Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on December 7

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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, December 7, 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 December 7. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Reptiles of Connecticut - The Stamford Museum & Nature Center
December 07, 2018 - Stamford

Meet a Heckscher Farm animal, try your hand at a scavenger hunt on the trails or groups, see Sadie and Bert the North American River Otters get their lunch, or help to feed some animals in Heckscher WILD!

7th Annual Westchester All Stars and Friends Christmas for Veterans Concert - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
December 07, 2018 - Peekskill

Featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jon Sebastian, the voice of The Lovin Spoonful, and, back for his third year, Legendary Rock drummer Carmine Appice of the Vanilla Fudge. Rocker Kristen Capolino, international blues and soul artist Vaneese Thomas, jazz great Pete Levin, The Blues Buddha Tom Dudley, Vocalist extraordinaire MaryAnn Renza, the incomparable Ducness Di, Boogie Woogie piano great Scott Staton, and your host and singer/songwriter Bill Edwards round out the amazing line up of talent.

There will also be a tribute to a hometown hero, 1st Lt. Victor Prato US Army Airborne from Somers, NY, who was severely injured in combat in Afghanistan. And a visit from Santa Claus direct from Radio City Music Hall! All proceeds go to veteran charities such as Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144, Veterans Adaptive Sports, and Friends of Fallen Heroes NY.

A great night of holiday entertainment while supporting our true American heroes, our veterans.

Holiday 2018 - Dance Cavise Studios
December 07, 2018 - Mamaroneck

Celebrate the holiday season with dance, acting, and song. There may even be a special visit from a familiar snowman at the end of the show.

Pajama Shabbat - Temple Sholom
December 07, 2018 - Greenwich

This spirited introduction to Shabbat features singing, dancing, and storytelling for families with children pre-k and younger. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas and those with December birthdays will receive a special gift from Temple Sholom. A family-friendly dinner will follow. RSVP is required to Alice Schoen at 203-542-7165 or alice.schoen@templesholom.com.

Sunday Explorers - The Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through December 09, 2018 - Stamford

Meet a Heckscher Farm animal, try your hand at a scavenger hunt on the trails or groups, see Sadie and Bert the North American River Otters get their lunch, or help to feed some animals in Heckscher WILD!

'Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle' - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through December 09, 2018 - Tarrytown

It’s Christmas at 221B Baker Street and you’re following Sherlock Holmes (Tal Aviezer) and Dr. Watson (Michael Muldoon) on a trip through Victorian London (played by the inimitable Lyndhurst Mansion), on the trail of a classic mystery. Together with the famous detectives, explore the mansion room-by-room, as you are drawn deeper into the secrets of the Blue Carbuncle. Appropriate for school-age children and up.

Twilight Tours - Boscobel House
Through December 09, 2018 - Garrison

Joyful learning through nursery rhymes, songs, parachute play, and storytelling will spark your little one’s curiosity and imagination. For children ages 1 through 4 and their caregiver.

A Creative Moment - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through December 13, 2018 - North Salem

Come together and share a moment with other creative individuals. Bring your own project to work on or open one of the library’s Art Boxes for an easy, self-directed project. Work in family groups or with a group of friends. This is a great opportunity for families to spend some quality time together. School age children should come with an adult. Attend every week or periodically when available. There are plenty of supplies on hand on the Art Cart as well as some coloring books in case you want a calm, meditative task. All are encouraged to share their work in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Facilitated by Jen Armbruster and Debbie Rizzo, one or both of whom will be available each week to answer questions, provide suggestions, offer feedback, or organize an exhibition of the work in a Library display case.

Holiday Tea Musicale - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through December 13, 2018 - Katonah

The magic of the season is tangible throughout the Rosen House. Take part in Caramoor’s great tradition of holiday music with charismatic musicians, festive decorations, and tea service in the majestic Music Room. Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious holiday treats, and a variety of teas (hot chocolate with marshmallows for the little ones).

Bruce Beginnings, Jr. - Bruce Museum
Through December 13, 2018 - Greenwich

A welcoming and engaging museum experience for toddlers, ages 10-24 months, and their caregivers, through hands-on play and exploration. Sessions are inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibits.

Free with admission, but space is limited.

Discover Dance Days - Studio B Dance Center
Through December 18, 2018 - Eastchester

Do you have a child who twirls around the house and loves music and movement? Discover Dance Days is the perfect time to try dance or a new style of dance. Space is limited. Call the studio to sign up to try a class during Discover Dance Days.

