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Events Not To Miss:
Why: Food trucks, vendors and lots of family fun.
When: Saturday November 3, 12-5 pm, $5
Where: Leonia Middle School, 500 Broad Ave., Leonia
Why: Lace up those skates for an icy family day as the rink opens for the season.
When: Saturday November 3 through March 3, check website for session times, $5
Where: Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Route 9W N, Bear Mountain
What: Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Why: Family-friendly festival includes Mexican dance troupes, cultural activities and crafts.
When: Saturday November 3, 11 am-5 pm, free with admission
Where: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., NYC
What: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Why: Thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns on display, plus plenty of pumpkin-themed activities.
When: Thursday November 1-4, 7-11, 15-17, 23-24, kids/$16 (Friday-Saturday, $20) adults/$22 (Friday-Saturday $27), check schedule to reserve time
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson