Events This Week – Westchester

Celebrate MLK Day and stay warm all weekend with climate-controlled family fun (because you can’t hibernate for all three days).

Enter our Amazing Max giveaway for 4 free tickets to a hilarious, awe-inspiring magic show.

Engaging family-friendly exhibitions closing soon include the (mostly indoors) New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show in the Bronx, immersive Maya Lin: A RiverIs a Drawing at Hudson River Museum, Gingerbread Lane at the stay-all-day New York Hall of Science. and Harry Potter: A History of Magic at New-York Historical Society.


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Monday, January 21


Make Your Own Terrarium

Sheldrake Environmental Center ~ 685 Weaver Street ~ Larchmont
10:00 am–11:30 am
$10
Play with dirt. And gravel, and pebbles, mosses and plants. Create a habitat in a container to bring home and enjoy.

MLK Jr. Service Fair

Daronco Town House ~ 20 Fifth Avenue ~ Pelham
10:00 am–2:00 pm
FREE
Learn about volunteer opportunities with local organizations and join an all-ages service project. Contribute new toys and unopened birthday supplies for “The Birthday Party Project”, an organization that hosts birthday…

Rock & Roll Show with Beth & Scott

Beth El Synagogue Center ~ 1324 North Avenue ~ New Rochelle
10:00 am–11:45 am
$5/family
Join Beth & Scott for a live rock n roll concert for kids  sponsored by Beth El Day Camp. Stick around after the concert for a meet and greet with…

MLK Freedom Library Book Fair

Barnes & Noble – City Center ~ 230 Main Street ~ White Plains
11:00 am–4:00 pm
FREE
Join Barnes & Noble on MLK Day for a book fair that supports the MLK Freedom Library. Features author appearances, arts-and-crafts, face painting, African drumming, storytelling, music and movement classes,…

Art School at the Bookstore Celebrates MLK Day

The Voracious Reader ~ 1997 Palmer Ave ~ Larchmont
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a visit from the local art school, One River Arts. Work on a project inspired by lauded African American artist Kara Walker, known for…

The Best of the New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks One

Jacob Burns Film Center ~ 364 Manville Road ~ Pleasantville
2:30 pm–3:30 pm
$14, $7.50/ages 13 & under
See award winning and audience favorite shorts from the New York International Children's Film Festival.


Wednesday, January 23


Storytime for Toddlers at Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum ~ 511 Warburton Avenue ~ Yonkers
11:30 am–12:30 pm
FREE
Join a participatory program for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers that includes stories, music, movement, and art. Ages 1–4.


Friday, January 25


Katonah Museum Imagine it! After School

The Katonah Museum of Art ~ 134 Jay Street - Route 22 ~ Katonah
9:30 am–10:30 am
$10, $5/seniors & students, free/ages 11 & under
Drop-in and enjoy interactive pop-up activity stations, gallery games, and art projects around the KMA.  Get inspired by Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewlery in the 21st Century and experience the exhibition in a…

Katonah Museum Stroller Tour

The Katonah Museum of Art ~ 134 Jay Street - Route 22 ~ Katonah
9:30 am–10:30 am
$10, $5/seniors & students, free/ages 11 & under
Bring the baby and enjoy a lively conversation inspired by the art on view. Enjoy light snacks while socializing with newly-made friends. Crying babies welcome and activities provided for older…

Au Pair Story Time

Town of Pelham Public Library ~ 530 Colonial Avenue ~ Pelham
10:15 am–10:45 am
FREE
Local au pairs read the stories. Hear tales from South Africa, Austria and Poland.


Saturday, January 26


Blue Door Art Center Free Children's Art Workshop Series: Pouring Mixology with Katori

Blue Door Art Center ~ 13 Riverdale Avenue ~ Yonkers
10:00 am–12:00 pm
FREE
Katori Walker leads a free workshop with bottles, paint and pouring. Mix colors and make patterns. Pre-register to save your spot.

Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ New York
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings.

Spanish-English Story Time

Town of Pelham Public Library ~ 530 Colonial Avenue ~ Pelham
10:30 am–11:15 am
FREE
Enjoy bilingual Story Time led by Pelham resident Michelle Simon. For anyone who wants to introduce his or her children to another language.

American Girl Doll Spa Day

Girl AGain ~ 4 Martine Avenue ~ White Plains
11:00 am–12:00 pm
$10
Learn tips and tricks for keeping American Girl dolls looking her best: cleaning grime, removing marks left by lipstick, polish and pen. The workshop will include a lesson and worksheet…

Make Your Own Graphic Novel with Author/Illustrator Justin LaRocca Hansen

The Voracious Reader ~ 1997 Palmer Ave ~ Larchmont
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
Write and design a great graphic novel. Justin LaRocca Hansen, of the popular graphic novel series, Secondhand Heroes, shares tips and tricks with aspiring young artists as well as signing…


Sunday, January 27


Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ New York
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings.

Sunday Cinema: Science Fair

Pelham Picture House ~ 175 Wolfs Lane ~ Pelham
8:00 pm–9:30 pm
$12, $10/students & seniors
See a National Geographic documentary about nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the…