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Ellen Pocost

Ellen Pocost

Ellen Pocost can’t imagine a better place to live and raise children than Westchester County. Her all-time favorite spot is Manor Park in Larchmont, which, on a summer evening at magic hour, is just like something out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. She lives with her husband, son, two stepsons, and a rescue dog, and considers her successfully blended family to be her greatest personal accomplishment.

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Ellen Pocost Articles (70)

Top 11 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November

This is your guide to the best things to do with your kids in Westchester County, NY, this November. Take advantage of fall in the Hudson Valley at these fun family events, in Croton-on-Hudson, South Salem, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.

Feb. 23, 2015

November Shows in Westchester for Families

Want to see a show with your family in Westchester this November? Check out our guide to kid-friendly theater in the county, including shows in Bedford Hills, Elmsford, Irvington, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and Yonkers.

Nov. 04, 2014

Top FREE Things to Do in Westchester this November

Think free events are no fun? Don't let the cost (or lack thereof) fool you! There are plenty of free things to do this November in Westchester County, NY, that are worth getting your kids out of the house.

Nov. 03, 2014

Craft Events for Kids in Westchester this November

These November events in Westchester County, NY, feature fall and seasonal crafts for kids as well as DIY projects, nature crafts, LEGO projects, hands-on museum workshops, and more in the area.

Oct. 30, 2014

Fun Outdoor Events for Kids in Westchester this November

Before it gets too chilly outside, take advantage of these things to do outdoors in Westchester this November. Bring the kids to a fairy tea party or turkey scavenger hunt, and bring the whole family on a guided trail hike or discovery walk.

Oct. 29, 2014

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze on the Hudson

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson has everything from standard Jack-o'-lanterns to extremely elaborate and abstract designs, and all are lit up throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various arrangements.

Sep. 25, 2014

Best Halloween Events & Activities in Westchester

Get all the details on the six best Halloween events in Westchester. This year, we've rated the top celebrations in the area from tamest to scariest, so you'll know which events are best for your kids and family.

Sep. 22, 2014

21 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this December

Our list of 21 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County this December includes holiday shows, children's events, and more in Chappaqua, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Nov. 26, 2013

Holiday Shows in Westchester

Want to take the family to a holiday show this season? We've got a roundup of all the festive and kid-friendly shows happening this December, including performances of "The Nutcracker," in Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Valhalla, and White Plains.

Nov. 26, 2013

Top 20 Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this November

Check out our top 20 list of fun things to do with your kids in Westchester this November, including menorah and Christmas tree lightings, Thanksgiving events, and family shows in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, North Salem, Ossining, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.

Oct. 29, 2013

Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2013: Get details on menorah and Christmas tree lightings in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights.

Oct. 28, 2013

Fun Fall Festivals in Westchester and Rockland

UPDATED 2013: Celebrate the harvest season in the Hudson Valley at these fall fairs and festivals in Westchester and Rockland counties, including Bear Mountain, Brewster, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, and beyond. Bring the kids for apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayrides, corn mazes, and more fun fall activities.

Sep. 27, 2013

15 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this September

Looking for things to do with kids this September in Westchester County? Our list of fun fall events includes fairs and festivals, a colorful pow wow, and more in Armonk, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, North Salem, Peekskill, Sleepy Hollow, Tuckahoe, and beyond.

Aug. 26, 2013

10 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this August

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County this August includes fairs, festivals, shows, and more in Crompond, Croton-on-Hudson, Katonah, Mahopac, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Rye, Tarrytown, White Plains, and beyond.

Jul. 30, 2013

Farmers' Markets in Westchester: Dates and Locations

Find a full list of farmers' markets and greenmarkets in Westchester County, NY, including Bronxville, Croton-on-Hudson, Katonah, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Ossining, Pleasantville, Rye, Tarrytown, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Jul. 30, 2013

18 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this July

This July, there are tons of fun things to do with your kids in Westchester County, from a pirate festival in Sleepy Hollow to outdoor concerts in Katonah, and more low-cost family events in Mount Vernon, Ossining, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.

Jun. 26, 2013

13 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this June

Our list of 13 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County this June includes family events in Croton-on-Hudson, Katonah, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, White Plains, Yonkers, and nearby in the Bronx.

May. 21, 2013

7 Fun Father's Day Events in Westchester

Looking for something fun to do for Father's Day in Westchester County? Here are 7 great low-cost events for kids and families in Mount Kisco, Scarsdale, South Salem, White Plains, Yonkers, and nearby in the Bronx.

May. 21, 2013

21 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this May

Find fun and low-cost things to do with your family in Westchester County this May, including spring fairs and festivals, family shows, and more in Mamaroneck, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, White Plains, Yorktown Heights, and beyond.

Apr. 24, 2013

14 Fun Mother's Day Events in Westchester

Looking for fun things to do for Mother's Day in Westchester County, NY? Our list includes Mother's Day crafts, shows, and outdoor activities in Katonah, Montrose, Mount Kisco, Peekskill, Rye, Scarsdale, South Salem, Tuckahoe, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Apr. 24, 2013


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