March 16 – 22

Scroll below for our Wednesday through Tuesday guide of what to do and where to go for Moms, couples, kids and for the whole family.

Wednesday, March 16:

5 – 6pm: Mommy and Me Easter Plate Your child will paint a stylish round shaped plate using various pottery painting techniques. The plate will be “personalized” with his/her handprints. Such an eggcellent gift or decoration for your holiday table! 0-5 (parents will work with their child). $32 plus tax per child. A Maze In Pottery, Briarcliff Manor.

6 – 9pm: Open House Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club, Mamaroneck.

6:30 – 8pm: Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. The lives of these Italian women are woven into the artifacts of memory and imagination: embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra, is an exciting new anthology collection including academic essays and creative works from Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The entire collection explores multiple interpretations of the relationships between needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective during the period of the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Contributors to the book including Phyllis Capello, Rosette Capotorto, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Lucia Grillo, Maria Grillo, Karen Guancione, Joanna Clapps Herman, Joseph Inguanti, Annie Lanzillotto, and Tiziana Rinaldi will participate in the presentation.  A book signing will follow the presentation. A light reception is offered prior to the beginning of the presentation from 6:30pm to 7pm. Must register in advance and prepay. Non-Members $25. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe.

Wednesday, March 16 – Sunday, March 20:

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Thursday, March 17:

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

7am – 7pm: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us by wearing your best green gear to get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for just $1. Dine-in only. Offer valid per person, per order. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or coupon. For a limited time at participating IHOP restaurants.

9:30am: St Patrick’s Day Party Wear some green and come to our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! We will have games, crafts, and activities for your kiddos! Test your luck and see if you can find some hidden treats around the store! $3 per child. Geared to preschool aged children. Water and snacks will be provided! Expect Natural, Bedford Hills.

5 – 6:45pm: St. Patrick’s Day Bounce We’re all Irish at heart on Saint Patrick’s Day. Come help us celebrate with a festive Open Bounce that features one hour in our two giant bounce stadiums followed by 45 minutes in the St. Patrick’s Day decorated party rooms where all kids will enjoy creating and taking home a holiday arts and crafts project while enjoying snacks and juice. BounceU, Elmsford.

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Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20

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{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 18:

10am – 12pm: What the Market Wants: The Recruiting and Hiring Manager’s Perspective Join us to get the inside scoop on how to approach career re-entry from our panel of HR and Hiring Managers. Ask away – it’s your opportunity to find out how to position yourself and get hired. What are the key concerns about employment gaps? How can returnees address them most effectively? What are some common unwritten cues recruiters look for? What skills, experience, lifestyle circumstances, personality characteristics, and other attributes represent you most favorably? $10 per non-member. Serendipity Labs, Rye.

6pm: The Fallen Prince Author Visit Former Larchmont Young Adult author and frequent special guest at The Voracious Reader, Amalie Howard is returning home to visit with second book in her Almost Girl Series, The Fallen Prince! Join us for an evening of Young Adult fun with swag, free pizza, photo-ops and best of all, Amalie Howard and her awesome books! Best for ages 12 and up. The Voracious Reader, Larchmont.

6:30 – 9pm: Parent’s Night Out Parent’s are people too and sometime you just need a night out…without the kids! We are happy to help. You can drop the kids at BounceU for a fun night of 2 hours of Bouncing in our two Giant Bounce Rooms, followed by a 30 minute pizza party. Each child will enjoy 2 slices of pizza and a beverage. Cost is $19.95 per child. The event is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Reservations are required. Limited Spaces available. Don’t forget your socks. BounceU, Elmsford.

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Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20:

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Saturday, March 19:

8:30am, 9:45am and 11am: Pancake Brunch Bring your appetite for our tastiest annual tradition–the Pancake Brunch! Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup, hot coffee, sausages and more. Space is limited, please register early to be guaranteed a seat! Call the Nature Center to purchase tickets. Adults $15, children $7. Then visit Warren’s Sugar House to watch a demonstration about how our ‘liquid gold’ is produced! Teatown, Ossining.

8:30 – 10am: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Enjoy a yummy breakfast, a bounce house course, balloon animals, crafts, giveaways and more! This event is free, but reservations are required. Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Heights.

10 – 11am: Signs of Spring Family Weekend The tree buds are swelling, birds calling, and early spring flowers emerging from the warming ground.  Join us as we hunt for these and other signs that spring is really here! $5 per person. Sheldrake Environmental Center, Larchmont.

