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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 8


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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.

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.

Toddler Storytime - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
November 08, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and craft event every Tuesday in the Children's Department for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers. Call Ms. Laurie at (914) 771-6400 to RSVP.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 08, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 08, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

Garden Walk - Wave Hill
November 08, 2011 - Bronx

An hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights, including the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory. Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Mother Goose Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 08, 2011 - North Salem

Regular weekly storytime for children up to 2-1/2 years.

Iron Chef Breakfast - Taste Buds
November 08, 2011 - Manhattan

On Election Day, join Taste Buds to whip up your favorite breakfast foods Iron Chef-style with the secret ingredient of the day.

Toddler Art Adventures with Private Picassos - Space on White
November 08, 2011 - Manhattan

Budding artists ages 2-4 will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class that helps strengthen fine motor skills.

Satyagraha - Metropolitan Opera
November 08, 2011 -

The Met's visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass's unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theater."

Joan Baez & Kris Kristofferson - Beacon Theatre
November 08, 2011 - New York

Legendary artist Joan Baez will embark on a U.S. tour this fall including three co-headlining shows with renowned songwriter and fellow artist, Kris Kristofferson. The fall tour will feature a repertoire spanning her five-decade career. In quick succession, Baez celebrated joyful landmark years in 2008-2009, marking the 50th anniversary of both her renowned residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. These milestones coincided with the Grammy-nominated album, Day After Tomorrow (September 2008), which was recorded in Nashville and produced by Steve Earle. Of the release, the Boston Globe proclaimed, 'A half century into her career, folk icon Joan Baez is making a return of sorts - not to vintage material, but to songs that evoke the spirit and message of her defining early work - Baez has never sounded wiser, or more deeply human.' Moreover, in 2009, Baez was profiled in Public Television's American Masters documentary, Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound. While this year began with the National Recording Academy inducting Baez's 1960 debut LP on Vanguard Records into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. At the same time, the prestigious Folk Alliance International presented her with its 'Lifetime Achievement Award,' and Amnesty International, at its 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, bestowed on her the inaugural 'Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights.' Additionally, Baez recently returned to the cast of Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco for a limited run in 'Maestro's Enchantment.' Kristofferson's New West albums mark the latest works of a distinguished career that has encompassed the authorship of such classic American songs as 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'Sunday Morning Coming Down,' and 'Help Me Make It Through the Night': stardom in such feature films as Lonestar, the Blade Trilogy, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid and A Star is Born; honors including three Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and years of outspoken political and social activism. He was recently recognized as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's Country Awards. Kristofferson is currently a member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Election Day Fun with Marsha the Moose - JCC Rockland
November 08, 2011 - West Nyack

Children ages 1-7 are invited to enjoy an interactive, magical, and musical performance by Marsha The Moose. Kids and their parents or grandparents can sing-a-long to Marsha on her guitar as well as enjoy silly magic and a puppet show with furry animal hand-puppets.

Vacation Sensation: Rock The Vote - JCC Rockland
November 08, 2011 - West Nyack

Students in grades K-5 are invited to spend this day off from school learning about our country's election process. Children can also make a craft, cook a snack, and play. Pre-registration required at least one week prior to program.

Stand With Us - JCC Rockland
November 08, 2011 - West Nyack

n this two-hour workshop, teens will learn how to help preserve the image of Israel on campus at their high school or as they head off to college. Through videos, role play, and conversation, students gain a connection to Israel and learn to speak up on behalf of the Jewish State. Pizza lunch included. RSVP is requested by November 1.

Free Children's Theatre Tickets for President's Day - Yeshiva University Museum
November 08, 2011 - Manhattan

Follow the story of siblings Max, Zack, and Aviva as they make their way through a dream landscape that takes them from the safety and comfort of their home to an imagined, fantastical world called Mayim. Over the course of their adventures, the trio discovers that, through the cooperation of brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and fish and fauna, almost anything can happen and be achieved. The performance features 10 original songs accompanied by singers and a live band. To reserve free tickets, email or call 212-294-8330, ext. 8823.

Seed Safari - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 08, 2011 - Crown Heights

Fall is the perfect time for collecting seeds. We'll trek through the Museum's Garden looking for seeds that fly, seeds that float, and seeds that catch a ride. Gather your own packet of mixed seeds to start your own garden at home.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 08, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to hear stories and make a fun craft. Registration begins August 22 for HKDPL cardholders and September 1 for everyone else.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 08, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-4 are invited with a parent or caregiver to listen to stories and make a fun craft together. Registration begins one week before program for HKDPL cardholders and the day before the program for everyone else.

Origami Wreath Workshop - Rose Memorial Library
November 08, 2011 - Stony Point

Children ages 7 and up (ages 5 and 6 with an adult) can create and decorate an origami wreath for their Thanksgiving table. Snack provided. Pre-registration is required.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
November 08, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
November 08, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Creative Cooking For Teens: Ages 10-14 and Ages 15-18 - The Food Evolution
November 08, 2011 - Bardonia

Young Lidias and Marios who want to learn how to prepare nutritious food are invited to learn the fundamentals of whole grains and greens and how to they are essential to our health. Students will prepare a delicious meal that they can re-create for their family. Pre-registration is required.

Disney On Ice presents 'Dare to Dream' - Nassau Coliseum
November 08, 2011 - Uniondale

Enjoy the magic of Disney with kids' favorite characters on ice.

The Child's Place for Children With Special Needs: After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 08, 2011 - Sunset Park

Hear stories and make crafts. For kids with and without disabilities, ages 5-12.

WACky Art - Westport Arts Center
November 08, 2011 - Westport

Kids spend election day experimenting with bold colors, exaggerated proportions and dynamic designs.

Chess for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park branch
November 08, 2011 - Crown Heights

Teens and tweens play and improve their chess games.

Canstruction Long Island Competition to Benefit Local Charity - RXR Plaza
November 08, 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.

Awesome Autumn Day - New Canaan Nature Center
November 08, 2011 - New Canaan

Vote for nature this election day. Contribute your old jack-o-lanterns to the pumpkin compost pile. Jump and play in a mega leaf maze/pile. Gather around the campfire to share songs and stories of recent Halloween adventures.

Fall Breakout Day/ Election on the Farm! - STAMFORD MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER
November 08, 2011 - Stamford

Cast your vote on who is your favorite farm animal. Is it Dakota the Clydesdale, Big Sis the pig or one of the goats? Each visitor gets their own ballot to stuff in ballot boxes. There is also have a red, white and blue scavenger hunt and self-guided crafts in the Overbrook Nature Center.

Fitness Classes - Hope for Fitness - Nassau
November 08, 2011 - North Bellmore

Bring fun and exercise to youth and adults with developmental, intellectual, physical disabilities.

You're Not Elected Charlie Brown! - Wilton Public Library
November 08, 2011 - Wilton

Stop by the library and watch Charlie Brown having a typical day.

Dinosaurs Rock Fossil Adventure - Wilton Public Library
November 08, 2011 - Wilton

Children ages 5 and up are invited to this fun, interactive dinosaur program with giant, museum-quality, life-size, fossils and replicas. Each child digs for fossils to take home. Children have a mock vote for their favorite dinosaur. Registration required; no fee.

Become a Leader! Theatre Workshop - Fairfield Museum and History Center
November 08, 2011 - Fairfield

Performer and educator Christina Frei encourages students to discover their own talents through teamwork and theatre games that use real life experiences. Find inspiration from the famous myths and legends of America's Founding Fathers to create modern interpretations of history. In the process, find out what type of leader you are.

Theatre Improv with Slant of Light Theater - Fairfield Museum and History Center
November 08, 2011 - Fairfield

Get an introduction to the world of theatre in this workshop for the experienced theater student as well as the shy student wishing to grow and learn in a safe space. Develop theatre skills through individual and group work, fostering imagination and teamwork simultaneously.

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:

Entertainment Debate Club - Queens Library: Long Island City Branch
November 08, 2011 - Long Island City

For teens that want to expand their music tastes outside the same old rock and roll or rap genres, check out this event. Listen to new music with your friends and peers. Then, give your opinions and thoughts on CD tracks while you discuss what you like or dislike. Learn how to analyze and express what you like about your favorite music and perhaps find a new favorite band.

Natural Jewelry Making Using Hemp - Queens Library: Woodside branch
November 08, 2011 - Woodside

Kids ages 12 and up should join artisan Erin Maurad for a workshop on natural jewelry making using hemp. They'll learn how to make knotted hemp bracelets that are fashionable any time of year. Space and supplies are limited, and the supplies are given out on a first-come, first served basis.

