Walkers and dogs at last year’s Walkathon Fundraiser in support of BluePath’s mission to provide autism service dogs. This year’s event will take place in Yorktown Heights on Sat., May 18. See listing for details.
Walkers and dogs at last year’s Walkathon Fundraiser in support of BluePath’s mission to provide autism service dogs. This year’s event will take place in Yorktown Heights on Sat., May 18. See listing for details.

Fri., May 10

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT SITUATIONS AND PEOPLE. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. With Mimi Leibman, Ph.D. Try to understand the difficult people and situations in our lives and determine effective ways to respond to them. Sign up required. www.gildasclubwestchester.com.

DANCE NIA: MOVE YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Fridays today thru May 31. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Nia blends martial arts, healing arts, and dance arts to create a high-powered, whole body and holistic workout. $100 for non-members. Register at www.wainwright.org.

Sat., May 11

MORNING FARM CHORES. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 8-9 a.m. A hands-on farming experience for caregivers and children. $6 per person; $20 for a family of four. Fairy House Workshop, 1-2 p.m. For ages 4 & older with caregiver. Build a fairy house to help entice fairies to your yard. $15. Registration required for both programs. 914/864-7286.

CPR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (INFANT/CHILD). Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Today & May 25, 9-11 a.m. Covers obstructed airway. Suggest for parents and caregivers. Single session program is designed for lay rescuers only and meets American Heart Association standards. $65. Register at 888/305-9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events.

ROKEDAMA GARDENING WORKSHOP. Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. 10-11 a.m. Create a beautiful rokedama plant, string garden or decorative display for your home or as a gift in this workshop led by Trina Horine. Program will take place outside, weather permitting. $35 for non-members. 203/869-6899; www.greenwichhistory.org/events.

ECOTHERAPY: CONNECTING WITH THE HEALING POWER OF NATURE. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. With Dr. Kurt Beil. Connect more deeply with the world around you. $55 for non-members. Sign up at 914/939-7904.

VOLUNTEER WORK CORPS DAY. Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up and more. Art in Nature Day. 1-3 p.m. Build a rock cairn design on the beach or create a composition using found material like leaves, sticks and bark. Photographers, sketchers and painters are also encouraged to come out and play. 914/967-8720.

FLOTSAM, JETSAM AND REMBRANDT. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Scour the shoreline for driftwood, sea glass and other objects of interest and then use them to create a work of art. 914/862-5297.

SCIENCE BARGE OPENING. Yonkers waterfront. 12-4 p.m. Ribbon cutting ceremony led by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano at 12:30 p.m. along with a tribute to Capt. Bob Walters who retired as the Director of the Science Barge earlier this year. 914/375-2151.

PLAYLAND PARK OPENING DAY. Playland Parkway, Rye. 12-8 p.m. Strolling entertainment, rides, food and fun. $20 for all day rides today, May 12, 18, 19 & 25. From 12:30-3 p.m. there will be a Gilbert Band Concert. Free with admission to park. Admission and parking fees apply. www.playlandpark.org.

ART IN NATURE. Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers. 1-2:30 p.m. Make a journal or fairy house and learn how nature can be used in art. 914/968-5851.

ART IN NATURE. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rte. 35 & 121 S., Cross River. 1-3 p.m. Explore using nature for spray bottle art, botanical sun catchers and fairy masks. 914/864-7322.

BEYOND THE TRIANGLE: ESOTERIC POSES TO SPICE UP YOUR TEACHING. Club Fit, 584 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Yoga Teachers Association’s May 2019 Workshop with Paula Heitzner. $65 for non-members in advance. Register online at ytayoga.com. Walk-in registration: $75 non-members.

MOTHER’S DAY EVE WILDFLOWER WALK. Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye., 2-3:30 p.m. Bring mom to learn the inner workings of a flower and observe them in the wild. 914/835-4466.

