Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on August 1

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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, August 1, 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 August 1. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Caps for Sale by The Vermont PuppeTree - Scarsdale Public Library
August 01, 2011 - Scarsdale

The touring Vermont puppet troupe's newest show, "Caps for Sale," based on the book by Esphyr Slobodkina. A simple folk tale of a hat seller whose inventory of hats is lost to mischievous monkeys during a nap, occurs around the world in every culture.

Summertime Babies and Bagels - Westchester Reform Temple Early Childhood Center
August 01, 2011 - Scarsdale

An informal, drop-in playgroup for babies and their moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Center and The PJ Library at WRT. Registration is not required.

Beginner/Intermediate Teen Yoga - Ossining Public Library
August 01, 2011 - Ossining

A weekly Hatha Yoga class led by the Teen Room librarian, an activity that relieves stress and improves focus. For ages 12 and up. In the Budarz Theater. Call the Teen Room to register.

Mommy Mondays - The Voracious Reader
August 01, 2011 - Larchmont

New moms and babies gather for stories, songs, and book talk. For babies 18 months and under.

Preschool Crafts - Bronxville Public Library
August 01, 2011 - Bronxville

A drawing and pasting activity for ages 3 and up. Today: European Crafts. Registration required.

Cartooning with Mike Teator - Larchmont Public Library
August 01, 2011 - Larchmont

Explore the world of cartooning with local artist and after-school instructor Mike Teator. Registration required.

TROVE Summer Film Festival - 'Justin Bieber - Never Say Never' (2011, G) - White Plains Public Library
August 01, 2011 - White Plains

The inspiring, true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin from street performer in Ontario, to internet phenomenon, to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Galaxy Hall.

86th Annual Westchester County Swimming and Diving Championships - Playland Pool
August 01, 2011 - Rye

Today: Swimming competition. Rain date is July August 5. Participants need not be members of a team, but must pre-register with the Westchester County Swimming Association (WCSA) by calling (914) 864-7086. Sponsored by Westchester County Parks and the WCSA.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 01, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Concert in the Park - Memorial Park
August 01, 2011 - Mamaroneck

BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969 - Take a trip back to the music of the Woodstock era. Bring a blanket or chair. Food and beverages will be available for sale. The playground will be open for children's enjoyment. Free parking across the street in commuter Lot #1 on Myrtle Boulevard. In case of inclement weather, concert will be rescheduled. Call 381-7865 for updates.

Yoga on the Lawn or in The Pavilion - Boscobel
August 01, 2011 - Garrison

Spectacular views entice the senses as you stretch and pose overlooking the Hudson River from the lawn at Boscobel. Class is taught by experienced instructor Ellen Forman, and fits the needs of all levels, beginner to expert. Bring mat, water, and props (if needed). Check in at front desk upon arrival for each class. Children must be 13 or older to participate.

Disney Summer Hit Parade Movies - 'Herbie Rides Again' - Ossie Davis Theater, New Rochelle Public Library
August 01, 2011 - New Rochelle

The 1974 sequel to "The Love Bug." (G. 88 minutes)

"Sweet and Stinky" - New York Botanical Garden
Through August 05, 2011 - Bronx

Kids follow their noses to the Family Garden where they'll discover aromatic alliums such as onions and garlic, and herbs like basil and oregano, ripe for summer. Cooking demonstrations tickle taste buds, and green thumbs can pot herbs to take home. Through August 5.

Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 13, 2011 - Pelham

An annual exhibit featuring selected artworks in a variety of mediums by the Art Center's teachers and students. Through August 13.

One World, Many Stories (Un Mundo, Muchas Historias) - The Field Library
Through August 20, 2011 - Peekskill

Kids 4 and up read books at home and then report to teenage volunteers. Travel the globe in a world of books and earn prizes along the way. Check the Frog Blog ( for details, hours, etc.

'Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra' - The New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 - Bronx

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra — the legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain — are re-imagined in a large-scale, multipart exhibition.

Born to be Wild - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel to the rain forests of Borneo as orphan orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Morgan Freeman narrates.

"Flowers to Fruits" - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 02, 2011 - Bronx

Nature exploration activities teach kids about pollinators that help flowers become fruits. Make a Nature Field Notebook and discover the diversity of flowers and pollinators inhabiting the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Create a pollinator puppet, pot a plant, and visit the pond to spot frogs, turtles, and other wetland wildlife. Through September 2.

'Farm to Table' - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 05, 2011 - Bronx

Introduce youngsters to the source of favorite foods through play in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. They'll play farmer and see real plants under a "windmill," and a "barn," complete with hay, then pretend to harvest fruits and vegetables, using them to "cook" yummy recipes at the nearby "cafe." Through September 5.

Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

Reading and nature walks - this innovative program combines the two. Naturalist John Mancuso leads you along a woodland trail to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel, a favorite children's storybook. Kids can come by to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel as many times as they want, all summer long. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Through September 18.

WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Step into the greenhouse and be greeted by native butterflies flying freely among the greenery. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and discover the relationship between specific plants and butterflies.

Time Passes - Yorktown Museum
Through September 30, 2011 - Yorktown Heights,

Imaginative clocks with miniature scenes inside are interspersed with nostalgic artifacts from the Museum collection. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - A LEGO Wildlife Expedition - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO block wildlife sculptures that will be on display throughout the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The expedition brings to life the challenges faced by wildlife due to habitat loss and threats to their survival, and aims to imspire visitors to help build a future for wildlife. Each guest will be given a complimentary Zoofari passport to help them plot their adventure through the zoo and guide them to each of the LEGO displays. Participants can stamp their passport at each of the six stations located throughout the park as they enjoy all of the LEGO creations including a tiger, Chilean flamingos, a gorilla mother and child, penguins, a giraffe, and Khansi spray toads, while learning about the real animals and WCS's work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. There will be a Build Zone construction area and interactive activities where visitors will be able to construct their own LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Certified Professionals on one weekend each month of the program. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts and activities with the Museum for African Art, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Bank of America Explorer Zone - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Hands-on activities and educational displays teach visitors about the tools of conservation. Visitors will learn how field scientists track animals in the wild with camera traps, how gorilla conservationists use data to determine which habitat areas to safeguard, and facts about animal diets. At the lunch tray station, kids can try their hand at preparing "lunch" for gorillas, tigers, and bears. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Disney Vacation Club Adventure - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the wild. From animal mask decorating to storytelling from the savanna, plus meet Camp Safari Mickey. At the Dancing Crane Pavilion. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

The Way of Water: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

An exhibit that covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean, such as stormwater runoff and chemical pollutants, and discover ways you can help protect your watershed. The exhibit includes pictures, local watershed maps, hands-on water displays, and live aquatic animal exhibits.

ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2011 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn about the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support and their environmental status.

Farmer's Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 15, 2011 - Katonah

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Mommy and Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through January 01, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body while you bond with your baby.