Weekend Activities for November 12th-13th, 2016

November 11th, 2016 by

Fun activities this weekend include a trip down Gingerbread Lane and a Scavenger Hunt for the whole family to enjoy!

Gingerbread Lane: The New York Hall of Science opens its annual Gingerbread Lane on Friday, November 11th, 2016. The houses are planned from start to finish by chef Jon Lovitch over the course of a year and have won the Guinness World Record from 2013 to 2015 for the largest gingerbread village. Families should make it to a point to stop by the village this year to marvel at the creations vying for this year’s Guinness World Record.

Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt: Geared toward children ages 10 years old and up, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting a Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them inspired scavenger hunt. Participants will learn more about the magical creatures that comprise the wizarding world, such as fawning over a tiny cousin to dragons, and discovering how to dress up as a magical monster. Kids and adults can complete the task together.

Belvedere’s Kingdom: On Saturday, November 12th, 2016, enjoy a guided nature walk through Central Park and learn about ecosystems, architecture, and landscapes through the use of Discovery Kits.

Young Chefs Give Thanks Once Again!: At the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Long Island, children can “shop” for groceries at the APEC market and together, build Thanksgiving baskets filled with goods for the less fortunate to enjoy over the holiday. At the end, young chefs will be able to make a fresh bowl of vegetable soup as a healthy and delicious meal to enjoy.

Children’s Book Fair: The tenth annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair is held this Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at the Brooklyn Museum. The free event features numerous Brooklyn authors and illustrators and includes storybooks, picture books, author readings, and original interactive activities for all age groups.

Gazillion Bubble Show: The Gazillion Bubble Show is held on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Connecticut. Fan Yang, the world-acclaimed bubble artist and holder of 18 Guinness World Records, promises a fun time for any family.