Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in July

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in July

Get outside with the top outdoor activities in Westchester for kids who love nature in July.

Play Days @ Jay
WHEN: May. 10 - Oct. 25, Fridays, 12-2pm
WHERE: John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St., Katonah, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the chickens, then enjoy a hands-on activity.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 students and seniors; $7 highlight tour; free for members and children younger than 12. 914-232-8119. johnjayhomestead.org.

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Islands Cruises
WHEN: May. 30 - Aug. 29, Thursday, 6pm
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Enjoy a narrated evening cruise around the Norwalk islands. 
WANT TO GO? $31.95; $26.95. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Opening of Farmers Market FREE
WHEN: Jun. 7 - Nov. 22, Fridays, 9am-2pm
WHERE: New Rochelle's Down to Earth Farmers Market, 20 Sicard Ave., New Rochelle, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: The market showcases produce raised near the Sound Shore.
WANT TO GO? 914-923-4837. downtoearthmarkets.com.

Kids Create Like Burle Marx!
WHEN: Jun. 8 - Sep. 20, Weekdays, 1:30-5:30pm; Weekends, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Design a sculpture inspired by Burle Marx and compare plants to understand more about plant diversity.
WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $23; $20 seniors and students; $10 children ages 2-12; free for members and children younger than 2; Weekends: $28; $25 seniors and students; $12 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Story Walk Launch FREE
WHEN: Jun. 23 - Sep. 22, Sundays, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on a short walk while enjoying a nature-themed story.
WANT TO GO? 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Marine Life Encounter Cruises
WHEN: Jul. 2 - Aug. 25, Tuesday-Sunday, 1:15pm
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet an amazing variety of fish, crabs, mollusks, and other creatures.
WANT TO GO? $31.95; $26.95 members. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Family Gardening Day FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 7, 12-4pm
WHERE: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Participate in hands-on activities such as watering, weeding, mulching, and harvesting.
WANT TO GO? 914-207-2900. westchestersridgehill.com.

Ecology Hike for the Whole Family FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Jul. 10, 10:30am
WHERE: Keeler Library, 276 Titicus Road, Durand Trail behind the library, North Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hike the Durand Trail behind the library.
WANT TO GO? 914-669-5161. https://ruthkeelermemoriallibrary.org/.

Kids' Summer Gardening Workshops FREE
WHEN: Jul. 11 - Aug. 15, Thursdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, New York
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids enjoy hands-on activities in the garden.
WANT TO GO? 914-207-2900. ridgehill.com.

Firefly Festival FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 12, 7pm
WHERE: Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 11 Reservation Road, Cross River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about fireflies, play some games, and enjoy s'mores!
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7322. friendsoftrailside,org.

Family Overnight Campout
WHEN: Jul. 13 - 14, 5:30pm-8:30am
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Introduce your family to camping with moonlit trails, barbecue, and s'mores. Membership required.
WANT TO GO? $75; $25 children; free for children younger than 2. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Saw Mill River Audubon Second Saturday Walk at Brinton Brook Sanctuary FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 13, 9–11am
WHERE: Brinton Brook Sanctuary, 1339 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Explore Brinton Brook during the Second Saturday Walk.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-6503. sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Summer Birding
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 14, 9:30am
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn about bird species and their behavior on this walk through the gardens.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 student and seniors; $6 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Nature Walk
WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 14, 1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join educator Gabriel Willow on a walk through the woodlands.
WANT TO GO? $12; $8 student and seniors; $6 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Shabbat by the Hudson FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 19, 7:45pm
WHERE: Riverfront Green Park, Railroad Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy outdoor Shabbat services at Riverfront Green Park. 
WANT TO GO? 914-739-0500. firsthebrew.org.

Temple Sholom's Tot Shabbat on the Sound FREE
WHEN: Friday, Jul. 26, 5:30pm
WHERE: Tod's Point Greenwich, 1 Tod's Driftway, Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy a spirited outdoor Shabbat celebration.
WANT TO GO? 203-869-7191. templesholom.com.

Sanctuary Summer Series - Twilight Hike FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 27, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, Old Farm Road, Newtown, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT: Gather under the stars and bring a flashlight for some "night spotting".
WANT TO GO? 866-620-8640. https://cvhfoundation.org/.

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