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Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in May

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in May

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

Mommy & Me
WHEN: Nov. 5 - May. 20, select Mondays, 9:45-10:45am
WHERE: Friends of Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Make crafts and meet animals while learning about the natural world. For ages 18 months to 4 years.
WANT TO GO? $10-$15 per family. 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

Afternoon Tea Tour, Tea, and Garden Stroll
WHEN: May. 2 - Jun. 6, Thursday, 1:30pm
WHERE: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road , Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a tour of the Rosen House, afternoon tea, and a self-guided tour of the gardens.
WANT TO GO? $38. 914-232-5035. caramoor.org.

Lilac Weekend
WHEN: May. 4 - 5, daily, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate The Burn Family Lilac Collection in all of its glorious forms, colors, and aromas with plein-air painting, music, guided tours, and talks.
WANT TO GO? $30; $28 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $18 children 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Creatures of Woodfrog Pond
WHEN: Sunday, May. 5, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about local pond residents then walk to the pond where kids will get a chance to catch various pond creatures.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Zero Waste Leadership Summit FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, May. 8, 7-9pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Local student sustainability leaders discuss their work with Zero Waste Initiatives.
WANT TO GO? 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Play Days @ Jay
WHEN: May. 10 - Oct. 25, Friday 12-2pm
WHERE: John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street, Katonah, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead. Education staff will lead a hands-on activity at 1pm.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 students and seniors; $7 highlight tour; free for members and children younger than 12. 914-232-8119. johnjayhomestead.org.

Teatown PlantFest: Main Event FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: PlantFest features abundant plant varieties, expert helpers, more than a dozen vendors, and farm-to-table produce. 
WANT TO GO? 914-762-2912. teatown.org.

Saw Mill River Audubon Second Saturday Walk at Brinton Brook Sanctuary FREE
WHEN: Saturday, May. 11, 9-11am
WHERE: Brinton Brook Sanctuary, 1339 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Enjoy a monthly walk at the area's largest sanctuary.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-6503. sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Spring Birding
WHEN: Sunday, May. 12, 9:30am
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Explore the gardens and woodlands on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they migrate.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65; $4 children 6-18; free for members. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Nature Walk
WHEN: Sunday, May. 12, 1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65; $4 children 6-18; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Saw Mill River Audubon Pruyn Sanctuary Spring Walk FREE
WHEN: Sunday, May. 19, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Pruyn Sanctuary, Woodmill Road, Chappaqua, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Enjoy a seasonal walk at Pruyn Sanctuary.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-6503. sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Maritime Aquarium Norwalk Islands Cruises
WHEN: May. 30 - Aug. 29, Thursday 6pm **JULY 4th different schedule**
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 **JULY 4th different price**. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

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