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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 3


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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 3, 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 3. 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.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 03, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 03, 2011 - Garnerville

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

Kids and Moms Knit - Pequot Library
November 03, 2011 - Southport

Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome to join in this knitting circle. Newcomers bring size 11 or 13 short needles and 200-yd. skein of non-fuzzy, bulky yarn. Registration required.

Scholastic Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 03, 2011 - West Nyack

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

Bagels & Books - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 03, 2011 - North Salem

Book discussion group meets over coffee and bagels. Ask the library if you need help obtaining copies of these books. No registration necessary and drop-ins are welcome. Today: "War in Val D'Orcia" by Iris Origo.

Axial Theatre Company: 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
November 03, 2011 - Pleasantville

Two one-act plays: "Feathers Sometimes Soar on the Breath of God" and "The Magician," performed by members of the local Axial Theatre Company.

Fertility and Yoga - CWRC Westchester Campus
November 03, 2011 - White Plains/Harrison

Learn about how yoga can support reproductive health and aid in conception and pregnancy. Sponsored by the Center for Women's Reproductive Care at Columbia University. Call or register online. Note: location is in White Plains, but GPS users need to type in 'Harrison.'

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
November 03, 2011 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Support Group for Parents of Chldren on the Autism Spectrum - Watch Me Grow
November 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Presented by the National Autism Association and moderated by psychologist Lauren Tobing-Puente, Ph.D., this monthly support group allows parents of children with autism to meet and connect with other parents facing the same challenges. Space is limited; RSVP to

Desdemona - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 03, 2011 -

The quiet emotional climax of Shakespeare's Othello comes late in act four, as Desdemona recalls the heart-rending song her African nurse, Barbary, sang as she died. In this intimate and profound new work, Desdemona and Barbary meet again in the afterlife. Nobel Prize–winning novelist Toni Morrison and renowned director Peter Sellars have collaborated in this project with Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela - Lux Aeterna - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 03, 2011 -

María Guinand's Caracas choir combines passion and robust skill in a wide range of choral music not often heard in New York. Here they perform a syncretistic program of spiritual music from Spanish-language cultures throughout history, ranging from Renaissance Spanish motets to the villancicos and cantigas that crossed the Atlantic with the conquistadors in the 1500s, to contemporary South American works.

Koyaanisqatsi live - New York Philharmonic
Through November 03, 2011 -

Lose yourself in Philip Glass's powerful music for the 1982 Godfrey Reggio film Koyaanisqatsi: A Life Out Of Balance, performed live by the Philharmonic and the Philip Glass Ensemble, as the landmark film is projected on a huge screen above the Avery Fisher Hall stage.

Yoga the the Farm - Benner's Farm
November 03, 2011 - East Setauket

One hour sessions of eclectic Hatha Yoga for teens and adults.

4-H Dog Obedience and Tricks Classes - Level 1 - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County
November 03, 2011 - New City

Youth ages 8-18 are invited with their dog to learn basic canine obedience and tricks. One-hour classes are taught by Canine Coaching, CBC, CPDT-certified dog trainers who specialize in working with young people. Class meets each Thursday through December 15 (no class November 24).

25th Annual Junior League Holiday Boutique - Scarsdale Golf Club
November 03, 2011 - Hartsdale

Find holiday presents and more from over 40 fantastic vendors.

Colin Kane: Unzipped - Gotham Comedy Club
November 03, 2011 - Manhattan

With his unfiltered commentary and acidic wit, Colin Kane brazenly attacks the most taboo of subjects with a tenacity that's equal parts ballsy and unabashed. Kane's mass cult-like popularity and ascent into the spotlight has converted fans worldwide to his addictive brand of comedy. Unzipped, his critically acclaimed headlining show, features an array of up-and-coming comedic talents with Kane's perverse breed of humor reigning supreme. With a voice that's at times both brutal and bracingly honest, Kane succeeds in delivering a riotous blend of crass and charm to the stage.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
November 03, 2011 - Peekskill

Children in 1st grade and up are invited to read their favorite book to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 03, 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.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 03, 2011 - Garnerville

Stories, songs, puppets, and more are presented in Spanish and English. Registration begins one week before event for HKDPL cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
November 03, 2011 - Stony Point

Parents or grandparents with a young walker, up to 36 months, are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, felt boards, finger plays, creative movement, simple crafts, and bubbles. Pre-registration is required.

