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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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CPR Friends and Family (Infant/Child)
WHEN: Jan. 4-24, 1/4 and 1/24, 9-11am; 1/7 and 1/21, 6-8pm
WHERE: Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT
AGES: Adult
WHAT: This single-session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $65. 888-305-9253. greenwichhospital.org/events.

Marine Tank Animal Feeding
WHEN: Dec. 6-Jan. 24, Fridays, 2:30-2:45pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: See what happens during feeding time.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 students 5-22 and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children younger than 5. 203-869-0376. https://brucemuseum.org/.

FREE Japanese Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 10-24, 1/10 and 1/24, 10-10:30am
WHERE: HARRISON PUBLIC LIBRARY RICHARD E. HALPERIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY BUILDING, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join the library for a storytime in Japanese.
WANT TO GO? 914-835-0324. https://harrisonpl.org/.

FREE GISNY Campus Open House
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 24, 10-11:30am
WHERE: German International School New York, 50 Partridge Road, White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Meet the Heads of School, faculty, administrators, the admissions team, tour classrooms, and more.
WANT TO GO? 914-948-6513. gisny.org.

Family Studio: Science
WHEN: Jan. 4-25, Saturdays, 1pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Use sticks, leaves, moss, and other organic materials to construct a tabletop squirrel treehouse.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students, veterans; $4 ages 3-18; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. http://hrm.org.

FREE Babysitting Course
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:30am-1:30pm
WHERE: Keeler Library, 276 titicus road, North Salem
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Students will learn vital skills for the safe and responsible care of children.
WANT TO GO? 914-669-5161. https://ruthkeelermemoriallibrary.org/.


Good Deed of the Month Club
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join WCM in the Book Nook for a kindness-themed book reading and discussion followed by an art-educator led good deed project.
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for members, children younger than 1, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household. 914-420-5050. discoverwcm.org.


FREE Winter Information Session and Campus Tour at Blue Rock School
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Blue Rock School invites parents interested in kindergarten through 8th grade to visit their beautiful, five-acre campus and to learn more about the school.
WANT TO GO? 845-535-3352. bluerockschool.org.

FREE Family Yoga Time
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 11am
WHERE: Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Young Yoginis 12 and younger, along with caregivers, can enjoy easy yoga activities, including movement, stories, and crafts.
WANT TO GO? 914-941-2416. https://ossininglibrary.org/.

FREE Chinese New Year Storytime
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the library for a morning of Chinese stories and a craft to help bring in the Year of the Rat.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-0480. https://ryelibrary.org/.

Family Wheel Night
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 6-8pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Plan a great evening and bond with your family while receiving a lesson from experienced and dedicated ceramic artists.
WANT TO GO? $45. 914-937-2047. https://clayartcenter.org/youth-families-classes.

Eyes on Owls
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Get to know the resident owls and uncover the secrets of these mysterious night dwellers.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470. https://greenburghnaturecenter.org/events/program-event-calendar/.

Winter Walk
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 25, 1pm and 3:30pm
WHERE: Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Head outside to see if you can find any traces of animals and learn how to differentiate their tracks. Suggested for ages 4 older.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

28th Annual Holiday Train Show
WHEN: Through Jan. 26: see website for schedule
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials.
WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $23 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12; free for members and children younger than 2. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Evergreen Express
WHEN: Through Jan. 26: 10am-6pm, daily; Guided Activities: Monday-Friday, 1:30–5:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–5:30pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Pretend to ride the rails, hike winter trails to discover evergreen trees and shrubs, and put on a winter woodland puppet show.
WANT TO GO? Wednesdays $12-$28; Weekends $10-$23; free for members. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

Family Studio: Art
WHEN: Jan. 4-26, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Use a variety of recycled papers to create a collaged landscape.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students with valid ID, and Veterans; $4 youth 3–18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. http://hrm.org.

Shark-Feeding Demonstrations
WHEN: Jan. 5-26, Sundays, 10:30am
WHERE: THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: There's just a railing between participants and the sharks as the predators snap at food presented to them on a long pole. Reserve tickets online.
WANT TO GO? $26.95 admission plus $12; $24.95 ages 65 and older admission plus $12; $19.95 ages 3-12 admission plus $8. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Seussical the Musical
WHEN: Jan. 19-26, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Play Group Theatre , 1 North Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Weaving together the tales of Horton the Elephant, Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Jojo, and many other familiar faces, Seussical transports you to places you can only dream about!
WANT TO GO? $15-$18. 914-946-4433. playgroup.org.

