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

What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, and Fairfield 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 weekend, Feb. 10-11. Check out our picks for kids' activites in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, and Fairfield counties. Also see our guides for weekend fun in New York City and Long Island.

Westchester County Weekend Activities

'The Drowsy Chaperone'
WHEN: Feb. 9-10, Friday-Saturday, 7:30pm
WHERE: Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Presented by Clocktower Players Teen Troupe, this "musical within a comedy" has won five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 students and seniors. 914-591-6602. irvingtontheater.com.

Russian Folk Dance by Lezginka Dance Company
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 8pm
WHERE: Westchester Community College, Academic Arts Theatre, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
WHAT: Celebrating its 60th anniversary, this electrifying production features more than 40 dancers from the highly acclaimed Lezginka decked out in traditional costume of the Caucasus region.
WANT TO GO? $24; $22 students and seniors; $18 for children younger than 13. 914-606-6600. sunywcc.edu.

Children's Workshop: Songwriting
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-4pm
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: This workshop is designed for songwriters of all levels who want to learn how to harness their melodies and lyrics into a great song. Writers will be encouraged to bring in finished work or ideas for critique and discussion.
WANT TO GO? $30. 914-967-0700. ryeartscenter.org.

The Music of Tom Petty for Kids featuring The Mighty Fergusons
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, doors 2:30pm, show 3pm
WHERE: Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre, 145 Westchester Ave., Port Chester
WHAT: Presented by the Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly children's music workshop-series that uses music to educate children and explore their creativity.
WANT TO GO? $12 and up; free for children younger than 1. 914-937-4126. therockandrollplayhouse.com.

Kids Art & Pizza Night
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Katonah Art Center, 65 Old Bedford Road, Goldens Bridge
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Enjoy an evening out or sign up for an adult workshop while children spend the evening creating art and enjoying pizza.
WANT TO GO? $50. 914-232-4843. katonahartcenter.com.

FREE Parachute Play
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 10:30am
WHERE: Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Parachute playtime is a fascinating way for children to develop gross motor skills, learn to work together, have imaginative play, develop spatial awareness, and express themselves.
WANT TO GO? 914-722-1300. scarsdalelibrary.org.

FREE Victorian Valentine's Day Tea & Crafts Party
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Horace Greeley House, 100 King St., Chappaqua
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: The afternoon will include Victorian tea, snacks, crafts, and a tour.
WANT TO GO? 914-238-3597. newcastlehs.org.

Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers, Love for Belugas
WHEN: Feb. 10-11, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx
WHAT: Listen to touching tales about small, gentle, gray-white whales, then make a stuffed beluga sock-puppet for a heartwarming Valentine’s gift.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Lobo Love: A Valentine's Day Party with Wolves 
WHEN: Feb. 10-11, Saturday, 11am and 2pm; Sunday 2pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Visitors will learn about mythology surrounding wolves, the important role of wolves in the natural world, and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America, while also assembling “wolfy” valentines for Ambassador Wolves.
WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children younger than 12. 914-400-5551. nywolf.org.

NY Metro Reptile Expo
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains
WHAT: More than 150 reptile breeders will have thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale at discounted prices. Vendors will also be selling a huge selection of cages, racks, frozen rodents, feeder bugs, and many other reptile-related items.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 7-12; free for children younger than 7. 914-995-4050. reptileexpo.com.

Winter Birding
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 9:30am
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children 6–18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

Westchester Philharmonic Friends & Family Concert
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 3pm
WHERE: The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
WHAT: Kelly Hall-Tompkins, recently the soloist for the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, performs under the musical direction of Ted Sperling, who will be conducting this concert. Join for a pre-concert instrument petting zoo at 2pm. Kids attend for free with a paid adult.
WANT TO GO? $29.90 and up. 914-251-6200. artscenter.org.

Al Stewart: Year of the Cat Tour
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 7-9pm
WHERE: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill
WHAT: Al Stewart came to stardom as part of the legendary British folk revival in the '60s and '70s and developed the combination of folk-rock songs with delicately woven talks of the great characters and events from history.
WANT TO GO? $35-$55. 914-739-0039. paramounthudsonvalley.com.