How to Sell on eBay for Beginners - John C. Hart Memorial Library
November 03, 2011 - Shrub Oak

Learn from expert Susan Longo how to sell online. Please register.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
November 03, 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 03, 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.

November 03, 2011 - White Plains

Part 2 of the Childcare Council of Westchester's Autism Spectrum Workshop Series for Parents, Providers and Early Educators. Author and former Yale and Vassar College Professor, Priscilla Gilman, will host a 2 hour workshop/presentation for teachers, parents and child care providers, reading from her acclaimed memoir, "The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy." She will share her compelling story of raising a child on the Autistic Spectrum and offer advice for effective and growth-promoting parent-caregiver-school collaboration. Part 3: January 4, 2012.

Clinical Psychologist to Speak at Temple Sinai - Temple Sinai
November 03, 2011 - Roslyn Heights

Bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel, uses a unique blend of Jewish teachings from the Torah, the Talmud, and other texts, coupled with professional counseling experience in her talk on parenting. There will be a book-signing and refreshments.

Author Event: James Kaplan, 'Frank: The Voice' - Ossining Public Library
November 03, 2011 - Ossining

Kaplan will discuss his biography of Frank Sinatra. Copies will be available for purchase and signing. In the Budarz Theater.

A Recipe for Success! - Chef Central
November 03, 2011 - Hartsdale

The Young Professionals of Gilda's Club Westchester present a night of food and fun. Interactive cooking demonstrations of fall recipes, prize drawings, and more. Light refreshments and "mocktails" will be served. Doors open at 6pm for munchies and mingling.

Figure Drawing for Pre-Teens and Teens - Hopper House Art Center
November 03, 2011 - Nyack

Students will learn to draw the human figure from all views. Using a clothed and costumed model and figure references, participants will learn the basics: blind contour, proportion, making a line expressive, and shading. Class meets again on November 10, 17, and December 1. Fee includes materials. Pre-registration is required.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
November 03, 2011 - Brooklyn

Let your creative self out by writing poems, short stories, etc. with your friends. Ages 6-9.

Arts and Crafts for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
November 03, 2011 - Brooklyn

Teens explore their creative sides during this arts and crafts class.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
November 03, 2011 - Brooklyn

Pre-Ks and young elementary children can read a story and respond to it with a craft.

TEEN ZOMBIE NIGHT - Westport Public Library
November 03, 2011 - Westport

It's mind over mind-eaters as you participate in Zombie Apocalypse, a zombie-themed role-playing game (RPG). Middle school and up.

MAKER'S MARK TASTING - Morton's The Steakhouse
November 03, 2011 - White Plains

Experience Maker's 46 paired with Morton's signature hors d'oeuvres. A member of the Maker's Mark Heritage Team will guide attendees on a fascinating journey from the barrel to the bottle. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Kim O'Donnell at 914-683-6101 or

Canstruction Long Island Competition to Benefit Local Charity - RXR Plaza
November 03, 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.

Teen Writing Contest - Norwalk Public Library
November 03, 2011 - Norwalk

Show your hand at writing.

Parents of Asthmatic Children - Winthrop Pediatrics Associates
November 03, 2011 - Mineola

This workshop meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. For more information call Kathy McKillop at 516-663-4937.

Kindred Spirits: United Parents of Children with Diabetes - Winthrop University Hospital
November 03, 2011 - Mineola

Free support group providing education, support and camaraderie for parents of children of any age, with diabetes.

A Musical Celebration of the Indian Festival of Lights with Subhra Goswami and the Ranjanee - Queens Library: Richmond Hill Branch
November 03, 2011 - Richmond Hill

The Ranjanee Group will perform various types of classical and contemporary music and dances of India, accompanied by Indian instruments. Their long list of appearances in our area includes such diverse venues as City Hall, The Museum of Natural History, The United Nation and the Indian Consulate. They have also performed all across the US and India.

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover with Larry Cohen in person - Museum of the Moving Image
November 03, 2011 - Astoria

While Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar is one of the year's eagerly awaited big studio releases, this event will showcase director Larry Cohen's chronicle of the life of FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover. Leave the kids with the babysitter and come see a movie. This film shows Hoover over the course of 40 years while also examining the mysteries of his private life. As an added bonus, the film will be followed by a discussion with Larry Cohen himself.

11th Annual Evening for the Love of Animals 2011 Fur Ball - Flowerfield Celebrations Catering
November 03, 2011 - St. James

This annual dinner dance and silent auction raises money for Save-A-Pet’s programs such as pet adoption, spaying and neutering; feral cat TNR (trap, neuter and return); humane education and public awareness. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 631-473-6333 or visit

Manhattan Free School Information Session - Manhattan Free School
November 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn about this revolutionary approach to education where students and staff are trusted to govern the school together, learning is self-directed, and classes are non-compulsory. Because students design their individual educational path, classes develop around student interest, with advisors to assist students as desired. Registration required; call 212-533-2826 or email

Talk: Bodies, Birds and Bees: Talking with Your Child About Sex - InParentis
November 03, 2011 - Manhattan

A talk for parents of children in grades K-5 on how to begin an ongoing dialogue with your child about sex. Some of the topics that will be addressed are: children's curiosity about others' bodies and their own, how and when to talk about sex, and how to tailor these discussions to who your child and family are. Registration required; call 212-560-2323 or email

Stargazers - Old Westbury Gardens
November 03, 2011 - Old Westbury

Join members of the Astronomical Society of Long Island for a guided flashlight walk followed by skywatching.

The Actress Season Two Premiere - 92Y Tribeca
November 03, 2011 - Brooklyn

Join Ann Carr as she hosts the season two premiere of her warmly received dark comedy "The Actress." Ann will be joined by special guests recounting their own agonizing and hilarious struggles in the rat race, with the wonderful music of Alana Amram providing the soundtrack to these tales of woe.

Daytime Knitting Group - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 03, 2011 - North Salem

Interested in knitting or crafting? Bring your current project or try something new and a chance to meet fellow crafters. No registration; drop-ins are welcome. Co-sponsored with the North Salem Recreation Department.

Halloween StoryWalk featuring 'Big Pumpkin' by Erica Silverman - Burden Preserve
November 03, 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.

CHIMAIRA - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 03, 2011 - New York

Hailing from Cleveland, OH, the rock outfit Chimaira mixes hardcore, metal, and electronics to create a distinctive sound that has won the band legions of fans. Starting out opening for bands like Soulfly, Spineshank, and Snapcase, the band eventually released its debut full-length album, Pass Out Existence, on the Roadrunner imprint in 2001. Subsequent albums on the label included The Impossibility of Reason (2003) and a 2005 eponymous release. Although internal problems, label changes, and membership shifts created tumult for the band in the ensuing years, the group still managed to release Resurrection in 2007 and The Infection in 2009. Now, after traveling a road fraught with adversity, Chimaira advances its trademarked brand of heavy metal with its latest monster, The Age of Hell (2011). With this album, the eclipse of what you thought you knew about contemporary metal has begun. There is a new definition announced by distorted yet familiar faces. With this album, Chimaira will take you through The Age of Hell. Let's hope you are prepared.

