July 6 – 12

Welcome to the first full week of July! Below we have highlighted what to do over the next week across Westchester! Check back often as we update daily.

Monday, July 6:

{National} Mondays from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Patterned Pinwheel 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, July 7:

{National} Tuesdays at 10 – 11:30am: Storytime 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.

Tuesday, July 7 – Wednesday, July 8:

{National} Tuesdays – Wednesdays at 10am: Free Summer Movies featuring Diary of a Wimpy Kids From June 23rd to August 19th Bowtie Cinemas offers free movies for kids. Seating limited to theatre capacity, tickets issued on a first come, first serve basis. Free for kids. Select Bowtie Cinemas.

(National} Tuesdays – Wednesdays at 10am: Summer Movie Express featuring Earth to Echo on Tuesday and Boxtrolls on Wednesday. Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10am and are rated G or PG. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Cinemas, Nanuet.

Wednesday, July 8:

{National} Wednesday at 10am: Bookworm Wednesdays Just bring a book report with you to the select Bookworm Wednesdays movie and that’s your price of admission! Download the Book Report by clicking here. Children under six who accompany a participant and adults who accompany a participant receive free admittance to the Bookworm Wednesdays movie and do not need to sumbit a book report. This week’s selection is Rio 2. Select Showcase Cinemas.

{National} Wednesdays from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Travel Memory Game 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.

Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7pm: Riverwalk Wednesday Summer Kids Series Featuring music of Alastair Moock Van Der Donck Park Yonkers.

Wednesdays from 7 – 9pm: Weekly Concerts Grab your family, friends, beach chair and blanket and head to The Green in the center of the mall to enjoy our free outdoor concerts throughout the summer! Bands will perform a variety of music genres from Latin and R&B to The 60’s and Girl Power, Classic Rock & Roll and Top 40, plus much more! Concerts take place on the main stage in the center of the mall, near AX Armani Exchange. Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers.

Wednesdays at dusk: Outdoor Movies in Yonkers.

Thursday, July 9 – Sunday, July 12:

Thursdays – Saturday at 11:15am and Thursday – Friday at 6:15pm, Sunday at 11:45am and 5:15pm: Godspell The beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), is based on “The Gospel According to St. Matthew,” the musical, uses “improvisation and contemporary themes to illustrate the parables, bringing these lessons vibrantly to life. Songs include “Day By Day,” “Save The People,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.” Westchester Broadway Theate, Elmsford.

Thursday, July 9:

Thursdays from 10am – 5pm: Through a Child’s Perspective Timed tours are at: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and view the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eyes. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, and before or after your tour, play games, try on period clothing (photo-op!), and participate in hands-on-activities. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it. $12; $6 for children 3-17. Historic Hudson Valley, Pocantico Hills.

Thursday at 12pm: Colonial Games Day Don’t spend your summer plopped down inside! Step away from the TV, turn off that smart phone and stop by Philipse Manor Hall to play like a colonial kid! From bilbo catchers and whirligigs to tops and graces, children can stop by the Manor to learn about, and try out some of the top of the line toys from the 1700’s! Activities for the day are free, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers.

Thursdays from 5 – 7pm: Free Kayaking at JFK Marina and Park in Yonkers.

Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm: Poolside Summer Pairing Series Castle Hotel & Spa is hosting its 2nd annual Poolside Summer Pairing Series at Equus. Enjoy tastings of an eclectic group of wine, spirits and scrumptious food, along with a gorgeous poolside ambience and a spectacular castle as your backdrop. Event prices start at $68 per person. Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown.

Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm: Summer Concert Series Bring your own chair and enjoy local and live entertainments, giveaways, prizes and much more! The Shops at Nanuet, Nanuet.

Thursdays at 7pm: Concert Series in Yonkers.

Thursday from 7 – 9:30pm: Paint Night: Beach Day Our Talented Instructor Heather will be Leading the Party and walking you through The Painting, “Beach Day”. In just 2 hours, weither you are a great stick figure drawer or Pablo Picasso, you will be amazed and proud of the painting you create tonight. All Materials to create your very own masterpiece are provided and no experience is required. Just join the Party, grab your favorite creative juice from the bar and let the paint and creativity flow! $45 per seat. Palisades Mall; Joe’s Crab Shack, Nyack.

