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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on April 20

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, April 20, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening April 20. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

'SNAP' - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2019 - Midtown

Poof! Presto! Snap! Playing with space, time, and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle your mind with their impressive powers of prestidigitation. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy, and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret perfect for the whole family. SNAP has a running time of 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone 6 and up.

Photo by Taewon Kim

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Congregational Second Night Passover Seder - Temple Israel of New Rochelle
April 20, 2019 - New Rochelle

Wildflower Walk - Audubon Center in Greenwich
April 20, 2019 - Greenwich

Learn about the natural history and identification of early spring wildflowers on this walk. Discover the ecological niches of these fragile woodland treasures that call Audubon Greenwich home. Bring a camera or cellphone to take some pictures! Ages 5 and older. To RSVP contact Ryan MacLean at rmaclean@audubon.org

Parade for the Planet - The New York Botanical Garden
April 20, 2019 - Bronx

Take part in a colorful tribute to the natural world during this lively parade. March alongside the giant Earth ball and larger-than-life puppets and come dressed in your own unique costume in tribute to Mother Nature for a chance to win special prizes.

Easter Bunny Photos - Cross County Shopping Center
Through April 20, 2019 - Yonkers

The eggs are in the basket and the chocolates are wrapped, now it's time for your bunny snap! Visit the new space, a store, located across from Cinnabon, on the corner near Macy's, for your favorite Easter photo shoot. Each child receives a free gift from the bunny too!

American Girl Kit's Easter Basket - Girl AGain
April 20, 2019 - White Plains

American Girl Kit Kittredge liked to make sweet Easter treats. Celebrate Kit in this sweet tradition and decorate Easter baskets for your dolls. You will also be crafting small eggs and treats to fill our baskets. Learn about Kit's life in Cincinnati in 1934 during the Great Depression. Basket, decorations, and fill all included. Bring your doll and your imagination. For girls ages 7 and older.

9th Annual Mini Egg Hunt - Whimsies Dollhouse Shop
April 20, 2019 - Greenwich

Take part in the 9th annual Mini Egg Hunt! Search throughout the enchanting cabinets of miniature scenes for colorful, hidden eggs. Guess how many jelly beans for a prize! Play a game of I Spy in our dollhouse decorated in all its springtime splendor. And, of course, don't forget to give some "bunny" special a big hug.

Ride a Vintage Train to Visit the Easter Bunny - Danbury Railway Museum
Through April 20, 2019 - Danbury

The Easter Bunny will once again pay a visit to the Danbury Railway Museum and you can take a ride in a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit him. Each child will receive a small gift from the Bunny. Reservations are suggested and may be made by visiting the museum's Web site. The short train ride in a fully-restored 1953 New Haven RR Rail Diesel Car (Budd RDC), will take visitors past the historic turntable- currently undergoing a major restoration- over 70 vintage railroad cars and locomotives, and many unique pieces of railroad history, including a Boston & Maine steam locomotive built in 1907. The train ride will stop at the Easter Bunny's special railroad car. The museum's beautifully restored circa-1910 Railway Post Office (RPO) car will also be open. Of course, the exhibits inside the restored 1903 Danbury station will be open, along with a coloring station, temporary tattoos, Thomas play table, and the operating model train layouts. 

Kids Count! - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 21, 2019 - Bronx

Learn about a teen-led, three-season project to document leaf, flower, and fruit development in native plants growing in the Adventure Garden. Go out to observe the pussy willow, a harbinger of spring. The data you gather contributes to the National Phenology Network’s efforts to collect, store, and share phenology data and information worldwide.

Family Art Project: The Earth on the Turtle's Back - Wave Hill
Through April 21, 2019 - Bronx

Listen to the Iroquois story of how earth came to be. Honor the history of our planet, and all that it has given us, by screen-printing a turtle image and building layers of earth atop its shell, creating a printing plate using natural and upcycled materials. 

Budding Botanists - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2019 - Bronx

Stand up for plants! Become a plant champion in the Children’s Garden this spring. Discover bulbs and buds as they wake up and seeds sprout. Search for plants and animals in the Children’s Garden as they grow and change through the season. Make a seed sprouting tape to plant at home and design a button that proclaims why you love plants.

Plants for Pollinators Potting Activity - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2019 - Bronx

Plant your own native seedling, such as an Aster or Morning Glory, which, come summer, is sure to attract local pollinators to your neck of the woods.

Bilingual Storytime - Mount Kisco Library
Through April 24, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Looking for something different? Mount Kisco Libabry will be offering Bilingual Storytime in English and Spanish. Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. Downstairs in the kids program room Buscando algo nuevo? Ofrecemos cuentos bilingues en ingles y espanol. Incluye lecturas, canciones, y rimas. Vis tenos los miercoles a las 11:15. Para ninos Locat on: En sala de programas para ni os.

Young Discoverers: It's Earth Day! - Westchester Children's Museum
Through April 24, 2019 - Rye

Did you know that the Earth is a planet like Mars? Take a look at the globe and discover where the land and the water are! How can we keep the Earth clean? Check out the huge "Earth" poster, read The Earth Book by Todd Parr, and make your own Earth Pictures to take home.

Mad Art! - The Field Library
Through April 24, 2019 - Peekskill

Are you mad about art? Join a teen volunteer and channel your inner artist.

Backyard Wilderness - Jacob Burns Film Center
Through April 25, 2019 - Pleasantville

Katie and her family live next to the woods, but they are too busy with their electronic devices to notice the wonders of nature that are right under our noses. As Katie gradually discovers the secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door, we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. Part of Focus on Nature. Presented in partnership with Scenic Hudson and Groundwork Hudson Valley and made possible through generous support from the Hoch family and the van Hengel Family Fund. 

Read to Rover - Mount Kisco Library
Through April 25, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Children can practice reading to a furry friend. For school age children (5 and older). Sponsored by the K9 Kids 4H Club. Downstairs in the kids program room.

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Chloe's Baby Gym - Lil Chameleon
Through April 25, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Learn fun and useful ways to play with your little one in baby's first gym class! In this class we will enjoy music, movement games, sensory exploration, and play experiences designed with baby'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. Ages 2 months- 9 months.

Exploring Play: It's Earth Day! - Westchester Children's Museum
Through April 26, 2019 - Rye

How do we take care of our Earth? What is recycling? Why is planting so important? Sing a new song, take a look at the "Earth" poster, listen to a story, and then use markers and water to make your own Earth pictures showing land and water spaces- just like the real Earth!

Family Fiesta with Flor - The Field Library
Through April 27, 2019 - Peekskill

Join Flor Bromley for a fun, free bilingual (English/Spanish) music program designed for the whole family. Flor teaches Spanish through music, movement, and puppetry. This is a half-hour program, so please arrive on time - or you'll miss all the fun!

Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children - Mount Kisco Library
Through April 29, 2019 - Mount Kisco

A story time for children of all ages, from newborns to school age children, with a parent or caregiver. Downstairs in the kids program room.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
Through April 29, 2019 - Peekskill

Love to build? Kids 5 and older are invited to a program of free play with a huge Lego collection.

Drop in for Tech Help - Mount Kisco Library
Through April 30, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Drop in for help with any of your technology devices. No appointment necessary. First come first served. PC, Google, Microsoft savvy volunteer with help you with troubleshooting, downloading, Overdrive, Freegal, Hoopla or any other online service. Upstairs in the non-fiction area.

Learning Life Through Music - Lil Chameleon
Through April 30, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Join Frank as he helps teach important life skills and ideas through music. His original songs and high energy show cover topics like manners, respecting others, hygiene, healthy eating habits and exercise and sharing and loving yourself. Based on experience, he knows you and your child will be singing his songs long after you leave the class. Ages 3 months-5 years.

