Celebrate the winter season this weekend at the annual Winter Fest at Hackett Hill Park. Photo courtesy of Hyde Park Recreation
Celebrate the winter season this weekend at the annual Winter Fest at Hackett Hill Park. Photo courtesy of Hyde Park Recreation

Things To Do in Westchester this Weekend: Winterfest, Bindlestiff Cirkus, Owls

The final weekend of January brings lots of fun indoor and outdoor winter activities for Westchester and Hudson Valley families. Whether you're looking to embrace winter or dodge it, there's a variety of programming to choose from.

If your family is in the "embrace winter" camp, your best bet may be the FREE Hyde Park Winterfest, offering assorted snow sports plus warming treats like marshmallow-roasting and hot cocoa. Alternatively, try the Winter Story Walk, a less sporty affair that ventures into the nature preserve but also tops off with cocoa and treats; this, too, is FREE.

Our favorite performance this week is by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Crafty indoor fun (with an eco-conscious bent) can be found at the upcycling Book/Magazine Sculpture Workshop. Fans of American Girl dolls—or even stuffed animals—can gear up for Lunar New Year by crafting doll attire and learning about the holiday.

There's more where that came from, so read on for our top picks. Be sure to check out our Event Calendar for daily activities. If you haven't done so already, sign up for our newsletters to stay in the know! 


Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Hackett Hill Park
59 East Market Street
Hyde Park,, NY 12538

William K Love Preserve
W South, 11 Salem Hill Road
South Salem, NY 10590

The Rye Arts Center
51 Milton Road
Rye, NY 10580

Girl AGain
4 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606

Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road Academic Arts Theatre in the Hankin Academic Arts Building
Valhalla, NY 10595

H.C. Crittenden Middle School
10 MacDonald Avenue
Armonk, NY 10504

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Queens Museum
New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets
New York, NY