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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON OCTOBER 29

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, October 29, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester'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 29. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

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.

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
October 29, 2011 - Larchmont

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

Farmer's Market - Tarrytown
October 29, 2011 - Tarrytown

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

Farmer's Market - Pelham
October 29, 2011 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Bilingual Storytime en Espanol - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 29, 2011 - White Plains

Libros para ninos! Bring the kids for bilingual Spanish Storytime.

Seeing Stories - Jacob Burns Film Center
October 29, 2011 - Pleasantville

Young children (6-7 years) listen to stories from around the world and use their imaginations to create, tell, and act out their own tales. Advance registration required.

A Taste of Animation - Jacob Burns Film Center
October 29, 2011 - Pleasantville

Young children (4-5 years) create stop-motion animated films using clay, paper, sand, and other fun materials. Parents or caregivers are expected to attend. Advance registration required.

Day of the Dead Art Workshop & Dance Performance - Pelham Art Center
October 29, 2011 - Pelham

An all-age art workshop celebrating the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, or El Dia de los Muertos. Participate in a workshop led by folk artists to create your own vibrant paper memorial altar. Following the art workshop will be a folkloric dance performance by Telpochcalli Traditional Mexican Performing Art and Theater.

Boo! Who? - Teatown Lake Reservation
October 29, 2011 - Ossining

When darkness falls who comes out? Find out in this program for families with children over age 7. RSVP required at x110.

'Sylvester & the Magic Pebble' - Emelin Theater
October 29, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Adapted for the stage by Enchantment Theatre Company, drawn from the much-loved children's book. When Sylvester, a winsome donkey, picks up a shiny red pebble, its magic spins a story that reveals the true importance of family and friends.

Local Author/Illustrator Festival - Chappaqua Public Library
October 29, 2011 - Chappaqua

Panel discussion with Sujean Rim, Matt Van Fleet, Mara Van Fleet, Jacqueline Weitzman, and Ed Young. Book sales and signing. All ages. Registration requested.

Legend Celebration - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 29, 2011 - Tarrytown

Spend a haunt-filled day at the homestead of Washington Irving, creator of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." There will be ghost stories, live musicians, magicians, puppeteers, a spooky mime scarecrow, old-fashioned games, tasty treats, house tours and hands-on activities like make-your-own scarecrow. Jonathan Ellers will offer his special one-man adaptations of Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Devil and Tom Walker." Performances take place throughout the day. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
October 29, 2011 - 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. Performances on the hour. Admission for this 45-minute performance are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-631-8200.

Horseman's Hollow - Philipsburg Manor
October 29, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

Taking the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to its darkest extremes, 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. Those who survive the trail must still negotiate a twisted maze of horrors, only to end up in the lair of the Horseman where a party is being thrown in his honor. This event is NOT suitable for small children or the faint of heart. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-631-8200.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 29, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

HALLOWEEN JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
October 29, 2011 - Larchmont

Get some use out of those new Halloween costumes! Dance the Monster Mash with your favorite Purple People Eater while the Werewolves of London howl! Live music and fun for ages 6 mos-5 years. Registration strongly suggested.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
October 29, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Dinosaurs. Parents and children enjoy creative, imaginary play with the library's collection of dinosaurs. Location: Story Trove.

Fall Westchester County Home Show - Westchester County Center
October 29, 2011 - White Plains

Home products and services, featuring over 150 displays of top local, state, and national home improvement companies.

Make Origami with Origami Bob - Ossining Public Library
October 29, 2011 - Ossining

Children will learn how to create art out of paper with library volunteer Bob "Origami Bob" Voelker, who will lead a workshop in creating origami birds and Halloween bats. In the Children's Room.

Nature Crafts - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 29, 2011 - Yonkers

Join a naturalist for an afternoon of fun nature crafts that kids can take home and share. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required.

Hawk Watch - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 29, 2011 - Yonkers

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

Spooky Nighttime Adventure - The New York Botanical Garden
October 29, 2011 - Bronx

Kids can grab a flashlight and explore the spooky sculptures of the Adventure Garden after dark, trick or treat along the paths, and decorate a pumpkin to take home.

Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend - The New York Botanical Garden
October 29, 2011 - Bronx

Watch master carver Michael Natiello transform pumpkins into amazing sculptures and monsters!

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
October 29, 2011 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why the fall is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.

Halloween Howl - Boo! - Wolf Conservation Center
October 29, 2011 - South Salem

Join ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr for the WCC's Halloween Howl. The wolves don't do tricks, but sharing a sunset howl is always a treat. Holiday appropriate goodies will be offered. Guests will also visit the WCC's endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Pre-registration required.

Family Art Project - The Masked Parade of the Hairy Insects - Wave Hill
October 29, 2011 - Bronx

Use materials of all shapes and sizes to create funny, fuzzy insect masks. Then take your ladybug, worker ant, or daddy long-legs for a stroll. Admission to the grounds is free until noon. Ecology Building.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
October 29, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Free classes instructed by a rotation of teachers include yoga, movement, and meditation, offered to breast cancer survivors and those seeking a holistic and supportive environment for healing. Ongoing Sundays.

Axial Theatre Company: 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
October 29, 2011 - Pleasantville

Two one-act plays: "Feathers Sometimes Soar on the Breath of God" and "The Magician," performed by members of the local Axial Theatre Company.

Howl-O-Ween Open House & Adoption Day - New Rochelle Humane Society
October 29, 2011 - New Rochelle

Meet the adoptable dogs & cats, tour the shelter, enjoy complimentary baked goods, shop for shelter merchandise, or have your pet microchipped.

