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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on September 27

September 27, 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, September 27, 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 September 27. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

2nd Annual Celebration of the Arts - St. Thomas Aquinas College
September 27, 2014 - Sparkill

Celebrate the arts with an afternoon of free performances and hands-on workshops including music, theater, dance, yoga, and more. Families can also enjoy a free concert by Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin & the Chapin Sisters. The event is sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas College, RTC Institute, Save Our Schools, and the Rockland Reading Council.

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society's Old Fashioned Fall Country Fair - Sands-Willets House
September 27, 2014 - Port Washington

Enjoy Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society's Old-Fashioned Country Fair that celebrates the simpler things in life-- a great way to spend time with family and friends, enjoy local culture and history, and maybe even learn something along the way. There will be a wonderful mix of history, such as Civil War re-enactments, a real working blacksmith, colonial-era games for the kids, as well as tours of the historic Sands-Willets House and Barn.

Breukelen Country Fair - Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
September 27, 2014 - Canarsie

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum for a day long extravaganza of crafting, creating and hands on fun. Meet the makers and learn from the past to present how Breukelen does it best. Drop by our Breukelen MakerSpace to handcraft some historic, steam punk, old fashioned coolness. Explore everything from A-Z; Art, Butter churning, Crafts, Dyes, Experiments, Fire works, Food trucks, Colonial Games, Gardens and so much more.

Chile Pepper Festival - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
September 27, 2014 - Crown Heights

One of Brooklyn's favorite fall events returns with fiery food, hot music, workshops, fire jugglers, and more in this grand celebration of the almighty chili pepper.

Macbeth - Metropolitan Opera
September 27, 2014 - New York

Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Zeljko Lucic's doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and Rene Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
September 27, 2014 - New York

Music Director James Levine conducts a new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action in a 19th-century manor house in Seville but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, our Figaro, leads a dazzling cast, including Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering Count, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino. Designer Rob Howell (Carmen, Werther) utilizes a revolving set to keep the story bubbling along.

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Beacon Theatre
Through September 27, 2014 - New York

For the fourth consecutive year, Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform a multiple-night residency at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre, increasing its annual run to four concerts. Also 9/26-27.

Marcus Roberts: Piano Masters of Melody - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through September 27, 2014 - New York

An instrument of multitudinous function, the piano has played an integral role in the development of jazz since the days of ragtime and remained a central component in the evolution of the music. The prodigious Marcus Roberts has a long history of treasuring the tenets of jazz through his work, which for the last quarter century has epitomized preservation through innovation.

Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park - Summer on the Hudson in Riverside Park
September 27, 2014 - New York

Shape Up NYC (a NYC Parks program in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. Saturdays, May 3- September 27. 11am - 125th & Marginal Sts.

Science at the Fairs - NY Hall of Science
Through September 27, 2014 - Corona

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World�s Fair, NYSCI is collaborating with Queens Historical Society curator, Richard Hourahan, to bring the history of science at the World�s Fairs to NYSCI with a photo exhibit. Get a snapshot of how science was viewed and presented to the public 75 and 50 years ago. The ideas, the excitement, and the latest achievements, hopes and fears are told through a compelling series of black and white photographs and audio and video excerpts of the presentations, exhibits and visitors who flocked to the fairs. The exhibit runs through Sept. 27.

Heather McDonald - Gotham Comedy Club
Through September 27, 2014 - New York

Heather McDonald doesn't hold back on anything, especially when it comes to demonstrating her many talents. She continuously proves to master her craft as a comedian, actress, story producer, and best-selling author. Currently in her sixth season, McDonald is best known for her roundtable appearances on E!'s top rated show Chelsea Lately and in addition has become the breakout star on the E! comedic "mockumentary" series, After Lately, which chronicles the shenanigans of the 'Chelsea Lately' cast and crew.

Eric Prydz: Epic 3.0 - Madison Square Garden
September 27, 2014 - New York

The Swedish DJ performs an 18-and-older show. His 2013 essential mix was named Essential Mix of the Year by Pete Tong.

Strawberry Fields The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 27, 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
September 27, 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.

Eddie Money Concert - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre-Eisenhower Park
September 27, 2014 - East Meadow

Rock singer, songwriter Eddie Money performs in this summer concert, one of a series which include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical theatre, providing entertainment to a variety of music lovers.

Landfall - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through September 27, 2014 - Brooklyn

Iconic storyteller and musician Laurie Anderson and ground-breaking ensemble Kronos Quartet unite for their first-ever collaboration, inspired by Anderson's experience of Hurricane Sandy.

Winnie the Pooh - The Long Island Children's Museum
September 27, 2014 - Garden City

Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet and the rest of the pals in the hundred acre wood come to discover the best gift of all is friendship, in this charming musical.

