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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 26

October 26, 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 26, 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 26. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Alastair Moock - Symphony Space
October 26, 2014 - Upper West Side

Like Pete Seeger and others from an earlier generation of folk music, Alastair Moock makes little distinction between his own songs and cover material; it's all part of a continuum - a collaboration between the old and the new that he loves to share with kids of all ages. Joined by his rowdy roots band, an Alastair Moock performance captures the spirit and sound of timeless music from yesterday and today.

It's the Great Pumpkin Party, Charlie Brown! - The Voracious Reader
Through January 26, 2014 - Larchmont

It's a Halloween Costume Party for little ones, ages 3-7. There will be stories and coloring, an in-store parade, a chance to win a special Great Pumpkin Book, and best of all, a new treat from the tea shop: be among the first to try Perfectly Pumpkin Ice Cream atop a scrumptiously warmed Belgian Waffle! Seating is limited so RSVP ASAP! (Adults are free though seating is only for children.)

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

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

Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Through October 26, 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.

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

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

Fishing - Marine Park
October 26, 2014 - Marine Park

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. All equipment is provided.

Tessanne Chin - Highline Ballroom
October 26, 2014 - New York

Tessanne Chin continues a long musical tradition for the Caribbean—with a twist. On her self-titled debut full-length for Republic Records, the season five winner of NBC's The Voice definitely upholds the hallmarks of her heritage, while touting a decidedly spunky pop spirit.

Tessanne Chin - Highline Ballroom
October 26, 2014 - New York

Tessanne Chin continues a long musical tradition for the Caribbean—with a twist. On her self-titled debut full-length for Republic Records, the season five winner of NBC's The Voice definitely upholds the hallmarks of her heritage, while touting a decidedly spunky pop spirit.

The World of Ice and Fire with George R.R. Martin - 92nd Street Y
October 26, 2014 - New York

In his only US appearance to promote his new book, George R. R. Martin, bestselling author of the series, A Song of Ice and Fire, upon which the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones is based, is coming to 92Y on October 26. His latest book, The World of Ice and Fire, is an illustrated never-before-seen history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's Game of Thrones. On October 26, two days before the book goes on sale to the public, the audience at 92Y gets to hear the prolific author discuss the political machinations and sordid relationships that set into motion the "present-day" struggles of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Targaryens.

October 26, 2014 - Bridgeport

Built To Amaze! opens with the All-Access Pre-show where everyone is invited to join the fun and meet the Built To Amaze! international cast of performers as they prepare for the show. The Ringling Bros.® Ringling Girls and Barnum B-Boys encourage kids to participate in a tug-of- war and kick off what will soon become an insane battle of girl power versus boy power. Audiences also can pick up some hip dance moves during the dance party, try on custom designed costumes, learn circus skills like juggling from the famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and have the opportunity to witness and win a one of a kind masterpiece created by Asia, Ringling Bros. very own painting pachyderm.

Annual Day of Wellness / 5K Run & Family Fun Walk - JCC of Mid-Westchester
October 26, 2014 - Scarsdale

Explore the connection between Judaism and healthy living. Join Westchester's Jewish community at the JCC of Mid-Westchester for an action-packed schedule of health-related activities and programs, plus a 5K Run/Walk for all ages.

The English Concert - Handel's Alcina (opera in concert) - Carnegie Hall
October 26, 2014 - New York

An enchanted island, a knight errant, one of the most seductive sorceresses in all of music, and a happy ending that could only take place in a Baroque opera make Handel's Alcina magical fun. Gramophone magazine said that Joyce DiDonato "is superb: Her Alcina is a complex, feminine creature, vain, and vindictive." DiDonato casts her spell in one of her signature roles when she's joined by Alice Coote and The English Concert, conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 26, 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.

White Light on Film: Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through October 26, 2014 - New York

In this masterwork of modern cinema, initially aired as a series on Polish television, influential filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski (Three Colors trilogy) brings his Solidarity-era characters face to face with the Bible's Ten Commandments. The complete cycle of 10 self-contained, hour-long "episodes" will be shown over the course of a weekend, making it possible to plunge headfirst into Kieslowski's enigmatic and poignantly human world.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet - Joyce Theater
Through October 26, 2014 - New York

The company returns for a seventh Joyce season with its winning stable of dancers, a stellar choreographic roster, and an unwavering commitment to advancing the art form through its unique brand of contemporary ballet. ASFB's high-octane offerings - Cayetano Soto's evocative Beautiful Mistake, Jiri Kylian's seminal and rarely performed Return to a Strange Land, and Nicolo Fonte's exuberant work, The Heart(s)pace, promise a program of compelling and innovative dance.

Johnny Mathis - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
October 26, 2014 - Flushing

One of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the 1960s, Johnny Mathis' romantic jazz and pop standards like "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty" continue to delight audiences around the world. Johnny has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice and received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Hear the man dubbed 'the world's most romantic singer' October 26 at Kupferberg Center for the Arts' Colden Auditorium.

Create a Costume, Strike a Pose - Nassau County Museum of Art
October 26, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

Crafting their own costumes, families will create imaginary characters and will then pose for portraits that will be posted to the museum’s Facebook page. Once back home, the museum is asking families to print their photos to create realistic works in the spirit of the Photorealists on view in the galleries. Please share your finished Photorealist artwork by posting it on the Museum’s Facebook page. Reservations not needed.

The Magic Garden - Emelin Theatre
October 26, 2014 - Mamaroneck

The 1972 PBS hit, "The Magic Garden" won accolades and millions of fans during its 12 years on the air. The quirky style of the programming made it entertaining for adults as well as children. Parents and kids will thrill to see the two-and-only Carole and Paula, along with special guest The Original Sherlock! The highly acclaimed show won accolades and tons of fans during its 12 years on the air, as two schoolteachers combined their talents for performing and educating. They brought stories, songs, games, valuable lessons, and even-more-valuable laughter to a wide audience, and achieved ratings that equaled or surpassed those of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Like those shows, the program's quirky style made it entertaining for adults as well as children. Carole Demas and Paula Janis have been pals since they met at the age of 14 in 1954, so they're celebrating the 60th anniversary of their real-life friendship. In 1972, 18 years after their first meeting, "The Magic Garden" was born. Since they started back up performing live shows, one of the most astonishing things about Carole and Paula's live shows has been the number of adults who show up to reconnect with their memories of the psychedelic, off-beat rhythm of life lived in the garden, amidst the toadstools, the Magic Tree, and the immortal Chuckle Patch. With three albums, a popular DVD, a Grammy nomination, and citations from Actions for Children's Television and the Children's Television Workshop, the legacy of "The Magic Garden" as one of the most valuable and endearing achievements in all of children's entertainment is secure. Kids and adults alike will thrill to see the two and only Carole and Paula, along with special guest The Original Sherlock and musical director Ian Herman.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 26, 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.

The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns - Old Westbury Gardens
October 26, 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

Community YMCA 18th Annual Halloween Parade - The Community YMCA of Northern Westchester
October 26, 2014 - Somers

The Community YMCA of Northern Westchester will hold its 18th Annual Halloween Costume Parade on Sunday, Oct. 26. Line-up for the parade starts at 12:30pm, at the Towne Centre at Somers. The Parade will start at 1pm. Children and adults from all Northern Westchester communities are welcome to participate in this FREE, fun, family event, which is one of the largest Halloween events in Northern Westchester. After the parade, there will be FREE activities and a costume contest at Bailey Park in Somers. For the past 18 years the YMCA has proudly sponsored this family event, which has become one of highlights of the year for area residents. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to show off their costumes and have good times with their friends. It is a fun and safe family event, full of good times and community spirit. For information on the event, volunteer, or sponsorship opportunities, call 914-276-2398.

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

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

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

Motiv8 - JCC Rockland
October 26, 2014 - West Nyack

Host Sheira Brayer uses humor and music to reduce stress, increase awareness, and help daughters and moms improve their relationships with themselves and each other. Space is limited; registration is required by October 17.

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

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

American Museum of Natural History Presents The 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival: “Past Forward” - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 26, 2014 - New York

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, themed “Past Forward,” explores how cultural touchstones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during its 2014 program from October 23 to October 26. Featuring a broad spectrum of creative storytelling—including interactive documentaries, performances, and a multi-media installation—the Mead Festival strives to illuminate the diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world, and offers intimate forums for discussion with filmmakers, film protagonists, and world-renowned scholars. How do traditions help cultures survive and thrive? Answering that question from a variety of perspectives is at the core of the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival. This year, the festival’s selections—more than 40 films from 28 countries—will focus on how tradition moves cultural values and identities forward while seizing relevance to support contemporary life issues. The four-day festival will screen more than 40 films and feature diverse forums, remarkable performances, and lively parties.

