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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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FREE Open House for Early Childhood Program
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children ages 6 months to 5 years and their adults are invited to learn about the Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Early Childhood Program.
WANT TO GO? 914-723-1169. hbms.org.

FREE LEGO Lounge
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17, 3-5pm
WHERE: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join the library for this hands-on, independent playtime with LEGO bricks.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-0480. https://ryelibrary.org/.

FREE Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17, 4-5:45pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Join a band of adventurers on a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. For grades 7-12. Beginners encouraged.
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

FREE Tot Shabbat
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17, 4pm
WHERE: Chabad of the Rivertowns, 303 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Bring your little ones for a program full of Shabbat songs, spirit, and tradition.
WANT TO GO? 914-693-6100. ChabadRT.org/TotShabbat.

FREE Family Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 11-18, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining
AGES: All
WHAT: Storytime fun for the whole family.
WANT TO GO? 914-941-2416. https://ossininglibrary.org/.

Family Overnight 
WHEN: Jan. 17-18, Friday, 7pm-Saturday, 8:30am
WHERE: Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Explore cool frogs, learn about amphibians in danger, create a cool craft and work on a scavenger hunt! Finish it off with a light evening snack and falling asleep next to your favorite indoor exhibit. 
WANT TO GO? $65; $55 members; $55 children; $45 children members. 860-572-5955 . mysticaquarium.org. 

Rosie Revere, Engineer 
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 11am and 1:30pm
WHERE: Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: See how three inquisitive, out-of-the-box thinkers in Mrs. Greer’s class — Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist — save the day! 
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 914-698-3045. https://emelin.org/rosie-revere-2020/. 

Feeding Fun
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding indoor animals as well as birds of prey and barnyard.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 914-723-3470. https://greenburghnaturecenter.org/events/program-event-calendar/.

FREE Chinese New Year Celebration with Dream Performing Arts
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-4pm
WHERE: Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street , Bristol, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Dream Performing Arts, the performing division of Kang Hua Singers of Greater Hartford, perform Chinese folk songs and authentic Asian dancing styles.
WANT TO GO? 860-584-7787. http://bristollib.com/.


Aquarium Yoga
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, 8:30-9:45am
WHERE: THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: This unique slow flow all-levels yoga class takes place in a serene environment in front of the big sharks. Ages 14 and older. Registration suggested.
WANT TO GO? $25; $22 for members. 203-852-0700 x2206. maritimeaquarium.org.

Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises
WHEN: Jan. 4-19, 1/4 at 11am; 1/5 at 12pm; 1/18 at 11am; 1/19 at 12pm
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: These invigorating 2.5-hour cruises seek out some of the harbor seals and gray seals that come into the Sound each winter.
WANT TO GO? $31.50; $26.50 members. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Family Art Project: Freedom Quilters of Gee Bend
WHEN: Jan. 18-19, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Create a brilliant compositions out of bountiful squares of donated fabric to honor Dr. King’s birthday and the inspiring women quilters of Gee’s Bend.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon. . 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Family Fun: Families in the City
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 1:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Create a take-home, mixed-media urban landscape in this interactive gallery program for families.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Imagine hanging a family art project on the wall for all to admire!
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students with valid ID, and Veterans; $4 youth 3–18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. http://hrm.org.

FREE Movie: Homeward Bound 2
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2-4:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: See this film about how three homely pets escape to the big city and encounter various obstacles along the way in their new life of vagrancy.
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

Creatures of the Night
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet some nocturnal animals and find out why they only come out at night.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470. https://greenburghnaturecenter.org/events/program-event-calendar/.

Balloon Days
WHEN: Jan. 17-21, Friday, 5-8pm; Saturday-Tuesday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk , CT
AGES: All
WHAT: The museum’s first Family Fun Night kicks off Balloon Days, a sensational five-day pop party, with special guest Winnie the Pooh.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The balloon-themed programming really takes everyone to new heights!
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; free for children younger than 1, members and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household.. 203-899-0606. steppingstonesmuseum.org.

CPR Friends and Family (Infant/Child)
WHEN: Jan. 4-24, 1/4 and 1/24, 9-11am; 1/7 and 1/21, 6-8pm
WHERE: Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT
AGES: Adult
WHAT: This single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $65. 888-305-9253. greenwichhospital.org/events.

Marine Tank Animal Feeding
WHEN: Dec. 6-Jan. 24, Fridays, 2:30-2:45pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: See what happens during feeding time.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 students 5-22 and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5. 203-869-0376. https://brucemuseum.org/.

FREE Japanese Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 10-24, 1/10 and 1/24, 10-10:30am
WHERE: HARRISON PUBLIC LIBRARY RICHARD E. HALPERIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY BUILDING, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join the library for a storytime in Japanese.
WANT TO GO? 914-835-0324. https://harrisonpl.org/.

Family Studio: Science
WHEN: Jan. 4-25, Saturdays, 1pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Use sticks, leaves, moss, and other organic materials to construct a tabletop squirrel treehouse.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students, veterans; $4 ages 3-18; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. http://hrm.org.

28th Annual Holiday Train Show
WHEN: Through Jan. 26: see website for schedule
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials.
WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $23 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12; free for members and children younger than 2. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Evergreen Express
WHEN: Through Jan. 26: 10am-6pm, daily; Guided Activities: Monday-Friday, 1:30–5:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Pretend to ride the rails, hike winter trails to discover evergreen trees and shrubs, and put on a winter woodland puppet show.
WANT TO GO? Wednesdays $12-$28; Weekends $10-$23; free for members. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Family Studio: Art
WHEN: Jan. 4-26, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Use a variety of recycled papers to create a collaged landscape.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students with valid ID, and Veterans; $4 youth 3–18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. http://hrm.org.

Shark-Feeding Demonstrations
WHEN: Jan. 5-26, Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: There's just a railing between participants and the sharks as the predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole. Reserve tickets online.
WANT TO GO? $26.95 admission plus $12; $24.95 ages 65 and older admission plus $12; $19.95 ages 3-12 admission plus $8. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Seussical the Musical
WHEN: Jan. 19-26, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Play Group Theatre , 1 North Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Weaving together the tales of Horton the Elephant, Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Jojo, and many other familiar faces, Seussical transports you to places you can only dream about!
WANT TO GO? $15-$18. 914-946-4433. playgroup.org.

IMAX Movies: 'Great Barrier Reef'
WHEN: Dec. 14-March 31, see website for schedule
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium At Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover how the reef is like a thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns.
WANT TO GO? 1 IMAX film included with admission: $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. https://maritimeaquarium.org/imax.

FREE Family Friday
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join the library for an activity in the Castle such as arts and crafts or board games!
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

'Fish Tales' – Story Time at The Maritime Aquarium
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 10:15-11am
WHERE: THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: “Fish Tales” feature stories, songs, and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.
WANT TO GO? $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12.. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.


FREE Discovery Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 3- March 27, Fridays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy great stories and sing fun songs with the librarians, then let the kids learn and socialize in an open playtime with parents and caregivers.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-0480. https://ryelibrary.org/.

FREE Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market
WHEN: Jan. 4- April 18, Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Down to Earth Markets, 1 Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck
AGES: All
WHAT: Shop with local farmers and artisan food makers through the winter at the indoor Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-923-4837. http://downtoearthmarkets.com/.


FREE Ossining Winter Farmers Market
WHEN: Jan. 4- May 2, Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Down to Earth Markets, Near the corner of Spring & Main Streets, Ossining
AGES: All
WHAT: The Ossining Farmers Market brings small farms and local artisan food makers together every Saturday year-round.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-923-4837. http://downtoearthmarkets.com/.

FREE Laptime
WHEN: Jan. 3- May 29, Fridays, 9:30-10am
WHERE: Chappaqua Library, 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Storytimes for pre-walkers with an adult.
WANT TO GO? 914-332-0133. chappaqualibrary.org.

FREE Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers 
WHEN: Through Aug. 28: Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
WHERE: Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson 
AGES: Newborn to 5 
WHAT: It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music, and lots of dancing!  
WANT TO GO? 914-271-6612. http://crotonfreelibrary.org. 

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