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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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21 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this May
by Ellen Pocost - April 24, 2013

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.


14 Fun Mother's Day Events in Westchester
by Ellen Pocost - April 24, 2013

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.


15 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this April
by Ellen Pocost - March 26, 2013

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County, NY, this April includes Earth Day events, family shows, sheep shearing, and more in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Pocantico Hills, Scarsdale, South Salem, White Plains, and Yonkers.


7 Earth Day Events for Kids in Westchester
by Ellen Pocost - March 22, 2013

Check out these 7 fun things to do with your kids for Earth Day in Westchester County, NY, including festivals, nature programs, and craft activities in Larchmont, Mount Kisco, Scarsdale, South Salem, White Plains, and nearby in Carmel and the Bronx.


21 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this March
by Ellen Pocost - February 22, 2013

Check out our roundup of 21 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County, NY, this March, including many maple sugaring festivals, spring break activities, and a St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chappaqua, Irvington, Scarsdale, Somers, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, and White Plains.


15 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this February
by Ellen Pocost - January 22, 2013

These 15 fun and low-cost kids' events in Westchester County, NY, include activities celebrating Black History Month, Valentine's Day events for kids, things to do during Presidents Week/February school vacation, and more in Croton-on-Hudson, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, White Plains, Chappaqua, South Salem, and Tarrytown.


7 Fun Things to Do in Westchester this January
by Ellen Pocost - December 14, 2012

Fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County, NY in January 2013, including family shows and winter-themed activities in Elmsford, Irvington, Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, White Plains, and beyond.


Where to Go Sledding in Westchester
by Ellen Pocost - December 14, 2012

UPDATED DECEMBER 2013: Looking for places to go sledding in Westchester County, NY? Here's a list of 8 sledding hills, including spots that allow sledders in Cortlandt, Cross River, Scarsdale, Somers, White Plains, Yonkers, and Yorktown Heights.


Tree Lightings and Menorah Lightings in Westchester
by Ellen Pocost - October 28, 2013

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.


9 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this December
by Ellen Pocost - November 25, 2012

Here are 9 fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County, NY this December, including holiday events, family shows, and a free arts day in Ardsley, Chappaqua, Irvington, Katonah, Mamaroneck, Peekskill, Pelham, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, White Plains, and Yonkers.


Thanksgiving Weekend Walks and Turkey Trots in Westchester
by Ellen Pocost - October 19, 2012

A roundup of Thanksgiving weekend walks and turkey trots in Westchester County, including Bedford, Rye, White Plains, and nearby in the Bronx.


Top 10 Things to Do in Westchester County this November
by Ellen Pocost - October 19, 2012

Find fun and low-cost things to do with your family in Westchester County this November, including a bonfire night in Garrison, The Pop Ups concert in Mamaroneck, a family-friendly ballet in Valhalla, and post-Thanksgiving walks in Bedford, Rye, and White Plains.


Autism Speaks Launches School Community Tool Kit 2.0
by Ellen Pocost - September 18, 2012

Autism Speaks' new School Community Tool Kit 2.0 is a resource meant to help classmates, teachers, and other school staff to better understand students on the autism spectrum and how to support them.


An Online Chore Chart for Kids that Works Wonders
by Ellen Pocost - September 18, 2012

MyJobChart.com, a free online chore chart, makes housework and homework easier to manage and more rewarding for kids.


Get Free Museum Admission on Sept. 29
by Ellen Pocost - September 18, 2012

During Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day Live!, you can get free admission to participating museums in the NYC area and beyond.


Top Kids' Events in Westchester County this October
by Ellen Pocost - September 17, 2012

Our roundup of fun and low-cost kids' events in Westchester County, NY, in October includes Halloween activities, Sesame Street Live in White Plains, a Harvest Fest in Pocantico Hills, and pumpkin-themed events in the nearby Bronx.


Fun Fall Festivals in Westchester and Rockland
by Ellen Pocost - September 27, 2013

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.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this September
by Ellen Pocost - August 17, 2012

Our roundup of fun and free/low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester County, NY this September features Children's Book Day in Tarrytown, a 3D exhibit in Katonah, a pow wow in Yorktown Heights, and fall fairs and festivals throughout the county.


Farmers' Markets in Westchester: Dates and Locations
by Ellen Pocost - July 30, 2013

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.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this August
by Ellen Pocost - July 24, 2012

Find fun and free or low-cost things to do with kids in and near Westchester County, NY this August, including the Peekskill Celebration, a storytelling and music festival, and a neighboring county fair.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this July
by Ellen Pocost - June 19, 2012

This July, find free/low-cost kids events and fun things to do with your family in Westchester County, including fireworks displays, outdoor concerts, and a Renaissance festival.


4th of July Fireworks and Festivals in Westchester
by Ellen Pocost - June 07, 2012

UPDATED JUNE 2013: Find out where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Westchester County, NY, from White Plains to Katonah and beyond. Plus, get the details on fun July 4 festivals for families in the area.


New Website Teaches Kids How to Make Online Purchases
by Ellen Pocost - May 16, 2012

A new website and free service, Virtual Piggy, teaches kids about how to buy things online in a responsibly way, with parents at the controls.


New Website Helps Families Fill Out Less Forms
by Ellen Pocost - May 16, 2012

FamilyID lets families find, sign up for, and pay for programs all in one place. It's a secure site where families can keep and use their registration information for several different activities.


Special Needs Caregiver Course in Westchester
by Ellen Pocost - May 14, 2012

Teens in the Westchester area can learn how to care for kids with special needs in a babysitting course being offered in White Plains.



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