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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN QUEENS

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by Directories Editor - Weekly October 16, 2013

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Your options are limitless if you're looking for fun and educational family and kids weekend activities in Queens. Whether your child enjoys animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have a few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Worms In The House - Steinway Library
October 16, 2013 - Long Island City

Worms are little troupers in the garden and the compost pile. In this workshop, kids get a hands-on experience when they see the role these little creatures play in composting.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
October 16, 2013 - Garden City

Clapping, singing, playing. Fun, fun, fun. Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest children?s bodies moving. A great opportunity for kids to get acquainted with musical sounds.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
October 16, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in our learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. All ages are welcome; children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Nook Night - Barnes and Noble-Uptopia Center
October 16, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Welcome to the wonderful world of NOOK. Guests can bring their NOOK to this workshop and learn all they need to know about these award-winning eBook Readers. Participants learn how the family of NOOKs will fit in with their family.

Toddler Time-Rosedale - Rosedale Library
October 16, 2013 - Rosedale

This is a fun reading program for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Preschoolers are also welcome.

Grand Adventures in the Zoo - Queens Zoo
October 16, 2013 - Flushing

Grandparents can bring their grandchildren, ages 4 and older to the zoo for a grand tour and an afternoon of activities in the Discovery Center. Enjoy live animal encounters, and craft making. Together they can share an appreciation for wildlife and our natural world. Pre-registration is required.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
October 16, 2013 - Garden City

Every day people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join in each week and explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job-specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class. For children 3-5 years.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
October 17, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

A Reptile Edventure - McGoldrick Library
October 17, 2013 - Flushing

This reptile "edventure" is a fun-filled educational experience for young people ages 8-14 that provides a unique opportunity to learn about some of the world's most fascinating creatures and see up close live frogs, toads, lizards, turtles and snakes from around the world.

New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers - Nassau Coliseum
October 17, 2013 - Uniondale

The New York Islanders face off against this rival team. You don't have to hit the ice to come out and root for your favorite team.

Drum Beats with Freddy Duggard - East Elmhurst Library
October 17, 2013 - East Elmhurst

Renowned percussionist Freddy Dugard presents a dynamic series on drums for children ages 6-14. This program will introduce music, percussion notation, musical styles and rhythmic patterns. Beginners and experienced students are welcome. Pre-registration required in person or by phone.

Rainforest Butterfiles - Long Island City Library
October 17, 2013 - Long Island City

Children ages 8-14 will glimpse the tremendous beauty and variety of butterflies using a display of Amazon rain forest specimens collected in Peru, Costa Rica and Guyana. Preregistration is required.

Picture Book Time-Douglaston - Douglaston-Littleneck Library
October 17, 2013 - Little Neck

Children ages 3/12-5 years old enjoy an afternoon of fun with music, games, and storytelling. Space is limited.

The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 17, 2013 - Old Westbury

Come see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns light up the night at one of Long Island's most treasured historic mansions, Old Westbury Gardens! RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns features the work of dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that's suitable for visitors of all ages. The trail takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk through. Be amazed. Get inspired. Stir your creativity. Come experience The RISE! Order tickets online. The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns runs Oct. 4 � Nov. 3: Friday-Sunday and Columbus Day.

Antigone Rising Concert - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
October 18, 2013 - Rockville Centre

The notions of luck, fate, chance and destiny are nothing new to popular music, but never have they been written as large or as plainly as they have been for the newly-redirected Antigone Rising.

Long Island Auto Show - Nassau Coliseum
October 18, 2013 - Uniondale

The 2014 model Long Island Auto Show rolls into the Nassau Coliseum with more than 150 of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more. Whether a car buff, just browsing, or in the market for a new vehicle, showgoers are invited to check out the newest rides, experience the latest in-car technology and even test drive several new models right at the show.

Picture Book Time ?Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
October 18, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children ages 4 and younger enjoy a morning of fun with music, games, and storytelling.

Spooky Nighttime Adventures at the Botanical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
October 18, 2013 - Bronx

Grab a Con Edison flashlight and explore the sculptures as you trick-or-treat in the Adventure Garden after dark. Listen for critters of the night, dig around for decomposers, and decorate gourds.

The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 18, 2013 - Old Westbury

Come see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns light up the night at one of Long Island's most treasured historic mansions, Old Westbury Gardens! RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns features the work of dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that's suitable for visitors of all ages. The trail takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk through. Be amazed. Get inspired. Stir your creativity. Come experience The RISE! Order tickets online. The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns runs Oct. 4 � Nov. 3: Friday-Sunday and Columbus Day.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
October 18, 2013 - Garden City

Every day people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join in each week and explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job-specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class. For children 3-5 years.

Full Moon Drumming Workshop - Flushing Town Hall
October 18, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle under a full moon in a beautiful garden. Join master drummers from the Colombian and Korean traditions. Begin with workshops on traditional Korean and Colombian drums then jam with the entire group. Space is limited, call to reserve a drum.

Long Island Auto Show - Nassau Coliseum
October 19, 2013 - Uniondale

The 2014 model Long Island Auto Show rolls into the Nassau Coliseum with more than 150 of the latest cars, trucks, crossovers and more. Whether a car buff, just browsing, or in the market for a new vehicle, showgoers are invited to check out the newest rides, experience the latest in-car technology and even test drive several new models right at the show.

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes - Nassau Coliseum
October 19, 2013 - Uniondale

The New York Islanders face off against this rival team. You don't have to hit the ice to come out and root for your favorite team.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
October 19, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading. A variety of authors and themes will be featured.

Tinker Toolbox - Long Island Children's Museum
October 19, 2013 - Garden City

Can�t get enough of fixes and repairs? Come celebrate the Broken? Fix it. exhibit by making your own toolbox craft and take home a safe foam tool to get you started.

Arctic Animals - Long Island Children's Museum
October 19, 2013 - Garden City

Learn about animals that live in the Arctic, then create your own Arctic animal puppet to sing along with all the quirky characters on the Island of Elska.

Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match - Old Bethpage Village Restoration- Fairgrounds
October 19, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Step back into the late 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match. Experience the excitement of the Old West and witness a fast action event in which cowboys with single action revolvers are scored on accuracy and time.

Haunted Halloween - Old Bethpage Village Restoration- Fairgrounds
October 19, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Haunted Halloween at the Mysterious Village will include Monster Scavenger Hunt, "Tales of Our Local Grave Digger," jack-o'-lantern carving demonstrations, "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performances, a tarot card reader, broom-making for witches, and more.

Family Art Project: Embossed and Bedazzled Emblems - Wave Hill
October 19, 2013 - Bronx

What is the first letter of your first name? Have you ever wanted to see it shimmer and shine? Now is your chance to turn it into an emblem, inspired by former Wave Hill resident Bashford Dean's armor. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

James Darren & Sal Richards - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
October 19, 2013 - Bayside

James Darren has enjoyed a successful, multi-faceted career spanning five decades in motion picture, television, recording and live concert performances. With a notable career in films (Gidget, The Guns of Navarone) as well as television (The Time Tunnel, T.J. Hooker, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Darren has re-emerged on the recording scene with a new cd Because Of You; a collection of standards and big band swing. Comedian, Impersonator, Entertainer Sal Richards was voted the “Entertainment Industry’s Hot Comic” by the New York Friars Club and “Entertainer Of The Year” in Atlantic City. The New York Daily News calls Sal Richards, “One of The Funniest Guys in Show Biz!”

Spooky Nighttime Adventures at the Botanical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
October 19, 2013 - Bronx

Grab a Con Edison flashlight and explore the sculptures as you trick-or-treat in the Adventure Garden after dark. Listen for critters of the night, dig around for decomposers, and decorate gourds.

Drop-in Moving Image Studio - The Museum of The Moving Image
October 19, 2013 - Astoria

Children ages seven and up will engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys), to stop-motion and computer animations, and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
October 19, 2013 - Long Island City

Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess? Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess, but want to be something else? Princess Particular can! This new musical starring Cari McHugh as Princess Particular, as well as Mary Lauren, Kimberly Wilpon, Lee Goffin-Bonenfant, Miranda Kahn, and more! Directed by Lena Moy-Bergen.

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
October 19, 2013 - Floral Park

A fun farm treat for the whole family. October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Families can enjoy wandering through the pumpkin patch to find their favorite pumpkin. Price of the pumpkin is based on pumpkin size.

