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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 1

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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, October 1, 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 October 1. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Primary Stages Presents: 'Motherhood Out Loud' - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

"Motherhood Out Loud" is a dazzling collaboration of pieces by celebrated American writers on the topic of motherhood.

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.

"Point of View: Children's Photography and Video Exhibition" - The Gallery at 180 Maiden Lane
Through October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Magic Box Productions, Inc. launches its third annual gallery show of photography, video documentary, and animation by New York City school students. The show features more than 40 photographs and original videos by students ages 7 and up. Guided tours with hands-on photography workshops are available for groups. Through October 1, 2011.

New York Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
October 01, 2011 -

Join us on aboard Spirit Cruises New York for a positively inspiring experience on our Gospel Lunch Cruises. You will enjoy a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir while you dine on our delicious lunch buffet and cruise the Hudson River. Boarding at 11:30am.

New York Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
October 01, 2011 -

Join us on aboard Spirit Cruises New York for a positively inspiring experience on our Gospel Lunch Cruises. You will enjoy a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir while you dine on our delicious lunch buffet and cruise the Hudson River. Boarding at 11:30am.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including hay mazes and hayrides, costume parades, musical theater, magic shows, and live music. Embark on a Haunted Safari to explore our B.O.O. Labs where Dr. D. Zaster is readying his top-secret experiment: Expedition Earth. Best of all, come visit with our bats, cats, and creepiest critters.

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
October 01, 2011 - New York

A Tropical Oasis is waiting... ...at the Historic South Street Seaport; climb aboard the Zephyr for a 2 hour cruise that will leave you feeling hot, Hot, HOT. As the DJ spins the latest jams, groove over to one of our 2 cash bars and enjoy one of our signature cocktails. No matter what the weather is like outside you can always Fly Away on the ZEPHYR. With three levels — indoor and outdoor — ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting and memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. While on board the Tropical Oasis Cruise enjoy: 2-Hour Harbor Cruise with a DJ; Sample taste of one of our signature cocktails; 2 multiple level cash bars; Moon deck and two fully enclosed climate controlled decks. Must be 21 years of age or older, with valid ID.

The Grass is Always Greener... - Baryshnikov Arts Center
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Conceived and directed by Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu with photographic projections created by Todd Carroll, this is a gripping, polemical piece of dance theater that hashes the personal, practical, and political struggles of immigrants to the United States. The piece moves in between the turn of the 20th century, during the great waves of immigration at Ellis Island, and modern day. In a non-linear approach, the work weaves in scenes from our current conflict on U.S. immigration policy, bringing the contemporary debate into sharp relief against historical, forgotten experiences. Five women travel through time, across borders, and along the roads of memory and anticipation. Each carrying her own suitcase filled with memorabilia, images of home, and hopes for a new life, these voyagers are archetypal immigrants caught between cultures. The women arrive in a new land, carrying old traditions to which they no longer relate, finding fault with the home to which they do not yet belong. Past and present are superimposed, the lines of individual narratives blur. As the women unpack their suitcases to share their stories with the audience, Lenzu unpacks the question of what it means to be an immigrant, whether in 1900 or 2011.

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
October 01, 2011 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Farmer's Market - Tarrytown
October 01, 2011 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Today 10am-noon, Music at the Market with The Shovel Ready String Band, an all-female quintet with a home-grown take on old-timey, bluegrass, and jug-band style music.

Farmer's Market - Pelham
October 01, 2011 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Bilingual Storytime en Espanol - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

Libros para ninos! Bring the kids for bilingual Spanish Storytime.

My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 01, 2011 - Irvington

Comedian Brad Zimmerman's tale of one man's lengthy struggle to make it as an actor in New York.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, lobsters and a surprising diversity of marine life. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column. Advanced registration recommended.

Pre-School Fair - Chappaqua Public Library
October 01, 2011 - Chappaqua

An annual open house with reps from local schools. Face-painting for kids.

Scarecrow-Making Workshop - Muscoot Farm
October 01, 2011 - Katonah

Families will have the opportunity to create their own scarecrow to display during the fall season. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Participants are responsible for bringing their own clothes for the scarecrow.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
October 01, 2011 - Garden City

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

A Grand Night for Singing - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
October 01, 2011 - Elmont

This musical revue showcasing the music of Richard Rodgers and the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II is bound to be a family favorite.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 01, 2011 -

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door 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".

