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FREE Things to Do with Kids in Bronx Week of October 22

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FREE Events for Kids in Bronx Find FREE kids events and family events in Bronx this week, October 22, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week 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 free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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Fall Festival & Haunted House - Rockland Country Day School
October 28, 2012 - Congers

Join us for an afternoon of games, crafts, hayrides, face painting, a not-so-haunted house for young children, and a more-haunted-house for teens. Free admission, tickets sold for activities and food.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
October 22, 2012 - Paramus

Children can play with animal-themed toys and meet a live animal.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
October 22, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Westchester-Putnam College Conference - The Westchester County Center
October 22, 2012 - White Plains

An opportunity for students and their parents to gather information and material as they begin to explore their post-secondary opportunities. Colleges and universities from across the nation join with representatives from the armed services and financial institutions meet with participating students and offer them information about their institutions or programs. Held twice a year, the fall conference aims to provide 12th-grade students with relevant and timely information. The spring conference, held in May, is targeted at 11th-grade students. For further information, visit wpccc.org.

Live Jazz at The Rose Hunt Lounge - The Rose Hunt Restaurant & Lounge at Fox Hollow Long Island Hotel
October 22, 2012 - Woodbury

Enjoy free live jazz in the Piano Lounge. Features talented artist and a great ambience. You may also enjoy a prix fixe dinner menu for just $28 per person.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
October 22, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

First Five Years Storytime and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
October 22, 2012 - Kensington

Children ages 0-5 years are welcome at this story/play gathering. It's nice to see 4-year-olds interacting with infants and recognize that they, too, were once toothless and drooling bundles of love.

The Little Artist - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
October 22, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and preschoolers hear a story and follow-up with arts and crafts.

Fond Memories of the Old Put - Somers Library
October 22, 2012 - Somers

Author Joe Shiavone, author of several books, discusses his fondest memories of the Old Put. Joe will show over 80 color slides of this historic train as it traveled through our area, all of which have will have their very first showing ever. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

iPad Storytelling - North Forest Park Library
October 22, 2012 - Forest Hills

In this program designed for families with children affected by autism, participants will learn to use an iPad to enhance their problem solving skills by telling stories. iPads will be provided for exploration during the sessions. This program provides Spanish language support. Email autisminitiatives@queensmuseum.org to register.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 22, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity for children in grades K-2.

Monday Morning Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore
October 22, 2012 - Bayside

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Munchkin Mondays - Palisades Center Mall
October 22, 2012 - West Nyack

Rockland Parent and the Palisades Center team up to offer this mommy / daddy and me play group each Monday. Each week features a different theme and activity as well as coupons for mall promotions.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 22, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

IS READ A FOUR-LETTER WORD? Reluctant Readers & Those Who Love Them - Westport Library
October 22, 2012 - Westport

Join a discussion about reluctant readers with author Tommy Greenwald, publisher Simon Boughton, WPL children's librarian Deborah White, and reformed reluctant reader Jack Greenwald. Register online.

Toddler Time - Central Library
October 22, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy weekly story times with a children's librarian, songs, fingerplays, learning activities. Preregister online.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
October 22, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

Oceanus Bone-Diggers Club - Seaside Library
October 22, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Oceanus was the early postal address for the west end of Rockaway Peninsula. Families can discover some skeletons in Rockaway's closet,and read more about its history.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
October 22, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, October 1 at 9am.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
October 22, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents discuss books as a group in this monthly book club. Children bring a book that they have read recently to talk about in this group setting. In addition to personal selections, the group discusses the book Chocolate Fever by Robert Smith. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made.

Pre-School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Manhasset

Preschoolers 3 1/2 -5 years old will enjoy a storytime just for them. This is a drop-off class for children enrolled in Kindergarten. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Toddler Time - Hempstead Public Library
October 22, 2012 - Hempstead

Share stories, songs, finger plays, and animal friends for a fun-filled program. For children 1 through 3 years old. Accompanied by a caregiver.

