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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 16


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

2nd Annual Bayside Village Arts and Crafts Festival - On 41st Avenue between Bell Blvd & 213th St
October 16, 2011 - Bayside

The emphasis of this years fair will shift slightly to the visual and performing, cultural arts with entertainment that will expand from some soft acoustic musical groups and individual local musical artisans.

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.

The MET Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 16, 2011 -

The MET Orchestra's Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi has graciously agreed to replace James Levine for this performance. Maestro Levine has cancelled his fall appearances with The MET Opera due to a recent fall that resulted in back injury. For further information, ticket holders may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band - City Treehouse
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the band for a family concert featuring funky drumming, groovy harmonica riffs, and silly songs.

Picasso’s Vollard Suite-The Sculptor’s Studio - Bruce Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Greenwich

This exhibition features key images of The Sculptor’s Studio etchings from the group of 100 prints he made for the legendary art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 16, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

'Newsies The Musical' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through October 16, 2011 - Millburn

Adapted for the stage from the popular Disney film, this new musical is based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon.

Cuentos - White Plains Public Library
October 16, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime in Spanish for the entire family. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Location: Story Trove.

Farmer's Market - Rye
October 16, 2011 - Rye

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

The Bronx Wanderers 2011 - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 16, 2011 - Irvington

A doo-wop and rock and roll band, The Bronx Wanderers recreate the music of the '50s and '60s.

Scarecrow Festival - Kids' B.A.S.E.
October 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

The 13th Annual Scarecrow Festival to benefit the Emergency Department at White Plains Hospital. Families build, dress and accessorize life-size scarecrows and take them home. Everything is supplied - clothing, straw, accessories, decorative materials, and step-by-step instructions. Entertainment, arts and crafts, a bake sale, and raffles are also part of the festivities.

Westchester Fine Craft Show - Westchester County Center
October 16, 2011 - White Plains

A professionally juried showcase of more than 100 of America's finest contemporary crafts artists.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
October 16, 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.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 16, 2011 -

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Get your dose of the Holy Ghost! Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip Doors: 12:30pm Show: 1:30pm $40 adv, $42.50 door Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

2011 Fall Festival - Sheldrake Environmental Center
October 16, 2011 - Larchmont

A day of family fun. Live animals, live music, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, pond study, family scavenger hunts, other naturalist-led activities, and more.

Light The Night Walk - Nyack Memorial Park
October 16, 2011 - Nyack

The Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosts a Light The Night� evening fundraising walk to fund the fight against blood cancers. Walkers will raise money to support blood cancer research and provide support services for patients and their families. For information about participating or volunteering, visit

New York, New York Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through October 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the city is celebrated in a selection of prints and photographs that record the transformation of New York over the decades and capture the common experiences of the city’s inhabitants.

Parent/Child Book Discussion - Chappaqua Public Library
October 16, 2011 - Chappaqua

Great books, lively discussion, and delicious snacks. Grades 3-4 with an adult. Registration required. Booklist available in the Children's Room.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
October 16, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - The Theatre at St. Peter's
Through October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina Mouseling and her friends perform all types of dance - including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet - to impress a famous visitor.

Legend Celebration - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 16, 2011 - Tarrytown

Spend a haunt-filled day at the homestead of Washington Irving, creator of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." There will be ghost stories, live musicians, magicians, puppeteers, a spooky mime scarecrow, old-fashioned games, tasty treats, house tours and hands-on activities like make-your-own scarecrow. Jonathan Ellers will offer his special one-man adaptations of Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Devil and Tom Walker." Performances take place throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
October 16, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk offers a dramatic reading of Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." featuring the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and Katrina Van Tassel. Flavored with live spooky organ music by Jim Keyes. Performances on the hour. Admission for this 45-minute performance are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at or by calling 914-631-8200.

