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Contents 10 famIly fun 10 Free things to Do in Westchester with kids Check out our guide to all the free kids’ activities and fun in and around Westchester 20 Parks & nature 20 b irdwatching with kids 26 g uide to n ature h ikes 34 Waterfront Parks in Westchester 36 museums 36 A g uide to Museums in and Around Westchester 42 Calendar A year’s worth of amazing events in Westchester and beyond
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Hello Neighbor, and thank you for choosing to make Westchester County home!

As our newest resident, I invite you to explore all that our beautiful County has to offer. Made up of 45 cities, towns and villages, Westchester offers rich history, diverse cultures, vibrant neighborhoods and friendly people. There are a variety of things to see and do, from our nationally accredited County Parks System, to historic landmarks, to our active art exhibits, top-rated restaurants and more.

Westchester County is a desirable place to live, and for good reason. We are blessed with the beauty of the Long Island Sound and the Hudson River, as well as quaint towns and villages for you to discover with family and friends. Our mass transportation system can get you into the heart of New York City in less than an hour, but we are far enough away to maintain our peaceful tranquility. These qualities are all part of the fabric that make our County the best place for you to call home.

I am honored to be serving our residents as County Executive, and welcome the thousands of people who visit each year. I encourage you to use our website - www. westchestergov.com – as your guide. The site is full of wonderful activities for you to enjoy close to home.

If you’d like to learn more about our parks and recreational areas, head to www.parks.westchestergov.com/.

You can also visit our tourism website, www. visitwestchesterny.com, to discover ways to go beyond, without going far.

Together, we will continue to make Westchester County a destination for all.


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Discover the Ultimate Indoor LEGO Adventure

looking for an epic indoor LEGO®themed experience to escape to on those hot days during the summer? What about those cold and rainy days during the fall? Let your imagination run wild and jump into a world of creativity, color and playful learning at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester! There are 12 LEGO-themed areas, including a 4D movie theater, two rides, and Miniland – a miniature version of New York created with 1.5 million LEGO bricks (there are so many fun easter eggs to find!). Budding builders can also learn insider tips and super tricks at a special workshop with a Master Model Builder or create the ultimate race car at LEGO Racers: Build and Test. Also, look out for special events throughout the year that transform the Center from amazing worlds like a LEGO

Pirate paradise during July, to a rocking Monster Party in October! They recommend you purchase tickets online in advance to guarantee admission and your ideal entry time no matter what time of year you’re visiting.

For year-round LEGO fun, make sure to check out their selection of Annual Pass options that grant you unlimited visits throughout the year, as well as exclusive benefits like 10% off the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester LEGO store.

Speaking of the LEGO Store, don’t forget to stop on your way out – it’s chock-full of LEGO® goodies and hard-to-find sets. The center is located at Ridge Hill Mall and we recommend parking at the North Otis garage. Oh, and did we mention this attraction is best suited for kids age 3-10? Adults must be accompanied by at least one child (age 17 and under) to visit.

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Things To Do In Westchester free

It seems like not much is free these days. However, after thinking about it a little more, we realized that so many things in Westchester actually don’t a thing. With access to breathtaking hiking trails, picnic spots, sprawling lakes, nature preserves, farms, and gardens, you and your family can enjoy many offerings in our communal background. Arts and culture are also big in Westchester where you and your family can enjoy free concerts, art exhibits, movies, community events, parades, festivals, and holiday events throughout the year. Read on to check out our top experiences to enjoy with your kids all year long.

1. Take a free art class at the Blue Door Art

Center : This Yonkers-based gallery and art space offers weekend art classes for families. Check out their calendar for upcoming events. Free admission. 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701, bluedoorartcenter.org.

2. Visit Muscoot Farm : Families will love visiting this working farm to see pigs, horses, chickens, cows, and goats up close. You can also explore their grounds, enjoy a picnic, and pick up some local goodies from their farmers’ market every Sunday. Don’t forget to take a picture on the red tractor before you go! Free admission. 51 Route 100 Katonah, NY 10536, www.muscootfarm.org.

3. Take a Family Hike : Families can enjoy access to many natural amenities in Westchester

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by taking a family hike. Trails offer a range of mild-to-challenging terrains such as Teatown in Ossining; Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River; Westmoreland Sanctuary in Mount Kisco; or the peaceful Mianus River Gorge in Bedford. Free admission. parks. westchestergov.com/activities/hiking-and-biking

4. Take a Family Picnic : Enjoy access to nature and enjoy a family picnic in one of many Westchester-area parks, such as V.E. Macy Park in Ardsley, Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, or Willson’s Woods Park in Mount Vernon. Free admission.

5. Enjoy Summer Sundays along the Bronx River Parkway. Enjoy the popular Summer Sundays where you and your family will have access to the 13.1-mile loop of the Bronx River Parkway which spans from White Plains to Yonkers without any cars. Free admission.

6. Walk, Bike, or Scoot on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge : This 3.6-mile path (from Tarrytown to Nyack) provides access for walking, biking, or scooting. Along the way enjoy spectacular views from six lookout sections as well as cool public art created by local artists. Free admission. I-287, Tarrytown, NY 10591, mariomcuomobridge.ny.gov/visit-visitor-info

7. Explore Untermyer Gardens : Take a stroll in nature and soak in the beauty of this historic location. They regularly host family programming, including concerts, storytime and adventure tours for kids. Free admission everyday; some programming have fees. 945 North Broadway, Yonkers NY 10701, www. untermyergardens.org

8. Enjoy a Day of Art and a Hike : After you hike Rockefeller State Preserve, enjoy impressive views and art from their on-site gallery and enjoy a picnic at one of their many on-site picnic areas. Free admission. 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570, parks.ny.gov/


9. Explore Caramoor : Checking a summer concert is a must at Caramoor. They also open their grounds for free everyday in the summer from 10:00am-4:00pm where families can enjoy a walk, picnic, and explore the on-site sound art. Free admission. 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536, caramoor.org

10. Visit Your Local Library : We love spending hours at our local library for all sorts of books. Families can also enjoy fun and educational programming for kids of all ages at their local library (or check out a new one) such as African dance, storytime for toddlers, video game tournaments, Fortnite for teens, arts and crafts, tutoring, seasonal offerings, and more. Free admission. www. westchesterlibraries.org

11. Spend the day at one of the area’s local book festivals : Throughout the County, you can find many book fairs where your kids can meet their favorite authors and illustrators such as the Westchester Children’s Book Festival (April 2024); Rye Children’s Book Festival (September 23rd); and the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival (September 30th).

12. Visit the Friends of Nature Rye Park : In addition to hiking, the Friends of Nature Rye Park has an educational STEM Course where kids can learn more about equilibrium, earthquakes, and honeybees as well as a playground. 873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580. www.ryenaturecenter.org

13. Explore the Greenburgh Nature Center. Enjoy access to its five marked forest trails, native meadow, organic gardens, and more during your visit. They also offer programming for kids throughout the year such as their back to nature series, which runs from April-June. Free admission, 99 Dromore Road. Scarsdale, NY 10583,

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Escape to NJ in every season. Camp under the stars. Stroll historic nature trails and iconic boardwalks. Go snow tubing and soar at thrilling theme parks. Stay at cozy B&Bs. Take family journeys, like our American Revolution and Black Heritage Itineraries. And enjoy 130 miles of stunning Jersey Shore.

Get more getaway ideas and your free travel guide at VisitNJ.org.

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14. See a Concert at the Yonkers Waterfront Live Concert Series : Enjoy live music from a diverse lineup of musicians and groups from genres including Rock, Soul, Pop, Latin, Jazz, and much more from June 2nd-August 25th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Free admission. Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater, 71 Water Grant St, Yonkers, NY, yonkersdowntown.com

15. Check Out Art at the Armonk Art Show: Talk a walk on the grounds of the Armonk Art Show to meet 140 talented artists and view their art ranging from painting to mixed media to sculpture and more! Held on September 30th and October 1st. Free admission for kids age 18 and under. Friends of the North Castle Public Library 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY 10504, armonkoutdoorartshow.org

16. Explore the Katonah Art Walk : Spend the day in idyllic Katonah and walk around, exploring their many local galleries and boutiques. The art walk happens once a month from April through October from 3:00pm-7:00pm and also includes live

music, food trucks, pop-ups, and featured artists. Free admission. Katonah, NY. www. katonahchamber.org/Katonah-Art-Stroll.

17. Soak in Sunset Views in Tarrytown : A summertime favorite, watch the sunset at Pierson Park in Tarrytown, overlooking the Hudson River. A great spot for 4th of July fireworks as well. Free admission. 238 West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

18. Visit Hilltop Hanover Farm : Visit this farmstand from Thursdays-Sundays for fresh, local produce. You can also enjoy their grounds for free where you and your kids can see their goats and cows as well as have a picnic. Free admission. 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, hilltophanoverfarm.org

19. See the NRNY Murals : Take a visit to New Rochelle to view 20 murals that are a tribute to nature, diversity, and gender equality. Free admission. streetartmankind.org/nrny/

20. Go Fishing. Spend the day fishing with your kids in one of Westchester’s many streams or lakes. This includes Blue Mountain Reservation, Croton Point Park, Bronx

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River Reservation, and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, to name a few. Free but permits may be required. parks.westchestergov.com/ boating-fishing/fish-species

21. Visit The Ribbons of Remembrance: Located at Lenoir Preserve, this exhibit allows visitors to place ribbons on its post in memory of loved ones. Free admission. 148 Martine Avenue in White Plains, NY

22. Walk the North County Trailway : Another great running, walking, and biking trail, the North County Trail encompasses 20 miles from the South County Trailway at Old Saw Mill River Road (Elmsford, NY) to the Putnam Trailway at NY 118/Tomahawk St. (Baldwin Place, NY). Explore the trail all at once or during several outdoor adventures with your family.

23. See the Garden of Remembrance : Visit this historic site in White Plains in remembrance of the millions of men, women, and children who were tortured and murdered during the Holocaust. Free admission. 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601.

24. Visit a New Playground : There are so many playgrounds in Westchester. Explore a new playground outside of your town such as at Saxon Woods in White Plains, Jack’s Friendship Garden in New Rochelle, Roselle Park & Playground in Pleasantville, or Barnhart Park in Sleepy Hollow. Free admission.

25. Explore the Westchester Waterfronts : Many Westchester towns are located along the Hudson River, offering incredible views all year long. Some favorites include the Louis Engel Waterfront Park in Ossining; the Peekskill Riverfront Green Park; Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry, and MacEachron Waterfront Park in Hastings-on-Hudson.

26. Explore the RiverWalk : While this 51.5mile pathway is still under construction, you can enjoy 32.9 miles of paved and unpaved paths along Croton-on Hudson and Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow

27. Learn more about Juneteenth : The County offers many free events in celebration of Juneteenth at local libraries, art exhibits, concerts, and more.

28. Celebrate Pride Month : Westchester has pride and offers many parades, flag raising events, pet parades, drag queen storytimes, and more in celebration of pride month.

29. Spend a day at Tibbetts Brook Park : Enjoy over 161 acres of Westchester’s first park with swimming, hiking, or walking. Free admission, however, parking fees apply. 355 Midland Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

30. Visit the Beverly E. Smith Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden : Spend a day in the gardens as you and your kids explore, read and learn more about butterflies.. Free admission. Lenoir Nature Preserve in Yonkers, NY, 10703, https://www.hras.org/garden

31. Visit the Marshlands Conservancy : Learn more about natural habitats specific in Westchester at this 147-acre preserve. The grounds are also home to three miles of trails and one-half mile of shoreline. Free admission. 220 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580, marshlandsconservancy.org

32. Culture Events in Westchester : They County offers many free cultural events throughout the year such as the AsianAmerican Heritage Celebration; the AfricanAmerican Heritage Celebration; and the Polish Heritage Festival, to name a few. Free admission.

33. Hike the Westchester Farm Trail :

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This 17-mile trail connects 13 farms in Westchester, from Sleepy Hollow to North Salem. Great for older kids and experienced walkers as you see the different sprawling landscapes in the area. Free admission.

34. Visit the Jay Heritage Center : This 23acre estate is the former property of John Jay. They also host events thought the year, such as Jay Day in the fall; concerts in the winter; and star gazing in the summer: Free admission. 210 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580, jayheritagecenter.org

35. See the Cherry Blossoms : Enjoy the first bloom of the cherry blooms at Turnure Park in White Plains, the Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck, or the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem. Free admission.

36. See a Movie Outdoors : Have a family movie night outdoors at Outdoor Movies in the Park in Larchmont; Movies in the Sand in Mamaroneck; Movie Mondays in Ridge Hill; or at the Kensico Dam Plaza. Free admission.

37. Attend a Menorah Lighting : Throughout the County you will find menorah lighting ceremonies, such as Balloon Chanukah in Briarcliff Manor; Tibbets Park in White Plains; the Cross County Center in Yonkers; or the Community Chanukah Extravaganza: Fire on Ice Festival in Dobbs Ferry.

38. Experience a Holiday Tree Lighting : Every town has its own tree lighting ceremony. Check your local town’s schedule, or you can visit area malls like Cross County Center in Yonkers or The Westchester in White Plains.

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KISCO KAC offers art classes for all ages and levels in painting, drawing, digital arts, pottery and more. Join us for our summer art camp for ages 3.5 - 18 yrs. KAC welcomes you to your new vibrant and inspiring community 40 Radio Circle Dr. Mt. Kisco NY, 10549 914•232•4843 katonahartcenter.com





Did we mention the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, and games?

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Pack your bags and hit the road for an unforgettable trip in a destination full of surprises. With fun for every family, every season of the year, playtime tends to last a little longer in our backyard.

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Pack your bags and hit the road for an unforgettable trip in a destination full of surprises. With fun for every family, every season of the year, playtime tends to last a little longer in our backyard.

Pack your bags and hit the road for an unforgettable trip in a destination full of surprises. With fun for every family, every season of the year, playtime tends to last a little longer in our backyard.

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Birdwatching with Kids

Birdwatching is a great way to get in touch with nature. It’s also an activity that everyone in the family can enjoy together. And there are endless opportunities right here in Westchester. Check out this yearround guide and Happy Bird Watching!

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Croton Point Park

Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

Located in the beautiful Hudson River, this 508-acre park offers incredible access to view birds. Its location on the river makes it an ideal spot to locate bald eagles who use the area for breeding. Over 250 species of birds have been spotted here.

birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Great-horned owls, vesper sparrow, eastern screech owls

Summer : Bobolink, grasshopper sparrows

Fall : Song, savannah, white-throated, snow bunting, lapland longspur

Winter : Bald eagles, owls, American kestrel, Northern harrier, scaup, common merganser, common goldeneye, bufflehead.