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12:

{Hope, Skip and a Jump} Day Out with Thomas Take a ride with Thomas, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, see authentic engines and enjoy tons of other activities in a city near you! This year some events featuring Thomas’s best friend Percy! All Aboard! $17-$36 per ticket. Rain or shine. Reoccurs 7/17-19 Phillipsburg, NJ.

{Hop, Skip and a Jump} Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Balloon Festival This is the 25th Anniversary of the Balloon Festival. On Friday and Saturday evenings at 6 p.m., mass launches are planned on the banks of the Hudson River from the area just south of Shadows on the Hudson. In addition, there will be smaller 6 pm launches from Migliorelli Farm at 48 Freeborn Lane, Red Hook. On Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6 am, mass launches are planned from the Dutchess County Airport in Wappingers Falls.

Friday, July 10:

{National} Fridays from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Faux Stained Glass 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 at 8pm: National Youth Orchestra Be the first to meet and applaud the 2015 National Youth Orchestra, made up of 122 of our country’s finest young musicians. Tickets are $13.75 and up. The Performing Arts Center; Purchase College, Purchase.

Fridays at Sundown: Fireworks Every Friday in July and August spectacular fireworks displays are choreographed to music beginning July 3. Fireworks are shot off from our Pier on these Special Event Days. Playland, Rye.

Saturday, July 11 – Sunday, July 12:

{National} Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm: Free Crafts for Kids Kids can make a Father’s Day craft for Dad. Ages 3 and up. Free. Lakeshore Learning Center, New Hyde Park.

Saturday, July 11:

{National} Saturdays at 10am: Kids Cooking Class: Cooking with Salt Salt is an amazing way to bring out the flavors in everything you cook. We’ll teach you how to cook on a salt plate, from Chicken and Corn Quesadillas to Chocolate Chip Cookies! Then we’ll teach you how to use different flavored salts on your favorite foods, from popcorn to veggies skewers. Suitable for ages 8-13. Class times vary by store location. Call to reserve your spot. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

{National} Saturday at 10am: Black Widow’s Sky Cycle Our Avengers Summer continues this week with Black Widow! Register your child and they can build this Sky Cycle inspired by “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble!” Watch the Animated Series Sunday Mornings on Disney XD! Lowe’s Home Improvement locations.

{National} Saturdays from 10am – 12pm: Kids Club: Foam Printing Drop in and take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. $2 per child, Michaels locations.

Saturday from 11am – 12:30pm: Samantha’s Summer Hat Create a one-of-a-kind straw hat with flowers and ribbons, just like what Samantha Parkington wore in the summer of 1904. Learn about the life of 9 year old girls in New York City and in Mount Bedford, NY (that’s Mount Kisco and Bedford combined!) All materials are provided, just bring your doll and your imagination. Fee $10. Workshop is for girls ages 7 and up. GirlAGain Boutique, WHite Plains.

Saturday from 11am – 3pm: Family Fun Day Family activities, music, food and more. Free admission. War Memorial Field, Yonkers.

{National} Saturday from 11am – 7pm: Free Slurpee Day While supplies last get a free small slurpee at participating 7-Eleven locations.

Saturday from 12 – 9pm: 11th annual Pleasantville Music Festival Parkway Field in Pleasantville is gonna be rocking. Thousands of friends, families and lovers of live, world-class rock, setting out their chairs, blankets and tents, going up to the stage and dancing. Food and drink, a beer & wine garden for the adults, fun activities to keep the kids happy, and a composting and recycling program to keep the Earth happy. Plus stuff to buy, charities to learn about, and a warm, positive backyard vibe. All combined with world-class headliners, breakout stars and local artists you need to know, hand-picked and brought to our stages by dedicated music fans and our incredible Featured Charitable Partner, Love Hope Strength Foundation, the world’s leading rock-and-roll cancer foundation. Adults $45 in advance, $50 at the gate, students $24 in advance, $28 at the gate and children under 12 are free. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by a ticket-carrying adult.