Jazz Jam Thursdays - Westport Arts Center
November 03, 2011 - Westport

Join Brian Torff, the center's artistic jazz director, for a toe-tapping session with some of the community's most active musicians. These sessions are intended to be a spontaneous exploration of jazz, blues and other music styles. Students and semi-professional musicians are encouraged to drop in free of charge and jam.

Animator Doll Collection Signing - Disney Store
November 03, 2011 -

Disney Animators Collection Signing! Disney animators Glen Keane and Mark Henn have designed younger renditions of all ten Disney Princesses, bringing them to life as part of the Disney Animators' Collection. Explore the collection here:

Tlv-live - The JCC in Manhattan
November 03, 2011 - New York

A Performace series with Isreaeli musicians featuring Amir Lev

All Ages Open Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
November 03, 2011 - Farmingdale

$12.95/Child Call to make a reservation! (631) 777-5867

Free Fat Burning Fitness Classes to Support Local Food Charities - Train For The Game- Long Island
November 03, 2011 - Bellmore

These classes are free in exchange for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items which will be delivered to local food pantries. Get 30 minutes of high intensity, total body/cardio workout. Tuesday and Thursday sessions through December 29.

Special Night Above NYC at Sky Room Times Square - Skyroom Time Square
November 03, 2011 - New York

Skyroom Thursdays presents a special night above New York City Join us at our heated Outdoor And Indoor Rooftop Soiree in the Skies of NYC to start the weekend in style! Music by: Jean Michel NYC For guest list and reservations contact us at Guestlist registration: Table reservations for groups are highly recommended. Skyroom New York City - Tallest Indoor And Outdoor Rooftop Oasis - 330 West 40th St European nightlife NYC New York NYC

Jose Maya: Flamenco Dance Workshop - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through November 04, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino presents Jose Maya for a special 3-day dance workshop this November! He is one of the most explosive dancers in Spain today and a powerful figure in flamenco's new generation. Note that the classes will NOT be held at Flamenco Latino Studio. SCHEDULE AND STUDIOS: Wed. Nov. 2 Technique 7-8 pm Bulerías por fiesta 8-9 pm Flamenco Vivo, Studio A Thurs. Nov 3 Technique 7-8 pm Bulerías por fiesta 8-9 pm Roy Arias Studio, 5th Fl, 301B Fri. Nov 4 Technique 7-8 pm, Bulerías por fiesta 8-9 pm Flamenco Vivo, Studio A $30 single class $80 all three technique classes $80 all three bulerías classes $150 all 6 classes (packages MUST be paid in advance) PRE-REGISTER BY NOV. 1st or pay drop in rate in cash at studio. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fact that the workshops are NOT being held at Flamenco Latino, to save time and prevent difficulties with making change, we encourage all participants to pay in advance, even if for a single class. Package discounts will NOT be honored the day of class, please pay in advance. To pay in advance online: To pay by phone, call Flamenco Latino at 212-399-8519 Please Note: the studios are NOT at Flamenco Latino! Studios: Flamenco Vivo 4 W 43rd St corner 5th Ave. Take elevator to 7th Fl., walk up to 8th Fl. No studio dressing rooms, only bathrooms on 7th Fl. Keep belongings with you. Roy Arias Studio 300 W 43rd St # 506 corner 8th Ave. Please arrive 15 min. early. Flamenco Latino director Aurora Reyes will be at Flamenco Vivo and Roy Arias studios on the days of the workshops and her cell phone will be made available. ONLY CALL Flamenco Latino for information: 212-399-8519 BIOGRAPHY JOSE MAYA, AKA "Joselito Romero," one of the most explosive dancers in Spain today, is a powerful figure in flamenco's new generation. He comes from a family of Gypsy intellectuals in Madrid: artists, actors and writers, including painter Antonio Maya and dancer Fernanda Romero. He has collaborated with many of the most well-known flamenco artists including Farruquito, El Güito,Manolete, Estrella Morente, Gerardo Núñez and Diego El Cigala, and has opened for pop stars Marc Anthony, Beyoncé and Björk. He was featured as the main dancer in Gypsy filmmaker Tony Gatlif's recent performance project "Vertigo" which toured throughout Europe. As a member of Grammy-winning guitarist Tomatito's sextet he thrilled US audiences on an East Coast tour in 2008. Maya now returns to perform with his own company at Festival Flamenco Gitano in NYC and San Francisco, hot off a busy year of performances including the prestigious 2010 Bienal del Arte Flamenco de Sevilla, International Flamenco Festivals in Brazil and Albuquerque New Mexico and the 2011 Flamenco Festival de Jerez.

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

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

Spectral Scriabin - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 05, 2011 -

ALL-SCRIABIN PROGRAM - Vers la flamme, poème; Quatre préludes; Feuillet d'album in F-sharp major; Désir; Caresse dansée; Rêverie; Danse languide; Nuances; Fragilité; Valse in A-flat major; Feuillet d'album; Poème fantasque; Masque; Etrangeté, Poème languide, Poème ailé; Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major. "Like sun after heavy rain," Russian composer Alexander Scriabin instructed that one passage should be played. Scriabin was fascinated by the relationship between music and light, assigning colors to particular musical keys. For this performance by Georgian pianist Eteri Andjaparidze, Jennifer Tipton has merged Scriabin's mystical music with her own intricate, colorful lighting design to create a spellbindingly unusual experience of sound and sight.

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.

Stage Door - Atlantic Stage 2
Through November 05, 2011 - New York

The Atlantic Acting School 5th Semester Conservatory presents Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman's STAGE DOOR directed by Adriana Baer, and featuring the members of Citizen16 (An Artistic Ensemble - Ashley Downey Artistic Director). Featuring: Emilia Aghamirzai, Ryan Barker, Darcy Cadman, Katherine Cartusciello, Chris Davis, Jenni Dickson, Ashley Downey, Josie Dwyer, Kate Hoffman, Jesse McNatt, Lianna Nielsen, Tina Nikolova, Teodor Petelov, Kaitlin Schuster, Samantha Slater, Adrienne White. Also featuring Special Guest Artist: Lucy Freeman.

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!

Chunky Move - Connected - Joyce Theater
Through November 06, 2011 -

The Australian-based dance company, praised for its "hard-edged impact and design originality" (The Manchester Evening News), performs the New York premiere of Connected, a work created by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek, who teams up with extraordinary sculptor Reuben Margolin to explore the physical connection between constantly moving dancers and kinetic design. Beginning with simple movements and hundreds of tiny pieces, the dancers build their performances while constructing the sculpture in real time.

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

Halloween Candy Buy-Back! - Main Street Pediatric Dentistry
Through November 08, 2011 - Tuckahoe

The office will pay $1/lb. for your Halloween candy.

"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 height the third week in October. The opening party will also feature free music with a jazz quarter, "The Pink & Green Cafe", and free admission, parking & refreshments. The park will open the exhibition of David Tobey's welded steel sculpture by the Pond on Saturday afternoon, October 22nd from 2-4 p.m. The show will run through November 17th, and a portion of any proceeds from the sale of sculpture will benefit The Friends of Rye Town Park. Photos and more information on the event can be found on the artist's web site at

Priceless New York Food Truck Feast - MasterCard Worldwide and popular NY Food Trucks
Through November 17, 2011 - New York

