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Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

Things to Do with Kids in Westchester this Weekend

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Mommy & Me Meet the Animals

WHEN: Jan. 7 - Mar. 18, Fridays: 6 months and older 10-11:30am; 3 years and older 1-2:30pm *NO SESSION 1/21*
WHERE: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Pet and learn about an animal friend followed by self-directed play. WANT TO GO? $10; $5 members. 914-666-8448.
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Winter Wolves

WHEN: Jan. 15 - 23, Saturdays and Sundays, 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the woodlands of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their maturing pups experience their first winter season. Guests will visit gray wolves Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr as well as potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Please dress for COLD weather – this program is entirely outdoors. 

WANT TO GO? $15; $12 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373.
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Lines and Squiggles

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Kids will use paint and oil pastels to create unique works of art using different types of lines. Best for ages 4-7 with their caregiver. WANT TO GO? $5 or free for members plus admission: $9; $8 seniors; free for members, children younger than 1, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household. 914-421-5050.
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The Spongebob Musical

WHEN: Jan. 22 - 30, Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 2pm
WHERE: The Play Group Theatre, One North Broadway, Suite 111, White Plains, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Dive in for a raucous adventure with Spongebob, Patrick and more! WANT TO GO? $22; $18 senior citizen and children younger than 12. 914-946-4433.
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Even More Weekend Fun

Holiday Train Show

WHEN: Nov. 20 - Jan. 23, See website for schedule
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks. WANT TO GO? $32; $30 seniors 65 and older and students with ID; $18 children 2-12. 718-817-8700.
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Mommy & Me Meet the Animals

WHEN: Dec. 3 - Mar. 18, Fridays, 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Pet and learn about an animal friend for 45 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of self-directed play. WANT TO GO? $5-$35. 914-666-8448.
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January Grab and Go Craft Pickup at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FREE

WHEN: Dec. 3 - Jan. 28, Monday-Tuesday. 9am-6pm; Thursday-Saturday. 9am-5pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT:

Signup now by emailing [email protected] or by calling (914)939-6710 and Press 3 to pick up a January Grab and Go craft. Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make a winter craft. This program is sponsored by The Klein Foundation. If you have any questions, please call with any questions. 

WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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Our Art Belongs!

WHEN: Jan. 7 - Feb. 20, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway , Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Inclusion Exhibit hosted by Westchester Children's Museum, featuring a group of artists with disabilities from The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD). Viewers must be accompanied by a child. WANT TO GO? $9 . 914-421-5050.
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Boogie Down Storytime with Wes and Jazy

WHEN: Jan. 8 - Apr. 30, Saturdays, 10-11am
WHERE: Mottley Kitchen, 402 E 140th St., South Bronx, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Come out for a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences! WANT TO GO? $19.95. 347-916-6234.
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February Grab and Go Craft Pickup FREE

WHEN: Jan. 17 - Feb. 25, Monday and Tuesday, 9am-6pm; Wednesday, 9am-5pm; Thursday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
WHERE: Port Chester/Rye Brook Library, 1 Haseco Avenue, Port Chester, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT:  
    WANT TO GO? 914-939-1180.
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    Family Campfire

    WHEN: Friday, Jan. 21, 5-7pm
    WHERE: Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT
    AGES: All
    WHAT: Roast marshmallows near a campfire, enjoy meeting an animal ambassador, s’mores, and a guided activity!  WANT TO GO? $30 per family; $25 per family members. 203-557-4400.
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    Stroller Tours

    WHEN: Friday, Jan. 21, 9:30-10:30am
    WHERE: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street Route 22, Katonah, NY
    AGES: 0-2
    WHAT: Pop your little one into a stroller and experience a conversational tour of current exhibitions.  WANT TO GO? $12; free for members. 914-232-9555.
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    Family Studio Art Workshop: Snowman Puppet

    WHEN: Jan. 22 - 30, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
    WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
    AGES: 5 and older
    WHAT: Create a snowman puppet with art materials such as pom pom balls, foam or felt, popsicles, markers, buttons, and googly eyes, as well as with a choice of special wintery season scents. WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students and veterans; $4 youth 3-18; free for members. 914-963-4550.
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    Junior Keepers: Komodo Dragon

    WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 9am-12pm
    WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
    AGES: 5-12
    WHAT: Participants will get an up close animal encounter with a small animal ambassador, practice the skills needed to take care of wild animals, and meet a komodo dragon zookeeper! Ages 8-12. WANT TO GO? $60; $48 members. 800-433-4149.
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    Backyard Birding Bonanza FREE

    WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 22, 1-2pm
    WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
    AGES: 9 and older
    WHAT: Learn about some of Muscoot's feathered friends and make a homemade bird feeder. WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282.
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    Family Art Project: Weathering a Storm

    WHEN: Jan. 22 - 23, 10am-1pm
    WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
    AGES: All
    WHAT: Learn the art and science of forecasting a storm as you create your own weather snow globes, and swirl up scenes of what it might take to weather a storm. 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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    Virtual Winter Stories & More! with Ms. Tee the Children’s Librarian from the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FREE

    WHEN: Jan. 25 - Mar. 29, New videos premiere Tuesdays
    WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester, NY
    AGES: 3-8
    WHAT:

    Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website  to hear Ms. Tee share songs, stories and more! Tune in for all the fun. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library at (914)939-6710 and press 3.

    WANT TO GO? 914-939-6710.
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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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