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

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.

Cycle of Support - SUNY Purchase College
September 15, 2019 - Purchase

Join parents across New York in making sure our kids receive the mental health care they need. 1 out 10 children has a mental or behavioral health problem that impacts their lives at home and at school. Cycle of Support provides funding for programs that help children with mental health problems or who need specialized ability care in NYC and Westchester county.

This half day event features: Your choice of scenic bike routes (10, 20, and 62 mile), bike rentals, kids' activities, relaxing rest stops with refueling snacks, and a BBQ after-party.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum's Old-fashioned Flea Market - Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
September 15, 2019 - Norwalk

Fairy Walk - Muscoot Farm
September 15, 2019 - Katonah

Visit the farm today and meet the Fairy Queen Joan and search for fairies on the farm. Craft is first come first served.

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! 

Bird is the Word - Bruce Museum
September 15, 2019 - Greenwich

Stop by the Bruce to learn about the science exhibitions and to get interactive with hands-on activities on a variety of science topics. This drop-in program is for children ages four and older and their families. 

Keep America Beautiful® Trash Dash™ - THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
September 15, 2019 - Norwalk

Join Stamford-based Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community-improvement nonprofit organization, and The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for the inaugural Keep America Beautiful® Trash Dash™ 5K plogging event. Plogging, a combination of jogging and picking up litter, started as an organized activity in Sweden around 2016 because of growing concerns about litter and marine debris and has since spread to other countries. Keep America Beautiful and its more than 600 community-based affiliates are leading this trend in the U.S. by conducting plogs to make their communities cleaner, safer, healthier and more beautiful. At the Trash Dash, each plogger will receive a plastic garbage bag, gloves and a litter picker to pick up the trash, as well as an official race t-shirt and numbered bib. At water stops along the route, ploggers can exchange filled garbage bags for new bags. At the end of the 5K, each plogger’s trash and recyclables will be weighed, separated and sorted for proper processing. Prizes will be given for top fundraiser, top fundraising team and most trash collected. Ploggers are invited to register now as individuals or to form Trash Dash teams to help raise funds for Keep America Beautiful. As a bonus incentive, the first 50 online registrants will receive free admission to The Maritime Aquarium on Sept. 15.

WILDFLOWER ISLAND OPEN GATE DAY - Teatown
September 15, 2019 - Ossining

The gates of Wildflower Island are open. Stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective. Ages 10+, no dogs permitted on the island.

BENEFICIAL BATS - Teatown Lake Reservation
September 15, 2019 - Ossining

Bats are one of the most maligned creatures in the natural world, often portrayed as evil blood-sucking critters. In reality, these amazing mammals play an important ecological role as pollinators and as nature’s pest control squad. Discuss their special adaptations, dispel myths, and learn ways to conserve this vital species. For everyone.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s Be Well Bash - The Bronxville School Front Lawn
September 15, 2019 - Bronxville

Southeastern Howls - Wolf Conservation Center
September 15, 2019 - South Salem

The Wolf Conservation Center participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered red wolf. But what does this really mean? Learn what it takes to help save a species from the brink of extinction. Guests will get an inside look at the challenges currently facing the red wolf population both in the wild and captivity, and what these challenges mean for the future of this species. Guests will visit the WCC’s Ambassador wolves and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required.

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.

Cider and Donut Festival 2019 - Wampus Brook Park
September 15, 2019 - Armonk

Bring out the family for Jamie’s Run for Love 5K and Mile Runs, plus carnival rides, live music, kids' activities, food, a pie eating contest, hot donuts, and cider. The running events start at 9:15am with the Donut Run (100 yards) for ages 2-8 where all participants recieve a ribbon, at 9:25am is the McIntosh Mile ($15 in advance, $20 day of race), medals for top twenty boys and girls, then at 9:45am the 5K Run/Walk ($25 in advance, $30 day of race), medals to top three in each age group.

Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day - Westchester Medical Center Campus Macy Oval
September 15, 2019 - Valhalla

The Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day is a fundraiser for Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children's hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County. The highlight of the event is a one-mile, non-competitive walk around the Westchester Medical Center campus in Valhalla, NY. After the walk families will enjoy activities which include Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Carnival Games, The Bubble Bus, Character Appearances and much MORE! Snacks have been generously donated by ShopRite. Some will include bagels, fruit, muffins, and donuts!

Camerata Chamber Players 36th Anniversary Gala Concert - Westchester Community College
September 15, 2019 - Valhalla

This concert will feature the Camerata's "Greatest Hits" from 1983-2019. Enjoy a music celebration of "back to the future!"

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.

FREE Rhodes Piano Demo - Groove Family Music
September 15, 2019 - Larchmont

A free hands-on demonstration class and information session led by senior Rhodes Piano Method instructor Zev Haber. See for yourself how the Rhodes Piano Method provides an "on ramp" for piano learning that is engaging and fun. Using Rhodes’ proprietary visual tools and techniques, students learn to play songs with both hands (melody and chords) very early in the learning process. Limited spots are available. A keyboard must be reserved in advance for each student in attendance.

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.

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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.

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.