[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of Jun 21 - Jun 22, 2014

SATURDAY EVENTS

Strawberry Festival @ Katonah

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1-4pm
Where: Katonah United Methodist Church
Details: Its fun and laughter, Music playing and folks getting together and it's all centered around===you guessed it STRAWBERRIES.  For a very reasonable price, $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids, you can have huge portions of strawberries any way you like them while sitting at tables on our shady lawn...
http://www.katonahumc.org

Such are Snakes @ Wave Hill

When: Saturday and Sunday June 21-22 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Learn about these limbless creatures, how they move and which ones can be spotted at Wave Hill. Use recycled materials to make your own snake, and bring it outdoors while you enjoy musician and songwriter Jeffrey Friedberg from the musical group The Bossy Frog, as he sings about snakes and other creatures. Interactive performance at noon. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Bryant Park Summertime Saturday Kids Events When: Saturday June 21 2014
Where: Bryant Park, 42nd Street, NYC
12-1pm The Berenstain Bears LIVE! (Bryant Park Reading Room)

1-2pm Free to Be...Frog and Me (La Carrousel in Bryant Park)
2-4pm Kids Time Game Social (40st Street Plaza)
http://www.bryantpark.org/plan-your-visit/calendar.html#

New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands 2014

When: Friday, June 20 through Sunday, July 6.
Details: There is plenty of FREE entertainment featuring live performers on two stages and more.  With over 150 rides and attractions everyone in your family will have plenty to do.   http://njfair.com/index.php

Pick-Your-Own-Strawberries

This might be your last chance to pick strawberries this season. When I checked on Wednesday night, Jones Family Farm is telling us that they are at PEAK SEASON in the strawberry fields! The combination of the early rains and cool temps at the beginning of the season and the progression into warm weather now have made for FABULOUS picking conditions. The berries are sun-ripened, juicy, and sweet - just the way nature intended - and they're calling your name (can you hear them?) It's a short season so DON'T WAIT. PLEASE call the Crop Report Message JUST BEFORE you come (203-929-8425). Remember, the harvesting farm address can vary. https://www.facebook.com/JonesFamilyFarms

For other farm locations, please check this blog post. http://www.mamafriends.com/profiles/blogs/ny-strawberry

Free Yoga Class All Day @ Athleta in Scarsdale

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 All Day

Where: 700 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Details: This is something for the moms to enjoy. Celebrate Summer Solstice with Athleta Scarsdale!  There will be free yoga classes all day!  Start your day off with an inspirational yoga class led by Tao Porchon-Lynch, the world's oldest living yoga instructor featured in this month's O magazine.    Sample Yoga by Sinda Anzovino at 10--11am, voted Westchester's best yoga instructor.    Denise Mathieson of NYSC will teach from 12:45-1:45pm followed by Ellen Patrick from 2-3:15.   Stephanie Filardi, of Bronxville Wellness, will end our day with yoga 4-5pm.   Raffles and giveaways all day to celebrate Summer Solstice!  http://stores.athleta.net/store-4792/

Storytime @ Ethan Allen

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 10-11am

Where: 152 South Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Details: BRING THE KIDS! Saturday Morning, June 21... Ethan Allen Westchester is hosting this ongoing STORYTIME series presented by the Greenburgh Public Library. Hang out in our cool American Colors room, munch on some popcorn and take home a fun prize! (Suggested ages 2-6.)

SUNDAY EVENTS

Festival de las Flores @ Queens Botanic Garden

When: Sunday, June 22, Noon to 5pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Details: The beautiful Colombian tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, comes to QBG in an afternoon celebration.  See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon, plus visit craft and food vendors. Bi-lingual story reading, face painting, botanical crafts, petting zoo, and old fashioned games for the children. - See more at: http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/events#sthash.1rtVbMOX.dpuf

The Puppetmobile @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

When: Sunday, June 22, 2014 11am-1pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Details: The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater presents Little Red’s Hood, a modern retelling of the classic tale with an urban twist. Art activities start at noon. Free event as part of Pier Kids.


Cliffdale Field Exploration @ Teatown
When: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10am-11:30am
Where: Teatown's Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Details: Grab a net and a field guide and come along as we investigate the fields of Cliffdale on the cusp of summer.All Welcome. Free for members, $5 for non-members.Programs require pre-registration. To register, call 914-762-2912 x 110.

Mother/Daughter Zumba! @ Athleta in Scarsdale

When: Sunday, June 22, 2014 10-11am

Where: 700 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Come dance and bond with your daughter(s) with Julie Conte! (suggested for ages 10 and up)  Enjoy this energetic class and then stay and shop.  Wear sneakers and be ready to move!!!

Big Equipment Day @ Muscoot Farm
When: Sunday, June 22, 2014 1pm-3pm
Where: Muscoot Farm, Somers, NY
Details: Bring Dad for an inside look at Muscoot's tractors, trucks and gators.


Dragonflies of June @ Rye

When: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 2PM
Where: Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Details: Observe and learn about these quick-flying beauties that grace the ponds and meadow at the conservancy. Contact : (914) 835-4466

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