Horseman's Hollow - Philipsburg Manor
October 16, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Philipsburg Manor transforms into a terrifying landscape ruled by the undead, the evil, and the insane. Visitors begin walking a haunted trail, stumbling upon scary scenes of a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman. The Hollow's unfortunate inhabitants are all too ready to keep visitors from ever leaving. Creatures, human and otherwise, lurk in the shadows, ready to terrify the unsuspecting while incredible special effects disorient and unsettle. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. This event is NOT suitable for small children or the faint of heart. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at or by calling 914-631-8200.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 16, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

GREASE - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 16, 2011 - Mamaroneck

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

Gershwin and The Stamford Symphony - Palace Theater
October 16, 2011 - Stamford

Maestro Preu share secrets and stories behind the music on stage for children one hour before the concert. He then conducts the orchestra as they perform Dvoak, Stravinsky and Gershwin.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
October 16, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

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

TROVE @ the Movies - 'Rango' (2011, PG) - White Plains Public Library
October 16, 2011 - White Plains

A computer-generated Western comedy. Rango, a kooky pet chameleon, gets tossed into a wild and raucous town in desperate need of a sheriff and hero. Galaxy Hall.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
October 16, 2011 - Pomona

After a hot spring and a wet summer, the apples have arrived. Rome apples 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.

FALL FESTIVAL - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

Cider making, scarecrow-building, and pumpkin-carving contests, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, tractor ride, and live music. $1 per scarecrow building/pumpkin carving. (Scarecrows and pumpkins are left at the Center and used at the Scarecrows and Pumpkins Parade on October 23.)

Weekend Family Program: Estuary - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through October 16, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Explore the magic of an estuary, where the river meets the ocean.

National Food Day Celebration - Westchester County Center
October 16, 2011 - White Plains

This celebration will include food demonstrations and tastings by celebrity chefs, Chef Melody and her Kid's Green Kitchen, a tasting, talk, and book signing by Missy Lapine, the New York Times best-selling author of "The Sneaky Chef". There will be fun music movement and exercise for kids, presentations on healthy living, and a Farmers' Market. Sponsored by Blythedale Children's Hospital, Kohl's Cares, and Westchester County.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk - Manhattanville College
October 16, 2011 - Purchase

A 3 to 5-mile walk to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which benefits a wide array of programs and services dedicated to fighting breast cancer. Walk as an individual, start or join a team, just donate, or volunteer.

Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Disease - Rye High School
October 16, 2011 - Rye

A 2- or 4-mile walk with scenic views of Long Island Sound and a gluten-free vendor fair. A gluten-free lunch will be available for purchase, and a fire truck from Rye Fire Department will be on hand for kids to explore.

'Words & Music' Concert Series: Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
October 16, 2011 - Ossining

Since 1991, singer/songwriter Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan have gained worldwide recognition for their fresh take on Americana rock in the vein of Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 1:30pm.

Central Avenue Breakdown at the New York Musical Theatre Festival - Signature Theater Peter Norton Space
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

Central Avenue Breakdown will get its World Premiere at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Central Avenue Breakdown features music & lyrics by Kevin Ray, book by Kevin Ray & Josh Sohn with additional Story by Suellen Vance. This new musical will begin performances on October 10 and initially run through October 16 at Signature Theatre’s The Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or by calling (212)352-3101. For more information about the festival please visit It's 1940s Los Angeles and the hottest place to be seen is Central Avenue, in the shadow of Hollywood where hot swing blows all night long at clubs like Jack's Chicken Basket and the Club Alabam. Brothers Bill and Jim Marcel are sax players struggling to carve out their own legacies, but first they must overcome a destructive rivalry, addiction, and tragedy before it's too late.

Hawk Watch - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 16, 2011 - Yonkers

Join members of Hudson River Audubon Society on the great lawn in front of the mansion to look for migrating hawks.

Fall Festival & Open House - Kehillah School for Early Learning, Temple Israel of New Rochelle
October 16, 2011 - New Rochelle

Live music, arts & crafts, and fun family activities for children under 6 and their siblings. For more information, call x227.

Freedom Strut - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 16, 2011 - Brooklyn

Explore the architecture of this 1783 house from attic-to-cellar. Usually $10, this one-hour tour is free as part of Open House New York. Only 10 people per tour. Call (718) 789-2822 for reservations (x303 for Saturday tour, x302 for Sunday tour).

Prospect Park Alliance Food Truck Rally - Prospect Park
October 16, 2011 - Park Slope

Food, glorious food, as presented by the city's best food trucks, from savory snacks like fresh lobster rolls from The Red Hook Lobster to sweet treats from the Cupcake Shop. Enter a raffle for a chance to win an iPad and enjoy music at Grand Army Plaza where the trucks will set up shop. This event is presented in partnership with the NYC Food Truck Association.

Sweet and Savory - Lefferts Historic House
October 16, 2011 - Brooklyn

As part of the Historic House Trust's Moveable Feast Festival, we will serve treats from Mrs. Lefferts's 1800s cookbook. $1 suggested donation per treat.

