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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Jan 12

There's so much to do in Westchester! Take a look below at today's events. Whether your child is a fan of animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Looking ahead to the weekend or some vacation time? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!!

Vento Trio: 'Wind, Water and Motion' Original and Latin American Music - Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
January 12, 2019 - Yonkers

Join Vento Trio as they perform original and Latin American chamber music reflecting the theme of “Wind, Water and Motion” at Philipse Manor Hall.

Janet Grice – bassoon

Kevin Willois – flute

Sarah Bednarcik – clarinet

'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' - Jacob Burns Film Center
January 12, 2019 - Pleasantville

Who doesn’t love the Harry Potter movies, based on J.K Rowling’s wildly popular series of books? Here’s where it all begins: meet Harry, an orphan who lives with his unpleasant relatives, the Dursleys, who pick on him and force him to sleep in a closet. But everything changes on Harry’s 11th birthday when a mysterious bearded man delivers a letter from Hogwarts, a prestigious boarding school for witches and wizards. A whirlwind of a journey ensues, complete with magic wands, flying brooms, and a dark force Harry must confront if he is to discover the truth about his past.

Join for a five- to ten-minute discussion following the film. Ask those burning questions, or answer the ones provided, and get to know your fellow moviegoers!

'The Victory Gardens Plays' - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
January 12, 2019 - Mount Vernon

Enjoy a performance of "The Victory Gardens Plays" by Tara Meddaugh, a new play, based on the popular Victory Gardens of the World War II era.

Dino Day - Andersons Larchmont
January 12, 2019 - Larchmont

Stomp and roar and be a dinosaur! Stories, music and Dino-Mite fun! Ages 2-6

Daddy & Me Animal Show - Friends of Rye Nature Center
January 12, 2019 - RYE

Fathers can drop in with their children for this fun-filled animal adventure. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. No pre-registration required. Suggested for ages 3 to 7.

Nature Movie - Cranberry Lake Preserve
January 12, 2019 - West Harrison

Come in from the cold and take in a nature movie. Popcorn will be served. Pre-registration required by January 8.

'Feeding Time!' - Maritime Aquarium
January 12, 2019 - Norwalk

Make the early rounds and help as Aquarium staff feeds an amazing assortment of hungry animals. Prior to the Aquarium opening for the morning, participants can take a turn feeding the diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and rays. They’ll enjoy a close connection with a trainer during a private feeding of the harbor seals. Best of all, they’ll go behind-the-scenes as an aquarist feeds the big sharks in the Aquarium’s Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit – with the chance to toss in some food to see who’s hungry. 

Advance registration is required.

Aquarium Yoga - Maritime Aquarium
January 12, 2019 - Norwalk

This unique slow flow yoga class takes place in the serene environment in front of the big sharks before the Aquarium opens. 

Mantra Yoga & Aerial Arts in Stamford will lead this all-levels class, which is for ages 14 and older. Modifications will be offered for beginners, as well as for advanced practitioners. Class ends with each student receiving a shoulder and neck massage to ease them into their final resting pose. 

A limited number of mats are available; please bring your own, if possible. Class size limited, so advance registration strongly recommended.

Saw Mill River Audubon Second Saturday Walk - Brinton Brook Sanctuary
January 12, 2019 - Croton-on-Hudson

These monthly walks will continue year-round on second Saturdays. Good for ages 8 and up. No pre-registration necessary. For weather cancellations check the website at

Family Art Project: Sunrise, Sunset - Wave Hill
Through January 13, 2019 - Bronx

With Wave Hill’s grounds as inspiration, design your favorite dawn or dusk landscape with the silhouette of a forest, city skyline, or bridge. Create the multitude of shades in the twilight sky by blending together different colors of paint and using dyed tissue paper to construct your stunning scenes.

Disney's 'Beauty & the Beast' - White Plains Performing Arts Center
Through January 13, 2019 - White Plains

Showcasing spectacular costumes and scenery, this show is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, with songs including “Be Our Guest”, “Gaston,” and, of course, “Beauty and the Beast.”

The Winter Extravaganza Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
Through January 13, 2019 - White Plains

Thousands of autographed/game used inserts, modern and vintage sports cards (pre-1900s through current), factory/hand collated sets (new and old), hobby and wax boxes - all sports and non-sport, graded cards - PSA/BGS/SGC commons and set fillers for your new or old sets. Sports and card supplies, ball holders and autographed holders, on-site autograph authentication (JSA or PSA). It's the largest show in the tri-state area.  

