[NY] April 11-12, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

This Weekend
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival @ Pelham
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
Details: Hands-on workshops and activities in the traditional arts of Japan as part of our Folk Arts Series. Free and open to the public. Artist Shoko Iwata will lead two workshops in traditional Japanese floral art from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Running simultaneously, weaving artist Yukako Satone of Loop of the Loom will instruct participants on how to weave a cherry blossom on a SAORI loom, a contemporary Japanese hand-weaving method. A traditional Japanese tea ceremony will be performed twice during the event in the main gallery by Junko Nanahara.

Pinkalicious the Musical @ Tarrytown Music Hall
When: Saturday April 11, 2015 2pm

Where: Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
Details: A musical adapted from the Pinkalicious book. 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.

Kuba Tie Dye Workshop @ Neuberger Berman Museum
When: Saturday April 11, 2015 1-4pm
Where: Neuberger Berman Museum, Purchase, NY
Details: The people of the Kuba Kingdom used plants and minerals from their environment to color their clothing for special occasions. With special guest, textile conservator Tatiana Verdon, we will explore the Kuba tie-dye techniques and the colors they used when dying their precious cloths. Roll your sleeves up and create your own tie-dye cloth that you can take home! Family Second Saturdays feature art experiences for the whole family, with conversations and hands-on workshops. Free admission for all program participants.


It's a Beautiful Day in Our Neighborhood @ Chappaqua, NY
When: Saturday April 11, 2015 11am-4pm
Where: Downtown Chappaqua
Details: Downtown Chappaqua will be abuzz from 11am to 4pm April 11 for the first annual “It’s A Beautiful Day in Our Neighborhood” community awareness/spirit event. It will be offering children and their families an opportunity to meet town officials, first responders, shopkeepers and other “important” neighbors with a map that pinpoints all of the fun stops and activities, special treats, programs, projects and give-aways.

Science Barge Opening @ Yonkers, NY
When: Saturday April 11, 2015 12pm-4pm
Where: 99 Dock St, Yonkers, NY
Details: Family friendly fun and tours of our hydroponic greenhouses and renewable energy systems. Ribbon cutting and media event at 2:00pm

Salamander and Frog Safari @ Westmoreland Sanctuary
When: Saturday April 11, 2015 1pm-2pm
Where: 260 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Mt Kisco, NY 10549
Details: Take a close up view of our salamanders, frogs, and their eggs in our center.  Then travel to the pond to try to catch some.  We will listen for their calls and may even travel to a special breeding area on the Sanctuary.  Ages 5 and older.  $5 per person for non-members and free for members.

Cacth Me @ New Victory Theater
When: This weekend to April 19, 2015
Where: New Victory Theater, 42nd St, Manhattan, NYC
Details: A kids show by Flip FabriQue from Quebec City, Canada. For kids ages 5+. Hoops twirl, diablos whirl, and acrobats soar—all in a day's work (or play!) for Flip Fabrique, the new kids on the circus scene. A high-flying show that The Huffington Post calls "a smile generator with the ability to enchant children and adults. A must." From bouncing off balance beams to scaling a trampoline wall, these cool kids of circus dare you to catch them this spring (before they bound out of town)!

Feeding Fun @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday April 11, 2015 1pm
Where: 99 Domore Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Details: It's mealtime for our animals! Come see what's on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy. FREE for members, Non-Members $8/perso

All about Snakes and Lizards @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday April 12, 2015 1pm
Where: 99 Domore Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Details: Slither on over and join a naturalist to learn all about snakes and lizards during a lively, hands-on (if you dare) presentation that is sure to engage and enlighten all ages. Fun for the whole family. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

On-going
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. **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.

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. Buy Tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/28945/1425186000000

On the Horizon
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

The Very Hungry Caterpiller @ Emlin Theater
When: April 18, 2015 11am or 1:30pm
Details: The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of an extremely tiny but very hungry caterpillar who munches his way through an amazing variety of foods as he approaches his eventual metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. Ages 3+ $15

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