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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!


*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 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 hundreds of things to do each month, and for more fun in the New York area, visit our Rockland, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island weekend roundups!
 

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Homeschool Day
WHEN: Friday, March 13, 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: This focused day makes available to homeschool students many of the educational classroom programs regularly presented to traditional school groups by Aquarium educators. See full schedule online.
WANT TO GO? $21; $20 seniors 65 and older; $16 children ages 3-12, prices only valid with code hsday20 when purchased online in advance. 203-852-0700. https://maritimeaquarium.org/homeschool-students.

FREE Sugaring 
WHEN: March 1-14, see event for schedule
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Visit the sugar house to see how maple sap is turned into syrup. 
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org. 

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 5-6:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: All
WHAT: Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves and potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. All guests will be served weather appropriate treats. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids get to have an after-dark adventure, all before bedtime!
WANT TO GO? $16; $13 for kids younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

FREE Happy Pi Day!
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 3-4pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Listen to a story, enjoy games, riddles, activities, a craft, and a quick round of Concentration game. For children K-4 and their families.
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

FREE Mount Kisco St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2pm
WHERE: Mount Kisco Main Street, Mount Kisco
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Mount Kisco St. Patrick's Day Parade.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-7555.


FREE 31st Annual Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 3pm
WHERE: Church Of The Assumption, 131 Union Ave., Peekskill
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the 31st Annual Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade. Parade steps off in front of the Church Of The Assumption.
WANT TO GO? https://facebook.com/peekskillstpatrickscommittee/.

Artistree's Pajama Party
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Artistree Performing Arts, 114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Send your kids in their PJs to an awesome Pajama Party complete with games, dancing, face painting, crafts, pizza, movies, and more! Call for reservations.
WANT TO GO? $35; $25 sibling. 914-835-2200. artistreearts.com.

FREE Sugaring Off Party
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 12-3pm
WHERE: Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy winter's sweet rewards at this annual celebration that offers food, music, and sugaring demonstrations all day.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7322. friendsoftrailside,org.

Build Your Own Nesting Box
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 1pm
WHERE: Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Build a nesting box for blue jays and other common backyard birds. Pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $15 . 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.


Kids in the Kitchen: Pizza for Lunch and Dessert
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 12:30pm
WHERE: Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn to make pizza from scratch with sauce, cheese and pepperoni and more pizza for dessert featuring Nutella.
WANT TO GO? $70 per adult and child; $60 per adult and child members; $40 individual; $35 individual members. 914-771-8700. wiccny.org.

FREE 23rd Annual City of White Plains St. Patrick's Day
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 12pm
WHERE: Old Mamaroneck Road and Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the contributions of the Irish people at the 23rd Annual City of White Plains St. Patrick’s Day, then stick around for a Cultural Tour, music, dancing, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a fun way to recognize the contributions of the Irish people through their rich culture and music, their indomitable courage and spirit, and their legendary warmth and humor.
WANT TO GO? http://whiteplainssaintpatricksday.com/.

FREE Saw Mill River Audubon Second Saturday Walk at Brinton Brook Sanctuary
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 9-11am
WHERE: Brinton Brook Sanctuary, 1339 Albany Post Road (Route 9A), Croton-on-Hudson
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Monthly walks will continue year-round on second Saturdays at their largest sanctuary, Brinton Brook in Croton-on-Hudson.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-6503. http://sawmillriveraudubon.org.


FREE Discover Ecosystems-Live Animal Program
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 1pm
WHERE: Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: All
WHAT: Discover what makes a habitat unique and perfect for the incredible animals that live there. Meet animals from the rain forest, desert, and more.
WANT TO GO? 914-967-8720. friendsofreadwildlifesanctuary.org.


Maple Saturday: Sap to Syrup
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley St., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: See how trees are tapped and how the sap is collected and boiled down. Tastetesters are welcome to try samples and partake in trying to taste the difference between real maple syrup and fake stuff.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, $5 optional pancake breakfast with special maple treats. 914-968-5851. https://parks.westchestergov.com/lenoir-preserve.

FREE A Revolution of her Own: The Dynamic story of Deborah Sampson and the American Revolution
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 1pm
WHERE: Saint Paul's Church, 897 S. Columbus Avenue, Mount Vernon
AGES: All
WHAT: See a Living History presentation about the woman who disguised herself as a man and fought credibly for the American army in the Revolutionary War.
WANT TO GO? 914-667-4116. nps.gov/sapa.

1 2 3 ANDRES
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 11am and 1:30pm
WHERE: Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: 123 Andrés blends Spanish and English seamlessly into this bilingual story with themes of empathy and friendship.
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 914-698-3045. https://emelin.org/123andres/.


FREE Weasels of Winter
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn more about these secretive animals of the winter woods. Register online.
WANT TO GO? 914-741-0333. https://teatown.org.


Morning Farm Chores
WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 8am-12pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah
AGES: 8 and older
WHAT: Visit the farm and help the staff do farm chores. Pre-registration required. 
WANT TO GO? $20 for family of 4; $6 individuals . 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.


Sugaring Sundays
WHEN: Sundays, March 1-15, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
WHERE: Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
AGES: All
WHAT: From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. Call to register.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 914-762-2912 x110. https://teatown.org.

Sugaring Sundays
WHEN: Sundays, March 1-15, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
WHERE: Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
AGES: All
WHAT: From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. Call to register.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 914-762-2912 x110. https://teatown.org.

