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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.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this June
by Ellen Pocost - May 14, 2012

If you're looking for fun and free or low-cost things to do this June in Westchester County, NY, we've got you covered. We present the top kids' events of the month, including a popular pirate festival, outdoor arts festival, and Father's Day activities.


College Week Live to Host New York Day
by Ellen Pocost - April 19, 2012

College Week Live, the largest online college fair, will host a New York Day featuring dozens of colleges across the state.


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

Looking for fun and free/low-cost things to do with your family in Westchester County, NY? Get the scoop on the top May events for kids, including a fun farm festival, Mother's Day events, and the annual Animals & Acrobats fair on Memorial Day weekend.


Toys R Us Shines a Light for Autism
by Ellen Pocost - April 02, 2012

Toys R Us has joined Autism Speaks to increase awareness about autism and raise funds for the cause during Autism Awareness Month. Find out how you can help.


New Website Helps Schools Fundraise Online
by Ellen Pocost - April 02, 2012

Schoola.com is a new website that makes it easier for schools to partner with local businesses to set up online fundraisers.


New Life for a Historic Site
by Ellen Pocost - April 02, 2012

The John Jay Homestead, a New York State Historic Site, plans to build a new Education and Visitor Center that will include interactive exhibits, a children's area, and more, making it more family friendly than ever.


Kids' Earth Day Events in Westchester
by Ellen Pocost - March 22, 2012

Fun Earth Day events for kids and families are popping up like April flowers in Westchester County. Here's our roundup of fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your children throughout the month, including plenty of nature programs, outdoor festivals, and spring-themed activities. Pledge to go green or just enjoy the great outdoors at these family-friendly events.


Top Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this April
by Ellen Pocost - March 22, 2012

Looking for fun and low-cost family events this April in Westchester County, NY? Here are our editor's top picks for the month, including live shows with colorful characters, outdoor events especially for kids, and one particularly wooly festival where you can welcome springtime.


An App Is Born
by Ellen Pocost - February 27, 2012

WebMD Baby is a new app that provides instant access to expert medical info and health answers for parents of babies and toddlers.


Get Cooking, Kids!
by Ellen Pocost - February 27, 2012

Got a kid who loves to cook? Have her enter Kids Who Love to Cook's Recipe of the Month Contest for the chance to win an iPad and be featured on Kids Who Love to Cook, a website dedicated to encouraging kids to appreciate good food while teaching life lessons through cooking.


Third Annual Fill A Backpack Drive Kicks Off
by Ellen Pocost - February 24, 2012

A Scarsdale native founded the Fill A Backpack Drive to benefit underprivileged kids on the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation. Now in its third year, the backpack drive is accepting donations from Westchester residents through March 3.


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

Looking for fun (and affordable) family events happening in Westchester County this March? We've rounded up our top seven picks from our calendar, including a few kid-friendly shows, a St. Patrick's Day tradition, a whole slew of maple sugaring events ('tis the season!), and two noteworthy events in nearby Norwalk, CT and the Bronx.


Maple Sugaring Events in Westchester this March
by Ellen Pocost - February 17, 2012

March is maple sugaring time in the Northeast! We've rounded up the top 12 maple sugaring events happening in Westchester County this month, each affordable and full of family fun. Tap a tree, boil down your maple sugar into maple syrup, and enjoy this sweet creation over a short stack of steaming pancakes--what better way to welcome spring?


Top Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this February
by Ellen Pocost - January 23, 2012

Looking for fun and affordable family events in Westchester County NY? We've rounded up the best things to do with your kids from our February 2012 calendar of events. You'll find details on family shows, the Hudson River EagleFest, the biggest camp fair in the area, the return of the Royal Hanneford Circus, and what parks are open for sledding and skating.


National Park Service Will Waive Admission Fees on 17 Days in 2012
by Ellen Pocost - January 05, 2012

The National Park Service announced 17 "fee free" dates for 2012, when admission fees to many U.S. national parks and historical sites will be waived, encouraging families to visit a park near them and enjoy the remarkable landscapes and historical and cultural sites that are unique to our great country.


The 'Just Right' News Site for Kids
by Ellen Pocost - January 05, 2012

KidzTimez is an engaging and educational news site for kids and tweens that offers a well-rounded approach to connecting kids with the world beyond their doorstep.


Westchester Mom Launches Site that Celebrates Giving
by Ellen Pocost - January 05, 2012

CharityPanda.com, the brainchild of a Westchester mom of three, allows visitors to donate to charity in honor of a celebration, like a birthday, in lieu of buying gifts.



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