Craft & Fine Arts Fair - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 27, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

Family fun, fine art and fabulous crafts outdoors on the Museum grounds. Produced by the American Concern for Art and Craftsmanship, one of the nation�s most prominent craft festivals returns to Nassau County Museum of Art. Exhibiting craftspeople offer functional and decorative pottery, molded and dyed leather, precious and nontraditional jewelry, blown and stained glass, contemporary furniture, wearable art and more. Craft demonstrations, alpaca shearing and entertainment along with a food court featuring a selection of international foods, beverages and desserts.

The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle Tour - The Wellmont Theater
September 27, 2014 - Montclair

The Wiggles are once again excited to entertain families onstage with the beloved characters Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, and Henry the Octopus. This year, the quartette -- which features Emma (Yellow Wiggle), Lachy (Purple Wiggle), Simon (Red Wiggle), and Anthony (the original Blue Wiggle) -- have plenty of surprises in store for fans including new music from their new CD and DVD Apples and Bananas (available August 26).

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
September 27, 2014 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Mattey! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Saturday Sculpture Workshops:Fiesta Time with Shaun Leonardo - Socrates Sculpture Park
September 27, 2014 - Long Island City

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are offered to kids, ages 5-13, and their families. Participants work with a different artist each Saturday, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Welcome to the Mexican tradition of pi�atas. Pi�atas are brightly colored papier-mache sculptures, filled with treats and bashed open during festive events. Participants will learn different techniques on how to decorate the papier-mache and plaster skin of pi�atas that will be filled and delightfully smashed!

Museum Day Live - Queens Historical Society
September 27, 2014 - Flushing

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to Founded in 1968 as a not-for-profit organization the Queens Historical Society researches, records, and showcases issues that have had a profound impact on the history of Queens. The Society owns and maintains the Kingsland Homestead, a late 18th Century New York City landmark located in the historic, city-owned Weeping Beech Park in Flushing. In addition to changing exhibitions, a permanent lobby exhibition details the history of the homestead, and a period room displays furnishing and dress of the Victorian era. This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.

Sesame Street Live! Let's Dance - Nassau Coliseum
September 27, 2014 - Uniondale

Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live Let's Dance! offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties with all. Elmo uses his imagination to Do the Robot, Cookie teaches all "feets" to dance, Abby leads a rhyming game, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite Shake Your Head One Time. Favorite friends join the audience on the floor -- dancing with fans, not just for them. It's Sesame Street Live like you've never experienced it before!

Poetica Musica Concert - Old Westbury Gardens
September 27, 2014 - Old Westbury

Come and enjoy it all! Tour the home; listen to the pre-concert talk, followed by the concert and then end the evening enjoying a delightful dessert reception.

A Burst of Blooms Dahlia Walk - Old Westbury Gardens
September 27, 2014 - Old Westbury

Dahlias are dramatic showstoppers that add an element of amazement top the September Walled Garden. Join a guided walk to hear how these plants make the annual transformation from tuber to bloom.

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
September 27, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Direct from Dakar, Senegal, The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir is an extraordinary ensemble consisting of 15 singers and 4 traditional Senegalese drummers. Founded in 2001 by Julien Jouga, the Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir blends the unique rhythm of Senegal with their master vocals. Come experience their passion and humanity in a remarkable night of music.

Mets vs. Houston Astros - Citi Field
September 27, 2014 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Curtis Granderson and the Amazin's as take on those guys from the Lone Star state. Tonight all fans in attendance receive a free Mets T-shirt, and a post game concert by Austin Mahone.

The Endangered Species Parade - Bear Mountain Zoo
September 27, 2014 - Bear Mountain

Celebrate biodiversity with a parade of costumed animals representing New York's endangered wildlife. Families can participate in the parade or watch the march from the Bear Mountain Merry-Go-Round to Trailside Museums and Zoo at 11am. Afterward, head to the zoo for special festivities aimed at raising awareness about wildlife conservation. Parade participants must register in advance.

Fall Trail Cleanup - Tenafly Nature Center
September 27, 2014 - Tenafly

?Adult volunteers and teens age 14 and older can help the nature center with a variety of outdoor projects including trail maintenance, invasive plant and litter removal. No experience is needed, just a love of nature. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. To attend, please email

Autumn Bird Walk - Tenafly Nature Center
September 27, 2014 - Tenafly

On this guided, morning bird walk, families with kids age 10 and older can look for migrating waterfowl, raptors, and other seasonal birds at Pfister's Pond and along the trails. Beginners are welcome. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from the nature center. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Registration is required.

