This weekend, local youngsters can celebrate the harvest moon with a spooky night hike, have their faces painted at a museum’s Family Day or see a hand-drawn animated film. Creative kids can build a Lego Star Wars spaceship, make a kaleidoscope or do an activity led by the author of a children’s crafting book. Find all the details here.

Friday: Harvest Moon Walk in Highland

Grab your flashlight and follow the 2.5-mile trail by the light of the full harvest moon. The evening’s festivities will include a bonfire, storytelling and high school students performing monologues along the optional “Ghost Walk.” Cider, popcorn and doughnuts will be served at the pavilion.

When: 7-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28

Info: Hudson Valley Rail Trail, 101 New Paltz Rd., Highland; 845-691-2066;; $5, free for children under 6

Saturday: Author visit and craft in Katonah

Little Joe’s Books, a Katonah shop for young readers, invites kids to get their creative juices flowing with a craft especially designed to inspire storytelling. The project will be led by Emily Neuburger, an artist, educator and the author of “Show Me A Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children’s Storytelling.” The 90-minute program will appeal to ages 5 to 12.

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When: 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28

Info: Little Joe's Books, 25 Katonah Ave., Katonah; 914-232-7278;; free

Saturday: Lego Star Wars Club meeting in West Nyack

The Lego store will provide all the Star Wars-themed bricks needed for an hour of creative building. This month’s mission is to build a Republic ship to help stop Malevolence. Show off your spaceship to fellow builders and receive a T-shirt, a coupon and a small Lego set to take home. Space is limited, so registration is required.

When: 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29

Info: Lego Store, 3462 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack; 845-358-2222;; $25, $20 for VIP members

Sunday: Museum “Family Day” in Yonkers

Art projects, puppets, face painting and a planetarium show are all part of the fun at the Hudson River Museum’s Family Day, an all-ages event. Be sure to check out the new exhibit, “Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney” and enjoy free snacks from Whole Foods Markets.

When: noon-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30

Info: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-963-4550;; $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children, free for members; planetarium admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children, free for members

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Sunday: “A Cat in Paris” animated film screening in Pleasantville

Kids and adults will love the tale of a Parisian feline leading a double life. By day, Dino is the cuddly pet of a detective’s daughter; but by night, he’s an alleyway adventurer on the wrong side of the law. This hand-drawn film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. The 65-minute movie is rated PG.

When: noon, Sunday, Sept. 30

Info: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville; 914-747-5555;; $11 for adults, $6 for members, $8 for students, $6.50 for kids under 12, $1 service charge per ticket for online purchases

Sunday: Make a Harvest Moon kaleidoscope in Yonkers

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The full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox is known as the Harvest Moon. Rising shortly after sunset, it treats observers to a warm, orange glow. That’s the inspiration for this week’s Art and Science Workshop project: a Harvest Moon Kaleidocope. Kids ages 4 to 10 are invited to climb aboard The Science Barge and learn how a kaleidoscope creates colorful images using reflected light from mirrors and shiny objects. Then, they can make one to take home.

When: 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30

Info: The Science Barge, 99 Dock St., Yonkers; 914-513-7354;; $3 suggested donation; free admission for kids 10 and under; $5 suggested supplies fee