April GoList: The Best Things To Do in Westchester with Kids

Things to Do

Spring has arrived in Westchester, as evidenced not only by the blossoms and warmer temperatures, but also by the abundance of fabulous family activities springing up this month! Our April GoList is bursting with colorful activities to choose from—and it wasn’t easy narrowing down our top picks.

The great events coming up include several events that revivify the Colonial era, including Colonial Day, which allows visitors to interact with tradesmen of the day and see demos like blacksmithing. Try some hands-on activities at the Annual WHUD Kids Fair or truck on over to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical, one of several family-friendly performances taking place.

April is also loaded with numerous Earth Day activities, such as the Green Ossining’s Earth Day Festival. And, though not a holiday, the celebration of the anniversary of Israel’s founding includes a lavish agenda at Israel’s 70th Birthday Celebration.

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Get hands-on at the annual WHUD Kids Fair. Image credit: 100.7 WHUD

Annual WHUD Kids Fair - Purchase
Saturday, April 7, 2018
This popular annual event features assorted attractions for kids including hands-on activities, bouncy houses, fingerprint identification, sports, live entertainment, games and more. Support a good cause while having fun!

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical - Tarrytown
Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Bay Area Children's Theatre brings this musical adaptation of the popular children's book by the same name to the Tarrytown Music Hall. Will Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Excavator, Bulldozer and Crane Truck ever get to bed??

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Peekskill
Monday, April 9, 2018
This multi-faceted production merges acrobatics, Chinese dance, ancient and contemporary music and elaborate costumes. Ok, it’s a little late for a weeknight, but…

Travel back in time at Colonial Day. Image credit: Thomas Paine Cottage Museum

Colonial Day – New Rochelle
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Immerse your family in the colonial era, with assorted ways to experience days of yore. Visit the one-room schoolhouse, buy historic sweets from the colonial baker, see blacksmithing, fiddling, candle dipping, weaving, spinning and more.

Israel’s 70th Birthday Celebration - Hartsdale
Sunday, April 15, 2018
This countywide celebration, marking Israel’s 70th anniversary, will feature performances, kids’ activities (including a toddler room), Kosher food, a Krav Maga session, manicures, a photo exhibit, a collaborative art project and more.

A lively performance by the West Point Concert Band won’t cost a thing! Photo courtesy of West Point.

West Point Concert Band - Tarrytown
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The West Point Concert Band will give a free performance at Tarrytown Music Hall. Enjoy rousing musical numbers without having to cross the Hudson River!

Green Ossining’s Earth Day Festival – Ossining
Saturday, April 21, 2018
One of many great Earth Day celebrations in Westchester, this water-themed celebration, which will be held adjacent to the Ossining Train Station at Louis Engel Waterfront Park, will have a kids’ activity area, vendors, live music, local food and eco demonstrations. Free

Sheep-to-Shawl - Sleepy Hollow 
Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, 2018
This annual event celebrates all things "woolly" through activities and hands-on displays like yarn-dyeing to help visitors understand how fabric goods were made in colonial America. Scottish border collies, a period fashion show and colonial storytelling add to the fun.

Family Fun Day - Tarrytown
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Enjoy a fun-filled day of circus workshops, performances, spring crafts, healthy snacks and more—all free.

Cheer on your favorite ducky as one of the highlights of Y Healthy Kids Day. Photo: Susan Miele for Mommy Poppins.

Y Healthy Kids Day - Sleepy Hollow
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Enjoy food from local eateries, a climbing wall, rides and carnival games, live music and (drum roll …) the famous Rubber Ducky Derby!  Cheer on your favorite quacker as swarms descend upon the waterfall toward the finish line. Read our first-hand review.

Spring Celebration Pinkster Festival – New Paltz
Saturday, April 28, 2018
An early-American traditional, the celebration of Pinkster combines Dutch and African traditions. Revivified in this historic setting, the festival will feature West African-inspired cuisine, traditional African drumming and dance, as well as African games, crafts and more.

Don't forget to check out our Event Calendar for many more events happening this month and beyond.