Edith G. Read Natural Park and Wildlife Sanctuary

1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580

This 179-acre wildlife sanctuary offers access to the shoreline on Long Island Sound, Manursing Lake, wetlands, and numerous trails. It is designated as an “important bird area” by the Audubon Society of New York where you will find numerous nature exhibits, a bird viewing window, and the home of 5,000 ducks. Nearby Rye beach also offers incredible views for bird watching.

birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Migrating scooters, northern gannet.

Summer : Great blue herons, loons, bank swallow, lesser yellowlegs.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups

Many of our offices accept most insurance and have same-day, early and late appointments, and some even offer weekend availability. Or, if you can’t make it in, we offer video visits.*

Make an appointment at nyp.org/medicalgroups


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Fall : Bay-breasted warbler, black vulture, chimney swift, ruby-throated hummingbird.

Winter : Greater and lesser scaup, canvasback, American wigeon, black duck.

Year-round : Snow bunting, snowy owl, barrow’s goldeneye, red-necked grebe, eared grebe

Marshlands Conservancy

220 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580

This 150-acre preserve is the only extensive salt water marsh in Westchester where 300 species have been discovered in its marshes and mudflats. This includes the home of five ecological habitats and is deemed a critical habitat and biodiversity reserve. Dogs are not permitted. birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Wild turkeys (late spring), vesper sparrow, Cape May warbler

Summer: Yellow-breasted chats, eastern kingbird, cerulean warbler

Fall : Black skimmer, prairie warbler, tree swallow

Winter : Yellow-breasted chats, bald eagle, American woodcock, bufflehead, wild turkey.

Year-round : Shorebirds, waders, rails, marsh wren, salt marsh, wren, seaside sparrow.

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If looking to explore birdwaching beyond Westchester, birding in NYC can be very fun. Despite the Big Apple being a bustling metropolis, there are still lots of places to see nature, including birds. See, our city is located along the Atlantic Flyway, which is sort of like the I-95 highway for migratory birds. They fly from areas near and far all year long, especially during spring, so they need places to rest and refresh. (Whereas we humans like to stop at Starbucks or Applebee’s on long family road trips, migratory birds use New York City as one of their favorite rest stops!)

Listed here are popular parks around the city for birdwatching. Keep in mind

there are plenty more places to see birds, of course. Birders throughout the city have seen and identified the birds in this guide. It’s important to mention that it’s never guaranteed that you’ll see any or all of these feathered friends when you’re birdwatching, but half the fun is in trying to spot them! To learn more about birdwatching, bird species and more, there’s so much information online. Some of our favorite sites include:

• Protectors of Pine Oak Woods : siprotectors.org

• NYC Audubon: nycaudubon.org

• NYC Parks: nycgovparks.org

Pelham Bay Park

Bruckner Boulevard, Eastchester, Hutchinson

Let’s start up north in The Bronx’s Pelham Bay Park. This park is quite large. At three times the size of Central Park, Pelham Bay Park is the city’s largest park property. Designated an Important Bird Area by National Audubon, over 250 species have been recorded here.

birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Black vulture, northern gannet, American woodcock, warblers and other songbirds, shorebirds

Summer: Clapper rail, wading birds, wild turkey

Fall : Raptor, shorebirds, kinglets, warblers, sparrows

Winter : Snow bunting, owls, accipiters, Canada goose, great blue heron, swan

Year-round : Peregrine falcon, great horned owl, merlin, red-tailed hawk, woodpeckers

Van Cortlandt Park

Broadway, Jerome Avenue, City Line, Van Cortlandt Pk S

Continuing through The Bronx is another big park. At more than 1,000 acres, Van Cortlandt Park has lots of natural habitat that birds love.

birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, swallows, waterfowl

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Parks & n ature

Summer : Nesting wood duck, wild turkey, hairy woodpecker

Fall : Raptors, warblers, American pipit, sparrows

Winter : Owls, accipiters

Year-round : Great horned owl, red-tailed hawk, woodpeckers

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd.

In addition to seeing beautiful plants and flowers, you can see birds here too. The property’s diverse habitats have attracted a reported 229 bird species and make it a migrant bird hotspot!

birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, orioles and other songbirds

Summer : Nesting wood duck, green heron, red-tail hawk, ruby-throated hummingbird

Fall : Raptors, ruby-throated hummingbird, warblers, sparrows

Winter : Owls, woodpeckers, rusty blackbird, mixed songbird feeding flocks

Year-round : Resident wood ducks, red-tailed hawks

Central Park

Fifth Avenue to Central Park W., 59 Street to 110 Street

As busy and bustling as Manhattan is, the city’s geographically smallest borough offers lots of opportunities for Birdwatching in NYC. One of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park provides habitat for lots of migratory birds. On a side note: Have your camera ready, because there are lots of Instagram opportunities located throughout this iconic park!

birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Flycatchers, cuckoos, warblers, vireos, kinglets, tanagers, grosbeaks, wading birds and waterfowl, freshwater sandpipers

Summer : Nesting red-tailed hawk, Baltimore

oriole, foraging wading birds

Fall : Warblers, thrushes, sparrows, raptors

Winter : Mixed songbird flocks, owls,

accipiters, wintering waterfowl and gulls

Year-round : Red-tailed hawk, Peregrine falcon, common woodpeckers

Inwood Hill Park

Dyckman Street, Hudson River, Harlem River S.

Located at the northern tip of Manhattan, Inwood Hill Park’s oak and tulip poplar forests attract lots of songbirds during migration. Grab your binoculars, take in the park’s gorgeous views, and look for lots of different colorful birds.

birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Wild turkey, rusty blackbird, warblers and other songbirds, American woodcock, shorebirds

Summer : Louisiana waterthrush, green heron, orchard and Baltimore orioles, red-tailed hawk, warbling vireos, hairy woodpecker

Fall : Northern harrier, raptors, shorebirds, kinglets, warblers, sparrows

Winter : Owls, accipiters, mixed songbird feeding flocks

Year-round : Red-tailed hawk, gulls, woodpeckers

Governors Island

Accessible by ferry from Lower Manhattan

Located right in the middle of the New York Harbor, Governors Island serves as a great resting spot for migrant birds.

birDs to look For inclu De:

Spring : Owls, gulls, woodpeckers, flycatchers, warblers, tanagers, orioles, and grassland birds

Summer : Black skimmer, purple martin, nesting common tern, herring and great blackbacked gulls, fish crow, eastern kingbird

Fall : Raptors, freshwater sandpipers, woodpeckers, flycatchers, grassland birds, warblers, and other songbirds

Winter : Owls, accipiters, diving birds, songbird feeding flocks

Year-round : Gulls, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, fish crow

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Guide to Westchester Hikes

We are so lucky to have access to so many hikes in Westchester. No matter what season, you can explore nature, get fresh air, and enjoy some exercise with your kids. These hikes range from simple for the youngest walkers to more adventurous hikes that you can build up to. These parks and preserves also offer educational and fun programming during the year such as maple sugaring, community trail runs, preschool programs, summer camps, and more. Happy exploring!

