Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Jul 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!!

Library Live: Daisy Jopling Rocks! - The Field Library
July 12, 2018 - Peekskill

A musical performance by internationally acclaimed rock violinist Daisy Jopling. This gifted musician, now a Peekskill resident, has toured the world, recorded music for the Hollywood films "Spanglish" and "The Road to El Dorado" and recorded 6 albums. This rocking musical experience is fun for the whole family! With generous funding from The Rotary Club of Peekskill.

Nocturnal Wildlife Presentation: Creatures of the Night - Wave Hill
July 12, 2018 - Bronx

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Scent-sational Herbs - The New York Botanical Garden
Through July 15, 2018 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark 2018 exhibition, 'Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i', will focus on the iconic artist’s immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939. Visitors will experience a lush flower show in the Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory evoking the gardens and landscapes that inspired O’Keeffe as well as the complex story of the flora and unique ecology of Hawai‘i.

In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, children and their families will be introduced to plants represented in O’Keeffe’s paintings and tropical food plants of Hawai‘i. Families will receive field notebooks and follow a trail, observing and drawing nature as O’Keeffe did in her work. Children will explore the botanical science of plant structure and create paintings.

'The Lion King, Jr.' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
Through July 15, 2018 - Mamaroneck

A summer of animals will conclude with this fun, literary classic. Join Wilbur, Fern, and of course, Charlotte as they go on their adventure together. For more information email info@wstshows.com

Farmers Market - Muscoot Farm
Through July 21, 2018 - Katonah

Enjoy a kid-friendly scavenger hunt to celebrate Halloween. Costumes are encouraged.

Chess Club - Warner Library
Through July 26, 2018 - Tarrytown

Tom Sieling will play and sing fun, humorous, and participatory kids’ songs, for families of all ages

Stories in the Garden - Wave Hill
Through July 26, 2018 - Bronx

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

Neighborhood Nights - City of White Plains
Through July 26, 2018 - White Plains

Bring a big blanket and some chairs so your family can enjoy picnics, music, children’s programs, movies, and more throughout White Plains' neighborhood parks on weekday evenings.

Story & Craft - The Field Library
Through July 27, 2018 - Peekskill

Join for storytime followed by a special craft.

Music in the Park - Lasdon Park
Through July 27, 2018 - Katonah

Come enjoy beautiful music on the lawn. Food and beverages for sale.

Family Art Class - Hudson River Museum
Through July 28, 2018 - Yonkers

Learn how to build bird kites from construction paper and twine, and make tissue-paper stained glass windows in the shape of kites. Participate in kite contests led by Kites in Motion throughout the day, as well as an outdoor scavenger hunt, with prizes. 

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Free general admission all weekend in celebration of Yonkers Arts Weekend.

Sunday Cinema @ the TROVE - White Plains Public Library
Through July 29, 2018 - White Plains

This month's movies include Hotel Transylvania, A Wrinkle In Time, My Little Pony: The Movie, and Mary and the Witch's Flower.

Ready! Set! Read! - The Field Library
Through July 31, 2018 - Peekskill

Join for a fun, interactive storytime that focuses on early literacy skills for kids 3 and up. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhyming and shape games. No sign-up needed.

Peekskill 4th of July Celebration and Summer Concert Series - Riverfront Green Park
Through August 01, 2018 - Peekskill

Set yourself up for free outdoor concerts on five Wednesday evenings this summer. The fun starts on on July 4th with fireworks immediately following an R&B music concert. Other weeks include country, soul, rock, and jazz.

If there is rain, concerts after July 4th will be held indoors at Peekskill Middle School at 212 Ringgold Street.

Art Pals - Creative Corner
Through August 02, 2018 - Larchmont

Join this weekly camp for ages 3-5, with a different theme each week like farm animals, jungle creatures, and underwater adventures. There will be a snack and story every day.

Children's Specials - Riverfront Green Park
Through August 06, 2018 - Peekskill

Set yourself up for free outdoor concerts on five Wednesday evenings this summer. The fun starts on on July 4th with fireworks immediately following an R&B music concert. Other weeks include country, soul, rock, and jazz.

If there is rain, concerts after July 4th will be held indoors at Peekskill Middle School at 212 Ringgold Street.

Movie Mondays - Ridge Hill
Through August 06, 2018 - Yonkers

Take in five different family movie nights this summer on the brand new South Lawn. Arrive early with your chairs and blankets to grab your spot on the lawn.

July 9 – Lego Batman
July 16 – Paddington 2
July 23 – Coco
July 30 – Beauty and the Beast
August 6 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

 

Wednesday Workshops - Katonah Museum of Art
Through August 08, 2018 - Katonah

Enjoy an evening out or sign up for an adult workshop while children spend the evening creating art and enjoying pizza. Register before 12pm. Materials provided

'Pandas' - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 29, 2018 - Norwalk

This gorgeous new biopic tells the true story of Henry Bates, who risked his life in the perilous Amazon in the 1850s and discovered the “beautiful proof” that supported Darwin’s groundbreaking theories of evolution and natural selection. The film re-creates Bates' 11 challenging years in the Amazon rain forest as he searches for clues about how and why species – butterflies in particular – change and adapt over time to avoid predators. In the spectacular IMAX format, the lush jungle is as beautiful as the monkeys, birds, insects and one troublesome jaguar.Variety magazine said: “While nearly all made-for-IMAX educational movies boast breathtaking visuals, this one matches its imagery with an equally memorable story.”  View the trailer at http://skfilms.ca/productions/amazon-adventure-3d/