What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen Counties

What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen Counties


From concerts and performances, to workshops and exhibits, plan your weekend with our round up of the best things to do with kids in southeastern New York and northeastern New Jersey this Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 24-26, 2017. Check out our picks for kids' activites in Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen counties. Also see our guides for weekend fun in New York City and Long Island.

Westchester County Weekend Activities

The Stanley Clarke Band
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 24, 8-10pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
AGES: 3-5, All
WHAT: Hear music from four-time Grammy winner and bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke.
WANT TO GO? $40 and up. 914-739-0039 x2. paramounthudsonvalley.com.

Holiday Kick Off
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 24, 12-5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
WHAT: Learn how to paint a wintry landscape, enjoy face painting with Junior Docents from 1-4pm, storytelling at 1:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm, and a sing along at 4pm.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Thanksgiving may be over, but the fun continues!
WANT TO GO? $6; $3 children. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

FREE Baby Signing Time
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 24, 11:30am-12pm
WHERE: Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront Branch, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers
AGES: Newborn-2
WHAT: This class use songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy.
WANT TO GO? 914-337-1500.

Family Gallery Tour
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 25, 12pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Explore artwork on view on a family-friendly tour with a curatorial fellow.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Live on Stage
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 25, 1pm
WHERE: Palace Theatre Stamford, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT
WHAT: The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Your child will flip for Charlie Brown!
WANT TO GO? $22-$37. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org.

FREE Musical Extravaganza
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 25, 4-6pm
WHERE: Barnes and Noble, 2614 Central Ave., Yonkers
WHAT: A local children's book author will offer crafts and singer Bailey McGill will play her guitar and sing. Listen to the music of Adele, Taylor Swift, and others.
WANT TO GO? 914-771-6400. barnesandnoble.com.

 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
WHEN: Through Nov. 25: see website for times
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson
WHAT: Don't miss your chance to meander through a historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display all made of jack-o'-lanterns.
WANT TO GO? $20; $16 children ages 3-17; Friday-Saturday: $25; $20 children ages 3-17. 914-631-8200. hudsonvalley.org.

Family Art Project: Natural Weavings 
WHEN: Nov. 25-26, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
WHAT: Gather fall leaves, cones, pods, and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 children. 718-549-3200.

'Annie Get Your Gun'
WHEN: Through Nov. 26: Wednesday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
WHAT: Frank Butler is the sharpest sharpshooter around and the heart-throb of Buffalo Bill's travelling Wild West show. He'll take on any challenge and win, until he meets his match: the rough and ready tomboy sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
WANT TO GO? $50 show only. 914-592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com.

Perseus and Andromeda
WHEN: Through Nov. 26: Saturday-Sunday, 12:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum and Planetarium, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Learn how the earth, moon, and sun work together as a system in this 26-minute program.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children. 914-963-4550.

The Sky Tonight
WHEN: Through Nov. 26: Saturday-Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum and Planetarium, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Learn what's going on in the sky on the very night that you see this live, interactive show.
WANT TO GO? $4; $2 children. 914-963-4550.

FREE Young Family Gan Shabbat
WHEN: Through Dec. 2: Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Bet Torah, 60 Smith Ave., Mount Kisco
WHAT: Celebrate Shabbat with stories, songs, and snacks.
WANT TO GO? 9146667595.

'Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle'
WHEN: Through Dec. 8: Tuesday-Sunday, 7:30pm
WHERE: Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: It’s Christmas at 221B Baker Street and you’re following Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on a trip through Victorian London on the trail of a classic mystery. Together with the famous detectives, explore the mansion room-by-room, as you are drawn deeper into the secrets of the Blue Carbuncle.
WANT TO GO? $40; $35 seniors and for children 16 and younger. 914-631-4481. lyndhurst.org.

Second Saturdays
WHEN: Through Dec. 9: Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Explore the past through hands-on chores, games, and crafts every second Saturday of the month. Take a flashlight tour of the Boscobel mansion and plant your own mini herb garden.
WANT TO GO? $45 for a family of four; $8 per additional person. 845-265-3638. boscobel.org.

