June 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.
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.
Sign up for one of three time slots and enjoy playing in a Minecraft Build-Off Tournament.
June 3, 2017
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.
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.
Learn all about pollination as you dissect a flower.
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
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.
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.
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.
Join Westmoreland Sanctuary’s Director of Education, Steven Sciame, for a family-friendly “children’s hike and animal tracking.”
Enjoy an open-house style afternoon of multi-media fun for children of all ages.
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.
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.
Welcome summer with the Purchase College Latin Jazz Quintet. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.
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.
Come celebrate Cricket the Cow’s third birthday! Enjoy free ice cream provided by Turco’s.
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.
Join “Wildman” Steve Brill for a foraging tour. Take a guided walk through the wooded trails while discovering the wild food available.
Rock “N” Rods will be showing a unique range of classic and vintage cars on the Lyndhurst grounds.
Week-long creative camp that includes creative, exploratory challenges and games, improv, stories, art, hiking, swimming at Depew Park and more.
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.
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.
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:
See the HV Renegades play in their first home game of the season. Otherwise, check out the schedule to find another game to attend!