Spookiest Scariest Essay Contest - Sweeties Candy Cottage
Through October 22, 2012 - Port Washington

Sweeties Candy Cottage is sponsoring its 4th annual Spookiest, Scariest Essay Contest which is open to all kids pre-K to 8th grade. Write your spookiest, scariest Halloween story and drop it off at Sweeties by October 22nd - get a free treat just for entering. Five winners will receive a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be announced Halloween week in the local papers and online.

Spookiest Scariest Essay Contest - Sweeties Candy Cottage
Through October 22, 2012 - Huntington

Sweeties Candy Cottage is sponsoring its 4th annual Spookiest, Scariest Essay Contest. Free Contest open to all kids pre-K to 8th grade. Write your spookiest, scariest Halloween story and drop it off at Sweeties by October 22nd - get a free treat just for entering! 5 winners will receive a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be announced Halloween week in the local papers and online.

Coat and Boot Drive for Children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in S. Dakota - Lakota Pine Ridge Children's Enrichment Project, Ltd. - Scarsdale Congregational Church
Through October 23, 2012 - Scarsdale

Through the months of September and October, LPRCEP will be running its 5th Annual Drive to Benefit the children of Pine Ridge Reservation. Donations can be dropped off at Scarsdale Congregational Church, in designated bins in the lobby. Donations will be sent to arrive on the Reservation by Saturday October 27, USA Weekend's designated "Make a Difference Day." Toy donations will be set aside for holiday parties. Call Cindy Dunne for information, or go to lakotakids.blogspot.com/2012/05/5th-annual-coat-boot-toy-and-book-drive.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
October 23, 2012 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
October 23, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
October 23, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Story Play, Puzzles, and Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
October 23, 2012 - Borough Park

Younger kids can hear a story while older ones enjoy board games and puzzles.

Halloween Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Homecrest branch
October 23, 2012 - Homecrest

Teens gather to create some scary arts and crafts.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
October 23, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

Healthy Food, Healthy Families - Lucille Rose Daycare
October 23, 2012 - Arverne

Parents can get tips on healthy eating for their families at this nutrition series.

Lego Club - Chappaqua Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Chappaqua

Creative construction for kids in grades 3-6. Registration required.

Babes on a Blanket (0-12 months) - Pequot Library
October 23, 2012 - Southport

Drop in and join this baby play group for board books, toys, and rhymes. 20 minutes structured, 25 minutes free play. No registration necessary.

Family Fun Nights - Lakeview Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Activities including crafts, stories, and games for the entire family. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

Knitting with Dana - Lakeview Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come join in for an hour of knitting. Learn to knit or bring an existing project. Patrons should bring knitting needles and yarn. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Oldies Night - Lakeview Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Listen to a favorite tape or cd. Bring your own or pick from the library's collection. Bring a friend. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Facebook/Twitter - Lakeview Public Library
October 23, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Learn how to set up and use a Facebook or Twitter account with the help of a librarian. An email account is required to sign-up. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

'Is it Autism? The Road to Achieving the Right Diagnosis and Treatment for Your Child' - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division
October 23, 2012 - White Plains

Presented by Catherine Lord, PhD. In the Hospital Auditorium, located on the second floor of the Center Building underneath the clock tower. For more information and directions, call 914-997-5779 or visit nyp.org.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
October 23, 2012 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

PJ LIbrary at CSI's Mommy and Baby Yoga - Congregation Sons of Israel
October 23, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

A FREE Yoga class on Tuesday mornings, from Oct. 16-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 6) at Congregation Sons of Israel. Open to all; membership is not required.

Inside the Admissions Office - A look at the college admissions process with deans of top colleges - Bendheim Performing Arts Center
October 23, 2012 - Scarsdale

High school students and their parents are invited to spend an insightful evening with the decision-makers in college admissions. Deans and directors from American University, Binghamton University, Case Western Reserve University, Muhlenberg College, Northeastern University, Syracuse University, and University of Rochester will give an insider's view of what they're looking for, and how they read applications and make decisions. The evening includes a question and answer session. Co-sponsored by Woolf College Consulting and BBYO. Moderated by Mamaroneck-based college admissions consultant Betsy F. Woolf of Woolf College Consulting. Advance registration required. For more information contact Lisa Itzkowitz, 472-3300 x275 or email itzkowitzl@jccmw.org.

