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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 8

November 8, 2014   |    

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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 8, 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 8. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

WPPAC Conservatory Theatre Presents Legally Blonde The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
November 08, 2014 - White Plains

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

The Death of Klinghoffer - Metropolitan Opera
November 08, 2014 - New York

In what many John Adams admirers consider his greatest operatic composition, this new production takes place almost 30 years after the events chronicled in his meditative opus about the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship. Klinghoffer overwhelmed audiences when it premiered just a few years after the tragic incident; now it finally arrives at the Met - the third work by Adams (Doctor Atomic, Nixon in China) to be staged here in the last seven years. The dreamlike production of director Tom Morris (War Horse) balances the opera's poetic libretto and intense dramatic narrative. Paulo Szot stars in the leading role, and David Robertson conducts.

Die Zauberflote - Metropolitan Opera
November 08, 2014 - New York

Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition, seen this season in its full-length German version, stars Pretty Yende as Pamina, in her first Met performances since her stirring debut. Toby Spence is her prince, Tamino, Markus Werba is Papageno, and the great Rene Pape is Sarastro. Adam Fischer conducts.

Bobby Hutcherson: Life of a Legend - Jazz at Lincoln Center
November 08, 2014 - New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center honors legends who have left a significant footprint in history while continuing to both nurture the now and inspire the future. In the first installment of this series, JALC honored "jazz impresario" George Wein. This year's honoree is master vibraphonist and veteran bandleader Bobby Hutcherson. Known for his originative four-mallet approach to the vibes, Hutcherson is one of the pioneers of his instrument along with greats Lionel Hampton and Milt Jackson.

10th Annual Fall Westchester County Home Show - Westchester County Center
November 08, 2014 - White Plains

Home products and services, featuring over 150 displays of top local, state, and national home improvement companies.

Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower - Carnegie Hall
November 08, 2014 - New York

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute presents a free interactive, 45-minute concert designed for children ages three to six, with Elizabeth Mitchell performing alongside a colorful gang of musical friends.

Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn

In Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films, curated by The Andy Warhol Museum, 15 never-before-seen, digitally restored selections from the 1960s are unveiled.

Irvin Mayfield Jr. and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra - Apollo Theater
November 08, 2014 - New York

Featuring Guest Artist: Aaron Neville Grammy-winning trumpeter Irvin Mayfield returns to New York with his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra for the first time since their sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in 2012. The New York Times says Mayfield "has the clarion intonation and relaxed power of his city's vaunted trumpet lineage." Expect a program that showcases the best of the New Orleans sound, from 1950's and 1960's R&B songs to jazz to gospel, funk and blues. Soul great, Aaron Neville, contributes his inimitable, platinum-certified vocal style as featured guest.

Disco Inferno featuring Thelma Houston, Peaches 'n Herb, Steve Nervo 'Mandolay', Santa Esmeralda & Teri Deserio - Resorts World Casino
November 08, 2014 - Jamaica

Doors open 8pm.

An Evening with Bill Maher - Beacon Theatre
November 08, 2014 - New York

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last twelve years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 32 Emmy nominations. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher's uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, "Religulous," directed by Larry Charles ("Borat"). The documentary has gone on to become the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever. In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as Howard Dean, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Cory Booker and Michael Moore – Maher has written five bestsellers: "True Story," "Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits," "When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden," "New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer," and most recently, "The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass."

Carly Aquilino & Jessiemae Peluso - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
November 08, 2014 - New York

Jessimae Peluso is "a bottle rocket with a pulse," headed in only the expected, upward trajectory of a firecracker, and ready to explode. The self-proclaimed "insecure narcissist" has founded a solid comic reputation in New York City and beyond, slaying audiences with her unequivocal, straightforward, ravishingly raw humor. Slamming listeners with her stances on everything from her roots in Syracuse New York, her fear of children to her infatuation with John Stamos,Jessimae will lay her hook in you from the moment she hits the stage. The dynamic Jessimae Peluso is an artist in the truest sense of the word, persistently out to challenge herself and her audience. With roots in Syracuse, Jessimae sought comedic pastures first in Boston where she performed improv with "The Tribe," laying the sod for what would become a burgeoning spontaneous brand of original comedy. In 2008, Jessimae began to bud on stages in the mighty five borough metropolis. She's finding her voice while paving her own way through the comedy scene. Jessimae has also leapt onto the small screen with appearances on "The Tyra Banks Show" and Tru TV's "All-Worked Up" to compliment her extensive commercial work, which includes an international Nintendo ad campaign. She was featured in the Boston Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy&Arts Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, NYC's Funniest Comedian Contest and has opened for Doug Stanhope. On a yearly basis, with increasing triumph, Jessimae returns to the 'Cuse to host her "Hometown Humour Tour" at the Palace Theatre with 300+ people in attendance. She was also chosen to perform for Stand Up Norge Summer Series, a prestigious comedy festival in Oslo Norway that only invites one American comic per year. She has contributed to,, and has been featured in the Huffington Post as one of the funniest comics to follow on twitter. To keep on her toes, Jessimae stays busy in NYC with her weekly comedy show, "Comedy Punch" and can be seen regularly at Cringe Humor's swanky new comedy club, The Stand. Watch for Peluso on MTV's "Failosophy" and MTV's "Girl Code".

