What to Do in Westchester This Weekend: March 8 to 9

St. Patrick's Parades, Sugarfests and MamaCon.

March 6, 2014

As we prepare to ‘spring ahead’ on Sunday, March 9 (don’t forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before bed on Saturday night), be sure to take-in one of these great events going on in Westchester this weekend. Don’t let the frigid temps fool you…warm, sunny days are ahead.


Photo Courtesy of Mama Smiles

We are super excited about a great event taking place at the Voracious Reader on Saturday, March 8 from 11am to 1pm called MamaCon & Papas Too! “This event is the opportunity to connect lots of wonderful new families with some of Westchester’s most supportive and nurturing resources,” says the Voracious Reader’s owner, Francine Lucidon. Designed for families with babies up to 10 months (expectant families are welcome too) there will experts on hand to teach you ways to connect with your little loves, including baby sign language with Debra Aronson, infant massage with Gabrielle Mason, baby yoga with Beth Gibney-Boulden, and of course reading with your baby with Francine. 1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont

There are several events taking place this weekend celebrating one of our favorite annual traditions: the tapping of the maple trees.


Visit Westmoreland Sanctuary for SugarFest on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 to learn about maple sugaring through the ages, a super cool demonstrations on tapping the trees and an all-you-can-eat pancake feast served with 100% New York Maple Syrup. There are two seatings on both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 10:30am and 11:30am to 12:30pm. Advance registration is recommended. The cost is $10 each for members, $12 for non-members, $6 for children ages 4 to 10, and children under 3 are free.  260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Mt. Kisco

Head over to Muscoot Farm on Sunday, March 9 for their FREE Sugaring on the Farm event from 11am to 2:30pm. Learn how sap turns in to syrup during a fun and informative session taking place in Muscoot’s sugar shed. And, don’t miss their big Sugaring Off Party next Sunday, March 16 from 1pm to 3pm (no registration required). 51 New York 100, Katonah

The Greenburgh Nature Center is having their annual Maple Sugaring Party on Sunday, March 9 from 11am to 3pm. Expect tons of neat activities including sap collecting, depictions of Native American and Colonial style sugaring sites, candy and porridge making, and crafts. For discounted rates, register and pre-pay online by Saturday, March 8. Early registration rates: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Day of event rates: $7 for members, $12 for non-members. 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale

Many Westchester towns are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a little early too with can’t miss parades this weekend in White Plains, Mt. Kisco and Mahopac (check out our complete parade guide here).

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jo March 8, 2014 at 12:16 pm

We came to muscoot for their maple sugaring as per the date on your site. Unfortunately it’s not today but tomorrow. Hipefully this will save someone else the trip :-(


Elizabeth D. March 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

So sorry, Jo! Thanks so much for letting us know. We always recommend people double check the website as accidents happen but we truly apologize and have corrected this on our post.


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