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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON OCTOBER 18

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by Daily Kids Events Editor October 18, 2014

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, October 18, 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 18. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Family Nature Adventure Walks - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
October 18, 2014 - Crown Heights

Celebrate 100 years of kids in the Garden with fun, interactive walks around the BBG grounds. Tour the most exciting off-the-beaten path places, discovering the most amazing plant and animal highlights for kids. Each walk will spotlight what's exciting right now in the garden. Hands-on activities along the way add to the fun.

Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise - Spirit Cruises
October 18, 2014 -

All aboard the Spirit of New York for a cruise north up the Hudson River, past the George Washington Bridge. Experience the spectacular beauty of the fall foliage surrounding you as you delight in a bountiful lunch buffet and DJ narration.

Mummymania! - Maple Grove Cemetery-Celebration Hall
October 18, 2014 - Kew Gardens

Join Maple Grove historian and award winning teacher Carl Ballenas for this Ancient Egyptian Art Workshop. Kids will learn about ancient Egyptian history and burial customs, make their own life-sized mummies, and will learn how to write their name in Hieroglyphics! Reservations required.

Hillsong Conference USA 2014 - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

The Fab Faux - John Lennon vs Paul McCartney - Beacon Theatre
October 18, 2014 - New York

The Fab Faux featuring the Hogshead Horns & The Creme Tangerine Strings present John Lennon vs Paul McCartney - The World Heavyweight Songwriting Championship. Purchasers of the top-priced ($135) tickets will be entitled to attend a post-show reception with the band.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2014 - New York

The voice is the soul of South African music. Few groups have shared this as passionately and joyfully as Ladysmith Black Mambazo. This multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble has toured and recorded with artists around the world. For this concert, they are joined by guest artists and a band from their homeland to share the many vibrant styles and influences of South African music.

Macbeth - Metropolitan Opera
October 18, 2014 - New York

Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Zeljko Lucic's doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and Rene Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
October 18, 2014 - New York

Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. Designer Rob Howell (Carmen, Werther) utilizes a revolving set to keep the story bubbling along.

Anat Cohen's Roots of Rio - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen leads Choro Aventuroso, a culmination of both her affinity and intense study of Choro music as part of an international community of jazz players during her days studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Victor Goines' Roots of Ragtime - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

Saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines revisits the songbooks of Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, and James Scott, dubbed the "Big Three" of ragtime. A gifted composer and arranger with over 70 original compositions to his credit, Goines has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1993, always delivering his signature New Orleans-flavored aesthetic.

Above & Beyond #ABGT100 - Madison Square Garden
October 18, 2014 - New York

The 100th episode of their Group Therapy radio show will be broadcast live from the World's Most Famous Arena.

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts "The Firebird" - New York Philharmonic
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

The program includes Stravinsky's complete The Firebird, plus two works by Beethoven.

Rock Hall Country Fair - Rock Hall Museum
October 18, 2014 - Lawrence

Enjoy an ol' fashioned Country Fair at historic Rock Hall Museum. The Country Fair features performers, a harvest market, colonial historians and woodturners, scarecrow making, pumpkin patch, museum tours, food court, pony rides, animal farm, antique cars and a craft area for children.

Lionel Loueke Trio - Miller Theatre
October 18, 2014 - New York

Lionel Loueke enchanted audiences with his trio's exuberant Miller Theatre debut in 2011. Loueke grew up in Benin playing traditional West African music and went on to study jazz in Paris and the U.S., an eclectic background that can be clearly heard in his adventurous music, which blends traditional jazz styles with electric synthesizers, African kora and kalimba sounds, and percussion.

Jennifer Monson - New York Live Arts Theater
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

Jennifer Monson's Live Dancing Archive is an evening-length performance featuring a visceral exploration of the dancing body as a physical archive of experience and place.

Fall Back Into Camp - Deer Mountain Day Camp
October 18, 2014 - Pomona

Families are invited to meet the camp's staff, tour the camp, and learn about its programs. Activities at this event include Halloween-themed crafts, cooking, pumpkin decorating, fall sports, and more. Additional tour dates include Sept. 20, 21, 26, and 27.. Registration is required. Contact [email protected]

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 18, 2014 - New York

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

The Snail and the Whale: Autism Friendly - New Victory Theater
October 18, 2014 - New York City

Some travel by bus and some get around by bike, but to see the whole world, it's best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. As told by a loving father to his young daughter, one small snail "with an itchy foot" does just that in an adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Based on the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and adapted for the stage by London's Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2004), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE uses brilliant storytelling, beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes. This performance has been specially adapted for individuals with autism or sensory sensitivity and everyone is welcome to enjoy the show in a relaxed atmosphere.

Wild Grass - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Renowned for her alluring fusion of Chinese tradition with a fiercely modern sensibility, choreographer Wang Yuanyuan takes her latest inspiration from Chinese literary giant Lu Xun. Emboldened by the expression of survival in his 1927 poetry collection Wild Grass, Wang created this radiant work that celebrates our natural will to persevere.

L.A. Dance Project - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Founded as a collective two years ago by newly appointed Paris Opera Ballet director and former New York City Ballet principal Benjamin Millepied - along with composer Nico Muhly, founding producer Charles Fabius, and others - the ambitious L.A. Dance Project has already turned heads with its fresh, contemporary vision of dance and stylistically diverse repertory.

Yiddish Jazz with Andrey Makarevich - The Town Hall
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

An outspoken, iconic rock star, founder and longtime leader of the legendary Russian rock band "Time Machine", singer and composer Andrey Makarevich returns to the US with a new program, titled "Yiddish Jazz."

Citizen Cope-Clarence Greenwood Recordings 10th Anniversary Tour - Terminal 5
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match - Old Bethpage Village Restoration Fairgrounds
October 18, 2014 - Old Bethpage

Step back into the late 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match. Experience the excitement of the Old West and witness a fast action event in which cowboys with single action revolvers are scored on accuracy and time.

The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 18, 2014 - Old Westbury

Lighting up the night once again this October on Long Island is a unique all-ages Halloween extravaganza, The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns! More than 5,000 hand-carved jack o'lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/4-mile scenic trail. The entire family-friendly stroll is a multi-sensory experience that is sure to be a lasting annual family tradition.

Imagine seeing thousands of carved jack o'lanterns arranged within a variety of exciting themes. Visitors will see a re-creation of the New York City Skyline, favorite sports stars from all of New York's professional teams, amazingly carved images of famous TV stars, a giant graveyard made of jack o'lanterns, and a pre-historic arrangement of life-sized dinosaurs made entirely out of lit jack o'lanterns! The variety of themes is sure to impress visitors of all ages.

The event is held for 14 nights, Oct. 16-Nov. 2, during evening hours. The RISE is a rain or shine event. Refreshments and merchandise are available for purchase at the event. The surface of the trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Tickets are available for advance purchase exclusively online at therise.org/liparent.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 18, 2014 - Floral Park

Who knew getting lost could be fun? Families can enjoy the fun of getting lost and loving it at this three-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.

John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean - Tarrytown Music Hall
October 18, 2014 - Tarrytown

Tony-Award nominee, John Tartaglia, presents a one-of-a-kind, live, black-light puppet show, a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles, and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they're about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. And it all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they'll sing, they'll dance, and they'll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship. Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to big band, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Tartaglia starred in the acclaimed musical "Avenue Q," appeared on Broadway in "Shrek The Musical," and in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," and created and starred in The Playhouse Disney series "Johnny and the Sprites."

18th Annual Sleepy Hollow Street Fair - Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow
October 18, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

The 18th Annual Sleepy Hollow Street Fair on Beekman Avenue draws thousands of people from Westchester, Rockland, and New Jersey. This year the village is celebrating Fall and Halloween during the entire month of October. This is a family event with plenty of local food, vendors, crafters, entertainment, and fun for all ages!

Fanwood's Nightmare Manor: NYSC's 4th Annual Haunted House - New York School for the Deaf
October 18, 2014 - White Plains

New York School for the Deaf presents the fourth annual Haunted House: Fanwood's Nightmare Manor. Known in Westchester as one of its scariest-kept secrets, this event promises to be even more terrifying than ever. With more than 45 live actors, terrifying special effects, and a twisted maze, Fanwood's Nightmare Manor will be sure to drive you mad! Parental guidance is strongly suggested for children younger than age 12.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
October 18, 2014 - Norwalk

Stops include the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water's surface. Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations call ext. 2206.

U-Pick - Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center
October 18, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

Visit Westchester's only U-Pick vegetable operation, and harvest organically grown vegetables and flowers on Saturdays at Hilltop Hanover Farm. Perfect for family trips and outings with friends; bring a picnic lunch and explore the hiking trails. U-pick gate closes promptly at 4pm. Check the website for available produce weekly.

Alexandre bis / Comedy on the Bridge - Gotham Chamber Opera
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

Take a dip into the 20th-century absurd as Gotham Chamber Opera begins its 2014-15 season with a double-bill of short comic operas by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu.

Greater Hudson Valley Walk Now for Autism Speaks - SUNY Rockland Community College
October 18, 2014 - Suffern

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly, event that is this national organization's single most powerful force to fund vital research leading to the answers about the causes of autism. Family and corporate teams are welcome as are individual walkers. Aside from the walk, children can enjoy a bounce house, face-painting, temporary tattoos, and more.

Little Makers: Shrinky Dinks - NY Hall of Science
October 18, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. Design a work of art on recycled plastic and shrink it down into an itty bitty, homemade shrinky dink. Materials fee $8 per family. Registration required.

The Good Life Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
October 18, 2014 - New York

Each and Every Saturday at Highline Ballroom. Tickets and table reservations call 347-277-3322 or email [email protected]

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Presents Betty Buckley - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
October 18, 2014 - Greenvale

Dubbed “The Voice of Broadway,” the multitalented artist is one of a precious few who helped change the face of musical theatre acting with her realistic, naturalistic approach to roles. Betty Buckley is probably best known as the quintessential musical theatre actress.

I AM AN ARTIST - New York Public Library, George Bruce branch
October 18, 2014 - Harlem

Children ages 7-12 learn to explore who they are and find their strengths through the arts. A brief art history lesson before each art-making process introduces kids to historical and contemporary artists and movements.

Nature of Leaves - Teatown Lake Reservation
October 18, 2014 - Ossining

Celebrate the fall season by taking a hike with a Teatown educator to collect autumn leaves to learn about why and how leaves turn color in the fall. Then return to Teatown to turn your collection into art. Work with leaves and other botanicals to create a fall medallion to put in your window for the autumn light to shine through. Art workshop led by Strawtown Studio. Pre-registration required. To register, call 914-762-2912 x110.

Rangoli Workshop - White Plains Public Library
October 18, 2014 - White Plains

Children in grades 2-6 and their families are invited to design and make a rangoli (traditional Indian decoration and patterns typically made with ground rice, particularly during festivals) to take home.

Book Buddies: Bayside - Bayside Library
October 18, 2014 - Bayside

Reading is fun-damental. Children ages 4-8 team up with a teen reading partner.

Fall Harvest Festival - King Manor Museum
October 18, 2014 - Jamaica

Celebrate the fall harvest at King Manor with an historic cooking demonstration, apple cider pressing, butter churning, and autumn-themed crafts.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
October 18, 2014 - Long Island City

Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess? Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess, but want to be something else? Princess Particular can! This new musical starring Cari McHugh as Princess Particular, as well as Mary Lauren, Kimberly Wilpon, Lee Goffin-Bonenfant, Miranda Kahn, and more! Directed by Lena Moy-Bergen.

Nature's Costumes - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 18, 2014 - Cornwall

Kids can come in costume to learn why so many animals blend into nature naturally. Dress in brown or green to participate in a camouflage hide and seek game.

Webelos Days: Naturalist - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 18, 2014 - Cornwall

The nature center hosts this special badge workshop designed for Webelo Scouts.

Star Safari Astronomy Adventure - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 18, 2014 - Douglaston

Join professor/astronomer Mark Freilich for an exciting evening of star gazing. See the moon up close, learn about and view the open clusters in constellation Auriga, the Great Square of Pegasus, the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Big Dipper, Jupiter, and brightest star Sirius. The best binary star in the northern hemisphere, Albeireo, in constellation Cygnus and the Plieades and Hyades star clusters in Taurus are also visible. This program includes an indoor interactive question and answer session on basic astronomy, fun and games followed by outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. While this is an adult program, children ages 9 and up are welcome as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult. Registration required.

Open House - Hug Music
October 18, 2014 - Forest Hills

This newly opened music school will offer demo group classes for several programs including Hug Me for toddlers and free 20-minute trial lessons on guitar, piano, or song-writing for children (4 and older) to adults. Hug Music emphasizes the importance of children having access to high-quality live music from an early age. In order to maximize each child?s potential, each group consists of 4 to 5 children. They use original composition and musical activities and classes are focused on improving both musical skills and children's healthy development using an enjoyable and success-oriented approach. Seats are limited and reservation is required. First-time customers only. Enroll for a semester during this event and receive $20 off tuition.

Fall Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
October 18, 2014 - Norwalk

Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, squid and learn about a surprising diversity of marine life just off our shores in Long Island Sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column. Fall is a beautiful time to be on the water, as reflections on the surface double the reds, oranges and yellows of autumn back on shore. Advance reservations strongly recommended.

Tours of Falaise - Sands Point Preserve
October 18, 2014 - Port Washington

Falaise is one of the few intact historic houses remaining on Long Island's North Shore. The Gold Coast period of the 1920s was a time of opulence, when prominent families built great mansions and large estates as summer retreats on Long Island. The magnificent Falaise mansion is open for docent-led tours -- it is the perfect way to experience the Gold Coast lifestyle of luxury and opulence in this meticulously preserved historic home.

Open Play - Chilibeans Party Place
October 18, 2014 - Hempstead

Games, fun, entertainment. Perfect for a family with kids to get together with friends. Call to reserve a spot.

Birding at Bartow - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
October 18, 2014 - Bronx

Witness the ongoing fall migration of warblers, sparrows, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, red-headed woodpeckers, and more, at Pelham Bay Park. Naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker points them out on a trail walk. Registration requested. RSVP at [email protected] or call 718-885-1461.

Harvest Festival Weekend - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
October 18, 2014 - Stamford

Enjoy apple cider demonstrations, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, and fun activities for the whole family. Wear a costume and participate in the daily costume parade. Other activities include farm animal demonstrations, face-painting, live music with Jay and Ray, storytelling with Ms. Karen, and children�s crafts. Hayride and apple slingshot tickets will be available for purchase, and the Museum Galleries will be open. The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market will be open. There will be an assortment of local food trucks with food for sale

Meet the Animals - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 18, 2014 - Scarsdale

Children ages 5-12 and their adult companions are invited to visit with some of the Nature Center's live animals. A naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close to some furry, feathery, and scaly friends.

Home Movie Day - Jacob Burns Film Center's Media Arts Lab
October 18, 2014 - Pleasantville

Home Movie Day provides the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own old home movies, and to see their neighbors' films in turn. It's a chance to discover why we should care about these films and to learn how best to preserve them. JBFC is thrilled to bring this national initiative to Westchester for the first time, spearheaded by our projectionist and moving image archivist, Justin LaLiberty. Your home movies are likely to be a lot more interesting than you remember! Home Movie Day offers expert evaluation of the quality of the films that you bring in, as well as an opportunity to see your films in an open screening. If you have home movies on film that you've never seen, or haven't watched since you inherited them from your grandparents, don't let your films decay! Bring them to Home Movie Day! For more information, visit burnsfilmcenter.org.

Battle of Pell's Point Encampment - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
October 18, 2014 - Mt. Vernon

A Revolutionary War encampment featuring musket demonstrations and militia drill, historic children's games and toys, talks on the American Revolution, period music and dance, crafts, and cooking, with dozens of costumed re-enactors representing the armies that fought in the Revolutionary War.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - Field Library
October 18, 2014 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts with a helping adult. No sign-up required.

The Legend Behind the 'Legend' - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 18, 2014 - Irvington

During October, Sunnyside celebrates its connection to Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." A daytime visit to Sunnyside is the perfect prelude to an evening at the Blaze, Horseman's Hollow, or Irving's "Legend." Irving's fascinating home - a colorful blend of architectural styles - will showcase numerous objects related to Irving's famous story. Visitors can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and experience one of Irving's spooky tales on a walk through the woods. Recommended for all ages. Admission is by timed tours which begin at 10am. Last tour at 3pm each day. Buy tickets in advance at hudsonvalley.org/events/legend-behind-legend. Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26, 31, and Nov. 1-2.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
October 18, 2014 - 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, Kruk's spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Event takes place at the Old Dutch Church, just across the street from Philipsburg Manor. Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31, and Nov. 1. Admission for this 45-minute performance by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org/events/irvings-legend. Please note: Parking for this event is at Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.

Horseman's Hollow 2014 - Philipsburg Manor
October 18, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Horseman's Hollow returns for a third year of highly entertaining haunted mayhem, now expanded by popular demand to 13 evenings. 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. Elaborate costumes and the work of award-wining feature-film makeup artists make it all too real. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors too terrible to describe, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. Heads will definitely roll...maybe even your own! Attracting widespread media attention including a feature on CBS national news, this event is NOT suitable for small children or the timid, but it is one of Westchester's premier haunted attractions, right in the heart of the village of Sleepy Hollow. WARNING: This event is NOT suitable for adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures, or have other chronic health conditions. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31, and Nov. 1. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org/events/horsemans-hollow.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 18, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

FAMILY JAM featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
October 18, 2014 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Parents, grandparents, and other groovy grown-ups are welcome with open arms and dancing feet! The music is live and the vibe is truly original. Most appropriate for ages 6 mos.-5 years. Registration required at findgroove.com. Dates/times are subject to change. NOTE: Dates/times are subject to change. To avoid disappointment, confirm at findgroove.com.

American Shakespeare Center: Much Ado About Nothing - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
October 18, 2014 - Valhalla

Considered by many to be Shakespeare's finest comedy, this joyful play combines elements of hilarity with serious reflections on honor, shame, and court politics. By means of nothing (as in gossip, rumor, and overhearing), this is a study of opposites, as one couple engages in a merry war of wit, while another pair is rendered speechless. Despite trickery and deceit, all ends well with two happy marriages. A memorable masterpiece!

Spooky Nighttime Adventures - The New York Botanical Garden
October 18, 2014 - Bronx

Grab a ConEdison flashlight and explore the exhibit as you travel along the Whole Foods Market Trick-or-Treat Trail after dark. Listen for critters of the night or sit in on a spooky ghost story. Capture a family photo with larger-than-life skeletons and costumed characters. For those who dare, see the giant pumpkin displays illuminated in the darkness and journey along the meandering Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail. Then decorate a gourd and take home carving tips. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend - The New York Botanical Garden
October 18, 2014 - Bronx

Watch Master Carver Ray Villafane and his team transform giant and unusual pumpkins into zombies and other unearthly creatures. Enjoy daily Q & A sessions from 12-4pm with the carvers, who will share how they come up with their creative ideas to transform the giant pumpkins into works of art, while the growers of these giant gourds tell of the unique techniques used to make them so big. Additional roaming guides will be on hand to answer questions throughout the day.

Enchanted Forest Festival - Westmoreland Sanctuary
October 18, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

The Festival includes guided "trail" tours with theatrical entertainment and musical accompaniment. During the day, there will be food, games, a hay ride, and live animal show. During the evening, older, braver visitors can take a flashlight tour along the spooky trail where they will encounter various spooky and enchanted creatures, both natural and imagined, and warm themselves by the fire with a marshmallow roast. Dress for the weather and bring flashlights to the evening event.

Fall Harvest Festival - Victory Field Forest Park
October 18, 2014 - Woodhaven

Celebrate fall with live performances, crafts, games, pumpkins face painting and more!

Greenlight Bookstore's Fifth Anniversary Party - Greenlight Bookstore
October 18, 2014 - Fort Greene

On October 16, 2009, Greenlight Bookstore sold their first book. On October 24, they held the bookstore launch party. It's been five years, and they're celebrating our fifth anniversary with a big thanks to all their customers and friends. Join the kids and family event at 11 AM with treats and readings by favorite local author/illustrators Elisha Cooper and Selina Alko. Plus get 20% off all day.

Pumpkin Picking - Historic Richmond Town
October 18, 2014 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin. Enjoy a farmhouse tour, hayride, face painting, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

Baby Loves Salsa - BAM Cafe
October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Kids and adults alike learn the basics of salsa's swinging beat—from clave rhythms to Cuban "son"—in this bi-lingual, interactive concert featuring some of today's top Latin music performers.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
October 18, 2014 - Flatbush

The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned activities.

Canvas Painting - Bonsai Tree (ages 8-14) - Trumbull Nature and Arts Center
October 18, 2014 - Trumbull

From the beginner to the experienced student, this 2-hour class in acrylic on canvas will guide and teach students to approach the painting process with confidence.

Motion Lab - New York Transit Museum
October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

The science of motion, done right for our youngest transportation engineers. Experiment with ramps and tracks, wings and wheels, things that glide and things that slide.

Shadow Puppet Stories - New York Transit Museum
October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Transport your imagination by creating silhouette puppets and a nighttime city landscape to animate your own travel tale.

Neighborhood Family Concerts - Bargemusic
October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Bargemusic presents Admission Free Neighborhood Family Concerts. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly performance including a Q&A session with the musicians.

Family Volunteer Day - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
October 18, 2014 - DUMBO

Bring the whole family for a day of hands-on volunteer activities in the park! Families will work on kid-friendly horticultural tasks to ensure that the park remains beautiful, clean and green.