Eyes on Owls
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
WHAT: Get to know resident owls and uncover the secrets of these mysterious night dwellers. Learn about their eating habits by dissecting owl pellets and discover exactly what was on the menu for dinner last night.
WANT TO GO? $8. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Baby Sign Language
WHEN: Feb. 10-17, Saturdays, 9:45-10:30am
WHERE: Lil Chameleon, 29 Elm St., Tuckahoe
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: In this musical class, children and their caregivers will use songs, stories, games, and activities to learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language in a way that is fun and easy. Taught by certified instructor and professional children's entertainer Chloe from Chloe's Kids LLC.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-346-5148. lilchameleon.com.

FREE Read to Angie the Therapy Dog
WHEN: Through Feb. 17: Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Harrison Public Library, Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building, 2 Bruce Ave., Harrison
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Share a quick book or hug with Angie, the library's calm and cuddly dog friend. Angie visits twice each month.
WANT TO GO? 914-835-0324. harrisonpl.org.

Drop-In & Create
WHEN: Through Feb. 24: Saturdays, 1-4pm
WHERE: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St., Peekskill
WHAT: Stop by at any point and stretch your creative muscles with crafts, games, and activities based on the work of the Between I & Thou exhibit.
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 seniors and students; free for children younger than 8. 914-788-0100. hvcca.org.

FREE Saturday Stories
WHEN: Through Feb. 24: Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am
WHERE: Harrison Public Library, Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building, 2 Bruce Ave., Harrison
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Ease into the weekend at the library's Children's Discovery Center on Saturday mornings when Manhattanville College student volunteers informally read favorite picture books and do a craft with young children.
WANT TO GO? 914-835-0324. harrisonpl.org.

FREE Drop-In Craft
WHEN: Through Feb. 24: Saturdays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Armonk Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. East, Armonk
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Drop in and create something fun in this unstructured craft.
WANT TO GO? 914-273-3887. northcastlelibrary.org.

Wild Medicine in the Tropics
WHEN: Through Feb. 25: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
WHAT: Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s A World of Plants to discover plants used for health and wellness. The companion app, Wild Medicine, offers an in-depth look at the medicinal qualities of these plants.
WANT TO GO? Weekdays: $23; $10 children ages 2-12; Weekends: $30; $18 children ages 2-12. 718-817-8700. nybg.org.

'I Hate Hamlet'
WHEN: Feb. 10-March 4, Thursday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: M&M Performing Arts Company performs alternating repertory with a 90-minute adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
WANT TO GO? $40; $35 seniors and for children younger than 17. 914-631-4481. lyndhurst.org.

FREE Sunday Cinema @ the TROVE
WHEN: Through March 4: Sundays, 2pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1400. whiteplainslibrary.org.

Public Skating
WHEN: Through March 29: Monday, 12:30-2:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5:15pm; Friday, 1-5:15pm and 7:30-9:30pm; Saturday, 1-4pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Hommocks Park Ice Rink, 140 Hommocks Road, Larchmont
WHAT: Check out this indoor public ice skating rink open daily, with Friday night sessions full of lights and music.
WANT TO GO? $8.50; $6.50 seniors; $7.50 for children younger than 12. 914-834-1069 x201. hommocksparkicerink.org.

Drop-In Clay Class
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturdays, 1:30pm and 4pm
WHERE: Clay Art Center, 40 Beech St., Port Chester
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Experiment with clay and explore your inner artist in this fun and messy introduction to clay. Projects take between 1.5 and 2 hours.Space is limited. Tickets go on sale at the front desk at 10am the day of class. Call 914-937-2047 to register or drop in by 1:45pm. First come, first served.
WANT TO GO? $30; $20 children younger than 12. 914-937-2047. clayartcenter.org.

Drop-in Snowshoe Lessons
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturdays, 11am
WHERE: Minnewaska State Park, 400 Sam's Point Road, Cragsmoor
WHAT: Beginners can drop in for snowshoe lessons and learn how to wear and adjust snowshoes. Lessons may last up to one hour.
WANT TO GO? $5 snowshoe rental; $10 parking. 845-647-7989. parks.ny.gov.

FREE Farmers Market
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm
WHERE: Ossining, Parking Lot on the corner of Spring and Main streets, Ossining
WHAT: Shop with your neighbors and support the local food system. The Ossining Farmers Market offers produce, meat and eggs from local farms, baked goods, local fish, ready-to-eat items, honey, coffee, and more.
WANT TO GO? 914-923-4837. downtoearthmarkets.com.

