June 8 – 14

Welcome to the second week of June. Below we have highlighted what to do over the next 7 days across Westchester County. Check back often as we update our content as often as our wardrobes.

Monday, June 8:

{National} Monday @ 6:30 – 6:30pm: Intro to Paper Crafting 101 Learn the basics of paper crafting as you create a gift card holder, paper bow, treat box and small gift box. Meet us in the classroom, and our Associates will help you shop for supplies. Free with cost of supplies. Michael’s locations.

Tuesday, June 9:

{National & Weekly} 10 – 11:30am: Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids Join us each week for story time as we read aloud some of your favorite books. Become a book club member and receive a special gift after attending five-story times. Free. Pottery Barn Kids locations.

{National} Tuesday @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: Intro to Jewelry 101 Learn the basics of jewelry making as you create a nautical bracelet just in time for summer. Meet us in the classroom, and our Associates will help you shop for supplies. Free with cost of supplies. Michael’s locations.

Wednesday, June 10 – Saturday, June 13:

Wednesday – Sunday @ 6 – 11pm: Holy Rosary Bazaar Holy Rosary, Hawthorne.

{Hop, Skip and a Jump} Wednesday – Saturday @ Sundown to 10pm: Projections For four consecutive nights, internationally renowned artist Jenny Holzer, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Poetry Society of America will present a program of scrolling light projections at the Botanical Garden’s iconic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Each evening—weather permitting—from dusk until 10 p.m., waves of poetry will sweep over the landmark building and envelop the glass walls housing the heart of the Botanical Garden’s blockbuster exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. Reflecting Kahlo’s intense relationship with her culture and the natural world, Holzer’s hour-long presentation includes poems by Mexico’s Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz, verses from contemporary Mexican female poets, and a selection of powerful passages from Frida Kahlo’s own diary. New York Botanical Garden, Queens. $25 per non-member.

Thursday, June 11:

{BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby} 12pm: Baby Pictures featuring Spy. 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. Admission $6.50. Showcase Cinemas select locations.

Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14:

Friday @ 5 – Midnight, Saturday @ 12 – Midnight and Sunday @ 12 – 10pm: Greek Festival Greek food, pastries, music and dance. Rides and games too. Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 6pm only is Kids Zone for $15 kids can enjoy face painting, jewelry making, sand art, puppet making, design aprons, headbands, visors, frames and more. Lunch is also included. Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, Yonkers.

Friday, June 12:

5pm and after: $15 Friday Nights at Rye Playland, Rye.

Friday @ 8pm: Comedy: The Cure for the Common Core Laughing Off the Nonsense & Celebrating Our Teachers – Teachers and students are getting the shaft with tests results mattering more than teacher influence matters. And, don’t get us started on the Common Core. So come celebrate teachers with some much needed laughter! Every teacher who presents ID at the door gets in half price! Tickets $24. White PLains Performing Arts Center, White Plains.

Saturday, June 13 – Sunday, June 14:

Saturday – Sunday @ 3pm: Peter and the Wolf Following the successful first season of Evenings of Dance in Port Chester, the Company of Ballet des Amériques comes to the Emelin Theatre with the premiere of Peter and the Wolf, a ballet by Carole Alexis based on the well-known story and music of Sergei Prokofiev. Preceding the Company performance will be an opening program danced by the preprofessional students including Boléro, music by Maurice Ravel, and Jeux d’enfants or Children’s Games, a set of twelve miniatures by Georges Bizet, all choreographed by Artistic Director Carole Alexis. Tickets are $25 and up. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck.

Wednesday @ 6pm and Friday-Saturday @ 8pm: Legally Blond the Musical Jr. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical Jr., follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Tickets are $8 and up. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown.

Saturday, June 13:

{National} Saturday @ 10am: Kid’s Workshop: Iron Man’s Avenjet The Avengers are coming to Lowe’s! Bring in your child to build Iron Man’s Avenjet as part of our “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” Summer series. Free. Lowe’s Home Improvement locations.

{National} Saturday @ 10am: I Love Zoku Join us for some frosty Zoku fun! The amazing Zoku products turn out everything from quick and easy pops to slushies and ice cream. If you’d like, you can preorder your choice of a Zoku pop maker, slushie maker or ice cream maker. We’ll have it frozen and ready for you to create a cool work of art. Suitable for ages 5–13. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

{National} Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: Father’s Day Duck Tape Frame Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. Michael’s locations.

Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: Father’s Day Hike Take dad for a guided hike around the property and woods. Learn all about Westchester’s local flora and fauna on this two hour walk through the woods. Hike is weather permitting, no fee. Hilltop Hanover, Yorktown Heights.

