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Although Hanukkah and Thanksgiving don’t officially arrive until next week, lots of seasonal celebrations take place this weekend. The Museum of Jewish Heritage, the 92nd Street Y and the Jewish Museum are all hosting Hanukkah parties, there’s a Thanksgiving crafts workshop at the Cathedral St. John the Divine and you can mark both holidays at the Museum at Eldridge Street’s merry mash-up Thanksgivukkah Extravaganzikah.
Little Orchestra Society Presents: Stravinsky’s Firebird – Midtown West
Little Orchestra Society‘s interactive concerts are a great way to introduce kids to famous classical works. This weekend, enjoy Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird, a rousing version of an old Russian folk tale about Prince Ivan and a magical bird. My son and I saw this production last year and he loved its parade of Bunraku-style puppets, dancing, and projections of lights and shadows that helped bring the story to life. $17-$60
Trevor Day School Fall Festival – Upper East Side
Hit this school fundraiser for carnival rides, games, gifts, arts and crafts, and tasty eats. Free admission but there are fees for activities
Cathedral Pilgrims: A Thanksgiving Workshop – Morningside Heights
Celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine by creating corn husk dolls, pinched pots, turkey hats and other holiday accessories. Reservations recommended. $8 per child-adult pair
The Art of the Flight with American Ballet Theatre – Hudson Square
In conjunction with the Children’s Museum of the Arts‘ current exhibit Tweet (about birds not social media), kids can take a flight-themed dance workshop with teaching artists from ABT. No dance experience required. Workshops run in 20-minute sessions. Space is extremely limited and sign up upon arrival is required. Free with admission: $11
Thanksgivukkah Extravaganzikah – Lower East Side
Hit the Museum at Eldridge Street’s historic synagogue to celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah simultaneously. Light the menorah, baste the turkey, make special Thanksgiving gelt (a.k.a. chocolate coins) and go on the Great Dreidel Scavenger Hunt. $15 per family
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