College Financial Aid - JCC Rockland
October 23, 2012 - West Nyack

College bound teens and their parents are invited to join Janet Loren from Pearl Glassman educational counseling share her tips on getting Financial Aid for College.

Archaeological Dig in the Middle of Manhattan - Madison Square Park
October 23, 2012 - Gramercy

Unearth a 5,000-year-old technology right in the heart of NYC by participating in an archaeological dig. This is a technology that is still being used in homes all over the country. Stop by to "excavate" artifacts and win Philips Sonicare products.

Paper Arts & Mixed Media - Accordian Book - John C. Hart Memorial Library
October 24, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Led by Lavinia Wiggins, create Accordion Books or Concertinas, easy, no-sew book forms. Three creative styles will be demonstrated. Please register.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
October 24, 2012 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
October 24, 2012 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

It?s a New Year, It?s a New Beginning - Half Hollow Hills SEPTA
October 24, 2012 - Dix Hills

This presentation explores how to help your child learn to manage their time, materials and schoolwork, and examines the difference between supporting and enabling them. Go beyond basic Organization and Time Management tips to reduce stress and improve success. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich.

New Horizons Twirlers Open House - Willow Grove Middle School
October 24, 2012 - Thiells

Come try baton twirling with the New Horizons Twirlers. Twirling develops coordination, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun and creative environment. Pre-registration is requested.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 24, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 24, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Teen Time Celebrates Teen Read Week - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
October 24, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Teens gather to play board and video games, read, and hang out.

Preschool Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
October 24, 2012 - Marine Park

Story hour for children 3-5 years.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
October 24, 2012 - Brownsville

Children with and without special needs gather to hear stories, explore books, and play. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

Book Babies - The Field Library
October 24, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Forever Families Through Adoption: Art-Themed Socialization Group for Adoptees - St. Paul's Lutheran Church
October 24, 2012 - Rye Brook

A free art-themed socialization group for school-age adoptees meeting two times a month through December 5. The group will focus on the expression of emotions through art, and creating an open forum for discussion about the participants' feelings about adoption. Groups will be co-led by FFTA employees Becca Leitman, MSW, adoption counselor, and Megan Ice, EdM. Adoption will be the common thread that holds the group together and will be addressed as it is brought up by the participants.

Game Day for Teens and Tweens - Howard Beach Library
October 24, 2012 - Howard Beach

Kids can enjoy a little friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers, chess, and other board games.

Talk With Your Hands - Chappaqua Public Library
October 24, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 4-6 learn American Sign Language. Registration requested.

Teen author Stephanie Strohm - Westport Library
October 24, 2012 - Westport

Stephanie Strohm talks about her debut novel, Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, about a girl intern at an historical museum, who encounters drama, romance and a haunting.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
October 24, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading with weekly Storytimes. Each week different authors and themes will be featured. Please note that the weekly Wednesday Storytimes have replaced the weekly Tuesday Storytimes.

A Poem As Big As NYC - Woodhaven Library
October 24, 2012 - Woodhaven

At this poetry event celebrating the imaginations of New York City's young writers, kids and teens will participate in a writing workshop to create their own poetic tributes to the city they love.

Recycled Bicycle Jewelry Workshop - Woodside Library
October 24, 2012 - Woodside

Teens will discover how spokes can become "spoke flowers" and tiny bike parts can become beautiful earrings and necklaces.

Lego® Club for Littles - Wilton Library
October 24, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades K-2 will learn about a theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's Lego® collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm the day of the program.

