May 15 – 17

Below we have highlighted things to do for the weekend across Westchester!

Friday, May 15:

9 – 10am: Stroller Tours Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers of the littlest ones meet up, chat, and then explore an exciting world of art, architecture, and history in our galleries. For adults with children under 18 months, crying babies welcome! $10 non-members. Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah.

11am: Cookies then Milk Mommy’s ToolBox is partnering with Mrs. Greens for a series of events focusing on important growth and development information needed from pregnancy through 12 months. Our featured speaker is Nicole Wagner, MSW, CPD – Postpartum Doula. We will also focus on increasing your milk supply, and will be baking some yummy lactation cookies, feel free to bring any recipes to share! Free. Mrs. Green’s Natural Market, Tarrytown.

6:30pm: Two for Tweens! Meet popular tween and YA author Sarah Mlynowski with the newest in her NY Times bestselling series of fractured fairytales, Beauty Queen, and Leslie Margolis with If I Were You, a Freaky-Friday type setup between two best friends. Says Publisher’s Weekly: “a fresh take on the age-old idea that there’s no place like home.” Free pizza while it lasts. Ages 9-11. The Voracious Reader, Larchmont.

{Parenting Time Out} 6:30 – 8pm: Wine Tasting and Fun The Westchester Children’s Museum is building a premier learning center for children and families.  Please join us for Wine Tasting and to hear an update on the Westchester Children’s Museum. A portion of wine sales will be donated to the museum. Wine Vault, Harrison.

7:30pm: The three talented Furuya Sisters — cellist Mimi, pianist Sakiko, and violinist Harumi — were each a child prodigy, with Harumi beginning her studies at age 2, and Mimi and Sakiko making their respective debuts at age 8. Their original compositions have been performed many times at Juilliard. Tickets In Advance Online: Regular $25, Students $15. $5 more at the door. South Salem Presbyterian Church, South Salem.

8pm: The acclaimed series Dance Off The Grid is returning to the Emelin for another fantastic season. All four performers for the last of four extraordinary evenings have already been announced; check back soon for further news about the groundbreaking newcomers and icons of contemporary dance who will be coming to our stage. $25 per ticket. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck.

Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17:

Friday 5pm – close, Saturday and Sunday 12pm – close. Hudson Valley Fair There is plenty to see and do including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, and live entertainment and shows including The World Famous Fearless Flores Thrill Show (as seen on America’s Got Talent), Lance Gifford’s Magic and Illusion Show, Monkeys Riding Dogs, a full petting zoo and much more! Dutchess Stadium, Fishkill.

Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday 12-6pm. Rye Brook Carnival

Friday 6:30 – 11pm, Saturday 1-10:30pm, Sunday 1-5pm. St. Patrick’s 41st Annual Carnival Wrist Bands $25 for unlimited rides Saturday and Sunday. St. Patrick’s School, Bedford.

{Reoccurs} Friday – Saturday at 6:15pm, Sunday at 11:45am and 5:15pm. West Side Story Possibly the greatest musical ever created. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the musical is set in the turbulent fifties, on the mean streets of Manhattan’s upper west side. West Side Story tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers Caught between two warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, Tony and Maria attempt to create a life together. This brilliant collaboration by Broadway greats Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim combines music, lyrics and dance into a timeless tribute to young love. “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “America”, “Somewhere”, “Tonight”, “I Feel Pretty”. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford.

8:15 – 10pm: Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. Lightscapes is an elegantly enchanting evening event featuring all-original sculpture designed and hand-made on site. Enter through a rainbow and emerge from a bubbly haze into a dreamland of curiosities spread throughout this historic landscape as far as the eye can see. State-of-the-art illumination will highlight these incredible works of art and showcase Van Cortlandt Manor’s gorgeous natural landscape and specimen trees. Adults, $16; Children 3-17, $12 in advance. $2 more per ticket at the door. Free for children ages 3 and under. Van Cortlandt Manor, Pocantico Hills.

Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17:

11:30am: Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale.

{Reoccurs on 5/22} 12 – 7pm: $15 May Days at Playland, Rye. Be sure to check out the shows: Bubbles, Magic and Science with Jeff Boyer, Erik’s Reptile Edventures and to dance with the live dj.  Parking is $10 per car.

Saturday, May 16:

10am – 3pm: Earth Day Admission and parking are free for this annual spring-time celebration which promises a mix of live music and entertainment, environmental exhibits, a local farmers market and more. Free. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson.

