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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 26

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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.

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.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Through October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing, listen to stories, and play with other toddlers, parents, and caregivers on the grassy lawn.

Amateur Night: Super Top Dog - Apollo Theater
October 26, 2011 -

Super Top Dog is the grand finale of the 2011 Amateur Night season. Always the hottest night of the year, the audiences go wild as the best of the best contestants compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Bilingual Family Night - White Plains Public Library
October 26, 2011 - White Plains

Bilingual storytime in English/Spanish for children and their families. Includes craft and a cookie snack. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Location: Story Trove.

Farmer's Market - Croton-on-Hudson
October 26, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Farmers Market - The New York Botanical Garden
October 26, 2011 - Bronx

Affordable, locally-grown produce and fresh, nutritious baked goods. Open every Wednesday, through November 23, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more with a parent or caregiver. Pre-registration is requested.

Writers' Workshop - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 26, 2011 - North Salem

A series of writing workshops led by Pam Pooley. All writers (and wannabes) are invited to share their work, or desire to write, in a supportive atmosphere. No registration required; drop-ins welcome.

Farmer's Market - White Plains
October 26, 2011 - White Plains

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

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
October 26, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
October 26, 2011 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
October 26, 2011 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
October 26, 2011 - Wilton

Moms and dads can bring their child for songs, play and gentle stories suited for babies under 12 months.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers, - Wilton Library
October 26, 2011 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books with songs and toy time. No registration required.

AMAZEIN' WEDNSDAY - A Maze in Pottery
October 26, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

Kids ages 12 and younger enjoy half-price studio time.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 26, 2011 - Cornwall

Families with babies, toddlers, and young children are invited to join a museum educator for a one-hour "hike with the tykes." Participants can follow the nature center's gentle trails to explore field, forest, and pond. Parents can learn techniques for introducing their children to the natural world. Meet at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Sign in at the Visitors Center.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
October 26, 2011 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce from Alex's Tomato Farm, and includes fruits, vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants. EBT accepted. Every Wednesday and Saturday, rain or shine, through November 9.

Tween Cookie Decorating Workshop - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Young chefs in grades 1-6 can decorate their own tasty treats.

Teen Greek Pastry Baking - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Teen chefs can learn how to make their own homemade Greek pastry called kourabiethes, delicious buttery cookies covered in powdered sugar.

High School Book Club - Somers Library
October 26, 2011 - Somers

High Schoolers read, discuss books, hang out, play games, and have fun. All new members are welcome.

Stories & Stuff - White Plains Public Library
October 26, 2011 - White Plains

Preschool storytime, including a craft activity, for ages 4 & 5 without adult. Tickets are given out 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Smart Money for Teens - White Plains Public Library
October 26, 2011 - White Plains

A dynamic and engaging financial workshop for Teens. Teens will learn the importance of good credit, setting financial goals, budgeting, and saving. Room B. Middle School grades 6-8; High School 9th graders.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 26, 2011 - Scarsdale

Children ages 18 months to 5 years enjoy fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories.

'The Law as Seen through Film' Series: 'My Cousin Vinny' - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
October 26, 2011 - Ossining

Alexandra Lehmann of Lehmann & Lehmann Legal Communications presents a screening and discussion of the 1992 film starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei. The comedy follows an inexperienced New York lawyer who is called to defend his cousin in an Alabama murder case. A discussion about the film and its relation to current events follows the screening.

Pre-School Pals - Ossining Public Library
October 26, 2011 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for preschool-aged children with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Room.

Tales & Treats: Jewish Bedtime Stories - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
October 26, 2011 - Pleasantville

Bring your kids in PJs and enjoy pizza dinner, free play in the gym, and then a selection of a few of the best Jewish tall tales. Followed, of course, by milk and cookies. For children 2-5 years with their families. Space is limited – RSVP is required.

"Tabloid" - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 26, 2011 - Irvington

A film by Academy Award-winner Errol Morris.

Nature Nursery- Fantastic Fall Frolic - Birdcraft Museum in Fairfield
October 26, 2011 - Fairfield

Activities include singing songs and dancing like a falling leaf, turning over logs and using crayons and paintbrushes to capture scenes of the season. Advance registration required.

Family Fun - Ossining Public Library
October 26, 2011 - Ossining

A family story time with hands-on crafts. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. In the Children's Room.

