[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of March 29-30, 2014

How do you plan to spend the last weekend of March? There are tons of indoor and outdoor events for you to choose from.

Saturday Events - March 29, 2014

1) Irish Festival @ Children's Museum of Arts

When: Saturday March 29, 2014 Noon-5pm

Where: Children's Museum of Arts, 103 Charlton St., New York, NY 10014 

Details: a) 12pm and 1pm Niall Connolly Folk Songs Performance

Acclaimed Irish songwriter Niall Connolly presents a family friendly selection of Irish and American Folk songs alongside some of his own original material. With six studio albums under his belt, Connolly performs over 250 concerts a year and has performed at some of the world’s biggest festivals. His songs have been covered by over 20 acts world wide.

b) 2-4pm Darrah Carr Dance Performance and Workshop

Join the champion Irish step dancers of Darrah Carr Dance for a whirlwind introduction to Irish dance including its history, costumes, and traditions. Enjoy their lightning-fast demonstrations of both hard shoe and soft shoe styles.

2) Farm Tour @ Stone Barns

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 11-11:45pm (Also on Sunday March 30)
Where: 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
Details: On this family-friendly tour, explore the farm and some of our favorite seasonal highlights. Join us for a walk around the farm to take a closer look at the animals that we're raising and the vegetables that we're growing!
Get Tickets ($10 each): http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/visit/whats-going-on/index.html

3) In Search of Spring @ Teatown
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 1-2:30pm
Where: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining, NY
Details: The skunk cabbage is up and red maples are showing color – natures sign that spring is here. What other signs of spring will we find on this hike around the lake? Programs require pre-registration. To register, call 914-762-2912 x110.
Cost: Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members

4) Indoor Nature Games @ Cranberry Lake Preserve

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 1:00PM
Where: Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains    
Details: Come in from the cold for an afternoon of nature games and hot chocolate. Contact : (914) 428-1005

5) Global Village Day @ Byram Hills High School
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11am-4pm
Where:  Byram Hills High School, 10 Tripp Lane, Armonk
Details: “Visit” the world with your very own passport! Taste some Nigerian Suya, Irish Shepherd’s Pie, or Swedish Meatballs; make a Swedish Dala Horse or Brazilian carnival mask; watch Irish step dancing or Moroccan belly dancing.  Can you dribble through the World Cup, is your shot speed World Cup caliber?  Learn how to say “Hello” in Urdu, Afrikaans, or Igbo and see how we all smile in the same language.  "Diversity is the one true thing we have in common”; come celebrate the wonderful tapestry of peoples, languages and cultures that weave our community together.  Tickets at the door: Adults $15, Students/Teachers/Byram Hills School District Staff $10, Seniors $5, Children under 4 are free. 

6) Australian Circus 'Knee Deep" @ New Victory Theater, NYC

When: Saturday March 29 (2pm and 7pm) and Sunday March 30 (12pm and 5pm)
Where: New Victory Theater, 42nd Street, NYC
Details: You've heard the old saying, but have you ever seen someone actually walk on eggshells? Meet the captivating artists of Casus, Australia's hottest new contemporary circus company "full of extraordinary skill and brute strength" (The Guardian). Tinged with humor, immersed in cool and set to an evocative score, their mesmerizing mix of acrobatic adagios, aerial feats and astonishing individual acts explores the beautiful and delicate balance between human resilience and fragility. Equal parts tenderness and tension, KNEE DEEP speaks to your heart and takes your breath away. (Recommended for kids aged 7 and up)
Tickets: Seats in the Balcony start at $14 (60 minutes with no intermission)

Sunday Events - March 30, 2014

The Knee Deep performance at New Victory Theater and the farm tour at Stone Barn mentioned above are also available on Sunday.
1) Family Concert @ Scarsdale Library
When: Sunday, March 30, 2014 2pm
Where: 54 Olmstead Road, Scarsdale, NY
Details: Music Conservatory of Westchester will present a free concert at the Scarsdale Public Library featuring the violin, including works by Mozart, Bach, and more. This will be an entertaining and educational concert for the whole family.

2) Early Spring Scavenger Hunt @ Marshlands Conservancy
When: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2-3pm
Where: 220 Boston Post Road, Rye NY 10580
Details: A guided hunt for clues to welcome in the spring season. The hunt will be a wonderful hands-on, sensory experience all centered around identifying signs of spring. The event is best for ages five and up, although toddlers are welcome to participate as well. Admission is free. Rain or shine!  Contact: (914) 835-4466

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