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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, September 14, 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 September 14. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Open House & Free Clay Day - Clay Art Center
September 14, 2019 - Port Chester

Stop by for a tour of the classrooms and spend time playing with clay! For newcomers and the curious! This event will include free hands-on-clay activities including trying the potter’s wheel. Clay Art Center teachers and staff will be available for tours, demonstrations, and to answer your questions about classes and/or camps. Refreshments will be served and fun will be had in generous amounts.

Story Craft - Muscoot Farm
September 14, 2019 - Katonah

Hear a story and make a craft. Pre-registration required.

Morning Farm Chores - Muscoot Farm
September 14, 2019 - Katonah

Have what it takes to be a farmer? Come to Muscoot Farm and help the staff do farm chores. Pre-registration required. Space is limited.

Bugging Out - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 14, 2019 - Scarsdale

Learn about Earth's forgotten heroes: bugs! In this program, you'll get to meet some interesting insects and hear about the important jobs they do for our ecosystems such as pollination and decomposition. Explore local wildlife on a bug hunt and complete a craft that will help make the community an oasis for these cool creatures!

SUMMER SATURDAY ADVENTURES: MONARCHS ON THE MOVE - Teatown Lake Reservation
September 14, 2019 - Ossining

The monarch migration is on! Join in to scout around Teatown’s gardens for monarchs and other butterflies as they say good-bye before cold weather sets in. 

The 26th Annual Yonkers Riverfest - Downtown Yonkers
September 14, 2019 - Yonkers

Riverfest is more than just a festival, it is a celebration of community. It is a time to reunite with friends and family. A time for grandparents to sit with their grandchildren and listen to the some of the greatest songs from each generation. The 26th Annual Yonkers Riverfest is a free event to the public that draws more than 15,000 people to Yonkers Downtown, one of the biggest events in Westchester!

The Great Nyack Get Together - Village of Nyack Memorial Park
September 14, 2019 - Nyack

Enjoy a free, fun family day at the Third Annual Great Nyack Get-Together at Nyack Memorial Park. The event is hosted by The Nyack Center, Nyack Park Conservancy, and The Village of Nyack Recreation Department, and will feature more than 60 Rockland non-profit and business organizations who will each have a family-friendly activity for attendees. The event is open to all and represented by the hashtag #LetsNyackTogether to encourage people from across the County to attend.

Highlights: Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, producer, and director and Nyack resident, Elliott Forrest as MC. There will be live music on two stages, food trucks and art by community artisans. There will be kids activities at each vendor table as well as a recreation station, a human foosball game, and an obstacle course by Nyack Boot Camp. Kids will love climbing aboard the Jitterbug Ride, bounce house and fire truck, and, for the first time, a fire boat will be on display in the Hudson thanks to the Nyack Fire Department. The rain date for the event is September 21.

Moms and Infants Support Group - Croton Free Library
September 14, 2019 - Croton-on-Hudson

This warm and welcoming group is open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice, and support regarding feeding, sleep, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. The group is open to all, including pregnant women who would like to join the community of new moms. Siblings of infants and babies are also welcome! This support group is run by Katherine Whiteside, a certified Postpartum Doula (Childbirth International)  

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Jacob Burns Film Center
September 14, 2019 - Pleasantville

YES2 MUTTS Club Fundraiser - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
September 14, 2019 - Norwalk

Join the museum for a special MUTTS Club fundraiser that will feature a Mutt-i-grees session, activities and information about different animal care organizations. Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones (YES2) MUTTS Club members will be on hand to accept donations of money, dog food, dog toys, paper towels, and other items that will assist these animal care organizations with their missions.

The American Gold Cup and Family Festival - Old Salem Farm
Through September 15, 2019 - North Salem

Celebrating it’s 49th year the American Gold Cup returns to Old Salem Farm. Thrilling Olympic caliber equestrian show jumping competition combined with a Family Fun Festival. Family Entertainment includes pony rides, face painting, a magician, live entertainment, children’s crafts and shopping on Boutique Row featuring Hermès, and Danbury Porsche/Audi.

JazzFest - Mamaroneck Avenue
Through September 15, 2019 - White Plains

The 8th annual JazzFest White Plains features an impressive lineup of internationally renowned musicians spanning a weeklong celebration of jazz, culture, and community. The five-day festival produced by ArtsWestchester, The City of White Plains and The White Plains BID is presented this year by Bank of America. In addition to dozens of free and affordable concerts taking place throughout the city, headlining performances will include artists such as Mwenso & The Shakes, Camille Thurman, and Emmet Cohen with George Coleman and Jimmy Cobb. JazzFest culminates during the White Plains Jazz & Food Festival from 12-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 15. Music and entry are free, with food and beverage vendors taking over Mamaroneck Avenue in front of the historic ArtsWestchester building. Five bands will grace the stage throughout the day, ending on a high note with the New Orleans sounds of two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings. Bring the whole family and spend the day, this is an experience you'll want to relive all year long! 

SeptemberFest - Village of Mount Kisco
Through September 15, 2019 - Mount Kisco

Enjoy a full-blown, supersized carnival in Shoppers Park including Big Top Entertainment Tent with music and programs, a food court and beer garden, sidewalk tables and pop-ups.

Family Art Project: Papermaking—Brilliance of Seeds and Weeds - Wave Hill
Through September 15, 2019 - Bronx

Assembling Art: Works by Vin Giuliani - Bruce Museum
Through September 15, 2019 - Greenwich

Opening Saturday, August 3, 2019, the Bruce Museum's newest exhibition, Assembling Art: Works by Vin Giuliani, will display the creations of Greenwich native Vincent “Vin” Giuliani, who transformed scrap wood, trinkets, and a colorful variety of found objects into artistic assemblages that represent everything from kitschy Americana to questions about the human psyche. This exhibition will feature a family friendly art assembly zone. Using found objects provided by the Museum, participants of all ages are invited to create unique pieces inspired by Giuliani’s work and by their own experiences and imaginations. Visitors will leave their assembled artwork for other participants to add to or to completely re-imagine.

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst - Lyndhurst Estate
Through September 15, 2019 - Tarrytown

Crafts at Lyndhurst is a celebration of all things handmade. This shopping event showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, and craftspeople. In addition, it's a fun day for the entire family with activities like interactive puppet theater, face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers, demonstrations, and more! This semi-annual event is held on the grounds of Lyndhurst, home to a neo-gothic mansion museum with on-going tours all weekend. Rain or shine. Free parking. No dogs.

Arts & Crafts on Bedford - Stamford Downtown
Through September 15, 2019 - Stamford

Shop at the craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in at the extended sidewalk cafes. Don’t miss the Imagination Station with “hands on” activities for kids.

Kids Create Like Burle Marx! - The New York Botanical Garden
Through September 20, 2019 - Bronx

Kids channel their innate curiosity and creativity and as they learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists like Burle Marx: in the Children’s Adventure Garden, they can start their own indoor garden by potting up a fantastic philodendron plant, design a playful sculpture inspired by the bold colors and geometric shapes used by Burle Marx, and compare plants growing in the Bronx and Brazil to understand more about plant diversity.

River Explorers - Center for the Urban River at Beczak
Through September 21, 2019 - Yonkers

River Explorers is our popular FREE Saturday program series for curious kids ages 5-12. Each lesson includes a hands-on river exploration activity followed up by a take home craft. An additional component of River Explorers is Hudson River Family Seining, designed for participants of all ages. During this program, participants will drag a seine net into the river catching and releasing hundreds of critters. All River Explorers programs are lead by educators from the Center for the Urban River at Beczak. Registration required. 

Story Walk Launch - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 22, 2019 - Scarsdale

Join a naturalist on a short walk to the Native Plant Meadow while enjoying a nature-themed story. 

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through September 22, 2019 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! 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. Pre-registration is required.

Mommy Meet Up, 2M-3Y - Lil Chameleon
Through September 23, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Pizza Playdate - Lil Chameleon
Through September 24, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Join Lil Chameleon and other families for a pizza playdate with open play in the play cafe and pizzas available for munching. Note 2 double cut slices per person. With a rotating toy assortment in the play cafe, the kiddos will have a blast imagining and exploring. Online advanced registration required. Pizza will be ordered for 12:30 pm delivery so arrive ready for lunch. For ages 12M-5Y.

