Weekend Planner: Earth Day, Easter Fun, and Spring Break Suggestions – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch

Animal Tales Extravaganza at the Bronx Zoo

Where and When:  Beginning 4/16 and every weekend through 6/26 at the Bronx Zoo.  Check site for start times for specific events.

Why Go:  It’s a kids’ program at the Bronx Zoo featuring live entertainment, Marvel Superheroes including Spiderman and Green Goblin.  Also Little Flower Yoga and “Making Books Sing” throughout the day.

Price:  There is a 20 percent discount being offered for online “total experience” tickets.  Otherwise, admission at the gate is  $16.00 for adults, $12.00 for children (Ages 3–12) , seniors (65+) $14.00


Easter Candy Hunt

Where and When:  Westmoreland Sanctuary on Saturday, April 16 from 1:00pm–3:00pm

Why Go: This event is held each year on the weekend before Easter Sunday.  Children ages 12 and under are invited to take part in one of two candy hunts during the afternoon.  Ages 6 and under search the main lawn for Easter candies, while ages 7 to 12 search through the forest.  Following the hunt, there will be a series of fun games then head over to the museum to see the Easter bunny.  It is sponsored by the Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Club. Bring your own bag or basket.

Price:  Free. Ages 12 and under. Rain Date: April 17 at 1:00pm


Earth Day Celebration at the Kensico Dam

Where and When:  At the Kensico Dam in Valhalla on Sunday, April 17 from 10:00am–4:00pm

Why Go:  Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, a farmers market and a celebration of Earth Day. Performers include Annie and the Natural Wonder Band and “Solar Punch,” a  band that uses only solar energy to power their instruments. Also, Jeff Boyer with his Attainable,Sustainable Energy Show will use fun experiments and visual effects to show young audiences how wind and solar energy are transformed into green power. There will be produce and food available and lots of exhibits and giveaways.

Price:  Admission is free


WHUD Kids Fair

Where and When:  At the Westchester County Center on Saturday, April 16 from 11:00am-5:00pm

Why Go:  This is a rain or shine event which makes it a sure bet.  Local radio station WHUD holds this fair that is presented by the Maria Fareri Hospital at the Westchester Medical Center. Enjoy educational activities, sports, games, science experiments and live entertainment, plus animals from Muscoot Farm and much more.

Price:  Children:  $5.00, Adults $8.00


Lego Fun at Lyndhurst

Where and When:  Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 from 10am-4:00pm at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown

Why Go:  It is the sixth annual “Lego Fun at Lyndhurst,” a day of fun for the whole family.  Meet Lego expert Arthur Gugick as he shows of his masterpiece buildings. There will be areas to build with Legos, face painting, with raffles and prizes sponsored by the Palisades Lego Store plus a Lego train built by I Lug NY.

Price:  General Admission: $8.00, Children 3-12 yrs. old: $7.00


And a few more ideas for next week’s Spring Break vacation:

Spring Egg Hunt

Where and When:  Tuesday, April 19 at John Jay Homestead beginning at 10:45am

Why Go:  This annual event for residents of the Town of Bedford is sponsored by the Recreation Department and it is all about Easter fun. Children will be divided by age for the hunt. Bring your own baskets.

Price:  Free

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Where and When:  Bedford Village Memorial Park on Wednesday, April 20 (rain date 4/21) at 8:20pm

Why Go:  Also sponsored by the Recreation Department for Bedford residents, this is a night-time hunt for grades 3-7.

Spring Fun

Where and When:  Bedford Community House on Monday April 18 and Wednesday April 20 9:00am-2:00pm

Why Go:  A day of art and crafts, active play, cooking and more for grades K-5

Price:  $35.00  Call 666-7004 to register

Weeklong Mini-Camps

Fun with French

Children have the chance to reinforce their French language skills during the school break with sports, art and crafts, cooking, music, computer science and other activities at the French Immersion Vacation Program at the French American School of New York in Larchmont

Westchester Youth Soccer League

Spring Break Camp is from April 18-April 22 for boys and girls at the Armonk Sports Center from 9:00am-3:00pm. Have fun, improve your game, make new friends or bring the team at Westchester’s largest indoor/outdoor spring break camp.  Call the Westchester Youth Soccer League to register.


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