Halloween Harvest Festival - Socrates Sculpture Park
October 19, 2013 - Long Island City

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Socrates Sculpture Park! Families can make a costume, listen to live music, and enjoy special art making workshops. Enter the family dog in the 8th Annual Canine Costume Contest or just watch the parade of, creatively clad dogs, paint a pumpkin, try harvest foods from a local restaurant. This season, invoke the spirits of Queens as we share the stories and legends of this historic waterway. Join the Greater Astoria Historical Society 11AM-2PM Artist-led costume-making workshops 11AM-3PM Harvest foods for sale from LIC?s Breadbox Caf?, Rockaway?s Shore Fruit, and The Queens Kickshaw 11:30AM-2:30PM Face painting by Agostino Arts! 2-3PM Annual Canine Costume Contest with LIC?s Pooches Sport & Spa Bring your friends and family to Socrates' annual Halloween Harvest Festival. Make a costume with Socrates artists; listen to live music; enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association; get your face painted by Agostino Arts; enter your dog in our annual Canine Costume Contest; and try harvest foods from local restaurants. This season, invoke the spirits of Queens as we share the stories and legends of this historic waterway. Join the Greater Astoria Historical Society for a walking tour and learn the horrors and mysteries of the treacherous East River, from churning whirlpools and electric eels. Starting under the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria Park (Shore Blvd.), tour participants will stroll through Old Astoria Village and walk along the East River waterfront to Socrates Sculpture Park where their journey will culminate with ghostly performances of the area?s haunted history, led by the Hell Gate Kid! For tour registration, please visit: astorialic.org.

Hands-on History: Harvest at the Manor - King Manor Museum
October 19, 2013 - Jamaica

Looking at the neighborhood of Jamaica today, it's hard to believe that in the 19th century it was a countryside. Kids can learn about harvest days on King farm and make a fall-themed craft.

The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 19, 2013 - Old Westbury

Come see over 5,000 hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns light up the night at one of Long Island's most treasured historic mansions, Old Westbury Gardens! RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns features the work of dozens of local artists and sculptors in a unique walk-through experience that's suitable for visitors of all ages. The trail takes about 45 minutes to an hour to walk through. Be amazed. Get inspired. Stir your creativity. Come experience The RISE! Order tickets online. The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns runs Oct. 4 � Nov. 3: Friday-Sunday and Columbus Day.

Fall Harvest Festival - Forest Park Victory Field
October 19, 2013 - Woodhaven

Families can celebrate the beauty of the fall season and enjoy games, music, pumpkins, and more.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 19, 2013 - Floral Park

Who knew getting lost could be fun? Families can enjoy the fun of getting lost and loving it at this three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare everyone for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making their way out of the maze.

