April's Outdoor Spring Flings 2017

The weather is finally starting to heat up with more sun and warmer temperatures. Enjoy the spring season in the great outdoors now with music, movies, carnivals, and more fun outdoor activities around Westchester.

 

Scarsdale High School Carnival
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Friday, April 21, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 1-6 p.m.
​Scarsdale High School, 1057 Post Road, Scarsdale
Warmer weather means carnival time! Head to Scarsdale High School for their carnival featuring rides, games, food, and refreshments.

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Sheep-to-Shawl
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Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Philipsburg Manor
381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; (914) 631-8200
The festival returns to welcome spring with demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. Watch yarn dyeing and weaving, Scottish border collies herd sheep and ducks, try period costumes, and more activities to jump into the world of textiles in the 18th-century. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Be sure to buy tickets in advance for a discount.

 

Birds of Prey
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Saturday, April 22
1-2 p.m.
​Muscoot Farm
51 Route 100, Katonah; (914) 864-7282
Join naturalist JimEyring and learn about all the birds of prey as you view them up close.

 

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Vernal Pool Exploration for Kids
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Saturday, April 22
1 p.m.
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
6 Reservation Rd., Cross River; (914) 864-7322
For those who like to get a little mud on their shoes, this one is for you. Visit important woodland pools with dip nets to discover the creatures within. It is encouraged that anyone in attendance wears sturdy shoes that can get wet. The meeting spot is at the museum.

 

A Recital of Piano and Strings with MCW Faculty
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Saturday, April 22
3 p.m.
Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Avenue, White Plains; (914) 761-3900
A special piano and strings recital that is family-friendly and free and open to all. The recital will feature music by Brahms, Mozart and Granados performed by Mansoon Han Kim, piano and Suzanne Wagor, viola. Special guests include Kate Dreyfuss, violin and Nelly Rocha, cello.

 

Springtime Scavenger Hunt
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Sunday, April 23
2-3:30 p.m.
Marshlands Conservancy
220 Boson Post Road, Rye; (914) 835-4466
This is the perfect activity to get couped up kids some fresh air after a long, cold winter. The Springtime Scavenger Hunt lets kids explore the sanctuary looking for clues in nature. Happy hunting!

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Pieces of Hope Event & 5th Annual Autism Awareness Walk
Friday, April 28
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
United Preschool
256 North Street, White Plaines
Join Cerebral Palsy of Westchester in their Autism Awareness Walk. Customized puzzle pieces will also be sold for $5 that will be added to our Pieces of Hope tree that will be displayed at our preschool. All proceeds go towards their autism services.

 

Muscoot Movie Nite
Friday, April 28
7:30-9:30 p.m.
​Muscoot Farm
51 Route 100, Katonah; (914) 864-7282
Make it a family movie night at Muscoot Farm! Don’t miss Muscoot Movie Night presenting, Disney Pixar’s “Wall-E”. Enjoy a family movie in one of the farm’s historic barns for only $5. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

 

Spring Wildflowers
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Saturday, April 29
1 p.m.
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
6 Reservation Rd., Cross River; (914) 864-7322
Spring is awakening! Can you find the first blooms of spring at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation? Meet at the museum to hunt for the first signs of new budding flowers this spring season.

 

Strawberry Festival
Sunday, April 30
12-5 p.m.
College of New Rochelle, Maura Lawn (Indoor location will be Wellness Center Gymnasium in case of rain)
29 Castle Place, New Rochelle; (914) 654-5488 or jgloe@cnr.edu
Sponsored by the Student Government Association of the College of New Rochelle, this event will feature a live DJ, music and dance performances, vendors, games, and attractions for all. Children’s activities and strawberry-themed foods will also be available. Admission is free but some activities are associated with a fee (inflatables, face painting, games, strawberry and carnival themed food.

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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