'The Addams Family, Jr.' - The Emelin Theater
Through January 13, 2019 - Mamaroneck

For a spooky good time see this Elementary and Middle School Production of The Addam's Family.

'Hairspray, Jr.!' - The Emelin Theater
Through January 13, 2019 - Mamaroneck

You can't stop the beat! Come on out and see Artistree Performing Arts' Middle and High School production of Hairspray, Jr.!

Sunday Cinema @ the TROVE - White Plains Public Library
Through January 20, 2019 - White Plains

This month's movies include Curious George, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, and Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle.

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All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - The New York Botanical Garden
Through January 21, 2019 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure.

Story Time for Toddlers - Hudson River Museum
Through January 23, 2019 - Yonkers

Meet in the Early Explorers space for stories, music, movement, and art. 

Marilyn's Musical Maracas - A Bilingual Storytime - Rye Free Reading Room
Through January 24, 2019 - Rye

Join Marilyn Castillo at the library on alternating Thursday mornings for a blast of culture, music, and language in Spanish. Have fun learning simple words, numbers, and colors en espanol through simple songs and rhymes, while moving to the music Fiesta style!

Cuentos y Canciones - Warner Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Tarrytown

Share songs, finger plays, rhymes, and more in two languages.

Storytelling Sing-A-Long - Lil Chameleon
Through January 25, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Enjoy nursery rhymes, stories, and songs with Flor Bromley. Sign, dance, and join in the fun!

Winter Wolves for Kids - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 26, 2019 - South Salem

This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they're out searching for prey as their growing pups experience their first winter season. Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr, as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Guests will enjoy hot beverages in a woodstove-heated classroom. Dress for cold weather. Pre-registration is required.

Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 27, 2019 - Norwalk

Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. These invigorating cruises seek out the harbor seals and gray seals that come into the Sound each winter. Maritime Aquarium educators 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 long-tailed ducks. 

Binoculars will be provided. The Aquarium’s boat has a climate-controlled cabin but, because the best viewing is outside on the deck, participants should bring plenty of warm clothes. All passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Space is limited so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting.

Photo credit: © Patty Doyle

Winter Farm Tour - Stone Barns
Through January 27, 2019 - Pocantico Hills

Visit favorite places on the property while discussing the ways in which the staff farms and their diverse work to build a healthy and sustainable food system. This is an adult walking tour and not recommended for those younger than 14.

Open Play Mahjong - Larchmont Public Library
Through January 28, 2019 - Larchmont

Meet in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room to play this traditional Chinese tile-based game. No registration required. 

Tales for Tots - Warner Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Tarrytown

Share terrific tales, engage in play, create cool crafts, and have lots of fun with your growing little ones.

Mother Goose for Babies - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through January 29, 2019 - North Salem

Babies from birth to 2.5 years can enjoy this classic story time.

Storybook Yoga - Croton Free Library
Through January 30, 2019 - Croton-on-Hudson

Encourage your little ones to stretch and move as they act out familiar stories from favorite authors through creative movement and yoga. Kristy Cohen has taught Yoga to children of all ages for over a decade. She is a Certified Yoga Kid’s Yoga Teacher and holds a M.S. in Ed. Her classes cultivate a exploration of movement, breath and sound in a supportive space. For children ages 6 months and older.

Itsy Bitsy Playgroup - Temple Sholom
Through January 30, 2019 - Greenwich

Whether you are a first-time parent or have multiple children, come chat and play at this free, drop-in playgroup for parents with children under two years old. Connect with other parents over the joys and bumps of parenthood, while engaging your infant/toddler in a group setting through music, motor play, and story time. For more information, contact David Cohen at 203-622-8121 or

Young Discoverers: The Science of Music - Westchester Children's Museum
Through January 30, 2019 - Rye

A weekly science-based "drop-in" program designed for children 2-5. Simple experiments and craft projects all add to the excitement of learning something new. January's theme is The Science of Music.

Nursery Rhyme Time - Chappaqua Library
Through January 31, 2019 - Chappaqua

An interactive storytime for 2- and 3-year-olds with an adult. No registration is necessary.

Books and Puppets - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through January 31, 2019 - North Salem

A family story time for kids of all ages.

Teen Foodie Club - Somers Library
Through January 31, 2019 - Somers

Make snacks and small meals that the group can enjoy using the library staff kitchen. There will also be discussion and planning for the next meeting’s meal while cooking. Space is limited. Register online or call.