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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!


Enjoy these fun weekend activities with your kids in Westchester. Start planning your weekend now.


*Be sure to call venues ahead of time to make sure events are still happening in the wake of coronavirus concerns.*

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!

POST-PAUSE The Spring Street Farmers Market FREE
WHEN: Jun. 13 - Oct. 31, Saturdays, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Stamford Downtown, Spring Street Parking Lot on Spring Street, Stamford Downtown, CT
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Spring Street Famers market offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.  You’ll also find breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more!  Straight from the farm to your home! WIC & SNAP accepted. 

The Spring Street Farmers Market will be following federal and state guidelines for a safe and healthy market.
-Pedestrian traffic will flow in a single direction, with one way in and one way out.

-Vendors will wear masks and gloves and will be keeping a six-foot barrier between vendor booths and the customer.

-Vendors will select & bag all loose produce for customers.  They will pre-bag when possible.

-Sampling will be prohibited.

-Customers are required to wear a mask/face covering and maintain 6 feet social distance.

-Single customer per household is encouraged.

-No pets allowed.

-Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

WANT TO GO? http://stamford-downtown.com/events/farmers-market-4/#.XvT66EVKjIU.

POST-PAUSE Living Lights
WHEN: Jun. 29 - Dec. 31, Monday-Sunday, 10am–5pm
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT:

Meet amazing animals with the natural ability to glow in the dark in “Living Lights,” a special exhibit open now in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. “Living Lights” introduces guests to some of the most fascinating creatures in the sea; animals that can give off light through a process called bioluminescence. Live animals displayed include pinecone fish, flashlight fish, chain catsharks, crystal jellyfish and more. In addition to the marine animals in “Living Lights,” terrestrial examples featured include a scorpion – they’re naturally fluorescent – and a common forest fungus (Panellus stipticus) that glows as its spores mature. Displays explain the mechanics of bioluminescence and explore how bioluminescence is used by animals to attract mates, find prey and deter predators. Guests also can learn about medical and environmental advances made possible through the study of bioluminescent and fluorescent organisms. “Living Lights” is free with Aquarium admission.

WANT TO GO? $26.95 adults 13-64; $24.95 seniors 65 and older; $19.95 children ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. MaritimeAquarium.org.

IN PERSON Teen Game Zone FREE
WHEN: Aug. 21 - Dec. 25, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park , 2640 Grand Concourse , Bronx, NY
AGES: 13-17
WHAT: Teens learn new games, meet new people, and stay active in a safe environment. WANT TO GO? https://nycgovparks.org.

IN PERSON The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
WHEN: Sep. 18 - Nov. 21, September 18- October 31; November 1; 6-8; 13-15; 20-21, see website for exact times
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dscover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site. Tickets must be purchased in advance.  WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $24; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze/.

IN PERSON The Adventure Park: Glow in the Park
WHEN: Sep. 19 - Nov. 28, Saturdays, slots begin at 6pm
WHERE: Discovery Museum and Planetarium, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Climb and zip through a shining wonderland with LED lights lining the trails.  WANT TO GO? $45. 203-690-1717. https://myadventurepark.com/location/bridgeport-ct/plan-your-visit/glow-in-the-park-4/.

IN PERSON Bronx Night Market FREE
WHEN: Sep. 26 - Nov. 15, Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6pm
WHERE: Bronx Night Market, 1 Fordham Plaza, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Bronx Night Market celebrates culture, cuisine, represents the city’s diverse offerings, and supports up-and-coming food concepts. Advanced reservations required. WANT TO GO? thebronxnightmarket.com.

IN PERSON Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, Thursdays through Sundays and Monday, October 12 10am-5pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a day of fun including traditional favorites such as daily magic and mind reading shows, professional pumpkin carving demos and more. WANT TO GO? $39.95; $34.95 seniors 65 and older; $29.95 children 3-12; free for members. 718-220-5100. https://bronxzoo.com/boo-at-the-zoo.

IN PERSON Halloween Drive Thru at Stew's FREE
WHEN: Oct. 2 - 31, 11am-9pm, daily
WHERE: Stew Leonards, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Stew Leonard's invites all little ghouls and goblins to their first-ever drive-through Halloween celebration! Cars will follow a path through more than a dozen family-friendly Halloween-themed scenes featuring inflatable characters, located in the parking lot just steps from Stew's pumpkin patch. Customers can also tune their car's radio to WSTU-FM where Clover the Cow's spooky Halloween soundtrack will delight kids of all ages. This free, socially distanced event is open to the community. Plus, all kids under age 12 who wear their Halloween costume to Stew Leonard's from Monday, October 26- Saturday, October 31, 2020 will receive a free ice cream cone at the Ice Cream Parlor. And, if they say "Trick or Treat" at the checkout lane, they'll receive a free small treat bag!

WANT TO GO? 914-375-4700. stewleonards.com.

IN PERSON GREAT PUMPKIN PATH
WHEN: Oct. 3 - Nov. 1, Tuesdays-Sunday, and Columbus Day, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Discover plentiful pumpkins and hordes of gourds along the twists and turns of the Great Pumpkin Path on the Conservatory Lawn, culminating with some of the largest pumpkins in the world with the arrival of giant pumpkins on October 24. Keep an eye out for a display of whimsical scarecrows throughout the Garden as well.

WANT TO GO? $28; $25 seniors 65 and older and students with valid ID; $12 children 2-12; free for members and children younger than 2. 718-817-8700. https://nybg.org/event/great-pumpkin-path/.

IN PERSON Halloween JAMS
WHEN: Oct. 27 - 31, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10am and 10:45am
WHERE: Groove Family Music, Addison Park located on Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

It's Halloween Week and Groove is celebrating with a musical, magical, mystical JAM in Addison Park.  Costumes are encouraged for all (you too, grown-ups).  As always, there will be live music, non-candy treats and a groovy time for the whole family. No tricks -- all treats! This JAM is most appropriate for kids ages 1-6 years old.  In accordance with the current NYS covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees will be strictly limited. Your family will be asked to complete a Health and Safety Pledge prior to each class. Advanced registration required. 

WANT TO GO? $20. 914-834-3383. https://findgroove.com/halloween-jam.html.

IN PERSON Halloween Workshop - Spooky Scratch Games FREE
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 30, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: MacInspires Larchmont - Mamaroneck, 1139 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

In this night of spooky STEAM, you will be creating an awesome Halloween themed video game with MIT's Scratch. The kids will learn about coding, digital art, and game design while having a fun time being creative and socializing safely. Costumes are not required but very welcome!

WANT TO GO? 914-630-7338. https://macinspires.com/.

ONLINE Virtual Planetarium Show for Kids: Blue Moon for Halloween! FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Do your kids love the Planetarium? HRM does, too—and since we can’t get together under the dome yet, they will bring the Planetarium to you!  This Halloween there will be a blue moon—the second full moon this month! Although you might think of a full moon when you think of Halloween, it doesn’t always happen this way. Are there astronomical happenings which always do happen on Halloween? Join HRM and find out! Just like programs in the Planetarium, they’ll be able to take questions—this time through chat and comments. Recommended for ages 6–10. Advanced registration required.

WANT TO GO? 914-963-4550. https://hrm.org/events/virtual-planetarium-show-for-kids-blue-moon-for-halloween/.

IN PERSON Halloween at the HRM
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 12-5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Do your kids love the Planetarium? HRM does, too—and since we can’t get together under the dome yet, they will bring the Planetarium to you!  This Halloween there will be a blue moon—the second full moon this month! Although you might think of a full moon when you think of Halloween, it doesn’t always happen this way. Are there astronomical happenings which always do happen on Halloween? Join HRM and find out! Just like programs in the Planetarium, they’ll be able to take questions—this time through chat and comments. Recommended for ages 6–10. Advanced registration required.

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. https://hrm.org/.

IN PERSON Halloween Party FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 10am-4pm
WHERE: One River School Larchmont of Art + Design, 2081 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: WANT TO GO? 914-893-6111. https://larchmont.oneriverschool.com/events/.

IN PERSON Trick or Treat Trek
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

A Halloween trick or treat trek through the grounds of Bartow-Pell!

WANT TO GO? $10 per person. 718-885-1461. bpmm.org.

ONLINE Halloween Sing me a Story FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join storyteller Nancy Hershatter for a fun musical Halloween story! Ages 0-7. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Public Library Board of Trustees. Zoom Info: TBA

WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041. mountkiscolibrary.org.

IN PERSON PUMPKINS & POTIONS WITH DOC HARMON
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 31, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Come in costume and learn how to carve a jack-o-lantern and make a magic potion! Advanced registration required. Ages 7 and older.  WANT TO GO? $9. 914-420-5050. https://discoverwcm.org/weekend-workshops.

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