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Today's Family & Kids Activities in Bronx-Nov 4

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There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

The ING New York City Marathon - NYC
November 04, 2012 -

The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually. The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $600,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and 315 million worldwide television viewers. As any one of the more than 700,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime

Fall Foliage Cruise - New York Water Taxi
November 04, 2012 - New York

New York Water Taxis boast spectacular autumn day trips north up through the serene Hudson Valley, a terrific way to sneak a peek at the vibrant red, orange and yellow bursts of leaf color as the trees go through their world-famous seasonal change. Sail by sights like Grant's Tomb, The Little Red Lighthouse, and the George Washington Bridge, all set against fall colors as diverse as the people of New York. Enjoy this panoramic wonder of spectacular colors as you sip on hot cider while cruising up the Hudson Valley River to the Palisades.

Studio Sunday - Museum of Arts & Design
November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Intergenerational workshops led by professional artist-educators, artists from the Open Studios Program, and visiting artists in the exhibitions.

Mother-Daughter Yoga - Oh My Girls!
November 04, 2012 - Syosset

There is no better way to celebrate the bond between mother and daughter than to once again connect through the physical body. From sitting back-to-back during yogic breathing, to trying the fun and advanced poses, you and your daughter will feel a new level of closeness that brings a wonderful sense of peace and joy.

Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal - The Joyce Theater
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal takes on the sounds, rhythms, and music of the city in Night Box, its high-voltage new piece by provocative choreographer Wen Wei Wang. Combining contemporary ballet with street dance, Night Box explores love, loss, sexuality, and joy. The work is "brilliantly theatrical, in turns witty, poignant and unsettling." (The National Post) Wen Wei Wang collaborates with Montréal fashion design duo UNTTLD to reveal the full spectrum of the city at night—its private spaces, clubs, and streets—against a backdrop of darkness that bathes these spaces in light to evoke a refreshing perspective inspired by urban street life. The program also includes a new work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Barak Marshall, and Zero in On by Cayetano Soto, an innovative piece highlighting the Spanish choreographer's energetic style. Company website: http://www.bjmdanse.ca/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 31 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 04, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 5, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Tours are available daily throughout the season except Tuesdays. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Tomas Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 -

Artist Tomas Saraceno (born in Tucuman, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and reflective materials for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Visitors may enter and walk through these habitat-like, modular structures grouped in a nonlinear configuration. Over the past decade, Saraceno has established a practice of constructing habitable networks based upon complex geometries and interconnectivity that merge art, architecture, and science. The interdisciplinary project "Cloud Cities/Air Port City" is rooted in the artist's investigation of expanding the ways in which we inhabit and experience our environment.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Midtown

Reuniting the score and designs from Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, this exhibition focuses on the opera's premiere performances in 1976. Visitors will enter a gallery awash in blue light, reminiscent of the opera's stage lighting, where they will encounter Glass's entire never-before-displayed autograph manuscript, as well as Wilson's storyboard, thirteen leaves encompassing 113 scene designs. Footage from the New York rehearsal, and 1976 productions in Paris, Brussels, and Venice will run continuously in the gallery; the documentary "Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera," about the 1984 production at BAM, will be screened in the Morgan's Gilder Lehrman Hall throughout the exhibition.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions-from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds-are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality. "As human behavior becomes more clickable than physical, we can-t help but wonder what this means for our most basic, biological impulse: sex." says Mark Snyder, Director of Exhibitions and Co-Curator of "Universe of Desire." The exhibition explores this very question by examining what we actually search for on the internet and what we leave behind. Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, authors of the best-selling book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, provide much of the inspiration for "Universe of Desire." Ogas and Gaddam gathered and coded 400 million internet searches, 55 million of which (or roughly 13 percent) proved to be searches for some kind of erotic content. The findings mined from analyzing the internet habits of tens of millions of people worldwide will be on display in "Universe of Desire." These anonymous searches bring to question our identity by revealing both the expected "kinks" and "squicks" (squirm-inducing kinks), as well as the broad categories of shared desire that account for 80 percent of internet searches, including "cheating partners", "youth", "mature" and various genitalia. Confronted with this research we begin to see just how similar and different we all are as humans. Supporting this content is a variety of media that amplifies and humanizes the scientific findings of A Billion Wicked Thoughts. Showcasing artifacts from Science, Culture, Art and Technology, Universe of Desire explores the virtual cataloging of our sexual wants, infatuations and yearnings by walking patrons through the kind of sex we, as humans, look up on the internet. Photographer Natacha Merritt, author of Digital Diaries, has documented herself digitally for the last 14 years. As one of the first photographers to capture erotic imagery in a digital medium, a selection of this pioneering artist's work is exhibited for the first time in its chronology, offering a visual timeline as example of photographic evolution, serving both as record and expression of our sexual desires through the last decade. Further exploring the relationship between digital imagery and sexual fantasy, visitors to "Universe of Desire" are invited to engage with a series of video and interactive experiences. Highlights include a digital mirror created by Kevin Bleich and Gabriela Guti?rrez which literally deconstructs patrons into pixels, and projects avatars of their "digital selves" onto the walls of the gallery, while an interactive video collage from Johnny Woods lures visitors into a virtual romp of sexual artifacts designed to stimulate, provoke and delight audiences.

