Westchester is full of rainy day activities that you and your children will love, but often it takes a bit of research to find out what’s going on. Follow us as we take you on a trip around the county to see the best indoor activities offered for dreary days – or any day, for that matter. By Holly Rosen Fink.
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Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street – Route 22
Katonah, NY 10536
This art museum in northern Westchester offers children the opportunity to explore their creative and imaginative responses to art with exhibitions in a hands-on Learning Center. The Center, which is open to the public free of charge, is the only interactive space in the community where children can come on a daily basis to explore, interpret, and create art. On the weekends, they offer special family programs and workshops.
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Grab some popcorn and introduce your kids to classic movies from all different generations. This prominent film house in Pleasantville is celebrating their 10th anniversary with discounted children’s tickets for their “Movies for Kid” series. In the upcoming weeks, tickets to films like Back to the Future and E.T. are just $1.
The Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
Southern Westchester’s Voracious Reader is a book store for young people with a hunger for all things literary. They have everything from board books to the latest novels for teens. After you spend time pouring over your favorite reads, you can stop into A Proper Cup, their new tea shop that serves a variety of teas, coffee, cupcakes, cookies and pastries.
635 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Built in 1938 and sitting on 67 acres, the Lyndhurst mansion offers picturesque views of the Hudson River. It has a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts, and its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould.The mansion is open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The first is at 10:30 a.m. and the last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. Guided historic tours are available throughout the day.
Neuberger Museum of Art
State University of New York
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1400
What’s not to love about a museum that’s free for children under the age of 12? The Neuberger Museum of Art is Westchester’s premier museum of modern, contemporary, and African art. They offer several weekend rainy day activities for museum-goers of all ages, including Family First Saturdays, free events the first Saturday of most months that feature tours, art workshops and performances. Current exhibits include Dana Schutz, When Modern Was Contemporary, For the Love of Art: Letters to Roy R. Neuberger and African Art & Culture.
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