COMMEMORATION OF WORLD WAR II BENEFIT DINNER. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 5-9 p.m. The internationally acclaimed Ajkun Ballet Theater will perform “For Freedom Sake,” an original dance sequence commemorating World War II, with an emphasis on the contribution of American women. There will also be a brief talk about the historic significance of St. Paul’s and World War II. Event honorees: Mary Westmoreland and Kristyn Reed. $75. Proceeds help support the public and educational programs of St. Paul’s. 914/667-4116.

Sun. May 12

FARMERS MARKET. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Every Sunday thru October. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Local farmers offer a variety of produce and food goods. Today: Sheep Shearing, 12-3 p.m. Watch the farm’s sheep get their annual haircuts and learn about these wooly residents. 914/864-7282.

28TH ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY WARBLER WALK. Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. A leisurely walk with experts from Hudson River Audubon looking for warblers and other spring migrant birds. Light refreshments will follow. 914/968-5851.

BICYCLE SUNDAYS. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. Sundays in May, June & September. No events on Memorial Day or Labor Day weekends. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In the event of rain, the program will be cancelled. Bike, jog, ride, walk or skate the parkway from the County Center down to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers—a 13-mile round trip. There are various points of entry and exit along the road. Fee for parking at County Center. 914/995-4050.

JAZZ BRUNCH. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Musical brunch with renowned drummer Joe Corsello and his jazz band. $60 per person includes buffet brunch. 914/967-6080; www.wainwright.org.

MOTHER’S DAY AT PLAYLAND, Playland Parkway, Rye. 12-8 p.m. Moms ride free all day; $20 ride-all-day for everyone else. Parking fees apply. www.playlandpark.org.

Mon., May 13

SELF-HYPNOSIS SKILLS FOR CANCER PATIENTS. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Learn from Kathleen Conway, APRN, a nurse and cancer counselor who has advanced training in hypnosis and is a clinical member of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. Initial consultation required. Register at 203/863-3704.

MIND, BODY, FERTILITY YOGA. Greenwich Hospital, 38 Volunteer La., Greenwich. Every Monday, 5:30-7 p.m. and Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Program is ongoing and is aimed at calming the body and mind for women trying to conceive. The class prepares the endocrine and reproductive systems to work as efficiently as possible. $25 drop-in fee per class. Register at 8888/357-2409 or go to greenwichhospital.org/event.

BARIATRIC SURGERY SEMINAR. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. 6-7 p.m. Free. Find out if you are a candidate for weight-loss surgery and what types of procedures are available at Greenwich Hospital. Seminar is led by a bariatric surgeon. Register at 888/305-9253 or greenwichhospital.org/events.

MALA NECKLACE WORKSHOP. Soul Ryeders, 1091 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 6:30-9 p.m. Create your own beautiful necklace under the guidance of Karen Bresolin. Enjoy learning this ancient art. $30 payable online or at the event (cash only at the event). Includes all beading supplies and hands-on instruction. Space is limited. Registration is required. www.soulryeders.org.

Tues., May 14

BE FIT MALL WALKS. The Westchester, Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. Enjoy some window-shopping as you keep in shape during Mall Walks at The Westchester in White Plains. The program offers indoor walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 to 10 a.m. throughout the year. A special guest speaker is presented on the first Friday of each month providing information on health issues, safety and nutrition. The talk takes place at 9 a.m.at the Level One Nordstrom’s E-bar seating area. Admission and parking are free for all registered members of the mall walk program. To join, sign up at the Horse Fountain Plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. 914/231-4645; www.westchestergov.com/mall-walking.

CONXPO. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. A one-stop shop to help grow your business. Designed to connect businesses to procurement opportunities in Westchester. Participants will have an opportunity to network with hundreds of businesses and municipalities within the County. Admission is $10. Register at http://bit.ly/conxpo2019.

NEW MOM? Online, Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. Bring your bundle of joy with you, join others and begin the process of understanding and navigating your new life. Facilitated by Mary Karlan, CSW and offered by JFS of Greenwich. 203/622-1881.