As part of Priceless New York, MasterCard is launching a four-week Food Truck program that will offer New Yorkers free lunch across Manhattan. By liking the MasterCard Facebook page, Tweeting #PricelessNY or flashing your MasterCard, New Yorkers can earn themselves a free lunch on Thursday’s at one of the 40 participating food trucks including Gorilla Cheese, Korilla BBQ, Eddies Pizza and more. Every Thursday from October 27 – November 17 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Below, are the locations for the Food Trucks taking part in week one of MasterCard’s Priceless NY Food Truck Fest • 116th St. and Amsterdam Ave. (Korilla BBQ / Cool Haus) • Varick St. and King St. (Taim / Eddie's Pizza ) • 55th St. bet 6th and 7th Ave. (Comme Ci, Comme Ca / Gorilla Cheese) • 18th St. and 5th Ave. (Mexicue / Bian Dang) • Washington Square Park area (Kelvin Slush / Rickshaw Dumplings) **For future truck locations, please visit the MasterCard Facebook page every Wednesday throughout the promotion

Pig: A Restaurant - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through November 17, 2011 - New York

You’re invited to the opening party for Pig: A Restaurant, East Gowanus’ hottest new eatery. Join luminaries like model/actress/hostess Aurora, supplier Ian (of Crown Heights’ preeminent household farm), and Top Chef quarter finalist Annie as they usher in the most pork-obsessed restaurant in Brooklyn.

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Corona

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Queens Botanical Gardens Farmers Market runs every Friday, from 8:30AM-4:00PM, rain or shine, until November 18th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local fruits, vegetables and herbs, cut flowers and live plants, and certified organic nuts, nut butters, and fair-trade coffee.

TREE-rific Trees - New York Botanical Garden
Through November 18, 2011 - Bronx

Children journey into the exciting, magnificent world of trees as they learn how to be a plant scientist. They create a nature field notebook, search for specific leaf shapes, colors and textures throughout the garden, sort plant parts, and help garden staff conduct seasonal research. In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Through November 18.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit, and visit additional information.

Jamaica Farmers Market -
Through November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Jamaica Farmers Market runs every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, until November 11th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local herbs, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and live plants. Pork products are also available as well as certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee.

Art Gallery Opening: Photography of Jadina Lilien: BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND - The New York Open Center Gallery
Through November 19, 2011 - New York

Photography of JADINA LILIEN | BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND: Remembering the Spirit of the Lakota. Opening Reception - Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 5:30- 8PM. Exhibition Dates - October 15 - November 19, 2011. Butterfly Against the Wind is based on the artist/filmmaker, Jadina Lililen’s impressions of being in South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Reservation. At the invitation of Tiokasin Ghosthorse, (WBAI Radio in NYC: First Voices). Lilien was invited to take photographs on this reservation where he grew up. The work made during this period, a series of digital pigment prints that utilize a multimedia photographic process, is a direct result from the artist’s time spent during these visits. The photographs incorporate the time bound documented images of the romanticized Indian and the present day conditions of the reservation. There are varying degrees of adding additional painting or “mark making” to the photographs. This process at times can be almost undetectable, enabling the image to be clearly visible, or at times, selectively obscuring the image and creating a new narrative.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

This weekly market is back for its 7th season. Organizers promise new vendors and increased variety for shoppers. In addition to food, visitors can find live music, cooking demonstrations, and fresh fruit and vegetable tastings.

Piermont Farmers Market - M & T Bank Parking Lot
Through November 20, 2011 - Piermont

The market runs every Sunday, rain or shine, until November 20. It features local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, Hudson Valley wines, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
Through November 20, 2011 - Centerport

Ichabod Crane and the fearsome Headless Horseman come to life in this audience participation version of Washington Irving’s classic tale.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
Through November 20, 2011 - Garden City

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon kids can enjoy making fun crafts items. The craft varies each weekend and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the age of the child.

'Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes' - Looking Glass Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

You might have heard of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Pecos Bill, but what about Calamity Jane? Find out how little 12-year-old Jane got her name in this playful Old West-style show. Jane and her mother are on their way to California when they find themselves in the beleaguered town of Hoopersville where the townsfolk spend all day and night hiding from the hilarious, hair-raising Hoopsnakes. Will Calamity Jane be able to help the townspeople face the Hoopsnake Queen once and for all? And most importantly, will there be pie?