On the Wing - Teatown Lake Reservation
October 01, 2011 - Ossining

Migration season is underway and hawks, falcons, and other birds are flying south. Meet a few of Teatown's raptors and discover their migratory stories. RSVP required at x110.

Oktoberfest! - Veterans' Memorial Building
October 01, 2011 - Harrison

The Harrison Players present a fun night of dinner, entertainment, and dancing. Featuring Club Dennis (DJ Dennis Nardone, and Go-Vinnie), the night will be filled with lots of dancing and partying. The evening includes dinner, dessert, beverages, and entertainment.

Family Camp-Out - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 01, 2011 - Cornwall

Bring your family, a tent, and sleeping bags for a fun night around a campfire. Evening activities include: Nature at Night, astronomy (weather permitting), make s'mores around the campfire, and stories. A light breakfast snack and coffee will be provided Sunday morning. Pre-paid registration required to reserve a campsite. Rain date October 9-10.

Family Art Workshop: Talk to Me - MoMa, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Pick up your cell phones and consider the ways we communicate while exploring the exhibition "Talk to Me," then design your own tools for keeping in touch. For kids ages 10-14 and their adult companions.

Lamaze Weekend Series - Nyack Hospital
October 01, 2011 - Nyack

The session is held over a weekend with six hours of class each day. Topics include relaxation, breathing, and coaching techniques. A tour of Nyack Hospital's Maternity Center is also included. Registration form available online.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce from Alex's Tomato Farm, and includes fruits, vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants. EBT accepted. Every Wednesday and Saturday, rain or shine, through November 9.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
October 01, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 01, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Open House - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
October 01, 2011 - Palisades

Join scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for a free day of lectures, demonstrations and workshops for kids and adults. This year’s theme, What on Earth! will highlight the work of Lamont scientists on volcanoes, earthquakes, oceans and other topics.

GREASE - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 01, 2011 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre's mainstage production of the classic rock-n-roll musical.

Westchester Philharmonic Open Rehearsal - Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College
October 01, 2011 - Purchase

Enjoy a rehearsal of the weekend's performances. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Dvorak: Rondo for Cello and Orchestra, Elgar: Enigma Variations.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Dinosaurs. Parents and children enjoy creative, imaginary play with the library's collection of dinosaurs. Location: Story Trove.

A Wife's Unseen Battle of Hopes: To Like & to Be Displeased - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This month's Understanding Marriage class, taught by Anne Fielding, Pauline Meglino, Barbara Allen, will discuss whether one has to be grateful that reality exists in order to have a successful marriage.

Dobbs Ferry Festa - Dobbs Ferry Streetfront
October 01, 2011 - Dobbs Ferry

Stroll the streets and shop for collectibles, arts and crafts, toys, clothes, and much, much more, all while listening to the sounds of live music. There will be inflatibles for kids, an obstacle course, and bouncy castle, over 100 vendors, and many local restaurants serving their fare al fresco. Rain or shine.

Watson Adventures' Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt - Greenwich Village
October 01, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Greenwich Village! At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannolis, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you’ve ever had. Price: $24.50, plus bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We’ll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Grand Central, Little Italy/Chinatown, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. http://www.watsonadventures.com

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - The American Museum of Natural History
October 01, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murderous scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some thing, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. Price: Adult (includes museum admission) $39; College Student (w/ valid ID, includes museum admission) $37. Advance purchase is required and tickets can be purchased at http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GOHUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts in the Met Museum, Central Park, Grand Central, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In addition, Watson Adventures offers corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. Visit http://www.watsonadventures.com/stage.html for information on staging a private event.

Watson Adventures' Fright at the Museum Family Scavenger Hunt - The American Museum of Natural History
October 01, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids ages 7 & up! If you enjoyed “Night at the Museum”, you’ll love this adventure, which features exhibits in the Museum of Natural History that inspired scenes in the hit movie. Kids and adults work together to take on Dexter’s capuchin monkey cousin, a not-so-woolly mammoth with tooth trouble, personal items that belonged to Teddy Roosevelt, a dance that Sacagawea would have done, a scary Easter Island statue, an attack by a monster whale, a slice of a giant tree, humongous warring mooses, Aztec and Incan warriors, dangerous dinosaurs and more. Please note that if you would not take your kids to see “Night at the Museum”, then you should not take them on this hunt. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa—teams with only adults are not permitted on this hunt. Price, which includes museum admission: Ages 7 to 17, $27.50 per person, 18 and up, $31.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Grand Central, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages birthday parties as well as corporate and private scavenger hunts throughout the U.S. http://www.watsonadventures.com

