Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers. 914-963-4550. www.hrm.org.
Cruisin' for Creatures
Bet you never thought of taking a cruise in January...on the Long Island Sound! Turns out, this month is the perfect time to experience the Maritime Aquarium's new season of Winter Creature Cruises. The two-and-a-half-hour cruises seek out the harbor seals, gray seals, and even harp seals that have been wintering on the Sound in growing numbers each winter. Educators on board the research vessel Oceanic will point out these federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. They'll also help identify such winter waterfowl as buffleheads, mergansers, and Old Squaws. Cruises depart from the dock outside the Aquarium's IMAX movie theater. It goes without saying, but binoculars and layers of warm clothes are recommended. Dates and departure times vary by the tide schedule (seals like to rest on exposed rocks during low tide), but this month's cruises are at 9am on January 15 and 29. $20.50. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Advance reservations strongly recommended; walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. For reservations and details, call 203-852-0700 ext. 2206.
The Maritime Museum, 10 Water Street, Norwalk, CT. www.maritimeaquarium.org.
Pop in for Winter Fun
As part of Hibernators' Pajama Pop-In Weekend at Wave Hill in the Bronx, kids can don their PJs to make an animal mask and hear tales of hibernating creatures. Bundle up and follow Jack Frost on an outdoor adventure where you'll play games and find winter treasure. Or hunker down and listen to cool stories told by Buddy Bear. Enjoy cold weather fun outside and warm, fuzzy frolicking inside. Indoor and outdoor activities and adventures alternate throughout the Pajama Pop-in. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the support of Target. January 21-22. 10am-4:30pm.
Wave Hill, 675 West 252nd Street, Bronx. 718-549-3200. www.wavehill.org.
Entertainer and kid-favorite Graham Clarke brings music, humor, stories, games, and his special brand of silliness to the John Jay Middle School Theater in Cross River on January 28. 4:30pm. $10.
40 North Salem Road, Cross River. 914-329-3152. www.grahamclarke.com.
In The Stinky Cheese Man, Jack has to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans. And then there's that annoying Stinky Cheese Man himself! Characters slide in and out of stories and nothing is quite the same as you remember it from classic fairytales in this stage adaptation of the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Suitable for ages 4 and older. $18; $13 ages 12 and younger. January 28. 11am and 1:30pm.
The Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098. www.emelin.org.