THE NURSE IS IN. Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Today, May 21 & 28. 10 a.m. 12 p.m. and today at the Perrot Library, 90 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. 12:15-1:15 p.m. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure screenings and answer health questions. Free. 203/863-4444.

SPIRITUALITY DISCUSSION GROUP. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. Today, May 21 & 28, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This series is for those who have a cancer diagnosis or who have a family member living with cancer. Attendance at each weekly session is strongly encouraged. Sign up is required to 914/644-8844.

MUSIC AND MEDITATION. Greenwich Hospital Chapel, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Tuesdays 12:45-1:15 p.m. No meditation. A free weekly journey into deep relaxation using crystal singing bowls, flute, guitar and guided imagery. Walk-ins welcome. 203/863-4444.

FRACTURED FAMILIES, HEALING HEARTS. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. This group is designed to give participants an opportunity to talk about strained family relationships—whether with a parent, a sibling, a grandparent, a son or a daughter. This group will help you explore your issues of grief, anger, regret and forgiveness in a safe environment with other people who understand. Register at 203/622-1881 or email llsmith@jfsgreenwich.org.

AFTER-THE-DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP. Jewish Family Services of Greenwich, 1 Holly Hill La., Greenwich. Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m. Facilitated by Barbara Lehrman, LCSW. Group will provide a confidential space to reflect on the life you are living and the life you would like to live. It will be an opportunity to grow, develop and learn from others. 203/622-1881.

IMMUNOTHERAPY: HARNESSING PERSONALIZED TREATMENT FOR CANCER. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 6-7:30 p.m. Lecture by Greenwich Hospital’s Barry Boyd, MD, medical oncologist. Free. Register at 914/644-8844.

Wed., May 15

ITSY BITSY PLAYGROUP. Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Today & May 22 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Playgroup for parents with children under 2 years of age. Connect with other parents over the joys and bumps of parenthood while engaging your infant/toddler in a group setting with music, motor play and storytime. 203/622-8121 or www.templesholom.com.

SOUND MEDITATION. Greenwich Hospital Chapel, 5 Perryridge Rd., Greenwich. Every Wednesday. 12-12:30 p.m. Free. A weekly sound meditation group using the healing vibrations of the gong and flute. Walk-ins welcome. Greenwichhospital.org/events.

METROCARD MOBILE VAN. Trans Center, Ferris Avenue & Water Street, White Plains today & May 22 and at the Galleria Mall, May 16, 23, & 25, 2-3:30 p.m. The Mobile Van will assist riders with all of the MetroCard business—reduced fair application assistance for seniors and the disabled, purchase and refill of MetroCards, submission of damaged Reduced-Fare MetroCards in exchange for a temporary replacement; report of a lost/stolen Reduced-Fare MetroCard and any other MetroCard-related inquiries or support. For information call 914/813-7777.

SHOP & SIP THIRD WEDNESDAYS. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 6-8:30 p.m. Every third Wednesday. Happy hour pop-up shopping experience Grab a drink, meet other art lovers and shop unique designer products on display. 914/428-4220.

Thurs., May 16

THE NURSE IS IN. Greenwich Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop, 199 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich. Today, May 23 & 30, 9-11 a.m. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure screenings and answer health questions. Free. 203/863-4444.

3D ARCHERY COURSE. Blue Mountain Sportsman Center, 183 Watch Hill Rd., Cortlandt Manor. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and federal holidays that fall on Mon., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The 3-D archery course is a walking path through the woods with 14 shooting stations and targets along the way. No children under 12 are permitted, and children 12 & over must have proof of age. No dogs allowed. Fees: $12 per round with County Park Pass; $15 per round without pass. www.westchestergov.com/parks or 914/862-5280.

