Fun Family Events for Kids in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Family Events for Kids in Westchester County this Weekend

Plan your best weekend yet in Westchester County.

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. 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. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Westchester County. Also see our guides for weekend fun in ManhattanQueensBrooklyn, and SuffolkNassau, and Rockland and Bergen counties. 

 

Family Art Project: Día de los Muertos
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Artist Paulina Perera-Riveroll helps visitors recognize when the spirits of the beloved come home and visit. Create a group “altar” honoring the tree that stood in the Shade Border.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A good introduction to an important Mexican cultural holiday for kids.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

 

Oktoberfest
WHEN: Sept. 22- Oct. 28, daily, 12-6pm
WHERE: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Harriman State Park, , Exit 17 off the Palisades Parkway, Bear Mountain
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the faily for German food and beer, entertainment, craft vendors, and live music.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A fall tradition that you can catch at any point throughout the month.
WANT TO GO? $10 parking. 845-786-2731. visitbearmountain.com.

 

Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: Sept. 29- Oct. 28, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a spooky hayride, magic and mentalism shows, a costume parade, an extinct animal graveyard, pumpkin carvings, and a candy trail.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can build forts and nests, jump like a frog, and make animal tracks in the sand.
WANT TO GO? $36.95; $31.95 seniors; $26.96 children; free for children younger than 2. 718-220-5100. bronxzoo.com.

 

Spooktacular Night Walk
WHEN: Oct. 6-27, Saturdays, 5-7pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a visit from some animals and then dig into a pizza before heading out for a night walk in the zoo.
WANT TO GO? $35-$45. 800-433-4149. bronxzoo.com.

 

FREE Slithering Serpents
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1pm
WHERE: Trailside Nature Museum, Reservation Road, Cross River
AGES: All
WHAT: Join a resident naturalist for an eye-opening program and get close to some snakes.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7322. friendsoftrailside.org.

 

FREE Pajama Shabbat
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30pm
WHERE: Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: This introduction to Shabbat features singing, dancing, and storytelling. Children can wear their pajamas and enjoy a family-friendly dinner afterwards.
WANT TO GO? 203-869-7191. templesholom.com.

 

Aqua-Scarium
WHEN: Oct. 27-28, daily, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: There will be special activity stations throughout the Aqua-Scarium, which will be decorated for Halloween.
WANT TO GO? $24.95; $22.95 seniors; free for children in costume. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

 

 

FREE Halloween Hay Bale Theater
WHEN: Oct. 12-26, second and fourth Fridays, 7pm
WHERE: Stew Leonard's, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Stop by the Hay Bale Theater for a children’s Halloween-themed movie.
WANT TO GO? 914-375-4700. stewleonards.com.

 

 

Home of the 'Legend'
WHEN: Oct. 6-28, 10am-3:30pm
WHERE: Washington Irving's Sunnyside, 3 West Sunnyside Lane, Irvington
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore Irving's home and hear stories about what inspired him to write his most famous short story, then enjoy historic games and Headless Horseman art activities.
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 seniors and students; $8 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3. 914-366-6900. hudsonvalley.org.

 

 

Halloween Party with Wolves!
WHEN: Oct. 27-28, Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: All
WHAT: Holiday appropriate goodies will be offered to guests and wolves. Costumes encouraged!
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-400-5551. nywolf.org.

 

 

Ghosts from the Civil War Halloween Tours
WHEN: Oct. 19-28, Fridays-Sundays, 5:20-9:20pm
WHERE: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Listen to the tales of ghosts who haunted battlefields, and the words of Lincoln who predicted his own demise. Ghosts will wander throughout the first and second floors of the mansion.
WANT TO GO? $20. 203-838-9799. ockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

 

 

Good Deed of the Month Club
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Get ready for a kindness-themed book reading and discussion, followed by an art-educator led good deed project.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

 

 

FREE Men Who Read
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11am-2pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Enjoy refreshments while young men from the community read stories and give away free books.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

 

 

Halloween Trick or Treat Brunch with Characters
WHEN: Oct. 27-28, 10am, 12:30pm, and 2pm
WHERE: Stew Leonard's, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: A Halloween meal with beloved costumed characters including Wow the Cow.
WANT TO GO? $14.99; $9.99 children ages 12 and younger. 914-375-4700. stewleonards.com.

 

Evnin Rising Stars I
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 8pm
WHERE: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: The culmination of a week of collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends.
WANT TO GO? $25-$40; free for students 18 and younger. 914-232-1252. caramoor.org.

 

Evnin Rising Stars II
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 28, 3pm
WHERE: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: The culmination of this week of collaboration and musical discovery is an opportunity to witness musicians on their way to becoming legends.
WANT TO GO? $25-$40; free for students 18 and younger. 914-232-1252. caramoor.org.

 

'Fun Home'
WHEN: Oct. 12-28, see website for showtimes
WHERE: White Plains Performing Arts Center , 11 City Place, White Plains
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir.
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 914-328-1600. wppac.com.

 

'The Real Wicked Witches of Hollywood Hills'
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 28, 11am and 1:30pm
WHERE: Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: See this musical filled with loveable witches and Halloween goblins, written by Westchester’s own John Treacy Egan and Robert Hager.
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 914-698-0098. emelin.org.

 

Winged Jewels of the Forest: Images of Birds in the Surrounding Hudson Valley
WHEN: Aug. 4- Oct. 28, Monday–Friday, 9:30am–5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am–6pm
WHERE: New York Hall of Science, 4701 111th St., Corona
AGES: All
WHAT: This exhibition features photographs of birds from Rockefeller State Park Preserve and highlights the diversity of said birds.
WANT TO GO? $16, $13 children, students, and senior citizens. 718-699-0005. nysci.org.

 

Art & Science Sundays
WHEN: July 1- Oct. 28, Sundays, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Science Barge, 99 Dock St., Yonkers
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Come aboard to learn about everything from growing hydroponic plants to making pop-up plants.
WANT TO GO? $5 suggested donation. 914-513-7354. groundworkhv.org.

 

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