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 Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29, 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

FREE Miracle League of Westchester Baseball Season
WHEN: Through May 28: Saturday-Sunday, 11am
WHERE: The Miracle League of Westchester, The Miracle Field, Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Children and adults with disabilities can play baseball for free on Saturdays and Sundays.
WANT TO GO? 914-522-1547. mlwny.org.

Palisades in Plaster
WHEN: May 27-28, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: 5-8, All
WHAT: Use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and tint with your choice of color.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

For Shear Pleasure
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: At the end of a long winter, bring the whole family down to the barnyard to celebrate the arrival of spring. You’ll get to experience how a sheep’s wool becomes a sweater through touching the wool and having a go at carding, hand spinning, and a “wooly” craft.
WANT TO GO? $8. 914-725-6599. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

FREE Commemoration of Memorial Day
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 11am-4pm
WHERE: St. Paul's Church N.H.S., 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon
AGES: All
WHAT: Recall the lives and stories of soldiers interred in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on World War I veterans. The event also features living history military re-enactors, a performance, and sing-along of songs that soldiers would have sung and heard from the Revolutionary War through the 20th century.
WANT TO GO? 914-667-4116. nps.gov/sapa.

'Urinetown the Musical'
WHEN: May 28–June 4, Sundays, 2pm and 7pm
WHERE: The Play Group Theatre, 1 N. Broadway, White Plains
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Urinetown is an outrageous, laugh-out-loud musical about a love-struck young man who becomes the leader of a revolution. This playful musical satires politics and populism, corruption and capitalism, and even musical comedies themselves.
WANT TO GO? $18; $15 for children younger than 12. 914-946-4433. playgroup.org.

'Mamma Mia!'
WHEN: Through June 25: Wednesday-Sunday, 8pm
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A 20-year-old woman named Sophie wants to have a traditional wedding and hopes her father will walk her down the aisle, but there's one problem: she has no idea who her father is! With help from her mother’s journal, she narrows the possibilities down to three men. Based on the catchy songs of the Swedish pop group ABBA.
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

Story Walk Opening Day
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 12-4pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: The Story Walk allows families to read along the meadow trail with beautiful illustrations and nature references. Crafts and snacks provided throughout the afternoon.
WANT TO GO? $3; free for children younger than 2. 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

FREE Palisades Winter Farmers' Market
WHEN: Through May 27: Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades
AGES: All
WHAT: Select vendors offer a wide-range of products including fish and seafood, meat, veggies, fruit, cheese, bakery, desserts, and prepared foods.
WANT TO GO? 845-359-3988. palisadesfm.org.
 

Creature Feature Weekend: Rascally Rabbits
WHEN: May 27-28, Saturday-Sunday, 1pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall
AGES:
WHAT: Learn all about rabbits and their special attributes during the Meet the Animal program.
WANT TO GO? $3; free for children younger than 2. 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 11am
WHERE: Village of Nyack, Municipal Parking Lot, Main Street, Nyack
AGES: All
WHAT: Line up is at 10am. Kicks off at 11am. Watch the parade pass by from the Municipal Parking lot down Broadway ending at Memorial Park.
WANT TO GO? 845-353-0548. nyack-ny.gov.

Memorial Day Services
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 9-11am
WHERE: Haverstraw Village, Town of Haverstraw Hall, 1 Rosman Road, Garnverville
AGES: All
WHAT: Services and ceremonies are held around Haverstraw and Garnerville throughout the morning starting at Town of Haverstraw Hall followed by Calico Hill on Railroad Ave, Civil War on Hudson Avenue, World War II on Main Street ending with WW1 monument by Mt. Repose Cemetery on 9W at 11am.
WANT TO GO? 845-429-2200. voh-ny.com.

Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 11am
WHERE: Village of Suffern, Lafayette Avenue to the Soldiers Monument, Suffern
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Village of Suffern and the Fromm Maxwell Debaun American Legion for the Annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade kicks off from Lot A, located at the intersection of Orange and Lafayette Avenues, and continues on Lafayette Avenue to the Soldiers Monument at Washington Avenue. Ceremony at the Soldiers Monument following the parade.
WANT TO GO? 845-357-7943. suffernvillage.com.

New City Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 10am
WHERE: Town of Clarkstown, Collyer Avenue, New City
AGES: All
WHAT: Strike up the band! Follow this annual parade down Main Street from Collyer Ave to the Courthouse.
WANT TO GO? 845-639-2000. clarkstown.org.

West Nyack Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 11am
WHERE: Town of Clarkstown, Strawtown Road, West Nyack
AGES: All
WHAT: Presented by the Nanuet-West Nyack Rotary, enjoy this celebration of remembrance from Strawtown Road to West Nyack Hamlet Green.
WANT TO GO? 845-639-2000. town.clarkstown.ny.us.

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.

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

World Turtle Day
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Bergen County Zoo, Van Saun County Park, Paramus
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn all about turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. Find out how many different species of turtles are at the zoo, and enjoy stories and crafts.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 for children; $2 seniors; free for children younger than 3. 201-262-3771. co.bergen.nj.us/parks.

Bergen County Audubon Nature & Birding Walk
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 9-11am
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: All
WHAT: Look for warblers and other spring migrants that are passing through. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $5. 201-568-6093. tenaflynaturecenter.org.

Mommy and Me Yoga
WHEN: Through June 30: Fridays, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Purple Mat Yoga, 408 Paulding Ave Suite #M, Northvale
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Encourages children to an early yoga practice along with a caregiver, with games, music, poses, and the benefits of aromatherapy.
WANT TO GO? $16 per class. 201-633-6504. purplematyoga.com.