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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 2


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

5th Annual Italian Festival - Congers Station Park
October 02, 2011 - Congers

Celebrate everything Italian, including food, crafts, and entertainment.

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

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

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time.

The Way of Water: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

An exhibit that covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean, such as stormwater runoff and chemical pollutants, and discover ways you can help protect your watershed. The exhibit includes pictures, local watershed maps, hands-on water displays, and live aquatic animal exhibits.

ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2011 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn about the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support and their environmental status.

Bike MS NYC - Pier 94
October 02, 2011 -

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011. Start/Finish: Pier 94, Manhattan. Registration Fee: $35 (until August 4, 2011). ($50 from August 5 - September 23; $100 from September 24 - October 1). Fundraising Minimum: $150. Route Options: 30, 50 or 100 miles. Age Minimum: 12+ (Participants between ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a guardian and submit a notarized waiver). If you are under the age of 18, you can only participate in the 30 mile route option.

Toot The Horn of a Tug Boat! - The Science Barge
October 02, 2011 - Yonkers

Have you ever wondered what it's like being on a tug boat? Kids ages 5-10 can meet on the Yonkers Pier by The Science Barge to learn about the life of a tug boat!

The Art of Seed Mosaics - The Science Barge
October 02, 2011 - Yonkers

Autumn gardens provide lots of seeds from flowering plants and vegetables that can be turned into creative pictures. Kids ages 5-10 will explore the parts of seeds that they will then bring to life in their own seed mosaic art!

Access Family Workshops for Kids with Special Needs - The Jewish Museum
October 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Examine original art with an educator, then create your own in these programs for families with children who have developmental or learning disabilities. Workshops include gallery activities, an art project, and snacks. Registration required.

Support-A-Walk for Breast & Ovarian Cancer - FDR State Park
October 02, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

The 17th annual 3-mile walkathon to increase awareness about breast and ovarian cancer. Many participants walk in celebration of or in tribute to those affected by these diseases. There will be face-painting, music, and characters for the kids. Proceeds help fund Support Connection’s free support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Rain or shine.

Xu Bing: The Living Word - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

A reflection on language and the nature of writing has been at the core of Xu Bing's art since the beginning of his career in China during the mid-1980s. It is therefore particularly fitting that the Morgan, a library as well as a museum, should present his spectacular installation, The Living Word, a poetic evocation of the relationship between the written word and its meaning.

Farmer's Market - Rye
October 02, 2011 - Rye

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

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
October 02, 2011 - Garden City

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

A Grand Night for Singing - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
October 02, 2011 - Elmont

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

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
October 02, 2011 - South Salem

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr, as well as endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration required.

Atlantic Antic - Atlantic Avenue
October 02, 2011 - Brooklyn

Spanning four neighborhoods through the heart of brownstone Brooklyn, the Atlantic Antic is the largest and most celebrated street festival in New York City! With over 500 artists, craftspeople, musicians, and food merchants purveying an eclectic variety of goods and services, the Antic is the perfect place to explore everything the city has to offer!

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 02, 2011 -

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

The 37th Annual Atlantic Antic - Atlantic Avenue
October 02, 2011 - Boerum Hill

The Atlantic Antic is among thel argest street festivals in New York City, and it features more than 500 artists, craftspeople, musicians, and food merchants. purveying a variety of goods and services.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - Queens
Through October 02, 2011 - Breezy Point

Hop aboard a narrated Whale/Dolphin Adventure Cruise. These cruises run every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning June 15, 2011 running throughout the summer season. Join the original New York City Whale/Dolphin Watchers as they head out into the Atlantic Ocean and seek out some beautiful mammals. Bring a regular camera, video camera and/or binoculars if possible. Children will be encouraged to participate in helping the crew take the official whale and dolphin count. Your photos and videos can be posted on our Facebook page. Note: the current schedule listed above will end on September 2. The new schedule will have cruises available ever Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 9 until October 2.

Through October 02, 2011 - Dix Hills

Gachot's work typically depicts people, animals, insects, flowers, and narrative compositions and are made from found objects, altered, modified, or re-combined in unexpected ways. Some pieces are kinetic, the artist having engineered them to function like machines.