Bill Cosby - Carnegie Hall
November 08, 2014 - New York

One of America's most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. Cosby broke television's racial barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a television series while winning three consecutive Emmys. He created and produced the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004. The show, based on Cosby's childhood in Philadelphia, was designed to educate and entertain.

Maria Bamford - The Town Hall
November 08, 2014 - New York

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won! A short number of decades later and look at her now! Rolling Stone just named her one of their 50 Funniest People and she's the winner of the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic! Maria recently recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix's Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as "fantastic" (Entertainment Weekly) a "standout" (TIME) and "perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season" (Black Book Magazine). She also recurred on fX's critically-praised Louie and Comedy Central's Kroll Show, and can be seen on the upcoming USA sitcom Benched. Maria is the creator and star of the direct-to-fans event Maria Bamford: the special special special, which named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a "cold blast of brilliance" by The New Yorker. Maria is the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix's Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has made numerous late-night appearances, most recently on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Nick Offerman : Full Bush - Beacon Theatre
November 08, 2014 - New York

Nick Offerman is today best known for the role of Ron Swanson on NBC's hit comedy series "Parks & Recreation," in which he stars with Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari. For his work on the show, Offerman won a Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011, having earned his first nomination in 2010. He also received two Critics' Choice Television Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. As an author, Offerman released his first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe: Nick Offerman's Fundamentals for Delicious Living, which was published by Dutton in October 2013.

Atka the Arctic Wolf - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 08, 2014 - Douglaston

APEC is excited to welcome back the Wolf Conservation Center and their stunning ambassador wolf, Atka, for an awe inspiring, up-close encounter. Atka and WWC staff with be at APEC to educate visitors about the real truth about these marvelous predators - wolves, their misunderstood lives and the importance of his wild kin. Children must be at least 7 years old and must be accompanied by a paying adult in order to attend. Registration required. Please note: Atka the wolf, is not a pet and cannot be touched. No videotaping is permitted. Flash photography is at the discretion of the wolf handler.

The Trammps Featuring Earl Young @ Resorts World Casino Jamaica, NY - Resorts World Casino
November 08, 2014 - Jamaica

Disco Inferno with THE TRAMMPS FEATURING EARL YOUNG New single "Get Your Lovin While You Can", "Disco Inferno", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "Hold Back The Night", "Where The Happy People Go", "The Night The Lights Went Out", "Disco Party", "Stop & Think", "Where Do We Go from Here", etc.. THELMA HOUSTON "Don't Leave Me This Way", STEVE NERVO lead singer of LA FLAVOUR "Mandolay", SANTA ESMERALDA featuring LEORY GOMEZ"Youre My Everything","Don't Let Me Be Missunderstood", PEACHES & HERB "Reunited", "Shake Your Groove Thing" TERIO DESARIO "Yes I'm Ready", "Aint Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You".

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
November 08, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 28 nights in 2014! See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns! Walk through a covered bridge adorned with jack o' lanterns on all sides - even the ceiling! - and emerge to the sight of Sleepy Hollow Country's most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman! Oooh and ahh at intricate pumpkin portraits of characters from Washington Irving's famous tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Tumbling acrobats and circus characters will put a smile on your face, and a special 10th anniversary pumpkin cake will whet your appetite for...more pumpkins! Witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a working doomsday grandfather clock. A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. Blaze's perennially popular Jurassic Park includes a triceratops, a pterodactyl, a brontosaurus, and a T-Rex! Gawk at more Jack O' Lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year's Blaze', which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area's most innovative Halloween happening. Recommended for all ages. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at or call 914-366-6900. Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31, Nov. 1-2, 6-9, and 14-16.

Storybook Discovery Days - The Voelker Orth Museum and Garden
November 08, 2014 - Flushing

Relax in a cozy parlor setting, while the joys of reading are shared with young children, well before they can read on their own. Children ages 6 and younger can join Karyn Mooney for a stimulating experience that is fun. Each session includes an art or nature discovery activity, as well.

Events for Youth and Families: Pinkalicious - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
November 08, 2014 - Prospect Heights

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast! But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.

Family Concert: Washboard Slim and the Bluelights - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 08, 2014 - North Salem

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights have been performing their blues, jugband, early jazz, Appalachian, Cajun, and rockabilly mix throughout the United States for over twenty-five years, winning awards at festivals. Children are invited to sing along and play rhythm instruments provided by the band. Join in a fun afternoon!

Nature Scavenger Hunt - Greenburgh Nature Center
November 08, 2014 - Scarsdale

Celebrate autumn and all of its wonder while honing your wildlife sighting skills on this naturalist-led scavenger hunt. Use your 'eagle eyes' to find items, roam the trails, and discover nature's beauty. (Hike is approximately 1/2 mile.)

'Tico Tales' a musical retelling of Costa Rican Folk Tales by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell - The Players Theatre
November 08, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Get set for a magical journey to Costa Rica. Learn the rhymes and legends of an ancient culture as storytelling, dance and music sweep you away to a long-forgotten land. Hear the call of the beautiful Quetzal bird, stump your foot as the cast of seven actors and two musicians play a drumming tale, sneak a peek into a traditional tribal dance while the "little devils" chase away the bull and celebrate love with the Indian princess Cira as she is transformed into a volcano. Families are invited to come one hour before the performance to make a rain stick have a jam session with the musician! This show will captivate your heart and make your heart beat to a new, but ancient drum!

Tinkerbell Theatre - West End Theater
November 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

For audiences age four and up, Frog and Peach Theatre Company, widely known for their popular and critically-acclaimed Upper West Side productions of Shakespearean plays, will present a fairy tale series, "Tinkerbell Theatre," adapting "Cinderella" and "Snow White" (both from the Brothers Grimm) into Rocky-and-Bullwinkle style plays featuring sing-along songs and big, soft puppets. The performances will be followed by puppet-making workshops to which all kids attending will be invited. The two plays will be presented in repertory October 11 to November 2 at West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street. Cinderella: 11:30am; Snow White: 12:30pm

Kids 'Not So Scary' Days - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 08, 2014 - Bayville

Families with younger children will enjoy this less-scary version of the Bayville Scream Park, featuring toned-down versions of the park's haunted houses (no live actors), the Halloween Express Train Ride, the Pumpkin Bounce, pirate adventure mini golf, Halloween arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, roaming costumed characters, Halloween storytelling, and more.

BAMkids Concert Series: Nation Beat - Peter Jay Sharp Building (BAMcafé)
November 08, 2014 - Fort Greene

Founded and directed by Scott Kettner, this American/Brazilian collective has an original sound fused together by thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms. An explosive live show frequently bursts into crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing.

Breastfeeding - Nyack Hospital
November 08, 2014 - Nyack

This class prepares mom (and dad) for the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, establishing a good milk supply, common problems, and returning to work. Registration is required.

Storybook Discovery Day: Pinwheels for Peace - Voelker Orth Museum
November 08, 2014 - Flushing

Join storyteller Karyn Mooney as she shares the joys of reading with young children, well before they can read on their own. In celebration of World Kindness Day (11/13) and World Peace Day (11/17), this storybook session will focus on stories about sharing kindness with others and spreading peace throughout the world. Families will create artwork that symbolizes peace to take home. Participants can create pinwheels as part of the "Pinwheels for Peace" project, and/or learn to fold an origami paper crane.

Wilderness Survival - Canarsie Park
November 08, 2014 - Canarsie

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Perennial Plant Swap - Jerry and the Senior Gents Garden
November 08, 2014 - East New York

Bring potted perennial plant(s) to exchange with others. There will also be a workshop on caring for tree beds and a demo on how to build a PVC hoop house to extend the growing season.

Nocturnal Wildlife - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
November 08, 2014 - Douglaston

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. The Park Rangers will guide participants to the best nocturnal wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Nation Beat - Peter J sharp Building- BAM Cafe
November 08, 2014 - Fort Greene

Thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms combine in this explosive live show that'll have you and your family dancing and grooving to an irresistible world-fusion beat.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
November 08, 2014 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Mattey! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
November 08, 2014 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

History in Your Hands: Paper Quilting - Lefferts Historic House
November 08, 2014 - Flatbush

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own paper quilt collage to add to their community patchwork quilt.

Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists Studio Tour -
November 08, 2014 - Windsor Terrace and Park Slope

Bring the kids to check out the places local artists work. Artists on this years tour include painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers and ceramicists. Participating artists include Simon Dinnerstein, Bob Hagen, Nancy Doniger children’s book illustrators including Susan Greenstein, and Brooklyn city scape painters and photographers such as Lloyd Campbell.

The National Acrobats of Peking - Bergen PAC
November 08, 2014 - Englewood

This tremendously talented troupe of performers has won numerous gold and silver awards at international and national acrobatic competitions and circus festivals. All ages are sure to enjoy this unusual performance.

Reading Education Assistance Dog Workshop - Tolstoy Foundation
November 08, 2014 - Valley Cottage

The Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program, which provides animal assisted therapy and education throughout the Rockland, Westchester, Orange, and Bergen County area, hosts this training workshop for their Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) program. The workshop is designed to introduce this unique literacy program to therapy dog handlers, teachers, school administrators, and librarians. Participants will learn how children can improve their reading skills and self confidence by working with a registered therapy dog team. Registration forms are available on the organization's website at or by calling 845-267-8795 or by sending an email to

Rockets: Workshop For Children With ASD - NY Hall of Science
November 08, 2014 - Corona

3…2…1… Blast off! Kids discover the wonders of outer space as they build and launch their own high-flying rocket that is out of this world. These hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich art project workshops are specially designed for young children, ages 3–5, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. These workshops provide opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a welcoming, safe and understanding environment, allow parents to network with one another, and help families discover the wonder of science learning together. Special needs will include visual schedules, a communication booklet and more. At press time, this workshop was full. To be added to the wait list, call 718-683-9366 or email

Drop-in Moving Image Studio - The Museum of The Moving Image
November 08, 2014 - Astoria

Children engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys), to stop-motion and computer animations, and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more. Children ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult, children over age 12 may participate on their own.

Kids & Family Programs: Early Bird Walk - Old Westbury Gardens
November 08, 2014 - Old Westbury

Gather in the Gardens for a November stroll to spy fall resident and feeder birds. A wildlife expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center leads the outdoor tour and shares expertise on local species. Bring binoculars for a closer look.

Poetica Musica - Old Westbury Gardens
November 08, 2014 - Old Westbury

Take a guided tour of exquisite Westbury Mansion, then settle in for an informative pre-concert talk prior to the event.

River Vale Winter Market Opening Day - River Vale Community Center
November 08, 2014 - River Vale

Starting today, the River Vale farmers market moves indoors for winter. Stop by for local vendors selling fresh baked goods, olive oil, pizza, sauces, soups, empanadas, pickles, wine, gluten-free products, breads, and prepared foods.

GameOn! Xpo 2014 - Long Island Sports Hub
November 08, 2014 - Syosset

Take part in competitions, demonstrations, seminars & other attractions. Discover the latest equipment & techniques. Activities for the whole family. Samples and prizes. Conveniently located -- FREE parking. Get a jump on holiday shopping.

November Family Studio Peacock Art Projects - Hudson River Museum
November 08, 2014 - Yonkers

Family Studio Art Projects are creative activities inspired by the Museum's current exhibition, "Strut: The Peackck and Beauty in Art," led by Junior Docents and arts and science professionals, offered on weekends at the Museum. The projects are best for ages 7 and older, but can be adapted for younger children.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
November 08, 2014 - Tenafly

Families will get a set of clues to solve nature riddles along Nature Center trails. Kids and their parents need to work as a team as they hike along the trails to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. This program is intended for adults and families with children age 4 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

Make & Bake Thanksgiving Treats - Scarsdale Public Library
November 08, 2014 - Scarsdale

Festive fun for young bakers ages 5 and older. Registration is required.

Yoga-A-Go-Go-Yoga for Special Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
November 08, 2014 - Scarsdale

Yoga for Moving Kids (with special needs). Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance but even more important, self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. No registration required. Wheelchair accessible.

Wildlife Weekends - Queens County Farm Museum
November 08, 2014 - Floral Park

Have fun learning about interesting critters at this pay-one-price event! Admission includes Birds-of-Prey Show, Frogs, Bugs, & Animal Show, hayrides, pony rides (80 lb. rider limit), and animal feeding.

Family Art Project: Buildings and Land - Wave Hill
November 08, 2014 - Bronx

Consider structures that incorporate nature, including Wave Hill's Ecology Building with its green roof. Explore homes that have many uses, then use clay, cardboard, and recycled materials to create a nature-dependent dwelling.

Miss Saigon - The Musical - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 08, 2014 - Irvington

This epic, musical love story tells the tragic tale of a young bar girl, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American G.I. – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. A haunting tale based on Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world. Ground-breaking and daring with universal emotional themes, it will leave you breathless.

CraftWestport - Staples High School
November 08, 2014 - Westport

Returning for its second year, CraftWestport is a pop-up marketplace of local artists. Hand-selected by the Westport Young Woman's League, these artists will provide a unique view of the local talent and will include fun, budget-friendly items great for the holiday season.