Saturday at 1pm, 3pm and 7pm: Pirates of the Hudson The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told! This year’s Pirates of the Hudson festival features a rollicking show fresh from Off-Broadway. The Greatest Story Never Told, a swashbuckling pirate musical in which the audience helps write and perform the tale, takes the stage at Tarrytown Music Hall. The show begins with a crew of misfit pirates flung into the future by a bumbling sea witch, with only one chance of returning home: performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage. But when their script is torn asunder, these pirates-turned-actors are forced to improvise based on audience suggestions. Adults: $24, children up to age 17 $18. Historic Hudson Valley, Pocantico Hills

Saturday at 4pm: Fighting for Freedom Movie Series: Amistad In antebellum United States, the Amistad, a ship carrying slaves from Cuba to the US is embroiled in a mutiny that saw the slaves take command of the ship. Thought to be returning to Africa with the help one of their previous captors, the ship is found and captured off the northeastern coast of United States, sparking a controversial trial that saw the 44 slaves facing charges over the killing of their captors. With culture and language barriers eventually broken by a translator, the slaves are able to convey their story of hardships but would it be enough to alter their fate, or would a former president’s intervention prove to be the determining factor? Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers.

Saturday at 8pm: Outdoor Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Based on the third book in J.K. Rowling’s series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban centers on the escape of Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) from Azkaban prison. Reportedly an ally of Voldemort, Black turns out to be not only a friend to Harry, but also his godfather. Rated PG Runtime 142 mins. Admission is free and first come, first served. This film is packed with adventure and beloved fixtures of the Potterverse, including the Knight Bus, the Whomping Willow, Buckbeak the Hippogriff, Professor Lupin, the Shrieking Shack and more. While Harry and Ron Weasley are endearing protagonists, it’s Hermoine who saves the day (per usual!) with her sharp intelligence, strong heart and a little something called a time-turner. And that punch she delivers directly to Draco Malfoy’s face is pretty freaking awesome, too Hudson River Museum, Yonkers.

Saturday at 9pm: Fireworks at Parkway Oval in Tuckahoe. Raindate 7/12,

Sunday, July 12:

Sunday from 10am – 4pm: New York Metro Reptile Expo Adults $10, children (ages 7 -12) $5, children under 7 are free. Westchester County Center, White Plains.

Sunday at 11am: Kids Nature Hike All ages are welcome to join this hike geared for kids. We’ll use our eyes and ears to explore what is happening in the summer forest. The walk is about ¾ mile long and lasts about an hour. Adults must accompany their children. $5 for non-members. RSVP. Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco.

{Hop, Skip and a Jump} Saturday from 12 – 4pm: Bug Day Bug tastings, a carnivorous plant workshop, and of course, live bugs, are all part of the fun at this one-day, annual event! You can learn about and handle a variety of bugs, including an array of insects and spiders presented by members of the New York City Entomological Society, and NYSCI’s own hissing cockroaches. Join a carnivorous plant workshop to learn about plants that eat bugs. Meet a local beekeeper and sample some honey. Or if you’re craving something more adventurous, eat some bugs at our Bug Café, where you can taste different bug-based products and learn about entomophagy, the practice of eating insects. Included with admission. New York Hall of Science, Corona.

Sunday from 12 – 6pm: Polish Heritage Festival Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla.

{National & Parent Time Out} Sunday at 1pm: Technique Class: Cooking with Salt Cooking on a salt plate can enhance the flavor of all types of food. We’ll show you the versatility of the salt plate by preparing Coconut Curry Shrimp Skewers, Beef Teppanyaki, and Tin Roof Sundaes. We’ll also share an overview of different types of salt and how to use them in your favorite recipes. Class times vary by store location. Call to reserve your spot. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

Sunday from 1 – 4pm: Gold Join us for a special family event celebrating our new exhibition, GOLD! In participation with the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance’s project on the Seven Deadly Sins, GOLD is the Neuberger’s response to our sin: Greed. Enjoy a program of events that explores greed through music, dance, film, and a treasure hunt. Purchase College; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase.

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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