Winter Wolves for Kids - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 26, 2019 - South Salem
This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they're out searching for prey as their growing 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 a woodstove-heated classroom. Dress for cold weather. Pre-registration is required.
'PHANTOM' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 27, 2019 - 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.
Winter Wolves - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 27, 2019 - So Salem
Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 27, 2019 - Norwalk
Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. These invigorating cruises seek out the harbor seals and gray seals that come into the Sound each winter. Maritime Aquarium educators will point out these federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. They’ll also help identify such winter waterfowl as buffleheads, mergansers, and long-tailed ducks.
Binoculars will be provided. The Aquarium’s boat has a climate-controlled cabin but, because the best viewing is outside on the deck, participants should bring plenty of warm clothes. All passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Space is limited so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting.
Photo credit: © Patty Doyle
Winter Farm Tour - Stone Barns
Through January 27, 2019 - Pocantico Hills
Visit favorite places on the property while discussing the ways in which the staff farms and their diverse work to build a healthy and sustainable food system. This is an adult walking tour and not recommended for those younger than 14.
Open Play Mahjong - Larchmont Public Library
Through January 28, 2019 - Larchmont
Meet in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room to play this traditional Chinese tile-based game. No registration required.
Tales for Tots - Warner Library
Through January 29, 2019 - Tarrytown
Share terrific tales, engage in play, create cool crafts, and have lots of fun with your growing little ones.
Mother Goose for Babies - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through January 29, 2019 - North Salem
Babies from birth to 2.5 years can enjoy this classic story time.
Storybook Yoga - Croton Free Library
Through January 30, 2019 - Croton-on-Hudson
Encourage your little ones to stretch and move as they act out familiar stories from favorite authors through creative movement and yoga. Kristy Cohen has taught Yoga to children of all ages for over a decade. She is a Certified Yoga Kid’s Yoga Teacher and holds a M.S. in Ed. Her classes cultivate a exploration of movement, breath and sound in a supportive space. For children ages 6 months and older.
Itsy Bitsy Playgroup - Temple Sholom
Through January 30, 2019 - 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 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 203-622-8121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Discoverers: The Science of Music - Westchester Children's Museum
Through January 30, 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. January's theme is The Science of Music.
Nursery Rhyme Time - Chappaqua Library
Through January 31, 2019 - Chappaqua
An interactive storytime for 2- and 3-year-olds with an adult. No registration is necessary.
Books and Puppets - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through January 31, 2019 - North Salem
A family story time for kids of all ages.
Teen Foodie Club - Somers Library
Through January 31, 2019 - Somers
Make snacks and small meals that the group can enjoy using the library staff kitchen. There will also be discussion and planning for the next meeting’s meal while cooking. Space is limited. Register online or call.
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.
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.
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, on topics including sleep issues, nutrition, dealing with in-laws, separation, and more.
RSVP Nursery School Director, Patty Goldstick: 914-948-2800 or at email@example.com
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.