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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON OCTOBER 8

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by Daily Kids Events Editor October 8, 2014

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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.

Sukkah Soul-cial - Chabad of the Rivertowns
October 08, 2014 - Dobbs Ferry

Nourish body and soul with soups and salads in the Sukkah. Join in the community spirit and fun on the first night of Sukkot! Open to all ages. Please RSVP by phone.

Saturn:Part of Scale Model of the Solar System - NY Hall of Science
October 08, 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.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
October 08, 2014 - Peekskill

Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's Lego Club. No sign-up required.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
October 08, 2014 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. No sign-up required.

Open Gym at JW Tumbles Rye Brook - JW Tumbles Rye Brook
October 08, 2014 - Rye Brook

Open play time in the gym. Kids ages 4 months-9 years get a chance to play in the gym - a safe and clean environment free from the cold or heat. Continuous supervision by a parent or caregiver is required.

Knitting at the Mount Kisco Library - Mt. Kisco Public Library
October 08, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Learn to knit at the library! If you already know how to knit (or crochet) bring your current project and enjoy a visit with other knitters and crocheters. Beginners: bring a pair of size 8 or 10 straight knitting needles and a skein of yarn. This program is free and open to knitters and crocheters of all skill levels, ages 10 and older. Registration is not required. For more information call 914-666-8041. Knitting will meet upstairs in the small meeting room.

The Ultimate Willy Wonka Party - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Theater #4
October 08, 2014 - Yonkers

Enjoy a screening of the original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (rated G, 110 mins., 1971) with two of the actors Paris Themmen (Mike TeeVee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt). There will be a full Q & A after the screening, so kids can ask Mike TeeVee what it was like to be so tiny, and find out what happened to Veruca after she was dumped down the Bad Egg chute. Every member of the audience will also receive a special-edition Wonka poster signed by Paris and Julie. There'll be bubbles for everyone, candies to eat along with the kids on screen, and more. Children ages 6 and older will be allowed only with a parent guardian.

The Storefront Project: Outside In - Three Artists' Fresh Perspectives in Landscape - Pelham Art Center
Through October 16, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the fourth Storefront Project, Outside In - Three Artists' Fresh Perspectives in Landscape. Outside In features the work of Phil Laughlin, Scott Robinson, and Katie Urban. Each artist is invited to fill one window in Storefront 156, representing and considering landscape in ways that demonstrate expansive possibilities and diverse perspectives. Curated by ArtShape Mammoth. On view Sept. 27 through Oct. 16. About The Storefront Project Pelham Art Center's Storefront Project activates empty and underused storefronts in downtown Pelham, NY, by installing temporary "pop-up" art exhibitions by emerging artists. These street-level exhibitions serve to energize both the space and the streetscape, continuously refreshing the cultural environment of downtown Pelham. Exhibitions of painting, photography, and other two-dimensional work, along with sculpture and installations will each be shown for roughly one month. The Storefront Project is part of PAC's larger Public Art Program, which includes sculpture and installation exhibitions in the Pelham Art Center courtyard for enjoyment by the public. Free arts programming positively impacts the neighborhood, stimulates local businesses, and builds community by attracting residents and new visitors to an arts destination. An open call was published in April, inviting artists to respond to one or more of the following criteria when submitting a proposal: site-specificity, community building, public engagement, interactivity, history of Pelham/Westchester County/New York, and/or the importance of creating and sustaining public spaces. For more information on how to apply, visit Pelham Art Center's website at pelhamartcenter.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with 12 proposals accepted per year. All work is for sale and inquiries can be made through Pelham Art Center. Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

Exhibit: Natural Enemies - Pelham Art Center
Through October 25, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present Natural Enemies, opening on Sept. 12 and running through Oct. 25. One artist group and seven artists will exhibit a diverse collection of artwork ranging from performance artifacts from an Ideological Tug of War to sculptural wooden wall objects. Viewers can explore a Collage Formation with sculpture based on a chicken liver to the duality of Martha Stewart vs. Martha Rosler. This group exhibition explores the inherent conflicts in human nature and the prevailing ideologies that influence and motivate our existence on an emotional and intellectual level. Curated by Elizabeth Saperstein. Reason vs. Emotion. Sacrifice vs. Self-interest. The theme of human nature has inspired countless works of art and literature throughout history. Philosophers, economists, and ecologists continue to develop new lines of inquiry and theories to explain the subject. One popular theory suggests that our daily thoughts and actions are inextricably linked to underlying impulses in human behavior that may undermine the dominant notion of reason as the ultimate arbiter of decision-making. Another theory challenges homo economicus - that perhaps humans are not by nature cruel and motivated by self-interest, but more inclined to share, give, and cooperate. "Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive, and potentially orderly and constructive," observed the cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. Today, even at the most prosaic levels, we are chided to "make smart choices," which implies choosing between right and wrong, for one set of values against another. Whether addressing notions of what drives opposing values or reflecting on an increasingly rapacious culture, the exhibit presents an opportunity to start a conversation about integrating a better understanding of human nature - our beliefs, assumptions, and morality - into the way in which we communicate and conduct ourselves. Participating artists: Inga Dorosz, Loren Eiferman, Dahlia Elsayed, The Ladies' Auxiliary, Erik Parker; Tom Sanford, Barbara Weissberger, and Jeremy Willis. Admission is free and open to the public. An opening reception and free all-ages art workshop will be held on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-8pm with an artist and curator talk at 7pm. A panel discussion will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30pm. About the Artists: INGA DOROSZ Inga Dorosz received her B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and an MFA in New Genres from Stanford University. Dorosz has exhibited her photographs, videos, and drawings at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Oregon; and Kunstraum Arcade Galerie, Austria, among others. She has been in residence at Djerassi; Atlantic Center for the Arts; AIR Krems, Austria; and Skriduklaustur, Iceland. She lives and works in San Francisco. Her work investigates place through abstracted depictions of specific locations based on intensive research of cultural history and environmental interests. LOREN EIFERMAN "My work can be called the ultimate recycling: where I take the detritus of nature and turn it into a new art. Nothing in my studio goes to waste. My influences are many: carpets from Iran from the 13th century, the mysterious crop circles that appear in the U.K. every spring and summer, the metaphysical works of Buddhist mandalas, sacred geometry found in nature, the chemical structure of wood and the translation of that into sculptural forms, and the celestial images viewed from the Hubble Telescope. Each sculpture is a new geometry that works on many different levels where numbers and numerology, interconnections, science, and color all have a place and relate together in a new pattern and dimension." Eiferman lives and works in Katonah, New York. She received her B.F.A. from Purchase College, Purchase, New York. DAHLIA ELSAYED Dahlia Elsayed combines text and imagery to create visually narrative paintings that document internal and external geographies. Her work, influenced by conceptual art, comics, and landscape painting, is informed by autobiography and environment, to create illustrated documents of places and memories. Frequently using the visual language of cartography, Ms. Elsayed's paintings employ symbols of hard data - geologic forms, borders, markers, coastlines - to frame the soft data of the ephemeral, adapting a quantitative schema to the qualitative. Her paintings, prints and artist books have been shown at galleries and art institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, and solo exhibitions at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and the Jersey City Museum. Her work is in the public collections of the The Newark Museum, The Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and New Jersey State Museum, amongst others. Dahlia has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, Women's Studio Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her M.F.A. from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey. Ms. Elsayed is assistant professor of humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College. THE LADIES' AUXILIARY The Ladies' Auxiliary, founded in 2007, is a maternal organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the homely aesthetic. "Our membership is comprised of married women professionally trained in the functionless arts who have chosen to reside in peaceful, wholesome communities where they can nurture both their families and fixations. Our non-political, self-serving organization selects projects based upon their potential futility. Mrs. Sarah Eyre, Mrs. Erin McNally-Klein, Mrs. Leila Orienter, and Mrs. Jessica Villar are the charter members of The Ladies' Auxiliary. At this time, we have one additional active member, Mrs. Becky Teves." The members, along with the help of their devoted husbands, participate in, manage, and endorse all activities sponsored by the organization. ERIK PARKER Erik Parker is a New York-based artist. He has had solo exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut; the De Appel in Amsterdam; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Colette in Paris; Honor Fraser in Los Angeles; and Galleri Faurschou in Copenhagen, Denmark. Parker studied at the University of Texas, Austin with Peter Saul before receiving his M.F.A. from Purchase College of the State University of New York. Employing his own wildly inventive architecture and signature neon palate, Parker creates bold, graphic compositions that riff on the traditional genres of portraiture and still-life. His visionary paintings draw their inspiration from diverse elements of American subculture - psychedelia, underground comic books, the Chicago Imagists, hip-hop, and heavy metal, as well as Picasso, Francis Bacon, and Roy Lichtenstein. TOM SANFORD Born in Bronxville, New York, Tom Sanford is a New York-based artist whose work is exhibited around the world. His paintings, which range from historical works depicting celebrity assassinations to portraits of gangsta rappers and teen pop tarts to elaborate cosmologies weaved together from Hollywood movies, reflect a deep ambivalence about the American cultural condition. Sanford received a B.A. from Columbia and an M.F.A. from Hunter College. BARBARA WEISSBERGER Barbara Weissberger's work has been shown at such venues as the Drawing Center, PS1/MoMA, DUMBO Art Center, and White Columns in New York; GRIDSPACE Brooklyn; Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York; in Pittsburgh at The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and Artist Image Resource; Artspace New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut; the Holter Museum (solo, catalogue) in Helena, Montana; and ADA Gallery and the Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. She is a participant in the inaugural Open Sessions at The Drawing Center (New York, 2014-2016). Grants and fellowships include a Guggenheim Fellowship, residencies at The Camargo Foundation (France), the Hambidge Center (NEA Distinguished Fellow 2013), Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus (Germany), the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, VCCA, and the Montana Artists Refuge. She divides her time between Pittsburgh and New York. Play is central to her process; images grow out of improvisation and the pleasure of working with materials. The writer Sherrie Flick described the idiosyncratic mix of elements in her work as "stacked and wrapped -- harmoniously, improbably, united in their disparity." JEREMY WILLIS "I have been doing paintings of women for the last few years that explore the intersection between the pop culture and personal experience. The painting style is a collision between abstract expressionism (the personal) and comic books/cartooning (pop culture). I also incorporate elements of baroque painting and the visual manifestation of rock-and-roll culture. Sort of an Ab-ex Betty and Veronica. Or (do you read comics?) Maggie and Hopey from "Love and Rockets," or Enid and Rebecca from "Eightball." The paintings have a sense of compromised exuberance. The expressive is thwarted by the false promises of youth and pop culture, the insanity of addiction/compulsion cycles, and the disenchantment of contemporary New York. The compromised nature of personal expression seen via the lens of hedonism." Willis received his M.F.A. from Hunter College. He is from New Orleans. He sings and plays guitar with the Brooklyn band, Cathy. About the Curator: Natural Enemies is organized by Elizabeth Saperstein, an independent curator. Saperstein has served on the Pelham Art Center's Gallery Advisory Committee since 2004, where she has organized several thematic group exhibits including still life, landscape, comics, and cartography, and most recently a luscious painting exhibition titled, "Big, Fat and Juicy." Horizon Variations, is her most recent offsite exhibition at the Camera Club of New York. She is a former professor of multimedia studies at the University of the Arts and program manager at the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop. She received her M.A. from Purchase College and B.S. from Emerson College. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. [email protected] Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

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

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

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

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

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through October 31, 2014 - Yonkers

Every Sunday from 2-4pm in October, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard for everything from Take-home gardening to fish printing. Oct. 5: The Bee's Knees Recycling Art; Oct. 12: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden Workshop and Blue Crab Catch; Oct. 29: Real Deal Fish Printing; Oct. 26: Jack-O-Lantern Painting. Space and supplies are limited, so please RSVP to Chelsea Garabito at [email protected] For more info, visit groundworkhv.org, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through October 31, 2014 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite...plus, it's fun! Parents can enjoy a three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids younger than age 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in October from 12pm to 4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Day of the Dead Workshop - White Plains Public Library
Through October 31, 2014 - White Plains

Following ancient Day of the Dead traditions, children and their families will make an altar to honor the lives and times of beloved deceased family members. Workshop meets Oct. 14, 21, and 28 at 4:30pm. Registration begins Sept. 30.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 31, 2014 - Bronx

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is open all day for exploration, with guided activities from 1:30-5:30pm weekdays and 10am-5:30pm weekends. Each day, children can play inside a "gourd-geous" Pumpkin House; go on a scavenger hunt for fall fruits; look for wiggly worms under a rotting log; put on their own performance in the Pumpkin Puppet Theater; read spooky stories; and watch pumpkin seeds sprout in a germination chamber. On weekends, children can read spooky stories and enjoy Halloween parades that travel throughout the Children's Adventure Garden. Sept. 20 through Oct. 31.

