April 9 – 10

Saturday, April 9th:

10am: Hike Around Teatown Lake Families from the Ossining School District are welcome to hike along with Ossining School Superintendent Ray Sanchez and a Teatown educator to experience a spring day around Teatown Lake. Free.

11am and 1:30pm: Henry and Mudge Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures! Henry discovers that having a pet is a big responsibility – they need to be fed, they need to be taken out for walks, and of course they need lots of love and playtime! And when the dog is as big as Mudge is, they also need good training. Henry teaches his new friend to sit, heel, and shake his hand, but rolling over is one trick Henry just can’t seem to teach Mudge, no matter how hard he tries. When Henry’s cousin Annie comes for a visit, Mudge is so charmed by her that he finally rolls over at her command! Henry thinks Mudge must love Annie more than him, because the dog only does the trick for her. Very upset, Henry runs away into the cold dark woods to find adventures on his own. Mudge follow’s the boy’s scent into the forest – he really does love Henry and doesn’t want to be without him. Will the two friends be reunited? Find out in this heartwarming Theatreworks USA musical, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant. Approximately one-hour in length, recommended for grades Pre-K – 3.

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1 – 4pm: Spring Family Day Imagine being able to see everything from a bird’s eye view. What spaces would you explore? What would your neighborhood look like or your teacher’s backyard? Or a volcano? Join us for an afternoon of experimental map-making and a presentation about UAVs. Get a close-up look of remote-control unmanned aerial vehicles (aka drones) in a live-demo by Sam Zeloof and Liam Hanna of Flying Squirrel Multirotors! Sam and Liam will talk to participants about how they became interested in R/C flight, are inspired by the arts, and how as current high-school students, they founded their own company to research, design and produce aerial vehicles. This event is free with museum admission and open to the public.

8pm: State Street Ballet: Carmen A red dress. It hints of passion, jealousy, desire. That one red dress, clinging to a beautiful dancer, embodies all of the elements of Carmen, the classic tragic tale of the Gypsy and her obsessive lover. State Street Ballet’s full-length production is told through contemporary ballet, with both classical and modern influences, choreographed by William Soleau to the rich score by Georges Bizet. State Street, a vibrant and innovative dance company based in Santa Barbara, has become known for melding familiar story lines with exciting movement to give familiar tales a modern, passionate, and unique twist.

Saturday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th:

Westchester Jewish Film This year the Westchester Jewish Film Festival features 34 films from Israel and around the world—both documentaries and narratives—along with a rich slate of guests. Runs until April 20th. Click here to view all films.

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Saturday at 1pm and 5pm and Sunday at 11am and 3pm: Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic Open the door to reveal mesmerizing worlds of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions when Disney Live! Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun. In Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic you hold the ultimate key to unlocking your imagination.

{Reoccurs} Saturday at 6:15pm and 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.

Sunday, April 10th:

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10am – 5pm: 2016 SpringFest What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than Nyack’s Annual SpringFest? There’s something for everyone – a kids’ carnival, games, live music, and 300+ vendors offering fine crafts, jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, antiques, quality handmade crafts, unique gifts and more. And don’t forget to stop by Nyack’s great shops and restaurants; they will be participating with special offers and outdoor dining. Lining both Main Street and Broadway in the center of Nyack, the first fair of the season is not to be missed!

11am – 12pm: Animal Adventures: Built to Hunt Predators What adaptations do predators have that make them good at what they do? Come along and meet a few of the animals in Teatown’s collection that are at the top of the food chain! Families with children 4 years old and up.

1 – 6pm: Grow It Green Event The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Grow It Green Expo promises to be a fun-filled and educational event for families, homeowners and landscapers.  The Expo features several expert speakers presenting on native plants, edible gardens, healthy soil, mulch-mowing (complete with demonstration), heirloom seeds and capturing rain water–-all with an eye to creating beautiful landscapes without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. There will be fun vendor tables ranging from Bedford Bee Honeybee Service for at-home beekeeping and Rent-a-Hen, to sources for permeable pavers, rain barrels, composters as well as many local landscaping services and nurseries.  Bring the kids and enjoy several children’s activities. Pre-register by Saturday, April 9th and receive a free raffle ticket for one of six raffle prizes!

2pm: Amazing Amphibians Join a naturalist to discover the slippery, slimy and cold blooded world of amphibians. This informative and hands-on program lets you meet some local amphibians up close. Then walk to our forest and pond to see what other amazing critters live there too! $8 per person.

2pm and 7pm: A Little Princess Separated from her father, and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform Miss Minchin’s school into a place of magic and mystery. Based on the magical novel, A Little Princess is a charming musical that’s great for the entire family. Reoccurs on 4/17. Tickets: $18 regular admission, $15 senior citizen, $15 child under 12.

We are looking for more hands on deck, if you would like to be part of a growing network of moms bringing out the best in their community, please contact us!

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