Game Days - Lakeview Public Library
October 24, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come in and enjoy playing many different games. Prizes will be given to all participants. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT SERIES--2012 Portfolio Review II - Heckscher Museum of Art
October 24, 2012 - Huntington

This series is designed to help high school art students develop their portfolios for college admissions. Students may attend one or more sessions. At this evening's session students may bring their portfolios for one-on-one evaluations by college admissions counselors from The Cooper Union School of Art; Farmingdale State College; Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; New Hampshire Institute of Art; and Pratt Institute. Call the Museum Administrative Office for an up-to-date list of participating colleges.

The Studio School Toddler Open House - The Studio School
October 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

The head of school will talk about education in the 21st century. Studio parents, teachers, and administrators will be present to speak with you and answer questions about the Studio Approach and the innovative curriculum.

Teen Knitting Workshop - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 24, 2012 - North Salem

Kids in grades 6-12 learn the basics of knitting, and make a scarf or other fun project. The library supplies the needles and yarn. Make a scarf or other fun project. Registration required.

Rap Sessions - Laurelton Library
October 25, 2012 - Laurelton

In this "rap" session, led by Dr. Hall, participants can discover how to deal with the many issues that confront young people today so that they can enjoy their teen years now. Teens are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-5, are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Peekskill Tale Waggers - The Field Library
October 25, 2012 - Peekskill

Trained Tale Waggers entertain with spooky Halloween tales. Or tell your own tale - or a ghostly joke. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners of all ages.

Artist Talk for 'Anywhere But Here' - Pelham Art Center
October 25, 2012 - Pelham

A very special opportunity to meet artists featured in the concurrent exhibition "Anywhere But Here," as well as the curators. Understand more about the artists' ideas and processes as they talk about their work.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
October 25, 2012 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Caldecott Club - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

What makes a picture book a work of art? Kids in grades 3-5 discuss. Registration required.

Halloween Fun - Chappaqua Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and songs for Halloween. Costumes welcome (but not required). Ages 4-5. Registration required.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
October 25, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Hunger Games - Westport Library
October 25, 2012 - Westport

In the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its 12 districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the annual Hunger Games.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
October 25, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy a night of animé and meet others who share your passion. Come with ideas for the evening's content. Register online.

Trick-or-Treat with the Stew Leonard's Characters - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
October 25, 2012 - Danbury

Children are invited to dress in their costumes and come to Stew Leonard's to go trick or treating throughout the store. Each department in the store will have a candy station for kids to stop at. Children can come with their own bags or Stew Leonard's will provide one for them. Stew Leonard's famous characters, including mascot Wow the Cow, will be available for taking photos with the children.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
October 25, 2012 - Southport

Drop-in and share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft. No registration required.

Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew - Wilton Library
October 25, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 6 months-2 years-old with their caregivers are invited to this music program with Dawny Dew. Miss Dawn sings nursery songs, uses puppets, and performs finger plays for children. Children will have a chance to dance, sing, move and play. Registration required.

Arts and Crafts - Lakeview Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Children in grades 6 and under are invited to come to the library and be creative. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please register in advance for all programs by calling or visiting the library.

Toytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Manhasset

Children ages 6 months - 2� years(with caregiver) can enjoy playtime, songs, and stories. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9 am.

Internet Coupon Club - Lakeview Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Here's a great way for moms or teens to stretch their dollars. Check out how e-coupons can boost your spending power. It's fun to see the dollars add up.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
October 25, 2012 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Eid-ul-Fitr Story Hour - Bank Street Bookstore
October 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

A special storyhour to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

Origami Made Easy 101 - Bank Street Bookstore
October 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join NCTM presenter, Barbara Pearl, an award winning educator, storyteller and author for the Origami in the Classroom book signing event. Origami made easy...fold, crease, tuck. Enter the fold and create one of a kind paper manipulatives guaranteed to engage every child. Discover how to support Common Core State Standards across the curriculum and recycle paper into a resource that children will never forget. Learn more about Math in Motion at mathinmotion.com/o/index.htm.

A Parent's Guide to Cold Weather Ailments - St. Charles Hospital
October 25, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Lauren Byrne, MD, pediatrician, speaks about common seasonal ailments and symptoms, such as fever, cold, allergies and flu. The question and answer session following the presentation will cover general baby care. This seminar is ideal for couples planning pregnancy, expectant parents, parents of infants and young children, and grandparents. Call to reserve a seat 631-474-3700.

