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A Mom’s Guide to Westchester County :: November 2017

Welcome to Westchester County Moms Blog’s monthly round up of family friendly activities! The leaves are turning, the weather is changing, and our favorite holidays are around the corner. That means November is loaded with great festivals, shows, tree lightings and more. Scroll through, and be sure to catch our “Over the River” recommendation. This month’s is truly magical!

NovemberFriday, 11/10, Mamaroneck: Westchester Sandbox Theatre is running a one day theater camp for K-8. Performing arts programs for children build confidence, inspire creativity, and foster friendships. Westchester has lots of great theater programs, so get your little ones involved! Register at

Friday, 11/10, Pound Ridge: Sleepover at the Pound Ridge Library! For kids K-5th grade, with a parent. Includes a magic show, food, and a movie (Shrek). The Pound Ridge library has lots of wonderful programs for children, but this one is the coolest ever. Your children will love libraries! You need not be a Pound Ridge resident to register. Go: Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge at 6 p.m. Register at

Saturday, 11/11, Katonah: Teach your children what it takes to run a farm with the Morning Chores series at Mustcoot Farms! It’s an 8 a.m. start time. Just don’t call it chores, or you’ll never get them out of the car. Go: Muscat Farms, 51 NY-100, Katonah. Tickets at

Saturday, 11/11, Chappaqua: Take the kids to an improvised musical! “The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told” performs at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Great interactive, imaginative fun for children ages 5 and up. Go: Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua at 2 p.m. Tickets at

Sunday, 11/12, Hastings-on-Hudson: It’s the final Hastings Flea of 2017, and it’s full of fun for kids, including concerts, a fire truck, a bounce house, and face painting. I love flea markets! My very favorite find there: a vintage alligator clutch. Located by the train station with ample parking, and just a block to restaurants and more shopping. Go: Hastings-on-Hudson Train Station from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. More information at

Wednesday, 11/15, Tarrytown: The Red Monkey Theatre Group is performing an interactive Sherlock Holmes mystery throughout the day and evening at Lyndhurst Mansion! It’s the perfect setting to be a detective. Go: Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 South Broadway. More information at

Saturday, 11/18, Pleasantville: See Babe on the big screen! Every month, the Jacob Burns Film Center plays a different childhood classic. My kids have seen Pink Panther, ET, Black Beauty, and so many more. Join JBFC and sign up for their mailing list. There are lots of engaging family activities throughout the year. Go: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville at 12 p.m. Tickets at

Saturday, 11/18, Peekskill: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art offers a monthly “stroller/baby wearing tour” for parents of little ones who want to get in some culture. Check out the “Women Warriors” exhibition, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. Go: 1701 Main Street, Peekskill from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. More information at

Saturday, 11/18, Port Chester: The Capitol hosts the family friendly music program Rock and Roll Playhouse. This date’s show: the music of Hamilton! My kids have been singing along to this sound track on constant loop for two years. At least it gave them a better understanding of our nation’s history. Go: The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester at 3 p.m. Tickets at

Saturday, 11/18, Yonkers: Cross County Shopping Center’s annual tree lighting and parade will be a real treat! Meet Santa, take in live music, lots of food, and count down to the lighting of their 40’ tree! Take that, Rockefeller Center. Go: Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. More information at

Saturday, 11/18, Tarrytown: Westchester Circus Arts is performing Nevermore, an acrobatic show inspired by the work of Edgar Allen Poe, at Tarrytown Music Hall. Great for tweens and teens! Go: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main Street, Tarrytown at 8 p.m. Tickets at

Sunday, 11/19, Mamaroneck: Catch Biscuit the Musical at the Emelin Theatre! This theater is a gem. Concerts, films, and lots of family shows are on offer year round in the oldest continuously operating theater in Westchester. It’s also great place to catch jazz, sans kids. Go: Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets at

Sunday, 11/19, Yonkers: The Alamo Drafthouse is playing Addams Family Values at 6 p.m. Bring canned food items for their Thanksgiving holiday food drive, and your ticket is free. Admit it, you always wanted to be Wednesday Addams. Go: Alamo Drafthouse, 2548 Central Avenue, Yonkers. Tickets at

OVER THE RIVER! Sunday, 11/19, Nyack: Check out The Bossy Frog Band and Mario the Magician at Rittenhausen Theater! There’s not a child in NY that doesn’t sing loudly to Bossy Frog, and Mario is every child’s favorite. Go: Rittenhausen Theater at BOCES, 131 North Midland, Nyack at 2 p.m. Tickets at

Sunday, 11/19, Irvington: Broadway Training Center of Westchester presents Fiddler on the Roof at Irvington Town Hall Theater. This performing arts school puts on really wonderful performances with students ranging in age from 4th grade through 12th grade. Performs Friday and Saturday evenings as well. Go: Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington at 3 p.m. Tickets at and at

Friday, 11/24, Yonkers: Kick off the holidays at the Hudson River Museum! The recently rebuilt planetarium, which shares its database with the Hayden Planetarium, will debut two new shows on the 24th. The shows are run by manager of the planetarium and science programs Marc Taylor, and they are engaging and fun. Go: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers. More info at

Friday, 11/24, Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art has a wonderful program called School’s Out/Art’s In. Let the museum be your child’s art studio on their day off from school! This day’s theme is self portraits using found objects. Go: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Katonah from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. More info at

Friday, 11/24, Valhalla: It’s opening evening of the 4th annual Westchester Winter Wonderland at Kensico Dam! Ice skating, visits with Santa, a holiday themed circus show, beautiful lights, great vendors. Even a bar tent, because the holidays are coming, and you need it. Go: Kensico Dam, Valhalla from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., through 12/31. Tickets at

Saturday, 11/25, Mamaroneck: See The Sound of Music with your kids on the big screen at The Emelin! Tell them all about Julie Andrews! Teach them to sing four part harmonies! Dress them in matching outfits! Rock out to Edelweiss! Go: The Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets at

Sunday, 11/26, White Plains: The Westchester County Community Center has two shows this day, a baseball card show and a reptile show. Free for kids under 12. My 10 year old has written this down in his academic calendar. He wants Astros cards and an albino Burmese python. He can have Astros cards. Go: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. More information at

Sunday, 11/26, Armonk: It is a little known fact that Frosty the Snowman hails from Armonk. Celebrate Frosty Day with the village! There’s vendors, a parade, and the tree lighting! It’s one of the best holiday traditions in Westchester.  Go: Main Street, Armonk from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. More info at

If all else fails take your family on a Fall Foliage hike or drive around Westchester County and Hudson Valley.

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