MLK Day Weekend with Westchester Kids: Meet Mike Piazza, Free Arts

Things to Do
Image courtesy of the Tanglewood Marionettes

If recent weather has kept your family holed up, recoup from cabin fever with any of the great programs we’ve identified for Westchester and Hudson Valley families this weekend.

Reinforce the meaning of MLK Day by investing time in the Martin Luther King Day of Service. Meet Mike Piazza and other famous athletes at The East Coast National Baseball Card Show or take advantage of the free offerings of assorted workshops in STEAM, improvisational acting, drumming and more at Free Arts Day. More indoor fun can be had with marionettes at the Annual Puppet Festival or embrace the season with fun activities that at Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest.

There's more! Be sure to check our January GoList and our Event Calendar to plan your entire weekend—and beyond!

All Weekend

The East Coast National Baseball Card Show - White Plains
Mike Piazza and other notable sports celebrities will attend this sport-lover’s haven. View memorabilia, make purchases and obtain autographs.

Saturday, January 13

Free Arts Day - Rye
Dabble in a wide variety of STEAM activities, including an improv workshop, a drum circle, singing, painting, drawing, ceramics, 3D printing, creative building and more. Free

Winter Snow Globes – Dobbs Ferry
Make a snow globe in this hands-on art workshop, with a central figure made of clay and "snow" of glitter.

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 include options for families. Free

Hudson Valley Rail Trail WinterFest - Highland
Embrace the cold winter months in the great outdoors with a chili contest, roasted chestnuts, toasted marshmallows, wagon rides, a wood-carving demonstration, refreshments and more.

See all Saturday events.

Sunday, January 14

Annual Puppet Festival - Nyack
Take in a performance of The Dragon King by the Tanglewood Marionettes.

Candlelight Tour – New City
Didn’t get to all the holiday attractions in December? 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.

Square Dancing - Sparkill
Learn favorites like the Virginia Reel, Cotton-Eyed Joe and other American classic dances, led by a professional square-dance caller. Do-si-do!

See all Sunday events.

Monday, January 15

J-Teen Leadership Responds - Scarsdale
In honor of MLK Day, a county-wide, interfaith teen volunteer event is being organized to provide shipments of humanitarian and medical supplies to aid with hurricane relief efforts.

Tin-Punch Decorating Workshop - Chappaqua
Step back in time at the Horace Greeley House and learn to create 19th-century–style tin-punch ornaments, reflective of the style adorning everyday objects of centuries ago. Free

See all Monday events.

Beyond Westchester

Under Water Bubble Show - Stamford
Join the “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia—seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others—on this imaginary journey.

Disney on Ice Presents Let's Celebrate! at XL Center  - Hartford
Tinkerbell takes you on a journey of Disney stories live on ice. Appearances by Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Tiana, Anna and Elsa and more.

Don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar for even more fun happening throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley!