[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of March 7-8, 2015

Orchid Show @ New York Botanic Garden
When: Now through April 19, 2015
Where: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other. Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities.

Kids Workshop - Build Bookends @ Home Depot
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 9am - 12noon.
Where: Home Depots near you
Details: Come learn how to build a pair of bookends with sports or flowers stickers. FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12. All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Lion Dance and New Year Celebration @ Chappaqua
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 2-4pm
Where: Chappaqua Train Station
Details: Traditional Chinese Lion Dance brought to you by Master Kwan plus kid-friendly crafts, bake sale, and much more.

Maple Sugaring Party @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday, March 8, 2015 11am-3pm
Where: 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Details:  A family fun event to celebrate the end of winter and the peak of the maple sugaring season, when the warming daytime temperatures stimulate the sap to flow. Featured events include demonstrations of sap collecting, depictions of Native American and Colonial style sugaring sites, candy and porridge making, and crafts. Pre-register and pre-pay online only by Saturday, March 7. Early registration rates: Members $5/person, Non-members $10/person. Children under 2 FREE.

Light Princess @ New Victory Theater
When: March 7-8, 2015
Where: New Victory Theater, 42nd St, Manhattan, NYC
Details: Can a girl who can't fall at all, fall in love? Two witty wisemen sing a story of a young princess cursed by a wicked witch to float through life indefinitely. Twirling above the stage, through the kingdom and into a magical forest, she must find a way to come back to earth by her sixteenth birthday or be doomed to defy gravity forever! Directed by Allegra Libonati, THE LIGHT PRINCESS from the acclaimed American Repertory Theater (Artistic Director, Diane Paulus) showcases the brightest talents of Harvard's graduate acting program. Funny, romantic and cleverly choreographed to delightfully upbeat original songs, this whimsical new musical will have you giggling your way to cloud nine.

Jack and the Beanstalk Puppet Show @ Central Park
When: Now through June 26, 2015  Saturday and Sunday 1pm
Where: Swedish Cottage Theater in Central Park
Details: Based on the classic English fairytale, this fresh retelling of the Swedish Cottage original production takes Jack on an enchanting adventure up a magical beanstalk. In this starry new world, Jack encounters the notorious Giant, Milford, whose thieving ways have brought misfortune upon Jack and his mother. Determined to make life better for his family, Jack, with help from friends old and new, risks his life to take back what the Giant stole. Buy Tickets at
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/28945/1425186000000

The Little Prince @ The Pearl Theater, NYC
When: Now through March 22, Sunday - Thursday matinees @ 10:30am, Sunday & Monday evenings @ 7pm, Friday matinees @ 2pm
Where: The Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street, NYC
Details: A pilot is stranded in the desert with no hope of survival.  His life is forever altered by a small and mysterious visitor from another planet.  A classic of French literature, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince is a timeless tale of love and friendship, appropriate for any age of theatregoer.

Tours for Fours @ MOMA
When: Saturday and Sundays 10:20-11:15am
Where: Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Details: Free Art Program for Four-year-olds and their caregivers. Look, listen, and share ideas while you explore modern and contemporary art. Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four.**This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Programs begin in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54 Street (near Fifth Avenue)

A Closer Look for Kids @ MOMA
When: Saturday and Sundays 10:20-11:30am
Where: Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Details: Free Art Program for five to ten year olds and their caregivers. Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. A new theme is introduced each month. *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Programs begin in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54 Street (near Fifth Avenue)

On the Horizon:
Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales
When: March 26-29, 2015
Where: Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
Details: Prepare to step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales.Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they bring the timeless fairy tale adventures of Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to life in a live theatrical experience that is pure magic. This enchanting journey features more than 25 Disney characters in an unforgettable theatrical experience for all families. Tickets are also sold on Groupon.

Pinocchio @ New Victory Theater
When: March 13 to March 22, 2015
Where: New Victory Theater, 42nd St, Manhattan, NYC
Details: Presented by Windmill Theatre / State Theatre Company of South Australia from Adelaide, Australia. With bold ballads, angsty anthems and a plot knotted with tabloid twists, Carlo Collodi's classic tale about a wooden boy with a nose for trouble gets remastered in this psychedelic rock musical. Tenderly tooled by the lonely Gepetto, Pinocchio takes a walk on the wild side when the need to belong gives way to temptations of fun, fame and the dream of becoming a real boy. Last seen at the Sydney Opera House, this "really brilliant musical for kids" (Time Out Sydney) is a visually stunning, must-see production.

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