Up, Up, and Away on Wolf Awareness Day! - Wolf Conservation Center
October 16, 2011 - South Salem

WCC celebrates the first day of National Wolf Awareness Week with a bird-of-prey experience presented by Master Falconer, Lorrie Schumacher, of TALONS. Guests will meet, catch, and be wowed by some feathered ambassadors during the educational experience. Afterwards, guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the WCC's endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Each guest receives an official 2011 Wolf Awareness Week poster. Pre-registration required.

Garden Walk - Wave Hill
October 16, 2011 - Bronx

An hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Compelling Design Walk - Wave Hill
October 16, 2011 - Bronx

Discover how views, focal points, plant combinations, garden structures, paths, and other design elements play key roles in the way Wave Hill�s gardens blend harmoniously with the natural beauty of the Hudson River and the Palisades. Free with admission to the grounds. Walk begins at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Family Art Project - Buildings on the Land - Wave Hill
October 16, 2011 - Bronx

Explore Wave Hill's greenhouses and the Ecology Building with its original bowling alley and green grass roof. Then create your own visionary structure using clay, cardboard, natural, and recycled materials. Free with admission to the grounds. Ecology Building.

Public Mission: Voyage To Mars - Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center
October 16, 2011 - Airmont

Just like the real astronauts, crewmembers will attend a briefing session then select tasks to perform such as navigation, medical, communication, and life support. Small teams will conduct research, perform scientific experiments, and even deploy a probe. Tasks are detailed enough to feel challenging yet easy enough for kids to do.

Deer Hike Extravaganza Park 1 - Marshlands Conservancy
October 16, 2011 - Rye

Join a naturalist who knows what the deer do, where they go, what they eat, and just about everything there is to know about them. Please bring binoculars.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
October 16, 2011 - Brooklyn

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

Saw Mill River Audubon Annual Bird Seed Sale - New Castle Town Hall
October 16, 2011 - Chappaqua

Saw Mill River Audubon Society purchases bulk supplies of high-quality seed with a major delivery this weekend by tractor trailer behind the New Castle Town Hall in Chappaqua. Pre-order deadline is October 7. Visit for prices, seed types, and order form.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 16, 2011 - Staten Island

Learn how watercolor paints and crayons combine to make gorgeous Watercolor Resist designs.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 16, 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 16, 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.

Gustafer Yellowgold's "Stripe of the Sock" Fall Tour - The Jewish Museum
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

The little cone-headed guy from the Sun and his creative creator, Morgan Taylor, will land in NYC for a multimedia celebration of autumn that's equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook. Performing alongside a large screen displaying vividly colored animations with karaoke-style subtitles, Morgan Taylor and the Yellowgold Band will celebrate autumn with Gustafer, playing an array of "Gustafer favorites" from all four Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD sets, including songs from this year's release, "Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock."

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch - Queens Botanical Garden
October 16, 2011 - Corona

Come out to the Queens Botanical Garden for a fun-filled fall afternoon. With readings from the Fresh Meadows Poets, live bluegrass music, gardening workshops, bird walks, and a beer tent, parents are sure to have a good time. Kids will enjoy the popular Pumpkin Patch, food, and vendors. The festival offers fun and activities for every family member.

Catapults! - NY Hall of Science
October 16, 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.

Rockaway Fall Festival - Bayswater Park
October 16, 2011 - Far Rockaway

The 4th annual Rockaway Fall Festival includes a pumpkin patch, costume making, pony and hayrides, entertainment, and refreshments. Get out to enjoy the beautiful October weather and a day in the park with your kids.

Open House New York - New York Transit Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Brooklyn

Get a closer look at the history and mysteries of our collection when the Transit Museum opens an hour early for this special event. Space is limited. Advanced online registration is required, beginning October 5. Visit

Map NYC: ABC, 123 - New York Transit Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Brooklyn

There are 24 subway lines and over 200 bus routes in New York City. Pick your favorite and design a unique map inspired by your choice.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
October 16, 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.

