May 18 – 25

Welcome to the third week in May! Below we have highlighted things to do for the next 7 days across Westchester County! Check back often as we add-on as often as we change our wardrobes.

Tuesday, May 19 – Wednesday, May 20:

{Rain Date: Thursday, May 21) 10am – 2pm: Little Folk Farm Days For over 30 years, Green Chimneys has been opening its doors to the community for Little Folk Farm Days, welcoming scores of young people to explore our bustling Brewster campus. This year the tradition continues with a full schedule of exciting and educational activities designed for pre-schoolers to 3rd graders. Green Chimneys, Brewster.

Wednesday, May 20 – Sunday, May 24:

{Re-occurs} Wednesday – Thursday at 11:15am, Thursday – Saturday at 6:15pm and 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.

10am – 4pm: Museum Opening Westchester Children’s Museum, Rye.

Wednesday, May 20:

1 – 2pm: May Homeschooler Day: Tall Towers Legoland Discover Center Westchester is the perfect place to plan a trip that includes both fun and education! Our attraction offers numerous opportunities for hands-on learning for children aged 5-7. Unlock your child’s creativity, brick by brick! Legoland Discovery Center, Yonkers.

7pm: Let’s Talk About It: Balance Continuing our series of community conversations, we’ll be discussing *Balance* tonight. Our guests are Susie Orman Schnall, writer of fiction, essays, editorial, and endless to-do lists. Ms. Schnall’s latest, The Balance Project: A Novel about work-life balance will begin our conversation. Joining our author is life coach and organizer Randi Bale of Healthy, Organized Living. This is a free community event but please call RSVP. Adults (though children and teens welcome as well). The Voracious Reader, Larchmont.

Thursday, May 21:

12pm: Baby Pictures featuring Pitch Perfect 2. Baby Pictures offers discounted admission to enjoy a current movie in a convenient, baby-friendly setting on select Thursdays each month. Our amenities include dim lighting to allow for easy child care in the auditorium; lowered movie volume for babies’ sensitive hearing; baby changing stations and stroller area. Rated PG-13. Admission $6.50. Showcase Cinemas locations.

Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24:

{Re-occurs} 8:15 – 10pm: 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. Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. 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.

Friday, May 22:

10am – 9:30pm: Free Friend Friday! Annual Pass Members bring a friend every Friday in May for free! Legoland Discovery Center, Yonkers.

5 – 11pm: $15 May Days at Playland, Rye. Parking is $10 per car.

{Parenting Time Out} 7 – 8:30pm: Evening Howl Join us for a special Evening Howl and enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour – dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese.  Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and behold the Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves too.  This program is for adults 21 years old and over. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

Saturday, May 23:

10am: Turtle Monitoring During the spring and summer, Westmoreland conducts turtle monitoring as part of our conservation efforts allowing us to access the health and well-being of our turtle population. Everyone has seen turtles crossing the road during the spring and early summer, or perhaps you have had a nesting turtle in your yard. This program will give participants a glance at the lives of our local turtles, turtle identification, creating a backyard habitat suitable for turtles, and learning what to do should you come across a turtle crossing the road. $5 per person for non-members. Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco.

10am: 52 New Foods Presents Ice Cream Shop Scream for ice cream! Discover how easy it is to create unique ice cream flavors with just a few ingredients and easy techniques. Use your imagination and come up with your own tasty blends. Suitable for ages 5 –13. Free. Williams Sonona locations.

10am – 12pm: Kid’s Club at Michael’s Red White and Blue Craft Stick Flag Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up $2 per child. Michael’s locations.

10am – 2pm: Angle Fly Preserve with Club Fit Named after the last natural brook-trout spawning stream in Westchester, Angle Fly Preserve is a vital sanctuary for area wildlife. Its 654 acres are critical to the environmental health of the surrounding area and has a long history traced back over 200 years, to the colonial period.  Hike Length: 5 miles – moderate Hike Time: 3-4 hours. Rain cancels. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Toys R Us parking lot on Bank St. in Jefferson Valley at 10:00 am to carpool or meet at the Preserve at 10:30 am. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining.

11am – 12:30pm: Pack Chat for Kids This is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves.  Spring is just around the corner and wolf families in North America are preparing their den sites for the arrival of 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. Pre-registration is required. Adults $13, children (under 12) $11. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

{Re-occurs} 11am – 3pm: Free Crafts for Kids Kids can make a Memorial Day Flag. Ages 3 and up. Free. Lakeshore Learning Center locations.

1pm: Trolls and Tiaras Celebrate the magic of the forest as we scout the woods for fairies, trolls, and gnomes. Hear some mythical lore, build fairy and troll houses, and more. Costumes are encouraged! $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

1 – 2pm: Children’s Hike Follow our Director of Conservation through the trails of the wildlife preserve as we explore the forest ecosystem and search for signs of animal life and the return of the spring season. Families should be prepared for spring trail conditions, including a little mud. $5 per child for non-members.  Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco.

3pm: Saturday Family Movie: Aladdin From street urchin to prince, follow the rags to riches tale of one of Disney’s most recognizable characters, Aladdin. Cast aside by society and forced to scrape by on the streets, Aladdin and his trusty sidekick, Abu, are tricked into using their skills for less than honorable means. When betrayed and hope at its bleakest, a quick rub of an old lamp reverses their fortune, and set the two on a course that will take them from the streets and bottom rungs of society to the palace and beyond. Dealing with swords and sorcery, friends and foe, what will be victorious at the end: love or greed? Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers.

{Mommy Time Out} 8pm: Ladies of Laughter Following the heralded national contest in search of the country’s funniest comediennes, this evening’s show features three smart, sexy, and savvy best in stand-up. The lineup includes: Leighann Lord, top club and casino favorite, Patty Rosenborough, an audience favorite in major comedy clubs nationwide, and the 2014 National Winner (to be announced). Adults $22, College Students $20, Children $16 (under 13). Westchester Community College; Academic Arts Theatre, Valhalla.

Sunday, May 24:

{Times vary per location} Memorial Day BBQ: Technique Class Welcome summer by hosting a backyard barbecue on Memorial Day. In this class we’ll cover grilling basics including classic barbecued chicken and show you how to give meat a flavor boost with spicy and beer-based sauces. We’ll also share a few of our favorite side dishes. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

11am: Geek Pride Day is a celebration of geekdom. Do you enjoy sci-fi, board games, video games, comic books, anglophilia, cosplay, anime, steampunk, zombies, etc? This day is for you! Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Tickets will not be sold at the event. Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson.

{Re-occurs} 11am: Storytime Bring your munchkins for a visit and a story. Little’s Joe’s Coffee and Books, Katonah.

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. $13 per adults, $11 per child (under 12). Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

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.

12 – 3pm: Meet the Babies Baby season is in full swing. Come meet Muscoot’s newest additions. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

1pm: Nature Storytime Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed storytime. Hear a story, meet a live animal, and have fun with a nature activity. Recommended for ages 3-6. Non-members $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale.

3:30 – 4:30pm: Turtle Education Program Program features a live, rehabilitated snapping turtle release. Participants will meet in the courtyard by the park office. Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville.

Monday, May 25:

{Rain Date: Sunday, May 31} 10am – 2pm: Memorial Day Carnival & Art Tent Old-fashioned carnival featuring rides, games, arts and crafts. Advanced tickets online $20, $25 at the door. Hayes Field, Bronxville.

10am – 4pm: Join us for our 2nd Annual Farm Fest featuring and open house, farm tours, farm stand, seeds and plant starts for sale, craft and food vendors. Free admission. Suggested donation $5 per car. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights.

We always provide the links for your convenience and encourage you to check the event listing directly for any changes, re-schedules or typos (cause I am not a robot) before heading out.

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