Spring means beautiful blooms on trees, longer daylight hours, and if your family is anything like mine it also means shuttling kids around to practices, games and tournaments. Here’s some great May event ideas for taking a break from your minivan monotony!
Friday, May 4-6, Tarrytown: It’s the annual Spring Craft Show at Lyndhurst! Hundreds of crafters and artists travel from all over to show at this truly special three day event. Kids activities and food trucks help make a day of it!
Go: Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, For more information visit their website.
Friday, May 4, Lewisboro, Ossining and White Plains: It’s Star Wars Day. You know Star Wars, that slightly overrated movie series your son is sure he is an expert in. Wish he would spend more time learning literally any other story. Visit the Lewisboro Public Library, the Ossining Public Library or the White Plains Public Library. All three are running special programs. May the 4th be with you. And may you maintain your sanity.
Saturday, May 5, White Plains: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fantastic block party in White Plains! Arrive early to beat the huge crowds from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Go: Court Street at Main Street. Click here for more information.
Saturday, May 5, Yonkers: Free admission all day at the Hudson River Museum’s annual Kite Fest! In celebration of Yonkers Arts Weekend, let’s go fly a kite from 12:00 -5:00 p.m.
Go: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers. Click here for more information.
Sunday, May 6, Greenburgh: Celebrate the arrival of spring and the shearing of the sheep at Greenburgh Nature Center starting at 1:00 p.m.
Go: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Greenburgh. Click here for more information.
Sunday, May 6, Irvington: Children of Eden is a fun, inspirational, and family friendly musical playing at Irvington Town Hall theater performed by the students of Broadway Training Center. Showtime is at 3:00 p.m.
Go: Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington. Purchase your tickets here.
Thursday, May 10, Cortlandt: Eat, drink, and learn at this fun ladies’ night out with Gather and Grow Events. Enjoy, dinner, wine, and a talk given by guest nutritionist.
Go: 3901 Crompond Road, Cortlandt. Click here for all event details.
Saturday, May 12: Get a head start celebrating Mother’s Day at all six of Westchester County Parks Nature Centers! Take a walk with the family to search for flowers and butterflies, as well as learn about birds and more. To view event details at each location click here.
Saturday, May 12, Yonkers: It’s the 20th anniversary of the Rugrats the Movie. Wait, how old does that make me? Alamo is showing the movie at noon as a part of their Retrokidded series at 12:00 p.m.
Go: Alamo Drafthouse, 2548 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers. Click here for more information.
Saturday, May 12, Rye: It’s 2018, marking the 90th anniversary of Rye Playland! Opening day is May 12 and admission will be discounted all day. My favorites are the Dragon coaster and the derby race!
Go: Playland, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, May 16, New York, NY: Hellowellness is hosting a Moms’ Night Out to celebrate mothers, share easy tips for self care, and wellness tips for the entire family! The event will be complete with dinner, plenty of pampering (think hand massages, mini makeovers, meditation, and more!), and best of all a FANTASTIC swag bag for all attendees to take home filled with premium products!
Go: 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Saturday, May 19, Tarrytown: The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center is throwing itself a 50th birthday party – a 9 hour long family music festival! Pierson Park in Tarrytown will be transformed into a giant music venue with bands all day, bounce castles, splash parks, and lots of food options from 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Go: Pierson Park, Tarrytown, Click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, May 19, Sleepy Hollow: Philipsburg Manor is hosting a Pinkster celebration! Pinkster is the oldest African-American holiday, and Philipsburg Manor goes all out with music, dance and food from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Go: Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow. Click here for more information.
Sunday, May 20, Hastings-on-Hudson: Hastings has an annual street festival they call “Spring Thing” packed with vendors, bounce castles, games and more. It’s a delightful way to spend a lazy Sunday! The festival runs from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Go: Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson. Click here for more information.
Sunday, May 20, Pleasantville: The Jacob Burns Film Center continues their kids series with the wonderful documentary, Babies! It’s one of my family’s favorites. See how little ones live all over the world. It will fill you with joy. The movie starts at 12:00 p.m.
Go: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville. Click here to purchase tickets.
Friday, May 25, Yonkers: Movies Under the Stars at Philipse Manor in Yonkers kicks off with Ferdinand at 9:00 p.m.
Go: Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers. Click here for more information.