Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Jan 19

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!!

'Pete The Cat' - Emelin Theatre
January 19, 2019 - Mamaroneck

Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus. Based on the "Pete the Cat" series of books by James Dean and Kimberly Dean. A Theatreworks USA Production.

Pete the Cat Day - Andersons Larchmont
January 19, 2019 - Larchmont

Dance in your red, white or blue shoes. Strum your air guitar and groove around to Pete the Cat stories. Space is limited, please sign-up in advance Ages 2-6

Free Week of Dance - Steffi Nossen School of Dance
Through January 19, 2019 - White Plains

Magic Show - Lil Chameleon
January 19, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Kids big and small are in for a treat as Georgie Porgie, the magician, wows children and adults alike in this crowd-pleasing show. Space is limited. Advanced registration strongly suggested.

Tarrytown Fred Astaire Dance Studio “Dancespiration” - Tarrytown Music Hall
January 19, 2019 - Tarrytown

Each year the students and teachers of the Tarrytown Fred Astaire Dance Studio celebrate the magic of ballroom dance with an extravaganza of foxtrots, salsas, rumbas, and show dances. This year’s show - “Dancespiration” - has been created by three award-winning choreographers and inspired by the world music legends of many decades and generations - like Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and more.


Family Tour: Watersheds & Rivers - Hudson River Museum
January 19, 2019 - Yonkers

Engage in a guided tour and activities inspired by the exhibition Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing. Learn about the Hudson River watershed, explore the exhibition for natural patterns, and create your own version of a watershed system to take home.

Family Art Project: Freedom Quilting Bee - Wave Hill
Through January 20, 2019 - Bronx

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited the Gee’s Bend Community in rural Alabama and the Freedom Quilting Bee was established. The bold patterns and bright colors of these now famous quilts, made from fabric scraps, would later go on to fund aspects of the communities’ freedom. Create your own brilliant compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric to honor Dr. King’s Birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend.

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.

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.

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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 [email protected]

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.