A ballet, comedy, puppet show and a New Years Victorian Visual Extravaganza!
This weekend is all about family entertainment. It’s time to put down the eggnog and get moving with a bunch of fun shows to keep us laughing and celebrating…
My girls would love to see a ballet that just right for their age group. The Ballet for Young Audiences Ballet Repertory’s performance of Beauty and the Beast is this Friday, December 28 at 2pm at White Plains Performing Arts Center. Tickets (buy them here) are $17 adults; $13 kids 18 and younger. 11 City Place, White Plains [...]
Support victims of Hurricane Sandy and military families and get a free ticket to the zoo.
Here’s an easy way to help families hurt by Hurricane Sandy and local military families – the Wildlife Conservation Society’s holiday toy drive. Bring an unwrapped new toy to the Bronx Zoo or one of the other WCS facilities from November 17 – December 31 and you’ll get one free ticket to the Bronx Zoo.
Toys donated to the Bronx Zoo will benefit local military families and toys collected at the other Wildlife Conservation Society locations (Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and NY Aquarium) will benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bring toys to the park’s entrance or inside the zoo’s center in bins that are marked for the toy drive. You can collect your free ticket at the same location. Find out more at the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Once you’re at the zoo, check out the new Polar Express 4-D Theater Experience based on the film the Polar Express. Kids will be amazed by a few 4-D surprises during the movie like when the Polar Express arrives at the North Pole, it begins to snow inside the theater and when the conductor sings “Hot Chocolate” and the waiters pour the hot chocolate, the audience will smell hot chocolate! The film runs until January 6, rotating every 15 minutes with Dora and Diego’s 4-D Adventure. Tickets are $5 and free for members.
Also, check out the new Siberian tiger cubs at the Tiger Mountain Exhibit! Above photo (without the gifts) by Julie Larsen Maher, courtesy of the Bronx Zoo.
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx
Five weekends of fun Halloween inspired activities.
Boo at the Zoo opened last weekend at the Bronx Zoo with activities, performances and rides for kids of all ages. With the theme of wildlife conservation incorporated in most of the activities, you and your kids can enjoy Halloween fun and see your favorite animal exhibits. Boo at the Zoo runs every weekend in October and don’t forget your costumes! Kids under twelve wearing their Halloween costume get in for free with one adult’s paid ticket.
Below is the complete schedule of Halloween activities at Boo at the Zoo including my personal “scary meter.” Of course, all kids are different, so if you don’t agree with my scary prediction, please disregard! [...]
The unofficial last weekend of summer brings lots to do!
If you are not running to the pool or beach this weekend to enjoy your last few days of summer, check out our events calendar for fun things going on around town. Here are a few highlights:
Take a trip back in time at Philipsburg Manor all weekend long to celebrate the area’s original inhabitants at their Green Corn Festival. Highlights at Philipsburg Manor’s celebration include master storyteller and musician Kenneth Little Hawk and the Red Hawk Dancers, who will share and dance to dramatic tales of Native American culture and history. The event will also feature games, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, hands-on activities, picnic fare, and child friendly crafts including corn-husk doll making. Hours are Saturday – Monday, 10am-5pm. Tickets are $14 for adults, $8 for 3-7 year olds, and free for members and children under 3. Find more info and tickets at www.hudsonvalley.org. Philipsburg Manor 381 North Broadway (Route 9) Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. [...]
There's some end-of-the-week fun to be had with LEGOs, puppets and popcorn.
If you took a few days off this week, be sure to check out our daily events calendar. There’s plenty of things to do. Otherwise, there’s lots to look forward to this weekend.
Think: Life-size tigers made entirely of LEGOs. Totally serious.
Listen to Jazz Under the Stars, Pick Your Own Veggies, and meet Olivia the Pig.
There are so many cool things to do this Father’s Day weekend in Westchester. Whether it’s listening to live music at the Clearwater Festival or jazz music at the New York Botanical Garden, picking your own veggies at Hanover Farm or meeting Olivia the Pig at The Bronx Zoo, we promise you won’t be bored. After the jump, our best of Father’s Day weekend event picks!
(Photo courtesy of Hilltop Hanover Farm.) [...]
Why you should grab your wellies and go!
When it’s hot and sticky outside, we all want to veg out. No surprise that the animals at the Bronx Zoo do too. But when it rains, the zoo comes alive. The sleeping tiger awakens to swat at the raindrops, the thud of the elephant’s foot inspires a muddy splash, and the seals flap their flippers in celebration.
While the Bronx Zoo won’t confirm that the animals are more lively in the rain — we actually called and asked! — we’ve seen it ourselves. It’s like they have a little more fun on rainy days.
Which means it’s a perfect time to take the kids. You just gotta accept you’re gonna get a little wet. [...]