Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on May 20

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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, May 20, 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 May 20. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Armed Forces Day Concert - Eisenhower Hall Theater
May 20, 2018 - West Point

The West Point Concert Band will present its annual Armed Forces Day Concert. Join the band in celebrating our country's military men and women!

Bruce Museum's Birds and Bees Field Trip to Rockefeller State Park Preserve - Rockefeller State Park Preserve
May 20, 2018 - Pleasantville

Rockefeller State Park Preserve is designated an Important Bird Area with 180 recorded species of bird species. The site, in conjunction with nearby Stone Barns, is the focus of a photographic exhibition on Wild Bees. Join a walk along the carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., winding through wetlands, woodlands, meadows, and fields and past streams, rivers, and lakes while traversing wood and stone bridges. Photographer and bee expert Paula Sharp will talk about the habitats and lifestyles of native pollinators, while Audubon experts scan for late spring songbirds.

RSVP: Ryan MacLean, 914-417-5234 or [email protected], or Cynthia Ehlinger, 203-413-6756 or [email protected]

33rd Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival - Bruce Museum
Through May 20, 2018 - Greenwich

More than 70 artisans, many new to the show, gather to share their unique talents and crafts at this nationally recognized event. Juried exhibitors specialize in ceramics, wearable and decorative fiber, glassware, wood kitchenwares and furniture, jewelry, and more – all available for purchase. The Festival also includes demonstrations, activities for children, and international cuisine.

'Babies' - Jacob Burns Film Center
Through May 20, 2018 - Pleasantville

What’s it like to grow up in different places around the world? This beautiful look at the first year of a baby’s life—from birth to first steps—entrances audiences. This mesmerizing and eye-opening documentary, which has no interviews or subtitles, immerses audiences in the lives of four irresistibly cute babies from Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States. The whole family will be captivated, waiting to see what happens next and marveling at the cultural diversity of our world.

Shavuot Ice Cream and Cheesecake Party - Chabad of the Rivertowns
May 20, 2018 - Dobbs Ferry

Hear the reading of the 10 Commandments and enjoy festive food. RSVP: 914-693-6100

Birdy Basecamp - Wave Hill
Through May 20, 2018 - Bronx

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

Family Walk: Avian Adventures - Wave Hill
May 20, 2018 - Bronx

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

The Magic of Bill Blagg - The Ridgefield Playhouse
May 20, 2018 - Ridegfield

A high energy, grand-scale magic and illusion show that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Blagg’s show is packed with new mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality. People will float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye, and more.

Hudson Valley Fair - Dutchess Stadium
Through May 20, 2018 - Wappingers Falls

Head to these fairgrounds for amusement rides, a barnyard petting coral, a hypnotist show, an illusion show, fireworks, and more.

Mommy & Me Mondays - Rye Nature Center
Through May 21, 2018 - Rye

Enjoy a log sawing contest, fire-roasted marshmallows, hikes, maple sugaring, and fun crafts that will warm everyone up.

Sing, Dance and Have Fun with Dawny Dew - Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
Through May 21, 2018 - Port Chester

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will sing songs and rhymes, listen to stories, and meet puppets Sonny, Goo Goo, and Gaga.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through May 23, 2018 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and play time. 

Family Yoga - The Field Library
Through May 24, 2018 - Peekskill

Stressed out? Need a breather? Energize your body and find some inner calm doing yoga with Ms. Livingston.

Story & Craft - The Field Library
Through May 25, 2018 - Peekskill

Join for storytime followed by a special craft.

Read to Angie the Therapy Dog - Harrison Public Library, Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building
Through May 26, 2018 - Harrison

Ease into the weekend at the library's Children's Discovery Center on Saturday mornings when Manhattanville College student volunteers informally read favorite picture books and do a craft with young children.

Sing-Alongs with Chloe - Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library
Through May 29, 2018 - Port Chester

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will have fun with songs, instruments, bubbles, ane more.

Movers and Shakers - Chappaqua Library
Through May 30, 2018 - Chappaqua

Our LEGOs, your ideas. All ages with an adult. Open, drop in.

Threes, Fours and Fives - Chappaqua Library
Through May 31, 2018 - Chappaqua

Our LEGOs, your ideas. All ages with an adult. Open, drop in.

Baby Signing Time - Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch
Through June 01, 2018 - Yonkers

Babies crawl before they walk and they sign before they talk. Baby Signing Time is a unique early communication class for caregivers and pre-verbal babies to attend together. This class uses songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy.

Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through June 03, 2018 - Bronx

The Bronx Zoo is celebrating wildlife and the diverse culture of the Boogiedown Borough at a series of springtime events titled “Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo.” The series presents a variety of many cultural contributions that have resonated from the Bronx, including artists and performers in the realms of hip-hop, doo wop, and salsa. Even the Bronx Zoo’s resident wildlife will get into the spirit of the Boogiebown as they contribute their own artwork to the festivities to create original paintings.

Poetry Slam & Open Mic - White Plains Public Library
Through June 06, 2018 - White Plains

Slammers and guest poets from around the country will bring one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Get ready to hear poetry of all kinds!

Family Sundays - Young At Art Studio Inc.
Through June 10, 2018 - Scarsdale

Dive into a new family art project each month. Projects are designed to be done by a parent/adult and child. Space is limited to the first 10 families. Pre-registration is recommended. However, walk-ins are welcome on a first-come first-served basis as long as there is space. Class begins with a demonstration of the art project.

Graham Clarke's Musical Fridays - Rye Free Reading Room
Through June 15, 2018 - Rye

Rock out with popular children's musician Graham Clarke. Kids love Graham's silly humor and fun songs and will enjoy moving and grooving to the beat during his energetic performance.

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Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Children's Library
Through June 21, 2018 - Chappaqua

Children in grades3 to 6 will enjoy making and eating fresh baked goodies. 

Read with Rabbit - Scattered Books
Through June 26, 2018 - Chappaqua

Meet Acorn the Bunny and enjoy story time in the store's kids' area.

Toddler Time - Yonkers Public Library, Riverfront Branch
Through June 28, 2018 - Yonkers

Babies crawl before they walk and they sign before they talk. Baby Signing Time is a unique early communication class for caregivers and pre-verbal babies to attend together. This class uses songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy.

'Backyard Wilderness' - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2018 - Norwalk

This gorgeous new biopic tells the true story of Henry Bates, who risked his life in the perilous Amazon in the 1850s and discovered the “beautiful proof” that supported Darwin’s groundbreaking theories of evolution and natural selection. The film re-creates Bates' 11 challenging years in the Amazon rain forest as he searches for clues about how and why species – butterflies in particular – change and adapt over time to avoid predators. In the spectacular IMAX format, the lush jungle is as beautiful as the monkeys, birds, insects and one troublesome jaguar.Variety magazine said: “While nearly all made-for-IMAX educational movies boast breathtaking visuals, this one matches its imagery with an equally memorable story.”  View the trailer at http://skfilms.ca/productions/amazon-adventure-3d/

'Sister Act' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through July 01, 2018 - Elmsford

Cirque Ziva, the world-class cirque spectacular from the internationally renowned touring troop, The Golden Dragon Acrobats. From coast to coast, the athleticism and fine artistry of this elite group of acrobats have been receiving standing ovations from audiences of all ages and earning critical acclaim and packed houses, Cirque Zíva is a fast-paced, technically innovative, and beautifully presented new show. 

Pleasantville Farmers Market - Memorial Plaza
Through September 29, 2018 - 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.

'Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i' Exhibition - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2018 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark 2018 exhibition, 'Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i', will focus on the iconic artist’s immersion in the Hawaiian Islands in 1939. Visitors will experience a lush flower show in the Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory evoking the gardens and landscapes that inspired O’Keeffe as well as the complex story of the flora and unique ecology of Hawai‘i.

In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, children and their families will be introduced to plants represented in O’Keeffe’s paintings and tropical food plants of Hawai‘i. Families will receive field notebooks and follow a trail, observing and drawing nature as O’Keeffe did in her work. Children will explore the botanical science of plant structure and create paintings.

Family Farm Tour - Stone Barns
Through November 09, 2018 - Pocantico Hills

On this family-fun tour for ages 2 and older, explore the farm and some of the seasonal highlights. Then walk around the farm to have a look at the animals and the vegetable gardens.

Family Saturdays @ The Lab - Jacob Burns Film Center
Through December 01, 2018 - Pleasantville

Come for fun hands-on activities and a family-friendly shorts program featuring recent student work and festival favorites. Bring the whole family and enjoy watching, animating, and coloring together as we celebrate young filmmakers. Activities take place upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery. You can also stop by the Media Arts Lab (where education programs are held) for free tours! Recommended for ages 3 and older.

New Moms and Infants Support Group - Ossining Public Library
Through December 17, 2018 - Ossining

Open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice, and support regarding feeding, sleeping, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. This warm and welcoming support group is run by a certified postpartum doula CPD(CBI).

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

Storybook 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

'Pandas' - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 29, 2018 - Norwalk

This gorgeous new biopic tells the true story of Henry Bates, who risked his life in the perilous Amazon in the 1850s and discovered the “beautiful proof” that supported Darwin’s groundbreaking theories of evolution and natural selection. The film re-creates Bates' 11 challenging years in the Amazon rain forest as he searches for clues about how and why species – butterflies in particular – change and adapt over time to avoid predators. In the spectacular IMAX format, the lush jungle is as beautiful as the monkeys, birds, insects and one troublesome jaguar.Variety magazine said: “While nearly all made-for-IMAX educational movies boast breathtaking visuals, this one matches its imagery with an equally memorable story.”  View the trailer at http://skfilms.ca/productions/amazon-adventure-3d/

Gosset's Farm Market - Gossett Brother's Nursery
Through December 29, 2018 - South Salem

A year-round market featuring locally produced, organic vegetables, meats and eggs; fruits grown using IPM (integrated pest management); fresh baked breads; seafood from just off Long Island; homemade tarts and quiches; goat and cow cheeses; locally roasted, organic, fair-trade coffee; local wines and more. The market is outdoors in the spring, summer, and fall, and then moves indoors in the winter.

Hudson Valley Regional Farmers' Market - Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association
Through March 31, 2019 - Brewster

The market is located inside the expansive lobby of the HVCPA building and showcases vendors selling vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, jams, bread and baked goods (gluten free too!), eggs, mushrooms, food artisans, and specialty items from local growers and producers. Some of the vendors include: Arch River Farm, The Canning Jar, Clock Tower Grill Food Truck, Conte’s Fish, Curious Tongue Creations-Gluten Free & Vegan Bakery, Deep Roots Farm NY, The Grand Strand Company, DoReMe Farms, Great Cape Bakers, KAS Spirits, M & M Italian Provisions, Nick the Knife Artisan Sharpening, Petropoulos Family Grove, Pickleicious, Ryder Farm Organics, Smellz Good – Natural Goat Milk Soap, Lotions & Sprays, Sacred Grounds Coffee, Steve’s Country Kitchen and White Pine Farm. And, in keeping with the market’s mission of “wellness”, a free yoga class by Clark Cameron-Gonzalez, of Dare To Do Yoga, will be offered on select Sundays.