Watson Adventures' Skyline at the Sunset Scavenger Hunt in Brooklyn Heights - Starting in front of Brooklyn's Borough Hall
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! For the best views of Manhattan and the harbor, you have to go to Brooklyn Heights. You’ll also see movie locations, famous writers’ homes, baseball landmarks, Underground Railroad stops, a Revolutionary battleground—all in the city’s most beautiful neighborhood. Starring Truman Capote, Cher, Thomas Wolfe, Henry Miller, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Norman Mailer, Jack Nicholson, Jackie Robinson, Washington Roebling, George Washington, Carson McCullers, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman and the man who invented the curveball. Price: $19.50. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Grand Central, Little Italy/Chinatown, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
October 01, 2011 - Pomona

After a hot spring and a wet summer, the apples have arrived. Cortland and Macouns are expeted to be ready this weekend. After hitting the orchards, bring your kids back for special events including an inflatable slide and haunted house plus a corn husk maze.

FAMILY & PET PHOTO DAY - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 01, 2011 - Scarsdale

If you don't have a pet to bring along, you can borrow one of our animals. Photographers from Venture Portraits will take photos and each family will receive their best shot digitally for free, plus a gift certificate worth $500, entitling them to a free one-hour photographic session at the Venture Portraits studio in Greenwich, CT, follow-up design consultation, and an original 5x7" framed portrait. Online pre-registration at Nature Center website and pre-payment required; sign up for a specific time slot.

Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

"The Fall Classic." Baseball memorabilia and collectibles. Free autograph per paid admission; free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Alexander's Angels- Buddy Walk for Down's Syndrome - Eisenhower Park
October 01, 2011 - East Meadow

Gather your teams and your balloons for this Buddy Walk to benefit Alexanders Angel's, a special needs group. Bring the entire family (but no dogs). Call for registration information.

Chile Pepper Fiesta - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
October 01, 2011 -

Celebrate the heat of chile peppers during this annual rave-up, which traditionally features tons of food and drink including some spicy chile ale and spicy chocolate (in the Chile Chocolate Cabana), food demonstrations, workshops, and fiery entertainment. A favorite Fall event for Brooklynians.

Hawk Day - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 01, 2011 - Yonkers

Meet on the great lawn in front of the mansion from 9-11:30am to look for migrating hawks. At 1pm, there will be a live hawk talk and flight demonstration.

International Coastal Cleanup - Marshlands Conservancy
October 01, 2011 - Rye

Join in the data collection of litter along the coasts of the world by picking up and documenting tidal debris from one of the islands at Marshlands. All work materials provided. Long pants and shoes recommended. Materials may be picked up at the visitor center.

Creepy Creatures Weekend - Ugh! Bugs! - The New York Botanical Garden
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

Get up close to creepy, crawly insects such as Madagascar hissing cockroaches, the emperor scorpion, the pink toe tarantula, crickets, and millipedes.

FAAN Walk for Food Allergy - Glen Island Park
October 01, 2011 - New Rochelle

The 2011 FAAN (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) Walk is 2 miles and funds food allergy awareness, advocacy, education, and research programs. Walk day activities include: Z100's live Party Patrol music, a ga-ga court, bouncy castle, obstacle course, art projects, raffles, face painting, tour of a fire truck, and more. Bring your copy of "Allergic Girl" and have it signed by author Sloane Miller.

Junior Women's Club Garage Sale - Bellerose LIRR Parking Lot
October 01, 2011 - Bellerose

Enjoy finding treasures at the Junior Women's Club of Bellerose Annual Garage Sale. Toys, clothes, books, one-of-a-kinds. Proceeds support local charities. To reserve a spot call Jean at 516-358-2260. $30 donation per space; first come, first served.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
October 01, 2011 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why the fall is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
October 01, 2011 - South Salem

Two new ambassador wolf pups are now living in the center. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families. Take a short sunset hike to howl with the wolves. Bring flashlights and cameras. Weather-appropriate treats will be served. Pre-registration required.

GREAT CHAPPAQUA BAKE SALE TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER - South Greeley Avenue Courtyard
October 01, 2011 - Chappaqua

Proving even a small town can make a difference, this 2nd annual event benefits Share Our Strength's 'No Kid Hungry' initiative to end childhood hunger by 2015.