10am – 5pm: Pinkster was held in the Hudson Valley as early as the 17th century. Filled with music, dance, food, and revelry, this cross-cultural festival re-creates the spring holiday with a rousing colonial-style celebration. Festivities include lively presentations of drumming and traditional dance, African folktales, and demonstrations of traditional African instruments and utilitarian wares. $14, $8 for children 3-17. Free for children under 3. Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow.

10:30am: Storybook Bonanza Once again, Philipse Manor Hall is proud to host this annual free book giveaway presented in partnership with the Yonkers Federation of Teachers. Children from pre-k to third grade can take home a book of their choice, and have their picture taken with a certain big, red dog! Free. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers.

11am – 12:30pm: Wolves of North America Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why March is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they prepare for the birth of this year’s pups!  Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Register in advance. $13 Adults, $11 Children (under 12). Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

11am – 6pm: Stemtastic Saturday $12 for adults, $5 for students in advance. Hamocks Middle School, Larchmont.

12 – 3pm: Kid’s Safety Day Come on down to your town hall and meet with local safety vendors. Enjoy performances and exhibitions from your local businesses. Raindate: May 17. Free. Eastchester Town Hall, Eastchester.

1pm: Muddy Sneakers Discover the wonders of the natural world. Put down the Legos and pick up a stick! Enjoy a wild excursion through our woods, puddles, and fields as we play in and with nature. $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale.

1 – 2pm: What’s Under Betchel Lake Dip a net into Bechtel Lake during an exploration of pond life. The variety of life under the water at this time of year will amaze you. We’ll also check the live traps in the pond for turtles that may have been captured as part of our turtle monitoring program. $5 per child for non-members. No charge for adults with accompanying children. Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco.

1 – 5pm: Family ArtsBash Join us for a free day of family fun featuring children’s art workshops, art exhibits and open artists’ studios! Free. ArtsWestchester, White Plains.

3pm: Books We Love to Watch— Movies We Love to Read In this free fun multimedia presentation, young adult author Julie Mata uses her own experiences as a writer to explore the connection between successful novels and films— they all begin with a great story! She’ll offer tips on how to keep audiences riveted across mediums. Free but RSVP. Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville.

6:30 – 8pm: Evening Howl for Pups Enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour – dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why spring is a magical time for packs in North America. This time of year, wolves are celebrating this year’s pups! Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. All guests will be served weather appropriate treats. Please bring flashlights. Register in advance. Adults $16, Children (under 12) $13. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

{Teen Night Out} 7 – 11pm: Teen Fun Night Bonfire and refreshments for students grade 9 through 12. Free admission. John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, Katonah.

Sunday, May 17:

10am – 2pm: Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest Unplug your family and participate in the National Get Outdoors Day. Learn about kayaks, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. A beginner bird walk will be held at 10am. A wildlife presentation with Bill Robinson will occur at 2pm. Suggested Donation: $2/adults, $1/kids. Taconic Outdoor Education Center, Cold Spring.

{Reoccurs next on 5/31} 10am – 2pm: During Bicycle Sundays, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway is closed to cars for the exclusive use of bicyclists, joggers, walkers, scooters and strollers. The course runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a round-trip of 13.1 miles. There are many points of entry and exit along the way. Parking is available at the County Center lot in White Plains for a fee of $7.

11am: Chabad Hebrew School and Alef Bet School invite the community to enjoy a Torah Making Workshop. A scribe will be demonstrating how a real Torah scroll is made. Free. Alef Bet School, New Rochelle.

1pm: Amazing Amphibians Join a naturalist to discover the slippery, slimy, and cold-blooded world of amphibians. This informative and hands-on program lets you meet some local amphibians up close. Then walk in our forest and to our pond to see what other amazing critters live there too! $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale.

{Reoccurs} 1 – 3pm: Summer Fun Days Looking for fun activities to do with your kids in the Hudson Valley? Bring your family to Cross County Shopping Center for Sunday Fun Days and enjoy live music from a DJ. Plus kids can enjoy a new activity each week from face painting to a magic show, balloon animals, story time and much more. Free. Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers.

2:30 – 4pm: Celebrate Atka’s Birthday Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why Spring is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as they celebrate this year’s pups! Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as the Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. And best of all we’ll be celebrating Ambassador wolf Atka’s 13th birthday!  Don’t forget a camera! Register in advance. Adults $13, Children (under 12) $11. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

4 – 6pm: Klezmer & Knishes Join us for a hands-on knish baking workship plus singing and dancing with a live band. An afternoon of food, music and fun. This free event is designed for ages 5-11. JCC on the Hudson, Tarrytown.

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