The Magic Jukebox - South Street Seaport
November 08, 2014 - New York

Opening Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from November 6th - 22nd at 8PM, in partnership with the South Street Seaport and the Howard Hughes Corporation, this can't miss evening of musical sketch comedy will premiere at the first ever pop-up theater in Cannon's Walk located on 206 Front Street at the South Street Seaport. The Serious Theatre Collective, winner of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award: Best Ensemble, is proud to present the world premiere of The Magic Jukebox. Tickets are $18, sold in cash at the door and online at

Clown Panties and Other Unpleasant Truths: An Evening with Inside Amy Schumer - Paley Center for Media
November 08, 2014 - New York

Family Day: Street Art - Bellarmine Museum of Art
November 08, 2014 - Fairfield

Explore the Bellarmine Museum of Art through arts and crafts, child-friendly gallery talks and story time. Best suited for ages 4-12, but all are welcome. The museum galleries will be open from 12-5pm.

New York Transit Museum Train Operators School - New York Transit Museum
November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Drop by the Computer Lab to take control of a New York City Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using the incredibly realistic OpenBVE software. Limited Capacity. Suggested for ages 10+

Subway Smarts: Work Trains - New York Transit Museum
November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn about the jobs that “work trains” do – they clean up and repair tunnels, handle emergencies, battle winter weather and keep us safe every day we ride the train. They’re the silent superheroes of our subway system.

College and Career Fair - Central Library
November 08, 2014 - Jamaica

Many colleges, universities and trade schools will be represented. There will be a panel discussion, information on financial aid and even raffles and giveaways.

Willy Wonka Jr. - Broadhollow at Elmont
November 08, 2014 - Elmont

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

KIDS STORY TIME: Tractor Mac Harvest Time - Fairfield University Bookstore
November 08, 2014 - Fairfield

Enjoy a story,a craft and a little Starbucks snack. RSVP to

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
November 08, 2014 - Norwalk

Free admission for families of children with special needs. An Open Arms program.

Around the World: Performance Series - Stepping Stones Museum
November 08, 2014 - Norwalk

Through dance and artifacts, Shane Long shares the history and tradition of Native American tribes of the eastern woodlands.

Fall Recitals - Suzuki Music School of Westport
November 08, 2014 - Westport

String students share their hard work with the community. Come and see children ages 4-18 playing their favorite selections.

Fall Recitals - Trinity Episcopal Church
November 08, 2014 - Southport

String students from the Suzuki Music School of Westport share their hard work with the community. Come and see children ages 4-18 playing their favorite selections.

Scouting Badge Day - Connecticut Audubon Society
November 08, 2014 - Fairfield

Join Connecticut Audubon Society teacher-naturalists as they lead scouts on a hike through the Larsen Sanctuary all while satisfying badge requirements. Pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and insect repellent. For more information or to register, contact Jane Guenther, program coordinator at 203-259-6305 x 109 or

ArtSmart! ArtStart!: Bird Pudding Feeders - Trumbull Nature and Arts Center
November 08, 2014 - Trumbull

A first art experience designed to allow the youngest artist to experiment with a variety of expressive materials and enjoy the pleasure of the creative process with simple, open ended projects. For children ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

ArtSmart! Explorers: Mini Masterpieces - Trumbull Nature and Arts Center
November 08, 2014 - Trumbull

A workshop of fine art and cool crafting designed to encourage the exploration of design. Individual interpretation will be encouraged through expressive mixed media projects. For ages 8-14.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen - Nassau Coliseum
November 08, 2014 - Uniondale

The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
November 08, 2014 - Wilton

Kids ages 8 can join Wilton Library's Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Visit the Children's Desk with a valid library card to be registered.

Monster Scavenger Hunt - Wilton Library
November 08, 2014 - Wilton

Kids track down books containing hidden clues that will lead everyone to the monster's secret lair. Grades 2 and up. Registration required.

Second Saturdays at the HUM: Weave It! - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
November 08, 2014 - Hempstead

Be inspired by Dinh Q. Le's use of traditional Vietnamese grass mat weaving to create your own woven image.

Crafts For Kids- Harvest Headdress - Lakeshore Learning Store
November 08, 2014 - New Hyde Park

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

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center
November 08, 2014 - Oakdale

Travel to a lovely French provincial town where the beautiful Belle lives with her father – a dotty inventor. When her father doesn’t return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, he is being held captive in an old castle by a horrible beast. Belle trades her freedom for his, and this “tale as old as time” begins. How Belle tames the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation into a handsome prince continues to enthrall audiences young and old.

Ah, Real Magic! - Studio Theatre
November 08, 2014 - Lindenhurst

The theatre's resident magician entertains children young and old with his slight of hand and his witty repartee.

The Snow Queen - BayWay Arts Center
November 08, 2014 - East Islip

Catch this dramatic adaptation of a Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale upon which the Disney's animated cartoon Frozen is based.

Autumn Nature Quest - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
November 08, 2014 - Smithtown

Families follow a scavenger hunt course at their own pace. You will be supplied with a map, list, clipboard and pencil. Call 631-265–1054 for reservations.

Fun For Kids: Call of the Wild - Connetquot River State Park
November 08, 2014 - Oakdale

Is a growl good or bad? What animal is the loudest? Discover the wild ways animals “talk” to each other. Call 631-581 – 1072 for reservations.

Frozen Breakfast Cruise Meet & Greet Anna & Elsa - New York Water Taxi
November 08, 2014 - Manhattan

Start your Saturday off with a magical breakfast celebration alongside some famous friends on our Character Breakfast Cruises. Unlock the mystery of the dazzling Hudson and freeze out the impending winter with Elsa and Anna at a party full of fun, games, snacks and beautiful views.

Galli Theater's 'Rapunzel' - Gloria Maddox Theater
November 08, 2014 - Chelsea

Rapunzel lives in a tower deep in the forest where her only companion is Mother Gothel. Will she be trapped there forever or will a prince come to her rescue?

'The Magic Flute' - The New Victory Theater
November 08, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the stage in an inspired reimagining of Mozart's masterpiece opera THE MAGIC FLUTE: Impempe yomlingo. Sung in English by an ensemble of more than two dozen vibrant voices, classic arias are enlivened with exhilarating orchestrations of merry marimbas and powerful percussion. A brilliant fusion of fairy tale and African myth, the show shines especially bright when the majestic Pauline Malefane performs her acclaimed interpretation of the Queen of the Night. Winner of an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (Young Vic, London) and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), this fresh, fearless and fantastical production, co-produced by Eric Abraham and the Young Vic, brims with dazzling drama, crisp comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love.

Minimón - New 42nd Street Studios
November 08, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

A seemingly plain room becomes a playpen of surprises when a solo dancer discovers silly stories everywhere—on the doors of a wardrobe, upon the covers of a bed and even in the opening of a drawer. Set to a sunny soundtrack, MINIMÓN (which translates to "small world") uses lyrical movement, clever projections and a little magic to make dreamers of us all. Families are in for a treat when, after the show, young theatergoers are invited to explore this wondrous, small world.

Squirrel Stole My Underpants - Symphony Space
November 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

In this poignantly silly puppet adventure tale, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself?

Veteran Appreciation! - Long Island Science Center
November 08, 2014 - Riverhead

Learn about the scientific advancements made by veterans and during war time. Veterans and their families visit free today.

Nosey Balloon Science with Mr. Mouse - Mills Pond House
November 08, 2014 - St. James

Professor Rudolphina is working on a silly balloon science experiment. When the balloons disappear can Mr. Mouse and the blue-nose reindeer find them? Children will make puppets after the performance. A Katies's Puppets Performance.

Egg Taking Demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
November 08, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Witness the centuries old process of trout egg taking and fertilization.

Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
November 08, 2014 - Water Mill

Families are invited to spend time together learning about the art on view in the galleries and creating art in the Open Studio. Museum docents will take families on a tour of the galleries and then escort you to the Studio to create art through hands-on activities. Each month features a different theme and a variety of art materials and techniques inspired by the artwork on view in the galleries. Parrish staff and volunteers will be available for questions, but families are invited to work independently at their own pace.

Kr3ts 25th Anniversary Celebration: The Journey - El Museo Del Barrio
November 08, 2014 - East Harlem

KR3T'S mission is to provide dance training for children and young adults of lower and middle income families across the Tri-State. Today, Anointed S. Beatbox Genius, and JASON ANDORS Comedian From BET, Apollo, and Bad Boys of Comedy!

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 08, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Babies and toddlers are invited to celebrate Shabbat morning with stories and games. For children up to 6 years old. The program includes grape juice and challah with Rabbi Russo followed by a free lunch for children and their parents.

Apollo Music Café: Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse Featuring Jon Batiste - Apollo Theater
November 08, 2014 - New York

This New Orleans style jam session will turn the Apollo’s Soundstage into a full-fledged party featuring pianist, singer, songwriter, composer and descendant of New Orleans musical royalty Jon Batiste. The New Orleans native has collaborated with musicians from across the musical spectrum; Prince, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravtiz, and Wynton Marsalis among them. Also known for his acting and composing, Jon has been featured on HBO series “Treme” and in Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” for which he co-wrote the score with Bruce Hornsby. Curated by Irvin Mayfield. Tickets for Apollo Music Café are $20 and $15 in advance for the Apollo’s A-List. Tickets are available at The Apollo Theater Box Office: (212) 531-5305, 253 West 125th Street, and Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, Tickets are on sale now.

Andanza - Hostos Community College
November 08, 2014 - Bronx

In recognition of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, direct from San Juan, Puerto Rico's leading contemporary dance company makes its New York Debut in a mixed repertory program featuring the choreography of Carlos Ivan Santos, Maria Rovira, and Matias Santiago with the music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barber, Jordi Savall and more.

Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival - Music Hall of Williamsburg
November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn

Damian Lazarus, Eats Everything, Chris Malinchak, Little Boots, Aeroplane, Booka Shade, Move D, Machinedrum, Gaslamp Killer, Galantis, Route 94, Jackmaster, Todd Edwards, Huxley Fur Coat, Francesca Lombardo, Jozif, Martyn (Live), Reagenz (Live), Aphrohead, Pangaea, Dorian Concept, Manik, Fort Romeau, Bit Funk, Lindsay Lowend, Shift K3Y, Deru 1979, Lee Bannon, Pinch, Prefuse 73, Billon, Different Sleep Trent Cantrelle, Allessandro Cortini, Mike Servito, Bajas Bitches, Bryan Kasenic, Dre Skull, Jubilee, Taimur, Fahad, Forma, JDH, Dave P, Blacky II, Dan Wender, A-Pop

Gotham All Stars - Gotham Comedy Club
November 08, 2014 - New York

Description: A professional Showcase featuring comics from "Late Show with David Letterman", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Conan on TBS, Comedy Central, HBO and various TV shows and films. Featuring Vic Henley, Yannis Pappas, Rodey Laney, Gregg Rogell and More!

Peppa Pig Playdate at The Scholastic Store - The Scholastic Store
November 08, 2014 - SoHo

By popular demand, Peppa Pig is coming to the Big Apple. The cheeky little piggy, well-loved by preschoolers and families all around the world, will join NYC-area fans for a fun-filled holiday celebration marking the DVD release of “Peppa’s Christmas”. The event includes: Two screenings of scenes from the all-new Peppa Pig DVD (10am and 11.30am), photo opportunities, raffles of exclusive Peppa Pig prizes, coloring and activity sheets, plus Peppa Pig stickers; while supplies last.

Grand Opening Party - UFC GYM
November 08, 2014 - White Plains

Live DJ spinning during classes; meet local sponsors and community partners; ribbon cutting ceremony; food; games; merchandise giveaways; memberships, and more. Free private coaching sessions all day long (by appointment only). 9:30am: Boxing 11:30am: Daily Ultimate Training & Kid's Classes 1:30pm: MMATRX 3:30pm: Kickboxing Train Different at UFC Gym!

Baby Got Bach - Principally Percussion - 92nd Street Y
November 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

Let your little ones learn all about drums, xylophones and other percussion instruments, and even play one themselves, in this interactive event for children age 3-6. Now in its third season at 92Y, Baby Got Bach is curated by pianist Orli Shaham, who is joined by friends and members of 92Y School of Music. Each event in the three-concert series introduces a different family of musical instruments. Children can try out sound experiments, jam on real instruments and enjoy a live interactive classical concert with storytelling and more.

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 08, 2014 - New York

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Day & Night Brunch Club - Highline Ballroom
November 08, 2014 - New York


Willets Point Walking Tour - Queens Historical Society
November 08, 2014 - FLUSHING

East of Citifield (the New York Mets baseball stadium) is a sewer-less hardscrabble area of auto junkyards and related businesses that has twice beaten back attempts at redevelopment. But as it is located between the new stadium and a booming Chinatown in Flushing, public and private interests are again trying to transform “Willets Point” and build a shopping mall to the west of the stadium. We’ll walk to the area from central Flushing to understand its important setting, confront political, economic and ecological issues and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer. Conducted by Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian. Sponsored jointly by the City Club (CC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS). Fees: $20/$15 for members of CC or QHS. Proceeds collected on site and will be split between CC and QHS. Potential attendees are asked to preregister with Jack Eichenbaum via email at; tour limited to 35 participants, a waiting list will be kept should preregistration exceed that number.

BSM's 50th Birthday Concert - West End Presbyterian Church
November 08, 2014 - New York

BSM kicks off its year-long 50th Anniversary at the site of the school’s first home, West End Presbyterian Church, at 105th and Amsterdam. The concert, hosted by Peter Schickele, will feature many current and former students, faculty, and special guests. It will be a joyous evening celebrating the history and current musical offerings at BSM through varied performances, culminating in a grand finale--Beethoven's Ode to Joy -- with a community orchestra inclusive of anyone who has been part of the BSM community during its 50-year history (instrumentalists or singers) reconnecting to perform the work. More Info: Sign up now for your free ticket!