Irving's Legend - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
Through November 01, 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
Through November 01, 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.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House & The Terror Trail - Playland Amusement Park
Through November 01, 2014 - Rye

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Zombies, ghouls, ghosts and creeps eagerly await you when the "Scared by the Sound" Haunted House returns to Playland Park in Rye, beginning Saturday, Oct. 4. Visitors are invited into the 10,000-square-foot haunt, which features the Crypt Walk, Haunted Wine Cellar, Creepy Morgue, Tunnels of Doom, plus some all-new scenes. In addition, test your survival skills in the all new outdoor Black-Out Maze. From Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, hours for Scared by the Sound are Fridays: 8-11pm, Saturdays: 7-11pm, Sundays: 7-10pm, and Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1: 7-11pm. Light refreshments and beverages will be available for sale each evening. Admission for "Scared by the Sound" is $16. Go to scaredbythesound.com to purchase tickets online by credit card. In-park ticket purchases will be by cash only (ATM onsite). Call 914-906-0818 for general information and corporate and group sales. The event is not recommended for children younger than 10 alone or with an adult, nor is it advised that persons with medical conditions or those adversely affected by strobe lighting or fog attend. "Scared by the Sound" is held rain or shine, and parking for the attraction is free. Please note that the park's amusement rides will not be open. Enter the attraction area near the Fountain Plaza entrance. "Scared by the Sound" is presented by After Dark Attractions, LLC. Playland, a Westchester County Park, can be reached via the New England Thruway (I-95), Playland Parkway exit 19. For more information, visit scaredbythesound.com or call 1-877-SCARY-FUN.

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. Board a paleontologist's wagon for a trip back in time. Dig for fossils at a field site and explore artifacts. Take a tour through the pre-historic world at Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed includes a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and highlights the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement runs through November 2, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. Special events will take place all spring and summer. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com.

In the Garden of Sonic Delights - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through November 02, 2014 - Katonah

"In the Garden of Sonic Delights" is a major exhibition of sound art woven into the fabric of Westchester County, NY. Centered at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the exhibition spans six of the region's most dynamic cultural institutions and features fifteen commissioned, site-specific artworks by some of the world's most sought-after artists working in the medium of sound. Each artist has drawn inspiration from their chosen location, creating work that is mindful of the natural and human-made sounds and systems already present in the environment, while engaging each site's unique characteristics, be they acoustic, historic, architectural, or aesthetic. Over the five-month duration of the exhibition, the artworks will be transformed in their context, in tandem with the passing of the day and the change in seasons, rewarding many return visits. In the Garden of Sonic Delights reveals the power of sound to galvanize our perceptions, encourage participation, elevate awareness, and foster reflection. Open June 7 through Nov. 2.

The Legend Behind the 'Legend' - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Through November 02, 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.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through November 02, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities. Annual favorites include jack-o'-lantern illumination, Creatures of the Night walkthrough experience; 3-D pumpkin carving demos and displays, hay maze, broadway cast member appearances, costume parade, music, magic, crafts, and more, with some additional Halloween surprises! An eerie walk-through experience - Jack-O'-Lantern Illumination - Creatures of the Night will take over the exhibits in the former World of Darkness, creating a one-of-a-kind, illuminated Halloween display. Broadway cast members from plays including Pippin, Motown, Cinderella, On the Town, and the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe will make special appearances. Entertainment will include original musical revue Carnival of Extraordinary Animals and encore performances from magician David Levitan, and the musical group, Gigi and the Lend me a Hand Band All Boo at the Zoo activities are included with the price of admission with the exception of Dinosaur Safari and the Jack-O'-Lantern Illumination; both are included with the Total Experience Ticket. Visit bronxzoo.com for the full schedule.

EXHIBITION: The Smithsonian Institution's THE WAY WE WORKED - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 04, 2014 - Stamford

The Way We Worked is a fund and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in America. It draws from the rich photographic collections at the National Archives to illustrate the changes in the workforce and work environments. Interactive videos, audio features, graphics and work-related objects offer multiple interpretive opportunities for visitors within the colorful panels of photographs. Audio components share workers? stories about changes in their industries, coping with new tools and technologies, and confronting workplace challenges. Films follow workers onto the job in a variety of settings. Visitors will be able to relate their own work experiences to those highlighted in the exhibition. September 20-November 4.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 16! - Van Cortlandt Manor
Through November 09, 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.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Location for 2014! - New Rochelle
Through November 21, 2014 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, plants and flowers, eggs, dairy, honey, meat, poultry, specialty foods, fruits, vegetables, and more.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 22, 2014 - Bronxville

The BFM is celebrating its 13th year. With a varied mix of close to 40 vendors, the market offers pasture-raised meats and poultry, hand spun yarn from local fibers, produce and orchard fruits and veggies, and many specialty items like prepared meal made with local ingredients, baked goods, and ice cream. Plenty of free parking.

