Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all had a great holiday celebrated with family and friends. Today is Black Friday. Are you heading out to shop or staying in? There’s plenty of fun stuff to do this weekend that doesn’t involve shopping so let’s get to it!
Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
The blaze has tickets available for 11/24 and 11/25 and then will end. So if you want to see it this year, grab your tickets now! “The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns for 40 delightful nights in 2017!
See more than 7,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns!
Come gawk at more jack o'lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s Blaze, which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening.”
Click here to learn more and/or to buy tickets.
Rye S.T.E.A.M. Rollers will take place today from 4-5pm for kids in Grades 3-5. “All Rye S.T.E.A.M. Rollers in grades 3-5 are invited to join the librarians once-a-month in our "New S.T.E.A.M. LAB where literacy meets science. Each month we will read a book together, then taking inspiration from the story, we will teach kids how to think with their hands and minds. It's inquiry-based learning combined with a hands-on activity in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering. Art, or Mathematics. Literacy meets S.T.E.A.M. November's Book is Grand Canyon by Jason Chin *Children do not have to pre-read the book.
Pre-registration is required for this event and can be done at www.ryelibrary.org
On Saturday from 11-12 head to the main branch of the library for Meet and Read with Angie, the therapy dog.
At the West Harrison branch on Saturday there’s a Bilingual Storytime taking place from 11-11:30. Stories and songs in English and Spanish with Miss Mariella for kids ages 1 to 6 years-old.
And after, check out the bilingual storytime for arts and crafts! From 11:30-12 for kids ages 1 to 6 years.
Today, Friday from 3:30-4:15pm stop by the Larchmont Library for Sci-Fri: Egg Parachutes. This event is for children in Grades 3 to 5. Online registration required. “Look out below! Learn to make your own functional egg parachute. How far can it fall? How much weight can it hold? That all depends on you. Come to Sci-Fri and give it a try!”
The Bruce Museum is a hidden gem located just up the road from us in nearby Greenwich, CT. After you’ve checked out the museum, head across the street to a super fun playground the kids are sure to love!
On Friday don’t miss the Marine Tank Animal Feeding from 2:30pm - 2:45pm.
Good news! The Westchester Children’s Museum is open for business and for you and the kids to enjoy! This “sunlit, colorful, vibrant learning space is filled with interactive exhibits that explore science, art, technology, design and the environment, with places to build, play, and create.” The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays 10-4. Current exhibits include:
BUILD YOUR OWN ROLLER COASTER
WIND TUNNEL DESIGN CHALLENGE
SHADOW PUPPET THEATER
From Friday, September 15th until November 30th, the American Dream Collection: Works by Lynn Mara will be on display! “Drawing inspiration from the beauty of her natural surroundings and the wide spectrum of American iconography, artist Lynn Mara captures the vibrancy of the American spirit through her paintings. Her Impressionist style, bright, colorful palate, and distinct subject matter ranging from bold images of the American Flag, energetic equestrian scenes, to sun-bleached landscapes are joyful and accessible for young visitors.
Artist Lynn Mara is the Winner of the Design a Bus Contest for the 40th Anniversary of the Hampton Jitney, her bus can be seen traveling between Long Island and Manhattan. She was also named Winner of the 2017 HAMPTON CLASSIC poster design. The artist is a devoted mother of four sons, and lives and works in Greenwich CT. with her husband Frank.On View in the Westchester Children’s Museum Art Gallery.”