Earth Day Round Up Westchester & Bronx FUN Events

Main Street Mama is pleased to have a guest blog from Angela Seda-Porcelli from @mommytobeeny

 

 

This year the Earth Day theme is ‘The Face of Climate Change’ as we celebrate the 43rd anniversary by encouraging people to join in the next “billion acts of green” across the world. Join us at these local Bronx and Westchester Earth Day events:

Earth Day Westchester 2013 at Kensico Dam, Valhalla
Friday April 19 from 10am-4pm
Kensico Dam Plaza, at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway
Free event – there will be exhibits, bands, prizes, awards and a farmer’s market!
http://parks.westchestergov.com/featured-events/earthday-2013

Flags and Kites Day at Wave Hill, Bronx
Saturday, April 20 10am-1pm
Showing children how to make simple kites and flags to celebrate Earth Day from plastic bottles.
http://www.wavehill.org/events/family-art-project-flags-and-kites-each-daybanderas-y-carretas-por-el-dia-de-la-tierra/

Westchester’s Ridge Hill Family Bike Day, Yonkers
Sunday April 21
10am–12pm (location: Town Square) Register for Family Bike Day. The first 100 kids who register get a free t-shirt! Meet at Town Square.
10am–12pm (location: Market Street) Free bike lessons from pro-cyclists. The pros will also help with bike sizing and teach kids hand signals and the rules of the road.
12- 1pm (Location: Market Street) Kids bike sprints grouped by age: 5-6; 7-8; 9-10. Kids can win medals too.
10am–2pm (Location: Town Square) Free helmet fittings and bike adjustments from REI
You can also donate your old bike and meet Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano who is collecting bikes for the needy.
http://westchestersridgehill.com/event/westchesters-ridge-hill-family-bike-day/2145412339

“Forever Green” program at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Sunday April 21 10am–1pm (rain or shine)
Registration begins at 9:30 near the track. You will be assisting with a variety of projects such as planting, weeding, and shoreline clean-up, sponsored by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York

“Kids’ Beach Exploration Program” at Orchard Beach, Bronx
Sunday April 21 at 1pm.
Work with park rangers to learn and explore the nature, meet at Section 2.

Earth Day Celebration at Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale
Sunday April 21 1-3:30PM
Spruce up their grounds, prepare garden beds, clear trails and more. Learn about sustainability practices from naturalist staff. Free visit to the Animal Museum for all Earth Day volunteers.
Call 914-723-3470 to reserve your spot.
http://www.greenburghnaturecenter.org

Earth Day Poster Contest by Main Street Pediatric Dentistry, Tuckahoe
Now – Friday April 26, All entries due in the office 4/26. They will pick 3 winners of the poster contest, prizes to be announced. Posters can be free hand for younger children. Please stop by the office and pick up a template.
https://www.facebook.com/events/525028887538274/

3rd Annual Earth Day Event, White Plains
Saturday, April 27 12-4pm.
Downtown White Plains at Mamaroneck Ave.
CityofWhitePlains.com

Everyday should be Earthday!

**Thank you Angela for all this useful and great information.  Angela works for MAS Inc, and works with Sponsor Relations. Angela resides in Westchester with her husband and 2 beautiful daughters.

LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER OPENS ITS DOORS!

 It was just two short months ago that I had the pleasure of writing that LegoLand Discovery Center Westchester was looking for Mini Model Builders for their Junior construction panel and this past Wednesday they celebrated their grand opening of LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester at Ridge Hill in Yonkers. During the  morning  ceremonies Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and officials from both  Forest City Ratner Companies and Merlin Entertainments were joined by 13 metro-area schoolchildren wearing yellow hardhats. While everyone looked on  the attraction’s life-size, lovable mascot “Bertie,” smashed through a 7’ x 10’ wall constructed of colorful LEGO® bricks, revealing the entrance to a line of anxious guests waiting to enter.

Members of the Junior Construction Panel in the Yellow Shirts and Hats

Members of the Junior Construction Panel in the Yellow Shirts and Hats

Just the fifth such location in the nation and the first in the Northeast, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300 square-foot indoor attraction. The attraction which is geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families.  Legoland has a range of educational and interactive experiences including hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides and MINILAND. The venue’s signature re-creation of landmark locations and buildings throughout Westchester County and New York City, made entirely out of more than 1 million LEGO bricks is simply amazing.

 Bruce Ratner, chairman ad CEO of Forest City Ratnew Companies said “From a very young age children have always had the desire to build—but LEGO bricks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers have taken things to an entirely new level and the options are as endless as their imaginations.”  With the opening of Merlin’s wonderful and educational LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Ridge Hill enhances its status as a premier regional location for shopping and dining and family entertainment in the great city of Yonkers, in the great county of Westchester, in the great state of New York!

LegoLand is a  fun and educational destination that is also ideal for groups and school trips, providing teachers with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. LegoLand brings the worlds of math, science and technology to life outside the classroom.

Duplo Village

Duplo Village

 

Yankee Stadium & Citi Field

Yankee Stadium & Citi Field

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

 

Last week Main Man and I had the pleasure of attending a press preview open house. Main man loved everything about LegoLand’s attractions so much so  that he has requested a season pass for his upcoming birthday. A gift that is definitely for the whole family and will be gotten way before May!

Main Main excited to Visit LegoLand

Main Main excited to Visit LegoLand

Interested in purchasing tickets or annual passes, or just want  more information on this great family fun attraction visit LegoLand

Need information on group sales call 866-243-0770.  

Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter  to be kept up to date on everything happening at LegoLand Discovery Center Westchester.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group.

**Disclaimer Main Street Mama was not compensated for this post. We were invited to attend a press preview prior to opening for review purposes only.