Third Saturdays: Family Art Experiences:Art of the 1920s - Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
October 18, 2014 - Ridgefield

Travel back to the roaring twenties as The Aldrich joins The Big Read program, featuring iconic novel The Great Gatsby, presented by Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Playhouse. Be inspired by the work of Surrealist artists Max Ernst, Juan Miró, Salvador Dalí, and René Magritte, and paint an expressive landscape and dreamlike world.

The Oyster Festival - Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
October 18, 2014 - Oyster Bay

The Oyster Festival, the East Coast's largest waterfront festival, offers a fun mixture of new activities and old favorites that are certain to entertain the entire family. The Oyster Festival originated as a hometown parade honoring Theodore Roosevelt before evolving into the largest outdoor festival on Long Island, under the auspices of the Oyster Bay Rotary. Every year, more than 200,000 visitors flock to an Indian-summer weekend on the waterfront in downtown Oyster Bay – drawn by live entertainment, Tall Ships, top-notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. And of course…the Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare.

The Enchanted Castle - Burr Homestead
October 18, 2014 - Fairfield

Parents and their children can tour seven fantasy theme rooms: Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Candy land, The Pirates of the Carribean and Aladdin. This event is designed for children 2-10 years of age. Funds raised at the Castle benefit The Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers at Bridgeport Hospital supporting specialized programs such as Cancer Therapy, Fit and Healthy Kids Program, Women's Health program, Music Therapy, specialized equipment and scholarships.

Scarecrows on Parade - Beardsley Zoo
October 18, 2014 - Bridgeport

Check out the scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

Howl-O-Ween - Beardsley Zoo
October 18, 2014 - Bridgeport

Calling all ghosts and goblins. Come and spend a truly fun and frightful evening at the Zoo featuring a "Greek Mythology" Hayride, Haunted Farmyard, Gruesome Greenhouse, and magic show by Jim Sisti. Tickets also include face painting, and of course, candy. Event recommended for children ages 6-12, however, some of the "scarier" activities of the evening may be better suited for children ages 8+. To purchase advance tickets, call Amanda Bolanos at(203) 394-6574.

Cirque Peking - The National Acrobats of The People's Republic of China - Staller Center - Stony Brook University
October 18, 2014 - Stony Brook

Acrobats from Beijing, China on their North American tour entertain with gravity-defying feats.

Home Movie Day - Cinema Arts Centre
October 18, 2014 - Huntington

Bring your favorite home movies to the Cinema Arts Centre to share with your family, friends, and neighbors at this one-day-only international event. If you have home movies (8mm, Super 8mm, or 16mm – No videos) that you would like to screen at Home Movie Day, contact Dylan Skolnick at 631-423-7611×24 or [email protected] to arrange dropping your films off ahead of time. More at HomeMovieDay.com

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS - Theatre Three
October 18, 2014 - Port Jefferson

In this hysterical retelling of Snow White, the perfect princess sets out on an adventure with her seven new friends. This daffy tale with a Queen, a Witch, a Princess with skin as white as snow, and seven crazy dwarfs are guaranteed to keep you laughing from start to finish.

Sea Ink Exhibit Opening Party - The Whaling Museum and Education Center of CSH
October 18, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Explore the nautical origins of tattoos on this opening night party. See antique tattoo machines, inking tools and Sailor Jerry flash art, live music from rockabilly band, The Buzzards, craft brew tastings, Sailor Jerry rum tastings, food from local restaurants, and airbrush tattoos. See a hand-poked tattoo demonstration and sit in on a lecture about Sailor Jerry art with historian Samantha Sheesley.

Willy Wonka - Studio Theatre
October 18, 2014 - Lindenhurst

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

Willy Wonka - BayWay Arts Center
October 18, 2014 - East Islip

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

Open Studio for Families - Parrish Art Museum
October 18, 2014 - Water Mill

Families are invited to spend time together learning about the art on view in the galleries and creating art in the Open Studio.

Harvest Celebration! - Long Island Science Center
October 18, 2014 - Riverhead

Find out what Long Island farmers are harvesting and the science behind seasonal fruits and veggies.

Moriches Paquatuck Squaws Spooky Walk - Camp Pa-Qua Tuck
October 18, 2014 - Center Moriches

The Spooky Walk is a fundraiser hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs. Delivering about 45 minutes of scares, the Spooky Walk is considered the longest lasting haunted walk on Long Island. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the camp.

The Snail and the Whale - The New Victory Theater
October 18, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Some travel by bus and some get around by bike, but to see the whole world, it's best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. As told by a loving father to his young daughter, one small snail "with an itchy foot" does just that in an adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Based on the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and adapted for the stage by London's Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2004), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE uses brilliant storytelling, beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes.

National Dance Institute: The Celebration Team! - Symphony Space
October 18, 2014 - Upper West Side

Join National Dance Institute's Celebration Team for their annual blowout concert, featuring a joy-filled performance of music and dance with over 75 remarkable artists - all of whom are under 18! This year's performance features choreography based on music and dance from China.

Look at the Music Play: Early Music and Early Film - The Morgan Library & Museum
October 18, 2014 - Murray Hill

Veteran early music ensemble Hesperus takes you backstage to show how it creates and develops live early music scores to silent film classics like The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and Robin Hood (1922). Four musicians sing and play more than a dozen medieval and Renaissance instruments. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

Family Day: Wild with Color! New York Graffiti Arts - Bard Graduate Center
October 18, 2014 - Upper West Side

Tag, you’re it! Discover historic and contemporary illustration and design as it relates to New York City. Learn about the techniques of graffiti and experiment with graphic styles and color. All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate with their adult companions. Registration is required at bgc.bard.edu, [email protected], or by phone.

Trail of Terror Halloween Haunt - Tiki Action Park
October 18, 2014 - Centereach

Take a self-guided tour on a dark, wooded trail. 20 actors and 20 classic horror movie scenes with many surprises. 2 levels of scare available. Ages 5 and up.

The International Vintage Poster Fair Returns to New York - Metropolitan Pavilion
October 18, 2014 - Chelsea

The world’s oldest and largest sale and exposition of original vintage posters returns to New York with thousands of posters, dated from the 1890’s - 1980’s on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. World-class exhibitors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, and the United States will offer the finest of their collections at the annual Fair. Original vintage posters of all genres, including food and liquor advertisements, film, travel and transportation and international expositions will be represented. Styles include the popular Art Deco and Modernism posters as well classic Art Nouveau, Victorian images and more. All posters available at the Fair have been vetted for authenticity by the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA), guaranteeing that all posters available at the International Vintage Poster Fair are originals. This year’s Feature Exhibit “Ideas and Innovation” will showcase vintage posters which document the revolutionary new products and technologies that changed our lives over the past century.

The Clown's Jack and the Beanstalk - Vanderbilt Carriage House
October 18, 2014 - Centerport

A group of clowns are forced to put on the play "Jack and the Beanstalk" when the original acting troupe never shows up. This innovative new version of the well known story is a delightful participation play inviting audience members on stage to help Jack plant the magic beans, hide from the Giant and finally climb down the beanstalk.

GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA presents Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge - Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
October 18, 2014 - MIdtown

Take a dip into the 20th-century absurd as Gotham Chamber Opera begins its 13th season with a double-bill of short comic operas by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. Alexandre bis (Alexander twice) is a surrealist comedy about a man who decides to test his wife's fidelity by shaving off his beard and posing as his own cousin from San Francisco. She recognizes him but falls in love anyway. Comedy on the Bridge tells the story of two rival principalities separated by a river. A woman returning from one side gets caught in the middle by a bureaucratic snafu; soon she's joined in this absurdist limbo by a letch, a fiancé, a vengeful wife, and a schoolmaster with a riddle.

Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park (starting point)
October 18, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Adults and kids ages 7 and older work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Explore secret cemeteries in search of looming skeletons, bats on buildings, Dickensian door knockers, Harry Potter’s nemesis, and a gorilla in a window. Advance purchase is required online. Not recommended for children under the age of 7. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa—teams with only adults are not permitted on this hunt.

Farm Festival - Manhattan Country School
October 18, 2014 - Upper East Side

East 96th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues will transform into a farm-themed urban carnival for Manhattan Country School’s annual Farm Festival. The fest features family-friendly entertainment, rides, games, crafts, and a silent auction. There will also be a variety of homemade baked goods, ethnic cuisine, and fresh produce from the school’s Roxbury, NY farm.

'Tico Tales' a musical retelling of Costa Rican Folk Tales by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell - The Players Theatre
October 18, 2014 - Greenwich Village

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

St. Jean Baptiste High School: Fall Open House - St. Jean Baptiste High School
October 18, 2014 - Upper East Side

Parents and prospective students are invited to attend one of the scheduled presentations and tour sessions to learn more about the school’s academic program and its newest additions. The Open House will feature a welcome message from school officials followed by presentations and school tours led by current high school students. Teachers, coaches and students will be on hand to provide information on various course offerings, clubs and other school activities. St. Jean Baptiste High School is a Catholic community located in the heart of Manhattan, providing a liberating college preparatory education to young women of diverse strengths and backgrounds. Rooted in the spirit of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, St. Jean’s empowers its members to participate actively in the transformation of society for a more just world. The goal of the faculty and administration is to nurture each student in the following qualities and characteristics of womanhood: A Woman of Personal Strength and Courage, A Woman of Academic Achievement, A Woman of Faith, A Woman for Others and A Woman Oriented to the Future. A variety of courses are available at St. Jean Baptiste High School, various classes in Religion, English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Fine Arts, Guidance and Technology. For more information about St. Jean Baptiste High School, located at 173 East 75th Street, New York, NY, visit www.st.jean.org or call (212) 288-1645. St. Jean Baptiste High School A Catholic community located in the heart of Manhattan, St. Jean Baptiste High School provides a college preparatory education to young women. Founded as a parish school in the Archdiocese of New York in 1929, it is directed by the Fathers of the Blessed Sacrament and administered by the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame. The school is registered with the New York State Department of Education and accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. More information about St. Jean Baptiste can be found by visiting www.stjean.org/ or calling (212) 288-1645.

Kid-preneur - Spaces@520 -Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
October 18, 2014 - Midtown

Foundations for Success, Inc. offers a four-weekend workshop for kids 10-16 to explore entrepreneurship. Parents are invited to attend the last class to see students pitch their ideas. Classes are limited, so sign up today! Think of “Jr. Shark Tank” Students will learn: The basics of entrepreneurship and what it takes to start up a business How to develop a business idea (bring in your ideas) How to make money with a new business How to put a team together How to find out if there are customers for your product. What is a business plan? Why do you need one? Pitch your business idea.

Inventors 101 - Spaces@520 -Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
October 18, 2014 - Midtown

A four-weekend workshop for kids 10-16 to learn how to take an idea for an invention and make it reality. Discuss the problem you are solving with your invention idea, how to research the idea, how the invention will solve the problem, what to name your invention and how to make it real. Learn how to create a prototype and how to protect your idea. Parents are invited to attend the last class to see students present their invention ideas. Classes are limited, so sign up today!

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Family Astronomy in the Dome: I Spy in the Sky - American Museum of Natural History
October 18, 2014 - Upper West Side

Young astronomers enjoy an evening of star hopping as they explore the fall and winter constellations of the night sky using the Zeiss Star projector. Search for beautiful “deep-sky” objects hiding in plain sight. Explore star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, and learn how our understanding of them has grown over the centuries. (This program is recommended for children ages 4–11. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars to use with the Zeiss projector to see even more objects.)

Tinkerbell Theatre - West End Theater
October 18, 2014 - Upper West Side

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

SCI-TECH WORKSHOP: COME SAIL AWAY - Sony Plaza Atrium, Sony Wonder Technology Lab
October 18, 2014 - Upper East Side

Make a creative ship to sail for Columbus Day. Learn how to make a boat successfully float by adjusting the shape and the weight. Once you’ve made your ship, you can test it out and see how well it floats and how fast it sails! Reservations of up to four children ages 8 and older can be made.

Go Fish! Family Concerts and Fishing off the Pier! - Wagner Park at Battery Place
October 18, 2014 - New York

Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Art projects, bird watching, and Music at 12:30 pm. The Band, Morning Star, lifts spirits with traditional and contemporary Irish music and songs.

6th Annual Marco Polo Festival - Hester Street between Mott and Mulberry Street
October 18, 2014 - New York

This fall, Two Bridges will host the 6th Annual Marco Polo Festival, celebrating the Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District, and the special relationship between the Chinese and Italian American communities of Manhattan’s Chinatown & Little Italy. This year’s festivities commence with the third annual Marco Polo Festival History Colloquium, co-sponsored with the Museum of Chinese in America (Tuesday, October 14th; no cost but RSVP required). The elegant Silk Road Ambassador Awards Gala Dinner (Thursday, October 16th; tickets required), and the ever-popular Marco Polo Pageant & Cultural Performances (free and open to the public) round out the festival celebrations. In 2010, Two Bridges sponsored the designation of the Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District, New York City’s only National Register Historic District that recognizes two unique cultural communities. This single district, encompassing the historic cores of both Little Italy and Chinatown, acknowledges the long and ongoing relationship of these two vibrant and dynamic immigrant neighborhoods. Now its sixth year, the multi-day Marco Polo Festival serves as the preeminent New York City occasion to celebrate the rich heritage of Asian & Italian history and culture.

Kindergarten Introductory Session and Play Day - Blue Rock School
October 18, 2014 - West Nyack

Blue Rock School invites four-and five-year-olds and their parents to Fall harvest-themed morning with the school's kindergarten staff. Kids can enjoy storytelling, crafts, homemade snacks, and outdoor play. Meanwhile, parents can learn more about the school's approach to learning and take a guided tour of the campus. Registration is required. Contact [email protected]

Halloween Harvest: Pumpkin Carving Contest - Luna Park
October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Carve out time for Luna Park this fall and join us for our Pumpkin Carving Contest from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Participants will have 3 hours to put carve their vision into a 10lb pumpkin. Take part in or come watch the professionals duke it out while they carve em out for cash prizes!

The Village: Haunted Tales & Trails at Old Bethpage Village - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
October 18, 2014 - Old Bethpage

For 10 days, Old Bethpage Village turns into a haunted village full of Halloween fun, complete with bonfires, a pirate-themed corn maze, lazer tag, carnival games, and more activities for all ages. Visitors can also take a Terrifying Tour (10 tours offered per night), which stops at "haunted" sites throughout the village. (Note: Tour is recommended for ages 10 and older.)

Wine and Cheese Benefit - Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
October 18, 2014 - Shirley

Hosted by the Friends of Wertheim, members and non-members are cordially invited to attend this annual benefit event. Proceeds are used for educational and environmental programs at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. These programs are important in helping to keep the local refuge a vital and active part of the national refuge network. To reserve tickets online by credit card or Pay Pal: spdcontrolsystems.com/FOW.htm and click on the donate button. To reserve tickets by mail please send check payable to Friends of Wertheim PO Box 376, Brookhaven, NY 11719.

Arts In The Plaza - Arts In The Plaza-City Hall
October 18, 2014 - Long Beach

Your inspiring arts and music marketplace! Free Kids' Art Station. Live music and cultural performances. Arts in the Plaza is located in front of Long Beach City Hall off Park Avenue, between National Blvd.(Starbucks) and the Train Station (Park Ave). You can find directions if you visit mapquest.com and type in: "1 Chester St, Long Beach NY"

Robert Kelly - Gotham Comedy Club
Through October 18, 2014 - New York

Adoptive Parents Committee Meeting - Church Of St. Jude
October 18, 2014 - Wantagh

Whether you are just beginning your adoption journey, or have already adopted- the Adoptive Parents Committee is here for you. APC is non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers dedicated to improving all aspects of adoption and interim (foster) care. This is a great place to network and meet new friends. Refreshments served. Children welcome.

Annual Fall Fest - Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary
October 18, 2014 - Rye

Enjoy the colorful scenery on Long Island Sound during the annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 18, from 12-5pm, at Read Wildlife Sanctuary in Rye. The day's festivities include animal workshops and a birds of prey demonstration, performances and live music, a pumpkin patch, and kayak demonstrations by L.L. Bean. There will also be a special Kids' Corner featuring face painting and activities and crafts for the whole family, sponsored by the Westchester Children's Museum, the Rye Arts Center, the Clay Art Center, the Rye School of Dance, the Rye Historical Society, the Osborn, and The Friends of Read. Parking is free. The event will be held rain or shine. No dogs are permitted at the sanctuary. The Fall Fest is sponsored by Westchester County Parks and the Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located at Playland Park in Rye. For more information, go to westchestergov.com/parks or friendsofreadwildlifesanctuary.org.

Laughing Comedy Buddha Comedy w/Jeff Lawrence, Pete Dominick, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 18, 2014 - New York

NIkki Glaser, Pete Dominick, Christian Finnegan, Chris DiStefano, Big Jay Oakerson, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 18, 2014 - New York

Chris DiStefano, Big Jay Oakerson, Nikki Glaser, Pete Dominick, Christian Finnegan and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 18, 2014 - New York

Mike Lawrence, Rory Albanese, Yannis Pappas, Adrienne Iapalucci, Big Jay Oakerson, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 18, 2014 - New York

Harvest Festival - The Orchards of Concklin
October 18, 2014 - Pomona

The Orchards of Concklins celebrates the fall season with a two-day Harvest Festival. Families can enjoy apple picking, live music by the River Acoustic Band, BBQ, a petting zoo, face and pumpkin painting, an inflatabe slide and games, and more.

Sackler Brain Bench One-Day University: Illuminating the Brain - American Museum of Natural History
October 18, 2014 - New York

Your brain contains a web of billions of neurons, linked together through more connections than there are stars in our galaxy. How does this complex network enable us to talk, feel, and breathe? How do scientists use imaging technologies to unravel this vast complexity, and what promises do future technologies hold? Modern brain research and treatment have flourished through the use of high-resolution temporal and spatial neuroimaging methods. These informative and often beautiful images hold clues to the elusive inner workings of the brain on the anatomical, cellular, electrical and genetic levels. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the methodologies used by neuroscientists and neurologists to visualize how our brains function, and sometimes break down. The field of neuroscience has experienced dramatic advances in imaging technologies over the past 20 years; join us for a day of deciphering these images and illuminating the brain.

Pumpkin Patch - Big Six Towers Children's Committee
October 18, 2014 - Woodside

A great afternoon of fun. There's something for the whole family. Children's crafts, pony rides, pumpkin patch, face painting, food, baked goods, and a variety of local vendors.

Farm Festival - Manhattan Country School
October 18, 2014 - New York

On Saturday, October 18, 96th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues transforms into a urban carnival featuring family-friendly music, carnival rides, games, arts and crafts and farm-fresh produce. Kids of all ages can test their nerves in a haunted house staged in the basement of a 100-year-old mansion. Musical entertainment includes jazz pianist Jason Moran, the double-trombone-led band Super-Hi Fi and soulful songstress Mekia Denby. Hundreds of bike helmets will be given away, courtesy of the New York City Department of Transportation. The annual community and fundraising event, organized by Manhattan Country School parent volunteers, also offers a wealth of culinary treats, including savory grilled fare, homemade baked goods and produce from the school’s farm in the Catskills. Farm Festival is ideal for ages three and up. Admission is free. Tickets for food, games and rides will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, the festivities will take place inside the school. WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. WHERE: 7 East 96th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues DIRECTIONS: Take the #6 subway train to 96th Street or MTA bus M1, M2, M3, M4 or M96 ADMISSION: Farm Festival is free and open to the public. Tickets for food, games and rides are available for purchase. INFORMATION: For more information, visit www.manhattancountryschool.org or contact 212-348-0952.

Farm Festival - Manhattan Country School
October 18, 2014 - New York

On Saturday, October 18, Manhattan Country School (MCS) will transform East 96th Street between Fifth and Madison avenues into a farm-themed urban carnival. Between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees can take in family-friendly entertainment (including jazz pianist Jason Moran), rides, games, crafts and a silent auction. The event, organized by MCS parent volunteers, also offers a variety of homemade baked goods, ethnic cuisine and fresh produce from the school’s Roxbury, N.Y. farm. The Manhattan Country School Farm Festival is ideal for ages three and up. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets for food, games and rides will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, the festivities will take place indoors.

PJ Library Storytelling - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
October 18, 2014 - Bay Ridge

Where is Sammy the Spider? Come to Bay Ridge Jewish Center to hear about Sammy the Spiders new adventure. Leave with new friends for your child and for yourself.

Waldorf Fall Fair - The Waldorf School of Garden City
October 18, 2014 - Garden City

Bring your friends and family to the 35th Annual Waldorf Fall Fair. Win a weekend getaway to South Beach or other amazing Raffle prizes! Begin your holiday shopping at our Marketplace of quality vendors. Enjoy unique crafts and games, puppet shows, food, and more.

ECC's Annual Halloween Happening - The Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church
October 18, 2014 - White Plains

Toddlers and preschool children and their families are invited to the annual Halloween Happening in Asbury Hall. The main event is lively music by Armelle from Armelle for Kids. Recharge with some yummy snacks and beverages, then make a craft at one of the many activity tables. It's a Spoooktacularly fun party!

