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The Westchester Mom’s Guide to June

guide to juneJune is a busy time for families!  There are lots of end-of-school events and preparations for camp and family vacations.  Hopefully, you can fit in time for some of these family events occurring in Westchester County and the surrounding areas! 

For more community events, please be sure to visit our events calendar on the Westchester County Mom’s Blog! 

*Reminder, check out your local library for free, scheduled events available to card holders!

June 3, 2017 & June 4, 2017
White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival
Tibbits Park (White Plains)
10 AM – 5 PM, Free

Come see displays of art including paintings, photographs, ceramics, jewelry and more.  Shop for homemade jewelry and gifts. Enjoy a free children’s art workshop and more!  Food vendors will be on-site. 

June 3, 2017
Farm Fest
Hilltop Hanover Farm (Yorktown Heights)
$5/car parking, free Admission

Enjoy a local artisan’s fair, food, children’s games, tractor rides, hikes and farm tours.  Organic seedlings are available for purchase and the farm stand will be open for the season.

June 3, 2017
Minecraft Build-Off Tournament
The Digital Arts Experience (White Plains)
3 sessions:  10 AM – 12 PM, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, 3 PM – 5 PM, Free (registration required)
*For kids ages 6-16

Sign up for one of three time slots and enjoy playing in a Minecraft Build-Off Tournament. 

June 3, 2017
Tic-Tac-Toe Game
The Home Depot (Mohegan Lake, Mt. Pleasant, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Yonkers) 
9 AM – 12 PM, Free, registration required (please check the specific store location’s website for registration details)

Children can build a wooden tic-tac-toe game and then personalize it with paint and stickers.  Kids keep their project and receive a certificate of achievement, a Workshop apron and a commemorative pin, while supplies last.

June 3, 2017
KidX Pirates and Princesses
Jefferson Valley Mall (Yorktown Heights)
12 PM – 1:30 PM, Free for KidX members

June 5 – June 30, 2017
June Mini Camp
Sheldrake Environmental Center (Larchmont)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $270/week for members, $300/week for non-members

For children ages 3-5, Sheldrake is offering four different weeks of mini camp.  Children will spend time outdoors exploring exploring trails, investigating pond life and searching for critters among many activities.  Please check the website for availability, some weeks are already full.

June 10, 2017
Pollination Station
Teatown Lake Reservation (Ossining)
11 AM – 12 PM, Free for members, $7/non members

Learn all about pollination as you dissect a flower. 

June 10, 2017
Tree Climbing Championship
Lyndhurst (Tarrytown)
9 AM – 2 PM, $5/person

Watch arborists climb Lyndhurst’s trees as part of the New York State Arborist’s tree climbing competition.  A professional arborist will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. 

June 11, 2017
Ravens & Crows:  The Amazing Intelligence of Corvids
Greenburgh Nature Center (Scarsdale)
1 PM – 2 PM, $5/members, $8/non-members
Recommended for ages 8+

Enjoy an afternoon learning about corvids, which include ravens and crows. 

June 11, 2017
Spring Eco-Fest
Weinberg Nature Center (Scarsdale)
12 – 4 PM, $8/person

Join staff and volunteers for this annual outdoor festival.  Admission includes animal shows, nature crafts, face painting, nature walks, a scavenger hunt, music and more.

June 14, 2017
Summer Reading Series: Froggy Goes to Hawaii
Hanna Andersson Store at the Westchester (White Plains)
11 AM, Free

Join the Hanna Andersson store as they kick off their Summer Reading Series (in partnership with Raising a Reader).  The first read-aloud is Froggy Goes to Hawaii.  For each storytime you attend, you receive an entry to win a set of six books (drawing on August 24, one winner per store). 

June 16-18, 2017
Yonkers Ukranian Heritage Festival
St. Michael’s Ukranian Catholic Church (Yonkers)
June 16: 6 PM -10 PM, June 17: 12 PM – 10 PM,  June 18: 1 PM – 7 PM, Free admission – rides, food and activities cost money

Celebrate Ukranian Heritage with food, entertainment, rides and games and more.

June 17-18, 2017 (also on June 22)
Lilo & Stitch
Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville)
12 PM June 17 & 18, 3 PM June 22, $8/members, $13/nonmembers, $7.50/children 13 and under
Recommended for ages 5+

Watch Disney’s animated Lilo & Stitch on the big screen.  On June 17 only, enjoy JBFC kids activities following the screening.

June 17 &18, 2017
Opening Weekend of Lasdon Conservatory
Lasdon Park and Arboretum (Katonah)
10 AM – 4 PM, $10/adults, $5/children 12 & under, Free/children under 2

Enjoy the opening of the Lasdon Conservatory and the first exhibit “The Rainforest:  Tropical Treasures.”  During opening weekend there will be face painting, presentations, music, food and more.

June 17, 2017
Jay Walking with Westmoreland Sanctuary
John Jay Homestead (Katonah)
12 PM – 2 PM, Free (registration recommended)

Join Westmoreland Sanctuary’s Director of Education, Steven Sciame, for a family-friendly “children’s hike and animal tracking.” 

June 17, 2017
Summer Family Day
Neuberger Museum of Art (at Purchase College – Purchase)
1 PM – 4 PM, $10/child

Enjoy an open-house style afternoon of multi-media fun for children of all ages.

June 18, 2017
Burgers, Beer and B Flat Minor
Purchase College Performing Arts Center (Purchase)
3 PM, $40-$97/ticket (concert)  BBQ tickets:  $25/adult, $12/child

Presented by the Westchester Philharmonic, enjoy a concert conducted by Andrew Litton and Conrad Tao on piano.  After the concert enjoy a Father’s Day BBQ and a chance to mingle with the artists.

June 18, 2017
Kids Open Mic Night
12 Grapes (Peekskill)
6-8 PM, Free

Children ages 6-17 can showcase their musical talents via instrument or singing.  Sign-ups begin at 5:30 PM. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Make dinner reservations early.  They offer a $10 burger special for kids 12 and under.

June 21, 2017
Summer Solstice:  Latin Jazz Party
Neuberger Museum of Art (at Purchase College -Purchase)
6 PM, Free

Welcome summer with the Purchase College Latin Jazz Quintet.  There will be light refreshments and a cash bar. 

June 23, 2017
School’s Out Summer Movie
John Jay Homestead (Katonah)
6 PM – food and activities begin, movie begins at dusk,  $5/car

Celebrate the start of summer vacation with a family outdoor movie night featuring Grease.  There will be food trucks, live music and kids activities.

June 24, 2017 – August 6, 2017
Live Butterfly Exhibit
Greenburgh Nature Center (Scarsdale)
10 AM – 3 PM, Free for members, $11/non-member adults, $10/non-member seniors and students, $9/non-member children, 2 and under free.  Cost includes admission to Manor House exhibits.

Come walk among the butterflies in the live butterfly exhibit located in the Native Plant Meadow. 

June 24, 2017
Cricket’s Birthday Party
Hilltop Hanover Farm (Yorktown Heights)
12 PM – 2 PM, Free

Come celebrate Cricket the Cow’s third birthday!  Enjoy free ice cream provided by Turco’s. 

June 24, 2017
Float Like a Butterfly
Greenburgh Nature Center (Scarsdale)
1 PM – 2 PM, $5/members, $8/non-members

Celebrate the opening of the butterfly arbor.  Join a naturalist on a walk to the native plant meadow.  Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and get up close with the butterflies.

June 24, 2017
“Wildman” Steve Brill Foraging Tour
Hilltop Hanover Farm (Yorktown Heights)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, $25/ticket (registration required)

Join “Wildman” Steve Brill for a foraging tour.  Take a guided walk through the wooded trails while discovering the wild food available. 

June 25, 2017
Rock “N” Rods Automobile Show
Lyndhurst (Tarrytown)
10 AM – 5 PM, $5/person

Rock “N” Rods will be showing a unique range of classic and vintage cars on the Lyndhurst grounds. 

June 26-30, 2017
Creative Day Camp
New Era Creative Spaces (Peekskill)
9 AM –  3 PM, $350/week, $250/half-day, $75/daily (2 day minimum)

Week-long creative camp that includes creative, exploratory challenges and games, improv, stories, art, hiking, swimming at Depew Park and more.

June 27 & June 28, 2017
Summer Movie Express
UA Cortlandt Town Center Stadium 11 (Mohegan Lake)
10 AM, $1/ticket

Enjoy Regal’s Summer Movie Express.  Week 1 movies are Kung Fu Panda 3 and Ice Age:  Collision Course.  Each ticket is only $1 and both movies are shown both days. 

June 28, 2017
Dancing at Dusk: A Voyage to Japan
Caramoor
5:00 -5:30 PM – crafts, 5:30-6:30 PM – performance,  6:30-7:00 PM – meet & greet with artists
$10/adults, $5/kids

Enjoy a world music dance party on Friends Field.  The night will feature folk dances by Sachiyo Ito and Company and will introduce beginners to Japanese dance.  Traditional instruments will accompany the dances.

June 29, 2017 – September 10, 2017
Annie
Westchester Broadway Theatre (Elmsford)
Show times and ticket prices vary – please check the website for ticket information

Enjoy the return of the award-winning musical Annie to the Westchester Broadway Theatre. 

June 30, 2017 – July 2, 2017
A Night on Fire
Philipsburg Manor (Sleepy Hollow)
8:30 PM – June 30, 8 PM & 9:30 PM – July 1,  8 PM – July 2, $22/adults,  $16/children 17 and under (members receive a $5 discount)

Enjoy an evening of fire juggling and comedy troupe, A Different Spin, provided by Boston Circus Guild.  Musician Jim Keyes will be providing pre-show entertainment.  Homemade ice cream from Blue Pig will be available for purchase.

Fun Family Events in the Surrounding Area:

June 21, 2017
HV Renegades vs. Staten Island Yankees
Dutchess Stadium (Wappingers Falls)
7:05 PM, ticket prices vary-please check the website for pricing and to purchase tickets

See the HV Renegades play in their first home game of the season.  Otherwise, check out the schedule to find another game to attend!

 

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