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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN LONG ISLAND-OCT 19

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by Directories Editor October 19, 2013

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Daily activities for kids and the family are abound in Long Island! Whether you want to spend the day with your children at a zoo, a museum, or just outdoors, we've got it all here. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
October 19, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display. Every craft is educational and fun.

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.

LES MISERABLES - Theatre Three
October 19, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Theatre Three opens its 44th season with the epic, stirring, and uplifting story of Jean Valjean, unjustly imprisoned for nineteen years, and his journey to a new life. Winner of the Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical.

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.

Family Music Series-And The Merry Widow Waltzed - Sands Point Preserve
October 19, 2013 - Sands Point

And The Merry Widow Waltzed � written by Ernst Muller � takes the audience on a musical journey through the history of American Musical Theater, beginning with Franz Leh�r�s operetta The Merry Widow (1905), through Stephen Sondheim�s A Little Night Music (1973). It includes selections from Naughty Marietta, Show Boat, Of Thee I Sing, Kismet, The Most Happy Fella, West Side Story, and more for a completely enjoyable evening in celebration of America's musical heritage.

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.

Oyster Festival - Theodore Roosevelt Park
October 19, 2013 - Oyster Bay

The Oyster Festival originated as a hometown parade honoring Theodore Roosevelt before evolving into the largest outdoor festival on Long Island, under the auspices of the Oyster Bay Rotary. Every year, more than 200,000 visitors flock to the waterfront in downtown Oyster Bay --drawn by live entertainment, Tall Ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. And of course, the Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare. Visit the Railroad Museum and rail yard to see the new additions to a growing collection. Enjoy over 50 vendors of Antiques and Collectibles. A display of fireworks ends the day.

Fall Freshwater Family Fishing Festival - Hempstead Lake State Park
October 19, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Everyone will enjoy this family-oriented festival that includes face painting, pony rides, casting for pumpkin contest, pumpkin decorating, fly fishing instruction, demonstrations, cleaning of catch, loaner rods, bait, and outdoor exhibits from local fishing clubs. Vehicle use fee $8.

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.

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.

�We Will Survive: Strong Island� 1st Annual Long Island Music Festival Featuring Gloria Gaynor - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre-Eisenhower Park
October 19, 2013 - East Meadow

Performances in this summer concert series include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical theatre, providing entertainment to a variety of music lovers. The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theater located within Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Conveniently located near parking fields 6 and 6A, the theatre provides a venue for a full schedule of entertainment events.

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.

Fall Fest - The Long Island Game Farm
October 19, 2013 - Manorville

Enjoy fall activities such as a kiddie hay maze, face painting, pumpkin slingshot, craft vendors, pony rides and more. The "People Food" Stand will change for the fall and offer hot cider, hot chocolate, hot dogs, corn dogs on a stick, funnel cake, french fries and candied apples. Admission also includes the animal petting areas, exotic and domestic animal collection , Bambiland and Animal Circle. Weekends September 28-October 27.

THE LITTLEST WITCH - BayWay Arts Center
October 19, 2013 - East Islip

A mischievous little witch mixes up her holiday with every other season but her own. Eventually, she learns not to play tricks on anyone until its her own special holiday, Halloween.

CINDERELLA - Studio Theatre
October 19, 2013 - Lindenhurst

Spend an exciting afternoon with Cinderella, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, the fairy godmother, and a handsome prince.

AAA Halloween Spooktacular - Tanger Outlets in Riverhead
October 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Enjoy pumpkin decorating, petting zoo, live entertainment,games, bouncy rides, trick-or-treating, costume parade, and much more. RSVP at aaa.com/halloween and you're entered to win a $100 Tanger gift card. Other prizes and giveaways throughout the day. Discounted shopping at select stores for AAA members. Rain or shine. Don't forget your constume.

Spooky Fest - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
October 19, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Creatures of all kinds will inhabit the woods...ghosts and ghouls come out to play at Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre when the Center for Science Teaching and Learning presents the 4th Annual Spooky Fest. This yearly fundraiser is bigger than ever and includes a spooky walk in the preserve and a non-spooky walk for young ones, a live animal exhibit, arts and crafts, the Mystic Den and, new this year, The Maze of Madness. It's a night filled with family fun, laughter, and a little scare if you dare.

Jungle Book - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
October 19, 2013 - Centerport

The Jungle Book concerns a young man-cub named Mowgli, who is raised by a panther named Bagheera, and pursued by his enemy, Shere Khan.

Marine Meadows Eelgrass Restoration Workshop - Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center
October 19, 2013 - Southold

Help assemble eelgrass planting discs to be planted by CCE staff in the bays to bolster the eelgrass population and create habitats for shellfish and fin fish. Learn about the importance of the underwater habitat. Best suited for ages 7 and over. Register at 852-8660, ext. 27 or [email protected]

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
October 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Enjoy roasted sweet corn and squash, fresh-squeezed lemonade, organic hot dogs and more. Pick out a pumpkin and some beautiful fall mums, and enjoy live music. Kids disappear into the many attractions including pedal kart track, maze, lavender labyrinth, and friendly farm animals.

Beatles Night 2 - Take One Performing Arts
October 19, 2013 - Ronkonkoma

A live band plays and singers perform favorite Beatles' tunes.

Sayville Fall Festival - Sayville Fall Festival
October 19, 2013 - Sayville

Enjoy, music, food, a children's art studio courtesy of Mini Monet, a flash mob and more.

Spooky Sea Creatures Fall Festival hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension - Fuch's Preserve
October 19, 2013 - Northport

Make a festive craft and enjoy treats and educational games and activities and hands-on time with live marine animals all with a Spooky Sea Creatures twist.

Not So Scary Adventure - Gateway's Haunted Playhouse
October 19, 2013 - Bellport

A cheerful guide accompanies groups through this well-lit tour and introduces fun characters along the way. Family-friendly tunes complete the atmosphere. There may even be a treat at the end as well as Pumpkin Bouncer, Face Painting, Balloons, and more. The event is designed for children 10.

25th Annual Spooky Walk at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
Through October 19, 2013 - Center Moriches

This Halloween season, the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws is asking everyone to get ?spooked? for a good cause at the 25th annual Spooky Walk fundraiser. Each year, there are new exhibits mixed in with old Spooky Walk favorites. Whether it is weaving through the mysterious Black Woods, dodging ghosts, ghouls and goblins or exploring the Psycho Circus, expect scream-worthy surprises at every turn! With over 45 minutes of scares, the Spooky Walk is considered to be one of the longest ? and scariest ? haunted walks on Long Island. The walk is intended for older children, teens and adults, with younger children able to participate at the discretion of their caregiver. Proceeds benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, whose mission is to help children and young adults ages 6-21 with both physical and developmental disabilities achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education in a summer-time environment.

Fall Festival - Thomas School Summer Day Camp & Riding School
October 19, 2013 - Melville

Enjoy a fall family fun day filled with, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Hay Rides, Pumpkins, Music, Games, Prizes and more.

IEA Horse Show - The Knox School
October 19, 2013 - St. James

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is hosting an invitation-only competition at The Knox School. In this particular competition, horses are selected by horse draw process, which is modeled after the college IHSA shows. Over 80 riders are expected to participate from ten to twelve middle and high school riding teams throughout Suffolk County. This event is open to the public and is free of charge.

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

2013 South Shore Classic (Bluefish & Striped Bass) Surf Fishing Tournament - Captree Bait Tackle & Fuel
Through October 20, 2013 - Babylon

Each participant must have an entry permit. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank, or pier within the legal boundaries of the Jones and Moriches Inlets. All fish must be weighed in and recorded by Noon on Sunday, October 20.Weigh-in Locations and Hours are at Captree Bait, all day and night. Minimum qualifying weight size is: Bluefish – 5lb. and Striped Bass – 36'. Prizes will be awarded. Request an application by writing to South Shore Classic, P.O. Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702 or by calling (631) 321-3510. Registration deadline by mail is 5pm on October 11 and in person by 9am on Saturday, October 19 at the above weigh-in location.

OKTOBERFEST - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
Through October 20, 2013 - Riverhead

The festival features Long Island's favorite Craft Brewers with beer to taste and buy, pumpkin picking, hayrides, family fun, and more.

Explore the Science of Ice Cream at the Maritime Explorium! - The Maritime Explorium
Through October 20, 2013 - Port Jefferson

From a liquid to a solid: Explore the physics of phase transitions while making your own batch of ice cream.

Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 27, 2013 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the Stony Brook Grist Mill, c. 1751, offers the experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Saturdays and Sundays through October 27.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 27, 2013 - Massapequa

A terrifyingly great haunt with fantastic special effects. Parents please use discretion when taking young children. Call before visiting. The proceeds are donated to charity.

F&W Schmitt Fall Family Fun - F&W Schmitt Family Farm
Through October 27, 2013 - Melville

The F&W Schmitt Family Farm’s Fall Family Fun Time is back for its 19th fall season. Come enjoy the fall and continue your family tradition or start a new one. Pick your own pumpkins, enjoy rides and slides, walk through the haunted mansion, and explore Gladiators in the 7-acre corn maze. Other features include free hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, and Long Island’s largest straw pyramid. The farm and pumpkin stand is open 7 days a week, and field trips are also available (call for info).

'Discovery' Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2013 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem, enjoy the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and be amazed at the untouched beauty of Long Island's North Shore this summer aboard the "Discovery" Wetlands Cruise 90-minute sightseeing tours aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat. A naturalist is on board to guide passengers through this experience embracing ecology, geology and history. The cruise also includes information on how Native Americans first settled here, views of a long sand pit with the historic Gamecock Cottage at its tip, the serpentine creek, tidal flow, grasses and various species of water fowl and other wildlife in the wetlands. Seating is first come, first served. For additional information or to make a reservation, call the museum or go online. Cruises run through October 30, 2013.

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.

Fall Festival Family Fun - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 31, 2013 - Westbury

Take a picture with Otto the Ghost, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you?re there enjoy fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn, popcorn, apple cider, candy apples, and other fall treats! An animated children's story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family, and Halloween cheer. In addition, children and adults are encouraged to grow their own pumpkins to enter in the giant pumpkin contest and get creative with carving and decorating for the annual pumpkin carving contest. This program runs through Oct. 31.

Gold Coast Mansion Tour - Sands Point Preserve
Through October 31, 2013 - Sands Point

Step back into a time of opulence when prominent families built great mansions and large estates on Long Island's Gold Coast. Take a guided tour of Falaise, one of the few intact historic Gold Coast houses. Purchase tickets at the Preserve Entrance Booth. No children under 10. Call for more information.

Haunted House - Darkness Rising
Through October 31, 2013 - Massapequa

A terrifyingly great haunt with fantastic special effects. Parents: Please use discretion when taking young children. The proceeds are donated to charity.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Add extra aquatic adventure to your visit with an interactive cruise aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat. Over the course of your trip, you and your family participate in hands-on exploration, including trap pulls, horseshoe crab encounters, and a stroll along a remote beach.

Alex Katz: What About Style? - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

For more than 50 years, painter Alex Katz has resisted trends in modern art to pioneer and refine his own style of flat, elegant, and realistic figure painting. What About Style? offers an uncluttered view of this American maverick. Filmmaker and art critic Heinz Peter Schwerfel captures the elusive Katz working in his Maine studio and his Soho flat, laboring over a 32-foot painting called The Black Brook. Interviews, archival footage, images of his subjects, and a virtual tour of 20 Katz paintings are combined to convey his unique style of art. No reservations. First come, first seated. The exhibition runs through October 31.

Haunted Laser Tag - Lazerland of LI
Through October 31, 2013 - Commack

Every Weekend in October there will be unlimited Haunted Laser Tag and an Unlimited Dodge Ball special. October 4- October 31.

Arts Alive LI -
Through October 31, 2013 -

Arts Alive is an Island-wide celebration of Long Island's arts, culture and cuisine and features a Family Series component including the Sag Harbor Music Festival, the Long Island African American Heritage Festival, the Jamboozi Festival at the Vanderbilt Museum, Viva L'Art at Hofstra University Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art Free art activity on the Museum terrace, the Cinema Arts Centre's Cinema for Kids featuring Gustafer Yellowgold, Elska plus Arctic Animals Workshop at the Long Island Children's Museum, and the Craic Festival Stoked Fest in Long Beach. Over 35 in total will pay tribute to the visual, musical, and performing arts, community festivals and epicurean delights that take place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island. Many events are free. For a full calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit artsaliveli.org. September 17-October 31, 2013.

2nd Annual 'Arts Alive LI ' Festival - Long Island Arts Alliance
Through October 31, 2013 - Woodbury

Arts Alive LI is a month-long showcase of Long Island's many art, entertainment and cultural attractions. The event is presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and Bethpage Federal Credit Union. From visual, musical and performing arts, to community festivals and epicurean delights, Arts Alive LI is a tribute to Long Island's arts and entertainment world and will take place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties. Long Island families and visitors to the region are invited to attend and participate in the 35 + signature events, many offered for free. For a full calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit artsaliveli.org.

Haunted House - Adventureland's Nightmare on the Midway
Through November 02, 2013 - Farmingdale

Debuting in October 2013, Adventureland's Nightmare on the Midway will be the premiere haunted destination on Long Island. It is an admission-based event. The premier ticket gives guests access to all rides and all four haunted attractions in the park. Parents please use discretion and call before visiting with small children.

Haunted Mansion of Melville - F&W Schmitt Family Farm
Through November 02, 2013 - Melville

The F&W Schmitt Family Farm?s Haunted Mansion of Melville is back for its 19th fall season. Get spooked by the ghouls and goblins at the Haunted Mansion, the Haunted Nighttime Corn Maze, and their newest attraction, The Experiment. Guests who post photos to Instagram with the hashtag #SchmittsHaunt will be entered to win VIP entry for 10. The farm has a dark and troubling history surrounding a particular doctor who resides there to this day. After a patient gave him a book of ancient texts, strange things began to happen. Murders, otherworldly creatures and bodies in the cornfields are just some of the oddities his ?guests? will see. Worse still, the doctor has a new project called The Experiment, where few test subjects have escaped with all their limbs.

Haunted House - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 03, 2013 - Bayville

Every year the doors of the Bay Family Mansion are unlocked. The ghosts and ghouls come out to play. They invade all of Bayville Adventure Park. Bayville Adventure Park transforms into a spooky world of frights and surprises to become Bayville Scream Park. Featuring Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates and Evil in the Woods! There is plenty to do for the younger kids this Halloween season. There are two "not so scary" haunted houses, the pumpkin bounce, the pumpkin patch and the spooky Halloween Express Train and Hay Ride. They can also get great Halloween snacks at the Creepy cafe like candy apples, cotton candy and popcorn and there are still all the regular attractions of the Adventure Park like Spooky Pirate Miniature golf all decorated for Halloween.

LES MISÉRABLES - CM Performing Arts
Through November 24, 2013 - Oakdale

This is the haunting, yet inspiring story of Jean Valjean, a burly thief who attempts to start a new life with the help of a kind bishop. But despite his change of heart, he still must live life on the run through this time of political redemption, while he is endlessly and relentlessly pursued by Police Inspector Javert. That pursuit, over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France, changes his life forever. Along this quest is a powerful examination of justice, passion, change, fateful decisions and moral redemption. October 19-November 24, 2013.

Self Care Coaching Session - Life Coaching for Women
Through November 29, 2013 - Bellmore

Are you balancing work and family? Coping with anxiety, fears and anger? Contemplating a career move? In college or have thoughts of going back to college? Now's the time to move forward with your life, to spend time alone and love who you are. What are your goals? Where do you see yourself a year from now? Five years from now? Learn techniques that will move you forward to where you want to be in life. Get a one-hour introductory coaching session on self care. This session will leave you feeling alive again and thinking of ways as to how you will begin to move forward! Call or email [email protected] to register.

Life After Divorce-The New You - Life Coaching for Women
Through November 29, 2013 - Bellmore

Sign up for a free one-hour life coaching session on life after divorce. Who are you now? What positive things have you learned about yourself? What does your future look like? What goals have you set? Learn techniques on how to move forward and enjoy life with the New You! Visit the website, call, or email [email protected]

Fall Learn and Play for Pre-schoolers - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
Through December 12, 2013 - Yaphank

Age-appropriate 1 hour sessions have been designed to accentuate the child/parent learning experience. Mon, Tues and Wed are programs for children ages 15mos-3years. Thursdays classes are for children ages 2-5 and their siblings and Fridays classes are for children aged 3-5. Registration and detailed information pertaining to the classes can be found onliine at ccesuffolk.org (under Farm, Early Childhood). September 30-December 12, 2013.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind the scenes at the aquarium and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at [email protected]

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin – a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at [email protected]


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Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club
555 S. Barry Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY
914-698-1130
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Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
5 Medical Dr
Port Jefferson Station, NY
631-632-3070
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B.P. Wise Owl Tutoring
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French-American School of New York (FASNY)
Campuses in Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck
914-250-0000
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900 Lenox Road
E. Flatbush, NY
718-618-7330
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