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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Saturday Morning Enrichment: Home Sweet Habitat

WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 17,
WHERE: Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Road, Bronx, NY

During this earth science-based program, attendees will embark on a short, gentle hike with a Museum Educator through the Bartow-Pell woods and learn about the plants and animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. You will be able to observe flora and fauna in their natural habitat, as well as learn about the influence that humans have had on the land over time. The spring season is the best time of year to explore the forest and coastline as seals can be seen sunbathing and migratory birds and wildlife are more visible during this time of year. Advanced registration required. 



WANT TO GO? $10. 718-885-1461.
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