Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Family Fun in Manhattan This November

Give your family something to be thankful for with these unforgettable, family-friendly activities in Manhattan this November. Mickey: The True Original Exhibition is only open until February and displays all things mouse from artwork to fashion and beyond. Other must-see exhibits this month include the Harry Potter History of Magic at the New-York Historical Society and the New York City Fire Museum. Of course, we can't forget the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, now in it's 92nd year!

Mouseketeers Unite!

Celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse’s influence on art and pop culture in an immersive experience that explores the Disney icon’s status as an anything-but-mousy muse. The exhibit will feature historic and contemporary artwork, and highlight Mickey’s contributions to fashion, commerce, media, and beyond—one of the first pieces of Mickey merchandise, a wristwatch from the Ingersoll-Waterbury Company, was so popular it helped save the company from bankruptcy! See it and more at Mickey: The True Original Exhibition. Nov. 8-Feb. 10, 2019, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-8pm. Age: All; no strollers. $38; free for children 3 and younger. 60 Tenth Ave., Chelsea. disney.com.

The Ultimate Turkey Trot

Everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition is back! The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade promises its awe-inspiring classic balloons—Charlie Brown, Ronald McDonald, the Macy’s Stars, and more—plus, marching bands, performers, floats, and clowns. Arrive early to snag a spot with a view on the sidewalk, or turn your TV to NBC and watch from the comfort of your couch. And keep an eye out for some of the new parade participants, including the Three Baby Dinos ballonicles and the newly designed Tom Turkey float. Nov. 22, 9am-12pm. Age: All. FREE. Central Park West and 77th Street, moving south via Central Park South and Sixth Avenue, to Macy’s Herald Square on 34th Street. macys.com/parade.

New-York Historical Society

Established in 1804 as New York’s first museum, the historical society aims to educate visitors about the history of New York and America through art, historic objects, exhibits, and educational programming. The society’s DiMenna Children’s History Museum is the first history museum in the U.S. designed specifically for children, and it features interactive exhibits, games, and programming for toddlers to teens. New-York Historical Society also hosts a variety of special exhibits and installations, including the current Billie Jean King and Portraits of a City installations.
Visit it: 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side; nyhistory.org; 212-873-3400
Can’t-miss event: Harry Potter: A History of Magic; through Jan. 27, 2019: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday; 10am-6pm; Friday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm

 

New York City Fire Museum

If you and your family have a burning desire to learn about the FDNY, this is the place for you. Located in the former quarts of Engine Company No. 3, this museum takes you through the history of firefighting by displaying techniques, equipment, and more. Climb on a fire truck for the perfect Instagram photo or visit one of the permanent exhibits Firefighting on Parade, which displays machines used by volunteer firefighters who marched in the firefighter parades.
Visit it: 278 Spring Street, Hudson Square; nycfiremuseum.org; 212-352-3117
Can’t-miss event: NYC Fire Museum Cook Off; Thursday, Nov. 8, 6pm