The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok - Castillo Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - Manhattan

Four Jewish men meet on a ship crossing the Atlantic, fleeing the poverty and pogroms of Europe, hoping for a better life in the unknown cities and towns of America. On the long and difficult crossing, the four recall the oft-told stories of Rabbi Levi-Yitzhok and perform them for one another. In time-honored fashion, they debate the stories' meaning and dispute the question "What is the responsibility of the Jew in this world?"

Three Carsons out of Texas - The Gershwin Hotel
Through November 20, 2011 - New York

Three Carsons out of Texas examines the creative output of the Dallas-born Carson brothers - actor and screenwriter L. M. Kit Carson (Paris Texas, Running on Empty, Bottle Rocket), the Grammy award winning lyricist Reverend Goat Carson and the iconic pop artist Neke Carson. The Opening reception will feature live performances by Reverend Goat and his band from their album, Jamestown to Jonestown, and Neke Carson playing his latest solo piano album, King of the “no note left behind musical sound.” Through November 20th, Kit Carson will premiere selections from Africa Diary, and screen the mockumentary David Holzman’s Diary. the other artworks being exhibited include screenplays and movie posters by Kit Carson, Goat’s latest outsider computer art, and the (in)famous portrait of Andy Warhol by Neke Carson, as well as a debut of his photography series, Things that Glow.

Look at the Fish Theatre presents Don Nigro’s SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER for debut production - The Red Room Theatre
Through November 20, 2011 - New York

SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER follows the relationship between Ben (Lombardo) and Tracy (Gardiner). They meet when Ben rescues Tracy from an apparent suicide attempt in the ocean outside his bungalow. Far from being grateful, Tracy is abrasive and ungrateful for Ben’s intervention. Their verbal sparring turns to flirtation and Ben is charmed by Tracy in spite of herself. The two become lovers but when Tracy moves in, the off-beat romance takes a dysfunctional turn. “Its boy meets girl turned on its head,” says Lombardo, who in addition to starring as Ben also serves as artistic director for Look at the Fish Theatre. “She's got some dreadful behavior that masks inner troubles.” Ben and Tracy begin a battle to marry love with trust. “I think the relationship is more true to life than any other human relationship in theatre,” says Lombardo. “There’s uncertainty and they do awful things, but they still love each other.”

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Through November 22, 2011 - Manhasset

The store hosts a bi-weekly story hour full of books and activities for little ones.

Kids Feeding Kids Food Drive - BounceU Farmingdale
Through November 22, 2011 - Farmingdale

Come bounce with us and help combat the fight against hunger! Just bring a non-perishable food item to BounceU November 1st-22nd and you’ll receive $2 off an Open Bounce admission. BounceU’s Kids Feeding Kids Food Drive is an excellent chance to give back to the community while teaching children the significance of helping those less fortunate. Kids can have fun, stay fit, active and truly make a difference. Participate in Open Bounce is not required to make any food donations.

Through November 22, 2011 - NYC

Artist Michael Dinges used discarded laptop computers as his canvas, etching them with dense images and commentary and warnings about web privacy, the state of the environment, and other 21st century concerns.

3 brilliant exhibitions that will brighten up your November - Agora Gallery
Through November 23, 2011 - New York City

Three wonderful exhibitions will be showing at Agora Gallery this November. Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography is always popular, collecting examples of fine art photography that exemplify what is most powerful and appealing about the medium. Feel your horizons expanding through the work in Pathway to Abstraction, which explores the mystery and magic of form and the creative process, and be delighted and inspired by The Persistence of Form, in which talented artists discover new ways to reflect the world and reach into viewers' minds. The exhibitions will begin on November 2, 2011 and run until November 23, 2011, and the gallery is open Tues-Sat from 11am-6pm. The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6-8 pm. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are invited. Exhibition Dates: November 2 - November 23, 2011; Reception: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City. Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL:

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