At the end of this month, most Americans will be getting together to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a time for family and the chance to get into the holiday spirit before Christmas. Whether you are a native New Yorker or on holiday in this exciting city, there are plenty of things to do in November if you have kids. Here are just a few of the many different ways to keep children occupied and let them have some fun:
Premiere of the New York Festival of Light – November 6-8, Dumbo, New York
If you happen to be in the city this weekend, you are in for a real treat. While cities like London and Berlin have already welcomed these projected lighting installations and illuminated sculptures to their shores, this is the first time the New York Festival of Light is being held here. This free event is open to people of all ages and offers a unique and delightful experience for tourists and residents alike.
Every Sunday morning from 10:30am-12:30pm throughout November (and beyond), parents can take their animal-loving offspring to Nature Playtime! at Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn. Nature play activities will be going on all around the zoo, ensuring this a fun, safe and creative time for you and your children. The activities are free and will only cost you the price of admission.
Disney On Ice presents Frozen – November 11-16, Barclays Center, Brooklyn
If your kids are still captivated by Disney’s huge hit Frozen – and let’s face it, they most probably are – this version of Disney On Ice is certainly something not to be missed. The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is an exceptional venue where your family will not just be dazzled by the skating; you can also sing along to some of the best-loved songs from the film, including “Let It Go”.
Another Manhattan-based event that will be of interest to parents and carers of babies is the Stroller Tour at The Guggenheim. This monthly hour-long tour, led by museum educators, is taking place on November 18 between 3-4pm. It costs $20 (including admission to the museum) and is only suitable for those with single strollers and front baby carriers.
This should whet your appetite for fun things to do in the city if you have little ones to consider, but if you require any further suggestions, be sure to take a look at this comprehensive list published on Mommy Poppins.