Empire Drive-In - New York Hall of Science
Through October 20, 2013 - Corona

Experience a new kind of drive-in movie theater. Climb in and out of cars reclaimed from local junkyards as you watch a live show or film projected on a big screen. Car not required. Installation is open daily. Live show/movies showing October 4 – 6, 10 – 13 & 16 – 20, 2013 with a nightly slide show by Stephen Mallon. Empire Drive-In is a large-scale multimedia installation and full-scale outdoor theater made of reclaimed and recycled materials: a 40-foot screen and concession stand; seating in cars sourced from local junkyards; and low-power radio sound in each vehicle. The project debuted at the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, Calif. in 2010. NYSCI presents the New York debut of Empire Drive-In in collaboration with artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, who will construct the massive installation in NYSCI's parking lot as a vehicle for community engagement and homage to a special and lost platform that reflects on car culture, technological obsolescence, creative reuse, and sensory-based nostalgia. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are invited to sit inside or on top of any of the 60 different cars and trucks that are part of the installation. A small number of lawn chairs will also be provided. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets from home to make their viewing experience more comfortable. Empire Drive-In shows are held rain or shine, however, extreme weather may result in cancellation. In the unlikely event of extreme weather, check NYSCI's Facebook Twitter, or website after 4 pm on day of show for up-to-date info regarding cancellations. Refunds will be administered via Eventbrite. The End of the Road: Cars and Other Junk with Greg Saunier's Keyboard Army Friday, October 4; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Short films (TBD) 7:40 pm: Three silent shorts scored by Greg Saunier with drums, live car percussion, and 30 Casio keyboard players. The silent shorts include: One Week starting Buster Keaton, One A.M. starring Charlie Chaplin, and Kid Speed starring Oliver Hardy. 8:40 pm: Intermission 9 pm: Feature Film (TBD) Empire Drive-In is a large-scale multimedia installation and full-scale outdoor theater made of reclaimed and recycled materials: a 40-foot screen and concession stand; seating in cars sourced from local junkyards; and low-power radio sound in each vehicle. The project debuted at the 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, Calif. in 2010. NYSCI presents the New York debut of Empire Drive-In in collaboration with artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, who will construct the massive installation in NYSCI's parking lot as a vehicle for community engagement and homage to a special and lost platform that reflects on car culture, technological obsolescence, creative reuse, and sensory-based nostalgia. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are invited to sit inside or on top of any of the 60 different cars and trucks that are part of the installation. A small number of lawn chairs will also be provided. Ticket holders are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets from home to make their viewing experience more comfortable. Empire Drive-In shows are held rain or shine, however, extreme weather may result in cancellation. In the unlikely event of extreme weather, check NYSCI's Facebook Twitter, or website after 4 pm on day of show for up-to-date info regarding cancellations. Refunds will be administered via Eventbrite. The End of the Road: Cars and Other Junk with Greg Saunier's Keyboard Army Friday, October 4; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Short films (TBD) 7:40 pm: Three silent shorts scored by Greg Saunier with drums, live car percussion, and 30 Casio keyboard players. The silent shorts include: One Week starting Buster Keaton, One A.M. starring Charlie Chaplin, and Kid Speed starring Oliver Hardy. 8:40 pm: Intermission 9 pm: Feature Film (TBD) Bollywood Bash Saturday, October 5; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Presented by the Queens Museum 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon/DJ spins 7:30 pm: Bollywood dance lesson with actress, dancer and choreographer Reena Shah 8 pm: Bollywood feature film (TBD) A Samuel Z. Arkoff Double Feature Sunday, October 6; 7 – 10 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm) $15 Presented by Light Industry A double feature tribute to producer Samuel Z. Arkoff, the low-budget mogul who oversaw more than 400 films. Arkoff made the drive-in the premiere destination for teenagers in search of cheap thrills in the 50s, 60s and 70s. 6 pm: TBD 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Reptilicus, a film about a fictional prehistoric reptile 8:50 pm: Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine starring Vincent Price and Frankie Avalon Animation Flip Out Thursday, October 10; 5 – 9 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm) $10 Presented by NYSCI with Thomas Slathes and Tammy Arnstein 6 pm: Demonstrations of projectors and film splicing; flip book activity 6:45 pm: TBD 7:45 pm: TBD The Space Between: Public, Private, Borders, Edges Friday, October 11; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Short Films Presented by Rooftop Films 7 pm: A slide show of drive-in themed photos by Stephen Mallon 7:15 pm: Rooftop Films shorts including The Mechanicals directed by Leon Ford, City of Cranes directed by Eva Weber, filmmaker Todd Bieber's Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard, The Commoners by directors Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley, Dr. Breakfast by director Stephen P. Neary, The External World by director David O'Reilly, Welcome to Pine Point by directors Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons, collectively known as The Goggles, and Ich Bin's. Helmut (It's me. Helmut) directed by Nicolas Steiner. Teenage Wasteland: Double Feature Saturday, October 12; 7 – 11 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) $15 Programmed by Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 20, 2013 - Bronx

10am-6pm at the Clay Family Picnic Pavilions: Giant pumpkins from around the world once again arrive at the Haunted Pumpkin Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Watch Master Carver Ray Villafane and his team transform these pumpkins into unearthly creatures. Enjoy daily Q&A sessions with the carvers and snack on seasonal treats provided by Whole Foods Market. Q&A with the Master Carvers 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm Master Carvers stop for a moment to share how they came up with their creative ideas to transform the giant pumpkins into works of art before your eyes. Ask these talented artists your burning questions. Additional Roaming Guides will be on hand for questions throughout the day.

Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Flushing

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement . Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems.

