February 1 – 7

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! Below we have listed many fun and unique happenings for this week! If you see the acronym below PTO – it stands for our version of the PTO – Parenting Time Out, explore some adults only happenings.

Monday, February 1:

8:30am – 10am: Birdwalk Come to Muscoot and go on a birdwalk with Anne Swaim from the Westchester Audubon Society.  Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

7:30 – 9pm: Free Square Dancing Fun Nights Square dancing is a lot of fun and great exercise for both the body and mind. It is an enjoyable activity for all ages and also an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. This event is open to singles, couples and families. The attire is casual and no experience is necessary. Reoccurs on Monday, 2/8. Katonah Methodist Church Parish Hall, Katonah.

Monday, February 1 – Monday, February 29:

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Tuesday, February 2:

Happy Groundhog Day!

Wednesday, February 3:

3:30 – 5pm: Mini JCC Carnival Join the JCC community for an afternoon of filled with fun ​activities​ including ​​a bouncy castle and ​a professional ​balloon-​twister​. We’ll discuss the value of coming together as a community​ and finding strength in our relationships​.​ $5 per child. RSVP. Rosenthal JCC, Pleasantville.

7:30pm: Win-Win: How to Run a Successful Secondhand Clothing Sale
Americans send 10.5 million tons of used clothing and textiles to landfills and incinerators every year. The Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington holds an annual used-clothing sale that raises thousands of dollars and provides a fun and meaningful experience for the community. Learn how to host a great sale – and give some of your clothes a new life! Refreshments at 7pm, program begins at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by Lower Hudson Sierra Group. Free and open to all. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

Thursday, February 4:

10 – 11am: Nature Play for Toddlers Come meet our wolves and experience nature! The WCC’s  “Nature Play for Toddlers” is perfect for caregivers and young children. During the hour-long sessions children will play games and partake in fun activities to connect to nature in a fun, new way! Each session will include outdoor exploration and a chance to meet our nature-loving ambassador wolves. Pre-registration is required. Adults $12 and Children (under 12) $10. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

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 2/11 at 7pm with new discussions each session. Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers.

Thursday, February 4 – Saturday, February 6:

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Thursday – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 7pm: The Hommocks Players Present Bye Bye Birdie $12 per ticket. Hommocks Middle School, Larchmont.

Thursday, February 4 – Sunday, February 7:

{PTO} Thursday at 11:15am and 6:15pm, Friday- Saturday at 6:15pm and Sunday at 11:45am: Always Patsy Cline The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961. Through letters and visits, the two share the homespun stories of laughter and heartache that brought together a housewife and a legendary country singer. This fun-loving, crowd-pleasing musical complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, features 27 classic songs, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Back In Baby’s Arms” and more. Runs until 2/18. Dinner and show $59 – $84 plus tax. Show only tickets $50. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford.

Friday, February 5:

10:30am: Circle Time with Sukey Molloy Solo or with duo accompaniment – featuring songs, lap rides, musical instruments, balls, scarves, and finger puppets. Pre-walkers 6-15 months. Pre-registration is required! Call children’s library to sign up. Bronxville Public Library, Bronxville.

10:30am – 12pm and 3:30 – 5pm: Free PlaySpace Children are invited to enjoy unstructured playtime in our play space. The space will be set up with different stations to promote fine motor skills, creative exploration, critical thinking and problem solving skill. In addition there will be an array of equipment for children to climb, scoot amount and develop gross motor skills. Our activities and equipment are designed to facilitate maximum fun and ongoing skill development. PlaySpace is for kids ages 1 and up and after school will have additional activities to accommodate older kids up to age 12. All children under the age of 6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. New Era Creative Space, Peekskill.

{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. Adults $20. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

7pm: Westchester Knicks vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce Westchester County Center, White Plains.

Saturday, February 6:

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

5th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Launched in 2011 right here in Connecticut by librarians Nadine Lipman (Waterford Public Library, retired) and Caitlin Augusta (Stratford Library) with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, TYCLD raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families. TYCLD is officially held on the first Saturday in February – but the date is flexible! TYCLD celebrations may take place on any date(s) in February – it’s up to your library.

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9am – 4pm: EagleFest 25 participating environmental organizations, live birds of prey shows, heated tents, children’s activities, storytelling, bird walks, free offerings by local restaurants and more. New this year: local musical acts performing in the Eaglet Stage tent including a performance by Grammy award-winning singer songwriter Tom Chapin! Purchase discounted tickets online until Wednesday, 2/3 at 5pm here. Snowdate: Sunday, 2/7. Eagle Headquarters; Croton Point Park, Croton.

10am – 12pm: Frank Stella: Sculpture Workshop In conjunction with the Whitney Museum’s amazing retrospective of the living American artist, Frank Stella, teaching artist Nicole Zahour will run a hands on workshop where students will explore images of his large sculptural “paintings” and create their own Stella inspired sculpture with cardboard and paint. It might even inspire a museum trip to the city for the family! All supplies included. Ages 8 – 12. Fee: $15. The Rye Arts Center, Rye.

10am – 2pm: Harvey Cavalier Summer Camp Open House The 125-acre camp, which features arts, crafts, theater, dance, gymnastics, swimming, sports and ice skating, is a limited enrollment program for children entering Pre-K through ninth grade in September 2016. Should the event need to be postponed due to bad weather, the open house would be held Saturday, 2/20. The Harvey School, Katonah.

12 – 3pm: Old-Fashioned Winter’s Afternoon A traditional, favorite event in Rye! Log sawing contest, fire-roasted marshmallows, archery, and fun crafts will warm everyone up. Free admission. Rye Nature Center, Rye.