Preschool Playdate - YONKERS PUBLIC LIBRARY - RIVERFRONT BRANCH
Through September 24, 2019 - Yonkers

Children ages 18 months-5 years old can join the library for a playdate! Each week a librarian will read a book. Afterwards, enjoy a self-guided playtime with MegaBloks, children's learning tables, and coloring. Parents must stay.

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Young Discoverers - Westchester Children's Museum
Through September 25, 2019 - Rye

Learn something new during this weekly science-based "drop-in" program designed for children ages 2-5, made even more exciting with simple experiments and craft projects! Sign ups begin when the Museum opens at 10am and are limited to the first 12 children on a first come, first serve basis.

Itsy Bitsy Playgroup - Temple Sholom
Through September 25, 2019 - Greenwich

Whether you are a first-time parent or have multiple children, 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. 

Baby Gym - Lil Chameleon
Through September 26, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Learn fun and useful ways to play with your little one in baby's first gym class! In this class we engage you and your child will enjoy music, movement games, sensory exploration, and play experiences designed with baby's specific developmental milestones in mind. Introduce your little one to gross-motor play using special baby-sized soft play equipment and other high-quality props. For ages 2-12M pre-walkers.

Preschool Playdate - YONKERS PUBLIC LIBRARY - RIVERFRONT BRANCH
Through September 26, 2019 - Yonkers

Stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years old accompanied by a caregiver.

Museum Minis - Westchester Children's Museum
Through September 26, 2019 - Rye

Toddlers (18-24 months) and parents/caregivers are invited for half an hour of songs, moving and plenty of fun! Meet up in Toddler Beach for social play, muscle and brain builders, tumbling and jumping, music and instruments, dancing, and story time. Sign ups begin when the Museum opens at 10am and are limited to the first 10 children on a first come, first serve basis.

Marine Tank Animal Feeding - Bruce Museum
Through September 27, 2019 - Greenwich

Meet at the Bruce Museum's touch tank and see the marine animals have a snack. 

Exploring Play - Westchester Children's Museum
Through September 27, 2019 - Rye

Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are invited to a weekly class that features a new theme each month, brought to life through creative and fun movement activities. There will be singing, story time, and a take home project. Sign ups begin when the Museum opens at 10am and are limited to the first 12 children on a first come, first serve basis.

Baby Sign Language - Lil Chameleon
Through September 28, 2019 - Tuckahoe

Baby Sign Language is a unique early communication class for caregiver and child to attend together. In this musical class, songs, stories, games and activities are used to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy. For ages 2 months-3 years.

Bicycle Sundays - Westchester County Center
Through September 29, 2019 - White Plains

During Bicycle Sundays, the parkway is open exclusively for bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers, and joggers from Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The round-trip distance is 13 miles. The road is closed to automobiles in that stretch of parkway. Parking at the County Center lot in White Plains costs $8.

Family Gallery Tour - Bruce Museum
Through September 29, 2019 - Greenwich

Want to explore the museum with your entire family? Then the Family Gallery Tour is for you! This tour takes children 5 and up, and their caregivers, through the museum’s current exhibitions. While learning about the different exhibitions, families will be able to engage in conversations about the arts and sciences plus do interactives activities relating to the exhibitions.

Pack Chat for Kids - Wolf Conservation Center
Through September 29, 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 exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as their pups grow bigger and bolder! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr, and possibly the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves as well.  Pre-registration is required.

Bruce Beginnings - Bruce Museum
Through October 01, 2019 - Greenwich

Join the museum for a program that’s meant for the littlest Bruce pals, ages 2.5 – 5. Bruce Beginnings takes the youngest visitors through the museum and gets them exploring the collection. The youngest guests will also get to hear a story time and do a hands on activity related to the program’s topic. Please see the Visitor Service desk upon arrival to the Museum to secure a spot.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through October 06, 2019 - Tuxedo

2019 marks the 42nd Anniversary Celebration of the New York Renaissance Faire. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within the Majestic Groves of Sterling Forest. Travel back in time to an age of adventure! Join Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I on a grand visit to a beautiful 16th-century English village. Cheer your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament. Meet Robin Hood and his Merry Band. Feast on savory sweets and tempting treats. See amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more! Play a game of skill or chance. Stroll the quaint village as the music of the Renaissance surrounds you. Shop the marketplace, featuring over 100 artisans offering the finest in handmade wares.

