Family & Community Calendar for Westchester County, NY
Looking for quality wholesome activities and family events near Yorktown and Westchester County? Check this page for ideas!
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- Current and Upcoming Events & Activities
- Seasonal & AnyTime Activities
- Community & Family Events at The Counseling Center
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Current and Recent Events & Activities Near Yorktown, Westchester County
Porch Concert With 'The Independence'
June 6, 2021: The Independence is a multi-generational band playing a mix of jazz, R&B, pop and rock. They will also be collecting food donations for the pantry at First Presbyterian Church in Yorktown. Feel free to bring blankets, chairs and an umbrella for shade. Rain date is June 13 at 2:00. John C. Hart Memorial Library , 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak. Visit their website for more information.
Yorktown Lions Golf Outing
June 7, 2021: The Yorktown Lions are sponsoring their annual golf outing to support various community programs. Somers National Golf Club, 1000 West Hill Dr, Somers. 10am-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Argentine Tango & Folklore Guitar Recital
June 26, 2021: Please join us for an unforgettable musical concert! This an adult program. Carlos Pavan, Brooklyn based composer/guitarist skillfully blends Argentine rhythms with classical and jazz concepts. Mt Kisco Public Library, 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco. 2-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Thursdays July 1 -August 26, 2021: Live musical performances held outdoors in Downtown White Plains. Each week offers an exciting performance! Renaissance Plaza, 200 Main St, White Plains. 12-2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Nights In the Parks Summer
July 12 -August 12, 2021: Outdoors in the Summer is the perfect place for picnics, fun and music, children’s programs and movies. Enjoy your neighborhood park, friends and family weekday evenings. Check the schedule for a park near you! White Plains. 7pm. Visit their website for more information.
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst 2021
September 17-19, 2021: A great weekend for the entire family! A festival of fine craft, food and fun! Witness the breathtaking autumn season as 300 modern American artists gather on the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst 67-acre estate (tours available). Kids 6-16, $4, adults $12. 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown. 10am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Seasonal "Any Time" Activities Near Yorktown, Westchester County
Saturday Walk at Brinton Brook
February 13, 2021: Enjoy a trek around Brinton Brook! Good for adults and young people age 8 and up. This is held regardless of weather, except in cases of severe weather or road closures. Meet in main parking area. The monthly second Saturday walks at Brinton Brook continue year round. 1339 Albany Post Rd, Croton-on-Hudson. 9-11am. Visit their website for more information.
Bike the Bronx River Parkway
Bronx River Pkwy Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center, Bronx, NY
Sundays: During Bicycle Sundays, the Bronx River Pkwy is open exclusively for cyclists, joggers, walkers, foot scooters & strollers from 10-2pm. From Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, the public can travel a round-trip distance of 13 miles! The road is closed to automobiles in that stretch of the parkway. Admission is free. Parking is available at the County Center lot in White Plains for $7. Visit their website for more information.
Martial Arts: Try a Free Aikido Class
Every Weekend: You can try a class for free on either Saturday or Sunday. It is recommended that you wear loose fitting exercise clothes & arrive 10 minutes before the session to sign in. You don't need to be physically fit or have any martial art experience. Aikido of Westchester, 100 Mamaroneck Ave, Floor 2, White Plains. 10:30am. Visit their website for more information.
Spend a Family Day at the Legoland Discovery Center in Yonkers
Open Year Round: If your kids are obsessed with Legos, it's worth taking a trip north to Legoland Discovery Center in Yonkers. There are 12 great family attractions offering hours of indoor fun, including rides, interactive stations and a massive play structure to explore. Neither you nor your kids need to be Lego nuts to enjoy yourselves here! Admission is $22/adults & $19/children ages 3 to 12. Legoland Discovery Center, 39 Fitzgerald St, Yonkers. Open daily year round. Sundays thru Thursdays from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm and Fridays thru Saturdays from 10:00 am thru 9:00 pm. Visit their website for more information.
Try a Free Aikido Class in White Plains
Every Sat & Sun: Aikido of Westchester is a member dojo of the United States Aikido Federation, recognized by the Aikikai World Headquarters in Japan. Its purpose is to provide instruction in the martial art of aikido according to the principles of the founder, Morihei Ueshiba. Founded in 1997, it is the first and original USAF aikido dojo established in White Plains, NY, Westchester county. Aikido is a self-defense martial art suitable for the whole family. Every Saturday & Sunday, 10:30-11:45 am. Try one class today! There is no obligation to join. Aikido of Westchester, 100 Mamaroneck Avenue, 2nd Floor, White Plains. Visit their website for more information.
Walk the Mall With Us
Tuesdays and Fridays: Enjoy some window-shopping as you keep in shape during Mall Walks at The Westchester in White Plains. The program offers indoor health walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 am to 10 am throughout the year. A special guest speaker is presented on the first Friday of each month providing information on health issues, safety and nutrition. The talk takes place at 9 a.m.at the Level One Nordstrom E-bar seating area. Admission and parking are free for all registered members of the mall walk program. To join, sign up at the horse fountain plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. 125 Westchester Ave, White Plains. Visit their website for more information.
Yorktown Farmers Market
Sundays thru October: The Market has more than 20 vendors offering fresh produce and local food products every Sunday May through October. 801 Wildwood Ct, Yorktown Heights. 9:30am-2:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Yorktown History at Museum in Yorktown Heights
Open Year Round: Yorktown Museum, where history comes alive! Visit a recreated 18th century home and an early Mohegan Indian settlement. Discover the Old Put Railroad and see how local farms operated. Find unique gifts, enjoy fascinating and detailed miniatures, conduct research – all in their convenient location in Yorktown Heights. Open year round Tuesday thru Thursday, 11am-4pm; Sunday, 12-3pm. Free. 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights. Visit their website for more information.
Archive of Some Past Events
May 19, 2021: Take a 1.6-mile round trip hike and informative tour of our new Arboretum where you will see hundreds of plant species. Registration required. Zofnass Family Preserve, 245 Upper Shad Rd, Pound Ridge. 11:30am. Visit their website for more information.
Honey Bees Program
May 8, 2021: Explore honeybees and the important role they play in our lives and the environment. Registration begins April 5. For ages 6 and up and their families. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak.1-2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Earth Day Clean-Up at Glenwood Lake Park
April 24, 2021: Celebrate Earth Day by taking part in the annual clean-up of the beautiful Glenwood Lake Park. Rain date is April 25. Glenwood Lake Park, Lakeside Dr and Glenwood Dr, New Rochelle. 9am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Growing a Meadow Garden
February 25, 2021: Discover what the Meadow Demonstration Garden at Pruyn Sanctuary has learned over the past three years. Donna Lassiter will showcase the native meadow grasses and perennials in the garden and discuss how to grow them with success. Pre-register for Zoom link. 7-8:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
The New Rochelle Downtown StoryWalk®
January 14-18, 2021: StoryWalk® is a way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time! Begin at the New Rochelle Public Library’s Lawton Street windows. There you will see the first pages of the featured book and will be able to get a map to where the next pages of the story are posted. Each participating business has their part of the story displayed. The Snowy Day will be the book for this StoryWalk®. 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle. Visit their website for more information.
First Day Hike: John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
January 1, 2021: Kick-start your New Year's resolutions with a First Day Hike on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Pick up a self-guided landscape tour from the Holiday Shop in the Glass Porch of the Main House between 1:00 pm and 3:00pm. 400 Jay St, Katonah. Visit their website for more information.
Holiday On the Hill Train Show
December 4-31, 2020: Enjoy the magic of the season as the Conservatory space is transformed into a holiday fairyland! There will be more than 350 feet of track running four separate layouts of G-scale trains that wind past detailed miniature winter landscapes. Buy tickets in advance. $10 and up. Code Sparkle20 gets you a 50% discount! Thursday - Sunday except Dec 24 & 25. Lasdon Park Conservatory, 2610 Amawalk Rd, Katonah. 10am. Visit their website for more information.
The NEW Westchester Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza
November 27-January 3, 2020: Westchester’s Winter Wonderland is a festive 1.2-mile drive through Kensico Dam Plaza, filled with dazzling light displays! Listen to jovial music right on your car radio, wave to Santa and enjoy other surprises. Reservations are recommended. $25 & up. 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla. 6-9:45pm. Visit their website for more information.
Senior Craft Fair
November 13, 2020: The Mount Kisco Public Library will host the Mount Kisco Seniors Annual Handmade Craft Sale! Find that one of a kind item and support your local library. 11/13 from 12-5pm; 11/14 from 10am-3pm. 100 East Main St, Mount Kisco. Visit their website for more information.
Cold Spring Winters Farmers Market
Saturdays: Support local, regional and sustainable farms by shopping at the Cold Spring Farmers Market. Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands, at the corner of Main Street and Chestnut Street in Cold Spring. 9:30am-1:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
October 29-November 1, 2020: Lasdon Park & Arboretum visitors will stroll winding paths with miniature landscapes and animated characters, all tucked within an array of colorful plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. There will be four giant G-scale train layouts with more than 300 feet of track over 2,400 square feet. Three sessions per open day: 10-11:30 am; 12:30-2 pm; 3-4:30 pm. Tickets sold online only; $20/adult; $10/child (children up to 24 months free); $15/senior. Lasdon Park & Arboretum, 2610 Amawalk Rd, Katonah. Visit their website for more information.
October 17, 2020: This high-energy, interactive live music act ts fun for the whole family! Imagination Movers is an alternative rock band for preschoolers. Though their catchy tunes are expressly written for kids, they strive to make their music equally as enjoyable for parents. $23. Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, 1008 Brown St, Peekskill. 11am. Visit their website for more information.