Inaugural Fall Lecture Series - The History of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - Trailside Nature Museum
October 26, 2011 - Cross River

A new 6-week series. Guest speakers will discuss the natural and human history of the park. For more information on the lecture of the week, call (914) 864-7322. Through November 16.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 26, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Anna Netrebko, Elena Bashkirova - Carnegie Hall
October 26, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko is a soprano with amazing talent, in the top rank of singers in the world, and "a singer who simply has it all" (San Francisco Chronicle). On this program are songs from two of the most celebrated composers from her native Russia, the late 19th-century contemporaries Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.

Standard Time with Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
October 26, 2011 -

A concert with this master of the American Songbook and special guests is the perfect complement to autumn in New York.

Christian Tetzlaff, violin - Lars Vogt, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 26, 2011 -

Chinese Language for Kids - Queens Library: Laurelton Branch
October 26, 2011 - Laurelton

The Chinse language is more and more popular in the world today. Eric Wang, a native of China and a PhD candidate of St. John's University, teaches youngsters how to speak Chinese as well as how to read Chinese characters. Preregistration for this class is required.

Sensory Play for Kids with Special Needs - Pump It Up Plainview
October 26, 2011 - Plainview

Bring special needs children to bounce, jump, and slide in arenas filled with gigantically fun inflatables. Have fun in a clean and safe environment.

HELP! Family Support Services - Rebecca School
October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn about programs and services that can provide support to your family and reduce the stresses of caring for a child with special needs. Presented by Resources for Children with Special Needs; register online at www.resourcesnyc.org.

Cover Letters for Teens - Queens Library: Arverne Branch
October 26, 2011 - Arverne

Remember when getting an after-school job as a kid was as easy as walking down to the local diner and asking for an application? Now that the economy has made the competition a little more fierce, teens need to be more job-savvy than ever before. In this class, learn how to write cover letters that get attention and wow future employers.

Teen Time Current: Events Discussion Group - Brooklyn Public Library Brighton Beach branch
October 26, 2011 - Brooklyn

An opportunity for teens to exchange ideas regarding current events.

Teen Time: Current Events Discussion Group - Brooklyn Public Library, Brighton Beach branch
October 26, 2011 - Brooklyn

Teens exchange ideas about current events.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
October 26, 2011 - Brownsville

Chidren, birth to five years, hear stories, explore books, and play with toys.

After School Homework Help in Mathematics - Brooklyn Public Library, Gravesend Library
October 26, 2011 - Gravesend

Kids get assistance with math homework from an experienced tutor or teacher.

Babies & Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
October 26, 2011 - Borough Park

Babies, birth to 18 months, explore books and hear stories.

America's Yound Reformers Group - Queens Library: Laurelton Branch
October 26, 2011 - Laurelton

Teach your kids to use their voice to change the world around them. If your teen has something to say, encourage him to join the America's Young Reformers Group. This group provides a fun and interactive talk about the issues of today like bullying, violence, cheating, relationships, and much more. Preregistration is required.

America's Yound Reformers Group - Queens Library: Laurelton Branch
October 26, 2011 - Laurelton

Teach your kids to use their voice to change the world around them. If your teen has something to say, encourage him to join the America's Young Reformers Group. This group provides a fun and interactive talk about the issues of today like bullying, violence, cheating, relationships, and much more. Preregistration is required.

MillionTreesNYC Fall Volunteer Planting Event - Fort Totten Park
October 26, 2011 - Flushing

Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally-minded New Yorker families in various volunteer tree planting activities. Join MillionTreesNYC and fellow green-thumbed kids and adults to make New York City greener and greater, by volunteering to help plant 20,000 trees at parks citywide. Families in Queens should come to Fort Totten Park to do their part. Please register for a specific planting site at www.nycgovparks.org/milliontrees or email rsvp@milliontreesnyc.org.

Lego Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 26, 2011 - Wilton

Children in K-2 learn about a theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create castles, towers and more using the library's collection of Lego. Tickets are passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.

Ask the Expert-Potty Training Advice - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
October 26, 2011 - Norwalk

Potty training tips with Dr. Jennifer Moore of The Center for Advanced Pediatrics.

Free Irish Gaelic classes - Gerry Tobin Irish Language School
October 26, 2011 - Babylon

Children and adults can take advantage of free weekly Irish language lessons. Check the website for the class that best suits you.

Raising Responsible Children - Joyce Fitzpatrick Senior Center
October 26, 2011 - E. Islip

Explore practices that teach children responsibility for themselves, their schoolwork and their relationships. Registration required.

I Can Draw--Art Classes for Kids - Kid Esteem Monetessori
October 26, 2011 - Lindenhurst

Learn to draw and paint animals, landscapes, master artist works and more.