Honey Weekend - Wave Hill
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

A weekend event featuring demonstrations, projects, and tastings, fun for the whole family. Drop in at the Family Art Project to craft wings, antennae, and a pollen cup, then grab a kazoo to buzz around the grounds like a bee. Follow the journey of honey, from the bee to the hive to your tummy, at a honey extraction demonstration. Don beekeeping gear and explore a hive at an information session. Stop by The Shop at Wave Hill to sample the complex and different varieties of honey, then purchase your favorites for home. Admission to the grounds is free until noon. Call or visit the website for full schedule.

Family Art Project - Be a Bee - Wave Hill
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

Live the life of a bee! Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, and pollen cup, and a kazoo to buzz with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the fall flowers. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel, Upper Nyack
October 01, 2011 - Upper Nyack

Families with babies or toddlers are invited to share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying, as well as a weekly story and other activities.

Brain Food – Creating a Healthy Kitchen For College Students - The Food Evolution
October 01, 2011 - Bardonia

Moving out on their own or living off-campus is a time for college students to set healthy foundations. Whether your student knows how to cook or is learning for the first time, invite them to stop by for an afternoon of food education and fun.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

FAMILY JAM featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
October 01, 2011 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 6 mos-5 years. Registration strongly suggested.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
October 01, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Free classes instructed by a rotation of teachers include yoga, movement, and meditation, offered to breast cancer survivors and those seeking a holistic and supportive environment for healing. Ongoing Sundays.

Bowl-a-Rama for Pajamas! - AMF White Plains Lanes
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

This event is being held in bowling alleys nationwide, asking families and bowling fans to help collect new PJs and new books for children in need. The goal is to help keep at least 500,000 children warm and comforted at bedtime by year's end. Please bring a new pair of PJs.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 01, 2011 - Staten Island

Learn the art of making mosaics and create your own masterpiece.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 01, 2011 - Floral Park

Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it.

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
October 01, 2011 - Floral Park

October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Enjoy wandering through the planting fields to fine your favorite pumpkin. Price of pumpkin is based on pumpkin size. This event is a fun farm treat for the whole family. Take your pumpkin home and jazz it up into a scary jack-o-lantern or transform it into a delicious homemade pie.

Admissions Open House and Quaker Fair - Westbury Friends School
October 01, 2011 - Westbury

The Westbury Friends School and the Quaker Fair offer an open house and fair combined. Enjoy live music, shop for gently used treasures and books, and homemade baked goods. Lots of children's activities, including face painting.

Summer Evening Concert: Music in the Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
October 01, 2011 - Flushing

Enjoy music and dance from India, including a full-force choir, intricate and colorful dancing, and a fusion instrumental musical extravaganza to complete the evening. Beginning at 6pm, food from the Temple Kitchen will be available for purchase on the Terrace

Catapults! - NY Hall of Science
October 01, 2011 - Queens

See the NY Hall of Science's large catapult "Chuck" in action. Learn about the history and science behind these projectile launching machines, and then, watch it hurl things hundreds of feet. Come for weekend demos, sign up for a family workshop, experiment with a digital catapult, or bring your Halloween pumpkin to get tossed.

Underwater Mosaic Workshop - Pelham Art Center
October 01, 2011 - Pelham

Participate in an underwater-themed group mosaic, celebrating the exhibit "The Ocean Reglitterized." The final masterpiece will be put on display at the Art Center.

Outdoor Scavenger Adventure - Playground for All Children
October 01, 2011 - Corona

Bring your kids out to the park to search for environmental and sports clues to complete the various scavenging adventures. Form a group as a family and become your own mean "green" detective team. No experience is necessary, and pre-registration is not required. Please call the number listed for more information.

Meet the Artist Saturday: Pasatono Orchestra - Music of the Mixtecos - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

A folk orchestra dedicated to the musical culture of the Mixtec people, this ensemble of the "people of the clouds" is a reincarnation of the traditional orchestras of strings, winds, and percussion that were once ubiquitous in rural Mexico. Presented in collaboration with Celebrate Mexico Now and the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Free Child Car Seat Check-Up - Greenburgh Town Hall
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

Car seats will be checked for recalls, and to make they fit securely.

Harvest Fest - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
October 01, 2011 - Pocantico Hills

Festivities will include live music featuring Dan Zanes & Friends and Spuyten Duyvil, a Farmers Market, hayrides around the property, a raffle, farm Olympics, workshops on food and farming, and more!

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

Red Bird Reef Painting - New York City Transity Museum
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO

Learn about recycling, subway style. Retired Red Bird subway cars took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to build a new home for fish. Dive into this fun program and paint your own vibrant scene of an underwater world of recycled cars.

