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Friday, November 1

DiMenna Children’s History Museum

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Ride an orphan train, play a newsies video game  and explore lots of other interactive exhibits in the awesome hands-on DiMenna Children's History Museum. Search for items on printed scavenger hunt or just explore the many installations covering centuries of New York history. Lots to learn for older kids and lots to touch including a train table for tots. Find tales of New York City past and present in a cozy Children’s History Library with a great selection of history-themed books,…

Free with museum admission
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Saturday, November 9

Alice’s Tea Cup

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Alice’s Tea Cup
102 West 73rd Street at Columbus Avenue+ Google Map

Enjoy scones in rotating flavors as magical as the decor, sandwiches, salads and treats with optional fairy wings and glitter at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Choose from hundreds of teas served in charming mismatching pots and cups. Fairy wings and glitter avaialble. Gets crowded on weekends and reservations only available for groups 6+, call ahead or go early to beat the crowds (or take the scones to go for a Central Park picnic).

FREE
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Levain Bakery

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Levain Bakery
167 West 74th Street at Amsterdam+ Google Map

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this cozy bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We are constantly debating the merits of these versus the equally giant dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, and the whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier). Tourists sometimes line up down the block at original location on West 74th Street, but this new nearby outpost is less crowded with…

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Belvedere Castle

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Central Park, Belvedere Castle
Mid park around 79th Street Upper West Side+ Google Map

After a year-long project to restore and repair the historic Belvedere, visitors can once again appreciate sweeping views of the Park from its terraces and Castle. The whimsical structure, designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted in 1869 provides the highest and best views of the Park and the adjacent cityscape - plus has bathrooms, water fountains, some informational displays plus medieval-esque staircases and doorways for playing princess/knight.

FREE
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T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 9, 2020

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West+ Google Map

Learn about entire tyrannosaur superfamily and the amazing story of the iconic dinosaur through stunning life-sized models, fossils and casts, and engaging interactives. Visitors ages 12 and up can enjoy an immersive multiplayer virtual reality experience developed exclusively for this exhibition.

$28/adult, $16.50/ages 2-12, $22.50/senior & student
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Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until January 11, 2020

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 12, 2020

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Re-examine Paul Revere’s life, who didn't just ride horses at midnight. Learn about his accomplishments as a silversmith, printmaker, and pioneering copper manufacturer. See more than 150 objects organized by the American Antiquarian Society including Revere engravings; glimmering silver tea services; commonplace objects such as shoe buckles, thimbles, and medical tools; and important public commissions such as a bronze courthouse bell, all of which reveal facets of this versatile artisan’s career.

Free with museum admission
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Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until February 23, 2020

One event on November 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry with artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm) alongside historical model trains, scenic elements and toys. Dynamic displays explore the workings of the railroad, the services it provides, and the jobs required to keep people and goods moving. Hop on custom-made Busytown vehicle-themed benches and take photos throughout the gallery with Busytown characters. Pick up an "I Spy" scavenger hunt at the 77th St.…

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Shake Shack UWS

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until December 31, 2019

Shake Shack UWS
366 Columbus Ave at 77th Street+ Google Map

This location of Danny Meyers's fresh fast food empire is often a little crowded and hectic, so order your tasty burgers, hot dogs, fries and decadent frozen concretes (including a 'Natural History Crunch-stellation') with the Shake Shack App in advance and eat at on benches outside the Natural History Museum across the street or try to snag a table in the 'rec room' in the basement. Ask for a side of pickles and tell yourself your kids are getting their…

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Caffe Storico

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Caffe Storico
170 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Feast on antipasti, artisanal pastas and paninis at Caffe Storico, a classy yet kid-friendly eatery within the engaging New-York Historical Society.

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Veterans Day Weekend: Soldiers of the American Revolution

November 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Monday and Saturday, repeating until November 11, 2019

One event on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street

Listen to stories about life on and off the battlefield from soldiers who served during the American Revolution. Meet reenactors from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment, ask them about their uniforms, handle their equipment, and try out a drill.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, November 10

New-York Historical Society Storytime

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children's floor.