UJA-FEDERATION OF NY IN WESTCHESTER BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DIVISION’S 2019 ANNUAL LUNCHEON. Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase. 11:30 a.m. Event will honor Robert Glazer, CEO of ENT and Allergy Associates and Ed Stoppelmann, president of Red Oak Transportation. Award-winning journalist Rebecca Solomon of New 12 Westchester will serve as emcee. Event will raise funds for USA-Federation and its network of health, human service, educational and community-building non-profits. For information call 914/385-2122.

INSIDE VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA: FROM HANOI TO ANGKOR WAT. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 3-4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. World traveler and Rye resident Pam McGuire will present a photographic journey with photos of ancient pagodas a coffee shop that served as a Viet Cong hideout and her visit to Saigon. www.wainwright.org.

GLSEN HUDSON VALLEY’S 21ST ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS. PepsiCo, Purchase. 6-8 p.m. Event will be keynoted by Adrian Shanke, Founder & Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Johanna Mustacchi, Shepard Verbask Kian Tortorello-Allen, Peggy Borgstede and Kathleen Green will be recognized for their contributions to making safer and more inclusive schools and/or for taking great strides in their communities to make the Hudson Valley a better place for LBGTQ youth. GLSEN.org.

DEMENTIA FRIENDS INFORMATION SESSIONS. The Nathaniel Wetherell , 70 Parsonage Rd., Greenwich. Today & June 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Workshops with certified dementia champion, Lori Contadino. Reservations required. 203/618-4227.

SUMMER CAMP FOR ADULTS. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Tonight, June 20, July 21, Aug. 15 & Sept. 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Vino & Vinyasa Goes Outdoors. Join Stephanie for an all levels yoga class overlooking Milton Harbor followed by a wine tasting. $25 per person. www.wainwright.org.

VINO & VINYASA GOES OUTSIDE. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Tonight, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15 & Sept. 19. 6:30-9 p.m. With Stephanie Filardi. All levels yoga class overlooking Milton Harbor followed by a wine tasting. $25 per person. Register at www.wainwright.org.

CASINO NIGHT. Temple Sholom, 300 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. 7-10 p.m. Event will support Jewish Family Services of Greenwich. Enjoy a night of casino games, all-you-can-eat sushi, open bar and the chance to win great prizes. Ages 21 & over. For details and reservations call 203/622-1881 or www.jfsgreenwich.org.

Fri., May 17

BE FIT MALL WALKS. The Westchester, Bloomingdale Road, White Plains. Enjoy some window-shopping as you keep in shape during Mall Walks at The Westchester in White Plains. The program offers indoor health walking at Westchester’s premier mall on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 8 to 10 a.m. throughout the year. A special guest speaker is presented on the first Friday of each month providing information on health issues, safety and nutrition. To join, sign up at the Horse Fountain Plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. Go to westchestergov.com/parks or call (914) 231-4645.Admission and parking are free for all registered members of the mall walk program. To join, sign up at the horse fountain plaza near Crate & Barrel on Retail Level Two, on Tuesday and Friday mornings during the program. 914/231-4645; www.westchestergov.com/mall-walking.

HOPE FOR STROKE. Burke Neurological Institute, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For stroke survivors, caregivers, clinicians, physicians, scientists and the general public to learn about stroke research in a format that is accessible to all audiences. 914/368-3172.

THE NURSE IS IN. Hill House, Riverside. 10 a.m. 12 p.m. A nurse is on site to take blood pressure screenings and answer health questions. Free. 203/863-4444.

HOW TO RENOVATE YOUR MIND SO YOU CAN LIVE WITH MORE JOY, PEACE AND FULFILLMENT. Gilda’s Club Westchester, 80 Maple Ave., White Plains. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. With Jodi Baretz, LCSW, CHHC, Psychotherapist. Sign up required. 914/644-1844.

WORLD WAR II PRESENTATION. St. Paul’s National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon. 3 p.m. Presentation by Michael Callahan, retired U.S. Army and a Park Ranger at St. Paul’s about the interesting and varied experiences of St. Paul’s parishioners who served in WW II. 914/667-4116; www.nps.gov/sapa.