Baby Moves! - Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Through December 18, 2018 - Poughkeepsie

This program features parent-baby dance time, simple baby games to play, and songs to sing. Each week focuses on different sensory activities such as parachutes, balls, scarves, and rattles. Participants will also learn and practice different baby sign language signs each week.

Itsy Bitsy Playgroup - Temple Sholom
Through December 19, 2018 - 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 young children. 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 david.cohen@templesholom.com.

Toddler Time - Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Through December 19, 2018 - Poughkeepsie

This morning playgroup program features circle time with stories, songs, movement, and sensory play. This class is designed for early walkers and toddlers (children ages 12 months to 36 months) and their parent/caregiver.

LIVE! At 650 Lee - Jefferson Valley Mall
Through December 21, 2018 - Yorktown Heights

Enjoy this year-long concert series featuring different genres of music including blues, soul, rock, reggae, jazz, and more. Host John Ford, of Ford Piano, will bring together various local musicians every week at the food court in the Jefferson Valley Mall.

Christmas Tree Sale - North White Plains Firehouse
Through December 23, 2018 - North White Plains

Find your family's holiday tree at this annual sale and fundraiser for the firehouse.

'A Christmas Carol' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through December 23, 2018 - Elmsford

"PHANTOM" was written by Arthur Kopit, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston who were the Tony Award-winning collaborators for the Broadway Musi­cal "Nine".  "PHANTOM" is not to be confused with Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera", which is currently running on Broadway. Both shows are based on the same Gaston LeRoux novel, with the Webber extravaganza being more like an opera, compl­etely sung. The Yeston/Kop­it "PHANTOM" is more of a traditional Broadway Musical with dia­logue and songs throug­hout.

The story revolves around the central character of a man named Erik, (also known as the Phantom) who was born and raised in the cata­combs under the Paris Opera House. Through a series of circum­stances, he takes on as a pupil a young woman named Christ­ine, who has been a street singer. She has a natural talent and a beauti­ful voice, but she lacks the special training to perform in an Opera company. He agrees to take her on as a student with certain condit­ions, the main one being that she will never see his face. After a lot of hard work she eventually auditions for the company and is not only accepted but is given the oppor­tunity to play a principal part in an Opera. Without realizing it, they fall in love with each other. The rela­tionship becomes obsessive and impossi­ble, leading to a stunning conclusion which can only be experi­enced by attending a live perfor­mance. 

Photos with Santa + Free Gift - Cross County Shopping Center
Through December 24, 2018 - Yonkers

Visit Santa for photos and a free gift. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located between Gap and Bath & Body Works. Reservations available, but not required. Throughout the season there will also be a pop-up holiday ice skating rink, a tree lighting celebration, and Cocoa & Carols with Mrs. Claus.

Santaland - Macy's
Through December 24, 2018 - Midtown

An annual tradition for so many families, visiting Santaland at Macy's means entering a fantasy world of glittering pine trees, snow-capped mountains, twinkling lights, cuddly animals, and gingerbread cookies. The 13,000-square-foot Christmas Village is filled with holiday treasures, the biggest of which is Santa Claus himself. After meeting Santa, guests can buy a photo package with images taken by on-site staff. This year, visits are by reservation only.

Young Discoverers: Feathers and Fur - Westchester Children's Museum
Through December 26, 2018 - Rye

Children will become Jr. ornithologists and zoologists and share what they know about what birds and bears do in the winter. Examine real seagull, crow, and peacock feathers and learn new vocabulary words like migrate, hibernate, and shelter. Then listen to the Story OLD BEAR by Kevin Henkes. 

Kids Arts & Crafts Lab - Croton Free Library
Through December 26, 2018 - Croton-on-Hudson

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement, play, and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents. Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award winning recording artist and movement educator seen on Sukey’s Circle! and Sukey's House!

Call library to register: 914-271-6612

Story Book Yoga - Croton Free Library
Through December 28, 2018 - Croton-on-Hudson

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement, play, and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents. Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award winning recording artist and movement educator seen on Sukey’s Circle! and Sukey's House!

Call library to register: 914-271-6612

Preschool Story Time - Croton Free Library
Through December 28, 2018 - Croton-on-Hudson

Join Sukey Molloy for a special hour of movement, play, and song created specifically for toddlers and preschoolers with their parents. Parents will learn important terms, tools, and insights while engaging in play and song. The event features 45 minutes of interactive educational music and movement activities, followed by 15 minutes of dialogue and informative sharing. Handouts included. Sukey Molloy is an award winning recording artist and movement educator seen on Sukey’s Circle! and Sukey's House!

