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Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Marine Life Encounter Cruises

WHEN: Jun. 23 - Sep. 6, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1:15pm
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet an amazing variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and other creatures brought up right out of Long Island Sound right before your eyes. WANT TO GO? $32.50; $27.50 members. 203-852-0700.
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Eric Carle's World of Wildlife

WHEN: Jul. 5 - Aug. 29, Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm; Weekends and Holidays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Eric Carle stories come to life at the Bronx Zoo this summer with live performances, music, games, crafts, and other activities.  WANT TO GO? $39.95; $34.95 ages 65 and older; $29.95 ages 3-12. 718-220-5100.
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Family Art Activity at the HRM: Postcard Landscape

WHEN: Aug. 28 - 8, Thursdays–Sundays, 12–5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy this fun art activity for all ages where you draw your own landscape on a postcard inspired by the works of Cynthia Daignault and other artists in Landscape Art and Virtual Travel. Find a vista or landscape at the HRM that catches your eye or imagine a place you’ve been, or would like to be, and draw! Write a message about it on the back and address it to someone special. Individual packets with supplies will be provided, including a blank postcard and pencils. 

WANT TO GO? $6; $3 seniors 62 and older, veterans, $2 ages 3-18; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-963-4550.
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KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE

WHEN: Apr. 10 - Oct. 31, Tuesdays-Sundays, and Monday federal holidays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing millions to experience her immersive installations. Exclusively at NYBG, Kusama reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery. Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers. See spectacular installations featuring Kusama’s multifaceted art, including monumental floral sculptures that transform NYBG’s 250-acre landmark landscape.

WANT TO GO? $4-$28. 718-817-8700.
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The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty • Destruction • Hope

WHEN: Jun. 19 - Oct. 10, Tuesdays-Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive , Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

Opening on Saturday, June 19, The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty-Destruction- Hope will feature live animals, scientific specimens, and the work of renowned photographers in order to tell the story of a sprawling ecosystem on the verge of collapse and the efforts being made to save it.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: Pay as you wish, $10 suggested. 203-869-0376.
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Chain Reaction: The Photography of Patrick Nagatani

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Oct. 10, Tuesdays-Sundays, 9:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive , Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

The exhibition focuses on the artist's Nuclear Enchantment series, a powerful body of work made between 1988 and 1993. The series explores the history of nuclear weapons development in New Mexico and the effects of this industry on the surrounding people and environment.

WANT TO GO? FREE with pay as you wish admission. 203-869-0376.
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Summer Storywalk FREE

WHEN: Jun. 28 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a StoryWalk around the outside of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Westchester Avenue and enjoy walking and reading The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan. This StoryWalk is a great way for parents, children and care givers to take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. 

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Virtual Pirate School FREE

WHEN: Jun. 30 - Sep. 2, Premieres on June 30 at 11am and then available anytime
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Ahoy Mateys! Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website to join Pirate School a swashbuckling comedy variety show for the whole family! Arrr! This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. For more information, please call or email the library at pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Friday Free For All Take & Make Crafts FREE

WHEN: Jul. 2 - Aug. 20, Fridays, 12-4pm
WHERE: Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Missed one of this week's crafts? No worries! Come visit the library and pick up one of the crafts outside the front door next to the book drop while supplies last. All ages. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Library Board of Trustees Location of craft - outside by the book drop

WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041.
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Virtual Frogs, Bugs and Other Animals FREE

WHEN: Jul. 7 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website to meet a giant frog, fuzzy chinchilla, prickly hedgehog, lazy lizard, crunchy bugs and more! This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. For more information, please call or email the library at pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Family Gallery Tours - Sundays at the Bruce FREE

WHEN: Aug. 1 - 29, Sundays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Join the Bruce Museum every Sunday in August for a FREE family gallery tour. Free with admission, no registration required. Best for ages 6-10.

 

WANT TO GO? 203-869-0376.
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Twelfth Night FREE

WHEN: Aug. 6 - 22, Fridays-Sundays, 7pm
WHERE: O'Hara Nature Center, 170 Mountain Rd, Irvington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A fresh take on Shakespeare’s classic! Staged outdoors among the lush forests and gardens of the O’Hara Nature Center in Irvington, Twelfth Night finds twins Sebastian and Viola separated after a shipwreck. Believing her brother to be dead (hint: he isn’t) and determined to survive on her own, Viola takes on a disguise to begin working as a servant for Orsino, Duke of Illyria. It’s not long before Viola catches feelings for Orsino, but Orsino’s in love with Countess Olivia; this triangle serves as the foundation for the play’s timeless humor and madcap exploration of identity and unrequited love. This brand new, 90-minute production highlights the rich history of Irvington through a distinctly genderqueer lens, with live music from a Rip Van Winkle-inspired Feste helping to weave the magical tale of self-discovery, survival, and the myriad ways love shows itself.

WANT TO GO? 914-591-6602.
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LEGO Ninjago 10th Anniversary Event

WHEN: Aug. 6 - Sep. 19, Monday-Friday 12-5:30pm; Saturday and Sundays 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers , NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Celebrate 10 years of Ninjago with limited time experiences! WANT TO GO? Starting At $24.99. 844-740-9223.
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61st Annual Lebanon Country Fair

WHEN: Aug. 6 - 8, Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, 8:30am-11pm; Sunday, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Lebanon Fairgrounds, 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a weekend of entertainment, exhibits, competitions and a taste of eastern Connecticut. WANT TO GO? Admission: $10-$11; $9 seniors; free for children 11 and younger and Active, Retired or Disabled Military with proper ID; Additional fee for rides. 860-642-6012.
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Under the Sea Cookie Decorating-Video FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 7, 1-2pm
WHERE: Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get ready for the return of Shark Week with this fun cookie decorating program! All ages. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Library Board of Trustees Click on link to watch the video. https://youtube.com/watch?v=kqWH9B8cxac

WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041.
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Art Adventures: Sidewalk Art

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 8, 1-3pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive , Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

A drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. In this program, participants will have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the museum's collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $8 Students (5-22 w/ valid ID) and Seniors (65 & up); free for members and children younger than 5. 203-869-0376.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

If you're like us, you love weekends because it's the time when you get to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a day trip to a nearby destination or are looking for things to do that are close to home in Westchester County. There’s lots to do this weekend with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more, so you're sure to find something to do that the whole family will love. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly (virtual and in-person) events happening in and around Westchester County, including family fun in Mamaroneck, White Plains, Scarsdale, South Salem, Yonkers, Valhalla, Hastings-on-Hudson, Katonah, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Tarrytown, Larchmont, Croton-on-Hudson, Pellham, Pleasantville, Bronx, and Peekskill. You can also check out our calendar for things to do each month, and for more fun in the New York area, visit our RocklandManhattanQueensBrooklyn, and Long Island weekend roundups!

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