Saturday Night Grooves - Playland Ice Casino
October 29, 2011 - Rye

Skate to the sounds of the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today.

Fall Foliage Hike - Trailside Nature Museum
October 29, 2011 - Cross River

Hike through the reservation to observe the fall colors and visit some of the best scenic views the park has to offer. Sturdy shoes and plenty of water are recommended, dress appropriately for weather.

Nature Toddler Walk - Cranberry Lake Preserve
October 29, 2011 - North White Plains

Toddlers and their grown-ups will make their way slowly down the trails in search of fascinating worms, sticks, and acorns. Bring a picnic lunch for afterwards, and let your child play with newfound friends.

Halloween Hair Raiser! - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
October 29, 2011 - Somers

Kids and adults of all ages can get spooked during the annual Halloween Hair-Raiser at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Somers during October and November. Themed "The Nightmare Before Christmas," the main house will be transformed into a haunted house featuring a two-tiered Lionel train that traverses the countryside from Halloween Town to Christmas Town via the polar express. In the main dining room, visitors can view the town's own Pumpkin King, along other scary characters. The younger set can get a feel for model trains by trying out a special children's train layout designed just for them. The train show and Halloween displays will be on view Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 3:30pm each day: October 22 and 23, 29 and 30, and November 5 and 6.

Dig-a-Tree Weekend - Marshlands Conservancy
October 29, 2011 - Rye

Be a part of an effort to help preserve the meadow habitat at Marshlands. Dig out native tree seedlings and saplings from the meadow and take them home. Please bring work gloves and shovels, if you have them. No power tools allowed. Meet at the visitor center for orientation.

Live Birds of Prey - Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary
October 29, 2011 - Rye

Join master falconer James Eyring and his birds of prey. Have a close encounter with hawks and owls and see them in action. Learn about the natural history of falconry and native raptors' habitats and adaptations.

Scared by the Sound Hardly Haunted Matinee - Playland Amusement Park
October 29, 2011 - Rye

The G-rated version of the walk-through style, interactive haunted house.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 29, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

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.

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.

Scarecrow Invasion - Lyndhurst
Through October 31, 2011 - Tarrytown

Walk among hundreds of scarecrows representing characters from the past, present, and future created by local elementary and intermediate students, and participate in a Scavenger Hunt. Daily through October 31.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's
Through October 31, 2011 - Yonkers

At the end of this family-friendly hayride, children receive a candy "treat." Through Monday, October 31.

Family Clay Workshops - ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange
Through November 12, 2011 - White Plains

In collaboration with the exhibition "Earth." Five Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12.

Weekly Infant Group - Westchester Reform Temple
Through November 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

A weekly group for infants and moms, led by the WRT Early Childhood Center's social worker, Brenda Stern. Topics will include formula, sleep, immunizations, siblings and nutrition, Learn something new, make new friends, and enjoy this special time.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Annual Marshlands Photography Exhibit - Marshlands Conservancy
Through November 30, 2011 - Rye

Photographs inspired by Marshlands. Weekends through November.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 1 to 2-1/2 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Pre-school Story Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Storied City: New York in Picture Book Art - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York has long held special appeal for the illustrators and writers of children's books. Storied City, showcasing original art from more than 35 picture books, examines the city's iconic landmarks, neighborhoods, parks, and modes of transportation. Featured illustrators include seven Caldecott Medal winners (Richard Egielski, Mordicai Gerstein, Jerry Pinkney, Brian Selznick, Marc Simont, David Small, and David Wiesner); several artists long associated with The New Yorker magazine (Maira Kalman, James McMullan, Roxie Munro, Edward Sorel), and many other leading illustrators from the world of children's books. Through December 31.

New York, New York! The 20th Century - Katonah Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2011 - Katonah

New York, New York! The 20th Century celebrates the city as muse to photographers, painters, and sculptors, encompassing the varied cultures and lifestyles of its inhabitants. The exhibition features over 50 works from the Norton collection, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper by Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Stuart Davis, Andreas Feininger, William Gropper, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, and Edward Steichen, among others. Through December 31, 2011.

Get Your Gears Turning - The Curious World of Patent Models - Hudson River Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Yonkers

America's manufacturing success is primarily due to the dreams and inventions of its many citizens. Few people realize that from the time Thomas Jefferson formed the U.S. Patent Office in 1790, and throughout the American Industrial Revolution, inventors were required to submit a working, scale model of their inventions, when applying for a patent. "Problem-solving with American ingenuity" is seen in more than 50 intricately crafted, working scale, one-of-a-kind models of inventions that were submitted to the U.S. Patent Office from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Intriguing to viewers of all ages, gadget- and invention-buffs, and everyday folks, the inventions are now a permanent part of our culture from the first patented rocking chair and foldout bed to a burglar alarm. The Rothschild Collection is the world's largest gathering of viewable U.S. Patent Models. Through January 1, 2012.

Elihu Vedder: Voyage on the Nile - Hudson River Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Yonkers

American painter Elihu Vedder journeyed up the Nile from December 1889 to April 1990 and recorded his fascination with Egypt's panoramas. He drew and painted the Nile's sand, cliffs and ancient ruins, often aboard a rented dahabeya, a traditional Egyptian houseboat. His artwork is presented, for the first time, in this exhibition. Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Through January 8, 2012.

Coral Reef Adventure - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Through January 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Voyage to coral reefs in the South Pacific to view their contribution to life on earth and the imminent dangers they face. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson with music by Crosby, Stills &?Nash.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

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