19 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Kids in Rockland County
Fun Thanksgiving activities for kids and families in Rockland County, plus a few ideas for new traditions to try.
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WHEN: Nov. 26-28, Friday-Sunday, 12-12:50pm, 1-1:50pm, 2-2:50pm, and 3-3:50pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson
WHAT: Join the animals and HHNM staff at the Wildlife Education Center for some post-holiday fun, check out some amazing local wildlife, and hear about what they had for their Thanksgiving meal!
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members. Advanced registration is highly recommended. Call to reserve beginning Monday, Nov. 15.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: A Maze in Pottery, 76 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor
AGE: 6 and older
WHAT: Come and have fun painting a cute pumpkin spoon rest for your Thanksgiving table!
WANT TO GO? $21.90. Advanced registration required.
WHEN: Nov. 10-23, Monday-Tuesday, 9am-6pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library, 1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester
WHAT: Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces they need to make the craft.
WANT TO GO? Signup now by calling or emailing [email protected]
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 19, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Rye Reads Learning Center, 180 Theodore Fremd, Rye
WHAT: After reading Spookley Thanksgiving, there will be Thanksgiving dinner! Then make and take home a yummy Thanksgiving treat to share with your family or as a hostess gift.
WANT TO GO? $40. Advanced registration required.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 20, 2-3pm ages 5-8; 3-4pm ages 9-12
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye
AGE: 5-8 and 9-12
WHAT: Make a Thanksgiving Turkey! Using polymer clay you will learn how to make simple shapes and put them together to form a cute sculpture. All projects will be baked at home with simple instructions included with each project.
WANT TO GO? $25. Discount for members. Advanced registration required.
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 21, 12-3pm
WHERE: Mill River Park, 1040 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT
WHAT: This free community event will feature giant helium balloons, marching bands, and dance and performance groups. Partygoers will enjoy 1 hour of performances and activities repeated three times to enable crowds to be effectively managed. All the best of the annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular will be brought together in one place.
WANT TO GO? Come at any time to watch a sequence for an hour, or come for the whole afternoon and enjoy the show three times over!
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 21, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Crotona Nature Center in Croton Point Park, Crotona Park East and Charlotte Street, Croton-on-Hudson
WHAT: Unleash your creativity through art. Create Thanksgiving and seasonal arts and crafts using natural materials found throughout the park.
WANT TO GO? Make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the hike (and dress in layers!).
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 25, 8:15am Kids Dash; 8:30am 5K & 10K start
WHERE: Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
WHAT: Be part of a Thanksgiving morning tradition at the LIVE Westchester Turkey Trot 10K and 5K. Earn your delicious finisher doughnut and rock your turkey trot gear around town. Awards will be given to the top 3 participants, male and female in each age group and overall. Kids Dash finisher award to all participants.
WANT TO GO? $70 10K; $60 5K; $9.99 5K Kid's Division Fun Run; free for Kid's Dash. Advanced registration required.
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 28, 10-11:30am
WHERE: Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
AGE: 8 and older
WHAT: What better way to celebrate and rejuvenate than with a hike in the fresh air?! Hike to Teatown Hill to get a glimpse of the Hudson Highlands and watch for the last of the migrating hawks.
WANT TO GO? $8; free for members. Advanced registration required. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers and dress in layers.
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