Chappaqua Children's Book Festival - Robert Bell Middle School
September 27, 2014 - Chappaqua

More than 80 renowned children's book authors and illustrators will be participating in the second annual Chappaqua Children's Book Festival (CCBF), recently voted "Best Bookworm Event" by Westchester Magazine. The Festival will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Robert Bell Middle School in Chappaqua, NY, from 10am-4pm. Books will be available for sale, local food vendors from around the region will offer great eats, and the 5th Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale will be selling baked treats and raffle tickets to benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger. Admission and parking are free, and the event is rain or shine. "At our inaugural Festival last year, more than 4,000 visitors had the chance to talk to and have their books signed by their favorite children's authors and illustrators," said Dawn Greenberg, executive director of the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival. "We hope even more visitors discover us this year. Reading is the number one predictor of a child's success - our goal is to get Westchester reading, and to have fun doing it!" This year's authors and illustrators include many who participated last year, such as Alyssa Capucilli ("Biscuit"), Bruce Degen ("Magic School Bus" series illustrator), Dan Greenburg ("The Zack Files"), J.C. Greenburg ("Andrew Lost "series), Victoria Kann ("Pinkalicious"), Gail Carson Levine ("Ella Enchanted"), Wendell Minor ("Galapagos George" illustrator), Jerry Pinkney ("The Tortoise and the Hare" illustrator), Jean Van Leeuwen ("Oliver and Amanda Pig" series), and Bernard Most ("How Big Were the Dinosaurs?"). New authors/illustrators this year include Christopher Healy ("Hero's Guide" trilogy), Doreen Rappaport ("Helen's Big World"), Steve Sheinkin ("The Notorious Benedict Arnold"), Carol Weston ("Ava and Pip") and Jacqueline Weitzman ("You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum"), among others. A complete list of CCBF authors/illustrators can be found at In addition to book signings, author readings, and illustrator demonstrations, families will have the chance to participate in activities including: - GaGa, life-size games, and airbrush tattoos courtesy of Kiwi Country Day Camp - a collage activity with internationally-acclaimed mixed media collage artist Michael Albert, courtesy of the Chappaqua Learning Center - science activities with science author Vicki Cobb - music with children's entertainer Miss Rhea - sensory play with WeeZee - The Science of Play - soap making with Kensico Soap Bar - costumed character appearances sponsored by Breeze - live llamas from Hudson Valley Llamas Food available for purchase will include BBQ from Chappaqua's Le Jardin du Roi, pizza, popcorn, and hot dogs from Bellizzi in Mt. Kisco, and wraps, sandwiches, and salads from Village Social in Mt. Kisco. CCBF is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting literacy and community. Major sponsors of this year's Festival include Kiwi Country Day Camp, Chappaqua Learning Center, Regeneron, Breeze Gifts, Cartwright and Daughters Tent and Party, and Booktopia Fairs, with in-kind donations from DDR Public Relations and Inside Chappaqua. Local sweets shop, Hall of Scoops, crafted two new flavors to benefit CCBF: Pinkalicious (created with the permission of and guidance from Pinkalicious author, Victoria Kann), and Rocky Read, to be sold at Hall of Scoops in the month of September, with a portion of the proceeds going to the CCBF. Those who visit Hall of Scoops should also check out the full-wall mural on the south side of the building, generously painted by Chappaqua artist Sophie Mendelson. The mural is dedicated to CCBF, and depicts scenes from the Book Festival and around Chappaqua. CCBF is sponsoring JCY-Westchester Community Partners, which develops intergenerational programs to meet the literacy needs of children in Westchester communities such as Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and Elmsford. CCBF Executive Director Greenberg said, "We wanted to be able to support and promote literacy for families that don't have the resources of a town like Chappaqua." JCY-WCP will have a booth at the festival with Clifford the Dog, where visitors can learn about JCY-WCP's various literacy programs. "We will also be supporting JCY-WCP year-round, including sending a group to their Summer Reading Program at Yonkers Riverfront Library," said Greenburg. This year's Book Festival poster was designed by award-winning author/illustrator Peter Sis, a resident of Hastings-on-Hudson. Sis's design depicts a child being taken on a journey with the help of a book-shaped flying machine. Vicki Cobb, author of science books for children, said of last year's Festival, "On beautiful autumn afternoons, when the sun is shining and the leaves are glowing with color, people crave gatherings like this - an excuse to connect with people, ideas, beauty...All these events embody the individual's need to know that, yes, there is a person behind a creative work, someone who has touched me or touched his/her pen to a beautiful book." CCBF is the only children's book festival in Westchester County, and was inspired by Book Day at Sunnyside, which was discontinued in 2012 after 15 years. CCBF will take place at the Robert Bell Middle School, directly across the street from the Chappaqua train station (a 50-minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal). Event parking is free at the Chappaqua train station. The Festival is rain or shine. For more information, visit or follow the CCBF at

Family Adventures: Mighty Migrator - Jones Beach State Park/TR Nature Center
September 27, 2014 - Wantagh

Monarch butterflies are making their way down south. They fly our east coast shore line this time every year migrating one way only to have their offspring return. Come learn about these amazing flyers and how they make their long trip.

