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Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: SpringFest, Pinkalicious & Teen Night April 11-12

Regardless of what the weather brings to Westchester this weekend, we’ve got a great lineup of family activities to keep you entertained!

Spring is in the air at the annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival and SpringFest Street Fair, two of many upcoming seasonal fetes in the Hudson Valley.

Younger kids can enjoy indoor performances, such as Pinkalicious the Musical and the B.Y.O.K. (Bring Your Own Kids) Concert Series. Meanwhile, older kids can try the Hudson River Museum's all-new Teen Night or the Book-to-Movie Adaptation Series at the Mamaroneck Public Library.

Also, don’t miss Opening Day at the Science Barge or Chappaqua's It’s a Beautiful Day in Our Neighborhood, which both have tons of FREE activities.

These are just some of the activities we’ve culled from our Event Calendar. Check it out for even more options, and also consult our April GoList for our top picks for the whole month.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Juggling, Quiz Show, Safe Driving for Teens April 6-10

Whether you’re on spring break or recovering from last week's school recess, there are a lot of family activities going on in Westchester. If you’re uneasy about giving your high schoolers the keys to the car (and who isn’t?), sign them up for a Teen Safe Driving Workshop. Or test your wits against other kids at Quiz Show Friday or catch comedic juggler Will Shaw.

But that’s not all! We’ve rounded up our top picks for each weekday—so read on, click through for details, and be sure to check out our Event Calendar and April GoList for even more happenings in Westchester for families. If you haven't already, subscribe to our FREE newsletters to get posts like this delivered right to your inbox.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Spring Break & Easter Fun March 30-April 3

Most schools are closed for spring break this week, but there’s no need to panic: Mommy Poppins has a jam-packed lineup of fun and enriching activities for Westchester families! We’ve assembled our top picks for every weekday, most of which are FREE.

Celebrate Easter at the Easter Egg Hunt Bunny Bounce or get your geek on at Sciencetellers. There’s also a Fancy Nancy Party in honor of the fictional kid-lit character, who’s turning 10!

Read on for more details, and then check out our roundup of egg hunts and our Event Calendar for more options. If you haven't already, subscribe to our FREE newsletters to get posts like this delivered right to your inbox.

Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: Egg Hunts, WHUD Kids Fair and Live Shows, Mar. 28-29

Welcome spring! Many of this weekend's events celebrate Easter including a breakfast with the Easter Bunny, a holiday spring celebration and an egg hunt. Whether you observe Easter or not, kids will likely enjoy learning all about bunnies.

Also this weekend, there are three exciting stage performances: The Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise and the Hare, The Greatest Pirate Story (N)EVER Told! and Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, as well as an intriguing film called The Boy and the World. Plus, the annual WHUD Kids Fair returns to Westchester for its 20th anniversary!

Remember, our Event Calendar features many other events, including nature, science and art programs.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: STEAM Fun, Disney Live and More, Mar. 23-27

Activities for Westchester families this week are really STEAM-ing up! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, and several of our top picks fall under that acronym, including The Wright Stuff, Mad About Math and Mad Scientists Club. If you're looking for something less academic, there’s Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, plus a host of other kid-friendly activities in our Event Calendar.

Read on for more info about our top picks for this week—many of which are FREE. If you haven't already, sign up for our FREE newsletters to get our latest posts and event roundups delivered right to your inbox.

Weekend Fun with Westchester Kids: St. Patrick’s Day Lives On, Free Arts Day and More, Mar. 21-22

This weekend in Westchester is a great time to be out and about with your family, as there’s a lot happening all over the county! The fun can be grouped into three main categories: St. Patrick’s Day, shows and art.

Though St. Patty’s Day took place earlier this week, it isn’t time to pack up your “Kiss Me I’m Irish” garb yet! The fun continues at the Yonkers Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade or Annual Sound Shore-Mamaroneck St. Patrick’s Day Parade

As for shows, there are a bunch of appealing performances to choose from: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Macbeth, Fly Guy & Other Stories, Sammy Cortino: Magic to Rock and Free Concert: Yonkers Philharmonic.

For programs featuring the visual arts, get inspired at Open House and Free Arts Day, Museums at the Library Day or Celebrate Turkish Culture: Water Marbling Demonstration.

But wait—there’s more! Read on for even more fun events this weekend, then click through to our Event Calendar for even more events, both this weekend and beyond.

Westchester Gyms with Childcare: Where Parents Can Exercise While Kids Work Out

Warmer weather is just around the corner and springtime often brings with it resolutions to get active and stay fit--great ideas for the entire family! Along with indoor play spaces and kids-only gyms, Westchester also has several choices for families who want to get all of their exercising done in one fell swoop. While many local gyms have nurseries or playrooms where little kids can hang out while their parents work out, several have gone one step further and created sports and activity programs to keep kids busy while parents pound out miles on the treadmill or try to master those impossible double-unders.

Several fitness centers throughout Westchester offer comprehensive programs for kids that include everything from dance to cheerleading; sports to CPR training. Read on for details on keeping the whole family fit and active.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Cupcake Wars, Night Time Arts and More, Mar. 16-20

Looking for fun things to do this week in Westchester with your kids? Look no further, as our weekday roundup showcases our favorite events happening each day of the week!

Our top picks for this week happen to fall into two categories: arts-and-crafts and entertainment. If you’re looking to bring out the creative side of your kids, you can go either the Picasso route with Night Time Arts or the Ace of Cakes route with Cupcake Wars. For entertainment, one of several options is to venture back to the ‘80s (leg warmers and all) with OMG I Love That Movie! Film Series.

But don’t stop there: Read on for the rest and click through to our Events Calendar for more great activities happening this week and beyond. Plus, our March GoList highlights our top picks for the rest of the month and you can sign up for our FREE newsletters to get it all in your inbox!

Weekend Fun with Westchester Kids: St. Patrick’s Day, Sugarfest and More, Mar. 14-15

At long last, the temperatures are rising, the snow is melting and spring is in the air--just in time to get out and enjoy all the fun activities that Westchester has to offer this weekend, including some great outdoor events.

Though St. Patrick’s Day is practically a month-long event around here, things heat up this weekend with several parades, including the Annual White Plains St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Annual Eastchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There are also shows that are relevant to the theme, like Caladh Nua: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Family Concert for St. Patrick’s Day and Song of the Sea. Plus, as feasting is a big part of holiday celebrations, get your preparations done at Let's Cook Together!

Other highlights this weekend: She Did...and So Can You! A Celebration of Women's History Month, an interactive commemoration and inspiring event; the continuation of maple-sugaring events like Sugarfest and Sugarin' Off; and for sports fans, The East Coast National Baseball Card Show.  

Read on for details and consult our March GoList and Event Calendar to plan every day of the month! 

Your 75 Best Family Vacation Destinations

We recently asked you to share your top family vacation destinations and once again you came through. With your suggestions, We put together this list of the 75 of the best family-friendly travel spots from as nearby as around the corner to as far off as South Africa. You're a well-traveled bunch with great ideas for family-vacation fun, whether you have a weekend or a week.

Can't get enough inspiration here? Visit our sister site to read about the best family travel destinations plus some great tips on why you should go. Check out our Family Travel Guide for more great family vacation destinations.

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