Science Sunday
WHEN: Sundays, March 8-15, 11:30am-12:15pm and 1:30-2:15pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Science Sunday is an exciting and dynamic lesson complete with hands-on activities, awesome experiments, and fun facts. Ages 7 and older.
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.

Seussical
WHEN: March 13-15, Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Actors Conservatory Theater, Bryn Mawr Hall, 20 Buckingham Road, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: A colorful, "full of life" musical, based on the beloved children's stories and the iconic characters of Dr. Seuss.
WANT TO GO? $22; $20 seniors; $15 students. 914-391-6558. actshows.org.

Family Art Project: Restore and Re-story Quilts
WHEN: March 14-15, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, W. 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Plant your story in a collective story quilt and celebrate your unique relationship with the land that holds us.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6-18; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon. . 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

FREE Sugarin Off
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 12-3pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: On this last day of Sugaring, enjoy the sweet rewards by listening to music, tasting maple treats, watching demonstrations, and doing a scavenger hunt.
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282. muscootfarm.org.

Ballet Hispánico
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 3pm
WHERE: Academic Arts Theatre, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
AGES: All
WHAT: Representing a multitude of nationalities, these artists reflect the ever-changing face of our nation.
WANT TO GO? $28; $26 seniors, faculty and staff, and non-WCC students; $18 children younger than 13. 914-606-6262. https://sunywcc.edu/about/smartarts/.


A Cappella Live!
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 3pm
WHERE: The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
AGES: All
WHAT: This high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella will shine the spotlight on each group’s greatest and best-known hits, and bring them all together for an entertaining afternoon of vocal music.
WANT TO GO? $25-$45. 914-251-6200. https://artscenter.org/events/a-cappella-live/.

FREE Eastchester's 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 3pm
WHERE: Immaculate Conception School, 53 Winter Hill Road, Tuckahoe
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate with Eastchester's 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
WANT TO GO? http://eastchesterirish.org/.

Playtime at The Palace: Magic & Beyond
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 3pm
WHERE: Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: David Garrity uses visual magic and illusions combined with music, pantomime, situation comedy, and audience participation to entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
WANT TO GO? $12.50. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org/.


FREE Movie: Brave (PG, 93min)
WHEN: Sunday, March 15, 2-4:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: All
WHAT: Princess Merida uses her bravery and archery skills to battle a curse and restore peace to the Scottish Highlands after she makes a wish that puts her entire kingdom in jeopardy.
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

CPR Friends and Family (Infant/Child)
WHEN: March 7-24, see event for schedule
WHERE: Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Suggested for parents and caregivers, this course covers obstructed airway.
WANT TO GO? $65. 888-305-9253. greenwichhospital.org/events.

FREE Discovery Storytime
WHEN: Through March 27: Fridays, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: Newborn to 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/.

Exploring Play: Getting to Know Dr. Seuss & The Cat in the Hat
WHEN: March 6-27, Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: Newborn to 5
WHAT: Read The Cat in the Hat and and talk about the special patterns in the rhymes as well as the cat’s costume. You’ll even get to make your own patterned hats to take home! Sign ups begin when the Museum opens at 10am.
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.

Family Science Workshop
WHEN: March 7-28, Saturdays, 1pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Experiment with solar photovoltaics, and make a colorful model of leaf anatomy to bring home.
WANT TO GO? Free with admission: $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.

Feeding Fun
WHEN: March 15-28, 3/15 and 3/28, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Join naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding the indoor animals as well as birds of prey and barnyard.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. 914-723-3470. https://greenburghnaturecenter.org/events/program-event-calendar/.

Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises
WHEN: March 1-29, see website for schedule
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. Passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
WANT TO GO? $31.50; $26.50 members. 203-852-0700. https://maritimeaquarium.or

Pack Chat for Kids
WHEN: March 1-29, see event for schedule
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves as well. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises
WHEN: March 1-29, see website for schedule
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Journey out onto Long Island Sound in hopes of seeing some of the seals and waterfowl that spend the winter just off the shores. Passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
WANT TO GO? $31.50; $26.50 members. 203-852-0700. https://maritimeaquarium.org/.

Pack Chat for Kids
WHEN: March 1-29, see event for schedule
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves as well. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

Family Art Workshop
WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays, March 7-29, 1-4pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Participants will make self-portraits floating on calm waters in unicorn- or candy-shaped plastic floaties.
WANT TO GO? Free with admission: $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 Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market
WHEN: Through 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 Champs for Autism Ausome Reading Program
WHEN: March 14- April 18, Saturdays, ages 7-10: 10:30-11:15am; ages 11-13: 11:30am-12:15pm 
WHERE: Woodstock New York Public Library, 761 E. 160th St., Bronx
AGES: 7-13, adult
WHAT: Learn how to enhance the reading skills for children on the autism spectrum. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? 855-411-0271. http://bit.ly/AusomeReading.

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham's Kaleidoscope
WHEN: Through April 19: Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience famed designer Jeff Leatham’s bold and colorful vision for the 18th annual Orchid Show.
WANT TO GO? $18-$30 Saturday-Sunday; $10-$23 Monday-Friday. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.


FREE Ossining Winter Farmers Market
WHEN: Through May 2: Saturdays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Down to Earth Markets, near the corner of Spring and 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: Through May 29: Fridays, 9:30-10am
WHERE: Chappaqua Library, 195 S. 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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