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THANKSGIVING EVENTS 2008

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Saturday, November 22


THANKSGIVING DINNER PLACEMAT : Paint a placement for Thanksgiving dinner using watercolors. 2:30pm.10am. Age: TOD. $10; FREE children under 1. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street. 212-721-1234. www.cmom.org.


HARVEST THEMED HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE: Teens and adults can take this one-day workshop, where they will use natural materials of Autumn and a candle to design a harvest table arrangement for the holidays. Registration required. Call 718-885-1461 or e-mail info@bpmm.org. 12pm. Age: TE, AD. $45; including materials. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx. 718-885-1461 . www.bpmm.org.

 

Sunday, November 23


FREEDOM'S FEAST FESTIVAL: Inspired by Lee M. Hendler's book, "Freedom's Feast," this festival explores past and present Thanksgiving rituals. Children use acrylic paints to create artwork expressing gratitude. Registration required. 12pm; 2pm; 3pm.12pm. Age: All ages. $10 admission. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street. 212-721-1234. www.cmom.org.

 

Wednesday, November 26


BALLOON INFLATION: Families watch their favorite balloon characters grow to giant proportions when they are inflated the night before the Thanksgiving parade. This year's characters include Kermit the Frog, Dora the Explorer, Snoopy and new comers Buzz Light Year, Smurf and Dr. Seuss' Horton the Elephant. 2pm. Age: All ages. FREE. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Columbus Avenue at West 77 Street. www.macysparade.com.

 

Friday, November 28


CORNUCOPIA : Sculpt and paint your favorite harvest vegetables with clay to create a cornucopia sculpture. 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm .11am. Age: YE. $10; FREE children under 1. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street. 212-721-1234. www.cmom.org.

 

Sunday, November 30


CORNHUSK DOLLS: Listen to the story of the cornhusk doll, a Native American tradition, and discover why its face is left unpainted. Make a cornhusk doll with green cornhusks. 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm .11am. Age: YE. $10; FREE children under 1. Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street. 212-721-1234. www.cmom.org.


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