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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 6


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, November 6, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening November 6. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Playtime! - Creative childcare during a great Off-Broadway show
November 06, 2011 - New York

INTRODUCING PLAYTIME! Creative, professional childcare while YOU watch a premier Off-Broadway show. For just $15 or less per kid.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through November 06, 2011 -

For ten exhilarating days each year, feel the rush...the exuberance...the sheer joy that is dance, from New York City, across the country, and around the globe! Experience the world-famous alongside the cutting-edge, treasured favorites surrounded by undiscovered gems. Multiple companies appear in each performance, offering audiences a sampling of the best that dance has to offer – from hip hop to ballet, contemporary to tap, and so much more. So bring your family, grab your friends, join us and fall in love...Fall for Dance!

Fall Foliage Cruise - New York Water Taxi
November 06, 2011 - 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.

The Art of The Green Thumb - The Science Barge
November 06, 2011 - Yonkers

Most of the plants on The Science Barge are grown without soil. To understand how this is done, participants, ages 5-10, make their own mini, no-soil plant garden to take home.

The Drowsy Chaperone - A WPPAC Conservatory Production - White Plains Performing Arts Center
November 06, 2011 - White Plains

When a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album, the musical literally bursts to life in his living room. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through November 6.

Farmer's Market - Rye
November 06, 2011 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Dinosaurs and More - Staten Island Zoo
November 06, 2011 - Staten Island

Join dinosaur enthusiast Richie Mirissis as he presents some amazing fossils, three- dimensional models, and memorabilia from his vast collection. Make a clay fossil mold with the help of our knowledgeable volunteers.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 06, 2011 -

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.

BURGUNDIAN RENAISSANCE: Sacred & Salacious Polyphony - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
November 06, 2011 - New York

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK’S chapel concerts within NYC’s great gothic Cathedral, are the ideal setting for masterful motets and saucy chansons by Josquin Desprez and his late 15th-century contemporaries. The epitome of Renaissance polyphony, interwoven chant and secular melodies are spun into rich tapestries of unsurpassed aural beauty. EM/NY’s chamber singers are joined by dueling lute virtuosi.

Crafts on Stage - Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase
November 06, 2011 - Purchase

A show of fine American crafts to benefit The Performing Arts Center features baskets, ceramics, fiber, glass and more.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
November 06, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

Jazz For Kids with Amy Cervini - 55 Bar
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

An interactive concert where kids (ages 2-6) listen, dance, and play along to jazz songs. Snacks are provided, but drinks (both kid and adult appropriate) are available at the bar.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
November 06, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest Halloween event returns for 21 nights. Meander through an 18th-Century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns! This elaborate walk-through event features original, atmospheric music, sound effects, and synchronized lighting. See slithering snakes, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, super-sized dinosaurs, pirates, ghosts, a mammoth Jack O' Lantern "King Kong" perched on a tall building, and a collection of creatures based on Greek and Roman mythology. Spot spooky sheep skeletons "roaming" the Van Cortlandt grounds and gasp at a cemetery where huge headstones are created from three-ft.-high pumpkins. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at or by calling 914-631-8200.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
November 06, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk-through of the current exhibition and, beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Sleepy Hollow String Band - Mount Pleasant Public Library
November 06, 2011 - Pleasantville

In the Community Room.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 06, 2011 - Centerport

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

Axial Theatre Company: 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
November 06, 2011 - Pleasantville

Two one-act plays: "Feathers Sometimes Soar on the Breath of God" and "The Magician," performed by members of the local Axial Theatre Company.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
November 06, 2011 - Garden City

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon kids can enjoy making fun crafts items. The craft varies each weekend and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the age of the child.

God of Carnage - Woodward Hall Theatre
November 06, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

The Tony-award-winning play by Yasmina Reza. Two civilized couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their two young sons.

New York 9/11 Memorial Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
November 06, 2011 - New York

Pay an afternoon visit to the 9/11 tribute of remembrance coupled with a scenic dining cruise aboard Spirit Cruises. The 9/11 Memorial Lunch Cruise departs from Chelsea Piers and ends by docking at the new National September 11 Memorial site. These cruises ends at the 9/11 Memorial with no return service to Chelsea Piers. Boarding: Noon; Cruising: 12:30pm- 2:30pm. Price: $51.90 per adult, $34.95 per child age 3-12. The price per person includes the Lunch Cruise and a $5 donation to the 9/11 Memorial.

Chunky Move - Connected - Joyce Theater
Through November 06, 2011 -

The Australian-based dance company, praised for its "hard-edged impact and design originality" (The Manchester Evening News), performs the New York premiere of Connected, a work created by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek, who teams up with extraordinary sculptor Reuben Margolin to explore the physical connection between constantly moving dancers and kinetic design. Beginning with simple movements and hundreds of tiny pieces, the dancers build their performances while constructing the sculpture in real time.

Thain Family Forest Dedication - New York Botanical Garden
November 06, 2011 - Bronx

Two festival weekends and a special symposium celebrate the dedication of this remarkable Forest and its ongoing program of restoration as well as the United Nations International Year of Forests. Tours, tree climbing, canoe trips, and film screenings make for an unforgettable autumn experience.

Thalia Kids' Book Club: Norton Juster and the 50th anniversary of "The Phantom Tollbooth" - Symphony Space
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the author of the beloved classic as he revisits Milo's adventures in the utterly original novel, first published in 1961, loaded with irony, satire, and fun. Attendees will be able to interact with the author and enjoy reader-response activities.

'Hairspray' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 06, 2011 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the winner of eight Tony Awards. Welcome to the '60s!

New York Family Contra Dance - Church for All Nations
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn to dance to live music at New York's first and only Family Contra Dance, featuring Lucia Wright and the Hell's Kitchen Cookers. Beginners and children welcome.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 06, 2011 - Centerport

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

Kids Cultural Arts: Read, Create, and Sing - JCC Rockland
November 06, 2011 - West Nyack

Families with children ages 2-6 are invited to hear children's book author Myrna Gelman-Shanker read her new book, "Lazer the Good Deed Dog." Afterward, in the spirit of tikkun olam/healing the world, kids can create sunshine crafts to cheer up Rockland's infirmed patients. The program ends with a sing-a-long led by Luke Montgomery of Music for Aardvarks. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.

Bear Necessitites - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center
November 06, 2011 - Cornwall

Learn amazing facts about this region's largest mammal.

The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats - Center for the Arts, College of Staten Island
November 06, 2011 - Staten Island

In a breathtaking evening of acrobatic displays, the Shangri-La Acrobats perform terrifying feats of daring and balance, with explosive kung fu, brilliant costumes, and hilarious Chinese comedy.

From Farm to Table - Lefferts Historic House
November 06, 2011 - Flatbush

With this c. 1780 farmhouse as your backdrop, delve into a 17th-century cookbook in a special lecture as part of the citywide Five Dutch Days festival. Space is limited.

Soul Street Dance: Breakin' Backwards - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
November 06, 2011 - Midwood

Breakin' Backwards combines contemporary street dance styles with a range of music from different decades of the 20th and 21st centuries, including hits by Michael Jackson, James Brown, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and even classical composer Leonard Bernstein. They round out the performance with a touch of humor and a healthy dose of youthful athleticism.

Sunday Scholars - New-York Historical Society
November 06, 2011 - Upper West Side

Free with Family Membership or $125 per student for non-members. Historians and art historians regularly come to the New-York Historical Society to conduct research. Now, budding scholars will have the chance to do the same. High school students from the New York City metropolitan area are invited to spend six Sunday afternoons examining art, artifacts and documents. Together, they will choose and research a topic in American History and create a video guide to the museum's collections for our website.

Blooming Babies: Sleepy Time Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 06, 2011 - Crown Heights

Celebrate the Native American culture by learning about their nighttime rituals and how children prevent nightmares. Create your own dream catcher to take home.

Chocolate World Expo - Westchester County Center
November 06, 2011 - White Plains

Tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, wines, and much more.

Create a City - New York Transit Museum
November 06, 2011 - Brooklyn

Working together, design an urban landscape and create a city with streets, buildings, subways and buses!

EXXXOTICA EXPO NEW JERSEY - New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
Through November 06, 2011 - Edison

EXXXOTICA is the nation’s leading adult consumer event, attracting over 20,000 people to each of its shows around the country. The expo features a diverse array of exhibitors showcasing the newest and sexiest products appealing to like-minded adults, over 50 hours of informative seminars on a variety of topics, a non-stop schedule of shows and contests, EXXXOTICA Hotties and the top names and brands in adult entertainment. November 4 Fri, 4 pm - 11 pm; November 5 Sat, 12 pm - 11 pm; November 6 Sun, 12 pm - 7 pm.

Portledge School Fall Open House - Portledge School
November 06, 2011 - Locust Valley

Tour the campus, meet students, faculty, and alumni, and ask questions. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. For more information call or visit

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 06, 2011 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

Nightmare in the Attic - Rock Hall Museum
November 06, 2011 - Lawrence

A Revolutionary War tale based on the occupation of Rock Hall by American Patriots in 1776. Performance held in Lawrence Middle School (next to Rock Hall). Pre-registration required.

Music for Autism Concert - JCC Mid-Westchester
November 06, 2011 - Scarsdale

Music for Autism is raising public awareness and enriching lives through autism-friendly interactive concerts developed specifically for individuals with autism and their families. This is their debut concert in Westchester. Contact Nancy Kaplan, 472-3300, x228;

Bagels & Blox - Temple Beth Torah
November 06, 2011 - Upper Nyack

Parents with children 6 weeks to 3 years old are invited to get together for movement, music, and fun. For more information, contact Rachel K. Smith at

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 06, 2011 - Centerport

Meet the schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, and farmer Brom Bones, as they compete for the affection of Mistress Katrina Van Tassel. In this audience participation play, children learn the real story behind the legend of the headless horseman.