NY Kids Club Preschool Open House - Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
October 25, 2012 - Brooklyn

Open house for the New York Kids Club Early Enrichment Center, which offers intellectually, physically, and socially enriching preschool programs for children 2, 3 and 4 years old.

Giant Corn Maze - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
October 25, 2012 - New York Harbor

Make your way through a family-friendly maze which leads to the museum's very own pumpkin patch, where visitors can select a pumpkin to take home. As an added treat, on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, visitors can decorate their pumpkins to look spooky and fun using paint and other supplies. The corn maze & pumpkin patch are free and open to the public. Museum admission is not required.

NY Kids Club Preschool Open House - Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
October 25, 2012 - Park Slope

The New York Kids Club Early Enrichment Center offers intellectually, physically, and socially enriching preschool programs for children 2-4 years old. Learn about its programs and meet its staff at this open house.

Introduction to Fashion Pro - Central Library
October 26, 2012 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens can learn about this fashion design software and create their own style of clothing. Pre-registration is required.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
October 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 7-12.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
October 26, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to meet the school's Early Childhood faculty while their child plays nearby. Drop-ins welcome.

A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
October 26, 2012 - West Nyack

Parents or grandparents and kids ages 1-5 are welcome and celebrate Shabbat at the JCC with songs, stories, and crafts.

Craft Time - Ozone Park Library
October 26, 2012 - Ozone Park

Children of all ages can enjoy making arts and crafts at this fun time event.

Board Games For Kids - Windsor Park Library
October 26, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 5 and up can enjoy making friends and playing games such as Monopoly, Candy Land, Chess, Connect 4, and many more.

Arts and Crafts Hour - Brairwood Library
October 26, 2012 - Briarwood

Children can show their creativity making crafts for family and friends.

FETCH! Club: Science Fun @ your Library - Pequot LIbrary
October 26, 2012 - Southport

The library takes kids on a science adventure. Registration required for each session.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
October 26, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Halloween Hay Bale Theater: SpongeBob Squarepants: Halloween--5 Spooky Sea Tales - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
October 26, 2012 - Norwalk

The Hoedown grill is transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children's Halloween-themed movie. Complimentary juice and popcorn is served to all.

Halloween Hay Bale Theater: Monster House - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
October 26, 2012 - Danbury

The Hoedown grill is transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children's Halloween-themed movie.

Open House - Dillon Child Study Center
October 26, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Learn about the Dillon Child Study Center, which offers toddler, preschool and kindergarten programs that are child-centered and feature inclusive classes for children who are developing typically and atypically.

Game Days - Lakeview Public Library
October 26, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come in and enjoy playing many different games. Prizes will be given to all participants. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for all programs, by phone or in person.

Long Island Fall Home Show - Nassau Coliseum
October 26, 2012 - Uniondale

The Home Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping, and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.

Halloween Spooktacular - Cross County Shopping Center
October 26, 2012 - Yonkers

The Halloween Spooktacular includes a Magic Show at 4pm, Costume Contest at 5pm, and Pumpkin Arts & Crafts at 6pm. Kids are invited to dress in costume (or buy one at don't forget to visit Suzette's Costume Village, located next to New York & Company). RSVP required - call 914-968-9570. The event takes place on The Green in the center of the mall.

Celebration of Joan Aiken: 50 Years of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Bank Street College Auditorium
October 26, 2012 - Upper West Side

A panel celebrating the 50th anniversary of author Joan Aiken's book "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase," with panelists Lizza Aiken, Kelly Link, and Charles Schlessinger. The panel will be moderated by Michael Patrick Hearn. There will also be signing of the 50th anniversary edition of the book and audio CD after the panel.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Public Library
October 26, 2012 - Hempstead

Enjoy stories, music, and fun in the Children�s Room. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
October 26, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Booksigning & Magic Show - Book Revue
October 26, 2012 - Huntington

Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein is the coauthor of Bystander Power, a book that helps all kids stand up to bullying. Phyllis will be signing copies of her book and performing a special magic show that incorporates anti-bullying techniques from the book.

Giant Corn Maze - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
October 26, 2012 - New York Harbor

Make your way through a family-friendly maze which leads to the museum's very own pumpkin patch, where visitors can select a pumpkin to take home. As an added treat, on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, visitors can decorate their pumpkins to look spooky and fun using paint and other supplies. The corn maze & pumpkin patch are free and open to the public. Museum admission is not required.

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Canine Costume Carnival - Rockaway Beach
October 27, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

Families can enjoy a day dedicated to their pet. A canine costume contest with prizes, games, and pet adoption. The contest will begin at noon. Treat bags for the 1st 25 people. Free or low-cost spray and neutering will also be available.

Arts In The Plaza - Kennedy Plaza (in front of City Hall)
October 27, 2012 - Long Beach

Come by and enjoy live music while shopping for handcrafted, original arts and crafts. Sponsored by the City of Long Beach in association with the Long Beach Art League, Artists in Partnership, and West End Visual Artists Guild.

Exhibition - "Anywhere But Here" - Pelham Art Center
Through October 27, 2012 - Pelham

Sixteen artists interpret their experiences in and of the world through the metaphorical potential of maps and cartography. Free opening reception and all-age art workshop on Friday, September 14, 6:30-8pm. Exhibition runs through October 27.

Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Through October 27, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

30th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Carnival - Prospect Park Lookout Hill
October 27, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Ghouls and goblins lurk within the trees, ready to scare you silly! Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

Halloween Walk Volunteering - Prospect Park Lookout Hill
October 27, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

The Park needs volunteers to dress up, be scary, assist with games, paint faces, and work behind the scenes. Visit prospectpark.org/volunteer for information.

Creepy Crawly Halloween - Prospect Park Audubon Center
October 27, 2012 - Flatbush

Explore some insects that might otherwise give you the creeps. You may find you like them!

Halloween Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
October 27, 2012 - West Nyack

Children are invited to a special Halloween story time with The Monsters' Monster written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell. When three very little monsters decide they want to make the biggest, baddest monster ever, they never expect that their monster will turnout to be anything by bad. Kids can enjoy Halloween treats and take home their own monster mask.

Halloween Parade - Village of Nyack
October 27, 2012 - Nyack

This popular, annual event celebrates its 25th year. Check out dancing ghouls, marching bands, stilt walkers, puppets, floats, and more. Festivities kick off at Memorial Park. The parade ends with an awards ceremony and music. Arrive early to find parking.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
October 27, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories and games.

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
October 27, 2012 - Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help keep the garden and grounds of BPMM looking beautiful. Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Registration requested. A great way for teens to get community service hours.

Halloween Magic with Dave Crasson - Scarsdale Public Library
October 27, 2012 - Scarsdale

Wear a costume if you like! No registration required.

Make-a-Difference Day Book Giveaway! - The Field Library
October 27, 2012 - Peekskill

Men Who Read and Peekskill Reads will give away free books at The Field Library. Children of all ages are welcome. Book donations accepted through October 20th.

Family Art Project - The Masked Parade of the Hairy Insects - Wave Hill
October 27, 2012 - Bronx

Use materials of all shapes and sizes to create funny, fuzzy insect masks. Then take your ladybug, worker ant, or daddy long-legs for a stroll. Admission to the grounds is free until noon. Ecology Building.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
October 27, 2012 - Chappaqua

A program for special-needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. Registration requested.

Intergenerational Halloween Storytelling - White Plains Public Library
October 27, 2012 - White Plains

Storyteller Carol Birch will do an intergenerational Halloween storytelling for second grade through adult.

Author Visit: Diane Lang - Earthplace
October 27, 2012 - Westport

Naturalist and author Diane Lang talks about her book, Vulture Verses, filled with rhymes and illustrations to help children appreciate and befriend even the scariest critters. You'll get a chance to meet some of the animals included in the book.

