[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of Dec 20 - Dec 21, 2014

Winter Animals and Nature Story Time @ Greenburgh Nature Center

Saturday Dec 20 2pm Celebrating Winter Trees and Winter Animals - Learn how trees and animals not only survive, but thrive during the cold winter months. Enjoy a short woodlands nature walk and a visit from some winter-hardy critters! Members $5, Non-members $8

Sunday Dec 21 2pm Nature Storytime — Join us for a special storytime reading of "Three Billy Goats Gruff." Then meet some Nature Center animals and enjoy nature-themed crafts and activities. Members $5, Non-members $8

Snow-Globe Gift Boxes @ Wave Hill

When: Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 10:00AM-1:00PM
Where: Wave Hill House, Bronx, NY
Details: Choose from live evergreen boughs and their wonderful scents and textures to create a winter wonderland snow-globe box. Add inhabitants and decorate it with shiny foil, snowy shapes and natural objects, such as cones, dried herbs and spices.Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon

Holiday Snowball Showcase @ Elmsford

When: Saturday Dec 20, 2014 1:30pm

Where: Carousel Dance, 11 Clearbrook Rd, Elmsford

Details: Music and dance party inspired by Disney's Frozen. $10 per person (RSVP needed)

Gingerbread House @ Rye Library
When: Saturday, Dec 20 2014 2-3:30pm

Where: Rye Library

Details: For ages 4 and up, make a gingerbread house that even Hansel and Gretel would be tempted to eat at the Rye Free Reading Room.

27 Santas and an Elf Called Kevin @ Emelin Theater
When: Saturday Dec 20 and Sunday Dec 21 Multiple times
Where: Emelin Theater, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY
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.

Cirque Zíva @ New Victory Theater
When: Now till 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 @ 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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