Free with admission
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Monday, November 11

American Museum of Natural History Discovery Room

November 11 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West

Explore artifacts and specimens, hang-out inside a giant tree, put together puzzles, build a dinosaur fossil and conduct scientific experiments in an enclosed hands-on space. Free timed tickets are available at the Discovery Room entrance (first floor by West 77th Street).  During the school year Discovery Room hours are: Monday - Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. - 5:10 p.m., and closed on Friday.

Free with museum admission
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Tuesday, November 12

Yeti, Set, Snow!

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Tues–Fri 10:30 am & 11:30 am, Sat & Sun 1:00 pm
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Central Park, West 79th Street & West Drive

An original production from the historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre features a young girl who teaches a sweet, snow-hating yeti with a sparkly silver cat the value of snow and friendship. A fun musical with clever staging in a magical Central Park setting. Short and sweet and a good starter shows for toddlers (though my 9-year-old was also enchanted). Unassigned seating on benches in a small theater (grown-ups are encouraged to sit in the back). Stroller parking available in…

$12, $8/ages 1.5-12 years, free/under 18 months
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Nili Yelin: The Storybook Mom

November 12 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:15 am

Monica + Andy NYC
410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street+ Google Map

Actress/mom Nili Yelin delivers interactive, educational and amusing “Sit Down Stand-up” story-telling, a full performance of the written word. Limited space, so call (646.918.7879) to register or get there 15 minutes early.

FREE
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Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime

November 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

New York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

This twice weekly program includes the reading of a NY-themed book, related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. Past projects have included iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.

Free with museum admission
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Thursday, November 14

Jam with Jamie

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Monica + Andy NYC
410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street

Join a 45-minute music class of upbeat tunes- fun children’s songs, rock n’ roll oldies, and today’s hits. The teacher comes armed with a guitar and props/instruments for the kids to use throughout the class: shakers, scarves, a parachute and more. Pre-register for a $3 discount.

$32
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Friday, November 15

Gateway Storytime

November 15 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:10 am on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West

Ages 2 to 5 can play in the Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a related Museum Hall. One of our favorite NYC activities–we're even in the website's photos. Two sessions: 10:10 & 11:10 am. Free passes available same day on a designated line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:05 on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining tickets are distributed in the Discovery…

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Live Music With Dan The Music Man

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Monica + Andy NYC
410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street

Join NYC based children’s performer and guitarist Dan the Music Man for a high energy, interactive song and dance experience with guitar, shakers, scarves, bubbles, and parachute.

$15
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Saturday, November 16

Beyond Chocolate: Colonial Coffee, Cacao, and Tea

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street

Drink it all in with a bevy of colonial beverages in this multisensory Living History program exploring global trade and colonial silversmithing in Paul Revere’s time. Discover recipes, smell spices, and handle hot chocolate preparation tools. Afterwards, visit the exhibition Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere.

Free with museum admission
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Sunday, November 17

Stroller Tour Through History

November 17 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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First & third Sundays of each month.
New York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America’s past, present, and future in a lively and interactive tour before the museum opens for the day. Includes singing, movement, texture exploration and art-making in the galleries. First & third Sunday of the month.

$25/family
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Saturday, November 23

The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on November 23, 2019 at 10:30 am

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West

Explore the Museum of Natural History on a quest to find strange creatures that seem straight out of the world of Harry Potter. No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary; you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. Designed for ages 10 and up.

$45/adults, $33.50/kids (includes museum admission)
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Living History: Meet the ‘She-Merchants’

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street

Meet the she-merchants, pioneering woman who worked in business and trade in 18-century New York. Explore their unique stories and discover the goods and artifacts they imported, exported, and sold in shops with historical interpreters who bring their world to life.

Free with museum admission
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Monday, July 13

Levain Bakery

July 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Levain Bakery
167 West 74th Street at Amsterdam+ Google Map

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this cozy bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We are constantly debating the merits of these versus the equally giant dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, and the whole wheat walnut raisin rolls are also yummy (and a little healthier). Tourists sometimes line up down the block at original location on West 74th Street, but this new nearby outpost is less crowded with…

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Thursday, October 1

Caffe Storico

October 1, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

Caffe Storico
170 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Feast on antipasti, artisanal pastas and paninis at Caffe Storico, a classy yet kid-friendly eatery within the engaging New-York Historical Society.

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