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Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on March 16

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, March 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 March 16. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Favorites By Eric Carle' - Emelin Theatre
March 16, 2019 - Mamaroneck

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, the award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppetry. Kids of all ages will delight when their favorite Eric Carle characters, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” ”Little Cloud,” and “The Mixed-Up Chameleon” come to luminous life on stage. Ages 3+

The Marshall Tucker Band - Wall Street Theater
March 16, 2019 - Norwalk

In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. 

Information Session for Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School - Blue Rock School
March 16, 2019 - West Nyack

Learn To Use Acrylic Paint by Zafiro Acevedo - Blue Door Art Center
March 16, 2019 - Yonkers

Come learn the bascis of Acrylic painting with Zafrio Acevedo. Ages 7+. Register online. If registration is full feel free to call the gallery to check for cancellations. You can also email

Looney Tunes Shorts - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 16, 2019 - Pleasantville

Anvils, traps, and rockets? Yup—along with the most popular and wackiest characters from classic cartoon comedy! Bring the whole family to see Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Road Runner, Daffy Duck, and the whole Looney Tunes gang. We’ll show a selection of the best of the best slapstick silliness, including “Duck Amuck,” “Tweety’s S.O.S,” “Fast and Furry-ous,” and “Rabbit of Seville.”

Wheels on the Bus - Andersons Larchmont
March 16, 2019 - Larchmont

Go "Wheels on the Bus" crazy! Space is limited, please call to sign-up in advance.

Saturday Art Project for Families: Dog Painting - Westchester Community College Center for the Arts
March 16, 2019 - White Plains

Create a cartoon painting of man’s best friend using acrylic paints. Materials will be provided. Call to register. 

Musical Theater Workshop: 'Frozen The Musical' - The Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
March 16, 2019 - Chappaqua

Join Westchester’s finest musical theatre instructors on-stage and learn a song and dance combination from Frozen The Musical. At the end of the workshop parents and siblings are invited into the theatre to watch the kids perform what they have learned on stage.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dance Parties with DJs Amira & Kayla - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
March 16, 2019 - Yonkers

2019 Fairfield Health & Fitness Expo - Fairfield University RecPlex
March 16, 2019 - Fairfield

DIY Leprechaun Hats - Mount Kisco Library
March 16, 2019 - Mount Kisco

In honor of St. Patrick's Day and Irish culture, create a Leprechaun Hat made from craft sticks and other materials. Ages 4 to 11 (under 5 with caregiver). Space is limited. Registration required.

Migration Madness! - Rye Nature Center
March 16, 2019 - Rye

It’s that time of year when migration begins! Watch the feeders as a variety of song birds migrate through the Rye Nature Center. Learn how to identify a few of our common local birds and make a bird feeder to take home so you can attract feathered friends to your yard. Suggested for ages 4 and up. 

Family Art Project: Springtime Scrolls - Wave Hill
Through March 17, 2019 - Bronx

What does nature tell you? Join a facilitated walk that will guide you in the different ways you can listen to what nature is telling you about itself. Create a scroll using upcycled materials to capture the cycles, transformations, and wisdom that nature shares in its own way.

'Annie' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
Through March 17, 2019 - Irvington

Presented by Clocktower Players: Adult Troupe. Set in 1930s New York during the Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan's orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan hatches a plan to spoil Annie's search for her true family…Will the sun come out for this winsome, firecracker orphan and her band of spunky sidekicks? Join for the perfect family-friendly musical! A limited number of free tickets are available to current military, police, fire, and EMS personnel upon presentation of departmental ID. Contact the box office at 914-591-6602 for more information.


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.

Get Started with Chess - Yonkers Public Library, Grinton I. Will branch
Through March 21, 2019 - Yonkers

Learn the basic rules and make new friends. Ages 7-12.  Limited registration begins February 14. Please call to register.

Evening Howl For Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through March 23, 2019 - South Salem

Enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour - dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why March is a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. All guests will be served weather appropriate treats. Please bring flashlights.Pre-registration is required.

Baby Sign Language - Lil Chameleon
Through March 23, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Nursery Rhyme Time - Chappaqua Library
Through March 25, 2019 - Chappaqua

Head to the library for storytimes for 2- and 3-year-olds with an adult. No registration is necessary.

Mommy Meet Up & Open Play - Lil Chameleon
Through March 25, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Summer Music Programs Open House at Music Conservatory of Westchester - Music Conservatory of Westchester
Through March 25, 2019 - White Plains

Come play an instrument, sing, act, dance, and create your own masterpiece! Learn all about the Summer Music Programs at the Music Conservatory of Westchester Open House.  Children in grades K-8 have fun and engaging experiences as they explore the joys of the performing arts. 

Chess Club in Story Trove - White Plains Public Library
Through March 25, 2019 - White Plains

Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children - MOUNT KISCO LIBRARY
Through March 25, 2019 - MOUNT KISCO

Mother Goose Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through March 26, 2019 - North Salem

Share stories, songs, and crafts with 3- to 5-year-olds. Make new friends and stay and play at the library after stories.

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**

Tech Tuesday Grades 4-6 - White Plains Public Library
Through March 26, 2019 - White Plains

Interested children sign up beginning at 4:00 p.m. At 4:25, names will be called in order of signup until program is full. If child is not present at that time, the next child will be called. The topics covered each Tuesday in February are: Hacking (3/5), Robotics (3/12), Web Design (3/19), & LAN Gaming (3/26).

Everybody Can Be a Superhero Paint 3D Event: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Edition - Microsoft Store in Westchester Mall
Through March 26, 2019 - White Plains

In celebration of diversity and inclusion, students will learn to create and share their own digital art with the Fresh Paint app for Windows 10. They’ll explore the basics of Fresh Paint, using life like oil and watercolors, pastels, and more to craft their own creations. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to use their new skills to create artwork that expresses the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse theme that “Everybody can be a superhero.”

Music & Movement - MOUNT KISCO LIBRARY
Through March 26, 2019 - MOUNT KISCO

Drop in for Tech Help - Mount Kisco Library
Through March 26, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Drop in for help with any of your technology devices. No appointment necessary. First come first served. A PC-, Google-, Microsoft-savvy volunteer with help you with troubleshooting, downloading, Overdrive, Freegal, Hoopla, or any other online service.

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

Children will learn and explore their sense of touch by feeling their way through mystery bags and hearing a story about our five senses. They'll become artists and create their own special artwork to take home using materials that are fun to touch and feel.

Storytime for Toddlers: March - Hudson River Museum
Through March 27, 2019 - Yonkers

Join us in the Early Explorers space and learn about phases of the moon through art, music, movement, and stories. Then, create your own moon as a family. Ages 1–4.

Which Craft Wednesday - White Plains Public Library
Through March 27, 2019 - White Plains

Arts and crafts in the Edge for Grades 6+. A different craft each week: 3/6 Perler Beads, 3/13 Make Your Own Soap, 3/20 Writopia, 3/27 LED Art.

Bilingual Storytime - MOUNT KISCO LIBRARY
Through March 27, 2019 - MOUNT KISCO

Itsy Bitsy Playgroup - Temple Sholom
Through March 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

Video Game Club - Greenburgh Library
Through March 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. For middle and high school age. No registration required.

Puppets with Elizabeth - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through March 28, 2019 - North Salem

Enjoy puppets, songs, and crafts for kids of all ages.

A Creative Moment - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through March 28, 2019 - North Salem

Everyone is creative, knitting, sewing, cooking, woodworking, crafting, painting, and so on. Come together and share some time with other creative individuals ages 10+ in a fun supportive atmosphere. Bring your own projects or open one of the library's ART Boxes for an easy self-directed project. Work in family groups or with friends or individually. 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 whenever you can. If you want a calm meditative task, use one of our adult coloring books. Led by Jen Armbruster and Deb Rizzo

Stories & Stuff - White Plains Public Library
Through March 28, 2019 - White Plains

T(h)ech Thursday - White Plains Public Library
Through March 28, 2019 - White Plains

Through March 28, 2019 - MOUNT KISCO

Movers and Shakers - Chappaqua Library
Through March 29, 2019 - Chappaqua

Walkers younger than 2 can make music and motion with the help of an adult. (And bubbles, too!) Just drop in.

Laptime - Chappaqua Library
Through March 29, 2019 - Chappaqua

Storytime for pre-walkers with an adult. No registration is necessary.

Exploring Play - Westchester Children's Museum
Through March 29, 2019 - Rye

Children will learn about their sense of touch and learn descriptive words for materials that are fun to touch. They will then become “Mad Scientists and create and play with ooey -gooey- ooblek! Come join the Touchy feely fun! Ages 2-4.

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.

Storytime Theatre - Lil Chameleon
Through March 29, 2019 - Tuckahoe

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.

Drop-in Do Gooders - White Plains Public Library
Through March 30, 2019 - White Plains

'The Seagull' - Lyndhurst
Through March 30, 2019 - Tarrytown

Chekhov’s masterpiece, wherein art and love, life and death, find an intersection on the grounds of a beautiful estate in the Russian countryside. A co-production of Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company The Seagull will be performed in repertory with Blithe Spirit, a much-loved classic comedy, in the Grand Picture Gallery of Lyndhurst Mansion. Guests must be able to climb the main staircase to reach the second-floor level as there is no elevator. Appropriate for kids 13 years and up. No member discounts are offered for theater performances.

Perform a Song Workshop with a Broadway Director! - The Rye Arts Center
Through March 30, 2019 - Rye

Family Meditation with Julie Engerran - Wainwright House
Through March 31, 2019 - Rye

This class is specifically designed for families! Mindfulness begins with learning to pause, listen deeply to ourselves, and to respond to each other with love and compassion. In family meditation, we will discover how to stay connected as a family in our increasingly distracted, chaotic and busy world. We will learn to slow down, take a breath, and develop a home meditation practice that works for adults and kids ages 8 and up.

Zoo Tots - Beardsley Zoo
Through March 31, 2019 - Bridgeport

This monthly 45-minute program for children ages 22 months to four years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, games, activities, crafts, and live animals. Participants may sign up for either day. To make a reservation, pre-register by calling the Zoo’s Education Department at 203-394-6563, or register by email: with your name, child’s name and age, and membership status. Please note that the program fills up very quickly and pre-registration is required.

'Blithe Spirit' - Lyndhurst
Through March 31, 2019 - Tarrytown

Blithe Spirit is a high-spirited comedy with a surprising supernatural turn. This much-loved classic centers on an invitation to an eccentric medium to conduct a spooky séance but the evening takes an unexpectedly ghostly turn in this lighted-hearted, endearing Broadway and West End smash hit. Performances are in the Grand Picture Gallery of Lyndhurst Mansion. Guests must be able to climb the main staircase to reach the second-floor level as there is no elevator. Appropriate for kids 13 years and up.

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.

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

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.

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 4pm. At 4:25pm, 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**

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