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A Moms’ Guide to Westchester County :: April 2018

The erratic weather of the last month has me desperate to get my children away from their screens and out of my house. You, too? Here’s a handful of great local events this month to get your family to stop talking about Fortnite and to start enjoying the fresh air. Seriously, it isn’t even a good game. Check out some of our favorite family friendly things to do around Westchester this month!

Sunday, April 1, Katonah: Muscoot Farm is hosting an April Fools Scavenger Hunt! Come visit the farm, and find out what silly things the farm has been up to! 

Go: 51 NY-100, Katonah. 12:00 p.m. For more information visit muscootfarms.org

Sunday, April 1, Larchmont: Tired of Fortnite? Me too. Take your 6th through 12th grader to the Larchmont Public Library to learn Dungeons and Dragons. That’s a real game.

Go: 121 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont. For more information visit larchmontlibrary.org

Tuesday, April 3, Pleasantville: Learn the techniques to better collaborate with your child’s school in a positive way at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus. Be sure to register in advance.

Go: 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Saturday, April 7, Port Chester: Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre is hosting this month’s concert for children: the music of Bob Marley. So, so much better than KidzBop 42.

Go: 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, 3:00 p.m. For more information visit thecapitoltheatre.com

Sunday, April 7 – 8, Tarrytown: Lyndhurst reopens for the season with their annual Flower Show! Stroll through the mansion and grounds for breathtaking bouquets and lots of Spring arrivals! My kids mostly love running on the gorgeous grounds. Pack a picnic!

Go: 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown. For more information visit Lyndhurst.org

Wednesday, April 18, Peasantville: Spend a couple of hours playing with and learning how to program robots! By the end of this workshop, you will be able to have a robot run a race and do a dance of your own choreography. Be sure to register in advance.

Go: 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Thursday, April 19, Purchase: The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College is hosting an open studio art class for ages 5-10. Families welcome!

Go: The Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, 2:00 p.m. For more information and registration visit neuberger.org

Saturday, April 21, Pleasantville: I remember when I first saw The Princess Bride. It was a part of a double feature with Roxanne. I was a child, and I loved it then as much as I do now. Playing at noon at the Jacob Burns. It is inconceivable that your kids will hate it.

Go: 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, 12:00 p.m. To purchase tickets visit burnsfilmcenter.org

Sunday, April 22, Greenburgh: It’s Earth Day! Volunteer at Greenburgh Nature Center and learn more about how your family can care for the environment. There’s an annual tree planting ceremony too!

Go: 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information visit greenburghnaturecenter.org

Saturday, April 28, Pocantico Hills: Stone Barns hosts two amazing festivals every year, and this one is my personal favorite. It’s Spring, and time to shear the sheep at the Sheep Shearing Festival! Stroll the grounds, spot some baby animals, and learn more about how farm duties change in the Spring. Oh, also, an insane food court. It’s a fun day! Tickets are for sale online, and sell out quick.

Go: 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information visit stonebarnscenter.org

Saturday, April 28, Katonah: Muscoot Farm is celebrating both Arbor Day and Earth Day with lessons on tree planting. Help the farm plant some new trees, and learn about tree care.

Go: 51 NY-100, Katonah. 12:00 p.m. For more information visit muscootfarms.org

Saturday, April 28, Rye: The Westchester Children’s Museum is throwing a “Rockin Rave” – a dance party for families benefitting the museum! Dance the early evening away! I bet they will fall asleep in the car on the way home.

Go: 199 Playland Parkway, Rye, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information visit discoverwcm.org

Sunday, April 29, Chappaqua: The Hudson Valley Youth Ballet is performing Cinderella. Bring your little ballet loving princess for an afternoon of dance, drama, and laughter!

Go: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua. 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. For tickets visit chappaquapac.org

What other fun events are going on around Westchester County this month? Let us know in the comments!

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