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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!

IN PERSON 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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IN PERSON 'A Slug's Life' Special Exhibit

WHEN: Jan. 23 - Jun. 13, 10am-5pm, daily
WHERE: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT:

Marvel at the fascinating forms and adaptations of live animals from ocean reefs and freshwater streams – and discover the important messages they can tell us – in “A Slug’s Life,” a new special exhibit in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Stars of the new exhibit are an order of mollusks called nudibranchs known for their striking forms and brilliant colors. Nicknamed “sea slugs,” nudibranchs occur in some 3,000 species in oceans all around the world. (Some two dozen are found in Long Island Sound.) Because these tiny creatures react very quickly to environmental change, nudibranchs are considered by scientists to be an “indicator species.”  “A Slug’s Life” will feature several species of live nudibranchs, as well as an assortment of other mollusks in diverse shapes and sizes – some with shells, some without – including a common octopus, sea hares, conchs, chitons, giant clams and Indo-Pacific snails. Plus, the exhibit will include a display of live freshwater mussels, another “indicator species” that – as a group – are considered the most endangered animals in North America.

WANT TO GO? $26.95; $24.95 seniors (65+); $19.95 children (3-12). 203-852-0700.
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ONLINE Student Show 2021 FREE

WHEN: Feb. 28 - Apr. 30, Anytime
WHERE: One River School of Art + Design, , , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Check out the One River School of Art + Design Online Exhibition featuring the artwork of Kid, Teen and Adult students-  virtually!

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IN PERSON Saturday Clay

WHEN: Mar. 13 - Apr. 24, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, 2-4pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Plan a great afternoon with friends or family in this fun and messy introduction to clay! Professional ceramic artists will guide you through themed handbuilding projects that will be glazed and fired at CAC. Projects will be available for pick up approximately 2 weeks after class. Beginner’s Welcome – no experience necessary. Advanced registartion required. 

WANT TO GO? $25. 914- 937-2047.
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IN PERSON StoryWalk at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FREE

WHEN: Apr. 1 - 30, All Day
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT:

Take a StoryWalk around the outside of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library on Westchester Avenue and enjoy walking and reading Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand. This StoryWalk is a great way for parents, children, and caregivers to take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. 

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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IN PERSON 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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Sensory Sensitive Sundays FREE

WHEN: Apr. 11 - 25, Sundays, 9-11am
WHERE: Chuck E. Cheese, 1816 Gunhill Rd. , Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Chuck E. Cheese, the nation’s No. 1 family entertainment and dining venue, is marking Autism Awareness Month with the return of its Sensory Sensitive Sundays program. The program creates dedicated playtime designed specifically for children with autism and other special sensory needs, offering a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience.

WANT TO GO? 718-671-1709.
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ONLINE Read to Lexie FREE

WHEN: Apr. 12 - May. 24, Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, OSSINING, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Join the library on Zoom to Read to Lexie, a hypoallergenic certified therapy dog. Sign up by filling out the google form at https://ossininglibrary.org/children/programs/

WANT TO GO? 718-825-9916.
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IN PERSON and ONLINE Sky and Earth Week 2021 FREE

WHEN: Apr. 18 - 25, See schedule below
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

In honor of the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, celebrate our planet with both virtual and in-person activities for all ages!

Sunday, April 18, 10am–Saturday, April 24, 10pm
Special access to watch the movie Nomadas online. Learn more here.

Saturday, April 24
United States of North America Passport: Installation and Live Performance from 12:30–4:30pm

Sunday, April 25
In-Person Earth Day Eco-Workshops from 12:30–4:30pm
In-Person Family Studio Art Workshop: Personal Passport from 1–3:30pm
Migration and Hope: A Virtual Panel Discussion of the Documentary Nomadas at 2pm

WANT TO GO? 914-963-4550.
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Spring Egg-Stravaganza!

WHEN: Apr. 18 - 25, Sundays, 12-6pm
WHERE: C.V. Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Join Junior League of Central Westchester for a children's egg hunt with proceeds benefitting the Westchester County Diaper Bank. Please bring a diaper donation! Pre-register & purchase tickets today to select a date, age group, and time slot.

WANT TO GO? $15 per participant, $5 for each additional child in same family. 347-268-1851.
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EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY

WHEN: Thursday, Apr. 22, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT
AGES: All
WHAT:

The first 100 families to enter the Zoo will receive a Party for the Planet swag bag featuring the following: a trowel for planting, reusable veg bags, SAFE cards, window clings to deter bird strikes, and more!