Transit Comic Strips - New York City Transit Museum
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO

Don't just read the funnies; create them in our technology lab. Using archival and current photos of buses and subways, and using Comic Life software, you'll design a transit-themed comic strip of your own.

Saturday Family Programs: Moona Luna - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

Moona Luna presents bilingual songs that bring simple messages of joy, discovery, and perseverence.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
October 01, 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.

Fiesta Latina-Americana - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
October 01, 2011 - Haverstraw

Celebrate Hispanic cultures with authentic songs, food, music, crafts, more from many Latin American countries. Families welcome.

Winterize Your House Workshop - Croton Point Nature Center
October 01, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Bright Energy Services and other home energy experts will lead a tour of the nature center to find ways to save money on energy.

Nature Scavenger Hunt - Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary
October 01, 2011 - Rye

A self-guided hunt using a nature checklist. Go at your own pace while discovering nature's treasures. Pick up instructions at the nature center.

Slime Time - Cranberry Lake Preserve
October 01, 2011 - North White Plains

Learn about the strange lives of myxomycetes (slime mold) during a short slide show. Then take a stroll to find them in the woods.

Legends of the Little People - Trailside Nature Museum
October 01, 2011 - Cross River

Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will tell tales of leprechaun lairs, elfin dents, faerie eyries, and a troll bridge. Co-sponsored by Friends of Trailside Nature Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Art Exhibit - 'Autumn Colors' - Muscoot Farm
October 01, 2011 - Katonah

Pottery and ceramic show by Hudson River Potters in the Main House. Saturdays and Sundays through October 30.

Kids Fun Night: J Gaming Tournament - Stamford JCC
October 01, 2011 - Stamford

Drop your kids off for a night of fun and games in the gym.

Middle School Overnight - Stamford JCC
October 01, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy free reign of the JCC all night. Take a dip in the pool, play games in the gym, compete in J•Gaming and chill out with a movie marathon. For more information call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941 or her at e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

Harvest Hay Ride - Beardsley Zoo
October 01, 2011 - Bridgeport

Rides begin at the W.O.L.F. Cabin.

Collections Corner: Music in the Round - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 01, 2011 - Crown Heights

Get ready to shake, rattle and roll! Come check out some rarely-seen musical instruments from our special collection and design your very own instrument to play at home.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

This informative program allows visitors access to the marine-education programming available to school groups. Check the Aquarium's website for today's subject. Fifteen participants are taken on a first come first served basis for each time slot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bernie Williams - Ridgefield Playhouse
October 01, 2011 - Ridgefield

Former Yankees star Bernie Williams returns for a charity softball game and, in the evening, a concert where he performs jazz, classical, Brazilian, pop and Latin. The game benefits The Ridgefield Playhouse's "Arts for Everyone" initiative, The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield and Hillside Food Outreach of Fairfield, Westchester and Putnam Counties.

Coffee Bark - Prospect Park Picnic House
October 01, 2011 - Park Slope

Bring the pooch and your caffeine concoction to Park's meadow for a morning of canine and human interaction. FIDO (Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs and their Owners) in Prospect Park will offer free goodies for dogs and their owners, and provide information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. Meet in the Meadow beside the Picnic House. Enter at Prospect Park West and 3rd Street. This event is rain or shine.

Episodes - New York City Ballet
October 01, 2011 -

Episodes grew out of Balanchine's enthusiasm for Webern's music, to which he had been introduced by Stravinsky. Balanchine wrote that Webern's orchestral music... fills the air like molecules; it is written for atmosphere. The first time I heard it... the music seemed to me like Mozart and Stravinsky, music that can be danced to because it leaves the mind free to "see" the dancing. In listening to composers like Beethoven and Brahms, every listener has his own ideas, paints his own picture of what the music represents.... How can I, a choreographer, try to squeeze a dancing body into a picture that already exists in someone's mind? It simply won't work. But it will with Webern. Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein invited Martha Graham to choreograph a joint work with Balanchine using all of Webern's orchestral pieces. The result was no true collaboration but a work comprised of two separate sections. Graham's contribution, Episodes I, was danced by her company plus four dancers from New York City Ballet. Episodes II, created by Balanchine, was danced by New York City Ballet and Paul Taylor, who was then a dancer in Graham's company. After 1960, Graham's section and the solo variation were no longer performed at New York City Ballet. Anton von Webern (1883-1945), an Austrian, was part of the neoclassical movement in music. He was a musical scholar who adopted and extended Schoenberg's 12-tone method of composing music, which meant basing a composition on a "series" made up from the 12 notes of the chromatic scale arranged so that no note was repeated within the series. Webern became more and more rigorous in his attempt to compress or simplify his own style.

