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Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Plan a fun weekend for your family in Westchester County!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids in Westchester. Start planning your weekend now.


Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Dinosaur Safari

WHEN: Apr. 11 - Oct. 30, Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm; Weekends and Holidays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dinosaur Safari is returning with MORE dinosaurs than ever before in a new experience that will immerse visitors in a recreation of a world that disappeared millions of years ago. WANT TO GO? $41.95; $36.95 seniors 65 and older; $31.95 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-220-5100.
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LEGO NINJAGO - Ninja Training Camp

WHEN: May. 20 - Sep. 11, Monday-Friday, 12- 5:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester , 39 Fitzgerald St. , Yonkers , NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Go on a quest and complete challenges to level up your Ninja skills in the virtues of courage, generosity, honesty, wisdom, balance, and curiosity. WANT TO GO? $26.99. 914-775-6012.
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Around the Table: Stories of the Foods we Love

WHEN: Jun. 4 - Sep. 11, Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: NYBG will be growing edible plants from all over the world, delving into the science behind these plants, and inviting Bronx artists to design picnic tables that tell their own stories about the foods and food traditions they love. WANT TO GO? $30; $28 Students and Seniors; $15 Children 2-12; free for children younger than 2. 718-817-8700.
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Summer Fest 2022 FREE

WHEN: Jun. 22 - Aug. 13, See below for complete schedule
WHERE: Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk , Yonkers , New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the family out for FREE outdoor concerts, food trucks, Zumba classes and kid’s rock and roll shows, presented by NYC’s Rock & Roll Playhouse. WANT TO GO? 914-968-9570.
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Ramblin' Dan's Freewheelin' Band

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 1:30pm
WHERE: Main Street School Lawn, 101 Main St., Irvington, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join Irvington Theater and Ramblin' Dan's Freewheelin' Band for an afternoon of live music and activities outdoors.  WANT TO GO? $8. 914-591-6602.
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2nd Annual Family PRIDE In The Park FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 1-5pm
WHERE: Pugsley Park, 1036 Main Street, Peekskill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Peekskill Pride welcomes all to the FREE family fun event in downtown Peekskill featuring Westchester Circus Arts, Crafts, Drag Queen Storytime, Spoken Word, Play Reading, Pet Photo Contest, and more!

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Yorktown Grange Car Show & Big Truck Day

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 26, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds , 99 Moseman Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The 10th Annual Yorktown Grange Car Show will feature cars, trucks, & motorcycles. Breakfast, lunch, ice cream, entertainment, music, vendors, door prizes, and awards! Big Truck Day on site for the kids! Rain Date Sunday: 7/17/22.

WANT TO GO? $5 per carload. 914-455-0963.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Morning)

WHEN: Apr. 8 - Sep. 30, Fridays, 10am
WHERE: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend! WANT TO GO? $10. 914-666-8448.
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Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Afternoon)

WHEN: Apr. 8 - Sep. 30, Fridays, 1pm
WHERE: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend! WANT TO GO? $10. 914-666-8448.
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Music in the Streets FREE

WHEN: Jun. 3 - Jul. 29, Fridays, 7-9pm
WHERE: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Every Friday, enjoy rock, funk, soul, and much more while grabbing dinner and drinks outside, or simply pause and take in the sounds after shopping the Market on Market farmers market.  WANT TO GO? 914-207-2900.
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Live at the Valley: Smooch Band FREE

WHEN: Friday, Jun. 24, 7-10pm
WHERE: Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the Jefferson Valley Mall for "Live at the Valley" with Smooch! Smooch is an emerging soul/funk band based out of Westchester, NY. Come rock out, kick back and have fun with your friends! Live music, craft beer, food trucks, ice cream, vendors, kids entertainment, family games and more! "Live at the Valley" is in the Beer Garden right outside PB Pizza & Beer. Happening the last Friday of the month all summer!

