15 Things to Do with Westchester Kids on MLK Jr. Day

what to do with kids in westchester on martin luther king jr day
“A Raisin in the Sun” will be screened at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

We’re pretty sure kids will spend more time out of school during January than in it, but we can all agree that taking a day out of respect for Martin Luther King, Jr., is more than worth doing.

MLK Day will be held on January 15, 2018. To help you plan your Monday off from school, we’ve gathered a list of kid-friendly ideas. Whether you’re seeking to honor King and his legacy, or you’re just looking forward to spending the day as a family, we have plenty of suggestions.

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1. Volunteer in the name of hurricane relief.

2. Visit the book fair at Barnes & Nobles for arts and crafts, performances and more.

3. Create 19th-century–style tin-punch ornaments.

4. Learn to ski or snowboard.

5. Watch A Raisin in the Sun at the Jacob Burns Film Center.

6. Or screen I am not Your Negro at the Alamo Drafthouse.

7. Embrace winter in a snowshoe outing at Awosting Falls.

8. Take advantage of National Park Fee-Free Day.

9. Enjoy feeding time with the animals at the Greenburgh Nature Center.

10. Not ready to brave the outdoors? Hit one of the local drop-in play spots.

11. Or spend the day indoors and brush up on your coding skills.

12. Visit St. Paul’s Church to learn about King and his efforts with the Civil Rights movement. 

13. Learn to cook in this hands-on session at Sur La table.

14. Attend an interactive story time at Lil Chameleon.

15. Tackle our giant list of things to do with kids this winter (or the one we have just for preschoolers).