10am – 12pm: Egg-Stravaganza Face painting, egg gathering, spring crafts and story telling. Pre-registration is required. Completed registration form must be returned to: New Rochelle Parks and Recreation. Free. First come, first serve. Limited space and parking available. Preschool – 2nd graders. Hugh Doyle Center, New Rochelle.

10:30am: Parks & Rec Easter Egg Hunt Children 12 years old and under will participate in Jelly Bean guess, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and other characters, and enjoy hunting for colored eggs. Prizes will be provided to all participants, with special prizes for the finders of the special eggs. No Fee. Co-sponsored with the Yorktown Lions Club. Rain date: Saturday, March 26. Downing Park, Yorktown Heights.

11am: When Spring Comes Storytime Spring is in the air … you can smell it, hear it and feel it – and you can read it! Join us to celebrate spring’s arrival featuring the title When Spring Comes. Activities will round out the fun. Select Barnes & Noble locations. Times may vary by location.

11am – 12:30pm: Bunny Painting Class While we welcome painters of any age, we recommend people ages 6 -13 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.

11am – 5pm: WHUD’s Kids Fair Come out and spend a fun-filled day with your family and feel good about it! A Portion of the Kids Fair Proceeds Support the H.O.P.E. For Youth Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Once inside, all activities are free. It’s fun for children of all ages and their families! The WHUD Kids Fair features hands-on activities and games, Children’s Theater and Educational Activities. Some proceeds benefit The H.O.P.E. for Youth Foundation and Children’s Charities in the Hudson Valley. Educational activities, science experiments, finger print identification, sports, games, live entertainment and inflatables. Admission: Children: $5, Adults: $10. SUNY Purchase – Performing Arts Center, Purchase.

12:30 – 2pm: Dye Naturally Color your Easter eggs using nature’s palette of bright vivid colors from fruits, vegetables and spices. Get ready for Easter with an interactive demo on how you can prepare natural dyes from items in your kitchen and your backyard! We’ll have examples of dyed eggs at different stages of production and examples of dyes made from everything from turmeric to beets! Learn how to blow eggs and keep your decorated designs indefinitely. Light refreshments and desert will be served after the presentation. Children 9 years and older. Space is limited. $10 per person. Lasdon Park & Arboretum, Katonah.

1pm: Yonkers St. Patrick’s Parade Starts off between Bronx River Road & Coyne Park.

1 – 3pm: Easter Egg Canvas Bring your little makers to this family-friendly Easter event to create a one-of-a-kind mixed media art piece. Buy the canvas and the rest of the supplies are free. Michael’s Locations.

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2pm: Join us for an Eggstravaganza! There will be thousands of eggs scattered on the Town Hall Lawn for girls and boys up to 4th grade. Bring a basket to fill up with lots of goodies. You may even catch a glimpse of a special bunny! The event is free to all participants and is held, Rain, Snow or Shine! Eastchester Town Hall, Eastchester.

2pm: Parent & Child Yoga Class Experience the benefits of yoga while growing and nurturing your relationship. This workshop brings parents and their child together for a healthy, mindful, fun yoga practice. We’ll explore breathing techniques, partner poses, restorative poses and more. You’ll discover the benefits of yoga on and off the mat! Come away with a new perspective of each other and many healthy and peaceful ideas to practice at home. No yoga experience is necessary. Ages 5 – 8. $25 for parent and child. Tovami Yoga, Mamaroneck.

2pm: Batman v Superman Day With Yonkers Storytellers! Join us for Batman v Superman Day to celebrate the upcoming theatrical release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Super Special Appearance by Yonkers Storytellers with Batman v Superman fun! Barnes & Noble, Yonkers.

2 – 4pm: My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop Swap Share your collection and swap ponies and pet you’ve been looking for. Get exclusive free My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop collector’s posters. Show your creativity with 2 free coloring pages. Play with cool, My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop products. Plus get a coupon to save $5 on your My Little Pony or Littlest Pet Shop purchase of $25 to use in store the day of the event. Event intended for children, ages 6 and up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials are available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks. Toys R Us locations.

2 – 4pm: Italian Song: Folk Art Event Renowned singer Renowned singer Alessandra Tamerin, will enlighten the history and tradition of Italian song with performances of both popular classic Italian ballads and traditional Opera songs. A hands-on mask-making workshop will be open for all ages. Free and open to the public. Pelham Art Center, Pelham.

2 – 5pm: 4th Annual Whiskey Festival We invite you to enjoy a lovely afternoon tasting of over 50 whiskies including (but not limited to) Single Malt, Irish Whiskey and Bourbon. Come by and taste our wonderful collection – one of the largest selections outside of Manhattan. The Wine Vault welcomes Paul Coughlin, owner of the Taconic Distillery and Jeremy Kidde, co-owner of Black Dirt Bourbon to our 4th Annual Whiskey Fest. Also, enjoy a selection of delicious sample BBQ from Harrison’s newest, contemporary Southwestern restaurant – Rattlesnake Jack’s. Join us and enjoy a great afternoon of whisky, barbeque and puppies! What more could one ask for? $10 entry fee – all proceeds go to Pet Rescue. 21 and up only. Harrison Wine Vault, Harrison.

3pm: Batman v Superman Day Join us for a special kids’ costume contest and parade to celebrate Batman v Superman Day! Enter for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Mohegan Lake.

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7pm: Batman v Superman Day Join us for Batman v Superman Day to celebrate the upcoming theatrical release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Trivia event sponsored by DC Entertainment for teens and adults. Enter for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. Fun for the entire family. Select Barnes & Noble locations. Times may vary by location.

Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 20:

10:30am: Kidtoons: Strawberry Shortcake Sweet Sunshine Adventures Animated movies for kids every 3rd Saturday and Sunday. Strawberry and the girls create fun and have adventures when a problem in the sparkleberry juice system that powers the town brings crews of Berrykins to town! From a grand relay race to a treasure hunt to a scary fun campout – Strawberry and friends enjoy their sweet sunshine adventures! Receive a 123 Go Box for only $5 with the purchase of a Kidtoons movie ticket. White Plains – City Center 15, Elmsford – Greenburgh and Yonkers – Ridge Showcase Hill Cinemas.

10am, 12pm, and 2pm: Bunny Breakfast & Brunch Families can sign up for a special Bunny Breakfast hosted by the Easter Bunny, Wow the Cow, and their friends. Stew Leonard’s chefs will offer a breakfast of mini- pancakes, eggs, sausage, fried potato cakes, fresh fruit, bagels, coffee, orange juice, and milk. The brunch will offer these same items plus chicken parmesan and baked ziti. Each child will be able to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Reservations for the Bunny Breakfast must be made in advance at Customer Service beginning Friday, February 12th. Adults will be charged $14.95 and children under the age of 12 will be charged $9.95. There are three seating times offered at 10am, at 12pm, and 2pm for the Bunny Breakfast & Brunch. Stew Leonard’s, Yonkers.

Saturday at 8:15pm, Sunday at 1pm and 4pm: Alice Through The Looking Glass JCC Dance School and Westchester Theater of Dance present Annual Dance Concert featuring an Original Ballet “Alice Through The Looking Glass” Additional Tap, Hip-Hop and Ballet selections choreographed by JCC Dance School Faculty. Tickets $18-28. Bendheim Performing Arts Center, Scarsdale.

Sunday, March 20:

10am – 12pm: Breakfast with The Easter Bunny Join us at Bonefish Grill for breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult brunch entrée. Visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy crafts and face painting. Reservations required space is limited. To make a reservation call. The Shops at Nanuet; Bonefish Grill, Nanuet.

10:30am – 12:30pm: Purim Carnival Skee ball, pop-a-shot, air hockey, DJ, balloon artist and more! Family Purim Experience in the Sanctuary. Family-friendly megillah reading; songs and costumes. $10 per child ages 3 through Grade 6. Children under 2 are free. Scarsdale Synagogue, Scarsdale.

11am – 12:30pm: Wolf Tales for Kids – Mythology of a Predator Join the WCC for a mythology program discussing the relationship between the wolves and humans of the past. Guests will be introduced to various wolf mythologies and then have a chance to create their own and share if desired. Then, guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and Nikai as well as the Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Don’t forget a camera! Please dress for cold weather. Pre-registration is required. Adults $14, children $11 (under 12). Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem.