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

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

Puppets on Film - BAM Rose Cinemas
Through October 26, 2014 - Brooklyn

With a selection of BAMkids screenings, BAMcinématek and the Jim Henson Foundation present the fourth annual festival of the best puppetry on film, featuring innovative short films, Muppets, special guests, and more. This year’s line-up features Shortstack! Kids Shorts Program (Oct 25 at 11am), Muppets Most Wanted (Oct 25 at 1:30pm; Directed by James Bobin 107min). (2014), and Davy Jones’ Locker (Oct 26 at 11am; Directed by Joseph Jacoby (1995) 52min).

Little Makers: Spook-tacular Monster Making - NY Hall of Science
October 26, 2014 - Corona

This program invites families with young children to tinker, design and create together. Participants will explore new materials, tools and processes as they make a project to take home. Sometimes creativity can get messy, so dress your little maker (and yourself) in old clothing that can be splattered with things like paint, ink and glue. In this workshop little makers will transform socks, buttons, fabric and everyday household materials into a spook-tacular monster to call their own. Materials fee $8 per family. Registration required.

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Presents Lang Lang: 101 Pianists - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
October 26, 2014 - Greenvale

Playing together with the global piano phenom after an invitation-only master class, 100 young local pianists will perform Schubert's Marche Militaire No. 1 and Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
October 26, 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 26, 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.

Jazz: The Music of Our Lifetime - Queens Botanical Garden
October 26, 2014 - Flushing

Listen to internationally and nationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Carl Bartlett, Jr. and his Quintet perform America's original art form -- jazz. Featuring classic standards to creative and modern original tunes from his debut CD, "Hopeful," the concert will also include audience Q&A and a discussion on the elements of jazz that make it brilliant and cathartic music.

Little Club Heads Halloween Party - Broad Street Ballroom
October 26, 2014 - Financial District

Little Club Heads Halloween costume party will feature 8-year-old twin DJs Amira & Kayla, Little Club Heads host Mr. Blue, Little Club Heads mascots DJ Nubby & Bubby, dancing, face painting, balloon twisting, photo booth, games, costume contest, magic show, live performances, goodie bags, and great family fun!

Family Storytime: 'Alphabet Soup' - White Plains Public Library
October 26, 2014 - White Plains

Interactive story time with a craft focusing on letters of the alphabet for children ages 3 and older and their families.

In The Lodge on Teatown Lake - Teatown Lake Reservation
October 26, 2014 - Ossining

What animal has built a home on Teatown Lake? Hike with a Teatown educator to discover the secret life of the busy animal that lives inside! Appropriate for families with children ages 4-7. Pre-registration required; call 914-762-2912 x110.

National Chemistry Day - NY Hall of Science
October 26, 2014 - Corona

Celebrate chemistry with NYSCI and the New York Section of the American Chemical Society. The event will showcase chemistry principles using demonstrations performed by local college students and volunteers from local industries.

Dead or Alive - NY Hall of Science
October 26, 2014 - Corona

Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at this celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee; see website for details.

Art in the Garden: Artist Reception - Queens Botanical Garden
October 26, 2014 - Flushing

In The Evolution of an Artist, landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

'I Spy' Halloween Trail - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 26, 2014 - Cornwall

Kids can come in costume to find some spook-tacular objects cleverly hidden along the nature center's trails . Afterward, stop in the Crafts and Creepy Critter Room to make a craft to take home.

Young Discoverers - As the Leaf Turns - Alley Pond Park
October 26, 2014 - Douglaston

Why do the trees change color in the fall? Where do those colors come from? Chromatography is the means by which kids will discover the many colors in the leaves of deciduous trees during the fall season. Young Discoverers will participate in a chromatography experiment designed to illustrate the color profile of deciduous leaves as well as explore the beautiful deciduous forest.

Fall Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
October 26, 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.

Tour - The Dodge House
October 26, 2014 - Port Washington

Come tour and experience history! The brown-shingled Thomas Dodge House (c. 1721) is probably the oldest extant house in the Port Washington area. It has long been a favorite local landmark. Thomas Dodge I built the house after migrating to Cow Neck from Block Island in 1718. Seven generations of the Dodge family lived in the house.

Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
October 26, 2014 - Stamford

Don your Halloween costume and head up to Heckscher Farm to trick or treat with your favorite farm friends. Make your first stop at the otter pond to collect a bag and get your first Clue. Follow the clues to find the 5 �trick or treat� stations. Stop by Overbrook for "Ick-Fest" and get slimy with the slime table, visit live reptiles and bugs, and create crafts around some favorite Halloween critters. Don�t forget your treat bag.

October 26, 2014 - Scarsdale

Young children come in costume and follow friendly scarecrows along the pumpkin trail, meet storybook characters, then enjoy cider and treats, tattoos, and more. Food available for purchase by California Pizza Kitchen. Event held rain or shine. No refunds.

Puppets on Film: Family Puppet Workshops - Brooklyn Academy of Music
October 26, 2014 - Fort Greene

This year's puppet-themed family workshops will take place before and after the selected BAMkids screenings during the Puppets on Film series. Workshops have limited capacity. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each ticket admits one person.

Puppets on Film - BAM Rose Cinemas
October 26, 2014 - Brooklyn

With a selection of BAMkids screenings, BAMcin�matek and the Jim Henson Foundation present the fourth annual festival of the best puppetry on film, featuring innovative short films, Muppets, special guests, and more.

The Legend Behind the 'Legend' - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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.

Breakfast with the Hawks - Westmoreland Sanctuary
October 26, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

There are different bird of prey species seen in the latter days of fall than at the beginning. Witness the annual fall migration of birds of prey from the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch. Bring binoculars to see some of these avian predators as they use different energy conservation strategies to fly hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of miles to their wintering habitats. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

Johnny Mathis - Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts
October 26, 2014 - Flushing

One of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the 1960s, Johnny Mathis' romantic jazz and pop standards like "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty" continue to delight audiences around the world. Johnny has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice and received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Hear the man dubbed "the world's most romantic singer. "His style and class is always a treat and its 'Wonderful, Wonderful' to hear the songs again that made this man a recording legend." MD Theatre Guide.

Halloween Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
October 26, 2014 - Floral Park

Visit this Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

Children's Fall Festival - Queens County Farm Museum
October 26, 2014 - Floral Park

A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Children's games, bounces, and professional character look-a-likes will add to the excitement. Don't miss out on pig races, kids' pony rides, food, and live country music.

Children's Garden Fall Sessions - Queens Botanical Garden
October 26, 2014 - Flushing

Kids can help QBG staffers put the vegetable beds to sleep and learn about the seasonal changes! Plant something in the garden as well as something to take home. Take a walk around the Garden to see the changing leaves and make a leaf collage.

Marvel Comics Superheroes - Maritime Aquarium
October 26, 2014 - Norwalk

Bring your camera and pose for photos with these popular superheroes: Captain America, the patriotic defender, also a member of the Avengers; and Spider-Man, the famous web-crawler who catches thieves just like flies.

Leaves Everywhere - Trumbull Nature and Arts Center
October 26, 2014 - Trumbull

Go on a leaf hunt. Identify your finds, and make some leafy crafts to take home.

Spooktacular Science Weekend - Connecticut Science Center
October 26, 2014 - Hartford

Visitors will be treated to extra special fun for the whole family, including trick-or-treating, a photo booth, and Halloween arts and crafts. Costumes are encouraged. Adult masks are not permitted.

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

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

Pumpkin Picking - Historic Richmond Town
October 26, 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 26, 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.

Haunted Carousel - Prospect Park Carousel
October 26, 2014 - Flatbush

Take a spooky spin on the Carousel. Creepy bats, scary cats, and spiders will watch you ride to the sounds of chilling Halloween music.

Boo at the Zoo - Prospect Park Zoo
October 26, 2014 - Flatbush

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s host its annual, family-friendly Halloween extravaganza. Festivities include costumes, arts and crafts, and treats for the animals. Highlights include the popular “Spooky Barn” with requisite scary creatures and not-so-scary animals to pet and feed. No Halloween celebration is complete without bats, and the Zoo’s nocturnal exhibit provides the perfect setting for a dark and creepy look into the world of these fascinating flying creatures of the night.

Creepy Crawly Halloween - Prospect Park Audubon Center
October 26, 2014 - Flatbush

Kids can examine the creatures that give them the creeps, such as spiders and worms, and do some experiments and craft making.

The Annual Spooky Concert and Family Fun Fair - Fairfield Country Day School
October 26, 2014 - Fairfield

Enjoy carnival games following a brief concert by students wearing their favorite costumes.

Halloween Skeleton Cut-outs and Scary Stories - Lefferts Historic House
October 26, 2014 - Flatbush

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own scary headdress using traditional paper-cutting techniques, then join storyteller Tammy Hall, who will keep the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the Village of Flatbush 200 years ago.

SSI: Spooky Subway Investigation - New York Transit Museum
October 26, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Join fellow detectives to solve an interactive 100-year old mystery involving missing keys, squeaky wheels, subway spirits and a conductor's hidden stash of candy!

The Enchanted Castle - Burr Homestead
October 26, 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.

Family Gallery Tour - Bruce Museum
October 26, 2014 - Greenwich

Children ages 6-10 and families enjoy a family tour. No reservations necessary.

Scarecrows on Parade - Beardsley Zoo
October 26, 2014 - Bridgeport

Check out the scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

Boo at the Zoo - Beardsley Zoo
October 26, 2014 - Bridgeport

This spooktacular afternoon includes harvest hayrides and many other seasonal enjoyments. Plus there will be announcement of the winners of the Scarecrow competition. Guaranteed to delight and fright all those who pass through. If you're under 12, in costume, and are accompanied by a paying adult, you get in to the Zoo for free.

Legends & Hauntings Walking Tour - Fairfield Museum and History Center
October 26, 2014 - Fairfield

Get chilled to the bone on this walking tour that explores haunting legends and folklore as night descends. Hear about body snatching in the cemetery, ghost legends at the Tavern and stand on the site where wary townsfolk tested alleged witches in the 17th century.

Pump It Up's Monster Mash! - Pump It Up Norwalk
October 26, 2014 - Norwalk

Come 'n do the Monster Mash. Monster games, monster prizes, fun monster craft and a monster snack to eat.

Johnny Mathis - Kupferberg Center for the Arts
October 26, 2014 - Flushing

Haunted WAILing Museum & Festival - Whaling Museum and Education Center of CSH
October 26, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

This annual event has been expanded this year to include additional craft stations, games of skill and chance, a Spook-tacular Zoo featuring live animals, a chance to venture inside a Haunted Museum, where exhibits will come to life with stranded sailors, spooky ghosts, fog, black lights, and haunted surprises. Weather permitting, there will be Ghost Tours of historic Main Street highlighting stories and legends behind 19th Century “haunted” sites. Select attractions and activities are free; other games and activities will require the purchase of tickets. Tickets are $1 each or 20 tickets for $15.

The Not-So-Spooky Halloween SpookTACULAR! - Y Boulton Center
October 26, 2014 - Bay Shore

This live Halloween variety show incorporates puppetry, live action and magic. This family friendly special event will leave you spell-bound with its side-splitting comedy and surprises. Join the magical wizard Mr.E and his sorceress friend Madame Rugossa as they creatively save all of the world’s Halloween candy from being destroyed by the nasty witch Witchy Mc Cobwebs. This special live theatrical event is perfect for the whole family, with Witchy and her wizardly friends as they weave their hilarious brand of surprises and magical spookiness!

Egg taking Demonstrations - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
October 26, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

See how the Hatchery has been producing trout for over 125 years. Watch Hatchery staff as they fertilize trout eggs.

Haunted Illusions Starring David Caserta - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
October 26, 2014 - Newark

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic? The entire family will be captivated by the dazzling spells, uproarious comedy and participation by the audience – and maybe a few ghosts, goblins and ghouls! Master illusionist David Caserta makes people levitate, disappear and reappear right before your eyes in unbelievable illusions created just for this show.

2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival: “Past Forward” - American Museum of Natural History
October 26, 2014 - Upper West Side

Themed “Past Forward,” the festival explores how cultural touchstones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life. Featuring a broad spectrum of creative storytelling, the four-day festival will screen more than 40 films and feature a diverse schedule of forums, remarkable performances, and lively parties. See website for complete schedule.

The Clown's Jack and the Beanstalk - Vanderbilt Carriage House
October 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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.

Halloween Family Fun Day - The Long Island Museum
October 26, 2014 - Stony Brook

Come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, and refreshments. Meet vet dogs in training from the Veteran's K-9 Corp. Marvel at the Macic of Amore. And while you're there, visit the exhibitions, Long Island at War, 75@75: Treasures from the Collection and the world-renowned Carriage Museum.

'Tico Tales' a musical retelling of Costa Rican Folk Tales by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell - The Players Theatre
October 26, 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!

