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Top Events for Families in Westchester in May

Top Events for Families in Westchester in May

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening in Westchester in May.

Spring Insect Expedition
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore Wave Hill to hunt for native creatures in their garden habitats.
WHY WE LOVE IT: An active and interactive way to learn about insects!
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Dog Walk & Pet Fair FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 4, 10am-2pm
WHERE: FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
WHAT: Take a stroll on the scenic 2.5-mile path with your pup, then go shopping in the vendor village while enjoying food and refreshments.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be a puppy kissing booth, kids activities, adorable doggy tattoos, agility demos, and music!
WANT TO GO? 914-941-2896. spca914.org/walkathon.

Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party
WHEN: May. 11 - 12, daily, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
WHAT: The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will flip for backyard fun like ladder toss and giant chess while moms will appreciate floral demonstrations and food trucks.
WANT TO GO? $30; $28 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $18 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

The Magic of Adam Trent
WHEN: Friday, May. 17, 7pm
WHERE: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, Connecticut
WHAT: Enjoy magic, comedy, and music designed to entertain the entire family.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Expect a futuristic, high-tech brand of magic!
WANT TO GO? $69.50. 203-297-0933. ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Celebrate Pinkster
WHEN: Saturday, May. 18, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Historic Hudson Valley, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
WHAT: See continuous performances of African drumming, dancing, and storytelling.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Join the parade, dance step across the plank, elect next year’s Pinkster King or Queen, and taste West African pea fritters while learning about the enslaved people of Philipsburg Manor.
WANT TO GO? $14; $12 seniors 65 and older and students 18-25; $9 children 3-17; free for members and children younger than 3; $2 surcharge for tickets purchased by phone onsite. 914-631-8200. hudsonvalley.org.

Gardiner Cupcake Festival
WHEN: Saturday, May. 18, 12-5pm
WHERE: Wright's Farm, 699 NY-208, Gardiner, NY
WHAT: Expect food, live music, local vendors, wine tastings, and activities for children like bouncy houses and wagon rides.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be more than 10,000 cupcakes to choose from!
WANT TO GO? $5; free for children 6 and younger. 845-255-5300. gardinercupcakefestival.com.

Story Pirates
WHEN: Sunday, May. 19, 11am and 1pm
WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: This show, featuring original stories by local kids, sparks the imaginations of kids and adults alike, inspires everyone to start telling their own stories.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy a pre-show group writing and storytelling workshop for kids ages 6-10.
WANT TO GO? $25. 914-631-3390. tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Kite Festival FREE
WHEN: Sunday, May. 19, 12-5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
WHAT: Enjoy kite-making, art workshops, and music by DJ Delon.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Put your skills to the test in a series of contests led by Kites in Motion.
WANT TO GO? 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Memorial Day Parade FREE
WHEN: Monday, May. 27, 11am
WHERE: Yorktown Community Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights, NY
WHAT: Join in the tradition of Memorial Day to actively remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts and in wars. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be a service, parade, speeches, and a ceremony for the whole family.
WANT TO GO? 914-736-1450. yorktownny.org.

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