PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The Peekskill city schools are closed for spring break this week, leaving children with lots of free time on their hands. Here are some things to do this week in and around the city:
- Orange Splot Art Spot has a weeklong art camp during the school break from 9 a.m. to noon. It includes creativity, art games, exploration of the interactive art lab and a snack. Each day young artists will focus on an a concept; in this week it is eco-art. Young artists work as a group, on teams and individually and build an art portfolio throughout the week. Registration is required. The cost is $200 per week, but a partial week is possible. A sibling discount is also available.
- The Teatown Lake Reservation in Yorktown has fun outdoor events for children this week. The reservation has a minicamp on Monday. Children will play games, make crafts and see what spring has to offer. Parents can register children by the day or for the full session (fee prorated). Full-day campers should pack a lunch. A snack is provided. Camp for ages 4-5 is from 9 a.m. to noon. The full session is $160 for members and $185 for nonmembers. Camp for ages 6-12 is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The full session is $300 for members and $335 for nonmembers. Go to www.teatown.org for more information. On Saturday, Teatown will hold a Peeps on the Farm event. Children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult can help gather eggs and discover the many varieties of eggs and chickens at the farm. The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Call (914) 762-2912, Ext.110, to make a reservation.
- The Field Library on Nelson Avenue has several free family-friendly events planned for this week. The Junior Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Children ages 6 and up are invited to take part in this special Garden Club activity. Space is limited, so you must sign up. The library will also hold an egg-dying event at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The library will supply the dye, magic crayons and stickers. The event is for children 3 and up. Space is limited, so registration is required. A Saturday crafts program is from 11 a.m. to noon. Join the library staff for a simple drop-in craft project.
- The city will hold its annual Breakfast With the Bunny at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the neighborhood center on Nelson Avenue. Children 10 and under and their parents can enjoy a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Raffles and giveaways are included. Seating is limited, so make sure to register early at the parks office. Registration will not be accepted at the door. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.