RIVERLOVERS POT LUCK AND MOVIE. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Film will be “Earth’s Natural Wonders: Earth’s Living Wonders.” Learn why our planet is so unique: life itself. All are welcome. 914/862-5297.

Sat., May 18

BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A full day workshop with Master Blacksmith Bill Fitzgerald to make your own items in the blacksmith shop. Ages 18 & older. Registration and fee required. 1-2 p.m.: Story and craft. Hear a story and make a craft to take home. $5 per person. 914/864-7286.

SKATE IT OUT. Police Athletic League, 127 N. Broadway, Yonkers. 9 a.m. All experience levels welcome. Hosted by Suburbia Roller Derby. Loaner gear available. $10 per skater. Ages 18 & older. RSVP to SuburbiaRD.com.

THE POLITICS OF POVERTY: HOW PUBLIC POLICY SHAPES THE LIVEDS OF THE NEEDIEST. Young Israel of New Rochelle, 1149 North Ave., New Rochelle. 9:30 p.m. Free. Learn how UJA-Federation of NY and the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty are working together to leverage government resources to best serve the most vulnerable. Registration required. www.ujafedny.org/event/view//yinr-community-event.

PLANT SALE AND GARDEN SHOW. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Rte. 35, Somers. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Huge selection of annuals, plants, shrubs and trees at the sale. Garden show with crafts, homemade products and garden items. Food truck available. 914/864-7268.

3RD ANNUAL WALKATHON FUNDRAISER. FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Family friendly fundraiser is open to all ages to raise funds in support of BluePath’s mission to provide autism service dogs. Walkers can choose between a 1.7 mile or 3-mile loop. Kids will be entertained with a variety of activities including a bouncy house, lawn games, face painting and costumed characters. Friendly dogs are welcome on leashes 6’ or shorter. $30 for adults; $20 for children under 13. www.bluepathserviceogs.org/walkathon.

PLAYLAND PARK: POLICE APPRECIATION DAY. Playland Parkway, Rye. 12-8 p.m. Rides, food and fun. $20 for all day rides. Police with ID ride free. Admission and parking fees apply. www.playlandpark.org.

VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rtes. 35 & 121 S., Cross River. 1 p.m. Put on your waterproof boots and explore these important woodland pools with dip nets to discover the creatures within. Meet at the end of Michigan Road for a short hike to the pool. 914/864-7322.

VOLUNTEER WORK PROJECT: SPREADING GRAVEL ON HIKING TRAILS. Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye. 1-3 p.m. Great for service credit hours. Please bring work gloves; hand tools will be provided. 914/835-4466.

POND EXPLORATION. Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, N. White Plains. 1-2:30 p.m. Use dip nets to get up close with the aquatic creatures that inhabit the pond and learn all about them. 914/428-1005.

Sun., May 19

SPRING BIRD MIGRATION: ON THE MOVE. Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye. 7:30-9 a.m. Bring binoculars. 2-3:30 p.m.: Faery House Workshop. Create homes in nature for these mythical wonders. 914/835-4466.

FARMERS MARKET. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Every Sunday thru October. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Local farmers offer a variety of produce and food goods. 914/864-7282.

BICYCLE SUNDAYS. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. Sundays in May, June & September. No events on Memorial Day or Labor Day weekends. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In the event of rain, the program will be cancelled. Bike, jog, ride, walk or skate the parkway from the County Center down to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers—a 13-mile round trip. There are various points of entry and exit along the road. Fee for parking at County Center. 914/995-4050.

YOGA LAB: CRITICAL ALIGNMENT. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 10 a.m.-12;30 p.m. Join Certified Critical Alignment Yoga Instructor Iekelien Buurman for a workshop focusing on creating mobility, releasing tension and functional movement in our spine. $60 for non-members. Register at www.wainwright.org.