Bilingual Storytime - Hempstead Library
September 27, 2014 - Hempstead

Little ones will enjoy stories, animal friends, and songs in English and Spanish.

Arts In The Plaza - Kennedy Plaza (in front of City Hall)
September 27, 2014 - Long Beach

Arts In The Plaza is an inspiring arts and music marketplace which continues to provide cultural enrichment and enjoyment on Long Island. Featuring a Kids Art Station and live musical and cultural performances, Arts In The Plaza provides a welcoming, comfortable, creative and culturally rich venue for families to enjoy their weekends.

International Rabbit Day - Bergen County Zoo
September 27, 2014 - Paramus

Celebrate one of the most popular pets, domesticated rabbits. Kids can make rabbit stick puppets, hear a rabbit-theme story, and of course meet a real rabbit. Activities are free with zoo admission.

Museum Day Live! - Hofstra University Museum
September 27, 2014 - Hempstead

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to website Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Long Island Children's Museum
September 27, 2014 - Garden City

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to website Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
September 27, 2014 - Glen Cove

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Cradle of Aviation Museum
September 27, 2014 - Garden City

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Oyster Bay Historical Society
September 27, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to website Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Polish American Museum
September 27, 2014 - Port Washington

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to website Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

Museum Day Live! - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 27, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This allows the ticket holder and a guest free admission. For tickets go to website Parking, special events, and exhibits are excluded.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
September 27, 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.

Headless Halloween Mini Golf - Warner Library
September 27, 2014 - Tarrytown

Play the spookiest links on the Hudson River! On Saturday, Sept. 27, Tarrytown's Warner Library will transform itself into a haunted, harrowing, headless, mini-golf wonderland. Players will guide their golf balls past ghoulish obstacles, around spine-tingling curves, and over death-defying (for a golf ball) chasms, amidst the creepy and historic confines of Warner Library. They say books are made of dead trees...well on September 27, the dead will rise! Doors open at 10am for the atmospheric but family-friendly course. They will then close at 4pm, to re-open at 6pm for a truly terrifying Halloween Horror version! Call 914-631-7734 for ticket information.

Fall Harvest Festival - Green Chimneys
September 27, 2014 - Brewster

Kick off autumn with family fun and a day at the farm! Green Chimneys' annual Fall Harvest Festival offers fun and educational activities for the entire family. The day begins with a Children's Harvest Fun Run around the Green Chimneys horse barn and Tom's Trail. The rest of the day is filled with great seasonal activities like pumpkin decorating, hayrides, and a hay maze. Kids can also enjoy the ever-popular bungee trampoline, pony rides, wildlife demonstrations, and other live animal events.

Celebrate 60 Years of Learning Anniversary Event - Lakeshore Learning Store
September 27, 2014 - Scarsdale

Kids are invited to help Lakeshore Learning celebrate 60 years of learning while enjoying fun games, activities, and special crafts, including decorating their very own party hat. Plus, they'll receive a special goodie bag!

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Autumn Fair - St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
September 27, 2014 - Plainview

The autumn fair at St. Margaret's Church offers family fun and something for everyone--- vendors, harvest foods and goods, quality crafts and fabulous flea market finds, delicious baked goods and take-home meals, 75 raffle baskets, food, plus community raffles and grand prizes. Food, baked goods are served at church-sponsored tables. Fun for the whole family, crafts, children's games, treasures of all kinds. Ample parking. Special exhibit by the Long Island Model Ship Society. Rain date September 28, 2014.

Strut Your Mutt - Hudson River Park's Pier 84
September 27, 2014 - Midtown West

Ready, Set, Strut! Join fellow dog lovers as they strut their mutts to raise money and save the lives of shelter pets! Strut Your Mutt is a dog walk and festival featuring a leisurely walk with your dog, followed by a fun-filled doggie themed festival featuring massages and "paw-dicures" for your pets, dog yoga, contests, giveaways and more! Register and begin fundraising online.

3rd Annual Valley Stream Community Fest - Downtown Valley Stream
September 27, 2014 - Valley Stream

The Valley Stream Community Fest celebrates the uniqueness of Valley Stream through its culture, visual and performing arts, food, service organizations, and more. Some 200 craft and general merchandise vendors will be present and the Rockaway Business District will be open for business and activities geared to families. Local performances throughout the day with a live band at the Classic Car show area, kids entertainment, bowling, arts & crafts, Fire Department demonstrations, African American art,and much more.

Smithsonian Magazine-Museum Day Live! - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
September 27, 2014 - Cornwall

Check out this little gem of a nature center for free when Smithsonian Magazine hosts 10th Annual Museum Day Live! On this day, over 1,500 museums nation wide will open their doors to the public for free. Download tickets or search for other participating venues at

Hawks Over Hook Mountain - Teatown Lake Reservation
September 27, 2014 - Ossining

Join Erin Baker to look for migrating raptors at Hook Mountain. Meet at Teatown to carpool. This trip involves a short steep hike to the viewing site. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring binoculars.

