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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 4

October 4, 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 4, 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 4. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

First Saturdays for Families - Future Cities - New Museum
October 04, 2014 - New York

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
October 04, 2014 -

Richard Eyre's stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen's desperate lover, Don Jose. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langree share conducting duties.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
October 04, 2014 - Flatbush

The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned activities.

Target First Saturday - Brooklyn Museum
October 04, 2014 - Brooklyn

Target First Saturday celebrates the vibrant Latino communities in and around Brooklyn through music, talks, and dance.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
October 04, 2014 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
October 04, 2014 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
October 04, 2014 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
October 04, 2014 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
October 04, 2014 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
October 04, 2014 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
October 04, 2014 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12. 9am-12pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
October 04, 2014 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12. 9am-12pm.

Kids Club - Queens Center Mall-Lower Level, Jcpenney Wing
October 04, 2014 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Powered by National Geographic Kids, this a great opportunity for kids to learn in a fun, interactive setting featuring creative activities and games that focus on discovery through play. Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macys Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you.

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
October 04, 2014 - New York

Franco Zeffirelli's classic take on Puccini's most popular opera, the immortal tale of tragic young love, is set among the rooftops of bohemian Paris. The role of the fragile Mimi is shared by Angela Gheorghiu, Kristine Opolais, and Ekaterina Scherbachenko; the love-sick poet Rodolfo is sung by Bryan Hymel and Ramon Vargas; Riccardo Frizza conducts.

FAMILY AFFAIR: ART IN THE MARKETPLACE - Bronx Museum of the Arts
October 04, 2014 - Bronx

What is the marketplace? Is it more than just a place to buy and sell goods? Explore the role of art in the marketplace by creating artwork inspired by Terence Gower's Superpuesto, a temporary pavilion commissioned by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with the Andrew Freedman Home for Beyond the Supersquare. Join in an afternoon filled with activities for the entire family! Pre-register to skip the line at http://goo.gl/rPsJRB. Family Affair is made possible with support from Con Edison, The David Rockefeller Fund, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, and New York Yankees Foundation.

Events for Youth and Families: Lou Gallo and The Very Hungry Band - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
October 04, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Lou Gallo is one of those rare children's performers who is as beloved by children as he is by adults. His most recent CD, Walk the Dog, has garnered praise from such children's music luminaries as Laurie Berkner. Eschewing the sugar-coated performance styles so often directed at young people, Lou brings to every performance a down-to-earth sense of play and freshness that is instantly captivating for all ages. With 17 years of experience in New York City's children's music scene, his performances are always polished yet playful.

Hudson Hop and Harvest - Riverfront Green
October 04, 2014 - Peekskill

Food, craft beer, and live music.

The Afghan Whigs - Beacon Theatre
October 04, 2014 - New York

The Afghan Whigs perform in support of their first all-new album in 16 years, Do to the Beast. With special guest Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires.

New York Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
October 04, 2014 -

Join Spirit Cruises New York for a positively inspiring experience on their Gospel Lunch Cruises. You will enjoy a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir while you dine on our delicious lunch buffet and cruise the Hudson River. Boarding at 11:30am.

Lykke Li - Radio City Music Hall
October 04, 2014 - New York

Lykke Li is a Swedish singer-songwriter whose music often blends elements of indie pop, alternative, and electronic; various instruments can also be found in her songs, including violins, synthesizers, tambourines, trumpets, saxophones, and cellos. Li possesses the vocal range of a soprano.

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion - New York Live Arts Theater
Through October 04, 2014 - New York

New York Live Arts' second Resident Commissioned Artist Kyle Abraham will present three all-new world premieres over two programs, "The Watershed" and "When the Wolves Come In." No performances 9/28-29.

Halloween Harvest Pie Eating Contest - Luna Park
October 04, 2014 - Brooklyn

Amateur competitive eaters unite! Luna Park is holding our pie eating contest Saturday October 4th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Battle competitors and consume as much pie as you can for the chance to win $250! Enter today!

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 04, 2014 - New York

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
October 04, 2014 - Old Bethpage

New York State's longest running County Fair. Prize-winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals, brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon rides, pony rides, and more.

Motion Lab - New York Transit Museum
October 04, 2014 - Brooklyn

The science of motion, done right for our youngest transportation engineers. Experiment with ramps and tracks, wings and wheels, things that glide and things that slide.

In the Neighborhood with CMA at Boerum House & Home - Boerum House and Home
October 04, 2014 - Boerum Hill

Join the Children's Museum of the Arts for a free hands-on art making workshop sponsored by Boerum House & Home. Taking inspiration from their neighborhood and the many exciting buildings in NYC, young artists will brainstorm and design their own unique building! Using cardboard, tape and collage materials, they will work with CMA Teaching Artists to create their own building for the collaborative neighborhood or to take home. Advanced registration is required.

QUANTUM - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 04, 2014 - Brooklyn

Developed by Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and German visual artist Julius von Bismarck while in residence at CERN, the world's largest particle physics lab, QUANTUM takes the quark as muse, fusing choreography and installation art into an ode to subatomic randomness.

La Roux - Terminal 5
October 04, 2014 - New York

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 04, 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.

High Holiday Children's Services - Chabad of the Rivertowns
October 04, 2014 - Dobbs Ferry

Warm, friendly, and spirited High Holiday services and program designed for children. No membership required, and all are welcome. Please RSVP.

Neighborhood Family Concerts - Bargemusic
October 04, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Bargemusic presents Admission Free Neighborhood Family Concerts. Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly performance including a Q&A session with the musicians.

Hawk Day at Lenoir Presrve - Lenoir Nature Center
October 04, 2014 - Yonkers

The Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester will present Jim Eyring, Master Falconer, and his live hawk program. This will be preceded by a hawk watch on the Great Lawn at Lenoir Preserve from 9am-12pm, where hawks migrating down the Hudson River flyway will be observed.

Fall Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
October 04, 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.

U-Pick - Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center
October 04, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

Visit Westchester's only U-Pick vegetable operation, and harvest organically grown vegetables and flowers on Saturdays at Hilltop Hanover Farm. Perfect for family trips and outings with friends; bring a picnic lunch and explore the hiking trails. U-pick gate closes promptly at 4pm. Check the website for available produce weekly.

'The Old Man and The Old Moon' - The New Victory Theater
October 04, 2014 - Theater District Times Square

The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. elevates traditional storytelling to high art in the fantastical, song-filled play The Old Man and the Old Moon. After nearly a lifetime of tending to the old moon (which leaks its liquid light daily), an old man abandons his post when his wife unexpectedly leaves home. With spirited folk music, inventive theatrical effects and a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, the wunderkinds of PigPen perform a folk-rock fable about light, love and an epic journey to the End of the World.

Illuminating Illusions! - Long Island Science Center
October 04, 2014 - Riverhead

Discover the science behind magic tricks and make an optical illusion to take home.

The Good Life Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
October 04, 2014 - New York

Each and Every Saturday at Highline Ballroom. Tickets and table reservations call 347-277-3322 or email juniorsvip@gmail.com

En Plein Air Art Workshop - Queens Botanical Garden
October 04, 2014 - Flushing

Participants will use the Garden as their muse and hone their artisitc skills with charcoal and pencil drawing. Taught by exhibiting artist Elaine Hajian. Materials are provided or participants may bring their own. Registration required.

I AM AN ARTIST - New York Public Library, George Bruce branch
October 04, 2014 - Harlem

Children ages 7-12 learn to explore who they are and find their strengths through the arts. A brief art history lesson before each art-making process introduces kids to historical and contemporary artists and movements.

Raptors on the Wing - Teatown Lake Reservation
October 04, 2014 - Ossining

It's migration season for raptors as they take wing to fly south. Meet Teatown's raptor ambassadors and find out the migration stories that make them take flight. Not suitable for children younger than 5.

Book Buddies: Bayside - Bayside Library
October 04, 2014 - Bayside

Reading is fun-damental. Children ages 4-8 team up with a teen reading partner.

Saturn:Part of Scale Model of the Solar System - NY Hall of Science
October 04, 2014 - Corona

NYSCI is hosting Chris Burden?s Saturn, a metal ball bearing and integral component of "Scale Model of the Solar System," a Queens-wide public art installation that is part of the Queens Museum?s exhibition ?Bringing the World into the World.? The sun, a 13-inch wooden ball, will be installed inside the Queens Museum?s Panorama. All of the planets are located throughout the borough according to their distance from the sun in the actual solar system. The remaining outer planets will be housed in locales that include the Queens Zoo and Tortilleria Nixtamal. Maps featuring the locations of all of Burden's planets available inside the museum.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
October 04, 2014 - Long Island City

Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess? Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess, but want to be something else? Princess Particular can! This new musical starring Cari McHugh as Princess Particular, as well as Mary Lauren, Kimberly Wilpon, Lee Goffin-Bonenfant, Miranda Kahn, and more! Directed by Lena Moy-Bergen.

Woolly Bear Caterpillars - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
October 04, 2014 - Cornwall

Visitors can take a close look at these legendary little creatures. After releasing some caterpillars back into the field, stay and make a Woolly Bear craft to take home. For adults with or without children and children ages 5 and older.

Pumpkin Patch Match - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 04, 2014 - Douglaston

Celebrate the fall harvest in a make-believe pumpkin patch! Kids will pick funny-faced pumpkins for use in a matching game and meet some pumpkin-colored animals. Other activities include pumpkin decorating, stories, songs, and a snack. Participants must be toilet trained. Registration required.

Tooth Be Told:Carnivores, Herbivores, Oh My! - Alley Pond Environmental Center
October 04, 2014 - Douglaston

Learn about animal teeth and how they relate to the food it consumes. See a live animal presentation, then take a walk to observe and identify nature?s animals and what they might be consuming. Program concludes with omnivore (us) tooth functioning demonstration (let's eat!). Build a nutritious salad snack and enjoy. Children ages 7 and up are welcome as long as they are accompanied by a participating parent.

Open House - Hug Music
October 04, 2014 - Forest Hills

This newly opened music school will offer demo group classes for several programs including Hug Me for toddlers and free 20-minute trial lessons on guitar, piano, or song-writing for children (4 and older) to adults. Hug Music emphasizes the importance of children having access to high-quality live music from an early age. In order to maximize each child’s potential, each group consists of 4 to 5 children. They use original composition and musical activities and classes are focused on improving both musical skills and children's healthy development using an enjoyable and success-oriented approach. Seats are limited and reservation is required. First-time customers only. Enroll for a semester during this event and receive $20 off tuition.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
October 04, 2014 - Lido Beach

Interested in art, dance, yoga, drumming, music, or more? Then join in for Saturday morning arts, recreation, and socialization. Visit the website for more information. You must RSVP for this event.

Pinch Pots - Long Island Children's Museum
October 04, 2014 - Garden City

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

GEM HUNT - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 04, 2014 - Scarsdale

Think rocks are dull and boring? Think again! Discover the treasures of the earth while learning about many local gems and crystals. Each participant gets a geode to take home. Two sessions for different age groups.

M.A.K.U. SoundSystem - Drumming Workshop - Flushing Town Hall Garden
October 04, 2014 - Flushing

A participatory class, beginning with a basic history of folk music, with hands-on use of the three, main traditional Colombian drums: Llamador, Alegre & Tambora. Open to anyone with an interest in learning the drums - no prior experience necessary. Call to reserve your drum. "a very electric, psychedelic band." (ROB WEISBERG FOR NPR)

M.A.K.U. SoundSystem - Dance Party Concert - Flushing Town Hall Garden
October 04, 2014 - Flushing

Bring your dancing shoes! This immigrant band truly puts on an explosive party, embodying an active quest for identity through sound. With hints of Colombian Folklore, Psychedelic-rock, jazz & Caribbean grooves, their lyrics talk about love, hardships, culture, and the immigrant experience. They've taken their fiery grooves on tour across the U.S. and internationally, including Colombia, Canada and Africa.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - Field Library
October 04, 2014 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts with a helping adult. No sign-up required.

The Legend Behind the 'Legend' - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 04, 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 hudsonvalley.org/events/legend-behind-legend. Oct. 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25-26, 31, and Nov. 1-2.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
October 04, 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 hudsonvalley.org/events/irvings-legend. Please note: Parking for this event is at Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.

Horseman's Hollow 2014 - Philipsburg Manor
October 04, 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 hudsonvalley.org/events/horsemans-hollow.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 04, 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 hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze or call 914-366-6900. Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31, Nov. 1-2, 6-9, and 14-16.

Around the World: Creative Kids - Stepping Stones Museum
October 04, 2014 - Norwalk

The Around the World Destination this month is Ethiopia. Learn how woven baskets play a major role in Ethiopian culture and society and are seen as functional, decorative and sacred items throughout the country. Then, weave your own basket. Tickets required. Space is limited. For children ages 2 and older.

Drop-in Moving Image Studio:Animation Takeover - The Museum of The Moving Image
October 04, 2014 - Astoria

Inspiration taken from the exhibition What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, animation activities will take over the studio. Working with Museum educators, children will make their own media projects inspired by the exhibition. Using pencils, crayons, cameras, computers, and tablets, they will be able to create a character sketch, draw a flipbook, make a short animated video, and more. This program is for children ages 7 -11 accompanied by an adult, or 12 and older on their own.

Children's Garden Fall Sessions - Queens Botanical Garden
October 04, 2014 - Flushing

Autumn leaves mean it�s time for fall fun. Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore QBG's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce. It's all about honeybees! Kids will learn about the local resident bees at QBG. Taste some of their honey and make a rolled beeswax candle to take home.

Campfire and Stargazing - Trumbull Nature and Arts Center
October 04, 2014 - Trumbull

Come sit by the campfire for stories and to learn about the stars.

Pumpkin Picking - Historic Richmond Town
October 04, 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.

Mixed up Vehicles Books - New York Transit Museum
October 04, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Create and color your very own fantasy vehicles! Amphibious buses? Trains with wings? Mix and match your favorite things in this silly bookmaking workshop.

Moo at the Zoo - Queens Zoo
October 04, 2014 - Corona

Moo at the Zoo celebrates the season and all things domestic, from the zoo's Flemish giant rabbits to its massive Texas Longhorns. Check out animal keeper chats, cheese-making demos, hands-on butter making, a cow milking simulator, farm-themed crafts, and special giveaways from Organic Valley. Also, don't miss the chance to feed a llama, goat, or other corral critter.

Aquebogue Elementary School Craft/Chinese Auction - Aquebogue Elementary School
October 04, 2014 - Aquebogue

The fair will feature handcrafted items, raffles and food.

The Open Studio for Teens - Parrish Art Museum
October 04, 2014 - Water Mill

On the first Saturday of the month, the Open Studio is reserved for intermediate and high school students. Young artists develop observation, drawing, and painting skills with guidance from experienced instructors and inspiration from the Parrish’s permanent collection. Space is limited. visit parrishart.org or call 631-283-2118 ext. 130 to register.

Willy Wonka - BayWay Arts Center
October 04, 2014 - East Islip

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
October 04, 2014 - East Northport

Children ages 6 months - 8 years will enjoy games, crafts, gymnastics, and free play while you enjoy a night out. Experienced, friendly staff and restaurant discounts available.

Fall Festival - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
October 04, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

At this environmental festival you'll enjoy fun, games, food and fishing for kids under 12 years. Fishing gear will be provided.

Children's Service Yom Kippur - Cooper Union Rose Auditorium
October 04, 2014 - Greenwich Village

A Yom Kippur service specifically for children and families to participate in the holiday.

Fall Family Festival Weekend - Planting Fields Arboretum- Coe Hall Mansion
October 04, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music with the Das Liederhosen German PolkaBand, jumbo garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, pumpkin decorating station, potato sack races, watercolor demonstrations, bounce house, haunted maze, food and beer tastings (in the hay barn courtyard) of autumn provided by Perwinkles Cafe, dahlia garden open and Coe Hall Open.

PumpkinFest 2014 - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
October 04, 2014 - Yaphank

There will be wagon rides, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, craft and food vendors, pony rides, Bounce Village, live music, children's crafts, Spirit of Long Island Mounted Drill team performance, and more.

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys - Symphony Space
October 04, 2014 - Upper West Side

This Upper West Side native and her band seamlessly meld pop, jazz, folk, and Caribbean influences into a high-spirited morning of gorgeous music.

The Clown's Jack and the Beanstalk - Vanderbilt Carriage House
October 04, 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.

Sega of America Presents Sonic Boom 2014 Fan Event - Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom
October 04, 2014 - Midtown

SEGA of America and Sonic the Hedgehog are racing full speed to NYC to host the greatest fan celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog in the world! As a part of the inaugural New York Super Week and New York Comic Con, the event will feature live performances by Sonic musicians Jun Senoue, Tomoya Ohtani, Ted Poley, and Tony Harnell, an extended look at the brand new Sonic Boom Universe—new video games, toy line, TV Series, entertainment and much more. Visit ticketmaster.com for tickets.

Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series 2014 - Madison Square Park
October 04, 2014 - Flatiron District

Devoted to folk, blues and Americana, this series of shows pairs established and up-and-coming artists. Today, enjoy the jams of Dom Flemons (4pm) and The Brain Cloud (3pm).

Kid-preneur - Spaces@520 -Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
October 04, 2014 - Midtown

Foundations for Success, Inc. offers a four-weekend workshop for kids 10-16 to explore entrepreneurship. Parents are invited to attend the last class to see students pitch their ideas. Classes are limited, so sign up today! Think of “Jr. Shark Tank” Students will learn: The basics of entrepreneurship and what it takes to start up a business How to develop a business idea (bring in your ideas) How to make money with a new business How to put a team together How to find out if there are customers for your product. What is a business plan? Why do you need one? Pitch your business idea.

Inventors 101 - Spaces@520 -Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York
October 04, 2014 - Midtown

A four-weekend workshop for kids 10-16 to learn how to take an idea for an invention and make it reality. Discuss the problem you are solving with your invention idea, how to research the idea, how the invention will solve the problem, what to name your invention and how to make it real. Learn how to create a prototype and how to protect your idea. Parents are invited to attend the last class to see students present their invention ideas. Classes are limited, so sign up today!

Ancient Chinese Arts Today: Ribbon Dancing - New-York Historical Society
October 04, 2014 - Upper West Side

Children will discover the art and athleticism of ribbon dancing, a thousand-year-old art that is performed during times of celebration in China. Led by a professional dancer from the New York Chinese Cultural Center, children will also learn some simple Chinese vocabulary while picking up dance techniques. After, families can explore the fascinating history of trade and immigration between China and the United States in the exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. RSVP at familyprograms@nyhistory.org.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: GLOWING GOO - Sony Plaza Atrium, Sony Wonder Technology Lab
October 04, 2014 - Upper East Side

ave you ever wanted to glow like a firefly? Roll up your sleeves and get messy making some icky, slimy glowing goo of your own! With a dose of science and some careful mixing, you’ll be making a special concoction of slimy glowing proportions. Reservations for up to four children can be made by calling 212-833-8100 x3. Reservations can be made Monday-Friday beginning two weeks prior to the event date.

Rita Wilson - Cafe Carlyle
Through October 04, 2014 - New York

Amityville AppleFest - Amityville Village
October 04, 2014 - Amityville

This year’s annual Amityville AppleFest is bigger and better than ever with master pumpkin carving demonstrations (11am-3pm), pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses and kiddy rides. In addition to the festival’s new attractions, the Amityville Rotary Club will be selling apples, the Amityville Historical Society will have a fantastic antique sale and the Amityville Chamber of Commerce will have its family friendly Paint-A-Pumpkin Patch. The Town of Babylon Showstage will be rocking with entertainment coordinated by Revolution Music Hall and the Village of Amityville Gazebo will have a DJ as well as dancing and martial arts demonstrations.

Fall Art Workshop for Children Ages 5-11 - Guild Hall
October 04, 2014 - East Hampton

Children will receive a short guided tour of the Robert Motherwell exhibition, where they will learn about the artist’s use of sand and paper and then create their own sand paintings or paper collages drawing upon the shapes of autumn as the inspiration for their own abstract expressions. Citarella is graciously providing a platter of cookies for the young aspiring artists to snack on (and to take home). Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office 3 hours prior to curtain; theatermania.com; or 1-866-811-4111.

Arts In The Plaza - Arts In The Plaza-City Hall
October 04, 2014 - Long Beach

Your inspiring arts and music marketplace! Free Kids' Art Station. Live music and cultural performances.

Arts In The Plaza - Arts In The Plaza-City Hall
October 04, 2014 - Long Beach

Your inspiring arts and music marketplace! Free Kids' Art Station. Live music and cultural performances.

Child I.D. Day - Rey Insurance
October 04, 2014 - Sleepy Hollow

One of the most important tools for law enforcement when searching for a missing child is an up-to-date, good quality photo along with descriptive information. A Child ID kit is a simple yet effective tool to help families maintain current photos of and descriptive information about their children. Learn what you can do to create a happier, safe environment for our children. Bring the family for a day of fun, festivities, and valuable safety tips. All children will receive a FREE Identification Card, including child's photo, digital fingerprints, and other vital information. Enjoy painting pumpkins, giveaways, Ernie the big blue safety dog, and Sleepy Hollow's finest with their Halloween-decorated fire truck.

The Laugh Button Live at Comic Con's New York Super Week with Sirius XM Comedy Presents Mike Lawrence's 'Days of Future Laughs' - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 04, 2014 - New York

A skewing of pop culture by Comedy Central's Midnight star Mike Lawrence!

The Laugh Button Live at Comic Con's New York's Super Week with Siriux XM Comedy Presents Gary Gulman, Yannis Pappas, Monroe Martin, Jena Kingsley, Aaron Berg, Crystian Ramirez, and more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 04, 2014 - New York

The Laugh Button Live at Comic Con's New York Super Week with Siriux XM Comedy Presents Janeane Garofalo, Dan Soder, Mike Lawrence, Kurt Metzger, Big Jay Oakerson, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
October 04, 2014 - New York

Stryper w/Saviour - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 04, 2014 - New York

Parents' Night Out - Juguemos A Cantar
October 04, 2014 - South Slope

Kids have pizza, watch a movie, and relax with friends while you enjoy a quiet adult evening out. Children 3-10 year of age. Must be potty trained.

Go Fish! Family Concerts and Fishing off the pier! - Wagner Park
October 04, 2014 - New York

Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Art projects, bird watching, and music at 12:30 pm. Performance by Michael Hill & Friends who will serenade anglers with fishing blues.

BRENTWOOD FD TO HOST HUGE ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE, FIRE PREVENTION DAY - Brentwood Fire Department
October 04, 2014 - Brentwood

The Brentwood Fire Department will host its annual Open House, one of the largest such events in the region. Every year, thousands of Long Island residents visit the department and take part in fire prevention activities. Special attention will be paid this year to educating the public on the importance of smoke detectors to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Month theme. It will feature a wide array of activities including tours of the fire trucks and fire house, firefighting demonstrations, food, entertainment and a visit by Sparky the Fire Dog. Community members will be able to win free smoke detectors to promote public and personal fire safety. October is National Fire Prevention Month. For more information on how to protect yourself from the dangers of fire, visit nfpa.org.

Family Day: Art & Animals - Bellarmine Museum of Art
October 04, 2014 - Fairfield

Enjoy a day exploring the museum.

Cho's Taekwondo Open House - Cho's Tae Kwon Do
October 04, 2014 - Greenwich

Cho's Taekwondo invites guests of all ages to visit the school for our Open House. Many fun activities, games, snacks and most importantly free Taekwondo lessons for all. Guests who participate in a class on 10/4 will also break a board for free! Discounted rates offered to new students who sign up on 10/4 or the week after the event (10-15% off All Memberships for new students) Class options 4-6 yr olds - 10am 7-11 yr olds - 10:45am 12+ yr olds - 11:45am Games, info, snacks & demos all morning!

World Animal Day - Java cafe
October 04, 2014 - Westport

International Animal Rescue (IAR) and Java cafe in Westport are teaming up on World Animal Day to raise vital funds for suffering animals. Java is donating 15% of sales in support of this great cause. Ccome for a coffee and a bite to eat and learn more about IAR's mission.

Free Open Play - Love To Pieces Enrichment Center
Through October 04, 2014 - South Setauket

Take advantage of two Free Open play sessions on Oct. 2 10-1 and Oct. 4 10-2. Meet friends, visit our center and have fun.

Christopher Morley Park Fall Into Fun Carnival - Christopher Morley Park
October 04, 2014 - Roslyn

Stunning Park Setting, POP rides, International Foods, Fun For The Whole Family!

Spooky Selfie Set - Staten Island Mall
October 04, 2014 - Staten Island

October will be scary fun at Staten Island Mall as it hosts a ghoulishly grand “selfie set,” with cut-out sections and props. Visitors can let out their inner monsters and become part of the haunted photo set during all mall hours, beginning October 4. Month-long Saturday programming begins on October 4. October 4th Schedule: • 12:00 pm: DJ/MC Welcome. • 12:15 pm: Introduction from Athena Zhe, renowned special effects makeup artist and star of SyFy Television’s “Face Off” season two. • 12:30 pm: Kids Group Game. • 12:45 pm: Halloween Adventure Fashion Show. • 1:00 pm: Athena Zhe demonstrates special effects makeup. • 1:15 pm: Spooky Story Time. • 1:30 pm: Halloween Adventure Fashion Show. • 1:45 pm: Athena Zhe demonstrates special effects makeup. • 2:00 pm: Program concludes. In October, Staten Island Mall has partnered with Autism Speaks to create the “Boo Pledge,” a campaign to build public awareness around how the community can serve families affected by autism this Halloween. An Autism Speaks craft table will be featured during Saturday events. The mall has also partnered with retailer Halloween Adventure to encourage visitors to bring gently used costumes for donation to local underprivileged schools in October. All activities are free and open to the public. Children and adults are encouraged to dress in costume for the occasion.

Bear Mountain Cruises - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
Through October 05, 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.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that featured Nelson Rockefeller's non-Western art collection. The announcement by Rockefeller of an agreement to transfer his collection to the Metropolitan was made in 1969 and in January 1982 the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing opened to the public. The exhibition highlights some 50 masterpieces and many unpublished documents selected from the more than 3,000 Rockefeller gifts encompassing three areas - Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; it will reveal Mr. Rockefeller's vision for The Museum of Primitive Art, the first institution dedicated entirely to the artistic excellence of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum's collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 200 works, by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

Ivana Muller - New York Live Arts Theater
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Returning to the Live Arts theater for the first time since the 2008 Dance Theater Workshop performances of While We Were Holding It Together (also presented in partnership with FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival), Ivana Muller presents two thought-provoking works, Partituur and We Are Still Watching.

Cia. Union Tanguera - Joyce Theater
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

The celebrated French/Argentinean company is an ensemble of extraordinary dancers and musicians who weave together sensuality and human emotion through the dance and music of contemporary and traditional Argentinean tango. Set to classic tango recordings and original compositions played live by a quartet of Buenos Aires' finest musicians, Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night) examines with humor the desires and fears that are revealed in the course of a late-night milonga.

Godfrey - Gotham Comedy Club
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

GODFREY is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit. Growing up in Chicago, he constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and being an all-around class clown. Godfrey's Nigerian parents unknowingly encouraged his bad behavior by showing him classic comedy films from an early age. While performing impressions of his college football teammates, Godfrey realized his irreverent style of comedy might be more than just a hobby.

Modern Sky Festival - Central Park
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Modern Sky Festival NYC Lineup Saturday October 4 | 5pm - 10pm Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor Liars Re-TROS (Rebuilding The Rights of Statues) The Blood Brothers Zhang Xuan Sunday October 5 | 2pm - 8:30pm Cat Power Stars The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) Second Hand Rose Tongue Queen Sea Big Shark Lenka Omnipotent Youth Society

La Traviata - Madison Theatre
Through October 05, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Madison Theatre partners with the Long Island Opera to present a fully staged production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. The story of the “fallen woman”, Violetta, captures the imaginations of audiences with its endless vocal and dramatic possibilities. Filled with love, deception, and intrigue, La Traviata is a timeless journey that proves the enduring strength of a woman’s passion. Conductor: Daniel Boico from Long Island Director: Anne-Julia Audray Set designer: Luis Da Cruz Costume designer: Anthony Paul Showtimes: Saturday, October 4th at 8 pm Sunday, October 5th at 3 pm

Our Lady Of Lourdes Bazaar - Our Lady of Lourdes
Through October 05, 2014 - Malverne

A Parish celebration and community gathering! POP Rides, games, food, and entertainment!

