Author: Ellen Rosner
1, 5-8 PM: If you love birds then drop on by
Van Cortlandt Park for their FLYING WILD program. Designed
for middle school students, educators from the Council
of Environmental Education will teach you all about bird
conservation through hands-on activities. Van Corlandt
Park, Bronx, NY.
NOVEMBER 3, 2-3 PM: Join
other kids in WINTER SLUMBER at the Brooklyn Children’s
Museum as you learn all about hibernation, how animals
prepare for their winter and maybe catch some zzzs yourself!!
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn ($8. for
adults, $4 for seniors/students, kids under 12 free).
NOVEMBER 5 AND 12, 8 AM –
10 PM: Take a nature walk in Inwood Park with
Mike Feller, Chief Naturalist for Parks and Recreation
and explore the unknown secrets in this spectacular park.
Inwood Hill Park Tours meet at bridge near Inwood Hill
Nature Center (218th St and Indian Road).
NOVEMBER 5, 11 AM – 5 PM:
Gain awareness and knowledge of the world around you at
PROJECT LEARNING TREE where students look at the forest
as a “window” into the natural world. Van
Cortlandt Park, Bronx, NY.
NOVEMBER 5: Watch as runners
from all over the world attempt to cross the finish line
at the famed New York Marathon. Race starts at 10:10 am
in Staten Island and stations for viewing (and giving
out water) line until the finish at Central Park.
NOVEMBER 5, ALL DAY: Ever
wonder what the animals at the zoo do all day? Take a
ferry over to the Staten Island Zoo for ZOOPENDOUS ZOOFARI,
a day to meet the animals, enjoy snacks and get a behind
the scenes tour of the zoo. Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway,
NOVEMBER 5, 2 PM: Ahoy
matey!! Build a boat, sail on an imaginary river, navigate
waterways on a scavenger hunt and glance at an exhibition
of Hudson River School paintings. New York Historical
NOVEMBER 12 – 13, 3 PM –
5 PM: You can follow trails of worms and other
insects in the Brooklyn Children’s Museum garden
today – gross!!! Ages 5 and up, $4 per person. Brooklyn
Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn.
NOVEMBER 17, 10 AM: It’s
time to honor our Veteran’s at the yearly Veteran’s
Day Parade down Fifth Avenue – see the bands, the
floats and the flags and salute as our heroes pass by.
Parade starts at Fifth Avenue between 42nd and 79th streets.
19, 11 AM – 2 PM: Come fly away at the
Intrepid Air/Space Museum as you learn about types of
planes, examines planes in the museum’s collections,
experiment with gliders and create your own to take home.
Intrepid Air/Space Museum, Pier 86 at W. 46th St and 12th
Ave. Members pay $6 for 1 adult/1 child; non members pay
$37 for 1 adult/1child (includes admission and program
fee) Register at 212-245-0072, x.8313.
NOVEMBER 19, 2:30 PM: Experience
the LEAF ARROW Storytellers, members of the Caddo Indian
Nation of Oklahoma, as they chant, dance a traditional
Indian dance and teach a “round dance.” Brooklyn
Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn;
NOVEMBER 20: Go on a DINO
ADVENTURE with Scooter as he digs in Dr. Nebula’s
laboratory and uncover the mysteries of dinosaurs. Museum
of Natural History, Central Park West, $8 children, $10
NOVEMBER 20, 11 AM – 1 PM:
The Central Park Conservancy opens the indoor climbing
wall to ages 8-17. All participants receive ID card, equipment
and free climbing. Free. North Meadow Recreation Center
at 97th Street, Central Park.
NOVEMBER 20, 10 AM – 4 PM: Join the beasts at the
Staten Island Zoo for Thanksgiving!! See what the animals
enjoy to eat as you watch special holiday feedings and
then make a craft to bring home. $5 Adults, $4 Senior,
$3 Kids 3-14, Free for kids under 3. Staten Island Zoo,
614 Broadway, Staten Island.
NOVEMBER 24, 10 AM – 6 PM:
Ice skating opens for the winter season at Wollman Rink
in Prospect Park. Take lessons, spin around the ice and
get a nice cup of hot chocolate. $5 admission, $3 children/senior,
$5 skate rental. Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
NOVEMBER 25, 12 PM – 5 PM:
Learn what winter was like in a 19th century farming village
in Flatbush, Queens. Make candles, start a patchwork quilt,
and create an old fashioned meal. Lefferts Historic House,
Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Admission is Free.
NOVEMBER 26, 10:30 AM – 12
PM: Go on a scavenger hunt at NY’s magnificent
Grand Central Station. Kids and adults will work together
to find the secrets behind the walls of this historic
train station. Call Watson Adventures at 212-726-1529
for further info.
MONTH: Young explorers can experience the wonders
of science and nature at the Everett Children’s
Adventure Garden where mazes, hands-on activities and
larger than life plants await. NY Botanical Garden, Bronx,
NY; 10 am – 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
ALL MONTH: Central Park
offers activities at its North Meadow Recreation Center
including beginner climbing for ages 8 to 17 and a challenge
course for ages 12 – 17. Registration and fee required;
call 212-348-4867, x. 10 for further information.
ALL MONTH: Explore the
world of microbe science this month at the NY Hall of
Science where kids 6 and older can learn about microbes
and create their own puppets. NY Hall of Science, Queens,