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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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Editor's Picks for This Weekend

Kusama: Cosmic Nature

WHEN: Apr. 10 - Oct. 31, Tuesdays-Sundays, and Monday federal holidays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See spectacular installations featuring Yayoi Kusama’s multifaceted art, including monumental floral sculptures. WANT TO GO? $4-$28. 718-817-8700.
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New York Renaissance Faire

WHEN: Aug. 21 - Oct. 3, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, 10am-7pm
WHERE: New York Renaissance Faire Grounds, 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Travel back in time to an age of adventure to cheer for your favorite knight, meet Robin Hood, see amazing acrobats and more! WANT TO GO? $175 season pass; $29.95 adult; $13 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5. 845-351-5171.
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The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

WHEN: Sep. 17 - Nov. 21, See website for schedule
WHERE: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Experience the magic of more than 7,000 pumpkins lighting up the night at this 18th-century landscape. WANT TO GO? $40-$48; $32-$36 ages 3-17. 914-366-6900.
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Family Walk: Butterflies and Blooms

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 1-2pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Go on an expedition to find colorful butterflies and their favorite flowers. 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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12th Annual Hudson Valley Irish Fest

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 11am-7pm
WHERE: River Front Green Park, 1 S. Division Street, Peekskill, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate the rich Irish-American heritage of the Hudson Valley with music, dance performances, food, and more! WANT TO GO? $10 suggested donation; free admission for ages 12 and younger.
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30th Annual OKTOBERFEST

WHEN: Sep. 25 - 26, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT: 30th Annual OKTOBERFEST at Quassy Amusement Park in the pavilion. Live music, food, beverages. WANT TO GO? Admission is free, costs vary for food, beverages, rides, attractions, parking . 203-759-2013.
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Run Wild

WHEN: Sep. 25 - Oct. 3, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Run Wild is a kids forest run and obstacle course where your child can enjoy some friendly competition while getting active out in nature. WANT TO GO? $20. 914-723-3470.
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Fairy Walk FREE

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 12-3pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the magical world of fairies during this fairy-themed scavenger hunt. Costumes are encouraged! WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282.
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Even More Weekend Fun

The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty • Destruction • Hope

WHEN: Jun. 19 - Oct. 10, Tuesdays-Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive , Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

Opening on Saturday, June 19, The Amazon Rainforest: Beauty-Destruction- Hope will feature live animals, scientific specimens, and the work of renowned photographers in order to tell the story of a sprawling ecosystem on the verge of collapse and the efforts being made to save it.

WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: Pay as you wish, $10 suggested. 203-869-0376.
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Chain Reaction: The Photography of Patrick Nagatani

WHEN: Jun. 27 - Oct. 10, Tuesdays-Sundays, 9:30am-4:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive , Greenwich, Connecticut
AGES: All
WHAT:

The exhibition focuses on the artist's Nuclear Enchantment series, a powerful body of work made between 1988 and 1993. The series explores the history of nuclear weapons development in New Mexico and the effects of this industry on the surrounding people and environment.

WANT TO GO? FREE with pay as you wish admission. 203-869-0376.
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Ronald McDonald House to Host Month-Long Dashing for Dylan Challenge Dylan J. Hoffman 7th Annual Memorial Walk FREE

WHEN: Sep. 1 - 30, all day
WHERE: Crawford Park, 122 N Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Join the 7th Annual Dashing for Dylan Challenge for the entire month of September and get out there and Walk, Run, Cycle, Dance or move anyway you can to help us reach our goal of 3,650 miles and fundraising $100,000 to support children and families who call Ronald McDonald House home. This year the event is in honor of Dylan's 10th Birthday and the grand finale will include a Family Fun Day at the end of the month at Crawford Park in Rye. 