Family Art Workshop: Talk to Me - MoMa, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
October 02, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
October 02, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 02, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

GREASE - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 02, 2011 - Mamaroneck

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

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
October 02, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

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

Hell’s Belles: The Infamous Women of Hell in a Devilish Musical Comedy - The Midtown Theatre
Through October 02, 2011 - New York

A pop star has been the unfortunate victim of a freak accident. As she arrives in Hell, iron-hoofed Lester, a musical-loving devil, introduces her to a series of historically-infamous women who strut the stage satirizing everything from women’s rights to motherhood to the criminal justice system. Salome, Lady Godiva, Lizzie Borden, Joan Crawford, and Janis Joplin are included among the notorious females being forced to perform in an eternal musical revue. Will the pop star accept her fate and join the chorus, or will she stage a revolution? And what’s Eleanor Roosevelt doing here? Hell’s Belles is a tour de force for three actresses who play over 20 roles, with crazy costumes, quick changes, tuneful melodies, and social satire. John Znidarsic directs a cast of four including Omri Schein*, Oakley Boycott, Kristen Mengelkoch*, and Laura Daniel*. Eight performances will be held at The Midtown Theatre, 163 West 46th Street in New York City on Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm from September 10-October 2, 2011. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. Director John Znidarsic has dedicated his career to nurturing and developing new theater. The majority of his work is done through Arts and Artists at St. Paul's in New York City where he serves as Artistic Director. Its most successful program, the Songbook Concert Series, is held monthly at The Donnell Library Theater and features music of today's newest and most exciting songwriters. He has also served as Producing Director for The National Music Theater Network where he launched the successful Broadway Dozen Play Reading Series. As a director/choreographer John has worked extensively in New York and regionally. For seven years he produced, directed, and hosted the popular "In Celebration of Life" Broadway concerts to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and also produced a CD featuring highlights of those concerts. John has served on the faculties of New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, New York High School of Performing Arts, and Manhattan School of Music. Recent and upcoming projects include a new musical Fast Breaks - The Comings and Goings at Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal and David Bryan of Bon Jovi, the award-winning new revue This Life: The Songs of Portia Nelson, and Fatima. John is Chairman of the annual Michael Stewart Musical Theater Foundation Awards. Bryan D. Leys (LyricistLibrettist) was raised on fire and brimstone near Buffalo, New York. He spent a few hellish years at The University of Connecticut where he received his MFA in playwriting, directing, and other forms of mortal sin. Slouching down to New York, he provided book & lyrics for Midsummer Nights; Between the Lines; Murder on Broadway; Gabriel, Blow Your Horn; Kid Dakota; Fortune and Fate; The Forgotten Film of Dorian Gray and the libretto for Hoodwinked. Current projects include La Ribalta (The Spotlight) with Richard Cohen, The Sugar Hill Boys with Roosevelt Credit and How to Marry a Divorced Man with Clare Cooper. Bryan has always had an unhealthy curiosity about the afterlife. Steve Liebman (Composer) has contributed music, book and/or lyrics to eight published shows including The Great Gilly Hopkins which played to sold out houses at the New Victory on 42nd Street, Bridge to Terabithia (Kennedy Center), and The Wonder Years: Off Broadway. With Mr. Leys he has co- authored Hoodwinked and a musical version of Dorian Gray. He has recently completed the score for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol with Dr. Steven Tay. As an actor, Steve has performed for more than 35 years Off-Broadway and extensively throughout the country. Producer Tweiss Productions is led by sisters Sharon and Eileen Weiss. Sharon Weiss co-produced with Eileen Hell’s Belles (West End Theatre), A Short Wake by Derek Murphy (1st Irish Theatre Festival 2009); Between the Lines (Luna Stage); and the NY revival of Goodtime Charley (ArcLight Theatre). They have also been involved with developing several new musicals, including the upcoming Musical Mondays reading of How to Marry a Divorced Man. Previously, Sharon worked in script editing and film production for Palomar Productions and with a small theatrical production company that presented musical revues Off-Off Broadway. B.A. in Drama from UNC-Chapel Hill. Eileen B. Weiss worked for Broadway producers: Michael Harvey; Lee Guber/Music Fair Group; The Shubert Organization; and Cameron Mackintosh. She worked for HBO; the Women's Project & Productions; and Actors Theatre of Louisville. In addition to the above projects with Sharon, Eileen co-wrote and produced Same Difference (West End Theatre) and Tickets Please, a documentary demo about Broadway usherettes. She co-founded Jews Against Genocide/NYC Coalition for Darfur. Eileen attended the University of London and received a B.A. in Theatre and Dramatic Literature from Dickinson College. Hell’s Belles will be performed at The Midtown Theater, 163 West 46th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10036 from September 10-October 2nd on Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm. Hell’s Belles is produced by Tweiss Productions. Director: John Znidarsic; Music Director: Mary Feinsinger; General Manager: Laura Heller; Costume Designer: Gail Cooper-Hecht; Stage Manager: Ernie Fimbres*; Marketing: Katie Rosin/Kampfire Films PR; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR; Graphic Designer: Daryl Boling.