Thain Family Forest Dedication - New York Botanical Garden
November 06, 2011 - Bronx

Two festival weekends and a special symposium celebrate the dedication of this remarkable Forest. Tours, tree climbing, canoe trips, and film screenings. November 5-6 and 12-13.

Up4Art! - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through November 06, 2011 - Staten Island

Create sculptures out of wood.

Up4Art! - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through November 06, 2011 - Staten Island

Create sculptures out of wood.

Up4Art! - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through November 06, 2011 - Staten Island

Create sculptures out of wood.

Breakfast with the Beasts - Staten Island Zoo
November 06, 2011 - Staten Island

Create sculptures out of wood.

Holiday Pottery Show & Sale - Briarcliff Congregational Church
November 06, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

Annual Holiday Sale featuring one-of-a-kind quality functional and decorative ceramics.

Sunday Funday - Shorefront YM-YWHA
November 06, 2011 - Brighton Beach

Children ages 5-13 who are high functioning and on the autism spectrum or with developmental delays will enjoy sports, arts, therapeutic games, movies, and various special events. Films, special presentations, and guest speakers are available for parents as resources.

Manhattan Brass - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
November 06, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Manhattan Brass are known for their joyful performances and humorous delivery in addition to their musical artistry. They have a blast playing together and want you to join in their good times. Children even remotely curious about music and musical instruments will enjoy this perfromance.

Flamenco Ensemble Concert: Singers! Dancers! Musicians! - Flamenco Latino Studio
November 06, 2011 - New York

Check out Flamenco Latino's Flamenco Ensemble in their first performance of the season: La Ida y Vuelta y su Herencia Latina Flamenco Ensemble with special guest, Percussionist Miguel Martiz Sunday, November 6, 4 PM at Flamenco Latino Studio Theater 244 W 54th St, 4th Fl NY, NY $15 Reservations: 212-399-8519 Musical Director: Basilio Georges, Dance Supervisor: Aurora Reyes Performances by: Judy Myers, Nilsa Martinez, Julia Patinella, cante Gerhard Schlanzky, Mike Diago, guitar Tony Marin, congas with Guitarists and Dancers from Flamenco Latino Studio A varied program including guajiras flamencas, rumbas, sones, mambos and daring examples of the Flamenco Latino repertoire, including Sevillanas Afro Cubanas.

Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka - Powerhouse Arena
November 06, 2011 - DUMBO

Author Jon Scieszka presents his second volume in the Guys Read Library. Contributors join him to share a selection of these pulse-pounding tales.

24th Annual Gem and Mineral Show - Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
Through November 06, 2011 - Greenwich

Gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry for sale by many vendors.There is a mini-mine for children as well as geode cracking and mineral displays.

Weekend Stories for Preschoolers - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
November 06, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Join us for a fun story and craft program for preschoolers. For Ages 3 to 5.

Multi-Generational Menorah Workshop - Stamford JCC
November 06, 2011 - Stamford

Create a Chanukah heirloom as each member of your family helps to craft a stained glass menorah, guided by artist and sculptor Gary Rosenthal. You menorah will be transformed at Gary's studio into a one-of-a-kind work of stained glass Judaica.

JANUS TRIO - Westport Arts Center
November 06, 2011 - Westport

Next year is the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Debussy, and his Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp (the anchor of the repertory) are the cornerstone of the concert, which also features more Impressionist masterworks by Ravel and Bax.

Thalia Kids’ Book Club Presents Author Norton Juster - Symphony Space
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the author of "The Phantom Tollbooth" to celebrate the beloved classic children's book's 50th anniversary. Juster will revisit Milo's adventures in the utterly original novel, first published in 1961, loaded with irony, satire, and fun.

Canstruction Long Island Competition to Benefit Local Charity - RXR Plaza
November 06, 2011 - Uniondale

Teams of design and construction professionals as well as students compete in building creative, self-supporting structures using cans of food. The proceeds aid Long Island Cares, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Fiesta - Guild Hall
November 06, 2011 - East Hampton

Visitors enjoy a bilingual gallery tour than a craft for ages 5 and up. After, there is a a puppet show performance of La Cucarachita Martina (Martina, the Little Roach),a well-known tale from Puerto Rico and Cuba, told in Spanish and English. When Martina discovers a penny and buys a tin of face power, everyone suddenly wants to marry her. But what this lady roach wants is friendship, kindness, thoughtfulness and sharing.