Cranberry Lake Preserve

1609 Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, NY 10604

Hours: Open everyday from 8:00am-dusk; nature center is open from Monday-Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Admission: Free

914-428-1005, Parks.westchestergov.com/


This preserve offers access to 190-acres. Designated as a Biodiversity reserve area, you and your family will love checking out the 19thcentury farmhouse and early 20th-century

stone-mining operation as well as exploring trails that range from 1.1 miles to 2.4 miles where you can see ponds, live animals, and various plants. On the weekends, enjoy access to their Nature Center with many familyfriendly nature programs as well as interactive, educational displays, and live animals. Note: restrooms are temporarily closed.

Croton Gorge Park

Croton Gorge Park, 35 Yorktown Road, Crotonon-Hudson, NY 10520

Hours: Open everyday from 8:00am-dusk

Admission: Free admission; $5 for parking with park pass; $10 without park pass 914-827-9568, Parks.westchestergov.com/crotongorge-park

Located at the base of the Croton Dam, enjoy spectacular views of the picturesque dam even before your hike starts! This 97-acre property encompasses many uphill and steady trails that also has a playground and numerous sports to have a picnic.


1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562

Hours: Open everyday from dawn-dusk

Admission: Free admission and parking; some

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Enjoy access to this 1,000-acre nature preserve all year long, which ranges from .8 miles to a challenging 6.5 miles. They also host special events throughout the year such as maple sugaring, wildflower tours, plantfest, mini camps, and more.

Ward Pound Ridge

Ward Pound Ridge, Route 35 and 121 South, Cross River, NY 10576

Hours: Open everyday from 8:00am-dusk

Admission: Free admission; $5 for parking with park pass; $10 without park pass

914-864-7317, parks.westchestergov.com/wardpound-ridge-reservation

Enjoy a beautiful hike at the County’s largest park. Families can enjoy a combination of flat and hilly terrain, depending on the type of hike you are looking for. The area also has picnic areas and the nearby Trailside Museum for an educational and fun experience.

Rockefeller State Park

Rockefeller State Park, 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Hours: Open everyday from dawn-dusk

Admission: Free admission; $6 for parking

914-631-1470, Parks.ny.gov/parks/rockefeller/ details.aspx

This beautiful state park boasts many trails, including 45 miles of scenic paths – mainly designed by John D. Rockefeller Jr. This includes access to Swan Lake, wooded paths, stone bridges, Pocantico River, and more. Enjoy walking, jogging, and crosscountry skiing, as well as birding, hiking, and photography. Hiking in the late winter/ early spring is especially enjoyable at this park where you can enjoy the budding of native flowers and trees as well as peonies.

Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve

Locke Lane, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Hours: Open everyday from dawn-dusk

Admission: Free admission


This trail boosts many options for a moderate to a challenging hike. Those up for a challenge should try the blue trail for stunning views of Westchester on the top of the mountain.

Rye Nature Center

Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580.

Hours: Open everyday from dawn-dusk

Admission: Free admission

914-967-5150, Ryenaturecenter.org

Families can enjoy six trails with two ponds as well as the Storybook Trail and STEM course playground. Rye Nature Center offers many programs for kids and families, including Mommy and Me and Daddy and Me classes for kids; school’s out workshops, and summer camp.

Greenburgh Nature Center

Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Hours: Open everyday from dawn-dusk: Manor House is open from Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm

Admission: Free admission for hikes; Manor House is $7 for adults and kids over 2 years old and $6 for seniors

914-723-3470, Greenburghnaturecenter.org

Enjoy five marked trails that range from one-tenth of a mile to over one-half of a mile at Greenburgh Nature Center. The Center also hosts interactive events throughout the year such as Maple Sugaring, summer camp, community races, and more.

Zofnass Family Preserve

258 Upper Shad Road, Pound Ridge, NY 10576

Hours: Open everyday from dawn-dusk

Admission: Free admission

914-234-6992, Westchesterlandtrust.org/ preserves/westchester-wilderness-walk/ Enjoy a day with your family hiking the largest of Westchester Land Trust’s preserves. Don’t for-

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get your hiking boots as you take on 7.5 miles of trails (there are shorter pathways as well). This preserve is known to have rugged terrain where you’ll find unique features like stone staircases, stepping stones to cross streams and wetlands, and more than 400 plant species.

Muscoot Farm

Route 100, Somers, NY 10536

Hours: Open everyday from 10:00am-4:00pm; Farmers’ Market is open on Sundays (seasonally, April-November) from 9:30am-2:30pm

Admission: Free admission

914-864-7286, Muscootfarm.org

While Muscoot is known as the go-to place to visit farm animals, the farm is also home to 777 acres of fields, woodlands, and wetlands for hiking and exploring. It is also home to a weekly Farmers’ Market and programming for families such as little explorers where kids can

enjoy stories and crafts, morning chores, maple sugaring, animal interactions, and more.

Westmoreland Sanctuary

260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Hours: Trails are open everyday from dawn to dusk; Natural Science Museum is open from 9:00am-5:00pm

Admission: Free admission

914-666-8448, Westmorelandsanctuary.org

Enjoy access to 670 acres with 8.5 miles of interconnecting trails all-year long. Before or after your hiking adventure, visit the Natural Science Museum where you can see live animals (including rabbits, birds, and turtles) and educational exhibits. They also host events during the year such as maple sugaring, family hikes, summer camp, Mommy and Me nature classes, and more.

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New Additions to Playland!

Playland is the ultimate family attraction for fun in the sun this summer!

A Westchester attraction since 1928 and National Historic Landmark, families can enjoy its range of kiddie, thrilling, and historic rides, games, delicious food, and some new additions!

New additions this year at Playland include the immersive “Play!Verse experience, daily light shows, dining at Tiki Beach, swimming in the picturesque

Playland beach and Playland pool, and new rides coming soon (Jack the Puppeteer and Old Motorbike Ride).

For the ultimate cool down, enjoy a day or halfday with a swim at the Playland Beach or the Playland Pool. Kids of all ages will love the pool’s zero-depth entry and 35-foot waterfront slide that is sure to offer endless hours of fun. The beach also features tons of water activities such as volleyball, kayaking, and paddleboarding. You and your family can also enjoy a relaxing paddle around Playland Lake in one of the new swan and dragon paddle boats. Don’t forget to take a swan selfie!

This year, families can also enjoy some indoor fun at Play!Verse – “An Immersive Adventure.” This immersive experience takes families into different thematic rooms where you’ll see fantastic creatures,

optical illusions, LED light shows, infinity mirror tricks, and more.

After a busy day, don’t forget to get a bite at Tiki Beach. This new upscale eatery offers both indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views of the Long Island Sound. The property is also home to the new Captain Lawrence Beer Garden, a casual outdoor space for beer and light bites.

No matter what Playland experiences you try, you and your family are sure to create a summer of lasting memories.

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Waterfront Parks in Westchester

The beauty of living in Westchester is not just having access to some incredible hikes and nature preserves but also having towns located right on the Hudson River. Westchester waterfronts offers incredible views, along with playgrounds, restaurants, and nearby homes.

Many of the waterfront towns will soon by connected via the Westchester RiverWalk, a planned 51.5-mile pathway that will link 14 municipalities, historic sites, parks and river via a connection of trails, esplanades and boardwalks. Read on to check out some waterfronts to explore when the weater permits with your family — and beyond.

Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park

This waterfront park boasts incredible views of the Hudson Valley and the Palisades. Find community events and concerts in the spring and summer and the go-to location for 4th of July fireworks viewing. The park includes walking paths, a fishing pier, a playground,

access points for canoeing, and more. 87 Ogden Park, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.

