Fun Family Events for Kids in Westchester County this Weekend

Fun Family Events for Kids in Westchester County this Weekend

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Plan your best weekend yet in Westchester County.

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this weekend, Aug. 17-19 with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. Check out our picks for kids' activities in Westchester County. Also see our guides for weekend fun in ManhattanQueensBrooklyn, and SuffolkNassau, and Rockland and Bergen counties.

 

 

FREE Twilight Hike
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 24, 7-9pm
WHERE: Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, 3 Old Farm Road, Newtown, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Few things say summer like nature's nighttime chorus, but who's actually singing? A cricket or a katydid? A frog or a bird? Gather under the stars and bring a flashlight for some "night spotting."
WANT TO GO? 866-620-8640. cvhfoundation.org.

 

Butterfly Weekend
WHEN: Aug. 25-26, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 120 Muser Drive, Cornwall
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Flutter in this weekend to discover the beauty of butterflies, moths, and caterpillars. There will be a presentation about monarch butterflies followed by tagging and releasing.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The weekend will bring crafts for kids, access to Grasshopper Grove, and plenty of participation in citizen science by tagging monarch butterflies as part of Monarch Watch.
WANT TO GO? $10; $7 children. 845-534-5506. hhnm.org.

 

Family Art Project: Delicate Dragonfly Wings
WHEN: Aug. 25-26, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Study these ancient insects and see them fly or hover in mid-air. Collect transparent materials and create delicate, iridescent—even stained-glass-like—shimmering wings that mimic those of the dragonfly.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

 

Nights in the Lights
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, 6-11pm
WHERE: Boundless Adventures, 735 Anderson Hill Road, SUNY Purchase Campus, Purchase
AGES: Adult
WHAT: A playground in the trees for adults only! Enjoy the lights and the music with an active group of friends or on a unique date for a 2-hour climb.
WANT TO GO? $39. 914-893-4550. boundlessadventures.net.

 

The Piano Men: Hits of Billy Joel & Elton John
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, 6:15pm dinner; 8pm show
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: All
WHAT: This incredible live concert performance is the ultimate dueling pianos show.
WANT TO GO? $55 and up. 914-592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com

 

FREE The Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: All
WHAT: Even on the most tranquil of lazy summer days, discover how nature is always in motion.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-8720. parks.westchestergov.com.

 

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