Halloween Craft Workshop & Historic House Tour - Louis Armstrong House Museum
October 27, 2012 - Corona

Kids and their families can enjoy this spooktacular event outside in Louis's Garden. Kids in costume will get a jump-start on collecting their candy! At 3pm, prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Live Jazz from the Louis Armstrong House Stompers will swing in the Garden, too. The museum will be open for historic house tours from 12-5pm. Tour price: $10; $7 for children, students, and seniors; free for children younger than 4. The rain date for this event is Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1-4pm.

Haunted Halloween Carnival - Puppetry Arts/1st Street Recreation Center of PS 372
October 27, 2012 - Park Slope

Spooky crafts, costume contests, raffles, and activities for the whole family!

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
October 27, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
October 27, 2012 - DUMBO

Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.

Rockville Centre Fall Festival - Rockville Centre Railroad Station
October 27, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come browse and shop for arts and crafts, gift items, antiques, food and more. Entertainment and fun for the whole family. For more information, please call 631-724-5966

Annual Fall Festival - Rolling River Day Camp
October 27, 2012 - East Rockaway

Come to the festival and enjoy face painting, carnival rides, pumpkin picking, trivia contests, raffles, and other exciting activities for children and their parents. Remember to dress in your best Halloween costume for the annual costume contest. Special discounts and coupons available for Summer Camp 2013.

Drop-in Halloween Crafts - Wilton Library
October 27, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home.

Long Island Fall Home Show - Nassau Coliseum
October 27, 2012 - Uniondale

The Home Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping, and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.

Mall-O-Ween - Green Acres Mall
October 27, 2012 - Valley Stream

Green Acres Mall will be hosting its annual Mall-O-Ween Event. Everyone is encouraged to wear their halloween costume and join in the fun. There will be pumpkin painting contests, costume contest, FREE giveaways, trick or treating and lots more.

Lizza Aiken Reading and Talk - Bank Street Bookstore
October 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

Lizza Aiken will have a reading session with children and talk about famous author Joan Aiken career, show some of Joan's earlier works, and share advice to would-be writers. She will also be signing copies of "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" and giving away samplers of the audio CD.

Thrill The World @ Islip: 2012 - Brookwood Hall Park
October 27, 2012 - East Islip

Come check Out Thrill The World @ Islip: 2012, in their 3rd year attempting to break the world record for the largest worldwide simultaneous "Thriller" dance and to raise money for multiple charities. To participate in the dance, you must register online no later than October 12. The rehearsal schedule is online as well. A special appearance by the Long Island Flash Mob Organization is planned. Donations of non-perishable food, money or both are welcome. In the past the organization has donated over 500lbs of non-perishable food and raised over $3,000 for local, national and international charities including Island Harvest, Long Island's largest food pantry.

Ben Rudnick & Friends CD Release Show & Halloween Bash - J&R Music
October 27, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Ben Rudnick & Friends will celebrate Halloween along with the October release of their tenth album, "Love is a Superpower," with a free, high-energy, all-ages show at 11am on Saturday, Oct. 27 at J&R Music, 1 Ann St., 2nd floor. Kids and their grown-ups are encouraged to come in costume to this jamming Halloween bash.

Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in Paintings - First Street Gallery
Through October 27, 2012 - Chelsea

Mozart's classic opera, "The Magic Flute," has been reinterpreted by painter Lisa Zwerling. This family friendly, colorful presentation of 38 paintings is an ideal way to introduce children to the story behind Mozart's masterpiece.

Rolling River Annual Fall Festival - Rolling River Day Camp
October 27, 2012 - East Rockaway

Break out your best Halloween costume and bring your family to the Annual Rolling River Day Camp Fall Festival. This fun-filled event celebrates fall with carnival rides, crafts projects, Halloween trick-or-treating, sponsor giveaways, food and refreshments, a petting zoo, face painting, music, children’s demos, interactive crafts and vendor fair and more. Tour the camp and lock in our early summer camp tuition rates for children ages 3-15. Raindate Sunday, October 28. Participants have the chance to win a birthday party. Call for details.

