November GoList: The Best Things to Do with Kids in Westchester

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November is a month of transition, as the celebrations of Halloween, Thanksgiving and the December holidays merge, and Westchester and the Hudson Valley are rich with related family activities. If you haven't made it to some local Halloween haunts, there's still time; then, before you can say gobble-gobble, it’s time for the Thanksgiving Day Parade and Frosty Day.

In between, there are some exciting family performances and other activities this month that provide a respite from the holiday hoopla. Clearpool Father-Son Weekend offers 27 hours of male bonding on a (comfortable) wilderness adventure; STEAM Fest features FREE hands-on stations in various sciences; and liquid spheres are the medium on stage at Bubble Time!

Below are our top picks for November, but remember that our Event Calendar has many more fun and enriching activities. Savor the season and enjoy it all! 

Imagination Movers - Peekskill
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Two performance times are offered to maximize attendance at this live appearance by the popular TV stars. Straight from the Disney Junior channel to Westchester, the entertaining duo has earned kiddie kudos from The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly

Family Day - Katonah
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Enjoy an exhibition of Matisse's elegant line drawings, which will be the inspiration for an afternoon of FREE, all-ages activities; roam the portrait studio, experiment with line drawing, make a sketchbook, create 3D line drawings with wire and other materials and experience interactive storytelling.

Hatched - Mamaroneck
Saturday, November 12, 2016
In this original children’s theater production about birth and baby animals on a farm, interactivity is brought to a whole new level as the audience is invited to take care of the “animals.”

Photo courtesy of Emelin Theatre.

Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire - Poughkeepsie
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Another STEM-y activity is the arrival of the Mini Maker Faire, with the work of assorted makers being showcased under one roof. Meet crafters, inventors, scientists, farmers and others as they inspire you with their tales and demonstrations of their craft. Bring a notebook to jot down all the great ideas you derive!

Bubble Time! - Tarrytown
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Pop on over to Tarrytown for some uplifting fun as bubble manipulation becomes an uplifting art form!

Bubble fun! Photo courtesy of Tarrytown Music Hall.

STEAM Fest - North Salem
Saturday, November 19, 2016
This smorgasbord of techie fun returns this year with fun and educational workshops like rocketry, wind tunnels, soldering, demos and more. FREE

Annual Valenti Thanksgiving Day Parade - New Rochelle
Saturday, November 19, 2016
This annual event showcases local organizations, floats and bands through downtown New Rochelle.  FREE

Lego Star Wars Days - Yonkers
Saturday, November 19, and Sunday, November 20, 2016
As excitement around the new Star Wars movie mounts, young Jedis are invited to wield their lightsabers for a day of intergalactic building activities. May the Force be with you!

Clearpool Father-Son Weekend - Brewster
Saturday, November 19, and Sunday, November 20, 2016
Enjoy quality bonding time while tackling the wilderness in this back-to-nature sleepover exclusively for the males in your household. Over 27+ hours, big and little men partake in boating, hiking, orienteering, fishing, outdoor survival, a campfire and more—and the accommodations ain’t shabby.

Westchester Teen Idol – Irvington
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Could the next superstar be living in your neighborhood? Find out as Westchester teens compete in the annual Westchester Teen Idol competition! Perhaps your kids will be inspired as they watch their peers strive to make their dreams come true.

Frosty Day - Armonk 
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Spend the day in Frosty the Snowman's hometown and enjoy a parade, train rides, music, face painting, a tree lighting, in-store activities, treats and more. FREE

Looking for more options? Check out our Event Calendar for even more fun happening this month in Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, and follow us on Facebook