WANT TO GO? 914-493-6455.
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'September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World' Poster Exhibition by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum FREE

WHEN: Sep. 1 - 30, Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-8pm; Fridays, 9am-6pm; Saturdays, 9am-5pm; Sundays, 1-5pm
WHERE: Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT:

Located in the upstairs corridor. Displayed throughout the month of September. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is offering libraries a poster exhibition, "September 11, 2001: The Day that Changed the World."

WANT TO GO? 914-739-5654.
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Worldly Explorations with Yanyi!

WHEN: Sep. 4 - 25, Saturdays, 2:30-3pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Yanyi shares her love of reading and her curiosity about the many diverse cultures of our world, both local and global through story books. WANT TO GO? FREE with admission: $9; $8 seniors; free for members and children younger than 1. 914-420-5050.
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Screenings Under the Stars: Mulan (2020)

WHEN: Friday, Sep. 24, 6:30pm, gates open; film begins at dusk
WHERE: Tibbetts Brook Park, 355 Midland Plaza, Yonkers, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Pack up the family car for a screening of Mulan (2020)! WANT TO GO? $25 per car. 914-995-2000.
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Marvelous Metamorphoses: An Outdoor Performance

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Greenwich Audubon Center, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a journey through the life cycles of frogs, butterflies, and bees in this unique performance. WANT TO GO? Tickets start at $15. 203-869-5272.
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Collage Montage

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 2:30-3pm
WHERE: Westchester Children's Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Join Meera Argarwal, Rye artist and instructor, for a mixed media collage workshop! In this workshop children will be shown a fun way to create art and express themselves using paint, found objects, interesting paper, magazines cut outs and fabric etc. Children will create a collage that can be just a free flowing exercise or something powerful and meaningful. Students will learn about color, composition and perspective through this process. Recommended ages: 8-12

WANT TO GO? $5 per child; free for members. 914-421-5050.
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Get Creative With Printmaking

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 1-3pm
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT:

Students will learn simple techniques to create beautiful and colorful prints. Designs and letters will be drawn on flat Styrofoam and printed in different ways on a variety of paper. Experiment with hand-coloring, texture rubbing or collage to enhance prints! Ages 8 - 11.

WANT TO GO? $45; discount for members. 914-967-0700.
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Gently Used Art & Music Supply Sale FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 10am-1pm
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Get great bargains on gently used arts supplies and music instruments! All proceeds benefit The RAC's outreach programs. Donate your gently used supplies! Please donate used items, such as paints, paint brushes, easels, sketch pads, drawing paper, boxes of colored pencils, crayons, markers, stickers, sheet music, music instruments, and any others. All items should be delivered to The Rye Arts Center on: Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23 between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

WANT TO GO? 914-967-0700.
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Apple Festival with Chef Rob Scott FREE

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 25, 3-4pm
WHERE: Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

Celebrate Fall and apple season with some delicious autumn recipes. Learn how to make: Fuji Apple and Cinnamon Baked French Toast Casserole Apple Arugala and Walnut Salad with bluecheese and Cranberries Autumn Apple Pie Donut Muffins For families to make together. Sponsored by the Mount Kisco Library Board of Trustees Facebook link: https://facebook.com/SimplyCreativeChefRob

WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041.
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2021 Congenital Heart Walk at the Bronx Zoo

WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 26, 10am
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT:

This fundraising event for the Children's Heart Foundation to fund research for Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) allows both virtual and in-person participation, subject to safety considerations, with engaging and fun activities and events throughout Walk week, and culminating with mission updates, research remarks, our Moment of Silence and more on Walk day, and a full day at the Zoo. 

WANT TO GO? Min $30 Donation for each guest ages 2 and older. 718-220-5100.
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Virtual Fall Storytime with Ms. Tee FREE

WHEN: Sep. 28 - Nov. 2, Stories premier on Tuesdays
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave, Port Chester, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT:

Visit the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library's website to see and hear Ms. Tee share songs, stories, and more! Ms. Tee misses seeing the children and families from Port Chester and Rye Brook and looks forward to them tuning in for all the fun!

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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