[NY] May 16-17, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

This Weekend
Spring Carnival @ Rye Brook
When: Friday May 15 5-10pm; Saturday May 16 12pm-10pm; Sunday May 17 12pm-6pm
Where: 900 King St, Rye Brook, NY
Details: Loads of great games and carnival rides

Intro to Birding @ Rye Nature Center
When: Saturday May 16, 2015 9:15am
Where: Rye Nature Center
Details: Every moment spent outdoors will be more meaningful after you start to notice the birds all around. Basics taught include recognizing common birds and their songs, and how to use binoculars. Bring your own binoculars. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.

Shield Me with a Turtle Shell @ Wave Hill
When: Saturday May 16, 2015 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Marvel at the beautiful protective shell of the turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack of your own. Then wearing our shells, we’ll gather outside, and, moving at a turtle’s pace, we’ll waltz in an oh-so-slow parade.  Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Muddy Sneakers @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday May 16, 2015 1pm
Where: 99 Domore Rd, Scarsdale, NY
Details: Discover the wonders of the natural world. Put down the Legos and pick up a stick! Enjoy a wild excursion through our woods, puddles, and fields as we play in and with nature. Great for all ages. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

Butterfly Release @ Rye Nature Center
When: Saturday May 16, 2015 3pm
Where: Rye Nature Center
Details: Want to see more butterflies in your own backyard? Learn what plants attract butterflies and caterpillars. Program will end with a butterfly release. Program free. Butterfly orders must be in by April 10th. $10/butterfly members, $15/butterfly non-members.

Dance Parade and Festival @ NYC
When: Saturday May 16, 2015 1-7pm
Where: 21st & Broadway (Parade) Tompkins Square Park (DanceFest), NYC
Details: Dance Parade celebrates diversity by showcasing all types of dances around the world through sponsorship of a yearly, citywide parade and festival. Dance Parade is from 1pm-3pm. See over 75 diverse dance styles, everyting from ballet to break dance. Dance Festival is from 3pm-7pm on 4 stages. Activities include dance performances, dance lessons, and dance party.

Children's Theater Group Performance @ Muscoot Farm
When: Sunday May 17, 2015 3-4pm
Where: Muscoot Farm, Somers, NY
Details: Visit animals on the farm and enjoy a production performed by the Children's Theatre Group.

Crafts from Nature @ Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
When: Sunday May 17, 2015 1-3pm
Where: Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
Details: Children can hike the woods to search for natural materials and create crafts to take home.

Amazing Amphibians @ Greenburgh Nature Center
Where: Sunday May 17, 2015 1pm
Where: 99 Domore Rd, Scarsdale, NY
Details: Join a naturalist to discover the slippery, slimy, and cold-blooded world of amphibians. This informative and hands-on program lets you meet some local amphibians up close. Then walk in our forest and to our pond to see what other amazing critters live there too! FREE for members, Non-Members $8/person

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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