June 15 – 22

Welcome to the third 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 15:

{National} Monday @ 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Pirate Doubloon Necklace & Pirate Eye Patch. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. Michael’s locations.

Tuesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 18:

Tuesday @ 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Wednesday @ 6:30 and 8:30pm, Thursday @ 6:30pm and 8:30pm: I Am Big Bird This heartwarming doc chronicles the life of Caroll Spinney, the man who has been Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. For over 4 decades, Caroll’s characters have been cherished by generations of children. At 81 years old, the tenacious and enthusiastic performer has no intention of slowing down. I Am Big Bird features incredible footage of Spinney’s earliest collaborations with Jim Henson as it traces Caroll’s journey from bullied child to celebrated performer. This loving portrait peels away the instances that inspired his creation of Big Bird and as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart. The Picture House, Pelham.

Tuesday, June 16:

{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.

Wednesday, June 17:

{National} Wednesday @ 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Spyglass & Treasure Map. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. Michael’s locations.

{Parents Time Out} Wednesday @ 7:30pm: Advance Screening of People Places Things with Director Jim Strouse Q&A Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him. The Picture House, Pelham.

Thursday, June 18:

{National} Thursday @ 6:30 – 8pm: Learn to Build an Outdoor Serving Station at Home Depot’s Monthly Do-It-Herself Workshops. Learn to make a serving station with step-by-step instructions. Become more familiar with the power tools used in creating this outdoor oasis. Free. Home Depot Locations.

Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21:

{Reoccurring} Friday starting @ 5pm, Saturday – Sunday starting @ 1pm: Palisades Fair Join us for the all new Palisades Fair in West Nyack, NY at Palisades Center Mall. There is plenty to see and do including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, and free live entertainment and shows including The Fearless Flores Thrill Show, Lance Gifford’s Magic & Illusion Show, Las Vegas Hypnotist Show, a free Petting Zoo and many more! Free Parking. Palisades Center Mall, Palisades.

Friday @ 6 – 11pm, Saturday @ 12 – 11pm , Sunday @ 12 – 9pm: Ukrainian Heritage Festival For 30 years the Yonkers Ukrainian Heritage Festival has offered three days of warmth, food, fun, and excitement. There is plenty to do and see, so bring the whole family over. Let your children have some magical moments on the rides, make some memories, and help continue keeping the Ukrainian Culture alive. St. Mechael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yonkers.

Friday, June 19:

{National} Friday @ 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Parrot Puppet. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions. Michael’s locations.

Friday after 5: $15 Friday Nights at Rye Playland

Friday @ 5 – 9pm: Summer Solstice Celebration The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. It is a time to celebrate the sun, the soil and the many summer crops they power. Join us for a festive evening to usher in the new season. Enjoy live music, seasonal food from local vendors and family-friendly fun that includes: hands-on farm activities, family square dancing, a fire pit, flower mandala-making, evening field tours and a story time. Adult (ages 16 and up) $20, Youth (ages 2-15) $10 and free for children under 2. Rain or shine. Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills.

Friday @ 5:30pm and 6:30pm: Author Storytime Jane F. Collen will be reading from her award-winning What More Can a Fairy Be and the newest book in her collection What Are the Magic Colors of SparkleShire? Bring your wings and wands. Free. Toy Store, Tarrytown.

Friday @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: Family Bingo Night A fun-filled night out with the family! Small round robin, large round robin, full card, etc. Play Bingo and win some cool prizes. Don’t miss out on the action. $2 per board. North Castle Community Center, White Plains.

Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21:

{Hop, Skip and a Jump} Saturday @ 10am- 1pm: Family Art Project: Big Hand, Little Hand Using plaster of Paris, create an exact replica of your hand and the hand of one of your family members—maybe Dad’s! Then, build onto your plaster hands with metallic and natural materials, like leaves, sticks and stems. Free until noon. Wave Hill House, Bronx.

Saturday – Sunday: Clearwater Festival features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and most stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. The festival is a great place for families with a family stage, dedicated children’s area featuring face painting, activities and crafts, discovery tents, a musical petting zoo, mask and puppet theater, beach combing and river seining, jugglers, clowns and vaudevillians. Non-members $75 per day or $110 for the weekend pass. 10% discount for all students with ID. Kids 12 and under are free. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson.

Saturday, June 20:

{National} Saturday @ 10am: Father’s Day Fun with Dad Discover some great gift ideas for Dad on Father’s Day! You’ll learn how to use everything from the latest kitchen gadgets to our favorite ice cream maker, which turns out awesome frozen desserts. Then you can create a delicious treat that Dad and the rest of the family will enjoy. Suitable for ages 5–13. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

{National} Saturday @ 10am – 12pm: Kids Club: Popsicle Book 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.

{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.

{Reoccurring} Saturday @ 11am – 12pm: River Explorers is our popular free Saturday program series families. Each lesson includes a hands-on river exploration activity followed up by a take home craft. An additional component of River Explorers is Fish Tales, designed for children ages 3-5. During this program, participants will engage in a storybook reading followed by a craft activity. Free. Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers.

{National & Reoccurs} Saturday and Sunday @ 11am – 3pm: Free Crafts for Kids Kids can make a Father’s Day craft for Dad. Ages 3 and up. Free. Lakeshore Learning Center, Scarsdale.

{National} Saturday @ 12 – 2pm: Get ready for some colossal fun! Keep the dinosaurs inside the park when you come in store to make and take a free Mini Lego Jurassic World Gate! Event intended for children, ages 5 and up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks. FreeToys R Us locations.

{Reoccurring} Saturday @ 2 – 4pm: Hudson River Family Seining Wade into the river to catch and release hundreds of critters! All ages welcome. Free. Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers.

Sunday, June 21:

Sunday @ 10am – 12pm: Hike the Waterfall Trail Start the summer off with an invigorating hike along the Waterfall Trail. No children under 8. Pre-registration required. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining.

Sunday @ 11am – 3pm: Big Equipment Day Ever wanted to see our farm equipment up close? Ever want to feel what its like to be behind the wheel of a tractor? Todays the day. Stop by the farm and check out our farm machines!  Muscoot, Farm, Katonah.

Sunday @ 12 – 10pm: Dads Ride Free on Father’s Day Playland, Rye.

{National} Sunday @ 1pm: Indoor-Outdoor Pizza Whether cooked on a backyard grill or baked in the oven, pizzas are a delicious way to showcase summer produce. Learn how to make classic pizza dough and a gluten free variation, along with two seasonal pizzas—one savory and one sweet. Class times can vary per location. Free. William-Sonoma locations.

Sunday @ 1pm: What’s the Buzz with Honeybees? It’s a busy time at the Nature Center. Come celebrate Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice as we learn about the busy life of a honeybee hive. See why and how honeybees are critical players in our own lives and in the global economy. Includes a tasting of local honey. Non-Members $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

Sunday @ 1 – 3pm: Father’s Day Fishing Derby Come on out with your dad and enjoy this special event as we suspend our “No fishing” policy. This event is for children ages 5-12 years old.  Parents must accompany their children. Each participant must provide their own fishing equipment, bait, etc. This event is limited to 15 children. More details will be provided upon registration. $5 for non-members. Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco.

Sunday @ 1 – 5pm: Father’s Day Rods and Roast View classic cars while you enjoy food, drinks, music and a demonstration from our own executive chef. Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers.

Sunday @ 2 – 3:30pm: Throw Daddy to the Wolves Celebrate Dad at the Wolf Conservation Center! 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 the births of this year’s pups! Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolves Alawa, Zephyr, Nikai and Atka as well as the Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolves. Pre-registration is required. Adults $13, children (under 12) $11. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

{Hop, Skip and a Jump} Sunday @ 2 – 4pm: Take Dad Out to the Ball Game 1864 Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day “base ball match.” The New York Mutuals play the Manetto Hill Surprise with 1864 rules, balls, bats, and uniforms—but no helmets or gloves! After the game, kids join in the fun with a game of rounders with team members and a baseball sing-along on our Sing for Hope Piano. Plus free house tours before the game and a raffle for the game ball! Registration requested. Cost $10 adults, $8 students, $5 children 12 and under. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx.

{Hop, Skip and a Jump} Sunday @ 4 – 7pm: Laurie Berkner in Concert Best-selling, award-winning children’s musician Laurie Berkner has been a longtime fixture on TV’s Nick Jr. and Sprout channels. Listeners to SiriusXM Radio’s Kids Place Live channel know Laurie as the popular host of Laurie Berkner’s Instant Party! and Laurie Berkner’s Garden: Eat, Play, Grow. Her original songs, albums (nine so far), DVDs, music videos, and books leave no doubt: Laurie Berkner is the uncrowned queen of children’s music and the power behind the progressive “kindie rock” movement. What sets Laurie apart? Her music speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups. Laurie’s “You and Me Solo Tour” show features popular hits like “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” “Victor Vito,” “We Are The Dinosaurs,” and “Rocketship Run,” plus – as a special treat for fans – a few well-loved Laurie Berkner songs that are not often heard at Laurie’s full-band concerts! Free. Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn.

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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