Family Storytime: Dinosaur Adventures - White Plains Public Library
October 02, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and dinosaur fun - stories, songs and craft - for children 3+ and their families. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Galaxy Hall.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
October 02, 2011 - Pomona

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

Weekend Family Program: Bugs - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through October 02, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Come learn about bugs in Brooklyn Bridge Park. These creepy-crawlers don't bite: just grab your scissors and glue and get buzzing. We'll make beetles, butterflies, dragonflies, and more.

Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
October 02, 2011 - White Plains

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

Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park - Fort Tryon Park, The Cloisters
October 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Experience the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. The park will be transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags, with performers dressed in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrelry, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.

Hawk Watch - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 02, 2011 - Yonkers

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

Gym Buddies - Rosenthal JCC
October 02, 2011 - Pleasantville

This is their chance to play in the big leagues! Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade play in the gym with tweens and teens who act as role models and engage the children over dinner and fun games. RSVP is required.

Creepy Creatures Weekend - Gone Batty! - The New York Botanical Garden
October 02, 2011 - Bronx

Get face-to-face with a variety of bats, including the gigantic flying fox bat from Malaysia, with a wingspan or nearly six feet!

Early Morning Birdwalks: Hawks - Prospect Park Audobon Center
October 02, 2011 - Flatbush

October is Hawk Month. Keep your eyes on the skies for these beautiful birds of prey. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Raptor Fest - Prospect Park Audubon Center
October 02, 2011 - Crown Heights

Learn all about the majestic birds that are raptors. Hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey will be on hand for flight demonstrations and more. Presented in partnership with the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Alliance. Call (718) 287-3400 x303 for information.

Car, Truck & 4 X4 Show - Playland Amusement Park
October 02, 2011 - Rye

Displays of a wide variety of classic and collectible cars, street rods, motorcycles, and vintage trucks, all carefully restored to mint condition or modified for performance. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.

Garden Walk - Wave Hill
October 02, 2011 - Bronx

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

Family Art Project - Be a Bee - Wave Hill
October 02, 2011 - Bronx

Live the life of a bee! Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, and pollen cup, and a kazoo to buzz with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the fall flowers. Free with admission to the grounds. Ecology Building.

Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee - Exhibition Reception - Wave Hill
October 02, 2011 - Bronx

The long history of artists' fascination with bees and beekeeping has intensified over the last decade with the growing concern about Colony Collapse Disorder. This exhibition presents painting, sculpture, photography, and video that explore a multi-dimensional preoccupation with the pivotal role that bees play in pollination, environmental health, and our changing relationship to nature. Glyndor Gallery. Free with admission to the grounds. Call or visit the website for full schedule.

Hounds on the Sound - Glen Island Park
October 02, 2011 - New Rochelle

Leash your dog (not the kids!) and take a leisurely 1.5 mile stroll along Long Island Sound, followed by a fun afternoon with vendors, refreshments, activities for kids, demonstrations, and more. Broadcaster Lou Young from CBS News will cut the ribbon. Proceeds benefit Pet Rescue and New Rochelle Humane Society with a portion going to help the animals at the Mount Vernon Shelter.

Discover Tour - Prospect Park Audobon Center
October 02, 2011 - Flatbush

Take a walk with one of our naturalists to watch for animals, and investigate little-known facts about the Park and its animal residents.

'Mysterious Ladies' - Eastchester Public Library
October 02, 2011 - Eastchester

Two one-act plays, one mystery, one thriller, performed by M&M Productions Acting Company, Inc.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 02, 2011 - Staten Island

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

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 02, 2011 - Floral Park

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

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
October 02, 2011 - Floral Park

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

Apple Festival - Queens County Farm Museum
October 02, 2011 - Floral Park

Want a fun and creative way to get some fresh fall produce into your youngsters? Come to the Apple Festival where a large variety of apples, apple products, and freshly pressed cider will be available. The nation's largest apple cobbler will be baked on site. Learn fun apple facts at this delightful event. Vendors will have a variety of collectibles for sale, food, hayrides, and free children's games will make this event fun for all ages.

Catapults! - NY Hall of Science
October 02, 2011 - Queens

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

Bill Cunningham New York - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 02, 2011 - Irvington

A "Best of Film Series" event about the 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham.