Trains & Tracks - The Field Library
Through April 30, 2019 - Peekskill

Enjoy a program of free play with a huge collection of Thomas and friends trains!

Daddy-and-Me Animal Show - Friends of Rye Nature Center
Through May 04, 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.

Mother Goose Storytime - White Plains Public Library
Through May 18, 2019 - White Plains

A half hour of rhymes, songs, and stories that encourage early literacy skills for ages 0-2 with a caregiver.

Mommy & Me - Friends of Rye Nature Center
Through May 20, 2019 - Rye

Stop by this fun-filled hour with your little one to make crafts and meet animals while learning about the natural world. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Drop-in class, no pre-registration required. Suggested for ages 18 months to 4 years.

Babies & Bagels - Temple Israel Center
Through May 21, 2019 - White Plains

Looking to connect with other parents of young babies while learning from the experts? Join this free monthly drop-in group for to share breakfast and conversation with other parents. Each month will feature a different speaker, on topics including sleep issues, nutrition, dealing with in-laws, separation, and more.

October 23
November 11
December 13
January 15
February 12
March 14
April 11
May 21

RSVP Nursery School Director, Patty Goldstick: 914-948-2800 or at p.goldstick@templeisraelcenter.org

'Newsies' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through May 26, 2019 - Elmsford

They delivered the papers until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes the smash-hit musical based on Disney's 1992 film, which is in turn, was based on real events. A defiant tale of feisty kids making a difference. Orphaned, homeless yet determined to succeed, New York's newsboys live urchin-like, dreaming of a better life. In the face of rising prices and poor wages, they pull together, create strength in numbers and protest. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography.

Meal is included with price of ticket. Some performances are eligible for senior and child discount tickets. To purchase discount tickets, please call (914) 592-2222.

Westchester Children's Museum Pop Up Shop - Westchester Children's Museum
Through May 31, 2019 - Rye

The Museum is partnering with Melissa & Doug Toys and Scattered Books of Chappaqua, NY, to offer a colorful, vibrant, enriching selection of toys and books for infants through middle school-aged children. All the books and toys will reflect the Museum’s own goals of encouraging play and imagination, critical thinking, problem solving, and fun. 

A portion of the proceeds from sales from the shop will support the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits. The shop will feature a range of books curated by Scattered Books, from touch books for our youngest children to chapter books for middle school readers. The toys selection offered exclusively by Melissa & Doug will range from child-scaled grocery stores to the puzzles, toys, and imagination-building playsets that the company is known for. 

The Pop Up Shop is a pre-cursor to a permanent gift shop planned for the expansion of the Westchester Children’s Museum, with construction set to begin in early 2019.

Comic Book Club - White Plains Public Library
Through June 07, 2019 - White Plains

 Discuss new titles and learn drawing and sketching techniques from a local artist. Pizza will be served.

Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens: Juried Exhibition - Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Through June 23, 2019 - Norwalk

The juried exhibition entitled, Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens, will be on view April 11-June 23, 2019 with a reception on Thurs., April 11, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Open to all artists, this exhibition will be juried by artist and Trustee Gail Ingis who will select approximately 30 works from digital submissions.

Mommy Meet Up - Lil Chameleon
Through June 24, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Lil Chameleon will close off the cafe and activity room for your exclusive use for newborns- 3 year olds. Meet other moms (and dads and/or caretakers), socialize, have a snack and let your lil one play! Advanced registration recommended. No Meet Up Memorial Day, May 27

Tech Tuesdays - White Plains Public Library
Through August 06, 2019 - White Plains

Students in grades 1-3 are invited to take part in a fun STEM-focused activity. Activities will include coding, computer animation, robotics, video game design, augmented reality, and other possible programs. Space is limited. Interested children will sign up beginning at 4pm. At 4:25pm, names will be called in order of signup until the program is full. If child is not present at this time, the next child on the list will be called. **Please note: no session on 2/12**