The Bossy Frog Band Fall Fiesta - White Plains Performing Arts Center
September 27, 2014 - White Plains

Celebrate "Fall Fiesta" with The Bossy Frog Band! The award-winning, 100-percent interactive children's band will knock your family's socks off with songs that get everyone singing, dancing, and celebrating the change of seasons. The Bossy Frog Band includes Jeffrey on banjo, Alice the hula-hooping fiddler, Joe on bass, and, of course, Bossy Frog and Monkey in costume! The Bossy Frog Band thrills young audiences with their over-the-top, banjo-driven, costume-character-dancing, musical performance. Their show has been enjoyed by over 100,000 children and families, and their latest recording, "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE!)," is a Parents' Choice Award-winning album. Led by certified music therapist and New York-state licensed creative arts therapist, Jeffrey Friedberg, MT-BC, LCAT, The Bossy Frog Band is guaranteed to get all the kids (and adults) moving to and singing along with their music. Jeffrey developed the "Bossy Frog" concept to inspire children to learn as they learn best - through experiential activities and movement.

Pelham Art Center ArtsFest 2014 - Pelham Art Center
September 27, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center (PAC) will be a vibrant part of ArtsFest 2014, a one-day art adventure. The day will be packed with art-related activities at Pelham Art Center (PAC), so arrive early and stay late. Experience public art in two locations in Pelham. First walk across the street from PAC to The Storefront Project where you can view a pop-up art exhibition in the windows of the empty storefront: Outside-In, a group exhibition with each artist’s work occupying a window space presenting three unique perspectives on landscape, and running through Oct. 17. A companion show will be on view in the PAC courtyard titled Stuffscapes, a six-person outdoor exhibition with sculptures made from diverse materials such as cast metal, repurposed wood, and found objects. The show, on view through Dec. 20, demonstrates commitment to material engagement while exploring a dialog of personal and cultural significance of the sculptural object. From 9am-2pm, watch Stuffscapes artists present Pelham Art Center's first Hot Metal Pour in the courtyard. Learn how some of the sculptures were fabricated by observing the metal casting process. For a $20 materials fee, visitors can make their own metal pour sculptures by carving molds, then watch the artists pour the liquid metal into their molds right there, then take them home. Running concurrently in the gallery is Natural Enemies. 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. To round out the afternoon, Lois Colin will conduct the Westchester Harp Ensemble. Enjoy this performance beginning at noon by student and professional harpists in the gallery surrounded by angelic sounds and fascinating art. About Westchester Harp Ensemble The Westchester Harp Ensemble began in 2004 and is comprised of students who study with Lois Colin. The purpose of the harp ensemble is to offer students performance opportunities.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
September 27, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Families with children up to 6 years old are invited to celebrate Shabbat morning with learning, hearing stories, and playing games. Kids with their parent or caregiver can also enjoy grape juice and challah with Rabbi Russo followed by a free lunch.

Fall Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
September 27, 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.

Around the World: Performance Series - Stepping Stones Museum
September 27, 2014 - Norwalk

This month's Around the World Destination is Greece. Enjoy a Reader's Theater performance of the Greek myth, King Midas and the Golden Touch. Make a small golden chest to help you retell the story.

Worm Bin - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 27, 2014 - Scarsdale

Worms are a great way to compost food waste indoors all year 'round. Learn to make your own worm bin by upcycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required; closes one week prior to event. See website for more details.

Family Art Project: Nature Becomes a Greek God - Wave Hill
September 27, 2014 - Bronx

Tammy Nguyen, a visual artist whose work is on view in Glyndor Gallery's Sunroom Project Space this fall, takes participants on a mythological journey to transform found materials in nature, such as leaves, dirt, and twigs, into a portrait of a nature deity or a fantastical Greek god.

Backyard: Chicken Keeping - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
September 27, 2014 - Pocantico Hills

Gather all the basic know-how a beginner needs to produce delicious eggs in a backyard, and have fun while doing it. Craig Haney, Stone Barns' livestock farm director, has been raising healthy, happy chickens outdoors - along with sheep, pigs, turkeys, and more - for more than 20 years. Join him to learn the ins and outs of keeping chickens, including the basics of brooding (raising) chicks, general chicken care, housing, health considerations, and feed. Ages 12 and older.

Smithsonian Magazine-Museum Day Live! - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
September 27, 2014 - Bronx

Check out this historic New York City landmark for free when Smithsonian Magazine hosts 10th Annual Museum Day Live! On this day, over 1,500 museums nation wide will open their doors to the public for free. Download tickets or search for other participating venues at BPMM will accept Museum Day Live! tickets on the screen of your smartphone.

THE BRAVE CALF - Yonkers Riverfront Library
September 27, 2014 - Yonkers

An English/Spanish bilingual children's play with music.

