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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on January 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, January 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 January 7. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

FREE Groovy Baby Music Class - JCC Mid-Westchester
January 07, 2019 - Scarsdale

Virtual Reality: Outer Space Discovery - Harrison Public Library
January 07, 2019 - Harrison

Explore Outer Space with the library's Occulus Rift + touch Virtual Reality System.

 

Accordian Snake Craft - Lil Chameleon
January 07, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Snakes are colorful creatures! Through twists, turns and folds, create your very own accordion snake.

Winter Wonderland Photo Session with the Wolves of the WCC - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 12, 2019 - So Salem

Disney's 'Beauty & the Beast' - White Plains Performing Arts Center
Through January 13, 2019 - White Plains

Showcasing spectacular costumes and scenery, this show is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, with songs including “Be Our Guest”, “Gaston,” and, of course, “Beauty and the Beast.”

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

Visit the pop-up Holiday Ice Skating Rink for a chance to glide on a synthetic floor using real ice skates. You'll move a little slower than on real ice -- perfect for young and first-time skaters. See the schedule for special Skate with the Characters events.

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

Meet at the Reflecting Pool for a fascinating overview of the Garden’s history and its importance as a vital NYC cultural destination since 1891. With an expert guide, explore the Tulip Tree Allee, the Fountain of Life, and the Library. The tour concludes at the Garden’s “must-see” destination—the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Sunday Cinema @ the TROVE - White Plains Public Library
Through January 20, 2019 - White Plains

This month's movies include Curious George, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!, and Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle.

Winter Wonderland Tree Tour - The New York Botanical Garden
Through January 21, 2019 - Bronx

Embark on an invigorating 45-minute walk to view the Garden’s stately conifer collection and old growth forest in the beauty of winter. Even in cold weather there’s plenty of interest in the gardens and collections.

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. 

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - The New York Botanical Garden
Through January 21, 2019 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure.

Cuentos y Canciones - Warner Library
Through January 25, 2019 - Tarrytown

Share songs, finger plays, rhymes, and more in two languages.

Storytelling Sing-A-Long - Lil Chameleon
Through January 25, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Enjoy nursery rhymes, stories, and songs with Flor Bromley. Sign, dance, and join in the fun!

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.