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

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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 weekend, July 13 - July 15 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

 

FREE Halloween in July
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 4:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Enjoy some frightfully good stories, design a fun pumpkin face, and collect treats along a library parade route.
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1476. whiteplainslibrary.org.

 

Outdoor Summer Movie: 'Back to the Future'
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 7pm
WHERE: John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St., Katonah
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy dinner from popular food trucks, plus beer, wine, and soft drinks available for purchase. Kids activities by Breezemont Day Camp. Bring a chair or blanket to eat, play, watch, and relax.
WANT TO GO? $10 per car. 914-232-5651. johnjayhomestead.org.

 

'Annie KIDS'
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 3:30pm
WHERE: White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, 3rd Floor, White Plains
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Join Annie, her lovable mutt, Sandy, and all your favorite characters as this irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals. All actors and techs for this 30-minute show are students 8-15 years old.
WANT TO GO? $11; $6 children 16 and younger. 914-328-1600. wppac.com.

 

Stroller/Babywearing Tour
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 12-1pm
WHERE: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 1701 Main St., Peekskill
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Bring your babies, friends, and family to learn about the Between I & Thou exhibit, the new colorful artist-in-residence, Leslie Pelino’s installation, as well as how to talk to your children about art.
WANT TO GO? $15; free for children. 914-788-0100. hvcca.org.

 

 


Family Art Project: Spray a Garden
WHEN: July 21-22, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx
AGES: All
WHAT: Add the colors of summer to a garden painting made without brushes, inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden. Work with mists of watercolor, combining them with color-soaked, paper flowers to create your own blooming vision.
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6; admission is free until 12pm on Saturday. 718-549-3200. wavehill.org.

 

 

Feeding Fun

WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Come see what’s on the menu for the animals and learn how to keep the critters healthy.
WANT TO GO? $8. 914-723-3470. greenburghnaturecenter.org.

 

FREE Italian Heritage Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 12-7pm
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla
AGES: All
WHAT: Surround yourself with the music, flavors, and culture of Italy for an afternoon.
WANT TO GO? 914-231-4033. parks.westchestergov.com.

 

FREE Outdoor Concerts

WHEN: June 21- Aug. 10, See website for dates, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy different bands perform throughout the summer.
WANT TO GO? 914-968-9571. crosscountycenter.com.

 

 

RELATED: Your Guide to Raising Kids in Westchester 

Rockland County Weekend Activities  

Wildflowers
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 10am
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive, Cornwall
AGES: All
WHAT: The weather is warm and the wildflowers are in bloom! Start with a morning adventure in magical Grasshopper Grove followed by a gentle stroll through charming fields full of wildflowers.
WANT TO GO? $8; $6 children. 845-534-5506. hhnaturemuseum.org.

 

Nyack Farmers Market
WHEN: May 3- Nov. 29 , Thursdays, 8am-2pm
WHERE: Downtown Nyack, Main Street Parking Lot, Nyack
AGES: All
WHAT: Local artists and craftspeople in the region come together to bring locally produced food such as fresh produce, baked goods, sweets, and other great items.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 845-642-0859. nyackchamber.org.

 


Farmers' Market at the Village of Haverstraw
WHEN: May 20- Oct. 28, Sundays, 9am-1pm
WHERE: Village Hall, Maple Avenue, Haverstraw
AGES: All
WHAT: Support local businesses selling fresh produce, jams, spices, and more.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 845-429-0300. voh-ny.com.

 


Ridgewood Farmers Market
WHEN: June 24- Nov. 18 , Sundays, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Train Station Parking Lot, Godwin and West Ridgewood avenues, Ridgewood
AGES: All
WHAT: Find farm-to-table, fresh produce; homemade jams with unique flavors; preservative-free baked goods; and more.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 201-445-2600. ridgewoodchamber.com.

 

Bergen County, NJ Weekend Activities 

Monkey Day
WHEN: Sunday, July 22, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
AGES: All
WHAT: Activities may include crafts, animal encounters, short programs, and exhibit chats.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 children ages 3-14; $2 seniors. 201-262-3771. co.bergen.nj.us.

 

Pick Your Own Peaches
WHEN: July 21- Aug. 26, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Demarest Farms, 244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
AGES: All
WHAT: Features well-manicured trees, spectacular views, and tasty peach varieties—more than 12 varieties of pick-your-own peaches. General admission includes parking, entrance to peach orchard, hay wagon ride, petting zoo, and picnic area with tables.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Exactly what summer tastes like!
WANT TO GO? $10 per bag with $5 admission. 201-666-0472. demarestfarms.com.

 

 

 

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