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Bronx

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden pays homage to hanami, the traditional custom of enjoying the delicate beauty of flowers, with extensive floral displays of Japanese anemones, toad lilies, resurrection lilies, camellias, tea olives, and carefully trained chrysanthemums. The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Stroll the grounds to explore a Japanese tree tour and enjoy haiku in the perennial garden. Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana, as well taiko drumming, and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture. All-Garden Pass also includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, and Tram Tour. October 5-27 (including Columbus Day).

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2013 - Bronx

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture imagination. Special events run throughout the month. Through Oct. 31 in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Haunted Pumpkin Garden Activities Tuesdays-Fridays; 1:30-5:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, October 14; 10am-5:30pm in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden: - Join a Halloween Parade (meet at the Pumpkin House, weekdays 1:30pm; weekends 1pm and 3pm. - Collect fallen fruits and seeds in a scavenger hunt bag. - Put on your own performance in the Pumpkin Puppet Theater. - Enjoy spooky readings from favorite Halloween storybooks on weekends (2pm and 3pm).

Rockin' Little Monsters - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Garden City

�Rock out� this October in the Museum's Inner Lobby. Come create a special little monster using your imagination and a variety of little bits and pieces. Through October 31.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
Through November 02, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic reading of Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes. Event takes place at the Old Dutch Church, just across the street from Philipsburg Manor. Oct. 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 Nov. 1-2. Admission for this 45-minute performance by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - 2305 Crompond Road (Route 202)
Through November 02, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

For 2013 Scared by the Sound has moved from its prior location at Playland Amusement Park in Rye. The haunt is now located at 2305 Crompond Road (Route 202) in Cortlandt Manor. Just 3 miles west of the Taconic Parkway (near the Yorktown border), the new 13,000-square-foot Haunted House is now completely indoors. Experience the Crypt Walk, Haunted Wine Cellar, Creepy Morgue, Tunnels of Doom, plus the all new Zombie Zone, and much, much more! Note: although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October and November 1-2. For more information, call 1-877-SCARY-FUN.