Forest Park Children's Field Day - Victory Field
October 02, 2011 - Kew Gardens

Everyone wins in the Forest Park Fun Run. Get out to Victory Field to enjoy a mild fall afternoon. Kids will run, walk, skip or may be accompanied in this 50-yard dash where all participants receive a medal (while supplies last). Other free field day games include standing long jump, bean bag shot-put, and more.

Forest Park 5K - Victory Field
October 02, 2011 - Kew Gardens

Take a jaunt on a cool fall morning. Professionally scored by the Forest Park Runners and measured splits, kids and adult runners will enjoy snacks, drinks, and entry into post-race raffles (must be present to claim prize). Early registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt, and late registrants can snag a t-shirt while supplies last. Register through or by check, and call 718-235-4100 for more information. Awards will be given for: 1st Male & Female Overall, Top 3 Male and Female Runners for ages 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over (no duplicate awards).

Silent Film Series: Buster Keaton Short Comedies - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
October 02, 2011 - Brooklyn

These separately produced slapstick shorts tell a feature-length story when screened together. Buster and Sybil Seely court in The Scarecrow (1920), then marry and build a cock-eyed dream-house in One Week (1920), and navigate life with their two sons in The Boat (1921). With live piano accompaniment by Stuart Oderman. Hosted and curated by Ken Gordon.

Classical Interludes: Benjamin Hochman and Efe Baltagicil - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
October 02, 2011 - Brooklyn

Hochman, a young pianist who just won the 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant award, and Baltagicil, associate principal cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, perform the complete sonatas for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
October 02, 2011 - Garden City

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon kids can enjoy making fun crafts items. The craft varies each weekend and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the age of the child.

Fiesta Latina-Americana - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 02, 2011 - Garnerville

Celebrate Hispanic cultures with authentic songs, food, music, crafts, more from many Latin American countries. Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

Westchester Concorso d'Eleganza - Westchester Italian Cultural Center
October 02, 2011 - Tuckahoe

A celebration of Italian art, style and engineering. See an extraordinary collection of the finest Italian autos, including Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and more, many from privately-owned collections, and shown here exclusively. Prizes, entertainment, food and drinks, activities, and raffles will delight the whole family.

A Night with George - Times Square Arts Center
Through October 02, 2011 - New York

“A Night with George,” the Aisling Award-winning comedy from West Belfast, opens the fourth annual 1st Irish Festival on Monday September 5 at 8pm at the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street. Directed by Tony Devlin, this dark-horse hit from Brassneck Theatre Co. stars Donna O’Connor in a story about a working-class Belfast woman’s improbable connection with George Clooney. The U.S. premiere of “A Night with George” opens on Thursday September 8 at 8pm and will have played 21 performances when it ends its run on Sunday October 2 at 3pm. “A Night with George,” tells what is purported to be the true story of O’Connor’s night on the town with George Clooney. Paralleling her unlikely success with Hollywood megastars, O’Connor’s hilarious dark comedy, which she co-wrote with Brenda Murphy, became an overnight sensation at the Belfast Festival before completely selling out The Grand Opera House and The Waterfront Hall in 2010. It went on to win the 2010 Aisling Award for outstanding achievement in the arts, and O’Connor was nominated for the Belfast Telegraph’s Woman of the Year. It has since toured across Ireland (north and south), turning O’Connor, who makes her professional stage debut with this production, into something of a Cinderella story herself. The Irish News said the show is “full of one-liners Groucho Marx would be proud of,” adding it, “received a reception the Royal Shakespeare Co. would die for.” Brassneck Theatre Co.’s “A Night with George” – a tale told with the blackest Belfast humor -- is a theatre feature of Imagine Ireland, the yearlong, multi-city festival of Irish arts sponsored by Culture Ireland. 1st Irish, the first and only festival in the world dedicated to Irish playwrights, is organized by Origin Theatre Company. 1st Irish 2011 runs from September 5 through October 3. For festival information and to learn how audience members pick the Audience Choice Award for Best Play, visit

Farmers Market - Muscoot Farm
October 02, 2011 - Katonah

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

Heart Walk - Kensico Dam Plaza
October 02, 2011 - Valhalla

A walk to bring attention to living healthfully through exercise. A fun-filled day of activities that includes a health and fitness expo, a Kids Zone for younger Heart Walkers, food, music, and more.

2011 Walk4Hearing - Riverside Park
October 02, 2011 - Riverside Park

Join a team or walk this 5K as an individual to raise funds and awareness for Americans living with hearing loss.

Autism-Friendly Performance of 'The Lion King' - Minskoff Theatre
October 02, 2011 - Manhattan

This special performance of "The Lion King" on Broadway is presented by the Theatre Development Fund's new Autism Theatre Initiative, which strives to make theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families. The show will be performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production will include reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights focused into the audience. The theatre lobby will also offer staffed quiet areas for anyone who needs to leave their seats during the performance. A downloadable social story with pictures of the theatre and production, designed to personalize the experience for each attendee with ASD, is available at

Harvest Hay Ride - Beardsley Zoo
October 02, 2011 - Bridgeport

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

Circles Around the World - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

What is a circle and why are they so important in cultures around the world? Celebrate the opening of our new traveling exhibit, Secrets of Circles and explore how they have been used to create symbols of peace and unity. Create a beautiful Mandala to take home.

Grandparent Celebration - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 02, 2011 - Crown Heights

Celebrate the wonderful world of grandparents through storytelling. Decorate a special picture frame to cherish the moments you have with them.

Explorers Old and New - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 02, 2011 - Crown Heights

Where am I? Where am I going? Learn all about orienteering, the art of navigation. Hear stories of explorers from 500 years ago and do some exploring yourself.

October 02, 2011 - Southport

Grammy Award-nominated Christian Sands takes a fresh look at the entire language of Jazz: Stride, Swing, Bebop, Progressive, Fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. For more information, contact Westport Arts Center at 203-222-7070,

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
October 02, 2011 - Stamford

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

Wheels in the Woods Activity Trail - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
October 02, 2011 - Stamford

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

Animal Meet and Greet - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
October 02, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy a quick "meet and greet" with one of the residents from the Nature Center or Heckscher Farm. This program meets at Outdoor classroom by the otters.

Bethel Buddy Walk -
October 02, 2011 - Bethel

Now in its sixteenth year, the Buddy Walk has become a widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community. Proceeds benefit local programs and services as well as national advocacy initiatives. For information contact

Kids' Reading: Fiona Robinson and David Ezra Stein - Powerhouse Arena
October 02, 2011 - DUMBO

An orchestra of animals teach a conductor about stereotyping in Fiona Robinson's What Animals Really Like, and a young mouse writes a letter to her grandmouse in David Ezra Stein's Love, Mouserella.

13th Annual Hawk Festival & Green Bazaar - Audubon Greenwich
Through October 02, 2011 - Greenwich

A green-themed, family-friendly celebration of the raptor migration occurring each fall. This event features kids activities, food vendors, eco-friendly businesses and live birds of prey shows (1pm and 3pm).

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca - Joyce Theater
Through October 02, 2011 -

The Joyce's fall flamenco fare continues with a dazzling week of performances by Bessie Award winner Soledad Barrio, whose compelling artistry prompted The New York Times to proclaim that "there's something voyeuristic and cathartic about watching a woman pry open her soul, scatter it on the floor and put it back together again." Hailing from Spain, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, the company she founded in 1993 with her husband Artistic Director Martin Santangelo, perform flamenco in its finest and most authentic form, one that creates a true communal spirit through exuberant music, dance, and song. "There has been no company I have been so glad to discover as Noche Flamenca and, above all, its lead dancer, Soledad Barrio," proclaims Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times, "I can think of no current ballet star in the world as marvelous as she."

Atlantic Antic - Atlantic Avenue
October 02, 2011 - Brooklyn Heighs/Boerum Hill

With local and national vendors intertwined with trendy restaurants and boutiques, the Atlantic Antic features live music stages that showcase free performances from various cultural genres. Families enjoy pony rides, storytelling, and face painting on an entire block dedicated solely to kid-friendly activities.

Jewels - New York City Ballet
October 02, 2011 -

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

Award Winning Entertainer Dean Regan in Concert - Feinstein's at Loews Regency
October 02, 2011 - New York

Feinstein’s at Loews Regency The Nightclub of New York, welcomes Broadway vocalist, Garland and DramaLogue Award-winning performer, Dean Regan, in “Give My Regards to Broadway” on October 2, 2011 at 8:30pm. Regan’s cabaret concert and debut CD of the same name are full of classic songs and new tunes currently lighting up the Great White Way. Regan, who now hails from Los Angeles, worked on the New York stage for ten years. He’ll tell unique tales of how he fell permanently in love with Broadway and his adventures behind-the-scenes. Regan is celebrating the recent release of his thirteen-track recording with orchestrations and Musical Direction by Nick Fryman. “Juicy and jubilant,” wrote Talkin’ Broadway of the new disc, “you can feel the joy that Dean Regan has running through and relishing his material.” Cabaret Scenes had this to say of Regan’s Spring concerts at The Metropolitan Room: “…a Tony-deserving platinum tour-de-force reading is given to the brilliantly performed (and quirkily, but cleverly, included) Gilbert & Sullivan’s “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General.”

