This weekend's highlights include: Magician Sammy Cortino is performing in White Plains. Macy's Flower Show is starting this Sunday. The Little Prince and Pinocchio are on show in theaters on 42nd Street. There are also some nature-themed and Easter-themed events in Westchester county. Please read the details below.
Pancake Brunch and Bird Walk @ Teatown Lake Reservation
When: Saturday March 21, 2015 Bird Walk @ 9am, Pancake Brunch @ 8:30am, 9:45am, 11am or 12:15pm.
Where: 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY 10562
Details: Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup, hot coffee, sausages and more. Then visit Warren’s Sugar House to watch a demonstration about how our ‘liquid gold’ is produced. Members : Adults- $10, Children under 12- $5. Nonmembers: Adults- $15, Children under 12- $7. At 9am, join Bill Wallace and Charlie Roberto for a half-hour bird walk.
Magician Sammy Cortino @ White Plains
When: Saturday March 21, 2015 8pm
Where: White Plains Performing Arts Center
Details: Magician Sammy Cortino comes to The White Plains Performing Arts Center with his spellbinding acts of magic with a side of rock n’ roll. Think never-before-seen feats like cutting and restoring a cable on a working guitar before jamming to bluesy rock tunes. Tickets start at $25.
"Spring Fling" Carnival @ Harrison
When: Saturday March 21, 2015 Starting at 10am.
Where: St. Gregory the Great Preschool in Harrison
Details: Inflatable rides, games arts & crafts, food, music and prizes will bring fun for the whole family.
Backyard Nature @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday March 21, 2015 2pm
Where: 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Details: Celebrate the arrival of Spring and get out and explore! No need to travel far to find amazing wildlife. Join a naturalist as we search the Nature Center's backyard for critters and more. Foster your child's curiosity for natural discovery. FREE for members, Non-Members $8/person
Pinocchio @ New Victory Theater
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 14 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.
Macy's Flower Show
When: March 22 - April 4, 2015 during store hours.
Where: Macy's Herald Square 151 West 34th Street, New York
Details: This is Macy's iconic annual event. Art in Bloom, the theme of this year’s spectacle, will take spectators into a multi-dimensional floral fantasy featuring incredibly
landscaped gardens that celebrate the deep connection between art and nature. Exciting family activities are available on Sunday March 22 starting 1pm, including painting event for kids, Peppa Pig presentation, and dancing demo by Radio City's Rockettes. http://social.macys.com/flowershow/#/city/newyorkcity
Natural Fun and Fitness @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday March 22, 2015 2pm
Where: 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Details: Come jump, climb, and swing your way through our fields and forests. Have fun on a naturalist -led exercise course that will have you learning, laughing, and meeting some 'wild' friends. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person
Egg Dying and Hike @ Muscoot Farm
When: Sunday March 22 Egg Dying @ 10am-12pm and Vernal Pool Hike @ 1pm
Where: Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY
Details: Join us as we dye eggs for Spring. Pre-Register call at (914) 864-7286. Limited to 20. Free.
Join us at 1pm for a hike outback to see stirrings of life in the woods.
The Little Prince @ The Pearl Theater, NYC
When: Sunday March 22, 2015 10:30am and 7pm (Last 2 shows)
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.
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week
When: Now till March 22, 2015
Photos with the Easter Bunny
Available at the Westchester Mall and the Galleria in White Plains.
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.
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.
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.
On the Horizon
Easter Egg Hunt 2015
Starting March 28 to April 5, there are many egg hunt activities across Westchester County. Please read details in this blog entry Westchester Egg Hunt Guide 2015
Cherry Blossom 2015
Starting April, there are some cherry blossom festivals around NY/NJ areas. Please read details in this blog entry Cherry Blossom 2015
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.
Pinkalicious the Musical @ Tarrytown Music Hall
When: April 11, 2015 2pm
Details: Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.