January 26 – 31

Welcome to your 7-day Momecast™ – an event forecast for Moms (and Dads) of what to do and where to go throughout Westchester County; with the kids, without the kids and for the whole family! For those of you who are new to our site, PTO refers to Parental Time Out. It’s our prescription for all you amazing parents out there – take some time to break from the rigors of parenting and enjoy an afternoon or night out. Go to see a play or laugh out loud at a comedy show – are just a couple of options.

Tuesday, January 26:

11am – 12pm and 5 – 6pm: Shop For Your Health – Gluten Free Shop for your Health Store Tours are designed to educate and encourage awareness about the health and wellness issues that may limit optimum health and proper nutrition. Our Store Nutrition & Wellness Specialist will take you on a guided tour through the store offering nutritional information and answering questions about the topic. Each participant receives a personalized shopping list and other valuable resources to help them navigate the store and shop for their particular needs. Mrs. Green’s of Briarcliff Manor, Scarsdale and Larchmont.

2 – 3pm: Shop For Your Health – Weight Management Shop for your Health Store Tours are designed to educate and encourage awareness about the health and wellness issues that may limit optimum health and proper nutrition. Our Store Nutrition & Wellness Specialist will take you on a guided tour through the store offering nutritional information and answering questions about the topic. Each participant receives a personalized shopping list and other valuable resources to help them navigate the store and shop for their particular needs. Mrs. Green’s of Briarcliff Manor, Scarsdale and Larchmont.

3:30 – 5pm: Tu B’Shevat Playdate Enjoy an afternoon of fun in the gym followed by a healthy ​snack of ​seasonal ​fruit​.​ ​ We will learn about TuB’shevat, the holiday ​that ​​celebrates ​”​​t​he ​​n​ew ​y​​ear for ​trees​.”​ $10​ per child, ​$5 additional siblings. Kidville, Mount. Kisco.

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6:15pm: CPR/AED Certification Course Babies R Us is offering this lifesaving training at this store. Participants will be certified in adult, child and infant CPR, the use of an AED and Treating a Choking Victim. Upon completion, all will receive a Key Chain Barrier Device, a quick reference card and a certification card mailed to you. Space is limited. $30 per person. Fee is paid to the instructor at the night of the class. Reserve your spot online. Babies R Us (2700 Central Park Avenue), Yonkers.

{PTO} 6:15pm: Comedy Night Six popular comics for a night of great dining and outrageous fun! Your Ticket price includes Dinner and Show. Beverages and Gratuities are not included. Show starts at 8pm. $84 plus tax per person. Show only is $50 per person. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford.

6:30pm: The Benefits of Prenatal Massage Pregnancy puts your body and your mind on a nine-month roller coaster ride of change. Join the experts from Elements Massage for an informative session on how prenatal massage can bring a variety of benefits to both you and your baby. Reserve your space online. Free. Babies R Us, White Plains.

6:30 – 8:30pm: Floral Class Create a gorgeous floral arrangement featuring magnolia, lotus pods and berries. Supplies not included. Cost of supplies up to $61. Michael’s locations.

Wednesday, January 27:

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Thursday, January 28:

11am: Toddler Storytime with Special Musical Guests JBunny and Grizzly Gold Join us for Storytime with special musical guests JBunny and Grizzly Gold sharing their CD of children’s songs called Day Dreaming in our Children’s Department as we read popular picture books children love. Space is limited; first come, first served. Free. Barnes & Noble; City Center, White Plains.

5 – 6pm: Shop For Your Health – Gluten Free Shop for your Health Store Tours are designed to educate and encourage awareness about the health and wellness issues that may limit optimum health and proper nutrition. Our Store Nutrition & Wellness Specialist will take you on a guided tour through the store offering nutritional information and answering questions about the topic. Each participant receives a personalized shopping list and other valuable resources to help them navigate the store and shop for their particular needs. Mrs. Green’s of Rye, Tarrytown and Mount Kisco.

7pm: RiverTalks are presentations lead by various experts about historical, cultural or environmental aspects of the Hudson River Valley. Each event includes refreshments, a featured presentation and discussion. Enjoy an evening of smart conversation in our spacious interpretive center along the Hudson River. Click here for more info. Reoccurs on 2/4 at 6pm and 2/11 at 7pm with new discussions each session. Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers.

