[NY] Things to do in Westchester / NY the weekend of Jun 28 - Jun 29, 2014

Besides the World Cup and the beach, there are also all kinds of interesting events this weekend in June. www.mamafriends.com

Bryant Park Summertime Kids Events 

When: Saturday June 21 2014
Where: Bryant Park, 42nd Street, NYC
12-1pm Starfish Rocks! - Sing, dance and play air guitar with Starfish - The Greatest Rock Band in the World...For Kids! (Bryant Park Reading Room)
1-2pm Free to Be...Frog and Me - Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me (La Carrousel in Bryant Park)
2-4pm Kids Time Game Social (40st Street Plaza)

Art for Kids @ Madison Square Park
When: Saturday, June 28
Where: Madison Square Park, NYC
10AM-12:30PM – Rainbow Fish CD: use old CDs to create a fish, inspired by the book, The Rainbow Fish.
2PM-4:30PM – Sunny Paper Plate Fan: It is getting hot outside! What better way to keep cool than a homemade fan! LINK  

Kids Art Program at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts

Art Trek: Saturday June 28, 11am-12pm, 2:30-3:30pm
Start with Art at the Met: Saturday June 28, 11am-12pm, 2:30-3:30pm
For more details, please read this recent blog post

Berenstain Bears LIVE @ Bronx Zoo

When: Saturday, June 29 11:30am and 1pm
Where: Grizzly Corner, Bronx Zoo
Detalis: Come see The Berenstain Bears in their exciting show about family and making new friends! Now in their fourth year in New York City, don't miss out on your chance to meet the Bears for photos and face painting during their visit to the zoo.

Butterflies Exhibit Opening @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014 through August 3, 2014
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center
Detail: This is the annual tradition of butterfly exhibit. The hoop structure housing the butterflies is located in our wildflower meadow, providing a more natural setting for both visitors and butterflies. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is FREE for members; Non-members $2 plus regular GNC admission fee. NOTE: See receptionist in Manor House to receive stamp prior to visiting the butterflies.

My Green Heaven @ Wave Hill

When: Saturday and Sunday June 28-29 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Roll down fragrant, emerald hillsides. Marvel at the many tones of green visible in the many surrounding species of plants and trees. Explore a world of verdant hues in natural materials, paint and collage. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Reptile and Amphibian Seekout @ Rye
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 2pm
Where: Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Details: Children of all ages and adults can have fun searching for these creatures, especially the ones that are slimey and scaley! Contact : (914) 835-4466

New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands 2014

When: This weekend 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

Pier Kids: Mister G @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 11am-1pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 Lawns
Details: Catchy bilingual Spanish tunes will have kids and parents alike dancing to world music ranging from bluegrass to bosa nova. Art activities start at noon. Free event as part of Pier Kids.

Jewels of the Air @ Muscoot Farm
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10am
Where: Muscoot Farm, Somers, NY
Details: Search the fields and pond for dragonflies. Meet at the Reception Center.

Irish Heritage Festival @ Hartsdale

When: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12PM - 6PM
Where: Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale, NY    
Details: Music, dance, food and vendors saluting the Irish culture. Bring blankets and chairs for seating. Admission $5 adults, free for children under age 14. Contact : (914) 864-PARK

Story Walk @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 1pm
Details: Naturalist John Mancuso leads you along our woodland trail to enjoy a favorite children’s storybook, entitled Opossum at Sycamore Road by Sally M. Walker. California Pizza Kitchen will be on hand with food and drinks to sample and a raffle for a CPK $20 gift certificate. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. FREE.

Other events for moms:
Shakespeare in the Park
Where: The Delacorte Theater in Central Park
When: June 28-29, 2014 8pm (running time approx. 3 hours)
Details: New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. This show presented this year is Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah.
Tickets: Free tickets are distributed at 12pm (noon) every day there is a public performance.​ (LINK)

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