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 22, 2014 - Tarrytown

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

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 22, 2014 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal breads, chutneys, honey, jams, cheese, plants and flowers, olive oils, pickles, fish, spices, gourmet peanut butters, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, produce, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through November 22, 2014 - Katonah

This independent market offers fruit, produce, including heirloom varieties, and flowers grown by local farmers, using certified organic, organic, biodynamic, and conventional methods. There will be an array of artisanal baked goods, including raw, vegan, and gluten-free, cheese, dairy, wine, meats, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted local products. The John Jay Homestead Farm Market continues to embrace the small, local farmer, whose farms are literally miles from the site. The market also offers musical entertainment and features community organizations, demonstrations, and workshops. Shoppers will enjoy 62-acres of historic grounds and are welcome to explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens, a chicken-and-egg co-op, and a 12-hive apiary, along with wooded trails and a pond. They can tour the historic Jay house, discover the new Education and Visitor Center in the newly restored Carriage Barn, or explore the new Children's Discovery Centers in five of the site's historic buildings, filled with hands-on activities.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 23, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, plants and flowers, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, personal care products, and more.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark ? but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. September 2-November 26.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

The creative forces behind the popular IMAX movie "Born to Be Wild" come together again. Writer-producer Drew Fellman, filmmaker David Douglas and narrator Morgan Freeman team up again for a whirlwind romp through the island nation off Africa's eastern coast. Lemurs are a unique line of primates that have been bounding around on the island paradise ? and only on that single island paradise ? after arriving there millions of years ago. But now habitat destruction is a serious threat to lemurs' existence. The film follows Dr. Patricia Wright, a professor of biological anthropology whose lifelong mission is to help these unusual creatures survive in the modern world. September 2-November 26, 2014

Apple Picking - Dr. Davies Farm
Through November 26, 2014 - Congers

Dr. Davies Farm welcomes seasonal visitors, starting on Labor Day, for apple picking and hayrides. Open daily until Thanksgiving.

Journey to the South Pacific - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
Through November 26, 2014 - Norwalk

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, "Journey to the South Pacific" will take moviegoers to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he leads a journey of discovery to this magical place where he encounters whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, "Journey to the South Pacific" highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home. September 2-November 26.

'South Pacific' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 30, 2014 - Elmsford

Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning "South Pacific" is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Tales of the South Pacific," by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories set against the dangers of prejudice and war. The classic but timely musical showcases the importance of valuing diversity. The original 1949 play won 10 Tony Awards and set the stage for a highly successful movie version in 1958 starring Rossano Brazzi, and Mitzi Gaynor. The score contains many of the most recognizable songs in Broadway history, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy," and "There Is Nothing Like a Dame." Through Nov. 30.

Apple Picking - Outhouse Orchards
Through November 30, 2014 - Croton Falls

Walk up to the barn and grab a half bushel or pick-your-own bag and take a tour of our orchard to find the very best apples. Whether you go early or late there will always be apple to pick through the months of September and October, even if you have to barrow a pole picker for hard-to-reach apples. Pre-pay $25 for an apple bag, and the orchard and its glorious views are yours for the day. Visit the website for ripening schedule. Open daily, 9am-5pm. Call for season-end date.