7:30pm: Special Screening of Wildlike and Q&A with Director Frank Hall Green Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although Uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier. The Picture House, Pelham.

Thursday, January 28 – Friday, January 29:

{PTO} Thursday at 7:30pm and Friday at 9:30am: New Member Informational Coffee The JLCW is an organization of approximately 250 women who are committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our membership encompasses the full spectrum of central Westchester women, including professional executives and stay-at-home moms, who share the same commitment to making an impact on the community and building life-long friendships. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins to become a member. To join, women should live or work in the communities we serve (Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains). In the Fall and Spring of each year, the JLCW holds informational coffees for women interested in membership. Prospective members join as a class and learn about the JLCW’s efforts to improve the lives of neighbors in need, as well as the activities that support these initiatives, including fundraising and development, volunteer training and communications. Each new member class, with help from our New Member Committee, organizes its own volunteer project which is to be completed by the end of their training session (generally a 2-month time frame). Wayside Cottage, Scarsdale.

Thursday, January 28 – Sunday, January 31:

{Last Call} Thursday at 11:15am, Thursday – Saturday at 6:15pm and Sunday at 11:45am: Show Boat Our most spectacular production in years!  Music by Jerome Kern. Book and Lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II. Show Boat follows the lives, loves, and losses of a troupe of riverboat performers on the mighty Mississippi, while illuminating the racial and social changes that were shaping the country in 1890-1927. Its timeless score contains some of the most beautiful and emotionally charged songs ever written for a musical, including “Ol’ Man River,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” and “Make Believe.” Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford.

Friday, January 29:

{PTO} 6 – 7:30pm: Winter Howl for Adults Only Join us for a special Evening Howl and enjoy visiting the wolves during their favorite hour – dusk.  Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese.  Guests will take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr and behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves too. This program is for adults 21 years old and over. Pre-registration is required. $20 per adult. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31:

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Saturday, January 30:

8:30 – 10am: Animal Tracking Muscoot has more than just farm animals.  Come on a hike and look for signs of the other animals that call Muscoot home. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

9:15am: Daddy & Me Animal Show Fathers can drop-in with their kids for this fun-filled animal adventure. Suggested for ages 3 to 6. $15 per family. Rye Nature Center, Rye.

11am: Groundhog Day Storytime Join us for a special Storytime celebrating Groundhog Day! At this Storytime we will feature two titles Groundhog’s Dilemma and Groundhog Day Off. Free. Barnes & Noble; City Center, White Plains.

11am – 12:30pm: Girl Again Doll Hair Do’s & Dont’s Learn how to brush, treat and style your doll’s hair. Watch styling demonstrations and learn techniques, practice them on your doll.  Leave with a new hair style for your doll. Girl Again trainees and associates are here to assist. Bring your own doll hair brush or buy one at the store. We will supply hair ties, clips and pins, spray bottles, and a few brushes to borrow. This workshop is for girls ages 7 and up. Fee $10. Free parking at The Seasons. Girl Again, White Plains.

2pm: Winter Wildlife A naturalist introduces some of the Nature Center animals with a focus on winter survival techniques. This entertaining and informative program allows visitors to hear, see, smell and touch many of our fascinating, furry, feathered and scaly friends. Recommended for ages 5 and over. $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

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2 – 6pm: 2016 Chinese New Year Festival For this Year of the Monkey, the theme of the celebration is “Keeping an Age-old Tradition Alive”, featuring in gourmet Chinese cuisine presentation and food sampling by the local Asian restaurants, bakeries or individuals; art gallery presenting art shows, calligraphy and Chinese painting; hand craft demonstrations such as paper cutting and origami; martial arts demonstrations including Tai Chi and lion dance; as well as Chinese musical instruments performances. On top of all these, there will be a formal program of artistic performances by the professional artists and the local art groups showcasing, plus a marvelous presentation of Chinese professional acrobats. And best of all, the early bird price for this year will remain at $15 for adult and $10 for elderly and children, a bargain you can’t find anywhere in the county. New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle.

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3pm: Wilco for Kids Do you love Wilco? “Wilco will love you, baby.” This seminal band is coming to The Capitol Theatre in February and we’re celebrating with our favorite hits from the past 20 years. Doors open at 2:30pm. This event is all ages. Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester.

