County Center at 198 Central Ave, White Plains
NBA-caliber basketball without the commute to the Garden or the inflated ticket prices? Yes, please! Even though the Westchester Knicks didn’t finish their inaugural season at the Westchester County Center with a winning record, they were a hit here as a great new source of family entertainment and a chance to see future star players in action.
Super Soccer Stars
25 W Red Oak Ln, Suite 3, West Harrison
Want your child to bend it like Beckham one day? Those skills are nurtured in small groups with knowledgeable coaches who create an amiable atmosphere for your kids (as young as 2 years old) to learn and love the game. And the year-round program’s multiple county locations and age groups make it easy to book your child in a class.
159 Katonah Ave, Katonah
(914) 401-9555; www.andjameskatonah.com
For those who still adore classic, quality baby clothes, this intimate shop stocks a fine selection of timeless (not old-fashioned) children’s and baby clothing, accessories, and layette. Items, priced $10 to $300, range from sweet monogrammed gifts to special-occasion and First Communion dresses.
Bubble & Tweet
656 Old Post Rd, Bedford
Tired of all the glitz and too-grown-up kids clothing? This charming boutique offers fun yet age-appropriate choices for infants through preteens, including darling special occasion dresses by David Charles and Rachel Riley, Autumn Cashmere sweaters, Tailor Vintage boys’ polos and shorts, and more.
Jagger & Jade
402 Main St, Suite 2, Armonk
(914) 273-2100; www.jaggerandjadekids.com
The two owners—with five daughters between them—have stocked this boutique, whose moniker is an update on “Jack & Jill,” with trendy yet wearable fashions. You’ll find brands like T2Love, So Nikki, and Prefresh offering up to size 14 for girls and size 6 for boys.