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

Family Events And Activities On Long Island November 2016

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.

Goodnight Moon. Photo courtesy of the production.

Goodnight MoonGarden City
Long Island Children's Museum
November 2-20
Upbeat and charming songs, accompanied by a live pianist and innovative puppetry, bring the children's classic to life. Watch as the red balloon floats around the room and the cow jumps over the moon. Children will learn about telling time, using a phone, and nursery rhymes. Goodnight Moon is a joint production of LICM and Plaza Theatrical.

Magic of AlexoEast Islip
BayWay Arts Center
November 5
Enjoy a family-friendly show of spellbinding magic and illusion as Alexo shows off his intriguing tricks. This show is suitable for audiences of all ages.

Veteran's Day Create Stations - Cold Spring Harbor
The Whaling Museum and Education Center
November 11
Visitors to The Whaling Museum and Education Center can participate in "Red White & Blue" create stations on Veteran’s Day. All activities are included with admission.

A Christmas CarolFloral Park
Theatre Box
November 11-13, 18-20
The classic Charles Dickens holiday story is performed live on stage. 

Who Took Tom Turkey?East Islip
BayWay Arts Center
November 11
In this Thanksgiving musical, Tom Turkey has gone missing. Chief Clumsy Bull and the rest of the gang need to find him before the autumn festival. Also on Nov. 23.

JigSaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown. Photo courtesy of ArtsPower.

JigSaw Jones and the Case of the Class ClownRockville Centre
Madison Theatre
November 13
There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. 

Mary PoppinsNorthport
Engeman Theatre
November 17-December 31
Based on the classic Disney film, this is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Edwardian London to care for Jane and Michael Banks. Adventure abound as she whisks them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. 

Parents Night OutSayville
Mini Monet
November 18
Parent's Night Out includes pizza, a beverage, activities, a craft, dance parties and much more. Drop the kids off for supervised fun.

Model Train ShowBethpage
Bethpage Senior/Community Center
November 19-20
Support the Nassau County Empire State Games  for the  Physically Challenged and check out exhibitors that include the Long island Rail Road police, MTA police and more at this model train open house.

I Love Chocolate Fest - Old Bethpage
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
November 20
Enjoy free samples and purchase delicious and unique chocolate treats. Over 40 chocolate exhibitors, plus wine, crafts, giveaways, and other delicious and unique artisanal treats. Attendees will receive complimentary tickets for 10 guaranteed samples. Plus, your Chocolate Fest ticket includes admission the Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

Nanny Rose School of Etiquette for Children - Lawrence
Rock Hall Museum
November 20
Elegant Nanny Rose and her witty companion, Olivia, will guide children through etiquette lessons. This is a special way to teacher youngsters proper table manners, whether dining at home or at a restaurant. 

Festival of Trees - Garden City
Cradle of Aviation
November 25-27
Events and activities at this weekend-long event include designer decorated trees, toy shop, a gingerbread village, foot court, children's fun a Santa area and much more.

Experience a 19th century Thanksgiving at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Photo courtesy of OBVR.

An 1863 Thanksgiving HolidayOld Bethpage
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
November 26-27
Enjoy the sights and smells of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, as wood-burning stoves, beehive stoves, ovens, and hearths are used to prepare foods made from 19th-century recipes. Each afternoon, historical period music will be played, and at the Noon Inn, children's stories will be read several times each day.

Engeman Theatre
November 26-December 31
Join Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from the mean old Ethel Pierpot and her evil machine that will melt all the snow. Jenny calls on her Mom, the mayor, and all of you to help her save her home, get Frosty to the North Pole, and make this holiday season a Winter Wonderland for one and all.