U-Pick - Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center
September 27, 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.

Legends of Hip Hop Vol. II -featuring Fatman Scoop, Coolio, Rob Base and More - Resorts World Casino
September 27, 2014 - Jamaica

Doors open 8pm.

Selective Saturdays - yotel
Through September 27, 2014 - New York

Selective Saturday YOTEL. NYC Nightclubs. Multi-Room/Rooftop. 570 10th ave 10036 (@ 42 St). Doors Open at 10 pm. DRINK SPECIALS 10-12! Bottle Packages Start at $300(ask me for more info)! On saturday come join us for a night of late dining & dancing at the heart of times square while listening to a dj play a mix of great music(hip-hop, top 40, EDM, everything under the Sky, including Latin). YOTEL, located on the 4th floor of the Yotel hotel Times Square.  You can find several great lounge areas, a restaurant and a large outdoor terrace. Only on The Cris A.C. List, there is no cover until 1AM for Ladies, Gents are free until 1AM, just $5 after. Please Make sure to say Cris A.C. List at the host stand to gain FREE admission - just make sure you dress nice with shoes and collared shirts are preferred/ 21 and over a must - no exceptions. Ask in advanced about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service. RSVP at, text CRISAC to 83361 for instant RSVP. [[Mixed, trendy & Chic crowd // rooftop event]] Visit (for desktop/ mobile devices) NOW for Info/ Direction/ ACPASS Card. Get your ACPASS APP (currently Available for APPLE & ANDROID devices) Text SORAWIDEA to 83361 to enter to win a VIP Ladies Night package(over $1000 Value - A party with VIP List, a bottle of Champagne and Vodka & More). Thanks to

10th annual Museum Day Live! -
September 27, 2014 -

Over 1,500 museums nationwide will open their doors to the public for free. Tickets can be downloaded beginning starting August 1st at You will also find a list of museum's participating in and around the tri-state area, including Fairfield County.

FARE Walk for Food Allergy Fairfield County - Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
September 27, 2014 - Westport

FARE’s mission is to find a cure for food allergies, and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included. The FARE Walk for Food Allergy is a family-friendly event that is taking place in 60 communities nationwide. This is a debut walk for Fairfield County. All are welcome to join in support of food allergy research, education, awareness and advocacy. Visit the website to register in advance.

'The Old Man and The Old Moon' - The New Victory Theater
September 27, 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.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
September 27, 2014 - Wilton

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library's Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. Registration required.

Map NYC: ABC 123 - New York Transit Museum
September 27, 2014 - Boerum Hill

Over 200 bus routes travel around the 468 square miles of New York City. Pick your favorite and design a map inspired by your choice.

Skowhegan Performs - Socrates Sculpture Park
September 27, 2014 - Long Island City

Occupying the entire park, SkowheganPerforms invites Skowhegan alumni to activate Socrates with an afternoon of performance. The site-specific works are interspersed throughout the park�s landscape of public artworks, inspired by Socrates� unique outdoor setting.

Dumbo Arts Festival - Brooklyn Bridge Park
September 27, 2014 - DUMBO

500 artists, 100 studios, 50 galleries, and 100 programming partners converge for this art festival that highlights Brooklyn's vitality and contribution to fine art. Enjoy outdoor and indoor art exhibitions and installations that include digital art, musicians, poets, dance, and mixed media.

Transforming Food (Hearth Cooking) - Lefferts Historic House
September 27, 2014 - Flatbush

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and help cook on the open hearth, where we will be making popcorn with fresh herb butter and apple pie on a rotating basis. You can transform different foods and natural materials into tasty treats, fun games and other crafts. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples.

Zabo's Circus Show - Forest Park Carousel
September 27, 2014 - Forest Park

If you're looking for some family-friendly fun for the kids the holiday weekend then the Forest Park Carousel is the place to be! This historic, antique carousel, this regarded as the No. 2 Most Magical Carousel in America! This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus! Other than clowning around, Zabo?s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. NOTE: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Museum Day - Historic Richmond Town
September 27, 2014 - Staten Island

Historic Richmond Town will participate in the tenth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian Magazine. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian's Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, DC-based properties. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

Author Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
September 27, 2014 - Fort Greene

Brooklyn author Alexis Barad-Cutler is an editor and author of many books for children. In her new book Five Hungry Pandas, the youngest book lovers can learn to count to five as these five hungry pandas lunch on bamboo in this innovative board book with die-cut pages. Brightly colored illustrations and fun rhyming text make this the perfect read-aloud for young children just learning about numbers and counting. The die-cut pandas sit at the top of the page, and as the reader moves through the book, each panda gets something to eat! Little hands stay engaged with the turn of the page as readers learn all about how to count to and visualize numbers 1 to 5. Ages 2 to 6.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
September 27, 2014 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration is required.

