[NY] July 29-30, 2017 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

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NYC Restaurant Week is from July 24 through Aug 18.

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

Sound of Music @ Tarrytown Music Hall
When: July 28 to Aug 5, 2017
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall
Details: Random Farms Kids' Theater presents The Sound of Music. Showtimes are Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1 and 7pm. https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=1958

Nature Scavenger Hunt @ Rye
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017  10am-12Noon
Where: Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Rye
Details: Sharpen your observation skills! A self-guided scavenger hunt using a nature checklist and map. Go at your own pace while discovering nature’s beauty.

Ready for the Solar Eclipse @ Rye Library
When: Saturday, July 29 2017 11-12
Where: Rye Library
Details: Get “Ready for the Solar Eclipse with Paul Alimena.  On August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse that will be visible across the United States! Join local astronomer Paul Alimena as he shares information about what causes a solar eclipse, and steps that you can take to view this celestial event.

Music in the Park @ Lasdon Park
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017  7-9pm
Where: Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Somers
Details: Back to the Garden performs Woodstock favorities with the new conservatory as the backdrop. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. Bring your own picnic or purchase food and beverages. Admission $10 per person. Go to LasdonPark. org.  

Science Sunday and Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum
When: Sunday July 30, 2017
Where: Bruce Museum
Details: The Family Gallery Tour 11:30am - 12:15pm.  “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.”
Science Sunday from 1-3pm.  This is a “drop-in program designed for children aged 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. This program is free with general admission and no advance registration is required.

Dragonfly Walk @ Muscoot Farm
When: Sunday July 30 2017 10am-12Noon
Where: Muscoot Farm, Somers
Details: A walk in search of these winged beauties that call Muscoot home.

Irish Heritage Festival
When: Sunday, July 30, 2017  1-5pm
Where: Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale              Details: Music, dance and entertainment, along with crafts and food vendors.
Edible Science and Planetarium Show
When: Sunday July 30 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."

Meet the Animal @ Scarsdale
When: Sunday July 30, 2017 1pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Details: “$5 for members and $8 for non-members.  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?”

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 30, 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!

Westchester Children’s Museum
When: The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays 10-4.  
Where: Boardwalk at Playland
Details: This “sunlit, colorful, vibrant learning space is filled with interactive exhibits that explore science, art, technology, design and the environment, with places to build, play, and create.”  

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

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