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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON OCTOBER 8

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

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
October 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 2011 - White Plains

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

Yom Kippur Celebration - Community Unitarian Church
October 08, 2011 - White Plains

A unique High Holiday celebration, 2011/5772, which acknowledges Jewish culture and historic connections with a distinctive humanistic approach. All are welcome. Please bring a dish for the break-fast. RSVP to Charlotte Klein at 914-218-8535, or email [email protected]

Turtle Trails - Teatown Lake Reservation
October 08, 2011 - Ossining

Where do turtles go as the weather turns colder? Join Erin, Teatown's turtle expert, to learn all about the hard-shelled creatures' survival strategies. RSVP required at x110.

'The Lady with All the Answers - the story of Ann Landers' - Laylon Theater
October 08, 2011 - Ossining

For decades, advice columnist Ann Landers answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples, and a multitude of others in need of advice. Late on a 1975 night in Landers' Chicago apartment, an ironic twist of events confronts her with a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. A Blueberry Pond Theatre Ensemble Production.

Eastchester Columbus Day Celebration - Lake Isle Country Club (Parking Lot)
October 08, 2011 - Eastchester

One of the largest traditional Columbus Day weekend celebrations in Westchester county. Through October 9. Carnival opens at 1pm October 8 and 9, and includes rides, games, local food, merchant vendors, live entertainment, fireworks by Grucci, and a Homemade Meatball Contest. Parade starts at 3:30pm Sunday, October 9. For more information: www.EastchesterColumbusDay.com.

Speak & Eat - Italian Cooking Class for Kids - La Piazza di Carolina
October 08, 2011 - Yonkers (Crestwood)

Kids will spend 90 minutes preparing authentic Italian cuisine while learning various Italian words and phrases. They'll learn learn the Italian translation to meals, ingredients, cooking terminology, and more while creating homemade pizza, pasta, traditional Italian dolci, and other favorites. Ages 3 and up, second Saturday of each month. Call to register.

Legend Celebration - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
October 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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.

GREASE - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 08, 2011 - Mamaroneck

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

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
October 08, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Puzzles. Parents and children enjoy independent, creative playtime together with the library's collection of puzzles. Location: Story Trove.

Fall Clean-up - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 08, 2011 - Yonkers

Lend a helping hand to keep Lenoir beautiful. Please bring work gloves; refreshments will be served. A great way for teenagers to earn community service hours.

Hawk Watch - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 08, 2011 - Yonkers

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

The Spooktacular Pumpkin Party - The New York Botanical Garden
October 08, 2011 - Bronx

Creepy hands-on fun. Spooky storytelling and puppet-making with Master Puppeteer, Ralph Lee. Enjoy seasonal treats courtesy of Whole Foods Market.

Wolves of Yellowstone - Wolf Conservation Center
October 08, 2011 - South Salem

A special talk about the wolves of Yellowstone National Park. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the WCC's endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
October 08, 2011 - South Salem

Two new ambassador wolf pups are now living in the center. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families. Take a short sunset hike to howl with the wolves. Bring flashlights and cameras. Weather-appropriate treats will be served. Pre-registration required.

Family Art Project - The Friendly Falcons and Their Friend the Snake - Wave Hill
October 08, 2011 - Bronx

Welcome back The Friendly Falcons and their Friend the Snake. Look for migrating hawks soaring, circling, and gliding above the Hudson, then create your very own wind sock or raptor and take flight. At 12:30, join in a performance by The Friendly Falcons. Ecology Building. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

FAMILY JAM featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
October 08, 2011 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 6 mos-5 years. Registration strongly suggested.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
October 08, 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.

Hands On: Egg Collecting - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
October 08, 2011 - Pocantico Hills

Kids pitch in to collect eggs. Note: children must be accompanied by at least one ticketed adult and all people attending the program must buy a ticket. Important: all participants must wear closed-toe shoes for this program.

Saturday Night Grooves - Playland Ice Casino
October 08, 2011 - Rye

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

Naturalist's Choice Hike - Trailside Nature Museum
October 08, 2011 - Cross River

Seasonal climate and weather will help play a role in deciding where this hike take place. A museum naturalist will select a trail and topic to find some of the exciting ecological events which are occurring.

Shelter Building - Cranberry Lake Preserve
October 08, 2011 - North White Plains

Naturalist Melissa Sullivan leads this hands-on program, and helps you make either a backyard clubhouse or an emergency shelter. Afterwards, climb in and find out if it can survive a sudden rainstorm.

MALFA Open House - Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Park
October 08, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Join members of MALFA and learn more about Croton Point's amazing history and pre-history as one of the richest pre-history archaeological sites in New York State.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
October 08, 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.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
October 08, 2011 - Peekskill

Children 5 and up (but younger children are welcome with a helping adult) are invited to drop in and do a simple craft activity.

Farmer's Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 15, 2011 - Katonah

For more information or for a full list of vendors visit the website at www.johnjayhomestead.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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