Tai Chi - Old Westbury Gardens
October 26, 2011 - Old Westbury

Tai chi, a unique form of "moving meditation," calms the mind, relaxes the body, and strengthens the spirit. The class is designed with all experience levels in mind.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing and bond with your baby as music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies 0-6 months.

LUNAFEST Film Festival - Tribeca Cinemas
October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

LUNA, the maker of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, presents this traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for, and about women. Christy Turlington Burns will host the evening and debut her new film alongside eight others. Net proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit Every Mother Counts, an organization dedicated to increasing education and support for maternal and child health, and the Breast Cancer Fund, a nonprofit working to find and eliminate the environmental causes of the disease.

Paper Arts & Mixed Media - "Chunky" Collage Canvases - John C. Hart Memorial Library
October 26, 2011 - Shrub Oak

Led by artist, Lavinia Wiggins, using your photo or image, create a 4"x4" mixed media art piece focusing on texture, design, color, and composition. Materials list at registration. Program limited to 25 participants; please register.

Bruce Davidson: Subway, Artist Talk & Book Signing - Aperture Gallery
October 26, 2011 - New York

Please join us for an Artist Talk and Book Signing with Bruce Davidson, accompanying the new edition of his book Subway, and the Subway exhibition at Aperture Gallery. In 1986, Aperture first published Bruce Davidson's Subway—a ground-breaking series that has garnered critical acclaim both as a document of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City as well as for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson's own words, "the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the penetrating effect of the strobe light itself, and even the hollow darkness of the tunnels, inspired an aesthetic that goes unnoticed by passengers who are trapped underground, hiding behind masks, and closed off from each other." Accompanying the third edition of this classic of photographic literature, Aperture Gallery presents the iconic color images that move the viewer through a landscape at times menacing, at other times lyrical, soulful, and satiric. The images include the full panoply of New Yorkers—from weary straphangers and languorous ladies in summer dresses to stalking predators and the homeless. Bruce Davidson (born in Oak Park, Illinois, 1933) is considered one of America's most influential documentary photographers. He began taking photographs when he was ten, and studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Yale University School of Design. In 1958 he became a member of Magnum Photos, and in 1962, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the civil rights movement. After a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1963, followed by a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1967, Davidson spent two years photographing in East Harlem, resulting in East 100th Street. In 1980, after living in New York City for twenty-three years, Davidson began his startling color essay of urban life in Subway. Davidson received a second National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1980, and an Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship in 1998. His work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Museum Rattu, Arles, France; Burden Gallery (Aperture), New York; Parco Gallery, Tokyo; and New-York Historical Society.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
October 26, 2011 - Scarsdale

CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
October 26, 2011 - Stratford

Children and adults with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, and other disabilities with a Sensory component are invited to a private session with siblings. Teachers work with them on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills. Space is limited to 15 so reservations are required.

"When You Worry about the Child You Love: Emotional and Learning Problems in Children" - West End Day School
October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Noted child psychiatrist and ADHD expert Dr. Edward Hallowell explores the biological basis for many childhood behavioral problems. Dr. Hallowell will discuss how to identify these problems and when to seek help. He will look at the obstacles children face in dealing with ADHD, learning, and anxiety-related difficulties. Bring your questions. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., a child and adult psychiatrist, is the founder of the Hallowell Centers in Sudbury, MA and New York City. He was a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty from 1983 to 2004, when he retired from academics to devote full attention to clinical practice, lectures, and writing. He has authored 19 books on psychological topics.

Pig: A Restaurant - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
October 26, 2011 - New York

You’re invited to the opening party for Pig: A Restaurant, East Gowanus’ hottest new eatery. Join luminaries like model/actress/hostess Aurora, supplier Ian (of Crown Heights’ preeminent household farm), and Top Chef quarter finalist Annie as they usher in the most pork-obsessed restaurant in Brooklyn.

Doug Moe Is A Bad Dad - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through October 26, 2011 - New York

Remember how your dad totally screwed you up? Doug Moe is a Bad Dad is about what happens if you mess up the most important thing in life and how Cinderella is too, too sexy. It's also about being a man and sticking up to Dr. Seuss.

