Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: January 13-15
Your awesome Westchester weekend is here! This weekend is packed with free activities at many local libraries, and an event the Apple Store where kids can learn how to create their own emojis. There’s also classes for teens, live theater, a free clay class, and some Martin Luther King Jr. Day events! Enjoy and be sure to tag us @WestchesterFamily on Instagram so we can see all of your weekend adventures!
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Friday, January 13th from 11:00am-12:00pm
Origami Workshop at the West Harrison Branch
Teens can learn how to make origami. Registration is required. West Harrison Branch, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528.
Saturday, January 14th from 9:30am-12:00pm
The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Enjoy this free, interactive workshop for kids ages 10 and up. Kids will learn about his legacy, meet spoken word artist Giovanni Green, and create their personal statement of power. Additionally, kids will create a community mural and leave inspired to engage in service to the world. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St 515 North Street White Plains, NY 10605.
Saturday, January 14th from 9:30am-11:30am
While Christmas is over, the medicinal and decorative uses of balsam fir needles are ever-lasting! Enjoy a morning making balsam pillows, tea, and other crafts at the Farm. Families will also process balsam fir, sew, and learn more about this seasonally-famous tree. $10 per person, or a maximum of $35. Materials provided. 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
Saturday, January 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Children’s Art Workshop: Creating with Clay
Kids will enjoy a fun, hands-on activity by creating with clay. Held at the Blue Door Center, the program is led by artist Vicky Youngman. This is not a drop-off event. Free. Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701.
Saturday, January 14th from 11:00am-11:30am
Yoga for Grades 3-5
Kids in grades 3-5 will enjoy a fun morning of movement with Yoga! The class includes yoga poses, music, games and breath work. Kids will also learn how to calm their bodies through various breathing exercises. Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.
Saturday, January 14th from 11:00am-12:00pm
Happy Birthday Dr. King! Storytime
Enjoy storytime at the Ossining Public Library with a book about Dr. Martin Luther King. Children ages six and under must be with an adult. Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.
Saturday, January 14th at 11:30am
Teens Read Aloud to Empower Kids
Join teens from The Bittermelon school who will be hosting a reading of stories to kids. Hudson Valley Books for Humanity, 67 Central Avenue Ossining, NY 10562.
Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th at 12:00pm
Disney’s ALADDIN JR. Presented by Clocktower Players
Enjoy a production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr. right in Westchester! Performed by the Clocktower Players, enjoy the magic, mayhem and an Academy Award-Winning score. There are two different casts for each day. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St Floor 2, Tarrytown, NY 10591.
Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Family Science Workshop: Snows of Other Worlds
Enjoy an interactive Science workshop with your kids at the Hudson River Museum. Families can learn about the shape of snow on Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn and creating a hanging display of snowflakes out of heavyweight and translucent paper. Great for kids ages 8 and older. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701
Saturday, January 14th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Did you know that you can make your own maple syrup right in your backyard? Visit the Farm to learn about the equipment you will need, identifying sugar maples in all seasons, the right way to tap trees, and how to turn sap from maples in your yard into syrup on your pancakes! Meet at Muscoot’s Sugar Shack to tour the equipment and then walk around the farm to see the maples. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
Saturday, January 14th from 1:00pm-4:30pm
Henna for Teens
In this fun and free program, teens will learn the art of henna tattoos. Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown NY 10591
Saturday, January 14th at 1:30pm
Music of Aretha Franklin for Kids
Rock out with your kids to Music of Aretha Franklin from The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series. $17.50 Advance and $20.00 day of the show. Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY.
Saturday, January 14th at 2:00pm
Do Gooders: Card Making
Teens in grades 7-12 can come together to earn community service hours and make cards. The library will supply the cards, which will be donated to Meals on Wheels. No registration is required. White Plains Library, 100 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601.
Saturday, January 14th from 3:30pm-4:30pm
Art Lab for Kids: Make Your Own Emoji
Kids can enjoy a free art lab at the Apple Store by making their own emoji! They will learn how to draw colorful faces and objects and use the Procreate app to draw an emoji to take home. Devices will be provided. Ridge Hill, 143 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710.
Sunday, January 15th from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Hop Into the New Year
Celebrate Lunar New Year at Teatown with Environmental Educator Elissa Schilmeister. Families will learn what a lagomorph is and how it differs from rodents. Meet animals, enjoy a craft, and find out what the Year of the Rabbit has in store for you. Members are $10/family; Non-members are $15/family. The event is limited to five families. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY.