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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 19

October 19, 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 19, 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 19. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Paul Mercs Concerts Presents: RAFFI - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
October 19, 2014 - New York

Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer, and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children's entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic song, "Baby Beluga." Once called "the most popular children's singer in the English-speaking world" (Washington Post) and "Canada's all time children's champion" (Toronto Star), Raffi is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations' Earth Achievement Award. His commitment to treating his young fans with respect changed society's outlook on music made for children.

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.

Ghost Cake - Grandma's Kitchen
October 19, 2014 - Northvale

Young chefs, ages two and a half and older, will bake their own Halloween cookie lollipops. While the cookies are baking, children will decorate a ghost cake with frosting and their own decorating bags, as well as decorate their cookies. Kids can then take them home in a decorated bakery box. Registration is required.

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.

Spooktacular - Staten Island Zoo
October 19, 2014 - Staten Island

Spook out to a creepy enchanted forest; attend to that sweet tooth in a Candy Land Path; witness a Superhero show; visit the Creepy Dollhouse and a haunted Ghost Town; and join the costume contest.

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.

Mill Neck Manor House Tour - Mill Neck Manor House
October 19, 2014 - Mill Neck

Experience the grandeur of this spectacular Tudor Revival mansion at a docent-led, 90-minute tour, followed by light refreshments of custom blended teas and homemade English scones.

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 - 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.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 19, 2014 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Kevin James - Beacon Theatre
October 19, 2014 - New York

Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Zookeeper (2011) can be seen this October in his latest film, Here Comes The Boom. James also starred in Columbia Pictures' blockbuster Grown Ups (2010) along with Adam Sandler; previously, James and Sandler worked together on I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007). In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.?? Aside from his on-camera work, James's voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard (2006) for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House (2006) and the upcoming Hotel Transylvania (2012) for Sony Pictures Animation.

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.

The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 19, 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

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 19, 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.

Kid Row Octoberfest -
October 19, 2014 - New York

Come to Kid Row on Second Avenue between 73rd and 74th streets in Manhattan for the second annual Octoberfest! Enjoy face painting, dancing, art projects, food and refreshments, and more. Special deals and discounts from Cozy's Cuts for Kids, Greenstones/Naturino, Kids At Art, and Kids In Sports!

Heels & Wheels 5K and Kids Fun Run - Burke Rehabilitation Center
October 19, 2014 - White Plains

At the Heels & Wheels 5K race, runners and walkers of all abilities will enjoy a race throughout Burke's beautiful campus. And for the first time, following the 5K, there will be races for children of all ages on the track (Halloween costumes welcome!).

Sixth Annual Hounds on the Sound Dog Walk-a-thon & Festival - Glen Island Park
October 19, 2014 - New Rochelle

Finally, an event where you don't have to leave your dog at home! In fact, that's what it's all about. Join in the Hounds on the Sound Dog Walk and Festival in New Rochelle on Sun., Oct. 19 and show off your own four-legged friend while helping those who are still waiting for homes of their own. Hundreds of walkers and their dogs will take a leisurely 1.5-mile stroll along Long Island Sound as they walk the perimeter of Glen Island Park. Dog lovers are invited to register for the fifth annual walk and get pledges of support from family and friends. You can also just show up to walk and pay the $25 registration fee ($40 for a family). The event is a fundraiser for the New Rochelle Humane Society and Pet Rescue of Larchmont, with some of the proceeds going to the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter. Activities will run from 10am-3pm, with the Dog Walk starting at 11:30am. After the procession, everyone is invited to stick around for a fun (and free) afternoon at the park. Browse the wares of two dozen vendors (with lots of dog-related merchandise), listen to music, and enjoy refreshments such as pizza, home-baked treats, and ice cream. Get a take-home photo of you and your dog posing at the water's edge, get a balloon shaped like a dog, watch an agility demonstration, and stop by the "kiddie korner" for some face painting, a game of musical chairs, or best trick competitions. Both dogs and cats will be available for adoption at the event. To register or for more information, visit

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.