2011 Annual Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
October 02, 2011 - New York

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

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
October 02, 2011 - Bronx

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

The Butt Book Comes to Book Revue - Book Revue
October 02, 2011 - Huntington

From butts on mummies to butts on mommies, The Butt Book, illustrated by award-winning artist Mike Lester, is a tribute to backsides, rumps, tushies, keisters, heinies, and derrieres. Meet the author who reads from the book and signs copies.

17th Annual Long Island Fall Festival at The Heckscher Museum - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through October 02, 2011 - Huntington

Enjoy discounted Museum admission and docent-led tours of current exhibitions.

Fall Festival Art Activity - Silly Scarecrow Puppet - The Heckscher Museum of Art Terrace
Through October 02, 2011 - Huntington

Children of all ages are invited to create an original autumn-inspired, mixed–media scarecrow puppet on the Museum Terrace.

Opening Day with Mill River Bluegrass Band - Benner's Farm
October 02, 2011 - East Setauket

Start off the season with pumpkin picking, visiting farm animals, spooky tractor rides, listening to live music and more.

Mozart, Nyman, and Piazzolla - Music Conservatory of Westchester
October 02, 2011 - White Plains

The Salome Chamber Orchestra with internationally-acclaimed soloists David Aaron Carpenter (viola) and Mihai Marica (cello), with reception to follow.

PumpkinFest - Suffolk County Farm
Through October 02, 2011 - Yaphank

Enjoy pumpkin picking, wagon rides, music, children's entertainment, corn maze and carnival games.

Textile Workshop - Japan Society
October 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Textile artist and arts educator Rachel Miller leads a hands-on multi-step textile project for children and their families visiting the Japan Society gallery exhibition "Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers." Miller will introduce the tools and techniques used in the production of selected artworks and analysis of their formal qualities (line, texture, scale, color, form).

Wee/Mighty Warriors Combo Class - Superior Martial Arts
October 02, 2011 - Saint James

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

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
October 02, 2011 - St. James

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

Bold/Fierce Warriors - Superior Martial Arts
October 02, 2011 - St. James

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

SHOUT! The Mod Musical - CM Performing Arts Center
October 02, 2011 - Oakdale

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

A Musical Tribute to Maynard Ferguson - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
October 02, 2011 - Dix Hills

Hear a tribute to the music of the late Canadian jazz trumpeter and Big Band Leader Maynard Ferguson, featuring the "Give It One" Big Band, an 18-member ensemble comprised of New York City's top jazz players and featuring trumpet titan Ryan Resky.

Apple Cider Making - Tenafly Nature Center
October 02, 2011 - Tenafly

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

Mother/Daughter Tea - Old Westbury Gardens
October 02, 2011 - Old Westbury

Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea in a charming 1856 farmhouse. Nibble on tea sandwiches, scones, desserts, and Old Westbury Gardens' own specialty teas, followed by a guided garden tour. Pre-registration required.

Bridge to Youth Zumba - Regina Youth Center
October 02, 2011 - Borough Park

Bridge to Youth seeks to develop programs serving social, physical, and cultural needs of young people and their families, particularly special needs children. This Zumba class (Zumba is a dance workout) is particularly oriented to children on the Autism spectrum.

Van Gogh Style Self Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
October 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore the use of bold, bright, and unrealistic colors to create a self-portrait in Van Gogh style. Learn how to use lines and color to create an engaging atmosphere around your eccentric portrait to complete the composition.

Stories for All Ages Presents: Enchanted Fairies & Elves - Teardrop Park
October 02, 2011 - Manhattan

The many environments in Teardrop Park - the bog, woodland gardens, prominent rock outcroppings, and the massive bluestone "ice wall" - offer inviting nooks where fairies and elves might live. These tiny mythological creatures, possessing both animal and human qualities, protect and defend their natural environments. They are found in cultures around the world and have distinct traits and appearances depending on the habitats. Participants can choose from many natural materials - twigs, leaves, moss, flowers, acorns, seedpods, and seashells - to create their own fairy house to take home in hopes that a fairy might pay them a visit. Participants will also make a set of wings from wire hangers, tulle, glitter and paint, transforming themselves and Teardrop Park into a fairyland.