Open House - One Rover Art School & Design
October 27, 2012 - Englewood Cliffs

One River School of Art and Design invites artists of almost all ages (pre-k-adult) to tour the school and meet the teachers.

Harvest Festival - The Bridge Church
October 27, 2012 - Malverne

Come, enjoy plenty of family fun and activities for everyone including free bounce houses, face painting, airbrush tattoos, games, cider and doughnuts, and much more. Kids – don’t miss the main event…free Trunk O’ Treating featuring more than 20 decorated car trunks filled with candy. RAIN DATE: October 28, 3-6pm

Kids Night Out - Wells Hollow Creamery
October 27, 2012 - Shelton

Get your costumes ready and kick off Halloween with an event for all families. Visit Wells Hollow Creamery for an afternoon of fun for kiddos of all ages. Be a part of our Halloween costume contest. Prizes will be awarded and judging begins at 3:15pm. You will enjoy live music, vendors and Touch-A-Truck a bounce house, pumpkin decorating, corn maze, face painting and much more.

Halloween Carnival and Silent Auction - Osborn Elementary School
October 27, 2012 - Rye

A fun community event with something for everyone. There will be a flying witch ride, a cake walk, body art, jumping castles, a variety of food and beverages for purchase, and a Silent Auction featuring one-of-a-kind exclusive gifts such as gift certificates for restaurants and spa treatments, arts & crafts items, event tickets, and trips. The Silent Auction will have a staggered close between 3:15-3:45. The carnival is the school's primary fundraiser.

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 3 and 4 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
October 27, 2012 - Port Washington

Boys will be evaluated for 1 week and then placed on a team in order to make sure the teams are evenly balanced. This indoor league is fully recreational and offers athletes a competitive environment to play against their friends. Call for additional information. Registration is online only.

Astronomy Day: A Night Under The Stars - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
October 27, 2012 - New York Harbor

Celebrate Astronomy Day by viewing the far reaches of the galaxy at the museum. Guests will join astronomers from the Rockland Astronomy Club and get an up-close view of the stars, planets, and constellations through eight different telescopes, as well as explore constellation names, mythology, and the history of the cosmos through multimedia presentations. Coffee, tea, and cider will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Park Ave. United Methodist Church Fall Festival - Park Ave. United Methodist Church
October 27, 2012 - Upper East Side

There will be games, face painting, arts & crafts, stories, and a baking contest at this fall festival.

Cido's Halloween Spooktacular - The Forest Park Carousel
October 27, 2012 - Woodhaven

An afternoon of spoktacular fun for the entire family. Enjoy a the Cido Magic Show, a Costume Contest, Birthday Cake and more. Also, a special deal for carousel rides for all guests in costume.

Giant Corn Maze - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
October 27, 2012 - New York Harbor

Make your way through a family-friendly maze which leads to the museum's very own pumpkin patch, where visitors can select a pumpkin to take home. As an added treat, on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28, visitors can decorate their pumpkins to look spooky and fun using paint and other supplies. The corn maze & pumpkin patch are free and open to the public. Museum admission is not required.

Master Gardener Demonstration Garden Tour - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County
October 28, 2012 - Stony Point

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County invite the public to tour their demonstration gardens. Visitors explore the gardens, and learn which plants grow best in this area. Gardens included are: The Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden; Hillside and Shade Garden; Fern Garden; Herb Garden; Ornamental Grass Garden; Cutting Garden; Container Gardens; Native Plants; and the Rain Garden.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Library Theatre: 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - John C. Hart Memorial Library
October 28, 2012 - Shrub Oak

M&M Productions presents the popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black. No registration; open seating. Doors open at 1:30pm.

Morningside Montessori School's Fall Festival - Morningside Montessori
October 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

Kids are invited to dance the monster mash with Moey's Music Party at Morningside Montessori School's annual bash. At 11:30am, NYC's # 1 Mommy Rocker, Moey, and her award-winning band will do a Halloween performance with puppets, pompoms, and bubbles to get little monsters in

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