February 23 – 29

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.

Tuesday, February 23:

6:30pm: Sonoma County Distillery Seminar & Tasting Founded in 2010, the Sonoma County Distillery produces high quality whiskies in the heart of Sonoma County. Using American oak barrel aging, all levels of production are handled in-house down to the labels. Ignoring modern trends, the Sonoma County Distillery boasts the ‘Grain to Glass’ technique for their spirits, including the Sonoma Rye Whiskey and the 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey. Join us as we welcome owner, Adam Spiegel, to the Harrison Wine Vault. RSVP. Limited seating is available. Harrison Wine Vault, Harrison.

Wednesday, February 24:

7pm: Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Black History Purchase College celebrates and honors the work of two towering figures in African American arts and letters, James Weldon Johnson and James Baldwin. Identifying these men as “artists” seems curiously insufficient, as both were powerfully multi-dimensional in ways that seem even more compelling today than when they were alive. Johnson (1871-1938) was not simply a poet and author, but a lawyer, a university professor, a diplomat, and the leader of the NAACP. Baldwin (1924-1987) was not only a playwright, but also a hugely influential novelist, poet, essayist, and social activist. Tonight we choose to honor Johnson’s poetry and song, and Baldwin’s contribution to American theatre—but it could easily be otherwise. The event is free and open to the public. Purchase College; School of the Arts, Purchase.

Thursday, February 25:

5 – 6:45pm: Star Wars Open Bounce Join us for an outta-this-world Open Bounce where all kids will enjoy 1hr of bouncing on our giant inflatable rides, feel like you’re “moon walking” in our Sports Dome, followed by 45 minutes in our Star Wars decorated Party rooms where everyone will meet; Darth Vader, Luke Skywalkers and Princess Leia. Enjoy one on one time for pictures, and playing games with these famous Characters. BounceU, Elmsford.


6pm: Girls Night Out Start your evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you shop at our specialty boutiques and our silent auction. Then join us for a seated dinner alongside the runway to enjoy a fashion show hosted by Tonia Tagliaferro, owner of The Art of Dressing. Combine that with healthy lifestyle tips and you have. Girls’ Night Out, an evening dedicated to raising awareness for women’s heart health and to raise funds for WMCHealth’s Heart and Vascular Institute. Westchester Hilton, Rye.

Thursday, February 25 – Sunday, February 28:


{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 2/28. Dinner and show $59 – $84 plus tax. Show only tickets $50. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford.

Friday, February 26:

6 – 9pm: Race 4 A Cure is an event for all ages! Admission includes passed hors d’oeuvres from highly acclaimed Restaurant North and Kira Sushi, open bar, buffet dinner and dessert stations, music from Total Entertainment, go-kart racing, bowling, bounce house and a $20 credit for the arcade. The fun continues with a silent auction featuring incredible prizes including vacation packages, sports memorabilia and tickets, gift cards from top-rated restaurants, and show tickets and entertainment. Grand Prix New York, Mt. Kisco.

8pm: Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Turn up the heat as Flamenco Vivo present a shimmering, seductive showcase of the uniquely Spanish art of flamenco, steeped in romance, tradition and storytelling. Their show, Poema de Andalucía, is an emotionally charged choreographic journey through the cultures and traditions of the Andalusian provinces of Spain that form the cradle of Flamenco. Purchase College; The Performing Arts Center, Purchase.

Friday, February 26 – Saturday, February 27:

Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 12pm: Seussical Jr. “Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! The Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant! Seussical JR is a fantastical musical extravaganza and great fun for the whole family and presented by an enormously talented troupe of young performers. Yorktown Stage, Yorktown.

Saturday, February 27:

9am: Eagles on the Hudson Meet at the Croton Train Station.  We’ll walk out to the tip of Croton Point then drive up to Peekskill looking for eagles before they migrate north. For Adults. Free.

9am: Yonkers Idol Search Auditions This is a 3-round singing competition for Yonkers Residents only. Winner is awarded the title for a year and participation in the performance program. Finalists will be transported to the show on Saturday, May 14 by limo with a red carpet entrance. Idol contestants must be at least 10 years of age and at most 19 years of age not having reached their 20th birthday by 1/1/16. There will be two competitions one for ages 10-14 and the other for ages 15-19. Second Audition (call backs) is scheduled for February 29th. Proof of age and residency will be checked prior to the second round/callbacks. Music should not include any profanity or risqué content. Make sure lyrics are age appropriate. Make sure you can find an instrumental to any song sung for callbacks. Karaoke mp3 tracks are available on iTunes or Amazon. Please keep karaoke around 3 minutes. 1st Audition: 1 Song without music, of 1 verse and 1 chorus. 2nd Audition: 1 song with karaoke music. Nodine Hill Community Center, Yonkers.

10:30am: Minecraft: Galactic Mission The first and biggest recreational league where gamers of all ages compete, socialize and play video games on the big screen in movie theaters worldwide. It’s a 4-week, in-theater league. Gamers attend once a week and play alongside their teams. There are 4-7 gamers per team. Every gamer gets a limited edition Galactic Mission Gaming Jersey. Gameplay lasts 90 minutes. See your event’s details for specific start times and dates. Our Minecraft Galactic Mission league is only for laptop gaming. Every week, each gamer must bring their own fully-charged laptop with Minecraft 1.8 installed. Sorry, iPads and tablets are not compatible with Galactic Mission. Don’t forget to bring your mouse if you normally game with one. Anyone who loves Minecraft can play, and our gamers are mostly between the ages of 6-15 years old. Reoccurs until March 12th. League price is $60 and includes a free jersey. City Center 15: Cinema de Lux, White Plains.

