Showing posts with label Thanksgiving Buffet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving Buffet. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What's Cooking? 10 Festive Thanksgiving Day and Weekend Events.

The holiday season has commenced again. Hooray!! Let the good times begin. So after you've slaved all day and prepared the food, dined and laughed with family and friends, what's there to do next? Well, below is a list of awesome activities to do after the turkey has stuffed you.  

Holiday Lights Show, Bronx, NY

I was driving down Pelham Parkway North in the Baychester, Bronx neighborhood when I happened upon this house covered with amazing Christmas figurines. As soon as I saw it, I instantly remembered learning of this house on TLC's Crazy Christmas show. I pulled the car over immediately to investigate. This spectacular home has been a traffic-stopping must-see for 40 years. The house is known in the area by many names - Pelham Christmas House,  Bronx Christmas House and the Garabedian House. The owner Gary Garabedian and his family members construct this most festive holiday delight which is a true feast for the eyes.  The holiday lights show will begin on Thanksgiving day and runs until January 6.  The house is located on Pelham Parkway North & Westervelt Ave.

George Balachine's The Nutcracker, Manhattan, NY

This beautiful ballet is a holiday favorite. The New York City Ballet will transport the audience to a world of frost fairies, toy soldiers and towering mice. This is a great idea for families and children of all ages.  Performances begin Friday, November 29 and remain until January 4.David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center).

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 Holiday Train Show, Bronx, NY 

The New York Botanical Garden's hosts its popular Holiday Train Show. This diorama features more than a dozen model railway trains surrounding beautifully detailed New York City landmarks.  Some of these landmark includes  the Empire State Building, Penn Station and Radio City Music Hall. The show runs until January 12. The New York Botanical Garden 

Courtesy of TimeOut and Photograph: Filip Wolak

 Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Queens, NY

On Friday, November 29th, the Museum of the Moving Image pays tribute to actress Julianne Moore through the screening of Jurassic Park: The Lost World. In the movie Moore plays a behavioral paleontologist stranded on an island with dinosaurs. All you dinosaurs fanatics out there,  this is a special treat!  
Museum of the Moving Image

Restaurant Thanksgiving Day Feast, Queens, NY

There are some of us who can not be bothered with the rigors of  Thanksgiving. Standing for what seems like days on the ever winding market lines to buy holiday groceries, the lengthy prep times, the endless times you've tried to cook and then after numerous burnt items realize "maybe I can't cook." Maybe you prefer to be treated like royalty in a fine restaurant so you can dine quickly to ensure you are amongst the first in line for Black Friday deals. If any of these relate to you, then this list of restaurants serving dinner on Thanksgiving is for you.  Thanksgiving Dinner in Queens

Holiday Jokes, L.I.C, Queens

On Friday, November 29th, the house teams of The Queens Secret Improv Club along with some of NYC's up and coming indie team will perform seven improv comedy sets. Tickets are just $5 for the whole night. So if you're ready for some belly busting comedy, head over to the The Queens Secret Improv Club.

Twelve Birds of Christmas, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, December 1, experts from the Brooklyn Bird Club is offering a guided walk in Prospect Park to spot some common birds that don't fly South for the winter. This walk is appropriately timed at the busiest birding hour of the day. This is a perfect way to get out, enjoy the weather and walk off some of those holiday pounds.  This is a Free event held at 8am in Prospect Park. This is a great event for children ages 3 and older.  Event Details

After Thanksgiving Day Hike, Staten Island, NY

Feeling stuffed after yesterday’s meal? Head to Greenbelt park for the 10th Annual After Thanksgiving Hike led by Greenbelt educators. This 2-hour hike, which includes a quick stop at the LaTourette house, is suitable for older kids – or parents who are happy toting babies and toddlers on their backs. Registration required. Call 718-351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.orgFri., 10 a.m. Staten Island. Free. Ages 0-2 and 8+.  Event Details (courtesy of

Live Entertainment, Queens

Pa-Nash Restaurant and Lounge will have some excellent live Jazz and R&B entertainment happening during the holiday weekend. 

Friday, November 29 - Pep the Entertainer & The Soul Explosion Band

Saturday, November 30 -  Platinum One Band (Reggae) 

Sunday, December 1 - Yovanna Pierre Trio (Jazz)

All shows run from 9pm - 1am. Pa-Nash is located 144-14 243rd St, Rosedale, NY. For more information call (516) 661-5579 or email

For more ideas of things for do on Thanksgiving day or things to do with the children besides the parade, check out She has awesome ideas. 

Be safe and have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday.