As a celebration of Italian culture, the “Carnevale di Venezia per Bambini (Carnival of Venice for Children)” will be held Saturday (2/25) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Antonio Meucci Lodge, Sons of Italy, 279 Maple Ave. in White Plains. The event is open to children preschool age and up, and all children are encouraged to come in costume.
Admission for ages 5 and up is $5 per person at the door; children 4 and under are free. Families are asked to bring a dessert item to share. RSVP required; call Vito Tassone at 914-424-8374, Santina Tassone at 914-424-8659 or Joe Amato at 917-589-7443.
There will be a re-creation of the final night before Lent on Venice’s Piazza San Marco, complete with an opening flyover by “La Colomba (the dove),” exhibits of photos, videos, artwork, traditional masks and figurines, music, dancing, games, a mask-making workshop, a masquerade procession and Carnevale stories told in Italian and English by hosts Re’ Carnevale (Carnevale King) and Arlecchino (Harlequin). There will also be pizza and other refreshments.