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Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Plan a fun weekend for your family in Westchester County!


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Dinosaur Safari

WHEN: Apr. 11 - Oct. 30, Mondays-Fridays, 10am-5pm; Weekends and Holidays, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dinosaur Safari is returning with MORE dinosaurs than ever before in a new experience that will immerse visitors in a recreation of a world that disappeared millions of years ago. WANT TO GO? $41.95; $36.95 seniors 65 and older; $31.95 children 3-12; free for children 2 and younger. 718-220-5100.
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LEGO NINJAGO - Ninja Training Camp

WHEN: May. 20 - Sep. 11, Monday-Friday, 12- 5:30pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5:30pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester , 39 Fitzgerald St. , Yonkers , NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Go on a quest and complete challenges to level up your Ninja skills in the virtues of courage, generosity, honesty, wisdom, balance, and curiosity. WANT TO GO? $26.99. 914-775-6012.
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Around the Table: Stories of the Foods we Love

WHEN: Jun. 4 - Sep. 11, Tuesdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: NYBG will be growing edible plants from all over the world, delving into the science behind these plants, and inviting Bronx artists to design picnic tables that tell their own stories about the foods and food traditions they love. WANT TO GO? $30; $28 Students and Seniors; $15 Children 2-12; free for children younger than 2. 718-817-8700.
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Summer Fest 2022 FREE

WHEN: Jun. 22 - Aug. 13, See below for complete schedule
WHERE: Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk , Yonkers , New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring the family out for FREE outdoor concerts, food trucks, Zumba classes and kid’s rock and roll shows, presented by NYC’s Rock & Roll Playhouse. WANT TO GO? 914-968-9570.
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Village of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department's Carnival, Parade, and Fireworks Display

WHEN: Jun. 24 - Jul. 5, 6:45-11:30pm, nightly; June 29 parade at 7pm; July 4 fireworks at approximately 9:15pm
WHERE: Harbor Island Park, 123 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, New York
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department will host their 2022 Firemen’s Carnival at Harbor Island Park featuring exciting carnival rides for all ages by Ace Amusements, mouth watering festival food and treats, carnival games & prizes, and fun for the entire family!

Highlights of the fair include the annual Fireman’s Parade on June 29th at 7pm – held along Mamaroneck Ave to Harbor Island Park, and a spectacular fireworks display on July 4th at dusk – approx 9:15pm. (Rain date for the fireworks is July 5th.)

Ride tickets are $1.25 per ticket, $20 for 20 tickets, and $40 for 45 tickets; each rides takes 3-7 tickets. Pay one Price ride wristbands, good for unlimited rides on the night of purchase, are $30 per wristband/per night, and are sold each night except for July 4th.

WANT TO GO? Admission is free, ride tickets available for purchase.
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse Plays the Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids

WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 2, 1pm, doors; 2pm, show
WHERE: City Winery Hudson Valley, 23 Factory Street , Montgomery, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

The Rock and Roll Playhouse kicks off the Concerts in the Vineyard 2022 season at City Winery Hudson Valley! Spend your Saturday afternoon with the family to hear the music of the Grateful Dead played for all ages on the winery lawn. 

WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $25. 845-424-0222.
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Family Art Project: Fishy Fun

WHEN: Jul. 2 - 3, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 4900 Independence Ave., Bronx, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in Wave Hill's Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $10; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members. 718-549-3200.
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Music Fest and Fireworks FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Jul. 3, 5pm
WHERE: Kenisco Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, New York
AGES: All
WHAT:

Bring your lawn chair or blankets for a night of music and fireworks beginning at 5pm with a live DJ, the FDR Drive Band at 7pm, and fireworks at about 9:15pm. Limited parking, carpooling is highly recommended. The Music Fest is presented by Westchester County Parks and sponsored by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and the Westchester Parks Foundation with support from radio station 100.7 WHUD.

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Even More Weekend Fun

Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Morning)

WHEN: Apr. 8 - Sep. 30, Fridays, 10am
WHERE: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend! WANT TO GO? $10. 914-666-8448.
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Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Afternoon)

WHEN: Apr. 8 - Sep. 30, Fridays, 1pm
WHERE: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend! WANT TO GO? $10. 914-666-8448.
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Music in the Streets FREE

WHEN: Jun. 3 - Jul. 29, Fridays, 7-9pm
WHERE: Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Every Friday, enjoy rock, funk, soul, and much more while grabbing dinner and drinks outside, or simply pause and take in the sounds after shopping the Market on Market farmers market.  WANT TO GO? 914-207-2900.
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Grab & Go Coloring Bookmark FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Pick up a Grab & Go Coloring Bookmark and crayons to take home and keep. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. Sign up starting Monday, June 27th.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Grab & Go Summer Crafts FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:

Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make 2 summer crafts at home. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. Call to register beginning Monday, June 27.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Grab & Go Rock Painting Kits FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Monday, 9am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Pick up Grab & Go Rock Painting kits for children, tweens, teens, adults, seniors, and families. Participants will be given paint, rocks, and paintbrushes to take home and keep. This is sponsored by The Friends of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. Registration begins Monday, June 27.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Reading is an Ocean of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program' FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Starting Monday, June 27th, children of all ages can visit the library to sign up for our summer reading program. Children will be given a bingo board to record the books they read. Once they get a bingo, they can come back to the library with their bingo board for a prize. This program is being sponsored by The Klein Foundation.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Summer Storywalk FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a StoryWalk around the lawn of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library facing Westchester Avenue. Enjoy walking and reading Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway. The StoryWalk is a great way for parents/caregivers to take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. You can also go to the library's website to see and listen to children's librarian Ms. Tee read the story. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Summer Storywalk FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Anytime
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Take a StoryWalk around the lawn of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library facing Westchester Avenue. Enjoy walking and reading Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway. This StoryWalk is a great way for parents/caregivers to take children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time. You can also go to the library's website portchester-ryebrooklibrary.org to see and listen to children's librarian Ms. Tee read the story. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. 

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Adopt a Stuffed Animal Reading Buddy FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, All Day
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Sign up in person or by phone to adopt a stuffed animal reading buddy. Please note: supplies are limited. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Scavenger Hunt FREE

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Sep. 2, Mondays, 9am-6pm; Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-5pm; Saturdays, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, One Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-17
WHAT:

Children will be given a list of items to find in the Children's Room. If they can find all of the items, they will be given a prize. *Please note: While supplies last. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation.

WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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Firefly Night

WHEN: Jul. 1 - 8, Fridays, July 1 and 8th and Thursday July 7, 8:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT:

Join the Greenwich Audubon Center for a nighttime adventure to discover one of summer’s most special insects! Fireflies are nature’s own fireworks and their dazzling displays captivate the excitement of people of all ages. Your journey will start with a slide show introduction about the amazing lives of fireflies and how you can help protect them. Then as darkness falls you will have a chance to walk through a meadow and catch a glimpse of their mesmerizing bioluminescence. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLASTIC HOLE-PUNCHED JARS (NO GLASS PLEASE) since they will not be provided this year.  This IN-PERSON program has a limited capacity of 60 people. Masks are encouraged to be worn during the indoor portion and are optional outdoors. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance through this online ticket sales page. There will be no ticket sales at the door the day of the program. PLEASE ONLY USE THE WEBSITE LINKED FOR REGISTRATION AS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO ONLINE SCAMS IN PREVIOUS YEARS. Please contact  the Greenwich Audubon Center if you believe you have been scammed. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Please register for the quantity of ALL members in your party. Upon arrival please check in at the front desk and proceed to Kiernan Hall where a slide show will take place. For questions, please contact Ryan MacLean at [email protected] or 203-930-1353

Photo: Neil Vigdor 

WANT TO GO? $15. 203-930-1353.
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Pops & Patriots

WHEN: Saturday, Jul. 2, 4pm
WHERE: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road , Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Westchester Symphonic Winds return for their annual tribute to America’s independence with a program that includes The Star-Spangled Banner, Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever; and a Sondheim medley performed by alumni of the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program.   WANT TO GO? $40-$100; 50% off select seats for children. Garden Listening: $20; free for children and members. 914-232-5035.
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July 4th Fireworks

WHEN: Jul. 2 - 4, Saturday-Monday, 9:15pm
WHERE: Rye Playland , 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy a beautiful fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day! WANT TO GO? FREE with admission starting at $14.99 and $4.99 for Westchester Residents. 914-997-2642.
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Looking for more events in your area? Search our comprehensive events calendar.

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 (virtual and in-person) 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. You can also check out our calendar for things to do each month, and for more fun in the New York area, visit our RocklandManhattanQueensBrooklyn, and Long Island weekend roundups!

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