Fearful Symmetries - New York City Ballet
October 01, 2011 -

Fearful Symmetries is a ballet for two principal couples, a soloist couple, three corps men, six corps women, and four corps couples. It is the second work Peter Martins has choreographed to the music of John Adams. A large, complex ballet bathed in dramatic and ever-changing hues of red and blue created by Mark Stanley, it matches the music's racing pulse in striking combination. John Adams (b. 1947) grew up in New England and studied at Harvard with Leon Kirchner and Roger Sessions. He lives in San Francisco where he is music adviser to the San Francisco Symphony and a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Influenced by John Cage and Steve Reich, Mr. Adams' music is both electronic and instrumental, and is known for its combination of minimalism and romanticism.

Jewels - New York City Ballet
October 01, 2011 -

Jewels is unique: a full-length, three-act plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music revealing the essence of each jewel. He explained: "Of course, I have always liked jewels; after all, I am an Oriental, from Georgia in the Caucasus. I like the color of gems, the beauty of stones, and it was wonderful to see how our costume workshop, under Karinska's direction, came so close to the quality of real stones (which were of course too heavy for the dancers to wear!)." Each section of the ballet is distinct in both music and mood. Emeralds, which Balanchine considered "an evocation of France — the France of elegance, comfort, dress, [and] perfume," recalls the 19th century dances of the French Romantics. Rubies is crisp and witty, epitomizing the collaboration of Stravinsky and Balanchine.Diamonds recalls the order and grandeur of Imperial Russia and the Maryinsky Theater, where Balanchine was trained. Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp have written: "If the entire imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence."

Mercurial Manoeuvres - New York City Ballet
October 01, 2011 -

This witty and cheerful piece for 21 dancers opens with an explosive male variation — a series of bravura leaps performed to a trumpet solo — that is followed by rapidly shifting ensemble work for a corps of women which materializes from behind gauze panels on each side of the stage. After a quietly mesmerizing pas de deux of unfolding turns, arrested leaps and intricate lifts, the ballet ends with squadrons of dancers flying on and off the stage in ever-changing directions, patterns, and diagonals. An early reviewer compared the work's intricate geometry to the paintings of Kandinsky and Malevich. The score by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) fell in and out of favor with the Soviet government as the composer's creative development and fortunes were often determined by political events in the Soviet Union. Shostakovich studied at the Leningrad Conservatory, where his work was encouraged by Alexander Glazounov, the Conservatory's Principal. Shostakovich's 1926 graduation piece, The First Symphony, catapulted him to prominence. During the next decade he composed a satirical opera, The Nose (based on a story by Nicolai Gogol), three full-length ballets, and the first of many film scores. Shostakovich, whose work was influenced by Gustav Mahler and Cesar Franck, wrote 15 symphonies (several of them with epic themes relating to the Russian Revolution and World War II), concertos, quartets, operas, and patriotic cantatas. Christopher Wheeldon, a former soloist with New York City Ballet, retired from dancing in May 2000. He was born in Somerset, England, and joined The Royal Ballet in 1991, the same year he won the Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne Competition. In 1993, he was invited to become a member of the NYCB corps de ballet. In addition to dancing, he has choreographed works for New York City Ballet's Slavonic Dances (Dvorak) (1997) and Scènes de Ballet (Stravinsky) (1999), Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Inc., The Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet. His work can also be seen in the feature film Center Stage (released May 2000). In 2000, Mr. Wheeldon was selected as New York City Ballet's first Artist in Residence.

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
October 01, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 01, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Stepping Stones Day of Play FREE admission - Stepping Stones Museum
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

The museum is offering free admission to encourage children to turn off their screens and to play.

To the Ones I Love - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 01, 2011 -

A provocative merging of traditional and contemporary modern dance, Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits' To the Ones I Love celebrates the male physique's beauty, power, and capacity for expression. It also pays homage to movement at its purest, unencumbered by narrative and infused with artfully woven elements of hip-hop, martial arts, African dance, and ballet. Set to a score by Bach and an electronic soundscape by Maxime Bodson, this work features nine men acutely in tune with one another as they move across an austere white set that amplifies their athletic movements—a mix of zen-like concentration and unbridled joy.

