Top Events for Families in Westchester in November

Top Events for Families in Westchester in November

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening in Westchester in November.

Boo at the Zoo
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Nov. 3, Weekends & Holidays 10am-5:30pm; Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This year's Boo at the Zoo has family favorites like magic shows, costume parades, pumpkin carvings, a candy trail, animal treats, crafts, and mentalism shows, plus the Dinosaur Safari exhibit.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Animal aficionados will appreciate meet and greets with vultures, owls, ravens, and more!
WANT TO GO? $35.95; $31.45 seniors; $26.95 children 3-12; free for children younger than 2. 718-220-5100. bronxzoo.com.

Home of the 'Legend'
WHEN: Sep. 28 - Nov. 3, See website for schedule
WHERE: Historic Hudson Valley, 639 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Take a spooky tour of Washington Irving’s cottage, learn about the history of hair-raising stories and 19th-century crazes—like the vampire scares and séances.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families can create Halloween-themed art activities, go on a literature-themed scavenger hunt, and play historic games.
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 seniors 65 and older and students 18-25; $8 children 3-17; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-631-8200. https://hudsonvalley.org.

Family Barn Dance
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 8, 7-9pm
WHERE: Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Renowned dance caller Eric Hollman will lead the way as guests keep step to live, traditional fiddle tunes from Ireland, New England, Appalachia, and beyond.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids of all ages are welcome and there will be popcorn, cider, donuts, and apples for sale.
WANT TO GO? $10; free for children 3 and younger. 845-627-0234. bluerockschool.org.

PAW Patrol Live!
WHEN: Nov. 9 - 10, 10am and 2pm
WHERE: Palace Theatre , 61 Atlantic St., Stamford, CT
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: See Paw Patrol live on stage!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Fans of the TV show will delight in seeing their favorite characters in a whole new setting.
WANT TO GO? $19 and up. 203-325-4466. palacestamford.org/.

STEAMFest FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, 12-3pm
WHERE: Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Join the library's annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Expect tons of fun with Mad Science, rockets, dry ice, a wind tunnel, and more!
WANT TO GO? 914-669-5161. ruthkeelermemoriallibrary.org.

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
WHEN: Nov. 21 - Jan. 5, Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm; Friday and Saturday 5-10pm
WHERE: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Bronx Zoo is bringing back this celebrated holiday tradition with dazzling light displays that will cover and sparkle acres of the zoo.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Entertainment and activities will include holiday-themed music performances, caroling, ice-carving demonstrations, train rides, and seasonal treats!
WANT TO GO? $29.95; $28.95 for seniors; $22.95 for children. 718-220-5100. bronxzoo.com.

Giant Balloon Inflation Party for the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 3-6pm
WHERE: Stamford Downtown, Hoyt at Summer Street, Stamford, CT
AGES: All
WHAT: Get a backstage look at the parade and watch the giant helium balloons come to life.
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will also be performances, holiday characters, and a visit from Santa and Rudolph!
WANT TO GO? 203-348-5285. http://stamford-downtown.com.

Westchester's Winter Wonderland
WHEN: Nov. 29 - Jan. 4, see website for schedule, closed 12/24 and 12/25
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, New York
AGES: All
WHAT: Westchester’s Winter Wonderland provides fun and affordable holiday cheer for the entire family, including holiday circus performances, ice skating, visits with Santa, and holiday rides.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It's a truly special night out as a family!
WANT TO GO? $20; $18 if purchased by 11/15; free for children 3 and younger. 914-231-4033. http://wwinterwonderland.com/.

Holiday Kick-Off at the HRM
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 29, 12-5pm
WHERE: Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kick off the holiday season at the HRM with a full selection of programs inspired by the wintertime.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes crafting snow globes, painting wintery scenes using acrylics, tours, and an interactive magic show.
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 seniors 62 and older, students, veterans; $4 ages 3-18; free for members and children younger than 3. 914-963-4550. hrm.org.

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