Exhibition: Marc Chagall - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Marc Chagall is a major exhibition that includes a significant selection of about half of Chagall’s 1957 series of hand-colored etchings of Bible stories, a series never before seen on Long Island. The exhibition portrays this important and loved artist as a storyteller, demonstrating how Chagall, throughout a long and distinguished career, incorporated facets of his early Russian-Jewish heritage into multilayered works. Chagall’s storytelling paintings portray a fantastic pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet. It’s a world where people and animals—cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds—float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity, and couples are always in love. Chagall’s hypersensitive imagination is palpable as he shares with the viewer his memories of family in brilliantly colored works set amidst the houses and streets of his native Vitebsk. The exhibition runs through November 4, 2012.

Rebecca Stead talks about 'Liar and Spy' - Symphony Space
November 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Newbery Medal-winning author of "When You Reach Me" discusses her achingly real and laugh-out-loud funny new novel about the challenges of seventh grade, featuring a mysterious neighbor, a new friend named Safer, a twelve-year-old coffee-drinking loner and self-appointed spy, and his SweeTart-loving sister, Candy.

'9 To 5: The Musical' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 04, 2012 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents a hip, hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the male dominated corporate world of the 1970s. With a rollicking score by country music legend and seven-time Grammy Award winner Dolly Parton, "9 To 5: The Musical" is about teaming up, taking care of business, getting credit - and getting even! Please note: this show contains adult themes.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
November 04, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 04, 2012 -

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Get your dose of the Holy Ghost! Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip Doors: 12:30pm Show: 1:30pm $40 adv, $42.50 door Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Axial Theatre presents Clifford Odets' 'Awake and Sing!' - St. John's Episcopal Church
Through November 04, 2012 - Pleasantville

Axial Theatre in Pleasantville will inaugurate its 14th season with Clifford Odets' classic Depression-era drama, "Awake and Sing!" This will be a first for Axial as the Westchester theatre company has, until now, exclusively produced new works, often by emerging artists. Howard Meyer, artistic director of Axial Theatre and HMActing, the affiliated acting/playwriting school, explains that the piece is particularly relevant in today's economic climate. He says, "A line reads, 'Life is not printed on dollar bills.' That's a central theme of this masterpiece, finding the balance between working to sustain a family and carving out time to truly be alive." Please make reservations at brownpapertickets.com/event/253189 or call 800-838-3006. For more information, call Jaki Silver at 516-984-4515. Performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 4pm, Oct. 18-Nov. 4.

URIAH HEEP - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 04, 2012 - New York

A technically brilliant heavy rock band, British outfit Uriah Heep has sold over 30 million records and enjoyed five Top 40 albums in the U.S. What the band deserves the most credit for, however, is continuing despite almost 30 personnel changes over the course of its lifespan. David Byron first formed the group with Mick Box - the pair had teamed up in the Stalkers during the mid-'60s, and after the group broke up they assembled Spice with Paul Newton and Alex Napier. Spice evolved into Uriah Heep (the name taken from the Dickens novel David Copperfield) when Ken Hensley joined the band. Before long, the outfit was bonded under the experienced management of Gerry Bron.

Gym Buddies - Play with the Big Kids! - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
November 04, 2012 - Pleasantville

Children in K-6th get a chance to play with the big kids - tweens and teens who act as role models and engage children with fun games.

Chocolate World Expo - Westchester County Center
November 04, 2012 - White Plains

Tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, wines, and much more. Tip: arrive early - the free goodies go fast.

Flash Gordon and the Heroes of the Universe - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Stamford

The exhibit showcases artwork by two Flash Gordon illustrators, Alex Raymond and Al Williamson, as well as numerous other science fiction cartoonists. The artwork and memorabilia on display, representing space adventure creations from Buck Rogers to Star Wars, provides evidence of the significant impact that these heroes of the universe have had on American culture.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills Greenmarket
November 04, 2012 - Forest Hills

Located in front of the Forest Hills Post Office, this neighborhood Greenmarket boasts a variety of locally grown, fresh products. Throughout the season, the market will offer free cooking demonstrations, kids activities, and the opportunity to mingle with neighbors, all while getting to know the regional farmers who grow your food. Come back each week to learn about the healthful and flavorful benefits of eating what is fresh and in season. Health Bucks now available - for every $5 spent in EBT, customers receive a $2 Health Buck coupon to purchase additional fruits and vegetables. Til 3pm.

The Passing Zone: Gravity Attacks - Staller Center for the Arts
November 04, 2012 - Stony Brook

Jon Wee and Owen Morse, who combine juggling and humor, ask audiences to join their fight against the universe's most evil force ? gravity. The Passing Zone has been awarded five Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Juggler's Association and have play at the white House and for Bill Cosby, George Carlin and Bob Newhart.

Guided Nature Walk - Tenafly Nature Center
November 04, 2012 - Tenafly

Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of Tenafly Nature Center’s trails. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 04, 2012 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this weekly mommy and me / daddy and me program with a Jewish twist. Sundays through December 9.

The Great Pumpkin Caper - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
November 04, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Celebrate Halloween with this family musical directed by Broadway performer John Treacy Egan, and starring local teen and adult actors. Purchase tickets at wstshows.com.

Library Theatre: 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - Croton Free Library
November 04, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

M&M Productions presents the popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
November 04, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest Halloween event returns for 22 nights. Meander through an 18th-Century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns! Tens of thousands of visitors saw last year's sold out Blaze. The elaborate walk-through event features original, atmospheric music, sound effects, and synchronized lighting. Stroll through the Tunnel O' Pumpkin Love, and emerge to the incredible sight of a gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Box springing up and bouncing around. Flying pumpkin ghosts soar above the lantern-lit path. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 (phone prices include $2/ticket surcharge).

Foodies - Westport Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - Westport

A group show of work by its artist members featuring work in all media-- from painting and sculpture to video, and photography-- selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. September 14-November 4, 2012.

Harvest Hay Rides - Beardsley Zoo
November 04, 2012 - Bridgeport

Enjoy a hayride on weekends in October and November.

'Unlocking the Nine Locks: Fairy Tales' - The Provincetown Playhouse
November 04, 2012 - Greenwich Village

Internationally acclaimed storyteller Laura Simms takes the audience beyond the fairy tales collected and retold by the Grimm Brothers to remarkable stories from the deep forests of the Caucusus, South Africa, and Salish Tribes of NW United States. Fairy tales, profound templates offering clues for understanding and rebalancing lives, are utterly engaging and delightful stories. Laura Simms is a riveting storyteller. Laura Simms, recent recipient of the National Storytelling Network's Lifetime Achievement Award, is a storyteller, teacher, writer, and activist dedicated to compassionate action in the world. Her dramatic and compelling performances have won her numerous awards and world-wide recognition. Her most recent book is "Our Secret Territory."

Movie Day at Tackapausha Museum - Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
November 04, 2012 - Seaford

Family films, nature documentaries are shown on Sundays throughout the day, along with live animal exhibits and crafts.

'Cinderella' - West End Theater
November 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

A riotous new take on the familiar story of a young girl dispossessed by her murderous stepmother and wicked stepsisters. Her friendship with two magical birds (played by puppets) helps her go to the Three Day Ball, where she meets a socially awkward Prince Dreamboat with whom she plays Crazy Eights and compares notes on Ornithology. His parents, the king and queen (also puppets) are eager to marry him off so they can return to Boca. Now, if only he were able to get that darned slipper to slip onto one of the girls in the kingdom, most of whom are so desperate to marry royally that they would whittle their feet for a fit.

Sunday Studio @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 04, 2012 - New York

Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the museum's galleries. Each Sunday Studio focuses on a different culture and art form and features family-friendly activities led by an artist. Drop in at any time between 1-3pm. Art supplies are provided.

Oily Cart's 'Ring A Ding Ding' - Studio 3A/B at the New 42nd Street Studios
November 04, 2012 - Times Square

Alice and her dog are having a "wuff" day. When she demands that her furry friend stop chasing his tail "right now," he runs away, sending her into a tricycle-riding tizzy. From London's acclaimed Oily Cart, creators of innovative, multi-sensory and interactive productions for the very young, "Ring A Ding Ding" is a colorful, creative, and energetic work of participatory theater. With their fingers on the set and their noses in the action, audiences whirl an eye-popping table top 'round and 'round as Alice and her pals Milkie, Mermaid, and Captain search high and low for the rascally pooch. Accompanying the action is George the Music Man, who fills the air with jingles of joy and makes "Ring A Ding Ding" sing with zing.

The Balcony by Jean Genet - The Arclight Theatre
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

"The Balcony" by Jean Genet Presented by Horizon Theatre Rep at The Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street, NYC on Oct 11 to Nov 4; Thurs through Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM. Tickets $18 (tdf); Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com For more information, visit www.HTRonline.org Horizon Theatre Rep presents "The Balcony" by Jean Genet in Suits and Shirtsleeves. Genet's menacing and hilarious world of political intrigue, violent revolution and distorted eroticism is measured against the mass-media manipulation of today. Directed by Frank Licato, Horizon Theatre Rep will eschew the pomp of some historical productions. Instead, it will populate the chimerical classic with baby-kissing, pancake-eating, sleeves-rolled-up politicians who might be recognized from our current electoral campaigns. The idea is to illustrate the essential theme of the play: the transformation of our industrial society into a technocracy where image rules over substance.

