July 13 – 19

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

Welcome to the second week of July! Below we have highlighted what to do over the next week across Long Island! Check back often as we update daily.

Monday, July 13:

Crayon & Watercolor Painting

Mondays (until 7/27) from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Crayon & Watercolor Painting 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.

Paper Crafting 101

Monday from 6:30 – 8:30pm: Paper Crafting 101 Use one of our Tim Holtz Idea-Ology kits to create a project with Old World charm. Meet us in the classroom, and our associates will help you shop for supplies. Free with the cost of supplies. Michaels locations.

Tuesday, July 14 – Wednesday, July 15:

Free Summer Movies

Tuesdays – Wednesdays (until 8/19) at 10am: Free Summer Movies 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.

Tuesdays – Wednesdays at 10am: Summer Movie Express featuring Mr. Peabody & Sherman and The Book of Life. 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.

Tuesday, July 14:

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.

Wednesday, July 15:

Wednesday (until 7/29) 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 submit a book report. This week’s selection is Rio 2. Select Showcase Cinemas.

Pinch Pot Monster

Wednesdays (until 7/29) from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Pinch Pot Monster 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 (until 8/26) from 5:30 – 7pm: Riverwalk Wednesday Summer Kids Series Playdate: What in the world is that, way up in the sky? A Bird? A Plane? A Unicorn? A Unicorn-Pegasus! No… It’s Play Date, the award winning children band.  Soaring through time and space to win the hearts of kids, parents and magical creatures everywhere. Play Date has won numerous awards, including the Parents’ Choice Award and Creative Child’s 2014 Seal of Excellence Award.  So grab a friend, tune your imagination to the key of awesome and buckle up before we take off – it’s time for Play Date! Van Der Donck Park, Yonkers.

Wednesday at 6:30pm: The Swingaroos are NYC’s underground jazz band. With a suitcase full of original songs and Hit Parade covers from the ’20s to the 2010s, the ‘Roos continue the tradition of the swing-era “territory bands.” Fronted by award-winning vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/lyricist, Kimberly Hawkey, and pianist/arranger, Assaf Gleizner, this sextet of swingin’ hot sound has been heard in the seediest roadhouses and the stateliest of halls in the Empire City and beyond. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner – gates open at 5:30 p.m., concert starts at 6:30. Tickets are $20 per person. Katonah Museum of Art; Sculpture Garden, Katonah.

Wednesdays (until 8/12) 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 (until 8/19) at dusk: Outdoor Movies featuring Strange Magic Rated PG in Yonkers.

Wednesdays (until 7/29) at Sundown: Family Film Frenzy: Dolphin Tale 2 See a hit movie and go for a swim as the popular “Family Film Frenzy” series, featuring outdoor movies and after-hours swimming, kicks off this July! The park opens at 7 p.m. for after-hours swimming, picnicking, and relaxing. The movie begins at sundown. Bring your own picnic, or purchase food at the concession stand. For seating, bring blankets and chairs. Admission is $5 per person (free for children under 5) and includes the movie only. A Westchester County Park Pass is not required for admission. Admission wristbands will go on sale the day of the event at each location and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Rated PG. Glen Island Beach, New Rochelle.

Thursday, July 16:

Thursdays (until 8/27) 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.

Thursdays (until 8/28) from 5 – 7pm: Free Kayaking at JFK Marina and Park in Yonkers.

Thursday from 6:30 – 8pm: Learn to Build a Storage Ottoman Learn how to build a rolling storage cart designed by DIY blogger Ana White. Tips on designing, assembly and finishing. Home Depot locations.

Thursdays (until 8/27) from 6:30 – 8pm: Sunset Jazz $10 per car. Lyndhurst, Tarrytown.

Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30pm: Let’s Tango It takes Two to Tango so bring your dancing shoes, a friend, or just come and enjoy great dancing, music, and wine. The Westchester, White Plains.

Thursdays (until 9/24) 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 (until 8/20) 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 (until 8/27) at 7pm: Family friendly Concerts Lennon Park, Yonkers.

Thursday at 7:30pm: The Rejuventary River Circus performed by Arm of the Sea Theater A performance for the entire family all set outdoors in our stroll garden. This circus is an allegorical tale featuring gorgeous masks and puppet characters, a bio-morphic set design and live original music. The story follows Malakai, the River messenger and water carrier who travels between Mountain Peaks and the Deep Blue Sea. Along his journeys Malakai encounters a host of creatures, including a lyrical sea turtle, a fast-talking crow, a pair of  industrious beavers, beds of filter-feeding oysters, and schools of migrating fish. Each animal offers insights into their particular role in a watershed’s ecosystem services. When the old man falls ill his granddaughter Rachel must rise to the challenge and help restore her grandfather, the River, back to health. $20 per adult, $15 for children/students, children under 4 are free. Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem.

Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19:

Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 4pm, Sunday at 4pm: The Lorax Theatre for young audiences; fun for the whole family. Tickets: $15. Westchester Sandbox Theatre, Mamaroneck.

Friday, July 17:

Tissue Paper Art

Fridays (until 7/31) from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: 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 7:30pm: 4th Annual Firefly Festival That special time of year has come again when we can witness the daily light show at dusk as fireflies light up the air all around us. Join park staff and other area families for an ice cream social, a program detailing fireflies, and a delightful evening spent observing, catching and releasing these magnificent creatures. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for a comfortable seat for the show. Rain date of 7/24. Trailside Museum, Cross River.

Fridays at 8pm: Friday Night Music: Cocomama Cocomama brings it! A world of musical and cultural backgrounds set upon Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Caribbean and South American traditions to throw down Latin fusion original music. Fierce and beautiful! Gates open at 7:30pm. Free. John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive and Trevor Park, Yonkers.

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 18 – Sunday, July 19:

Saturdays – 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 locations.

Saturday at 7pm and Sundays at 1pm: Seussical Theatre for young audiences; fun for the whole family. Tickets: $15. Westchester Sandbox Theatre, Mamaroneck.

{Reoccurs) Saturday – Sunday at 7pm: The Understudy In this bitingly witty and entertaining comedy, the lights of Broadway cast an affectionate glow on one of the most notorious roles in the theater: the understudy. The play opens with Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece making its Broadway premiere. Roxanne, the stage manager, has the daunting task of running the understudy rehearsal. Enter Harry, a journeyman actor who just happens to be Roxanne’s ex-fiancé. And then there’s Jake, a Hollywood action star craving a little legitimacy. Throw in an unreliable techie and a bunch of producers threatening to close down the show and you have one very funny comedy. $35 per person. Lyndhurst Carriage House, Tarrytown.

Saturday, July 18:

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. Call to reserve your spot. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

Saturday at 10am: Sensory Friendly Films featuring Minion 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.

Minion Wood Frame

Saturday from 10am – 12pm: Kids Club: Minion Wood Frame 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 12 – 2pm: Princess & Pirate Party Here Ye, Here Ye! Hoist Your Anchors! Join us for aPrincess & Pirate Party. Enjoy an afternoon filled with Princess & Pirate Activities: walk the plank, search for the King & Queens treasure, make a treasure chest or princess wand, wear tiaras and pirate hats, free giveaways and More! Tons of Fun for All! Not a member? Join Today! Only $5 annual membership per child. Bring a Friend to sign up for Kidgits and your child will receive a special free gift. The Westchester, White Plains.

Saturday 12 – 8:30pm: Walk to the Beat Festival This annual free festival takes place in Nyack, NY every summer and features percussive world music and dance. There are 4 stages with 24 hours of programming. One of the most important aspects of our festival is our wandering artists. We have 10 – 12 dedicated musicians and dancers hired specifically to perform short sets in 12 – 15 pre-determined businesses around the village. As the artists move from venue to venue, it encourages the public to join them, enjoying the music and dance, but also getting to know and explore Nyack and its businesses. It also gives the artists an opportunity to collaborate with any and all of the other artists. A great example of this was the “Walk to the Beat” song that was created spontaneously at last year’s festival. At 6 pm Making Music Dance (our co-directors Anna and Heather’s group) will give a special performance to celebrate their first CD release and premiere their new piece commissioned by New Music USA . At 7 pm we have a “jam session” in Memorial Park, where everyone is welcome to participate and play music together, artists and public. At 9 pm, join us for our after party at Nyack’s Casa del Sol on Main Street. We are committed to creating an event where the public is invited to experience and play.

Saturday from 1 – 2pm: Pop Star Show Kids are invited to their own concerts featuring an interactive musical appearance and character show. Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers.

Saturday from 2 – 4pm: Pickles & Fermenting One of the pleasures of a heavy summer harvest is being able to preserve produce for the winter. We have classes featuring jams and jelly making, pickling and tomato sauce. Join us to learn how to take your favorite summer fruits and turn them into a tasty treat that you can enjoy all year long. Registration is required; $30 per non-member. Children ages 8-12 free when accompanied by an adult. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights.

Saturday at 8pm: Comedy Night: Upright Citizens Brigade See the stars of tomorrow on stage today! America’s premier school for improv comedy, the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, brings a “never before seen, never to be seen-again” show by four performers from their LA or NYC theaters. 90 minutes. Gates open at 7:30pm. Free. John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive and Trevor Park, Yonkers.

Saturday at 8pm: National Ballet of China Direct from the 2015 Lincoln Center Festival, China’s national ballet fuses classic western ballet with traditional Chinese dance, creating a style of ballet that is uniquely their own. Their program will juxtapose the familiar, including the pas de deux from Don Quixote and Act Two of Giselle, with works that encapsulate the Chinese spirit and experience, including the contemporary works Guangling Verse and Close Your Eyes When It Is Getting Dark, as well as selections from two of their signature ballets: Yellow River and The Red Detachment of Women. Tickets are $$26.25. Purchase College; The Performing Arts Center, Purchase.

Sunday, July 19:

Sunday at 1pm: Technique ClassCooking 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 10am – 12pm: Backyard Greenhouse Have you ever wanted to take a more active role in your food production, or get better connected with the land? Then join us in our new homestead series which will look at many of the things you can do at home to increase your food independence and peace of mind by closing the gap between yourself, your food, and the land. $30 per person. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights.

Sunday from 12 – 7pm: Hispanic Heritage Festival Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla.

Sundays (until 7/26) at 1pm and 3pm: Snow White Vain, bitter and envious of the beauty her step-daughter possesses’ the Queen stops at nothing to get rid of little Snow White. The enchanted forest can’t hide her, the kindhearted huntsman can’t save her, and the Seven Dwarfs can’t protect her from the poisoned apple or the glass coffin; a true love’s kiss is her only hope. Free. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers.

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