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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, February 16, 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 February 16. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Great Backyard Bird Count at Audubon Greenwich - Audubon Center in Greenwich
February 16, 2019 - Greenwich

Join Audubon Naturalists to watch birds and participate in a worldwide bird count! We will learn how to identify and count our backyard songbirds at the Audubon Greenwich bird feeders and take a brief walk through our Apple Orchard to find birds outside. Afterwards, we'll submit data of what birds we saw to an online database and show you how you can do the bird count at home! All data collected by count participants will be used as crucial data by ornithologists to study the health of our bird populations. $5 members, $8 non-members RSVP to Ryan MacLean at rmaclean@audubon.org To learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count, visit gbbc.birdcount.org.

Beach Party! - Andersons Larchmont
February 16, 2019 - Larchmont

Ages 2-6 It’s July in February! Please join us for some summer fun! Space is limited, please call 834-6900 to sign-up in advance.

Cirque Zuma Zuma - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
February 16, 2019 - Valhalla

In this African-styled Cirque du Soleil, comprised of uniquely-talented individuals from across 16 African nations, the non-stop, action-packed show features acrobats who made their USA television debut on America's Got Talent. Acrobats, tumblers, lion dancers, contortionists, singers, and gymnasts band together for the high-flying, off-the-wall spectacle of rhythmic music and pulse-pounding movement. This is a non stop ride of gravity defying, thrilling, edge of your seat, eye popping stunts. Traditional arts and circus skills blends with classic African style. A must-see for all ages!

'Dancing Lessons' by Mark St. Germain - Arc Stages
Through February 16, 2019 - Pleasantville

Arc Stages to present Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain, beginning February 1. Pleasantville, N.Y. —Pleasantville theater company Arc Stages presents Dancing Lessons to continue their fourth season for their professional company, the Next Stage. This follows the successful run of Forbidden Broadway earlier this year. The Next Stage focuses on showcasing new, innovative work by a wide variety of exciting and talented writers. It is the third wing of a company that also includes a thriving Educational Stage and Community Stage. Performances will be held at Arc Stages, located at 147 Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville NY. Friday, February 1 at 8pm Saturday, February 2 at 8pm Friday, February 8 at 8pm Saturday, February 9 at 8pm Sunday, February 10 at 2pm Friday, February 15 at 8pm Saturday, February 16 at 8pm Tickets are $36 for adults, $28 for students/seniors. To purchase tickets, please visit www.arcstages.org or call 914-747-6206. Dancing Lessons will be directed by Stephanie Kovacs Cohen and features Sara Brophy* & Matt Baxter Luceno*. Dancing Lessons centers on Ever, a young professor with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a dancer to learn enough about dancing to survive an awards dinner. Senga, the dancer, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries—both hilarious and heartwarming—that they make about each other and about themselves. About Arc Stages Arc Stages is a multifaceted arts organization in Pleasantville, New York, which is composed of three theatre companies under one roof. The Educational Stage: an educational theatre company where students of all ages (youth and adult) can explore the world of theatre through a professional rehearsal process, master classes, outreach and intensive ensemble work. The Community Stage: a community theatre company for actors, singers and technicians from all walks of life that offers the best in American musicals and dramas. The Next Stage: a professional theatre company that endeavors to produce high quality contemporary theatre as well as new works, cabaret, workshops and staged readings.

Magnet Maker: High Touch High Tech - Pound Ridge Library
February 16, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Discover the properties of magnetism. Uncover all the "attractive facts." See the magnetic force field. Enjoy a magnetic tug of war as you feel the power of magnets made with electricity.

Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers - Wave Hill
February 16, 2019 - Bronx

Visit Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind as you dream of warmer places. Spend some time sketching and painting exotic desert dwellers and tropical inhabitants, then use sand and vibrant tempera paint to make a desert or tropical mirage. On Saturday admission is free until noon.

LGBTQIA+ Alliance - Greenburgh Library
February 16, 2019 - Elmsford

Meeting of the teen student-run LGBTQIA+ Alliance (Genders and Sexualities Alliance or GSA) at GPL and everyone is welcome! Please bring your creativity, ideas, and positivity. Snacks will be served. For middle and high school age. 

The Royal Hanneford Circus - Westchester County Center
Through February 18, 2019 - White Plains

Carrying on the tradition, The Royal Hanneford Circus is stepping into the new age of the circus in America. The Hanneford Family is guaranteed to bring smiles and laughter to each and every audience with their wide variety of high-end acts and talents from all over the world. 

Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/royal-hanneford-circus-tickets/artist/804251

'Magic: The Gathering Club' for Teens - Greenburgh Library
Through February 19, 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! No registration required.  

Paws to Read - Hart Memorial Library
Through February 19, 2019 - Yorktown

Children in grades K-6 can practice their "read aloud" skills by reading to friendly canine friend Izod for 15 minutes.  Register in person or by phone.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through February 20, 2019 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies up to 3) and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and (oh boy!) play time. No sign-up required.

Friday Afternoon Bingo - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 22, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Play everyone's favorite game! Prizes will be awarded to winners.

Exploring Play - Westchester Children's Museum
Through February 22, 2019 - Rye

Designed for children ages 2 to 4. Every month features a new theme brought to life for young children through creative and fun movement activities; song; story and a take home project for all.

Winter Wolves - Wolf Conservation Center
Through February 23, 2019 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical 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 their maturing pups experience their first winter season. 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. Guests will enjoy hot beverages in our woodstove-heated classroom. Please dress for COLD weather.