BOARD GAME JAM - Westport Library
September 27, 2014 - Westport

Ever wanted to make a board game? Interested in learning about game design? Come to Board Game Jam for a chance to plan, design and create games in a short span of time. A variety of materials will be provided. For all ages.

The Transition: Musical Greenpoint-Chamber Concert Series - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
September 27, 2014 - Greenpoint

A series of chamber music concerts presenting Polish composers and Polish folk music consisting of innovative improvisations performed by high-class New York musicians.

Measure, Make, Marvel! - The Maritime Explorium
September 27, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Mix and measure colors as you try to make the perfect green for Shrek, Fiona, or the Incredible Hulk.

CMA's Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
September 27, 2014 - Governors Island

Visit the CMA's Island Outpost on historic Governors Island this summer for free hands-on art making workshops! All workshops are led by CMA teaching artists and a feature immersive art experiences in the outdoors. Join the fun amongst the trees, with the crickets and cicadas, dreaming of far away spaces and surreal surroundings! Places with wonderful surprises and strange twists, where not making sense makes the most sense! Be prepared for theater games and film-making; painting, collage, and found object art; costume and prop-making; up-cycling, recycling, and re-purposing! And don't forget: The Flubber Experience!

Smithsonian Museum Day - The Morgan Library & Museum
September 27, 2014 - Murray Hill

As part of Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day, visit the Morgan for free on September 27 by printing out a ticket at

Drop-In Comic Workshop - The Morgan Library & Museum
September 27, 2014 - Murray Hill

Learn the fundamentals of comic composition and will produce a short comic strip to tell your own story professional comic artist and educator Maggie Siegle-Berele leads a drop-in comic workshop with live costumed models. Appropriate for ages 6 and up, as well as teenagers. In conjunction with the exhibition From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book,

Wildwood Fall Festival - Wildwood State Park
September 27, 2014 - Wading River

Enjoy wagon rides, children's entertainment, environmental displays and crafts, pony rides, and a pie eating contest (children only). There will also be a variety of craft vendors.

Legacy Gymnastics Fitness and Tumbling Class - Legacy Gymnastics
September 27, 2014 - Rocky Point

From basics to advanced gymnastics and tumbling skills, these tumbling classes offer something for every level.

The Open Studio - Parrish Art Museum
September 27, 2014 - Water Mill

The Open Studio includes a tour of the galleries and time in the studio to create art through hands-on activities. Each month features a different theme and a variety of art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. Studio sessions are limited to 30 minutes. All ages must be accompanied by an adult.

Falling for Fall! - Long Island Science Center
September 27, 2014 - Riverhead

Fall has officially begun. Stop down to learn why the leaves change color and fall. Participate in activities and crafts.

Moriches Rotary Club Oktoberfest - Camp Pa-Qua Tuck
September 27, 2014 - Center Moriches

The three-day event will include German food, beer gardens, a carnival,vendors, live German entertainment and more. Admission includes a ticket good for one complimentary beer or soft drink. All proceeds will benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. This is a rain-or-shine event. For more information, visit or

Curiosity Concerts SONIC ESCAPE - Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium
September 27, 2014 - Greenwich

Curiosity Concerts’ second season of free classical music concerts for families opens on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 2:00pm, when the NYC-based Sonic Escape flute, violin, and cello trio presents “The Music Makers.” The 50-minute program – which debuted at Lincoln Center last December – weaves folk, classical, pop, Bluegrass, protest songs, and sea shanties into a tale of how North America’s music came to be. The concert takes place at Greenwich (CT) Library’s Cole Auditorium and has been underwritten by Whole Foods Market Greenwich. It’s free, but advance registration is required. Visit Please - only reserve if you are certain you will attend.

Macbeth - The Players Theatre
September 27, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Set deep within a prohibition-era speakeasy, Theatre Project presents a hauntingly inventive adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. This powerful tragedy is full of the frenetic energy and fatalistic attitude of the prohibition era. Vaudeville and burlesque performers transport you back to the Jazz Age of the 1920s, as the audience watches a bloodthirsty cycle of corruption and betrayal unfold.

Spike & Mike's Classic Festival - Symphony Space
September 27, 2014 - Upper West Side

This classic festival has earned an outstanding reputation for its collections of the world's most unique animated short films, appropriate for kids and their parents! Don't miss the festival that helped launch the careers of directors like Tim Burton, John Lasseter (Toy Story), and the creators of and Wallace & Gromit.
The program includes shorts from the U.S, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and more, including: 8-bit waterslide, Frankie Rulez, The Seed, Borderline, Dog with Electric Collar and much, much, much MORE! (Recommended for ages 10 and older)

TECH FOR TOTS: LITTLE OCEANS - Sony Plaza Atrium, Sony Wonder Technology Lab
September 27, 2014 - Upper East Side

Waves are one of the first things you see when you are at the beach or on a boat, but how do they work? Learn about waves, and then create your own tiny ocean using recycled plastic bottles. Reservations for children at a pre-k to kindergarten learning level can be made.

