New York City kids get a day off from school on November 5, 2019, and it might just be the perfect day for an accompanying adult to call in sick (or civic!). Fall weather usually provides perfect temps for hitting up one of New York City’s many destination playgrounds, and we’ve also scoured our event and museum listings, and combed through our day trip guides to put together a list of 20 great things to do on Election Day when school is out.
If you're among the many (if not most) parents who have to work one way or another on Tuesday, November 5, check out our directory for the many mini camps around the city offered on Election Day. And while you're at it, peruse our November GoList, our Fall Fun Guide, and our list of free family events in November for an action packed November beyond Tuesday.
Read on for 20 ideas on how to spend the day—and maybe hold a family vote to choose one or two.