ARToberfest! Come Celebrate German Folks Arts at Pelham Art Center - Pelham Art Center
October 18, 2014 - Pelham

Dance Performance by The Bavarian Edelweiss Westchester- Volkstanzers Group plus Bavarian Tyrolean Felt Hats and Scherenschnitte Paper Cutting Hands-on Workshops. Free and open to all ages! Celebrate, learn about, and try your hand at traditional German folk arts at ARToberfest on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:30-3:30pm, a German folk arts celebration with a free dance performance and hands-on art making workshops. ARToberfest is the newest addition to Pelham Art Center's continuing free Folk Arts Series. This event will include a performance by The Bavarian Club Edelweiss Westchester - Volkstanzers Group, who will perform two traditional dances and share the history of both the dance and their traditional outfits. Bring your dancing shoes as the audience will be invited to participate. MaryLouise Gladstone, an art educator well versed in multi-cultural arts, will lead a traditional folk arts workshop in Scherenschnitte paper cutting and Bavarian Tyrolean Felt Hat making. Scherenschnitte, which literally translates to scissor cutting, was developed in the 16th century in Germany and Switzerland. Tyrolean Felt Hats, also known as Alpine hats, are typically worn during the Bavarian 16-day festival known as Oktoberfest. Since 1810, this event has been held annually in Munich from late September until the first weekend in October. About The Bavarian Club Edelweiss Westchester - Volkstanzers Group Bavarian Club Edelweiss Westchester started the Volkstanz Group (German folk dance) in 1993. This club grew out of a Schuhplattler Group that was formed 60 years earlier. Schuhplattler is a traditional folk dance popular in the Alpine regions of Bavaria and Austria, where the dancer strikes the soles of his shoes ('Schuhe') with his hands held flat ('platt'). The founders agreed to uphold and preserve the Bavarian traditions and customs and perform for the enjoyment of the public. Former Schuhplattlers dancers saw the benefit of a Volkstanz Gruppe, which would keep them active and healthy. About the Artist MaryLouise Gladstone is an artist, and an arts educator who has served in the New York City and Westchester public school systems as a teacher and resident artist since 1967. In addition, she has a commitment to teaching at the community art level, leading workshops and semester-long classes for all ages. As an artist she specializes in murals, quilts, jewelry and book-making. Awards and grants include, ArtsWestchester ARTS AWARD 2005 for Community Arts; ArtsWestchestesr Arts Alive Project Grants 2004-2006, 2008, 2010; and ArtsWestchester Arts Partners Challenge Grants 2007-2009, 2011,2013. Gladstone served as the President of the Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow ARTS Council from 2000-2013.

Yoga-A-Go-Go-Yoga for Special Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
October 18, 2014 - Scarsdale

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

A Taste of the Seaport - South Street Seaport
October 18, 2014 - New York

A downtown festival benefitting Spruce Street School PS 397 and Peck Slip School PS 343.

Gowanus Open Studios 2014 - Artist Studios all over Gowanus
October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Visitors create their own self-guided tours during this free event. Check the website for all participating artists along with samples of their art. Visitors can select artists to visit by perusing this directory and/or pick up a map at one of our designated map distribution locations, or printing out their own map at home. Everyone is welcome. In addition to the daytime self-guided tour of the studios (Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm), we also offer several evening performances of music and dance to showcase the many forms of art-making in the Gowanus neighborhood.

Live Jazz with The Kelley Suttenfield Band - Sunnyside Reformed Church
October 18, 2014 - Sunnyside

Kelley Suttenfield is an acoustic jazz vocalist whose lush resonance and graceful approach have captivated fans and critics alike. In the words of writer Carol Banks Weber (AXS.com), she "breathes her own loving, sensitive and reverent persona into every lyric." With her new CD "Among The Stars" released in September 2014, Kelley partners with guitarist and longtime collaborator Tony Romano. The CD features a diverse mix of songs– from Neal Young's tender anthem "Harvest Moon" to the Howard Bart opus "Fly Me To the Moon"– with simple arrangements that leave ample room for interplay between Kelley's lucent vocals and Tony's meticulous string work. Kelley performs extensively in New York City and along the East Coast. She has headlined at notable venues such as The Iridium and Jazz at Kitano in New York City and appeared at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. She has performed at numerous venues throughout Europe and was once a featured guest with the Great Danes Big Band as part of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Kelley was also a former finalist in the annual NYC Jazzmobile Vocal Jazz Competition.

What's Up Doc?: Chuck Jones Family Day - The Museum of The Moving Image
October 18, 2014 - Astoria

This fun day features added programs for children of all ages, including animation activities and workshops led by teaching artists, a family scavenger hunt, family-friendly introductions to the exhibition, screenings of Chuck Jones cartoons in the Redstone Theater, and more. Cartoons on the big screen, animation workshops, family scavenger hunt with prizes, and more. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner are among the beloved characters that feature in some of the most memorable cartoons produced by Chuck Jones and his collaborators at Warner Bros. See schedule of events at the end This super-sized version of the Saturday drop-in studio will feature activities related to character design, hand drawn animation, stop-motion animation, and more (first-floor Digital Learning Suite). The legendary animation director is the subject of What¹s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, a major Smithsonian exhibition currently on view at Museum of the Moving Image. See schedule of events below: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Family-friendly exhibition introductions At the top of each hour, Museum educators will provide a lively introduction to the exhibition What¹s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones (third floor) for young visitors and their families (last introduction begins at 3:00 p.m.) Family scavenger hunt Using an activity sheet given out at admissions (while supplies last), young visitors can search for clues and answers throughout the Chuck Jones exhibition. Those who complete the hunt will be entered into a raffle to win a prize, the Chuck Jones Edition Blackwing 602 Pencil Set (three winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m.) 12:00 and 1:15 p.m. Screening: Chuck Jones cartoons A selection of six Chuck Jones cartoons, including For Scenti-Mental Reasons, Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century, and Robin Hood Daffy, will be shown in the Redstone Theater (first floor) so visitors can experience these cartoons as they were originally intended on the big screen (approx. 50 mins.). 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Chuck Jones Family Lounge Families can enjoy a snack and take special Chuck Jones themed photos to commemorate the day, in the Fox Amphitheater (first floor) In addition to the above activities, visitors are welcome to explore the Behind the Screen, the Museum¹s dynamic core exhibition about how movies and TV shows are made, marketed, and shown (second and third floors). Among the objects on display are hundreds of toys and other licensed merchandise from Star Wars and Star Trek and other film and television productions; classic video arcade games; costumes and masks; stations for creating short animations, dubbing voices into famous film clips, experimenting with sound effects; and more. What¹s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones is on view at Museum of the Moving Image through January 19, 2015. It features 23 of Chuck Jones¹s animated films, a short documentary and an interactive experience both of which give insight into the animation process and 136 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs that reveal how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create some of the greatest cartoons ever made. In addition to the cartoons Jones made for the Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes series, the exhibition explores his collaborations with author Theodor Geisel on the enduringly popular television specials Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) and Horton Hears a Who! (1970); films that featured the hapless animated character Private Snafu, made for the U.S. Army during World War II; the Oscar®-winning public health film So Much for So Little (1949); and the television special Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975), based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. "The cartoons created by Chuck Jones have delighted children and adults for decades,² said Christopher Wisniewski, Deputy Director for Education and Visitor Experience. ³At the Museum's Chuck Jones Family Day, kids and families will get a chance to see some of the greatest cartoons ever made on the big screen, discover the creative process that went into them, and use Jones's work as inspiration for their own animations. It'll be a fun-filled day that will take kids from Saturday morning cartoons to Saturday afternoon cartoon making." The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and Museum of the Moving Image. After debuting at the Museum, the exhibition will continue on a national tour through 2019.

Pumpkin Patch - Big Six Towers Children's Committee
October 18, 2014 - Woodside

A day of fun for the whole family. Program includes children's crafts, pony rides, inflatables, face painting, pumpkin decorating, food, vendors and more.

Pumpkin Painting Workshop - Picasso Kidz
Through October 18, 2014 - Greenlawn

Get in the Halloween spirit by painting pumpkins at Picasso Kidz. Workshops will be held Oct 10th, Oct 11th, Oct 14th, Oct 17th and Oct 18th. See the link for times and to signpicassokidz.com/paint-a-pumpkin-workshop.html

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center
October 18, 2014 - Oakdale

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

AC&C Mobile Adoption Center at The Reformed Church of Huguenot Park's Fall Fair - The Reformed Church of Huguenot Park
October 18, 2014 - Staten Island

Animal Care & Control of NYC’s Mobile Adoption Center will be at The Reformed Church of Huguenot Park’s Fall Fair with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes. AC&C adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.

J.Crew Flower Arranging with Sprout Home - J.Crew Brooklyn Store
October 18, 2014 - Brooklyn

Learn how to make beautiful bouquets with our flower-obsessed friends at Sprout Home. RSVP to [email protected]

Fall Kids Fest - Madison Square Park
October 18, 2014 - New York

Fall Kids Fest is known for many things, but our live entertainment is always a big hit! We’re bringing back a few of our music favorites to grace the Mad. Sq. Kids stage along with a few new hits. Back by popular demand we’re bringing you Songs for Seeds, the house band of our neighbors and friends over at Apple Seeds. Songs for Seeds always brings the excitement to the Mad. Sq. Park reflecting pool with a splash of enchantment and plenty of dancing. Don’t miss their performances from 11am-11:30am, 12pm-12:30pm, and 1pm-1:30pm. Once you have your dancing shoes all warmed up, head over to the Mad. Sq. Kids Stage on the southern gravel for a dance party with DJ KC Anderson of ‘Brunch Baby, Brunch’ from 11:30am-12pm. DJ KC is truly bringing the party with fun moves and dance games, and he’ll continue to keep the party moving between main stage acts.

Disney Store Halloween Dress Rehearsal - Broadway Mall
October 18, 2014 - Hicksville

Looking for fun and free Halloween events for families this weekend? Parents are invited to bring their children to special "Halloween Dress Rehearsal" events at this Disney Store. Kids can come dressed as their favorite Disney character and participate in games, crafts and a parade around the store this weekend.

Disney Store Halloween Dress Rehearsal - Roosevelt Field Mall
October 18, 2014 - Garden City

Looking for fun and free Halloween events for families this weekend? Parents are invited to bring their children to special "Halloween Dress Rehearsal" events at this Disney Store. Kids can come dressed as their favorite Disney character and participate in games, crafts and a parade around the store this weekend.

R.L. Stine - Author Visit - The Scholastic Store
October 18, 2014 - New York

It's the time of year where everything spooky and scary comes to town and this event won't disappoint! What better way to celebrate Halloween then to have Goosebumps author R.L. Stine visit? Scholastic’s resident fright master will be reading from and signing copies of his latest Goosebumps Most Wanted book – Zombie Halloween plus all of your classic Goosebumps favorites! Ages 6 & up.

High Line Social Soup Experiment - The High Line
October 18, 2014 - New York

Bring your appetite and prepare to meet your neighbors and make new friends at this special fall greenmarket-inspired lunch on the High Line. Chef Marco Canora, chef and owner of Hearth and Terroir restaurants, will be preparing his ribollita, a hearty Tuscan vegetable soup. Attendees will enjoy a delicious bowl of nourishing soup and a hunk of hearty bread at a communal table on October 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM or 2 PM in the 14th Street Passage - on the High Line at 14th Street. Due to popular demand, the High Line will host two meals this year – one at 11:30 AM and another at 2:00 PM. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your designated seating time. Tickets are $7, and must be purchased in advance. High Line Social Soup Experiment is made possible, in part, with support from Organic Valley. The meal is open to people of all ages, but space is limited. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit http://highlinesocialsoup.eventbrite.com.

A Day In Sparkleshire with Enjella Enjoy A Fairy-tastic Day of Pampering and Meet Author Jane Collen - Inglot Studio, Chelsea Market
October 18, 2014 - New York

Kids, tweens, moms and dads are invited to meet author Jane F. Collen of the Enjella Adventure Series and celebrity Illustrator David Trumble for exclusive readings and book signings from brand new editions of the Mom's Choice Award Winning Enjella Adventure Series books. Guests will also enjoy kid-approved guest performers, hot chocolate, Fairy Portraits by Trumble, makeup applications for moms and Fairy Facepainting for kids with Inglot Studio pros. Collen’s new children’s picture book What More Can A Fairy Be? is debuting at the event. Enjella Uprooted and Storming Back to Key West by Jane F. Collen, are celebrating the launch of brand new editions with cover art designed by David Trumble as well as a new vocabulary section and dynamic interior illustrations throughout. Critics have called Enjella Uprooted “An enchanting tale of finding one’s self.” Enjella is a "tooth fairy with bite!" She fights the rigid tooth fairy establishment to do what she knows is right and help children. Trumble will be on hand to create once-in-a-lifetime Fairy Portraits for kids at this special event. Trumble is famous for his Feminists as Disney Princesses series, two notable Ted Talks and winning the Dan Hemingway Prize for Creativity when he was only 16 years old. What: Readings from brand new Enjella books! Fairy Portraits for kids by celebrity Enjella illustrator David Trumble. Makeup Applications with Inglot Studio Pros. Fairy Facepainting for Kids. Family Photo Opps. Hot chocolate parties! Where: Inglot Studios glamorous Meatpacking District space on the 5th floor of Chelsea Market in NYC Why: Because your kids need a truly magical day, and you need some pampering. :-)

The Afri-Pop Boutique - The Afri-Pop Boutique at Made in LES
October 18, 2014 - New York

Join the International-Coalition for African Fashion (I-CAF) as they launch a new initiative to build a community that supports growth and sustainability in African Fashion. Come out on Saturday, October 18th from noon to 7pm and shop til you drop. Jam to the latest in Afro Beats and International Top 40hits by Luxury Don DJ Universe!

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

The Whitney's final exhibition in their building on the Upper East Side is a once-in-a-lifetime retrospective of the famed artist, which will occupy most of the building's space.

Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

Take in the crisp air and breathtaking views as the Circle Line vessel makes its way up the scenic Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. Enjoy three hours at Bear Mountain's annual Oktoberfest.

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

The 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival features performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company - Joyce Theater
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

The internationally renowned Lar Lubovitch Dance Company follows its highly successful 45th anniversary season with the world premiere of a major new dance to be accompanied by live music.

Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans - New-York Historical Society
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Madeline's publication, the New-York Historical Society honors the beloved schoolgirl and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks. In addition to drawings from all six Madeline books, the exhibition features Bemelmans' drawings of the old Ritz Hotel in New York, murals from a rediscovered Paris bistro, panels from the Onassis yacht, and a cache of fabrics based on an early picture book.

Photography Workshops by Top Fashion photographer Shaun Alexander - TBA
Through October 19, 2014 - Long Island City

OUR MISSION AND GOAL - "LEARN TO SHOOT LIKE A PRO IN DAYS AND NOT IN YEARS" has been the focus of our Photography workshops for nearly 15 years. Regardless of your existing ability to shoot. whether you are a Pro, Amateur or hobbyist ,there is always some room for improvement and nothing cures that better than sharing and collaborating with people that can expand your horizons and feed you creative mind and soul with knowledge and exciting new ideas that can change the way you shoot forever! and this is exactly what we offer! INSTRUCTOR - World renowned Top Fashion Photographer Shaun Alexander has been on the short list of many advertising agencies, fashion designers, modeling agencies and magazine editors as a leading Fashion , Advertising Photographer for nearly 3 decades. More importantly his love and passion as a mentor has changed the lives of many professionals , which separates him from any other celebrity photographers, besides his outstanding achievements and award winning images that speak for themselves - http://www.shaunalexander.net. WHAT TO EXPECT? KNOWLEDGE -SUCCESS - RECOGNITION -SATISFACTION - Learn decades of priceless and unique trade secrets in various Photography and lighting techniques, model posing, Styling, Hair & Makeup, even creative Photoshop & retouching tips, to help you improve and recognize your very own unique style. Learn and understand how to execute the perfect formula each and every time next time you plan a shoot. Learn how to get professional models, write contracts and deal with agents, publishers, magazine editor for the firs time. Learn and recognize your very own unique STYLE that separates you from the rest! Learn how to make valuable publishable content with top models for variety of magazines. Learn how to operate and run a professional photography business, and so much more.. AVAILABILITY - In order to increase productivity, these workshops are limited only to 6 - 8 people and advance booking is required.

Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. The exhibition reveals how, beyond formal traits and functional needs, the conception and articulation of architectural space still defines architecture as an artistic endeavor, and a response to wider cultural issues.

The Snail and the Whale - New Victory Theater
Through October 19, 2014 - New York City

Some travel by bus and some get around by bike, but to see the whole world, it's best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. As told by a loving father to his young daughter, one small snail "with an itchy foot" does just that in an adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Based on the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and adapted for the stage by London's Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2004), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE uses brilliant storytelling, beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes.

Wildlife Conservation Film Festival - New York
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

Shaping a Collection: Five Decades of Gifts - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

Featuring artists who came to the fore between 1940 and 1990, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Agnes Martin, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival features free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs.

Taconic Opera Brings Verdi's Falstaff to Westchester - Yorktown Stage
Through October 19, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

Taconic Opera opens its 17th Season with Giuseppe Verdi's final opera, Falstaff, based on Shakespeare's hilarious comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. After an illustrious career in dramatic opera and being considered its undisputed king in his day, the composer actually came out of retirement in order to add a comedic gem to his crown. Unlike his earlier "bel canto" operas, Falstaff is a "verismo" opera, in which the orchestra becomes as vital and important as the singers. For audiences and singers, Falstaff is considered a comedic masterpiece. The company is bringing back Jorge Ocasio in the title role. Ocasio has been the funny-man (buffo) in the company's recent productions of Italian Girl in Algiers, Daughter of the Regiment, and Don Pasquale, and has induced audience reactions from genuinely amused chuckling to outright explosions of laughter. He is a comedic master who is thoroughly engaging during every moment on stage. The rest of the cast match him in both singing and acting ability and create an unbeatable ensemble. Performances will be held at the Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights, NY, on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8pm and Sunday, October 19 at 2pm. A wide range of ticket prices are available, and significant reductions are offered for seniors. To encourage youth attendance, student prices are only $15 regardless of seating selection. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit taconicopera.org or call toll-free 1-855-88-OPERA (855-886-7372).

Seventh Annual NYC Wine and Food Festival -
Through October 19, 2014 - New York

Culinary whizzes and foodies join together for this annual festival. Presented by Food & Wine, the seventh annual festival will host more than 100 dinners, tastings, parties and seminars. Proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City. Special guests this year will include Rachael Ray, Mario Batali, Paula Deen, Andrew Zimmern, Debi Mazar, Trisha Yearwood, Jets' great Joe Namath, and many, many more.

Fall Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 21, 2014 - New York

Four Tuesdays. Catch a glimpse of owls, hawks and woodpeckers in the woods, finches and sparrows in the fields, and ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species that make New York City their winter home. Please note: walks begin across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Enrollment is limited to 20 people per series. For more information, call the Bird Walk Hotline at 212-313-7579.

7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival - Google NY
Through October 24, 2014 - New York

The 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival promises to be an exciting week of films presenting scientific fact in compelling visual narrative. This year, the festival will explore TIME in all its variants: timelapse film, the age of the universe, time travel, geologic time, nanosecond-scale subatomic interactions, the genetics of aging, and much much more.

'The Movement'- Dance Classes for the Soul - Alex Ray Studios
Through October 25, 2014 - Hempstead

Alex Ray Studios Inc. presents the "The Movement"! Fallon Alexandria Fleming is going to introduce children in the community to the connection between the soul and contemporary movement. The program is inspired by the likes of Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Lester Horton which delivers soul resurrecting choreography to each participant. The program will incorporate ballet and modern techniques while arranged to pieces like "Fix Me, Jesus" and the "Processional" from Alvin Ailey's world renown production Revelations.

Exhibit: Natural Enemies - Pelham Art Center
Through October 25, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present Natural Enemies, opening on Sept. 12 and running through Oct. 25. One artist group and seven artists will exhibit a diverse collection of artwork ranging from performance artifacts from an Ideological Tug of War to sculptural wooden wall objects. Viewers can explore a Collage Formation with sculpture based on a chicken liver to the duality of Martha Stewart vs. Martha Rosler. This group exhibition explores the inherent conflicts in human nature and the prevailing ideologies that influence and motivate our existence on an emotional and intellectual level. Curated by Elizabeth Saperstein. Reason vs. Emotion. Sacrifice vs. Self-interest. The theme of human nature has inspired countless works of art and literature throughout history. Philosophers, economists, and ecologists continue to develop new lines of inquiry and theories to explain the subject. One popular theory suggests that our daily thoughts and actions are inextricably linked to underlying impulses in human behavior that may undermine the dominant notion of reason as the ultimate arbiter of decision-making. Another theory challenges homo economicus - that perhaps humans are not by nature cruel and motivated by self-interest, but more inclined to share, give, and cooperate. "Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive, and potentially orderly and constructive," observed the cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. Today, even at the most prosaic levels, we are chided to "make smart choices," which implies choosing between right and wrong, for one set of values against another. Whether addressing notions of what drives opposing values or reflecting on an increasingly rapacious culture, the exhibit presents an opportunity to start a conversation about integrating a better understanding of human nature - our beliefs, assumptions, and morality - into the way in which we communicate and conduct ourselves. Participating artists: Inga Dorosz, Loren Eiferman, Dahlia Elsayed, The Ladies' Auxiliary, Erik Parker; Tom Sanford, Barbara Weissberger, and Jeremy Willis. Admission is free and open to the public. An opening reception and free all-ages art workshop will be held on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-8pm with an artist and curator talk at 7pm. A panel discussion will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30pm. About the Artists: INGA DOROSZ Inga Dorosz received her B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and an MFA in New Genres from Stanford University. Dorosz has exhibited her photographs, videos, and drawings at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Oregon; and Kunstraum Arcade Galerie, Austria, among others. She has been in residence at Djerassi; Atlantic Center for the Arts; AIR Krems, Austria; and Skriduklaustur, Iceland. She lives and works in San Francisco. Her work investigates place through abstracted depictions of specific locations based on intensive research of cultural history and environmental interests. LOREN EIFERMAN "My work can be called the ultimate recycling: where I take the detritus of nature and turn it into a new art. Nothing in my studio goes to waste. My influences are many: carpets from Iran from the 13th century, the mysterious crop circles that appear in the U.K. every spring and summer, the metaphysical works of Buddhist mandalas, sacred geometry found in nature, the chemical structure of wood and the translation of that into sculptural forms, and the celestial images viewed from the Hubble Telescope. Each sculpture is a new geometry that works on many different levels where numbers and numerology, interconnections, science, and color all have a place and relate together in a new pattern and dimension." Eiferman lives and works in Katonah, New York. She received her B.F.A. from Purchase College, Purchase, New York. DAHLIA ELSAYED Dahlia Elsayed combines text and imagery to create visually narrative paintings that document internal and external geographies. Her work, influenced by conceptual art, comics, and landscape painting, is informed by autobiography and environment, to create illustrated documents of places and memories. Frequently using the visual language of cartography, Ms. Elsayed's paintings employ symbols of hard data - geologic forms, borders, markers, coastlines - to frame the soft data of the ephemeral, adapting a quantitative schema to the qualitative. Her paintings, prints and artist books have been shown at galleries and art institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, and solo exhibitions at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and the Jersey City Museum. Her work is in the public collections of the The Newark Museum, The Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and New Jersey State Museum, amongst others. Dahlia has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, Women's Studio Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her M.F.A. from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey. Ms. Elsayed is assistant professor of humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College. THE LADIES' AUXILIARY The Ladies' Auxiliary, founded in 2007, is a maternal organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the homely aesthetic. "Our membership is comprised of married women professionally trained in the functionless arts who have chosen to reside in peaceful, wholesome communities where they can nurture both their families and fixations. Our non-political, self-serving organization selects projects based upon their potential futility. Mrs. Sarah Eyre, Mrs. Erin McNally-Klein, Mrs. Leila Orienter, and Mrs. Jessica Villar are the charter members of The Ladies' Auxiliary. At this time, we have one additional active member, Mrs. Becky Teves." The members, along with the help of their devoted husbands, participate in, manage, and endorse all activities sponsored by the organization. ERIK PARKER Erik Parker is a New York-based artist. He has had solo exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut; the De Appel in Amsterdam; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Colette in Paris; Honor Fraser in Los Angeles; and Galleri Faurschou in Copenhagen, Denmark. Parker studied at the University of Texas, Austin with Peter Saul before receiving his M.F.A. from Purchase College of the State University of New York. Employing his own wildly inventive architecture and signature neon palate, Parker creates bold, graphic compositions that riff on the traditional genres of portraiture and still-life. His visionary paintings draw their inspiration from diverse elements of American subculture - psychedelia, underground comic books, the Chicago Imagists, hip-hop, and heavy metal, as well as Picasso, Francis Bacon, and Roy Lichtenstein. TOM SANFORD Born in Bronxville, New York, Tom Sanford is a New York-based artist whose work is exhibited around the world. His paintings, which range from historical works depicting celebrity assassinations to portraits of gangsta rappers and teen pop tarts to elaborate cosmologies weaved together from Hollywood movies, reflect a deep ambivalence about the American cultural condition. Sanford received a B.A. from Columbia and an M.F.A. from Hunter College. BARBARA WEISSBERGER Barbara Weissberger's work has been shown at such venues as the Drawing Center, PS1/MoMA, DUMBO Art Center, and White Columns in New York; GRIDSPACE Brooklyn; Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York; in Pittsburgh at The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Artist Image Resource; Artspace New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut; the Holter Museum (solo, catalogue) in Helena, Montana; and ADA Gallery and the Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. She is a participant in the inaugural Open Sessions at The Drawing Center (New York, 2014-2016). Grants and fellowships include a Guggenheim Fellowship, residencies at The Camargo Foundation (France), the Hambidge Center (NEA Distinguished Fellow 2013), Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus (Germany), the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, VCCA, and the Montana Artists Refuge. She divides her time between Pittsburgh and New York. Play is central to her process; images grow out of improvisation and the pleasure of working with materials. The writer Sherrie Flick described the idiosyncratic mix of elements in her work as "stacked and wrapped -- harmoniously, improbably, united in their disparity." JEREMY WILLIS "I have been doing paintings of women for the last few years that explore the intersection between the pop culture and personal experience. The painting style is a collision between abstract expressionism (the personal) and comic books/cartooning (pop culture). I also incorporate elements of baroque painting and the visual manifestation of rock-and-roll culture. Sort of an Ab-ex Betty and Veronica. Or (do you read comics?) Maggie and Hopey from "Love and Rockets," or Enid and Rebecca from "Eightball." The paintings have a sense of compromised exuberance. The expressive is thwarted by the false promises of youth and pop culture, the insanity of addiction/compulsion cycles, and the disenchantment of contemporary New York. The compromised nature of personal expression seen via the lens of hedonism." Willis received his M.F.A. from Hunter College. He is from New Orleans. He sings and plays guitar with the Brooklyn band, Cathy. About the Curator: Natural Enemies is organized by Elizabeth Saperstein, an independent curator. Saperstein has served on the Pelham Art Center's Gallery Advisory Committee since 2004, where she has organized several thematic group exhibits including still life, landscape, comics, and cartography, and most recently a luscious painting exhibition titled, "Big, Fat and Juicy." Horizon Variations, is her most recent offsite exhibition at the Camera Club of New York. She is a former professor of multimedia studies at the University of the Arts and program manager at the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop. She received her M.A. from Purchase College and B.S. from Emerson College. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. [email protected] Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

Do Ho Suh - Drawings - Lehmann Maupin
Through October 25, 2014 - New York

This two-part show � also taking place at their gallery on 201 Chrystie Street � features the range of the renowned Korean artist's works on paper, including drawings using pencil, pen, ink, and watercolor, his unique "thread" drawings, as well as his large-scale rubbings.

Dinosaurs After Dark - Field Station: Dinosaurs
Through October 25, 2014 - Secaucus

Take a fun, mysterious journey into a shadowy, prehistoric world. Explore the dark woods and haunted trails. Play a game of flashlight tag...with velociraptors. Sing and laugh around a campfire, but watch out! Danger lurks in every shadow and there's a T-Rex on the loose. This unique family experience includes an eerie presentation on the ghosts of Snake Hill to set the mood, a special nighttime edition of family Olympics style T-Rex games, a dinosaur sing-a-long with a spectacular view of the New York City skyline, and a campfire complete with roasted marshmallows and s’mores.

Free Tap Dance Open House - The American Tap Dance Foundation
Through October 25, 2014 - New York City

FREE TAP DANCE OPEN HOUSES For adults, teens, and children ages 3 ½ and up Saturdays In October: October 11th, October 18th, October 25th 10-11AM Meet the teachers and take a FREE demo class! For more information and to pre-register call: 646-230-9564 American Tap Dance Center, 154 Christopher Street #2B

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 26, 2014 - Bronx

The chrysanthemum, kiku in Japanese, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants, and hundreds of meticulously trained kiku will be on display in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Stroll the grounds to explore a Japanese tree tour and enjoy haiku in the perennial garden. Special weekend events spotlight the arts of bonsai and ikebana, as well taiko drumming and celebrate the importance of flowers in Japanese culture.

Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 26, 2014 - New York

The first museum survey of Los Angeles�based conceptual artist Charles Gaines's early work. The exhibition features 75 works from the beginning of a singular career that now spans four decades.

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy: British Art and Design from the Metropolitan's Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 26, 2014 - New York

Young and impassioned, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood sought to revitalize mid-nineteenth-century British painting with the sincerity and vivid intensity they admired in medieval and early Renaissance art. Although the Brotherhood was short-lived, its influence was profound. This exhibition will highlight the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite movement as it unfolded from the 1860s through the 1890s, focusing on the key figures Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Some thirty works from across the Museum's collections - including paintings, drawings, furniture, textiles, prints, and illustrated books, many of them rarely on view and united for the first time - demonstrate the enduring impact of Pre-Raphaelite ideals as they were adapted by different artists and developed across a range of media. At a time of renewed appreciation for art of the Victorian age, the installation will direct fresh attention toward the Metropolitan's little-known holdings in this important area.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 26, 2014 - Katonah

Food, meats, produce, pasta, dressings, pickles, jams, baked goods, and more are all available at the market.

Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face - Frick Collection
Through October 26, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection is the first venue to present a touring group of masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. The ten paintings to be featured in New York - among them a Botticelli never before on public view in the United States and John Singer Sargent's iconic portrait of Lady Agnew - will travel in 2015 with forty-five additional works to the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.

Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park
Through October 26, 2014 - Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain kicks off its annual fall festival this weekend. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with a nature walk around Hessian Lake plus traditional German music, food, dancing, and vendors. Visit online for a list of weekly entertainment. Oktoberfest runs each weekend, plus Columbus Day, through Oct. 26.

Halloween Harvest - Luna Park
Through October 26, 2014 - Coney Island

2nd Annual LEGO® Building Contest & Exhibit - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through October 26, 2014 - Stony Brook

If you love building with LEGOS® and want to show off your creations, grab your family and friends and participate in the 2nd Annual LEGO® Building Contest & Exhibit in Stony Brook Village. The contest will take place at Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center in the Stony Brook Village Center and is partially sponsored by Michael Macrina Architect. Contestants must submit an entry form by the September 12 deadline to secure their spot. All submissions must be original creations and teams may be individuals or groups up to 5 members. For an official entry form visit stonybrookvillage.com. Creations must be dropped off on Friday, September 26 and will be on display until Sunday, October 26, when prizes will be awarded and creations will be picked up.

New Netherland at 400: Unlocking the Secrets of the 1914 Time Capsule - New-York Historical Society
Through October 26, 2014 - New York

The term "time capsule" was coined at the New York World's Fair of 1939, but a quarter century earlier this richly ornamented bronze casket - possibly the oldest unopened time capsule in the world - was filled, sealed, and entrusted to the New-York Historical Society. A group of merchants, calling themselves the Lower Wall Street Business Men's Association, launched it on May 23, 1914 as a part of the tercentenary celebrations of the New Netherland Company's chartering in 1614 and the beginnings of Dutch North American colonialism. Ceremoniously enclosed by a former mayor, the chest was to remain sealed until 1974, the bicentennial of New York's appeal for the colonies to form a union. Oversleeping its due date, the chest will finally be unlocked at a ceremony in October.

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through October 26, 2014 - White Plains

A musical thriller, Sweeney Todd tells the infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who robbed him of his family. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun! This provocative, new production allows the audience a glimpse inside the psychosis of a man driven to the edge when he loses everything. A new vision of a modern classic, reimagined and directed by WPPAC Artistic Director Jeremy Quinn. Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 34, and 25 at 8pm; Oct. 12, 19, and 26 at 2pm.

Luna Park's Halloween Harvest - Luna Park
Through October 26, 2014 - Brooklyn

Halloween shouldn’t just be celebrated on October 31st! Join Luna Park in Coney Island on weekends September 20th through October 26th for our family-friendly activities, fall decorations and more. Luna Park’s Halloween Harvest features pumpkin picking and painting and FREE activities like trick or treating, daily entertainment, costumed characters, caricature artists, balloon benders and twisters, magicians, one of NYC’s largest pumpkins and more! You don’t have to travel upstate or out to Long Island to pick a pumpkin – you can pick your very own gourd right here in Brooklyn! Visit our pumpkin patch and for $5 take home a pumpkin to call your own. Don’t forget to paint it at our pumpkin painting station, too! Luna Park is home to the world famous Cyclone Roller Coaster and has over 28 rides, games and attractions for all ages to enjoy!

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester
Through October 26, 2014 - Yonkers

A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester with Brick-or-Treat, beginning Oct. 4 and running through Oct. 26. Little ghosts and mummies are invited for a spook-tacular experience at the attraction in Westchester's Ridge Hill, Yonkers. Kids will love the Halloween spin on their favorite activities, and parents are invited to participate in their Halloween costumes as well. October 4th-26th little ghosts and mummies can experience Halloween at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester! Children are invited to join in a MINILAND Scavenger Hunt, receive a Limited Edition LEGO® Halloween Brick and more! All activities taking place during brick-or-treat are included in the price of admission to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. About LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester is a $12 million, 32,300-square-foot indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks, geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families. Its range of educational and interactive attractions will include hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, master classes led by Master Model Builders, two LEGO amusement rides, special party rooms, and MINILAND. To purchase tickets and annual passes, or for more information, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.

The Haunt at Rocky Ledge - Rocky Ledge Swimming Assn.
Through October 26, 2014 - North White Plains

Do you seek out adrenaline-filled experiences? Enjoy being scared and thrilled? In its fifth terrifying year, The Haunt at Rocky Ledge continues to shock and frighten brave visitors. Go if you dare to experience a variety of spooky adventures, including two thrilling haunted houses, a haunted trail in the woods, chilling corn field, and multiple hair-raising walk-throughs. This will be a frightening experience you will not soon forget! After a nightmarish experience, you can stop by the snack bar to satisfy your adrenaline-spiked appetite. The Haunt haunt runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, Oct. 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26 at 7pm. Parking is free. Officially appropriate for ages 9 and older, but use your child's temperament as a guide. The Haunt at Rocky Ledge is located one mile up the road from the Stop & Shop in North White Plains on Old Orchard Street.

Animal Drawing - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 29, 2014 - New York

Eight Wednesdays. The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as settings for this series of intensive after-hours drawing classes with illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne. Learn about the gifted artists who created these world-class dioramas as you sketch subjects in their "natural" environments. All experience levels welcome.

Born To Play Class - Frozen Ropes Syosset
Through October 30, 2014 - Syosset

Trial session for an activity class designed to introduce children to athletic movement, supervised exercise, and baseball!

Major League Class - Frozen Ropes Syosset
Through October 30, 2014 - Syosset

Trial run for a class that will be fast paced and designed to prepare players for their upcoming Spring seasons. Topics include hitting, fielding, throwing techniques, positional play, and game strategies.

Holistic Moms Meet and Learn - Happy & Healthy Wellness Center
Through October 30, 2014 - Mineola

Come and learn about natural ways to support your families. Learn about nutrition, essential oils, parenting tips and more. Come meet like-minded moms and share whats working for you! Classes are led by Certified Holistic Health & Parent Coaches. Children are welcome but must be supervised by parents.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2014 - Bronx

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture your youngster's imagination.

Worlding - Queens Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2014 - Queens

An exhibition inspired by the Panorama of the City of New York, the 9,355-square-foot architectural model of New York City commissioned by the controversial master builder Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair.

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel Open Full-Time - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
Through October 31, 2014 - Queens

The Fantasy Forest Amusement Park at the Flushing Meadows Carousel (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens) kicks off its full-season schedule! Come by for great thrills, fun, and adventure! Fantasy Forest has several great amusement rides, including the Fantasy Frog Hopper, the Corona Choo Choo, and Queens' only roller coaster, the Corona Cobra Coaster! The amusement park and carousel are located right next to the Queens Zoo! Come celebrate Spring with us and enjoy the exciting rides of Fantasy Forest! Tickets, pricing, and hours are available on our website at www.fantasyforestnyc.com! We also are home to the most thrilling birthday parties in Queens!

Artillery Drills, Soldier's Camp, and More - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 31, 2014 - Stony Point

Kids and their parents (and grandparents) can get a living history lesson and learn about the role Stony Point played in the American Revolution. Check out an 18th century Soldier's Camp with a resident blacksmith Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm. Hold your ears for an artillery drill featuring the battlefield's 6-pounder cannon Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. And visit online for a schedule of special summer events including evening tours by lantern light, holiday celebrations, and Lighthouse Day. Battlefield tours are held Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All events are weather and staffing permitting. Call before your visit to confirm.

Pearl River Farmers' Market - The River
Through October 31, 2014 - Pearl River

The market is open Friday's through October and features conventional and organic produce from Hudson Valley farmers, local honey and eggs, fresh baked goods, small batch ice cream, cut flowers, children's books, story times, prepared food from Rockland Roots, children's activities and entertainment, and more. For more information, email: [email protected]

Worlding - Queens Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2014 - Flushing

An exhibition inspired by the Panorama of the City of New York, the 9,355-square-foot architectural model of New York City commissioned by the controversial master builder Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through October 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Every Sunday from 2-4pm in October, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard for everything from Take-home gardening to fish printing. Oct. 5: The Bee's Knees Recycling Art; Oct. 12: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden Workshop and Blue Crab Catch; Oct. 29: Real Deal Fish Printing; Oct. 26: Jack-O-Lantern Painting. Space and supplies are limited, so please RSVP to Chelsea Garabito at [email protected] For more info, visit groundworkhv.org, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through October 31, 2014 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite...plus, it's fun! Parents can enjoy a three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids younger than age 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in October from 12pm to 4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Day of the Dead Workshop - White Plains Public Library
Through October 31, 2014 - White Plains

Following ancient Day of the Dead traditions, children and their families will make an altar to honor the lives and times of beloved deceased family members. Workshop meets Oct. 14, 21, and 28 at 4:30pm. Registration begins Sept. 30.

Apple Picking - Closed for the Season - The Orchards of Concklin
Through October 31, 2014 - Pomona

The Orchards of Concklin has ended their pick-your-own apples for the 2014 season.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2014 - Bronx

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is open all day for exploration, with guided activities from 1:30-5:30pm weekdays and 10am-5:30pm weekends. Each day, children can play inside a "gourd-geous" Pumpkin House; go on a scavenger hunt for fall fruits; look for wiggly worms under a rotting log; put on their own performance in the Pumpkin Puppet Theater; read spooky stories; and watch pumpkin seeds sprout in a germination chamber. On weekends, children can read spooky stories and enjoy Halloween parades that travel throughout the Children's Adventure Garden. Sept. 20 through Oct. 31.

Rookie Class - Frozen Ropes Syosset
Through October 31, 2014 - Syosset

Have fun while you play and learn the right way! Trial run for a fun baseball class focusing on hitting, fielding, throwing, and developing an understanding of the game.

Shades of Color Characters - Long Island Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2014 - Garden City

Create a seasonally-inspired little creature or character using paint chips and a variety of other materials. Through October 31.

24th ANNUAL SCARECROW COMPETITION - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through October 31, 2014 - Stony Brook

This will be the 24th year the spooky, silly, scary six-foot creations will adorn the pathways of Stony Brook Village Center for visitors to vote in their favorite. This year, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, all scarecrows decorated with a majority of pink will receive 50 bonus points towards the competition. Entry Forms are available in most Stony Brook Village Center shops, at the offices of WMHO and online at stonybrookvillage.com. Winners will receive cash prizes awarded at WMHO's Annual Halloween Festival,on October 31. Registration deadline is October 3.

Annual Halloween Model Train Show - Lasdon Park Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
Through October 31, 2014 - Katonah

Get ready to beam down to the Lasdon Park "Area 51" Train Show and Halloween Party! Aliens, flying saucers, mutants, and other extraterrestrial surprises will "invade" northern Westchester during the October "Area 51" Halloween festivities, including a themed train show and costume party, at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers. Throughout the season, the Lasdon main house will be decorated with an eerie alien/space theme of "Area 51," which is the Nevada desert Air Force complex famous in pop culture as home to secret extraterrestrials, UFOs, strange otherworldly experiments, and conspiracy theories that surround them. The annual Lasdon Halloween Model Train Show, also decked out in the alien theme, will be on view Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25 and 26, from 11am-3:30pm each day. On Halloween Friday, Oct. 31, viewing hours are 3pm-6pm. The display consists of Lionel trains chugging along on more than 300 feet of track, past tiny buildings and miniature deserts. To add to the fun, the Lasdon Hay Maze will return this year, bigger and better than ever. There will be a scavenger hunt for children, and costumed ET will be available for photo opportunities in or out of his space craft. The maze will be open daily from 8am-4pm.

The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 01, 2014 - Flushing

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Minor League Class - Frozen Ropes Syosset
Through November 01, 2014 - Syosset

Have fun while you play and learn the right way! Trial run for a fun baseball class focusing on hitting, fielding, throwing, and developing an understanding of the game.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
Through November 01, 2014 - 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, Kruk's spellbinding storytelling captivates all audiences. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Event takes place at the Old Dutch Church, just across the street from Philipsburg Manor. Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31, and Nov. 1. Admission for this 45-minute performance by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org/events/irvings-legend. Please note: Parking for this event is at Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.

Horseman's Hollow 2014 - Philipsburg Manor
Through November 01, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, Horseman's Hollow returns for a third year of highly entertaining haunted mayhem, now expanded by popular demand to 13 evenings. 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. Elaborate costumes and the work of award-wining feature-film makeup artists make it all too real. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors too terrible to describe, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. Heads will definitely roll...maybe even your own! Attracting widespread media attention including a feature on CBS national news, this event is NOT suitable for small children or the timid, but it is one of Westchester's premier haunted attractions, right in the heart of the village of Sleepy Hollow. WARNING: This event is NOT suitable for adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures, or have other chronic health conditions. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Oct. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31, and Nov. 1. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at hudsonvalley.org/events/horsemans-hollow.