Annual Walkathon - AHRC-Nassau
November 06, 2011 - Brookville

Join this Walkathon at Eisenhower Park, Field #6A in support of Special Needs individuals. Call Karen Harris at 516-626-1075 for additional information.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
November 06, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
November 06, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Basketball Buds - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
November 06, 2011 - Oceanside

High school volunteers work one-on-one with children 8-12 years with special needs to teach them basketball. A Phys Ed teacher supervises. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Teen Buddy Sundays - Friedberg JCC
November 06, 2011 - Ocenside

Teens and adults with disabilities engage in a range of activities-- pool, air hockey, board games, cards, computer games with typically developing peers. Classes meet on Sundays except November 27.

November 06, 2011 - 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.

Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
November 06, 2011 - Westbury

Anderson and Wakeman live in concert performing their classic rock hits.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
November 06, 2011 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission.

Animal Meet and Greet - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
November 06, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy a quick "meet and greet" with one of the residents from the Nature Center or Heckscher Farm. This program meets at Outdoor classroom by the otters.

SAFA- Social Acceptance for All - Wilton Library
November 06, 2011 - Wilton

Children in grades K-3 learn about how we are the same and different by listening to stories and participating in interactive discussions and activities presented by school psychologist, Barry Wasserman. A few of the topics covered are Autism, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy and ADHD .Registration recommended.

Hive Culture Weekend - Wave Hill
November 06, 2011 - Bronx

Come to Wave Hill and enjoy a weekend learning about honeybees. Join exhibiting artist Holly Lynton at the Family Art Project, and sculpt a bee from wool, thread, and tissue paper or decorate a candle with beeswax. Discover fascinating facts about honey and compare the complex tastes of different varieties with Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs. Then, sample recipes using honey from Wave Hill's own hives, freshly prepared by a Great Performances chef.

Tour of Historic Lawrence Cemetery and Special Performance - Bayside Historical Society
November 06, 2011 - Bayside

The Lawrence Cemetery is a landmark that remains one of Bayside's last true links to its colonial past. Located at 216th Street and 42 Avenue, the Cemetery is the resting place of several prominent individuals in Bayside history including a former NYC mayor, a one-time president of the NY Stock Exchange. The event features a special performance by actors portraying some of the historical individuals interred at the cemetery.

Sell! Sell! Sell! - Museum of the Moving Image
November 06, 2011 - Astoria

Jim Henson of Muppets fame also made commercials. Bring your kids to the Museum of the Moving Image to see the commercials with characters as Rowlf the Dog, Delbert the La Choy Dragon, and Sir Linit.Karen Falk, Jim Henson Company Archivist, presents these commercials as well as some industrial films created by Jim Henson.

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop - Museum of the Moving Image
November 06, 2011 - Astoria

In this workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image, kids (10 and up) learn about the technique of stop-motion animation. Then, they have the opportunity to create their own short animated videos.

Falcons, Owls and Little Critters - Queens County Farm Museum
November 06, 2011 - Floral Park

At the Queens County Farm Museum, kids get close-up with frogs, insects, birds of prey, and animal shows. The admission price includes a hayride, pony ride (80-pound limit), and goat feeding.

Puppets Alive with Matthias Kuchta - Flushing Town Hall
November 06, 2011 - Flushing

Kids learn to make puppets in this mini workshop with master puppeteer Matthias Kuchta. Kuchta will show kids how to use their heart and imagination to turn everyday objects into living, breathing puppets.

A History of Poli's Palace and Majestic Theaters - Fairfield Museum and History Center
November 06, 2011 - Fairfield

Take a gallery tour and enjoy a reception with photography Jay Misencik to learn about the performances that took place at the historic Poli's Palace and the Majestic Theater in Bridgeport. To register, call 203-259-1598 or register online at

The Princess and the Pea - Flushing Town Hall
November 06, 2011 - Flushing

More than a puppet show for kids, come see Matthias Kuchta, a internationally acclaimed German puppeteer, use life-size textile puppets to bring Hans Christian Anderson's beloved fairy tale to life. In The Princess and the Pea, a prince must find the "real" princess among the imposters.

Open Studio: Community - Noguchi Museum
November 06, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to the Noguchi Museum to participate in an art project with your kids. This month's theme is community. These drop-in art programs are held the first Sunday of every month.

Sunday Concerts @ Central – Caracumba - Queens Library: Central Branch
November 06, 2011 - Jamaica

Give your kids a taste of culture at the Central Library this month. Caracumba, led by master percussionist and director Marcos Napa, is a New York-based Afro-Peruvian ensemble. They demonstrate, through music and movement, a cultural legacy that has endured for generations. They perform traditional dance and showcase a musical heritage of distinctive African roots found in a Peru mostly known for its Native American and European influences.

Batty for Bats - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 06, 2011 - Douglaston

Did you know that we have bats living right here in Queens? They're not blind but they can catch 600 mosquitoes in just one hour. Bats are fascinating animals. Kids ages 3-6 learn about bats as the instructors dispel some common bat myths. The program includes a craft, a snack, a nature walk, and is limited to 12 participants.

