May 26 – 31

Welcome to the last full week of May; we get to enjoy five full weekends in May which makes it a special month! This past weekend was the unofficial start of Summer and with only a few weeks left of school, we hope to become your one-stop resource for things to do when your kids are not in school. Below we have highlighted what to do over the next 6 days across Westchester County.

Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31:

Thursday @ 6 – 10pm, Friday @ 6 – 9pm, Saturday @ 1 – 10pm, Sunday @ 1 – 5pm: Immaculate Conception and Assumption Annual Carnival Food, rides, games and raffles. Pay one price for rides on Thursday night and Saturday. Immaculate Conception and Assumption Church, Tuckahoe.

Thursday, May 28:

{National} Thursday @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: Fashion Fix: Jewelry Repair and Restyle Mend or restyle your broken baubles at Michaels. Our associates will be on hand to show you how. Free with the cost of supplies. Michael’s locations.

{Mommy Time Out} Thursday @ 6:30 – 7:30pm: Moms Night Out Join Angela, our Healthy Eating Cultural Demo Specialist , for an educational store tour which will help you make informed choices when shopping with us. A discussion on current food topics and light refreshment in our café will follow. Free. Whole Foods, Port Chester.

Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31:

{Reoccurs} Friday – Saturday @ 6:15pm & Sunday @ 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.

Friday – Sunday @ 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.

Friday, May 29:

Friday @ 11am – 1pm: Milk and Cookies Mommy’s ToolBox is partnering with Mrs. Green’s on a series of workshops focusing on important growth and development information needed from pregnancy through 12 months. Babies are welcome and we’ll have some adorable gift bags for attendees. Our featured speaker is Nicole Wagner, MSW, CPD. We will also focus on increasing your milk supply, and will be baking some yummy cookies, feel free to bring any recipes to share! RSVP online. Mrs. Green’s Market, Hartsdale.

Saturday, May 30 – Sunday, May 31:

Saturday and Sunday @ 10am – 5pm: 53rd Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival Arts and Craft festival to raise funds for college scholarships for White Plains High School seniors who are continuing their education in arts. Tibbits Park, White Plains.

Saturday @ 11am – 12:30pm: Wolves of North America Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why May 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. Pre-registration is required. $13 per adult, $11 per child (under 12). Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

Saturday @ 11am – 8pm and Sunday @ 11am – 4pm: 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II Lasdon Celebrates Days of Victory An array of military vehicles, ranging from World War II Jeeps to modern command trucks, will be on display both days, along with military enthusiasts wearing period uniforms. The Westchester Veterans Museum will premiere its new V-Day exhibit, featuring an extensive collection of photographs, video, models and other displays. Guests are encouraged to attend dressed in period clothing and dance to their hearts’ content. Live entertainment, music and dancing. $20 per vehicle. Veterans are admitted free. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Katonah.

Saturday & Sunday @ 11:30am: Teaching Trails 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, Greenburgh.

Saturday, May 30:

Saturday from 9 – 11am: Fit Fest There’s still time to tone up for the summer season! Get your workout done outside at one of our free fitness classes hosted by Blink Fitness on The Green, in the center of the mall. Boost your mood in 30 minutes with a full body workout led by a certified Blink Fitness trainer. Unlike traditional boot camp classes that feel like impossible military drills, Boost Camp is geared for all fitness levels, motivating you to achieve all of your fitness goals. Visit with the City of Yonkers Parks & Recreation and see all the fun outdoor entertainment planned for summer 2015! Free. Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers.

{National} Saturday @ 10am: Sensory Friendly Films featuring Tomorrowland Theatre auditoriums have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! Select AMC locations.

{National} Saturday @ 10am: Eat Your Veggies! Join us for a veg-tacular class and learn how to make vegetables the star of the plate. They’re delicious—we promise! Discover what’s in season at the farmers’ market and how to select veggies that are ripe and ready to eat. We’ll show you some fun and easy ways to serve them. Then head home and prepare your favorites for your family. Suitable for ages 5 –13. Free. Williams Sonoma locations.

{National} Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: Kid’s Club at Michael’s DIY Paper Fans 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.

Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: Parrots of the World Parrot expert Bonnie Talluto will discuss and display her pet parrots as you learn about these colorful and interesting birds. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Park.

{National} Saturday @ 11am: Peanut Butter & Cupcake What’s a little piece of bread to do when he’s feeling lonely? Find a friend, of course! And that’s exactly what Peanut Butter tried to do in Peanut Butter & Cupcake. Enjoy a storytime and activity to celebrate this monthly Barnes & Noble children’s book selection. Free. Select Barnes & Noble locations.

Saturday @ 11am: Kids Cooking Class Bring the kids for a fun and interactive cooking class. We will be making Healthy Quesadillas! Register at our Customer Service Booth in advance and let us know of any food allergies. Free. Whole Foods, Port Chester.

Saturday @ 11am: Grand Market Grand Opening Join us on Library Green and bring the kids to see Zev Haber, one of the most popular children’s entertainer in the New York area. Huguenot Street between Memorial Highway and Lawton Street, New Rochelle.

Saturday @ 12 – 6pm: Asian Heritage Festival Live entertainment and music, arts and crafts, foods and more. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla.

Saturday @ 1pm: Meet the Animals Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center’s live animals! What wild fun will you have today? Non-members $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

{Hop Skip and a Jump} Saturday @ 1:30 – 3pm & 3:30 – 5pm: Wildcard Weekend: Penny Projects Learn how to turn the humble penny into a beautiful pendant or piece of jewelry and create fun cardboard penny mazes out of cardboard. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Activity takes 15–30 minutes to complete, drop in anytime during these two sessions. Please bring your own penny. Free with admission. New York Hall of Science, Corona.

Saturday @ 7 – 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 Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves. All guests will be served weather appropriate treats. Please bring flashlights. Pre-registration is required. Adults $16 and children (under 12) $13. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

Sunday, May 31:

{Reoccurs} 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.

Sunday @ 10am – 2pm: Family Fun Day! Tour a firetruck, jump in a bouncy house, take a cake walk, be creative in our children’s corner. Multi-family tag sale and bake sale. Free. Mount Kisco Child Care Center, Mt. Kisco.

Sunday @ 10am – 3pm: Old Croton Aqueduct & Dam Ramble A leisurely 7-mile loop starting at the Metro North train station in Croton-on-Hudson, crossing the mouth of the Croton River on the Route 9 bridge walkway, proceeding north on the Old Croton Aqueduct to the historic Croton Dam with return to train station via Village of Croton-on-Hudson trails and shady streets. Highlights include views of the scenic Croton River Gorge with short detours to the river shoreline and perhaps a beaver lodge; vistas of the Croton Reservoir from the top of the Dam; and photo ops at the Dam’s unique spillway and natural waterfall. Leader will relate history of the Dam and the Aqueduct and local lore along the route. Enjoy lunch (bring your own) in the picnic area of Croton Gorge Park at the foot of the Dam. The return to the train station includes crossing historic Quaker Bridge. Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park, Dobbs Ferry.

{Hop Skip and a Jump} Sunday @ 10:30am – 12:30pm: Little Makers: Sun Catchers Explore light and color while experimenting with prisms, flashlights, and filters. Then, create your own sun catcher to take home. Recommended for children ages 18 months and older. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and oobleck. $8 per family, plus admission. New York Hall of Science, Corona.

Sunday @ 11am – 12pm: Shout Out for Snakes! Join Elissa Schilmeister at the Kathryn W. Davis River Walk Center at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to learn all you ever wanted to know about the most maligned and feared species of all – snakes! Parking fee of $5 may be charged. Free. All ages welcome. Pre-registration required. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining.

Sunday @ 12 – 7pm: Albanian Heritage Festival Experience a variety of cultures from around the world this summer without leaving Westchester County during the annual cultural heritage celebrations held in county parks. Festivals will be held rain or shine. Seating is informal; bring blankets or folding chairs for seating on the lawn. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla.

{National & Parenting Time Out} Sunday @ 1pm: The Beer Revolution Beer is taking on a life of its own in the culinary world. We’ve partnered with Anchor Brewing Company to celebrate all things beer. Using beer-based sauces, we’ll prepare savory braises, grilled fare and scrumptious side dishes, and offer tips on serving our favorite brews. Times vary per location. Free. Williams Sonoma locations.

Sunday @ 1pm: Wild Mosaics Feeling creative? Come make your own wild mosaic using natural materials. Let nature be your guide and see what type of masterpiece you are inspired to create. Non-members $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

{Reoccurs} Sunday @ 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.

{Hop Skip and a Jump} Sunday @ 1:10pm: New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins Promotions: Kids 12 and under can run the bases after the game and meet Mr. Dash and the first 15,000 fans get a free pair of sunglasses. Citi Field, Corona.

{Hop Skip and a Jump} Sunday @ 1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm: Make It: One Block Challenge Explore what you can make with a 3-inch block of wood and a few simple hand tools. At the end of the workshop, projects will be photographed and turned into an animated gif for display on the Maker Space website. Workshop lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Limited capacity. $3 per adult and child pair, plus admission. New York Hall of Science, Corona.

Sunday @ 2pm: Hot Dogs and Pirates! Meet Tara Dairmon, middle grade author of the much loved All Four Stars with her next book in the series: Stars of Summer. Voya says: “A quest for an outstanding hot dog that blossoms into a family bonding experience… A truly entertaining story.” Along with Tara is Heidi Schulz with Hook’s Revenge! in which a “delightfully curmudgeonly narrator sets the tone forthis fast-paced and witty reimagining of Barrie’s Neverland.” – Horn Book. Don’t miss the fun or the hot dogs, while they last! Ages 8 – 11. The Voracious Reader, Larchmont.

If Connecticut isn’t too far for you or you don’t mind the commute into Long Island, check out our sister sites. Our Connecticut site puts the Mom into Connecticut; Momecticut and our Long Island sites does the same; Mom Islander.

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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