Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, and Fairfield Counties

Best Activities for Families in This Weekend in Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, and Fairfield Counties


Plan your best weekend yet!

Weekends are the best to spend quality time with your kids, whether you are planning a huge outing or are staying close to home. There’s lots to do this Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, with your family, from concerts and performances to museum exhibits, shows, crafts activities, seasonal events, parades, and more. Look no further for ideas and plan your weekend in New York City with our guide that highlights the best family-friendly events happening in and around your neighborhood. 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 

Good Deed of the Month Club
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Pkwy., Rye
WHAT: Head to the Book Nook for a kindness-themed book reading and discussion followed by an art educator-led good deed project. Good Deed of the Month Club meets every fourth Saturday of the month.
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 914-421-5050.

FREE Read to Angie the Therapy Dog
WHEN: Through May 26: 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.
WANT TO GO? 914-835-0324.

Raptors of Westchester
WHEN: Sunday, May 27, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
WHAT: Meet the Greenburgh Nature Center’s birds of prey with a naturalist and discover what makes these creatures the hunters of the sky. This event includes a visit to the outdoor bird aviary to feed majestic Bald Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, and the Great Horned Owl.
WANT TO GO? $8. 914-723-3470.

FREE Memorial Day Commemoration
WHEN: Monday, May 28, 11am-3pm
WHERE: St. Paul's Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon
WHAT: Enjoy walking tours recalling the lives and stories of soldiers interred in the historic cemetery, with an emphasis on World War I veterans. There will also be music, living history demonstrations, and talks.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Get there at 11am and take part in a brief commemorative ceremony in the church.
WANT TO GO? 914-667-4116.

FREE South Salem Memorial Day Fair and Races
WHEN: Monday, May 28, 7am-3pm
WHERE: South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring St., South Salem
WHAT: Start the day bright and early with a 10K race, a 5K race, a Youth a Mile Fun Run, and Pee Wee races all at the Lewisboro Library. Then head to the 42nd Annual Memorial Day Fair for children’s games, a bake sale, live music, refreshments, and community artists, artisans, and craftsmen.
WANT TO GO? 914-763-9282.

RELATED: Your Guide to Raising Kids in Westchester 

Rockland County Weekend Activities  

FREE The Tipping Point: Artists Address Climate Change
WHEN: Through May 25: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm
WHERE: Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack
WHAT: Tipping Point offers a fresh perspective on critical environmental issues, the effects we have to our climate and planet, and how understand and adapt to change these effects.
WANT TO GO? 845-358-0877.

Story Walk Opening Day
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, Cornwall
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Read Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward, and look for clues about these special animals as you stroll along the meadow trail. At 11am and 1pm, take a guided walk along the StoryWalk™ Trail and meet one of the animals from the book.
WANT TO GO? $3; free for children 2 and younger. 845-534-5506.

Fiber Craft Studio 8th Annual Sheep & Wool Festival
WHEN: Sunday, May 27, 10am- 4pm
WHERE: Fiber Craft Studio, 275 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge
WHAT: FCS 8th Annual Sheep & Wool Festival Sunday, May 27th 10 am- 4 pm rain or shine Fiber Craft activities include a silent auction, studio sale, puppet show, live music, delicious food, and a Petting Zoo. Admission is free. A small fee will be charged for activities. Proceeds benefit the Fiber Craft Studio.
WANT TO GO? free admission. 845-425-2891.

Spring Festival
WHEN: May 26-28, Saturday-Monday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Sugar Loaf, 1407 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf
WHAT: Family fun featuring crafts, vendors, food, and more in the this artisan community.
WANT TO GO? free admission.

Zerbini Family Circus
WHEN: May 25-28, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 5pm; Sunday, 1pm and 4:30pm; Monday, 5pm
WHERE: Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: Enjoy all the classic entertainment of a family-friendly circus with jugglers, high flyers, high wire, camels, clowns, and more. Purchased tickets are good for any show during the long weekend. 
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 children ages 3-12. 845-782-8248.

Bergen County, NJ Weekend Activities


Fairfield County, CT Weekend Activities

Turtle Time!
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2-3pm
WHERE: Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
WHAT: At this special family event you'll learn about turtle natural history, nesting behavior, and how to help protect them. After meeting some of the resident turtles, go on a hike to Mead Lake to find nesting Painted Turtles and Snapping Turtles.
WANT TO GO? $8. 203-930-1353.

'Backyard Wilderness'
WHEN: Through June 30: see websites for showtimes
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
WHAT: Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior, all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.
WANT TO GO? $24.95; $17.95 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 203-852-0700.

WHEN: Through Dec. 29: see websites for showtimes
WHERE: Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT
WHAT: Follow a young panda as she takes her first steps in the wild—and the biologists in China teaching her to survive on her own—in Pandas, an inspiring and endearing new IMAX movie.
WANT TO GO? $24.95; $17.95 children ages 3-12. 203-852-0700.

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