Top Events for Families in Westchester in July

Top Events for Families in Westchester in July

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

Full Moon Party
WHEN: Jun. 28 - Oct. 24, select evenings, 6-10:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Celebrate the full moon at this exclusive 21 & over event offering a magical night for your aerial adventure, followed by an after-party at Base Camp with music, beer, wine, and BBQ.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's worth the extra cost for an adventurous date night!
WANT TO GO? $119.95. 718-220-5100 .

Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Jul. 3, 6:30pm
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla, NY
WHAT: Head on over to the dam for entertainment at 6pm, a concert of patriotic music at 8pm, and then the fireworks show at 9:15pm.
WHY WE LOVE IT: If your family loves fireworks, here's your chance to see them before Independence Day!
WANT TO GO? 914-231-4033.

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival
WHEN: Jul. 6 - 8, Friday, 4-9:30pm; Saturday, 12-9:30pm; Sunday, 12-8pm
WHERE: Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY
WHAT: Enjoy festival favorites like the evening Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow, tether rides, and rides in the hot-air balloons throughout the weekend.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will also be helicopter rides, hayrides, games, live music, adult, and children's activities.
WANT TO GO? $10-$23; free for children younger than 3. 845-454-1701.

What's the Buzz with Honeybees? FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 11, 7-9pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Learn why honey bees are critical players in our lives and in the global economy. Get close to actual honey bees using the observation hive and meet some resident pollinators out in the meadow.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Taste honey from the hives on the property and ask all your pressing questions about backyard beekeeping.
WANT TO GO? 914-723-3470.

Railway Post Office Dog Day
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 14, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury, Connecticut
WHAT: A celebration honoring the legacy of Owney, the Railway Post Office dog. Check out the museum’s fully-restored Pennsylvania Railroad circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car where a US Postal Service representative will sell stamps and cancel envelopes with a special one-day “Owney Day” pictorial postmark.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Everyone gets a train ride, an Owney-cacheted envelope, and a free hot dog.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 3. 203-778-8337.

Vote Like A Girl
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 14, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Sunnyside, 3 West Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY
WHAT: Pay tribute to fearless women past and present at this celebration of suffrage and citizenship. Little revolutionaries will have the chance to make their own "radical cross stitch" crafts, learn suffrage ballads, and share poems about social justice during a visit from Susan Hood, author of Shaking Things Up: Fourteen Young Women Who Changed the World.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a great way to inspire the next generation of voters!
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 seniors; free for children. 914-631-8200.

Marvelous Moths Walk and Talk
WHEN: Thursday, Jul. 26, 8-9:30pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Often overshadowed by their more flamboyant butterfly relatives, moths have their own subtle beauty. In recognition of National Moth Week, join environmental educator and moth enthusiast Pam Golben for a special, twilight, mothing adventure. Registration required.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Learn about these creatures indoors before heading outside to search for them at an illuminated moth observation station.
WANT TO GO? $25. 718-549-3200.

47th Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair FREE
WHEN: Jul. 27 - 29, Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel, NY
WHAT: Have fun with farm animals, a country living auction, food, games, entertainment, activities, exhibits, a horse show, a country pig roast, and a chicken barbecue.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Touch a truck is part of the fun!
WANT TO GO? 845-278-6738.

Nights in the Lights
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 28, 6-11pm
WHERE: Boundless Adventures, SUNY Purchase Campus, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Be entertained when Boundless Adventures into a playground in the trees for adults only. Enjoy the lights and classic rock music with an active group of friends or on a unique date for a two-hour climb.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Hire a sitter and make it an active date night with tons of climbing, swinging, balancing, jumping, and zipping around the treetop course.
WANT TO GO? $39. 914-893-4550.

'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
WHEN: Jul. 28 - 29, Saturday, 1pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, 1pm
WHERE: Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights, NY
WHAT: An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A riotous ride, complete with audience participation.
WANT TO GO? $15-$25. 914-962-0606.

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