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 Shabbat by the Hudson
WHEN: Friday, June 21, 8pm
WHERE: Riverfront Green Park, Railroad Avenue, Peekskill
AGES: All
WHAT: Take part in outdoor Shabbat services.
WANT TO GO? 914-739-0500.
http://firsthebrew.org/.

 

FREE Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Ave., Sleepy Hollow
AGES: All
WHAT: Find natural objects while learning about the Hudson River Estuary.
WANT TO GO? 914-741-0333. teatown.org.

FREE Special Places, Special Insects
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 10am
WHERE: Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
AGES: All
WHAT: Hike with an insect expert to learn about habitats and the insects that live there.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7322. events.westchestergov.com.

FREE Glitter and Pom-Pom Sensory Bottles
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 10am-12pm
WHERE: The Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Create engaging sensory discovery bottles.
WANT TO GO? 914-375-5100. bluedoorartcenter.org.

Workshop: Unicorn Doll Making
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Make a stuffed unicorn.
WANT TO GO? $35; $32 members. 914-738-2525. pelhamartcenter.org.

American Roots Music Festival
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 11am
WHERE: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Enjoy the best of the summer with great food, friends, and foot-tapping fun.
WANT TO GO? $40-$92 full festival; $30 day only; $15 child day only. 914-232-1252. caramoor.org.

FREE Outdoor Crafts and Nature Games
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 1-3pm
WHERE: Cranberry Lake Preserve, 1609 Old Orchard St., North White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Join for crafts and nature games.
WANT TO GO? 914-428-1005. events.westchestergov.com.

FREE Fairy Stories
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 1-2pm
WHERE: Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy enchanting tales of the sound fairies and swamp elves.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-8720. events.westchestergov.com.

Story Craft
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 1-2pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Hear a story and do a craft.
WANT TO GO? $5. 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

FREE Sciencetellers: 'Aliens, Escape From Earth'
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 11:30am
WHERE: Warner Library, 121 N. Broadway, Tarrytown
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Sciencetellers presents a show combining science and story.
WANT TO GO? 914-631-7734. warnerlibrary.org.

FREE Weekend Baby Laptime
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 10:30-11am
WHERE: Greenburgh Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Enjoy songs, cuddles, and fun for the youngest library users.
WANT TO GO? 914-721-8200. greenburghlibrary.org.

Good Deed of the Month Club
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: There will be a story followed by an engaging discussion, as well as a craft.
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 for seniors; free for children younger than 1; free for members, active duty military personnel, and Blue Star Families. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

FREE Teen Pride Month Party
WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2-5pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Celebrate with Love, Simon, rainbow treats, and friends.
WANT TO GO? 914-721-8200. greenburghlibrary.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.

Family Art Project: Waves and Ripples with Ink and Paper
WHEN: June 22-23, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Use the Japanese art of suminagashi and orizome to explore marbling and dyeing.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6–18; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission until noon on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Summer Solstice Weekend
WHEN: June 22-23, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate growing season with recipes, garden and craft activities, and music.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Take advantage of being outside on the longest day of the year!
WANT TO GO? $28; $25 students with ID and seniors 65 and older; $12 children 2–12; free for members and children younger than 2. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Ballet des Amériques
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 2:30pm and 5pm
WHERE: Emelin Theater, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: The dancers of Ballet des Amériques return for their season finale.
WANT TO GO? $25 and up. 914-698-0098. emelin.org.

Hospice of Westchester to Host 9th Annual Celebration of Life Memorial Butterfly Release
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye
AGES: All
WHAT: Honor the lives of loved ones who have passed away with a butterfly release.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free; $20 in advance to purchase a butterfly to be released . 914-682-1484. hospiceofwestchester.com.

FREE 35th African American Heritage Festival
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 12-7pm
WHERE: Kenisco Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla
AGES: All
WHAT: This is the largest African-American Festival in Westchester County.
WANT TO GO? 914-231-4033.
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Sweet Bee's Honey Festival & Artisan Market
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Museum Village, 1010 NY-17M, Monroe
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy live music, museum access, farm animals, face painting, children's activites, and Conestoga covered wagon rides.
WANT TO GO? $30 VIP purchased online; $20; $15 children 4-12; $15 adult and $10 children 4-12 online; $10 online for admission after 3pm ages 4 and older; $15 for admission after 3pm ages 4 and older. 845-782-8248. honeyfestival.com.

Exploring Play: Let's Take a Dip in the Deep Blue Ocean
WHEN: June 7-28, Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Learn about ocean life, sing, hear a story called The Deep Blue Sea, and make oceans in a bottle.
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 for seniors; free for children younger than 1, members, active duty military personnel, and Blue Star Families. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

Pack Chat for Kids
WHEN: June 1-30, select Saturdays, 2-3:30pm; select Sundays, 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the role of wolves in the natural world.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Wolves of North America
WHEN: June 1-30, select Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-12:30pm; select Sundays, 2-3:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and visit Ambassador Wolves.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

FREE Bicycle Sundays
WHEN: May 12- June 30, Sunday, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Bike, jog, walk, or skate the parkway.
WANT TO GO? parks.westchestergov.com.

Grizzly Corner Dinosaurs Rock!
WHEN: June 22-30, 11am-4pm; Fossil Adventure Show at 1pm and 2:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience life-size dino fossils at this pop-up exhibit.
WANT TO GO? $39.95; $34.95 seniors 65 and older; $29.95 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-220-5100. bronxzoo.com.

LEGO® City: Report For Duty
WHEN: May 25- July 7, Sunday, 10am-7:30pm; Monday-Saturday, 10am-9:30pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Build a police badge and super rescue helicopter, take your heli on a test flight, see LEGO® City 4D Movie: Officer in Pursuit, and meet the LEGO® City Policeman!
WANT TO GO? $24.95 and up. 866-243-0770. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.

'On Your Feet'
WHEN: May 30- Aug. 4, See Website for Schedule
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Go behind the music and inside the real story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.
WANT TO GO? $53 and up. 914-372-6491. broadwaytheatre.com.

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.

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.

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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