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.

This is a good month for makers and STEAM lovers, like the return of the annual Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire, and several theatrical productions geared towards families include Biscuit, featuring the lovable character from children's literature. And if you didn't OD on Halloween candy, satisfy your sweet tooth at the Red Hook Chocolate Festival, where decadence is the name of the game.

Below are our top 10 picks for November, but remember that our Event Calendar has many more fun and enriching activities of all kinds. Savor the season and enjoy it all! 

Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour – Purchase
Friday, November 3, 2017
This performing duo performs on violin and viola in surprising ways—R&B, bluegrass, rock and hip-hop, in addition to traditional classical music.

Red Hook Chocolate Festival – Red Hook
Saturday, November 11, 2017
This all-day festival is the ultimate for chocoholics, with delectable offerings that include chocolate tastings, chocolate vendors, a wandering Wonka, chocolate Olympics, chocolate Fun-do, cooking demos, chocolate wars, live music, a skateboard race and more. Admission is free.

The Lenape of Westchester – Cross River
Saturday, November 11, 2017
The Lenape, a Native American tribe, inhabited our area long before the Europeans settled here. This program takes kids back in time to learn about these early inhabitants, including their food, games and more. Explore a wigwam and do a related craft.


Contribute your own ideas for who should walk the plank at this interactive pirate show. Photo courtesy of the venue.

The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told! - Chappaqua
Saturday, November 11, 2017
A crew of misfit pirates have only one chance to get their treasure: by performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage. However, when half their script is missing, the audience is called upon to help fill in the blanks as they improvise a brand-new musical adventure based on their suggestions—resulting in epic silliness.

Lego Star Wars Days - Yonkers
Friday, November 17-Sunday, November 19, 2017
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!


Makers can have a field day with an abundance of hands-on stations at the Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire. Photo courtesy of Poughkeepsie Day School.

Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire - Poughkeepsie
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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!

STEAMFest - North Salem
Saturday, November 18, 2017
This smorgasbord of techie fun returns this year with fun and educational workshops like rocketry, wind tunnels, LED circuitry and more. Free

Annual Valenti Thanksgiving Day Parade - New Rochelle
Saturday, November 18, 2017
This annual event showcases local organizations, floats and bands through downtown New Rochelle.  Free


The popular pooch from kid lit jumps from page to the stage. Photo courtesy of the venue.

Biscuit - Mamaroneck
Sunday, November 19, 2017
This musical production based on the best-selling series of books written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Pat Schories. Little Girl is thrilled when she receives Biscuit as a birthday present, but will this rambunctious puppy learn how to behave and accept being part of a family?

Frosty Day - Armonk 
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Spend the day in Frosty the Snowman's hometown and enjoy a parade, mini-train rides, assorted entertainment, 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

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