Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in August

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Westchester in August

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

Family Farm Tour
WHEN: Apr. 6 - Nov. 9, Saturday-Sunday, 11:15am-12pm
WHERE: Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the farm and some of the seasonal highlights on this family-fun tour, then walk around to have a look at the animals and the vegetable gardens.
WANT TO GO? $10. 914-366-6200. story.stonebarnscenter.org.

Extended Summer Hours
WHEN: May. 26 - Sep. 2, Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-5:30pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take advantage of the season's longer days at this 500-acre sculpture park full of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers. Kids will marvel at the 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.
WANT TO GO? $18; $15 seniors; $8 students and children ages 5-18; free for children younger than 4. 845-534-3115. stormking.org.

Play Days @ Jay FREE
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Oct. 26, Fridays, 12-2pm
WHERE: John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St., Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead. Explore six discovery centers and visit the chickens. Education staff will lead a short hands-on activity at 1pm.
WANT TO GO? 914-232-5651. johnjayhomestead.org.

Getting Grounded FREE
WHEN: Jun. 7 - Nov. 16, Thursday-Friday, 1-1:45pm
WHERE: Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: See the farm and learn what is grown, how it is grown, and why. While walking the field, pastures, and greenhouse, engage with a Stone Barns staffer in conversation about resilient agriculture and innovation and experimentation on the farm.
WANT TO GO? 914-366-6200. stonebarnscenter.org.

Herbal Lore Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 2, 6pm
WHERE: 1770 Grounded Goodwife Farmhouse, 785 Main St. N., Woodbury, Connecticut
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Enjoy an herb garden scavenger hunt with plenty of tastings and hands-on tea brewing.
WANT TO GO? $32. 203-942-0774. groundedgoodwife.com.

Shabbat on the Sound FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 3, 5pm
WHERE: Tod's Point, 99 Tod's Driftway, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring lawn chairs or blankets and pack a dairy or vegetarian dinner to picnic in the park. Then enjoy an outdoor Shabbat concert at 6pm with special musical guest Sheldon Low.
WANT TO GO? 203-869-7191. templesholom.com.

Shabbat on the Beach with Congregation Emanu-El FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 3, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary at Playland Park, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of nature on the sound shore along a migratory flyway.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-4382. congregationemanuel.org.

Family Tour: Reflections of Nature
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 4, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Become one with nature, immersed in the sounds and images of Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller’s riverthatflowsbothways.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and students; $4 ages 3–18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

Hiking Muscoot Trails FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 4, 7-9am
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on a moderate hike at Muscoot Farm and explore the trails. Wear sturdy shoes.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7286. muscootfarm.org.

Mushroom Walk FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 5, 9:30am-12pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on a walk with representatives of COMA and learn all about the mushrooms that grow at Muscoot Farm.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7286. muscootfarm.org.

A Farmer's Life
WHEN: Aug. 7 - 14, Tuesdays, 10-10:30am
WHERE: The Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, Connecticut
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Discover the life on Heckscher Farm by taking a peek at some of the different chores that have to be done throughout the year, including milking the goats, washing and carding wool, creating enrichment items for an animal, and walking a donkey.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 seniors; $6 students; $5 children ages 4-17; free for children younger than 3. 203-977-6521. stamfordmuseum.org.

Summer Stargazing
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 9, 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Prepare for the Perseid meteor shower, learn what it takes to be an amateur astronomer in New York City, get oriented to the night sky, test out a telescope in the garden, and observe the starry night.
WANT TO GO? $25. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Nature Walk
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 12, 1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages 6 and older.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Special Conservatory Tour
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 19, 2-3pm
WHERE: Lasdon Park: Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a tour of the Tropical Rainforest exhibit led by Lasdon's horticulturist.
WANT TO GO? $7; $3 children 12 and younger. 914-864-7268. lasdonpark.org.

Saw Mill River Audubon Third Sunday Walk FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 19, 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Pruyn Sanctuary, Woodmill Road, Chappaqua, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Meet at the Woodmill Road trails entrance of Pruyn Sanctuary for a family-friendly walk. No registration needed.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-6503. sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Twilight Hike FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24, 7-9pm
WHERE: Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, 3 Old Farm Road, Newtown, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT: Few things say summer like nature's nighttime chorus, but who's actually singing? A cricket or a katydid? A frog or a bird? Gather under the stars and bring a flashlight for some "night spotting." 
WANT TO GO? 866-620-8640. cvhfoundation.org.

The Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer Walk FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Even on the most tranquil of lazy summer days, discover how nature is always in motion.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-8720. parks.westchestergov.com.

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