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Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Kid-Friendly Events for Families in Westchester County this Weekend

Plan a fun weekend for your family in Westchester County!

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 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.

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Spring Break Enrichment ages 3-4
WHEN: April 15-19, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Woodcock Nature Center, 56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Children will explore vernal pools, search for amphibians, stomp in the mud, and scoop in the swamp!
WANT TO GO? $50 per day. 203-762-7280. woodcocknaturecenter.org.

School’s Out/Art’s In
WHEN: April 16-19, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Route 22, Katonah
AGES: All ages
WHAT: Landscapes, natural worlds, imagined lands, and materials from nature are explored in this spring-break series of drop-in activities led by teaching artists.
WANT TO GO? 914-232-9555. katonahmuseum.org.

Whose Eggs Are In That Nest?
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Rye Nature Center, 853 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: 12 and younger
WHAT: Children will learn to identify local bird eggs and nests. Search for robin and Canada goose nests in the RNC forest. Children will have the opportunity to create their own bird nest inspired by Rye's common birds. Workshops offer hands-on time outside and endless possibilities for adventure for children in preschool through fifth grade. Children should dress for the weather and bring lunch. Pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

Cat Painting
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Creative Corner of Larchmont, 7 Addison St., Larchmont
AGES: 4 and older
WHAT: Your child will use acrylic paint on a 11x14 canvas board during this drop off art class. Materials and snack included.
WANT TO GO? 914-833-2880. creativecornerlarchmont.com.

FREE Hopping with the Bunny
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 5:30-7pm
WHERE: FunFuzion at New Roc City, 29 LeCount Place, New Rochelle
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit with a bunny, play games, and enjoy crafts, snacks, and prizes.
WANT TO GO? 914-637-7575. funfuziononline.com.

Pre-K Caretaker and Me: All About Chickens
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 10am and 2pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Children learn all about chickens as they hear a story, take a short walk, and make a craft. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $25. 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

First Night Interfaith Musical Seder
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 6pm
WHERE: Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Temple Sholom for a traditional Passover seder for people of all faiths. Reservations required.
WANT TO GO? $54; $18 children ages 12 and younger. 203-869-7191. https://templesholom.com/1st-night-interfaith-musical-seder-0.

Community Seder
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 7:15pm
WHERE: Chabad of Rivertowns, 303 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover and learn holiday rituals and enjoy gourmet Passover cuisine, an international wine selection, and Hebrew and English readings. Plus, special activities for kids.
WANT TO GO? $54 adult; $13 child (under 14); Subsidized Cost: $25 adult; No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.. 914-693-6100. https://chabadrt.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/3239178/jewish/Community-Seder.htm.


Family Seder
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 7pm
WHERE: Chabad of Bedford, 16 Old Village Lane, Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: Join members of the community for a warm, interactive Passover Seder. RSVP by April 5.
WANT TO GO? $54; $25 children. 914-666-6065. https://chabadbedford.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/3247401/jewish/Family-Seder.htm.

Easter Bunny Photos
WHEN: March 29- April 20, Monday-Thursday, 11am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 11am–7pm
WHERE: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Bring the family for Easter Bunny photos. Children will receive gifts from the bunny too.
WANT TO GO? Prices vary for photo packages. 914-968-9571. https://crosscountycenter.com/Events/EasterBunny_2019.

Ride a Vintage Train to Visit the Easter Bunny
WHEN: April 13-20, Trains every 30 minutes. Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm; Sunday, 12:30-2:30pm
WHERE: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., Danbury, CT
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Ride in a vintage train through the historic railyard to visit the Easter Bunny.
WANT TO GO? $12; free for children younger than 2. 203-778-8337. http://danburyrailwaymuseum.org.

Parade for the Planet
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Take part in a colorful tribute to the natural world and march alongside the giant Earth ball and larger-than-life puppets during this lively parade.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Dress in your own unique costume in honor of Mother Nature for a chance to win special prizes.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $28; $25 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; $12 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2 and members. 718.817.8700. nybg.org.

Temple Israel of New Rochelle Congregational Second Night Passover Seder
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 6-8pm
WHERE: 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle
AGES: All ages
WHAT: More Family - More Fun, Sponsorships available: Wine or Dessert $360. Deadline to register online or by phone is Friday, April 12.
WANT TO GO? 914-235-1800. www.tinr.org/Passover2019.

Rhyme and Read: Baa Baa Black Sheep
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 4 and younger
WHAT: It's never too early to start learning how to read! Join the Westchester Children's Museum each month on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday to learn a new nursery rhyme that focuses on a new letter and sound. This April, the children will be learning "Baa Baa Black Sheep."
WANT TO GO? 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

FREE Teen Treats: Chocolate Lollipops
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 3pm
WHERE: Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: It's a delicious afternoon pick-me-up!
WANT TO GO? 914-941-2416. ossininglibrary.org.

Wildflower Walk
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Audubon Center in Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about the natural history and identification of early spring wildflowers on this walk. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members; free for children 2 and younger. 203-930-1351. http://greenwich.audubon.org/events/wildflower-walk.

American Girl Kit's Easter Basket
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Girl AGain, 4 Martine Ave., Store 2B, White Plains
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Bring your doll for Easter egg crafts and treats to fill your baskets. Ages 7 and older.
WANT TO GO? $15. 914-358-1460. https://eventbrite.com/e/american-girl-kits-easter-basket-tickets-57627494387?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

FREE 9th Annual Mini Egg Hunt
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Whimsies Dollhouse Shop, 39 Lewis St., Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Search throughout the enchanting cabinets of miniature scenes for colorful, hidden eggs.
WANT TO GO? 203-629-8024. whimsiesfollhouseshop.com.

Family Art Project: The Earth on the Turtle's Back
WHEN: April 20-21, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Honor the history of our planet, and all that it has given us, by screen-printing a turtle image and building layers of earth atop its shell.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors ages 65 and older; $4 children ages 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and members. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Kids Count!
WHEN: April 20-21, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about a teen-led, three-season project to document leaf, flower, and fruit development in native plants growing in the Adventure Garden.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $15; $7 seniors 65and older and students with valid ID; $4 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than and members. 718.817.8700. nybg.org.

Egg Hunt with Wolves
WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: All
WHAT: Guests will help hide eggs for Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr to find.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children 12 and younger. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Budding Botanists
WHEN: April 20-22, Saturday-Sunday, 1:30-5:30pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Become a plant champion in the Children’s Garden this spring.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $15; $7 seniors 65and older and students with valid ID; $4 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than and members. 718.817.8700. nybg.org.

Plants for Pollinators Potting Activity
WHEN: April 20-22, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Plant your own native seedling and attract local pollinators to your neck of the woods.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $15; $7 seniors 65and older and students with valid ID; $4 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than and members. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Backyard Wilderness
WHEN: April 19-25, See website for schedule
WHERE: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Katie as she learns an imporant lesson about the world outside her front door.
WANT TO GO? $14; $9 members; $7.50 children ages 13 and younger. 914-747-5555. https://burnsfilmcenter.org/jbfc-kids/.

Chloe's Baby Gym
WHEN: April 4-25, 2:30-3:15pm
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Learn fun and useful ways to play with your little one in baby's first gym class! Ages 2-9 months.
WANT TO GO? $20 per class. 914-346-5148. lilchameleon.com.

Toddler Story Time Theatre, 2-5Y 
WHEN: March 1- April 26, Friday 10:30am-11am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St, Tuckahoe 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: Starting with a story, Flor Bromley guides the children on a theatrical journey. 
WANT TO GO? $20 per class. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com. 

Baby Music Time, 0-24M 
WHEN: March 1- April 26, Friday 9:45-10:15am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St, Tuckahoe 
AGES: 0-2 
WHAT: Introduce your baby to nursery rhymes, sing a long songs and familiar classics. 
WANT TO GO? $20 per class. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com. 

Exploring Play: It's Earth Day!
WHEN: April 5-26, Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Sing a new song, take a look at the "Earth" poster, listen to a story, and then use markers and water to make your own Earth pictures.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for children younger than 1, members, and active duty military families. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

Exploring Play: It's Earth Day!
WHEN: April 5-26, Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Sing a new song, take a look at the "Earth" poster, listen to a story, and then use markers and water to make your own Earth pictures.
WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for children younger than 1, members, and active duty military families. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

FREE Family Fiesta with Flor
WHEN: April 13-27, second and fourth Saturdays, 12-12:30pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Join Flor Bromley for a fun bilingual (English/Spanish) music program designed for the whole family.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Learning Life Through Music
WHEN: April 2-30, 3:30-4:00pm
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join Frank as he helps teach important life skills and ideas through music. Ages 3 months to 5 years.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-346-5148. LilChameleon.com.

FREE Bright Colors, Bold Strokes: Creations of Lowbrow Art
WHEN: March 29- May 4, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St., Huntington
AGES: All
WHAT: Check out lowbrow art, which often has a sense of humor.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Daddy-and-Me Animal Show
WHEN: Through May 4: select Saturdays, 9:15am
WHERE: Friends of Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: 3-7
WHAT: Fathers can drop in with their children for this fun-filled animal adventure. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. No pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $10-$15 per family. 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

FREE Mother Goose Storytime
WHEN: Through May 18: Saturday 11am-11:30am
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains 
AGES: 0-2 
WHAT: A half hour of rhymes, songs and stories that encourage early literacy skills! 
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

'Newsies'
WHEN: March 28- May 26, See website for schedule
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: See the smash-hit musical based on real events!
WANT TO GO? $53 and up. 914-372-6491. broadwaytheatre.com.

Westchester Children's Museum Pop Up Shop
WHEN: Through May 31: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Paryway, Rye
AGES: All
WHAT: The museum is partnering with Melissa & Doug Toys and Scattered Books of Chappaqua to offer a colorful, vibrant, enriching selection of toys and books for infants through middle school-aged children. All the books and toys will reflect the museum’s own goals of encouraging play and imagination, critical thinking, problem solving, and fun.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

DreamWorks Trolls The Experience 
WHEN: Nov. 15 - May 31, Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-8pm
WHERE: 218 W. 57th St., 218 W. 57th St., Midtown 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Guided by a rainbow path, visitors will sing, dance, hug, and celebrate alongside DreamWorks Trolls. 
WANT TO GO? $40. 800-844-3545. trollstheexperience.com. 

FREE Comic Book Club
WHEN: Through June 7: First Friday of Month 4pm-5:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Discuss new titles and learn drawing and sketching techniques from a local artist. 
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

FREE jkids Jewish Holiday Program
WHEN: Through June 23: Sundays, 10-11:15am
WHERE: First Hebrew Congregation, 1821 Main St., Peekskill
AGES: 2-5
WHAT: jkids is a Jewish Holiday Program for kids ages 2-5 with their grown ups (interfaith families welcomed) one Sunday a month at FHC in Peekskill. Refreshments served. Families will connect and kids will have peer groups.
WANT TO GO? 917-739-0500. firsthebrew.org.

Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens: Juried Exhibition
WHEN: April 11- June 23, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: See an exhibit made up of about 30 works from digital submissions.
WANT TO GO? 45-minute tours: $10; $8 seniors 62 and older; $6 students; free for children younger than 8 and members. 90-minute tours: $20; $18 seniors 62 and older; $16 students; free for children younger than 8 and members. 203-838-9799. lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

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