The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York - 3LD Art & Technology Center
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

With a 51-member ensemble performing in the street while the audience looks on from inside a theatre, Jonathan Solari’s “The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York,” is far from an open book. The elaborate multi-media street spectacle’s world premiere plays a 4-week engagement from Wednesday September 21 through Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The opening is set for Saturday September 24 at 9pm. Combining video, movement, puppetry, live music and scripted performance, “Love Letter” uses 3LD’s floor-to-ceiling windows to frame the proceedings and to invert the play-going perspective. Thanks to sensitive audio and video equipment, audience members experience the interior world of the play as it unfolds outside in the real world. Conceived and directed by Jonathan Solari (“Green Sneakers”), “Love Letter” introduces us to a disillusioned young man, played by Arnaud Spanos, on the day he has decided to leave New York for good. He’s hit rock bottom and is ready to go, but as he tries to leave, an eclectic array of colorful and wonderful New Yorkers show him he has much, much further to go. "The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York" performs 28 times in a limited four-week run from Wednesday September 21 to Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm, Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9pm, and Sunday at 5pm. For tickets, which are $15, call OvationTix at 212/352-3101, or online at

Farmers Market - Muscoot Farm
October 16, 2011 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market. Sundays through October 30.

Autumn Celebration - Muscoot Farm
October 16, 2011 - Katonah

Celebrate the beauty and fun of the season with games, activities, demonstrations, hayrides, and live music.

Sugar Skulls and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Banner Workshops - Hudson River Museum
October 16, 2011 - Yonkers

Get ready for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by making traditional symbols of the holiday in workshops led by artist Zafiro Acevedo. Sugar skulls are gifts for the living and the dead. Colorful felt banners depicting skeletons, skulls, crosses, tombstones, and geometric patterns that will be used to decorate the Museum's Community Altar for the following week's celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

Meet the Author: Isabel Hill - Book Court
October 16, 2011 - Brooklyn

Kids interested in architecture, history, and literature can hear Isabel Hill read from her newest book, Building Stories. The Book displays photos of public buildings and unearths (in rhyming verse, no less) the meaning of each structure's artwork.

Family Skate Day - Playland Ice Casino
October 16, 2011 - Rye

Fee includes admission, skate rentals, and a large pizza.

Halloween Show - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
October 16, 2011 - Somers

A special seasonal program featuring a large and unique Lionel train display with a "Nightmare Before Christmas" theme, with tributes to Harry Potter and Polar Express in the decorated Main House. Saturdays and Sundays through October 30.

Mad Scientist - Oil Spills - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 16, 2011 - Douglaston

Calling all future scientists. Put on your thinking caps and join the science-savvy instructors at the Alley Pond Environmental Center as they answer important environmental questions with fun and easy experiments. Come learn about your environment through scientific studies and tests. A snack included, and much of the class will take place outdoors, rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for all weather. This class is limited to eight participants.

Masked Marvels and Wondertales - Quick Center for the Arts
October 16, 2011 - Fairfield

Creative masks, mime and humor are the hallmark of Michael Cooper's performances.

Harvest Hay Ride - Beardsley Zoo
October 16, 2011 - Bridgeport

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

Randy Kaplan's "Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie" New York CD Release Party - 92YTribeca
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Celebrate the release of Kaplan's new, not-ONLY-for-kids CD, "Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie," a collection of Kaplan-ized country blues and ragtime numbers from the 1920s, including songs first performed by the likes of Mance Lipscomb, Pink Anderson, Blind Boy Fuller, Muddy Waters, and Jim Jackson.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Long Island Children's Museum
October 16, 2011 - Garden City

Enjoy this classic story brought to life on the LICM stage. Find out what happens when little Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty cottage during her walk in the woods. This show was created for pre-school children, but the whole family will be laughing along too. Stay after the show and meet the characters.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 16, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Play Lab Workshop: The Great Pumpkin - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Crown Heights

Children will discover the importance of pumpkins throughout history and in our everyday lives as they explore gourds from the museum's collection. Watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and enjoy homemade pumpkin pudding with museum educators.

Wonder Why Workshop: What's Inside Science - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 16, 2011 - Crown Heights

Animals have amazing adaptations inside and out to help them survive in their environments. Get an insider view on animals through this fun dissection opportunity.

Fall for Ridgefield Weekend: A Town Wide Celebration! - Downtown Ridgefield
Through October 16, 2011 - Ridgefield

The weekend long event offers a Halloween parade, classic car cruise, pumpkin run, lantern tour, pie-eating contest, hay rides and more.

Harvest Festival Weekend - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through October 16, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy hayrides, apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest and pumpkin carving. Wear a costume and participate in a parade led by a special guest. Also, meet the newest members of Heckscher Farm - two female guinea hogs - and help name them. Festival visitors can submit suggestions for the piglets' names for "Name Our Pigs" Challenge. Those who suggest the winning names will receive free admission for four to the farm's upcoming family festivals in March and May. Other activities include an apple slingshot, farm animal demonstrations, face-painting, storytelling, and children's crafts.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
October 16, 2011 - Stamford

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

Wheels in the Woods Activity Trail - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
October 16, 2011 - Stamford

Take an special walk on the Wheels in the Woods trails. There are different self-guided stations along the trails that might include a craft, mini-scavenger hunt, nature exploration station and more.

Annual Mitzvah Day - Stamford JCC
October 16, 2011 - Stamford

Children, teens, families and adults of all ages join forces to make a difference in the local, national and international community.

Halloween at the A-Scarium - New York Aquarium
Through October 16, 2011 - Coney Island

At the Aquarium's annual Halloween celebration, meet all our sea monsters, and enjoy magic shows, live music, storytelling, and crafts activities. Don't miss our special Halloween 4-D feature, The Curse of Skull Rock. Collect treats at our treat stations, and venture into our Spooky Shipwreck!

Houston Ballet - Joyce Theater
Through October 16, 2011 -

Heralded by The New York Times as "one of the nation's best ballet companies," Houston Ballet takes the Joyce stage with a powerhouse program of 21st century ballet that includes a new work by celebrated Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo; Christopher Bruce's Hush, a comic celebration of life set to the eclectic music of Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma; and Ji?í Kylián's Falling Angels, based on ceremonial ritual music from Ghana and set to the first movement of Steve Reich's Drumming.

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! - Beacon Theatre
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

Hip Hop Legend Biz Markie and Razzle Dazzle Gabba!-Favorite Leslie Hall Join DJ Lance Rock and the Colorful Cast of Characters on Stage for YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: It's Time to Dance! Presented by Kia Motors On the heels of receiving two Daytime Emmy® nominations, a season 4 pick up from Nickelodeon and phenomenal ticket sales for their upcoming live tour in Australia, Yo Gabba Gabba! announced they will rock the preschool and young adult set in over 50 cities across North America in 2011 when today's hottest live show returns this fall. Enthusiastic fans of all ages have the opportunity to see the characters come to life on stage for a live show experience like no other. Kia Motors America will reprise their role as presenting sponsor of the tour. YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: Itrsquo;s Time to Dance! Presented by Kia Motors promises to be a memorable experience, featuring a mix of classic Yo Gabba Gabba! favorites, as well as new songs and new performances. The state-of-the-art, high-energy production features DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee, and a mix of music, animation, games, singing and dancing. Yo Gabba Gabba! is one of the most popular series on television worldwide and on stage, with broad appeal among preschoolers, their indie-rock loving parents, teens and young adults. The award-winning series, created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, is produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment. S2BN Entertainment, in association with The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, produces the live show. Limited Yo Gabba Gabba Party Packages are also available, which include an awesome seat, a photo-op with Yo Gabba Gabba characters in a private VIP room and more!

Vilde Frang, violin; Michail Lifits, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 16, 2011 -

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts are a wonderful tradition: some of today's most capitvating performers giving intimate one-hour concerts followed by complimentary coffee and refreshments with the artists.

Sukkot Celebration for Children with Special Needs and Their Families - JCC Manhattan
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

An educational and fun program to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in a special needs-friendly environment. Arts and crafts and music will be on-hand so the entire family can enjoy the excitement of the holiday together. For more information or to register, call 646-505-5708.

Discoveries Program: Stitching a Story - Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

These workshops for children and adults with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members include a gallery tour and art activity. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition of The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt. Reservations required; call 212-650-2010 or email

New Perspectives Film Series: Play Again with Jeff Cordulack - Wilton Library
October 16, 2011 - Wilton

The documentary follows six teens who have unplugged from all manner of electronics so they can explore the natural world. A question and answer session follows with guest speaker Jeff Cordulack, from the National Audubon Society in Greenwich. Registration recommended.

Broadway Originals! - The Town Hall
October 16, 2011 -

"...THE ANNUAL BROADWAY CABARET FESTIVAL AT TOWN HALL [IS] THE DESTINATION DE JOUR." —Stephen Holden, NY Times. As the review attests, you're in for an unforgettable afternoon of songs and memories featuring a dazzling array of performers reprising songs they introduced either in the original Broadway production or revival. Witness the performances -- and the performers -- that have lit up the Great White Way these past 50 years. Experience the performances the original audiences saw, or if you were lucky enough to see them the first time, you can relive them. Featuring as many as twenty Broadway stars.

