Free in January: 30+ Things to Do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley

Come to the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum after hours and explore exhibits for free on family free nights. Photo courtesy of the museum
Come to the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum after hours and explore exhibits for free on family free nights. Photo courtesy of the museum

Looking for FREE things to do in Westchester and the Hudson Valley this January? Read on for dozens of great options. 

As spectacular as the holidays are in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, all of the celebrations can take a toll on the family budget. Luckily, we've found tons of fun family-friendly events in January that are FREE to enjoy, so you can give the wallet a rest.  

These awesome activities include an acrobatics performance, interactive science demonstrations, and celebrations of winter held outdoors and indoors. January is also the start of the maple-sugaring season in the area, and you can kick it off with a backyard sugaring workshop. Read on for more of our top FREE event picks in January, and don't forget to eyeball our just-released Best of January List, which includes our top picks all month long. You can always find more freebies in our Guide to Free Things To Do in Westchester with Kids and our rundown of 50 Free Places to Play in Westchester and the Hudson Valley with Kids.

Note that some events listed below may require advance registration. Click through to the listings for details.

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Places featured in this article:


Trailside Nature Museum - Ward Pound Reservation

Sheldrake Environmental Center

Harrison Public Library - West Harrison Branch

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary

Harrison Public Library - Richard E. Halperin Building
Robert the Guitar Guy
Larchmont Public Library - 10:00 AM Pick
Train Time
Harrison Public Library - West Harrison Branch - 10:30 AM Pick
Afternoons at the Library
Armonk Library - 4:00 PM Pick
Chess for Kids
New Rochelle Public Libaray - 4:30 PM Pick
Cooking with Kids - Valentine's Day Brownie Kabobs
Rye Free Reading Room at Rye Public Library - 4:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides