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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in September

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in September

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

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.

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.

River Explorers FREE
WHEN: Sep. 7 - 21, Saturdays, 11am: Nature Themed Arts & Crafts; 1pm: Hudson River Seining
WHERE: Center for the Urban River at Beczak, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Kids participate in a hands-on river exploration activity followed up by a take home craft. An additional component of River Explorers is Hudson River Family Seining, designed for participants of all ages.
WANT TO GO? 914-377-1900. https://centerfortheurbanriver.org.

Family Nature Walk
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Morning Farm Chores
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 8am
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come to Muscoot Farm and help the staff do farm chores. Pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $6-$20. 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

SUMMER SATURDAY ADVENTURES: MONARCHS ON THE MOVE FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Scout around Teatown’s gardens for monarchs and other butterflies as they say good-bye before cold weather sets in. 
WANT TO GO? 914-741-0333. https://teatown.org.

Fairy Walk FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 12-3pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the farm and meet the Fairy Queen Joan and search for fairies on the farm.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

WILDFLOWER ISLAND OPEN GATE DAY FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Teatown , 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective. Ages 10 and older.
WANT TO GO? 914-741-0333. https://teatown.org.

BENEFICIAL BATS FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Discuss bats special adaptations, dispel myths, and learn ways to conserve this vital species.
WANT TO GO? 914-741-0333. https://teatown.org.

Nature's Nurturers
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about maternal and paternal care in the wild!
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Outdoor Adventures: Stream Hunters
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 22, 4:30-6pm
WHERE: Stamford Museum and Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore Poorhouse Brook for the amphibians, macroinvertebrates, and fish that call it home. Ages 6 and older. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $9; $6 members plus museum admission: $12; $10 seniors 65 and older; $8 students 18 and older with valid ID; $6 children 4-17; free for members and children younger than 3.. 203-322-1646. stamfordmuseum.org.

Forest Exploration FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28, 1-3pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Learn all about the forest habitat while getting up-close and personal looking for critters that inhabit the ground.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

National Public Lands Day FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 28,
WHERE: Various Parks throughout New York State, Various Parks throughout New York State, , NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The entrance fee-free days hosted by the National Park Service are special opportunities to invite visitors, volunteers, and veterans to celebrate some important moments for the parks and opportunities for service in those parks. Find your local National Park and enjoy the day!
WANT TO GO? https://nps.gov/state/ny/index.htm.

Fairy Homes FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 29, 1-2pm
WHERE: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Construct a home for your favorite fairy or gnome to live in. Register online.
WANT TO GO? 914-741-0333. https://teatown.ticketleap.com/fairy-homes/dates/Sep-29-2019_at_0100PM.

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