2011 Annual Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
October 16, 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.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
October 16, 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.

Thalia Kids' Book Club: Julia Alvarez - Symphony Space
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

The author of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents," talks about her smart and funny new Tia Lola series, in conversation with Sonia Manzano ("Maria" from Sesame Street). Attendees will be able to interact with the author and participate in reader-response activities.

Homestead Arts Fall Harvest Festival - Benner's Farm
October 16, 2011 - East Setauket

Enjoy music by Michael and the Dingers, pumpkins, local produce, crafts and more. Proceeds to benefit Homestead Arts Inc.

Migration Explorers - Sport Fishing Education Center
October 16, 2011 - Babylon

Explore the animals near the shore learn about how and why they migrate. Register at 631-587-2873 or to register.

Wee/Mighty Warriors Combo Class - Superior Martial Arts
October 16, 2011 - Saint James

A Mommy-n-Me Classs for children up to four years old. Grandparents and caregivers welcome. Games, music and simple yoga poses are used to stimulate the imagination, develop coordination and increase body awareness. Songs, puppets and stories develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing flexibility. Registration required.

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
October 16, 2011 - St. James

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

Bold/Fierce Warriors - Superior Martial Arts
October 16, 2011 - St. James

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

ENCHANTED TRAILS - Inlet Pond County Park
Through October 16, 2011 - Greenport

Walk the trails while touring custom built fairy habitats and then, using only natural materials and your imagination, create your own dwelling. Proceeds benefit the North Fork Audubon Society.

Hansel and Gretel - Theatre Three
October 16, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Go into the woods for an outrageous adventure with the world's most famous brother and sister team, Hansel and Gretel. A feeble father, a wicked stepmother, and a well-meaning if misguided witch add up to hilarious hijinx.

Bari Koral Family Rock Band - Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp
October 16, 2011 - Old Westbury

Join Bari as she and the band perform pop tunes, play games, do greening activities, and enjoy snacks in the sukkah.

New York City Kidney Walk - South Street Seaport
October 16, 2011 - New York City

The Kidney Walk, a 5K benefiting the National Kidney Foundation will draw 6000 people who will raise funds and awareness for kidney disease. Kidney Disease affects 1.3 million New Yorkers and most people don't know they have it until it's too late. Funds raised from the Kidney Walk will support programs in early detection, public and professional education and patient advocacy. Walkers can walk individually or form teams with friends, family and colleagues. More information at

Family Nature Walk - Tenafly Nature Center
October 16, 2011 - Tenafly

Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of the nature center's trails. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled. Pre-registration is requested. No strollers. Participants can sign up for a 2pm Apple Cider Making program before the walk.

Apple Cider Making - Tenafly Nature Center
October 16, 2011 - Tenafly

Learn about the history of apple cultivation then make and taste your own cider with a hand-cranked apple press. The nature center will provide apples but more apples mean more cider, so feel free to bring 3 or more apples per person to the program. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up for a 3:30pm Family Nature Walk after the 2pm program.

Adult Perspectives Program: Engaging Our Parents' Politics - Society for the Advancement of Judaism
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism presents this program. Ellen Meeropol, founding member of The Rosenberg Fund for Children, a public foundation supporting the children of targeted progressive activists, discusses what happens in families where parents are activists for unpopular views and what lessons are learned by their children. Childcare available.

Open House: Learn About Secular, Humanistic Judaism - Society for the Advancement of Judaism
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Discover The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism and get an overview of its philosophy, programs, and educational offerings for children and adults. Meet Rabbi Peter Schweitzer, learn about the innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program and Jewish cultural holiday and Shabbat celebrations, and visit KidSchool classes.

Author Visit - Sheela Chari, "Vanished" - Scarsdale Public Library
October 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

Registration is required.

Luminous Mobiles: Stained Glass Collage Art Workshop - The Jewish Museum
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Design a luminous wall hanging for a sukkah or your home incorporating patterns and shapes of the natural world using colorful cellophane and translucent materials.

Kids in the Kitchen with Grandparents - 92nd Street Y
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Mix, stir, and taste delicious recipes in this one-session version of the popular class.