Collage for Kids - The Heckscher Museum of Art
November 06, 2011 - Huntington

Children ages 8 years and older bring a parent or grandparent and begin the workshop with a tour and discussion of the Museum’s "Ripped: The Allure of Collage" with exhibiting artist Peter Pitzele. Then work with the artist tearing, ripping, snipping, and gluing to create your own collage. Pre-registration required.

A Harvest Feast at Whole Foods Market - Bowery Culinary Center - Whole Foods Market
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

Stop by and whip up a tasty feast with The Creative Kitchen's Chef Cricket Azima, and enjoy a kids-only Thanksgiving party featuring choose-your-own stuffing cups; smashed buttermilk sweet potatoes with green beans; turkey panini with local cheddar and green apple; and pumpkin-gingersnap cheesecake. Registration required at (ages 2-5); (ages 6-9); or (ages 10-13).

Leaf Mobiles & Door Hangers - Seatuck Environmental Center
November 06, 2011 - Islip

Collect fallen leaves and sticks to craft an eye-catching nature mobile. Register online.

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
November 06, 2011 - St. James

Children aged 3-6 can learn yoga poses through songs, puppets and stories. Children develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing their flexibility. Registration Required.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - PS 116
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chessplaying experience for scholastic chessplayers of all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade, complete beginner to national champion. Join this tournament to test your chess skills.

Bold/Fierce Warriors - Superior Martial Arts
November 06, 2011 - St. James

With music, games, stories and art children age 6-10 learn how to focus and release energy and to do more challenging yoga poses.

Studio Sunday - Museum of Arts & Design
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Ocean Science Sunday--Disgusting Things from the Deep - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
November 06, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

Bring a flashlight from home and prepare to go on a darkened scavenger hunt to explore the icky, sticky and bizarre creatures from the ocean deep. Learn about the blobfish and create your own super-sticky slime. RSVP 631-367-3418.

Live Egg Stripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
November 06, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn about the centuries old process of hatchery trout reproduction.

Family Workshop: Figure it Out! - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMa
November 06, 2011 - Midtown West

Focus on the figures of artist Willem de Kooning, then experiment with different tools and techniques in this drawing workshop. For individual families of up to two adults and three kids. Registration required.

The Suzi Shelton Band in Concert - 92YTribeca
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

The multi-award-winning Suzi Shelton and her band will perform new original songs, joined by Shelton's 6-year-old daughter Emma and backup singers The Gumdrops.

Mid?Autumn Children?s Festival - Long Island Children's Museum
November 06, 2011 - Garden City

Celebrate the Vietnamese tradition of Tet-Trung-Thu, a mid-autumn children's festival. Learn about some of the traditions celebrated in Viet Nam during harvest time. Make a drum to use during the dragon parade, create a Vietnamese lantern, a dragon puppet, get your face painted, and sample yummy Vietnamese foods.

Dragons & Fairies: Theater Production - Long Island Children's Museum
November 06, 2011 - Garden City

Audiences will be introduced to a schoolteacher eager to introduce five folktales passed down through the generations to her students. Traditional costumes, music and set illustrations bring the folk tales introduced in the Dragons & Fairies exhibit to life. The production will be performed in Vietnamese with English narration.

'My Fair Lady' - The ShowPlace at Bellmore Movies
November 06, 2011 - Bellmore

Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, My Fair Lady plays on the complex business of human relationships in a social world. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins tutors the very Cockney Eliza Doolittle, not only in the refinement of speech, but also in the refinement of her manner. In the end, the "gutter-snipe" becomes a "lady."

Caring for Your Newborn Baby - Prenatal Yoga Center
November 06, 2011 - Upper West Side

Andrea Syms-Brown, international board-certified lactation consultant, helps pre- and post-natal parents find the humor and joy in care routines for their new baby.

Children's Book and Clothing Swap - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 06, 2011 - Crown Heights

Show your kids the fun and rewards of reducing, reusing, and recycling at this specially-themed swap. Share books, clothing and shoes that your child has outgrown and take home gently used items that you can use.

'The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)' - New Victory Theater
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

Reduced Shakespeare Company, a comedy trio that reduces serious subjects to short and silly shows, presents the tale of Austin, Matt, and Reed, who take the field for a championship comedy in which no athletic activity is safe from spoof.

Ripley's 'Gimme Five' Food Drive - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

Guests who bring a donation of five non-perishable food items can get a ticket to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium for just $5 (regular adult ticket price is $29.95). All the food collected will go to City Harvest, an organization that will distribute it to those in need.

The Art of Bookmaking Festival - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 06, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn about the art of different bookmaking techniques and make your own one-of–a- kind book using stamps, drawings, words, and pictures (10am-12:30pm). Kids ages 5 and older can then make their own artist books that tell stories, express feelings, and share ideas (2pm, 3pm, and 4pm).