12:30 – 2:30pm: Picasso: Animal Assemblage Workshop In conjunction with the MoMA’s Picasso Sculpture exhibit, teaching artist Nicole Zahour will run a workshop based on a few of Picasso’s assemblage animal sculptures- the bull, the owl, baboon and young and goat. Using found objects students will create their own animal sculpture that will then be painted bronze to mimic Picasso’s casting process. Please feel free to bring any interesting recycling objects from home such as plastic bottles, corks, cans, caps, etc. All other supplies included. Ages 8 – 12. Fee: $15. The Rye Arts Center, Rye.

1 – 3pm: Fun Family Craft Time: Chalkboard Frames Gather your family and friends and join us for an afternoon of fun. We will decorate sweet heart-shaped frames with chalkboard paint and chalk markers, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Supplies are included when you buy the frame. Michael’s locations.

2 – 3:30pm: Victorian Valentine’s Day Tea & Crafts Party The afternoon will include Victorian tea, snacks, crafts, and a tour! Recommended for ages up to 12. Parents may register by calling the New Castle Historical Society. Horace Greeley House, Chappaqua.

6 – 7:30pm: “Sleepover”with Fancy Nancy and Pete the Cat! Get some sleepover practice while we celebrate the newest Fancy Nancy and Pete the Cat! Wear your jammies and bring your favorite cuddly toy for a special Pretend PJ Party. We’ll have a craft, hear a reading of each book and in the “morning” (7:15pm) have a “breakfast” of waffles and orange juice! $30 includes a book (choose Pete or Nancy), craft materials, and breakfast. Register online to attend. Best suited for ages 4 – 7. The Voracious Reader, Larchmont.

{PTO} 7pm: Adoptive Parents Support Group Come prepared with any questions and ready to share in an open and welcoming environment. This meeting is for both pre and post adopt families. Betty Taubert Girl Scout House, Scarsdale.

Saturday, February 6 – Sunday, February 7:

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Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 1pm: Celebrating 10 Year of Children’s Theatre A Butter Battle Tale: Engaged in a long-running battle, rivaling neighbors develop more and more sophisticated weaponry as they attempt to out do each other. In this battle between the two neighbors, (over which way to butter your bread), the story conveys the astounding destructive potential behind a war where the enemies lose sight of their true goals. While the underlying theme to the story is the absurdity of battle, the message is that people must overcome their prejudices and pride in order to live in peace. Respect, A Musical Journey Of Women: This play takes us on a historical journey of women through popular music. For more than the first half of the last century, the voice of women in Top-40 popular music has been one of neediness and dependency. “I’ll do anything for you or just LOVE me and I’ll stand by my man;” to landmark songs, like “I will survive” and “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.” Watch the musical evolution of women in songs tracking the Top 40 from 1900 to modern day. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased online or at The Ford Theatre. Free for children under 5. Peekskill Admin Building; Ford Theatre, Peekskill.

Sunday, February 7:

Superbowl Sunday!

10am – 11am: Our Winter “Halftime“event is designed to help kids big and small recognize that Winter is passing, to remember that daylight continues to increase, and to be on the lookout for signs of Spring each day as we move towards the March Equinox. At the very least, it’s a chance to be out in the fresh air, moving our bodies, playing, pretending and celebrating together as a community. For families who register, you’ll learn even more about why we think this kind of experience is a super opportunity for you and your kids. And, if you celebrate the SuperBowl, hopefully it’s also a chance to inspire a really good nap, so you can cook that killer app when you get home! This year, families will be celebrating Winter’s Halftime on the same morning across the country. We are thrilled to see your community join in the tradition! Ages 18 months – 8 years of age. Free. Kensico Dam, White Plains.

12 – 1:30pm: Arctic Fest: Wings and Wolves Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. The animals of the arctic are not strangers to cold winters. Living in continual darkness and temperatures hovering between -20 or -30 degrees Fahrenheit, arctic animals must develop special adaptations to stay warm, conserve energy, and find food in a barren, frozen world. Arctic Fest: Wings and Wolves will allow guests to learn about the harsh habitat that some very special animals call home. Master falconer, Brian Bradley of Skyhunters in Flight, will present his beautiful feathered ambassadors that call the high arctic home and will do a flight demonstration too!  Guests will also visit resident arctic gray wolf Atka and of course the WCC’s other ambassador wolves as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Guests will enjoy hot beverages in our woodstove-heated classroom. Space is limited. Please dress for cold weather. Pre-registration is required. $20 per person. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

1 – 3pm: Winter Tree ID Take a walk around the farm to learn how to identify trees in the winter. Meet at the reception center! Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

2pm: Chinese New Year An early start to Chinese New Year celebrations! Learn about the Zodiac animals and meet some of GNC’s own Zodiac residents. Members $5/person, Non-members $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

3 – 4pm: Couponing with The Coupon Queen Susan Samtur, Westchester’s own Coupon Queen, will show you how to make the most out of every grocery visit! The Journal News, White Plains.

3pm: The Phil’s Friends & Family Concert Maestro Ted Sperling’s “Friends & Family” guided tour concert includes the iconic themes of Mozart’s Figaro Overture and a full orchestra arrangement of Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet. Multiple-Grammy winner, McArthur “genius” and Mount Vernon resident Dawn Upshaw is sought out almost exclusively by composers for her consummate artistry and astonishingly beautiful renderings of their work. Osvaldo Golijov, of Romanian descent by way of Argentina, Israel, and now the U.S., composed his hauntingly lyrical “Three Songs” for Ms. Upshaw, setting them to texts by Sally Potter, Rosalia de Castro, and Emily Dickinson, and which opens with a traditional Yiddish lullaby. 2pm Instrument Petting Zoo in lobby. Kids 17 and under attend free with a adult ticket! The Concert Hall; The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, Purchase.

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