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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Jun 16

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!!

Family Art Project: Pollinator’s Paper Lanterns - Wave Hill
Through June 16, 2019 - Bronx

Learn flower anatomy and how pollination works as you work with papier-mâché to create globe-like lanterns of fantastical flowers. Then use paper and found objects to create a hummingbird, bat, or butterfly friend to help pollinate your new flower globe.

Pollination Headquarters - Wave Hill
Through June 16, 2019 - Bronx

Get your pollinator info at Wave Hill! See butterfly and insect displays, pick up self-guided tours and activities, take home pollinator-friendly plant lists, and check out the “bee hotel” in the Flower Garden. Working with naturalists, take part in the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey, a community science project, and share your observations online with scientists studying native pollinators in New York State.

Photo by Joshua Bright

Amazing Amphibians - Greenburgh Nature Center
June 16, 2019 - Scarsdale

Join a naturalist to discover the slippery, slimy, and cold-blooded world of amphibians. This informative and hands-on program lets you meet some local amphibians up close. Then walk to the forest and pond to see what other amazing critters live there too!

Open Apiary - Wave Hill
Through June 16, 2019 - Bronx

A beehive in midsummer is packed with around 50,000 honeybees and they are all, unsurprisingly, as busy as bees! View the comings and goings, at a respectful distance, while a beekeeper explains exactly what is happening inside. Weather dependent (rain cancels).

Junior Pollinators Walk - Wave Hill
Through June 16, 2019 - Bronx

Join an expedition to hunt for colorful flowers and their creature pollinators in the gardens with naturalist Pam Golben. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Meet At Perkins Visitor Center.

Photo by Joshua Bright

Native Pollinators Walk - Wave Hill
Through June 16, 2019 - Bronx

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees, and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden but solitary bees, beetles, and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Entomologist Lawrence Forcella leads a fascinating walk through the gardens to observe local pollinators at work. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center.

Pond Life - Teatown
June 16, 2019 - Ossining

Grab a net and head to the boat house to scoop for dragonfly nymphs and tadpoles, fish and lily pads! For families. Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

The Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival - St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church
Through June 16, 2019 - Yonkers

The Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival is a family-friendly three-day festival showcasing Ukrainian culture, art, dance, and history in a positive light. Festival attendees are provided with numerous activities. Vendors are available with unique Ukrainian products for sale. There is non-stop entertainment by dance groups and musicians, plus ethnic Ukrainian Food. 

Father's Day Concert In the Park - Turnure Park
June 16, 2019 - White Plains

Treat your favorite Dad to an evening of music, FREE outdoor concert. Featuring Back to the Garden: Celebrating a 50 year Woodstock Anniversary

Father's Day - Rye Playland
June 16, 2019 - Rye

Dad’s ride free all day at Rye Playland!

Peter and the Starcatcher - The Play Group Theatre
Through June 16, 2019 - White Plains

Pirates and orphans and star-stuff? Oh my! Peter and the Starcatcher tells the age-old tale of how a young orphan becomes the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. A prequel to Peter Pan, this play explores the depths of greed, what it means to be a hero, and the bonds that unite us all. Written by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family, The Cher Show), featuring music by Drama Desk winner Wayne Barker, and adapted from Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's novels, this show and ensemble cast use limitless imagination to bring this story to life. Join The Play Group Theatre on this thrilling adventure to lands unknown!

Hot Jazz Age Frolic featuring Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Kat Edmonson, and Bria Skonberg - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
June 16, 2019 - Katonah

Two of the torch bearers of hot jazz--Vince Giordano and Bria Skonberg--bring their bands to Caramoor with the classic swingin' jazz of the 1920s and '30s that will leave you with no choice but to get up and dance! Take part in a dance lesson between the afternoon and evening sets, and bring the kids early for a special family set at 2:30pm by Bria Skonberg's Hot Five, presented in collaboration with New York Hot Jazz Camp. Produced in Collaboration with The New York Hot Jazz Festival.

Full Moon Wolf Walk - Wolf Conservation Center
June 16, 2019 - South Salem

Celebrate the June full moon with the Wolf Conservation Center's 40+ moon-loving wolves! While enjoying Nature's summer chatter by the WCC's outdoor fire pit, guests will enjoy seasonal treats and the symphony of howls from the wolves that call the WCC home. Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests will also take will take a short moonlit walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai! Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.

Throw Daddy to the Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
June 16, 2019 - South Salem

Celebrate Dad and wolf families at the Wolf Conservation Center! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate the birth of pups! 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. Pre-registration is required. 

Clearwater Festival - Croton Point Park
Through June 16, 2019 - Croton-on-Hudson

Clearwater Festival (aka “The Great Hudson River Revival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.

'Magic: The Gathering' Club (Trading Card Game) for Teens - Greenburgh Library
Through June 18, 2019 - Elmsford

Learn to play Magic: The Trading Card Game! Get tips and tricks from an experienced instructor, bring your decks, and battle! Whether you're a new player or an expert this group is for you. All levels welcome.

Picnic Story Time - Keeler Library
Through June 19, 2019 - North Salem

Young Discoverers: Let's Take A Dip into the Deep Blue Ocean - Westchester Children's Museum
Through June 26, 2019 - Rye

Museum Minis - Westchester Children's Museum
Through June 27, 2019 - Rye

Toddlers (18-24 months) and parents/caregivers are invited for a half hour of songs, moving, and plenty of fun! Meet up in Toddler Beach for social play, muscle and brain builders, tumbling and jumping, music and instruments, dancing, and story time. Sign ups begin when the Museum opens at 10am and are limited to the first 10 children on a first come, first serve basis.

Little Playtimes - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Through June 28, 2019 - Yonkers

Little LEGO lovers can enjoy big fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester with the 'Little Playtimes'! Enjoy one or all of the scheduled activities, and stay to play as long as you like! Appropriate for children under the age of five (age two and under are free)
Activities schedule: 10:30am - DUPLO Farmer Workshop; 11:30am - DUPLO Animal BINGO; 12:00pm - DUPLO Story Time; 12:30pm - DUPLO Farmer Workshop; 1:30pm - DUPLO Animal BINGO; 2:00pm - DUPLO Story Time

Exploring Play: Let's Take a Dip in the Deep Blue Ocean - Westchester Children's Museum
Through June 28, 2019 - Rye

Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are invited to a weekly class that features a new theme each month, brought to life through creative and fun movement activities. There will be singing, story time, and a take home project. This June, play the 5 little fish game. Uh-oh! They are teasing the great white shark! Better watch out!! Learn about ocean life, sing a song, hear a story called "The Deep Blue Sea" by Audrey Wood, and make "oceans in a bottle" to take home! Sign ups begin when the Museum opens at 10am and are limited to the first 12 children on a first come, first serve basis.

Chloe's Baby Gym - Lil Chameleon
Through June 29, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Learn fun and useful ways to play with your little one ages 2-9 months in baby's first gym class! Enjoy music, movement games, sensory exploration, and play experiences designed withbaby's specific developmental milestones in mind. Introduce your little one to gross-motor play using special baby-sized soft play equipment and other high-quality props. Parents will be amazed at all of thing their young children can do! This class is taught by professional children's entertainer and child development consultant, Chloe from Chloe's Kids.

Farmers Market - Muscoot Farm
Through November 18, 2019 - Katonah

Visit the farm and buy foods and products from over 20 local vendors. Goods include fruits, veggies, baked goods, coffee, pickles, olive oil, and more. Then check out the animals, historic buildings, and exhibits.

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