11am – 12pm: Animal Tracks Find out which tracks go which animals, then enjoy a fun and educational craft. Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains.


11am and 1:30pm: Dan Zanes Song Gusto Hour Come one, come all, and come early! The Song Gusto Hour is a casual, communal and festive experience that promises to be some of the most fun you’ll have all year. The beloved family rocker and folk artist encourages audience members to join in just as loudly as they wish as he and the children’s musical artist Sonia De Los Santos, perform kids favorites in both english and spanish! All ticketholders are invited to bring their voices and instruments and join Dan and Sonia on stage for a free family band workshop before the show! Ages 2 and up. $15 per ticket.

1pm: American Indian Sugaring The evaporator will be producing nature’s sweet reward, maple syrup. Trailside Museum, Cross River.

1 – 3pm: Mid-Winter Stroll Get out of the house and join the curator for a stroll around the preserve. Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers.

1 – 3pm: The Sound of the Sound Storyteller Jonathan Kruk tells Zen tales set along Long Island Sound to entertain all ages. Read Wildlife Sanctuary; Playland Park, Rye.

2 – 3pm: Cooking for Children: Struffoli is a recipe from Naples that is passed down through generations. These little fried balls, crunchy on the outside and light on the inside, are typically made during the holiday season, but can be served for every occasion!  $40 per child. $55 per parent and child pair. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe.

3pm: The Intergalactic Nemesis “What evil lurks in the hearts of men…?” No, it’s not The Shadow. It’s not The Lone Ranger. It’s not Little Orphan Annie or Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers (though it hearkens back to all of them). The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth is an uproarious and nostalgic look back at the glory days of radio plays, but with a twist. In addition to the tour-de-force voice work of a cast of three actors; in addition to the live sound effects performed before your very eyes; in addition to the live musical score on piano and organ; we add a visual spectacle. Over 1,250 individual, hand-drawn, full-color comic book images blown up to two stories high and projected on screen. This incredible production will bring out the 12-year-old in you and leave you smiling for days. When Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez find a map of something called “The Central Hive”, they discover that they’ve stumbled upon the story of the century… The year is 1933. Are you ready for the adventure? Recommended for ages 7 and up. $6.25-22.50 per ticket. Purchase College; Performing Arts Center, Purchase.

8:45pm: Comedy Night The comedy is Jewish, the food is Italian and the fun will be out of this world! Headline Entertainment is coming right to your backyard at Scarsdale Synagogue! Price Includes Live Music, Dinner, Desserts & Open Bar! $75 per person. Doors open at 7:30pm. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to Dorot. Dorot is a culturally Jewish agency which provides homebound and homeless elders with food, friendship and educational and cultural enrichment, regardless of gender, race or religion. Scarsdale Synagogue, Scarsdale.

8pm: Harlem Gospel Choir embodies the spirit of American Gospel. Every concert is infectiously enthusiastic; a roller coaster ride of singing and dancing; a gospel celebration! The Choir’s rich harmonies and dynamic sound are unfettered and joyous. Their harmonious songs of love and hope and inspiration will touch the depths of your soul, lift your spirit, and take your breath away! Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck.

Sunday, February 28:

1pm, 2pm and 3pm: Sugaring Sundays Stoke up the fire, it’s sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore. All welcome. Teatown, Ossining.

1 – 3pm: Maple Sugarin’ Join us in the sugar house to learn the history of maple sugaring as well as see how sap turns into syrup. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

2pm: Wild Nature Trivia Our inaugural Nature Trivia Challenge! Bring your friends and work together as we test your nature knowledge. Concludes with animal interactions. Recommended for ages 5 and over. $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

2pm: American Girl Addy’s Quilt American Girl Addy Walker made a patchwork quilt for her parents to celebrate their wedding after freedom from slavery in 1865. To celebrate African-American History Month,join us at Girl AGain to learn about Addy Walker’s life and to make a no-sew a patchwork quilt for your doll.   All materials included: fabric, trimmings, glue. For girls ages 8 and up.$10 per child plus online processing fee.  Girl AGain, White Plains.

2 – 3pm: Winter Tree Identification Learn how to identify trees by the best technique: their buds. Marshlands Conservancy, Rye.

2 – 4pm: Challenge Camp Open House There will be class presentations, food and fun with magic, chess, race cars, music and more! Camp intended for children ages 4 -15. Bus transportation, extended days options and kosher lunches available. School of the Holy Child, Rye.


3pm: International Guitar Night The world’s foremost acoustic guitarists perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas. IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries for special concerts of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. Three European guitarists featured will be: Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes, and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel. Tickets are $22 (general admission), $20 students, and $16 (children under 13). Westchester Community College, Valhalla.

3pm: Beethoven Festival The Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra presents four free concerts each year at Saunders High School. Free. Saunders Trade and Technical High School, Yonkers.

Check back often as we update on the regular.

If Connecticut isn’t too far for you, check out our sister site, Momecticut – puts the Mom into Connecticut and lists events that are worth the drive!


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