3:30 – 5pm: Kids Class! Fun Whimsey Tree While we welcome painters of any age, we recommend people ages 7-12 for this painting. Artists provide assistance to painters, but younger painters might need the help of their guardian. $25 per child. Painting with a Twist, Scarsdale.

8pm: Itzhak Perlman with Rohan De Silva Reserve the best seats now for an evening with violin impresario Itzhak Perlman accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva at the Westchester County Center. The reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. The 2015-16 season commemorates Itzhak Perlman’s 70th birthday with three album releases and worldwide concert tours. His recordings have garnered 16 Grammy Awards and as a major presence in the performing arts on TV, Mr. Perlman has been honored with four Emmy Awards. Don’t miss this first ever appearance at the Westchester County Center! Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets $63.50 and up. Westchester County Center, White Plains.

Saturday, January 30 – Sunday, January 31:

11 – 11:45am: Winter Family Farm Tour On this family-friendly tour for ages 4 and up, explore the farm and some of our favorite seasonal highlights. Join us for a walk around the farm to take a closer look at the animals that we’re raising and the vegetables that we’re growing! Youth (ages 4-15) $10, Adults $10. Please note that all youth must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills.

12:30pm: One World, One Sky For younger school-age children. The content and delivery of these shows inspires the youngest future astronomers to learn about the skies. On a trip from Sesame Street to the moon, Big Bird and Elmo with friend Hu Hu Zhu discover that planets are different from one another but people on Earth are often the same – they love to fly kites! Children can’t fly a kite on the moon because there is no wind but on Earth they can! More learning, too, about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, and the moon. Produced by Sesame Workshop, the Beijing Planetarium, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center with major funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Ages 5 and up. Hudson River Museum Planetarium, Yonkers.

2pm: The Sky Tonight See what the sky is like on the Planetarium dome the VERY night you see this interactive show. LIVE presentation. Take a live tour of the heavens as seen from our area with a planetarium educator. 55 minutes. Ages 8 and up. Hudson River Museum Planetarium, Yonkers.

3:30pm: We Are Aliens Star shows that explore more complex scientific content as it draws you into the action. Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? We Are Aliens! is a new 360° digital planetarium show narrated by Rupert Grint (from Harry Potter films) that takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life. 25 minutes + Q&A. Ages 8 and up. Hudson River Museum Planetarium, Yonkers.

Sunday, January 31:

10am – 4pm: The New York Metro Reptile Show The Northeast’s largest Reptile Expo! More than 150 Reptile Breeders will have thousands of live pet reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids on display and for sale at discounted prices. Vendors will also be selling cages, frozen rodents, feeder bugs, and many other reptile-related items at discounted prices. Adults $10, Children $5 (7-12 years) and children under 7 years are free. No personal pets allowed.  Any children must be accompanied by an adult over 21. Westchester County Center, White Plains.

11am – 3pm: Winter Family Festival Come in from the cold and celebrate with the whole family! Face painting, Stretch the Silly Man, Armonk Dance, bounce houses, local vendors and more. H.C. Crittenden Middle School, Armonk.

11:30am: Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained “Trail Ninja” volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

12 – 7pm: Westchester Fashion Week Model Casting Event(s) will be held after NY Fashion between Feb 29th and March 6th 2016. Kids Casting 12pm-2pm for ages 5-12 years old both male and female. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 2 – 7pm for all other ages. Whiskey Creek, White Plains.

1 – 5pm: Live Art Fest is a one day art making event that takes place at HVCCA before the installation of our next exhibition. With the museum’s empty space as their canvas, local artists paint, sculpt, dance, weld, make music and create installations for the public to watch and participate in a day of live art making! Get a special inside look at the art making process with professional painters, sculptors, dancers, musicians, poets and more! $10 per person and $25 for families (up to 5 people). Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill.

3pm: Danceworks for Children Experience dance through performances, workshops, and demonstrations by international renowned companies and guest artists! This annual favorite is where the kids get into the action on stage. Great fun for all! (Suitable for children ages 3 and up). Tickets are $10 (general admission). Westchester Community College; Academic Arts Theatre in the Hankin Academic Arts Building, Valhalla.

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