[NY] Nov 7-8, 2015 - Things to do in Westchester and NYC

Mini Maker Faire @ Barnes & Noble
When: Nov 6-8, 2015
Where: All Barnes & Noble Stores nationwide
Details: If you’re a tech enthusiast, educator, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, science club member, author, artist, student, entrepreneur, crafter, or maker of any kind—join us! In partnership with Make: Magazine, creators of the Maker Faire, we’re putting on a Mini Maker Faire in all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide from November 6 through 8. We’ll learn from each other, hear from experts, and work on projects together.

Build a Veterans Day Jet @ Home Depot
When: Saturday Nov 7 2015 9am-12Noon
Where: Home Depot near you
Details: Take your kids to The Home Depot and let them get hands-on with a workshop project. Start a conversation about the meaning of Veterans Day while giving them a project to ta FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Peter and the Wolf and the Runaway Bunny @ Wallace Auditorium
When: Saturday Nov 7, 2015 4pm
Wher: Wallace Auditorium, 480 Bedford Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514
Details: Children's Story Concert: Peter and the Wolf and the Runaway Bunny. To order tickets, visit the website below.

Holiday Lighting of Spectacular “Santa House” Launching DreamWorks “Adventure to Santa” @ Ridge Hill
When: Saturday Nov 7, 2015 4pm

Where: Ridge Hill Shopping Center

Details: There will be Santa Claus, hot cocoa, magical snowfall, “Music, festivities, treats and live reindeer to ring in the season and celebrate the return of popular, interactive high-tech reinvention of Santa experience.”

National Circus and Acrobats of China "Peking Dreams"
When: Sunday Nov 8, 2015 4pm
Where: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Bronx, NY
Details: Acrobats who performed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics tumble through a gravity-defying show full of contortion, juggling, and balancing acts. Tickets also available on Groupon.

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny @ Tarrytown Music Hall
When: Sunday Nov 8, 2015 11am
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY    
Details: Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny's pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security and peace. Whimsical puppetry and evocative original music will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze @ Croton-on-Hudson
When: Nov 5-8, Nov 12-15, 2015
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Details: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze features over 6,000 lite pumpkins! Come see this awesome Halloween celebration! Fun for everyone! Buy tickets in advance @ hudsonvalley.org Adults: $20 (Sat $25) Children 3-17: $16 (Sat $20)

Papermaking in Fall Color @ Wave Hill
When: Saturday Nov 7, 2015 10am-1pm
Where: Wave Hill Garden, Bronx, NY
Details: Join visiting artist and papermaking expert Randy Brozen to make richly colored paper using red, orange and yellow pulp. Use a simple process to fashion your handmade paper into a leaf shape, or add a found leaf for fancy decoration. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Feeding Fun @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Saturday Nov 7, 2015 2pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale, NY
Details: It’s mealtime for our animals! Come see what’s on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person.

Indoor Nature Games @ Cranberry Lake Preserve
When: Saturday Nov 7, 2015 1-2pm
Where: Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
Details: Indoor nature games followed by refreshments. Fee $3 per child.

Meet the Animals @ Greenburgh Nature Center
When: Sunday Nov 8, 2015 2pm
Where: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale, NY
Details: Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center’s live animals! What wild fun will you have today? FREE for members; Non-members $8/person.

Forest Exploration @ Cranberry Lake Preserve
When: Sunday Nov 8, 2015 1-2pm
Where: Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains
Details: Learn about the forest through hands-on activities as you hike around the preserve.

Fall Survival Skills @ Marshland Conservancy
When: Sunday, Nov 8 2015, 2-3:30pm
Where: Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Details: Learn skills for survival in the wilderness including shelter building.

Big Apple Circus @ Lincoln Center
When: Now through Jan 10, 2016 (Saturdays 12:30pm and 4:30pm)
Where: Lincoln Center Damrosch Park 62nd St, New York.
Details: Show time is approximately 2-hours. The big top of the Big Apple Circus, crammed into a corner of the Lincoln Center plaza, is not exactly gargantuan. But it’s large enough to host prancing stallions, capering dogs, a couple of clowns, a score of swirling hula hoops and throngs of leaping acrobats. This year’s show, “Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour,” is friendly, beguiling and emphatically humane, from the smallest poodle to the tallest stilt walker.

Upcoming Show:
Mulan Jr. @ Tarrytown Music Hall
When: Nov 11-24, 2015
Where: Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
Presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor! Disney's Mulan JR is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. The score includes favorites like "Reflection," "Honor to Us All" and "I'll Make a Man Out of You," as well as new songs that will get the audience up on its feet!

Disney on Ice @ Prudential Center
When: Nov 18-22 2015
Where: Prudential Center, NJ
Details: Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.”

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