Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in June

Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids in Westchester in June

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This June, take your kids who love arts and crafts to these local, creative activities in Westchester.

Family Sundays
WHEN: Dec. 17 - Jun. 10, Sundays, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Young At Art Studio Inc., 1088 Central Park Ave., Room 216, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Dive into a new family art project each month. Projects are designed to be done by an adult and child.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-723-9229. youngatartworkshop.com.

Kids Arts & Crafts Lab FREE
WHEN: Jan. 3 - Dec. 26, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn how famous artists worked, make art with your friends, then take home what you make. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 914-271-6612. crotonfreelibrary.org.

Nature-Themed Programs FREE
WHEN: May. 12 - Jul. 28, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Center for the Urban River at Beczak, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Each week will feature nature-themed lessons and craft activities.
WANT TO GO? 914-377-1900. centerfortheurbanriver.org.

First Saturday Art Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 2, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Pkwy., Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Drop in for hands-on art projects, led by the craft specialists from A.I. Friedman.
WANT TO GO? $7; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

Young Architects Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 2, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Photographer and builder Adrian Buckmaster teaches how to create structured buildings from imagination.
WANT TO GO? 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

Family Art Project: A Turtle’s Pace
WHEN: Jun. 2 - 3, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack. Make a turtle egg-shaker and, wearing your shell, gather outside to waltz in an oh-so-slow parade.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Drop In & Draw
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 9, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Play with movement and gesture to create an abstract expressionist drip painting in the style of Jackson Pollock using various paint brushes and a large canvas.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and students; $4 children ages 3-18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Family Art Project: Paper Sky Lanterns
WHEN: Jun. 9 - 10, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Cut colorful tissue paper into shapes resembling your favorite sky scene. Work with a simple papier-mâché method to transform your sky scene into globe-like lanterns.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Art at the Market FREE
WHEN: Jun. 16 - 23, Saturdays, 9:30am
WHERE: Down to Earth Ossining Farmers Market, 11 Spring St., Ossining, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Look over the shoulder of a local artist as they create an original artwork at the farmers market. Kids who are inspired to join in the art-making will find projects and art supplies at the activity table.
WANT TO GO? 914-923-4837. downtoearthmarkets.com.

Stroller/Babywearing Tour
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 16, 12-1pm
WHERE: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St., Peekskill, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Learn about the Between I & Thou exhibit, the new colorful artist-in-residence, Leslie Pelino’s installation, as well as how to talk to your children about art. Explore Peter Bynum’s installation Illumination of the Sacred Forms: Divine Light Mission & Sanctuary with your littles and make an artwork with them after the tour.
WANT TO GO? $15; free for children. 914-788-0100. hvcca.org.

Young Discoverers
WHEN: Wednesday, Jun. 20, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Pkwy., Rye, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: A weekly science-based drop-in program featuring simple experiments and craft projects.
WANT TO GO? $7; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

Sensory Bottle Craft
WHEN: Thursday, Jun. 21, 4-4:45pm
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Create a sensory bottle with your child and customize it to fit your child's needs.
WANT TO GO? $15. 646-684-6928. lilchameleon.com.

Puppetmaking Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 23, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Artist Michele Amaro shows how to make hand and finger puppets.
WANT TO GO? 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

Summer Drop-Off Workshops
WHEN: Jun. 25 - 28, Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: MADE Art Studio, 118 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: This first workshop week of summer is inspired by movies. Kids will make LEGO picture frames, porg pets, jedi mugs, and magical house art.
WANT TO GO? $65 per day. 914-341-1922. madeartstudio.com.

Superheroes Meet Graffiti! Workshop FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 30, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 9-17
WHAT: Artist Yannick Lowery teaches techniques to combine graffiti backdrops with superheroes in the foreground that you design yourself. 
WANT TO GO? 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

Drop In & Draw
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 1, 2-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Render your own interpretation of line and space in pen and ink with local artist Lee Romero, inspired by the Minimalist etchings of Donald Judd on view in Variations on a Theme. Materials provided.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and students; $4 children ages 3-18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

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