Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: August 12-14

Get ready for an awesome Westchester weekend! Check out all of these fun, family-friendly events for you and the kids.
Kids’ craft connection at the Boscobel House and Gardens.

Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: August 12-14

Hooray for the weekend! Summertime in Westchester is one of our favorites and there’s tons to see and do. Below, you’ll find some fun ideas to check out with your kids, including a roundup of free activities all around the County!

Have the best Westchester weekend!

Friday, August 12th from 10:00am-10:30am
Mommy and Me: Animal Kingdom at Westmoreland Sanctuary

Enjoy a special bonding experience with your child at Westmoreland Sanctuary where you and your child can meet a new animal friend. Through this drop-in (with a parent) program, your kids will get to pet animals for 45-minutes. This is followed by 45 minutes of self-directed play. There will also be coloring books and animal crackers. $10 per session. 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.

Friday, August 12th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Summer Fridays at the Hudson River Museum

Visit the Hudson River Museum every Friday as a part of Summer Fridays. Families experience all of the exhibitions, attend a free planetarium show (6:00pm), and enjoy games in the outdoor courtyard. All admission on Summer Fridays is pay-what-you-wish. No reservations are required. 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701.

Friday, August 12th from 5:00pm-9:00pm
Food Truck Friday

Have a delicious dinner with your family Food Truck Friday. This week includes Walter’s Hot Dogs, Poke Motion, Crafty Cue, Waffle Box, Kisco Sweets and Treats, and more. 56 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY.

Friday, August 12th-Sunday, August 16th, two weekends; various times
4th Annual Sunflower Festival at Barton Orchards

Soak in the beauty of sunflowers as a part of Barton Orchards’ Sunflower Festival. This ticketed event gives you and your family access to see over 10,000 sunflowers of all different sizes and shapes. All attendees will also enjoy a hay ride to the field and one flower as well as access to the fun park. Tickets also include access to their petting zoo, wooden ship playground, and slip n’ slide.

The event also includes craft vendors, live music, wine, beer, hard cider and apple cider donuts. Guests should bring their own small gardening shears as they have a limited amount. They also have a limited amount of early bird tickets, which will sell out. Early bird tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 4-12) and much be purchased in advance. Parking is free. Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY 12570.

Saturday, August 13th at 9:30am and 1:30pm
Kids’ Craft Connection at Boscobel House and Gardens

Enjoy a family-friendly tour of the historic Boscobel House and Gardens, along with hands-on activities. This program is designed for kids five and up and includes hands-on chores, games, and crafts. Children are $13 and Adults are $24, which also includes admission to Boscobel’s grounds. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524

Saturday, August 13th from 10:30am-11:30am
Rock & Roll Playhouse: Hip Hop for Kids

Move, groove, and rock out with your kids this weekend at a free concert at the Cross County Center. This week is all about hip hop! Cross County Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY.

Saturday, August 13th at 10:00am
Community Packing Day – Help Pack the Backpacks

Give back this weekend by helping The Sharing Shelf with their community packing day. Great for tweens and teens. Event participation is $30 per person (suggested). 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573.

Saturday, August 13th at 11:00am
B&N Saturday Storytime

Kick off your weekend with books! Led by Miss. Diane storytime features new fun and interactive storybooks every week. Vernon Hills Shopping Center, 680 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Sunday, August 14th from 10:00am-7:00pm
Ecuadorian Heritage Festival

Enjoy a celebration of Ecuadorian culture with music, entertainment, crafts, and food vendors. Croton Point Park, Croton Point Park 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Sunday, August 14th from 12:30pm-2:00pm
Free Art Classes for Children at The Westchester

Your kids will enjoy a free art class at The Westchester, in partnership with One River School of Art + Design. This week is all about back-to-school crafts. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Savor Westchester, 125 Westchester Avenue,. Retail Level 4, White Plains, NY 10601.