[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of Dec 13 - Dec 14, 2014

Yoga for Kids and Visit from Green Meadows Farm @ Scarsdale Library

When: Saturday Dec 13, 2014

Where: Scarsdale Library, Children's Room

Yoga-go-go @ 11am-11:30am

Visit from Green Meadows Farm @ 2-3pm

Kids Program: Geometric Expresssion @ Neuberger Museum
When: Saturday Dec 13, 2014, 1-4pm
Where: Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Details: What can you create using only geometric shapes?  Explore the use of simple forms that artists inspired by Suprematism have used in a tour of This
Leads to Fire.  In the studio, play with the basic elements of art to create an expressive masterpiece. Family Second Saturdays feature art experiences for the whole family, with conversations and hands-on workshops for kids tots to ten. Free admission for all program participants.

Colorful Candles & Winter Berries @ Wave Hill
When: Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10:00AM-1:00PM
Where: Wave Hill House, Bronx, NY
Details: Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto your candle. Add berries and boughs to decorate a candle holder and create a source of natural light for any occasion. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin @ Paramount Hudson Valley
When: Saturday Dec 13, 2014 1 and 3:30pm, Sunday Dec 14 1pm and 3:30pm
Where: Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown St. Peekskill, NY 10566
Details: Santa Claus is coming to town! But so is his jealous twin brother Gunta who'd like to be the top man, himself. The good news is that elves Mitch, Pru, and Jill, and Kevin, of course, are just the ones to outwit the evil Gunta and his hench-elves, Bob and McNasty. It all plays out in the wonderful musical about saving the magic of Christmas by Andy Street and Jonathan Kydd.

Impact Dance Company Presents: The Nutcracker @ Bedford, NY
When: Saturday Dec 13, 2014
Where: Mary Lou Meese Theater, 632 South Bedford Road, Route 172, Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY 10506
Details: A festive introduction to the holidays for children and adults. Join us to kick off the holiday season. For more information and to purchase tickets please call 914-238-3845 or email impactdancecompany@earthlink.net

Hanukkah Celebration! @ The Voracious Reader
When: Sunday Dec 14, 2014 2pm
Where: The Voracious Reader, 1997 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, NY
Details: Meet Roni Schotter, author of the enduring classic and award-winning Hanukkah! We'll be celebrating the Festival of Lights with a reading, a craft and singing. Each child will receive a special signed paperback edition of the book with stickers and enjoy hot cocoa or cider and a large dreidel cookie. Seating is limited so reserve your spot now at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=mxwcqdcab&...

Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite @ Tarrytown Music Hall
When: Thursday Dec 18 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall
Details: Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they take to the stage their most magical performance yet! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed - Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite - the beloved bunny siblings star in Koba Entertainment’s brand new musical production Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. It’s Christmas Eve, and Ruby is busy trimming the tree, while Max is chasing the delicious scent of Grandma’s freshly baked gingerbread cookies! A knock at the door reveals a huge parcel from their Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. As the package is unwrapped, Ruby realizes that each new toy is from the story of the Nutcracker Ballet, including a Nutcracker doll! As grandma reads the story of the Nutcracker, their imaginations whisk them away to a magical land where they become characters in the beloved ballet.

Cirque Zíva @ New Victory Theater
When: Dec 5, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015
Where: New Victory Theater, New York
Details: The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats sparkle in a stunning spectacle of breathtaking skill and beauty in CIRQUE ZÍVA. Captivating acts of ancient and dazzling showmanship are on display when acrobats teeter and tower 30 feet in the air and dive through hoops in energetic ensemble performances. A gifted contortionist, neon German wheels and a festive lion dance join the impressive lineup to compete for crowd favorite in this thrilling theatrical experience. Under the expert eyes of impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang (Drama Desk nominees), CIRQUE ZÍVA is unlike any other show you'll see this holiday season. http://www.mamafriends.com/profiles/blogs/cirque-ziva?xg_source=act...

Holiday Train Show @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday-Sunday Dec 13-14, 2014, 10am-4:30pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center
Details: Display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Members FREE, Non-members: Adults $10 per person, Seniors $9 per person, Children 2 to 12 $8, Children under 2 free. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits.

Holiday Train Show @ New York Botanic Garden
When: Now till Jan 19, 2015
Where: New York Botanic Garden
Details A must-see New York tradition where enchanting model trains zip past popular landmarks under the twinkling glow of the magical Haupt Conservatory!
Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings, all re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel at G-scale trains humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on a quarter-mile of track as they enliven this cherished holiday experience. The Artist's Studio showcases how visionary artist Paul Busse and his team craft these amazing small wonders. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—only at NYBG!

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