UJA FEDERATION OF NY SCARSDALE FAMILY OLYMPICS: LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD. Solomon Schechter School of Westchester High School, 555 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale. 12-2:30 p.m. Gather with families in our community for a day of fun, fitness and friendly competition to support UJA’s Sports for Youth initiative. $125 per family. Registration required. www.usafedny.org/event/view/scarsdale-family-olympics.

NATIVE AMERICANS OF THE NY AREA. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson. 1-3 p.m. A discussion presented by author Scott Kostiw about the original New Yorkers from 12,000 years ago to the arrival of the Dutch in 1609. 914/862-5927.

CLIMATE CRISIS: WESTCHESTER TAKES ACTION. Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Harrison. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Presented by the United Nations Association of the USA-Westchester chapter. Annual meeting and election of directors. Noted youth singer and activist, Sophia Angelica will sing and talk about her own work for the success of UN goals. Hear Westchester leaders speak about climate action being taken today. Networking reception with refreshments. Free and open to the public. Register at www.unawestchester.org.

For Kids

Sat., May 11

SHELTER BUILDING. Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye. 1 p.m. Suggested for ages 7 & up. Make a teepee or lean-to using all-natural materials from the forest like tulip bark, oak branches and pine needs. Also learn to tie basic knots with natural twine to complete “forts” and hid inside to spy wildlife. $8 per person for non-members. www.ryenaturecenter.org; 914/967-5150.

Sun., May 12

PAPER PLANE PALOOZA. Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye. 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Appropriate for ages 7+. Let your imagination take flight as you learn to make both ordinary and fanciful soaring creations. Space is limited. Included with museum admission: --$7.50 per person; $6.50 for seniors; free for children under 1. 914/421-5050.

Tues., May 14, 21, 18; June 4, 11 & 18

JCC PRESCHOOL FOR BLOOMING BABIES. Greenwich Reform Synagogue, 92 Orchard St., Cos Cob. 9:30-10:30 a.m. For children from 6 months-2 years. With JCC Preschool Director Sarah Gregoire. Your little one will have fun exploring, playing and socializing with other babies and toddlers. $10 per class; $25 for three classes or $50 for all six. RSVP to 203/487-0944.

Sat., May 18

FAMILY ARTS BASH. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 1-5 p.m. A day of children’s art activities—fun for the whole family. Events will include Claytime: Don’t Play It, Eat It!, Genes and Me, Face painting, fold, flip & fashion, 2D Family, Ridge Hill raffle and giveaway. $10 per family. www.artswestchester.org.

Sun., May 19

STORY PIRATES: PRE-SHOW STORYTELLING WORKSHOP. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 11 a.m. For ages 6-10. Does not include show ticket. $25. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

STORY PIRATES. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. 1 p.m. A hilarious musical comedy variety show based on stories written by actual kids! $25. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

Sundays

FAMILY GALLERY TOURS. Bruce Museum, 1 M-useum Dr., Greenwich. 11:30-12:15 p.m. This tour takes children 5 and up, and their caregivers, through the museum’s current exhibitions. While learning about the different exhibitions, families will be able to engage in conversations about the arts and sciences plus do interactives activities relating to the exhibitions. Free with admission to the Museum: $10; $8 for students ages 5-20 with ID; free for children under 5. www.brucemuseum.org.

Tuesdays

BRUCE BEGINNINGS. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. 11-11:45 a.m. or 1-1:45 p.m. For children ages 2-5 with caregiver. Bruce Beginnings takes youngest visitors through the museum and gets them exploring the collection. Children will also get to hear a story time and do a hands-on activity related to the program’s topic. Advance registration required. Free with museum admission

STORYTIME TUESDAYS. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. 1-1:30 p.m. Youngsters and their adults can enjoy stories every week at the farm. 914/864-7282.

