Oh, to be a kid in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this weekend! So many fun, family-friendly events abound, be forewarned: The task of picking and choosing may be difficult. This weekend garnered the most mentions in our May GoList—and for good reason.
The previous tradition of the annual Pinkster festival has been revamped and renamed Djembes and Dance, a festival celebrating African influences on American culture, including drumming, dancing, cooking and more. This isn’t the only cultural festival on tap. The Asian-American Festival is of similar intent with the focus on Eastern influences and hands-on workshops and entertaining performances. But for out-of-this-world fun, resistance is futile at the annual UFO Fair (or, for that matter, at the tantalizing Gardiner Cupcake Festival). For a robust agenda of hands-on art fun using assorted media—including chocolate!—don’t miss the annual Family Arts Bash.
Read on for our top weekend picks and click each listing for full details. Consult our guide to spring fun and our Event Calendar for even more resources. Stay in the know by signing up for our newsletters!
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