Random Farms Kids' Theater presents Urinetown
WHEN: Jan. 24-26, Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown
AGES: All
WHAT: The Random Farms Kids' Theater perform this Broadway hit.
WANT TO GO? $20-$25. 914-631-3390. tarrytownmusichall.org.


Hudson Chorale Goes Classic
WHEN: Jan. 25-26, 3pm
WHERE: The Chapel at Maryknoll, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the great German composers of the 18th and 19th centuries, Joseph Haydn, Ludvig van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
WANT TO GO? $30; $25 in advance; $10 students. 914-462-3212. http://hudsonchorale.org/.

Family Art Project: Bronx Photo & Poetry Archive Story
WHEN: Jan. 25-26, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Create “choreo-poems” to help capture the stories of the people of the Bronx.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon. . 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.


Chinese New Year Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 1:30-4pm
WHERE: Mandarin Discovery School, 515 North Street, White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 with traditional Chinese food and students' performances.
WANT TO GO? $40; $20 children. 914-351-6788. MandarinDiscov.org.

FREE Winter Tree Identification
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn how to identify trees in winter on this walk. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

FREE Movie: The Adventures of Milo and Otis
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 2-4:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: See this film about a lost puppy and kitten that face perils and have adventures trying to find their way home.
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

Playtime at The Palace: The Amazing Max
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 3pm
WHERE: Palace Theatre , 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This high-energy, interactive, and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages, and recommended for ages 3 and older.
WANT TO GO? $12.50. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org/.


Chinese New Year
WHEN: Jan. 25-26, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk , CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate with traditional performances and a Chinese New Year children’s parade.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; free for children younger than 1, members and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household.. 203-899-0606. steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 26, 3pm
WHERE: Academic Arts Theatre, 75 Grasslands Rd, VALHALLA
AGES: All
WHAT: Join the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus for an afternoon of jugglers, acrobats, sword swallowing, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Brain twisters and other risk-taking, gravity-defying feats are set to live music in a funny and interactive show!
WANT TO GO? $26; $24 Seniors/Fac-Staff/Non-WCC; $18 children younger than 13. 914-606-6262. https://sunywcc.edu/about/smartarts/.

IMAX Movies: 'Great Barrier Reef'
WHEN: Dec. 14-March 31, see website for schedule
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium At Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover how the reef is like a thriving metropolis populated by a cast of characters straight out of an adventure novel – heroes, bad guys, sidekicks, lovers, and clowns.
WANT TO GO? 1 IMAX film included with admission: $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. https://maritimeaquarium.org/imax.

FREE Family Friday
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Join the library for an activity in the Castle such as arts and crafts or board games!
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

'Fish Tales' – Story Time at The Maritime Aquarium
WHEN: Jan. 3-31, Fridays, 10:15-11am
WHERE: THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: “Fish Tales” feature stories, songs, and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.
WANT TO GO? $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12.. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

FREE Art Show: Bedford
WHEN: Jan. 24-Feb. 2, 1/25, 1/26, and 1/31-2/2 from 11am-5pm
WHERE: St. Matthew's Fellowship, 382 Cantitoe St., Bedford
AGES: All
WHAT: Over forty artists will participate in this year’s show, selling paintings, photographs and sculpture, as well as hand-made jewelry, glass items, and pottery at all price points.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-234-9636. artshowbedford.org.

FREE Discovery Storytime
WHEN: Jan. 3- March 27, Fridays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Enjoy great stories and sing fun songs with the librarians, then let the kids learn and socialize in an open playtime with parents and caregivers.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-0480. https://ryelibrary.org/.

FREE Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market
WHEN: Jan. 4- April 18, Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Down to Earth Markets, 1 Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck
AGES: All
WHAT: Shop with local farmers and artisan food makers through the winter at the indoor Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-923-4837. http://downtoearthmarkets.com/.


FREE Ossining Winter Farmers Market
WHEN: Jan. 4- May 2, Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Down to Earth Markets, Near the corner of Spring & Main Streets, Ossining
AGES: All
WHAT: The Ossining Farmers Market brings small farms and local artisan food makers together every Saturday year-round.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-923-4837. http://downtoearthmarkets.com/.

FREE Laptime
WHEN: Jan. 3- May 29, Fridays, 9:30-10am
WHERE: Chappaqua Library, 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
AGES: 0-2
WHAT: Storytimes for pre-walkers with an adult.
WANT TO GO? 914-332-0133. chappaqualibrary.org.

FREE Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers 
WHEN: Through Aug. 28: Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
WHERE: Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson 
AGES: Newborn to 5 
WHAT: It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music, and lots of dancing!  
WANT TO GO? 914-271-6612. http://crotonfreelibrary.org. 

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