Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: July 29-31
We hope you stayed cool this week – it was scorcher in Westchester! As we’re winding down from the heat wave, we’re excited to share all of the cool and interactive events happening this weekend in Westchester. From live theater to a jazz festival to interactive family art projects, you can enjoy a little bit of everything around the County. Enjoy!
Friday, July 29th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Live Music: Mike Risko Band
Enjoy live music as a part of Ossining’s River Jam. Held at Louis Engel Waterfront Park, this family-friendly event also includes craft beer, food trucks, and a beautiful backdrop on the Hudson River to watch a concert with your family. Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Secor Road, Ossining New York 10562.
Friday, July 29th-July31st at 7:00pm
Parking Lot Plays
Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic dinner, and enjoy live theater with your kids in Ossining. Each site-specific play integrates Westchester Collaborative Theater’s parking lot as characters navigate the terrain of this environment. (GPS 21 Water Street), 23 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562.
Friday, July 29th at 7:30pm; July 30th at 3:00pm and 7:30pm and July31st at 3:00pm
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
See a production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” performed by actors from the Croton Academy Summer Theatre (C.A.S.T.) program. Actors in the cast range from 12-20 where your kids will love seeing this world come to life. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. 8 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520.
Saturday, July 30th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Community Work Day: Onion Harvest
Spend some time volunteering this weekend as a part of Hilltop Hanover’s Community Work Day. This weekend is all about onions where you and your kids can learn more about their growth as you harvest them. All ages can participate but you have to register via email [email protected] or calling 914-862-5003. 1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
Saturday, July 30th from 9:00am-12:00pm
Family Fun at the Ossining Farmers Market
Kids of all ages can participate in a variety of activities to learn about eating healthy eating while you shop. This includes worksheets, coloring pages, and sidewalk chalk. Down to Earth Ossining Farmers Market, corner of Main and Spring Streets, Ossining, NY.
Saturday, July 30th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Mosaic Bean Art at the Blue Door Art Center
Kids can enjoy an interactive craft to make art out of beans with artist Patty Santos. The event is free, but registration is required. Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY.
Saturday, July 30th from 11:15am-11:45pm
Music and Movement
Kids (ages two-five years old) can kick off their weekend with music and movement. Great way to meet friends, burn some energy, and have fun! Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.
Saturday, July 30th at 12:00pm
Outdoor Yoga with Family Dog Yoga
Kick off your weekend with yoga at Peekskill Brewery. The event is free, but you have to register. 47 South Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, 914-734-2337.
Saturday, July 30th at 1:00pm
Caramoor Jazz Festival
Enjoy live jazz with your family at the beautiful Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. This all-day event includes an impressive roster of performances, such as Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Quartet: Burt Bacharach Reimagined (headliner); The Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience with Elio Villafranca and Friends; George Coleman Quartet; Candice Hoyes & Damien Sneed: Duke Ellington’s On a Turquoise Cloud; Benny Benack III Quartet; Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy Big Bands with Special Guests; Summer Camargo Quintet, and much more. Tickets options include evening and daytime headliner ($50-$90 for adults and $25-$90 per child) or daytime only access ($45 for adults and $20 per child). Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.
Sunday, July 31st at 10:00am
It’s a Scavenger Hunt!
Participate in a family scavenger hunt in Yonkers. This smartphone guided event will take you and your kids around the Cross County Center where you have to fill a virtual scavenger sack. Fun for kids of all ages, you’ll work together, get creative and work against other teams. 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Sunday, July 31st from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Family Day: Traditions with a Twist
Enjoy a day of art with your kids at the Katonah Art Museum. This interactive event includes dancing dances from around the world with Milerka Rodriguez, cultural culinary bites with Ms. Jessica of Curiosity Club, and crafts. Members are free. Tickets for non-members are $12 for adults and seniors, students, and children (under 12) are $6. 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536, 914-232-9555.
Sunday, July 31st from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Enjoy biking, scooting, walking, or running — without cars — along this 13.1 miles (round-trip) trail. This covers Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. Admission is free and free parking is available in the East Lot at the Westchester County Center.
Have a great weekend!