As both a mom and a teacher, I truly believe it is just about impossible to overstate the importance and creativity of Dr. Seuss’ amazing books for children. Every year, in early March, schools, libraries, books stores, families and artists of all stripes come together to celebrate Dr Seuss’ Birthday and the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. This year Dr. Seuss’ birthday falls on Sunday, March 2, and many venues in Westchester County--including several of our recently featured Rivertowns--will be celebrating in his honor. Fry up a batch of “Green Eggs and Ham” and then head out to one of these Seusstastic celebrations! Some programs require advance registration or have residency restrictions so be sure to check in advance!
Sunday, March 2
Reader's Theater Presentation of The Sneetches - White Plains
The Trove at White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue
Children in grades 2 through 6 are invited to take part in a Reader’s Theater production of The Sneetches in honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day. Participants will rehearse from 2-2:30pm and perform for family and friends from 2:30-3pm. Contact R. Rasmussen at 914-422-1499 for details or to register. FREE.
Monday, March 3
Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party - Yonkers
Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue
Children ages 4 and up are invited to a special Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at 4pm. Children will enjoy hearing Dr. Seuss stories and making related crafts. Register in person in the Children’s Room or by calling (914) 337-1500, ext 306. FREE.
Read Across America Storytime - White Plains
Barnes & Noble, 230 Main Street at City Center
At 3:30pm, children and families are invited to a reading of Green Eggs and Ham. Fun, Seuss-style activities will follow. FREE.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' 100th Birthday - Irvington
Irvington Public Library, 12 South Astor Street
Ages 4 and up are invited to the Irvington Public Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at 3:30pm. There will be stories, crafts and a special Seuss snack. Space is limited and registration is required; call (914) 951-7840 or register in advance in person. FREE.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! - Tarrytown
The Warner Library, 121 North Broadway
In honor of National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, The Warner Library is inviting children ages 4 and up to join them for Dr. Seuss stories, activities and refreshments at 4pm. FREE.
Read Across America Storytime - Mohegan Lake
Barnes & Noble, 3089 E. Main Street at Cortlandt Town Center
At 11am, children and families are invited to a reading of Green Eggs and Ham. Fun, Seuss-style activities will follow. FREE.
Tuesday, March 4th
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday - Yonkers
Crestwood Library, 16 Thompson Street
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at 4pm. Ages 4-8. Registration required. Call (914) 337-1500, ext 306. FREE.
Saturday, March 8th
Seussish-ness - Peekskill
Orange Splot Art Spot, 1009 Park Street
Orange Splot will be hosting a FREE “Seussish-ness” Open Art Lab. The party starts at 1pm and will feature games, arts and crafts. This is a unique opportunity to experience Orange Splot; Art Labs are normally $20/child.
Sunday, March 23rd
Yertle the Turtle - Mount Kisco
Westmoreland Sanctuary, 260 Chestnut Ridge Road
A wee bit late for official Read Across America Day, but still in time to celebrate Dr. Seuss in the month of March, Westmoreland Sanctuary will be introducing visitors to Yurtle, the resident painted turtle, and exploring the history and habitats of water turtles. The program will include a reading of Dr. Seuss’ Yurtle the Turtle. 10:30am. Members are FREE; Non-members pay $5. To register, contact Steve Ricker at email@example.com.