Awesome Westchester Weekend: May 17-19

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Awesome Westchester Weekend: May 17-19

Are you ready for another exciting weekend roundup of events in and around Westchester? We’ve got you covered with a list of fun activities perfect for families looking for entertainment. Whether you’re in the mood for some outdoor adventures, interested in attending a family-friendly festival, or eager to enjoy some live music, we’ve got all the details for you.

Be sure to check out our full calendar of events

Friday, May 15th – 19th

St. Patrick’s Carnival

The 49th Annual Carnival, organized by St. Patrick’s Church in Bedford, is scheduled from Wednesday, May 15th, to Sunday, May 19th, at the school grounds on Old Post Road. This much-awaited fair offers an array of exciting carnival rides for people of all ages, delicious food and treats, carnival games with fantastic prizes, and endless fun for the whole family. 7 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY 10506 

Friday, May 17th

Shabbat Shabbang

Join the Temple Israel of Northern Westchester’s clergy for songs, music, crafts, challah, pizza, and other treats. They’re welcoming families with children aged seven and under and older siblings. Head to Croton this Friday and enjoy this Shabbat Shabang. 31 Glengary Road, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

Friday, May 17th

Children’s Shakespeare Theatre Presents: Two Noble Kinsmen

The Knaves group is presenting a rarely produced Shakespeare play that explores various themes. The play is modern and delves into the idea of winners and losers in times of war. Described as a show that will take the audiences on a journey from the battlefield to Mayday dances and everywhere in between, this show will surely be a fun time for the family. 117 Washington Spring Road, Palisades

Saturday, May 18th

Playland Opening Day

We know that summer is officially starting when Playland opens its doors and Westchester, and that day is finally here! Saturday, May 18th, is this season’s opening day at Playland, and it will be a day full of fun rides, theme park food, and all the classic carnival games that Playland has to offer. 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY

Saturday, May 18th

Bedford Playhouse Sensory-Friendly Screening

Head to Bedford Playhouse this weekend for a fun-filled day at the movies. Bedford Playhouse will offer a sensory-friendly experience for your little ones. “This is a Sensory-Friendly Screening for the neurodivergent community presented in partnership with the Inclusive Initiative.” At this sensory-friendly experience, lights will be kept on low, sound levels will be down, and all visitors are welcome to sing along, leave their seats, move, or even talk when needed. This month’s sensory-friendly screening will be showing “IF.” 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506

IF, Paramount Pictures’ latest animated movie, is about a girl who discovers she can see everyone’s imaginary friends and embarks on a magical adventure. 

Saturday, May 18th

Mother’s Day MammoGlam

RadNet and Lenox Hill Radiology are collaborating to host a MammoGlam party in honor of Mother’s Day. This event allows attendees to complete an essential exam while enjoying a fun-filled day. Although appointments are encouraged, they are not required, and no physician referral is needed to participate. In collaboration with Lenox Hill Radiology, RadNet will host a Mother’s Day MammoGlam party. Attendees can enjoy a fun-filled day while completing one of the year’s most important exams. Appointments are encouraged but not required, and a physician referral is not required. Lenox Hill Radiology, Fordham—350 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY 10458

Saturday, May 18th

The Grit Ninja Games

Join the first-ever Grit Ninja Games at Croton Point Park on May 18th. Kids and young adults aged 9+ can compete in various tournaments by age. Meet celebrity ninjas from American Ninja Warrior and enjoy local food trucks, raffles, and a professional ninja racing competition. Participation, spectating, and $10 parking fees apply. The rain date is May 19th. Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.

Saturday, May 18th

SPCA Westchester Dog Walk and Pet Fair

This fun-filled family event has something for everyone, including a trail walk with your four-legged best friend, a Wooftown Vendor Village for shopping, music by Kacey and 100.7 WHUD, delicious food from various food trucks, a new Kids Zone, demos, dog contests, and an opportunity to meet and adopt furry friends. Don’t miss out on this exciting event! 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Saturday, May 18th

70th Anniversary Celebration

Head to Cross County on May 18th to celebrate Cross County Center’s 70th Anniversary! They’ll celebrate through the decades with music, entertainment, and more. Dance along with the Decade’s Dancers, take selfies at the Decade Selfie Stations, enjoy a Michael Jackson tribute, and stroll with decade entertainers. They will even have a pop-up roller rink for families to enjoy. 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY 10704

Sunday, May 19th 

Spring Run the Farm

Run the Farm is a series of trail races held at Muscoot Farm in Katonah/Somers, NY. Muscoot Farm puts on this race for the community to showcase the scenic beauty of Muscoot Park and to promote the Muscoot Farmer’s Market, which takes place weekly on Sundays from May to November, as well as other local farmer’s markets in the surrounding area. The event will feature a 5-mile trail race and two age-appropriate trail races for kids titled “Kids Run The Farm.” 51 Route 100, Katonah

Sunday, May 19th

Sheep and Wool Festival

This family-oriented event will be held in the leafy shade of the Threefold community campus. Various child-friendly craft activities, a petting zoo, live music, local craft vendors, and delicious food will be available. Admission and parking are free, but a small fee is charged for some of the activities. On the lawn at Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Sunday, May 19th 

Bicycle Sundays 

Bicycle Sundays, a popular recreational program in Westchester County, celebrates 50 years this year! Celebrate alongside the rest of the community by heading to the Bronx River Parkway this Sunday to enjoy a 6.5-mile stretch for biking, skating, jogging, and walking.  From Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers