Places to Play in Mount Kisco: Where Westchester Kids Can Play and Learn

So far this month, Mommy Poppins has shined a spotlight on Mount Kisco, taking a look at what to do and where to eat with kids in this bustling town. Now, as we wrap up our month-long coverage of Mount Kisco, we're turning our attention to some of the best places to play in the area. From swings and slides to race cars and Rover, there is an amazingly diverse variety of indoor and outdoor activities and play spaces to choose from in this town covering just a smidge over 3 square miles. Read on for our top picks for playing, learning and having fun in with kids in Mount Kisco. 

Mostly Free and Fun Things To Do With Westchester Kids This Weekend: Kids' Fair, Concert, Authors and More, March 29 & 30

March is winding down and this weekend offers lots of family fun in Westchester. Celebrate the last weekend in March with a day of education and fun at the Annual 100.7 WHUD Kids Fair, which we mentioned in our March Go List. Families can enjoy healthy activities, entertainment, games, sports and more. The Voracious Reader in Larchmont is celebrating its 7th Birthday and you can join the celebration with a day of book signings, sales, story times and birthday cake.

Celebrate the wonderful tapestry of peoples, languages and cultures that weave the community together at Global Village Day at Byram Hills High School or check out the Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO at White Plains High School. 

Meet Rosemary Wells of Max and Ruby fame at the Katonah Museum of Art. Learn about her artistic process, listen to a Max and Ruby story and participate in a fun family book-making project. Rosemary will have prints and signed books for sale.

These are just a few of our top picks for this weekend. Read on for more ideas for getting out and exploring Westchester with kids. If you see something that piques your interest, click through to the event listing to view full details. Looking for more options? Be sure to check our Event Calendar for more fun happening this weekend and beyond. And don't forget to sign up for our FREE newsletter to stay up to date on all the latest from Mommy Poppins! 

Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Mount Kisco

We continue our month-long coverage of Mount Kisco with a look at kid-friendly eateries in the area. Walk along East Main Street and South Moger Avenue in Mount Kisco, and it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of locally owned restaurants and eateries that this small townage has to offer. Have no fear, hungry reader! Mommy Poppins has sampled and snacked her way up and down these delicious thoroughfares and has compiled a list of the tastiest and most family-friendly places for your dining pleasure. From soups, pizza and pancakes to French, Indian, Ethiopian, Mexican, Asian and Greek specialties, we've found a meal for every appetite. 

Mostly Free and Fun Things To Do With Kids in Westchester This Weekend: Spring, Parades, Performances and More March 22 & 23

Spring is finally here and we couldn't be happier! To kick off the seasonal celebrations, head to the Greenburgh Nature Center for Spring Fling Fun or take a hike at Teatown Lake Reservation to look for frogs and salamanders returning to mate and lay eggs.

If you haven’t gotten enough Irish this month, the celebrations continue with the Yonkers and Sound Shore-Mamaroneck Saint Patrick’s Day Parades. Katonah Art Center is hosting an Open House and Free Arts Day on Sunday--all activities are FREE and include crafts, music and movement workshops including yoga, Zumba and dance.

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival adds a modern twist to the classic tale, Much Ado About Nothing, at the Paramount Theater. The Tarrytown Music Hall hosts The Very Hungry Caterpillar along with an assortment of other favorite puppet characters.

If you see something that piques your interest, click through to the event listing to view full details. Looking for more options? Be sure to check our Event Calendar for more fun happening this weekend and beyond.

Indoor Rock Climbing Classes and Centers for Westchester Kids

Looking for an active, family-friendly outing that can be enjoyed year round? Rock climbing is a great workout for everyone, targeting muscles all over the body that can often be hard to reach via traditional exercise. It can increase muscle tone and improve cardiovascular health with regular participation. And because climbing requires a combination of physical exertion and creative thinking, even less athletic kids will feel immense pride and satisfaction looking down at what they have accomplished.

Children who are regular climbers credit this activity with helping them concentrate, building their strength and endurance and increasing their overall confidence. Indoor rock climbing facilities provide all of the benefits of this activity without having to worry about the weather. Read on for details on indoor rock climbing in Westchester. Also, be sure to check our Winter Fun Guide for more ways to stay active in Westchester.

Our New Westchester Camp Guide & Business Listings with Improved Search & Features

Recently we asked our readers to take a short survey and share their thoughts about how to improve our Summer Camp Guide. Overwhelmingly, we heard that you wanted a combination of our editorial recommendations, plus the ability to search listings and find recommendations from other parents.

