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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WPPAC Summer Theatre Academy Presents: Aladdin KIDS!
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 23, 7pm
WHERE: White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, 3rd Floor (City Center), White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Students will be cast, rehearse, tech, and perform the 30-minute Disney Aladdin KIDS!
WANT TO GO? $12; $7 for children ages 16 and younger. 914-328-1600. https://wppac.com/education/summer-theatre-academy/.

Teddy Bear Fest
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 12-3pm
WHERE: Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: This “beary” fun day will feature children’s crafts and storytelling focusing on Bear Awareness and the facts about real bears.
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 senior 62 and older; free for children 3-11 who bring a teddy bear with paying adult, for children younger than 3, and members. 203-394-6563. beardsleyzoo.org.

Intro to Air-Dry Clay
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Learn how to make a bowl, an anima, or an abstract sculpture that you can paint.
WANT TO GO? Donation. 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

FREE History and Origins of The Star Spangled Banner
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 1pm
WHERE: St. Paul's Church N.H.S., 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the fascinating history and origins of The Star Spangled Banner in 1814 and hear the song’s original version along with other tunes considered for anthem status.
WANT TO GO? 914-667-4116. nps.gov/sapa.

Marine Life Encounter Cruises
WHEN: July 2- Aug. 25, Tuesday-Sunday, 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.
WANT TO GO? $31.95; $26.95 members. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Pack Chat for Kids
WHEN: Aug. 4-25, first and last Sunday, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Pre-registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Family Art Project: Root Among the Stars
WHEN: Aug. 24-25, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Using cardboard, wood, and light, create your own constellation, celebrating your favorite nature scene.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

West Point Spartan Kids Race
WHEN: Aug. 24-25, Saturday 9am-2:30pm; Sunday 9am-1:30pm
WHERE: Anthony Wayne Recreational Area, Anthony Wayne Recreation Area - Palisades Interstate PKWY, Exit 17, Bear Mountain
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Children of all abilities can climb, crawl, run, get muddy, and become a Spartan with family and friends.
WANT TO GO? $25.99-$47.99. https://spartan.com/en/race/detail/4933/overview?filter=kids&index=2.

FREE City of Peekskill Riverfront Summer Concert Series: Jazz in the Park
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 25, 3-9pm
WHERE: Riverfront Green Park, 50 Hudson Avenue, Peekskill
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy the many styles and sounds of jazz at this free outdoor concert.
WANT TO GO? 914-734-7275. http://cityofpeekskill.com/.


General Washington on the Hudson: The Battle of Stony Point
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 25, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
AGES: All
WHAT: The grounds at Boscobel come alive with live military re-enactors. Camp life will be demonstrated with inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations, and drills.
WANT TO GO? $55 family of four; $22 adults; $18 seniors and adult members; $15 seniors members; $13 children; $12 children members; free for children younger than 5. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org.

FREE Muslim Heritage Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 25, 12-7pm
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a fun-filled event that will include entertainment, ethnic food, historical reenactments, an arts and crafts showcase, and plenty of activities for adults and children.
WANT TO GO? 914-231-4033. parks.westchestergov.com/kensico-dam-plaza.

Children & Families: Monarch Butterfly Tag and Release
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 25, 1pm
WHERE: Storm King Art Center, Old Pleasant Hill Road, For GPS, enter One Museum Road, New Windsor, New York, Mountainville
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the lifestyle of monarch butterflies. Become a citizen scientist as you tag and release them as part of a national research project. Presented with the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum.
WANT TO GO? $18; $15 seniors 65 and older; $8 ages 5–18 and students with valid ID; FREE for children 4 and younger and members. 845-534-3115. stormkingartcenter.org.

Fish Tales: Story Time
WHEN: May 3- Aug. 30, Fridays, 10:15am
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Sing songs and rhymes, dance and read books, and meet an animal ambassador!
WANT TO GO? $24.95; $22.95 seniors age 65 and older; $17.95 children ages 3-12; free for kids younger than 3. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Exploring Play: Let's Explore The Shore!
WHEN: July 5- Aug. 30, Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Children will enjoy singing, story time, and a take home project.
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for members, children younger than 1, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

Wolves of North America
WHEN: Aug. 3-31, select Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm; select Sundays, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Pre-registration is required.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Family Studio Projects
WHEN: Aug. 3-31, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Families participate in creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors 62 and older, veterans and students; $4 youth ages 3-8 . 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

We Are Stars
WHEN: Aug. 3-31, Weekends, 3:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry on a 13.8 billion year adventure that connects life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe.
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors 62 and older, veterans, and students with ID; $7 ages 3-8; free for children under 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

The Sky Tonight
WHEN: Aug. 3-31, Weekends, 2pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn what's going on in the sky the exact night you see this live, interactive show.
WANT TO GO? $12; $9 seniors 62 and older, veterans, and students with ID; $7 ages 3-8; free for children under 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

SuperPower Dog
WHEN: June 25- Sept. 2, See website for schedule
WHERE: IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet remarkable dogs that save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.
WANT TO GO? $24.95; $22.95 senior; $17.95 child. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Oceans: Our Blue Planet
WHEN: June 25- Sept. 2, See website for schedule
WHERE: IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the largest and least-understood habitat on Earth: the oceans.
WANT TO GO? $24.95; $22.95 senior; $17.95 child. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Roller Skating Rink
WHEN: Aug. 17- Sept. 2, See website for schedule
WHERE: Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Guests of all ages can enjoy skating with music, theme nights, and lots of fun.
WANT TO GO? $10 includes skates and one hour session. crosscountycenter.com.

Rhyme Time by the Hudson
WHEN: Aug. 23- Sept. 6, Fridays, 9:30am
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Spark your little one’s curiosity and imagination through nursery rhymes, songs, parachute play, and storytelling.
WANT TO GO? Pay-what-you-wish. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org.

KIDS CREATE LIKE BURLE MARX!
WHEN: June 8- Sept. 20, Guided Activities: Weekdays 1:30–5:30pm and Saturdays & Sundays 10am–5:30pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers.
WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $23; $20 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $10 children 2–12; free for members and children younger than 2; Weekends: $28; $25 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $12 children 2–12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

FREE Story Walk Launch
WHEN: June 23- Sept. 22, Sundays, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Go on a short walk while enjoying a nature-themed story.
WANT TO GO? 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Play Days @ Jay
WHEN: May 10- Oct. 25, Friday 12-2pm
WHERE: John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street, Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon at the Homestead.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 students and seniors; $7 highlight tour; free for members and children younger than 12. 914-232-8119. johnjayhomestead.org.

FREE Farmers Market
WHEN: May 14- Nov. 18, Sundays, 9:30am-2:30pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: Visit the farm and buy foods and products from more than 20 local vendors. Then check out the animals, historic buildings, and exhibits.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

FREE Opening of Farmers Market
WHEN: June 7- Nov. 22, Fridays, 9am-2pm
WHERE: New Rochelle's Down to Earth Farmers Market, 20 Sicard Ave., New Rochelle
AGES: All
WHAT: The market showcases produce raised just a few hours from the Sound Shore.
WANT TO GO? 914-923-4837. downtoearthmarkets.com.

Down to Earth Larchmont Farmer’s Market
WHEN: April 27-December 28, Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm
WHERE: Metro North Parking Deck off Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont
AGES: All ages
WHAT: Each Saturday the Larchmont Farmers Market brings together small farms and artisan food makers with cooks and eaters.
WANT TO GO? 914-923-4837. http://downtoearthmarkets.com.

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