Art Gallery: Chris Brown Illustrations
Opening March 29, on view through June 25, 2017
Our gallery will be filled with fun, funny, and smart cartoons featuring the timely work of Westchester-based illustrator, Chris Brown. He is best known for his work featured in the Journal News, but has also illustrated books and magazines throughout the country.
A GROWN-UP NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
March 31, 6:30 - 8pm
Now its the grown-ups chance to play! Join us after dark to play in the Museum exhibits and enjoy a special evening with singer, songwriter, and cartoon illustrator Chris Brown. Chris will discuss his unique cartoon style (as seen in The Journal News) and perform his acoustic music. Tickets available HERE
Meet the Illustrator with Chris Brown
April 2, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Included with Museum admission
Together with children's author, D.M.Jack, Chris will explain the process of how illustrators create the art of a children's book and editorial pictures for the newspaper. Visitors will have a chance to hear D.M.Jack read his story "The Furnace Room" as well as create their own newspaper illustration.
WESTCHESTER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM 1-YEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY
April 29, 12 - 4pm
The Westchester Children’s Museum is celebrating its First Birthday with a party for everyone: first time visitors, repeat visitors, longtime supporters and new friends are invited! Check our birthday invitation for updates on activities, performance schedules and other news about this special day of play
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SNOW PLAY AT THE MUSEUM
December 16, 5-6:30pm
Visit the Museum after dark for an indoor snow fight, snow play and other silly snow-themed activities.
Included with Museum admission
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10am - 4pm
A magical day of interactive play, discovery, and exploration for children and their adults!
Over 800 people attended
Proceeds from admissions to Explore-a-thon support ongoing education programming and operations.
5% Shopping Day at Whole Foods
September 7, 2016, 8am - 10pm
May thanks to all of you who did your grocery shopping at any Whole Foods Market Westchester on September 7, because 5% of your grocery bill will be donated to the Westchetser Children's Museum.
Whole Foods Market Westchester can be found in Port Chester, White Plains, or Yonkers. Keep this in mind for your big back-to-school shop...
The Doors are Open Celebration marked the official opening of Phase I of the Westchester Children's Museum, adding vital infrastructure to the Rye Playland Bathhouses transforming the historic landmark site into a year-round facility featuring 6,500 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Ring in the New Year AND Benefit the Museum - December 31, 2015
For the 6th year in a row, New Roc City offered their festive ‘Ring in the New Year at Noon’ event for kids ages 2 – 10 in the atrium from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. This year's event supported the Westchester Children's Museum with a donation of $5 per every family of 4 that registered. More than $2,000 was donated to the Museum as a result. Thank you!
The 2014 Explore-a-thon on October 18, 2014 was a great success. Hundreds of children and families joined us for the museum's signature event.
Interactive stations included a touch tank, wind tunnel, Con Edison Pedal-a-watt bike, yarn sculpture, re-creation station, bubbles, Hitachi desktop electron microscope, magnets, nature collage, shadow play, and more!!
Visit us on Facebook to see more photos from the event.
2014 Annual Spring Gala
A record crowd of over 400 guests from all over Westchester gathered on May 9, 2014 in the historic North Bathhouse at Playland, raising an astounding $371,000 in a single night to benefit the Westchester Children's Museum.
This was the first event ever held inside the site of the future museum and guests were able to experience the scale and potential of the 22,000 square foot space overlooking the Long Island Sound.
We thank our many event sponsors and supporters, as well as the individuals and local businesses that contributed items for the silent auction. And we are incredibly grateful for the hard work of our Honorees, Event Chairs, and the dozens of volunteers who helped before, during, and after the event. We could not have had such a successful event without their tireless efforts on the Museum's behalf.
View more photos of the Construction Today, Creativity Tomorrow benefit, attended by over 400 supporters.
2013 Annual Spring Gala
Over 350 guests gathered on the evening of May 10, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains to attend the “Boardwalk Bound” annual spring gala, which raised nearly $200,000 for the Westchester Children’s Museum. For the first time, County Executive Rob Astorino attended to express publicly his support of the museum’s effort to open at Playland.
Honored that night were Lynn and Ray Quartararo of Rye, NY for their years of commitment to and support of the museum. Helen Williams, mother of actress and Advisory Board member Vanessa Williams, presented the Milton A. Williams, Jr. Scholars in Education Award to Dr. Barbara Peters, Superintendent of the Elmsford School District. The evening's emcee, Jené Luciani, TV personality, author, and Westchester resident, kept guests entertained.