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NOVEMBER 8-10 WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS BY NYMETROPARENTS

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by NYMetroParents Newsletter Archives November 7, 2013

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Nature Walks, Concerts, and Yoga-a-go-go!
November 8-10

Our Editor's Choice Winner
Image submitted to our Halloween Photo Contest

Congratulations, Trick-or-Treaters! Hundreds of entries! Thousands of votes! Tons of fun-sized candy bars eaten (let's keep that between us)! Our 2013 Halloween Photo Contest wrapped on Nov. 6, and we're still amazed by all the clever, creepy, and cute costumes you submitted—thank you!

Our Fan Favorite photo features twins Ryan and Joseph from Staten Island who dressed up as a fireman and his trusty Dalmatian. Their mom shared that although the boys were born in August, Ryan needed a little extra care, and Halloween was the first time they've seen each other since Joseph left the hospital. They've got our vote, too.

And while our editors had a crazy-tough time picking just ONE favorite costume, Orson the squirrel's infectious smile (and his giant nut!) is our Editor's Pick winner. Check out some of our other top contenders to see if your costumed cutie was named a runner-up!

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Sunday, Nov. 10
Everything Kids Expo
Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn
Enjoy demonstrations, shopping, hands-on-activities, entertainment, and much more at this showcase for the latest and greatest kids-oriented products and services.

Sunday, November 10
Arts Rock Milk & Cookies Playhouse - Aesop Bops!
The Nyack Center, Nyack
This fun-filled family concert is fastpaced and funny, will engage both children and their parents, and is sure to kick-start the imagination of children and parents alike.

Tuesday, November 12 (Also November 20 and December 4)
Dwight-Englewood Open Doors Events
Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood
Parents of prospective students in preschool (age 3) -5th grade are invited to visit the school and learn more about the educational opportunities at Dwight-Englewood School.

Thursday, Nov. 21
Casino Night Fundraiser and Holiday Boutique
Casa Mia Manor House, Blauvelt
Help local vendors and businesses raise money for the Children of Promise Stable, Inc., which provides therapeutic horsemanship to kids with special needs.

Sunday, December 8
Special Needs Expo
Metropolitan Pavilion, Manhattan
Meet with non-profits, service providers, evaluators, financial, legal and insurance advisors, and schools, sports, respite, and social skills groups, and discover many resources specifically geared to make life more manageable and productive for the special needs community!

Wednesday, December 11
Manhattan Family and Professional Resource Fair
Hotel Pennsylvania, Manhattan
Caregivers and professionals can obtain information from 90 provider booths and 8 workshops. Parents are eligible for free cash raffles and can receive free 5-minute massages and a gift bag.


Top 20 Activities for Kids

Friday, November 8

• Break out those pencils for the Creative Writing Club at the Brooklyn Public Library in Kensington

• Toddlers can explore the world around them at the Bayside Library Toddler Learning Center

• It’s the last weekend to see all 5,000 pumpkins at the Great Jack o’Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson (Also Saturday and Sunday)

• Take a night hike and listen for nocturnal owl calls at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor

• Make and braid your own challah dough from scratch at the 92Y’s Shababa Bakery

Saturday, November 9

• Discover music, dance, theater, and stories from below the border at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Mexican American Festival (Also Sunday)

• Lend a hand and prepare the grounds of the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for winter at the Volunteer Garden Clean Up Day in the Bronx

• Kids with special needs can have fun and relax at Yoga-a-go-go-Yoga at the Scarsdale Public Library

• Dig this! Use transects and quadrats like real archaeologists at the Maritime Explorium (Also Sunday)

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Saturday, November 9 (continued)

• Whoo’s there? Meet a live owl and learn about birds of prey at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center in Cornwall

• Celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Charles W. Morgan’s arrival at the Mystic Seaport with free admission to the museum

• Learn about American architects and try your hand at designing your own structure at a special Build It! workshop at the Hofstra University Museum

• Trade in those old winter clothes at the Kids Kloset Fall/Winter Consignment Sale at Deer Park Community College

Sunday, November 10

• Celebrate Thanksgivukkah with the Dirty Sock Funtime Band at their Album Release Party in Manhattan

• Little cooks can make their own butter at the New York Hall of Science in Queens

• Discover nature and avian life at a guided Birding Walk at Wave Hill in the Bronx

• Travel to far-off planets and walk on the moon just by heading to the Town of Ramapo Challenger Center’s Planetarium

Enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast and a live animal show at Audubon Greenwich

• Discover new trails on a morning Nature Walk at the Greenbelt Conservancy Nature Center

• Bop out to kid-centric pop when the Hiptot Music Fest presents Rolie Polie Guacamole


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Stuff We Like: Still feeling the shutterbug itch after our Halloween photo contest? Check out our selection of gifts for photographers young and old, including an adorable retro camera necklace at an unbeatable price, plus a selection of books to help you up your game as family historian (including some wonderful family photographs to inspire and a wealth of great advice). You'll want to capture all the holiday memories with style, so get clicking. Oh, and read tips from our November cover photographer on how to capture the best candid moments of your kids. Say cheese!

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