FREE Pleasantville Farmers Market
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm
WHERE: Pleasantville Middle School, 40 Romer Ave., Pleasantville
WHAT: With over 40 vendors participating in the indoor market, the delicious good time continues at the Pleasantville Middle School cafeteria.
WANT TO GO? 914-205-4545. pleasantvillefarmersmarket.com.

'A Chorus Line'
WHEN: Through April 1: Thursday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Westchester Broadway Theater, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: A celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage. Its powerful stories are touching, funny, inspiring, and relatable to anyone with a passion for performing.
WANT TO GO? $53 and up. 914-592-2222. broadwaytheatre.com.

FREE Storytime with Rabbi Mo
WHEN: Feb. 11-April 8, Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: Sinai Free Synagogue, 550 Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Storytime with Rabbi Mo features storytelling, singing, interactive activities, and nosh.
WANT TO GO? 914-664-1727. sinaifreesynagogue.org.

The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour
WHEN: Feb. 10-May 13, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
WHAT: This exhibit reveals more than 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by the aesthetics of the 19th century to reflect today’s concerns, commenting on gender roles and societal tensions under the guise of the overt beauty.
WANT TO GO? $7; $5 seniors and students; $4 children ages 3-18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

The Victorian’s Guide to the Galaxy
WHEN: Feb. 10-May 13, Sundays, 3:30pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
WHAT: Complementing the themes explored in The Neo-Victorians, the museum has created a new Planetarium show exploring what 19th-century scientists understood about their universe and developments in the field of astronomy at the time.
WANT TO GO? $11; $8 seniors and students; $6 children ages 3-18; free for children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

 Family Sundays
WHEN: Through June 10: Sundays, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Young At Art Studio Inc., 1088 Central Park Ave., rm. 216, Scarsdale
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Dive into a new family art project each month. Projects are designed to be done by a parent/adult and child. Pre-registration is recommended.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-723-9229. youngatartworkshop.com.

FREE Family Saturdays @ The Lab
WHEN: Through Dec. 1: Saturdays, 1-3pm
WHERE: Jacob Burns Film Center, 405 Manville Road, Pleasantville
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Expect a wide variety of activities, from animation and sound editing to live green-screening and group storytelling projects on select first Saturdays of the month.
WANT TO GO? 914-747-5555. burnsfilmcenter.org/jbfc-kids.

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Rockland County Weekend Activities

Milk and Cookies Playhouse presents 'The Grand Falloons'
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2pm
WHERE: The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave., Nyack
WHAT: Milk and Cookies Playhouse invites you to its first low-sensory show for children and families. A hilarious variety of circus and physical comedy in a calm and well-lit room, for all ages and needs.
WANT TO GO? $18. 845-358-2600. artsrock.org.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 10:30am-4pm
WHERE: Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-On-Hudson 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join Trailside Zoo for bird presentations, nature walks, live music, food trucks, and more. 
WANT TO GO? $10 parking fee. 845-786-2701. trailsidezoo.org.

Primitive Living Skills Workshops
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-4:30pm
WHERE: The Nature Place Day Camp, 285 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: An immersive, hands-on workshop series, designed to build a foundation in ancestral skills for living in connection with the earth. Perfect for beginners as well as those looking to grow their knowledge and abilities in wilderness skills.
WANT TO GO? $45. 845-356-1234. thenatureplace.com.

FREE Minecraft Challengers
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 3-4pm
WHERE: Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library, 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Talk and play everything Minecraft.
WANT TO GO? 845-786-3800. hkdpl.org.

Snow Day 
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, Cornwall 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Explore the woods, play goofy games in the snow, track some critters, go sledding, and make snow crafts. Dress for snow and fun.
WANT TO GO? $8; $6 children. 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

Public Skating Sessions
WHEN: Through March 3: Monday-Tuesday, 10am-1:30pm; Fridays, 8-9:30pm; Saturdays, 10am-9:30pm; Sundays, 10am-7:30pm
WHERE: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Bear Mountain Ice Rink State Park, Bear Mountain
WHAT: Lace-up for the season and enjoy skating outdoors.
WANT TO GO? $5; $4 children ages 4-11; $4 skate rentals; $10 parking fee. 845-786-2701. bearmountainicerink.com.

The Souk Farm Market and Artisan Bazaar
WHEN: Through March 25: Sundays, 11am-3pm
WHERE: The Outside In, 249 Ferdon Ave., Piermont
WHAT: A spin on traditional markets, featuring food and artisan vendors in a gallery/greenhouse for customers to shop, linger, and eat in.
WANT TO GO? free admission. 845-398-0706. theoutside.in.