Sunday Science Spectacular: Insects - 92nd Street Y
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Creepy-crawly insects are the most common animals on earth. Learn how they reproduce, eat, live, and help us. Walk around the block to find city bugs and take them home in a bug box.

Sunday Science Spectacular: Insects - 92nd Street Y
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Creepy-crawly insects are the most common animals on earth. Learn how they reproduce, eat, live, and help us. Walk around the block to find city bugs and take them home in a bug box.

The BMW Guggenheim Lab - First Park
Through October 16, 2011 -

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life. Over the Lab's six-year migration, there will be three distinct mobile structures and thematic cycles. Each structure will be designed by a different architect, and each will travel to three cities around the globe. The theme of the Lab's first two-year cycle is Confronting Comfort—exploring notions of individual and collective comfort and the urgent need for environmental and social responsibility. The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches in New York from August 3 to October 16, 2011, before traveling to Berlin and then Mumbai. Cycle 1 concludes with an exhibition presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013. Two additional two-year cycles will follow, each with a new mobile structure and theme, concluding in the fall of 2016. Part urban think tank, part community center and public gathering space, the Lab is conceived to inspire public discourse in cities around the world and through the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and online social communities. The public is invited to attend and to participate in free programs and experiments at the Lab. In addition, the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and social communities provide opportunities for participants around the world to engage with and to contribute to the ideas and experiments generated by the Lab.

The Mixtape Comedy Show Hosted by Royale Watkins & Anthony Anderson - Gotham Comedy Club
October 16, 2011 - New York

Join Royale Watkins & Anthony Anderson every 3rd Sunday. They bring you the funniest comics, the hottest music, and a guaranteed good time. You'll never see the same show twice, each month new performers grace the stage. Past performers include Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Sherri Shepherd, Kim Whitley, Mark Viera, Kwame, Chubb Rock, and Full Force!

The Art of Bookmaking Festival - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Princess Katie & Racer Steve in Concert - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

These kiddie rockers and their band will perform a high-energy "Rocktober" concert with lots of audience interaction and laughs. Kids are encouraged to dress up like rock stars.

Old Home Day - Historic Richmond Town
October 16, 2011 - Staten Island

See your favorite old-time trades demonstrated: cooking over an open fire, tinsmithing, bread-baking, cider pressing, basketmaking, carpentry and more. Includes admission to pumpkin picking at Decker Farm.

Bedeviled: Casa Frela Gallery's Annual Fall Art Festival - Casa Frela Gallery
October 16, 2011 - Harlem

This weekend festival will feature eight local artisans whose work is chosen especially with early fall shoppers in mind. Here you'll find a wide range of unique and interesting seasonal items, including prints mounted on elegant bamboo boards, unframed watercolor originals, etching on fabrics and silkscreen on paper, small acrylics on wood and canvas, handcrafted jewelry, antique brass and copper fixtures, Mylar flowers, and mixed-media boxes and paintings. Featured artisans, individually selected by the Gallery, include Evi Abeler, Darlene Aschbacher, Steven E Brown, Erich Erving, Lynn Lieberman, Thomas Schultz, Daina Shobrys, and Tagea Vangsgaard. There will also be food catered by Casa Frela Gallery. Visitors can also enter to win a gift from Casa Frela's holiday prize drawing. This annual festival is part of the 9th Annual Open House New York Weekend and the Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour.

Above and Beyond Dance presents RAW - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

Above and Beyond Dance features four dancer-aerialists in its latest full-length production, RAW. A journey into raw emotion and raw physicality, RAW utilizes aerial artistry, acrobatic partnering and dance theater choreography as it explores the vulnerability inherent in the human experience. Performances will be held Oct. 13, 14 & 15 at 8pm and Oct. 16 at 7pm. Tickets: $22 adults and $15 students with ID. To purchase, visit: For more information, visit:

Lyceum Fall Marketplace - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through October 16, 2011 - Park Slope

Vendors, puppets, superheroes, and plenty of fun will be had at this marketplace and entertainment hub. Among those performing for the kids are the Puppet People, who have garnered acclaim and an audience at Lincoln Center. Also take your chance to win an iPad 2, free cafe drinks, pizza pies, and other prizes in the marketplace's raffle.

