We’re not even half-way through February, but winter has finally arrived! For those of us with school-age children, February break will soon be here. For some of us, this means having to entertain the kids for two days. Other families in Westchester County have the whole week off. Have no fear though, I’ve created a February Break Activity Guide. Whether you want to send your kids to a camp or participate in a couple of activities throughout the week, here is your guide to what’s going on in Westchester County the week of February 20-24.
The Royal Hanneford Circus returns to the Westchester County Center for its 42nd year! Enjoy the three-ring circus featuring aerialists, dare-devils, clowns and more!
The camp meets Monday through Friday with a performance on Saturday at 11 AM. The production will be Gulliver’s Travels. Registration information is on the site.
The Rye Arts Center is offering two different art classes, Drawing and Painting Week and Ceramics Week. The sessions are broken up by age group (5-7) and (8-11) and are scheduled so kids can take both classes, in interested.
All week the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers will be playing Kubo and the Two Strings at 10:30 AM. You pick your seat and your ticket price: $1 – $3 per ticket as a donation.
Enjoy hands-on workshops and free star shows with paid museum admission.
February 20 – 24
Winter School Break Mini Camp
Teatown Lake Reservation (Ossining)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, $170/members, $200/nonmembers or daily $35/members, $40/nonmembers
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, $325/members, $355 nonmembers or daily $65/members, $70/nonmembers
Winter school break mini camp is offered for children ages 4-5 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) and ages 6-12 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM). Children will partake in games, crafts and outdoor activities. Snack is provided but bring lunch. Children should dress appropriately for the weather, as they will be outside.
Learn all about wolves and visit with the Ambassador Wolves. Enjoy a hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Dress for cold weather.
February 20 and 21, 2017
Bear Mountain Ice Rink
February 20: 10 – 11:30 AM, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, 2-3:30 PM, 4-5:30 PM
February 21: 10 – 11:30 AM, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
$5/Adults (12+), $4/children (4-11), Free/children under 3 Skate rentals: $4/pair Parking $8/car
Skate outside at Bear Mountain Ice Rink.
Your children, ages 6-12, will spend the day immersed in the French language as they celebrate Mardi Gras. There will be crepe cooking, mask making, songs, games and more. No previous French language is required. Snack is provided but bring lunch.
This is a beginner’s knitting class, for children ages 8 and up. The $15 fee includes a set of needles and yarn. Hot chocolate and tea will be served. Pre-registration is required.
Watch as the Westchester Knicks play the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at the County Center. It is Family Night and photo frames will be given out to the first 1,000 fans.
You can read all about Westchester County Moms Blog experience here.
February 22 – 24, 2017
Westchester Children’s Museum (Rye)
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, $7/person
Although there are no special programs taking place this week at the Westchester Children’s Museum, it’s a great time to visit. The museum is a hands-on, interactive space for children of all ages.
You can read all about Westchester County Moms Blog experience here
This movie tells the story of a music teacher who creates the Recycled Orchestra, in which a group of children perform on instruments created from landfill trash. The movie is in Spanish with subtitles and is recommended for ages 10+.
Your children, ages 6-12, will spend the day immersed in the French language as they celebrate French Winterland. There will be gauffres (waffles) cooking, winter arts and crafts, songs, games and more. No previous French language is required. Snack is provided, but bring lunch.
Please check your local library for planned events. Many Westchester County libraries have special children’s programs running throughout the February break. Many require pre-registration and are limited to library card holders.
Check out our recent post on all the local bounce places. All the bounce venues are offering open bounce times throughout the week. Check each website for times and prices.
Indoor entertainment centers including FunFuzion (New Rochelle), Sporttime USA (Elmsford) have extended hours for the holiday break. Check websites for times and prices. Grand Prix New York (Mount Kisco) is open 3 PM – 10 PM, Monday through Thursday and 12 PM – 12 AM Friday.
And if all else fails, movies and bowling are always a hit! The Lego Batman movie, Disney’s Newsies: the Broadway Musical! and Rock Dog will be playing in theaters.