So we're happy to debut our new Camp Guide and our Camp Directory, featuring an improved search, parent reviews and star ratings. Even better: Our overhauled Directory isn't just for camps. Soon we'll introduce listings for party places and services, enriching classes, indoor play spaces and more.

Read on to find out more or head straight to our Summer Camp Guide and Directory to browse the listings and leave reviews for your favorite programs.

Weekend Fun for Kids in Westchester: St. Patrick's Day Parades, Music, Dance and More, March 15 & 16

It’s all things green this weekend as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You'll find parades in Peekskill, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, Buchanan and Eastchester. If parades aren't your thing, head to Westchester Community College for Tomaseen Foley’s Irish Times where folk entertainers charm audiences with laughter, music and dance. A Celtic Concert by the Westchester Harp Ensemble is also being held at the New Rochelle Public Library.

Other St. Patty's Day themed fun includes a Family Hobbit Hike: Looking for Leprechauns--part art outing, part scavenger hunt. Or head to Trailside Nature Museum's In Search of the Color Green

Read on for our top picks for fun this weekend in Westchester. If you see something that piques your interest, click through to the event listing to view full details. Looking for more options? Check out our March Go List which has additional picks for this weekend. Also, be sure to check our Event Calendar for more even more fun happening this weekend and beyond. 

9 Traditional Summer Day Camps in Northern Westchester

The clocks have officially sprung ahead and the temperatures are slowly on the rise. Spring is in the air (finally!) and for many of us, that means locking down a choice summer camp where our kids can play and learn in a fun, nurturing environment. Last week we told you about traditional day camps in Southern Westchester. Now we're turning our focus to the northern part of the county.

Our round-up of traditional summer camps in Northern Westchester includes nine camps that incorporate all aspects of providing an amazing summer experience with expansive grounds, modern facilities and a wide variety of programming sure to please any camper. Read on for our top picks for fun and educational day camps in Westchester's northern towns and villages.

Also, don't forget to check out our new Westchester Camp Directory, full of information for camps of all kinds in and around Westchester. Plus we continuously update our Summer Camp Guide to keep you up-to-date on the latest camp offerings.

Weekend Fun with Westchester Kids: Parades, Maple Sugaring, Planetarium Reopens and More, March 8-9

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead this weekend. Daylight Savings begins on Sunday and that means "longer days" to get out and enjoy all the festivities Westchester has to offer. This weekend also kicks off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade season. Enjoy parades in White Plains and Mount Kisco plus the Northern Westchester Putnam Parade in Mahopac.

It’s also sugaring season, when the warming daytime temperatures stimulate the sap to flow and there are several sugaring events to choose from this weekend. Head to Sugarfest at Westmoreland Sanctuary where you can enjoy the Nannyhagen Creek Band during a pancake breakfast. Or stop by for an informal sugarhouse chat at the Trailside Nature Museum. Muscoot Farm is also joining in on the sugaring fun, Teatown’s naturalists share facts and folklore about this sweet time of year and the Greenburgh Nature Center hosts a Maple Sugaring Party.

This weekend is also the grand opening of the Hudson River Museum’s new state of the art, digital Planetarium. Read on for our top weekend picks. If you see something that piques your interest, click through to the event listing to view full details. Looking for more options? Be sure to check our Event Calendar for more fun happening this weekend and beyond. Also be sure to sign up for our FREE newsletter to get the latest on news and events in Westchester delivered right to your inbox.

12 Traditional Summer Day Camps for Kids in Westchester

While it might be hard to imagine with the winter we have been experiencing, summer is on its way and now is the time many parents are considering summer camp options for their little ones. With so many choices, it may be daunting to find one that works for your family. Luckily, we can help. Our new Camp Directory is full of information for camps of all kinds in and around Westchester. Plus we will be updating our Summer Camp Guide over the next few weeks to keep you up-to-date on the latest camp offerings.

If you're looking to send the the kiddos off for a fun-filled, safe and educational summer experience at one of lower Westchester’s traditional day camps, we've rounded up several camp experiences across the lower part of the county that offer an all-inclusive range of activities from sports, swimming and games to cooking, crafts, visual arts and more, all promising an amazing summer full of fun, friends and memories to last a lifetime. With so many great camps, we're highlighting a baker's dozen of lower Westchester day camps offering traditional camp fun for kids big and small. Also, look for upcoming summer camp open houses for an up close and personal tour of all the facilities and meet and greet with staff.


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