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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON SEPTEMBER 3

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by Daily Kids Events Editor September 3, 2014

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Find fun things to do today with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, September 3, 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 September 3. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

Back to School Immunization Clinic - Westchester County Health Department
September 03, 2014 - White Plains

The Westchester County Health Department will offer free immunizations by appointment during special back-to-school clinics for children ages 12 months through 18 years, who are uninsured or whose insurance doesn't cover immunizations. Appointments can be made by calling 914-995-5800 and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mother Goose Story Time - Mount Vernon Public Library
September 03, 2014 - Mount Vernon

A special storytime just for preschoolers.

Pajamarama: Nighty-Night Stories - White Plains Public Library
September 03, 2014 - White Plains

Preschoolers are invited to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend for stories, songs, activities, and a bedtime snack. Tickets will be distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 07, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate great American gardens of the early 20th century and the extraordinary women who designed them. This garden-wide exhibition celebrates early 20th-century America's most influential women in landscape architecture and design, as well as garden photography. Experience Mrs. Rockefeller's Garden in the Haupt Conservatory - an exquisite evocation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine - and through the many exhibition components offered that embrace poetry, music, and photography, discover the innovative work and significant contributions of these women to American history and culture. Through Sep. 7.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 10, 2014 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime event each Wednesday evening through September 10. Weather-permitting, hot rod fans can check out 400-600 cool cars and motorcycles as well as vendors, food, entertainment, raffles, and more. Evenings are family-friendly and pets are welcome.

Exhibition: Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment - Hudson River Museum
Through September 14, 2014 - Yonkers

Seattle-based artist Mandy Greer installs a fantasy world at the Hudson River Museum, awash in color, laced with glittering chandeliers, and alive with birds and figures draped in costume in her first New York solo exhibition. "Mandy Greer: The Ecstatic Moment" opens May 7 and runs through September 14, 2014. Mandy's work is inspired by a range of elements, a mix of fairy tales and mythology, as well as the magic and mundane in everyday life. Using fabrics and objects from the natural world, she creates a fantastical world with sewing machine and crochet hook as her tools.

Sculpture in the Courtyard: Wonderwall (Fluorescent Fuchsia Labyrinth) NOTE: New Date: Opening June 20! - Pelham Art Center
Through September 18, 2014 - Pelham

A new, monumental sculpture by New York City-based artist Andrea Stanislav, Wonderwall will be on view in the 2,300-sq.-ft open courtyard. This experiential and interactive sonic installation responds to the architecture of the Pelham Art Center's courtyard, exterior light, and visitors to the space. The sculpture is made from cast concrete reinforced with steel rebar, steel tube, and recycled transparent fluorescent vinyl. The participants will experience a minimalist transparent construction that references a labyrinth form and is activated by its glowing florescent fuchsia color and light. The cement and florescent vinyl work off each other towards a material duality. Motion sensors are hidden in the trees, and when triggered by visitors, play an original, atmospheric remixed audio work from hidden audio speakers, which deconstructs the Oasis song "Wonderwall." The installation aims to strike a balance and synergy between a physical form, light, color, and sound for the visitor/participant. Through Sep. 18. About the Artist Andrea Stanislav (b. 1968, Chicago) is an American artist, based in New York City, whose practice includes sculpture, video installation, and public projects. Ms. Stanislav received an M.F.A. from Alfred University, New York; and a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work considers themes of harmony and deconstruction in the natural world, popular culture and, by extension, regards the sublime, realized through unexpected visual manifestations, multi-media installations, and monumental sculpture. Selected solo exhibitions and projects include: 21st C. Contemporary Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC; and The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK. Ms. Stanislav has recently received a 2014 Art-centre Pushkinskaya-10 St. Petersburg International Residency Award, 2013 Imagine Fund Award, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Swing Space Artist Residency, New York, NY, among many other awards. Public and private art commissions and project locations include: Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Morningside College, Sioux City, IA; Mon Serrat, Spain; Key West, FL; Louisville, KY, and Washington DC. Andrea Stanislav's work is represented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, UK; Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Jonathan Shorr New York, NY. She is an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, where she is the head of the Sculpture Area.

Family Adventures - Focusing on Nature - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 19, 2014 - Bronx

The Everett Children's Adventure Garden is a fun, beautiful space that captures the imagination of children, and brings out their inner explorer. Children are invited to learn about the natural world around us, and investigate how technology has changed the way we view it. They will explore the world through a "new lens," while learning about how observations of nature have been shared throughout time. Through Sept. 19.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through September 21, 2014 - Tuxedo

You never know what you'll encounter at this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Each day is full of scheduled shows and wandering entertainers in period costume (not to mention visitors in costume). Check out a "life size" chess game on the lawn, jousting on horseback, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, tightrope walking, a trapeze act, juggling, and more. Visitors can take paddle boat rides, camel rides, and human-powered carnival rides. There's also face-painting, carnival games, and an outrageous selection of food for sale. Discount tickets available online. Aug. 2 - Sept. 21. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 21. Rain or shine.

