Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: April 1-3

Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: April 1-3

Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: April 1-3

This weekend kicks off the start of spring break for many Westchester families. If you’re staying local, you’ll find tons of Easter, pre-passover, and the regular collection of storytimes in Westchester. Check out some of our top picks so you and your family can have the best Westchester weekend.

Staying local for spring break? Check out our list of Spring Break Camps in Westchester

Friday, March 31st-May 7th, various times
Amazing Butterflies

Want to learn more about butterflies? You and your kids can do that right in Westchester at the new Amazing Butterflies Exhibit at Lasdon Park. Open from now until May 7th, the immersive and exciting new exhibit is produced by Minotaur Mazes of Seattle and based on an exhibition created for the Natural History Museum in London. The exhibit features scientific input and interpretation where families are invited to shrink down to the undergrowth and learn more about the life cycle of a butterfly in an interactive maze. Families start as a caterpillar as they make their way to a secret world with grass and leaves towering over your head. Through this journey, families will learn more about the relationship between caterpillars, butterflies, and their natural surroundings. Lasdon Park, 2610 Route 35, Katonah, NY  10536.

Saturday, April 1st from 9:00am-12:00pm
Kidz Easter Celebration

Families can enjoy a petting zoo and pony rides, games, and an Easter egg hunt.  Ridgeway Church, 465 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY, 10605.

Saturday, April 1st from 10:00am-11:00am
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Enjoy a delicious brunch with the Easter bunny at Neiman Marcus. Event includes delicious breakfast options such as Brioche French Toast; Applewood Smoked Bacon & Breakfast Sausage; Scrambled Eggs with Herbed Creme Fraiche; and more. Neiman Marcus Westchester Mariposa 2 East Maple Avenue Level White Plains, NY 10601.

Saturday, April 1st from 10:30am-1:30am
Babysitting 101

Is your pre-teen or teen interested in getting their first job as a babysitter? They can learn essential skills how to take care of kids in this three-hour course at Croton Free Library. The course is led by Amanda Tucker Lisk, a first-grade teacher, who will cover topics such as interviewing and communication tips; ages/stages of young babies and toddlers; safety and first-aid; feeding and caring for children (including diaper changing). Teens should bring their own lunch and a short test will be given out. The event is free but registration is required. Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd from 10:30am-11:30pm
Weekend Story Time: Earth Day

Enjoy a day of interactive play at the Westchester Children’s Museum and learn more about Earth Day at their weekend storytime. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY, 10580.

Saturday, April 1st at 11:00am
The Music Of Taylor Swift For Kids + More

Couldn’t get tickets see Taylor Swift? You and your kids can still enjoy her music at the iconic Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre. The Capitol Theatre, 145 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573.

Saturday, April 1st from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Coding Lab for Kids: Code Your First App

Code as a family with Swift Playgrounds in this free workshop. Families will use the About Me playground app, learning how to customize their app with fonts, background colors, Memoji, and more. Recommended for kids ages 10 and up. Devices will be provided. The Westchester, Apple Store, 125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601.

Saturday, April 1st from 1:00pm-3:30pm
Salesian High School Easter Egg Hunt 2023

Attend the Salesian High School Easter Egg Hunt. The event costs $25 per family and includes the Easter Egg Hunt and a photo with the Easter Bunny! Salesian High School, 148 East Main Street New Rochelle, NY 10801

Saturday, April 1st, Sunday, April 2nd and Friday, April 7th, Saturday, April 8th from 12:00am – 4:00pm
2023 Easter Egg Hunt at Harvest Moon

Attend the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the beautiful Harvest Moon. The hunt is geared for kids ages 8 years and under and costs $18 per ticket. There are four dates to attend for kids in three age groups: 3 years and under; 4 to 6 years; and 7 and 8 years. Tickets are $18 per person and includes on hunt session; a carton for eggs; and a visit with the Easter bunny. Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, New York 10560.

Saturday, April 1st from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Skate with the Easter Bunny

Enjoy a fun ice skating adventure as a costumed Easter Bunny takes the rink. 140 Hommocks Road, Larchmont, NY 10538

Saturday, April 1st from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Opening Day Celebration at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden

Celebrate the start of spring with Opening Day at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden. The event includes the opening of three new exhibitions such as “Brush With Nature: Asian Brush Artists Guild,” “Laura Cannamela: A Thousand Layers,” and “The Elemental Clay: Ceramics by Helen Kunzman.” Registration is required. Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, 28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY, 10560

Saturday, April 1st from 2:00pm-2:30pm
Wag Your Tale! Session 1

Visit the Scarsdale Library with a reading with a dog from the Good Dog Foundation. This program is for kids in grades K and up. Free but registration is required. Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Sunday, April 2nd from 9:30am-11:00am
Playground Playdate

Join the JCC Westchester for a fun morning of outdoor play. The event is focused on families who have children younger than five and their families. JCCMW, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Sunday, April 2nd from 10:30am-11:00am
Parent- Kid Workout with Emily Eliseo

Enjoy a free workout with your child at Fabletics Westchester. Hosted by Emily Eliseo, families should bring their own mats and water. Plus, enjoy free mocktails and snacks! Fabletics Westchester, 125 Westchester Avenue White Plains, NY 10601.

Enjoy a Pre Passover Jewish Family Festival at Ridge Hill
Enjoy a Pre Passover Jewish Family Festival at Ridge Hill

Sunday, April 2nd from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Pre Passover Jewish Family Festival

Join the Jewish Family Festival for a fun filled afternoon of exciting entertainment, Marc the Music Man, hands-on fun, Passover activities and a fabulous concert with Pumpidisa – one of Jewish music’s most popular bands! RSVP and enter the raffle online. Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd, Yonkers, NY.