A family bowling outing is a classic go-to activity no matter the season. Nowadays, bowling alleys have become flashy, multi-faceted venues with added attractions like arcades, rides—even ax-throwing.
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After a year of cancelations, it's time to focus on what we can do. We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly destinations open now in Westchester. These spots include cultural sites, sports venues, indoor play spaces, and open spaces for outdoor adventures. Despite the pandemic, there's actually a lot for local families to do.
Be sure to bookmark this resource for all your upcoming adventures; we'll update it as the situation warrants. As always, there are many more ideas for keeping busy on our Event Calendar.
If you’re worried about how to keep the kids busy during a winter break staycation, we've got you covered. We've rounded up more than 20 fun things to do during the February break with Westchester kids.
These picks for Presidents Day week include in-person events, at-home activities, and fun anytime excursions.
Stave off cabin fever this season with this ultimate guide to winter fun. We've found 30 fun ways to spend the cold winter days. Though indoor options are limited, there are plenty of ways for Westchester and Hudson Valley families to keep kids active and entertained all season long.
Whether you're looking for winter sports, weekend getaways, workshops, nature programs, or indoor activities with limited capacity, we’ve got you covered. Consider trying a winter sport like snow tubing or skiing, get hands-on in a makerspace, whip up your own hot chocolate bombs, and maybe find a new passion.
Keep the holiday spirits high this season by knocking your kids' socks off with a showstopping Christmas dessert. To top off your at-home Christmas dinner, we’ve combed through Westchester bakeries in search of the most festive, mouth-watering holiday sweets to end your holiday on a high note.
Whether you crave cake or cookies, are traditional or experimental, we've got Christmas dessert options galore. What's more, these special holiday offerings even include hot cocoa bombs, the trendy new treat for sipping in holiday flavors and styles.
Read on for the skinny on Christmas desserts, plus be sure to check out our ideas for new holiday traditions you can start with your family this year.
One holiday tradition that’s right on track in an otherwise odd year is an elaborate holiday feast. Although 2020 isn’t the best time to dine indoors, many Westchester restaurants are planning elaborate Christmas dinner, Christmas Eve, and Hanukkah menus for takeout or delivery this holiday season.
Whether your idea of a holiday meal includes a feast of the seven fishes, a Buche de Noel, or a Dickensian Victorian Christmas dinner menu complete with stuffed goose, we’ve got you covered with this roundup of area restaurants offering festive Christmas dinner and holiday takeout. A bonus: By placing an order, you're supporting local restaurants in a time of urgent need. As a courtesy to the workers, be sure to tip generously.
Looking for more to do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Take a driving tour of holiday lights, cozy up for a holiday film, or get silly with some holiday jokes and riddles. Our Holiday Fun Guide is loaded with ways to make the most of the holiday season—even in 2020.
Drive-thru light shows are all the rage in 2020, bringing with them visual all-ages entertainment that avoids exposure to COVID. Numerous illuminated extravaganzas have popped up in the tri-state area to put a twinkle in our children’s eyes, and we couldn't wait to check out Westchester’s Winter Wonderland at the Kensico Dam Plaza. Formerly an uber-popular walkthrough experience, Westchester's Winter Wonderland has been reimagined for safe, seasonal fun this year.
Read on for our full review and a sneak peek at some of the stunning displays, and remember our Event Calendar and Holiday Fun Guide are overflowing with curated picks to celebrate, whether you want to venture out or need some ideas for a festive night at home.
While apple picking season is winding down, the rich orchards of Westchester and the Hudson Valley are more than one-trick ponies. Many of the orchards we flock to for farm fun also feature vineyards and hard cider houses. Some are particularly appealing to families, making a visit a fun outing for all ages.
Below we've rounded up 10 destinations for hard apple cider and wine that are suitable for kids. Once you've sampled your way through Westchester and the Hudson Valley, be sure to check out our roundup of family-friendly wineries on Long Island. We've also got plenty more seasonal picks in our Fall Fun Guide.