The Balcony by Jean Genet - The Arclight Theatre
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

"The Balcony" by Jean Genet Presented by Horizon Theatre Rep Venue: The Arclight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street October 11 to November 4 Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM Tickets $18 (tdf); Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com Running time: two hours. For more information, visit www.HTRonline.org Horizon Theatre Rep presents "The Balcony" by Jean Genet in Suits and Shirtsleeves. Genet's menacing and hilarious world of political intrigue, violent revolution and distorted eroticism is measured against the mass-media manipulation of today. Directed by Frank Licato, Horizon Theatre Rep will eschew the pomp of some historical productions. Instead, it will populate the chimerical classic with baby-kissing, pancake-eating, sleeves-rolled-up politicians who might be recognized from our current electoral campaigns. The idea is to illustrate the essential theme of the play: the transformation of our industrial society into a technocracy where image rules over substance.

THE PASSING ZONE: Gravity Attacks - Staller Center for the Arts
November 04, 2012 - Stony Brook

Witness the gravity defying juggling and stunts of Owen Morse and Jon Wee in their new comedy show which has them catching flying chainsaws and flaming torches and cruising around on Segways. They have received international acclaim and have performed at The White House.

Take Two Film Festival - Theater 80
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Salon Ciel presents the Take Two Film Festival. Join us, November 2-4 at Theater 80 St. Marks in the East Village of NYC. The festival will present the undiscovered, the unknown, the forgotten and the abandoned film makers. It stands for the values that are the values of tomorrow. Join us in November!

How to Train Your Dog - Floral Park Library
November 04, 2012 - Floral Park

Thinking of getting a dog? Learn how to train your pet even before you get one.

Untying Love - Tada! Theater
Through November 04, 2012 - New York

Opalescent Productions is proud to announce the cast for Untying Love, a new drama about the end of life and letting go by Peggy Willens to run at TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street, NYC from October 13 to November 4, 2012. Emma Berry directs a cast of eight, including Jed Dickson* (Off B'way: The Mask),Nancy Hess* (B'way: Phantom, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Goodbye Girl), Rodrigo Lopresti (TV: The Quarter Life, Connected, The Black Donnelly's), Simon MacLean* (New York: The Crucible (ArcLight), Biography (Mint)), Marie Marshall* (NY: House of Mirth (Metropolitan); LA: Woman of Manhattan, Psychopathia Sexualis (Zoo)), John Mateyko(New York: Seussical), Nancy Nagrant* (New York: Naked in Encino, Family Dinner), and Kyla Schoer* (Off B'way: The Awesome 80's Prom). *Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase. In the tradition of Chekhov and Shepard, Untying Love is a raw and unblinking view into the intimate moment when people embrace the ultimate act of family love. The play is set in a hospice, where Steven’s mother is caught between life and death. He doesn’t know how to help her. Sharing stories, laughter and tears, his quirky family hopes to give his mother a peaceful goodbye, free of pain and fear. Two supportive hospice volunteers provide all the help they can. But something’s in the way. Who’s not letting go, and why? Director Emma Berry described it as “a stunning script of depth, one that requires a first-class caliber of performance. It drew me back to live theater after many years away.” Untying Love can be viewed as a contrasting but complementary piece to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit by Margaret Edson, with whom Willens attended high school in Washington, DC. While Wit portrays the experience of a woman, Dr. Vivian Bearing, in the last stages of ovarian cancer, in Untying Love the dying patient remains offstage. And while Witis highly literary, including flashbacks to Dr. Bearing's erudite lectures on the poetry of John Donne, the characters in Willens' play struggle to communicate their most basic hopes, fears and resentments. But the two plays share two themes: that there are times when medical intervention can no longer help, and that there is something in the human experience that cannot be understood through intellect alone. Untying Love is presented in a time when end-of-life issues, palliative care and hospice care are receiving increased attention. Current political debates about Medicare spending touch on the topic both obliquely ? about 25% of Medicare dollars are spent during the last year of a person’s life[1]? and directly, as when the term “death panels” was coined for a proposal to offer Medicare patients voluntary counseling about living wills and end-of-life care options. The provision was deleted from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Eighty percent of U.S. patients state that they don’t want aggressive intervention and hospitalization once their disease reaches a terminal phase,[2] and yet many people who want to die at home or in hospice do not have that opportunity. The palliative care and hospice communities work to help families acknowledge what’s happening during the dying process while easing patients’ physical and emotional pain. The hospice philosophy is to help people live with dignity in their last days and weeks, with a chance to say their goodbyes and to die in peace. There is, in short, such a thing as a good death. Please note that Untying Love is not a political or “message” play, however. It indelibly portrays one family’s journey through the end-of-life moment. "So many scripts aim to entertain rather than provoke,” Berry said, “and this script is, in its own quiet way, utterly provoking.”