Ichabod’s Landing

The pathway of Ichabod’s Landing, offers stunning views that you can explore by walking, scooting, or biking with your kids. 115 River St, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Yonkers Riverfront Promenade

The location of the Greystone train station, this riverfront also has areas for sitting and a paved path. Yonkers Riverfront Promenade, 56 Water Grant St, Yonkers, NY 10701.

Louis Engel Waterfront Park

Located in the old village area of Ossining, the Louis Engel Waterfront Park is home to a playground with a spray park, picnic tables, grills, a small beach, fishing access, paved walking paths, and a stage where you can enjoy concerts and movies in the summer. It is also the location the Ossining train station and 3 Westerly Bar & Grill. 25 Westerly Rd, Ossining, NY 10562.

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MacEachron Waterfront Park

This waterfront park offers benches for sitting, river viewing, and picnics. Families will also find a playground, rocks for climbing, a path, and the location of Harvest on Hudson. 100 River St, Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706

Hudson Park at Peekskill Landing and Peekskill Riverfront Green Park

This spacious waterfront is home to a playground, sporting fields, a small beach, docks for kayaking, and areas for climbing. Hudson Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566.

Scenic Hudson Park Village

This 12-acre park is co-owned by the Village of Irvington and The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc where you and your family will find two playgrounds, one-mile of pathways, 4.5 acres of open lawn space, and two ballfields. 29

Bridge St, Irvington, NY 10533

Kingsland Point County Park

This 18-acre parks offers stunning views, including points to see the historic Tarrytown Lighthouse. The park also has playgrounds, fishing, golf, and picnic areas. Tarrytown LightKingsland Point Path, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Pierson Park

This hilly park offers a picnic area, tennis courts, basketball, and playground. 238 W Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Croton Point Park

This 508-acre park has facilities for camping, hiking, and swimming at Croton Point Park Beach. There is also access for boating, fishing, kayaking, and camping at this picturesque park. 1 Croton Point Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

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A Guide to Museums In and Around Westchester

Amuseum outing is typically associated with a day trip to New York City. However, there are tons of museums in and near Westchester that you and your family can explore all year-long. From interactive play museums to history museums to art exhibits to Japanese gardens and more, these Westchester museums offer something for everyone, providing access to arts and culture right in our backyard.

The Bruce Museum

1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT 06830

Hours: Open every Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm; closed on Monday

Admission: $20 for adults; $15 for seniors; $20 for students; free for kids under age five. Free admission every Tuesday from 10:00am-5:00pm 203-869-0376, brucemuseum.org

The Bruce Museum is home to a rotating collection of exhibits with a focus on art,

science, and natural history as well as the community. They regularly host special events for families such as Community Day in the summer and guided family gallery tours to learn more about the collections and engage hands-on activities.

David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center at Pocantico

200 Lake Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Hours: Varies

Admission: Free; some shows do have costs 914-524-6500, rbf.org/pocantico/events

This new cultural institution offers access to many rotating art exhibits. The Center also offers a variety of programming such as Japanese garden tours, dance, theater, and moving screenings.

Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden

28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY 10560. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 11:00am-

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Admission: $12 for adults and kids; $ 8 for seniors; free for kids under age 12 https://www. 914-669-5033, hammondmuseum.org

This museum and garden is quite stunning during the spring and summer where you and your kids can stroll and soak in the beauty of its grounds. Located in South Salem, the garden is revealed as you walk through its meandering 3.5 acre-path where you will see a pond, rare Japanese plants and trees and species native to Westchester. There is also an on-site museum with various routing art exhibits.

Hudson River Museum

511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701

Hours: Thursday and Friday from 12:00pm–5:00pm and Saturday & Sunday from 11:00am–5:00pm

Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $4 for kids ages 3–18; free for kids kids under 3 914-963-4550, hrm.org

Located in Yonkers, the Hudson River Museum has incredible routing exhibits, planetarium shows, tours of Glenview, and their gorgeous outdoor courtyard.

Hudson Valley MOCA

1701 Main St, Peekskill, NY 10566

Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 11:00am5:00pm

Admission: Non-members: $30.00 per person; Peekskill residents: $25.00; Seniors: $25; Students: $20 and kids under 8 are free with adults

914-788-0100, hudsonvalleymoca.org

Enjoy viewing a rotating collection of contemporary art exhibits in this 12,000-square-foot exhibition space.

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00am5:00pm

Admission: $12 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; free for kids under age 12

914-232-9555, katonahmuseum.org

Known for their interesting and stimulating rotating exhibits, the Katonah Museum of Art also hosts tons of programs for families throughout the year. This includes creative community Fridays with stroll tours, artful Fridays with museum games, art-making crafts, storytime, and their summer social with live music inspired by pieces at the museum.

Lyndhurst Mansion

635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Hours: Open Everyday from 9:30am-4:30pm; April 1st-October 31st

Admission: $10 for kids and adults; free for kids under age three (grounds pass)

888-718-4253, lyndhurst.org

Take a mansion tour of the historic Lyndhurst Mansion. Located in Tarrytown, this one-hour covers two floors of the mansion where you can see the opulent and lavish decorative arts and furniture from the previous owners. They also have daily grounds passes where you can explore the grounds and walk around at your own pace.

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The Neuberger Museum of Art

735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00pm5:00pm

Admission: Free

914-251-6117, neuberger.org

Located at Purchase College, The Neuberger Museum of Art features a rotating collection of modern, contemporary and African art.

The Peekskill Museum at The Herrick House

124 Union Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566

Hours: Open every Saturday from 1:00pm4:00pm

Admission: $5 per person.

914-736-0473, peekskillmuseum.org

Learn more about Peekskill and its history through this cultural organization that features objects, documents, photographs

and other items relating to the history of the area.

Westchester Children’s Museum

Playland Bathhouse, 100 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580

Hours: Monday-Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm

Admission: $10 per person; $9 for seniors; free for children under 1 914-421-5050, discoverwcm.org

Westchester Children’s Museum offers non-stop play and discovery for families with young kids. This includes interactive exhibits such as an immersive toddler beach, a building and construction zone, a cozy book nook, and makerspace, to name a few options. The museum also offers regular programming, such as art, STEAM programs, Science Saturdays, printmaking, and much more.

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A yeAr oF Fun

A month-by-month guide to events across Westchester & beyond

Every day and no matter what season, you can find something interesting to do in Westchester with your kids. From cultural events to live music to summer carnivals and holiday attractions, Westchester has something for everyone, offering a mix of indoor and outdoor activities as you explore our natural landscape and its many cultural attractions. Check out our month-by-month guide of family-friendly events happening this year.

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Music on the Hill

Fridays, May 5th–September 29th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Enjoy live music at Ridge Hill as a part of their Music on the Hill concert series. Concerts run from May-September and are held every

Friday featuring Westchester artists. Check out the complete line-up and more information, visit ridgehill.com/events/music-on-the-hill. One Ridge Hill Boulevard Yonkers, NY 10710.

Concerts in the Vineyard

July 1, 2, 9, 23, 29, 31. August 5, 6 at 2:00 pm Take a road trip to Montgomery, NY for their annual ‘Concerts in the Vineyard at City Winery Hudson Valley series. Concerts are held on the lawn, where you can have a bite and rock out with your kids to live music from Southside Johnny, Rising Appalachia, and more. For additional information, visit citywinery.com/hudsonvalley. 23 Factory St, Montgomery, NY 12549.

