Top Events for Families in Westchester in January

Top Events for Families in Westchester in January

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

27th Annual Holiday Train Show
WHEN: Nov. 17 - Jan. 21, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
WHAT: Featuring model trains, trolleys, and ferries, this annual show highlights NYC landmarks using natural materials.
WHY WE LOVE IT: For the first time ever, this year's display will feature two vintage ferry boats!
WANT TO GO? $23; $10 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2 . 718-817-8700.

Holiday Landmarks Tour
WHEN: Dec. 3 - Jan. 20, Sundays, 2:30pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
WHAT: Meet at the Reflecting Pool for a fascinating overview of the Garden’s history and its importance as a vital NYC cultural destination since 1891. With an expert guide, explore the Tulip Tree Allee, the Fountain of Life, and the Library.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The tour wraps up at the Garden’s “must-see” destination—the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
WANT TO GO? $23; $10 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2 . 718-817-8700.

Disney's 'Beauty & the Beast'
WHEN: Dec. 21 - Jan. 13, see website for showtimes
WHERE: White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Showcasing spectacular costumes and scenery, this show is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Have a ball singing along to “Be Our Guest”, “Gaston,” and, of course, “Beauty and the Beast.”
WANT TO GO? $24 and up. 914-328-1600.

Howl in the New Year with Winter Wolves for Kids
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 11am
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
WHAT: Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The perfect reason to get out of the house on New Year's Day!
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373.

Kids Unplugged: MyGym Ninja Training (Circus Style) FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4-5pm
WHERE: Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Harrison, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Let your child try a My Gym Ninja Training class, designed to develop strength, stamina, and agility in relays while remaining safe and noncompetitive.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Your kiddo will be challenged both mentally and physically, all while having tons of fun.
WANT TO GO? 914-835-0324.

Movie Music Magic: Live Concert by Filmharmonic Brass FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 13, 3-4pm
WHERE: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY
WHAT: This concert will feature the music of John Williams, who comosed soundtracks for Star WarsJawsE.T.Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Indiana Jones.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy your favorite movie soundtracks like never before. 
WANT TO GO? 914-632-7878.

Family Art Project: Freedom Quilting Bee
WHEN: Jan. 19 - 20, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
WHAT: Create your own brilliant compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric to honor Dr. King’s Birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's an all-ages art project with an inspiring history lesson.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; free until 12pm on Saturdays. 718-549-3200.

The Amazing Max
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 20, 3pm
WHERE: The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT
WHAT: Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear, disappear, and generally defy the laws of physics.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This isn't your average pull-a-rabbit-out-of-a-hat magic show!
WANT TO GO? 203-325-4466.

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