Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: May 12-14

Hudson Valley Pirate Festival

Your Awesome Westchester Weekend: May 12-14

Your awesome Westchester weekend is here and it’s packed with activities and events to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day. You’ll also find some unique festivals like the Cupcake Festival, Hudson Valley Pirate Festival, and Catskill Cuisine Festival. Check out our complete listings below:

Check out our list of Mother’s Day Brunch ideas in Westchester

Bannerman Island Cruise and Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2.5 hour tour as you and your kids learn more about the historic Bannerman Island. The event includes a 30-minute boat ride and a 45-minute walking tour to visit the ruins and gardens of Bannerman Castle ruins and gardens, and more. 2 Red Flynn Dr, Beacon, NY 12508.

Friday, May 12th-Sunday, May 14th
Palisades Mall Carnival

Families can enjoy rides, games, food, and fun at The Palisades Mall. 1000 Palisades Center Drive, Nyack, NY

Friday, May 12th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
STEM-Tastic 2023

The 7th Annual STEM-tastic Festival returns to Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont for an afternoon of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. This free event includes hands-on activities for families and kids of all ages where they can learn, touch, do, create, build, and innovate. This includes using drones, LEGO challenges, robotics, exploring circuits with iCamp, exploring the science of sound with Bach To Rock, and much more with over 30 expert-led experiences. Hommocks Middle School, 130 Hommocks Rd Larchmont, NY 10538

Saturday, May 13th from 9:00am–11:00am
Adult & Child Mothers Day Baking

Parents and their kids will enjoy a morning of cooking together. This includes baking Lemon Pudding Cake, Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream, and Blueberry Mascarpone Tart. For kids age seven and up. Gather Culinary, 79 Verona Avenue, Yonkers, NY.

Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th from 9:30am–10:30am
Stew Leonards Mother’s Day Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast hosted at  Clover the Cow and friends at Stew Leonards in Yonkers. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive Yonkers, NY 10710.

Saturday, May 13th from 10:00am-11:00am
Animal Interactions

Enjoy a guided tour at one of Muscoot Farm’s enclosures to see, touch, and learn more about an animal of the farmer’s choice! Pre-registration is required; tickets are $25 per person; for ages 8+. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100 Katonah, New York 10536.

Saturday, May 13th from 10:00am-11:00am
Reenactor Showcase

Reenactors and vistiors are invited to attend the annual Reenactor Showcase at the historic John Jay Homestead.  The showcase will take place during the weekly Farmers Market where families can shop from a variety of local vendors. John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY, 10536.

Saturday, May 13th from 10:00am-11:00am
Hudson Valley Pirate Festival 2023

Enjoy this family-friendly with pirates! Families can enjoy a weekend of singing, dancing, sword fighting, vendors, food and beverages. Mermaids, Pirate Ships, Lots of Treasures to be found. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 5-13 and children 4 and under are free. They are also offering a Mother’s Day Brunch on May 14th at 2pm. Free to all moms and $5 for family members. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561.

Saturday, May 13th from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Catskill Cuisine Festival

Held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival),  families can enjoy the beauty of the region with shopping, food, book signings, hands-on demos, music, family-friendly entertainment, and demos from celebrity chefs such as Alton Brown, Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marcus Samuelsson, and Geoffrey Zakarian. Hosted by Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association and Bethel Woods Center the event marks a fun fusion of food to highlight the gorgeous area with its scenic backdrop. Coined “Catskills Cuisine,” the event takes inspiration from local fare, farmers, and restaurants, featuring 20-25 chefs participating in tastings, demonstrations and hands-on experiences to immerse visitors in the county. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, NY 12720

Sunday, May 14th at 9:00am
Mother’s Day 5K

Enjoy a fun run with your family for Mother’ Day with a 5K or two-mile walk. The 5K is only for females and the 2M walk can include moms and their kids. Taconic wine glasses filled with mimosas will be given out to adult finishers. 2957 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY US 10598.

2023 Bicycle Sundays take place on the following dates:

Sunday, May 14th from 10:00am-2:00pm
Bicycle Sundays

The popular Westchester County program Bicycle Sundays is back this spring! As the County’s longest running recreational program, Bicycle Sundays started in 1974 that quickly became a beloved County-wide activity. Through this program, Westchester residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor exercise while having access to the Bronx River Parkway — without any cars. Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers.

Sunday, May 14th from 10:00am-3:00pm
Sheep Shearing

This all day event features live sheep shearing, activities, vendors, and more! Wool vendors include: Bield Farm, Dashing Star Farm, Flowering Heart and Carapace Farm, Point of View Farm and Winter’s Past Farm. Free. Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100 Katonah, New York 10536.

Sunday, May 14th from 11:00am-4:00pm
Cupcake Festival

Enjoy a sweet weekend with Mom at the annual cupcake festival. This includes gourmet cupcakes, food trucks, gifts and more. Admission is free. Free parking at The Newburgh Mall. Heritage Financial Park, 1500 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Sunday, May 14th from 11:00am–5:00pm
Family Art Workshop: Flowers for Mom

This Mothers Day weekend, give the gift of everlasting flowers to the person who has nurtured you throughout your life. Make an original floral bouquet using construction paper, scissors, and glue. Recommended for ages 6+. Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701.

Sunday, May 14th at 1:00pm-4:00pm
Smash Flower Print Workshop

Families can enjoy a free drop-in art workshop where they can create a colorful print using dyes from freshly cut flowers. 115 7th Street, Verplanck, NY 10596