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Best Kids Events February 2018 

Best Kids Events February 2018
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Best Kids Events February 2018: The (bald) eagles fly in February and so do the circus aerial acts including the Motorcycle Glob of Death. Plus great kid’s theatre and maple sugar season begins!

February

Local! Groundhog Day, Bedford – Fri, 2/2: 7:30pm: Celebrate Groundhog day with the Bedford Playhouse at this screening (just $5) of the 1993 hit comedy from Harold Ramis, Groundhog Day. The film, stars Bill Murray as a Pittsburgh weatherman who spends Groundhog Day (over and over again) in Puxsutawney, PA waiting to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and courting Andie McDowell. In 2006, the film was added to the United States National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”(Historical Hall, 608 Old Post Rd., Bedford Village; www.bedfordplayhouse.org)

Sugar Maple Tapping for Families, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation – Sat, 2/3, 10: TBA: Make some great memories and bring your family to learn the ins and outs of maple sugaring. Fee $25 per family; registration required at (914) 864-7322. ( Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, 6 Reservation Rd., Cross River; www.events.westchester.gov)

Planetarium Shows, Hudson River Museum, Sat-Sun: 12:30, 2 & 3:30pm: HRM presents three star shows every weekend for kids of all ages. Showing in February: Perseus & Andromeda, the Greek myth told through the night sky for ages 5+ @ 12:30pm; The Sky Tonight, a live tour of the heavens with a planetarium educator for ages 8+ @ 2pm and Moons: Worlds of Mystery, follows astronauts to the moon and the outer planets and discover more moons for 8+ @ 3:30pm). (511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; www.hrm.org) 

Kids Stuff Winter 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018Kids’ Comedy! Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris, The Palace Stamford ­ Sun, 2/4: 3pm:This pair of comedians, magicians and brothers have appeared four times at WEBE108’s KidsFest, the Stepping Stones Museum, Mark Twain House and 92 New York public libraries with their kids show.(61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford; www.palacestamford)

Bingo Night, Bedford Historical Society – Fri, 2/9: 5:30pm: Oh yeah! Here’s a throwback. The Bedford Historical Society welcomes all to a family Bingo night with pizza, popcorn and prizes. Just $5 a head or $25 for the whole family. Purchase tickets online or call 914,234.9751. (Bedford Historical Hall, 608 Old Post Rd., Bedford Village; www.bedfordhistoricalsociety.org)

Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest, Croton Point Park – Sat, 2/10: 9am-4pm. Celebrate Kids Stuff Winter 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018the return of the bald eagle to the Lower Hudson Valley. Live eagle shows, music from Dar Williams, kids activities, heated tents, food trucks, bus tours to viewing sites and more. (1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson; www.teatown.org)

Local! Victorian Valentine’s Tea and Craft Party – New Castle Historical Society – Sat, 2/10: 11am-4pm:Join the NCHS for a special Victorian Tea at the Horace Greeley House. This event, recommended for kids up to 12, includes Victorian tea, snacks, crafts and a tour. To register call 914-238-4666, director@newcastlehs.org or online. (Horace Greeley House, 100 King St., Chappaqua; www.newcastlehs.org)

Best Kids Events February 2018Under 17 goes FREE! The Westchester Philharmonic, Friends & Family Concert with Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Performing Arts Center – Sun, 2/11: 3pm: Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin soloist for the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, solos with The Phil on Beethoven’s Eroica, Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 for violin and orchestra and Saint Saens Introduction and Rondo capriccioso. Ted Sperling conducts. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.westhcesterphil.org) 

Masters of Illusion, Ridgefield Playhouse – Tues, 2/13: 7pm: This fast paced production features a wide variety of magic acts from sleight of hand experts to Kids Stuff Winter 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018escape artists, comedians, magicians and illusionists. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Local! Swallows and Amazons, Jacob Burns – Sat-Sun: 2/17-18: 12pm: This 2017 flick (for kids 8 & up) about four brothers and sisters camping out on an island in the English Lake District received a critic’s score of 94 on Rotten Tomatoes. Their adventure turns into a territorial dispute when they discover they’re not the only kids on the island and that’s not all… (364 Mannville Rd., Pleasantville; www.burnsfilmcenter.org)

Kids Stuff Winter 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018Lions, tigers and bears alert! Royal Hanneford Circus, County Center – Sat- Mon, 2/17-19: 10am, 2pm & 6pm: The Royal Hanneford Circus returns to the County Center with it’s aerial acts (flying trapeze, Motorcycle Glob of Death, human cannonball…) ground acts (Juggling Diablos, Clowns, Risley Foot Juggling) and animal acts (elephants, tigers, bears, zebras and house cats). Plus pony, elephant and camel rides and face painting at intermission. (198 Central Ave., White Plains; www.countycenter.biz)

Kids Stuff Winter 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018Best Little Kids Theatre! Sleeping Beauty, Tanglewood Marionettes, Palace Stamford – Sun, 2/18: 3pm: Large, hand-crafted marionettes, colorful storybook sets and integrated lighting and sound are manipulated by Tanglewood’s puppet masters (Two-time UNIMA Award recipients) to retell this timeless tale from the Brothers Grimm. (61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford; www.palacestamford)

Marvel Universe Live, Barclays Center – Thurs-Sun, 2/22-25: A live action battle of superheroes as Kids Stuff Winter 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018this show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctors Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control. Filled with special effect, aerial stunts and immersive video projection. www.barclayscenter.com

Best Big Kids Theatre! Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 2/24: 8pm & Sun, 2/25: 2pm: This family friendly musical from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, debuted on Broadway in 1982 and was nominated for six Tony Awards. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Kids Stuff Winter 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018Sugaring Sundays, Teatown Lake Reservation – Sun, 2/25, 3/4 & 3/11: 1-4pm: Stoke up the fire; it’s sugaring time at Teatown. From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugar House sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. (1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining; www.teatown.org)

Big Ten College Basketball Conference Championship Tournament, Madison Square Garden – Wed-Sun, 2/28-3/4: For the first time in conference history, the Big Ten Tournament will be held in New York City. The Big Ten includes nationally ranked University of Michigan (3) and University of Minnesota (12). msg.com

March

Kids Stuff Winter 2018 Best Kids Events February 2018Hot ticket alert! Shen Yun, Palace Stamford – Thurs-Sun, 3/1-4: six shows: This “awe-inspiring sensation” (ABC) has drawn praise from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Donna Karan, Siegfried & Roy and Kenn Wells of the English National Ballet. The New York Times called it “5,000 years of Chinese music and dance, in one night.” With original orchestral works and graphic scenography. (61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford; www.palacestamford)

Maple Sugar Festival Weekend, Stamford Museum & Nature Center – Sat-Sun, 3/3-4: 11am-2pm. It’s a weekend of maple sugar madness as kids learn not trees are tapped and see how sap is collected. There’s live music, sweet maple treats, face painting, kids crafts, a scavenger hunt, tree tapping, and a pancake brunch on Sunday. (39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT; www.stamfordmuseum.org)

Kids Stuff Winter 2018Moon Mouse, White Plains Performing Arts Center – Sun, 3/4: 2pm: Follow Marvin the mouse in this Lightwire Theater’s electro-luminescent production, as his quest to be popular with the cool kids takes him on a heroic cosmic adventure to the moon in a homemade rocket ship where he meets strange creatures, learns of infinite peril and experiences awesome beauty. Ages: 5-10. (11 City Place, White Plains; www.wppac.org)

Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament, MSG – Wed-Fri, 3/7-10: March madness comes to NYC when the Big East Championship Tournament hits Madison Square Garden for three days and nights of big-time college hoops action. PS Xavier and Marquette are already 9-1 and Butler is 8-2. msg.com

Kids Stuff Winter 2018Local! Oklahoma, Byram Hills Varley Players – Thurs-Fri, 3/8-9: 7pm & Sat, 3/10: 2 & 7pm: Byram Hills’ Varley Players take on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical based on the 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs. The original Broadway production, with songs like “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin”, “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”, “Kansas City”, “I Cain’t Say No”, “Many a New Day” and “People Will Say We’re in Love”, was a 1943 box office smash and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film in 1955. (BHHS, 12 Tripp Ln., Armonk)

Local! SugarFest 2018, Westmoreland Sanctuary– Sat, 3/10: 9am, 10:30am & 12pm: Westmoreland’s Sugarfest! Kids Stuff Winter 2018celebrates the sugaring season with their Maple Sugaring Through the Ages program that explores the harvesting and processing techniques used by the Native Americans and early colonists through present day. Plus their delectable all-you-can-eat Pancake Feast served with 100% New York Maple Syrup. (260 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Mt. Kisco; www.westmorelandsanctuary.org)

Casey Carle’s Bubblemania, Palace Stamford – Sun, 3/11: 3pm: A return engagement at the Palace from comic bubble artist Casey Carle. Set to jazzy music, Carle will bubble up fog-filled bubble sculptures, a cube bubble, funky foam and more. Raise your hand to play bubble pin-pong inside a gigantic soup bubble. (61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford; www.palacestamford)

Kids Stuff Winter 2018STE(A)M FUN! Doctor Kaboom! Live Wire! The Electricity Tour, Emelin Theatre – Sun, 3/11: 11am & 1:30pm: Dr. Kaboom’s interactive science comedy show, first performed at the Kennedy Center in DC, explores the fundamentals of electrical energy from Edison and Faraday to Tesla; lightning bolts to electric arcs and magnetic fields. Ages 7-12. (153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck; www.emelin.org)

Pancake Brunch, Teatown Lake Reservation – Sat, 3/17: 8:30am-1pm: Bring your appetite for Teatown’s tastiest annual tradition—the Pancake Brunch. Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup, hot coffee, sausages and more. Then visit Warren’s Sugar House to watch a demonstration about how their ‘liquid gold’ is produced. For everyone. (1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining; www.teatown.org) 

Kids Stuff Winter 2018

The New Shanghai Circus, Acrobats of China, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sun, 3/18: 4pm: Take a break from Western culture to see Chinese circus traditions that date back 2000 years. Including jugglers, comic knife throwers and the bicyclist who piles 10 on his bike. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Way cool! Dino Light, Emelin Theatre – Sun, 3/25: 11am & 1:30pm: The acclaimed Lightwire Theatre, creators of Moonmouse, present their new glow in the dark production about a scientist who brings a friendly Kids Stuff Winter 2018dinosaur to life. Dino Light was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant. (153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck; www.emelin.org)

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