WANT TO GO? $16; $12 seniors 62 and older and children 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger. 203-394-6563.
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Pitch in for Parks 2021- Cleanup at Cranberry Lake Preserve FREE

WHEN: Friday, Apr. 23, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westchester Parks Foundation, 1609 Old Orchard Street , North Castle, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Volunteers will rake, weed, and remove debris and litter at Cranberry Lake Preserve just in time for Earth Day. WANT TO GO? 914-902-5918.
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Earth Day Hike and Clean-Up FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 1-2pm
WHERE: Pelham Bay Park, Middletown Road & Stadium Avenue, Section 2 Orchard Beach, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

In honor of Earth Day, join the Rangers to soak in and maintain the beauty of Pelham Bay Park, hike the shoreline and remove trash along the way. To enhance your experience, please wear comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and water.

WANT TO GO? 718-319-7258.
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WCS Run for the Wild

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 8-10am, 5K Start Times at Bronx River Entrance; 10:30am-12:30pm, 3K Start Times at Southern Boulevard Entrance
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Run through the Bronx Zoo while raising money for the lemurs.  WANT TO GO? $55; $45 children and seniors; $15 virtual runners, plus $35 minimum fundraising requirement for all participants age 16 and older. 718-220-5100.
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Pitch in for Parks 2021- Cleanup at Blue Mountain Reservation FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Westchester Parks Foundation, 435 Welcher Avenue, Peekskill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Volunteers will rake, weed, and remove debris and litter at Cranberry Lake Preserve. No experience is necessary! Each year, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks, the largest volunteer program which falls around Earth Day!

On Day 5 of this initiative, volunteers will remove debris and litter from the trails and quarry, weed & rake in the butterfly garden as well as remove invasive plants in Cranberry Lake Preserve. No experience is necessary!

All tools will be provided but please bring your own water. VOLUNTEERS MUST ARRIVE ON SITE WITH THEIR OWN MASK & PRACTICE SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Cordiner at Erin@thewpf.org ALL ARE WELCOME! This event is rain or shine!

WANT TO GO? 914-902-5918.
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Pitch in for Parks 2021- Cleanup at Kensico Dam Plaza FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 12-2pm
WHERE: Westchester Parks Foundation, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Road, Valhalla, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Volunteers take on special projects throughout to clean up the parks! No experience is necessary! You must register for the correct amount of volunteers in the specific park you plan to volunteer in! This registration is for a 12pm start!

Each year, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is the largest volunteer event which falls around Earth Day! Volunteers will paint, rake, prepare and plant flower beds, clear trails and shorelines, restore wildlife habitats and remove invasive vines from trees. Join in this community effort and help clean up one of Westchester's most valuable assets!

All tools will be provided but please bring your own water. VOLUNTEERS MUST ARRIVE ON SITE WITH THEIR OWN MASK & PRACTICE SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. ALL ARE WELCOME! This event is rain or shine! If you have any questions, please contact Erin Cordiner at Erin@thewpf.org

WANT TO GO? 914-902-5918.
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Pitch in for Parks 2021- Cleanup at Bronx River Reservation at Westchester County Center Lot East FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 12-2pm
WHERE: Westchester Parks Foundation, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Volunteer to take on special projects to clean up the parks! WANT TO GO? 914-902-5918.
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Pitch in for Parks 2021- Cleanup at Tibbetts Brook Park FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 12-2pm
WHERE: Westchester Parks Foundation, 355 Midland Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Volunteer to take on special projects to clean up the parks! WANT TO GO? 914-902-5918.
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TAI CHI AT THE SANCTUARY

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 1:30-2:45pm
WHERE: Catherine Violet Hubbard Animals Sanctuary, 3 Old Farm Road, Newtown, Connecticut
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Who is ready for a “Soulful Saturday” at the CVH Animal Sanctuary? Introducing NEW Tai Chi classes! Make every movement count in this rejuvenating experience connecting mind, body and spirit in the sanctuary’s beautiful outdoor setting. Tai Chi is a slow moving martial art that can improve balance & coordination, increase blood flow, build strength and relieve stress. Suitable for all levels & styles. Yang style Tai Chi taught by Chris Schaefer of Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios in Newtown. Register in advance.