Beatles Rock Band Night - The Moxie Spot
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Go ahead, try and play that guitar solo from "Taxman." Just try! Eat dinner at Moxie and then indulge in the Beatles Rock Band competition.

Nature Walk - Page Avenue Beach
October 01, 2011 - Staten Island

This beach walk begins with a look at how flotsam and jetsam reveal nature's debris, and what that can tell us, followed by a look at the living things survive in this environment. It's going to be muddy so wear appropriate clothes. Lead by the Protectors of Pine Woods, a Staten Island-based environmental group.

Sensory Friendly Screening: 'Dolphin Tale' - AMC Loews 84th Street
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This special screening allows children with autism and/or sensory disorders and their families to enjoy the new movie in a safe and accepting environment. The auditorium will keep its lights up and turn down the sound, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout, or sing during the film.

Sensory Friendly Screening: 'Dolphin Tale' - AMC Loews Bay Plaza 13
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

This special screening allows children with autism and/or sensory disorders and their families to enjoy the new movie in a safe and accepting environment. The auditorium will keep its lights up and turn down the sound, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout, or sing during the film.

Sounds in Motion: Full Day Workshop for Educators - Everyone Reading Offices
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This phonemic awareness and early literacy program, presented and developed by speech-language pathologists, is directed toward Pre-K to 3rd grade educators. The Sounds in Motion (SIM) approach focuses on listening skills and provides kinesthetic gross motor movements to teach phonemic awareness and articulation. Educators will learn to implement the SIM program in their own classes by teaching the movements and activities that have successfully facilitated early reading and writing skills. To register, e-mail svoelker@everyonereading.org or call 212-691-1930.

Angélique Kidjo - Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 01, 2011 -

Named "Africa's premiere diva" by Time magazine, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter performs traditional folk songs from her native Benin with fellow countryman Lionel Loueke. The rich multicultural heritage of Benin (Dahomey) is brought to life with her unique blend of Zilin vocal technique and jazz vocalese.

Dvorák and a Corigliano World Premiere - New York Philharmonic
Through October 01, 2011 -

Saturday Matinee: Schubert and Dvorák - New York Philharmonic
October 01, 2011 -

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Public Library
October 01, 2011 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playtime and gentle stories. Registration recommended.

2011 Annual Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
October 01, 2011 - New York

There is no better way to welcome autumn than aboard a Circle Line Bear Mountain Cruise. Take in the crisp air and awesome views as the vessel makes its way up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain, where you will have the opportunity to disembark for three hours and enjoy Bear Mountain's annual Oktoberfest. Admission to Oktoberfest is complimentary. A Picnic Lunch is available for an additional cost of $14.00 per person (Lunch needs to be pre-ordered by 3pm the Wednesday before the date of the cruise. Please call 212-560-3200 to pre-order.) Boards at 8:30am, departure at 9am, returns at 5:30pm.

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise - Statue Cruises
October 01, 2011 - New York

You are cordially invited to attend a dinner date with death! Book now for an evening filled with suspense, high-action drama and criminal adventure…plus a less-than-lethal dose of comic relief that will slay you. WHAT YOU GET - 3 Hour Cruise Includes soda, juice, water, coffee and tea service Cash bar Buffet Dinner. BOARDING TIMES - Liberty Landing Marina, New Jersey: 6:15pm; Gangway 3, Battery Park, New York: 6:45pm. CRUISING TIME 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Tickets: $99

Chile Pepper Fiesta - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

New York's hottest fall tradition, featuring eight bands from chile-loving regions around the world. Sample goodies from today's hottest chocolatiers and cast your vote at the Chile-Chocolate Takedown. Pick a pepper at our local farm stand and delight in sizzling salsas, pickles, kimchee, and other red-hot specialties. Don't miss your chance to savor the fiery flavor...Brooklyn style. 11am-6pm.

Stepping Stones Day of Play - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

Turn off the TV, video games, and computer and enjoy a free day of play. The all day event held at the museum and throughout Mathews Park features interactive outdoor games including soccer clinics, tumbling, mommy and me yoga, karate, hockey, field games, live performances and more.

Open Arms Cycling Challenge and BooZoo’s Step and Stroll - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

This event offers a great ride for the experienced cyclist and fitness fun for the whole family – all for a great cause. 100% of the Open Arms Cycling Challenge proceeds help cover the $1 million expenses needed to operate the museum’s Open Arms accessibility initiative.