Wednesdays

TODDLER TALES. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. Children join in an interactive storytime through song and movement followed by an art project. 10:30 a.m. open to all. 11 a.m. Cuentos para Ninos (Toddler Tales in Spanish). Unlimited participation for all ages. Free with museum admission--$15 for adults and children; $10 for seniors and free for children under 1. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Thursdays

MUSEUM MINIS. Westchester Children’s Museum, Playland Park, Rye. 10:30-11 a.m. Toddlers 18-24 months and parents/caregivers are invited for songs, moving and plenty of fun. Meet up in Toddler Beach for social play, muscle and brain builders, tumbling and jumping, music and instruments, dancing and story time. Group size is limited—first come, first served. Included with Museum admission--$7.50 per person; $6.50 for seniors; free for children under 1. 914/421-5050.

Saturdays

MULTIGREES. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion. Visit with a shelter dog as you learn about social and emotional skills. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. $15 for adults and children; $10 for seniors; free for children under 1. www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Camps

ART AND HISTORY CAMP. Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob. July 8-19 for grades 5-8; July 22-Aug. 2 for grades 2-4. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For information call 203/869-8899.`

WPPAC SUMMER THEATRE CAMP. White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Pl., White Plains. Various programs beginning June 27. Along with sessions working on “The Lion King Jr.” and “Aladdin Kids,” WPPAC will be one of the first theatres to present “Frozen Jr.,” the one-hour version of the hit Broadway show. Three-, two- and one-week sessions are available for various age groups. Tuition is based on the length of the program. To register or for additional information, go to wppac.com/education.

TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAMS. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St., Tarrytown. Bilingual Summer Workshop—El Rio (The River). June 24-28. For grades 5-8. 12:30-5:30 p.m. Explore theater through movement, music and Spanish verse. $420. Dance Day. July 1. Grades 3-6. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No dance experience needed, just a desire to get up on your feet and find out what your body can do. $85. Improv Day. July 2. Grades 5-8. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn the joy of thinking on y our feet. $85. Shakespeare Day. July 3. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades 7-12. Academy Director Peter Royston leads kids in exploring the work of Shakespeare. Learn about stage combat, magic and the mysterious beautiful world of Shakespeare’s theater. No experience necessary. $85. Disney’s Frozen Jr. July 8-19. Grades 2-8. $840. Disney’s The Lion King. Aug. 5-9. Grades 2-5. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $420. Circus Week. Aug. 12-16. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades K-12. $420. Adventure Week. Aug. 19-23. Grades 2-5. Monkey King Rocks. 1-5 p.m. $280. Adventure Week: Greek Myths Come to Life! Grades 5-8. Aug. 19-23. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $280. www.tarrytownmusichall.org.

JUNE BUGS. Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye. June 10-14, 17-21 and 24-28. Mornings 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (children should bring a hearty, healthy lunch in a reusable bag) or afternoons 1-4 p.m. (Children should eat lunch prior to coming to the program.) For preschoolers and kindergartners. Children ages 3.5 -6 will connect with nature through outdoor activities, arts and crafts, games and hands-on ecology lessons. They will spend time on the trails and get to know the menagerie of animals. With the indoor space available the program will run rain or shine. To register go to www.ryenaturecenter.org.

SUMMER CAMP. Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye. July 1-5 (no camp July 4); 8-12; 15-19; 22-26; 29-Aug. 2 and 5-9. Camp provides adventure and ecological exploration for preschool-7th grade. Must be at least 3.5 years of age to attend. Week 1: Scales & Tales; Week 2: Tracks & Bones; Week 3: Eco-Engineers; Week 4: Back country Bush Craft; Week 5: Small Bugs, Big Power; Week 6: Wacky Weather. For fees and to register go to ryenaturecenter.org.