Meet Bobbie the Snake! - Seatuck Environmental Center
November 08, 2011 - Islip

Bobbie, the center's resident snake, is great with people. Learn about her and other snakes that live nearby. Make a snake craft and have your picture taken with Bobbie. Register online.

Election Day Open Bounces - BounceU Farmingdale
November 08, 2011 - Farmingdale

Looking for something to do with the kids on their day off from school? BounceU Farmingdale will be adding Special Open Bounce Sessions for the kids to come and play! Price is $12.95/Child, Call to make a reservation (631) 777-JUMP (5678) or check our online calendar for session times.

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
November 08, 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.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
November 08, 2011 - Plainview

Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.

Election Day Crafts: Wall-E Film n' Fun - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
November 08, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

Help take care of the earth by decorating a plant pot and planting your own seed to take home and grow. Then kick back to enjoy the film Wall-E.

Tuesday Matinees: Moran Katz - Merkin Concert Hall
November 08, 2011 - Upper West Side

First-prize winner of the 2009 Freiburg International Clarinet Competition in Germany, Israeli clarinetist and Juilliard graduate Moran Katz performs several classic works accompanied by Amy J. Yang on the piano.

Afternoon Tea Party - Cupcake Corner Too!
November 08, 2011 - Garden City

Enjoy a traditional English Tea Party with delicious tea with scones with clotted cream and preserves, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit, assorted finger sandwiches, mini cupcakes, and assorted cookies. Reservations are required.

Ripley's 'Gimme Five' Food Drive - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
November 08, 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.

Vote for Your Favorite Healthy Snack! - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 08, 2011 - Manhattan

On Election Day, join children's cooking expert Cricket Azima in tasting a selection of nutritious and delicious afternoon eats. Votes will be officially tallied and the winning snack will be posted on CMOM's Facebook page.

Discuss Big Pharma's Influence on Healthcare with ProPublica - The Tenement Museum
November 08, 2011 - New York

"The Truth About the Drug Companies" author Dr. Marcia Angell talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber about their Dollars for Docs project ( and the influence pharmaceutical companies have on healthcare. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. Those who cannot attend are welcome to watch the discussion on a live telecast, which will be available on ProPublica's website ( and the Tenement Museum's UStream account (

Ladies' Night - Piece of my Art
November 08, 2011 - Port Washington

Ladies, leave the kids at home and create something unique for yourself or a loved one. Join "Piece of my Art" every Tuesday for adult fun. Paint pottery or make a mosaic. Bring your creativity, food and drinks. Call for reservations.

Voice Your Vote - Long Island Children's Museum
November 08, 2011 - Garden City

Celebrate Election Day LICM style. Cast your vote and have your voice heard to name a new lizard. Stop by the Inner Lobby to fill out your secret ballot.

Kid Smart NYC Open House and Lecture Series - Kid Smart NYC
November 08, 2011 - Manhattan


The Municipal Art Society Presents the 2011 Jane Jacobs Forum: Women as Public Intellectuals: The Legacies of Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson and Betty Friedan - CUNY Graduate Center--Elebash Hall
November 08, 2011 - New York

A conversation with some of today’s contemporary leaders about women as public intellectuals and the Legacies of Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson and Betty Friedan presented at the 2011 Municipal Art Society Jane Jacobs Forum. To register go to: or call 212-935-2075.

Election Day Special - ACTIVE KIDZ
November 08, 2011 - Jericho

Play for 3 hours in an indoor climbing Adventure Maze, a Toddler Center featuring a pirate ship and interactive, educational toys and enjoy a bouncing inflatable for a 30-minute session.

United in Anger: Historicizing ACT UP - Columbia University, International Affairs Building
November 08, 2011 - New York

The Columbia Center for Oral History presents “United in Anger: Historicizing ACT UP,” a public workshop by ACT UP Oral History Project co-directors Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman on their interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash to Power, a group that was formed in 1987 to raise public consciousness about the evolving epidemic. Hubbard and Schulman will introduce the project, review its history, share the insights gained and discuss how they ultimately seek to "demystify the process of making social change."

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

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

Open House: La Scuola d'Italia - La Scuola d'Italia
November 08, 2011 - Upper East Side

Preschool and elementary students can explore the school's bilingual curricula and educational activities. No prior knowledge of either Italian or English is required for entering Pre-K through 9th grade. Italian/ English as a second language classes are provided at all levels. RSVP by calling 212-369-3290.

