Things to Do With Kids in Westchester on November 19

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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, November 19, 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 November 19. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular - Stamford Downtown
November 19, 2017 - Stamford

The parade is scheduled to begin at noon on Sunday, November 19 at the intersection of Summer Street at Hoyt Street and conclude on Atlantic Street, just a few short blocks from the Stamford Metro-North Railroad Station. On the eve of the parade, Point72 Asset Management will host a Balloon Inflation Party on Saturday, November 18 from 3-6 p.m. at the intersection of Hoyt Street and Summer Street in Stamford Downtown. The pre-parade event will allow spectators a behind-the-scenes look at the balloons as they come to life. At the parade, there will be music, parade talent, and cartoon characters, who will greet and delight spectators.

GingerBread Lane - New York Hall of Science
Through January 14, 2018 - Corona

Marvel at homemade gingerbread houses made entirely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The houses are drafted, designed, baked, planned, built and decorated by creator Jon Lovitch over the course of an entire year. GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for the largest gingerbread village. Lovitch’s creation will again contend for this year’s Guinness World Record. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Science Sunday at the Bruce Museum: Mystery Minerals - Bruce Museum
November 19, 2017 - Greenwich

The Bruce Museum's Science Sunday drop-in program is designed for children aged 4 and older, and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. The Mystery Minerals program relates to the Museum's newest exhibition: Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection. Opening on Nov. 11 and continuing through April 1, "Treasures" will take visitors on a tour of the breathtaking splendor, wonder, and science of minerals. Approximately 100 dazzling specimens from the exceptional Robert R. Wiener Collection will be on display, ranging from enormous interconnected cubes of pyrite to dazzlingly clear crystals of selenite to fiery red hexagons of vanadinite. Robert R. Wiener, Chairman of Maxx Properties, has built this comprehensive collection over the past four decades. Truly global in span, it includes minerals from localities in Madagascar, China, Peru, Australia and beyond. Many examples of unusual crystal forms, rare combinations of multiple minerals growing together, and eye-catchingly enormous specimens are all featured. Visitors will learn how minerals gain their key properties such as color, crystal shape, luster, and size, and how they play a critical role in everything from nutrition to smart phone assembly. This program is free with general admission and no advance registration is required.

Science Sunday at the Bruce Museum: Mystery Minerals - Bruce Museum
November 19, 2017 - Greenwich

The Bruce Museum's Science Sunday drop-in program is designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. The Mystery Minerals program relates to the Museum's newest exhibition: Treasures of the Earth: Mineral Masterpieces from the Robert R. Wiener Collection. Opening on Nov. 11 and continuing through April 1, "Treasures" will take visitors on a tour of the breathtaking splendor, wonder, and science of minerals. Approximately 100 dazzling specimens from the exceptional Robert R. Wiener Collection will be on display, ranging from enormous interconnected cubes of pyrite to dazzlingly clear crystals of selenite to fiery red hexagons of vanadinite. Robert R. Wiener, Chairman of Maxx Properties, has built this comprehensive collection over the past four decades. Truly global in span, it includes minerals from localities in Madagascar, China, Peru, Australia and beyond. Many examples of unusual crystal forms, rare combinations of multiple minerals growing together, and eye-catchingly enormous specimens are all featured. Visitors will learn how minerals gain their key properties such as color, crystal shape, luster, and size, and how they play a critical role in everything from nutrition to smart phone assembly. This program is free with general admission and no advance registration is required. For more youth programming inspired by the Treasures exhibition, please visit www.brucemuseum.org.

Meet the Farmers, Greet the Season - Stone Barns
Through November 19, 2017 - Pocantico Hills

Participate in all-day season, hands-on activities, and drop-in tours.

'Biscuit' - Emelin Theater
November 19, 2017 - Mamaroneck

A fun-filled, heart-warming musical about a girl and her puppy, based on the best-selling series of books.

Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls - Wave Hill
Through November 19, 2017 - Bronx

Celebrate corn and harvest time. Listen to Native American tales, and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave, and shape dried husks into a single, cornhusk doll or corny doll family. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Fiddler On The Roof - Irvington Town Hall Theater
Through November 19, 2017 - Irvington

Broadway Training Center of Westchester Presents: Fiddler On The Roof Book by Joseph Stein Music by Jerry Bock Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories, by special permission of Arnold Perl Directed by Fiona Santos and Jason Brantman Choreography by Sarah Hicks Music Direction by Lizzie Hagstedt Performed by The BTC Ensemble WHAT: Tradition... Tradition! The award-winning tale of Tevye the Dairyman and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia is a true musical theatre tradition. Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof touches audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty. 

LEGO® Star Wars™ Days at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
November 19, 2017 - Yonkers

May the Force be with you as Jedi, Droids and Clone Troopers invade LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester during LEGO® Star Wars™ Days! The weekend features fun-filled LEGO Star Wars™ activities for all ages including a themed mosaic build in the Master Builder Academy, a Star Wars™ MINILAND scavenger hunt and photo opportunities with LEGO® Star Wars™ creations built by our Master Model Builder. Star Wars™ fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite character while exploring the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy of fun. Costumed fan groups will also make appearances to meet and greet fans of all ages. Annual Pass holders are encouraged to attend the LEGO® Star Wars™ Days kick-off at 4pm on Friday, November 17th.

Babyccino with Bobby Doowah - Chabad of the Rivertowns
Through November 24, 2017 - Dobbs Ferry

Babyccino with Bobby Doowah Fun and interactive music class for your little one with the very popular Bobby Doowah! Enjoy rockin' Shabbat music, playtime and Challah making. Go home with delicious fresh Challah each week! SIgn up today?: ChabadRT.org/Babyccino Dates: November 3, 10, 17, 24

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 25, 2017 - Croton-on-Hudson

Come gawk at more jack o'lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s Blaze®, which was sold out every night! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area’s most innovative Halloween happening.

'Annie Get Your Gun' - Westchester Broadway Theater
Through November 26, 2017 - Elmsford

Set in the Wild West, where Frank Butler is the sharpest sharpshooter around and the heart-throb of Buffalo Bill's travelling Wild West show. He'll take on any challenge... and win. That is, until Frank meets his match in the rough and ready tomboy sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. Romantic sparks fly, but as long as he is competitive and she is stubborn the course of true love never will run smooth. Irving Berlin’s score filled with memorable hit songs, including“Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better,” "They Say It's Wonderful", “I Got the Sun in the Morning,” Doin' What Comes Natur'lly ,”and the show-stopping hit, “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”

Family Studio Project - Hudson River Museum
Through November 26, 2017 - Yonkers

Creative activities are inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals. For ages 7 and older, but can be adapted for younger children. Art projects on Saturday and Sunday: "Making Art with the Masters" focuses on the symbols of nature, designed by Teaching Artist-in-Residence Andrea Packard. Science Projects on Saturday: Learn how to uncover the history of a landscape through interactive workshops about the weight of water, tree rings, and more. Designed by Teaching Scientist-in-Residence Dr. Allegra N. LeGrande.

Perseus and Andromeda - Hudson River Museum and Planetarium
Through November 26, 2017 - Yonkers

Learn how the earth, moon, and sun work together as a system. This 26 minute program is for ages 5 and older.

The Sky Tonight - Hudson River Museum and Planetarium
Through November 26, 2017 - Yonkers

Learn what's going on in the sky on the very night that you see this live, interactive show. This 45-60 minute show is ideal for ages 8 and older.

Night Time Arts - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Through November 27, 2017 - North Salem

Teens are invited to drop in on Monday nights in November for an informal arts workshop. Bring your own project or experiment with an idea provided by the instructor--which could include knitting, collaging, painting and more. All materials provided. Registration not necessary.

Young Family Gan Shabbat - Bet Torah
Through December 02, 2017 - Mount Kisco

On the first Saturday of each month, from 10:30am to noon to celebrate Shabbat with stories, songs, and snacks.

'Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle' - Lyndhurst Mansion
Through December 08, 2017 - Tarrytown

It’s Christmas at 221B Baker Street and you’re following Sherlock Holmes (Tal Aviezer) and Dr. Watson (Michael Muldoon) on a trip through Victorian London (played by the inimitable Lyndhurst Mansion), on the trail of a classic mystery. Together with the famous detectives, explore the mansion room-by-room, as you are drawn deeper into the secrets of the Blue Carbuncle. Appropriate for school-age children and up.

Second Saturdays - Boscobel House
Through December 09, 2017 - Garrison

Explore the past through hands-on chores, games, and crafts every second Saturday of the month. Take a flashlight tour of the Boscobel mansion, take a break with a snack, and bring the memories home with a special craft. A different theme each month.

Teaching Trails: Weekend Walk for All Ages - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 18, 2017 - Scarsdale

Guided trail experience through the woodland forest.Volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife, and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. Program runs approximately 45 minutes.

Girls Who Code - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Branch
Through December 19, 2017 - Yonkers

Free weekly after-school club for 6-12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. The club will meet at the Yonkers Riverfront Library in Tech Central for two hours weekly starting in October. To sign up or get more information, please call the Reference Desk at (914) 375-7966 or speak to a librarian. The club will be facilitated by Maria D. Chang, PhD and research staff scientist at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. This is a weekly class through December.

Mother Nature's Storytime - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 20, 2017 - Scarsdale

Your child and a caregiver will explore nature on trail walks, through stories, and nature-themed crafts. Dress for the outdoors. This session runs Wednesdays, from 11/15 to 12/20.

Gulliver's Gate - Times Square
Through December 31, 2017 - Times Square

Artists from eight countries took part in building this fantastic miniature world, featuring cities from across the globe, all built to scale. You can also step back in time to see famous historical scenes and interact with the exhibit using a special key.

American Dream Collection: Works by Lynn Mara - Westchester Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - Rye

Drawing inspiration from the beauty of her natural surroundings and the wide spectrum of American iconography, artist Lynn Mara captures the vibrancy of the American spirit through her paintings. Her Impressionist style, bright, colorful palate, and distinct subject matter ranging from bold images of the American Flag, energetic equestrian scenes, to sun-bleached landscapes are joyful and accessible for young visitors.

'Christmas Spectacular' Starring the Radio City Rockettes - Radio City
Through January 01, 2018 - Midtown

A New York City tradition, the Rockettes will dazzle Radio City audiences once again this holiday season! Combining the old with the new, the Christmas Spectacular brilliantly takes audiences on a gorgeously choreographed journey from Santa's workship at the North Pole to the streets of Manhattan to a beautifully classic “Living Nativity.”

16th Annual Holiday Train Show - Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store, Grand Central Terminal
Through February 04, 2018 - Midtown

Kids can watch in awe as little Lionel trains roll along a 34-foot-long, two-level track that looks just like a mini NYC with a nearby countryside. The scenery even includes its very own North Pole. Plus, parents will love spying vintage trains from the Transit Museum’s collection.

Public Ice Skating - Wollman Rink
Through February 28, 2018 - Central Park

Ice skating out in the crisp city air with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline is a classic NYC winter experience. And Central Park's famous rink is a tourist favorite, but completely worth doing even if you are a local. There is also a skating school, a hockey program, and birthday party offerings on the ice. Check out the nearby carousel for $3 a ride in between skates. 

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Ice Skating Season - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Through April 01, 2018 - Midtown

The new season opens with this ceremonial first skate hosted by the reigning Olympic Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Youth skaters of Ice Theatre of New York and Figure Skating in Harlemwill join for this celebratory session. 

The Rink at Rockefeller Center is always the first New York rink to open each year and is open to the public daily from 8:30am-12am, from Columbus Day to Easter. First designed as a temporary attraction, The Rink has evolved into one of the city’s most legendary landmarks and one of the most visited sites in Manhattan.

 

Geometric Figurative Works: Art Exhibit - New York Hall of Science
Through April 14, 2018 - Corona

Karl Szilagi creates visual puzzles that use black and white geometric patterns to create figurative images. His art explores how we perceive patterns as both flat and three-dimensional at the same time. Most of the pieces are reverse mirror images – they appear the same when rotated 180 degrees.