FREE Teaching Trails: Weekend Walk for All Ages
WHEN: Through Dec. 18: Saturdays, 11:30am
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
WHAT: Guided trail experience through the woodland forest. Volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife, and seasonal changes.
WANT TO GO? 914-725-6599. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

'The Christmas Voyager'
WHEN: Nov. 24-Dec. 23 , Wednesday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
WHAT: The holiday songs we all know and love are wrapped up in a heartwarming celebration of the spirit that will delight audiences of all ages. Lost in a future time and desperate to return to his home galaxy, our Starman journeys back through time searching for that magical December 24th evening when three brilliant stars came together and changed the course of history.
WANT TO GO? $50 show only. 914-592-2222.

FREE Christmas Tree Sale
WHEN: Nov. 24-Dec. 23 , see website for dates and times
WHERE: North White Plains Fire Company #1, 621 N. Broadway, North White Plains
WHAT: The North White Plains Fire Company is once again hosting its annual Christmas tree sale as a fundraising event.
WANT TO GO? 914-949-3575. ncsfd1.com.

American Dream Collection: Works by Lynn Mara
WHEN: Through Dec. 31: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Park, Rye
WHAT: Drawing inspiration from the beauty of her natural surroundings and the wide spectrum of American iconography, artist Lynn Mara captures the vibrancy of the American spirit through her paintings.
WANT TO GO? $7. 914-421-5050. discoverwcm.org.

Holiday Train Show
WHEN: Through Jan. 15, 2018: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
WHAT: More than 150 miniature landmarks are created from plant materials. Come watch trains make their way through the Statue of Liberty, and so much more. This year's show features replicas of the Empire State Building. Timed shows. Reservations are required.
WANT TO GO? see website for weekday and weekend pricing. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

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Rockland County Weekend Activities

Glen Rock for the Holidays
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 24 , see website for times
WHERE: Business District, Downtown, Glen Rock
WHAT: Kick off the holiday season with events and family fun happening all throughout town. Check the Facebook page for updated details.
WANT TO GO? free admission. glenrockchamberofcommerce.com.

Thanksgiving Weekend at WEC
WHEN: Nov. 24-26, Friday-Sunday, 12-4pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-On-Hudson
WHAT: Bring the family to the Wildlife Education Center for some post-holiday fun. Visit with live animals and find out what they had for Thanksgiving dinner. “Meet the Animal” presentations will be at 1pm and 2:30pm.
WANT TO GO? $3 per person. 845-534-7781. hhnm.org.

Christkindlmarkt German Christmas Market
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 26, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Downtown Historic District, 1 Jersey Ave., Port Jervis
WHAT: An enchanting family event with the sights, sounds, and aromas of the holiday season. Enjoy handcrafters, specialty foods, gifts, and live entertainment. Don't miss the arrival of the Santa Express at dusk.
WANT TO GO? free admission.

FREE Kids' Movie Night
WHEN: Through Dec. 17: Sundays, 5:30pm
WHERE: Harry's Burritos, 90 Main St., Nyack
WHAT: See animated films for kids every Sunday night at Harry's Burritos. Parents receive happy hour pricing on meals and drinks.
WANT TO GO? 845-353-5220. harrysburritos.com.

FREE Face Painting
WHEN: Through Dec. 30: Saturdays, 2-4pm
WHERE: Dave & Buster's, 4661 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack
WHAT: Join in for face painting on Saturdays.
WANT TO GO? 845-353-1555. daveandbusters.com/west-nyack.

Clarkstown's Indoor Farmers Market
WHEN: Through May 12, 2018: Saturdays, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Congers Community Center, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers
WHAT: Enjoy fresh produce and goodies even when it's cold out. Find baked goods, pickles, produce, vegetables, jams, eggs, meats, and more.
WANT TO GO? free admission. town.clarkstown.ny.us.

Bergen County Weekend Activities

Ramsey Farmers' Market
WHEN: Through Nov. 26: Sundays, 9am-2pm
WHERE: Erie Plaza, 2 W. Main St., Ramsey
WHAT: Featuring more than 50 local farmers and food purveyors, come stroll the market and enjoy extraordinary variety, local produce and products, music, children's crafts, chef demos, and more.
WANT TO GO? free admission. 201-675-6866. ramseyfarmersmarket.org.

Ridgewood Farmers' Market
WHEN: Through Nov. 26: Sundays, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, Train Station Parking Lot, Ridgewood
WHAT: Celebrating 17 years with farm-to-table, fresh, and delicious produce, fresh mozzarella, jams, pickles, flowers, and more every Sunday until Thanksgiving.
WANT TO GO? free admission. experienceridgewood.com.

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