The coming three-day weekend is a great time to be in Westchester and the Hudson Valley! Our weekend picks include both indoor and outdoor activities ranging from celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., to communing with nature or catching a show.
Reinforce the meaning of MLK Day by investing time at conscience-raising event. The whole family can volunteer at Martin Luther King Day of Service. Promising performances include Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, but for FREE admission, Bubblemania is a pop-ular choice. Embrace the winter at Awosting Falls Snowshoe Outing or think warm thoughts (and get a jumpstart on summer planning) at Westchester Family’s Camp Fair.
There's more! Be sure to check our January GoList and our Event Calendar to plan your entire weekend—and beyond! (Need a drop-off activity on MLK Day? Check out our list of drop-off camps.)
The East Coast National Baseball Card Show: Winter Extravaganza - White Plains
Sports and collectible enthusiasts can view memorabilia, make purchases and obtain autographs. Friday-Sunday.
Saturday, January 14
Martin Luther King Day of Service – Multiple Locations
The weekend leading up to MLK Day is designated for volunteering (“a day ON, not off”). Volunteer opportunities abound for families, including fun activities like baking and crafting. Some projects can even be done at home. FREE
Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could - Mamaroneck
Find out why the Washington Post wrote of this performer, "Classic American rock-n-roll with a big ol' heart and a wide smile … like a double dose of happy pills."
Annual Puppet Festival - Nyack
In addition to enjoying a puppet show, kids also get to make their own puppet—for a potential future as the next Muppeteer, perhaps?
Dia:Beacon Community Free Day - Beacon
Take advantage of this FREE opportunity to view special exhibitions and performances, as well as participate in interactive family art workshops.
Bubblemania - Scarsdale
“Pop” on over to this entertaining event, featuring comedy, music and, of course, bubbles. FREE, but tickets are required.
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Sunday, January 15
Candlelight Tour – New City
Visit the historic 1832 Jacob Blauvelt farmhouse, illuminated with candlelight and lanterns, and experience Dutch American holiday traditions of the 1830s, including music and song and seasonal refreshments.
Owl Prowl - Ossining
“Hoo” goes there? Lurking in the forest and fields are great-horned and screech owls. Can you find them? Learn about these nocturnal creatures on a brisk outdoor exploration.
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Monday, January 16
MLK Jr. Day Painting Party with Art Partay - Larchmont
Paint away while supporting a good cause on this day of no school.
Awosting Falls Snowshoe Outing - Kerhonkson
Older kids and adults are invited to don their best snowshoes for a scenic trek with visits to a towering rock formation, a stream and 65-foot falls.
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Here’s an opportunity you don’t find every day: Spend the day learning how to ice fish at DEEP CARE Family Ice Fishing Workshop. All fishing tackle and course materials are provided for FREE!
Disney on Ice Presents "Let's Celebrate!" will perform a four-day stint in Connecticut, featuring appearances by Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, Anna and Elsa and more.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Family Day at the Bruce Museum with African and African-American stories and music, performed by a seasoned storyteller and jazz vocalist.
Don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar for even more fun happening throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley!
Photo: Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could