John Heffron - Gotham Comedy Club
Through October 02, 2011 - New York

John Heffron burst onto the comedic scene during the prime of his college heyday. Although he graduated in his home state of Michigan, Heffron' s priorities became clear when he began to skip class to perform live stand up. His first gig was on the University of Michigan' s campus at the Main Street Comedy Showcase. Since then, his comedy has evolved in a unique and creative fashion as he has grown from a fun-loving college student to a bewildered husband. John' s attraction to excitement and his personal vow to never perform physical labor have both inspired and motivated his successful career. The endless list of credits that comprise his impressive resume highlight his many significant accomplishments. Having won the second season of NBC' s Last Comic Standing, Heffron' s popularity grew tremendously. John' s amusing and extensive material has earned him two half hour specials and a one-hour special on the hit stand up show Comedy Central Presents. He has become a regular on numerous VH1 satire series including I love the 80s: 3D, I Love the 70s: Volume 2, and My Coolest Years: My First Time. In addition to being featured on Thom Filicia' s Dress My Nest, Heffron has performed on CMT' s Coming to the Stage, NBC' s Late Friday, and Comedy Central' s Premium Blend. He has made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and E' s! Chelsea Lately and 101 Craziest TV Moments. John is no stranger to live audiences and has taken the stage at several prestigious comedy festivals including the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen. He even had the recent honor of being a celebrity roaster for KISS' Gene Simmons on an episode of A& E' s Gene Simmons: Family Jewels. John most recently shot a pilot presentation entitled: " Stepjohn" in association with Second City Television and Paramount Television for CBS based on his stand-up and real life experiences. This past December John was the sole host of the 2009 World MMA Awards shot before a live audience of 3000 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. From his early days as a DJ on Detroit' s number one morning show, Danny Bonaduce and the Q Crew, to one of his current roles sharing the screen with Courtney Cox-Arquette on FX' s Dirt, Heffron has hailed experience from many talented comedians. However, his endless innovation can easily be seen in his own comedy. John' s first live stand up CD, Kid with a Cape, debuted over ten years ago. As a result of his constant touring, his routine has developed and grown and two more successful recordings, Good Kid, Bad Adult and The Better Half, have been released. Many public and private corporations often call upon John for their company parties, fundraisers and conferences. Some of these companies include; Mercedes Benz, Citrix-a software company, Material Handling Industry of America, John Bailey Memorial Charity-an FBI event, Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster Fundraiser and many more. John co-hosted The Tony Rock Project on My Networks, which aired last fall. He also has a brand new one-hour special released on DVD! Any stand up patron can relate to this comedian' s diverse material that ranges from bar hopping adventures in his twenties to married life in his thirties. John Heffron' s youthful personality and cynical wisdom result in a witty combination that nobody can resist. He has managed to accomplish what most stand-up comedians can only dream of.

'Steps' Towards a Greener Tomorrow - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn about ways to lessen your carbon footprint. Trace and decorate your own footprint on a mural and write a pledge about what you will do to make a greener tomorrow.

Lego Social Playgroups - RoboMindTech Science & Learning Center
October 02, 2011 - Fresh Meadows

Are you ready to increase the fun factor in your child's life? Then come on to Living Above Disorder's Imagination Social Inclusion Playgroups Open House on October 2. These drop-off play groups give your child the opportunity to play amongst their peers in a natural environment while increasing their social and conceptual skills. Open to all children, including those with special needs, each group is headed by a teacher who specializes in LEGO(r)block building and robotics and another who specializes in therapeutic interventions. Both teachers have over twenty years as educators in experience. Visit the website for information on the curriculum and ways to save.

Pancake Breakfast & Pop Up Farmers' Market at Wakeman Town Farm - Wakeman Town Farm
October 02, 2011 - Westport

Come on down to an old-fashioned family event featuring an array of local vendors and craftspeople selling everything from artisanal foods to handmade crafts from an eclectic assortment of local vendors, plus some fun games for kids. (Rain or shine.)