New York Festival of Light - DUMBO
Through November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn (DUMBO)

THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL LIGHT 2014 The first annual New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) will come alive November 6,7,8, 2014. Enjoy the curated collection of lighting installations created by local and international lighting designers and performance artists and technologists who work within the medium of light. This year, this cultural spectacle takes place after dark in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York, in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge and Pearl Street Triangle (Pearl & Water St). FREE & OPEN TO ALL AGES Dates & Times Thursday November 6th: 7pm-11pm Friday November 7th: 5pm – 11pm Saturday November 8th: 5pm – 11pm DJ Schedule Performances to take place under the archway of the Manhattan Bridge Thursday November 6th: DJ For Play 7pm – 11pm Friday November 7th: DJ KC 5pm – 8pm DJ Asen James and Spencer Blake of FON Sound System 8pm-11pm Saturday November 8th: Total Fitness 5pm – 7:30pm Jasper Stapleton 7:30pm – 10pm DJ X-Dream 10pm-11pm

New York Festival of Light - DUMBO
November 08, 2014 - Brooklyn

Enjoy the curated collection of lighting installations created by local and international lighting designers and performance artists and technologists who work within the medium of light. Performances to take place under the archway of the Manhattan Bridge: Thursday, November 6: DJ For Play 7–11pm Friday, November 7: DJ KC 5-8pm DJ Asen James and Spencer Blake of FON Sound System 8-11pm Saturday, November 8: Total Fitness 5-7:30pm Jasper Stapleton 7:30-10pm DJ X-Dream 10-11pm The New York Festival of Light Organization (NYFOL) is a nonprofit art group whose vision is to create and provide a unique and delightful experience for residents and tourists; enhancing NYC's architecture through interactive, static, and projected lighting installations.

Open House- Try Classes for Free - Healing Tree Family Wellness
November 08, 2014 - Holtsville

Native Pride Dancers - Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in NY
November 08, 2014 - South Ferry

Native Pride Dancers will provide a high-energy show featuring Native songs and dancers in full headdress, flute playing and storytelling to celebrate November’s National Native American Heritage Month 2014. Two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer (Fancy Feather Dancing), Larry Yazzie (member of the Sac and Fox nation), founder and artistic director of Native Pride Arts, directs the Native Pride Dancers in a dance presentation that celebrates the spirit, skill and beauty of indigenous peoples of North America. The two performances will be in the Rotunda, 2nd level.

RiverArts Presents: Children's Film Festival 2014 - Mercy College
November 08, 2014 - Dobbs Ferry

RiverArts Presents: Film Festival 2014 -a program of award-winning films from the New York International Children's Film Festival. "Best of Fest" - animated shorts. Mercy College Lecture Hall 555 Broadway Dobbs Ferry, NY Recommended for audiences ages 7 and older. All Children must be accompanied by a parent. Tickets and info.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca - Joyce Theater
Through November 09, 2014 - New York

Following well-deserved critical accolades for her previous Joyce seasons, Soledad Barrio and her astounding company, Noche Flamenca, come back with Noche Flamenca y Antigona, featuring a night of flamenco with excerpts from Sophocles' tragic tale. Again the company performs to live music, propelling the dancers to an incredible height of drama that elicits cheers from sold-out houses of loyal fans.

The Magic Flute - New Victory Theater
Through November 09, 2014 - New York City

From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the stage in an inspired reimagining of Mozart's masterpiece opera THE MAGIC FLUTE: Impempe yomlingo. Sung in English by an ensemble of more than two dozen vibrant voices, classic arias are enlivened with exhilarating orchestrations of merry marimbas and powerful percussion. A brilliant fusion of fairy tale and African myth, the show shines especially bright when the majestic Pauline Malefane performs her acclaimed interpretation of the Queen of the Night. Winner of an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (Young Vic, London) and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), this fresh, fearless and fantastical production, co-produced by Eric Abraham and the Young Vic, brims with dazzling drama, crisp comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love.

The Storefront Project: Souvenir Shop by Susan Saas - Pelham Art Center
Through November 09, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the fifth Storefront Project, Souvenir Shop by Susan Saas, a collection of mixed media pieces, including illustrative furniture and wearable art documenting the artist's journey so far, and stops along the way. On view Oct 25. through Nov 9. About The Storefront Project Pelham Art Center's Storefront Project activates empty and underused storefronts in downtown Pelham, NY, by installing temporary "pop-up" art exhibitions by emerging artists. These street-level exhibitions serve to energize both the space and the streetscape, continuously refreshing the cultural environment of downtown Pelham. Exhibitions of painting, photography, and other two-dimensional work, along with sculpture and installations will each be shown for roughly one month. The Storefront Project is part of PAC's larger Public Art Program, which includes sculpture and installation exhibitions in the Pelham Art Center courtyard for enjoyment by the public. Free arts programming positively impacts the neighborhood, stimulates local businesses, and builds community by attracting residents and new visitors to an arts destination. An open call was published in April, inviting artists to respond to one or more of the following criteria when submitting a proposal: site-specificity, community building, public engagement, interactivity, history of

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