[NY] June 13-14, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

Strawberry Picking 2015

Strawberry picking continues this week. Read this blog post and plan your trip to the strawberry field:

Hello Summer! Family Festival @ Neuberger Museum
When: Saturday June 13 2015 1-4pm
Details: Welcome summer and celebrate the closing of Kuba Textiles: Geometry in Form, Space, and Time with a day filled with art making, family gallery talks, and music.  Enjoy energizing and interactive performances by expert Congolese drummers, a fun embroidery workshop designed to especially for kids and led by artists from Harlem Needle Arts, and delicious snacks!

Strawberry Jammin Festival @ Fishkill Farm
When:  Sunday June 14 2015 11am-4pm
Where: 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell JCT, NY  (845) 897-4370
Details: Celebrate the end of spring and the beginning of summer with the arrival of strawberries! Reggae music by The Big Takeover, homemade strawberry shortcake, tractor wagon rides, children's strawberry craft, making strawberry bubble wands and blowing strawberry scented bubbles.And (weather permitting) lots of sweet pick-your-own strawberries! This Fishkill Farms' tradition is truly a jam not to be missed!

Strawberry Festival @ Orange, CT
When: Saturday June 13 2015 9am-5pm
Where: High Plains Community Center, Orange Center Rd., Orange, CT
Details: A day of family fun with food, artisans, antiques, rides, face paiting, and children's games.

Luminous Paper Lanterns @ Wave Hill
When: Saturday June 13 2015 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Cut nature shapes from bright, multicolored tissue paper. Then, with a simple, papier-mâché method, use your cut shapes to make festive lanterns to brighten and make magical your summer days and nights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Fat Tire Festival @ Peekskill
When: Sunday June 14, 2015 10am-4pm
Where: Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill, NY
Details: Trail rides, games, food and entertainment. Free admission. Go to wmba.org.

Meet the Animals @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday June 13 2015 1pm
Where: 99 Dromore Rd, Scardsale, NY
Details: Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals! What wild fun will you have today? Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

Hike to Hush Pond @ Cranberry Lake Preserve
When: Sunday June 14 2015 1-3pm
Where: Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
Details: Hike to the park's quietest pond to hear, smell and sense everything along the way.

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party @ Madison Square Park, NYC
When: June 13-14 2015 11am-6pm
Where: Madison Square Park, NYC
Details: Join the 13th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party to indulge in an amazing assortment of authentic American barbecue. www.bigapplebbq.org

The Jazz Age Lawn Party @ Governors Island, NYC
When: June 13-14 2015 11am-5pm
Where: Governors Island, NYC
Details: This is New York City's original prohibition era inspired gathering. Selected by The New York Times as one of the most memorable events, The Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a magical opportunity to travel back in time. Guests are invited to discover and experience one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history. While strolling down the lawn, you can see antique gramophones and 1920s Motocar exhibition, learn the hottest dance steps of the time, get vintage portraits, see the Charleston Dance Contest. There is also a kidland with carnival games.

Night of the Horseshoe Crab @ Marshlands Conservancy
When: Saturday June 13, 2015 9:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Marshlands Conservancy, Rye, NY
Details: Witness this 250+million-year-old tradition along the Long Island shoreline. The moon will be full, the tide will be high, and the horseshoe crabs will be coming in to mate. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Westchester Children's Museum Open @ Rye
Westchester Children's Museum is now open for the season. It is located on the boardwalk at the Playland in Rye. The museum’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.  http://discoverwcm.org/

Children Zoo Reopened @ Bronx Zoo
The Children's Zoo at the Bronx Zoo has been upgraded and reopened on May 30.

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