12th Annual Yorktown Festival & Street Fair
October 11, 2020: Celebrate all of what the Yorktown community has to offer! Located along Commerce Street and Veterans Road in Yorktown, there will be family friendly activities, music and food available for purchase. 11am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Alliance For Safe Kids Walk the Talk
September 19, 2020: All ages can come together & support the mission of ASK and Save A Life with an interactive community walk providing unique opportunities to gather resources along the route and finish with a Community That Cares Celebration. Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights. 10am-1pm. Visit their website at https://www.yorktownny.org/community/alliance-safe-kids-walkthetalk for more information.
Farmers Market At The Valley
Wednesdays from September 16-November 18, 2020: Enjoy the fall season Farmers Market at The Valley located outside the Jefferson Valley Mall. Shop for fresh, healthy, locally grown produce and other weekly favorites! 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights. 2:30-6:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Sunset Yoga On the Sound
September 3, 2020: Relax and take in the beautiful views of the sound! This outdoor yoga class that will feature stretching and mediation. The class has a donation of $25. All proceeds benefit the Wainwright House. Please bring your own yoga mat and props. Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. 6:30-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Hudson Park Concert
August 12, 2020: The sound of music is heard along the Sound Shore every summer thanks to the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, in partnership with the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation. Hudson Park Bandshell, 1 Hudson Park, Rd, New Rochelle. 7:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Classic Mansion Tours
August 1, 2020: Perfect for first-time visitors, the mansion tour lasts approximately one hour. Admission is Lyndhurst, 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Tour the Park
July 19, 2020: Trails and gardens are open for walking & hiking in the Lasdon Park & Arboretum! 2610 Amawalk Rd, Katonah. 8am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Muscoot Farmers Market
July 5, 2020: The market is open every Sunday through November 22! Buy foods and products from over 20 local vendors. 51 Route 100, Katonah. 9:30am-2:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Monarchs & Milkweed
June 27, 2020: Most people are familiar with the monarch butterfly – a favorite sight of summer days. Perhaps less familiar is the milkweed plant, though without milkweeds, there would be no monarchs. Learn about these two species as we explore the meadows of the sanctuary. Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye.1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Macrame Planter Workshop
June 17, 2020: Learn the art of macrame as you create a hanging planter display. Meet on the back porch of the main house (if weather permits). All materials included with registration fee. For adults. $15. Friends of Lasdon Park & Arboretum, 2610 Amawalk Rd, Katonah. 11am. Visit their website for more information.
West Rock Duo Concert
June 7, 2020: A creative selection of songs in acoustic form, combined with vocal harmonies, will be sure to keep you tapping your feet and singing along. The band will play on the porch so bring a chair! John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak. 2-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Memorial Day Parade
May 25, 2020: Join in the tradition of Memorial Day as we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts and in wars. Patriot Park Behind Town Hall, 363 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights. 11am. Wreath laying ceremony at 10am. Shrub Oak Honor Roll, East Main St, Shrub Oak. Visit their website for more information.
May 10, 2020: It’s time for the sheep's yearly haircuts! Muscoot's sheep shearer and 4-H will be on hand to help answer questions. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah. 12pm. Visit their website for more information.
Yorktown Stage Presents The Sound of Music
April 24-26, 2020: A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Tickets $21+. Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St, Yorktown Heights. Visit their website for more information.
Margaret Steele Magic Show
April 12, 2020: Catch Margret Steele and her magic show before she disappears! Pre-registration and a fee required. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah. Shows at 1pm & 2:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
March 28, 2020: Could you find your way by just using a map and compass? Our map adventure program will teach you the skills needed to find your way. For ages 6 and up with a parent/guardian. Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye. 1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Daughters of Liberty’s Legacy Present “Shadow Patriots: Lady Spies of the Revolution”
March 8, 2020: Hear Ann Fisher Miller's first-hand account of how these remarkable brave patriots risked their lives to make America strong and to create a better future for all of us. Miller House, 140 Virginia Rd, North White Plains. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.
Making a Dugout Canoe
February 22, 2020: Participants will help us continue working on our dugout canoe for display in the nature center. We will be burning the canoe & using tools to dig out the charcoal. We will discuss the history, the tools, and techniques and use of the dugout canoe. This program is limited to 10 people. Pre-registration required. Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley St, Yonkers. 10am. Visit their website for more information.
Indoor Nature Games
February 8, 2020: Come in from the cold to play some nature games while sipping hot chocolate! Cranberry Lake Preserve, 1609 Old Orchard St, White Plains. 1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Invasive Vine Cutting Workday
January 25, 2020: Over time, invasive vines such as porcelain berry, oriental bittersweet & mile-a-minute can cause the early demise & disappearance of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Loss of native host-specific plants for insects means migrating and nesting birds may not have enough insect food to feed their young during critical times of the year. Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Parkway, Rye.10am. Visit their website for more information.
