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.
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
Feb. 10 (moved from Feb. 9)
Did you know that more than 150 bald eagles spend the winter along Hudson Valley waterways? Celebrate their winter visits at Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest. Held at Croton Point Park, the event features multiple eagle-viewing spots staffed by birding experts. You can also see an eagle up-close at the educational shows taking place throughout the day in the Eagle Theatre and Eaglet Stage heated tents. Other activities include raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, a tent full of children’s programs, bird walks, and displays from 30 area organizations.
Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site, Mount Vernon
Presidents Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, along with famous Underground Railroad icon Harriet Tubman, will all pay a visit to Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site this month in recognition of Presidents Day, Black History Month, and the opening of the new exhibition Saint Paul’s & The Civil War, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the infamous national conflict. Professor Robert T. Valentine of Lehman College will speak about the role of religion in the Civil War, and there will be myriad historic activities for children, including the chance to meet the re-enactors of the famous Americans listed above.
More Black History Month events:
Feb. 1, 9, 23: Unity Quilt Craft at The Field Library in Peekskill - FREE!
Feb. 17: Black History Month Interactive Read Aloud at White Plains Public Library - FREE!
Feb. 17 – March 17: Black History Storywalk at White Plains Public Library - FREE!
Crowne Plaza, White Plains
So many important memories and lifelong friendships are created at summer camp that the pressure on parents to find the perfect environment for kids can seem overwhelming. Not any more! The 31st annual Westchester Camp and Activity Fair will bring together more than 50 camps, including day, specialty, and sleepaway camps, and give parents the opportunity to do their camp “research” all in one afternoon. Attendees can mingle with camp directors, get their questions answered by camp staff, and leave with a brochure full of useful information. The fair is sponsored by Webster Bank and hosted by NYMetroParents and Westchester Parent magazine. FREE!
Check out these 7 fun and low-cost Valentine's Day events for kids in Westchester, including craft workshops, a fun family festival, and more in Chappaqua, White Plains, and nearby in the Bronx.
Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem
It seems a fitting tribute, particularly to our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, to pay a visit to the Wolf Conservation Center for Winter Wolves on Presidents Day. Roosevelt, who has been called the country’s first environmentalist president, signed the National Monuments Act in 1906, which protected sites like the Grand Canyon, and preserved countless wildlife sanctuaries and national forests. Winter offers families a wonderful opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year and learn about their mythology, biology, and ecology. Meet ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center’s other critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Dress for cold weather and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Registration required.
Looking for more events and activities to keep kids busy during their February school vacation? Head to our full calendar of events and see what’s happening Feb. 18-22 throughout Westchester and the NYC area.
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown
Everyone’s favorite Big Red Dog is coming to Westchester in Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! In conjunction with the beloved big dog’s 50th anniversary, you’re invited to celebrate the timeless values of Clifford’s big ideas: share, play fair, have respect, work together, be responsible, be truthful, be kind, believe in yourself, be a good friend, and help others. These sentiments have never been more fun as Clifford and his friends from Birdwell Island—Emily Elizabeth, Cleo, and T-Bone—embark on new adventures.
A Guide to Kid-Friendly Museums in the NYC Area
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