11am – 3pm: The Great Green Egg-Travaganza Celebrate the spring solstice with a day of seasonal egg-citement! Participate in egg-themed activities, including our environmentally friendly egg hunt – and meet the Greenburgh Nature Center chickens. Crafts and games run continuously. Refreshments available for purchase. For discounted rate, preregister and pre-pay online only by Saturday, March 19th. Early registration rates: Non-members $10 per person. Day of event rates: Non-members $15 per person. Children under 2 free. Event held Rain or Shine. Greenburgh Nature Center, Greenburgh.

12pm: Where Am I? What do you do if you lose your way in the woods? What are some of the truths and myths natural navigation? Come learn how to use a map and compass, along with other navigation techniques in case you forgot to pack one. Find out which methods work best and which don’t work at all. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Ages 10 and up. Fee is $5 per person for non-members. Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mt Kisco.

1pm: Spring Baking Spring is in the air, and that brings out the baker in all of us. We’ll whip up some sweet treats that will make wonderful additions to your springtime gatherings. We’ll also share tips and tricks that will take your baking skills to the next levels. Time can vary per location. Williams Sonoma Stores.

1 – 3pm: Egg Dying Workshop Join us as we dye eggs for spring.  Pre-Register limited to 20. $5 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Muscoot Farm, Katonah.

1:30pm: Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck.

2pm: Annual Easter Egg Hunt The Easter Bunny and Other famous characters will be making an appearance. The Hunt will be according to age groups from ages 0-9. Parents, don’t forget to bring their baskets. Hendrick Hudson High School, Montrose.

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3pm: Rhythm in the Night A tale of good versus evil, love and salvation is told through Irish step dancing with a world class troupe of 18 male and female dancers. This epic, 90-minute journey features amazing footwork by the dancers as Mythical King Balor seeks to find his way out of the dark world. The battle scenes are particularly powerful with their lightning fast rhythms. An age-old art form turns into an Irish dance spectacular, a grand and glorious adventure to thrill all ages! Tickets are $24. Children $10 (under 13). Westchester Community College, Valhalla.

Monday, March 21:

10:30am: Free Music Together Trial Class This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through kindergarten through all nine song collections.  Families come together once a week for 45 minutes to sing, play, dance and have fun. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers – grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.  Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers – parents, grandparents, nanny – can bring the children. Ages 0-5. Free but please register as space is limited. The Rye Arts Center, Rye.

10:30am – 12pm: Roads and Arches Romans are also known for their great road constructions and outstanding arches. They built roads everywhere they conquered. The extensive road system enabled its armies and citizens to go from Western Europe to Greece without ever leaving a Roman road, and these amazing constructions have lasted over 2,000 years, with many still in use today. Roman arches were used in many of Roman architecture, like the Colosseum and aqueducts. Some arches were made to honor and remember special people in Roman history. Learn more about these impressive roads and arches constructions and take a closer look at how they were built. Must register in advanced and prepay. Non-Members $25. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe.

2 – 6pm: Pastiera di Grano Torta di Grano, an ancient Neapolitan Easter cake, is a cake stuffed with a mixture consisting of ricotta, wheat, eggs, spices, and candied fruit. The crust is crispy while the golden yellow filling is soft. Its flavor and aroma varies accordingly to the spices used. Make your own personal pastiera di grano to take home and bake. The class will conclude with a family style tasting of pastiera di grano accompanied by appetizers. Limited capacity. Must register in advance and prepay. Non-members $60. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe.

Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25:

1 – 4pm: School’s Out, Stars Are In Planetarium shows and workshops are included with the cost of Museum admission for students on school break. Participants must be accompanied by a caregiver. Runs on Wednesday-Friday from March 21st until March 25th. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers.

Tuesday, March 22:

4pm: Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza Children will be given a map of Stew Leonard’s and a bag to collect eggs from costumed characters throughout the store, including Clover the Cow, Cynthia Chick, and Daphne Duck among others. The Easter Egg Hunt Eggs-Travaganza is free to the community. Each egg contains candy and every child will receive one Golden Egg with prizes ranging from plush toys and bubbles to children’s DVDs and Easter activity books. Four lucky children will find this year’s grand prize inside their Golden Egg: is a family pack of passes to Rye Play Land! Please note: Due to the popularity of this event in years past, Stew Leonard’s asks customers to pick their tickets up in advance. Tickets will be available at Customer Service on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Friday, February 12 for the first 400 children. Stew Leonard’s, Yonkers.

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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