Free Fat Burning Fitness Classes to Support Local Food Charities - Train For The Game- Long Island
November 08, 2011 - Bellmore

These classes are free in exchange for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items which will be delivered to local food pantries. Get 30 minutes of high intensity, total body/cardio workout. Tuesday and Thursday sessions through December 29.

Turbo Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
November 08, 2011 - Farmingdale

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

All Ages Open Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
November 08, 2011 - Farmingdale

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

6 & Under Open Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
November 08, 2011 - Farmingdale

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

All Ages Open Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
November 08, 2011 - Farmingdale

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

Rockland County Teens Commemorate Kristallnacht - New City Jewish Center
November 08, 2011 - New City

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to the New City Jewish Center for a lite dinner, learning, and discussion. The program includes a special candle lighting ceremony at the Rockland County Courthouse sponsored by JCC Rockland, Holocaust Museum & Study Center, Rockland Jewish Family Service, Temple Beth Shalom, New City Jewish Center, Nanuet Hebrew Center, Temple Beth Torah, Temple Beth El, Orangetown Jewish Center, and Sharrey Tefilah.

"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.

Zoo Tots - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 09, 2011 - Bridgeport

Children ages 22 months to four enjoy stories, activities, crafts and live animals. Call 203-394-6563 to register.

Zoo Tots - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 09, 2011 - Bridgeport

This monthly 45-minute program for children 22 months to four years old, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session is entitled “Who Eats What.” Pre-registration is required by calling 203-394-6563. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 - Mug Lounge
Through November 09, 2011 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday November 8th, 2011 ed. Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday November 8th, 2011 lineup): Upstart Chris Thayer! Adam ‘The Eye’ Lash! Iraqi War Vet of Comedy Lisa Harmon! Lizzie ‘Who Gives A’ Buck! Clare ‘Last Name Sounds Like’ Horgan! Mike OOOOOOOOOOOO’Rourke! Some Jamaican Culinary History Courtesy of Mr. Richard “WolfPack’ James! Et al.! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! UG IT!

Four Quartets - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 12, 2011 -

"There is a sort of heavenly, or at least more than human, gaiety" about Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, wrote T.S. Eliot, such as "might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering. I should like to get something of it into verse before I die." And so he did, in the timeless, contemplative work Four Quartets, performed here in its entirety by British actor Stephen Dillane, followed by the Miró Quartet's interpretation of the Beethoven work.

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.

Sydney Dance Company - Joyce Theater
Through November 13, 2011 -

Sydney Dance Company returns to The Joyce in a fresh guise under the exuberant artistic direction of the Barcelona-born choreographer Rafael Bonachela, a self-proclaimed "movement junkie," whose works are packed with intricate and continually changing patterns. Vividly imagined, his sensuous aesthetic has signaled a new chapter for the legendary company whose dancers infuse the stage with "creative precision and exhilarating energy." (Sydney Morning Herald) For its Joyce season, the company performs the U.S. premieres of two acclaimed Bonachela works set to commissioned scores by Italian composer Ezio Bosso.

American Ballet Theatre - New York City Center
Through November 13, 2011 -

From great classics to innovative premieres, American Ballet Theatre's world-class dancers bring their dramatic artistry and thrilling bravura to take dance to new heights this fall. Enjoy mixed repertory programs featuring ballets by an impressive roster of choreographers, including Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Martha Clarke, Paul Taylor and ABT's Artist-in-Residence, Alexei Ratmansky.

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 immersive, responsive sound-and-light installation by Australian artist Lynette Wallworth, inspired by a visit to the Preah Khan temple at Kompong Svay in Cambodia, is a unique experience for every visitor.

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back at London Lennie’s - London Lennie's
Through November 13, 2011 - Rego Park

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back at London Lennie’s - Queens’ King of Fish Travels to Alaska, Delivers 8LB FRESH Crabs From Crate to Plate - Scheduled to step fresh off the boat from Alaska this fall, London Lennie’s culinary team, led by seafood expert and restaurateur Leslie Barnes, is not coming home empty handed! Just like last year’s trip to Alaska, the London Lennie’s fishermen will transport eight pound tender crabs from crate to plate and serve up hand-picked, succulent crab on London Lennie’s 15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu which debuts on October 17th and available through November 13th. Over 1.5 million tons of crab is consumed across the world each year, however, most diners never get to savor the true flavor of fresh crabmeat straight from the sea. London Lennies’ specialty menu will carry the crabulous flavor of fresh Alaskan King Crab to Queens, so city diners don’t need to travel cross continent to get their fix. Guests can select from six different species of crab, including Live Blue Claw, Live Dungeness Crab, Fresh Alaskan Crab, Fresh Jonah Crab, Fresh Stone Crab and Canadian Snow Crab, on the extensive menu which offers over 20 crab-filled dishes such as Jonah crabmeat quesadilla, crabmeat stuffed mushrooms and steamed crab and shrimp dumplings. “Even though four million crabs per year are pulled from the ocean, it’s nearly impossible to get your hands on a fresh crab in New York City. All city seafood lovers have to do is crawl to Queens!” comments London Lennie’s owner, Leslie Barnes. Also back by popular demand is the Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style” cocktail. London Lennies’ twist on the traditional Bloody Mary combines their famous Bloody Mary mix and Stolichnaya Vodka and is garnished with a skewer of jumbo lump crabmeat. Offered throughout the crab season, the Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style” will be available at the bar and in the dining room for $11. Highlights from this year’s crabtastic menu include: Appetizers - Jonah Crabmeat Quesadilla, caramelized onions, monetary jack cheese, roasted poblano chiles and smokey guacamole; Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms Trio, Dungeness crab, Jonah crab & blue claw crab Steamed Crab and Shrimp Dumplings, two sauces. Entrees - East Coast “Maryland Style” Blue Crab, steamed with “Old Bay” seasoning or garlic Jumbo Lump Crabmeat “Au Gratin”, 8 oz. jumbo lump crabmeat, sautéed onions and reggiano cheese in a crab-infused béchamel sauce baked till golden brown - Steamed Mixed Grab Bag, for those who can’t decide-comes with Alaskan king crab, ½ Dungeness crab, & blue crab - Jumbo Florida Stone Crab (1lb.), steamed and served with drawn butter - Alaskan King Crab (1lb.), steamed and served with drawn butter - Alaskan King Crab Clusters 2#, steamed and served with drawn butter. Specialty Drinks - Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style”, Stolichnaya Vodka, London Lennie’s famous bloody mary mix, and garnished with a skewer of jumbo lump crabmeat. About London Lennie’s: Owned and operated by the Barnes Family for over 50 years, London Lennie’s has evolved from a quintessential fish n’ chips shop to Queens’ premier seafood restaurant. Famous for the best in fresh, local seafood, selected daily at the world-famous Fulton Fish Market, London Lennie’s hosts the area’s finest raw bar and has been featured in the New York Times, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and on the Food Network, FOX Business Network, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW, among others. Located at 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd in Rego Park, Queens, London Lennie’s is open for lunch and dinner Monday – Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays for Late Night live entertainment for 9:00 p.m. to midnight and for dinner Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Early openings can be arranged for private events. London Lennie’s has been awarded a letter grade of “A” by the New York City Health Department. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (718) 894-8084 or visit

Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week - The Bronx
Through November 13, 2011 -

For visitors and residents who appreciate good food, Savor The Bronx! is an unprecedented opportunity to taste test the worldwide cuisine the Bronx offers. Foodies can experience delicious dishes from the Americas, the Caribbean, Asia, Central America, Europe and Africa, all of which are available in the Bronx. Taste-tempting offers include 20% off the lunch tab at the Riverdale Steak House and Lucca Restaurant in Pelham Bay; complimentary dessert and coffee at the Rambling House in Woodlawn and NYY Steak near Yankee Stadium; and lunch and dinner specials at Bronx Ale House in Kingsbridge, the Tosca Café in Throggs Neck, and the Ice House Café in Ft. Schuyler. Visit website for more information.

Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 14, 2011 - New York

Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa (b. 1961) conceived Sum of Days as an environmental and participatory sound installation—a monumental, voluminous construction made of soft, white, translucent material that hangs from ceiling to floor and takes the shape of an elliptical labyrinth. This structure hides, or interrupts, the defined limits of its surrounding architectural space, suspending visitors' spatial references and allowing an experience of total immersion. A system of microphones hangs from various heights and records the day's ambient noise, which is played back the following day through several speakers. Each day a new recording is superimposed over the previous one, gradually dimming the oldest sounds into a layer of whispers. Adding yet another element of sound will be periodic musical performances from within the installation. The accumulation of these recordings will constitute an immaterial layering of time—an auditory memory of the accidental noise inherent in everyday experience. This marks the artist's first exhibition in the United States. Musical performances, each 60 to 90 minutes long, take place weekly within the installation between September 8 and November 10. The performers are Lisa Bielawa, David Crowell, Jon Gibson, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi, and Andrew Sterman. Times are announced via MoMA's Twitter account (@MuseumModernArt) on the day of the event.

Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression - Tibet House US
Through November 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an exhibition of visionary Tibetan contemporary art entitled "Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression.” The featured Tibetan artists have created remarkable modern works that merge their classical aesthetics with individual expressiveness, creating a new art that expands magnificently beyond their highly disciplined traditional artistic heritage. The exhibition will be on display at the Tibet House US gallery from September 14th – November 15th, 2011. There will be a special opening reception on September 14th from 6-8pm. Tibet House US is located at 22 West 15th Street. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday from 12noon - 5 p.m.

Spring Valley Farmers Market - Corner of Parking Lot Below the Spring Valley Post Office
Through November 16, 2011 - Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Farmers Market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, until November 16. The market features fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants.

Weekly Infant Group - Westchester Reform Temple
Through November 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

A weekly group for infants and moms, led by the WRT Early Childhood Center's social worker, Brenda Stern. Topics will include formula, sleep, immunizations, siblings and nutrition, Learn something new, make new friends, and enjoy this special time.

'Seaside Steel' - Rye Town Park
Through November 17, 2011 - Rye

The exhibition of David Tobey's welded steel sculpture by the Pond. The exhibition will run through November 17th with a portion of any proceeds from the sale of sculpture to benefit The Friends of Rye Town Park.

Opening Party for Sculpture Show - Rye Town Park
Through November 17, 2011 - Rye

In addition to an art show opening, Rye Town Park in Westchester County, with a Long Island Sound beachfront and over 60 acres of landscape will be a great place for New Yorkers to view the fall foliage, predicted to be at its height the third week in October. The opening party will also feature free music with a jazz quarter, "The Pink & Green Cafe", and free admission, parking & refreshments. The park will open the exhibition of David Tobey's welded steel sculpture by the Pond on Saturday afternoon, October 22nd from 2-4 p.m. The show will run through November 17th, and a portion of any proceeds from the sale of sculpture will benefit The Friends of Rye Town Park. Photos and more information on the event can be found on the artist's web site at

Priceless New York Food Truck Feast - MasterCard Worldwide and popular NY Food Trucks
Through November 17, 2011 - New York

As part of Priceless New York, MasterCard is launching a four-week Food Truck program that will offer New Yorkers free lunch across Manhattan. By liking the MasterCard Facebook page, Tweeting #PricelessNY or flashing your MasterCard, New Yorkers can earn themselves a free lunch on Thursday’s at one of the 40 participating food trucks including Gorilla Cheese, Korilla BBQ, Eddies Pizza and more. Every Thursday from October 27 – November 17 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Below, are the locations for the Food Trucks taking part in week one of MasterCard’s Priceless NY Food Truck Fest • 116th St. and Amsterdam Ave. (Korilla BBQ / Cool Haus) • Varick St. and King St. (Taim / Eddie's Pizza ) • 55th St. bet 6th and 7th Ave. (Comme Ci, Comme Ca / Gorilla Cheese) • 18th St. and 5th Ave. (Mexicue / Bian Dang) • Washington Square Park area (Kelvin Slush / Rickshaw Dumplings) **For future truck locations, please visit the MasterCard Facebook page every Wednesday throughout the promotion

Pig: A Restaurant - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through November 17, 2011 - New York

You’re invited to the opening party for Pig: A Restaurant, East Gowanus’ hottest new eatery. Join luminaries like model/actress/hostess Aurora, supplier Ian (of Crown Heights’ preeminent household farm), and Top Chef quarter finalist Annie as they usher in the most pork-obsessed restaurant in Brooklyn.

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Corona

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Queens Botanical Gardens Farmers Market runs every Friday, from 8:30AM-4:00PM, rain or shine, until November 18th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local fruits, vegetables and herbs, cut flowers and live plants, and certified organic nuts, nut butters, and fair-trade coffee.

TREE-rific Trees - New York Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Bronx

Children journey into the exciting, magnificent world of trees as they learn how to be a plant scientist. They create a nature field notebook, search for specific leaf shapes, colors and textures throughout the garden, sort plant parts, and help garden staff conduct seasonal research. In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Through November 18.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit, and visit additional information.

