November GoList: Best Things To Do with LA and OC Kids This Month

When Halloween is over, that can only mean one thing: time for Santa. You get a couple of days to donate or cash in all of that Halloween candy before the advent calendars, candy canes, and Hanukkah gelt start arriving. Rip down the Halloween decorations, quick, because some of your neighbors are already prepping their amazing holiday light displays. Yes, November is the sandwich month, and we're not just talking turkey. Read on for our top November things to do in LA, Ventura, and OC. We'll keep adding to our calendar daily and sending our weekly newsletter in time for each weekend, too; with so much going on, we'll have to!

STEM Party! 6 Places to Have a Lego or Robotics Birthday Party in Westchester

Have a young robot fan or STEM-minded kid with a birthday coming up? Sure, you could host a Minecraft party at your home with all of the kids fixated on their individual screens in a haze. But why not fuel his or her creativity with a robotics party at a high-tech hub?

We've gathered several ways you can help your child celebrate with science and robotics, either on location or in your home. Looking for more birthday ideas? Consult our Kids' Party Planner Guide

November GoList: The Best Things to Do with Long Island Kids This Month

With fall in full swing and the holidays upon us, take advantage of some indoor activities. Enjoy a sweet day out at the I Love Chocolate Fest. Your little conductors will ooh and ahh at the Model Train Show in Bethpage. Celebrate a 1863 Thanksgiving Holiday at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. See the glitter and gold at the Cradle of Aviation's annual Festival of Trees

Of course, you should still check our Long Island Events Calendar regularly, since it is constantly being updated. And to get this info sent directly to your inbox twice a week, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Sweet Ways to Donate Candy After Halloween

For most kids, Halloween is all about the candy. Buckets and buckets full of sticky, sweet treats. Not to mention the candy coma that comes after. There might even be some new cavities as well. Yikes!

But for parents (and some kids), the thought of so much candy coming home only causes a headache. All that sugar can lead to too many belly aches and too many toothaches. Besides using the leftover candy for arts-and-crafts and decorations, there are several spots around Long Island where you can donate candy to a good cause. So instead of sighing in frustration at the amount of candy your children schlep home this Halloween, check out the below for a list of places happy and willing to take that candy off your hands.

November GoList: The Best Things To Do With NJ Kids This Month

Well, you survived yet another Halloween and are leaping into the official holiday season – and as always, we're here to help you pick the best stuff to see and experience in NJ. Whether you have a Kidz Bop fan, a classic Disney nut, a budding astronomer, or a model train fanatic, there's much to choose from in the month of November. You'll find some Thanksgiving and turkey-related events, and it's already beginning to look a little bit like Christmas, too – with the start of holiday train rides and holiday light shows like the ones at Skylands Stadium and Turtle Back Zoo. You can also get into the holiday spirit by going for a spin at a new ice skating rink set to open Thanksgiving weekend. For even more weekly family-friendly choices, subscribe to our free newsletter. Happy (beginning of the) Holidays, New Jersey!

November GoList: Best Things to Do with Kids in Boston

November in Boston is packed with kid-friendly films, live performances, and museum programs. It's also the start of holiday season excitement. As we update our Holiday Fun Guide throughout the month with the scoop on tree lightings, Santa sightings, winter skiing, outdoor ice skating rinks, and other seasonal fun, there are many great events to add to your calendar right now. Many require advance registration or tickets, so go ahead and claim your seats!

November GoList: The Best Things To Do with Philly Kids this Month

The holiday season is coming and fall is in full swing. Burn off some of that Halloween candy energy with some great activities! November has no shortage of fun adventures for families in and around the Philly area. Whether you're ready to welcome in the holidays, or you want to take in a family-friendly show, this month's GoList is jam packed with events. If you already need a break from Christmas shopping, don't worry, there's plenty to do.

For more holiday fun, check out our holiday guide. To see everything happening in November, visit our events calendar.

Dumbo with Kids: 50 Fun Things to Do for Families

The Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of Dumbo is a draw for both visiting tourists and locals eager to enjoy the water and city views, family-friendly restaurants, shops, and plenty of outdoor activities. Located between the famous Manhattan Bridge (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and Brooklyn Bridge, this neighborhood offers stunning views of lower Manhattan, cobblestone streets, and experiences varied enough to keep the whole family entertained.

The neighborhood's crown jewel is Brooklyn Bridge Park—a stunning waterfront park that boasts lovely walking paths, playgrounds, roller skating, kayaking, swimming, and an impressive sports complex at Pier 5—but this eclectic area also offers an abundance of delicious eats, scores of beautiful shops, indoor play spaces for kids, and so much more. Read on for 50 things to see, do, and explore with kids in Dumbo.  

Where to Find Cider Donuts in Fairfield County

The humble cider donut. They are, without a doubt, not only an autumn tradition but a necessity here in the northeast. We in Fairfield County could not be luckier because we live in a major epicenter of cider donut greatness and just because apple picking season ends, this does not mean cider donuts go with it. Whether you prefer them moist or cakey, and whether you spell it donut or doughnut, here is a round-up of the very best places around to score one. Or a dozen. 


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