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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!


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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Farm Chores

WHEN: May. 1 - Jun. 26, Saturdays, 8-9am
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Participate in farm chores, helping the staff and learning what it takes to be a farmer.  WANT TO GO? $20 per family of four. 914-864-7282.
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LEGO® Trolls World Tour

WHEN: May. 31 - Jun. 27, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-5:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Embrace your inner pop diva or rockstar at the limited-time LEGO® Trolls World Tour! Join LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester for a glittery, rainbow-infused party that explores six different genres of music. Other Troll-tastic activities include: Trolls Scavenger Hunt in MINILAND, Build your Rock Star ride and fly to the concert on our zip line, Race your own Rock n' Troll tour bus at LEGO® Racers: Build & Test, Rock out at the Troll Stomp Dance Party, Help to Troll-ify the Master Builder Academy with a special build activity, and more!

WANT TO GO? $24.99; $19.99 when purchased online. 866-243-0770.
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Outdoor Science and Astro Show

WHEN: Jun. 13 - 27, Sundays, 12:30, 2pm, & 3:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join HRM in their Courtyard to learn about scientific phenomena through outdoor demos. Explore spectra, the Doppler shift, the science behind solar cells, and other astronomical and physics concepts. Strict social distancing guidelines will be observed; masks are required.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $6; $3 seniors 62 and older, veterans, $2 ages 3-18; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-963-4550.
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Firefly Night

WHEN: Friday, Jun. 25, 8:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Join the Greenwich Audubon Center for a special nighttime adventure to discover one of summer’s most special insects! Fireflies are nature’s own fireworks and their dazzling displays captivate the excitement of people of all ages. The journey will start with an introduction about the amazing lives of fireflies and how we can help protect them. Then as darkness falls you will have a chance to walk through the meadow and catch a glimpse of their mesmerizing bioluminescence.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLASTIC HOLE-PUNCHED JARS (NO GLASS PLEASE) since they will not be provided this year.  This IN-PERSON program has a limited capacity and will be held entirely outdoors. All participants are required to wear a face mask covering for the duration of the program. The buildings and facilities are still closed to the public, so please plan accordingly as restrooms will not be available. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through the online ticket sales page. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. Please be prepared to show proof of your ticket registration, either as a printed copy of your registration receipt or your registration confirmation email on your phone. Ages 6 and older.

WANT TO GO? $20; $10 child. 203-869-5272.
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Community Rowing and Birding FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 26, 1-6pm
WHERE: Hunts Point Riverside Park, 1409 Lafayette Ave., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River. Identify and learn about local species with knowledgeable guides. Binoculars and field guides will be provided.

WANT TO GO? 718-466-5799.
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Family Art Project: Petals for Our Pollinators

WHEN: Jun. 26 - 27, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

We thank the bees, bats, birds, moths, and butterflies for their work to help flowers reproduce. Use pressed petals that have naturally fallen from plants to create a landing pad for these generous beings. Then, use seeds and dirt to create a living sculpture of a pollinator you would like to honor to take home and plant. Native Pollinators Day event. The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about five. If you arrive and capacity is full, program staff will provide a “come back” card so you will have first entry for the next session. Shine only. Check the website starting at 8AM morning of, for the status of the day’s program. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and to work with natural materials. Have your masks on when you arrive! And please be prepared to respect physical distancing throughout your stay. The location will be the Conifer Slope, just to the right of, and below, Wave Hill House. Please enter from the paved roadway that runs along the front of Wave Hill House, then cross the lawn leading down to the Conifer Slope. Staff will greet you there! Throughout the program, staff will follow strict cleaning and physical distancing protocols to be sure that all materials and surfaces are safe for you to use. The Conifer Slope is on a grassy hill. If getting there will be difficult for you or any family member, please contact Mallory Muya, the Arts Program Coordinator, at mallorym@wavehill.org

Most important: Please come prepared to relax and connect fully with the beauty and serenity of Wave Hill in summer!

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $6 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; $4 ages 6 and older; free for members; additional parking fee. 718-549-3200.
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Season Opening

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 26, 12pm
WHERE: Rye Playland , 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get ready for a summer of smiles, rides and treats as Playland will open for fun this Saturday!

WANT TO GO? $20 height minimum 48. 914-997-2642.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Family Art Activity at the HRM: Postcard Landscape

WHEN: Aug. 28 - 8, Thursdays–Sundays, 12–5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Enjoy this fun art activity for all ages where you draw your own landscape on a postcard inspired by the works of Cynthia Daignault and other artists in Landscape Art and Virtual Travel. Find a vista or landscape at the HRM that catches your eye or imagine a place you’ve been, or would like to be, and draw! Write a message about it on the back and address it to someone special. Individual packets with supplies will be provided, including a blank postcard and pencils. 

WANT TO GO? $6; $3 seniors 62 and older, veterans, $2 ages 3-18; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-963-4550.
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KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE

WHEN: Apr. 10 - Oct. 31, Tuesdays-Sundays, and Monday federal holidays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing millions to experience her immersive installations. Exclusively at NYBG, Kusama reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery. Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers. See spectacular installations featuring Kusama’s multifaceted art, including monumental floral sculptures that transform NYBG’s 250-acre landmark landscape.

WANT TO GO? $4-$28. 718-817-8700.
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Dinosaurs Around The World

WHEN: Apr. 29 - Jul. 31, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10am-4pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Dinosaurs Around the World features advanced animatronics, fossils, cutting-edge research, immersive design elements, and more.  WANT TO GO? $24.95; $22.95 seniors 65 and older; $16.95 youth ages 3-17, teachers, college students; free for toddlers 2 and younger. 860-520-2112.
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Art Adventures: New Bruce Community Mural FREE

WHEN: May. 29 - Jun. 30, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-3pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum , 1 Museum Drive , Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Help celebrate the wonderful “New Bruce” in the making by creating your own artwork to be displayed outside the Museum for all to see! This new in-person, drop-in Art Adventures program is designed for children ages 4 and up and their families and will be offered on select weekends starting in late May and continuing into June. Using a 6 x 6-inch ceramic tile and painting supplies provided free of charge by Museum educators, you’re invited to create your own work of art inspired by the Museum’s collections and the new exhibitions of art and science that will be on view once the building project and renovations to the current Museum building are completed. The tiles will be added to a special installation alongside the construction fence at the Museum’s entrance and displayed throughout the summer. The Art Adventures: New Bruce Community Mural program is free to Museum members and visitors. Advance registration is not required.

WANT TO GO? 203-869-0376.
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Music in the Streets FREE

WHEN: Jun. 4 - 27, Fridays, 6-8pm
WHERE: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, New York
AGES: All
WHAT:

In partnership with Doug Panero Presents, Ridge Hill's Fountain Plaza will feature an exciting line-up of musical talent. 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.

June 4 - The Chris Bergson Band with Ellis Hooks 

June 11 - Salcedo's Latin Soul 

June 18 - Jus Fiya

June 25 - Nikara Warren Presents Black Wall Street  

July 2 - Salcedo's Latin Soul

July 9 - Hudson Horns 

July 16 - The Chris Bergson Band with Ellis Hooks 

July 23 - International Orange 

July 30 - Akiko Tsuruga 

August 6 - Salcedo's Latin Soul

August 13 - Nikara Warren Presents Black Wall Street  

August 20 - The Chris Bergson Band with Ellis Hooks 

August 27 - Jus Fiya

WANT TO GO? 914-207-2900.
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Storytime in the Garden

WHEN: Jun. 6 - 27, Sundays, 11am-12 pm
WHERE: Untermyer Gardens, 945 North Broadway, Yonkeres, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Storytime in the Garden for kids age 2-5.  Advance reservations online required. Social distancing will be maintained. 

WANT TO GO? $5 per child, accompanying adults free. 917-837-8372.
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June Grab and Go Sandcastle Craft Pickup at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FREE

WHEN: Jun. 14 - 24, 9am-4:30pm
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Signup now by emailing pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org or by calling (914)939-6710 and Press 3 to pick up a June Grab and Go Sandcastle craft. Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make a sandcastle craft.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Broadway Training Center of Westchester to Broadcast Youth Production of ‘Cinderella’ in June 2021

WHEN: Jun. 18 - Jul. 2, June 18, 8pm-July 2, 11:59pm
WHERE: Broadway Training Center, 10 Washington Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Broadway Training Center (BTC) is creating theater and maintaining a sense of community during the COVID- 19 Pandemic. Nestled in the historic town of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, BTC has been hosting rehearsals over Zoom and in their new outdoor studio space, in small groups, masked and socially distanced. Join them for a uniquely special broadcast production of Cinderella this June! This production will feature BTC’s Award- Winning Junior Ensemble program, with students from throughout Westchester, Rockland, the Bronx, and Connecticut.  Broadway Training Center of Westchester presents Cinderella By Rodgers and Hammerstein / Music by Richard Rodgers / Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II / Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett / Script Adaptation by Marty Johnson / Based upon the television musical broadcast on CBS Network Directed by Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos Performed by the BTC Junior Ensemble Rated G Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. It then was recreated in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren, and again in 1997 starring Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother, both of which were widely viewed and applauded, too. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, this enthralling fairy tale still warms the hearts of children and adults alike. RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes 

WANT TO GO? $35 family ticket; $18 single ticket. 914-478-5825.
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The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty • Destruction • Hope

WHEN: Jun. 19 - Oct. 10, Tuesdays-Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive , Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

Opening on Saturday, June 19, The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty-Destruction- Hope will feature live animals, scientific specimens, and the work of renowned photographers in order to tell the story of a sprawling ecosystem on the verge of collapse and the efforts being made to save it.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: Pay as you wish, $10 suggested. 203-869-0376.
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Marine Life Encounter Cruises

WHEN: Jun. 23 - Sep. 6, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1:15pm **NO CRUISE 7/4**
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet an amazing variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and other creatures brought up right out of Long Island Sound right before your eyes. WANT TO GO? $32.50; $27.50 members. 203-852-0700.
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Summer Reading Kickoff with Two by Two Zoo FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 26, 1-2pm
WHERE: Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

To celebrate the Tails and Tales Summer Reading theme come lean about and meet some wonderful animals outside in the library parking lot! The animals will be spaced apart in accordance with CDC guidelines. In case of bad weather it will move to the Community Room. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Public Library Board of Trustees

WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041.
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Argentine Tango & Folklore Guitar Recital FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Jun. 26, 2-3pm
WHERE: Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: Adult
WHAT:

Please join the library for an unforgettable musical concert! Carlos Pavan, Brooklyn based composer/guitarist skillfully blends Argentine tango & folklore rhythms with classical and jazz concepts. He is a former student of legendary Jorge Morel, Dave Smey (Brooklyn Conservatory) and Pablo Ziegler (A.Piazzolla's pianist). Carlos has performed internationally in France, Canada, Portugal, Ireland, Japan and recorded three albums with his compositions including special guest contemporary string quartet PUBLIQuartet (Carnegie Hall debut 2015). Please email mtkref@wlsmail.org for the Zoom password and information. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Public Library Board of Trustees

WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041.
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Chain Reaction: The Photography of Patrick Nagatani

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Oct. 10, Tuesdays-Sundays, 9:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive , Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

The exhibition focuses on the artist's Nuclear Enchantment series, a powerful body of work made between 1988 and 1993. The series explores the history of nuclear weapons development in New Mexico and the effects of this industry on the surrounding people and environment.

WANT TO GO? FREE with pay as you wish admission. 203-869-0376.
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1st Annual Rye Scholastic Chess Champions

WHEN: Sunday, Jun. 27, 9am
WHERE: Rye Recreation Damiano Center, 281 MIDLAND AVENUE, Rye, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT:

The Rye Reads Learning Center, and the National Scholastic Chess Foundation will present the first-ever Rye Scholastic Chess Championship at the Rye Recreation Damiano Center. Competitive play will be held from 9am-1pm, followed by an awards ceremony at 1pm. The Rye Scholastic Chess Championship is open to students from kindergarten through 10th grade with sections for novice players as well as those who already have a rating from the US Chess Federation. The tournament is open to all students regardless of where they live, not just children from Rye. With coronavirus restrictions still in place, the tournament is limited to just 60 players in 3 sections. Registration will close on June 26 at 12pm.

WANT TO GO? $50. 917-494-5819.
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Summer Storywalk FREE

WHEN: Jun. 28 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a StoryWalk around the outside of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Westchester Avenue and enjoy walking and reading The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan. This StoryWalk is a great way for parents, children and care givers to take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. 

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Virtual Pirate School FREE

WHEN: Jun. 30 - Sep. 2, Premieres on June 30 at 11am and then available anytime
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Ahoy Mateys! Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website to join Pirate School a swashbuckling comedy variety show for the whole family! Arrr! This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. For more information, please call or email the library at pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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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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