Jamaica Farmers Market -
Through November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Jamaica Farmers Market runs every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, until November 11th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local herbs, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and live plants. Pork products are also available as well as certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee.

Art Gallery Opening: Photography of Jadina Lilien: BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND - The New York Open Center Gallery
Through November 19, 2011 - New York

Photography of JADINA LILIEN | BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND: Remembering the Spirit of the Lakota. Opening Reception - Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 5:30- 8PM. Exhibition Dates - October 15 - November 19, 2011. Butterfly Against the Wind is based on the artist/filmmaker, Jadina Lililen’s impressions of being in South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Reservation. At the invitation of Tiokasin Ghosthorse, (WBAI Radio in NYC: First Voices). Lilien was invited to take photographs on this reservation where he grew up. The work made during this period, a series of digital pigment prints that utilize a multimedia photographic process, is a direct result from the artist’s time spent during these visits. The photographs incorporate the time bound documented images of the romanticized Indian and the present day conditions of the reservation. There are varying degrees of adding additional painting or “mark making” to the photographs. This process at times can be almost undetectable, enabling the image to be clearly visible, or at times, selectively obscuring the image and creating a new narrative.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

This weekly market is back for its 7th season. Organizers promise new vendors and increased variety for shoppers. In addition to food, visitors can find live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh fruit and vegetable tastings.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

The market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, until November 20. It features local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods.

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through November 20, 2011 - New York

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display for the first time ever in Manhattan when it opens to the public at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum from November 8 to 20, 2011. The Wall will be displayed on Intrepid?s Pier 86 and be open 24 hours a day. Admission is free of charge. The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall stands eight feet tall and stretches 240 feet long. It is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died in combat or are currently listed as missing in Vietnam. Since its inception in 1990, the traveling monument has been displayed in more than 200 cities across the country, allowing millions of visitors to experience the healing power of the memorial. The Wall has become a place of healing and remembrance for all Americans - representing in equal measures the loss associated with the Vietnam War era, as well as the heroism, courage, and bravery of the soldiers who fought. It brings healing to Veterans, awareness to younger generations and contemplation to all who gaze into its reflective surface. The Museum will also offer special events and programming centered on the Wall, veterans and the history of the Vietnam War era, including a special Veterans Day Ceremony. Check for up to the minute details. The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is sponsored by these local funeral providers: Riverside Memorial Chapel, Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel, Andrett Funeral Home, Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors, Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home and Gramercy Park Memorial Chapel. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
Through November 20, 2011 - Centerport

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

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
Through November 20, 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.

'Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes' - Looking Glass Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

You might have heard of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Pecos Bill, but what about Calamity Jane? Find out how little 12-year-old Jane got her name in this playful Old West-style show. Jane and her mother are on their way to California when they find themselves in the beleaguered town of Hoopersville where the townsfolk spend all day and night hiding from the hilarious, hair-raising Hoopsnakes. Will Calamity Jane be able to help the townspeople face the Hoopsnake Queen once and for all? And most importantly, will there be pie?

The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok - Castillo Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

Four Jewish men meet on a ship crossing the Atlantic, fleeing the poverty and pogroms of Europe, hoping for a better life in the unknown cities and towns of America. On the long and difficult crossing, the four recall the oft-told stories of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok and perform them for one another. In time-honored fashion, they debate the stories' meaning and dispute the question "What is the responsibility of the Jew in this world?"

Three Carsons out of Texas - The Gershwin Hotel
Through November 20, 2011 - New York

Three Carsons out of Texas examines the creative output of the Dallas-born Carson brothers - actor and screenwriter L. M. Kit Carson (Paris Texas, Running on Empty, Bottle Rocket), the Grammy award winning lyricist Reverend Goat Carson and the iconic pop artist Neke Carson. The Opening reception will feature live performances by Reverend Goat and his band from their album, Jamestown to Jonestown, and Neke Carson playing his latest solo piano album, King of the “no note left behind musical sound.” Through November 20th, Kit Carson will premiere selections from Africa Diary, and screen the mockumentary David Holzman’s Diary. the other artworks being exhibited include screenplays and movie posters by Kit Carson, Goat’s latest outsider computer art, and the (in)famous portrait of Andy Warhol by Neke Carson, as well as a debut of his photography series, Things that Glow.