Holiday Boutique - JCC Rockland
November 04, 2012 - West Nyack

Hanukah arrives early this year. Stop by the JCC to find gift ideas from over 60 vendors.

Emanuel Ax, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 04, 2012 - New York

Conductor Matthias Pintscher will lead pianist Emanuel Ax, musicians from the New York Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, and tenor Russell Thomas in a chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler's wrenching Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), a musical setting of poems about the transience of life. Although he completed the score in 1908, the composer did not live to hear it performed. At Rose Theater.

Reading Into History Book Club - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
November 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

Each month families read a historical fiction book and participate in on-line discussions with authors, educators, and other families. At the end of each month families can attend a Book Wrap event, where they will share reactions to the book, see cool museum objects and documents related to the story, and meet other historical fiction fans. This month's book is "Same Sun Here" by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. River and Meena seem like they would have nothing in common; River is the son of a Kentucky coal miner, and Meena is an Indian-American girl living in New York City's Chinatown. They begin a friendship as pen pals and, even though their cultures and hometowns are worlds apart, realize they have much to learn from each other. Despite their differences, they live under the same sun.

A Night of Pas De Deux - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
November 04, 2012 - Rockville Centre

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Let your imagination run away with you as the Children?s Orchestra Society headed by Michael Dadapp and Joan MacNaughton join forces to bring you a night of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and Dream Ballet from West Side Story. Nothing like you?ve ever seen before as professional dancers and children join a 70 piece orchestra for a night of Pas De Deux.

Wildlife Weekends - Queens County Farm Museum
November 04, 2012 - Floral Park

Enjoy a day on the farm at this pay-one-price event. Admission includes, Birds-of-Prey, Frogs, Bugs, and Animal Shows, Hayrides, Pony Rides (80 lbs. rider limit), and Animal Feeding.

Portledge Fall Open House-Grade 6-12 Information Session & Tour - Portledge School
November 04, 2012 - Locust Valley

Students will share their experiences during an interactive panel discussion. Tours of the 60-acre campus and buildings will follow and then attendees will hear from a recent alumnus as well as a parent. Faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information or directions, please call or visit portledge.org.

Apec Adventure Hour - Alley Pond Env. Ctr.
November 04, 2012 - Douglaston

Bring the little ones for an afternoon of fall fun. Young children between the ages of 18 and 36 months will enjoy games, songs, snacks, crafts, live animals, and a nature walk.

Early Morning Bird Walk: Feathered Friends - Prospect Park Audubon Center
November 04, 2012 - Flatbush

Meet the amazing birds of Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 04, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Celebrate National Adoption Month with Beauty Bar & Salon Charity Day - Beauty Bar & Salon
November 04, 2012 - Port Chester

Celebrate National Adoption Month with Beauty Bar & Salon Charity Day to benefit educational and community programs sponsored by Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.(FFTA). Call 914-939-7800 to schedule your appointment. Walk-Ins welcome. All proceeds go to FFTA. Contact FFTA at adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org or visit foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'King Kong' - Jacob Burns Film Center
November 04, 2012 - Pleasantville

Generations come and go and special effects become ever more sophisticated, but this masterpiece, with its stop-motion dinosaurs, snakes, and giant, tragic ape never becomes dated. See the timeless tale of a beauty, a beast, and a very tall building as it demands to be seen: in glorious black and white on the big screen. 1933. 104 min. PG.

Transportation Inventions - New York Transit Museum
November 04, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Use your imagination, a little inspiration, and some wacky materials to make blueprints for a vehicle of the future.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 04, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

Bagels-N-Blox - Temple Beth Torah
November 04, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Parents with children 6 weeks to 3 years are invited for music, movement, and fun. Contact Mara Lewin at mara@templebethtorah.org for more information.

Blooming Babies: Sleepy Time Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

Toddlers learn about nighttime rituals practiced by native American cultures, and create a dream catcher to take home.

Slimy Snails - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

Learn about those slimy, slippery snails, and design a cozy habitat to keep them happy. Make some snail art!

OPEN STUDIOS 2012 - Loft Artist Association
Through November 04, 2012 - Stamford

Roam the lofts, meet emerging and established artists and see where and how art is created. Painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry makers and mixed media artists will be displaying their work in 20 studios, a 1200 square foot gallery and the hallway common areas. All the artists are on hand to discuss their work and answer questions.

Go Dog Go! - CM Performing Arts Center
November 04, 2012 - Oakdale

Adapted from the popular Dr Seuss Book, GO DOG GO! is about dogs of all colors, shapes and sizes that live in a magical world where dogs are kings.

LIU Post Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 04, 2012 - Greenvale

James McRoy, conductor, leads the LIU Post Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony in a delightful concert showcasing the talents of the group.