Public Space Mission - Town of Ramapo Challenger Center
October 19, 2014 - Airmont

Reserve a seat on the flight deck for a flight to a comet -- mysterious objects made of rock, ice, and dust that are among the oldest, most primitive bodies in our Solar System. Just like the real astronauts, crewmembers will attend a briefing session then select tasks to perform on the mission like Navigation, Medical, Communication, and Life Support. Small teams will conduct research, perform scientific experiments, and even deploy a probe. Tasks are detailed enough to feel real and challenging, simple enough for kids to do, and fun. Reservations are required.

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Presents Brooklyn Rider - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
October 19, 2014 - Greenvale

NPR credits Brooklyn Rider with "recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble."

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
October 19, 2014 - Forest Hills

Reading makes life fun. Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories that are appropriate for all ages, and then lead the children in a fun and creative related activity.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Utopia Center
October 19, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

To quote a line from Dr. Seuss..."Oh the places you'll go!" Kids can travel the world through reading, parents can foster the love of reading in their children. Each week different authors and themes will be featured. A wonderful parent-child activity, with something for everyone.

Diwali: A Celebration of Light - White Plains Public Library
October 19, 2014 - White Plains

A program with stories, traditional Indian dances, and other activities to celebrate the triumph of good over evil on this holiday.

Lighthouse Illumination Art Workshop - Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center
October 19, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

Join educators from Teatown and artists from Strawtown Studio at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, at Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow for this illuminating workshop! Participants will discuss the importance of light as a guide for animal and human navigation. With the Tarrytown Lighthouse as inspiration, create lanterns from foils, mirrors, beads, and other reflective materials to light up the long winter nights ahead. Please bring a flashlight. Pre-registration required; call 914-762-2912 x110.

Dinner and Social - TGI Friday's Restaurant
October 19, 2014 - Levittown

Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus, meet for fun and fellowship. Separate checks will be given. Social hour gathering at 4pm at the bar. Dinner at 5pm. RSVP by 10/17.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch - Queens Botanical Garden
October 19, 2014 - Flushing

A fun-filled afternoon for the whole family, featuring music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts. and more. Note: there is an additional fee for Pumpkin Patch and other selected activities.

2014 Making Strides of Queens - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
October 19, 2014 - Flushing

The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Families can honor breast cancer survivors, remember loved ones they have lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end it forever. New start location is Unisphere: Fountain of the Planets Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Sign up today and let�s finish the fight against breast cancer.

The Pirates of Penzance - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
October 19, 2014 - Bayside

Now in its fourth decade of operation, America?s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) bring this comedic opera in two acts to QPAC. The plot centers on the dilemma of young Frederic who, as a child, was mistakenly apprenticed to pirates until his 21st birthday. He meets Mabel, and the two fall instantly in love. Frederic finds out, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so technically, he only has a birthday every 4 years (leap year). His apprenticeship indentures state that he remains apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday, which means he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

Brownies: Wonders of Water - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 19, 2014 - Cornwall

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

Apple Fest - Nyack Memorial Park
October 19, 2014 - Nyack

Friends of the Nyacks hosts this annual event down by the Hudson River featuring apple-theme activities and a special appearance by Sparky, the Nyack Fire Department's official mascot. Stop by for an apple pie baking contest, apple head crafts for kids, square dancing, and live music by Nyack's VIP performer, the Bossy Frog. Kids can also play William Tell as they shoot Nerf arrows at apples on the heads of local officials.

Fall Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
October 19, 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.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
October 19, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

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

Tours of Falaise - Sands Point Preserve
October 19, 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.

Pinch Pots - Long Island Children's Museum
October 19, 2014 - Garden City

For thousands of years, Native peoples around the world have learned to use natural resources for food, clothing, shelter and tools. Across North America, Native Americans used clay to create a style of pottery known as pinch pots, traditionally used for cooking and storage. Join us as we celebrate Native Voices by creating your own multi-colored clay pinch pot!