ACE FREHLEY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through October 26, 2011 - New York

Ace Frehley is known around the world as a founding member and lead guitarist for the legendary rock band KISS. He masterminded and embodied the persona of the "Space Ace" when the band shocked the planet with costumes, makeup, and exploding theatrics! Frehley was a crucial member of KISS from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving KISS, Frehley embarked on a new journey that lead to a successful solo career, selling millions of albums with his band, Frehley's Comet, as well as under his own name. This endeavor, however, was put on hold when he rejoined his old bandmates for the highly successful KISS Reunion Tour in 1996, which became the No. 1 grossing tour of '96-'97. He returned to the studio with KISS in 1998 to record the Psycho Circus album and performed on the tour as well. He completed his run with the boys in 2001 on the band's Farewell Tour, ending in Australia. Frehley has since resumed recording and performing worldwide. On September 15, 2009, he released the album Anomaly to rave reviews. He also continues to stay at the top of his game by sharing the stage with other legendary artists like Slash and his recent cameo at Madison Square Garden with Pearl Jam, which sent the audience into a frenzy. He is an inspiration and influence to guitar players, musicians, and music lovers around the globe with his signature style, both on and off the stage.

Los Straitjackets Rock 'n' Burlesque Spectacular with The World Famous Pontani Sisters & Friends and Special Guests: Lake Street Dive - Highline Ballroom
October 26, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available first come, first serve / All Ages Providing quality guitar instrumentals since the 20th Century.

Decorate a Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 26, 2011 - North Salem

Choose from several designs to decorate and personalize your own drawstring backpack. Co-Sponsored by the North Salem Recreational Department. Registration at the library is required.

Comedy School Dropout: Spook-larious Edition! - Beauty Bar
October 26, 2011 - New York

Comedy School Dropout: Spook-larious Edition! Come out to a very special Halloween edition of Comedy School Dropout - the same high caliber comedians, but this time scarier, and full of candy. As always, free pizza from Artichoke seasoned with jokes, spicy, spicy jokes. Oct. 26 lineup: Matt Koff (The Onion) Scott Moran (Castlebraid Festival) Adam Conover (UCB) Christian Polanco (Offstage podcast) As always, this show is brought to you by Negin Farsad (Comedy Central, IFC) and Beth McGregor (Women in Comedy Fest, Edinburgh) Comedy School Dropout @ Beauty Bar WEDNESDAYS! Oct. 26 8pm * Free 231 East 14th (bet 2nd & 3rd)

Crypt Crawl - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
October 26, 2011 - Upper West Side

Creep into the Cathedral's crypt for a guided tour. Participants will learn the origins of Halloween as the Celtic New Year celebration and trace its transformation into All Hallows Eve. All Crypt Crawl tours meet for registration at the Visitor Center inside the Cathedral entrance. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. For kids ages 12 and older.

Clean Energy Technologies as a Solution to Climate Change - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
October 26, 2011 - Bridgeport

Clean Air-Cool Planet invites you to Meet the Technologists. Formal and informal educators alike are invited to a half-day workshop focused on the latest in clean energy technologies as a solution to climate change. Hear from experts about the solar energy and electric vehicle industries, find out how Connecticut communities are embracing clean energy, and discover hands-on learning and teaching opportunities to take advantage of. Program includes a look at the Zoo’s renewable energy technologies and a tour of the Zoo. Cost: $15 per person, lunch included. Register online at BeardsleyZoo.org

Little Hands: Silly Spiders, Bat Danglers, and Pumpkin Pals - Barking Cat Studio
October 26, 2011 - Boerum Hill

Toddlers engage in Halloween-themed arts and crafts.

VIDEODROME - A Dance Party of Horrors - Professor Thom's LOFT (2nd Floor)
October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Videodrome: A Dance Party of Horrors - A Halloween dance party featuring multiple video installations of your favorite retro horror films. With themed drink specials, costume contest (dress as your favorite character from a Halloween film), and Halloween games and raffles with prizes. Plus spooky décor, video installations featuring retro Halloween film clips, and a DJ spinning dance music (with a few Halloween classics thrown in). Professor's Loft at Professor Thoms - 219 2nd Avenue, between 13th and 14th streets, Manhattan - 8:30p-12:30a; $10 - 8:30p - 9:30p: Happy hour + Free Jello shots - 21 and over - professorthoms.com

Clean Energy Technologies as a Solution to Climate Change - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
October 26, 2011 - Bridgeport

Clean Air-Cool Planet invites you to Meet the Technologists. Formal and informal educators alike are invited to a half-day workshop focused on the latest in clean energy technologies as a solution to climate change. Hear from experts about the solar energy and electric vehicle industries, find out how Connecticut communities are embracing clean energy, and discover hands-on learning and teaching opportunities to take advantage of. Program includes a look at the Zoo’s renewable energy technologies and a tour of the Zoo. Register online at BeardsleyZoo.org.