THE BOY FROM OZ - Theatre Three
Through November 01, 2014 - Port Jefferson

The funny and heart-breaking true story of Australian entertainer Peter Allen from his humble beginnings through meteoric rise to international fame and celebrity. Features many of Allen's hit songs, including "I Go to Rio," "I Honestly Love You," and the Academy Award-winning "Arthur's Theme." September 20-November 1.

'Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through November 01, 2014 - Upper West Side

Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure picks up where the original Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre production leaves off; with the pair's pet swan Samantha flying the children back to their humble home after their wild escapade in the forest. Now, safely at home during the Halloween season, Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. The siblings once again embark on an adventure where beautiful mermaids, adorable monsters, swashbuckling pirates, charming vampires and a fabulous witch all intertwine for one unforgettable Halloween night in New York City.

Blood Manor - 163 Varick Street
Through November 01, 2014 - New York

BLOOD MANOR IS A FIRST CLASS HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION comprised of approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labrinth of passageways designed to to maximize one's fears. *Not recommended for kids under 14 years. *Wheelchair accessible. Thursdays, 7:30pm-midnight Sundays, 6pm-11pm Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm-1am Saturdays, Oct. 18 & 25 7:30pm-2am Wednesday, Oct. 22 7:30pm-midnight Tuesday, Wed., & Thurs., Oct. 28-30 7:30pm-1am Halloween Night, 6pm-1am Saturday, Nov. 1 7:30pm-1am

Gateway's Not So Scary Adventure for Kids - The Gateway Playhouse
Through November 01, 2014 - Bellport

Come one, come all – take a stroll through the batty maze, with giggles and squeals, as you meet goofy creatures, bewitching tricks, and ghoulish delights. A cheerful guide accompanies groups through this well-lit tour and introduces fun characters along the way. Family-friendly tunes complete the atmosphere… there may even be a treat at the end. Admission includes pumpkin bouncer, face painting, balloons and more. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Saturdays and Sundays, October 11-November 1.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House & The Terror Trail - Playland Amusement Park
Through November 01, 2014 - Rye

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Zombies, ghouls, ghosts and creeps eagerly await you when the "Scared by the Sound" Haunted House returns to Playland Park in Rye, beginning Saturday, Oct. 4. Visitors are invited into the 10,000-square-foot haunt, which features the Crypt Walk, Haunted Wine Cellar, Creepy Morgue, Tunnels of Doom, plus some all-new scenes. In addition, test your survival skills in the all new outdoor Black-Out Maze. From Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, hours for Scared by the Sound are Fridays: 8-11pm, Saturdays: 7-11pm, Sundays: 7-10pm, and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1: 7-11pm. Light refreshments and beverages will be available for sale each evening. Admission for "Scared by the Sound" is $16. Go to scaredbythesound.com to purchase tickets online by credit card. In-park ticket purchases will be by cash only (ATM onsite). Call 914-906-0818 for general information and corporate and group sales. The event is not recommended for children younger than 10 alone or with an adult, nor is it advised that persons with medical conditions or those adversely affected by strobe lighting or fog attend. "Scared by the Sound" is held rain or shine, and parking for the attraction is free. Please note that the park's amusement rides will not be open. Enter the attraction area near the Fountain Plaza entrance. "Scared by the Sound" is presented by After Dark Attractions, LLC. Playland, a Westchester County Park, can be reached via the New England Thruway (I-95), Playland Parkway exit 19. For more information, visit scaredbythesound.com or call 1-877-SCARY-FUN.

Harmless Halloween Horrors - Hudson Valley Writers Center
Through November 01, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

Harmless Halloween Horrors October isn't only for big kids and big scares! Join Storyteller David Neilsen for some ghoulish and silly Halloween tales, selected and prepared for our younger trick-or-treaters. Because even little kids can use a good spook every now and again! This reading will take place at 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Oct. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, and Nov. 1. Please specify choice of date and time upon registration.

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, a major survey of one of the most influential artists working in the photographic medium, confirms Christopher Williams's (American, b. 1956) status as one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking artists of his generation, one whose interests in his generational elders is mirrored by the impact he is currently having on younger artists. In a career spanning nearly 30 years, Williams has explored the realms of photojournalism, picture archives, mass media, and commercial imaging, producing a concise oeuvre of photographs that carries an outsized impact on artists and cultural historians today. Deeply invested in the history of photography as a medium of art and intellectual inquiry, he is committed to furthering a critique of late capitalist society, in which images typically function as agents of consumer spectacle. Williams is currently professor of photography at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, a position previously held by Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall (fleetingly), and -- for 20 illustrious years -- Bernd Becher.

The Haunted House at Bayville Adventure Park - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 02, 2014 - Bayville

Bayville Adventure Park transforms into a spooky world of frights and surprises to become Bayville Scream Park. Featuring Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, Zombie Pirates, and Evil in the Woods.

The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden-the second in a new series of commissions for the outdoor site. The installation will comprise one of Graham's unique steel and glass pavilions structures for which he has been renowned since the early 1980s-set within a specially engineered landscape designed in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Gunther Vogt (born 1957, Balzers, Liechtenstein.) Constructed of hedge rows and curves of two-way mirrored glass, the pavilion will be both transparent and reflective, creating a changing and visually complex environment for visitors.

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour through the pre-historic world at Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed includes a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and highlights the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement runs through November 2, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. Special events will take place all spring and summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com.

World's Fair In Legos - Queens Theatre-Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Through November 02, 2014 - Flushing

Didn't see the 1964 World's Fair? No worries, families can experience some of the highlights of the fair in this fun and unique display featuring 7 iconic symbols reimagined by expert Lego builder Cody Wells.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more. In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing approximately 20 species-including the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world; the western black widow; and the fishing spider-the exhibition features larger-than-life models, videos, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Visitors will also be able to learn about spiders' key characteristics; where spiders are found; how they are adapted to their environment; the roles they play in their ecosystems; and how scientists study spiders.

In the Garden of Sonic Delights - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through November 02, 2014 - Katonah

"In the Garden of Sonic Delights" is a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spans six of the region's most dynamic cultural institutions and features fifteen commissioned, site-specific artworks by some of the world's most sought-after artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site's unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic. Over the five-month duration of the exhibition, the artworks will be transformed in their context, in tandem with the passing of the day and the change in seasons, rewarding many return visits. In the Garden of Sonic Delights reveals the power of sound to galvanize our perceptions, encourage participation, elevate awareness, and foster reflection. Open June 7 through Nov. 2.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through November 02, 2014 - Upper West Side

Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more. In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing approximately 20 species-including the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world; the western black widow; and the fishing spider-the exhibition features larger-than-life models, videos, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Visitors will also be able to learn about spiders' key characteristics; where spiders are found; how they are adapted to their environment; the roles they play in their ecosystems; and how scientists study spiders.

Sunset Wagon Rides - Suffolk County Farm
Through November 02, 2014 - Yaphank

Gather up 20 of your friends and family members and pick a date between September 19-November 2 to have your very own party on the farm which includes a wagon ride, pumpkin picking, corn maze, and a campfire with marshmallows. Call 852-4609 to schedule.

Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities - Lyndhurst
Through November 02, 2014 - Tarrytown

There's a monster in every family! Lyndhurst was the home of three families over a period of 120 years, including that of Robber Baron Jay Gould. Visitors to the Halloween attraction, "Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities," will meet long-dead family members and be led on a spooky tour of the Lyndhurst mansion. Guests will be able to experience the spectacular gothic castle at night and in a way rarely seen. While the event will appeal to adults and teens, younger children can also participate as the performance is appropriate for all ages. This event has timed entry. Please arrive 20 minutes before the entry time stamped on your ticket in order to have time to park and check in. Check-in takes place in the Carriage House. You will be escorted down the path to the Mansion in time to enter. Costumes are encouraged. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Proof of age may be required. Accessibility: Lyndhurst welcomes all visitors, but please note that all tours of Lyndhurst require walking on hilly grounds and the ability to be standing for approximately one hour. Only the first floor of the mansion is handicapped accessible. Please alert Lyndhurst staff to any special needs in advance of your visit. Limited parking is available for guests with special needs. If necessary, a motorized cart (driven by a Lyndhurst staff member) will be made available for guests. Oct. 17-19, 24-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2. For the complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit showclix.com/event/monster.

The Legend Behind the 'Legend' - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Through November 02, 2014 - Irvington

During October, Sunnyside celebrates its connection to Washington Irving's classic tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." A daytime visit to Sunnyside is the perfect prelude to an evening at the Blaze, Horseman's Hollow, or Irving's "Legend." Irving's fascinating home - a colorful blend of architectural styles - will showcase numerous objects related to Irving's famous story. Visitors can enjoy a shadow puppet performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and experience one of Irving's spooky tales on a walk through the woods. Recommended for all ages. Admission is by timed tours which begin at 10am. Last tour at 3pm each day. Buy tickets in advance at hudsonvalley.org/events/legend-behind-legend. Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26, 31, and Nov. 1-2.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities. Annual favorites include jack-o'-lantern illumination, Creatures of the Night walkthrough experience; 3-D pumpkin carving demos and displays, hay maze, broadway cast member appearances, costume parade, music, magic, crafts, and more, with some additional Halloween surprises! An eerie walk-through experience - Jack-O'-Lantern Illumination - Creatures of the Night will take over the exhibits in the former World of Darkness, creating a one-of-a-kind, illuminated Halloween display. Broadway cast members from plays including Pippin, Motown, Cinderella, On the Town, and the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe will make special appearances. Entertainment will include original musical revue Carnival of Extraordinary Animals and encore performances from magician David Levitan, and the musical group, Gigi and the Lend me a Hand Band All Boo at the Zoo activities are included with the price of admission with the exception of Dinosaur Safari and the Jack-O'-Lantern Illumination; both are included with the Total Experience Ticket. Visit bronxzoo.com for the full schedule.

Happy Haunts - Adventureland
Through November 02, 2014 - Farmingdale

Enjoy live entertainment, family-friendly frights, and the amusement park's regular attractions, including kiddie and thrill rides.

The Turn of the Screw - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
Through November 02, 2014 - New York

Figures pass through the shadows and stare into windows, watching the children, waiting to take them away. Their young governess stands ready to protect them – but do they want to be saved? Everyday Inferno Theatre Company presents a haunting new adaptation of Henry James' classic novella of innocence, sensuality, and horror in a site-specific staging produced in partnership with The Morris-Jumel Mansion. Tickets are $18 per person and $13 for members. Tickets can be purchased online at www.morrisjumel.org . Members should call the Mansion at 212-923-8008 for the membership discount code before purchasing tickets. Thursday -Sat., shows 8pm Sunday shows, 6pm

EXHIBITION: The Smithsonian Institution's THE WAY WE WORKED - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 04, 2014 - Stamford

The Way We Worked is a fund and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in America. It draws from the rich photographic collections at the National Archives to illustrate the changes in the workforce and work environments. Interactive videos, audio features, graphics and work-related objects offer multiple interpretive opportunities for visitors within the colorful panels of photographs. Audio components share workers? stories about changes in their industries, coping with new tools and technologies, and confronting workplace challenges. Films follow workers onto the job in a variety of settings. Visitors will be able to relate their own work experiences to those highlighted in the exhibition. September 20-November 4.

'To The Inhabitants of Great Britain': The Robert R. Livingston Letters - New-York Historical Society
Through November 07, 2014 - New York

In the late spring of 1775, New York jurist Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) drafted a letter titled "The Twelve United Colonies, by Their Delegates in Congress, to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain." Commissioned by the Second Continental Congress as an eleventh-hour attempt to reconcile with the mother country, it is a striking piece of testimony to the internal struggles of colonial leaders and patriots as they tried to develop a framework of reconciliation, and sheds new light on the period leading up to the Declaration of Independence and the final break with Great Britain. The letter was discovered last summer in the Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York City, which served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War, and was recently acquired by Brian Hendelson, a noted New Jersey-based private collector. Hitherto unknown and unstudied, the manuscript will be on view at New-York Historical in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, and will remain on loan to New-York Historical for purposes of study and display for two years.

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

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

From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 09, 2014 - New York

This exhibition combines original drawings for the strip and the novel with source photographs, books that influenced the form and content of McGuire's invention, and collages and sketchbooks that afford glimpses into his creative process.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 09, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Sleepy Hollow - The Players Theatre
Through November 09, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Nominated for an Innovative Theatre Award for best original music - this musical adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow features live music and spell-binding projections by David Warren that draw you into the hollow and take you for a breathless ride. Recommended for children ages 9 and older.

White Light Festival 2014 - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 11, 2014 - New York

This multidisciplinary Festival spans 12 venues, and numerous musical traditions and genres. It includes 30 performances, films, and events and feature eight premieres, plus new works and debuts by artists and companies from the United States, Australia, Germany, Pakistan, Poland, the U.K. and South Africa - including the Lincoln Center debut of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Other Festival components include pre- and post-performance artist discussions and the popular post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can meet.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 11, 2014 - Upper West Side

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Paramus
Through November 13, 2014 - Paramus

Kids can head to the Children's Department to listen to favorite stories and enjoy fun activities.

Bundith Phunsombatlert's Wayfinding - Queens Museum
Through November 14, 2014 - Flushing

100 NYC Public Sculptures at Queens Museum is a site-specific project that guides viewers without the need for travel or motion, and questions how a journey within a specific geographic sphere can be a work of art in itself. The installation is composed of 100 directional signs, each with a drawing of a public sculpture in NYC and the distance (mapped with GPS coordinates) between the source- sculpture and the sign. Viewers participate in this project by experiencing each sculpture, whether through the original works or their representational drawn counterparts, calling attention to the very specific, transformative space between object and audience. (Architectural historian John Kriskiewics will offer a walk through the Public Sculptures in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 8.)

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through November 15, 2014 - New York

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fiction, poetry, and propaganda - published during the four years of bloodshed that left millions of people dead and millions more wounded. The exhibition focuses on the Library's little-known but wide-ranging collection of books written between 1914 and 1918, most of which were acquired during the war and are still in circulation today.

Grasshopper Grove - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 16, 2014 - Cornwall

Grasshopper Grove is a natural play area for young children that encourages them to explore the outdoor world, get their hands dirty, and have fun. Children can hop from stump to stump, dance, sing and perform in the Adirondack lean-to, lie down on top of a hill and watch the clouds make pictures in the sky, read a story with Mom or Dad in the rustic gazebo, water and weed a garden, and construct roads in the sand and dirt pile. These simple activities strengthen eye-hand coordination and muscle development while fostering creativity, critical thinking, appropriate risk-taking, problem solving, and cooperation, which are all critical to healthy childhood development. Grasshopper Grove follows a design developed in collaboration with Museum staff, board, parents and preschool students by one of the world's leaders in the field, Adam Bienenstock of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. Beginning with a half-acre of field surrounded by a rough stone wall and mature shag bark hickory trees, the area was graded to incorporate a low hill surrounded by a path, a dry stream bed and a higher hill offering a view of nearby fields and ponds. Taking inspiration from the 'wild' areas of the Outdoor Discovery Center, where the Museum's Young Naturalist Preschoolers love to play, elements were added to the area that include a fallen oak tree for climbing, large boulders, a wooden gazebo and Adirondack lean-to and an area of 'loose parts' for building. A series of cedar troughs catch water flowing from an old fashioned hand pump into the dry stream bed.

Multi-Sport - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Will teach kids about four major sports; football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports. Check the website for additional classes, times, and age groups.

Golf Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 19, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic elements of the game of golf. Students will be introduced to swing mechanics, club grips and the different types of shots involved with the sport. The goal of the class is to teach introductory skills and increase knowledge of the sport.

School Yard Games Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 20, 2014 - Port Washington

The School Yard Games Program is designed to play a different sports game each week, that your child plays at his or her school. Each week will be a different game, games will range from Dodgeball, European Handball, Kickball, and much more! Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports.

Mommy & Me Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 20, 2014 - Port Washington

Classes are designed to create a fun environment for students and their moms to enjoy learning about sports. Each class will be hands-on and interactive so students can learn in a safe and fun environment.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Location for 2014! - New Rochelle
Through November 21, 2014 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, plants and flowers, eggs, dairy, honey, meat, poultry, specialty foods, fruits, vegetables, and more.

Flag Football Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 21, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic fundamentals in the game of football. Classes will be structured around flag football skills, drills and other football activities. The goal of this class is to work up to the playing of an actual flag football game.

Boys & Girls Lacrosse No Gear Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 21, 2014 - Port Washington

Designed to teach the basic skills in the game of lacrosse. Classes will be structured around basic stick handling skills, and fun game activities. No Gear is required for these classes.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 22, 2014 - Bronxville

The BFM is celebrating its 13th year. With a varied mix of close to 40 vendors, the market offers pasture-raised meats and poultry, hand spun yarn from local fibers, produce and orchard fruits and veggies, and many specialty items like prepared meal made with local ingredients, baked goods, and ice cream. Plenty of free parking.

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 22, 2014 - Tarrytown

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

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 22, 2014 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal breads, chutneys, honey, jams, cheese, plants and flowers, olive oils, pickles, fish, spices, gourmet peanut butters, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, produce, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through November 22, 2014 - Katonah

This independent market offers fruit, produce, including heirloom varieties, and flowers grown by local farmers, using certified organic, organic, biodynamic, and conventional methods. There will be an array of artisanal baked goods, including raw, vegan, and gluten-free, cheese, dairy, wine, meats, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted local products. The John Jay Homestead Farm Market continues to embrace the small, local farmer, whose farms are literally miles from the site. The market also offers musical entertainment and features community organizations, demonstrations, and workshops. Shoppers will enjoy 62-acres of historic grounds and are welcome to explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens, a chicken-and-egg co-op, and a 12-hive apiary, along with wooded trails and a pond. They can tour the historic Jay house, discover the new Education and Visitor Center in the newly restored Carriage Barn, or explore the new Children's Discovery Centers in five of the site's historic buildings, filled with hands-on activities.

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 22, 2014 - Long Island City

Located inside the Socrates Sculpture Park, this market is at the center of a favorite destination for neighboring communities. Alongside the Park's workshops, yoga classes, sculpture exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Daddy & Me Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 22, 2014 - Port Washington

Classes are designed to create a fun environment for students and their dads to enjoy learning about sports. Each class will be hands-on and interactive so students can learn in a safe and fun environment.

Multi-Sport Class - Unlimited Sports Action
Through November 22, 2014 - Port Washington

Will teach kids about four major sports; football, baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Each class will include fun skills and games related to the sport of the week. The goal of this class is to teach basic skills and understanding of different sports.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 23, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, plants and flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, personal care products, and more.

Dennis Oppenheim: S-T-A-B- - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through November 23, 2014 - Bronx

Composed of welded rolled steel angle, steel plate and red vacuum formed letters that spell the word "stab" in fragments. First shown in 1991 at MoMA PS1 as part of the exhibition And the Mind Grew Fingers, organized by Alanna Heiss, S- T- A- B- can be seen as the diagram of a street fight, with all the socio-political implications one can associate with it. Dennis Oppenheim's goal was to emulate the emotional, stuttered speech that can occur in extreme situations such as the one he addresses in this work. The installation on the terrace at the Bronx Museum will be the entire work, with arcs arranged in different positions, surrounded by scattered red letters.

Farmers' Market - Piermont Village
Through November 23, 2014 - Piermont

This weekly market features chutneys, breads, baked goods, produce, and artisanal cheese. Sundays through November 23.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark ? but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. September 2-November 26.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

The creative forces behind the popular IMAX movie "Born to Be Wild" come together again. Writer-producer Drew Fellman, filmmaker David Douglas and narrator Morgan Freeman team up again for a whirlwind romp through the island nation off Africa's eastern coast. Lemurs are a unique line of primates that have been bounding around on the island paradise ? and only on that single island paradise ? after arriving there millions of years ago. But now habitat destruction is a serious threat to lemurs' existence. The film follows Dr. Patricia Wright, a professor of biological anthropology whose lifelong mission is to help these unusual creatures survive in the modern world. September 2-November 26, 2014

Rowayton and the Purple Crayon: Celebrating the Creative Culture of 1950s Rowayton - Rowayton Historical Society
Through November 26, 2014 - Rowayton

In the stories of Harold and the Purple Crayon, everything Harold draws become real. These delightful picture book classics are imaginative and joyful and are now part of a new exhibit at the Rowayton Historical Society. Designed to inform and delight visitors of all ages, the exhibition will feature the work of Jim Flora, Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson, and Maurice Sendak. These Rowayton residents were celebrated authors and illustrators and created some of America's most beloved children's literature. Visiting the exhibition, you will be transported back in time, reliving childhood favorites such as A Hole is to Dig, Harold and the Purple Crayon, the Fabulous Firework Family, Where the Wild Things Are, and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. Marvel at Jim Flora's playful and energetic illustrations. Delight in the grotesque fanged monsters from Where the Wild Things Are, and consider how their forms concerned parents when it was first published. Savor the whimsical genius of the husband-and-wife team Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson and learn how their political views caused them to come under FBI scrutiny. May 25-November 26,2014.

Astoria Greenmarket -
Through November 26, 2014 - Astoria

A small weekday market with an excellent selection of fruits and vegetables that draw a large number of shoppers from the surrounding neighborhood and nearby WIC center. Shoppers will find a wide selection of vegetables, in-season orchard fruit, and a terrific variety of Mexican hot peppers, specialty greens and tomatillos. This market takes place on Wednesdays through Nov. 26.

Apple Picking - Dr. Davies Farm
Through November 26, 2014 - Congers

Dr. Davies Farm welcomes seasonal visitors, starting on Labor Day, for apple picking and hayrides. Open daily until Thanksgiving.

Journey to the South Pacific - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, "Journey to the South Pacific" will take moviegoers to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he leads a journey of discovery to this magical place where he encounters whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, "Journey to the South Pacific" highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home. September 2-November 26.

Nyack Farmers' Market - Municipal Parking Lot
Through November 27, 2014 - Nyack

Shop for local produce, cheese, wine, baked and other specialty items at this outdoor market. Thursdays through November 27. New this year, the town hosts a Saturday farmers market June 7 through November 22, 8am-1pm.

Park Slope's Sunday Down to Earth Farmers Market - Old Stone House
Through November 28, 2014 - Brooklyn

The Park Slope Farmers Market takes place every Sunday in front of PS51 at the corner of 5th Avenue and 4th Street. It is run by Community Markets of Ossining, NY. The Park Slope Farmers Market offers a wide selection of local products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, baked goods, cheese, fish, wine, soaps and more.

Millennium Carousel - Bergen County Zoo
Through November 30, 2014 - Paramus

Take a spin on the park's carousel, where you can ride the likenesses of many of the animals you see in the zoo.

Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
Through November 30, 2014 - Ramsey

This weekly market features 35 vendors with organic and traditional produce, artisan breads and cheeses, local honey, homemade pastas and sauces, local wine, organic hummus and prepared foods, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, homemade jams, spices, fresh fish, and more. Parents can shop while their kids enjoy music, crafts, and other special events. Check out the web site for details of weekly highlights. Sundays through November.

'South Pacific' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 30, 2014 - Elmsford

Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning "South Pacific" is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Tales of the South Pacific," by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories set against the dangers of prejudice and war. The classic but timely musical showcases the importance of valuing diversity. The original 1949 play won 10 Tony Awards and set the stage for a highly successful movie version in 1958 starring Rossano Brazzi, and Mitzi Gaynor. The score contains many of the most recognizable songs in Broadway history, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy," and "There Is Nothing Like a Dame." Through Nov. 30.

Apple Picking - Outhouse Orchards
Through November 30, 2014 - Croton Falls

Walk up to the barn and grab a half bushel or pick-your-own bag and take a tour of our orchard to find the very best apples. Whether you go early or late there will always be apple to pick through the months of September and October, even if you have to barrow a pole picker for hard-to-reach apples. Pre-pay $25 for an apple bag, and the orchard and its glorious views are yours for the day. Visit the website for ripening schedule. Open daily, 9am-5pm. Call for season-end date.

A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects - New-York Historical Society
Through November 30, 2014 - New York

This exhibition assembles objects from the N-YHS collection chosen by New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts, which together constitute a unique history of New York. By turns provocative, iconic, and ironic, and winnowed from hundreds of possibilities, his selections share the criteria of having played some transformative role in the city's history.

Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget - American Folk Art Museum
Through November 30, 2014 - New York

Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) celebrated the common man and tackled complex issues of postwar America in colorful, socially minded paintings. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bronx-born artist's birth and brings together key works from a career spanning fifty-two years.

Willem van Genk: Mind Traffic - American Folk Art Museum
Through November 30, 2014 - New York

The first monographic exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Willem van Genk (1927-2005) to be presented in the United States. The exhibition includes over forty artworks: panoramic paintings, collages, drawings, personal notes, sculptures of trolleys, and an installation of raincoats (van Genk collected hundreds of raincoats over the course of his lifetime).

Harvest Hay Rides - Beardsley Zoo
Through November 30, 2014 - Bridgeport

Take a hay ride through the zoo. Rides begin at the W.O.L.F. Cabin. Saturday, Sundays and school holidays October 1-November 30.

Sky Zone Deer Park Special Needs Jump Event - Sky Zone Deer Park
Through December 01, 2014 - Deer Park

Sky Zone Deer Park Indoor Trampoline Park will be opening on the first Monday of each month exclusively for jumpers with special needs. Sky Zone Deer Park team members have been trained and certified by Missing Piece Awareness to be autism aware and accepting and special modifications have been implemented by the management team. On this day for children and adults with special needs, Sky Zone dials down the music, increases the staff ratio, and limits capacity. The Sky Zone team understands the need to provide families affected by autism with a recurring session time where individuals can learn the rules and practice them in a safe and comfortable environment so they can eventually generalize these skills and be fully integrated at any time. First Mondays of the month, June 2-December 1, 2014.

Drawing Line Into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the BNY Mellon Collection - ArtsWestchester
Through December 06, 2014 - White Plains

An expansive collection featuring 69 works by the contemporary art world's most recognizable figures. On view Oct. 3 through Dec. 6.

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 07, 2014 - New York

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York City and later moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. In the United States, Martin encountered the Spanish-style guitar and incorporated elements from that tradition into his own Viennese style of instrument construction. The result was a new form of the guitar, a style that would become important as a basis for other American makers of the instrument. This exhibition includes approximately thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several private collections.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 07, 2014 - Rye

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

Mommy and Me Fall 2014 - Portledge School
Through December 08, 2014 - Locust Valley

Mothers and their little ones will have a real bonding experience as they participate in Mommy and Me classes at the Portledge School.

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through December 09, 2014 - New York

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were attended by celebrities from Jackie O to Jack Nicholson. Linda became both the girl everyone wanted to attend their party and the girl that everyone wanted to have sex with, a star studded list including Hugh Hefner, Ted Kennedy and Paul Newman.

“Past Traditions/New Voices in Asian Art” Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 10, 2014 - Hempstead

This multi-media exhibition focuses on contemporary Asian artists from nations such as China, India, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam who demonstrate the mixing or juxtaposition of traditional Asian subject matter and techniques with modern Western influences, and will include works by Bari Kumar, Sun K. Kwak, Dinh Q. Le and Ai Weiwei. This exhibition is presented in association with the major international conference titled Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences to be held at Hofstra University. It runs through December 10.

ENRICHMENT AT QPAC! - Afterschool GLEE/DANCE Workshops - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Through December 11, 2014 - Bayside

All Workshops are for ages: 8-13 Tuesdays - Singing with GLEE! Students learn pop and Broadway music arranged especially for this class, along with fabulous harmony and basic dance movements. This is not your stale, old, chorus ensemble. This is a course for the energetic, American Idol enthusiast. All levels accepted. An informal classroom demonstration will be held during the last week of class. Vocal warm-ups, diction exercises, proper breathing and posture are some of the singing mechanics covered in this workshop. Thursdays – Broadway DANCE! Most of our beloved musicals require performers to have a working knowledge of dance. Warm-ups, dance vocabulary, combinations and fully choreographed dance routines will all be covered in this workshop, to get you dancing in a few short weeks. Gain the necessary skills to be able to pick up choreography quickly. All levels accepted. An informal classroom demonstration will be held during the last week of class. Fall: 10-week session: Tuesdays, GLEE/VOCAL Workshop #1: September 30, 2014 – December 9, 2014 (skip 11/11) Thursdays, DANCE Workshop #1: October 2, 2014 – December 11, 2014 (skip 11/27) Fees: One course (1.5 hours/week for 10 weeks): $250 Two courses (3 hours/week for 10 weeks): $450

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 13, 2014 - Larchmont

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

Thread Lines - The Drawing Center
Through December 14, 2014 - New York

Featuring 16 contemporary artists who use textile in a variety of formats (embroidery, weaving, collage, and performance), this exhibition highlights the expressive and conceptual possibilities of line, with an emphasis on its making.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
Through December 15, 2014 - Paramus

Toddlers and their parent, grandparent, or caregivers can stop by the zoo's Education Discovery Lab to play with animal-themed toys, socialize, and meet a live animal at 11am. Held each Monday through Dec. 15. Free with zoo admission.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
Through December 15, 2014 - Paramus

Toddlers and their parent or caregivers are invited into the zoo's Education Discovery Lab to play with animal-themed toys, interact with other visitors, and meet a live animal at 11am. Each Monday through Dec. 15.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through December 18, 2014 - Boerum HIll

Stories, games and surprises for the youngest transportation fans with Educator Polly Desjarlais. Every Thursday at 10:15, except September 25 and November 27.

LEGO Club & Board Games - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Libary, Village Branch
Through December 19, 2014 - Haverstraw

Kids ages 4-12 are invited to build with the library's Legos, play checkers, chess, Candyland, Trouble, Perfection, and more.

Shake it up Baby Percussion - Juguemos A Cantar
Through December 19, 2014 - Park Slope

Join this weekly percussion-based sing-along featuring pre-school tunes, several instruments, and games. The event is created to increase verbal, emotional, and spatial intelligence, while also improving body movement and coordination. The songs are geared toward babies and toddlers for an age-appropriate, educational, and fun experience. Admission includes play space time from 9am-12pm.

Stuffscapes - Pelham Art Center
Through December 20, 2014 - Pelham

Stuffscapes, a six-person outdoor exhibition with sculptures made from diverse materials such as cast metal, repurposed wood, and found objects, demonstrates commitment to material engagement while exploring a dialog of personal and cultural significance of the sculptural object. Stuffscapes is a six-person outdoor sculpture exhibition in the courtyard. The six sculptors, David Alban, Margaret Coleman, Stephen Eakin, Liz Ensz, Coral Lambert, and James Lentz each present a new sculpture that explores the significance of an object in relationship to permanence and temporality, our cultural perspective on the environment, and the materials we use. From cast metal to repurposed wood and found objects, the show reflects a broad span of materials exploring the continuum from which all manmade materials are ultimately derived from an organic natural resource. It further explores the relationship between the natural process of geological evolution that creates our natural materials and the artists' interventions that mold and shape them for cultural purposes. With each sculpture, the show strives to present an object of cultural significance that considers the resources we have, and uses them in new and exciting ways. On view through Dec. 20. The opening reception will be part of ArtsFest on Sept. 27, and will include a community aluminum pour organized by the Stuffscapes artists. See the sculptures, meet the artists, carve your own wall tile, and watch it be poured in aluminum. (Cost is $20 to make a tile). Curated by ArtShape Mammoth. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. [email protected] Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

The Emperor's New Clothes/The Snow Queen - Puppetworks
Through December 21, 2014 - Park Slope

Puppetworks is pleased to announce the Fall presentation in its Brooklyn theatre: “THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” and “THE SNOW QUEEN,” two classic Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, for ages 3 and up. Adapted for the Marionette stage by Puppetworks’ Artistic Director, Nicolas Coppola, “THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES” tells the tale of a vain Emperor who buys a set of ‘invisible’ clothes, only to march down the street in his underwear. It is accompanied by music of Dmitri Shostakovich. “THE SNOW QUEEN” (source story for Disney’s ‘Frozen’) is the story of a mysterious lady who throws ice into the heart of a boy so that he becomes cold and mean. The story is accompanied by Norwegian Folk Songs and other music from Norway’s great composer, Edvard Grieg.

"The Love Note" - Actor's Temple Theater
Through December 21, 2014 - Midtown

The Love Note musical follows young Jessie on a spirited journey at a new school, where she attempts to navigate the lunchroom bullies, a new crush and learning how to stand up for herself. With a lively cast of characters and a rousing score, The Love Note explores the trials of being ‘the new kid’, learning the ropes of self-reliance and survival techniques that carry into adulthood.
Wacky bookworms, menacing bullies and up-and-coming ‘tween fashionistas drive a fast-paced narrative, all under the watchful eye of a soup-ladle wielding lunch lady. Jessie’s lonely school lunches are heartened by the tiny pink love note her mother packs into her brown paper bag each day, but once chief-bully Brittany bites into her snatched sandwich, Jessie knows she is in trouble. Working out challenges with her magical friend Airy, together they concoct a spicy strategy to help Jessie stand up for her lunch.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through December 23, 2014 - Elmhurst

Enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru December 23, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Mommy & Me Class - Prenatal Yoga Center
Through December 23, 2014 - Upper West Side

This program helps strengthen, the spiritual, emotional, and physical bond between parent and child. Using interactive, slow-moving postures the class is ideal for mommies and babies 4 weeks to crawling. Class also includes infant massage and various exercises that assist the development of your child's motor skills. Mommy and Me Yoga will help carry you smoothly through the busy early months of caring for a new baby. Please note that we are a 1 flight walk up, and someone is always at the studio to help you carry your stroller.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 27, 2014 - Ossining

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

NEW Kids Baking Classes at Crave.it - Crave.it Italian Bakery & Cafe
Through December 27, 2014 - New York

Chef Alejandro Quinones hosts classes for young food enthusiasts, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at a working bakery kitchen, dessert decorating, and a story-time reading of an Italian children’s cooking-themed story translated into English. Together with Chef Quinones kids will create and design a smiley face gelato dessert and assemble a mignon.

Anita & Gina Marie's BRUNCH Spectacular! presented by The Haus of Mimosa & KTCHN Restaurant - KTCHN
Through December 28, 2014 - New York

$25.00 Bottomless Mimosa Brunch!! The highly acclaimed KTCHN Restaurant (located at THEOUT NYC) partners with The Haus of Mimosa to bring you The Haus of Mimosa's Brunch Spectacular with Aunt Anita & Aunt Gina Marie at your favorite Sunday Brunch spot. Sunday Brunch, two shows 12:00 & 2:00 KTCHN 508 W. 42nd street NY,NY 10036 212-868-2999 www.KTCHNNYC.com **Reservations highly recommended** Join the fabulous, over the top, one-time JCPenny Model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) & her 3rd best friend, the over-worked mother of two Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia) as these two “gals” from Astoria Queens coffee-talk their way through gut-busting and live sung musical numbers. Being compared to everything from "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Mama's Family" to "The Muppets" and SNL's "Coffee Talk" this character comedy duo is not to be missed. A large catalogue of music that highlights live vocals, pee your pants comedy along with a Bloody Mary Bar with everything you need for the perfect brunch beverage and Chef Dale Schnell's amazing menu will have you skipping church every Sunday! For more information about The Haus of Mimosa visit www.TheHausofMimosa.com and be sure to subscribe to their new video series "The Real Hauswives of Queens" at www.youTube.com/SundayMorningMimosa

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 28, 2014 - Cornwall

Join a museum educator to meet the live "animal of the week" each Saturday and Sunday. Families can learn characteristics of the animal and how it came to live at the nature center. Afterward, check out the nature center's current Mastodon and Brook Trout exhibits. Nature Center hours are Friday through Sunday, 12-4pm.

Sunday Story Time in Mr. Morgan’s Library - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through December 28, 2014 - Murray Hill

Drop-in to the Morgan for a special story time featuring knights in armor, fearless horses, princesses, and kings. Appropriate for ages 2 and up.

Expanded Manor House and Garden Tour Schedule - Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Through December 28, 2014 - Oakdale

Tours are led by trained docents and last approximately an hour and a half. Private group tours of ten (10) or more can also be arranged. Advanced registration is recommended by calling the park directly at 631-581-1002 with payment due upon arrival. Registration is accepted the day of the tour, on a first come basis, and is limited to 15 people. The Bayard Cutting Arboretum, located in Great River, was the former country estate of William Bayard Cutting and his family. Westbrook, their 68-room American Tudor style country home, was built in 1886. The home has magnificent fireplaces, elegant paneled rooms, exquisite carving and woodworking, many original fixtures and furnishings, and beautiful stained-glass windows created by the firm of Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Manor House is situated on almost 700 acres of landscape, originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, which includes sweeping views of the Connetquot River. September 11-December 28, 2014.

The Faux Sho' - Islip Art Museum
Through December 28, 2014 - East Islip

Curated by Beth Giacummo. Reception on November 9th from 1-4 pm.

Story Garden - Mimi for Me Yoga Studio
Through December 29, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Story Garden is a musical storytime for toddlers 0-4, led by Miss Alexia and her magic ukulele. Every Monday. Sign-up required.

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - New York

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showcased is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of Intrepid.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 2014 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme. On hiatus until October 2014.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. February 1-December 31, 2014.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit examples of stores they might find in some of Brooklyn's ethnic pockets: a Chinese stationary store, a Mexican bakery, a West African import store, to name a few, which are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. There's also an international grocery store and a replica of the famous L&B Spumoni pizzeria from Bensonhurst.

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Brooklyn

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids create a different art project each week.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids make and eat a different dish from around the world each week.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 31, 2014 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is now open Sundays year-around.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 31, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Try It Tuesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children explore, learn, and discover as they try out science, art, and language in fun and exciting ways.

Open Play and Private Play - Extreme Kids and Crew/AMP Space
Through December 31, 2014 - Red Hook

Extreme Kids and Crew offer a safe sensory playspace where parents/caregivers and children with special needs (particularly those with sensory and Autism-related conditions can gather to play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and be comfortable Children can experiment with different swings, snuggle up on beanbags and foofs, climb the cargo net, make art at the art table, meet new friends, and hideaway in a tent.

Art Kids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers discover the artistic process and develop art skills through a different activity each Friday.

Nature Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers will learn about the living and nonliving things that coexist with people, and the importance of being a steward of the environment. They will meet an animal, plant or mineral from the Museum's collection.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 31, 2014 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise?dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through December 31, 2014 - Upper West Side

Immerse yourself in the toe-tapping, original sound of American jazz as the Children's Museum of Manhattan and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem present this all-new exhibit celebrating the rich history and lasting legacy of jazz during the famed Harlem Renaissance. Enter the intimate "jazz club" and listen to the warm sounds of Ella Fitzgerald; make your way to the "theater" and try out Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's famous stair dance; and meet Duke Ellington and his famous jazz orchestra in the "ballroom." Through special daily and weekly programs and demonstrations, families have the opportunity to construct Big Band-era style instruments, make wearable tap shoes, create record covers using vintage jazz albums, record their own rendition of an Ella tune and learn the Lindy Hop. A combination of daily live piano presentations by young musicians and weekly live performances by leading jazz artists and dance companies will allow families to experience how this genre continues to influence culture today.

Farmer's Market - Grand Army Plaza
Through December 31, 2014 - Park Slope

Founded in 1989, Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket's flagship Brooklyn market, and the second largest market in the program, behind Union Square. Located at the northwest entrance to beautiful Prospect Park? and just steps from the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long. Open year-round.

Mt. Kisco Farmers' Market - St. Marks Church
Through December 31, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Includes fresh, wholesome food and a large selection of natural items - soaps, lotions, candles, knitted items, lavender and more. The market is managed by Sandra Lena of John Boy's Farm. Each week the Market will feature a local chef preparing the "$5 Slow Food Local Harvest Meal" using the freshest local ingredients. Bring the family and enjoy!

Pump It Up's Sensory Friendly Bounce Time - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

No loud music or flashing lights -- just lots of fun bouncing, jumping and sliding. Tuesdays and Saturdays, through December 31.

IMPROV 4 KIDS - Broadway Comedy Club
Through December 31, 2014 - Midtown

Enjoy hilarious interactive Musical Comedy based on audience participation and suggestions.

Making Space - Stepping Stones Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Children have an amazing sense of play, imagination, discovery, creativity and problem-solving. When given simple materials, their ideas can be brought to life in the form of artistic and useful inventions. Just think about how much fun your children have with a cardboard box at home – it becomes a car, a boat, an island, a time travel machine, a cave and on and on. In the spirit of our ongoing mission of lifelong learning, Making Space encourages creative experimentation and play. Oct 1- December 31.

Join the Quest! - Stepping Stones Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

In this fun and interactive exhibit you will learn about energy – what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it's so important to use it wisely. See for yourself how simple actions can make a big difference for families, communities and the planet. October 1-December 31, 2014.

Animal Feeding at Earthplace - Earthplace
Through January 01, 2015 - Westport

Ever wonder what you feed a turkey vulture? Curious about how a box turtle chews with no teeth? Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Earthplace staff will be able to answer all your questions while giving each of the animals their daily meal. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays watch the animals in Animal Hall get fed. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it's time to feed the Birds of Prey. The activity takes place year-round.

Playing with Fire: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 03, 2015 - New York

Tracing the founding of El Museo del Barrio by Raphael Montanez Ortiz at the end of the 60s, an era of social unrest and radical activism in the United States as well as throughout the Americas, the works in this exhibition target colonialism, imperialism, urban neglect, and cultural hegemony with a vast array of weapons, including irreverence and humor.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - Upper West Side

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur contemporaries is their adaptation for flying, a unique trait visitors will explore through multiple interactive exhibits. Visitors can also investigate pterosaur models, casts, and fossils and find out how these extraordinary ancient vertebrates moved on land and in the air, how they hunted, and what scientists are discovering about them today. Visitors will also glimpse the pterosaurs' ancient world in a dramatic diorama re-creating an inland sea in Brazil where pterosaurs, fishes, crocodiles, and other species co-existed millions of years ago.

Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Museum continues its long tradition of focusing on Brooklyn-based artists with a major survey featuring more than 100 works by 35 artists or artist groups who live and/or work in Brooklyn. The exhibit features work in virtually every medium, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and performance. While most of the exhibition takes place in the galleries and on the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum, there is also programming off-site in the streets, waterways, and other public spaces of Brooklyn.

Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. - Discovery Times Square
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

A completely immersive experience that brings visitors into the world of The AVENGERS. Visitors of all ages are granted S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. headquarters and taken deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here visitors will have open access to a vast array of intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explores the history and scientific origins of Marvel's The Avengers. Visitors will also be given unprecedented access to some of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most highly guarded artifacts such as Captain America's Birth Pod, the Tesseract Portal Device, Loki's Sceptre, a hermetically sealed Chitauri and more, recovered after the Battle of New York.

Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot - Asia Society and Museum
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a visionary artist, thinker, and innovator. Considered the "father of video art," his groundbreaking use of video technology blurred past distinctions between science, fine art, and popular culture. He created a new visual language using mediums previously associated with mass entertainment and scientific discovery. "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot" illustrates modern society's relationship with technology through one artist's perspective, and creates a space for visitors to explore the central role technology will continue to play in art and culture for future generations.

The Katonah Museum of Art presents Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 04, 2015 - Katonah

The striking duality of deadly weaponry forged with artistic beauty is on full display in "Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor." With 63 works by master craftsmen from the 13th to 20th centuries, the exhibition features five full sets of armor, masks, helmets, and warrior hats. Remarkable weapons include long and short swords, daggers, and examples of early Japanese rifles. The exhibition also showcases a pair of 17th-century folding screens by a Kano school artist, depicting battle scenes from the famous Tale of the Heike, one of the greatest warrior epics in Japanese literature that marks the dawn of samurai honor, valor, and fortitude. On view from Oct. 12, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015. In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries.

AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N.: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through January 04, 2015 - Times Square

Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. The Exhibition (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) is a completely immersive experience that brings visitors into the world of The AVENGERS. Visitors of all ages are granted S.H.I.E.L.D. access to the official S.T.A.T.I.O.N. headquarters and taken deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here visitors will have open access to a vast array of intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explores the history and scientific origins of Marvel's The Avengers. Visitors will also be given unprecedented access to some of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most highly guarded artifacts such as Captain America's Birth Pod, the Tesseract Portal Device, Loki's Scepter, a hermetically sealed Chitauri and more, recovered after the Battle of New York. NASA, the Science & Entertainment Exchange (a program of the National Academy of Sciences), Neuroverse, and Thwacke are all collaborating on the Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Exhibition visitors will get the chance to map out the stars to find Asgard, learn to operate Iron Man's suit, witness the neurological effects of Bruce Banner's transformation into the Hulk, and physically test themselves against Captain America. Entry by timed ticket only

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 04, 2015 - New York

This landmark exhibition traces - through some 260 works of art on loan from major collections in Western Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States - the deep roots of interaction between the ancient Near East and the lands along the shores of the Mediterranean and their impact on the artistic traditions that developed in the region. Parallels will also be drawn between works in the exhibition and those in the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art.

Lights, Camera, Astoria! - The Museum of The Moving Image
Through January 04, 2015 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria studio, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The site was the East Coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: Lonesome George - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - Upper West Side

A native of the Galapagos Islands and the last of his species, the Pinta Island tortoise known as Lonesome George became an international symbol of ever-increasing extinctions. When he died of natural causes in 2012, more than 40 years after being discovered on Pinta Island, the Museum worked with the Galapagos National Park Service, State University of New York College of Environmental Services and Forestry, the Galapagos Conservancy, and a team of master taxidermists to preserve Lonesome George for future generations. Before the tortoise is returned to Ecuador, he will be on exhibit here at the Museum for a limited time. Lonesome George is presented in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park Directorate and Galapagos Conservancy

Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Through January 04, 2015 - New Haven

With complex and wildly diverse lifestyles, ants are everywhere, living lives mostly hidden from plain sight. The exhibit highlights the lives of ants—hunting, communicating, dealing with disease and agriculture—and chronicles the work of entomologists in the field today. In addition to the large-scale color photographs, the exhibition features hands-on displays, including oversized ant models, and you'll come face-to-face with beautiful insect fossils preserved in amber, ant predators, live ant colonies, and live antlions. Oct 1-Jan 4, 2015.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2015 - New York

Discover a world where pterosaurs soared overhead in this exciting new exhibition. A diverse group with more than 150 known species ranging from the size of a sparrow to that of a fighter jet, pterosaurs appeared 220 million years ago and survived for more than 150 million years before becoming extinct. What sets them apart from their dinosaur contemporaries is their adaptation for flying, a unique trait visitors will explore through multiple interactive exhibits. Visitors can also investigate pterosaur models, casts, and fossils and find out how these extraordinary ancient vertebrates moved on land and in the air, how they hunted, and what scientists are discovering about them today. Visitors will also glimpse the pterosaurs' ancient world in a dramatic diorama re-creating an inland sea in Brazil where pterosaurs, fishes, crocodiles, and other species co-existed millions of years ago.

The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 05, 2015 - New York

The spectacular Crusader Bible is one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world, renowned as much for its unrivalled and boldly colored illustrations as it is for its fascinating history.

On Exhibit: Accused: Fairfield's Witchcraft Trials - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through January 05, 2015 - Fairfield

Learn about the dramatic story of witchcraft trials that took place in Fairfield in the 1650s and 1690s through artist Jakob Crane graphic novel. September 25-January 5, 2015.

ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 07, 2015 - New York

The first large-scale historical survey in the United States dedicated to the German artist group Zero (1957-1966) and ZERO, an international network of artists that shared the group's aspiration to redefine and transform art in the aftermath of World War II. Featuring more than 30 artists from 9 countries, the exhibition will highlight the points of intersection, exchange, and collaboration that defined these artists' shared history.

This Leads to Fire: From Nonconfirmism to Global Capitalism, Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through January 07, 2015 - Purchase

The Kolodzei Art Foundation is one of the most extensive collections of nonconformist and contemporary Russian art in the world. This Leads to Fire will include works ranging from the 1950s through the period of Glasnost and contemporary art, and will be organized into five parts that explore the origins of nonconformist art, the developments of Moscow conceptualism and Sots Art, the influence of the Russian avant-garde in geometric abstraction, and the coercive legacy of Socialist Realism. The exhibition will familiarize viewers with an important and under-appreciated body of work, and demonstrate the challenges these artists still pose to both mainstream Russian culture and the globalized art world. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Warren, Assisant Professor of Art History at Purchase College, the State University of New York. September 15, 2014 through January 7, 2015.

Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper, 1955-1998 - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 10, 2015 - New York

This retrospective project seeks to re-establish Marisol as a major figure in postwar American art while also fostering a broader understanding of her work. This exhibition and catalogue will provide a comprehensive look at Marisol's biography and career, placing her within a larger historical context, with 21 significant works - both sculptures and works on paper. Sculptures in the exhibition will range in date from 1955 to 1998 and will include examples of the various media Marisol used (bronze casting, wood carving,

ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 10, 2015 - New York

An exhibition focusing on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their country - one of the most geologically dynamic places on earth. The exhibition features 12 of Iceland's leading contemporary artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall drawings, and video installations.

Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

Venture within the hubbub at the heart of Gotham, where the restless tide of humanity rushes through canyons of skyscrapers and shoals of billboards: The dog-walker, whose rowdy pups perform amazing tricks! Businesswomen who arrange to meet, soaring high above on a double trapeze! The rube, a clown-prince among peers, celebrating the mirth of life! Revelry at New Year's Eve, with teeter-board acrobats flying like fireworks! and a chic couple of wire-walkers suspended mid-air for the event! The humble repairman, climbing the ladder of his imagination! The mounted policewoman, directing a cavalcade of steeds! The flimflam man with his quicksilver moves! The food cart vendor, juggling his produce! Construction workers assembling athletic poses of incredible strength! The celebrated Big Apple Circus Band, under the baton of maestro Rob Slowik, provides the lively musical soundtrack, and your cosmopolitan Ringmaster, John Kennedy Kane, will conduct your tour through this luminous cityscape. Run away and join the Big Apple Circus this season for a dazzling, unforgettable spectacle of wonder, merriment and joy!

Beyond the Supersquare - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Bronx

Beyond the Supersquare brings together a select group of contemporary artists whose insightful work addresses the remnants of the Modern Movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. While the exhibition will address how Modernism defined a number of decisive aspects related to contemporary architecture, urbanism, and art in Latin America, this exhibition will also examine the larger political and social underpinnings of these cultural and environmental developments. Through drawings, photography, sculpture, installation, and video, Beyond the Supersquare presents a series of responses to the aggressive rise of Latin America's urban centers and the ways in which they have evolved since the mid-twentieth century.

Rethinking the Garden Casita - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Bronx

From Puerto Rico to the South Bronx, the casita, or "little house" in Spanish, is the social centerpiece and focal point of many community gardens. New York Restoration Project (NYRP), in partnership with the Urban Air Foundation, enlisted TEN Arquitectos and engineers at Buro Happold to rethink the traditional casita as a modular kit of parts. NYRP staff will work with members of the Willis Avenue Community Garden in Mott Haven, Bronx, to assemble the pilot structure in their garden in Spring 2014.

A Certain Slant of Light: Spencer Finch - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

American artist Spencer Finch (b. 1962) unveils a new, site-specific, large-scale installation inspired by the Morgan's great collection of medieval Books of Hours - beautiful, hand-painted works that served as personal prayer books for different times of the day and different periods of the year. Taking advantage of the Morgan's four-story, glass-enclosed Gilbert Court, Finch will apply films of color to the windows and hang additional glass panes in the center of the Court to create a kind of calendar based on the movement of the sun.

Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

The first major monographic exhibition devoted to the great 16th-century Netherlandish artist explores the artist's career and reunites many of the finest surviving drawings, panel paintings, and cartoon fragments from his hand with 19 of the spectacular Renaissance tapestries that were made to his designs.

Mac Conner: A New York Life - Museum of the City of New York
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

The New York saga of one of the original "Mad Men." Illustrator McCauley ("Mac") Conner (b. 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father's general store. He arrived in New York as a young man to work on wartime Navy publications and stayed on to make a career in the city's publishing industry. As the first exhibition of his work, Mac Conner: A New York Life presents more than 100 vintage sketches, original tear sheets, and hand-painted illustrations created for advertising campaigns and women's magazines like Redbook and McCall's. With overt references to gender, sexuality, and fashion, Connor's work demonstrates how commercial artists helped to redefine American style, culture, and identity during the boom years following World War II.

Drawn to Language - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

Description: The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is pleased to announce Drawn to Language, on view in the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery. This exhibition brings together emerging and mid-career artists whose work relates to the material qualities of language. In Drawn to Language, words are given visual form. Letters, words, or phrases are transcribed, visualized, verbalized, symbolized, morphed into patterns, scrambled, or even erased. While the works in the exhibition vary conceptually – from amusing to political to philosophical – each work is defined by its use of words to create an image, a deeper meaning, or both. Visual artists have long been interested in the intersection between art and language. From ancient calligraphy to illuminated manuscripts, some of our oldest surviving texts are an amalgamation of these two forms of communication. Visual artists can be “drawn to language” in a variety of ways. Whether used for additional emphasis, to define pure meaning, to further a narrative, or simply to make a joke, language is an increasingly important element in visual art. The artists in this exhibition use new materials, processes and techniques to entice the viewer to examine language in new ways. Artists on view: Adam Ames, Erik Den Breejen, Anne Lise Coste, Jenny Holzer, Samual Jablon, Jack Pierson, Michael Scoggins, Gary Simmons, Leah Singer, and Hank Willis Thomas

Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis - International Center of Photography
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

The third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples - raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change.

Garden of Unearthly Delights - Japan Society
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

A monster tsunami uproots a city. Modern tough guys lock samurai-style in battle. Candy-colored streams of animals and flowers hyperpixilate. These dramatic visual moments are among many to be encountered in this exhibition. The featured artists Manabu Ikeda (b. 1973, Saga Prefecture), Hisashi Tenmyouya (b. 1966, Tokyo) and the art and technology collective teamLab (est. 2001) are today's takumi, or master artisans, taking pride in the execution of dense and precisely detailed works requiring time and contemplation to grasp. Their creative imaginations travel through time, finding inspiration in a range of styles; from medieval Buddhist paintings to contemporary anime and manga. Come stroll through their fantastical visions.

Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

This exhibit demonstrates the ways in which classicism has been understood and expressed by artists for centuries, and the ways in which our response to classicism and classical subjects still resonates in the cultural dialogue and inspires art being produced today.

Drawn to Language - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - Soho

Bringing together emerging and mid-career artists whose work relates to the material qualities of language, Drawn to Language gives words visual form. Letters, words, or phrases are transcribed, visualized, verbalized, symbolized, morphed into patterns, scrambled, or even erased. While the works in the exhibition vary conceptually ? from amusing to political to philosophical ? each work is defined by its use of words to create an image, a deeper meaning, or both. Visual artists have long been interested in the intersection between art and language. From ancient calligraphy to illuminated manuscripts, some of our oldest surviving texts are an amalgamation of these two forms of communication. Visual artists can be ?drawn to language? in a variety of ways. Whether used for additional emphasis, to define pure meaning, to further a narrative, or simply to make a joke, language is an increasingly important element in visual art. The artists in this exhibition use new materials, processes and techniques to entice the viewer to examine language in new ways. Artists on view: Adam Ames, Erik Den Breejen, Anne Lise Coste, Jenny Holzer, Samual Jablon, Jack Pierson, Michael Scoggins, Gary Simmons, Leah Singer, and Hank Willis Thomas

Big Apple Circus presents: 'Metamorphosis' - Lincoln Center
Through January 11, 2015 - Lincoln Square

Step right up and enter a magical world of Metamorphosis with this all-new show from NYC's hometown circus. Witness astonishing acts and startling transformations that transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! Appearing before your very eyes: The thrilling flyers of the trapeze, swooping and swirling through circus skies! The razzle-dazzle of the rolla-bolla, an act that teeters right on the edge of equilibrium! The dynamo of the diabolo, the whirling double?tops of the Big Top! An aerial space-age acrobatic adventure ? an ascent to amazement! The risky rhythms of the Risley team, twisting and turning, topsy-turvy! The cadenzas of camels and horses, and the exuberance of playful pooches, out to dazzle with delight! The cunning conjurors of the quick-change act, defying belief and inspiring awe! The incredible flexible limbs of the contortionist in an act that will literally bend your imagination! And Francesco the Clown, captivating the crowd with his musical merriment and gentle humor. Under the direction of maestro Rob Slowik, the renowned Big Apple Circus Band provides as always the live and glorious tunes of the sawdust spectacular. And finally, our irrepressible, magnificent Ringmaster, the illustrious and incomparable John Kennedy Kane will summon the spirits of the circus universe to immerse you in the wonder, the joy and the astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS!

Big Apple Circus Metamorphosis - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 11, 2015 - New York

Fly away to our magical All-New Show, METAMORPHOSIS. Be transported to a realm of enchantment and illusion, a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside, and nothing is impossible! You will be thrilled by the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists. See and hear the musical merriment of our featured clown and camels, horses, playful pooches and more. Come immerse yourself in the wonder, joy and astounding magic of METAMORPHOSIS! The show runs 2 hours with intermission.

The Discovery Museum presents 'CREATURES' - Discovery Museum
Through January 12, 2015 - Bridgeport

Colorful shapes and marks are incorporated into the whimsical designs in each piece of Susan Frey's artwork. The animals, insects and fish have been suspended between the real and imagined world, into playful compositions for the whole family to enjoy. Through January 12, 2015.

What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 15, 2015 - Astoria

Animation director and artist Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (1912?2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck, and created a host of other characters, including Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner, bringing an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinctive, memorable characters to the art of film animation. In a career spanning three decades, Jones directed more than 300 animated films, and was given an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones explores Jones's creative genius, as well as the influences he drew on from the fine arts and popular culture, and the legacy of his work on the field of animation. The exhibition features 23 of Chuck Jones's animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs, demonstrating how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create cinematic magic. The films include such classic Warner Bros. cartoons as What's Opera, Doc? and One Froggy Evening; the Academy Award-winning short film The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, which expanded the boundaries of the medium with its experimental techniques; and such classic television specials as Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and Museum of the Moving Image.

'Great White Shark' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 15, 2015 - Upper West Side

Known mostly for being an ocean predator, the great white shark is misrepresented, misunderstood, and on the verge of extinction. This film explores the great white's place in our imaginations and in our fears while focusing on the plight of sharks around the world and the fate of sharks at the hands of the planet's greatest predator of all: humans. As the demand for shark fin soup rises, every year tens of millions of sharks are killed primarily for their fins. Some shark populations have been reduced by 99 percent, and many oceanic sharks face extinction.

Durer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo: The Jansma Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum - Museum of Biblical Art
Through January 18, 2015 - New York

Spanning five centuries, this exhibit features prints created by some of the most gifted artists of all time. Albrecht Durer's Engraved Passion, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo's Flight into Egypt, and Max Pechstein's Lord's Prayer are featured alongside Old and New Testament themes by Rembrandt and a powerful Dead Christ with Angels by Manet. This singular collection highlights the enduring influence the Bible has had on centuries' worth of artists skilled in diverse media and varied techniques.

The Heart Is Not a Metaphor - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 18, 2015 - New York

The first large-scale survey of Robert Gober's career to take place in the United States. Gober (American, b. 1954) rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant artists of his generation. Early in his career he made deceptively simple sculptures of everyday objects - beginning with sinks before moving on to domestic furniture such as playpens, beds, and doors. In the 1990s, his practice evolved from single works to theatrical room-sized environments.

Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment - Skyscraper Museum
Through January 18, 2015 - New York City

Are you too young to remember New York thirty years ago? Then time travel to experience Times Square in the 1980s at The Skyscraper Museum's new exhibition. Or perhaps are you of an age that remembers 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues when even Rolling Stone Magazine called it "the sleaziest block in America"? Then revisit your youth and the wonderful world of urban design and architectural discourse c. 1984!

The Untamed Landscape: Theodore Rousseau and the Path to Barbizon - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 18, 2015 - New York

Comprising 70 works from private and public collections, this exhibition considers Rousseau's wide-ranging achievements as a draftsman and his particular approach to the open-air oil sketch.

A Bible for Our Nation: American Bible Society, 1816-1830 - Museum of Biblical Art
Through January 18, 2015 - New York

Focusing on the founding of American Bible Society (ABS) and its early years as a national organization. Approximately 20 items will be on display, including copies of the first Scriptures published by ABS and copies of the earliest books to enter the ABS Library

Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 18, 2015 - Flushing

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art - Hudson River Museum
Through January 18, 2015 - Yonkers

Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art explores our fascination with this most glamorous of birds, a symbol of vainglory and the darling of designers and painters. Strutting in its sapphire-blue and emerald-green feathers, the peacock symbolizes all things vain and beautiful in centuries of painting and sculpture, in books and myth, and on clothes that swirl and shine like the iridescent bird itself. Intrigued by the exotic art of Asia that prized and portrayed the peacock, Western artists and craftsmen chose the peacock as a multi-faceted motif for designs on canvas and for objets d'art in the home. The Hudson River Museum presents Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art from October 11, 2014 through January 18, 2015. Organized by the museum, it is the first scholarly survey of the peacock in art. Paintings and decorative objects for the home present concepts of beauty symbolized by the luxurious bird and its famous fan of feathers, from the 19th-century's Gilded Age and 1920s Art Nouveau and Art Deco, until Modernism's ethos of "less is more" caused a brief decline in the peacock's popularity. As the contemporary art world re-embraces beauty in a new "Gilded Age," the peacock struts its way back into the art world. Among the highlights of The Peacock in Beauty and Art are images of women bedecked in peacock feathers, such as Robert Henri's full-length portrait of Ruth St. Denis in the Peacock Dance, 1913; William Baxter Palmer Closson's Feeding the Peacocks, 1910; and Aubrey Beardsley's The Peacock Skirt, created for Oscar Wilde's Salome. The bird itself receives its own glamorous portraits in paintings like Louis Rhead's Peacocks, 1897; Jesse Arms Botkes' Black Peacock, c. 1930; and sculptures like Anna Hyatt Huntington's Peacocks Fighting, 1914. Peacock feathers are extracted into beguiling geometric patterns in the lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany and gilded Crown Derby porcelains. The peacock also appears to whimsical effect in parade costumes, pictures of Elvis, strutting peacock-style, and images of silent-era Hollywood starlets ready for their close-ups. The peacock's origins as a bird of the Indian jungles comes to the fore in Charles R. Knight's (famed for his murals at the American Museum of Natural History) fearsome Bengal Tiger and Peacock, 1928. Contemporary artists show the peacock's gift of line: Laura Ball, Barbara Takenaga, and Federico Uribe find inspiration in the bird's striking feathers, brilliant coloration, and the sensuous s-curves of its body. Two Westchester-based artists highlighted in the show are Tricia Wright from Irvington, and Dillon Lundeen Goldschlag from Tarrytown. The exhibition includes works from more than three dozen museums, galleries, and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Yale Center for British Art. Bartholomew F. Bland, the museum's director of curatorial affairs, and Laura L. Vookles, chief curator of collections, are co-curators for the exhibition, which is accompanied by a fully illustrated 200-page catalogue co-published by the museum and Fordham University Press, and distributed nationally by Oxford University Press. The exhibition and the accompanying catalog have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

Exhibit: The Pequot War and the Founding of Fairfield, 1637-1639 - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through January 18, 2015 - Fairfield

A collaboration with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, this exhibit presents the story of the Pequot War in 1637, which led to Fairfield becoming established as an English settlement. Learn about the final battle in Southport and explore the current archaeology that is uncovering new facts about this epic conflict. October 18-January 15, 2015.

Egon Schiele: Portraits - Neue Galerie
Through January 19, 2015 - New York

A major exhibition devoted to portraits created by Austrian artist Egon Schiele, whose work is central to the mission of the museum. The Neue Galerie holds the finest collection of paintings and drawings by Schiele in the United States.