Inspecting Crabapple Island
January 11, 2020: This is a volunteer work project. Help clear area of fallen debris. Great for any type of service credit hours. Please bring work gloves. Hand tools are provided. Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye. 1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Larchmont Farmers Market
December 28, 2019: Last Saturday for the Market brings together small farms & artisan food makers with cooks and eaters. The market is open from from mid-April to the end of the year. Metro-North parking deck off 175 Chatsworth Avenue; enter via Myrtle Blvd for easy parking. 8:30am-1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Pre-Holiday Get Together
December 15, 2019: Gifts, food and fun will be had by all. Stop by to celebrate the holidays just a tad early. Marshlands Conservancy, 220 Boston Post Rd, Rye. 2-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Muscoot Farm Christmas
December 1, 2019: Visit the farm today to meet Santa, visit the animals and get holiday treats. $5. Located at 51 Route 100, Katonah. 5-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
November Conservatory Tour
November 17, 2019: Take a tour with Lasdon's horticulturist! Learn about rainforests and colorful tropical plants. Tickets can be purchased at the Shop at Lasdon for the usual weekend fee of $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, 2610 NY-35, Katonah. 2-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Volunteer Project: Spruce Up the Parking Lot
November 2, 2019: Great for any type of service credit hours. Please bring work gloves. Hand tools will be provided. Marshlands Conservancy, 220 Boston Post Rd, Rye. 1-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
October 19, 2019: Bring a medium sized pumpkin and we will provide all the decorations! Registration per child please (begins 9/15). For ages 3 and up. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak. 11am or 1pm. Visit their website at https://www.yorktownlibrary.org/ for more information.
Yorktown Night Market
August 2 - October 26, 2019: There will be entertainment, artisan vendors, food truck vendors, local merchants, children’s rides & more! This is a free, family weekly event. Friday & Saturday night August 2 to end of October. Behind Yorktown's Fire House, 1916 Commerce St, Yorktown Heights. 4-11pm. Visit their website for more information.
Ramble In the Woods
September 29, 2019: Join WLT staff & Paul Zofnass on a guided hike through Westchester Wilderness Walk/Zofnass Family Preserve. Rain or shine, please wear appropriate footwear for hiking! All ages welcome to attend! Free. 10am-12:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Gold Star Mothers' Day
September 15, 2019: A day of recognition to honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 3-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Poetry Workshop with John F. McMullen, Poet Laureate of Yorktown
August 28, 2019: This workshop will be a place for poets & would-be poets to sharpen their skills by reading their work, having it respectfully criticized, listening to the work of others & sharing information relating to the business of poetry. Registration required. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main Street Shrub Oak. 6-8pm. Visit their website at https://www.yorktownlibrary.org/ for more information.
Jewish Heritage Festival
August 18, 2019: Music and dance, arts and crafts and food vendors. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 12-7pm. Visit their website for more information.
Irish Heritage Festival
July 28, 2019: Music and dance, arts and crafts and food vendors. Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale. 12noon-7pm. Visit their website for more information.
Family Photo Collage
July 18, 2019: Using a photo as the main focus we will create a collage using papers and various ephemera. Please register for this program (adults & teens). John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak. 6-8pm. Visit their website for more information.
Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks
July 3, 2019: Pack a picnic and bring the family to this Independence Day holiday celebration! Entertainment begins at 6pm, followed by a concert of patriotic music at 8pm, and fireworks at 9:15pm. Admission and parking free. Carpooling suggested. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. Visit their website for more information.
African American Heritage Festival
June 23, 2019: Music and dance, entertainment, vendors and food. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. 12-6pm. Visit their website for more information.
39th Annual Ossining Village Fair
June 8, 2019: There will be lots of entertainment, exhibitors, performances, culinary delights, and children’s rides. The Ossining Village Fair in Ossining is one of the best and sought after events in the Historic Hudson Valley. Rain date 6/9. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Native Americans of the New York City Area
May 19, 2019: A discussion about the original New Yorkers, from twelve thousand years ago to the arrival of the Dutch in 1609, by author Scott Kostiw. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Park. 1-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Guided Mindfulness Nature Walk @ Pine Croft Meadow Preserve
May 7, 2019: Take a break from your routine and practice slowing down during this unique WLT meditation program. Master Reiki instructor Betty Sue Hanson’s skillful guidance will help participants activate their bodies, improving concentration and reducing stress. Especially, great for newcomers or those that can't sit still! Free. Pine Croft Meadow Preserve, 102 Mead St, Waccabuc. 10am-12pm. Visit their website for more information.
Pitch in For Parks
April 27, 2019: Each April, the Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks, the largest one-day volunteer spruce-up of the parks in the county. Give back to your local park and help remove invasive plants, clear trails, pick up trash, and work in our butterfly garden. Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley St, Yonkers. 10am-2pm. Visit their website for more information.
