This Week: NYC Thanksgiving Guide, Giving Back Over the Holiday Season, Focus on Sunset Park

We made it through Halloween and already turkeys and trees are replacing pumpkins and skeletons all over town. Time always seems to speed up at this time of year as we head into the frenzy of the holiday season. But it's important to slow down and make time for what's important: hanging out with our families and giving thanks for what we have.

Celebrating Thanksgiving was a major theme across our sites this week. In NYC, we shared important viewing tips for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as the Balloon Inflation the night before, and we rounded up kid-friendly Thanksgiving volunteering opportunities so families can give back to their communities. (Speaking of, we're still collecting donations for our Mommy Poppins virtual food drive to benefit Feeding America.) Meanwhile, Westchester has the scoop on where to buy organic, pasture-raised turkeys, New Jersey has expert advice on prepping your Thanksgiving meal, and we've got roundups of family-friendly restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in NJ and Connecticut.

Here's what else we covered on the NYC site this week:

See amazing contortion and aerial acts in the just opened Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis.

We updated our Thanksgiving Fun Guide, which includes everything you need to know about watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Balloon Inflation with kids, plus family-friendly volunteering opportunities.

Brooklyn's family-friendly Sunset Park is our neighborhood of the month, and we kicked off our coverage with the top 20 things to do in the area with kids.

Seems like every kid in town wants to see Disney's new animated flick Big Hero 6 this weekend, but we've got the scoop on some important things to know before you go with preschoolers.

This week's WeeWork posts included a candy wrapper frame craft (perfect post-Halloween) and how to make pumpkin-scented homemade play dough.

Best bets for the weekend include lots of FREE fun like the annual Canstruction display at Brookfield Place, the first-ever New York Festival of Light in Dumbo and a no-cost concert by kids' crooner Elizabeth Mitchell at Carnegie Hall.