Bilingual Storytime / Cuentacuentos Bilingüe - YONKERS PUBLIC LIBRARY - RIVERFRONT BRANCH
Through October 07, 2019 - Yonkers

Fun stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. Parents, caregivers, and children spend time with other community members. Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and crafts! (Ages 1 - 5)

Cuentos divertidos, canciones y rimas en inglés y español. Todos comparten con los miembros de la comunidad y participan en los cuentos, se mueven al ritmo de las canciones y disfrutan de las manualidades (Edades 1 - 5)

DIG! PLANT! GROW! THE THREE SISTERS: CORN, BEANS, SQUASH - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 11, 2019 - Bronx

For hundreds of years, the Three Sisters—corn, beans, and squash—have been favorite crops to grow together. Learn more about the Native Americans who grew them, the Lenape. Make your own corn husk doll, grind corn, sort beans, and identify fun and interesting squash fruits and seeds.

Play Days @ Jay - John Jay Homestead
Through October 25, 2019 - Katonah

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead. Explore the Discovery Centers and visit the chickens. Education staff will lead a hands-on activity at 1pm.

Shark-Feeding Demonstrations - THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
Through October 27, 2019 - Norwalk

Go “backstage” above The Maritime Aquarium’s “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit for an exciting view of the sharks being fed and to learn about their care. The Maritime Aquarium is home to six sand tiger sharks, and one lemon shark, all about 8 to 9 feet long. For Aquarium guests, seeing the sharks through the exhibit window is impressive enough. But the “Shark-Feeding Demonstrations” add to the thrill, putting only a railing between participants and the sharks as the predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole. This program is 30 minutes long and participants must be at least 42 inches tall. Each session has a limit of 12 guests. Reserve your tickets and get more details online. 

EDIBLE ACADEMY FRESH FROM THE GARDEN TASTINGS - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 03, 2019 - Bronx

Cooking demonstrations, presented by Whole Foods Market®, encourage families to get hands-on with healthy cooking. New recipes featuring plants grown in the Edible Academy are offered each week. Edible Academy staff will demonstrate family-friendly recipes using seasonal vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Kids and adults alike will learn how garden-to-table cooking is not only nutritious, but fun, too.

Farmers Market - Muscoot Farm
Through November 18, 2019 - Katonah

Visit the farm and buy foods and products from over 20 local vendors. Goods include fruits, veggies, baked goods, coffee, pickles, olive oil, and more. Then check out the animals, historic buildings, and exhibits.

Opening of Farmers Market - New Rochelle's Down to Earth Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2019 - New Rochelle

The New Rochelle Farmers market will gather small farms and small-scale food makers from around the New York region. The farmers market is a showcase for farm produce raised just a few hours from the Sound Shore. The addition of locally made packaged, ready-to-eat, and take-and-plate foods from artisan kitchens makes it a well-rounded weekly shopping destination.

TaSH Farmers' Market - Patriots Park
Through November 23, 2019 - Sleepy Hollow

Expect farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal breads and baked goods, meats, poultry, fish, craft spirits, farmhouse cheeses, and more throughout upwards of 30 vendor stalls. The market also hosts chef demos, art projects, children’s activities, and live music.

SuperPower Dog - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through December 15, 2019 - Norwalk

This new, emotional IMAX adventure reveals the life-saving abilities and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs that save lives and to discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners, including: a Dutch shepherd puppy training to join an elite disaster-response team; a border collie avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies; a surfing golden retriever helping people with special needs; and more. Experience the world through the eyes, ears and nose of a dog, and see how humans are harnessing dogs’ cognitive, sensory and intuitive super powers.

Larchmont Farmers Market - Down to Earth
Through December 28, 2019 - Larchmont

Each Saturday the Larchmont Farmers Market brings together small farms and artisan food makers with cooks and eaters. The market is open from from mid-April to the end of the year. Enter via Myrtle Blvd for easy parking. SNAP EBT and WIC / FMNP checks are welcome. Stop by the manager's tent for more information. Sign up for our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/dl6I71 for weekly market alerts.

Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers - Croton Free Library
Through August 28, 2020 - Croton-on-Hudson

It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music and lots of dancing! Meet songwriter-guitarist Amy Hersh, who has previously performed at the Ossining Public Library and the Clearwater Festival for stories and songs! Ages Birth and up.