February 9 – 15

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! Check back often as we update on the regular.

Wednesday, February 10:

3:10pm and 9:55pm: Oscar Shorts 2016: Animated Sanjay’s Super Team – In Sanjay’s Super Team, the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that both he and his father can embrace. World of Tomorrow – A little girl named Emily is taken on a fantastical tour of her distant future by a surprising visitor who reveals unnerving secrets about humanity’s fate. Bear Story – Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken. We Can’t Live Without Cosmos – dir. Konstantin Bronzit, Russia, 16 minutesTwo best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal. Please note: This program is suitable for children with the exception of the final film (not listed) Prologue, which contains nudity and graphic violence. This film will be shown last in the program, and will be preceded by an onscreen note warning viewers about its content, so that families with children may exit at that time if they wish. 86 minutes. Tickets: $13. Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville.

Thursday, February 11:

10am – 12pm: Sparkup Career Re-Entry Program Information Session An opportunity to connect you with local Westchester companies for a short-term career opportunity, which can then lead to a permanent position. We are looking for talented professionals who are ready to get back in the game, build relevant skills, and reignite their careers. We believe that small steps lead to big results. The road to your next career opportunity starts here. Free but please register. Serendipity Labs, Rye.

6 – 9pm: Open House Our exceptionally warm and nurturing approach supports each child to learn and grow at his or her own pace, and promotes a healthy adjustment for the first time camper. Group sizes are small, allowing for ample personal attention from our experienced staff, with an outstanding camper to staff ratio (as few as 2 to 1 for our 2’s program). Our outdoor-based program features swimming and a balanced, age appropriate curriculum to foster whole-child development. Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club has two pools supervised by trained lifeguards and Certified Water Safety Instructors. Children will enjoy our private beach, tennis courts, playground, play a variety of sporting activities in our two large fields, then relax in our pleasant air-conditioned rooms for indoor learning and play. Our covered Gazebo is available for special and rainy day activities and let’s not forget our game room! This outstanding program includes weekly supplementation by some of Westchester’s most experienced specialists including Mad Science, Super Soccer Stars, Musical Munchkins, Maritime Aquarium, and others. Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, Mamaroneck.

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. Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers.

Thursday, February 11 – Sunday, February 14:

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{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 12:

4 – 5:30pm: Valentine’s Day Celebration Enjoy a fun-filled party with a Valentine’s Day themed photo booth, games, giveaways, light bites, crafts and more! Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Heights.

6:30 – 8pm: Chocolate Workshop Just in time for Valentines Day. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll be discovering the artful technique of making richly-flavored, creamy-textured raw chocolates & sweets infused with high-quality organic & nutritious super foods without using refined sugars. You will leave with samples and recipes. For ages 8 to adults. $45 per person. The Organic Teaching Kitchen, Croton-on-Hudson.

Saturday, February 13:

8:30 – 10am: Animal Tracking Muscoot Farm has more than just farm animals. Come on a hike and look for signs of the other animals that call Muscoot home. Reoccurs on 2/27. Suggested donation of $5. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

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9 – 11am: Family ClimbFit Day In honor of American Heart month join us for a day of Family Fitness and Climbing! We’ll get your hearts pumping with a family friendly workout in The Studios that is sure to be a blast! After we’re warmed up at The Studios, we will scale the walls at The Rock Club with our friendly belayers. First time? No problem! Beginners are welcome but everyone should come prepared for a family fitness adventure! Ages 5 and up. $15 per adult, $10 per child. The Rock Club, New Rochelle.

11am – 12:30pm: Valentine’s T-Shirts Show your love for your doll. Design and make her a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day t-shirt. Use markers, paints and trimmings. Meet other American Girl doll fans. All supplies included. For girls 6 and up. $11.49 per child. Girl AGain, White Plains.

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11am and 1:30pm: Moon Mouse Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences. What Marvin the mouse wants most is to be popular, but the “cool” rats think he’s a geek and call him a loser. To escape from their bullying, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy where he’s the hero. Join Marvin as he blasts off in a homemade rocket and lands on the surface of the moon where he meets strange creatures, learns of infinite peril and experiences awesome beauty. Find out if Marvin’s cosmic adventure enacted in dazzling, luminescent black light, will ultimately make his dreams of acceptance come true. A Kid’s Entertainment Production. Ages: 5-10 Tickets $15. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck.

12 – 3pm: Presidents’ Day Celebrate President’s Day at the Manor! With crafts, scavenger hunts, quizzes, and more, patrons will also be able to view the Hall’s collection of presidential portraits, one of the only collections of its kind! Free admission sponsored by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall. Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers.

