March 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! Maple Syrup activities are still underway – make sure your family takes the time to learn about this seasonal process which has strong roots in  New England. The Easter Bunny is out and hopping around, get your pictures while there is still time. This week is also extra fun because it is National Pancake Day and Museum Day Live! Lots of extra reasons to eat pancakes (for a good cause) and to check out some local museums while it’s free.

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Monday – Thursday from 11am – 8pm, Friday – Saturday from 10am – 8pm and Sunday from 11am – 6:30pm: It’s Time For Easter Bunny Photos Reserve your appointment for a photo with the fluffy one ahead of time online. A $10 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your appointment. This $10 will be put towards your purchase of a Bunny photo package during your visit with Bunny. The Westchester, White Plains.

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Tuesday, March 8:

National Pancake Day

Wednesday, March 9:

6 – 7pm: Free Youth Fashion Design Class Hosted by The Fashion Arts Studio of Westchester, this free class will demonstrate the high-level Fashion Design course geared toward teens, tweens and children. Instructor, Ying Su, is a graduate of the BFA Fashion Design program at Parsons, a working fashion designer with 20 plus years of experience, and a former adjunct professor at FIT and Parsons. Ground Floor CoWorking, New Rochelle.

6:30 – 7:30pm: The Macaroni’s in the Basement: Stories and Recipes Aniella, Concetta, Giuseppina, and Maddelana are the quartet of immigrant women at the core of author and blogger Fran Claro’s book, The Macaroni’s in the Basement. This collection of stories and recipes focuses on four grandmothers and the lives they created in their Brooklyn neighborhood after World War II. The chapters are divided by the four seasons, and recount how the women shaped their families and community through their Catholic beliefs and culinary expertise. They are the masters of ceremonies for annual holidays, rites of passage, and other family gatherings. Interspersed with photographs, the book offers fifty recipes that conjure Italian-American life from 1947 for the twenty-first-century cook. The presentation will continue in the kitchen with a tasting of a traditional Easter treat made from a recipe. A book signing will conclude the evening. Must register in advance and prepay. $25 per person. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe.

7pm: Students Lead the Way in School Cafeterias Westchester County’s general recycling rate is about 51%, yet students are achieving up to 90% every day in their cafeterias. Learn waste reduction techniques from the students themselves as they help to create a better future. 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, March 10:

5 – 6:45pm: Princess Open Bounce Journeying far from their kingdoms, Elsa, Cinderella & Ariel are joining us at Bounce U. Entertaining us with songs and stories, the princesses will also rotate the room, interacting with all of the kids in attendance, making sure to put a smile on the faces of all the little ones in the room. Before their departure back to their kingdoms, the princesses will take photos, allowing you to capture a magical moment for your child as well as game playing. Session includes 1 hour in the bounce stadiums, followed by 45 minutes with the Characters. Snacks and juice provided. BounceU, Elmsford.

Thursday, March 10 – Sunday, March 13

{Reoccurs} Thursday – Saturday at 6:15pm, Sunday at 11:45am and 5:15pm: Man Of La Mancha Come “Dream the Impossible Dream” with this five-time Tony award-winning musical! Inspired by one of the greatest novels of all time, Man of La Mancha features Miguel de Cervantes who channels the power of storytelling to enact his magical tale of the greatest knight of all. Don Quixote – the slayer of dragons, windmills and defender of ladies in distress. On a quest to restore chivalry to the world and to claim his lady love, Don Quixote and his trusty sidekick Sancho, remind us all to never give up – that miracles happen – and we can reach the stars. Runs until May 1st. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford.

Friday, March 11:

6:30 – 9pm: L’ABC Si Impara Cosi An engaging, fun and entertaining play presented by Laura Caparrotti, Kairos Italy Theater. This hilarious journey through Italy starts with the three most common words in Italian: A as in Amore, B as in Buono, and C as in Città, cities with their different dialects. During the show, Laura also known as “Miss Margherita” captivates and involves the public as she explains and teaches Italian language starting from the art, literature, food, music and clichés that are known to the American public. Join us and meet the talented Professor Margherita at the reception following the show. Must register in advance and prepay. $35 per person. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe.

Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13:

Friday from 2 – 8pm, Saturday from 10am – 5 pm and Sunday from 10am – 4pm: Baseball Card Show Westchester County Center, White Plains.

Friday, March 11 – Saturday, March 26:

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Saturday, March 12:

Museum Day Live

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8:30am: Hop into Spring Celebrate the arrival of Spring and our favorite Easter Bunny! Join us in Center Court for arts and crafts by Gate Hill Day Camp and play with our bunny friends from the Greenburg Nature Center. The fun starts at 8:30am, light refreshments will be served. All attendees must be a Simon Kidgits member to register. Reserve your spot. Become a member today. The Westchester, White Plains.

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9:30am – 1:30pm: Sugarfest The coming of spring brings Westmoreland’s Annual Sugarfest. We hope you will join us for a delicious homemade pancake breakfast with your choice of blueberry or plain pancakes served with 100% New York Maple Syrup. Guests will enjoy the music of the Nanny Hagen Creek bluegrass band. There are two seating times available for breakfast and pre-registration is required as space is limited. Following each seating is our Maple Sugaring through the Ages program. Join us as we take a look at the evolution of making maple syrup. We will explore the harvesting and processing techniques used by the Native Americans and early colonists. Please come relive what it was like to make maple syrup in the 1800s. We’ll learn how to tap a tree and even test ourselves to see if we can tell the difference between 100% maple syrup and imitation syrup. $15 per person, $7 each child under 10, children under 3 are free. Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mount Kisco.

10am – 12pm: Seeing Stories Young children listen to stories from around the world and use their imaginations to create, tell, and act out their own tales. Short animated movies and activities both in front of and behind the camera round out the rich experience. Noted storyteller/author Bill Gordh collaborated with the JBFC to create this dynamic curriculum. Each team must include one participant over the age of 21 and one in pre-K and/or K. Prices are per team. $45 per team. Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville.

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{Last Call} 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. Runs until March 12th. League price is $60 and includes a free jersey. City Center 15: Cinema de Lux, White Plains.

11am and 1:30pm: Room on the Broom The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. So begins this “high-energy treat” (NYT) filled with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up (and their grown-ups), adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. A Tall Stories production. Ages 3 and up. Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck.

12pm: White Plains 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day

12 – 1pm: What’s Hot for Kids – Flash Charms Swap Does your tween collect Flash Charms? They can bring their collection to our Flash Charm Swap to trade charms with other kids and make new friends in the process. Michael’s locations.

12 – 3pm: Sugaring-Off Party & Friendraiser Enjoy winter’s sweet rewards at this annual celebration that offers food, music, and sugaring demonstrations all day. Friends of Trailside Museum, Cross River.

1 – 2:30pm: Saving a Species – An Inside Look at the WCC’s Endangered Species Program Seventeen years ago, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves were released to the wild for the first time in Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf, was once again greeted by the mountains of the southwest. The Wolf Conservation Center participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf. But what does this really mean?  Join us to learn what it takes to help save a species from the brink of extinction. Guests will get an inside look at the process of matching potential breeders, what criteria must be met to recommend wolves for release into the wild, the husbandry challenge of caring for animals that we rarely see and how it feels to help Mexican gray wolves resume their rightful place in the wild.  Guests will visit the WCC’s Ambassador Wolves as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Please dress for cold weather. Pre-registration is required. $14 for adults, $11 for children under 12. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

1:30 – 3:30pm: Cashflow 101 Play & Learn Play the game and learn! Practice real world investing. Fake money. Real lessons. Learn the difference between and asset and a liability. Discover the power of understanding your personal financial statement. Recommended for ages 14 and up. Adults and children are welcome. Ground Floor CoWorking, New Rochelle.

2pm: Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy celebrates the power of imagination and promotes a sense of adventure and exploration of the world around you. Inspired by the New York Times Top 10 best-selling Children’s Books (September 14, 2014) with 14 titles and over 3.3 million copies in print, this lively new musical “buzzes” with the inventive energy of childhood. Lulu is disappointed that she is too little to play baseball with her big brother, grabs her trusty sidekick, Bingo, the family dog, and goes off to the park, seeking adventure. She meets up with her friends, Sam, Marley and Kiki and they morph into the Bug Squad as Ladybug Girl, Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl and Butterfly Girl fight the Mean Alien…or is that Lulu’s brother? Imagination will triumph! Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown.

2pm: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Main Street, Mount Kisco.

2 – 4pm: Pane di Pasqua – Traditional Easter Bread Preparing Pane di Pasqua for Easter is a very popular tradition in many cultures and Italy is no exception! There are many recipes for Easter bread, and it’s known by many names depending on the region in Italy, but it doesn’t matter what recipe you use, it is the shapes that are formed with your dough that make them what they are. This short crust, or pasta frolla, style bread is crumbly, buttery, and sweet with a delightful hint of lemon. Must Register in advance and prepay.. $20 per child. Parent and Chil $55. Each additional person $40. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe.

3pm: Peekskill St. Patrick’s Day Parade Marchers make left on First Street, then right on Union Avenue, right on South Street, left on Division Street, right onto Main Street, right on James Street and right onto Brown Street. The reviewing stand is on the corner of Park and James Streets, where most of the bands perform.

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5 – 7pm: Hot Ticket: Works On Paper Opening Reception By all accounts, the art scene is on fire. For those who want to collect art, affordable art is red-hot. People are flocking to art fairs and small galleries, hoping to discover high caliber works for reasonable prices. Hot Ticket: Works on Paper is an exhibition of works on paper by emerging and established artists which will offer collectors access to new art at affordable prices. Prints, drawings, and collages will be exhibited unframed, and all will be for sale for $1,100 or less. Approximately 30 prints will be displayed by about 20 artists, with special emphasis on new work by faculty and students affiliated with art departments and studios at universities and artist workspaces throughout the region. The styles, colors, and prices will range widely, making this a key place to shop for art to collect and feature in your homes and offices. Join us for the opening reception with wine provided by Wine at Five. Special guest Scott Drevnig, Deputy Director of Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, CT, will speak about the contemporary art scene, highlighting several works in the show. A public tour with exhibit curator Margot Clark-Junkins will take place on Wednesday, March 30 at 10am. The Rye Arts Center, Rye.

6:30pm: American Woodcock Walk Come along on a night walk with Saw Mill River Audubon for the possibility of hearing and seeing American Woodcock in their unusual courtship flights over the fields of Muscoot Farm. We will walk out to the fields to wait, watch and listen. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Adults and children 10 and older. May be cancelled due to weather conditions. $5 per person. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 13:

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Sunday, March 13:

Daylight Savings Time

8am, 10am and 12pm: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch with the Easter Bunny. Children will have the opportunity to participate in holiday activities, visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny and friends. There are three available seating’s – 8am, 10am and 12pm. All tickets are sold in advance and you must make a reservation. To purchase your tickets please click here for the contact info. $7 for children ages 2 to 12 and $10 for children ages 13 and over. American Legion, Yorktown Heights.

1 – 2:30pm: Girl AGain Doll Hair Do’s & Dont’s We will demonstrate how to care for and style your doll’s hair, and teach a few fun hair dos.  Bring your doll, and your inner hair stylist.  We provide clips, hair ties, ribbons, buns, and pins.  For girls ages 8 and up. Fee $10. Girl AGain, White Plains.

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1 – 4pm: Food, Wine & Beer Fest This unique afternoon event will feature elegant dining stations hosted by exclusive local restaurants. Wines at each station will be personally selected by the chef to complement the food. Enjoy interacting with restaurant staff and learn about the food and wine pairings. A highlight of the fest will be cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Waldy Malouf, who after a successful 13-year run as co-owner and CEO of Beacon Restaurant in New York City, has become the senior director of special projects at The Culinary Institute of America. Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, Tarrytown.

1:30pm: Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown St. Patrick’s Day Parade The parade kicks off on Main Street in Tarrytown, heads north on Broadway and concludes around 3pm on Beekman Avenue in Sleepy Hollow.

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1:30 – 4pm: Ethical Culture Society Westchester Family Film Festival Lights! Camera! Action! Join us for a free event for children and families as we screen live and animated short films and documentaries for children. Watch some movies, eat some popcorn, play some games and have a great time! Films are suitable for children 3 and up! Films include: Macropolis, Feast, Day & Night, Lost and Found and A Place in the Middle. Ethical Culture Society Westchester, White Plains.

2pm: Sugaring at Home Learn how to make your own maple syrup and about its multiple uses beyond pancakes! Dress for outdoors. $8 per person. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

2pm: Buchanan St. Patrick’s Parade

2 – 4:30pm: Shattemuc’s Open House We’ll be providing tours to prospective members and presenting our plans for the warmer seasons. This Open House in particular is geared towards families interested in our Sailing Academy. Members of our Sailing Academy will be attending to describe their experiences and answer your questions. Come on by our clubhouse and catch up with fellow members. And please, bring your friends! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Shattemuc Yacht Club, Ossining.

3pm: Eastchester’s 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade The parade starts from theImmaculate Conception School and proceeds north on Main Street, Eastchester. At the White Plains Road intersection, it continues north on White Plains Road to Lake Isle Country Club.

Tuesday, March 15:

6:30 – 8:30pm: Zeppole di San Giuseppe When served with fresh pastry cream, these famous Neapolitan fritters are truly irresistible! Join us for a very special class, a unique opportunity to learn the secrets from pastry chef Jerome of Gino’s Pastry Shop in the Arthur Avenue area of the Bronx. Limited capacity. Must register in advance and prepay. Non-members $40. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe.

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

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