October 02, 2011 - Brooklyn

Join author and photographer Douglas Keister as he returns to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel for a discussion of his newest book, Stories in Stone New York: A Field Guide to New York City Area Cemeteries & Their Residents. Keister will present stunning photographs of gracious architecture (including Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel), fabulous artwork and memorable gravestones of famous and not-so famous New York-area “residents” resting peacefully in its beautiful cemeteries, including Green-Wood. Following the book talk, Keister will be joined by Green-Wood’s historian Jeff Richman for a trolley tour to many of the locations within Green-Wood highlighted in Keister’s book. For more information or to make reservations visit or call 718-210-3080. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Harvest Celebration Weekend - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 02, 2011 - Westbury

Hicks Nurseries is offering fun activities for families and children, at their Harvest Celebration Weekend. The weekend is packed with activities that include Otto’s Hay Ride and real live farm animals to visit plus home-made candy apples, fresh cider and roasted corn. Otto the Ghost’s New Friend: The immensely popular Otto the Ghost appears in this free animated story in which Otto goes to the museum and makes an interesting new friend. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Long Island Cares to benefit hungry people on Long Island. Fudge tasting: Maria Vigliotti, Hicks Nurseries’ fudgemaster, demonstrates how she makes Hicks’ famous fudge, providing free samples of several popular flavors, on Saturday, October 1, from 11 am to noon. Fall Holiday Decorating Seminar--Decorating Your Front Entrance for the Season. Attendees learn how to create a festive, inviting seasonal entrance display for their home on Saturday, October 1 from 2 to 3 pm. Free. 9th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Long Island giant pumpkin growers will compete to see who has grown the biggest pumpkin. Winners in previous years have weighed 622, 876, 920 and 1070 pounds. Sunday, October 2 at 11 am. Free. Meet the Author: Fun Family: 1100 Things To Do with Your Kids on Long Island & Beyond: Linda Reid Bryce, author of the new book Fun Family: 1,100 Things to Do with Your Kids on Long Island & Beyond, tells about the wealth of family activities that you can enjoy all year ’round. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. October 1 and 2 from 11 am to 4 pm. Apple tasting: Throughout the weekend, from 9 am to 5 pm, visitors can taste free samples of the many of varieties of New York State apples—sweet, tart, crisp--that the nursery has for sale.

Harvest Celebration Weekend - Hicks Nurseries
October 02, 2011 - Westbury

Come out for harvest fun--hayrides, candied apples, cider, fresh roasted corn. Learn how to make fudge; meet a children's author; attend a decorating seminar and be there for the giant pumpkin contest. Call for activity times. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the needy on Long Island.

18th Annual Long Island Fall Festival - Heckscher Park
Through October 02, 2011 - Huntington

The largest of its kind in the Northeast, the Long Island Fall Festival includes four stages of entertainment, a world-class carnival, hundreds of arts and craft vendors, international food courts, a beer and wine tent, a farmer's market, and many activities designed especially for young children.

37th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Atlantic Avenue
October 02, 2011 - Brooklyn

This Sunday’s 37th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Festival will feature popular children’s educator Carmelo Piazza, better known as Carmelo the Science Fellow, working up spectacular and scientific wonders in his Magician’s Lab on Atlantic Avenue, presented by AT&T. Piazza, who has been teaching science at P.S. 261 in Brooklyn for 12 years and has run the Cosmic Cove on Atlantic Avenue for six, will focus Sunday on experimenting with the states of matter – solid, liquid and gas. Visitors to his Magic of Science show will make mini-rockets to learn about gases; mix solids and liquids to make snow on warm day; and will create a mystery matter (green slime!) that children can bring home, with a question to discuss with their parents: Which state of matter is it? The Antic will be held 12 – 6 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, rain or shine, and will feature delicacies and unique merchandise from more than 500 vendors and 100 local merchants, 10 live music stages and one block dedicated entirely to family-friendly fun. A must-see this year is the new and improved Atlantic Antic Kids’ Block located between Boerum Place and Smith Street. In addition to Carmelo the Science Fellow’s Magician’s Lab presented by AT&T, the Kids’ Block will feature pony rides, face painting, inflatable rides, airbrush tattoos and all the Brooklyn delicacies you can eat. For the complete Atlantic Antic schedule, please visit

AT&T Presents Carmelo The Science Fellow’s Magician’s Lab At Atlantic Antic On Sunday, October 2 - Atlantic Avenue
October 02, 2011 - Brooklyn

This Sunday’s 37th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Festival will feature popular children’s educator Carmelo Piazza, better known as Carmelo the Science Fellow, working up spectacular and scientific wonders in his Magician’s Lab on Atlantic Avenue, presented by AT&T. Piazza, who has been teaching science at P.S. 261 in Brooklyn for 12 years and has run the Cosmic Cove on Atlantic Avenue for six, will focus Sunday on experimenting with the states of matter – solid, liquid and gas. Visitors to his Magic of Science show will make mini-rockets to learn about gases; mix solids and liquids to make snow on warm day; and will create a mystery matter (green slime!) that children can bring home, with a question to discuss with their parents: Which state of matter is it? The Antic will be held 12 – 6 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, rain or shine,

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