The Age of Flowers - Old Westbury Gardens
November 04, 2012 - Old Westbury

Westbury House floral designer and head grower, Scott Lucas, fashions one-of-a kind creations representing historic works of floral art from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Enjoy this self-guided visual history tour in Westbury House.

Dinner Outing - Singles Association of Long Island-Azerbaijan Grill
November 04, 2012 - East Meadow

Singles parents and other singles(25 and older) enjoy a time of fellowship and camaraderie with others. Call Vinny 516-825-0633 or Joe 516-333-2861 for more information.

November Story Circle - Hudson River Museum
November 04, 2012 - Yonkers

Circle round to listen as volunteers read folk and fairy tales illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Today, hear bilingual stories.

Katonah Museum of Art's 2012 Himmel Award and Lecture - Chappaqua Crossing
November 04, 2012 - Chappaqua

Renowned architect Maya Lin will receive the Katonah Museum of Art's 2012 Himmel Award. The Himmel Award, named in honor of Betty Himmel who was instrumental in defining the direction and mission of the Katonah Museum of Art and has served as an arts advocate and community leader for many years, recognizes those creators and conceivers, radical thinkers and risk takers who have demonstrated their ability to incite, excite, and provoke new thinking in the arts. Reservations required; call 914-232-9555 x0. About Maya Lin: Maya Lin has maintained a careful balance between art and architecture throughout her career, having virtually redefined the idea of the monument with her highly acclaimed Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in 1982. She has since gone on to successfully pursue the creation of a remarkable body of work that encompasses large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials. Maya Lin (b. 1959, Athens, Ohio) graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981. She went on to earn her Master of Architecture degree from Yale in 1986, and has maintained a professional studio in New York City since then. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Chinese in America, The Bloomberg Family Foundation, and The What is Missing? Foundation. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2009 Maya Lin was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

Family Art Project: Dances with Leaves - Wave Hill
November 04, 2012 - Bronx

Play in the leaves on the lawn and fashion a festive crown or costume from fall leaves and leaf rubbings.

Forest Weekends - New York Botanical Garden
November 04, 2012 - Bronx

Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City, and immerse yourself in tand gardening demonstrations, guided tours, and more; check the website for the full schedule.

WELCOME TO INVENTYLVANIA - Westport Library
November 04, 2012 - Westport

If you're between 13-93 and like thinking outside the circle, join patent attorney Marc Sandy Block on a trip to Inventylvania, where you'll innovate and collaborate to create a legal framework to protect inventions.

Diwali: A Celebration of Light - White Plains Public Library
November 04, 2012 - White Plains

A program with stories, traditional Hindu dances, and other activities to celebrate the triumph of good vs. evil.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
November 04, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

TERESE GENECCO DRUNK WITH LOVE: IN CELEBRATION OF THE 100th BIRTHDAY OF FRANCES FAYE - 54 Below
November 04, 2012 - New York

Terese Genecco has been charming audiences around the world with her very personal tribute to the fabulous Frances Faye since 2005. Along with a slew of awards for both the critically acclaimed show and CD, Genecco has enjoyed success as one of New York's most esteemed young jazz artists. For one special night only, Drunk With Love comes to 54 Below in celebration of what would have been Faye's 100th birthday. Terese's special guest musician will be legendary Latin/Jazz percussionist Jack Costanzo who, in addition to an acclaimed career during which he has played for everyone from Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra, last played for Ms. Faye at New York's Basin Street East in 1961.

MARK NADLER - 54 Below
November 04, 2012 - New York

In his most personal show, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, internationally acclaimed cabaret entertainer Mark Nadler explores the depths of the European expatriate experience. Using all songs by German and French songwriters who composed during the years of the Weimar Republic, Nadler examines the lives of these composers as well as those of ordinary German citizens caught up in the most intriguing and emotionally charged period of the Twentieth Century.

ALISON FRASER - 54 Below
November 04, 2012 - New York

Broadway's own Alison Fraser debuts a brand new show at 54 Below for one night only this Fall! Well known for her acclaimed performances in Romance/Romance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Secret Garden and Gypsy, Alison has delighted New York audiences both on Broadway and off. Recently, you might have caught her in David Ives' School For Lies, Charles Busch's The Divine Sister, Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore or Tennessee Williams' In Masks Outrageous and Austere. A longtime champion of the work of gifted composer Rusty Magee, you might also recognize Alison as Aunt Heidi in the hilarious web series, Jack in the Box.

Sunday Concerts at Central: Acapella Soul - Central Library
November 04, 2012 - Jamaica

The entire family can enjoy the musical stylings of this NYC based ensemble, a powerhouse of doo wop, R&B, gospel, and soul that performs classic hits from the '50s through the '70s.

Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
November 04, 2012 - Midwood

Two great ensembles perform klezmer--the jewish folk music that dates to medieval times but has been enjoying popularity in recent decades. Learn about its history and note how, recently, it has incorporated zydeco, latin, even reggae into its sonic mix.