PADDLE ADVENTURE CAMP. Rye Nature Center, 873 Boston Post Rd., Rye. July 1-5 (no camp July 4); 8-12; 15-19; 22-26; 29-Aug. 2; 5-9 and 12-17. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For campers entering 8, 9 or 10th grade in the fall. This all levels camp is designed to introduce campers to the joys of kayaking throughout Westchester County. Goal is for participants to build paddling skills, confidence and an appreciation for the beautiful area where we live while maintaining a safe, exciting and fun atmosphere. $575 per session. Register at www.ryenaturecenter.org or 914/967-5150.

MUSCOOT FARM’S YOUNG FARMERS. Rte. 100, Somers. For children in grades 1-8. Provides a unique experience that teaches children what life on a farm was like in the early 1900s in Westchester County. Plus there’s a Wranglers Camp for 4 & 5-year-olds. Programs are held in 1-week sessions in July & August. For information go to parks.westchestergov.com.

SUMMER NATURE CAMPS. Cranberry Lake Preserve in N. White Plains, Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers, Trailside Nature Museum in Cross River and Marshlands Conservancy and Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, both in Rye. For children in grades 1-12. Program focuses on weekly themes to teach about animals, insects and plants. Sessions are offered in July and August. For registration and information go to parks.westchestergov.com.

SLAM DUNK BASKETBALL CAMP. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. For kids in grades 3-8 as of Sept. 2019 who can hit the boards during one-week sessions in July. Players learn skills with emphasis on skill development, game knowledge and cooperative learning  For registration and information go to parks.westchestergov.com.

SUMMER MUSIC CENTER. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. Six-week session runs July 1-Aug. 9 for children entering grades 4-12 as of Sept. 2019. Participants receive instruction in band and orchestral instruments, as well as keyboard, guitar and recorder. For information and registration go to parks.westchestergov.com.

PERFECT PITCH AND SWING BASEBALL CAMP. V.E. Macy Park, Ardsley. For children ages 8-12. Provides training that uses unique and innovative methods, combining traditional baseball skills with disciplines from other sports. Daily schedule includes drills, hitting, throwing/pitching and games. Cam dates to be announced. For registration and information go to parks.westchestergov.com.

HOLE-IN-ONE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP. Various GolfWestchester golf courses. For kids ages 10-17. Camp dates to be announced. For information go to parks.westchestergov.com.

For Seniors

Fri., May 10

SPRYE EVENT: CURRENT EVENTS. Ruby’s Oyster House, Purchase Street, Rye. 12 p.m. For SPRYE members only. www.sprye.org. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

TAI JI QUAN. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Practice and eventual mastery of 7 individual Tai Ji Quan forms adapted from traditional Chinese forms to enhance balance, strength, stability and ease of movement. 10-week session is $225 for non-members. For additional information call Angela Katz at 914/949-6227 ext. 208 or send an email to skatz@ywcawpcw.org.

Every Tuesday

TUESDAY MATINEES. The Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham. 2:30 p.m. Seniors are free at 2:30 p.m. matinees. For film schedule log on to www.thepicturehouse.org or call 914/738-7337.

Every Tues., Thurs. & Fri.

LIMBERCISE & ZUMBA. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 1 p.m. Free. Tues. & Thurs.: 45-minute Limbercise. Fri.: Zumba. Under the guidance of a certified Rye YMCA instructor. Register at 914/967-6363.

Every Wednesday

SENIOR WEDNESDAYS. City Center 15: Cinema de Lux, White Plains. This program provides patrons with a chance to catch new movies at a price that can’t be beat. Tickets are $6.50 for ages 60 & up for all shows plus $3.50 for popcorn and soda. For additional information, log on to www.nationalamusements.com.

First Tuesday of each month

OUR PLACE MEMORY CAFÉ. North Street Tavern & Wood Fired Pizza, 1128 North St., White Plains. 2-4 p.m. Thru April except for November when it will be on the first Wednesday. Hosted by The Bristal Assisted Living for residents in Westchester suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other memory loss as well as their family members and caregivers. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided in a support group atmosphere. For information call The Bristal at 914/681-1800.