Drawing Line Into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the BNY Mellon Collection - ArtsWestchester
Through December 06, 2014 - White Plains

An expansive collection featuring 69 works by the contemporary art world's most recognizable figures. On view Oct. 3 through Dec. 6.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 07, 2014 - Rye

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

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 13, 2014 - Larchmont

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

Stuffscapes - Pelham Art Center
Through December 20, 2014 - Pelham

Stuffscapes, a six-person outdoor exhibition with sculptures made from diverse materials such as cast metal, repurposed wood, and found objects, demonstrates commitment to material engagement while exploring a dialog of personal and cultural significance of the sculptural object. Stuffscapes is a six-person outdoor sculpture exhibition in the courtyard. The six sculptors, David Alban, Margaret Coleman, Stephen Eakin, Liz Ensz, Coral Lambert, and James Lentz each present a new sculpture that explores the significance of an object in relationship to permanence and temporality, our cultural perspective on the environment, and the materials we use. From cast metal to repurposed wood and found objects, the show reflects a broad span of materials exploring the continuum from which all manmade materials are ultimately derived from an organic natural resource. It further explores the relationship between the natural process of geological evolution that creates our natural materials and the artists' interventions that mold and shape them for cultural purposes. With each sculpture, the show strives to present an object of cultural significance that considers the resources we have, and uses them in new and exciting ways. On view through Dec. 20. The opening reception will be part of ArtsFest on Sept. 27, and will include a community aluminum pour organized by the Stuffscapes artists. See the sculptures, meet the artists, carve your own wall tile, and watch it be poured in aluminum. (Cost is $20 to make a tile). Curated by ArtShape Mammoth. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. [email protected] Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 27, 2014 - Ossining

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

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2014 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social ?mobs? in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats? exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. February 1-December 31, 2014.

Mt. Kisco Farmers' Market - St. Marks Church
Through December 31, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Includes fresh, wholesome food and a large selection of natural items - soaps, lotions, candles, knitted items, lavender and more. The market is managed by Sandra Lena of John Boy's Farm. Each week the Market will feature a local chef preparing the "$5 Slow Food Local Harvest Meal" using the freshest local ingredients. Bring the family and enjoy!

This Leads to Fire: From Nonconfirmism to Global Capitalism, Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through January 07, 2015 - Purchase

The Kolodzei Art Foundation is one of the most extensive collections of nonconformist and contemporary Russian art in the world. This Leads to Fire will include works ranging from the 1950s through the period of Glasnost and contemporary art, and will be organized into five parts that explore the origins of nonconformist art, the developments of Moscow conceptualism and Sots Art, the influence of the Russian avant-garde in geometric abstraction, and the coercive legacy of Socialist Realism. The exhibition will familiarize viewers with an important and under-appreciated body of work, and demonstrate the challenges these artists still pose to both mainstream Russian culture and the globalized art world. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Warren, Assisant Professor of Art History at Purchase College, the State University of New York. September 15, 2014 through January 7, 2015.

John Ruppert's Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2015 - Katonah

Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large, vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out. The material reflects the urban environs of Ruppert's Baltimore studio, and is one that the artist often employs for his sculptures. The industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the bucolic landscape of the Katonah Museum of Art. Also surprising is its intense yellow color, which is luminous and joyful. The woven wire mesh creates shifting optical patterns that animate the work in surprising ways. On view through May 31, 2015. The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), located at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah, NY, is a cultural destination offering changing exhibitions that feature art from all cultures and time periods. The Museum attracts visitors from Westchester and Fairfield Counties, as well as the larger tri-state region. Located at the northern end of Katonah's "Museum Mile" just off of Route 22, and neighboring John Jay Homestead and Caramoor, the Katonah Museum of Art is a two-minute taxi ride from the Katonah Metro North train station. The KMA offers lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience, as well as innovative and substantive programs for over 100 member schools. The Learning Center is an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. Among the many programs for children and families are Stroller Tours, Family Days, Saturday Story Time, Schools Out/Arts In vacation day programs, and art classes for children ages 3-12. The Museum's innovative Arte Juntos/Art Together program for new immigrant families has been recognized as a model program by the federal government. The KMA mounts ten exhibitions per year in its main galleries, Sculpture Garden, and Learning Center. Influential modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes designed the 10,000-square-foot building. On view through May 31, 2015 during Museum hours: Sunday: 12-5pm; Tuesday through Saturday: 10am-5pm. Closed Monday.

Evening Film Club (Grades 9 - 12) - The Picture House Regional Film Center
Through June 30, 2015 - Pelham

Students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in a deeper involvement with filmmaking can join The Evening Film Club. This dynamic and interactive year long course is held weekly from October through June in the Picture House's screening room. Students are immersed in the inner working of film production as they move through the cycle of writing, casting, directing, and producing their original short feature. There is no charge for this course, however enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows. January 1 2014 - December 31, 2015.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 30, 2024 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through June 30,2014.

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