What To Do: With the Kids Summer 2016

Summer '16 MuseumsTongue in Cheek: The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle – Hudson River Museum: Bright, bouncing, inflatable sculptures that are an exciting art form and a witty commentary on our interests and enthusiasms. Made from vinyl-coated polyester fabric, Kuehnle’s creations inflate and deflate, pulsing and “breathing” like an organism, with intriguing names like You Lick Me, I Lick You (shaped like tongues), Hot Polyester Bladder Lung, You Wear What I Wear and Hello Bye. Massively scaled, the site-specific works are put in your way so that you ask yourself, “Is this space mine, or does it belong this extremely large creature blocking me?”(Pictured here: Jimmy Kuehnle, Punch Bubbles, 2016.) Wed-Sun: 12-5pm. Through 9/18. (511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; www.hrm.org

Local! Dancing at Dusk – Caramoor: These mid-week, kid-friendly evenings are held on the spacious lawn of Friends Field. They offer the What To Do: With the Kids Summer 2016whole family a chance to learn about and dance to music from around the world and meet and greet the artists after the show. Tahiti & Hawaii: Wed, 6/29: 5pm; Columbian Cumbia: Wed, 7/6: 5pm; Filipino Music & Dance: Wed, 7/13: 5pm; Chinese Dance & Music: Wed, 7/27: 5pm; (Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;www.caramoor.org)

Hot Ticket Alert! A Night on Fire at Philipsburg Manor: The fire juggling comedy troupe, A Different Spin returns to Sleepy Hollow for a fully May 21 HHV Night on Firechoreographed display of fire arts featuring flame-wielding, juggling, dancing, spinning, sword fighting, and fire-eating performers. A Night On Fire promises jaw-dropping stunts, knee-slapping humor, and a touch of danger for audiences of all ages. Very limited availability. Purchase tickets must in advance. Fri, 7/1: 8:30pm, Sat, 7/2: 8 & 9:30pm, Sun, 7/3: 8pm. (381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow: www.hudsonvalley.org)

Fireworks Sail on the Schooner Soundwaters: Pack a dinner and a chilled summer quaff and watch the sun set and the fireworks over the Long Island Sound on this special fireworks sail on the Schooner Soundwaters from Bocuzzi Park in Stamford. Limited supplies so order tickets now! Sat, 7/2 & Mon, 7/4: 7-10:30pm. (166 Southfield Ave., Stamford, CT; www.soundwaters.org)

Kensico Fireworks and Music FestivalLocal! Pops, Patriots & Fireworks – Caramoor: Curt Ebersole leads the 60-piece Westchester Symphonic Winds in a celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra. They will be joined by Broadway heart-throb Ryan Silverman and there will be plenty of Sousa and Caramoor’s traditional performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. This  “most civilized way to see 4th of July Fireworks” features stilt walkers, picnic options and no stress parking. (Photo by Gabe Palacio)  Sat, 7/2: 8pm. (Venetian Theatre, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah; www.caramoor.org)

Fireworks! Kensico Fireworks & Music Fest: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6 p.m. The dance band Gerard Carelli and his Orchestra (classical, swing, Motown and rock) performs at 8 p.m. A fireworks display in front of the dam follows at 9:15 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Carpooling is suggested. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Sun, 7/3: 6pm. (1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla; www.westchestergov.com)