Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: December 30-January 1

Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: December 30-January 1

Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: December 30-January 1

It’s the last weekend of 2022! Can you believe it? There are tons of ways to kick-off the new year (kid-style) with celebrations at several local libraries and museums. There’s also movies, family. hikes, and gingerbread house decorating that you and your family can enjoy this weekend!

Happy exploring!

Friday, December 30th at 10:30am
Family Movie: The Bad Guys

Enjoy a free screening of “The Bad Guys” at The New Rochelle Public Library.  1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Friday, December 30th from 11:00am-12:00pm
New Years Party for Children in the Children’s Room

Enjoy a Happy New Year celebration at the Mamaroneck Public Library. Held from 11:00am-12:00pm, families can enjoy stories, crafts, food, songs, and more. Mamaroneck Public Library, 136 Prospect Ave, Mamaroneck, NY

Friday, December 30th at 1:00pm
Edge STEAM Workshop

Teens in grades 6-12 can enjoy drop-in STEAM workshops. No registration is required. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601.

Saturday, December 31st from 10:30pm-12:30am
New Year’s Eve Family Spectacular 

Enjoy this annual ball drop with your kids. The event also includes live music, fireworks, and a countdown. Main St & Court Street, White Plains, NY.

Saturday, December 31st from 10:30pm-12:30am
New Year’s @ Noon

Visit the Mid-Hudson Museum for a fun New Year’s Celebration. The event includes music, activities for kids of all ages, refreshments, and a countdown at Noon. The party is $12 per person (MHDM members) and $16 per person (non-members). Mid-Hudson Museum, 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Saturday, December 31st from 11:00am-3:30pm
Snowy Storytime 

Enjoy a snowy storytime at the Westchester Children’s Museum. Free with Museum admission. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland ParkwayRye, NY, 10580

Saturday, December 31st from 11:15am-12:00pm
Noon Year’s Eve Pajama Party 

Join Ms. Gina for this annual tradition complete with a storytime, party hat decorating, and a kid-friendly countdown. Registration is required to attend. Email [email protected], call 914-693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up. Dobbs Ferry Public Library, 55 Main St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.

Saturday, December 31st from 11:30am-1:00pm
Countdown to Noon 

Visit The Stepping Stones Museum for a rockin’ kids New Year’s Eve party. The event will feature Star Factory’s DJ Lou in the Multimedia Gallery. Families can enjoy dancing, singing, and watch New Year’s Eve celebrations from around the world. No tickets required. The Stepping Stones Museum, Mathews Park 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Saturday, December 31st from 12:00pm-3:30pm
New Year’s Noon Ball Drop 

Enjoy a celebratory family ice skating experience at Hyde Park Roller Magic. $20 per person. Hyde Park Roller Magic, 4178 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Saturday, December 31st from 11:30am-12:15pm
Rye New Years Eve Party 

Visit the Rye Free Reading Room for a fun and festive celebration. Kids can enjoy 2023 themed crafts, snacks, and a countdown. Registration is required and the event is open to all kids under age 12 and their families. Rye Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580.

Sunday, January 1st from 11:00am-5:00pm
Gingerbread Man Cookie Decorating Experience 

Experience the new Gingerbread Man Cookie Decorating Experience at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester! Kids can meet and greet with the LEGO Gingerbread Man, decorate their own gingerbread man cookie, enjoy hot cocoa or milk, and a digital family photo pass. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, Ridge Hill Mall, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710.

Sunday, January 1st from 1:00pm-3:00pm
First Day Hike 

Enjoy a fun family first day hike on the Walkway Over the Hudson. Families can meet at either the Poughkeepsie (61 Parker Avenue) or Highland (87 Haviland Road) entrances at 1:00pm. The walk from the gate to the Center Overlook is approximately 0.6 miles. A one-way trek across the Walkway is 1.28 miles. The bridge is flat and paved with no stairs required. This event is complimentary to attend and open to all.  No RSVP is required.