Fiesta with Flor Bromley - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through February 25, 2019 - Montrose

A fun free bilingual (English/Spanish) music program for children ages 0-5 years old with a parent/caregiver. Flor Bromley teaches Spanish through music, movement, puppetry, and theater based games. No registration required.

Chess Club - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through February 25, 2019 - Montrose

Come to learn, and experienced players welcome! Join Monday chess club with instructor Ray Jones and enjoy some friendly competition. For children grades 3 and up. Registration begins December 21.

LEGO My Library! - The Field Library
Through February 25, 2019 - Peekskill

Love to build? Kids 5 and up are invited to join us for a program of free play with our huge Lego collection.

Drop in Tech Help - Mount Kisco Library
Through February 26, 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. Location of help - upstairs in the non-fiction area

Toddler Time - Greenburgh Library
Through February 26, 2019 - Elmsford

Delight and stimulate your toddler's brain with books, rhymes, and music. Toddler Time is for children ages 2 to 3 with an adult. 

Trains & Tracks - The Field Library
Through February 26, 2019 - Peekskill

Join us for a program of free play with our huge collection of Thomas and friends trains!

Movers and Shakers - Chappaqua Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Chappaqua

Music and motion for walkers under 2 with an adult. (And bubbles, too!) Just drop in.

Threes, Fours and Fives - Chappaqua Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Chappaqua

Storytimes for 3- to 5-year-olds who are ready to come in all by themselves. (Adults must stay in the library building.)

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Bilingual Storytime - Mount Kisco Public Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. 

Knitting & Crocheting at the Library - Mt. Kisco Public Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Mount Kisco

'Un' Wheel of Fortune - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Solve phrases just like on the classic television show. Prizes for winning are awarded, not money. For grades 3-5.

Pre-School Story Hour - Pound Ridge Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Pound Ridge

Appropriate for children ages 3-5 years. Walk-ins welcome!

Preschool Storytime - Greenburgh Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Elmsford

Preschool Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 years with an adult. Share stories and make a craft to take home. 

Young Discoverers - Westchester Children's Museum
Through February 27, 2019 - Rye

A weekly science-based drop-in program designed for children 2-5. Simple experiments and craft projects all add to the excitement of learning something new. February features The Science of Music. 

Wednesday Wintertime Stories - Hart Memorial Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Yorktown

Drop-in to stay warm for some winter traditional story time. For children of any age who will quietly listen to stories with caregiver. 

Itsy Bitsy Playgroup - Temple Sholom
Through February 27, 2019 - Greenwich

Whether you are a first-time parent or have multiple children, come chat and play with us at this free, drop-in playgroup for parents with children under two years old. 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.

Mad Art! - The Field Library
Through February 27, 2019 - Peekskill

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

All Together Now - Chappaqua Library
Through February 28, 2019 - Chappaqua

Stories and songs for birth to 5-year-olds with an adult. Just drop in!

Read to Rover - Mt. Kisco Public Library
Through February 28, 2019 - Mount Kisco

School-age children can practice reading to a therapy dog. Sponsored by the K9 Kids 4H Club.

Video Game Club - Greenburgh Library
Through February 28, 2019 - Elmsford

Use the library’s consoles and games or bring some of yours and play with fellow gamers. Want to use the library's? Pick from Nintendo Switch, XBox One, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii.

Museum Minis - Westchester Children's Museum
Through February 28, 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. Group Size is limited, first come first serve.

Match-Up Mondays - White Plains Public Library
Through March 18, 2019 - White Plains

 Card games, board games, and retro video game tournaments. Something new will be offered each week.

Talkie Tuesdays (Anime) - White Plains Public Library
Through March 26, 2019 - White Plains

Watch a different "classic" movie each week. **Please note: no session 2/12**

Trove Time - White Plains Public Library
Through March 29, 2019 - White Plains

Trove Time is an early literacy playtime for ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Children and their caregiver will play together, hear stories, and learn about enriching a child's life and increasing their early literacy skills. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 30 minutes prior to the program.

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

Enjoy fresh, winter-grown produce along with a diverse variety of meats, cheeses, breads, prepared foods, and more. It's a great way to support local agriculture and eat healthy year-round.

Project Feeder Watch - Croton Point Nature Center
Through April 07, 2019 - Croton-on-Hudson

Try to ID and count birds at the bird feeders at Croton Point Nature Center with volunteers from Saw Mill River Audubon viewing the feeders from inside the Center. Beginners encouraged. Great opportunity for photography too.

Mamaroneck's Down to Earth Farmers Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Through April 13, 2019 - Mamaroneck

From fish and vegetables to cheese and baked goods, shop all the delicious flavors of winter and find out what the season has in store.

The Lego® Movie™ Days - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Through April 18, 2019 - Yonkers

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester is hosting the ultimate celebration of the new THE LEGO® MOVIE™ 2! Join Emmet, Wyldstyle, and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, out-of-this-world character experiences, interactive photo opportunities, and more. Activities will include: Build your own escape vehicle to avoid the alien invaders; help Master Model Builder Willis Reifsnyder build hearts and stars for the MINILAND display; help complete the "The LEGO® Movie 2™" mosaic made from over 3000 bricks; meet and greet Dance Parties with Wyldstyle Costume Character.

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

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.

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience - 218 W. 57th St.
Through May 31, 2019 - Midtown

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience transports guests into the glittery world of DreamWorks Trolls through a visually-stunning, interactive journey to Poppy’s Best Day Ever Celebration. Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls before meeting Poppy while creating unforgettable family memories and sharable social media moments.

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.

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 4:00pm. At 4:25, 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**