Preschool Art - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, and paint, as well as art supplies from nature and everyday recyclable materials, transforming materials into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Preschool children create different projects every week, planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Spend an afternoon in the park playing unique lawn games, using everything from parachutes to hundreds of asteroid-balls, and making creative art and craft projects under the sun.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through October 27, 2011 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays, October 3-27.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. 3:30pm for ages 5-6; 4:30pm for ages 7 and older.

Outstanding October Exhibits at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through October 28, 2011 - New York

Brighten up your October with the varied and delightful exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Marvel at the talent of the Canadian artists in Beyond Borders. Enjoy a new way of looking at the world in Sensorial Perspectives, and revel in a sense of kinetic energy in The Synergy of Movement. In addition, prepare yourself for a real treat in Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a solo Exhibition. This remarkable artist dazzles her audience with works of vibrant abstract skill which take a personal emotional response to the natural world and turn it into a celebration and a source of delight for all those who view them. Beginning on October 7, 2011, these exhibitions will run until October 28, 2011. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Entrance is free. Exhibition Dates: October 7, 2011 – October 28, 2011 Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/10_13_2011.aspx Featured Artists: Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada - Anahit Etemadi  |  Arcade Latour  |  Barry Melsom  |  Chantelle Gobeil  |  Darlean Morris  |  Darlene Adams  |  Ivan Hilliard Vincent  |  Larouche  | Pat Fairhead  |  Paul Saucier  |  Peter Schulz  |  SuzieB  |  Teresa Young The Synergy of Movement David Segeta  |  Ford Weisberg  |  Nicole Alger  |  Whojeong Lee  |  Will Day Sensorial Perspectives Chas David  |  Qphoto-art "arjon&jeffrey groeneweg"  |  Sung Ki Jeon |  Klaus Boesch (The Sandman)  |  Kunshik Shin Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a solo Exhibition L. Byrne About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

The Ocean Reglitterized - Pelham Art Center
Through October 29, 2011 - Pelham

Curated by Pelham Art Center Gallery Board Chair Titia Hulst, the exhibit gives a rare and in-depth look at underwater sea life through photography, by Edward Dorson, sculpture by Jae Hi Ahn, and a sound installation by Liz Phillips. Through October 29.

The Ocean Reglitterized - Pelham Art Center
Through October 29, 2011 - Pelham

An in-depth look at underwater sea life through photography and sculpture! Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Friday, September 16, 6:30-8:00pm. The life in our oceans provides a visual spectacle that is inaccessible for most of us. The Ocean Reglitterized, an exhibition of photographs and sculpture, gives the viewer the opportunity to experience deep sea life up close and personal.

Nicole Awai: Almost Undone - Vilcek Foundation
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

The Vilcek Foundation will unveil a premiere installation by Trinidadian-born mixed-media artist Nicole Awai entitled, Almost Undone, opening to the public on September 17th, 2011. Featuring drawings from an earlier series entitled Specimens from Local Ephemera, the drawings in this new exhibition will serve as visual anchors for emergent pieces that seem to suspend, exude—even escape—their wall-bound origins, symbolizing the transition of Ms. Awai's work from one dimension into the next. Utilizing materials as varied as cast and sprayed paper, resin, plastic, nail polish, clay—even a telephone pole—the results are bold, complex three-dimensional structures, which seem to pull, stretch, and tear from the wall, and the memory of their two-dimensional predecessors. Opening Reception: September 16th, 6pm – 9pm RSVP is required, due to limited space. RSVP at Vilcek.org. For more info, visit www.vilcek.org.

John Kelly - Find My Way Home - New York Live Arts
Through October 29, 2011 -

Performance artist John Kelly remounts his Bessie Award winning Find My Way Home, based on the ancient Greek Myth of Orpheus & Eurydice. Originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1988 (revised in 1998) and set in the Great Depression, Find My Way Home recasts Orpheus as a famous 30's radio crooner who makes a pact with the gods and descends into hell to bring Eurydice back to life. Created during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Find My Way Home deconstructs genres of opera, period dance, and cinematic acting, and includes scenes and arias from Gluck's baroque opera Orfeo Ed Eurydice, (sung in Kelly's countertenor voice), together with film sequences, set and costume design, and a company of 11 singers and dancers.

MONSTER MASH: PIRATES! - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Through October 29, 2011 - Norwalk

This year's Monster Mash is a Pirate Party. Make your own ghost ship to sail down the rapids in the Energy Lab, get a pirate name, play pirate games and move to the seafaring sounds of Rolie Polie Guacamole of Brooklyn, NY.

