All things entertaining in Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley
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Kristin Taveira covers fun things to do with kids in the Hudson Valley, visiting SplashDown Beach Water Park in Kingston, the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem and the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills in the process of her reporting. She has been writing for Newsday since 2005 and also covers real estate, home interior trends and green living for Newsday Long Island. She recently relocated to Westchester County, where she lives with her family.
Families are invited to travel back in time and learn about 19th-century holiday traditions during a tour of Sunnyside, the bucolic riverside home of the Hudson Valley’s own literary legend, Washington Irving (3 W. Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown; 914-366-6900; www.hudsonvalley.org).
Through works such as “Old Christmas,” “Newstead Abbey” and the “Knickerbocker History,” Irving brought to life a...Read more »
"The Truth About Lies," an independent romantic comedy starring Odette Annable, is filming in the Morning View Heights and Hardscrabble Lake areas of Chappaqua today. A caravan of about 10 cars, three vans, three trucks and a tour bus was spotted coming and going this morning in the residential area, where the crew was doing a one-day shoot of a lake scene for the film.
While executive...Read more »
Hudson Valley kids are invited to come for tea and treats at two local tea parties this Saturday and Sunday, as follows:
Royal tea party in Mamaroneck
Little princesses and princes ages 5 and up are invited to put on their most regal attire and ride their pumpkin coaches to Lola’s Tea House at Chocolations, a specialty sweet shop and chocolate factory. The staff will be dolled up in...Read more »
Little ghosts and goblins are invited to pull up a bale of hay and settle in for a screening of two kid-friendly movies as Stew Leonard’s Garden Center in Yonkers transforms into the Halloween Hay Bale Theater.
Has Linus found the most sincere pumpkin patch in all the land? Will he finally see the Great Pumpkin rise? Find out during the 1966 animated favorite, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie...Read more »
Looking for family-friendly outdoor entertainment? You’ll find live music, food and fun for the whole family at the 4th annual Yorktown Festival and Street Fair. This year’s event will feature continuous live musical performances from four stages, ranging from doo-wop to bluegrass to jazz to rock, plus a performer portraying Elvis.
There are kiddie rides, inflatables and dance demonstrations...Read more »
Looking for the perfect pumpkin for Halloween? This weekend, Muscoot Farm in Katonah hosts a pumpkin-picking event to benefit a good cause.
On Sunday and Monday, visitors are invited to hitch a ride on a hay wagon out to Muscoot Farm’s pumpkin field to pick their own, or to skip the ride and visit the garden, where harvested pumpkins will be displayed for sale. While there, stroll the grounds,...Read more »
How would your kids like to climb through a forest like a squirrel, swing from a tree like a monkey and take a rest on a leaf like a ladybug? Young adventurers and their families are invited to find out at the Nature’s Discovery Playground at Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale.
To encourage outdoor exploration, all of the equipment at this unique playground, designed for kids 2 to 12 years...Read more »
Fans of sabertooth squirrel Scrat and his prehistoric pals can get a behind-the-scenes look at how animated films are made in a new exhibit, "Ice Age" to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios. The exhibit, which includes movie clips, rarely seen concept drawings, sculptural models, digital stills and more, opened on Sunday at the Katonah Museum of Art, where it will...Read more »
Little bookworms are invited to enjoy readings, food, music and more at Historic Hudson Valley’s Children’s Book Day, an annual festival celebrating children’s literature. The event will take place on Saturday at Sunnyside, the historic Tarrytown homestead of author Washington Irving.
In addition to book signings -- more than 60 children’s authors and illustrators will be on hand -- the day’s...Read more »
Hundreds of Hudson Valley hawks will make their annual pilgrimage to warmer climes this weekend, and there are plenty of family-friendly ways to bid the birds bon voyage. A breakfast at Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch, a guided, kid-friendly hike and an organized watch on a lawn are three great ways to get a front-row seat for the exciting sight of hawks in flight.
Saturday: Watch the birds at Teatown...Read more »