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Saturday, November 17


Fall Birding with Doug Bloom

Sheldrake Environmental Center ~ 685 Weaver Street ~ Larchmont
8:00 am–9:00 am
FREE
Join Doug Bloom to look for late fall migrating birds as well as locally wintering downy-gallbirds in a pretty forest. Meet at 8 am at the potting shed. Use the…

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

New York Botanical Garden ~ 2900 Southern Boulevard ~ New York
9:00 am–6:00 pm
$10-$20, admission varies by day; free for under 2
Use this link for discounted $15 adult tickets, $8 ages 2-12 tickets
Marvel at model trains zipping around stunning New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves, and enjoy hands-on holiday fun for the entire family…

Chappaqua Craft and Gift Fair

Robert E. Bell Middle School ~ 50 Senter Street ~ Chappaqua
10:00 am–4:00 pm
FREE
Shop over 80 vendors offering handcrafted jewelry, original artwork, bath and beauty products, children’s gifts and much more in an indoor market. Enter raffles and make kids' crafts. Free parking…

LEGO Star Wars Days

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester ~ 39 Fitzgerald Street ~ Yonkers
10:00 am–7:00 pm
$26.95 online, $29.95 at door
Travel to a galaxy not so far way to enjoy family fun activities and Star Wars themed building. Activities include build a Star Wars themed mosaic in our LEGO Master…

New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

New Rochelle High School ~ 265 Clove Road ~ New Rochelle
10:00 am–12:00 pm
FREE
The Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle hosts the 55th Annual Thanksgiving Parade with six giant balloons like Mighty Mouse and 2,000 marchers including bands from Iona College and New…

Wave Hill Harvest Weekend & Cornhusk Dolls

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ New York
10:00 am–3:00 pm
FREE
Celebrate corn and harvest time among Wave Hill's spectacular fall views. Listen to Native American tales and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave and shape…

Disney On Ice: Mickey's Search Party

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ~ 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, ~ Uniondale
11:00 am–12:30 pm
$25-$120
In a new adventure filled with world-class skating, acrobatics, and unexpected stunts, Disney characters follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in…

Rock And Roll Playhouse: The Band

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre ~ 145 Westchester Avenue ~ Port Chester
11:30 am–12:30 pm
$15/in advance, $17/day of show, free/ages 1 & under
Enjoy an interactive and educational live music experience for families in a historic venue featuring different rock legends each week.

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Jacob Burns Film Center ~ 364 Manville Road ~ Pleasantville
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
$14
From the creators of the Academy Award–nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out…

Explore the Magic Harry Potter Event

Barnes & Noble Eastchester ~ 680 Post Road ~ Scarsdale
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
Live the adventure of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Enjoy activities, games, cosplay, LEGO building, special offers, and giveaways. Explore the 3D masterpiece A Pop Up Guide to Hogwarts, with…

Cross County Shopping Center Tree Lighting Celebration

Cross County Shopping Center ~ 8000 Mall Walk ~ Yonkers
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy a concert from the Music with a Message band, from the Renaissance Youth Center plus festive, family-friendly activities including strolling characters, food vendors, ice skating and more. Tree will…


Sunday, November 18


LEGO Star Wars Days

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester ~ 39 Fitzgerald Street ~ Yonkers
10:00 am–7:00 pm
$26.95 online, $29.95 at door
Travel to a galaxy not so far way to enjoy family fun activities and Star Wars themed building. Activities include build a Star Wars themed mosaic in our LEGO Master…

Wave Hill Harvest Weekend & Cornhusk Dolls

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ New York
10:00 am–1:00 pm
$10, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6–18, free/ages 5 & under
Celebrate corn and harvest time among Wave Hill's spectacular fall views. Listen to Native American tales and hear about the power of a talking stick. Then tie, weave and shape…

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester ~ 2125 Westchester Avenue East ~ Rye
10:45 am–12:00 pm
FREE
Enjoy a concert of Jewish and secular songs by Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights, a rock band for kids that can make grown-ups laugh, on a scenic pier. Free and…

Our Giving Kitchen Kick-Off

Congregation Anshe Sholom ~ 50 North Ave ~ New Rochelle
11:00 am–12:30 pm

Help prepare Thanksgiving meals and Chanukah treats ti be distributed to homebound seniors and hope community service kitchen.

Disney On Ice: Mickey's Search Party

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ~ 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, ~ Uniondale
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
$25-$120
In a new adventure filled with world-class skating, acrobatics, and unexpected stunts, Disney characters follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in…

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Jacob Burns Film Center ~ 364 Manville Road ~ Pleasantville
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
$14
From the creators of the Academy Award–nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out…

Pelham Art Center’s Folk Arts Series: Diwali – The Colorful Hindu Festival of Lights

Pelham Art Center ~ 155 Fifth Avenue ~ Pelham
1:30 pm–3:30 pm
FREE
Celebrate Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights with a free ancient Indian classical dance performance, traditional hands-on art workshops and henna body art. At 1:30 pm, dancer Sadhana Paranji will present…

Menorah Workshop

Home Depot ~ 601 Sprain Road ~ Yonkers
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
FREE
Build a menorah, enjoy music and refreshments, meet Judah Maccabee and go home with a worker's apron at a free workshop presented for all by the Chabad of Yonkers.

Circa: Carnival of the Animals

SUNY Purchase College ~ 735 Anderson Hill Road ~ Purchase
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
$13.25–$62.50, 50% off/ages 16 & under
See a circus escapade inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ delightful salute to feathers, fur, and fins. Creatures of land and sea tumble, fly, leap, and spin their way through the many…


Friday, November 23


Disney On Ice: Mickey's Search Party

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ~ 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, ~ Uniondale
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
$25-$120
In a new adventure filled with world-class skating, acrobatics, and unexpected stunts, Disney characters follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in…

Family Tour: Making Hudson Memories

Hudson River Museum ~ 511 Warburton Avenue ~ Yonkers
2:30 pm–4:00 pm
$7, $4/ages 3–18, $5/seniors & students
Interact with What is Missing, an ongoing, interactive digital art project and environmental advocacy movement in exhibition Maya Lin: A RiverIs a Drawing, and the environmental gallery Hudson Riverama to…


Saturday, November 24


Disney On Ice: Mickey's Search Party

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum ~ 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, ~ Uniondale
11:00 am–12:30 pm
$25-$120
In a new adventure filled with world-class skating, acrobatics, and unexpected stunts, Disney characters follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in…

Good Deed of the Month Club

Westchester Children’s Museum ~ 100 Playland Parkway ~ Rye
11:00 am–12:00 pm
$7, $6/seniors, free/ages 12 months & under
Join a kindness-themed book reading and discussion followed by a good-deed project led by an art-educator. Meets every fourth Saturday of the month.


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The Thankful Book
Todd Parr’s signature bright and bold illustrations combined withe funny yet touching whimsical text  make this The Thankful Book a favorite for the holidays and all year long. “I am thankful for music because it makes me want to dance. I am thankful for underwear because I like to wear it on my head.”

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