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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Exploring Play

WHEN: Through Feb. 22: Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Every month features a new theme brought to life through movement activities, songs, stories, and a take home project. 
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; free for children younger than 1, members, and active duty military. 914-420-5050. discoverwcm.org.

FREE Friday Afternoon Bingo

WHEN: Through Feb. 22: Fridays, 3:45-4:45pm
WHERE: Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Play everyone's favorite game! Prizes will be awarded to winners.
WANT TO GO? 914-764-5085. poundridgelibrary.org/.

FREE Story & Craft
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, 11am
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Join us for story time followed by a special craft!
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Exploring Play: Our Healthy Hearts
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, 11am-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Read “Allie’s Healthy Heart,” sing a song, and look at pictures of HEALTHY foods and SNACK foods.
WANT TO GO? FREE with museum admission. 914-421-5050. http://discoverwcm.org.

FREE Family Coloring
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, 2pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
AGES: All
WHAT: Join for some coloring fun for the whole family!
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. https://fieldkids.wordpress.com.

FREE Summer Music Programs Open House at Music Conservatory of Westchester
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Music Conservatory of Westchester, Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Learn more about the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Summer Music Programs at our upcoming Open House!
WANT TO GO? 914-761-3900. http://musicconservatory.org/programs/summer-programs.

FREE PAJAMA PARTY - Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 3pm-4pm
WHERE: Andersons Larchmont, 96 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: It’s pajama time as we monkey around!
WANT TO GO? 914-834-6900. Andersonsbooksny.com.

1964 The Tribute
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 8pm- 11pm
WHERE: The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: See 1964 The Tribute and experiance the closest thing to The Beatles that you can!
WANT TO GO? $22 - $37. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org/online/article/1964.

Winter Wolves

WHEN: Through Feb. 23: select Saturdays, 11am; select Sundays, 2pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America.
WHY WE LOVE IT: After spending some time with the wolves in the fresh air, enjoy hot beverages in a woodstove-heated classroom.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

FREE Stuffed Animal Family Storytime
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Shrub Oak , Yorktown
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: This animal-themed story time will feature books, rhymes, finger plays, puppets, and music.
WANT TO GO? 914-245-5262. yorktownlibrary.org.

FREE Krafty Kids - 'Snowman Collage'
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-2pm
WHERE: Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge
AGES: All
WHAT: Use collage techniques and a variety of papers and materials to make a snowman collage.
WANT TO GO? 914-764-5085. poundridgelibrary.org.

Wellness Workshop: Citrus Soaps
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Make your own cold-processed soap and go home with a pound of all-natural, vegan soap.
WANT TO GO? $55. 7185493200. wavehill.org.

Family Art Project: Ubuntu—I Am Because We Are
WHEN: Feb. 23-24, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Primarily using African wax fabric and incorporating other assorted materials and objects, participants create mixed-media portraits of loved ones.
WANT TO GO? $10; $6 students and seniors 65 or older; $4 children 6 and older; free to members and children younger than 6.. 7185493200. wavehill.org.

Winter Wonderland Sunset Photo Session with the Wolves of the WCC

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 24, 3pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A special opportunity to photograph the WCC’s Ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr in a winter wonderland setting.
WANT TO GO? $100. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org.

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival Academy Awards® Screening Gala
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 24, 7pm
WHERE: Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
AGES: Adult
WHAT: Join us for a fabulous night when the stars come out in Ridgefield!
WANT TO GO? $75. 203-210-5295. riffct.org.

FREE Toddler Time

WHEN: Through Feb. 26: select Tuesdays and Fridays, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Greenburgh Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Delight and stimulate your toddler's brain with books, rhymes, and music.
WANT TO GO? 914-721-8200. greenburghlibrary.org.

FREE Movers and Shakers

WHEN: Through Feb. 27: Wednesday and Friday, 9:30-10am
WHERE: Chappaqua Library, 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua 
AGES: 0-2 
WHAT: Enjoy music, motion, and bubbles, too! 
WANT TO GO? 914-332-0133. Chappaqualibrary.org.

FREE All Together Now
WHEN: Through Feb. 28: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 11am
WHERE: Chappaqua Library, 195 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Enjoy fun stories and songs. 
WANT TO GO? 914-332-0133. Chappaqualibrary.org.

FREE Trove Time
WHEN: Through March 29: Friday 11am-12:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: Children and their caregiver will play together, hear stories, and learn about enriching a child's life and increasing their early literacy skills. 
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

Pleasantville Farmers Market
WHEN: Through March 30: Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm
WHERE: Pleasantville Middle School Cafeteria, 40 Romer Ave., Pleasantville
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy fresh, winter-grown produce along with a diverse variety of meats, cheeses, breads, prepared foods, and more. It's a great way to support local agriculture and eat healthy year-round.
WANT TO GO? Prices vary by vendor. 914-205-4545. pleasantvillefarmersmarket.com.

FREE Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market

WHEN: Through March 31: Sundays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association; 15 Mount Ebo Road S., Brewster
AGES: All
WHAT: The market is located inside the expansive lobby of the HVCPA building and showcases vendors selling vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, jams, bread and baked goods (gluten free too!), eggs, mushrooms, food artisans, and specialty items from local growers and producers. Some of the vendors include Arch River Farm, The Canning Jar, Clock Tower Grill Food Truck, Conte’s Fish, Curious Tongue Creations-Gluten Free & Vegan Bakery, Deep Roots Farm NY, The Grand Strand Company, DoReMe Farms, Great Cape Bakers, KAS Spirits, M & M Italian Provisions, Nick the Knife Artisan Sharpening, Petropoulos Family Grove, Pickleicious, Ryder Farm Organics, Smellz Good – Natural Goat Milk Soap, Lotions & Sprays, Sacred Grounds Coffee, Steve’s Country Kitchen and White Pine Farm. And, in keeping with the market’s mission of wellness, a free yoga class by Clark Cameron-Gonzalez, of Dare To Do Yoga, will be offered on select Sundays.
WANT TO GO? Free; 845-629-2824; hvcpa.org 

FREE Mamaroneck’s Down to Earth Farmers Market

WHEN: Through April 13: Saturdays, 9am-1pm

WHERE: St. Thomas Episcopal Church; 168 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
AGES: All
WHAT: From fish and vegetables to cheese and baked goods, shop all the delicious flavors of winter and find out what the season has in store.
WANT TO GO? Free; 914-923-4837; downtoearthmarkets.com 

The Lego® Movie™ Days
WHEN: Feb. 15- April 18, Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Join Emmet, Wyldstyle, and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, character experiences, and interactive photo opportunities.
WANT TO GO? $29.95; free for children 2 and younger. 866-243-0770. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.

Daddy-and-Me Animal Show

WHEN: Through May 4: select Saturdays, 9:15am
WHERE: Friends of Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
AGES: 3-7
WHAT: Fathers can drop in with their children for this fun-filled animal adventure. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. No pre-registration required.
WANT TO GO? $10-$15 per family. 914-967-5150. ryenaturecenter.org.

FREE Mother Goose Storytime
WHEN: Through May 18: Saturday 11am-11:30am
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains 
AGES: 0-2 
WHAT: A half hour of rhymes, songs and stories that encourage early literacy skills! 
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

Westchester Children's Museum Pop Up Shop
WHEN: Through May 31: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Paryway, Rye
AGES: All
WHAT: The museum is partnering with Melissa & Doug Toys and Scattered Books of Chappaqua to offer a colorful, vibrant, enriching selection of toys and books for infants through middle school-aged children. All the books and toys will reflect the museum’s own goals of encouraging play and imagination, critical thinking, problem solving, and fun.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

FREE Comic Book Club
WHEN: Through June 7: First Friday of Month 4pm-5:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains 
AGES: 13-17 
WHAT: Discuss new titles and learn drawing and sketching techniques from a local artist. 
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

FREE jkids Jewish Holiday Program
WHEN: Through June 23: Sundays, 10-11:15am
WHERE: First Hebrew Congregation, 1821 Main St., Peekskill
AGES: 2-5
WHAT: jkids is a Jewish Holiday Program for kids ages 2-5 with their grown ups (interfaith families welcomed) one Sunday a month at FHC in Peekskill. Refreshments served. Families will connect and kids will have peer groups.
WANT TO GO? 917-739-0500. firsthebrew.org.

 

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