[NY] May 9-10, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

This Weekend
Family Art Workshop @ Neuberger Museum
When: Saturday May 9, 2015 1-4pm
Where: Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Details: Free family museum tour and hands-on art workshop. This week's theme is Plastic is Art. Can you imagine a world without plastic? Consider how artists used plastics in the mid-twentieth century, when it was a brand-new material. We’ll look at the work of Robert Rauschenberg and experiment with plastic art works of our own. Free admission for all program participants.

Wildflower Walk @ Rye Nature Center
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 9:30am
Where: Rye Nature Center, Rye, NY
Details: The Rye Nature Center woods and native gardens are home to some beautiful wildflowers such a Duchman's Breeches, trillium, Trout Lily, and many others. Join a nature center naturalist on this tour of the fascinating lives of these forest jewels.

Playland Opening and Moms Ride for Free @ Rye Playland
When: May 9-10, 2015
Where: Rye Playland
Details: Rye Playland amusement park opens this weekend and special $15 price applies to all. On Sunday May 10, 2015, all moms ride for free.

International Migratory Bird Day celebration @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday May 9, 2015 1pm
Where: 99 Domore Rd, Scarsdale, NY
Details: Come join our naturalist to learn about Birds of Prey and get to know some of our local migrants. Did you know the Arctic Tern’s annual migration route covers over 25,000 miles? Try that for your commute! Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

Annual Sheep Shearing @ Muscoot Farm
When: Sunday, May 10, 2015 12pm - 3pm
Where: Muscoot Farm, Somers
Details: Stop by to see the sheep get their annual haircuts.

Animal Moms @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday May 10, 2015 1pm
Where: 99 Domore Rd, Scarsdale, NY
Details: We love moms, even the furry and four-legged ones! Join us to celebrate all moms on this special day. Visit with and learn about some of our animal moms and complete a Mother’s Day inspired craft. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

Japan Day @ Central Park, NYC
When: Sunday May 10, 2015 9:30am-4pm
Where: Bandshell, Central Park
Details: Japan Day @ Central Park is a highly anticipated annual event in spring that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Japan Day kicks off with the Japan Run, followed by the Kids' Race. Like traditional Japanese summer festivals, it provides food and activity tents as well as a stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture, including both traditional and contemporary performances.

Sachets and Floral Fantasies for Mom @ Wave Hill
When: Saturday and Sunday May 9-10, 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Listen to stories about animals and their mothers. Then honor Mom with a unique card that you decorate with plant rubbings, ribbon borders, pop-up elements and special poems. Make a fragrant sachet gift filled with lavender, tied with ribbons and bows and adorned with handmade, paper beads.

On-going
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

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