Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: March 17-19
This list is packed with ways to make the most of weekend. From St. Patrick’s Day parades to slime to a family mediation to crafts to music and much more, there’s tons to explore as we get closer to spring. Have the best Westchester weekend!
Friday, March 10th-March 20th, various times
The circus is coming to Westchester! Flip Circus will be hosting circus under the big top tent. Families can enjoy amazing acts such as Acrobatics, Aerial and Trapeze, Clowns, Jugglers, Motorcycle Globe, Magic, and more! Showtimes are Monday – Friday, 7:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. FL!P Circus, Cross Country Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Friday, March 10th-May 7th, various times
Want to learn more about butterflies? You and your kids can do that right in Westchester at the new Amazing Butterflies Exhibit at Lasdon Park. Open from now until May 7th, the immersive and exciting new exhibit is produced by Minotaur Mazes of Seattle and based on an exhibition created for the Natural History Museum in London. The exhibit features scientific input and interpretation where families are invited to shrink down to the undergrowth and learn more about the life cycle of a butterfly in an interactive maze. Families start as a caterpillar as they make their way to a secret world with grass and leaves towering over your head. Through this journey, families will learn more about the relationship between caterpillars, butterflies, and their natural surroundings. Lasdon Park, 2610 Route 35, Katonah, NY 10536.
Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th from 9:30am-4:30pm
Kids will have a blast this weekend at the Weschester Children’s Museum when they make slime! This includes a variety of different slime recipes for kids to make such as Applesauce Cinnamon Dough; Fluffy Slime; Fruity Play Dough, and more. Weschester Children’s Museum,
Saturday, March 18th from 10:00am-11:00am
Free Children’s Book Reading for Women’s History Month
Enjoy free children’s book reading of “Draw, Paint, Tell” by Caren Sacks. Plus, enjoy goodies for the kids and an art activity. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580.
Saturday, March 18th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Children’s Art Workshop: St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Mobile
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making a pot of gold art mobile with artist Rosa Guadalope Fortys. The event is free but families should register in advance. Blue Door Art Center, 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701.
Saturday, March 18th from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Visit the Lenoir Preserve to learn how maple syrup is made. Plus, an optional $5 pancake lunch. Lenoir Preserve, 19 Dudley Street, Yonkers, NY 10701
Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Family Science Workshop: Leap into Moon Science
Enjoy a family science workshop at the Hudson River Museum. Families will learn more about the science of the moon with a wearable demonstration of the phases, make a crater, compare our moon to others, and use their imagination to find and paint a face, a rabbit, or something else on our nearest neighbor in space. Free with museum admission. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701.
Saturday, March 18th at 3:00pm
Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebrate the 66th Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade with Grand Marshal, Fr. Brendan A Fitzgerald. Mclean Avenue, Yonkers, NY.
Saturday, March 18th from 3:00pm-4:00pm (also on April 15, May 13)
Mediate with your family this weekend during this special event at the Westchester Meditation Center. Held at the Warner Library, adults and kids will mediate in separate rooms where kids learn about mindfulness RSVP by emailing [email protected] Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown NY 10591
Saturday, March 18th from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Live Show: “Owl Discovery” with Volunteers for Wildlife
Kids (ages 6 and up) will have the chance to meet live owls during this educational event. New Rochelle Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Sunday, March 19th at 10:00am
Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Attend the 11th Annual Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade with Grand Marshal, Anthony “Tony” O’Callaghan. The parade’s mission is to promote Irish heritage as well as to celebrate Irish Americans in the area. Mamaroneck Avenue.
Sunday, March 19th at 11:00am and 2:00pm
Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School
Beloved children’s book character, Junie B. Jones is coming to Westchester in “Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School.” The show runs for 60 minutes and is perfect for kids in grades 4-6. Emelin Theater,