10am – 5pm: Ossining Village Fair featuring over 150 vendors, 4 stages of entertainment, a kids area with inflatable rides and lots and lots of great food! Historic Downtown Ossining, Ossining.

{National} Saturday @ 11am: Touch the Brightest Star A companion to the popular and acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree! In this interactive bedtime story, touch, tap, blink, whisper and more to make magic happen in the nighttime sky. Free. Select Barnes & Noble locations.

{National & Weekly} Saturday @ 11am – 3pm: Free Crafts for Kids Kids can make beaded bubble wands. Ages 3 and up. Free. Lakeshore Learning Center, New Hyde Park.

Saturday @ 11am – 3pm: Eastchester’s 7th Annual Green Festival Exhibits, vendors, entertainment and speakers. Free coffee when your bring your own reusable mug. Town Hall, Eastchester.

Saturday @ 11am – 5pm: Community Day! Attractions will include and are not limited to: Live entertainment provided by The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts and performances by local artists, bands, and dance studios including John Longhitano and The White Light Project. Inflatables, carnival rides and games, and interactive activities provided by Funtime Amusements Inc. The Taste of Yorktown provided by ASK. Local emergency services teams will be providing demonstrations, vehicle tours, safety presentations and K9 Units. Shop retailers, local businesses, and craft vendors. Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown.

Saturday @ 12 – 2pm: Cooking with Kidgits L’il Chefs Enjoy a custom cooking program, perfect for your Kidgits Member! Demonstrations, samples and hands-on learning. Not a Member? Join Today! Only $5 annual membership per child! The Westchester, White Plains.

Saturday @ 12 – 4pm: Summer Safety Festival Enjoy live entertainment, activities and fun for the whole family while speaking to healthcare professionals and local authorities about keeping your family safe this summer. Visit Nyack Hospital’s Teddy Bear Hospital and receive a free teddy bear to take home. Limited to children between the ages of 2-10 accompanied by an adult. While supplies last. The Shops at Nanuet, Nanuet.

Saturday @ 12 – 4pm: Colonial Day Join us for Colonial era style music, dancing, crafts, games and arms.  You can also enjoy special tours of the Colonial section of the historic cemetery and the Church Bell tower, along with a recital on the historic pipe organ, hay rides through the historic burial yard. St. Paul’s Church, Mount Vernon.

Saturday @ 1 – 3pm: Catch of the Day Seine with Erin Baker at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park and see what we find as we pull in the catch of the day!  Parking fee of $5 may be charged. All ages welcome. Free.  Pre-registration required. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining.

{National} Saturday @ 1 – 4pm: Fun Family Craft Time: Father’s Day Tie-Dye Tee Spend some craft time with Dad this year and create a colorful T-shirt. $7 per shirt, including supplies. Michael’s locations.

Saturday @ 1 – 4pm: Family Festival Welcome summer and celebrate the closing of Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form, Space and Time with a day filled with art making, gallery talks, and music for the whole family. Enjoy energizing musical performances, a fun embroidery workshop designed to especially for kids and led by artists from Harlem Needle Arts, and delicious snacks! Free admission for all program participants. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase.

Saturday @ 2pm: Babes in the Woods Join Westmoreland Director of Conservation and Wildlife Management, Steve Ricker for an exploration of the forest in search of spring’s babies. Plants, insects, birds, mammals and other organisms are all producing offspring at this time of year. This program is co-sponsored by Bedford Audubon Society and is free of charge. Register by June 12th. Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco.

Saturday @ 7pm: Relay For Life of Yonkers The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever. Gorton High School, Gorton.

Saturday @ 7 – 9pm: Nature’s Light Show Come spend an evening on the farm. Listen for crickets and look for fireflies. Bring a small flashlight and meet in the activity building. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

Sunday, June 14:

Sunday @ 9 – 11am: North Annual Mile for competitive and casual runners, walkers, children, the whole family. This event will test the most veteran of runners while giving new and novice runners, kids and families the thrill of running or walking in a spirited electronically timed Westchester County race. Adults $25, 18 years and younger $15. Paine Cottage, New Rochelle.

{National} Sunday @ 1pm: Father’s Day Feast Make Dad a meal he’ll remember by cooking the perfect burgers and piling them high with all the fixin’s. We’ll teach you the techniques and tricks for preparing flavorful burgers, including stuffed ones with savory fillings, plus creative ideas for garnishing them. Times vary per location. Free. William-Sonoma locations.

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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