12 – 4pm: 6th Annual Cupcakes for a Cure Stop by for some of Westchester County’s best Cupcakes! All donated by local bakeries! 100% Proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Westchester Mall, Level 1, White Plains.

1 – 4pm: Family Day: Explore Africa and Photography Take a special family-friendly tour of our African Art collection and join us for a whole afternoon of interactive experiences! Immerse yourself in African folk stories told by master storyteller Dr. Joyce Duncan, then roll up your sleeves for photo-collaging and story creation in the studio.The Neuberger Museum of Art’s Family Days offer an afternoon of celebration and discovery inspired by our exhibitions and artists. Each Family Day features hands-on activities, art explorations, live music and performances, and more.Admission is free for Household Circle Members and above. Non-members: $10 per child (age 18 and under), adults are free. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase.

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2pm: Maker Day Join us for a high-tech and high-touch Maker Day at The Rye Arts Center. Enjoy workshops, demos, and hands-on fun, and be sure to explore our Maker Space. If you’ve never seen a 3D-printer in action, this is your chance. You’ll also see how to create a design using Tinkercad. Building tools ranging from LEGO and K’NEX to littleBits, robotics, and Arduino will be available. Discover the sensation that is Minecraft. Don’t tell your kids, but it’s not just a video game: it’s a powerful teaching tool used in schools around the country. Gain an understanding of computer coding and the tools available to enhance your learning. One of the best ways to learn how to build things is to take them apart. Rather than sacrificing your own cell phones and laptops, there will be a deconstruction zone for participants to get a glimpse inside every day technologies. Of course not all STEAM is high-tech. There will be workshops on paper engineering, duct tape building, and using recycled objects for art. Free. Rye Arts Center, Rye.

3pm: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Stop by the Manor for our Saturday Family Movie of the month: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Attendees will be able to answer one of the most sought after questions in recent years: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob Square Pants! After a dispute between the Krusty Crab and Plankton, the secret formula to the famous krabby patty went missing, sending the area into chaos, and SpongeBob and friends running as everyone was thinking they stole the recipe. In their attempts to prove their innocence and find the missing formula, the group comes across and familiar smell and realizes what they have to do. With the help of a new wizard friend name Bubbles, the familiar group of SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and Plankton eventually leave the comforts of the ocean and take to the beach to try to make everything right. But when faced with a swashbuckling enemy that is standing between them and redemption, will our heroes take shape and rise up or will they cower and run, forever losing the krabby patty formula? Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers.

Saturday, February 13 – Monday, February 15:

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10am, 2pm and 6pm: The Royal Hanneford Circus President’s Day Weekend 2016 marks the 41st annual appearance of the Royal Hanneford Circus at the Westchester County Center! Come enjoy the excitement and fun of a traditional three-ring circus! This show features circus favorites old and new. Enjoy thrilling aerial artistry, daredevils, Grandma the Clown, the Hanneford elephants and tigers, thrill riders, rare white camels, Cuzin Grumpy’s Pork Chop Revue, Costume Magic and much more! Westchester County Center, White Plains.

Sunday, February 14:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

1 – 2pm: Animal Adventures – Who Do You Love? Ferrets? Owls? Snakes? Rabbits? Meet a few of Teatown’s animal ambassadors and create a valentine to decorate their home.  Families with children 4 years old and up. Teatown, Ossining.

1 – 3pm: Tappin the Trees It’s that time of the year again: sugarin season. Come to the farm and help us identify and tap the maple trees. Meet in the activity building and dress to be outside. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

2pm: Nature’s Love Stories This special Valentine’s Day program provides a look into “friendships and romances” of the natural world. From doves to tortoises to lizards, we’ll discuss some of the great GNC love stories. Concludes with a themed craft. $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

3pm: StepCrew The world’s six top talents in Irish Stepdancing, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing, and Modern Tap are featured in this unique high-energy tour-de force. Backed by a five-piece band, including Celtic vocals and fiddle playing, StepCrew simply drips energy. “With dancers & fiddlers from the likes of The Chieftains, Bowfire, Cherish The Ladies, and Seven Nations,  the cast is outstanding and it’s energy dazzling.” $24 for adults, $22 students, children $18 (under 13). Westchester Community College, Academic Arts Theater, Valhalla.

5pm: When Harry Met Sally All roads lead to romance in this beloved comedy written by Nora Ephron (who received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay), directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. There’s still plenty of time to linger over a romantic dinner after this early show. 1989. 96 minutes. Rated R. Tickets: $15. Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville.

Check back often as we update on the regular.

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