What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones - The Museum of The Moving Image
Through January 19, 2015 - Astoria

Animation director and artist Charles Martin aka Chuck? Jones (1912-2002) made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck, and created a host of other characters, including Pep? Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and the Road Runner, bringing an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinctive, memorable characters to the art of film animation. In a career spanning three decades, Jones directed more than 300 animated films, and was given an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones explores Jones's creative genius, as well as the influences he drew on from the fine arts and popular culture, and the legacy of his work on the field of animation. The exhibition features 23 of Chuck Jones's animated films, interactive experiences, and more than 125 original sketches and drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs, demonstrating how Jones and his collaborators worked together to create some of the greatest cartoons ever made. The films include such classic Warner Bros. cartoons as What's Opera, Doc? and One Froggy Evening; the Academy Award-winning short film The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, which expanded the boundaries of the medium with its experimental techniques; and such classic television specials as Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The exhibition runs through Jan 19. The exhibition is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, and Museum of the Moving Image.

Chuck Jones Matinees - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 19, 2015 - Astoria

To accompany the new exhibition What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, the Museum will present matinees of films directed by Jones, many presented in archival prints from The Academy Film Archive and the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 25, 2015 - New York

Showcasing Cy Twombly's monumental painting "Treatise on the Veil (Second Version)," executed in Rome in 1970, and its related drawings, all from the Menil Collection in Houston.

Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through January 31, 2015 - Lincoln Square

Come play and discover things you never knew about everyone’s favorite street – Sesame Street, the show that transformed television by proving it was possible to produce a show that was both educational and entertaining for children. A collaboration of Sesame Workshop and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, this exhibition gives fans of all ages the opportunity to experience what it’s like to create an episode of the show and get close to their fuzzy and furry friends from the street. For more than four decades Sesame Street has been helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder with the help of beloved Muppets like Elmo and Grover and its signature blend of animation, music, and humor. Sesame Street teaches not just ABCs and 123s, but life lessons ranging from health and nutrition to cooperation, friendship, and diversity. The children’s program is celebrating 45 years on television with this interactive behind the scenes look at the show.

Dani Gal's Wie Aus Der Ferne (As From Afar) - The Jewish Museum
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

The U.S. premiere of Israeli artist Dani Gal's short film. Co-produced by the Jewish Museum, Gal's new video work examines the relationship between Simon Wiesenthal, an architect and Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to hunting Nazi criminals, and Albert Speer, Hitler's chief architect and close confidant. Speer initiated a correspondence with Wiesenthal in 1975 in an effort to accept responsibility for his war crimes.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt - The Jewish Museum
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection.

From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952 - The Jewish Museum
Through February 01, 2015 - New York

A revealing parallel view of two key Abstract Expressionists. Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, a woman and an African American man, each experimented with approaches that joined abstraction and cultural specificity. Their work similarly brims with gesture, image, and incident, yet was often overlooked by critics in their time.

Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 02, 2015 - New York

The first museum exhibition devoted to the Indian influences in Clemente's work and how they relate to the artistic practices and traditions of various regions in India features approximately 20 works, including paintings from the last 30 years, and four new, larger than life-size sculptures created especially for the exhibition. In contrast to leading conceptual art practices of the 1970s, Clemente refocused attention on representation, narrative, and the figure, and explored traditional, artisanal materials and modes of working.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 08, 2015 - New York

A groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work. The largest and most extensive presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted, the exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs - borrowed from public and private collections around the globe - along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles. The last time New York audiences were treated to an in-depth look at the cut-outs was in 1961.

The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society - New-York Historical Society
Through February 08, 2015 - New York

Salon Style is a method of hanging a gallery that emphasizes the complexity and richness of a collection, often done in the collections of the European royal courts to connote taste and opulence. By the nineteenth century Salon Style was used by private art clubs to squeeze as many works into a gallery as possible. This installation displays numerous gems from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection in nineteenth-century Salon Style, showcasing the depth and range of our holdings. Everything from self-portraits of Asher Durand to Hudson River School landscapes to religious and history paintings will be on view, in close proximity that unites these typically separate styles.

What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder's Vision - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 08, 2015 - New York

MAD celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder, Aileen Osborn Webb, with an exhibition highlighting Webb's advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and featuring objects drawn largely from the Museum's permanent collection.

“Exploring the Centuries: 7th – 20th Century Asian Art” Exhibition - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through February 08, 2015 - Hempstead

The exhibition focuses upon works of historic, spiritual, and artistic importance including woodblock prints, hand painted scrolls, metal works and sculptural works that highlight artistic traditions from the diverse Asian cultures of nations such as Japan, China, India, Tibet and Thailand. The exhibition runs through February 8, 2015.

The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society - New-York Historical Society
Through February 08, 2015 - Upper West Side

Salon style is a method of hanging a gallery that emphasizes the complexity and richness of a collection, often done in the collections of the European royal courts to connote taste and opulence. By the 19th century salon style was used by private art clubs to squeeze as many works into a gallery as possible. This installation displays numerous gems from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection in nineteenth-century Salon Style, showcasing the depth and range of our holdings. Everything from self-portraits of Asher Durand to Hudson River School landscapes to religious and history paintings will be on view, in close proximity that unites these typically separate styles.

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 15, 2015 - Brooklyn

Killer Heels explores fashion's most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of 16th-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today's runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe's rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.

Five Boroughs: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 15, 2015 - New York

A portrait of New York as seen through more than 40 large-scale panoramic photographs of the city's urban landscape. Five Boroughs: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at age 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical - complex, hyper-real views that no single shot - or the eye - could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway.

Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 15, 2015 - New York

A portrait of New York as seen through more than 40 large-scale panoramic photographs of the city's urban landscape by the Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at age 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical - complex, hyper-real views that no single shot - or the eye - could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Jewish American Quilt - The Jewish Museum
Through February 21, 2015 - New York

This exhibition showcases a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery. A wonderful testimony to the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived Jewish immigrants, the quilt was originally owned by a Russian Jewish family that likely arrived in America during the late 19th century. Curated by Claudia Nahson, Morris & Eva Feld Curator.

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 24, 2015 - New York

For many animals, the ability to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different is necessary for survival. "Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage" explores the art and science of camouflage in the natural world, as well as its cultural adaptations and how the military has utilized these visual techniques in combat. Using digital imagery, artifacts and interactive elements, visitors will explore color, shade, shapes, and learn how they can fool the eye.

On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
Through February 25, 2015 - New York

Slant Theatre Project has announced their the next live episode of ON THIS ISLAND, their ongoing live theatrical podcast series. ON THIS ISLAND, Episode #8 “Siren Song” will be hosted by company co-founder Adam Knight. Performers will include opera sensation Anita Rachvelishvili (The Metropolitan Opera’s Carmen and Prince Igor), author Jen McGuire, folk singer Jay Brannan (Around The World In 80 Jays),filmmaker Jeff Seal, actor-writer Jiehae Park(2013 Princess Grace Award), resident musician Phil Pickens, and more to be announced. Joseph Ward will direct the evening. Each year, 250,000 people move to NYC. Who stays? Who leaves? And with more people moving in than out, is the number of years you choose to inhabit this island a blessing or a curse? Through live music, song, personal stories and short fiction, ON THIS ISLAND, Ep. 8 “Siren Song” invites the audience to explore their long-term relationship with this port of call. Is its siren song to be trusted? ON THIS ISLAND is an ongoing, live theatrical event - a night of storytelling for NYC to replenish the charms and mysteries that brought us to this island on the edge of America. Each episode is performed live, then uploaded as a podcast (available on iTunes).ON THIS ISLAND draws from a uniquely New York cross-section of theater artists, musicians, and personalities to fill in the lives of the faces we flash by on the street. Mixing short fiction, personal stories, short plays, and song, each live episode weaves around a chosen theme. Created in early 2012, ON THIS ISLAND has moved from the People's Improv Theater to a standing slot at Ars Nova and a popular presence on iTunes. Some previous contributors include singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, actors Lucas Kavner and Kelly McCreary, the founders of the Bronx Brewery, Broadway's Chad Goodridge and Mackenzie Meehan, playwrights Rachel Bonds, Greg Keller and Matt Moses, and indie darlings The Hollows. Slant producers are Wes Grantom, Adam Knight, Mat Smart and Matt Dellapina. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by visiting www.arsnovanyc.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 10th and 11th Avenues). Now in our 10th season, Slant Theatre Project is a group of artists that thrive on the danger of building the plane in flight. We do visceral work. We tailor each process to the artists and performance space, and are committed to creating a playground for emerging theatre artists. Since 2004, we have produced new works by Bekah Brunstetter, Rachel Axler, Marcus Gardley, Michele Lowe, Mat Smart, Adam Rapp, Lisa Kron, Theresa Rebeck, Dan O'Brien, Evan Cabnet and many more.

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 28, 2015 - New York

Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators have sought to distill a timeless ideal of visual presence and meaning from different circumstances, all the while revising and reconsidering the initial paradigms of modern art. In the Department of Architecture and Design, the result of this collective, at times subjective, effort is not just a catalog of objects, but is rather a collection of ideas supported by objects. Several of the ideas and themes developed in the past are still actively discussed, but contemporary curators also regularly identify new concepts worth exploring and representing in the collection. This installation focuses on works designed during the last few decades that have been acquired by the Museum not only because they met aesthetic and functional standards that are worthy of our collection, but also because they introduce new categories of investigation and new design forms. The galleries feature clusters of acquisitions that tackle, for instance, the relationship between design and violence; new expressions of organic design in response to environmental and societal disruptions; and the increasing importance of interaction design, as seen in 13 video games new to the collection.

The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 01, 2015 - New York

This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from MoMA's stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.

MEMORY PRINTS: THE STORY WORLD OF PHILLIP CHEN - The Museum of Chinese in America
Through March 01, 2015 - Lower Manhattan

Chen's body of work explores the intersections between American heritage, historical and personal narratives, and politically engaged themes such as feminism, race relations, and colonialism. In Memory Prints, relief etchings are part futurist blueprints and part archaeologic shards, each juxtaposed in an almost Rube Goldberg set of relationships and movements. The exhibition unearths the emotional landscape of an inter-generational American family's multiple pasts, present and future.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Connecticut Science Center
Through March 08, 2015 - Hartford

Bodies can be pretty gross—they're crusty, stinky, and slimy…but do you know why? Explore the good, the bad, and the downright ugly behind the ways your body keeps you healthy in Grossology. Slide through a huge intestine, climb an oozy skin wall, tour an enormous nose, smell icky bodily smells and more. October 4-March 8, 2015

Indochino New York Showroom - Indochino New York
Through March 10, 2015 - New York

Announcing the Indochino New York Showroom, where men can easily architect one-of-a-kind wardrobes of custom suits and shirts made just for them, will include luxurious showroom-only fabrics when it opens its doors at 435 Broome Street, Soho, on 10 September.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 11, 2015 - New York

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.

Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott - Museum of Arts & Design
Through March 22, 2015 - New York

Featuring the personal and political narratives embedded in Scott's work, which tackles such complex themes as poverty, rape, love, sex, racial stereotypes' and social disturbances, as well as tales from American and African history.

Sing-Along - Edamama Cute Cuts & More
Through March 25, 2015 - Williamsburg

Join the sing-along with Rob Morrison as he plays guitar and keeps the class energetic, cool and groovy. Best suited for babies and toddlers under 3 years.

Enlightenment and Beauty: Sculptures by Houdon and Clodion - Frick Collection
Through April 05, 2015 - New York

Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) and Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814), were two of the foremost sculptors in France during the late eighteenth century, and the Frick houses an important group of their works. In 1915 founder Henry Clay Frick acquired Clodion's terracotta Zephyrus and Flora and, the following year, Houdon's marble bust of the Comtesse du Cayla. Other works that were subsequently added to the collection will be shown together for the first time, highlighting the artists' expressive ranges, as well as their defining contributions to the sculpture of Enlightenment-era France.

The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide - Rubin Museum of Art
Through April 13, 2015 - New York

Featuring an exceptional set of paintings in the intimate format of album leaves from 18th-century China that illustrate the meditation practice of Sarvavid Vairochana, a primordial Buddha central to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The album is one of only two of its kind in existence to depict visually a secret esoteric practice. The presentation at the Rubin is the first time that these important paintings are exhibited in the United States.

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion - New-York Historical Society
Through April 19, 2015 - New York

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States -- a history that involved New York from its very beginnings -- and will raise the question "What does it mean to be an American?" The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth century to the present and includes all regions of the country, thus interpreting the Chinese American saga as a key part of American history.

Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution - China Institute
Through April 26, 2015 - New York

During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), China was in a political "mango fever." In 1968, after receiving a gift of mangoes from the visiting Pakistani foreign minister, Mao Zedong sent the fruit to the "Worker-Peasant Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Teams." It coincided with a turning point in the Cultural Revolution from student-leading to worker-peasant-leading. Mangoes, an unfamiliar fruit at that time in China, became a temporary political symbol of Chairman Mao's benevolence and love for the people. Illustrations and photos of mangoes appeared in publications, paintings, posters and badges, as well as on everyday objects such as mirrors, quilt covers and enamelware. Wax mango models were displayed in glass boxes to express respect for Mao, along with circumstances of the gift printed in red on the cases. By showcasing over 80 mango-related objects, "Mao's Golden Mangoes and the Cultural Revolution" explores the interaction of material culture and politics during this period.

Kandinsky Before Abstraction, 1901-1911 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 01, 2015 - New York

Early in his career Vasily Kandinsky experimented with printmaking, produced brightly-colored landscapes of the German countryside, and explored recognizable and recurrent motifs. This intimate exhibition drawn from the Guggenheim collection explores his representational origins.

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through May 01, 2015 - Flushing

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 03, 2015 - Brooklyn

During the late sixties and seventies, the Black Arts Movement sprung up in the U.S. as the cultural expression of Black Power politics. Its leadership, which included poets, playwrights, musicians, and fine artists, rejected the dominance of the largely white mainstream art establishments that undervalued their work as black artists and created a radical alternative artistic movement based on social and political ideologies rather than narrow aesthetic dictates. In 2012, the Brooklyn Museum acquired forty-four works of art from the Black Arts Movement. Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement displays seven of these works from seven different artists. The strong and vibrant images on exhibit are a testament to the stylistic scope of the Black Arts Movement.

It's Time NYC! Get up, stand up and support legalization of marijuana! - The Bell House
Through May 06, 2015 - Brooklyn

LN NY is state-registered Political Action Committee (PAC) dedicated to the passing of sensible marijuana legislation in the great state of New York. Momentum is building, legislation has passed the Assembly 4 times since 2007, and only the Senate is holding us up. This is THE new issue for New York, and we are dedicated to making it happen. LN NY is hosting an evening of music and awareness featuring: Eris+Harmonia - STRNGRS - Queen Majesty - DJ Portarock - Lovers Ramone - Bikini Carwash - plus policy advocates, industry players, politicians and concerned citizens. Awareness and meet & greet from 6PM, music from 8pm.

A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 16, 2015 - New York

Discover the rich history of Oswiecim, Poland - the town the Germans called Auschwitz - through photographs that trace the life of the town and its Jewish residents, from the 16th century through the post-war period.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Brooklyn

In Arty Facts you and your kids (ages 4 -7) can explore the galleries through fun activities and engaging conversations, then head to the studio to create an artwork of your own. Classes are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each month has a different theme and each class a different activity!

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 17, 2015 - Prospect Heights

In Arty Facts you and your kids (ages 4 -7) can explore the galleries through fun activities and engaging conversations, then head to the studio to create an artwork of your own. Classes are held each Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each month has a different theme and each class a different activity.

Religious School Class for Children with Special Needs - Temple Chaverim
Through May 21, 2015 - Plainview

Religious (Hebrew) Education Classes for children with special needs leading to individualized Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. Small classes/low ratios and an emphasis on helping each child learn at their own pace allows each child to succeed and enjoy Hebrew School. Call for further information on this unique and successful program.

Religious School Class for Children with Special Needs - Temple Chaverim
Through May 21, 2015 - Plainview

Religious (Hebrew) Education Classes for children with special needs leading to individualized Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. Small classes/low ratios and an emphasis on helping each child learn at their own pace allows each child to succeed and enjoy Hebrew School. Call for further information on this unique and successful program.

Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its NY World's Fairs. - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
Through May 31, 2015 - Flushing

The historical society for the largest borough in New York City is dedicated to preserving the history of Queens through educational programs, exhibitions and its role as a local history research center. An exhibition on the 1939 and 1964 World�s Fairs from the perspective of the common visitor through artifacts and photographs from individual collections.

John Ruppert's Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2015 - Katonah

Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large, vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out. The material reflects the urban environs of Ruppert's Baltimore studio, and is one that the artist often employs for his sculptures. The industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the bucolic landscape of the Katonah Museum of Art. Also surprising is its intense yellow color, which is luminous and joyful. The woven wire mesh creates shifting optical patterns that animate the work in surprising ways. On view through May 31, 2015. The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah's "Museum Mile" just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station. The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages 3-12. The Museum's innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government. The KMA mounts ten exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000-square-foot building. On view through May 31, 2015 during Museum hours: Sunday: 12-5pm; Tuesday through Saturday: 10am-5pm. Closed Monday.

Objects in Conversation - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through June 08, 2015 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum houses more than 9,000 historic objects, archives, photographs and film dating from Intrepid's years as a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from 1943 to 1974. "Objects in Conversation" shares stories from the Museum's collections that no single object could tell on its own. The exhibit features objects that crew members left behind, only to be discovered by Museum staff decades later; documents that tell the story of sailors who served side-by-side during World War II; and materials that highlight the ways today's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum staff members care for the Museum and its collections, large and small.

Bompas & Parr's FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground - Museum of Sex
Through June 24, 2015 - New York

This immersive work features five "attractions" designed to stimulate all the senses in some subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Physical, visual and olfactory experiences will be utilized to give the audience a breathless rush of endorphins, challenge their strength and agility, and allow them to compete with and impress friends, lovers, and other patrons.

'Shabbaba' Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
Through June 27, 2015 - Orangeburg

This Saturday morning service is geared towards families with children up to age 5. The program follows an interactive and musical format that encourages both children and adults to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. Through June 27, 2015.

Evening Film Club (Grades 9 - 12) - The Picture House Regional Film Center
Through June 30, 2015 - Pelham

Students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in a deeper involvement with filmmaking can join The Evening Film Club. This dynamic and interactive year long course is held weekly from October through June in the Picture House's screening room. Students are immersed in the inner working of film production as they move through the cycle of writing, casting, directing, and producing their original short feature. There is no charge for this course, however enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Submerged: A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through August 05, 2015 - New York

Submerged, a permanent and immersive exhibit makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2015 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

David Yarrow Exhibit - Rotella Gallery
Through October 07, 2015 - New York

Rotella Gallery, the definitive fine-art photography gallery with flagship showrooms in New York and Las Vegas, will add to its impressive collection of Resident Artists with the addition and arrival of David Yarrow’s limited edition prints with an exhibition in the New York/Soho gallery slated from Oct. 8, 2014 – October 7, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour - City Sites NY
Through October 13, 2015 - New York

Take a wonderful walking tour daily with City Sights NYthrough the trendy DUMBO neighborhood including a history of the Brooklyn Bridge and visits to historic shops and other attractions.

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin ? a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at [email protected] Year-round.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Fairfield

This new, hands-on exhibit invites visitors to look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher spy code, and learn how factories fueled the area's growth. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built a community over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities. October 27 2013-December 31, 2015.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2016 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2016 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish. Takes place daily, year-round.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 2018 - New York City

Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2024 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through June 30,2014.

Mathnasium Open House - Mathnasium of Scarsdale
Through August 17, 2024 - Scarsdale

WARNING! Your Child May Become Crazy About MATH! Let Mathnasium show you how they "make math make sense" during an afternoon of fun, games, hands-on learning, and information, as they introduce Mathnasium to Westchester. Mathnasium Learning Centers increase math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Each student follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction - and lots of warm encouragement.

Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
Through February 22, 2104 - New York

Venue Information: E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents February 21st, 2014 The Grand Opening EVR Fridays with Francis Mercier at EVR located at 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 Ladies are Free before 12:00 on The E&R Group List Gentlemen $20 reduced on The E&G Group List Doors Open at 10pm. Ends at 4am. Music Type: House, Top 40 and EDM If you have been to one of our events in the past, you already know what you are in for. If you haven't been to one yet, now is your chance. EVR (Ever), a unique gastro-lounge located in the heart of Manhattan's Empire District, is a sleek and sophisticated nightlife destination offering an exclusive interactive experience. Our neighbors include Bryant Park, the Fashion District and many of NYCs most prestigious financial and law firms The 5,000 square-foot, dual level space features two bars, an elevated DJ booth, a curated cocktail menu, created by expert in-house mixologist Orson Salicetti ,and delectable nouveau American cuisine. Combining industrial chic decor with cutting edge design elements including eclectic atmosphere lighting, vintage furniture, signature art installation and entertainment provided by world-class DJs. EVR brings the artistry back into nightlife with a high-energy milieu once thought only to exist Downtown to Midtown. This Hot Spot brings you a funky, A-List Crowd. Top DJ Francis Mercier, DJ Rich P and Destro will be spinning house and EDM. For information, please text 917-300-8976 or email us at [email protected] Age: 21 and over with proper ID For all our other events please log onto http://www.theenrgroup.com

Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
Through February 20, 3014 - New York City

Boutique R&B artist CHAZ LANGLEY is known for his smooth vocal versatility and mesmerizing songwriting. His music has gained him a live TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon and a music spot on a national TV commercial. Chaz is currently recording his new EP which includes his hot new single "Song of Sorrow", out on iTunes now. For more info, ChazLangley.com.

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