Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Check out these great family activities in Westchester County and Rockland County around Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of kid-friendly Thanksgiving activities in Westchester County and Rockland County that the whole family will enjoy. We've also gathered Thanksgiving events for kids in New York City and on Long Island.

Thanksgiving Events in Westchester County

Family Art Project: Natural Weavings for Harvest Time
WHEN: Nov. 24 -25, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-1pm
WHERE: Wave Hill, 649 W. 249th St., Bronx 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Weave fall materials together to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: It will can make for a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving feast. 
WANT TO GO? $8; $4 students and seniors; $2 children ages 6-18; free for children younger than 6. 718-549-3200. 

FREE Thanksgiving Story Craft
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 1-3pm
WHERE: Muscoot Farm, 51 NY-100, Katonah 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Listen to a Thanksgiving story followed by a craft activity. 
WANT TO GO? 914-864-7282. 

FREE Saw Mill River Audubon Turkey Mountain Hike
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 23 , 9-11am
WHERE: Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve, Locke Lane, Yorktown Heights 
AGES: 9 and older 
WHAT: Walk off your Thanksgiving feast with a two-hour hike up Turkey Mountain. 
WANT TO GO? 914-666-6503. 

Thanksgiving Paper Mache Pumpkin
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 6 , 10:30am-12pm
WHERE: Creative Corner of Larchmont, 7 Addison St., Larchmont 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Paint a paper mache pumpkin and decorate it for your Thanksgiving table. 
WANT TO GO? $40. 914-630-0051. 

FREE Thanksgiving with Beethoven
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 10 , 3:30pm 
WHERE: Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with crafts, snacks, Beethoven, and the Rivertown String Quartet.  
WANT TO GO? 914-965-4027. 

FREE Fall/Thanksgiving Storytime, Activities, and Movie
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 16 , 4-6pm
WHERE: Andersons Larchmont, 96 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy stories, music, and activities followed by Thanksgiving Movie Night. Please bring a pet item to be donated to the Humane Society. 
WANT TO GO? 914-834-6900. 

FREE Thanksgiving Craft
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 20 , 4pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill 
AGES: 5-12 
WHAT: Give thanks with a fun Thanksgiving craft! 
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847. 

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Thanksgiving Events in Rockland and Bergen County

Thanksgiving Tasting
WHEN: Nov. 10 -11, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-4pm
WHERE: Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join for a combination of historic recipes and fun activities. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: A unique opportunity to celebrate history and Thanksgiving. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $12 seniors; $10 children ages 4-12; free for children younger than 4. 845-782-8247.

FREE Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 22 , 9am
WHERE: Herald Square, Kicks off at West 77th Street and Central Park West, see website for route, New York 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See it in person, or watch the whole thing on TV in your PJs. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy this holiday tradition with your family, wherever you are! 

Thanksgiving Weekend at the WEC
WHEN: Nov. 23 -25, Friday-Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Visit with live animals and find out what they had for Thanksgiving Dinner. 
WANT TO GO? $5. 845-534-5506 . 

FREE Wild Turkey Day
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 , 11am-3pm
WHERE: Bergen County Zoo, 216 Forest Ave. , Paramus 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Come enjoy a day filled with stories, crafts, and chats to learn more about these amazing birds.  
WANT TO GO? 201-262-3771. 

FREE Thanksgiving Time at Mrs. Kearney's Tavern
WHEN: Nov. 24 -25, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm
WHERE: The Kearney House, Exit 2 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Alpine 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Staff dressed in nineteenth-century clothing will serve hot cider and treats, and teach youngsters how to play some period games and amusements.  
WANT TO GO? 201-768-1360. 


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Main Image: A child creates wall art at a previous fall event
Courtesy Wave Hill