WANT TO GO? $25. 866-620-8640.
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Kids Takeover CAMP Stores for Financial Literacy Month FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 11am-7pm
WHERE: CAMP, The SoNo Collection 100 N Water St. #3850 , Norwalk, CT
AGES: All
WHAT:

CAMP is letting kids run the show for the day to learn about spending, saving, and giving with a free 'Your Store' takeover event from CAMP and Ally to celebrate Financial Literacy Month. With activities like studio time, gift hunting, and even inventing their own toys, kids will learn a bit about spending, saving, and giving, and each kid that participates will earn $25 in play money by completing fun financial-themed games, which they can spend on ACTUAL toys at the end of the experience. For families who are not located near one of CAMP's stores or not ready to head out, there is an online experience too. On April 23rd at 4pm, families can enjoy a free 45-minute interactive virtual event that will bring the magic of CAMP & Ally's Build-Your-Own Toy Store to homes with a live reading of Emma and the Cosmophone by four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel.

WANT TO GO? 917-997-0439.
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Taconic Opera Opera in the Park: Verdi’s La Traviata

WHEN: Apr. 24 - 25, 1-3pm
WHERE: Depew Park Athletic Field, 1 Depew Court, GPS: 1 Depew Court, Peekskill, NY, Peekskill, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT:

Taconic Opera, currently in its 23rd season, will be celebrating the return of live opera with outdoor matinee performances of a Verdi favorite: La Traviata! Maestro Jun Nakabayashi is delighted to provide the downbeat for a small but live orchestra for the return of live performances with a live audience! The performance will be staged and performed in Italian. All covid health and safety protocols will be adhered to: each performer will be fully vaccinated; audience members must be masked and will be spaced; seating will be limited to 100 tickets per day; to keep audience size to 100, tickets must be reserved in advance and will not be sold at the door. A Rain Date will be arranged if needed. Parking: Depew Park Veterans Memorial Pool Parking Lot, Bay Street & Depew Court Map of park: Handicap accessibility: Limited. Ticket Prices: $25, $22 Seniors, $18 Students. How to order: TaconicOpera.org or call toll free (855) 886-7372.

WANT TO GO? $25, $22 Seniors, $18 Students. . 855-886-7372.
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Earth Day Celebrations!

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 24, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Weinberg Nature Center, 455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale , NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Earth Day with the Weinberg Nature Center! Choose from one, two, or all 3 amazing 100% outdoors programs. Each with unique and popular local environmental educators.

9am-11:30am “Rise and Shine! At Weinberg Nature Center": Fire-Making, Eco-Dance, Native Storytelling, Bird Migrations, Native Animals, Planting, Animal Presentations

1pm-3pm “Engaging Nature with Our Senses”: Mindfulness Walk, Local Ecology, Body Movement and Guided Wildlife Observations and Inspiring Activities, Animal Presentations

4pm-6pm “Reconnecting to the Earth”: History of People Living with Nature, Group/Individual Centering, Fun Creative Discovery Activities, Forest Walk, Reconnecting with Earth, Animal Presentations

Advanced registration required. (Children under 2 years enter free and are not required to wear mask).

WANT TO GO? $10 per program; $25 all three programs. 914-722-1160.
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In-Person Earth Day Eco-Workshops

WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 25, 12:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

In honor of the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, celebrate our planet with both virtual and in-person activities for all ages!

Sunday, April 18, 10am–Saturday, April 24, 10pm
Special access to watch the movie Nomadas online. Learn more here.

Saturday, April 24
United States of North America Passport: Installation and Live Performance from 12:30–4:30pm

Sunday, April 25
In-Person Earth Day Eco-Workshops from 12:30–4:30pm
In-Person Family Studio Art Workshop: Personal Passport from 1–3:30pm
Migration and Hope: A Virtual Panel Discussion of the Documentary Nomadas at 2pm

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students, veterans; $4 ages 3-18. 914-963-4550.
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In-Person Family Studio Art Workshop: Personal Passport

WHEN: Sunday, Apr. 25, 1-3:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Create a passport for your ideal country! Design and draw your national emblem in this hands-on workshop and learn about passports and how these documents confer identity and help us travel to other countries. Designed by Teaching Artist-in-Residence Erika Harrsch and facilitated outdoors with the help of our Junior Docents. Materials and instructions provided. This program will be socially-distanced; masks are required. Recommended for ages 5+.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students, veterans; $4 ages 3-18. 914-963-4550.
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