Touch A Truck - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
November 04, 2012 - Stamford

Get up close and personal with some larger-than-life vehicles. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve and climb inside a few.

Celebrate Urban Birds - The Queens Zoo
November 04, 2012 - Flushing

In this class, kids will not only meet some of the birds that live at the zoo, but go on a bird scavenger hunt to find wild birds using the zoo as a stopover on their long migration. A special bird guest will also make an appearance! For children ages 7 – 10 years old.

Marvin Hamlisch Memorial Concert - Lefrak Concert Hall- QUEENS COLLEGE
November 04, 2012 - Flushing

The whole family can join an afternoon of musical delights. The Queens College Orchestra led by Maurice Peress will perform works by Copland, Bernstein, and Hamlisch. Broadway star Donna McKechnie and other guest artists, will perform selections by Marvin Hamlisch. All ticket proceeds to benefit the Marvin Hamlisch Scholarship Endowment at Queens College.

Guided Magic: History and Mystery at Greenwood - Green-Wood Cemetary
November 04, 2012 - Sunset Park

Join award-winning storyteller Robin Bady for this family-friendly afternoon of magic and fairy tales inspired by Green-Wood's real-life stories.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 04, 2012 - Staten Island

Make some groovy jewelry!

Family-Friendly Nature Adventure - Greenburgh Nature Center
November 04, 2012 - Scarsdale

Join the Center's Naturalists in a family-friendly nature adventure of their choosing. Will it be snakes or snowflakes, frogs or flowers, migration or hibernation? What wild fun will you have today?

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
November 04, 2012 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Pre-registration required.

Tracking & Tracing the Wild - Marshlands Conservancy
November 04, 2012 - Rye

Learn how to find the best locations for spotting wildlife during a hike through the trails, streams, and salt marsh.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
November 04, 2012 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Again at 10:30pm.

ING New York City Marathon -
November 04, 2012 - New York

This is the big one -- a sporting event that often proves to be as much a life-changing experience as a physical challenge. Like all marathons, the NYC race is 26.2 miles from start to finish, but no other city offers competitors the sights, sounds, and sheer excitement of the marathon's five-borough course, which runs from Staten Island to Central Park. Thousands will run; join the millions who will watch. Cheer for your family, friends, and neighbors as they run from Staten Island to Brooklyn, through Queens and the Bronx, and on into Manhattan.

Youth and Nutrition: Teens Eating This, Not That! - Stepping Stones Museum
November 04, 2012 - Norwalk

In this YES2 Youth Forum tlearn ways to enjoy food while making smart choices for your health.

Ocean Science Sunday: BONES! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
November 04, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Be a Bone Detective and examine all sorts of bones for clues, including whale bones and other mystery animal bones. Dissect an Owl Pellet, identify rodent bones, and see if you can reassemble a skeleton from an owl's lunch. Ages 5-12. RSVP.

1st Annual Spooky Sunday Stories - The Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University
November 04, 2012 - White Plains

An afternoon of storytelling, arts & crafts, and lots of fun, with local celebrities as the storytellers. All elementary-age children are welcome. In the Tudor Room in Preston Hall.

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show - Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
November 04, 2012 - East Hills

Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life in the Minnesota woods. Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a truly different multimedia experience that entrances children and adults alike.

A Walking Tour of Southampton Village - Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
November 04, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Southampton Town Historian and architectural historian Zach Studenroth, leads a walking tour of the hidden treasures of Southampton Village. From the North End Burying Ground, final resting place of settlers and an outdoor museum of imposing funerary art, to the c. 1686 Pelletreau Silver Shop on Main Street. This downtown tour will visit little-known haunts. Call for reservations and starting points.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 04, 2012 - Upper East Side

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore exhibition highlights.

Open Studios for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 04, 2012 - Upper East Side

Stop by the Sackler Center's Studio Art Lab with the whole family and create a work of art inspired by the museum's fall exhibitions.

Bubble Do Beatles - 92YTribeca
November 04, 2012 - Tribeca

Bubble has been performing faithful adaptations of Beatles records for the past five years to enthusiastic audiences ranging from six months old to four years old to 64 years old, covering everything from "A Hard Day's Night" to "Abbey Road." Bubble is an original indie pop band from NYC. They were founded in 1994 by songwriter Dave Foster and drummer/producer Tom DeVito. In 2005, Bubble performed the Beatles "Revolver" for Classic Album Night at Arlene's Grocery. It was so much fun Bubble decided to perform Beatles music for adults and their children. Bubble Do Beatles was born. The band's leader/songwriter Dave Foster was raised on a steady diet of the Fab Four and Bubble's CDs show that influence.

FIESTA! - Guild Hall
November 04, 2012 - East Hampton

Storyteller David Gonzales paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. These tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning.

Baroque: Bach to Buenos Aires - Stamford Palace Theater
Through November 04, 2012 - Stamford

Stamford Palace Theater: November 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. & November 4, at 3:00 p.m. The Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and Erica Kiesewetter, violin BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major HANDEL Concerto Grosso No. 1, op. 3 in B flat Major DORMAN Concerto Grosso JALBERT Autumn Rhapsody PIAZZOLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. $22-73, Kids Come Free on Sunday. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. For more information visit www.Stamfordsymphony.org, call Gina Ely at 203-325-1407 x14 or e-mail Gely@stamfordsymphony.org * * * * *The Stamford Symphony aspires to build a lifelong appreciation of classical music among all populations of Stamford and its neighboring communities. Performances are held at Stamford’s Palace Theatre, a classic Vaudeville beauty that offers modern amenities in a setting of vintage elegance.

The Ghost of Sleepy Hollow - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
November 04, 2012 - Centerport

Ichabod Crane and the fearless Headless Horseman come to life in this audience participation version of Washington Irving's classic tale.

The Great South Bay Audubon Society: The Young Naturalists Club - Brookside County Park
November 04, 2012 - Sayville.

The Young Naturalists Club focuses on creating interest in the natural world around us and becoming stewards of a natural area. Outdoor activities include hiking trails, bird watching, gardening, and setting up bird-feeding stations. Indoor activities include examining birds' nests and feather displays and other special presentations. Reservations encouraged but not required.

Egg Stripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
November 04, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn the centuries old process of hatchery trout reproduction with live fish demonstrations.

BEEHIVE - BayWay Arts Center
Through November 04, 2012 - East Islip

Beehive features 35 of the biggest high energy tunes from the era of Beehive hairdos, including "It's My Party", "My Boyfriend's Back", "One Fine Day", Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?", "Downtown" and "Respect".

Sunday Story Hour - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
November 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

Hear tales of New York and learn about the city's history with these stories for young children.

Studio Sunday - Museum of Arts and Design
November 04, 2012 - Columbus Circle

On the first Sunday of the month, join a professional artist to explore the galleries followed by a hands on workshop inspired by the objects in the exhibition. The goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn through their hands while having a good time together in the galleries and studio. This month's Studio Sunday will be centered around the special exhibition, Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art showcases a selection of objects of Islamic art from the Honolulu home of the philanthropist and art collector Doris Duke (1912-1993). This exhibition weaves a variety of objects from Doris Duke's collection with artworks created by the six contemporary artists who have particpated in the residency program now offered at Shangri La. Drawing inspiration from Duke's rich collection, these artists have contributed works that respond to the hybird of Islamic tradition and 20th century modernism found at Shangri La. Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art offers a unique opportunity to explore the travel and research that led to the creation of Shangri La, the process of its design, the atmostphere of the property and its creative fusion of art, architecture, and landscape.

'Rumpelstiltskin' - Galli Theater
November 04, 2012 - Midtown

When a pompous miller boasts that his daughter can spin straw into gold, she is left to pay the price if she wants to marry the king and keep her life. Given a nearly impossible task, the daughter turns to a magical creature for help. In exchange for his magic, she makes a deal that continues to haunt her once she has become queen. Kids can interact with actors throughout the play, and a 45-minute acting workshop for kids follows the performance.

2nd Annual Try Ice Hockey for Free Day - Playland Ice Casino
November 04, 2012 - Rye

Boys and girls ages 4-9 years are invited to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. New York Rangers alumnus Dave Maloney will be on hand to help teach the basics of the sport as kids lace up and hit the ice for a free, fun and safe introductory skating or hockey lesson. The program will be conducted in two 1-hour ice slots at 1:30pm and 1:245pm. All necessary game and safety equipment will be provided. No prior skating experience is required. Every child who attends will receive a free Rangers hockey stick. "Try Hockey For Free Day" is part of "Come Play Hockey Month," a program designed to introduce new young players to the sport. It is a joint effort among USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, NHL member clubs, and OneGoal. To register, go to newyorkrangers.com or contact Playland Ice Casino at 914-813-7059.

Watson Adventures’ SoHo Chocolatey Scavenger Hunt - SoHo Square
November 04, 2012 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, chocolate-infused scavenger hunt throughout SoHo! The perfect hunt for those adventurers with a sweet tooth! While finding answers to tricky questions, you’ll be visiting a variety of chocolate shops, bakeries and specialty shops throughout SoHo. Treats spotted along the way will include tropical fruit caramels, bacon candy bars, lavender macaroons, spiced hot chocolate, cupcakes and rice pudding in more than 31 flavors. Bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We’ll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Price: $24.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Dancers Fighting Cancer - The Dance Gallery
November 04, 2012 - Tuckahoe

Join The Dance Gallery in a weekend of dancing for an awesome cause. As Miss Stephanie's parents are both cancer survivors, this is something dear to her heart. Meaghan, a former student of hers, is now 18, and battling this disease. All monies raised will go to Meaghan and her family

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