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Thanksgiving Tree of Thanks
Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave.
718-735-4400  www.brooklynkids.org
Saturday, Nov. 18 2:30 pm-3:30 pm  Ages: 5 and up, free with admission

Holiday Craft Show
Salt Marsh Nature Center (SMNC) Marine Park East 33rd Street & Avenue U, Brooklyn
718-421-2021 www.nycgovparks.org
Sunday, Nov, 19 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts
New York Public Library Branch, 320 City Island Avenue
718-885-1703 www.nycgovparks.org
Tuesday, Nov. 14  3:30 PM Audience: 4 to 11, preregistration is required

Thanksgiving Eco-Crafts

Van Cortlandt Nature Center (VCNC): Van Cortlandt Park.
Enter the park at 246th Street & Broadway,
Bronx 718-548-0912 www.nycgovparks.org
Saturday, Nov 18, 2006 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Children's Cookie Making Workshop
Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island
718-351-1611 www.nycgovparks.org
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 1:30 pm  Material fee: $8 per participant.

Turkey "Hunt"
Bronx Bartow-Pell Mansion at 895 Shore Road 
718-548-0912 www.nycgovparks.org
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Holiday Market @ Union Square (Nov. 24 - Dec. 24)
Union Square/14th St.
212-529-9262 www.nycgovparks.org
Begins Friday, Nov. 24, 2006 11:00 am - 8:00 pm 

Welcome Winter
Winter on a Flatbush Farm
Lefferts Historic House, Brooklyn
Friday, Nov. 24, 2006 1 – 4 pm www.nycgovparks.org

Winter Tails, Audubon Center. Prospect Park
FREE, 12 – 5 p.m.
718-965-8999 www.nycgovparks.org


Road Races

5M Mamaroneck Turkey Trot (5M) & 1 Mile Gobbler Run Mamaroneck, NY
Sunday, Nov. 19 10:00 AM 

2.5M Irvington Turkey Trot Irvington, NY
Sunday, Nov. 19 1:30 PM

25K MHRRC Turkey Trot 25K LaGrangeville, NY
Thursday, Nov. 23 8:30 AM  

5K Tamarack Tower Foundation's Turkey Trot Port Chester, NY
Thursday. Nov. 23 9:00 AM

5K Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot 5K New Paltz, NY
Thursday, Nov. 23 9:30 AM 

5K Bedford Turkey Trot Bedford, NY
Saturday, Nov. 25 9:00 AM 

5K Rye Turkey Run 5K Rye, NY
Saturday, Nov. 25 10:00 AM

5M Turkey Trot Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, Nov. 23 9:00 AM


The Balloon Blow Up
77th to 81st Streets between Central Park West & Columbus Ave.
Entrance at 79th St. and Columbus Ave.
Nov. 22 3pm-10pm

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Nov 23, 9-12:00PM. Begins at 77th St. and Central Park West
212-494-4495 www.macys.com

13th Annual Stamford Parade Spectacular
Downtown Stamford, CT  Nov. 19 12 noon.
203-348-5285  www.stamford-downtown.com


Nurturing Gratitude (Compassion & Empathy) in Kids
How easy it is, amidst the turkey, stuffing, and huge family
gatherings, to lose sight of the “thanks” in Thanksgiving.
Our tips for teaching thankfulness:

Thanksgiving Myths—Debunked!
Each November, schoolchildren all over America don black
construction paper pilgrim hats in honor of the first Thanksgiving.
But are they hearing the real story?
Find out at:

Creating a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving Feast
If the Thanksgiving holiday conjures up images of mountains of
food and over-indulgence, why not start a new tradition in your home?
Great ideas for a great meal at:

Great Leftovers
Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas
Recipe at: http://www.nymetroparents.com/newarticle.cfm?colid=8178

Holiday Train Show
The New York Botanical Garden Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

River Parkway at Fordham Road, Bronx 718-817-8700

Adventure Garden, the Gingerbread Adventures,
Snowdrop Queen and the Evergreen King parade

Nov. 19- Dec. 31 Free with garden admission

Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at the Met
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St.
Nov. 22-Jan. 8 Free with museum admission 212-535-7710 www.metmuseum.org

Origami Tree at the American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St.
Nov. 22-Jan. 1 Free with museum admission 212-769-5100 www.amnh.org

Chorus Tree at South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport
Nov. 25-Dec. 26 Free Admission 212-SEA-PORT www.southstreetseaport.com

Lincoln Center Holiday Tree
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Josie Robertson Plaza,
Columbus Ave., between 62nd and 64th St.
Nov. 28-Jan. 1 Free Admission 212-875-5000 www.lincolncenter.org

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Rockefeller Plaza, W. 48th St. & W. 51st St. between Fifth and Sixth Ave.
Nov. 30-Jan. 7 Free Admission 212-632-3975 www.rockefellercenter.com

Broadway Holiday Tree
Duffy Square, at 46th St. Dec 7-Jan 2 Free Admission

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Center
Free family festival following the Lincoln Center tree lighting. 
Lincoln Square area, along Broadway from Time Warner Center
at Columbus Circle, to West 68th Street. 6pm-9:30pm.
Nov. 27. (212) 581-7762. www.winterseve.org

Holiday Laser Light Show
Grand Central Terminal Nov. 21-Dec. 31
Free Admission 212-340-2210 www.grandcentralterminal.com

Festival of Light and Sound
Winter Garden, World Financial Center, 220 Vesey St.,
near West St., Battery Park City
Nov. 29-Jan. 1, 7a.m.-10p.m.
Free Admission 212-945-0505 www.worldfinancialcenter.com

Central Park Holiday Lights
Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, at 110th St.
between Fifth and Lenox Aves.
212-860-1370 www.centralparknyc.org


  Astoria, Queens
21st Ave. at 36th St.

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
83rd and 84th Sts, between 10th and 13th Aves. and 84th St,
between 11th and 12th Ave.

Park Avenue Trees, Manhattan
Park Ave. between 48th and 87th St.

Holiday Expo - Somers Newcomers Club


Holiday Lights - Bronx Zoo

Greenburgh Nature Center


Queens Library:Flushing branch

Josie Robertson Plaza Lincoln Center Tree Lighting

Holiday Tree Lighting/Bryant Park Holiday Tree

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