SeaStreak Cruise to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain - SeaStreak
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Sail aboard the SeaStreak from NYC to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain in Rockland County. Once you arrive at Bear Mountain, there is about a 10-minute nature walk along a paved trail with beautiful views of Bear Mountain and the Hudson River. You can also stop along the way at the Trailside Museum & Zoo or take a ride on the Merry Go Round. The festival will feature authentic German food, beer, live entertainment, and craft vendors. Reservations required; call 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743) or visit www.seastreak.com for more information.

Bruce Davidson: Subway Exhibition - Aperture Gallery
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

In 1986, Aperture first published Bruce Davidson's Subway—a ground-breaking series that has garnered critical acclaim both as a document of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City as well as for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson's own words, "the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the penetrating effect of the strobe light itself, and even the hollow darkness of the tunnels, inspired an aesthetic that goes unnoticed by passengers who are trapped underground, hiding behind masks, and closed off from each other." Accompanying the third edition of this classic of photographic literature, Aperture Gallery presents the iconic color images that move the viewer through a landscape at times menacing, at other times lyrical, soulful, and satiric. The images include the full panoply of New Yorkers—from weary straphangers and languorous ladies in summer dresses to stalking predators and the homeless. Bruce Davidson (born in Oak Park, Illinois, 1933) is considered one of America's most influential documentary photographers. He began taking photographs when he was ten, and studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Yale University School of Design. In 1958 he became a member of Magnum Photos, and in 1962, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the civil rights movement. After a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1963, followed by a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1967, Davidson spent two years photographing in East Harlem, resulting in East 100th Street. In 1980, after living in New York City for twenty-three years, Davidson began his startling color essay of urban life in Subway. Davidson received a second National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1980, and an Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship in 1998. His work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Museum Rattu, Arles, France; Burden Gallery (Aperture), New York; Parco Gallery, Tokyo; and New-York Historical Society.

Cristina Biaggi: Portraits in Bronze - Ceres Gallery
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

People and their pets are captured in bronze by Cristina Biaggi, who also shows her recent abstract collages.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Anthony Caro on the Roof - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924) -- who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years -- is featured in the 2011 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation features a selection of sculpture in steel, painted and unpainted, spanning the artist's career to date and highlighting principal aspects of his long career: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and creation of new, abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape.

The Berenstain Bears Live! in 'Family Matters: The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Watch Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear as they sing and dance their way through a few life lessons. Face painting and photo opportunities with the Bears follow each performance.

Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market - Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

New vendors will be at this year's market selling Ffesh fruits and vegetables, organic fair trade coffee, herbs, plants, handmade soaps, pastries, jams, pies, quiches, chutneys, wines, prepared foods, artisanal bread, and more.

Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's weekly Farmer's Market returns this year, bigger and better according to organizers. In addition to attracting new vendors this year, the market will feature special children's activities, demonstrations, and live music each week. The first Sunday of each month will also include a flea market. Rain or shine.

The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara - Asia Society and Museum
Through October 30, 2011 -

An exhibition of spectacular Buddhist sculptures, architectural reliefs and works of gold and bronze from the Gandhara region of Pakistan, most never exhibited before in the United States. The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara reveals the complex cultural influences -- from Scytho-Parthian to Greco-Roman traditions -- that fed the extraordinary artistic production of this region from the first century B.C.E. through fifth century C.E.

Scarecrows on Parade - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

Come check out our scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites! FREE with admission to the Zoo.

Fall Walks and Talks - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 30, 2011 - Stony Point

Families can get a living history lesson this fall with guided walks, talks, and demonstrations at this local site, where an important battle took place during the American Revolution. 45-minute tours start at 2pm on weekends, with interpreters leading visitors through the story of the Storming of Stony Point. At 3pm, re-enactors present an artillery demonstration, weather permitting. Finally, visitors can try making a hand-forged nail at a blacksmith shop in the Battlefields soldier's camp.

Halloween Parades - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for weekend parades through the Adventure Garden. Saturdays and Sundays (and Columbus Day Monday) through October 30.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello greet visitors at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Kids can play inside a Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a "hoot" finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log.

KiddieCruise - Pier #40
Through October 30, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Kiddie Cruise sails into its 5th season with fabulous parties like Princesses & Pirates, Super Heroes and Fairy Princesses and the famous HALLOWEEN event. The cruise boards from 12:00-12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm.While aboard, children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and more. A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

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

CHIX 6 - Queens Theatre in the Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Flushing

The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation-and Queens native, Lourds Lane, tells the story of a comic book artist whose super-heroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself. Featuring a dynamic cast and a dazzling original score, the touching story, multimedia wizardry and electrifying music will captivate the eye, ear and heart in this world premiere event.

Art Exhibit - 'Autumn Colors' - Muscoot Farm
Through October 30, 2011 - Katonah

Pottery and ceramic show by Hudson River Potters in the Main House. Saturdays and Sundays through October 30.

Scarecrows on Parade - Beardsley Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bridgeport

Check out a scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites.

LAST FRONTIERS: Anthony Fiala and the Race to the North Pole - Stamford Museum & Nature Center--Bendel Mansion
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

Rare artifacts and letters including one from president Roosevelt, chronicle Anthony Faila's attempt to reach the North Pole from 1903-1905. On view are Arctic photographs, sledges, hand-carved skis, a rifle and original correspondence.

Pumpkin Picking - Historic Richmond Town's Decker Farm
Through October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a farmhouse guided tour, free admission to the Historic Richmondtown Museum, a hayride, and a pumpkin (not included in ticket price. Shuttle buses leave to Decker Farms from the Historic Richmondtown Museum.

AIMS, HOPES, AND ENDEAVORS: An Art Installation by Heddi Vaughan Siebel, - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

As a companion exhibit to Last Frontiers, Siebel pairs etchings on paper with moving images to evoke the interior life of the men - their dreams and frustrations, their divergent views of leadership, and the nature of their interpersonal conflict.

Morphoses - Bacchae - Joyce Theater
Through October 30, 2011 -

The company makes its Joyce debut with the world premiere of Bacchae, a stunning work that delves into the balance between order and chaos. For this evening-length production, Resident Artistic Director Luca Veggetti collaborates with a cast of twelve dancers, composer Paolo Aralla, a flautist, and a puppeteer to create a dynamic new staging of the dance-driven classic Greek play. With this contemporary interpretation of Euripides' timeless tale, the company, applauded by the Los Angeles Times for "its willingness to soften the very edges of radicalism, to make peace between modernity and traditionalism," demonstrates its commitment to bringing exceptional artists and dancers together in performance.

Fall Flowers of Japan - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes alive with magnificent fall-flowering plants from Japan. Immerse yourself in the celebration of Japanese culture with enchanting traditional dance and music, intricate kiku, and much more. Through October 30.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Halloween fun every day and hundreds of intricately carved pumpkins return once again to the Adventure Garden. On five spooky weekends, experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of bugs, bats, parties, and parades. It's so much fun, it's scary!

Fall Flowers of Japan - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a constantly changing exhibition highlighting the incredible diversity of fall-flowering plants from Japan. It unfolds with Japanese maples and toad lilies amid sweeps of ferns and ornamental grasses, and continues with camellias and anemones. The culmination features an unforgettable display of kiku-Japanese chrysanthemums-trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles. Through October 30.

Traditional Japanese Music and Dance Performances - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

The Tomofuji-kai Company employs the shamisen (three-stringed instrument), hand drums, and vocals, for a classical musical performance with dance evocative of traditional Japanese culture. Through October 30.

Bonsai Q & A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Ask experts from the Yama Ki Bonsai Society and Shanti Bithi Nursery as well as Garden docents all about the art of bonsai, miniaturizing mature shrubs and trees to create living sculptures. Through October 30.

Halloween Crafts - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

During the month of October, all visitors to the museum are invited to stop in the Tavern Room and make a complimentary luminary in honor of Halloween. Decorate your home and keep the ghosts and goblins at bay with its light.

Scarecrows in the Garden - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 30, 2011 - Old Westbury

This fun and creative outdoor exhibition, created by individuals, families, community groups, and corporations, will be on display through October 30, 2011.

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard 15th Annual Fall Festival! - Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard
Through October 30, 2011 - Mattituck

Enjoy pumpking picking, apple picking, themed corn maze, pony and hay rides and live music.

Galli's 'Rapunzel' - National Comedy Theatre
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this adaptation of the classic fairytale, kids get engaged by helping Rapunzel and her prince find each other again. In a one-hour acting workshop that follows each Saturday performance, children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and act out their favorite fairytale characters. The workshop is followed by a mini performance for the adults.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities including the Haunted Safari, Hess Hayride, Costume Parade, musical performances, wildlife magic shows, and craft workshops. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals.

