Right now I’m looking out my window and I actually see green everywhere. Spring has officially sprung, which means we can burst out of hibernation and jump back into all of the fun Westchester has to offer families. In case your brain has collected a few cobwebs over the winter (mine definitely has) and you’re at a loss for what to do with your kids, I put together a list of 10 things to do with kids in Westchester this spring.
Sit back, take a sip of coffee and get your calendar ready!
Last week I had the pleasure of being a sponsor at the launch of Booked Parties’ new Booked Marketplace. It’s a curated selection of gifts, party favors, decor and so much more from local small business owners. I met lots of fun new people, spent more money than I should have, and had a fun prize to raffle off to party goers.
But, after I got home, I really wanted to keep the party going. So I’m going to!
If you didn’t already enter my Westchester Family Fun Giveaway (or if you did and you want a to snag a couple of extra entries), you’re in luck! I’m extending the entry period through this Wednesday and opening it up to everyone!
So, what is this fabulous prize?
I’m giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center and a Zip & Zoe mini backpack filled with a few fun goodies to take along on family adventures.
Entrants will also be sent an exclusive Westchester Adventure List with more than 25 ideas for both indoor and outdoor family adventures. The list is a sneak peek at a fun new project I’m working on and will be offering Westchester with Kids readers soon.
Entering the contest is so easy. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below—there are even a few options to earn extra entries and up your chances at winning. Good luck! 🙂
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Earth Day is this coming Saturday, April 22nd and there are plenty of ways to get kids involved. Whether you’re looking to get dirty with some hands-on experience (say, cleaning a local park), you want to teach your kids about recycling, or you want to explore our gorgeous county a little bit, there are a bunch of options over the next two weeks.
Here are some kid-friendly Earth Day events throughout Westchester, broken down by day. I’ll be adding more as I find them, so check back!
With Easter less than a week away, it’s definitely time to get our collective acts together and figure out what the heck we’re going to fill those baskets with. Personally, I have no problem in the candy department. I know what my kids like (and what I like to swipe while they’re at school or sleeping). But what I always have trouble with is adding some not-so sugary goodies that they’ll actually use.
This year, I turned to some local small business owners to see what options they have—and what goodies they have trouble keeping on the shelves. Here’s what they had to say…
With Easter rapidly approaching, I put together a big list of family-friendly Easter fun in and around Westchester.
Whether you’re looking for an Easter egg hunt or a visit with the Bunny himself, look no further! I’ve got a comprehensive list of what Easter fun is happening in Westchester.
We love Westchester Children’s Museum and thought it would be fun to have an after-hours playdate with YOU and your family.
If you’ve never been to Westchester Children’s Museum before, you should stop everything and click the link above to check out our experience there. I’ll wait for you. 😉
Located in Rye right on the boardwalk next to Playland, the museum is a great place for kids to explore. With so many open-ended activities, their creativity can shine and their little brains work in new and exciting ways.
As a special treat, they’re going to be open only for Westchester with Kids readers after hours on Wednesday, April 26th. From 4:30-6pm you and your family can explore the museum at a discounted rate and mingle with other readers. At the end of the night, local author and Scattered Books owner Laura Scott Schaefer will read one of her stories. Books will be available to purchase if anyone would like to have a copy signed.
I’m also putting together swag bags for the first 20 families that join us! If you’d like to contribute, email me at email@example.com.
So are you in?! We’d love to see you there.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. You can snag yours here today!
Have you heard of The Pump and Dump Show?
Described as a one-of-a-kind, interactive, live comedy production that is the Ultimate Mom’s Night Out, The Pump and Dump Show is coming to the Hudson Valley on Thursday March 16th for a show at Levity Live Comedy Club in West Nyack, NY (just a short trip over the Hudson River in the Palisades Mall).
Combining hysterical original songs like Lies We Tell Ourselves and Eat Your F-ing Food with irreverent humor, games, prizes, and more, the “Band of Mothers Tour” is a cathartic night away from the kids hosted by lifelong friends and comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee.
I got a chance to pick Shayna’s brain a bit on the show and how it all got started…
Did you know that farmers markets aren’t just a summertime thing?
While you might think of sunshine and warm summer days when you think of a farmers market, they happen to be alive and well during the winter months as well. Sure, there are fewer winter farmers markets out there, but they’re still there if you’re looking for the freshest farm to table stuff around.
I rounded up a list of six winter farmers markets in Westchester that you can turn to until some of the summer staples open up in April.
This post is sponsored by Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.
1. That Family Feeling
There’s nothing better than the feeling of community when a bunch of positive and friendly individuals come together to have fun. Girl Scout camp fosters healthy relationships and creates lifelong friendships.
2. Safety, Safety, Safety
Did you know that Girl Scout safety standards are stricter than the Department of Health? At Girl Scout camp, we have higher adult to girl ratios, well-trained staff, and stringent safety policies insuring that no matter how much fun she’s having, it’ll be in the safest way possible.