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of the farm. As you stroll through the pastures, talk about farm innovation and how to build a healthy and sustainable food system.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-366-6200. story.stonebarnscenter.org.
 

CHIHULY
WHEN: Through Oct. 29: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: CHIHULY will spotlight world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s bold innovation and experimentation in a variety of media throughout his celebrated career. CHIHULY will feature approximately 20 installations as well as drawings and early works revealing the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process.
WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $20; $8 children ages 2-12; Weekends: $25; $10 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.
 

What in the World is a Herbarium?
WHEN: Through Oct. 31: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: NY Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: This special exhibition in Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden’s botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.
WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $20; $8 children ages 2-12; Weekends: $25; $10 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.
 

Family Farm Tour
WHEN: Through Nov. 17: Saturday-Sunday, 11:15am-12pm
WHERE: Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
AGES: All
WHAT: On this family-friendly tour, explore the farm and some of the seasonal highlights. Then walk around the farm to have a look at the animals and the vegetable gardens.
WANT TO GO? $10. 914-366-6200. story.stonebarnscenter.org.
 

Meet the Farmers, Greet the Season
WHEN: Through Nov. 19: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills
AGES: All
WHAT: Participate in all-day season, hands-on activities, and drop-in tours.
WANT TO GO? $20; $10 children. 914-366-6200. story.stonebarnscenter.org.
 

Second Saturdays
WHEN: Through Dec. 9: Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Explore the past through hands-on chores, games, and crafts every second Saturday of the month. Take a flashlight tour of the Boscobel mansion and plant your own mini herb garden.
WANT TO GO? $45 for a family of four; $8 per additional person. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org.

Rockland County Weekend Activities

7th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Children Rockland County
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 9am
WHERE: Cherry Lane Elementary School, 1 Heather Drive, Airmont
AGES: All
WHAT: This event features a 5K Run/Walk race as well as a Kids Fun Run. Prizes will be given to the overall male and female, top runners in each age category, top three walkers, and the participant or fundraising team that raises the most donations. All proceeds will support Mental Health Association of Rockland's family and children's programs.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 children ages 12-18; $5 children ages 5-12; free for children 4 and younger. 845-357-1767. raceroster.com.

Meadow Mazes
WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 1pm
WHERE: Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor
AGES: All
WHAT: Make colorful pathways across Storm King’s fields using bundles of rope, then walk the maze.
WANT TO GO? $18; $15 seniors; $8 children ages 5-18; free for children younger than 4. 845-534-3115. stormking.org.

Hop Into Art: Weekend Family Workshops
WHEN: Through Aug. 27: Saturday-Sunday, 1-3pm
WHERE: Edward Hopper House, 82 N. Broadway, Nyack
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Enjoy ongoing workshop themes each month related to the artwork on display in the main gallery. Not only does this fill a gap in arts education, it also gives families immediate access to high quality art, offering deeper insights into the exhibitions and local history presented at the Edward Hopper House.
WANT TO GO? $5 suggested donation. 845-358-0774. edwardhopperhouse.org.

Suffern Farmers' Market
WHEN: Through Oct. 28: Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm
WHERE: Lafayette Avenue, between Orange and Wayne avenues, Suffern
AGES: All
WHAT: A family-friendly market with food vendors, craft vendors, children’s activities, and live entertainment weekly. Provides fresh, locally grown, nutritious produce and fruit, prepared foods, grass-fed beef, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, body care products, handmade gift items, and more.
WANT TO GO? Prices vary. suffernchamber.org.

Clarkstown Farmers' Market
WHEN: Through Oct. 28: Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Traphagen Park, 131 Germonds Road, West Nyack
AGES: All
WHAT: The newest market to open in Rockland County. Highlights include locally grown and sourced produce, flowers, jams, pickles, honey, and more.
WANT TO GO? free admission. 845-323-3658. town.clarkstown.ny.us.

Piermont's Down to Earth Farmers Market
WHEN: Through Nov. 19: Sundays, 9:30am-3pm
WHERE: M&T Bank Parking Lot, Piermont Avenue and Ash Street, Piermont
AGES: All
WHAT: Down to Earth Markets bring together two kinds of vendors: local farmers and area food makers who source locally.
WANT TO GO? Prices vary. 914 923-4837. downtoearthmarkets.com.

FREE Kids' Movie Night
WHEN: Through Dec. 17: Sundays, 5:30pm
WHERE: Harry's Burritos, 90 Main St., Nyack
AGES: All
WHAT: See animated films for kids every Sunday night at Harry's Burritos. Parents receive happy hour pricing on meals and drinks.
WANT TO GO? 845-353-5220. harrysburritos.com.

Bergen County Weekend Activities

Monkey Day
WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Bergen County Zoo, Van Saun County Park, Paramus
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy crafts, animal encounters, short programs, and exhibit chats.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children ages 3-14; $2 seniors; free for children younger than 3. 201-262-3771. co.bergen.nj.us/parks.

FREE Mad Science Summer Camp
WHEN: Through Aug. 30: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Westfield Garden State Plaza, Level 2, 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus
AGES: All
WHAT: A high-energy demonstration of fun, education, and spectacular science experiments. VIP packages are available for $10. See website for details and to make reservations.
WANT TO GO? 201-843-2121. westfield.com.

Field Station: Dinosaurs
WHEN: Through Oct. 28: 10am-6pm
WHERE: Overpeck County Park, Fort Lee Road, Leonia
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Over thirty life-sized, realistic dinosaurs come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world's leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists. There are 40 live shows, games, workshops, and special guests that will simultaneously entertain and educate kids. See the website for more details.
WANT TO GO? $15 per person and up. 855-999-9010. fieldstationdinosaurs.com.

Ramsey Farmers' Market
WHEN: Through Nov. 26: Sundays, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Erie Plaza, 2 W. Main St., Ramsey
AGES: All
WHAT: Featuring more than 50 local farmers and food purveyors, come stroll the market and enjoy extraordinary variety, local produce and products, music, children's crafts, chef demos, and more.
WANT TO GO? free admission. 201-675-6866. ramseyfarmersmarket.org.