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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 1


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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, November 1, 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 November 1. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Breastfeeding - JCC Rockland
November 01, 2011 - West Nyack

An instructor from the La Leche League gives new and expectant moms information on nursing, including the benefits, new beginnings, overcoming breastfeeding obstacles, and weaning.

Toddler Storytime - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
November 01, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and craft event every Tuesday in the Children's Department for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers. Call Ms. Laurie at (914) 771-6400 to RSVP.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 01, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 01, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

Storytime at the J - JCC Rockland
November 01, 2011 - West Nyack

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 2 years old are invited to mingle with other moms and dad, listen to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

Middle School Book Club - Somers Library
November 01, 2011 - Somers

Middle Schoolers read, discuss books, hang out, play games, and have fun. All new members are welcome.

Scholastic Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 01, 2011 - West Nyack

Shop for children's books and games. Procedes from the sale benefit the JCC.

Gluten Free Cooking - The Food Evolution
November 01, 2011 - Bardonia

Help prepare a seasonal meal with a mediterranean flair including a soup, fish, grain, and greens following cultural dietary influences that are considered to be healthy for everyone, not just for those with a gluten intolerance.

Movie Day - Lenoir Nature Preserve
November 01, 2011 - Yonkers

Join the staff for an environmental movie and then a hike around the preserve. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required.

You Need Video for Top Website Ranking - WTC Business Resource Center
November 01, 2011 - New York

Save your seats now - Phone registration call +1 212 598 4567 ext. 204. Trainers: Brian Jones, COO INSPIOR; Fred Kauber – CIO Entitle Direct Group; Don Mancuso, Vice President Sales and Marketing, CMI. Duration: 1 day. Overview - The standards are higher than ever for video media. It is not enough to have video content, but it has to be of high quality and catch the eyes of someone only seeing it on the smallest of high-definition screens. It is a difficult standard, but we can provide help. We are offering a seminar where participants will gain the knowledge, experience, and practical skills to immediately apply their learning in the workplace. Register now so that you can get instructions on how to • Use Facebook and Youtube to reach a wider audience • Apply cutting-edge technology to even make an iPhone camera produce a quality video • Utilize SEO so that your content is one of the first things people use when they search with a search engine About the course • Who should attend? • How will I benefit? • What will I learn? • Trainers • Venue Details • Inquiries Who should attend? Course is suitable for: * Manager- and Executive-level Business Owners * Executive Directors * Development Directors * Sales and Marketing professionals * Public Relations professionals * Communications professionals * Marketing professionals * Digital marketing professionals * E-commerce professionals * Journalists * Academics What Others Say About the Seminar “The seminar was very insightful, especially making it a resource rather than a sales pitch. The presenter’s were very good and the participants seemed to enjoy the advice and insights.” — Business Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce How will I benefit? We live in an amazing time for information. With the advent of internet technology, information from all over the world is available. With the advances made in technology, not only is information widely available, but also it can be found quicker than ever. Most publishers aren’t in the video industry, so we may not necessarily know about current tools, online resources or new strategies that were not around even a year ago. After this seminar, you’ll feel like you know all there is to know about launching and running an effective video strategy. Furthermore, the social landscape on the Internet has become as wide and diverse as the social landscape off the computer. In some areas, such as marketing to an international market, the Internet's effectiveness far surpasses its physical incarnation. This seminar will help you use social networking on websites like facebook to your marketing advantage. Not only will you be able to reach people quickly and internationally, but you will also be able to do it in a way that is cost-effective and will not tie up multiple people in creating a marketing strategy. With social networking, you have access to your market at one source. What will I learn? This seminar will be taught by two professionals who not only know how to work with the most cutting-edge software, but also people who know how to get the attention through strategic marketing. Here are a few things you’ll learn at the seminar: o Web and Facebook 101 o What Works, What doesn't o How To Create Videos that People Will Watch o Attracting Fans on Facebook o Video SEO Strategies o YouTube Annotations & Insights o Which Equipment To Buy o How To Get the Best Possible Video Image from an iPhone o Building Effective Pages on Facebook o Creating Engaging Content o Moderation and Customer Service o Analyzing Your Data Whether you’re looking to build an in-house studio for daily videos, trying to find a private video hosting platform, looking to get more followers and visitors, or just trying to come up with ideas for videos to post on your Facebook wall—this seminar covers it all and more. At the end of the seminar, there will be a Q & A session that can cover any information not covered. What you will get: • Web 2.0 Guide • SEO 101 • List of Must-Have Video Software • Apps to Use on Your Smartphone Trainer(s); Frederick B. Kauber Fred Kauber is an accomplished executive and consultant with over 21 years of experience in senior technology, online marketing, product management / development and operations leadership roles. He has a proven track record of overcoming the technical and business challenges confronting both Fortune 500 companies (IBM / Dun&Bradstreet / Reliance Insurance / First Data) and entrepreneurial ventures (Bigfoot Interactive / Solid Group) and currently serves as the CIO of Entitle Direct Group, where he presides over all online marketing and technology initiatives involved in the sale of title insurance direct to consumers. Fred also serves as an advisor to the Points of Light Institute and several small businesses on the topics of search engine marketing and optimization. He has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences over the past decade on the topics of e-commerce, web application development and business enablement via emerging technologies such as Web 2.0. Fred is a Six Sigma Black Belt candidate and possesses an MBA in Finance & International Business from NYU and an MS in Telecommunications from Pace University. Brian Jones Brian Jones, US Chief Operating Officer/Creative Director of CMI, grew a local advertising agency into a successful national agency by helping craft and implement the growth strategies of some of the world's largest companies and brands. Join one of the greatest minds in the branding and marketing world and gain the insights that could mean the difference between profits and losses, gaining or losing market share, thriving instead of just surviving. With over 20 years experience developing and implementing marketing strategies for businesses and organizations, spanning a variety of industries, Brian uses his expertise to provide businesses and organizations best practices of designing strategic marketing initiatives and developing creative approaches to marketing with the use of online tools. He has a BFA in Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Don Mancuso Don Mancuso, Vice President Sales and Marketing, in the New York office of CMI is responsible for bringing insight to the analysis of our clients’ online market challenges as CMIs new business and marketing/digital VP. The breadth of Don’s more than 14 years of multimedia experience in website design includes, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and digital design he has been driving strategic growth for CMI clients in a range of disciplines through a variety of web, interactive and innovation projects, helping service professionals successfully market and re-branding their businesses since 2007. Don believes that good insight is found and superior strategy is developed once CMIs teams have developed true empathy for our clients’ people and a genuine passion for our clients’ business success. Prior to joining CMI’s team of digital experts Don worked with one of the largest publishers of print and online content in the country he gained an invaluable amount of information on what works and what doesn’t in website design includes, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and digital design for broad and niche professions. From construction companies and engineers to medical experts Don has helped brands excel in their markets, as a consultative resource for thousands of individuals and companies on how to convert visitors to your website into clients. Venue 115 Broadway 19th Floor New York, New York 10006 Nearest Transit: Wall Street (4, 5, 6) Inquiries Contact us via our web form or call +1 212 598 4567 ext. 204. About INSPIOR In 2009, INSPIOR, the B2B digital marketing firm, partnered with CMI, Tarsus Media and master marketing-communications gurus partners to help retail, small business and growth organizations increase brand value quickly with comprehensive strategies for acquiring and retaining customers, including examples on increasing referrals, how to turn prospects into customers, tips for driving repeat sales, building customer loyalty through branding efforts and case studies of successful marketing and branding campaigns. reserves the right to change curricula, rules, fees, and other requirements, of whatever kind, affecting registrants. The provisions of this email-catalogue do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicants, registrants, or faculty/speaker and, CMI or its agents. The policies, regulations, procedures, and fees in this catalog are subject to change without prior notice, if necessary, to keep policies in compliance with State and Federal laws and/or with rules and regulations of

Garden Walk - Wave Hill
November 01, 2011 - Bronx

An hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights, including the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory. Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Mother Goose Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 01, 2011 - North Salem

Regular weekly storytime for children up to 2-1/2 years.

Free Demo Class: Toddler Art Adventures with Private Picassos - Space on White
November 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Budding artists ages 2-4 can explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class that helps strengthen fine motor skills. To reserve a spot, email

Siegfried - Metropolitan Opera
November 01, 2011 -

In part three of the Ring, Wagner's cosmic vision focuses on his hero's early conquests, while Robert Lepage's revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Gary Lehman sings the title role and Deborah Voigt's Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Festival Flamenco Gitano - Diego El Cigala - The Town Hall
November 01, 2011 -

Superstar Diego El Cigala is contemporary flamenco's most compelling voice. He has collaborated with many of the most important names in flamenco, and is also noted for his pioneering work in fusing flamenco with Latin American music forms such as bolero, Afro-Caribbean jazz, and tango. His collaborations with Latin jazz icons Jerry Gonzalez and Bebo Valdés are revered as breakthroughs in flamenco and Latin jazz. For this program, he will present the New York premiere of "Cigala & Tango."

Why Teens Do What They Do: Understanding Adolescent Temperament - Caesar Trunzo Center (Brentwood Senior Center)
November 01, 2011 - Brentwood

Unlock the mysteries of adolescence with hints to improve your relationship with your teens and pre-teens. Registration required.

Jewish Community Service Month - JCC Rockland
November 01, 2011 - West Nyack

Help the JCC collect new and lightly used sports equipment to benefit Rockland Jewish Family Service and People To People. Donations can be dropped off in the lobby through November 20. Also on November 20, adults can participate in a blood drive 8:30am-2pm.

Tuesday Tales @ The Field - The Field Library
November 01, 2011 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 3, 4 & 5 year olds. No sign-up necessary.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 01, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to hear stories and make a fun craft. Registration begins August 22 for HKDPL cardholders and September 1 for everyone else.

Shared Journeys: Parent Support Groups - Clinton Hill Public Library
Through November 01, 2011 - Clinton Hill

Parenting is a wonderful experience of bonding, shaping and inspiring a young life but it’s not easy especially if you are single, raising a child with a special need, or experiencing personal difficulties. Shared Journeys is a forum that brings us together to meet, greet and experience in an environment that is safe, comfortable and private. Get support, give support and share your journey with us!

Resources for Children with Special Needs Fall Benefit - The Prince George Ballroom
November 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This annual fundraising event for Resources for Children with Special Needs, New York City's only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, will honor Hannah and Lon Jacobs for their advocacy and activism on behalf of children with special needs. It will also honor Woody Allen for more than 25 years of support. Business attire required. For more information, call 212-581-1400 or email To purchase tickets:

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
November 01, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
November 01, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

VacationArts - Veteran's Day Program - Great Neck Arts Center
November 01, 2011 - Great Neck

VACATIONARTS programs are open during all school holidays. Sign up Pre-K through 5th grade children for a fun, exciting, and active day filled with art, ceramics, chess, dance, drama, film and music.

Babies and Books with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
November 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children, ages birth to 18 months, enjoy books, songs and rhymes.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Homecrest branch
November 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children, birth to 5 years, hear stories and play.

After School Homework Help in Mathematics - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
November 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

School-age children can receive help with their homework and complete assignments in the company of peers.

Canstruction Long Island Competition to Benefit Local Charity - RXR Plaza
November 01, 2011 - Uniondale

Teams of design and construction professionals as well as students compete in building creative, self-supporting structures using cans of food. The proceeds aid Long Island Cares, and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Fitness Classes - Hope for Fitness - Nassau
November 01, 2011 - North Bellmore

Bring fun and exercise to youth and adults with developmental, intellectual, physical disabilities.

Wilton Up Close 2011 Teen Photography Project—Photo Selection - Wilton Public Library
November 01, 2011 - Wilton

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to this workshop with renowned photographer Daryl Hawk. The project concludes with an exhibit in the main gallery of the library in February 2012.

Through November 01, 2011 - New York

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 35th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Monday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. The one-night fiesta takes over all four of TNC's theater spaces, plus its lobby and the block of East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. Customarily over 1,400 wildly-clad celebrants gather for dancing, dining, showing off costumes and viewing acts from the cutting-edge of Cabaret and Theater. Admission is $20; costume or formal wear is required. Big-Band Dance orchestras take over the large Johnson Theater. These will inclue Maquina Mono (The Monkey Machine) and Hot Lavendar Swing Band, an all-Gay and Lesbian 18-piece orchestra. The Johnson Theater will also have aerial acts by Constellation Moving Company and Suspended Cirque. With its Witches' Cauldron, the event can justifiably claim to have downtown's most sensational Halloween cafe. The Community Theater of TNC becomes an atmospheric grande buffet for the event, with a variety of American and international delicacies available at peoples' prices. Holiday dishes are contributed by neighboring East Village restaurants, some with celebrity chefs. You can gobble couscous from a coffin lid beginning at 7:30 pm while enjoying spine-tingling performances by performance artists, songwriters, poets and variety artists including Evan Laurence, Arthur Abrams, George Bellici, Norman Savitt, Richard West, Ellen Steier, Peter Dizozza and Gary Height. The space is designed by Donald L. Brooks with lightig design by Alexander Bartenieff. Outside, there are bluegrass and jazz bandsincluding fire eaters, jugglers, storyweavers and stilt dancers, all free to the public and a gift from TNC to its neighborhood. Inside, there is theater all evening. The House of Horrors, designed and run by David Zen Mansley, will be a time machine in which travelers are put through a maze and duly horrified. At the Champagne Bar, libations will be served by vampire Richard Weber, who will awaken periodically for the task. Since its beginning in 1977, TNC's Halloween extravaganza has been a point of origin for many of the City's most original entertainers. Six full-length plays have grown out of playlets written for the fest and it is probable that the theatrical movement in Performance Art began there. It has been a launching pad for such formative artists as Paul Zaloom, Alice Farley, Bloolips, The Red Mole, Penny Arcade, Basil Twist and Alien Comic Tom Murrin. It is also interesting to note TNC originated the Village Halloween Parade as part of its annual Halloween Ball. The procession wound its way through the Village from TNC's second home at the corner of Jane and West Streets to Washington Square Park. Now the event takes up every available inch (both floors) of TNC's multi-theater complex at 155 First Avenue (the former First Avenue Retail Market building) and adjoining outdoor spaces. Doors open at 7:30 pm and indoor entertainment begins at 8:00 pm. There will be two continuously-running cabarets. Outdoor entertainment, free to the public, will start at 4:30 pm. Outdoor entertainment is capped by "The Red and Black Masque," an annual Medieval ritual show written by Arthur Sainer, scored by David Tice and directed by Crystal Field which is performed by torchlight. Scattered through the event will be stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, Vaudeville playlets and Burlesque. Lobby attractions will include a Wiccan Psychic Reader, Astrology/Numerology, Astral Portraits, an Aura Reader, throwing of the I Ching and Hellsouls. The entire facility will be elaborately rendered for Halloween, featuring intricate and massive environments by leading theatrical scenarists, sculptors, and artists including Donald L. Brooks, Alexander Bartenieff, Mark Marcante, David Zen Mansley, Candice Burridge, Pamela Mayo, Desiree Conston, Viviane La Corte, Adriano Moraes and Terry Ferrari. Costume design is by Susan Gittins. The audience will pass through walls decorated by 17 muralists. The annual costume judging begins at midnight with the "Monsters and Miracles Costume Parade," as all revelers are invited to march past a panel of celebrity judges. Winners in twelve individual categories will receive one-year passes to TNC and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne. Attendees will be judged in such categories as "Most Magickal," "Most Botoxed," "Most Corporate Socialist" "Most Warren Buffeted," "Most Global-Warmed," "Most Untaxed Millionaire," "Most Tweetful," "Most Bailed Out," "Most Netflicked," "Most Hydrofracked," "Most Economically Recovered," "Most Tea-Potty," "Most Solar-Powered," "Most Outsourced," "Most Marc Jacobs," "Most Underprivileged," "Most Debt-Reduced" and "Most Drone-Attacked." Celebrity judges will include Bina Sharif, Misha Shulman, Jane Catherine Shaw, David Willinger, Garland Lee Thompson, John Gilman, Robert Heide, Rome Neal, Romiro Sandoval, Sabura Rashid, Chino Garcia and Crystal Field (Chief Justice). The performers' list, in formation as of this writing, includes: Penny Arcade, Mark Marcante, Andre Brown, The Love Show, Lissa Moira, The Bambi Killers, steve ben israel, Shane Baker, Liat Ron, Bob Dahdah, Len Alevante, Cobu Dance and Drum, Epstein and Hassan, Eve Packer, Joe Bendik, John Grimaldi (NY Lyric Circus), Kevin Martin, Zero Boy, Lei Zhou, Levanah (Belly Dance), the band Liv I Culture, Margo Lee Sherman, Michael Vazquez, Norman Savitt with Susan Mitchell, Paganini Apparition, Robert Fitzsimmons, Star 69, Michael Lee (Man of Magic), The Wycherly Sisters and TNC'S Street Theater Company. Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue, at the corner of East Tenth Street. Reservations are strongly recommended. The TNC box office number is (212) 254-1109.

Cash for Candy - Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City
November 01, 2011 - Garden City

Children get a dollar back for every pound of unopened Halloween candy they turn in (up to 10 pounds). Adults must accompany children. This office provides dentistry to children from infancy to adolescence, including special needs patients.

16-Year-Old Pianist George Li Opens 51st Young Concert Artists Series - Merkin Hall
November 01, 2011 - New York

An extraordinary prodigy discovered in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions makes his debut opening the 51st Young Concert Artists Series at Merkin Hall on November 1. Many of the most famous musicians of today - including Emanuel Ax and Pinchas Zukerman also started their careers - like George Li - as members of Young Concert Artists. Tickets start at only $10 for an evening of music you will never forget. $250 Opening Night Committee tickets Includes: preferred seating, a special acknowledgement in the program, a post-concert reception, and $150 tax-deduction PROGRAM CZERNY: Variations on “La Ricordanza” by Pierre Rode SCHOENBERG: Sechs Kleine Stücke, Op. 19 BEETHOVEN: Sonata “Appassionata” Op. 57, No. 23 RAVEL: From Miroirs: Oiseuax Tristes, Alborada del gracioso LISZT: Concert Etudes: Waldesrauchen, Gnomenreigen LISZT: Consolation No. 3 LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

Laptop Use for Teens - Queens Library: Laurelton Branch
November 01, 2011 - Laurelton

While having a laptop is a nice luxury, many families can't afford to buy their children one. At the library, teens will be able to use laptops to research assignments and use Microsoft Word to type their school work. It will also give them some extra practice using a computer to positively impact their school performance.

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
November 01, 2011 - St. James

Children aged 3-6 can learn yoga poses through songs, puppets and stories. Children develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing their flexibility.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
November 01, 2011 - Plainview

Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.

My Country, My Village, My Story - Long Island Children's Museum
November 01, 2011 - Garden City

View original paintings created by students from The Thang Long School in Viet Nam. The students created the pieces using their everyday life as inspiration. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2012

Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
November 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Breastfeeding moms can share the joys, concerns, and challenges of breastfeeding. The circle offers a clinical yet warm approach to breastfeeding today.

Ladies' Night - Piece of my Art
November 01, 2011 - Port Washington

Ladies, leave the kids at home and create something unique for yourself or a loved one. Join "Piece of my Art" every Tuesday for adult fun. Paint pottery or make a mosaic. Bring your creativity, food and drinks. Call for reservations.

Halloween StoryWalk featuring 'Big Pumpkin' by Erica Silverman - Burden Preserve
November 01, 2011 - Mount Kisco

The Halloween StoryWalk will be on display until November 6, and features the story "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman. With the rhythm and repetition that children love, "Big Pumpkin" tells a rollicking story about a witch who, through her encounter with a ghost and other spooky creatures, discovers both the value of cooperating and the joy of sharing. The book's pages will be posted among some of the huge trees and bridges at the Burden Preserve, where families will be able to explore the beautiful and shadowy trails from 9am-dusk each day.

High School Student Volunteer Open House - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
November 01, 2011 - Bridgeport

Help save endangered animals by becoming a community leader! High school students 14-18 years old are invited to learn about volunteers opportunities at Connecticut’s only zoo. For information, contact Maggie at or (203) 394-6563.

The Gong Show Live - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 01, 2011 - New York

Producer Leslie Gold, the New York City-based radio and TV host whose Radiochick Corporation holds the rights to stage Gong Show Live events in the US, said, "The original Gong Show's variety, humor, and surprise elements made it not just memorable, but set precedents. There'd be no General Larry Platt, no America's Got Talent, Big Brother, or the others without The Gong Show. Our show brings all of the fun and lunacy of the TV show to a theatrical stage production, and there's truly nothing like it." In addition to the talent acts, Gong Show Live's entertainment quotient is augmented by its host, comedian Ray Ellin; three judges - Chuck Nice, Leslie Gold ("The Radiochick"), and Ken Dashow - known from their work in standup comedy, TV, and radio; and the four-piece Gong Show Ten Orchestra, led by veteran drummer Sandy Gennaro (Cyndi Lauper, Bo Diddley, Joan Jett). Gong Show Live even has its own updated versions of two of the original TV show's most popular performers, "Gene Gene the Dancing Machine" and "The Unknown Comic." More than 350 talent auditions were screened for the premier of Gong Show Live, staged at B.B. King's last August. Press response includes: "Packed with shock value" (Good Day New York, WNYW-TV Fox 5); "Chuck Barris would be proud" (NBC; "Jaw-droppingly hilarious" (Valerie Smaldone, WOR-AM); "Truly frightening" (Verizon FiOS1 News); "A huge success" (Nora Nolan,; and "The Gong Show is back and better than ever" (Josh Estrin, Pop Culture Examiner).

High School Student Volunteer Open House - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
November 01, 2011 - Bridgeport

Help save endangered animals by becoming a community leader! High school students 14-18 years old are invited to learn about volunteers opportunities at Connecticut’s only zoo. For information, contact Maggie at or (203) 394-6563.

Parenting With Confidence in the Age of Anxiety - Congregation Kol Ami
November 01, 2011 - White Plains

The event is sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York's Westchester Women's Philanthropy in collaboration with the Early Childhood Program at Congregation Kol Ami. Advanced registration is preferred.

The 3rd Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Symposium - The Times Center
November 01, 2011 - New York

Despite lung cancer being the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, less than half of Americans are aware of this devastating statistic. The Symposium is one way in which the Lung Cancer Research Foundation is able to raise awareness for lung cancer and educate the public about the current advancements in lung cancer research through grant recipients and panelists. Attendees will hear from leading experts in the field of lung cancer followed by an interactive question and answer period. Panelists include: • Christina Baik, MD, MPH • Ralph Weichselbaum, MD • Jane Bowling, DSW, LCSW • James Welsh, MD

High School Student Volunteer Open House - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
November 01, 2011 - Bridgeport

Help save endangered animals by becoming a community leader! High school students 14-18 years old are invited to learn about volunteers opportunities at Connecticut’s only zoo. For information, contact Maggie at or (203) 394-6563.

'An Evening with Shug and Paulie' Breeders' Cup Seminar and Dinner - Gallagher's Steak House
November 01, 2011 - New York

Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer Shug McGaughey and former Mets All-Star catcher and TVG racing analyst Paul LoDuca are among the racing experts on hand to discuss the Breeders' Cup in "An Evening with Shug and Paulie: Breeders' Cup Handicapping Seminar and Dinner," Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Gallagher's Steak House. Dave Johnson of Sirius Radio, John DaSilva of the New York Post, Marc Malusis of WFAN Radio/SNY TV and Anthony Stabile of are also on the star-studded panel. For reservations or more information call 212-245-5336 or visit

Becoming an Effective Advocate: Assessing Speech/Language - Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD)
November 01, 2011 - EAST NORWALK

Learn what it means to be a good advocate for your childwith special needs as Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D., a specialist in Speechand Communicative Disorders, explores the definition of a speech and language impairmentunder IDEA and explains the speech/language terminology. Other topics to be covered include various typesof impairments; when assessment is appropriate; what the essential componentsof an assessment are; and other areas assessed by clinicians including auditoryprocessing, oral motor, language, and pragmatics. Time: 10:15 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Price: $30 for members; $40 fornon-members. Scholarships available. To register, call (203) 838-5010 or e-mail Location: Connecticut Association forChildren and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD), 25 Van Zant Street, 2ndFloor, East Norwalk, Connecticut. For info, visit

Becoming an Effective Advocate: Assessing Speech/Language - Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD)
November 01, 2011 - EAST NORWALK

Learn what it means to be a good advocate for your childwith special needs as Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D., a specialist in Speechand Communicative Disorders, explores the definition of a speech and language impairment under IDEA and explains the speech/language terminology. Other topics to be covered include various types of impairments; when assessment is appropriate; what the essential components of an assessment are; and other areas assessed by clinicians including auditory processing, oral motor, language, and pragmatics.

Blood Drive - Mount Sinai Queens
November 01, 2011 - Astoria

Teach your teens to give the gift of life by taking them to the blood drive. Mount Sinai Queens and the New York Blood Center invite the community to come out and donate blood. Donating one pint of blood saves three lives. Mount Sinai Queens needs donors to reach a goal of 1,400 pints. The donor who helps exceed the goal will win a prize. Before attending, please keep in mind the following. Donor Requirements: * Valid ID with picture or signature required * Ages 16 to 76 * Minimum weight 110 lbs. * Eat well and drink fluids before donating * No tattoos for past year * Drink plenty of fluids before you donate. * Don't forget to eat a good meal before you donate. Don't skip breakfast.

Nursery School Open House - Greenburgh Hebrew Center
November 01, 2011 - Dobbs Ferry

Learn about the Early Childhood program for the 2012-2013 school year. Classes available for 2-, 3-, and 4-year olds, and Terrific Toddler program (with parent/caregiver). For more information call Jackie Binstock, director, 479-1421.

James Beard Foundation Hosts Mexican Fiesta for Día de los Muertos - James Beard House
November 01, 2011 - New York

Although it’s called the Day of the Dead, this colorful Mexican holiday is anything but somber. Come celebrate at the Beard House with a vibrant array of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine, prepared by seven talented chefs famous for their innovative flair. A few teasers from the menu include: Red Chile Sopes with Coconut–Habanero Shrimp and Cured Red Onions; Braised Pork Belly with Calabaza Tamale, Nopales–Pomegranate Salad, Fried Cheese, and Mole Negro; and the chef-wide collaborative dessert -- Plantain-Crusted Chocolate–Mulato Chile Truffles, Pecan Shortbread Cookies with Powdered Sugar, and Miniature Pan de Muerto with Tangerine Marmalade. Chefs include: Darren Carbone -- La Verdad Taqueria Mexicana/ Boston JBF Award Winner Michael Ginor -- Lola/ Great Neck, NY JBF Award Winner Ken Oringer -- Clio Restaurant, Coppa, KO Prime, Toro, Uni, and La Verdad Taqueria Mexicana/ Boston Tim Spinner -- Cantina Feliz/ Fort Washington, PA Alex Stupak Empellón/ NYC Sue Torres -- Sueños/ NYC Adan Trinidad -- Zengo/ NYC Pastry Chef Amos Hayon -- Lola/ Great Neck, NY Tickets are priced at $130 for members of the James Beard Foundation and $170 for the general public. This special event is just one of more than 200 dinners open to the public that take place throughout the year. Reservations may be made on the event’s website, or via telephone at 212.627.2308.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday Nov. 1st) - Mug Lounge
November 01, 2011 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 2011 ed. Todd Montesi and Justin Murray present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Justin Murray TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday Nov. 1st, 2011 lineup): Ian Ghent! Ken Schultz! Paul Olson! Jen Mutacio! Pat Rigby! Et al.! Hosted by Justin Murray! Featuring Todd Montesi!! UG IT!

THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010 - Hans-Peter Feldmann - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through November 02, 2011 -

Hans-Peter Feldmann, winner of THE HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2010, has spent over four decades conducting a profound investigation into the influence of the visual environment on our subjective reality. Composing images and objects into serial archives, uncanny combinations, and other illuminating new contexts, his work unearths the latent associations and sentiments that permeate the familiar landscape of daily life.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will - Westport Country Playhouse
Through November 05, 2011 - Westport

William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, directed by Mark Lamos.

Literally Alive Children's Theatre Presents 'Stone Soup' the Musical - Players Theatre
Through November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Set in Revolutionary War America, two lost soldiers stumble upon the "perfect" village while searching for food and shelter. Unfortunately, the villagers are not so willing to share with these weary men until the soldiers begin to make their favorite meal - Stone Soup. This classic fable, told with mirth and music, makes us realize that anything is possible if we all work together. The audience is asked to bring canned goods to place in a soup pot that will be given to local soup kitchens. In the interactive arts workshops prior to the performance, the audience learns how the story was turned into a musical and discusses the themes of the show and how the arts bring literature to life. Kids and families will also make a special art project and take it home as a souvenir.

Nightmare: Fairy Tales - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
Through November 05, 2011 - Manahttan

This year, the famous haunted house will stage the original versions of well-known (and some lesser known) fairy tales at their most gruesome and horrific. Get lost in a dark forest and wander through the woods while becoming the characters and reliving the terrifying experiences extracted from more than a dozen twisted stories handed down by The Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, and more. Try to stay on the path as you go from cottage to cottage, each intended to scare the wits out of you. Another component to this year's Nightmare will be a sensory-assaulting 5-D theatre experience called "The Experiment," where audience members are subjects in a case study for research on the threshold of fear. No children younger than 10 will be admitted. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through November 06, 2011 -

For ten exhilarating days each year, feel the rush...the exuberance...the sheer joy that is dance, from New York City, across the country, and around the globe! Experience the world-famous alongside the cutting-edge, treasured favorites surrounded by undiscovered gems. Multiple companies appear in each performance, offering audiences a sampling of the best that dance has to offer – from hip hop to ballet, contemporary to tap, and so much more. So bring your family, grab your friends, join us and fall in love...Fall for Dance!

LEGO Social Playgroup! - RoboMindTech Science & Learning Center
Through November 06, 2011 - Fresh Meadows

This playgroup meets for seven weeks and will allow your children to play together in a semi-structured environment while learning the inherent rules of social engagement. It is fun for siblings and friends. Playgroups have already begun, but registration is open on a rolling basis so bring your little one to engage in the fun.

Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

Talk to Me explores the communication between people and things. All objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance. In some cases, objects like cell phones and computers exist to provide us with access to complex systems and networks, behaving as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers help us develop and improvise the dialogue. The exhibition focuses on objects that involve a direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, visualization design, and communication devices, and on projects that establish an emotional, sensual, or intellectual connection with their users. Examples range from a few iconic products of the late 1960s to several projects currently in development—including computer and machine interfaces, websites, video games, devices and tools, furniture and physical products, and extending to installations and whole environments. The Department of Architecture and Design is documenting the process of organizing Talk to Me from its early stages through its opening in July 2011 and beyond via an online journal. The site features projects we are currently studying and some we have already selected, along with relevant references and feedback and suggestions from designers and writers. Since we always cast our nets very wide and count on suggestions and opinions from the design community, this step comes very naturally. Besides, communication is what this exhibition is all about. Visit the online journal at

"Imaginocean" - New World Stages
Through November 09, 2011 - Manhattan

A new family musical adventure, created and written by Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actor John Tartaglia, "Imaginocean" follows the undersea adventures of a group of fish friends who uncover a treasure map that leads them to learn about themselves and ultimately uncover the treasure of each other's friendship.

Family Clay Workshops - ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange
Through November 12, 2011 - White Plains

In collaboration with the exhibition "Earth." Five Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12.

Martin Wittfooth: The Passions - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through November 12, 2011 - New York

“The Passions” - October 13 - November 12, 2011; Artist’s Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6-8pm. Lyons Wier Gallery - 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm. Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. “It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest.” – Oscar Wilde The Passions, Martin Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York, is a contemporary exploration of sainthood, martyrdom, and religiosity that still dominates the ideological landscape of the modern world, and displays the prerequisite acts most often performed to attain various states of veneration such as violence, self-sacrifice, and suffering. In Western philosophy, “The Passions” refer to strong biologically driven emotional states that seduce one away from reason. Yet the term’s origin is to be found in the Latin word, “passio”, which means, simply, “suffering”. Consequently, the term is connected to the most famous act of martyrdom: the crucifixion of Christ. Devotional paintings and sculptures from the last millennia have presented us with multitudes of examples in which “The Passions”, in both their original and more carnal manifestations, make simultaneous appearances. Wittfooth gleaned inspiration for The Passions from devotional artwork from different parts and eras in Europe, most notably the 17th & 18th century Flemish masters, from various versions of the Pieta and the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Wittfooth successfully emulates the iconography of old but his meticulous paintings are laced with symbolism and allusions to contemporary themes, issues, and fears. The artist states, “a reflection on such beliefs as the Rapture or Islamic jihad will compel one to admit that this archaic combination is yet alive and well in our modern age. By exploring the double-meaning of intellectual desertion and fatal suffering still upheld and glorified by faith, The Passions offers a criticism of blind, destructive piety.” Although void of the human form, Wittfooth represents mankind via the man-made and/or manufactured landscapes that are so prevalent to the vocabulary of his work. Animals are the main subjects in Wittfooth’s paintings, serving as symbolic representatives or bystanders of the dangerous, destructive and sometime absurd ramifications of religious devotion. By engaging both the eye and the mind of the viewer, this “Conceptual Realism” sets forth an invitation to enjoy not only the aesthetic deftness of the work, but also the political and conceptual content of the composition. Martin Wittfooth received his MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited extensively in North America and Europe. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including cover features in books and magazines such as New American Paintings and Hi Fructose. Martin Wittfooth lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Queens

Bring the family to the Science Farmers Market. At this event, there will be fresh food as well as fresh ideas to help New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce.

'Uncle Pirate' - Vital Theatre Company's McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through November 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Wilson is just your average kid until the day he finds out his uncle is real live pirate. With help from Uncle Pirate and his faithful talking penguin, maybe, just maybe, Wilson can survive the fourth grade.

Science Farmers Market - New York Hall of Science
Through November 13, 2011 - Corona

Come to New York Hall of Science to experience fresh food and fresh ideas. This food for thought helps New Yorkers improve their quality of life and understanding of produce. Bring your kids out to get some fresh air and help pick out the ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.

Duality of Light - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 13, 2011 -

Lobby of Alice Tully Hall - Broadway at 65th Street - FREE - One at a time, in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall, visitors enter a long, dark corridor of sound, stepping uncertainly toward an unsettling encounter. This immersive, responsive sound-and-light installation by Australian artist Lynette Wallworth, inspired by a visit to the Preah Khan temple at Kompong Svay in Cambodia, is a unique experience for every visitor.

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back at London Lennie’s - London Lennie's
Through November 13, 2011 - Rego Park

15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu Back at London Lennie’s - Queens’ King of Fish Travels to Alaska, Delivers 8LB FRESH Crabs From Crate to Plate - Scheduled to step fresh off the boat from Alaska this fall, London Lennie’s culinary team, led by seafood expert and restaurateur Leslie Barnes, is not coming home empty handed! Just like last year’s trip to Alaska, the London Lennie’s fishermen will transport eight pound tender crabs from crate to plate and serve up hand-picked, succulent crab on London Lennie’s 15th Annual Get Crackin’ Crabfest Menu which debuts on October 17th and available through November 13th. Over 1.5 million tons of crab is consumed across the world each year, however, most diners never get to savor the true flavor of fresh crabmeat straight from the sea. London Lennies’ specialty menu will carry the crabulous flavor of fresh Alaskan King Crab to Queens, so city diners don’t need to travel cross continent to get their fix. Guests can select from six different species of crab, including Live Blue Claw, Live Dungeness Crab, Fresh Alaskan Crab, Fresh Jonah Crab, Fresh Stone Crab and Canadian Snow Crab, on the extensive menu which offers over 20 crab-filled dishes such as Jonah crabmeat quesadilla, crabmeat stuffed mushrooms and steamed crab and shrimp dumplings. “Even though four million crabs per year are pulled from the ocean, it’s nearly impossible to get your hands on a fresh crab in New York City. All city seafood lovers have to do is crawl to Queens!” comments London Lennie’s owner, Leslie Barnes. Also back by popular demand is the Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style” cocktail. London Lennies’ twist on the traditional Bloody Mary combines their famous Bloody Mary mix and Stolichnaya Vodka and is garnished with a skewer of jumbo lump crabmeat. Offered throughout the crab season, the Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style” will be available at the bar and in the dining room for $11. Highlights from this year’s crabtastic menu include: Appetizers - Jonah Crabmeat Quesadilla, caramelized onions, monetary jack cheese, roasted poblano chiles and smokey guacamole; Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms Trio, Dungeness crab, Jonah crab & blue claw crab Steamed Crab and Shrimp Dumplings, two sauces. Entrees - East Coast “Maryland Style” Blue Crab, steamed with “Old Bay” seasoning or garlic Jumbo Lump Crabmeat “Au Gratin”, 8 oz. jumbo lump crabmeat, sautéed onions and reggiano cheese in a crab-infused béchamel sauce baked till golden brown - Steamed Mixed Grab Bag, for those who can’t decide-comes with Alaskan king crab, ½ Dungeness crab, & blue crab - Jumbo Florida Stone Crab (1lb.), steamed and served with drawn butter - Alaskan King Crab (1lb.), steamed and served with drawn butter - Alaskan King Crab Clusters 2#, steamed and served with drawn butter. Specialty Drinks - Bloody Lennie “Crabfest Style”, Stolichnaya Vodka, London Lennie’s famous bloody mary mix, and garnished with a skewer of jumbo lump crabmeat. About London Lennie’s: Owned and operated by the Barnes Family for over 50 years, London Lennie’s has evolved from a quintessential fish n’ chips shop to Queens’ premier seafood restaurant. Famous for the best in fresh, local seafood, selected daily at the world-famous Fulton Fish Market, London Lennie’s hosts the area’s finest raw bar and has been featured in the New York Times, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and on the Food Network, FOX Business Network, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW, among others. Located at 63-88 Woodhaven Blvd in Rego Park, Queens, London Lennie’s is open for lunch and dinner Monday – Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with extended hours on Fridays for Late Night live entertainment for 9:00 p.m. to midnight and for dinner Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Early openings can be arranged for private events. London Lennie’s has been awarded a letter grade of “A” by the New York City Health Department. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (718) 894-8084 or visit

Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week - The Bronx
Through November 13, 2011 -

For visitors and residents who appreciate good food, Savor The Bronx! is an unprecedented opportunity to taste test the worldwide cuisine the Bronx offers. Foodies can experience delicious dishes from the Americas, the Caribbean, Asia, Central America, Europe and Africa, all of which are available in the Bronx. Taste-tempting offers include 20% off the lunch tab at the Riverdale Steak House and Lucca Restaurant in Pelham Bay; complimentary dessert and coffee at the Rambling House in Woodlawn and NYY Steak near Yankee Stadium; and lunch and dinner specials at Bronx Ale House in Kingsbridge, the Tosca Café in Throggs Neck, and the Ice House Café in Ft. Schuyler. Visit website for more information.

Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 14, 2011 - New York

Brazilian artist Carlito Carvalhosa (b. 1961) conceived Sum of Days as an environmental and participatory sound installation—a monumental, voluminous construction made of soft, white, translucent material that hangs from ceiling to floor and takes the shape of an elliptical labyrinth. This structure hides, or interrupts, the defined limits of its surrounding architectural space, suspending visitors' spatial references and allowing an experience of total immersion. A system of microphones hangs from various heights and records the day's ambient noise, which is played back the following day through several speakers. Each day a new recording is superimposed over the previous one, gradually dimming the oldest sounds into a layer of whispers. Adding yet another element of sound will be periodic musical performances from within the installation. The accumulation of these recordings will constitute an immaterial layering of time—an auditory memory of the accidental noise inherent in everyday experience. This marks the artist's first exhibition in the United States. Musical performances, each 60 to 90 minutes long, take place weekly within the installation between September 8 and November 10. The performers are Lisa Bielawa, David Crowell, Jon Gibson, Philip Glass, Carla Kihlstedt, Michael Riesman, Mick Rossi, and Andrew Sterman. Times are announced via MoMA's Twitter account (@MuseumModernArt) on the day of the event.

Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression - Tibet House US
Through November 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an exhibition of visionary Tibetan contemporary art entitled "Tibetan Contemporary: Tantric Vision in Contemporary Self- Expression.” The featured Tibetan artists have created remarkable modern works that merge their classical aesthetics with individual expressiveness, creating a new art that expands magnificently beyond their highly disciplined traditional artistic heritage. The exhibition will be on display at the Tibet House US gallery from September 14th – November 15th, 2011. There will be a special opening reception on September 14th from 6-8pm. Tibet House US is located at 22 West 15th Street. The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday from 12noon - 5 p.m.

Spring Valley Farmers Market - Corner of Parking Lot Below the Spring Valley Post Office
Through November 16, 2011 - Spring Valley

The Spring Valley Farmers Market runs every Wednesday, rain or shine, until November 16. The market features fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants.

Weekly Infant Group - Westchester Reform Temple
Through November 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

A weekly group for infants and moms, led by the WRT Early Childhood Center's social worker, Brenda Stern. Topics will include formula, sleep, immunizations, siblings and nutrition, Learn something new, make new friends, and enjoy this special time.

'Seaside Steel' - Rye Town Park
Through November 17, 2011 - Rye

The exhibition of David Tobey's welded steel sculpture by the Pond. The exhibition will run through November 17th with a portion of any proceeds from the sale of sculpture to benefit The Friends of Rye Town Park.

Opening Party for Sculpture Show - Rye Town Park
Through November 17, 2011 - Rye

In addition to an art show opening, Rye Town Park in Westchester County, with a Long Island Sound beachfront and over 60 acres of landscape will be a great place for New Yorkers to view the fall foliage, predicted to be at its h

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