San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons - San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons
Through October 05, 2014 - Hampton Bays

This annual event will be held this year on October 4th & 5th, starting at 10am on Good Ground Road in Hampton Bays, NY. It is a community event full of Italian and local food, parade, live music, dancing, artisan vendors, Grucci fireworks, carnival, Vespa and Fiat raffles, eating contest, and primarily lots of family and community fun. With over 30,000 in attendance in each of the past years for this 2-day event, the Feast has become a highly anticipated fall event, not just within our community but from many event goers from near and far. Like our FB page San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons, Inc.

San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons - San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons
Through October 05, 2014 - Hampton Bays

This community event is full of Italian and local food, parade, live music, dancing, artisan vendors, Grucci fireworks, carnival, Vespa and Fiat raffles, eating contest and family and community fun. With over 30,000 in attendance in each of the past years for this 2-day event, the Feast has become a highly anticipated Fall event.

Fall, Football & $20 Off - Del Frisco's Grille
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant and Bar Celebrates National Taco Day - Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Marlin Bar
Through October 05, 2014 - NY

Saturday, October 4th is National Taco Day, and Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Marlin Bar (551 Fifth Ave at 45th Street) is offering a special menu catering to the holiday! On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy six different kinds of tacos ranging from jerk chicken to ahi tuna. Let Tommy Bahama take care of the meal while you relax and enjoy the tacos ($12-$19.50), which pair perfectly with their special Spiked Guacamole ($10) and one of their signature island-inspired cocktails. This exciting menu will not disappoint!

8th Anniversary Celebration - Benjamin Steakhouse
Through October 06, 2014 - New York

Benjamin Steakhouse celebrates 8 years with 8 days of extended happy hour, all day long.

Nicholas Krushenick, Early Paintings - Garth Greenan Gallery
Through October 11, 2014 - New York

The exhibition offers a detailed view of Krushenick's work from 1961 to 1963 - the period of time during which the artist first developed his signature "pop abstract" style - with nine of his brilliantly colored, abstract paintings, as well as a selection of collages and preparatory drawings, many of which have never before been exhibited.

Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 12, 2014 - New York

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early 20th century and cover scientific disciplines from anthropology to astronomy to zoology. Reproductions of rare scientific illustrations that will be displayed in the gallery include a rhinoceros taken directly from Albrecht Durer's 1515 woodcut, lithographs of the mysterious aye-aye lemur from Sir Richard Owen's Monograph on the Aye-aye, and Robert Hooke's engraved images of what were once startling microscopic views of familiar items and animals in Micrographia.

NYC Makers - The MAD Biennial - Museum of Arts & Design
Through October 12, 2014 - New York

The Museum of Arts and Design transforms itself into a nexus for NYC's leading makers -- artists, artisans, and designers -- through this first exhibition to be organized under the leadership of MAD's new director Glenn Adamson. Exemplifying the Museum's commitment to making across all creative fields, the exhibition draws together approximately 100 works by a diverse range of highly skilled and inventive individuals from throughout the five boroughs, from established artists and designers, to expert artisans who work behind the scenes to create objects and experiences that we encounter on a daily basis. Marking the first in a series of exhibitions examining the culture of making in urban communities, the exhibition highlights the interconnected web of cultural production in New York City today and the importance of craft in contemporary life.

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsaio-hsien - Museum of the Moving Image
Through October 12, 2014 - Astoria

Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Wave, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes, largely static camera positions, and a radically elliptical approach to storytelling, is instantly recognizable in such widely acclaimed movies as Flowers of Shanghai, The Puppetmaster, Café Lumière, A City of Sadness, Dust in the Wind, and The Flight of the Red Balloon. The retrospective Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien includes all of Hou's seventeen feature films a

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