WANT TO GO? 914-302-6713.
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Peekskill Film Festival

WHEN: Jun. 24 - 25, 7pm, Friday; 11am, Saturday
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT: The Peekskill Film Festival was founded in 2015 to promote film literacy in the vibrant and historic Hudson River city of Peekskill, NY, and is an opportunity to view new works by emerging filmmakers, including features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and student work. WANT TO GO? $22. 914-739-0039.
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Live at the Valley FREE

WHEN: Friday, Jun. 24, 7-10pm
WHERE: Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Head to "Live at the Valley" with Smooch, an emerging soul/funk band based out of Westchester, NY. Come rock out, kick back and have fun with your friends. Live music, craft beer, food trucks, vendors, kids entertainment, family games and more WANT TO GO? 914-302-6713.
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Irish Cultural Heritage Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 12-6pm
WHERE: Ridge Road Park, 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Experience an exciting display of Irish culture featuring live entertainment, demonstrations, cultural arts and crafts, live music, and more. Festivals will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn.

WANT TO GO? $5; free for ages 14 and younger. 914-231-4500.
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Bronx Night Market FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 1-7pm
WHERE: Fordham Plaza , 1 Fordham Plaza , Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Come out to the largest family friendly foodie celebration in the Bronx complet with food vendors, kid zone, education booths, and more.  WANT TO GO?
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Family Fitness Festival FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 1-3pm
WHERE: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval E., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the family out for fitness and food demos, arts and crafts, games, raffles and more! WANT TO GO? 718-543-8767.
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Family Art Project: Luminous Paper Lanterns

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 25, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave., Bronx, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Cut nature shapes from multicolored tissue paper. Then use a simple, papier-m ch method to transform your cut shapes into festive lanterns for bright and fun summer days and evenings.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members. 718-549-3200.
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African-American Cultural Heritage Celebration FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 26, 12-6pm
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Road, Valhalla, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Experience an exciting display of African-American culture featuring live entertainment, demonstrations, live music, and more. Festivals will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn.

WANT TO GO? 914-231-4500.
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LGBTQ+ Pride Month: Pride Birding FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 26, 1-2pm
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park, 246th Street and Broadway, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Birding is a fun and all-inclusive activity for all to enjoy and experience. Join the Urban Park Rangers to explore the park in search of some birds featuring the colors of the LGBTQ+ pride flag, among others.

WANT TO GO? 718-548-0912.
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Grab & Go Coloring Bookmark FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Pick up a Grab & Go Coloring Bookmark and crayons to take home and keep. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. Sign up starting Monday, June 27th.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Grab & Go Summer Crafts FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make 2 summer crafts at home. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. Call to register beginning Monday, June 27.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Grab & Go Rock Painting Kits FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Pick up Grab & Go Rock Painting kits for children, tweens, teens, adults, seniors, and families. Participants will be given paint, rocks, and paintbrushes to take home and keep. This is sponsored by The Friends of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. Registration begins Monday, June 27.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Reading is an Ocean of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program' FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Starting Monday, June 27th, children of all ages can visit the library to sign up for our summer reading program. Children will be given a bingo board to record the books they read. Once they get a bingo, they can come back to the library with their bingo board for a prize. This program is being sponsored by The Klein Foundation.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Summer Storywalk FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a StoryWalk around the lawn of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library facing Westchester Avenue. Enjoy walking and reading Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway. The StoryWalk is a great way for parents/caregivers to take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. You can also go to the library's website to see and listen to children's librarian Ms. Tee read the story. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Summer Storywalk FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a StoryWalk around the lawn of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library facing Westchester Avenue. Enjoy walking and reading Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway. This StoryWalk is a great way for parents/caregivers to take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. You can also go to the library's website portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org to see and listen to children's librarian Ms. Tee read the story. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. 

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Adopt a Stuffed Animal Reading Buddy FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, All Day
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Sign up in person or by phone to adopt a stuffed animal reading buddy. Please note: supplies are limited. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Scavenger Hunt FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Mondays, 9am-6pm; Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-5pm; Saturdays, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Children will be given a list of items to find in the Children's Room. If they can find all of the items, they will be given a prize. *Please note: While supplies last. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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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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