The New Parents Expo - Pier 92
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

The New Parents Expo--everything from prenatal to preschool. This is the event of the year for new and expectant parents who want the best products and advice for their young families. This family-friendly, consumer-based event—-the largest of its kind in the U.S.—-takes place October 15 and 16, 10am to 6pm, at Pier 92 in Manhattan. The New Parents Expo features an all-star cast of speakers, dozens of exhibitors and unique features. All the information is on our website at, but here’s a sampling of what you’ll find at the show: • Shopping Central! Explore the hottest brands and services: strollers, children's furniture, early enrichment classes, cribs, bottles, car seats, diaper bags, maternity wear, organic baby food, sleeps sacs, infant carriers, toys, and much more, including child-proofing and other family services. There will also be plenty of experts on hand to help. • An Incredible Group Of Speakers! America's #1 pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp (creator of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block DVDs and books), will anchor the speaker's area both days with a talk on calming your baby and connecting with your toddler! Also making an appearance will be children’s superstars Liz Lange, Dr. Bob Sears, Rosie Pope, Vicki Iovine and many others! • The Stroller Test Drive Track! Take today’s leading strollers for a spin on a special course designed to mimic both urban and suburban stroller challenges! • Free Buggy Tune-Ups! If you have a stroller, the folks at Buggy Bubbles will provide free tune-ups, checking handles, brakes, wheeling — they’ll even steam clean it! • An Expo For Dads Too! The incredible dads from the NYC Dads Group are running the Dads’ Lounge – a space where dads can find support from experts on issues like work-life balance, the evolving role of fathers, and adjusting to being a new father. • Big Apple Circus Performers! With jugglers, clowns and other performers from the Big Apple Circus engaging children, it’ll be like your family has won free circus tickets! • Tegu Play Area! When your children need a fun break, they’ll be able to unleash their creativity at a special play area full of Tegu's amazing wooden toys and blocks. For the full list of speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, as well as driving directions and local accommodations, visit, where you’ll also be able to purchase your tickets. We hope you’ll join us for this one-of-a-kind event for parents, and also help us spread the word. Special discounted price--20% off! All you have to do is enter the code FONPE (friends of New Parents Expo) when purchasing tickets online.

Kiddie Cruise - Pier 40
October 16, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event this FALL with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Join us for a fabulous Princesses & Pirates event. Our boat, The Queen of Hearts, boards between 12:00pm – 12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm. While aboard the boat children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and much more! A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket price. Don’t worry – we sail rain or shine and we are climate controlled and enclosed! Looking to host a birthday party? Call for details or log onto 212-987-9200 Mention Code: FRIEND for $5 off per ticket (Discount cannot be combined with any other discount)

The Scarsdale Concours d'Elegance - Scarsdale Village
October 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

Show features over 100 vintage and classic automobiles and motorcycles. Prizes, entertainment, food and drink.

2012-Model Long Island Auto Show - Nassau Coliseum
October 16, 2011 - Uniondale

Family fun and an up-close look at the newest cars, crossovers, trucks, alternative fuel vehicles and more. From high-end exotic and sports cars to interactive family entertainment including appearances by Spider-Man and Captain America.

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at Empire City Casino - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
October 16, 2011 - Yonkers

More than 2,500 are expected to participate in the annual Walk to Cure Diabetes at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on Sun., Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. - noon, supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. GM Bob Galterio will captain the "Cure for Cara" team, named for his daughter. The day will include games, a scavenger hunt and food. The fundraising goal for the JDRF Westchester chapter is to realize more than $690,000 for research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.

Children's Scavenger Hunt & National Historic Landmark Ceremony - Woodlawn Cemetery
October 16, 2011 - Bronx

Families are invited to celebrate the 147-year-old Cemetery's National Historic Landmark designation. Scavenger hunt for ages 7-12 at 2pm introduces kids to important figures in American history, as well as the art, architecture, and natural features at Woodlawn. Kids will search for the grave of the author of Yankee Doodle Dandy, George M. Cohan; seek out one of New York's "Great Trees"; hunt for a stone sculpture of a mouse; and find other interesting things in the beautiful, park-like setting. Parents can enjoy a fall-foliage tour and get the rare opportunity to go inside the mausoleums of some of the Cemetery's most famous people. At 3pm, there will be a musical performance performance by the Bardekova Ensemble including works by some of Woodlawn's most famous musicians, including Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Woodlawn's National Historic Landmark plaque will be unveiled at 1:00pm. Register at or 718-920-1463, x500.

SCHOOL OF ROCK Best Of Season Show - Highline Ballroom
October 16, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available first come, first serve / All Ages - With more than a

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