First Annual Ossining Chalk It Up! Festival - Downtown Ossining
October 19, 2014 - Ossining

Enjoy a day of music, dance, crafts, and food alongside amateur and professional artists who will be decorating the sidewalks of Ossining's Main and Spring streets. Sponsored by the Village of Ossining's Downtown Events Committee.

Harvest Festival Weekend - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
October 19, 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

Harvest Festival Weekend - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
October 19, 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

BIRDS OF A FEATHER! - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 19, 2014 - Scarsdale

As wild birds fly overhead, stop by and meet some of the Center's resident birds up close. Have fun while learning about the fascinating lives of birds. A naturalist will present various live birds, including some of the majestic Birds of Prey.

Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy - Flushing Town Hall
October 19, 2014 - Flushing

Calligrapher Majed Seif will introduce participants to the different styles of Arabic calligraphy and its rules. Gain an introduction to the history and development of Arabic calligraphy. Participants can have their names rendered in calligraphic script and then decorate their paper with Arabesque designs. Materials included.

The Legend Behind the 'Legend' - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 19, 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 Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26, 31, and Nov. 1-2.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
October 19, 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 Please note: Parking for this event is at Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.

Horseman's Hollow 2014 - Philipsburg Manor
October 19, 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

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 19, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Up, Up, and Away on Wolf Awareness Day! - Wolf Conservation Center
October 19, 2014 - South Salem

WCC celebrates National Wolf Awareness Week with a bird-of-prey experience presented by mother-daughter falconer team, Lorrie Schumacher (mother), and Talon Skye (teenage daughter), of TALONS! Guests will meet beautiful feathered ambassadors - European Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl Lanner Falcon, Ring Necked Raven, and Harris's Hawk - during the educational and interactive bird of Prey experience. TALONS! offers a high level of audience participation and helps to teach visitors how birds fly and interact with their environment during controlled flying demonstrations. The presenters will cover such topics as raptor characteristics, life history, conservation, and the importance of raptors in maintaining the environment's natural balance. Guests will have the opportunity to hold a Raptor. Guests will also enjoy visiting WCC's Ambassador and other wolves. Each guest will receive an official 2014 Wolf Awareness Week poster. Pre-registration is required online.

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend - The New York Botanical Garden
October 19, 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.

Creepy Crawly Critters - Trumbull Nature and Arts Center
October 19, 2014 - Trumbull

Join the nature center for adventure discovering and investigating flying, crawling and slithering creatures.

Wilderness Survival - Prospect Park
October 19, 2014 - Windsor Terrace

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Pumpkin Picking - Historic Richmond Town
October 19, 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.

Scharen Knippen (Paper Cutting) - Lefferts Historic House/Prospect Park
October 19, 2014 - Flatbush

Celebrate fall with the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House for an old Dutch craft called Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and Halloween scenes and patterns, some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Abigail Lefferts Lloyd herself.

Shadow Puppet Stories - New York Transit Museum
October 19, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Spooktacular - Staten Island Zoo
October 19, 2014 - Staten Island

Spook out to a creepy enchanted forest; attend to that sweet tooth in a Candy Land Path; witness a Superhero show; visit the Creepy Dollhouse and a haunted Ghost Town; join the costume contest.

Art & Play with Hervé Tullet - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
October 19, 2014 - Brooklyn

Grab a paintbrush and let your creativity flow! Author and artist Hervé Tullet invites kids and families to explore color and shape as they collaborate to create a giant mural. It's all in the spirit of his eagerly anticipated new book, Mix It Up. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Registration required.

Marking 50 Years: Exhibition Opening and Reception - Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
October 19, 2014 - Ridgefield

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum with solo exhibitions by Mary Beth Edelson, Kate Gilmore, Ernesto Neto, David Scanavino, and Jackie Winsor, plus Part II of Standing in the Shadows of Love, The Aldrich Collection 1964–1974. Enjoy tours, family activities, and gourmet food for purchase from Ridgefield favorite No. 109 Cheese and Wine.

Earthplace Festival - Earthplace
October 19, 2014 - Westport

Celebrate the beauty and bounty of fall with a day full of festive activities and seasonal crafts exciting for the whole family. This outdoor festival will feature a hay bale slide, a mechanical bull, critter encounters, local bands, an artisans' market, food trucks and so much more.

The Oyster Festival - Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
October 19, 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 19, 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 19, 2014 - Bridgeport

Check out the scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

Bari Koral Family Rock Band - Landmark on Main Street
October 19, 2014 - Port Washington

One of the most popular family recording artists on the scene today, Bari Koral has been hailed as "The Sheryl Crow for kids" by the NY Post and "The 'It Girl' in Kids/Family Music" by NY Magazine. Bari is also a leading force in the "yoga for kids" movement and will soon be seen as the host of Yogapalooza soon to debut on TV. Bari Koral Family Rock Band is the first a five-part LANDMARKids Series; save money by purchasing the whole series including "Fly Guy & Other Stories" on Nov. 23; Paper Bag Players in HOT FEET on Feb 8; The Pop Ups on March 1 and "Curious George" on March 15.

October 19, 2014 - Huntington

Emmet, a perfectly average LEGO minifigure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on a quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Rated PG.

Willy Wonka - BayWay Arts Center
October 19, 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.

The Magic Garden featuring Carole & Paula with Sherlock! - Y Boulton Center
October 19, 2014 - Bay Shore

Carole and Paula, the beloved stars of TV’s iconic “The Magic Garden”, celebrate their 60 years of friendship with a fun-filled family concert for all ages. Enjoy laughs, happy memories, Magic Garden video clips, songs and stories.

Sol Y Sombra - Brentwood Public Library
October 19, 2014 - Brentwood

Join Sol y Somba Spanish Dance Company for an exciting look at the roots of Hispanic music and dance. The program highlights the music and dance of Flamenco as well as other traditional Hispanic dances.

Book Club: The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle - Long Island Museum
October 19, 2014 - Stony Brook

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to this book discussion.

The Snail and the Whale - The New Victory Theater
October 19, 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.

Thalia Kids' Book Club: An Afternoon with Lois Lowry - Symphony Space
October 19, 2014 - Upper West Wide

Reading and conversation with the treasured author of Number the Stars, The Giver, and many other favorite works for kids and teens. Number the Stars, the Newbery Medal-winning novel about the Occupation of Denmark in the Second World War, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Murder, Madness, and Poe - Planting Fields Arboretum- Coe Hall Mansion
October 19, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Haunting tales and poems from Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known works with musical interludes, performed by Michael Bertolini as Poe, the 19th-century master of the macabre. Written and directed by David Houston. For more information, contact Jennifer Lavella at 516-922-8678 or

The International Vintage Poster Fair Returns to New York - Metropolitan Pavilion
October 19, 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 19, 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.

Drop-In Art Workshop - The Jewish Museum
October 19, 2014 - Upper East Side

Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view. Projects explore new themes each week.

Storybooks and Art - The Jewish Museum
October 19, 2014 - Upper East Side

Listen to a story from our library of children’s book favorites, then participate in an art activity in the Museum’s galleries.

'Tico Tales' a musical retelling of Costa Rican Folk Tales by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell - The Players Theatre
October 19, 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!

October 19, 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.

Tinkerbell Theatre - West End Theater
October 19, 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. Snow White: 11:30am; Cinderella: 12:30pm

Oktoberfest - The Garden at Studio Square
October 19, 2014 - Long Island City

NYCWFF brings Bavaria back to Queens again this year for the second annual Oktoberfest sponsored by The Village Voice presented by Jägermeister hosted by Andrew Zimmern. Our tribute to this time-honored German festival will feature the best brats, kraut, Schnitzel and strudel in the city paired with a fantastic selection of beers. Get ready for drinking games that will test competitors' strength and resilience, a live Oompah band and traditional Oktoberfest hospitality at The Garden @ Studio Square NYC, a massive 30,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor beer garden in Long Island City.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch - Queens Botanical Garden
October 19, 2014 - Flushing

The event will feature a pumpkin patch, a wide selection of vendors, a beer tent, and more.

