July 20 – 26

Welcome to the last 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 20:

$5 Craft

Mondays (until 7/27) from 10am – 12pm: Passport to Imagination: Fringed Bell Anklet 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 three sessions. Michael’s locations.

Tuesday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 22:

Tuesdays – Wednesdays (until 8/19) at 10am: Free Summer Movies featuring Penguins of Madagascar. 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 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. Select Regal Cinemas.

Tuesday, July 21:

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.

{Reoccurs} Tuesday at 7pm: Family Fun Concert Druss Park, White Plains.

{Reoccurs} Tuesday at 8:15pm: Outdoor Movie: Planes, Fire & Rescue George Washington School, White Plains.

Wednesday, July 22:

Wednesdays (until 7/29) at 10am: Bookworm Wednesdays: How to Train Your Dragon 2 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. Select Showcase Cinemas.

Michaels Wednesday
$5 Crafts

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 three sessions. Michael’s locations.

Wednesday from 10:45am – 12pm: Baby Gymnastics Baby U A series of learning opportunities for expectant parents in their first year. Baby Gymnastics with Elliott for new parents introduces babies to stimuli including sounds and movements through the usage of music, bells, hoops and vivid colors. This class will help new parents develop a sense of community and gain early insight into the development and needs of their babies. Attendees will learn how communication and movement, even at this early stage, can shape a baby’s world! $20 per session. Beth El Synagogue Center, New Rochelle.

Wednesdays (until 8/26) from 5:30 – 7pm: Riverwalk Wednesday Summer Kids Series: 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 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.

{Reoccurs} Wednesday at 7pm: Family Fun Concert Turnure Park, White Plains.

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 8/12) from 7 – 9pm: Dancing Under the Stars Dust off those dancing shoes and dance the night away. This fun-filled free event is open to all dancing Queens and Kings. Any rain cancellations will be held the weeks following. Renaissance Plaza, White Plains.

{Reoccurs} Wednesday at 8:15pm: Outdoor Movie: Big Hero 6 George Washington School, White Plains.

Wednesdays (until 8/19) at dusk: Outdoor Movies featuring Cars Rated G in Yonkers.

Wednesdays (until 7/29) at Sundown: Family Film Frenzy: Big Hero 6 – Rated PG 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. Saxon Woods Pool, White Plains.

Thursday, July 23:

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.

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 12 – 2pm: Noon Day Concerts Renaissance Plaza, White Plains.

Thursday from 4 – 5:30pm: Kirsten’s Flower Baskets American Girl Kirsten Larsen celebrates her 10th birthday in 1855 at her family homestead in Minnesota. The girls go out to the meadow and pick wild flowers. You can pick flowers from our collection to arrange in a doll-sized wicker basket that she can carry. Workshop is for girls ages 7 and up. All supplies are provided. Just bring your doll and your imagination. $10 per child. GirlAGain, White Plains.

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

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Date Night

Thursday from 5 – 8pm: Date Night in Larchmont

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

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 ambiance 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 Trevor Park, Yonkers.

{Reoccurs} Thursday at 7pm: Family Fun Concert Gardella Park, White Plains.

{Reoccurs} Thursday at 8:15pm: Outdoor Movie: Paddington George Washington School, White Plains.

Friday, July 24 – Saturday, July 25:

Fridays at 11am and 7pm and Saturdays (until 8/1) at 1pm and 7pm: Annie Jr This award winning musical is a Random Farms 20th anniversary production! Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a world-wide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written including “Tomorrow.” Tickets $18-23. Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown.

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26:

Friday at 6:30pm, Saturday at 2pm and 6:30pm and Sunday at 2pm: Into the Woods Jr. This sixty minute family-friendly adaptation is set in the natural setting of the preserve. Actors and audience move through the woods and meadows following the narrative action. Grounds open 90 minutes prior for picnicking and the day ends with a marshmallow roast round the campfire. $22 per ticket. Westmoreland Nature Sanctuary, Mount Kisco.

Friday, July 24:

Michaels Friday
$5 Crafts

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 three sessions. Michael’s locations.

Friday at 3pm: Ice Cream Social All ages will enjoy our reknowned guest, Peter Sis, as he shares the delightful story of a young boy’s summer learning through ice cream! Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker with more than twenty books to his credit. His vast body of work has earned him a MacArthur Fellowship, Hans Christian Anderson Award, Silbert Award,and three Caldecott Honors. Don’t miss this chance to meet this amazingly talented icon of the children’s book world! And, you can get a free mini-scoop of your favorite flavor with each purchase of the signed book! The Voracious Reader, Larchmont.

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.

Friday at 8:30pm: Open Mic Night Perform on the famous Paramount stage! $10 cover for all performers and guests. Performers get 10 minutes to take the stage. Performers must bring 4 guests to perform. Paramount Hidson Valley, Peekskill.

Friday at 8:30pm: Movie Under the Stars: Big Hero 6 Part two of our three part Movie under the Stars series. Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada discovers an inflatable health care robot Baymax, which had been created by his older brother. After a terrible life-changing accident occurs, Hiro and Baymax team up with four other high tech heroes to try and save their hometown San Fransokyo from an evil super villain trying to take over! The movie takes place on the west lawn of the Manor and is free of charge! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and a blanket to lie on. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 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 25 – Sunday, July 26:

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.

{Reoccurs} Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 1pm: All Shook Up It’s 1955, where one girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a guitar-playing, mysterious leather-jacketed stranger helps a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll. It’s a hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” $19-28. Yorktown Stage, Yorktown Heights.

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 25:

Saturdays at 10am: Kids Cooking Class: DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches This summer, impress your friends by whipping up ice cream sandwiches from scratch! We’ll show you how to make the outside layer-our delicious brownies and cookies-and then the delicious ice cream filling and toppings. Suitable for ages 5-13. Call to reserve your spot. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

Saturday at 10am: Hawkeye’s Quinjet Hawkeye never misses and your child won’t want to miss this clinic! Bring your child to Lowe’s to build this Quinjet as part of our Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” Summer! Don’t miss Avengers Assemble Sunday Mornings on Disney XD! Free. Lowe’s Home Improvement locations.

Saturday at 10am: Orienteering Program Learn to use a compass to find your way on the landscape. This guided program includes checklist and questions along each planned route. For children and youths. Edith G Read Natural Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye.

Michaels Saturday am
$2 Crafts

Saturdays from 10am – 12pm: Kids Club: Button 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.

Michaels Saturday pm
Back to School

Saturday from 1 – 4pm: Make It with Michaels: Maker Party Craft Pinterest inspired projects perfect for Back To School. Free with the cost of supplies. Michaels location.

Sunday, July 26:

Sunday from 11:30am – 2pm: 3rd Birthday Party Free admission for kids 10 and under. Enjoy games, tennis, soccer and $10 haircuts provided by Just Kidz Hair Salon. For your safety Socks must be worn at all times in our facility. The Play Place, Elmsford.

Sundays at 1pm: Technique Class: Non-stick Cooking Food that is perfectly sautéed boasts a crisp interior and juicy interior. We’ll show you how to achieve both using a nonstick pan, cooking everything from the most delicate fish to seasonal vegetables. Class times vary by store location. Call to reserve your spot. Free. Williams-Sonoma locations.

Sunday from 1 – 1:45pm, and 2:15 – 3pm: Sunday Funday 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. The children’s entertainment is free and takes place throughout the mall from 1pm to 3pm. Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers.

Sunday 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.

Sunday at 4pm: Holistic Kids: Agents of Change Program Demonstration Holistic living is the best way to ensure a health, happy future. Come join us for an hour of games and crafts at the free demonstration of change program, created to challenge kids to adopt healthy habits and learn hot to have a positive impact within their community. Children ages 7 -12. Expectant Natural Children’s Boutique, Bedford Hills.

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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