Palisades Winter Farmers' Market
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturdays 9am-1pm
WHERE: Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades
AGES: 3-17
WHAT: Housed in a charming historic schoolhouse, stock up on just picked veggies and locally made artisinal specialties. Craft table for kids.
WANT TO GO? free admission. 845-359-3988. palisadesfm.org.

Clarkstown's Indoor Farmers Market
WHEN: Through May 12: 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

Natural Sweethearts
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 12-1:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Meet live animals to learn about their sweethearts, make animal valentines, and decorate a cookie during the fun Valentine's Day program. Registration required.
WANT TO GO? $12. 201-568-6093. tenaflynaturecenter.org.

Snow Tubing at Campgaw Mountain
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10, 7-10pm
WHERE: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: A fun night out at one of our area's top snow tubing destinations. Transportation and snack provided. Registration and a signed waiver must be submitted in order to secure spot.
WANT TO GO? $45. 201-569-7900. jccotp.org.

'Mammoth Follies'
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 1:30pm and 4:30pm
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Explore scientific facts and explode myths about the dinosaur era in this prehistoric musical revue presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets performed by enormous creatures up to 22-feet long.
WANT TO GO? $12-$15. 973-539-8008. mayoarts.org.

Maple Sugaring
WHEN: Through Feb 25: Sundays, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm
WHERE: Tenafly Nature Center, 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
WHAT: Learn how to identify a maple tree. Discover the history of syrup making and how technology has changed the way we gather sap over the centuries. Check a tapped tree and boil down sap to make fresh, warm maple syrup, a sweet treat for all to taste. Dress warmly; registration required.
WANT TO GO? $10; $30 per family. 201-568-6093. tenaflynaturecenter.org.

Ramsey's Indoor Winter Market
WHEN: Through March 25: Sundays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Ramsey Farmers' Market, Eric Smith School, 73 Monroe St., Ramsey
WHAT: More than 30 local farmers and food purveyors offer fresh, local, seasonal produce, including organic, artisan breads and fine cheeses, fresh fish directly from the Hampton Bays, hummus, guacamole made on site, gluten-free baked goods, organic prepared foods, and more.
WANT TO GO? free admission. 201-675-6866. ramseyfarmersmarket.org.

Ski, Snowboard, and Tubing Season
WHEN: Through March 31: Monday-Thursday, 2-8pm; Fridays, 1-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8:30am-8pm
WHERE: Campgaw Mountain, 200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah
WHAT: Enjoy a variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain for all abilities with short lift lines and uncrowded trails. Equipment rentals and instruction for all ages available.
WANT TO GO? See website for rates and packages. 201-327-7800. skicampgaw.com.

Fairfield County Weekend Activities

Family Play Date: Valentines Day Fun
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 11, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Join in for a Valentine's Day celebration with crafts, stories, and games.
WANT TO GO? $8. 203-869-5272. greenwich.audubon.org.

'Amazon Adventure'
WHEN: Through March 23: daily, see website for times
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
WHAT: This gorgeous new biopic tells the true story of Henry Bates, who risked his life in the perilous Amazon in the 1850s and discovered the “beautiful proof” that supported Darwin’s groundbreaking theories of evolution and natural selection.
WANT TO GO? $22.95; $20.95; $15.95 children ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

'Deep Sea'
WHEN: Through March 31: daily, see website for times
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
WHAT: Plunge into the oceans to encounter unique, dangerous and colorful creatures. Narrated by actors Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, this film leaps into oceans around the world to spotlight exotic creatures, including wolf eels, manta rays, ocean sunfish, a huge species of squid that vibrates colors, several odd relatives of sea stars, and a camouflaged frogfish. Audiences go face-to-face with thse creatures.
WANT TO GO? $22.95; $20.95 children ages 13-17; $15.95 children ages 3-12. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

Seal Spotting and Birding Cruises 
WHEN: Through March 31: Saturday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT 
AGES: 5-8 
WHAT: See seals and waterfowl during an invigorating 2½-hour cruise. Aquarium educators will point out federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories, and discuss what happens with the Sound's marine population during the winter. Binoculars will be provided—dress warmly. 
WANT TO GO? $29.95. 203-852-0700. maritimeaquarium.org.

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