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Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

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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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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; $49.99 Summer Play Pass give you access for the rest of the year. 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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Summer Sounds Concert Series FREE

WHEN: Jul. 8 - Aug. 26, Fridays, 7:30pm
WHERE: New Ro Parc, 455 Main Street, between North Avenue and LeCount Place, New Rochelle, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Hear exciting live music all summer long. WANT TO GO? 914-654-2087.
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Community Paddle FREE

WHEN: Aug. 5 - 26, 8/5, 1-5pm; 8/12, 10am-2pm; 8/19, 1-5pm; 8/26, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Starlight Park, 1490 Sheridan Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take out a canoe or a kayak and explore NYC’s only freshwater river. WANT TO GO?
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South Salem Fire Department Annual Carnival & Parade

WHEN: Aug. 10 - 13, Wednesday-Friday, 6-10pm; Saturday, 5-10pm
WHERE: South Salem Fire Department, 1190 Route 35, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This annual event is back with rides, games, food, prizes, and more! Be there to kick off this 4 day event with a parade down Route 35.  WANT TO GO? $30 wristbands per person for unlimited rides. 914-763-3706.
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Ghana Fest-NY FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 12-6pm
WHERE: Crotona Park, Intersection between Crotona Ave and Claremont Pkwy. , Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy Ghana cultural dance,cuisine and Afrobeats music. WANT TO GO? 929-240-2149.
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Dress Parade FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 3pm
WHERE: Streets of Historic Tarrytown, Main St., Tarrytown, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join FASNY and departments from across the State to recognize not only the esteemed history of the Association, but the incredible legacy of the entire volunteer fire service in New York State. Expect apparatus and individuals from dozens of departments to converge on the streets of historic Tarrytown for this special event. FASNY Past President Gunnar Neilson wil be the Grand Marshal.

WANT TO GO? 347-838-0749.
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Kid's Rock & Roll Concerts: Hip Hop for Kids FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 10:30-11:30am
WHERE: Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk , Yonkers , New York
AGES: All
WHAT:

The summer of FUN continues this August at Cross County Center in Yonkers, NY! Come out for a FREE outdoor concert, presented by NYC’s Rock & Roll Playhouse. The show has a hip hop theme and includes live music, dancing and games for kids of all ages. The event takes place on The Green Lawn in the middle of Cross County Center! Be sure to stop by your favorite stores to see the latest summer fashions and plus back to school trends, from H&M, Zara, aerie and more. Snack on tasty treats from Shake Shack, Five
Guys and Carvel. Parking is free year-round.

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Nature Under a Microscope

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 14, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Observe leaves and insects under a microscope, as well as rocks, flower petals, feathers, and more. Ages 6 and older.  WANT TO GO? $3.
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Even More Weekend Fun

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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Bicycle Sundays FREE

WHEN: May. 1 - Oct. 2, Sundays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Bronx River Parkway, Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Travel the parkway like never before- by foot, bike, skates, or scooters! WANT TO GO? 914-995-2000.
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Yonkers Waterfront Live Summer Concert Series FREE

WHEN: Jun. 3 - Aug. 26, Fridays, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater , 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take in the sounds of the city with the waterfront as the backdrop.  WANT TO GO?
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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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Friday Night Fireworks

WHEN: Jul. 8 - Aug. 26, Fridays, 9:15pm
WHERE: Rye Playland , 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a beautiful fireworks show at Playland Friday nights all summer long! WANT TO GO? FREE with admission starting at $14.99 and $4.99 for Westchester Residents. 914-997-2642.
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Pup Park Sundays at The SoNo Collection FREE

WHEN: Jul. 10 - Sep. 25, Sundays, 11am-4pm *NO SESSION 7/24, 8/7, 8/28, 9/4, and 9/18*
WHERE: The SoNo Collection, 100 N. Water St., Norwalk, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get your furry friends together for a play date at The SoNo Collection's pop-up Pup Park on the beautiful rooftop SoNo Garden. Savor summer eats while your paw-some pups romp, run, and play. Visit The SoNo Collection's delicious restaurants and marketplace eateries, plus, discover a fun day filled with games, giveaways, photo opps, and more! It will be a paws-itively good time! Sundays,

WANT TO GO? 203-299-0701.
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Summer Fridays at Hudson River Museum

WHEN: Jul. 15 - Aug. 19, Fridays, 5-7pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum , 511 Warburton Avenue , Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Experience the exhibitions currently on view, attend a free planetarium show at 6pm, and enjoy the outdoor courtyard with games for all ages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 

WANT TO GO? pay-what-you-wish. 914-963-4550.
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Back-To-School Denim Campaign FREE

WHEN: Aug. 1 - 31, Mondays-Thursdays, 11am-8pm; Fridays-Saturdays, 10am-9pm; Sundays, 12-6pm
WHERE: The Westchester , 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Westchester is proud to host its back-to-school denim drive, “Do Good with Denim”, to support sustainability and positively impact the community. Customers will be able to contribute any type of denim apparel items to the Do Good With Denim drive; jeans, jackets, shirts, skirts during the month of August. Two trunks will be available for customers to drop off their denim: one at Guest Services on Retail Level 1 and one at the Mall Management Office on Retail Level 4, Savor. All donated denim products will be given to The Sharing Shelf in time for back to school where they will be provided to students to help them return to school in style. Three local college students from Westchester Community College’s Fashion Design & Technology program will also be upcycling denim that will be displayed on mannequins throughout the month of August at Center Court. A Do Good With Denim event will be taking place Saturday, August 27th from 1-4pm at Center Court, Retail Level 1. Customers who donate their denim apparel during the event can enter to win prizes, make crafts with upcycled denim, and more! 

WANT TO GO? 706-474-1184.
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LADAMA

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 12, 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions (sung in Spanish, Portuguese, and English) LADAMA combines disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, with sound and story. Please bring your own seating for this concert, as it takes place on our grassy Friends Field. You can even bring or purchase a picnic dinner! 

WANT TO GO? $35; $15 children. 914-232-1252.
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Cherish The Ladies: An Evening of Irish Music (Amphitheater 2022) FREE

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 12, 8pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

For more than 37 years, Cherish the Ladies, one of America’s most heralded Irish music ensembles, has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with their rousing blend of traditional music, captivating vocals, and propulsive step dancing. This Grammy-nominated Irish American supergroup formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene. Since their inception, they have toured the world performing thousands of concerts from The White House to the Olympics, recorded eighteen critically acclaimed albums and an Emmy award winning PBS television program, “An Irish Homecoming.” Doors open at 7:30pm. No reservations required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available. 

WANT TO GO? 914-963-4550.
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Movie Under the Stars: The Bad Guys FREE

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 12, 8:30-10:30pm
WHERE: Concrete Plant Park, Westchester Ave., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Grab a blanket and join Concrete Friends and the Bronx River Alliance for a FREE screening of “The Bad Guys”. WANT TO GO? 718-542-4124.
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Family Art Project: Catching Light with Camera Obscuras

WHEN: Aug. 13 - 14, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave., Bronx, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Collaborate with the sun, shadow, and the ever-changing light to create your very own camera obscura. Using upcycled and natural materials construct a camera to then use to document nature in motion. 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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Community Packing Day - Help Pack the Backpacks

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 10am
WHERE: The Sharing Shelf, 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Join The Sharing Shelf to pack new backpacks with school supplies for low income children and teens in our community. Prior registration is required for this event. No walk-ins. To express interested, email [email protected] Every child deserves to start the school year ready to learn. Unfortunately, across the County, more than 60,000 children and teens live in low income homes where families struggle to afford basics and cannot shoulder the added burden of school supplies. To meet the need, each summer, The Sharing Shelf launches its Backpacks to School initiative to provide 1,500 children and teens with new backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies.

WANT TO GO? $30 suggested donation per person . 914-305-5950.
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Getting to Know You: Mind Reading Under the Stars (Amphitheater 2022) FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 8pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See The Brooklyn Wizard, Andy Gershenzon, shock and amaze with his mind reading abiities.  WANT TO GO? 914-963-4550.
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Shaun the Sheep Movie

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 11am
WHERE: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Find out what happens when Shaun, a mischievous and smart little sheep, decides to take a day off from the English farm where he lives and works… and gets a little more action than he bargained for. WANT TO GO? $15; $8 ages 13 and younger; $10 members. 914-747-5555.
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SHEEP Meet and Greet FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 9-11am
WHERE: Jacob Burns Film Center, 405 Manville Rd., Pleasantville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet real sheep before seeing the Shaun the Sheep Movie and learn about the important role they play in keeping the Rockefeller State Park Preserve pastures beautiful. WANT TO GO? 914-747-5555.
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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure Planetarium Show

WHEN: Aug. 13 - 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: discover that planets are different from one another but people on Earth are often the same with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend Hu Hu Zhu. WANT TO GO? $16; $12 Senior and Students; $10 ages 3-18 . 914-963-4550.
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The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

WHEN: Aug. 13 - 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Take an awe-inspiring tour of the night sky as seen from our area, with topics ranging from visible planets, bright stars, and the Milky Way, to periodic comets, seasonal constellations, alien planets, upcoming rocket launches, and more! Learn how the summer sky is a perfect time to peer beyond our galaxy and into the farthest reaches of the Universe, and watch Jupiter and Saturn re-appear to highlight your late summer nights. August is also a good time of year to look toward the center of the galaxy, where a supermassive black hole lurks. Recommended for ages 8+; 60-minute live and interactive show. Advance reservations are encouraged. The Sky Tonight is sponsored by Domino Sugar Yonkers Refinery. 

WANT TO GO? $16;$12 seniors and students; $10 ages 3-18; . 914-963-4550.
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Free Art Classes for Children: Back to School FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 14, 12:30-2pm
WHERE: The Westchester, 125 Westchester Ave., Savor Food Hall located on Retail Level 4. , White Plains, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: The Westchester host a free themed art class for children. This month, create something inspired by starting the new school year. WANT TO GO? 914-683-8600.
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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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