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Wednesday, November 20
Experience Little Italy in the Bronx with a variety of food vendors, filled-to-order cannolis and old-school atmosphere. We love the prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, eggplant parm and roasted peppers at Mike's Deli; order in advance by phone to skip the often long line. Eat at indoor tables next to elderly gentlemen hand-rolling (but not smoking) cigars or take a picnic to the nearby New York Botanical Garden or Bronx Zoo.
Join Budding Buddha's Yoga for Tots every Wednesday morning. Stay active with your little and have fun doing yoga exercises. No registration required.
Thursday, November 21
Meander through an 18th-century landscape ablaze with more than 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns forming amazing sculptures and settings. Tour the brand-new Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a unique star show. Features synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. Fun for all ages.
Friday, November 22
Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride on ice. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and the audience embark on a wild ride to favorite Disney destinations featuring excellent ice skaters, acrobatics and special effects. Travel with Moana to the sun-soaked Motunui, set off on a safari to the Pride Lands with Simba. Discover a whole new world in Aladdin’s princely parade. Play at a larger-than-life carnival with Woody and Forky. Impressive production numbers. It's a stadium,…
Ages 5 and up can skate in the courtyard of a mall with music, theme nights and other fun events. The synthetic 'ice' is easier to glide on for young and first time skaters. Skates are provided with admission or bring your own.
See the Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day. A feel good hit for the whole family. Presented by Broadway Training Center - Combined Ensemble.
Saturday, November 23
Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Listen to stories of farmers and activists Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez to learn more about the United Farm Workers Union. Use the creative ways some of today’s farmers are cultivating and harvesting the land as an inspiration to create a dream farm maze to meander through. Note the parking lot is under construction, free shuttles from Metro-North's Riverdale Station, the…
Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art of Brazilian legend Roberto Burle Marx, whose powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during a Garden-wide exhibition of bold gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.
The Blue Door Art Center offers free art workshops for kids on most Saturdays. Different workshops cater to different ages and focus on a variety of artistic media, including ceramics, pottery, drawing, collage, and more. Pre-register to save your spot.
For the first time in forever, the whole FROZEN gang is coming to Alamo Drafthouse – a full-blown winter wonderland. Break out Elsa’s and Olaf’s costumes for a magical return to Arendelle. Enjoy activities, games and fun family photos before the movie. Build their own snowman, make a reindeer headband and much more. Snowman cookie decorating kits, collectible juice glassed and sketchbooks available for purchase.
Learn how the Woodland Native Americans lived off the land and used materials for shelters, tools, hunting, and agriculture. Sample a few foods like cornmeal, squash soup, and maple syrup. Suggested for ages 5 and up.
Sunday, November 24
his is the best introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids will learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. This is an exciting time for wolves; they are out searching for prey as they prepare for winter! Guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr as well as potentially behold the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves too. Pre-registration is required. Fees: $14 – Adults…
Monday, November 25
Make crafts, meet animals, and learn about the natural world on a short hike. Come prepared to go outside. For mothers (or other caregiver) and children, Suggested for ages 3 to 7. Suggested for ages 18 months to 4 years.
Saturday, November 30
Join an FRNC naturalist and search for local turkeys in the forest. Suggested for ages 4 to 7.
Sunday, December 1
Celebrate the start of the joyous holiday season in Downtown Rye.
Thursday, December 5
See Philipse Manor Hall and four other downtown galleries for a free gallery hop. View new exhibits at each location and enjoy a discount on meals at participating downtown restaurants.
Friday, December 6
Enjoy a free concert from local musicians, explore a 19th century mansion and frolic in the large, lovely garden. Light refreshments available or bring a picnic. Hop on a free old-fashioned trolley that makes an hourly loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to scenic City Island.
Saturday, December 7
Learn to use a hammer, fine sandpaper, wood glue and a Phillips screwdriver to assemble an American Eagle, then add fun stickers. Paint the piece to bring it to life, and then build the base to help the bird stand tall. Keep the eagle and receive a certificate of achievement, workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Also at Home Depots in Port Chester and elsewhere. Part of a monthly series.
Visit with and learn about some of Rye Nature Center's resident animals snakes, turtle, and birds. For fathers (or other caregiver) and children, Suggested for ages 3 to 7.
When girls like Samantha visited friends in the early 1900’s, they would bring Calling Cards. Girls and women kept records of the visits, otherwise known as calls, they received with these cards. Make cards for your doll and you to share on social visits over the holidays. All supplies included. Bring your doll and your imagination. For girls 7 and up.
Ramblin' Dan covers Talking Heads songs in an interactive and educational live music experience at a historic venue. Also at 2 pm.
Enjoy director Richard Donner's 1988 darkly comic spin on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with interactive props. Wave towels every time one is given or received as a gift (which is a lot), blast confetti poppers and bubbles for key moments, and raspberry your neighbors any time the Ghost of Christmas Present beats up Frank Cross (within the parameters of the law, of course). Starring Bill Murray with a wonderful supporting cast.
Sunday, December 8
Put on your bunny pjs for special screening of Ralphie's greatest year of Christmas ever. At these rootin’, tootin’ interactive shows you don’t even have to guzzle gallons of Ovaltine to get fun interactive props — they’re included in your ticket. So are pre-movie games and surprises so fudge-ing fun you’ll have to wash your mouth out with soap for days afterward.
Saturday, December 14
Join Bronx Zoo educators for free monthly sessions that connect families to the local environment through unstructured free-play exploration and investigation. Online registration required.