'The Wizard of Oz' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through September 21, 2014 - Elmsford

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, the musical is an enchanting adaptation of the movie classic, and contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, among them: "Over The Rainbow," "Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead," "If I Only Had A Brain," "We're Off To See The Wizard," and "The Merry Old Land Of Oz." Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy, and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family. Through Sept. 21.

Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly - Pelham Art Center
Through September 23, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is thrilled to announce the third Storefront Project, a solo exhibition by New York City artist Edel Kelly. Passersby can view this exhibition from street level 24 hours a day/7 days a week through the storefront windows of 156 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY, across the street from The Pelham Art Center.

The Storefront Project: Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly - Pelham Art Center
Through September 23, 2014 - Pelham

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." -Albert Einstein Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce the third Storefront Project, Hexagon Communitas by Edel Kelly, a pop-up, site-specific installation in downtown Pelham that transforms an empty restaurant facade into a rich, golden, reflective streetscape that engages in the matter of "The Bee." Hexagon Communitas balances reflection and reveal, and interior and exterior, to bring attention to the importance of the bee. The window panes will be installed with gold reflective vinyl, creating a playful interaction where a viewer's image will be mirrored, and reflected-light will change with the weather. Six of the storefront panes will be filled with a light yellow transparent gel, which will reveal a table draped in yellow and set with a gold plate and abstract sculpture inside the former restaurant. Hovering above the table will be a luminous hexagon sculpture. Kelly's use of color and form creates a relationship to nature, specifically the use of yellow, gold, and the hexagon shape. The latter also serves as a metaphor for the North American Honey Bee and its hive. The work of the bee is to pollinate crops, which brings food to our tables. Today the bee population is in serious decline from multiple factors, most prominently from the use of pesticides and insecticides like neonicotinoids used in Genetically Modified Organisms. This controversial practice might well have devastating environmental consequences in the near future. The artist's intent is to initiate a dialogue into the subject of CCD, colony collapse disorder of the bee, and whether we are better working with nature rather than against it. Passersby can view this exhibition from street level 24 hours a day/7 days a week through the storefront windows of 156 Fifth Ave., across the street from The Pelham Art Center. Hexagon Communitas will be on view through Sept. 23. A Super Opening Reception will be held at Pelham Art Center on Sept. 12 from 6:30-8pm in conjunction with the fall gallery exhibition, "Natural Enemies," which will include a free hands-on sculpture workshop. A pre-opening event will take place at 6pm with an outdoor dance performance by Peg Moore-Maioriello from Metropolidance. About Edel Kelly Edel Kelly, born in Ireland, is an artist based in New York City, whose practice involves photography, video, painting, sculpture, and installation. Kelly studied at Columbia College Chicago, ICP NY, and Hunter College, NY. Her work is inspired by nature, indigenous culture, and adventure. Most recently Kelly has exhibited a short film, "Manifestation of a Tree" at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York in conjunction with the "Bodies in Balance" exhibition. Recent exhibitions of her sculptural work include: The Henry Salon pop up "Neon Hexa #1" and "Fugitive Day" at Hunter College. In 2010 and 2011 she exhibited work at the auction for SAWCC (South Asian Women's Creative Collective) at Saffron Art Gallery, NYC, and The Guild Art Gallery, NYC. She has also shown at the ICP NY, Digital Dimensions Group Show. More 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. PAC's first Storefront Project is located at 156 5th Avenue and was generously donated by neighboring business Annie's Nail & Spa. 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. Storefront 156 is generously being provided free of charge by Annie's Nail & Spa, 158 Fifth Ave., Pelham, open 7 days a week. 914-738-8888/914-738-2221.

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.

6th Annual StoryWalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 28, 2014 - Scarsdale

Take a guided walk along the woodland trail while enjoying a favorite children's storybook, "Opossum at Sycamore Road" by Sally M. Walker. Bookmarks and passes for a free CPKids Meal will be available in the Manor House. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. June 29 through Sept. 28.

The Katonah Museum of Art presents ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place - Katonah Museum of Art
Through September 28, 2014 - Katonah

The austere, beguiling landscape of Iceland functions as muse and material for its artists. Innately attuned to dramatic physical changes and extreme solar rhythms, Icelandic artists carry within them a heightened awareness of the environment as a dynamic, living entity. This is the first museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their island nation. This KMA-originated exhibition showcases twelve artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall-drawings, and video installation. All artwork in the exhibition dates from the past ten years. The featured artists are Birgir Andresson, Eggert Petursson, Egill Saebjornsson, Einar Falur Ingolfsson, Georg Guoni Hauksson, Guojon Ketilsson, Guorun Einarsdottir, Katrin Sigurdardottir, Olafur Eliasson, Ragna Robertsdottir, Ruri, and Pordis Alda Siguroardottir. The exhibition is curated by Pari Stave. In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries. Through Sep. 28.

The ARt of Zero: Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Gunther Uecker & Friends - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through September 28, 2014 - Purchase

In the wake of devastation wrought by World War II, European artists who called themselves Group Zero, attempted to re-harmonize the relationship between humankind and nature, proclaiming the "zero hour" of postwar art. In the 1950s, two of the artists -- Heinz Mack and Otto Piene -- developed a new visual language to create "new art for a new age," exploring light, movement, and structure, using materials and technology taken from science and industry. Representing the "incommensurable zone in which the old state turns to the new," these artists used the meaning of the number "zero" to signify "nothing," an erasure of the past; and its circular form to represent "everything," a promise for the future of humanity, art, and technology. Works by Getulio Alviani, Hartmut Bohm, Enrico Castellani, Gianni Colombo, Lucio Fontana, Heinz Mack, Almir Mavignier, Henk Peeters, Otto Piene, George Rickey, Jesus Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, Luis Tomasello, and Gunther Uecker in The Art of Zero are selected from the permanent collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art. The Art of Zero is organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, and curated by Assistant Curator Avis Larson. July 13 through Sep. 28.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse - Sheffield Island
Through September 28, 2014 - Norwalk

Sheffield Island with its historic 146-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations.During your time on the island, you may want to enjoy a picnic lunch you brought along and take in the spectacular view of the harbor from its most recognized gateway. Sheffield Island is a rocky outcrop with rolling terrain and the docking facilities do not meet ADA regulations. Every effort has been made to minimize non-compliance. The gangway leading from the dock to the island is wide enough to accommodate a standard wheelchair. The gangway incline (steepness) is determined by the height of the tide; at low tide it is steeper than at high tide. Due to liability concerns, the Sheffield Island staff is disallowed to assist with lifting or pushing a wheelchair or stroller. It will be important for the physically challenged to travel with a companion abled to assist them. When making reservations, leave contact information that will be available for day of trip as you may need to be contacted if there is a change due to weather conditions. June 26-September 28.

Bicycle Sundays - Bronx River Parkway
Through September 28, 2014 - White Plains

From the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13.1-mile round trip, The Bronx River Parkway is open to all bicyclists, skaters, scooters, walkers, and joggers. No motorized vehicles. Twelve Sundays in 2014: May 4, 11, and 18; June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; September 7, 14, 21, and 28. Sponsored by Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks.

Family Farm Tour - Stone Barns Center
Through September 30, 2014 - Pocantico Hills

On this family-friendly tour for ages 4 and older, explore the farm and some seasonal highlights. Take a walk around the farm for a closer look at the animals being raised and the vegetables being grown. All children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Sep. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28 from 1:30-2:15pm.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through September 30, 2014 - Yonkers

Every Sunday from 2-4pm in September, 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 building take-home hydroponic mini-greenhouses to making Japanese fish sock-kites. Sept. 7: Blue Crab Blitz; Sept. 14: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden and Plant Part Puzzle; Sept. 21: Fishy Origami; Sept. 28: Blowing in the Wind - Build your own Wind Turbine. 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 September 30, 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 September from 12pm to 4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

K'Nex Special - The New NY Bridge and I Lift NY Super Crane Project - White Plains Public Library
Through September 30, 2014 - White Plains

A multi-part series, in which children in grades 2-6 will build as a team a K'NEX model of the New NY Bridge (the bridge that will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge) and I Lift NY Super Crane (the giant floating crane that is being used to help build the new bridge). The special project runs for four Mondays in September: (Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29). Pre-registration is required, beginning Friday, Aug. 29.

Teacher in the Library @ The Field - The Field Library
Through September 30, 2014 - Peekskill

If you're mystified by math or puzzled by a project, stop in and see a certified teacher. Homework help is available Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays, Sept. 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 29, and 30 from 4-6pm. Check out the library's FROG BLOG for more programs and information at fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Hands-On: Egg Collecting at Stone Barns - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through September 30, 2014 - Pocantico Hills

Step into the shoes of a farmer and pitch in with the all-important job of collecting eggs. Head out to the egg-mobiles (mobile hen houses), learn how the hens enjoy pasture-based lives, and take home a half-dozen farm-fresh eggs. Important: All participants must wear closed-toe shoes for this program. Children ages 2 and older must be accompanied by at least one ticketed adult, and all people attending the program must buy a ticket. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 6-7, 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. Two sessions: 11-11:45am and 12-12:45pm.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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