Things To Do in NYC This Weekend: Book Fests, Pre-Thanksgiving Fun, Holiday Trains & Lights
The holiday season roars into town like a freight train—or like one of the holiday train shows popping up all over, including the Grand Central Station and the New York Botanical Garden displays. Kids can even test their inner engineers at the Transportation Museum's Train Operators workshop.
As we head toward Thanksgiving, honor original Americans at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, where you can see the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers on Sunday. Kids can create "Skyscraper Hand Turkeys" at the Skyscraper Museum on Saturday, or listen to kids tell funny tales of Thanksgiving past and future on Sunday.
Beloved kid lit authors appear at the Brooklyn Children's Book Fair on Saturday, and kids can snag half-off bestsellers at the Goddard Riverside book fair all weekend. In the Bronx, kids can craft up a storm at the Riverdale Temple Gift Fair.
All that, plus the town is lighting up like a holiday pinball machine. Dazzle is set to 11 at the NYC Winter Lantern Fest, The Bronx Zoo's Holiday Lights are all a-twinkle, and the Seaport's Winterland Skating rink glitters on the East River. Don't forget to consult our November GoList and our Event Calendar for a comprehensive array of events and activities.