Where/When: , 121 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont, Friday, June 15 at 2:15 p.m.
Why go: Children ages 2 through 4 can come to the Larchmont Public Library to rock out to tunes by award-winning musician Robert Markowitz. He's a singer, guitarist, songwriter, educator, and recording artist. Please register in person or by calling 914-834-2281.
Where/When: Lawn of the Parish of Christ the Redeemer, 1415 Pelhamdale Ave, Pelham, Friday, June 15, 2012, 5:30 pm
Why go: The lower Westchester County Young Life organization is sponsoring Mess Fest, an organized food fight. The event is open to fifth-graders and anyone else in lower Westchester County whos is interested in joining the WyldLife.
3. Dibbles to Daisy Exhibit
Where/When: , 895 Shore Rd., Bronx, Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, noon to 4 p.m.
Why go: The exhibit will feature antique garden tools collected by landscape architect Mark Morrison. These beautifully crafted and exceptionally useful objects provide a fascinating glimpse into the art of gardening as it has been practiced in Europe and America since the 17th century. Specialized tools such as clod crushers, cucumber straighteners, and wasp catchers are displayed alongside more familiar objects such as dibbles (for planting bulbs) and watering cans, each handmade in practical yet elegant forms that will appeal to all visitors, even those who have never weeded a garden with a daisy grubber. Other dates and times are available.
Pricing: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for children under 6.
4. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Where/When: , 50 Harrison St New Rochelle, Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, times vary.
Why go: Now that the opening weekend has passed—and the movie beat Prometheus at the box office—this might be the time to take the kids to this animated sequel featuring Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe trying to get home to New York City. And it wouldn't be a Madagascar movie if there weren't penguins.
Pricing: Prices vary.
Where/When: , 1997 Palmer Ave., Larchmont, Saturday, June 16 at 3 p.m.
Why go: Celebrate Father's Day a day early with some favorite "Daddy" reads, plus a great selection of books hand-picked for dads. Children can make a special Father's Day card. It's best for ages 4 through 9.