Halloween StoryWalk featuring 'Big Pumpkin' by Erica Silverman - Burden Preserve
November 06, 2011 - Mount Kisco

The Halloween StoryWalk will be on display until November 6, and features the story "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman. With the rhythm and repetition that children love, "Big Pumpkin" tells a rollicking story about a witch who, through her encounter with a ghost and other spooky creatures, discovers both the value of cooperating and the joy of sharing. The book's pages will be posted among some of the huge trees and bridges at the Burden Preserve, where families will be able to explore the beautiful and shadowy trails from 9am-dusk each day.

Local Author Reads Book that Helps Kids Enjoy Dentist - The Raider Bookshop
November 06, 2011 - Suffern

Local author, Sherri Alpert, DDS, reads her book Cassandra Gets Her Smile Back. The book prepares children for the dentist and instructs them on keeping their teeth healthy. At the event Dr. Alpert will also provide helpful suggestions that parents, teachers, and caregivers can perform to keep their children’s teeth smiling bright.

Ballet: The Diary of Anne Frank: A Work in Progress - JCC of Mid-Westchester/Bendheim Performing Arts Center
November 06, 2011 - Scarsdale

Presented by Classics Dance Theatre (CDT), a touring ballet company based that prides itself on taking beloved tales of classical literature, such as "The Diary of Anne Frank," from "page to stage." This ballet gives the audience a new perspective from a visual point of view, and an opportunity to experience the honest and open tone with which Anne wrote in her diary on a personal and realistic level. Box Office 914-472-3300, ext. 403.

Halloween Hair Raiser! - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
November 06, 2011 - Somers

Kids and adults of all ages can get spooked during the annual Halloween Hair-Raiser at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers during October and November. Themed "The Nightmare Before Christmas," the main house will be transformed into a haunted house featuring a two-tiered Lionel train that traverses the countryside from Halloween Town to Christmas Town via the polar express. In the main dining room, visitors can view the town's own Pumpkin King, along other scary characters. The younger set can get a feel for model trains by trying out a special children's train layout designed just for them. The train show and Halloween displays will be on view Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 3:30pm each day: October 22 and 23, 29 and 30, and November 5 and 6.

Astoria Market At Bohemian Hall - 11/6 - Bohemian Hall
November 06, 2011 - Astoria

Astoria Market at Bohemian Hall welcomes you to join us this coming Sunday the 6th for a day of fun and shopping in the main hall of the world famous Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden from 12-6pm. Besides kicking off the holiday shopping season, we will be celebrating our first anniversary as Astoria’s first and only on-going artisan marketplace. There are only a handful of markets scheduled between now and the holidays, so be sure to stop by. Not only will you find some of your favorite vendors, but you’ll also get to check out all of the new talent that will be joining the market. Do enter our free giveaway, and have a cup of free hot chocolate (weather depending). And of course, check out the oldest beer garden in New York. The giveaway/raffle is a beautiful ceramic vase handmade in Thailand by local artisans. This lovely piece was donated to Astoria Market by the great people at HandCrafting Justice. We thank you for all very much for your support over the past year. We look forward to seeing you at the market on Sunday and throughout the holiday season.

Fall Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
November 06, 2011 - Bedford Corners

Fall scenery: join a guided hike led by Director Steve Ricker on the trails through the sanctuary. Please dress appropriately for the weather and trail conditions. All ages are welcome.

Nina Ananiashvili Ballet Gala - GW Lisner Auditorium
November 06, 2011 - Washington

