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

Halloween is over, and that can only mean one thing: time for Santa. You've got 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 those 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!

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A Visit to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London

At least one Saturday morning a month, you’ll find my family perusing art galleries and museums. We find the experience equally relaxing and energizing, and my daughters get excited about finding a new favorite artwork or inspiration for a new project. Recently, we took our first trip to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and spent a lovely day in New London.

LA's Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks from Downtown to Thousand Oaks

One thing Angelenos love doing during the winter months is pretending that it’s winter, and the most fun way we do it is by turning parking lots and other open spaces into outdoor skating rinks for the holidays. Whether your family is trying skating for the first time, or you've got budding athletes looking for a change of scenery from indoor skating lessons, nothing says Southern California quite like the sight of kids and families in tank tops and mittens gliding merrily in the sunshine.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Storytime, Crafts, Museums Nov 2-6

As we come down off our sugar high from all the Halloween candy, the reality of Monday morning sets in. What is there to do with the kids this week? Plenty! Monday through Friday, this week is packed with storytime events, arts & crafts workshops and museum play.

Just browse through the entire Events Calendar for more weekday fun and be sure to check out our November GOList which features a round up of our top picks for the month. Make it a great week!

Serenity Now: Yoga Classes for Kids in Westchester and Lower Hudson Valley

When searching for activities for our kids, we often gravitate toward the ones that help them expend all of their energy and get the wiggles out. But kids aren’t Labradors, and it’s not enough to go on the notion that a tired kid is a happy kid. (It’s often the opposite!)  A successful and age-appropriate yoga program is yet another way to help kids gain confidence, focus and relaxation.

While there are several yoga studios in the area that offer classes for children, we’ve focused on the ones that are truly family friendly and provide specialized programs just for kids.

Be sure to check out the rest of our classes in our Classes Guide!

Turkey Takeout! 5 Places to Pre-Order your Thanksgiving Meal in New Jersey

Thanksgiving may be a day to relax with family and watch football but let's face it - it's also a heck of a lot of cooking, cleaning and organizing. So if the thought of playing host or hostess is just a tad bit overwhelming, why not get a little help in the cooking department this year? You could eat out but you could also set the table, do a little light cleaning and then pick up a fully cooked, delicious Thanksgiving meal at one of these local joints.

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

Wedged between the excitement of Halloween and the advancing holiday season, November is sometimes the forgotten month. However, we have found many events on our packed calendar to keep Philadelphia families entertained.  Whether it's taking in a show, burning off those Thanksgiving Day calories with a run, or easing our way into the Christmas spirit, there's an event for every family. The days may be getting shorter, but the activity list might just be getting longer!

East 72nd Central Park Playground Reopens After Eight-Month Renovation

The East 72nd Street playground in Central Park reopened this month, welcoming kids with slides, swings, a redesigned sandbox and climbing structures after an eight-month rehab. The Central Park Conservancy has undertaken a massive playground renovation project with a lofty goal of upgrading all 21 of the park's perimeter playgrounds

The playground debuted in 1936! It underwent renovations in 1969 and again in 2000. The current project was more of a facelift than a total overhaul, with improvements focused on increasing accessibility and updating safety standards. We couldn't wait to have a look—and the many happy, romping kids seem to have given their seal of approval.


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