African-American Burial Grounds of New Amsterdam
April 14, 2019: Archaeologist Eugene Boesch talks about the lost 17th and early 18th century African American burial grounds discovered in 1991 in what is now lower Manhattan. The burial grounds have an amazing story to tell about these people and their times. Sponsored by the New York State Archaeological Association/Lower Hudson Chapter. Parking $5 with Park Pass, $10 without Park Pass. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson. 1-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Signs of Spring Hike
April 6, 2019: The end of winter is near and it's a perfect time to hike through the reservation looking for signs of spring. Check with the parking booth attendant for meeting location. Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rte 35 & 121 South, Cross River. 1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Pancake Breakfast Weekend
March 23-24 & 30-31, 2019: All are invited to support Hilltop Hanover Farm (1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights), White Oak Farm (680 Croton Lake Rd, Yorktown Heights), and Hemlock Farm (500 Croton Ave, Cortlandt Manor) as they jointly celebrate New York State’s “Maple Fest Weekends”! Enjoy a hot breakfast at Hilltop Hanover Farm, then drive to White Oak Farm – only a mile away - to witness a free maple syrup demonstration. Then you can travel to Hemlock Hill Farm, where the bacon & sausage for the pancake breakfast are prepared. Breakfast, which consists of freshly grilled pancakes, maple syrup (produced at White Oak Farms ; bacon & sausage (produced at Hemlock Hill Farm) juice & hot beverages, will be served at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 each morning of the four days at Hilltop Hanover Farm. All Four dates were sold out last year so don't delay in making your plans. The cost of this fundraiser is $10 for adults & $8 for children, under 2 are free. Scout groups are invited to attend. Visit their website at https://www.yorktownny.org/community/pancake-breakfast-weekend for more information.
Opioid Crisis Awareness Seminar
March 13, 2019: The Woman's Club of White Plains is sponsoring an important seminar/panel discussion on the Opioid Crisis. Speakers will be attending from White Plains Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospital, the White Plains Police Department, White Plains School District. All are invited, Free admission. Woman's Club of White Plains, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains. 7-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Hungarian Fire
March 2, 2019: Committed to bringing audiences the finest performances! The pieces in this afternoon’s program show Hungary’s deep musical roots in folk tradition had widespread influence on composers throughout Europe. Tickets are $35-$62.50. The Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase. 5-6:30 pm. Visit their website for more information.
The Royal Hanneford Circus
February 16-18, 2019: Carrying on the tradition, The Royal Hanneford Circus is stepping into the new age of the circus in America. The Hanneford Family is guaranteed to bring smiles and laughter to each and every audience with their wide variety of high end acts and talents from all over the world. We hope you let our family tradition become yours. Reserved Seats - $27 & $35 at the Westchester County Center Box Office; children under 2yrs are free if they sit on your lap. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave, White Plains. 10am, 2pm, & 6pm. Visit their website for more information.
Nibble and Nosh 2019
February 9, 2019: Attend this fun evening at Keeler Library of sampling International Cuisine representing traditional dishes from around the world. All foods are made by local North Salem residents. This great event unifies fun, food, music, and more for the entire family. $20/adult, $10/child (12 & under). A limited number of tickets are available. Please RSVP by February 1st. If you do not RSVP by that date, you may still attend, but the admission fee will be increased. Keeler Library, 276 Titicus Rd, North Salem. 7-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Until June 30, 2019: This film reveals animal inhabitants in rare & breathtaking detail captured by cameras mounted inside dens & nests & moving along forest floors & pond bottoms. Will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. & Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, and in 3D at 10:30 am and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm. Times are subject to change. Call to purchase tickets in advance or visit our website. $28 (adults), $22.50 (students/seniors), $16.50 (children ages 2–12). American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St, NYC. Visit their website for more information.
Revolutions Over the River - The Lore of the Hudson Highlands
January 27, 2019: This book talk offers lively tales of the Highlands! Come and hear how these hills arcing fifty miles above New York City influenced revolutions of independence, industry, art and the environment. This book talk is appropriate for teens & adults. 2-3:30pm. John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak. Visit their website at https://www.yorktownlibrary.org/ for more information.
My City, My Song
January 19, 2019: Three vibrant New York City-based artists will perform in Zankel Hall as part of My City, My Song, an interactive Family Concert celebrating music from around the world. The performance features Greek folk from Magda Giannikou, Malian traditional music from Yacouba Sissoko, and Indian classical music from Falu Shah. Free pre-concert activities are offered one hour prior to each performance, preparing parents and children to sing and dance along with the artists. $10. Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, NYC. 12 noon-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Animal Tracking in the Snow
December 16, 2018: Discover the secret lives of animals by following their tracks in the snow! Weather and snow permitting. Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains, 1609 Old Orchard St, West Harrison. 1:30pm, 3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Holiday Dance for the Disabled
December 4, 2018: Seasonal dance for people with disabilities. 6:30-9pm. Visit their website for more information.
Holidays On the Hill Train Show
December 1-16, 2018: There will be a model train display, featuring Lionel & similar O scale trains — both steam & diesel — that travel through a miniature holiday landscape representing the Metro-North Harlem line from Grand Central Terminal to Katonah! Dec 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2018. $10/adult, $5 for children 5 & older. Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Rd, Route 35, Katonah. Visit their website for more information.
Opening of Westchester's Winter Wonderland
November 23-December 31, 2018: This event features the Santa Experience', plus unlimited skating, a circus, great rides, fantastic local food trucks, dazzling light show and more. For a complete schedule, fees and tickets please visit website. $20. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy Rd, Valhalla. 5-10pm. Visit their website for more information.
Paws To Read
November 19, 2018: Children in grades K-6 can come practice their "read aloud" skills by reading to a friendly canine friend, Izod, for 15 minutes. Mondays: October 1, 15 & 29 and November 5 & 19 from 5-6:00pm. Register in person or by phone. Child/parent must have a valid Hart Library card please. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak. 5-6:00pm. Visit their website at https://www.yorktownlibrary.org/ for more information.
Pop Up Ice Skating Rink
November 10, 2018-January 13, 2019: Visit the Holiday Ice Rink, located next to Santa! The rink is not real ice, but is actually a synthetic floor. You can wear real ice skates, however, it glides a little slower than real ice... perfect for young & first-time skaters! Tues-Fri, 4-8pm; Sat-Sun, 12-8pm. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. New Years Day, 12-4pm Admission includes skate rental & 1 hour skate session. $8-$12/person; children under 4 skate free. CREDIT CARDS ONLY. Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers. Visit their website for more information.
Legend of the Leatherman Hike
November 3, 2018: Hear the lore of the Old Leather Man as told by storyteller Jonathan Kruk on this annual 2.5-mile hike. Meet at the Michigan Road parking area. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Trailside Nature Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. 1:00pm. Visit their website for more information.
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
October 20, 2018: Join the annual pumpkin decorating workshop! It is geared towards children ages 3 & up with a caregiver. Bring a medium sized pumpkin & decorations will be provided. Register for only 1 session please. And, FYI, child/parent must have a valid Hart library card. If registering more than 1 child, kindly fill out 1 registration form per child. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak. 10:30-11am or 11:30am-12 noon. Visit their website at https://www.yorktownlibrary.org/ for more information.
10th Annual Yorktown Festival & Street Fair
October 7, 2018: Come join in the fun as Commerce Street & Veterans Road are filled with more than 250 vendors. Enjoy a fabulous day of food, music & fun! Downtown Yorktown along Commerce St & Veterans Rd, Yorktown Heights. 11am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro
September 12-16, 2018: Celebrate the 4th Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro with rides, food, music & games! Procession of the Statue of San Gennaro begins Wednesday the 12th @ 6:30pm behind the Yorktown Firehouse. Commerce St & Railroad Park. Wed-Fri 5-11pm, Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10pm. Visit their website for more information.
Yorktown Grange Fair
September 7-9, 2018: Activities for the 2018 fair include our beautiful produce & flower exhibits, livestock shows, great entertainment, and of course, great food! The theme is American Values — Hometown Roots, emphasizing the importance of the values we hold dear & the essential need we have for community. Our focus is on the ties that bind. Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds, 99 Moseman Ave, Yorktown Heights. All day. Visit their website for more information.
Jewish Heritage Festival
August 19, 2018: Come celebrate Jewish culture through music & dance. There'll be entertainment, vendors & traditional food. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. Noon-6pm. Visit their website for more information.
Family Fun Day & Sand Castle Contest
August 4, 2018: Get a team together to create your own masterpiece at the beach! Music & dancing, games & fun all afternoon. Free with beach admission fee ($10). Sand castle contest 11am-4pm; music & games noon-4pm. Rain date: 8/5. Glen Island Beach, New Rochelle. Visit their website for more information.
Summer Ecology Walk
July 14, 2018: Find out what is going on in nature during this time of the year during a stroll around the sanctuary. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye. 1-2:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Inuksuit: Special Free Event
July 1, 2018: This is an epic outdoor piece performed by more than 60 percussionists & other instrumentalists! Inuksuit calls for the audience to wander outside among musicians playing an incredible array of instruments including conch shells, sirens, gongs, bells, drums, cymbals & glockenspiels, dispersed throughout the landscape. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Bedford. 2-6pm. Visit their website for more information.
African American Heritage Festival
June 24, 2018: Enjoy exciting music & dance at this years festival! There will be vendors & a varied selection of foods. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. noon-7pm. Visit their website for more information.
Insects In the Meadow
June 10, 2018: Join the curator to observe the life in the large meadow. Hand lenses, nets & observation containers will be provided. Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Rd, Rye. 2-3:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Volunteer Stewardship Day
May 30, 2018: Make a difference in the Preserve & volunteer with the environmental stewardship team! If you wish, you may check in with the office 2 weeks prior to the event to learn exactly what we'll be working on this week. You'll be learning about what you're doing every step of the way. Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville. 10am-12:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Annual WLT Tree Planting
May 5, 2018: Explore Westchester in a new way! Join WLT (Westchester Land Trust), members of Riverkeeper River Sweep Program, and members of the Watershed Agricultural Council as we plant native trees along the Hunter Brook. While you plant, you'll hear and see some of the best wildlife habitat in northwestern Westchester. Come join us and help plant a tree or two! 1953 Beekman Ct, Yorktown Heights. 9am-noon. Visit their website for more information.
Mad Science @ Field Library
May 3, 2018: Are you mad about science? Kids 5+ join us for some fun, kid-friendly science experiments & challenges. 4 Nelson Ave, Peekskill. 4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Springtime Scavenger Hunt
April 29, 2018: Find clues on a journey through the beautiful habitats of the conservancy. Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Rd, Rye. 2-3:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Signs of Spring Hike
April 7, 2018: With the end of winter in sight, this is a perfect time to hike the reservation observing signs that spring is on the way. Visit the Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. 1pm Visit their website for more information.
March 4, 2018: The Lasdon's horticulturist gives a Conservatory Tour of the Tropical Rainforest exhibit. Learn about the rainforests & tropical plants. Weekends $7/adults & $3/children 12 & under. 2610 Amawalk rd., Katonah. 2-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
Mid Winter Snowshoe/Hike
February 4, 2018: Explore the winter beauty of Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem! We will snowshoe (or hike, if not enough snow) on moderately easy terrain. 1 ½ hrs ending with a bonfire, music and refreshments. Meet at office near park entrance off Hawley Road for info on exact starting place. (snowshoes not provided) Led by Peter Gross and Dan Welsh. 201 Hawley Rd., North Salem. 1pm. Visit their website for more information.
Special Conservatory Tour
January 14, 2018: Join Lasdon Park horticulturist on a special Conservatory tour of the Tropical Rainforest exhibit. Learn about rainforests as well as tropical plants. The usual weekend fee applies of $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are sold at the Shop at Lasdon. 2-3pm. 2610 Amawalk Rd., Rte 35, Katonah. Visit their website for more information.
Sunday Concert Contemporary Jazz
January 7, 2018: Kristina Koller is a very original contemporary jazz vocalist, one that anyone interested in jazz, or for that matter progressive music needs to hear. Come enjoy an afternoon of music at the Yorktown Community Library. 2-4pm. 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak. Visit their website for more information.
Holiday Stress Relief Hike at Lenoir Preserve
December 16, 2017: Take a break from the holiday hubbub and take a relaxing stroll around the preserve. Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley St, Hastings-On-Hudson. 1-2pm. Visit their website for more information.
6th Annual Electric Lights Parade
December 2, 2017: The Town of Yorktown and the Yorktown & Mohegan Lake Volunteer Fire Companies present an electric lights parade! Watch dozens of lighted vehicles as they travel down Front Street to Commerce Street to Veterans Road. The parade ends with the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field! 6:30pm. Rain/snow date Dec 3rd. Yorktown Heights. Visit their website for more information.
Westchester's Winter Wonderland
November 24, 2017: Entertainment, the "Santa Experience," unlimited skating, rides, dazzling light show, vendors, food and more! Admission $15 per person ages 4 and older. Purchase before Nov 15 & save $2! Check their website for exact dates and times. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. Visit their website for more information.
Muscoot Farm Saturday Hike
November 4, 2017: Ever want to see more of Muscoot? Meet at the reception center for an intermediate hike outback. Ages 8 and up. 7-9am at Muscoot Farm, Somers Visit their website for more information.
Hike To Leatherman's Cave
November 4, 2017: Hear the lore of the Old Leather Man as told by storyteller Jonathan Kruk on this annual 2.5-mile hike. Meet at the Michigan Road parking area. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Trailside Nature Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. 2pm. Cross River, NY. Visit their website for more information.
Teen Day of the Dead Celebration
November 1, 2017: Celebrate dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead! at the Greenburgh Public Library! Decorate candy skulls and watch a "Day of the Dead" themed movie. For middle and high school age. All supplies included free of charge. Registration required. 300 Tarrytown Rd, Elmsford. 5:30-7:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
Halloween Parade & Carnival
October 28, 2017: The Yorktown Halloween Parade & Carnival will be filled with family friendly halloween fun! The Halloween parade will begin at the Yorktown Plaza Park at 1905 Commerce St. (Rexall’s). Participants will march to the Yorktown Community & Cultural Center for outdoor Halloween activities, costume showcase, hay rides and entertainment. Free to all Yorktown residents. From 2-4pm. No registration required. This event is co-sponsored with the Yorktown Lions Club. Rain Date: Oct 29 (no parade; only carnival). Visit their website at https://www.yorktownny.org/parksandrecreation/halloween-parade-carnival-1 for more information.
Yorktown Festival & Street Fair
October 8, 2017: It'll be a fun-filled day at the Yorktown Festival & Street Fair! There will be food, music, activities for kids and more than 250 vendors from 11-5pm. Located at Commerce St. & Veterans Rd., Yorktown, NY. Visit their website for more information.
Fieldhome's 2017 Fall Festival
September 23, 2017: Enjoy live entertainment, a classic car show and a kid's zone with inflatable rides, petting zoo, games and more. The 13th annual fall festival will be at The Seabury at Fieldhome 2276 Catherine st, Cortlandt Manor 11-4pm Visit their website for more information.
Yorktown Grange Antique Vehicle & Tractor Parade
September 9, 2017: Open to all farm & garden tractors and pre-1973 trucks & cars from 1900-1966. The parade route is from Veterans rd to Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds (1 mile) Line up at 11am behind Yorktown Firehouse. The parade starts at noon. Visit their website at https://www.yorktownny.org/community/yorktown-grange-antique-vehicle-tractor-parade for more information.
August 26, 2017: Join members of the 4-H Club and learn what it takes to raise and show a farm animal. Muscoot Farm, Somers 10-3pm Visit their website for more information.
August 5, 2017: Ever want to see more of Muscoot? Join this intermediate hike through the farm's outback. 10-13pm at Muscoot Farm, Somers Visit their website for more information.
Family Fun Day & Sand Castle Contest
August 5, 2017: Put a team together & create your own masterpiece in the sand. Music & entertainment all afternoon at the beach. 11-4pm. Free with paid beach admission. Rules & registration at parks.westchestergov.com Rain date: Aug 6 Visit their website for more information.
Polish Heritage Festival
July 9, 2017: Music & entertainment, craft vendors, food for sale & more. Located at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla 12-7pm Visit their website for more information.
Historical & Military Vehicle Show
July 1, 2017: During our opening weekend we will have face painting, presentations, music, food, The Shop and more! Visit their website for more information.
Grand Opening of Lasdon Conservatory
June 17th-18th: Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the Lasdon Conservatory. Enjoy the green lushness punctuated by brightly colored orchids and bromeliads growing from tree cavities and along low branches. You will hear the screeches, cries and calls of animals and birds as they move through their ancient, ancestral homes. Welcome to our first exhibit, “The Rainforest: Tropical Treasures.” Adults: $10, Kids: $5, Children 2 & Under: Free. Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Rd, Katonah. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
28th Annual Yorktown Community Day
June 17, 2017: Stop by the Jefferson Valley Mall and join YOUnited for the 28th annual Yorktown Community Day. This event will include live entertainment, a food truck festival, giveaways and more. Enjoy a day filled with exhibits, food, attractions, activities, and fun for the whole family! Free Admission. Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights. 11am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Hilltop Hanover Farm Fest
June 3, 2017: Features vendors, food booths, tractor demos from Yorktown Grange, children's games & tractor rides. 10-4pm Visit their website for more information.
Friday Night Fireworks
Fridays until September 1, 2017: A spectacular fireworks display every Friday night at 9:15pm through Sept 1st. Playland Park, Rye Visit their website for more information.
Historic Mansion "Gossip" Tour in Mount Kisco
February 26, 2017: Before there was social media, there were gossip and society columns in the newspaper. Take a tour of Merestead based on the gossip and social pages of the day to learn about the family that lived there. Nestled in the hills of Mount Kisco, Merestead is a magnificent Georgian mansion with sprawling gardens. The 130 acres of property, originally the Sloane family estate, is listed on the National Register of Historic Properties and is now a park and historic house museum. Merestead Estate, 455 Byram Lake Rd, Mt Kisco. 1-2:30pm. Visit their website for more information.
2017 Home Lifestyle & Family Show in Yorktown Heights
February 18, 2017: In addition to displays and demonstrations of all sorts of home improvement activities, there will be a cooking contest, games, reading for children and much more! Admission is FREE! Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Boulevard, Yorktown Heights. 11am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Shake the Winter Blues with Support Connection at the Solaris Sports Club
February 11, 2017: Bring your family and friends to shake the winter blues away. Children of all ages welcome (accompanied by an adult.) Enjoy Zumba (12:30-1:30 pm), music, kids activities, food, raffles. Donations accepted to help fund Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services. This event is open to the general public. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights. Noon-4pm. Visit their website for more information.
Tappin' the Trees at Muscoot Farm
February 5, 2017: It's sugaring time! Watch as the Muscoot maples are tapped and learn how the sap is transformed into maple syrup and sugar.Muscoot Farm, 51 NY-100, Katonah. 1:30-3pm. Visit their website for more information.
An Exhibit of the Art of Alberto Murillo in Tarrytown
February 4th-26th: Alberto Murillo’s works are stunning. Influenced by the vibrant culture of his native Spain and the rich palette of Latin America, Murillo has spent a lifetime in exploration of artistic expression. His works are analogous of the Post Painterly Abstractionists. The immersion of highly saturated color and interlocking forms, combined with the direct action oriented method of pouring, layering, blocking, and sandblasting, offers a visceral feast and thoroughly engaging experience. Canfin Gallery, 39 Main Street, Tarrytown. 11am-5pm. Visit their website for more information.
Grande Romanza: Scenes of Love & Passion from Opera, Operetta and Broadway in Valhalla
January 21, 2017: Renowned for glorious operatic voices, Stefano and Nina Tanchietti, the magical tenor and soprano duo, portray musical scenes of love and passion from beloved favorites of Broadway, Operetta and Opera. They demonstrate extraordinary versatility in both dramatization and musicality. Fully staged scenes of choreographed and costumed duets, solos and dances will be presented. Admission is $22 (General); $20 (Seniors/Students); $16 (Children under 13). Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla. 8pm. Visit their website for more information.