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

October Weekends & Columbus Day, 11 AM – 4 PM. Get ready for autumn at NYC’s oldest continually farmed site! Pumpkins & Refreshments available for purchase. $5 per person; $16 for a family of 4. Parking at Historic Richmond Town – FREE shuttle service to farm.

Fall Flowers of Japan - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a constantly changing exhibition highlighting the incredible diversity of fall flowering plants from Japan. It unfolds with Japanese maples and toad lilies amid sweeps of ferns and ornamental grasses, and continues with camellias and anemones. The culmination features an unforgettable display of kiku -Japanese chrysanthemums - trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles.

Nights of Horror at Luna Park - Luna Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Coney Island

Nights of Horror returns from the dead to terrify Coney Island visitors on weekends through October at Luna Park. This year, Nights of Horror promises twice the screams, with the return of Cudie Farm’s chilling haunted maze and the petrifying new funhouse at the Coney Carnival. Bloodthirsty scarecrows and nightmare-inducing clowns will be among the expanded cast of frightening figures that will have even the bravest souls sleeping with a nightlight. Tickets also include unlimited access to 12 of Luna Park’s thrill and family rides (Scream Zone and the Cyclone are not included). October 7th – 30th - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays + Monday, October 10. $25 in advance at www.nightsofhorrornyc.com $30 at the gate

Nights of Horror at Luna Park - Luna Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Nights of Horror returns from the dead to terrify Coney Island visitors on weekends through October at Luna Park. Bloodthirsty scarecrows and nightmare-inducing clowns will be among the expanded cast of frightening figures that will have even the bravest souls sleeping with a nightlight. Tickets also include unlimited access to 12 of Luna Park’s thrill and family rides (Scream Zone and the Cyclone are not included).

Odyssey - The Epic Musical - Barrow Street Theatre
Through October 30, 2011 - New York

Odyssey Theatrical, LLC is pleased to announce the cast of Odyssey – The Epic Musical, a thrilling new musical adventure that follows Odysseus’ epic journey home after the Trojan War, written by Matt Britten and Dimitri Landrain. Matt Britten directs a cast of twenty-seven, including Josh A. Davis*, Emma Zaks* (Hair, Legally Blond: The Search for Elle Woods), Janine DiVita* (Grease), Eddie Korbich* (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone), Colleen Zenk* (As The World Turns), Colleen Ballinger (YouTube’s Miranda Sings), Johnnie Moore, Tramaine Montell Ford, Otto Walberg, Lena Cigleris, Christian Leadley, Benjamin Slater, Jonathan Grunert, Henry Kaiser, Alex Krasser, Curry Whitmire, Isaac Elkiss, Jeff Smith, Ariana Scoggins, Emily Wilk, Erica Lustig, Lauren Luciano, Jay Paranada, Drew Moerlein, as well as aerialists Kristine Petrucione, Elizabeth Munn and Kimmy Suzuki. Performances will be held at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street from Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 30th. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. Odysseus dreams of the dawn of a new era, in which mortals have control over their own destinies. But when the evil lord Poseidon turns Odysseus’ dream into a nightmare, it will take every last ounce of a hero’s strength, courage, and wisdom to restore order to Ithaca. Based on the classic poem by Homer, Odyssey is a thrilling musical adventure that follows Odysseus’ epic journey home after the Trojan War. Join Odysseus as he encounters the lotus-eaters, outwits the Cyclops, resists the Sirens and battles the gods in a quest to return home to his wife and son. With an exciting original score and dazzling visual design, including an array of aerialists, this breakthrough production presents “the best story ever written” as it has never been told before. Matt Britten (Book / Lyrics / Director) is an entertainer and entrepreneur. He was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Syracuse University. He recently produced and directed BJ: A Musical Romp, which won Best Musical in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in NYC. Matt has worked in Los Angeles and London, and currently resides in New York City. His birthday is January 3. Dimitri Landrain (Music) is from Paris, France. After studying musicology at the Sorbonne University, he moved to the U.S. to study jazz piano at the Berklee College of Music. Dimitri then performed as a sideman and leader in jazz, pop and salsa bands and worked for five years as Music Director for various cruise lines. Mr. Landrain has been a songwriter for French pop singer Liane Foly (France Top 50). In 2008, he received his Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the College Conservatory of Music (CCM/University of Cincinnati) and last May, a Master of Fine Arts from NYU in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Tickets for Odyssey are $18 and can be purchased 24/7 online at http://www.odysseythemusical.com/. Odyssey-The Epic Musical runs Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 30st (11 performances) on the following schedule: Previews: Friday, October 21, 2011 (8pm) and Saturday, October

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