The Village: Haunted Tales & Trails at Old Bethpage Village - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
October 19, 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.)

Spin Doctors - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 19, 2014 - New York

JCCA Adoptive Parent and Children’s Group - Union Temple
October 19, 2014 - Brooklyn

Whether you just arrived home or adopted years ago, this group will offer you an opportunity to discuss common childhood and parenting issues, as well as concerns specific to adoption. Separate groups for parents and children. Inquire about our Middle and High School programs. Run by Helayne Malamood, LCSW, social work interns and teen mentors.

100 Years of Latin Music - Jamaica Performing Arts Center
October 19, 2014 - Jamaica

Aurora Flores & Zon Del Barrio present for Latin Heritage Month, "100 years of Latin Music", a presentaion of Salsa, Merengue, Rhumba, Reggaeton, Bachatta, Cha-Cha, and a journey thru the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic with dancers and musicians.

Damien Lemon, Mark DeMayo, Aaron Berg, Rory Albanese, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 19, 2014 - New York

Rachel Feinstein, Jordan Carlos, Yannis Pappas, Aaron Berg, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 19, 2014 - New York

Child Seat Check - Clarkstown Police Department
October 19, 2014 - New City

Clarkstown Police will check child car seats for proper fitting and instruct parents and caregivers in proper installation. Registration is required and can be done online at

Harvest Festival - The Orchards of Concklin
October 19, 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.

Fly Swift Your Thoughts - All Souls Episcopal Church
October 19, 2014 - Stony Brook

Enjoy the exquisite music of Renaissance performed by the acclaimed european duo "Cantar Alla Viola". Soprano Nadine Balbeisi and viola da gambist Fernando Marin have thrilled the audiences through the Europe and now are coming to Long Island. Very limited spacing! RSVP by October 17 to

Opening Weekend With The Stamford Symphony - Stamford Palace Theatre
October 19, 2014 - Stamford

Distinguished cellist Zuill Bailey will be performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto. Free behind the Baton lecture one hour pre-concert with the conductor and free Interactive MusiKids program on Sundays at 2pm. Call 203.325.4466 or go to Led by music director Eckart Preu, Stamford Symphony aspires to build a lifelong appreciation of classical music among Fairfield County communities and beyond. Made up of professional musicians from the tri-state area, The New York Times has called the Stamford Symphony "a major cultural force." Come experience the best of NYC right in your backyard!

Family Day Painting Parties - Masters & Mixers - Georgetown School of the Arts
October 19, 2014 - West Redding (Georgetown)

Masters and Mixers Family Day Painting Parties are held the third Sunday of every month. Families who want to learn to paint and paint with friends and loved ones are invited. Participants are provided with painting supplies, a canvas, easel and apron. A local artist guides painters through the steps and offers encouragement to create a personal work of art inspired by a featured painting. Painters bring their own beverage and snacks of their choice. At the end of the afternoon you and your children will bring home a finished painting that is your own unique expression along with a great memory of a fun time.

Earthplace Festival - Earthplace
October 19, 2014 - Westport

Celebrate the beauty and bounty of fall with a day full of festive activities and seasonal crafts. This great outdoor festival will feature a hay bale slide, a mechanical bull, critter encounters, local bands, an artisans’ market, food trucks and more.

New Yorkers at Riverside Park Fight Alzheimer's - Riverside Park @ 97th Street
October 19, 2014 - New York

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is now recruiting walkers, supporters and volunteers for its 25th annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s. This year’s two-mile fundraising walk will attract more than 5,000 walkers to scenic Riverside Park (97th Street & Riverside Drive) on the morning of Sunday, October 19, 2014. The Walk is expected to raise $1 million for vital programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter, advancing important research into better treatments and a possible cure, and helping to increase public awareness about the disease and its impact on our community. To register, visit or call the 24-hour helpline at 800-272-3900. Walkers who raise money are eligible for a variety of incentive prizes such as shirts, medals, bags and more. There is no fee to participate and walkers can register on-site, but are strongly urged to register in advance. The Walk has something to offer the whole family, with free breakfast, coffee and water, live entertainment, a “Kid’s Korner” activity area for children, and a Doggie Dugout for the four-legged walkers. A special “Memory Wall” will be constructed in Riverside Park where Walk participants can post mementos, messages or photos of someone in their lives they have cared for, or who is currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease. There will also be a color-coded promise flower given out to all walkers to serve as a visual testimony to how everyone is connected to the disease. TO REGISTER, BECOME AN OFFICIAL EVENT SPONSOR, VOLUNTEER OR MAKE A DONATION: Call the 24-hour helpline at 800-272-3900 or e-mail or visit

Art & Play with Hervé Tullet - Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library
October 19, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Encourage your kids to grab a paintbrush and explore color and shape with renowned author and artist Hervé Tullet! Join 200 of Brooklyn’s young artists and readers to paint a lively and colorful mural in Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library. Mr. Tullet’s visit will coincide with the release of his new book “Mix it Up,” along with the only exhibition of his work in the United States this year—on display at BPL's Central Library from October 2, 2014 through February 1, 2014. Mr. Tullet’s books will be for sale, and he will happily sign purchased books after the program (please limit one signed book per child). Families interested in joining this collaboration of creativity must register for free online.

The Sharing Shelf of FSW's 5th Birthday Party! - Raymour & Flanigan
October 19, 2014 - White Plains

A free and fun event for the entire family! Children and adults are invited to enjoy an afternoon of activities and light refreshments in celebration of The Sharing Shelf of Family Services of Westchester's Fifth Birthday. Activities will include face painting, decorate-a-cupcake, arts and crafts, storyteller Lou Del Bianco, Mad Science, and a magic show. Be sure to stop by and help blow out the birthday candles!

Samurai Sunday - Katonah Museum of Art
October 19, 2014 - Katonah

It's a Samurai Sunday for all ages at the Katonah Museum of Art! Enjoy a day of Japanese Samurai culture at the Katonah Museum of Art to celebrate KMA's newest exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor. Create samurai masks and banners at the Katonah commuter parking lot, then wear your fierce creations (or your own Japanese attire) in a Samurai Parade down the new Jay Street sidewalk to the Katonah Museum of Art. There, Taiko drummers will make your heart pound, and martial artists will shock you with Japanese sword fighting and Aikido demonstrations. Learn to fold beautiful origami kimonos, and create samurai helmets. Pippy's Hot Dog Truck will be selling Samurai, Ninja, and Geisha dogs in the Sculpture Garden. 10:30am: Create samurai masks and armor at the Katonah commuter lot #1. Guests can come dressed in their own Japanese attire as well – martial arts uniforms, kimonos, etc. 11:45am: Samurai Parade down the new Jay Street sidewalk to the KMA. 12-5pm: Taiko drummers, Japanese sword fighting, and Aikido demonstrations, origami kimono dolls, and samurai helmet activities. 2:30pm: Docent tour. Free admission is sponsored by William Raveis Real Estate.

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 or call toll-free 1-855-88-OPERA (855-886-7372).

Magic Carpet Show - Tricky Business Magic Shop
October 19, 2014 - East Meadow

A family show put on by the performers of Tricky Business and their friends. Come down to see a little bit of magic, music, balloons and a variety of other entertainment. This is a take-off on a fun Vaudeville type show that’s geared to kids and their families. You will be blown away by the sheer skill and creativity! Space is limited to the first 25 kids plus their family members. A wonderfully fun and interactive show for the entire family! If you have any questions, give us a ring or shoot over an email! (516) 520-4004 or

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.

Dancing in Jaffa - Plaza MAC
October 19, 2014 - Patchogue

Dancing Classrooms Long Island, in partnership with Plaza MAC a

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