Call library to register: 914-271-6612

Collectibles & Artisan Boutique: Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade - Pelham Art Center
Through December 29, 2018 - Pelham

Skilled artisans will be showcasing; ceramics, silver works, jewelry, glass, leather, and more. Artisan Boutique will feature 25 local and national artists who represent a range of traditional and modified artisan techniques, creating one-of-a-kind items.

Sunday Cinema @ the TROVE - White Plains Public Library
Through December 30, 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.

Holidays on the Hill Train Show - Lasdon Park
Through December 30, 2018 - Katonah

Take the family to see lights, trains, the decorated main house, a conservatory exhibit, and to meet Santa. There will be food trucks, fire pits, holiday music, a warming tent, gift shop, and more.

Daily Zip - Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure
Through December 30, 2018 - Bronx

Zip across the Bronx River and test your skills with unique aerial adventure climbing courses.

Shark-Diving Santa - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 30, 2018 - Norwalk

Follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life. The Aquarium will raise it for release into the Atlantic Ocean next fall. The guest sea turtle, only about 3 inches at first, will live in a new habitat near the "Sea Turtles" exhibit.

Westchester's Winter Wonderland - Kensico Dam Plaza
Through December 31, 2018 - Valhalla

Celebraet the season with ice skating, rides, a holiday circus, magic shows, a musical light show and Christmas tree, a Santa experience, and more!

 

Flurry Zone! An Indoor Snow Experience - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2018 - Norwalk

Follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life. The Aquarium will raise it for release into the Atlantic Ocean next fall. The guest sea turtle, only about 3 inches at first, will live in a new habitat near the "Sea Turtles" exhibit.

Gan Shabbat Services - Bet Torah Nursery School
Through January 05, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Join for Gan Shabbat, a program of children’s Sabbath services for nursery school age students and families.This interactive introduction to Shabbat songs, stories, and prayers takes place in the synagogue library for toddlers up to grade 2. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service.

A Magical Christmas Eve at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum - Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Through January 06, 2019 - Norwalk

Curated by Trustee Mimi Findlay and the LMMM Curatorial Committee, the exhibit will capture the enchantment and excitement of the night before Christmas and explore Christmas Eve as it was celebrated by the Lockwood and the Mathews families. The Mansion will also feature 21st-century holiday decorations with magnificent trees and seasonal displays by Trustee and renowned interior designers Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors, Marcia Taylor-Reid of Taylor Reid Design, and Danna DiElsi owner of The Silk Touch, who will adorn the Herter Brothers’ grand Victorian staircase with white poinsettias and shimmering gold and silver garlands.

Ice Skating Rink - Cross County Shopping Center
Through January 13, 2019 - Yonkers

Visit Santa for photos and a free gift. Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located between Gap and Bath & Body Works. Reservations available, but not required. Throughout the season there will also be a pop-up holiday ice skating rink, a tree lighting celebration, and Cocoa & Carols with Mrs. Claus.

Holiday Landmarks Tour - The New York Botanical Garden
Through January 20, 2019 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show will showcase Lower Manhattan— the birthplace of New York City—in the 27th year of this beloved tradition. Enchanting model trains will zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, including the Woolworth Building, One World Trade Center, the Battery Maritime Building, and the Terminal Warehouse. This year, for the first time ever, the Holiday Train show will feature replicas of two vintage ferry boats from the 1900s. 

27th Annual Holiday Train Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Through January 21, 2019 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show will showcase Lower Manhattan— the birthplace of New York City—in the 27th year of this beloved tradition. Enchanting model trains will zip through a display of more than 175 New York landmarks, including the Woolworth Building, One World Trade Center, the Battery Maritime Building, and the Terminal Warehouse. This year, for the first time ever, the Holiday Train show will feature replicas of two vintage ferry boats from the 1900s. 

Pleasantville Farmers Market - Pleasantville Middle School Cafeteria
Through March 30, 2019 - Pleasantville

The Pleasantville Farmers Market brings its goods indoors for winter at the largest, year-round farmers market in Westchester. With over 40 vendors participating in the indoor market, the delicious good time continues each Saturday at the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria.

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.

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, with 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

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

Drop in for a hands-on art workshop led by fine arts and crafts specialist.