Horseman's Hollow 2013 - Philipsburg Manor
Through November 02, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Horseman's Hollow returns for a third year of highly entertaining haunted mayhem, now expanded by popular demand to 13 evenings. Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. The Hollow's unfortunate inhabitants are all too ready to keep visitors from ever leaving. Creatures, human and otherwise, lurk in the shadows, ready to terrify the unsuspecting, while incredible special effects disorient and unsettle. Elaborate costumes and the work of award-wining feature-film makeup artists make it all too real. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors too terrible to describe, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. Heads will definitely roll...maybe even your own! Attracting widespread media attention including a feature on CBS national news, this event is NOT suitable for small children or the timid, but it is one of Westchester's premier haunted attractions, right in the heart of the village of Sleepy Hollow. WARNING: This event is NOT suitable for adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures, or have other chronic health conditions. Recommended for ages 10 and older. October 5-6, 11-12, 18-20, 25-27; November 1-2. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through November 03, 2013 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities. Annual favorites including a haunted walk-through adventure - The Museum of UnNatural Mysteries - headline the festivities and have been enhanced for this year's Dragons and Dinosaurs theme. Visitors will enjoy magic shows, musical performances, and costume parades in addition to traditional guest favorites including the hay maze, extinction graveyard, carved pumpkin demonstrations, treat stations, and seasonal craft workshops. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals. Note: some activities require an additional fee. Boo at the Zoo activities include: The Museum of UnNatural Mysteries This Museum, created by Dr. B. Zarre, houses a remarkable collection of mysterious creatures, evidence of how the dinosaurs were destroyed, and anomalies collected from earth and space. Dr. B. Zarre has amassed this through years of exploration and adventure, and brought this fascinating "believe it or not" collection as a special exhibition exclusive to the Bronx Zoo. Location: by Somba Village. Time: 11am-5pm. 3-D Carved Pumpkin Demonstrations Professional pumpkin carvers from Sand Sculpture USA will be demonstrating their skill and displaying intricate pumpkin carvings that cannot be missed. Location: Dancing Crane Plaza. Time: 11am-5pm. Costume Parade Visitors can join the enchantment of a Halloween Parade. Hand-made puppets and props built by master costumers will be part of the fun as participants march through the zoo alongside an array of characters from the Alice Farley Dance Company. Location: starts at Zoo Center. Times: 12pm and 2pm. Photos will be available at the end of each performance. Musical Theater: Beasts of the Magical World This puppetry musical tells stories of owls and sorcerers, snakes, komodo dragons and frogs and magic. It was created by acclaimed puppeteer Noel MacNeal of Sesame Street, Bear in the Big Blue House, and numerous Nickelodeon TV series. Puppets were created by Puppet Kitchen of NYC. Music by Jim Camacho. Location: Asia Plaza Theater. Times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. Hay Maze Let yourself get lost at the zoo with a Halloween maze filled with sudden starts, stops and lots of adventure. Location: Butterfly Patio. Time: 11am-5pm. Live Music Gigi and the Lend me a Hand Band will lead zoo audiences on a musical adventure with the Gigi's Dino-mite Prehistoric Party. Audiences will be invited to participate in animal-themed musical performances, songs and dances, and games. Location: Tent by bear exhibit. Times: 11:30am, 1pm, and 3pm. Animal Themed Magic Shows Enjoy a Boo at the Zoo family tradition with remarkable sleight-of-hand and optical illusions from magic man David Levitan. Location: Tent by bear exhibit. Times: 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Treat Stations Special locations around the park will help sweeten your visit. Time: 11am-5pm. Crafts Workshop Make a one-of-a-kind kimodo dragon puppet. Location: Dancing Crane Plaza. Time: 11am-4pm. Extinct Animal Graveyard Learn about endangered and extinct animals at this spooky display. Location: Mouse House lawn. Creature Chats Bronx Zoo animal experts celebrate wildlife iconic to Halloween season. Visit bronxzoo.com for full schedule.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 11, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 25 nights in 2013! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of Jack O' Lanterns! Stroll through the Tunnel O' Pumpkin Love and witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a towering pumpkin bonfire and a working doomsday grandfather clock. A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. New additions this year to Blaze's perennially popular 'Jurassic Park' include a pterodactyl and a brontosaurus. Gawk at more Jack O' Lanterns than ever before. Plus, making its debut at this year's Blaze, and featuring more than 20 new works from professional artists, the Museum of Pumpkin Art will be the first ever exhibition space devoted to sculptural works inspired by (but not made from) pumpkins. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year's sold-out Blaze. Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of a brand-new all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org or call 914-366-6900. October 5-6, 11-14, 17-20, 24-31; November 1-3, 8-11.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 16, 2013 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. With workshops, yoga classes, exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Farmer's Market Fridays - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 22, 2013 - Flushing

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market. Every Friday, June 21 through November 22, from 8:30am to 4pm, on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, directly outside the Garden gates.

From Immigrant Home to Neighborhood Museum - Voelker Orth Museum
Through November 24, 2013 - Flushing

10th Anniversary Exhibition takes a look at the transformation of the property from the late 19th century through the restoration of the house and opening of the Voelker Orth Museum. It offers the story of the how and the why it is a museum today. Once part of the Parson�s family estate lands, the house was built in 1881 as the new Murray Hill suburb developed with the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road. Through photographs, documents and materials visitors look back at a piece of Flushing, NY history and a family�s story, offering fresh air and a comfortable life-style to New York�s expanded middle-class. The exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of the property in the late 1990s when the Museum was in formation. Lectures, workshops and a walking tour related to the exhibition will be scheduled in the fall.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 26, 2013 - Elmhurst

Enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru November 26, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Superman in Tut's Fever Movie Palace - Museum Of The Moving Image
Through November 30, 2013 - Astoria

Enjoy screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut�s Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. Now showing Superman (dir. Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr. 1948. With Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Carol Forman). Kirk Alyn became the first actor to portray Superman on screen in this successful, action-packedserial. Due to budgetary constraints, all of Superman�s flying sequences were animated. Still, a sequel followed in 1950, and the television series starring George Reeves two years later. Approx. 15 mins. per episode.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 22, 2013 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise—dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
Through December 28, 2013 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy*s Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings on the 1st Saturday of every month and be a part of the fun!

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 29, 2013 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through December 29.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 29, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.


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