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November 15-17 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents


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Special Needs Expo
A Holiday Train Show, Arts & Crafts Galore, and Tons of Early Thanksgiving Fun!
November 15-17

Hearty Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Savor Fall Flavors Before Winter's Here: We’ve survived our first snow flurry of the year, and while it was more of a dusting than a blizzard, we have to ask: Did all your kids’ mittens return home with their mates?

If you’re feeling festive, but not necessarily ready for a winter wonderland, why not revel in all things fall for a few more weeks? (After all, Autumn’s not officially over until Dec. 21!) Whether you’re pro-pumpkin or all about apples, we’ve got delicious recipes your whole family will love: How do easy, homemade pumpkin lasagna and individual apple pies sound?

If winter is calling you, check out our 2013 guide to great indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks in your area. And for a weather-proof, educational adventure, why not explore these amazing museums in our area? We've got you covered for all-weather fun.

Birthday Parties at the Intrepid

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Ann's Place Festival of Trees
Matrix Conference and Banquet Center, Danbury
Enjoy a children's tea party, live entertainment, a wonderland forest, and help raise money for cancer research and support

Saturday, November 16
Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Symphony Space, Manhattan
Grammy-nominated Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players dish out intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.

Wednesday, November 20 (Also 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 15

• Shuffle, ball, change! See renowned tap troupe Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! at the New Victory Theater in Manhattan (Also Saturday and Sunday)

• Meet Tobias, the most determined turkey on the farm at Brooklyn’s Shadowbox Theater at P.S. 3’s presentation of “Tobias Turkey: A Thanksgiving Tale” (Also Saturday)

• Try your hand at after-school crafts, and Wii and board games
at Briarwood Library in Queens

• Spread holiday cheer and support the troops when you create cards for soldiers at Stepping Stones in Newark (Also Saturday & Sunday)

Bake yummy pumpkin loaves to share with those in need this Thanksgiving season at Long Island’s Floral Park Public Library

Saturday, November 16

• Learn the Iroquois story of the No-Face Doll and make a cornhusk doll of your own at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Also Sunday)

Learn about the ins and outs of babysitting at a free workshop at The Field Library in Westchester

• All aboard! The Holiday Train Show is back for another year at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx (Also Sunday)

• Enjoy a full day of free family activities celebrating music at El Museo Del Barrio’s Super Sabado: We LOVE Musica in Manhattan

Roll your own candle with harvested beeswax at Cornwall’s Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Center

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Party-Planning Central!

birthday parties

Make this year's party the best ever! Check out our birthday guide for all your local party needs.

After-School Activities

after-school guide

The school bell rings; now what to do? Our after-school activites guide has programs, sports, and fun to last until dinnertime!

Sports Galore!

sports and fitness classes

Get little bodies moving with the best sports and fitness classes on offer near you!


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Saturday, November 16 (continued)

Build your own tropical forest under glass at a Terrarium Workshop at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx

• Kick off the holiday season with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westchester’s Ridge Hill

• Learn about the original people of the Americas and celebrate Native American culture at the Long Island Science Center

• Crafts with a cause! Create exciting art projects that are both educational and fun at the Lakeshore Learning Store in New Hyde Park

Sunday, November 17

• Join magician Ben Nemzer at Le Carrousel Magique in Manhattan’s Bryant Park

• Climb with the Urban Park Rangers on New York City’s first public high ropes adventure course at Alley Pond Park in Queens

• Lend an ear and hear a tale or two at the 18th Annual Rockland County Storytelling Festival at Haverstraw King’s Daughter Public Library

• Kids and parents can join interactive and informational sessions and take a stand against bullying of all kinds at the Stamford JCC

• Learn about the history behind Thanksgiving’s signature bird at Turkey Talk at the Long Island Children’s Museum

• Kids with special needs can express themselves artistically at the Art Partner Workshop at the Art League of Long Island

Online Calendar
View all of the kid-friendly activities happening this weekend.


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