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by Gail Warren October 31, 2013

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Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Our list of fun and low-cost things to do with kids in Queens this November includes the all-new Gingerbread Lane at NYSCI, family shows in Bayside and Flushing, Disney on Ice in nearby Uniondale, and Thanksgiving events in Douglaston, Flushing, and Garden City.


tessa wehrmanFoot Locker Five Borough Challenge

Course starts in Staten Island and ends in Central Park
Nov. 3

Marathon runners have many different motivations for making the 26.2-mile commitment. For many, the decision to run a marathon emerges from the need to overcome a challenge—one that may have little or nothing to do with running. This year, five runners—one from each of the five boroughs of NYC—will run the ING New York City Marathon as part of the Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge.  Each has faced a significant challenge that running has helped them to overcome. These five individuals will run the first 13.1 miles of the marathon together and then race to the finish. The winner receives a Tiffany trophy and bragging rights for having the fastest borough. These athletes were selected to run in 2012, but in the wake of the cancellation of last year’s marathon, they are all returning to run this year. Representing Queens is Tessa Wehrman (pictured), 29, a breast cancer survivor who has lived in Queens for the past six years. In speaking about her challenge, Wehrman, who recently celebrated her two-year “cancerversary,” said, “I decided that cancer was just a different type of marathon, and I was going to take it one mile at a time.”


disney on ice let's celebrate‘Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate’

Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale
Nov. 5-10

The folks at Disney want to remind us that there’s an excuse for a party all year long. At Disney on Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate!, join Mickey and Minnie as they host a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo and Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear; and a Halloween haunt with the Disney villains.


all 4 one reunion90s Boy Bands Concert Reunion

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Bayside
Nov. 16

These boys rocked back in the day before YouTube was all the rage. At the 90’s Boy Bands Concert Reunion, Color Me Badd and All-4-One (pictured) return to the stage to croon chart-topping hits such as “I Swear,” “Beautiful As U,” and “All 4 Love.”


gingerbread laneGingerbread Lane

New York Hall of Science, Corona
Nov. 17 – Jan. 12

Remember in the Wizard of Oz, how Dorothy and her friends took off on an adventure down the Yellow Brick Road? Well, another marvelous spectacle awaits families at Chef Jon Lovitch’s Gingerbread Lane, a grand village of more than 150 homemade, candy-adorned gingerbread houses weighing in at more than 1.5 tons. This year’s Gingerbread Lane will be competing for a Guinness World Record for largest gingerbread exhibit. New this year is Ribbon Candy Ridge and a “behind-the-scenes” window that gives visitors a peek into the makings of the village. This awesomely creative exhibit—not to mention the whiff of real gingerbread—might have made Dorothy consider another route.


hungarian state folk ensembleHungarian State Folk Ensemble

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Bayside
Nov. 17

Take a spirited journey through time that captures the beauty and passion of this fascinating and storied culture through dance and live music. The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is regarded as one of the top touring groups in the world for its incredible authenticity, strong emotion, and awe-inspiring technique. The Ensemble has performed in 44 countries across four continents and won the admiration of more than 7 million people. Colorful traditional costumes complement the dances and the extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Brahms, Bartók, and Kodály. As a musical genre, it is characterized by its festive rhythms, strong emotion, impassioned surges of thought, and freedom of expression.


the little engine that could earns her whistle‘The Little Engine that Could Earns Her Whistle’

Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing
Nov. 24

Kids won’t want to miss this uplifting show about finding strength from within and believing in themselves. The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle is a story used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work and encourages them to believe that anything is possible.


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