PS 166's Haunted Halloween and Fall Festival - PS 166 Richard Rodgers School of Arts and Technology
October 26, 2014 - Upper West Side

Join this annual block party with bouncy houses, a cake walk, a Gaga center, bake sale, crafts, a famous haunted house, and more! This annual street fair and community event features food, inflatable rides, obstacle courses, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, tote bag decorating, a Gaga center, a haunted house, free coloring stations, cupcake decorating, tattoos and nail art, and spin art tables.

Tinkerbell Theatre - West End Theater
October 26, 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

Haunted House - Queens County Farm Museum
Through October 26, 2014 - Floral Park

The Haunted House at Queens Museum is perfect for thrills and chills for the younger set! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. Adults will find it creepy too!

Fall Flea Market - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
October 26, 2014 - Bay Ridge

The indoor Fall Flea Market at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center will feature over 40 vendors selling gifts, collectibles, toys, jewelry & more. Mingle, eat, shop & have a great day. Refreshments available.

Kid's Flea Market - Bat Haus
October 26, 2014 - Bushwick

This flea market will feature families from all over Brooklyn & NYC who have purged their closets, spare bedrooms and storage spaces to sell all of their children’s outgrown and unused items. You’ll find everything from children and maternity clothing, accessories, toys, books, strollers and other gear, furniture and so much more. Complementary snacks and beverages will be available. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a portion of the door tickets sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Tables are still available if you would like to sell your items.

First Annual Brooklyn Free to Breathe - Cadman Plaza Park
October 26, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Register, raise funds, and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the Brooklyn Free to Breathe Run/Walk October 26 at Cadman Plaza Park. The inspirational event will feature a 5k run/walk and ½-mile walk for all fitness levels. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Help us double lung cancer survival by 2022! To register and begin fundraising, visit

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

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

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla - Central Park
October 26, 2014 - New York

Enjoy spooky music, crafts, live pumpkin carving demonstrations, and of course our signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! Due to the limited number of floats and space, pre-carved pumpkins will only be accepted between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., or until flotilla is full. No advance registration. At the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center.

The Village: Haunted Tales & Trails at Old Bethpage Village - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
October 26, 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.)

Pre-Halloween Weekend - Get in the Spirit! - Hudson River Museum
October 26, 2014 - Yonkers

Halloween science, tricks, and treats. On Saturday, learn science tricks to turn your Halloween into a spectacle to remember with hands-on spooky science demonstrations led by museum staff. Both days, make a creepy black paper cutout and fearsome paper flowers to decorate the museum and your home. Tour Haunted Glenview, and take a spooky walk through the decorated historic home.

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

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

Yannis Pappas, Christian Finnegan, Mark DeMayo, Subhah Agarwal, Aaron Berg, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 26, 2014 - New York

Spooky Fest - Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve
October 26, 2014 - Rockville Centre

At the Tanglewood Preserve, 16 acres is transformed into a family friendly, Halloween event. The first 200 kids get a Free Goody Bag, while supplies last. Experience these fun events! - A fun Not-So-Spooky Walk in the woods for young children - A Scary Walk through haunted woods for older kids and adults - Kids arts and crafts area - Amazing Animals Live Animal Exhibit - The Mystic Den - The Maze of Zombies - Friendly Merry Monsters - Face Painting

Nevermore presented by Westchester Circus Arts - Horand's Landing
Through October 26, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

Nevermore, a visually stunning circus-theater adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. The dark and haunting world of The Raven comes to life with aerialists, wire-walkers, and gravity defying feats. Oct. 25 at 4pm, 7pm, and 9pm Oct. 26 at 4pm and 7pm Purchase tickets at or As a professional aerialist, Hilary Sweeney experienced first hand how transformational and empowering the circus arts can be. She founded Westchester Circus Arts as a means to share this gift with her own community. She believed people of all ages did not need to "run away" with the circus or be born into a circus family, in order to benefit from the art form. Almost two years later, the organization has grown to include a year-round after-school program for kids, adult arts and fitness classes, summer camp, offsite, and school programs. Co-directed by Carlo Pellegrini, a veteran circus performer, youth educator, and social circus leader with Amazing Grace Circus, Westchester Circus Arts is a thriving center for circus arts education, performance, and community programming.

Your American Girl Doll's First Dental Appointment! - ME Smiles Dental
October 26, 2014 - Hartsdale

Make your American Girl Doll's first dental appointment during this one-day fun event! Each doll will receive a first "exam" and "cleaning," and in addition, there will be

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