[NY] July 22-23, 2017 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

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Hydroponics 101 @ Rye Library
When: Saturday July 22 2017 2-3:30pm
Where: Rye Library
Details: For kids in grades 3-5 only, Hydroponics 101 for KIDS.  “In this series of S.T.E.M. workshops, kids will learn a method of gardening that doesn't require a soil medium.  "Hydroponics" is a Latin word meaning "working water."  Teaching kids about hydroponics is a great way to explain that water is a precious resource and also bring home environmental messages early with them.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
When: Saturday July 22 2017 6:30pm
Where: Pine Ridge Park, Rye Brook
Details: LawnChair Theatre Presents:"A Midsummer Night's Dream."  This event is free but there is a suggested donation of $20, $10 for seniors and students.

Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum
When: Sunday July 23 2017 11:30am-12:15pm
Where: Bruce Museum
Details: “Designed for families with children ages 6-10. These tours, led by a Museum educator,  provide an interactive, discussion-based exploration of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration required.”

Italian Heritage Festival @ Kensico Dam
When: Sunday, July 23, 2017  12Noon-7pm
Where: Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY
Details: Music, dance and entertainment, along with crafts and food vendors.

Terrarium Workshop @ Muscoot Farm
When: Sunday, July 23, 2017 1-2pm
Where: Muscoot Farm, Somers, NY
Details: Make your own terrarium to take home. Ages 10 and up. Fee $25; register at (914) 864-7286.

Butterflies, Bees, and Birds @ Scarsdale
When: Sunday, July 23 2017 1pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center
Details:  $5 for members and $8 for non-members.  “Visit our meadow with a naturalist who will fill you in on the intricacies of life in this rich ecosystem—who does what, who eats who, and how all these living things interact and depend upon each other. Enter our butterfly exhibit for a close encounter with butterflies.”

Edible Science and Planetarium Show
When: Sunday July 23 2017
Where: Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Details: Edible Science @ 12:30 pm.“Why do marshmallows turn brown in the campfire? Why is pizza dough stretchy? How do we make maple syrup? As part of our Market Madness programs, discover the answers to these yummy questions in our new Edible Science series as we create, cook, concoct, and eat!”
“Summer Stars Planetarium Shows @ 2 - 3 pm.  Join us to search the summer night sky ... during the day! Discover some of the common constellations of the summer and the stories behind them. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served. Doors will open 15 minutes before scheduled program. Recommended for ages 5 and up."

Pirate Quest @ Philipsburg
Where: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow, NY
When: Every weekend in July and August 9:30-10:30am - Entry every 15 mins.
Details: “Pint-sized pirates can set their sails to Philipsburg Manor! Our new mobile game sets the scene for swashbuckling fun as children hunt through the site's grounds to load precious cargo onto their digital pirate ships. Kids looking for adventure can pick up a tattoo and keep watch for pirates and sword fights. But only those who finish the game will capture the treasure! Pirate attire is encouraged! Perfect for ages 5-8

Bicycle Sundays
When: July 23, 2017 10am-2pm
Where: Bronx River Parkway.
Details: During Bicycle Sundays, the parkway is open exclusively for bicyclists, joggers, walkers, foot scooters and strollers from Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a round-trip distance of 13 miles.

Playland @ Rye
Playland is open for the season!

Annie Musical @ Westchester Broadway Theater
When: Now till Sept 10 2017

Festival of Air Ballooning
When: July 28-30, 2017
Where:  Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Details: The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do.

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