Gustafer Yellowgold's 'The Tooth Will Set You Free' Tour - Schimmel Center at Pace University
September 27, 2014 - New York

Full Yellowgold Band Show! Celebrate the 9/23 release of Gustafer’s brand new DVD/CD set: “Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth Of Wisdom” “The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York Times An absurdly funny and touching multi-media concert of live songs, stories and animation, performed by award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor. This live performance will feature new songs and videos from Gustafer Yellowgold's Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom, along with plenty of fan favorites from the five previous Gustafer Yellowgold releases, as well as this year's hit single, "Cakenstein."

I AM AN ARTIST - New York Public Library, George Bruce branch
September 27, 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.

Gustafer Yellowgold's 'The Tooth Will Set You Free' Tour - Schimmel Center at Pace University
September 27, 2014 - Financial District

Celebrate the release of Gustafer’s brand new DVD and CD set, Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth Of Wisdom

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
September 27, 2014 - Bronx

Bartow-Pell once again participates in Museum Day Live, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which museums across the country open their doors for free. Enjoy guided tours at quarter past the hour. Visit for details.

Music Group for Toddlers - Hug Music
September 27, 2014 - Forest Hills

Newly-opened music school in Forest Hills, HUG MUSIC, will host open house on three Saturdays in September (9/13, 20, and 27th). Free 45-minute music groups for toddlers. This unique and fun music group "Hug Melody" provides toddlers opportunity to play various instruments, sing-along, dance, and learn about music. Composer&Guitarist, Sasha Markovic and Pianist&Music therapist, Kana Kamitsubo co-lead the group while providing high-quality live music on piano and guitar. Hug Melody is designed to nurturing children's innate musical abilities and enhancing important life skills, such as communication, social, cognitive skills, as well as introducing very basic concept of music. ***RSV is required as seats are limited (5 children per group).

The Good Life Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
September 27, 2014 - New York

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

Kids 4 Kids (K4K) NY Family Festival - The Fieldhouse at Chelsea Piers
September 27, 2014 - Chelsea

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will host its Kids 4 Kids (K4K) NY family festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Fieldhouse at Chelsea Piers. Kids 4 Kids has raised more than $26 million since 1993, and EGPAF is excited to re-launch this signature event for families this fall. K4K is an opportunity for parents and kids to enjoy gourmet food, arts and crafts, games, sports, music, and meet athletes and celebrities who are working towards a world where no child has AIDS. The Kids for Kids NY family festival is co-chaired by world-renowned photographer and host of Oxygen’s “The Face” Nigel Barker and his wife Cristen. More special guests and activities will be announced closer to the date of the event.

Dan Naturman, Dan Soder, Todd Barry, Gary Gulman, Chris DiStefano, Paul Virzi, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 27, 2014 - New York

Monroe Martin, Gina Yashere, Dan Soder, Chris DiStefano, Derek Gaines and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 27, 2014 - New York

Monroe Martin, Gina Yashere, Dan Soder, Chris DiStefano, Derek Gaines, and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
September 27, 2014 - New York

Family Arts Festival - Cradle of Aviation Museum
September 27, 2014 - Garden City

Family Arts Festival at Museum Row in Garden City will kick off Arts Month and feature the Parade at Museum Row, food trucks, a performance stage, a scavenger hunt for kids, raffles, an Arts and Crafts Market as well as opportunities to “nurture the artist in all of us” through interactive arts experiences.

Dance 'n' Film: The Wiz (G) - NYRP's Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
September 27, 2014 - Brooklyn

Enjoy a fun dance workshop and a dance-themed movie night. All are welcome! Dance Workshop: LAWN 4:00-6:30 PM No dance experience necessary! Join professional dancers Shannon Hummel and the Cora Dance company to express through dance the pleasure we experience in NYC’s outdoor spaces Film: The Wiz (G, 134 min) Approximately 7:00 PM, at sunset Please join us for light refreshments before the start of the film Dates and times subject to change. Visit before attending. Presented by New York Restoration Project in partnership with BAM. We have more free public events this summer and fall! For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit our calendar:

Wine Tasting - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
September 27, 2014 - New York

We're happy to announce the return of our popular wine tasting series! In this kickoff event, Christian Galliani of Wine for the 99 will present a French wine tasting inspired by the imports of Stephen Jumel, a Bordeaux wine merchant who purchased the Mansion in 1810. Danielle Oteri from Feast on History will share stories from Jumel's life and prepare paired bites to complement the wines. Tickets are $50 per person and $45 for museum members and advanced registration is required. Please see our website,, or call 212 923 8008 for more information.

Free Demo Class: Early Intervention Music - Hug Music
September 27, 2014 - Forest Hills

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