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

The Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall, a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display for the first time ever in Manhattan. The Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died in combat or are currently listed as missing in Vietnam. The Museum will also offer special events and programming centered on the Wall, veterans, and the history of the Vietnam War era, including a special Veterans Day Ceremony. Check for updated details.

Look at the Fish Theatre presents Don Nigro’s SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER for debut production - The Red Room Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - New York

SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER follows the relationship between Ben (Lombardo) and Tracy (Gardiner). They meet when Ben rescues Tracy from an apparent suicide attempt in the ocean outside his bungalow. Far from being grateful, Tracy is abrasive and ungrateful for Ben’s intervention. Their verbal sparring turns to flirtation and Ben is charmed by Tracy in spite of herself. The two become lovers but when Tracy moves in, the off-beat romance takes a dysfunctional turn. “Its boy meets girl turned on its head,” says Lombardo, who in addition to starring as Ben also serves as artistic director for Look at the Fish Theatre. “She's got some dreadful behavior that masks inner troubles.” Ben and Tracy begin a battle to marry love with trust. “I think the relationship is more true to life than any other human relationship in theatre,” says Lombardo. “There’s uncertainty and they do awful things, but they still love each other.”

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Through November 22, 2011 - Manhasset

The store hosts a bi-weekly story hour full of books and activities for little ones.

Kids Feeding Kids Food Drive - BounceU Farmingdale
Through November 22, 2011 - Farmingdale

Come bounce with us and help combat the fight against hunger! Just bring a non-perishable food item to BounceU November 1st-22nd and you’ll receive $2 off an Open Bounce admission. BounceU’s Kids Feeding Kids Food Drive is an excellent chance to give back to the community while teaching children the significance of helping those less fortunate. Kids can have fun, stay fit, active and truly make a difference. Participate in Open Bounce is not required to make any food donations.

Through November 22, 2011 - NYC

Artist Michael Dinges used discarded laptop computers as his canvas, etching them with dense images and commentary and warnings about web privacy, the state of the environment, and other 21st century concerns.

3 brilliant exhibitions that will brighten up your November - Agora Gallery
Through November 23, 2011 - New York City

Three wonderful exhibitions will be showing at Agora Gallery this November. Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography is always popular, collecting examples of fine art photography that exemplify what is most powerful and appealing about the medium. Feel your horizons expanding through the work in Pathway to Abstraction, which explores the mystery and magic of form and the creative process, and be delighted and inspired by The Persistence of Form, in which talented artists discover new ways to reflect the world and reach into viewers' minds. The exhibitions will begin on November 2, 2011 and run until November 23, 2011, and the gallery is open Tues-Sat from 11am-6pm. The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6-8 pm. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are invited. Exhibition Dates: November 2 - November 23, 2011; Reception: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City. Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: Featured Artists: Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography - Fabian  |  Mike Cable  |  H. Scott Cushing  |  Glenn deWitt  |  Mauro Fioravanti  |  Alfredo Gonzalez  |  Debra Kayata  |  Denis Palbiani  |  Fernando Salado |  Joel Schlossberg  |  Cade Turner. Pathway to Abstraction - Veronica Barcellona | Julio Crews | Ember Fairbairn-Ramsay | Mauro Filigheddu | Kenji Inoue | Jeanette Marie Kjeldsen | Walter B. Probst | John J. Sayer | Kevin Smola | Laurence Steenbergen | Tiril | Paka Traykova. The Persistence of Form - Carl Gethmann | Wendy Webster Good | Steven R. Hill | Brigitte Martinez | Carolina De Medina | Tarah Nutter | Judy Quest | Brady Steward | Rolf M. Vogt.

Bravo! After School at the Westport Country Playhouse - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 23, 2011 - Westport

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Westport Country Playhouse, which opened as a barn theatre in an apple orchard in 1931. Staff will share stories about the playhouse's history, the actors who graced the stage and the role that the Playhouse contributed to the American stage. Explore the spaces where scenery, sets and costumes are designed and constructed and view miniature set models on display.To reserve your seat, call 203-259-1598 or register online at

Quilt Making Class - Historic Richmond Town
Through November 24, 2011 - Staten Island

Make your own lap-sized quilt in the “True Lover’s Knot” pattern. 8 week session - $55/$50 SIHS Members. Pre-paid reservations required, please call 718-351-1611, ext. 281


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