Kick off this weekend’s festivities by celebrating Eloise’s birthday on Friday, November 4th, 2016. Fans of Eloise will recognize her as the girl who lives in the “room on the tippy-top floor” of the Plaza Hotel in New York City with her nanny, her pug dog, and her turtle. From there, enjoy family-friendly activities at the Long Island Children’s Museum, decorate their own cupcakes, or see a children’s classic brought to life.
Rawther Fancy Eloise’s Birthday Tea: Friday, November 4th is Eloise’s Birthday. Children should come dressed in their best Eloise inspired outfits and enjoy hot tea, an assortment of tea sandwiches, and pink frosted vanilla cupcakes. Children will get the chance to design their own canvas tote bag as well as write a happy birthday card to Eloise.
Goodnight Moon: Goodnight Moon has lulled children to sleep for generations, and is celebrating its 70th birthday next year. From Wednesday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 20th, 2016, families can stop by the Long Island Children’s Museum and see the classic book come alive. The performance will have cheerful songs and vibrant puppets that everyone will recognize, including Bunny’s great green room.
The Mermaid Experience: The Mermaid Experience is up and running for a limited time only at the Camden Aquarium in New Jersey from Saturday, November 5th through Sunday, November 13th. Children will possess the opportunity to meet and obtain an autograph from a Mermaid, enjoy a pirate sighting, and get his or her face painted.
Kids’ Fencing: At Apple Seeds on the Upper West Side, children ages 4-6 years old will get to engage in competitive fencing while learning how to work together. During the introductory class, children will get to practice developmental games and exercises, suit up in fencing gear, practice their coordination and balance, and learn the rules and protocols of Olympic fencing. This activity takes place on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 and tickets can be purchased on their website.
Cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery: On Saturday, November 5th, 2016, Magnolia Bakery is offering cupcake decorating classes at their Upper West Side location. Professional icers at the bakery will teach children ages 5-11 years old on how to decorate cupcakes and participants will get an at-home icing starter kit to continue their practice outside of the bakery.
American Girl Doll Yoga: At Karma Kids Yoga, children can bring their American Girl doll and dress for fun yoga and craft activities, such as decorating their own mat, on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.