The world-famous Prima Ballerina, NINA ANANIASHVILI performs three ballets by the acclaimed choreographer, ALEXEI RATMANSKY, Bolshoi Theatre, Artist in Residence at American Ballet Theatre. The performance includes principal dancers from State Ballet of Georgia, accompanied by Russian Musicians performing three ballets: "Charms of Mannerism," "Bizet Variations" and "Dreams About Japan." Other star dancers from Russia and Georgia are featured. Music is provided by musicians from the BOLSHOI ORCHESTRA. Ms. Ananiashvili has been a legendary star of the Bolshoi Theatre, the Kirov Theatre, New York City Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, London Royal Ballet, Houston Ballet and leading theatres around the world, and became one of the most beloved ballerinas of American Ballet Theatre. "Ananiashvili…was emotionally, technically and stylistically absolutely marvelous. She is one of the great Giselles of our time..." ---New York Post Please visit for more information. NINA ANANIASHVILI is hailed universally as one of the world’s greatest Prima Ballerinas. She began her career with the Bolshoi Theatre in 1981 and became one of its most acclaimed soloists. Her international career was launched with a spectacular London performance of “Raymonda” that was greeted ecstatically by both the public and the critics, and became a turning point in her career. Along with Andris Liepa, she was the first Soviet dancer to appear as a guest performer with the New York City Ballet, dancing in “Raymonda Variations”, “Apollo” and “Symphony in C." Nina was the first Russian ballerina to be invited to perform with the Royal Danish Ballet, where she danced in August Bournonville’s “La Sylphide,” “Napoli,” and “Flower Festival at Genzano.” She also appeared with the Kirov Ballet, dancing in “Don Quixote,” ”Swan Lake,” ”Sleeping Beauty” and the premiere of Lavrovsy’s “Romeo and Juliet.” She made her debut with the American Ballet Theatre in 1993 receiving accolades of praise from press and public, and was also Soloist with the Houston Ballet since 1999. Appointed as Artistic Director of the State Ballet of Georgia, in recent years she has led its international tours including a prior visit to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in spring of 2008. Ms. Ananiashvili continues to perform with State Ballet of Georgia and make guest appearances with other companies. ALEXEI RATMANSKY was named Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet in January 2004. For the Bolshoi Ballet, he choreographed full-length productions of "The Bright Stream" (2003) and "The Bolt" (2005), and re-staged "Le Corsaire" (2007) and the Soviet-era "Flames of Paris" (2008). Under his direction, the Bolshoi Ballet was named “Best Foreign Company” in 2005 and 2007 by The Critics’ Circle in London, and he received a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for "The Bright Stream" in 2006. In 2007, he won a Golden Mask Award for Best Choreographer for his production of "Jeu de Cartes" for the Bolshoi Ballet. As Artist in Residence with American Ballet Theatre, Ratmansky has choreographed "On The Dnieper" (2009), "Seven Sonatas" (2009), "Waltz Masquerade" (2009), a ballet honoring Nina Ananiashvili’s final season, and "The Nutcracker" (2010). Ratmansky has just renewed his contract as Resident Choreographer with American Ballet Theatre to the year 2023.

LEGO Social Playgroup! - RoboMindTech Science & Learning Center
Through November 06, 2011 - Fresh Meadows

This playgroup meets for seven weeks and will allow your children to play together in a semi-structured environment while learning the inherent rules of social engagement. It is fun for siblings and friends. Playgroups have already begun, but registration is open on a rolling basis so bring your little one to engage in the fun.

Creative Kids: China - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
November 06, 2011 - Norwalk

Create Chinese dragon shadow puppets.

Youth Forum: Youth and Cultural Diversity: Local Students, International Bridges - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
November 06, 2011 - Norwalk

The Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School shares how it fosters global friendships.

Chefs for Impact - Mondrian Hotel
November 06, 2011 - New York

An Exclusive Night Out for a Great Cause! Chefs from 6 of the best restaurants in NYC are coming together in one place for one night. Join us for a spectacular 6-course meal, each course prepared by an award-winning chef. The dinner will include courses from restaurants such as L'Artusi, Mehtaphor, Imperial #9, Dell'Anima, Graffiti, and Colonie. Guests will also enjoy a cocktail reception on the deck of the Mondrian Hotel Penthouse with sweeping city views, a live auction with one-of-a-kind items, and live jazz performance. All proceeds will benefit Impact Network, a non-profit organization bringing ultra-low-cost schools to rural Africa. The goal of the fundraiser is to raise $25,000 to upgrade 5 existing schools with solar panels and e-learning. To learn more about Impact Network, visit

6 & Under Open Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
November 06, 2011 - Farmingdale

$12.95/Child Call to make a reservation! (631) 777-5867

Turbo Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
November 06, 2011 - Farmingdale

$7.95/Child Call to make a reservation! (631) 777-5867

Ladies at the Alamo - Historic Richmond Town
November 06, 2011 - Staten Island

Produced by the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Starring Karen O’Donnell, Mimi McMann, Barbara Gatti, Melissa Santantonio and Julie Corbin Furnari. All performances in the 3rd County Courthouse. More info and tickets at

HARLEM MILES - Various stage locations
November 06, 2011 - New York

The 40,000-plus New York City Marathon participants running through miles 21 and 22 in Harlem Sunday will be greeted by tens of thousands of spectators and upbeat musical performances showcasing the sounds of Uptown. Hosted by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the “Harlem Miles” will take place this Sunday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with five stages along Fifth Avenue from 135th Street to 110th Street. Some of the city’s best jazz, Latin, dance, gospel, R&B, reggae, hip-hop and blues artists – including the soulful sounds of Janice Robinson & Friends, soaring vocals of the ARC Choir and the rhythmic energy of Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – will perform throughout the morning and afternoon, encouraging the participants near the end of the route to keep on running and finish the race strong. DATE: Sunday, November 6, 2011 TIME: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PLACE: Multiple locations throughout Harlem STAGE 1: 135th Street & Fifth Avenue – ARC Choir and Brown Boyz (gospel) STAGE 2: 125th Street & Fifth Avenue – IMPACT Repertory Theater and Janice Robinson & Friends (R&B and hip-hop) STAGE 3: Marcus Garvey Park Main Stage, 121st Street at the park – “Sounds of Harlem,” Jonathan Baptiste, Laura Mann, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers and the Jeff Foxx Band STAGE 4: 117th Street & Fifth Avenue – Soul Journ and Kola Nut (Latin and Caribbean) STAGE 5: 110th Street & Fifth Avenue (Duke Ellington Circle) – Ray Mantilla Quintet and the Afro Latin Jazz Quartet (jazz)

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

Talk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue. The exhibition focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development—including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments. The Department of Architecture and Design is documenting the process of organizing Talk to Me from its early stages through its opening in July 2011 and beyond via an online journal. The site features projects we are currently studying and some we have already selected, along with relevant references and feedback and suggestions from designers and writers. Since we always cast our nets very wide and count on suggestions and opinions from the design community, this step comes very naturally. Besides, communication is what this exhibition is all about. Visit the online journal at

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Beacon Theatre
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

The musical partnership of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, with and without Neil Young, was not only one of the most successful touring and recording acts of the late '60s, '70s, and early '80s - with the colorful, contrasting nature of the members' characters and their connection to the political and cultural upheavals of the time - it was the only American-based band to approach the overall societal impact of the Beatles.

PLAYdead - Red Room Theatre
Through November 08, 2011 - New York City

PLAYdead is an evening of spooky theatre featuring three one-acts by Lyndsey Anderson, Kelly Klein and Benjamin Lewis. Not to be missed, this inexpensive evening of bewitching theatre is guaranteed to satisfy. Reserve your ticket at:

Halloween Candy Buy-Back! - Main Street Pediatric Dentistry
Through November 08, 2011 - Tuckahoe

The office will pay $1/lb. for your Halloween candy.

"Imaginocean" - New World Stages
Through November 09, 2011 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, "Imaginocean" follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Family Clay Workshops - ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange
Through November 12, 2011 - White Plains

In collaboration with the exhibition "Earth." Five Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12.

Martin Wittfooth: The Passions - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through November 12, 2011 - New York

“The Passions” - October 13 - November 12, 2011; Artist’s Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6-8pm. Lyons Wier Gallery - 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm. Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. “It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest.” – Oscar Wilde The Passions, Martin Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York, is a contemporary exploration of sainthood, martyrdom, and religiosity that still dominates the ideological landscape of the modern world, and displays the prerequisite acts most often performed to attain various states of veneration such as violence, self-sacrifice, and suffering. In Western philosophy, “The Passions” refer to strong biologically driven emotional states that seduce one away from reason. Yet the term’s origin is to be found in the Latin word, “passio”, which means, simply, “suffering”. Consequently, the term is connected to the most famous act of martyrdom: the crucifixion of Christ. Devotional paintings and sculptures from the last millennia have presented us with multitudes of examples in which “The Passions”, in both their original and more carnal manifestations, make simultaneous appearances. Wittfooth gleaned inspiration for The Passions from devotional artwork from different parts and eras in Europe, most notably the 17th & 18th century Flemish masters, from various versions of the Pieta and the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Wittfooth successfully emulates the iconography of old but his meticulous paintings are laced with symbolism and allusions to contemporary themes, issues, and fears. The artist states, “a reflection on such beliefs as the Rapture or Islamic jihad will compel one to admit that this archaic combination is yet alive and well in our modern age. By exploring the double-meaning of intellectual desertion and fatal suffering still upheld and glorified by faith, The Passions offers a criticism of blind, destructive piety.” Although void of the human form, Wittfooth represents mankind via the man-made and/or manufactured landscapes that are so prevalent to the vocabulary of his work. Animals are the main subjects in Wittfooth’s paintings, serving as symbolic representatives or bystanders of the dangerous, destructive and sometime absurd ramifications of religious devotion. By engaging both the eye and the mind of the viewer, this “Conceptual Realism” sets forth an invitation to enjoy not only the aesthetic deftness of the work, but also the political and conceptual content of the composition. Martin Wittfooth received his MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited extensively in North America and Europe. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including cover features in books and magazines such as New American Paintings and Hi Fructose. Martin Wittfooth lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Queens

Bring the family to the Science Farmers Market. At this event, there will be fresh food as well as fresh ideas to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce.

'Uncle Pirate' - Vital Theatre Company's McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Wilson is just your average kid until the day he finds out his uncle is real live pirate. With help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, maybe, just maybe, Wilson can survive the fourth grade.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Corona

Come to New York Hall of Science to experience fresh food and fresh ideas. This food for thought helps New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce. Bring your kids out to get some fresh air and help pick out the ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.

Duality of Light - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 13, 2011 -

Lobby of Alice Tully Hall - Broadway at 65th Street - FREE - One at a time, in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall, visitors enter a long, dark corridor of sound, stepping uncertainly toward an unsettling encounter. This imm

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