FIRST SATURDAYS FAMILY FUN - Dance - Hofstra University Museum/Emily Lowe Gallery-
October 01, 2011 - Hempstead

Participate in an interactive dance program with movements inspired by works in the outdoor sculpture collection. For families with children ages 5-10.

Celebrate the Rugby World Cup with Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc - Nelson Blue Bar & Grill
October 01, 2011 - New York

Celebrate the Rugby World Cup with Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc - Learn to do the Haka at a Rugby World Cup Pre–Screening Reception ~ New Zealand All Blacks vs. Canada ~ New Zealand’s The Infamous Goose celebrates two of the country’s most iconic exports on Saturday, October 1st; Sauvignon Blanc and rugby. Marking the release of their 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, The Infamous Goose welcomes the triumphant return of their home team the All Blacks to the Rugby World Cup with a pre-game reception at New York City’s Nelson Blue Bar & Grill co-hosted by the Kiwi Club of New York. Guests will be invited to complimentary samples of The Infamous Goose 2010 Sauvignon Blanc and learn “The Haka” – a traditional dance of New Zealand’s native M?ori made famous worldwide by their rugby team. Originally performed before battle to proclaim strength and prowess - the Haka is now an integral part of formal ceremonies. Prizes awarded to the best Haka performers. Cheer New Zealand’s All Blacks, as they take on the Canadian Canucks and toast to New Zealand rugby icons Captain Richie McCaw, Fly-half Dan Carter and wunderkind Sonny Bill Williams as they ruck and maul their way to glory in the North Island city of Wellington at 10:30pm EST. Date: Saturday, October 1 Time: 9 – 10:30pm (Kickoff at 10:30pm) Location: Nelson Blue New Zealand Bar & Grill 233-235 Front Street @ Peck Slip South Street Seaport, NYC 10038 Phone: (212) 346-9090 Price: Complimentary to members of the public 21 years and over Website: Please visit www.nelsonblue.com for further information RSVP: Space is limited and RSVPs essential. Please email: Paul Yanon at paul@gregorywhitepr.com or call (718) 403-9473

Saturday Morning Storytelling - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

The Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Watson Adventures' The Fright at the Museum Family Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This adventure features exhibits in the Museum of Natural History that inspired scenes in the hit movie "Night at the Museum." Kids and adults work together to take on Dexter's capuchin monkey cousin, a not-so-woolly mammoth with tooth trouble, a scary Easter Island statue, a monster whale, Aztec and Incan warriors, dangerous dinosaurs, and more.

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY - CM Performing Arts
October 01, 2011 - Oakdale

In this musical, based on the book by Judith Viorst, Alexander survives his very own terrible, horrible, no good very bad day.

“Art for Animals Fundraiser to Benefit Kent Animal Shelter - PJ Art Co.
October 01, 2011 - Centereach

Help support the Kent Animal shelter by purchasing a painting from local artists that are on display.

Family Day @ the Center for Architecture: Archtober! - Center for Architecture
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This events celebrates the beginning of a month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions. Families are invited to drop in and create an architectural centerpiece to be displayed at the foundation's annual fundraising event, the Heritage Ball, where they will be admired by some of the city's top design professionals. Participants can also catch a sneak preview of "Building Connections 2011," a new exhibition of K-12th grade student work, which will open to the public later in the day.

SHOUT! The Mod Musical - CM Performing Arts Center
October 01, 2011 - Oakdale

A revival of the swinging 60's. Mini skirts, go-go boots are all the rage. The songs will make you get up and dance and shout.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
October 01, 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.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day - CM Performing Arts Center
October 01, 2011 - Oakdale

Alexander's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day turns out to be not so bad after all when he discovers everybody has bad days. Lots of life lessons for kids in this hilarious musical.

Natural Mask Making - Old Westbury Gardens
October 01, 2011 - Old Westbury

Children will love the tricks and treats of Halloween mask making at the Gardens. Create wearable art from natural materials. Ideal for kindergarten and up.

Opening Gallery Tours at CMA - Children's Museum of the Arts
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

The museum is opening its new gallery space with a tour of the artist Swoon's work. Visitors will learn how to develop their drawing skills utilizing graphite to make blind contours and build texture through mark making. Visitors will then collaborate to make stop-motion animation using a large set and puppets.

The Backyardigans Double Feature - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

See Nick Jr.'s animated Backyardigans in episodes "Escape From Fairytale Village" and "Front Page News."

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