Fireworks at Rye Playland

July 3, July 4, September 3rd

Spend the day at Rye Playland or the Westchester Children’s Museum and enjoy

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Calendar a dazzling fireworks show before you head home. Fireworks kick-off on the Boardwalk after 9:15pm. 1 Playland Parkway Rye, NY 10580.

tykes tuesday

Every Tuesday during the summer, various times Cool down with your toddler and make some new friends at the Palisades Center as part of the Tykes Tuesday program. This includes free weekly events with the New York Boulders (July 4th); Palisades Center Ice Rink (July 11th and July 15th); Sky Tykes Adventure Course (July 18th and July 25th); Golfzon (August 1st and August 29th); Great American Cookie (August 8th); and Climb Zone (August 22nd). 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994.

23rd Annual Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series

Wednesdays, July 5th – August 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and a picnic dinner for live music at Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry. This weekly concert series includes performances from Akiko Tsuruga, the Bill Goodwin Quartet, Vanessa Falabella, the Ed Cherry Quartet, and more. Waterfront Park, 87 Ogden Park, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.

2023 Summer Amphitheater Series

Friday, July 7th - Saturday August 12th at 8:00pm

The Hudson River Museum hosts a series of outdoor concerts during the summer in their incredible outdoor amphitheater. The lineup is pay-what-you-wish and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Some upcoming events include Symphonic Tango, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Lost Soul Found, Brass Queen, Magic and Mentalism with Andy Gersh, and much more. For additional information, visit: www.hrm.org/amphitheater. 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701.

The 17th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival

Saturday, July 8th, all day

Enjoy fun in the sun in New York’s backyard at the Pleasantville Music Festival. Held on July 8th, this popular outdoor music festival includes a stellar line-up with performances from They Might Be Giants, The Allan Betts Band, Sophie B. Hawkins, Allison Ponthier, and much more. The festival also offers tons of activities for the kids, food, and a beer/wine garden for adults. Check out pleasantvillemusicfestival. com for more info and tickets. Parkway Field, 44-98 Marble Avenue, Pleasantville, NY 10570.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Sunday, July 9th from 12:00 pm-6:00pm

Celebrate Hispanic culture with your family at the Kensico Dam Plaza. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music, entertainment, and local food vendors. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Road, Valhalla, NY.

Summer Concerts at The Gazebo

Saturdays, June 11th – September, 18th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Enjoy live music for the whole family in Armonk. This includes live performances from Tramps Like Us, Ladies and Gentleman, and more! Armonk Square, 44 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504.

Outdoor Movies in Harbor Island Park

Fridays, July 14th, August 5th, September 9th, various times

Enjoy free movies with your kids all summer long at Harbor Island Park. Movies start at dusk as well as a fun camp-out on September 9th. Movies include Pirates of the Caribbean on July 14th; Puss and Boots on August 5th; and The League of Superheroes on September 9th, followed by a camp-out. For more information, check out village.mamaroneck. ny.us/parks-recreation/outdoor-movies. 123 Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.

Irish-American Celebration

Sunday, July 16th, from 12:00pm-6:00 pm

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Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music, entertainment, and local food vendors. $5, for adults; free for kids under age 14. 287 Ridge Rd, Hartsdale, NY 10530

Music in the Square

Third Thursdays, July 21st – September, 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Enjoy live music in the Gazebo as a part of Armonk’s Music in the Square Summer concert series. This includes live music from Metro Music, Puppets for Hire, School of Rock, and more! Armonk Square, 44 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504.

Italian Heritage Festival

Sunday, July 23rd, from 12:00 pm-6:00pm Learn more about Italian Culture at the Italian Heritage Festival. The event includes

food, music, crafts, entertainment, and more. Kensico Dam, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Road, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Westchester Roots

July 26th-October 21st, various times

Enjoy live music throughout Westchester County as a part of the Westchester Roots concerts series. Produced by Arts Westchester, the series includes free concerts in various parks, staged performances on city streets, and at outdoor cultural festivals in Westchester. This includes reggae, music and dance from the Andes of Peru, ballet Jamaican and Caribbean folk music, classic American rock-n-roll music, African music and dance, and more. Various locations.

Concerts at Caramoor

Enjoy live music all summer long at Caramoor. Soak in the natural wonder of its stunning

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Nursery & Pre-K 10 Mill Rd., New Rochelle, NY 10804 (914) 633-4332

Accepting Registration For 2023/24

Experienced Teachers and Staff

Now Registering for Fall 2019

Director: Tiffany Amaya

Curriculum includes:

Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Developing Motor Skills, and Social Skills.

Curriculum includes:

Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Developing Motor Skills, and Social Skills.

Our goal is to create a secure and structured environment where your child enjoys socializing and interacting with other children while learning.

Our goal is to create a secure and structured environment where your child enjoys socializing and interacting with other children while learning.

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Calendar grounds as you listen to an incredible roster of talented musicians. For kids and families, check out Musiquita on July 7th, Alexander Davis & Friends on July 14th, and the Jazz Festival on July 22nd. For more information, visit caramoor.org. Various times. 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

The 2023 Minnie untermyer Concert


June 10th - September 16th, various times

Untermyer Gardens is one of Westchester’s architectural gems. Spend a day touring the gardens and end it with a concert in their Walled Garden. The series runs from June to September, featuring a jazz and German cabaret, dance, a gospel choir, Persian classical music, and more. Tickets range from $30-50 per person. For more information, visit untermyergardens.org/concerts-andperformances.html. Untermyer Gardens, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701.

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12th Annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

August 5th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm and August 6th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Calling all foodies! Enjoy the best of local food and beverages at the 12th Annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest! The festival also features local vendors, a beer tent, live music, cooking demos, arts and crafts, pickleball, and children’s activities such as face painting, sand art, and cornhole. Tickets are $25 per person; $30 at the Door (for 21 years & over). Children under age 15 are free. Rain or shine. Wells Park, 61 Fair Street in Brewster, NY

India Cultural Celebration

Sunday, August 6th from 12:00 pm-6:00pm

Celebrate India in Westchester at the Indian Cultural celebration with food, live music, and community. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Road, Valhalla, NY.

Annual Yonkers Waterfront Live Concert Series

Fridays, June 2nd-August 25th from 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Enjoy live music in Yonkers as a part of the Yonkers Waterfront Live Concert Series. Concerts feature a diverse lineup of musicians and musical groups from Rock, Soul, Pop, Latin, Jazz, and more genres. All concerts are free. 71 Water Grant St, Yonkers, NY 10701.

South Salem Fire Department Annual Carnival & Parade

Wednesday, August 9th-Friday, August 11th, various times

Summer is all about carnivals, games, and rides. Enjoy the popular South Salem Fire Department Annual Carnival, starting with a parade on August 9th. 1190 Route 35, South Salem, NY, 10590.

Jewish Music & Arts Heritage Festival

Sunday, August 20th, from 12:00pm-6:00pm

Celebrate Jewish culture and community as a part of the County’s Jewish Culture Festival. Enjoy food, live performances, and local vendors. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Road, Valhalla, NY.

Muslim Heritage Festival

Sunday, August 20th, from 12:00pm-6:00pm

Celebrate Muslim culture and heritage as a part of the County’s Muslim Culture Festival. Enjoy food, live music, and local vendors. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Road, Valhalla, NY.

Broadway in Bedford

Sunday, August 27th at 5:00 pm

The Bedford Playhouse brings the best of Broadway to you this summer with Broadway in Bedford! This summer features songs from Disney conducted by music director Dan Micciche from Wicked. More information and tickets at bedfordplayhouse.org. 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506.

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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

September-November, Various times

Considered one of the ultimate Halloween experiences in Westchester, the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze kicks off in September and runs until November. Featuring more than 7,000 hand-carved and illuminated pumpkins as well as incredible light shows and spooky music to set the tone. Book early, as this event usually sells out. Get your tickets at pumpkinblaze.org. Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

2023 Arts & Crafts Hudson River Festival

Saturday, September 2nd, from 11:00am-5:00 pm

Enjoy a celebration of arts and crafts at the annual outdoor Hudson River Arts & Crafts Festival. Located on Croton’s Senasqua Park, you can check out jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, photographs, books, embroidery, woodworking, multimedia artworks, gnomes, and more. The event includes free admission and free parking. Senasqua Park, 2 Elliott Way, Croton-On-Hudson, NY

Jazz Fest

Wednesday, September 6th-Wednesday, September 12th, Various times

This popular JazzFest is back with more than 15 live musical performances, including a roster of free performances and programming throughout White Plains. For additional information, visit artswestchester.org. White Plains, NY

99th Annual Yorktown Grange Fair

Friday, September 8th-Sunday, September 10th, various times

This year’s Yorktown Grange Fair showcases a theme of “Your Hometown Fair” in celebration of hometowns and their special bonds. The event includes contests in a variety

of categories, such as Lego, needlework, photography, baking, woodworking, horticulture, livestock, poultry, and audience participation contests. There is also floral design, food, local vendors, and local exhibitors. For more information, visit yorktowngrangefair.org/index.html. Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds, 99 Moseman Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

Saturday, September 30th, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm

This popular literary event allows kids to meet their favorite authors and illustrators throughout the day. Kids can also enjoy storytime, demos, food trucks, local vendors, and interactive experiences in the Family Fun Zone. For more info and author line-up, check out ccbfestival.org. Free. Chappaqua MetroNorth train station.

Armonk Art Show

September 30th and October 1st from 10:00am5:00pm

Enjoy a celebration of culture and art at the popular outdoor Armonk Art Show. This fun annual event (rain or shine) features local artists’ works from every medium you and your family can admire and buy. For more

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Calendar info and tickets, armonkoutdoorartshow.org, 205 Business Park Dr, Armonk, NY 10504.


Jay Day

Saturday, October 1st from 1:00pm-6:00pm

Held at the Jay Historic Center, this fun fall festival includes activities for kids such as balloon twisters, hay rides, a petting zoo, John Jay stilt walker and juggler, cornhole and ring toss, guided tours, scavenger hunts, and geocaching. Plus, ice cream, food trucks, Archaeology with Dr. Eugene Boesch, and more. For more information, visit jayheritagecenter.org. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580.

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

October - November, Various entry times between 10 am-3:30pm

Learn more about Washington Irving’s by touring his historic home. Families can enjoy a shadow puppet short film and a scavenger hunt during the interactive event. For more information, visit hudsonvalley.org. 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591.

4th Annual Artoberfest

Saturday, October 7th from 10:00am-4:30pm

The family-friendly event includes a pumpkin carving and demo, live music, kids’ activities, and art demos from various styles and mediums. $10 per car. For more information, visit: bethanyarts.org. Bethany Arts

Community, 40 Somerstown Road. Ossining, NY 10562

Pound Ridge Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 7th from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Enjoy this popular all-day music festival and community event with your family. Every year they feature a stellar line-up of music, Oktoberfest-style food, a beverage garden, and activities for kids. For more information, visit: poundridgeharvestfestival.com. 179

Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge, NY

Westchester Craft Crawl

October 21st and October 22rd, various times Crafty families will love the Westchester Craft Crawl. The festival features the work of various handmade artists with artist studio tours throughout Westchester County. For more info, visit westchestercraftcrawl.com. Various locations.

Yorktown Fall Farm Weekend

October 23rd and October 24th, starting at 11:00am

Explore the incredible farms in Westchester as a part of the Yorktown Fall Farm Weekend. This includes access to eight agricultural producers where families can explore and enjoy fresh, wholesome food and special programming. For additional information, visit yorktownny.org. Various locations.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

October 30th-November 12th, Various times

Another foodie favorite is Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Enjoy incredible dining

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Calendar offers throughout the Hudson Valley for lunch and dinner. New dates, TBA. For additional information, visit: valleytable.com


YoFi Fest

November 10th-November 19th, Various times and locations

Take the whole family to the YoFi Film Festival, where you can watch a collection of new kids’ movies and adult movies. Visit www.yofifest.com to view the latest movie schedules.

Lyndhurst Mansion Holiday Tours

Monday, November 27th-December 31st from 9:30am-11:00am

Enjoy a beautiful tour of the Lyndhurst Mansion, decorated for the holidays. This

includes a one-hour tour where you will see dozens of beautifully decorated trees as well as a discussion of history, architecture, and stunning pieces of art. For more information and tickets, visit lyndhurst.org/events/ december-classic-mansion-tours. Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Westchester Winter Wonderland

November- January, various times

Enjoy the magic of the holidays warm in your car in this fun holiday drive-thru experience. You and your kids will see tons of attractions, such as the Fireside Forest, Winter Winds Way, Dove Drive, Christmas Tree Plaza with two thirty-foot snowflakes, Land of Packages, Magical Woods, Elf Disco, and of course the 100-feet tunnel with swirling colors that will transport you into the holiday season. As you

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watch the lights before your eyes, you and your kids can listen to holiday music, which will be playing through your car’s FM radio. Tickets go on sale in October. For additional information, visit: wwinterwonderland.com.

Lumagica at Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

November- December, various times

Soak in the magic of holiday lights at Harvest Moon for Lumagica. This illuminated celebration features over 350,000 LED lights in this popular apple orchard! Guests can walk throughout the magical forest, soak in the beauty, and take pictures. Dates will be announced soon; for additional information and tickets, visit: harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com. 130 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem, NY 10560.


Cross County Mall Holiday Events

Take pictures with Santa at the Cross County Mall. Make reservations early and plan to spend a day at the mall to shop ice skating and enjoy tasty local fare from their weekend food trucks. For additional information, please visit www.crosscountycenter.com/events. 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY 10704.

Grand Holiday Illumination

Visit Untermyer Gardens for their annual Grand Holiday Illuminations. This free event features more than 10,000 lights in a fun walkthrough experience as you see the beautiful architecture of the Untermyer Gardens dressed up for the season. Free. Untermyer Gardens, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701.

Holiday Lights on the Farm

Get into the holiday spirit at Muscoot Farm and see the farm illuminated at night for its Holiday Lights on the Farm. In addition to the decorations, attendees can participate in a variety of activities, including cookie decorating, crafts, treats, and more. The event

will include a holiday market on Saturdays where you can purchase gifts and other treats. 2023 dated TBA. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100 Katonah, New York 10536.

Holiday Howl

Get outside during the holidays at the Wolf Conservation Center! Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will enjoy watching gray wolves Alawa and Nikai tear open “wolfy” presents! Guests will also potentially behold some of the WCC’s critically endangered red and Mexican gray wolves. 2023 dated TBA. Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY 10590.

Menorah Lightings

Each town offers its Menorah Lighting to celebrate the festival of lights. Some popular events include the Community Celebration in Scarsdale; the Katonah Tree and Menorah Lighting; Chanukah Village lighting in Somers; and Chanukah 22 in Hastings-onHudson, to name a few options.

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Family Science Workshops

Get some much-needed relief from the cold and enjoy a day of learning and science with your kids. The Hudson River Museum offers these free workshops for free with the purchase of a general admission ticket. Great for kids ages 8 and older. For additional information, visit: www.hrm.org. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701

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Held at Teatown, this annual celebration honors the bald eagles’ winter migration to the Hudson Valley with programming and education for kids and families. 2023 date TBA. For additional

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Calendar information, visit www.teatown.org. 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at one of the many Westchester-area parades such as the Northern Westchester/Putnam County St. Patrick’s Day parade in Mahopac, the Annual Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the St. Patrick’s Day parade in White Plains, and the Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day parade, to name a few options. Various dates and locations.

Nyack Feasts

March 1st-March 9th

Calling all foodies! This annual event features restaurant offers throughout Nyack for lunch and dinner. For additional information, visit: visitnyack.org/nyack-feasts

Maple Saturdays

Visit the Lenoir Preserve to learn how maple syrup is made. 2023 date TBA. Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

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‘Pitch in for Parks’ with Westchester Parks Foundation

Give back as a family and participate in the Westchester Parks Foundation’s annual Pitch in for Parks community cleanup program. The weeklong event kicks off in April and ends on Earth Day where over 1,000 volunteers clean up trash, clear trails and shorelines, restore wildlife habitats, remove invasive vines, paint, and more. April 2024 dates TBA. Various locations in Westchester.

Earth Day Events

Get involved and learn more about the environment at one of many Earth Day

events in Westchester, such as the Green Ossining Annual Earth Day Festival. The free event includes over 60 activities, eco demonstrations, a kids zone, local food and beer, textile recycling, and more. 2024 dates TBA. Greenossining.org/about-us, Ossining Train Station. Bedford 2030 also hosts a fun Earth Day Festival at the Bedford Hills train station for families with a seed swap, tree and plant sale, live music, composting tutorials, kids’ activities, and more. 2024 date TBA. 46 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills, NY.

Westchester Children’s Festival for Young Readers

Celebrate reading with your little one at this annual family festival. The day includes the chance to meet over 30 authors and enjoy book signings, inflatables, food trucks, family activities, crafts, and more. The event is ideal for kids ages 2-8 years old. 2024 date TBA. For more info, visit wcbfestival.org.

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Bicycle Sundays

May- September from 10:00am-2:00 pm

As Westchester County’s longest-running recreational program, Bicycle Sundays quickly became a beloved County-wide activity.

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Eaglefest at Teatown.

Ardsley Community Nursery School

21 American Legion Drive • Ardsley (914) 693-4932 www.acns.us


AM and PM classes for children 2-5

Enrichment programs in dance, music, art, science, nature and yoga

Weekly and hourly rates

Diaper friendly

Beautiful outdoor play area

Local field trips

Summer Camp

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Through this program, Westchester residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor exercise while accessing the Bronx River Parkway — without any cars. 2024 dates TBA. Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers.


Crafts at Lyndhurst

Enjoy the incredible work of over 200 craftspeople at the Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst. This includes handmade fashions, handicrafts, jewelry, accessories, fashion, and more! 2024 dates TBA. Check out more information at lyndhurst.org/events/spring-crafts. 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Playland Opening Weekend

Kick off the start of the season at the opening weekend of Rye Playland with rides, games, and a stroll on the iconic boardwalk! 2024 date TBA. For more information, visit: playland.com.

1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580.

Pinkster Festival

Celebrate spring and African American culture at the Pinkster Festival. The event includes African music and dance, games and children’s activities, vendors, and food and drinks. 2024 date TBA. Free. Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701.

Nyack Famous Street Fair

Enjoy a day in Nyack at their Famous Street

Fair! This fair features over 275 exhibitors, food, and live music. This includes arts and crafts, local retail vendors, home decor, and more. Don’t forget to try an old fashion soda or egg cream at NY Soda Jerks. The event is free and rain or shine. 2024 date TBA. Downtown Nyack, Main Street & Broadway, Nyack, NY.

Yonkers Arts Weekend

The Yonkers Arts Weekend is filled with exciting programs, interactive workshops for the whole family, food trucks, a fashion show, live music, free museum admission to the Hudson River Museum, art exhibitions, and much more! During the day, a free shuttle will take families to various event points at Van der Donck Park, Carpet Mills Arts District, Hudson River Museum and Untermyer Park and Gardens. 2024 date TBA. Various locations. For more information, visit: yonkersartsweekend.com

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Yonkers ukrainian Heritage Festival

Families can learn more about Ukrainian culture at this annual celebration of Ukrainian heritage, enjoy food, traditional crafts, games,

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and more. 2024 date TBA. St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 21 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY, 10703.

Vote Like a Girl

Enjoy an empowering day with your kids at Vote Like a Girl. Curated by the Historic Hudson Valley, the event includes a celebration of the 19th Amendment where kids can learn more about the suffragettes who fought for voting. There will also be activities, such as a live suffrage debate, photo-ops with suffragette sashes and 19th-century clothing, STEAM activities and experiments, and radical cross-stitch lessons. Adults, $14 and kids, $12. For more information, visit hudsonvalley.org/events/ vote-like-a-girl/, 2024 date TBA. Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533.

Juneteenth Events

Celebrate Juneteenth with your family throughout Westchester. Every town has its event with some popular ones being the White Plains Juneteenth Storywalk and Parade and Juneeteenth at Caramoor as well as events in Mount Kisco, Ardsley, Peekskill, Pelham, Mamaroneck, Ossining, Katonah, Hastings on Hudson, New Rochelle, Yonkers, and more. Various dates, times, and locations.

Pride Events

Celebrate Pride Month with your kids at various festivals and events throughout Westchester. This includes Rockland County Pride, Peekskill Pride in the Park, Bedford, Lewisboro, and Pound Ridge Pride in the Park, PRIDE Sunset Hike and more. Various dates, times and locations.

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A Modern-Day Paradise at Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club

the Mamaroneck Beach + Yacht Club emanates timeless beauty. Over a century ago, the property captured the imagination of Charles Osborn, a wealthy Gilded Age stockbroker, who sought out the acclaimed architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White to create a residence proclaimed as the most beautiful private residence in America. The property was later converted to a yacht club—and finally—a beach and yacht club now poised for its next chapter.

Overlooking the Long Island Sound, the views at MB+YC are breathtaking. The buildings and facilities are surrounded by 13 acres of lustrous centennial trees, statues and vibrant flowers.

The Osborn Castle serves as the main clubhouse. The property boasts several other original outbuildings like the newly renovated beachside Octagon, a delicious pitstop for small bites and drinks. Mem-

bers can choose to relax poolside or beachside in state-of-the-art cabanas. They also offer 9 Har-Tru tennis courts, several dining options and a 57-slip marina, all of which are available to members.

The Mamaroneck Beach + Yacht Club team offers decades of experience in both hospitality and architecture. MB+YC has been reimagined as a private membership club with unparalleled service. They have created a world where relaxed elegance meets new world luxury lifestyle. Experience tranquility from the moment you arrive and create cherished summer memories with your family.

Exceptional service, attention to detail, the warmth of the staff and unmistakable style will make MB+YC a recognized figure in its community and a beloved destination by its members. They hope that you will join and become a part of the family.

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