November offers an exciting calendar of family-friendly programs, as well as opportunities to taste and enjoy a peaceful cup of tea, and an invitation to step outdoors and explore the fall landscape. Our always-popular Community Dinner provides a chance to sit with your friends and family to enjoy a delicious meal.
Our Season of Lightbegins after Thanksgiving and runs through the end of December. Season of Light is a time of festive programming designed to give visitors both a space for a peaceful respite and a space to joyfully gather with friends and family in the spirit of the season.
Movement and Meditation Series for Girls Tuesdays, November 1, 8, and 15 | 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Girls ages 8-13 are invited to take part in this three-part series designed and led by Pilin Anice, a wellness expert and renowned yoga, dance, meditation instructor. In this interactive workshop, girls will practice mindfulness and self-expression. Attend one or all classes.
Kids Cook with Chef Neena Wednesday, November 9 | 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Kids ages 11 – 17 can learn how to cook and bake from Director of Culinary Operations Neena Perez. This beginners class emphasizes good nutrition, organizational skills, communication, and teamwork. Students may enjoy what they cook during class or bring it home to share with others. We supply all ingredients, recipes, and cooking tools.
Fall Foliage Walk Saturday, November 5 | 12 – 1 pm and 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Engage all your senses and experience the fall landscape with guest nature expert Laura Green, Interim Director of Conservation at the Friends of Rye Nature Center. This walk takes place rain or shine.
Books on Faith & Meaning | The Hunger for Home with Matthew Croasmun Tuesday, November 15 | 12:o0 pm – 1:00 pm
Faith Initiative Director Matthew Croasmun and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University Miroslav Volf co-authored The Hunger for Home. On Tuesday, Matthew joins us for a virtual talk about the book and how shared meals become sites of nourishing mutual encounter.
Upon arrival, please visit our Welcome Center in the West Barn for information about daily programs and activities that may include Imagination Playground, Bunny Book Group, and other facilitated family-friendly activities developed in partnership with our Education Team Members. You can also view our art installations in the East and West barns.