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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 5


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

Grand Opening and Fundraiser - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
November 05, 2011 - Valley Cottage

Just in time for winter and bad weather, parents can bring their kids to check out Rockland's newest indoor place for fun. Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts a Grand Opening Celebration. Proceeds from "Jump for Joy: The Joy of Giving" will benefit Child Care Resources Of Rockland Inc., Clarkstown Family Resource Center, People To People Inc., and United Way of Rockland County. The indoor trampoline facility also features Bounce! Jr. Zone, where kids ages 7 and under can bounce on their own trampolines or into a separate foam pit.

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.

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

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

The Drowsy Chaperone - A WPPAC Conservatory Production - White Plains Performing Arts Center
November 05, 2011 - White Plains

When a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album, the musical literally bursts to life in his living room. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through November 6.

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
November 05, 2011 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Farmer's Market - Tarrytown
November 05, 2011 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Farmer's Market - Pelham
November 05, 2011 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Bilingual Storytime en Espanol - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 05, 2011 - White Plains

Libros para ninos! Bring the kids for bilingual Spanish Storytime.

November 05, 2011 - Garrison

Elegantly decorated for receiving visitors, Boscobel House will be awash in the soft glow of candlelight for tours guided by docents in period costumes. Learn about 19th Century entertaining customs in an enchanting atmosphere. Cider & cookies served. Three tours per evening. Space limited-advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

Studio Cafe Fundraiser - Pelham Art Center
November 05, 2011 - Pelham

Our 14th annual Studio Cafe fundraiser! Join the Pelham Art Center for a fun and casual night of live music, fine food and desserts from local restaurants and caterers, and a silent and live auction. Our auction will include a Ben Shahn painting among other extraordinary art pieces. Studio Cafe will take place in our tented courtyard.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 05, 2011 -

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

'What's the Deal?' - An interactive ethics & life skills game for children - Laylon Theater
November 05, 2011 - Ossining

A powerful, yet easy way to engage 8-11 year-old children in dialogue about the challenges and pressures they face in their everyday lives. Fiona and Luke find themselves in lots of sticky situations. Follow their exploits with your kids and watch them grow as they think through the best solutions - and begin to apply them in their own lives. Awarded Creative Child's Magazine Seal of Excellence for Social Awareness, this event will provide a demonstration of the game with Blueberry Pond Theatre Ensemble actors and allow audience member participation.

BURGUNDIAN RENAISSANCE: Sacred & Salacious Polyphony - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
November 05, 2011 - New York

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK’S chapel concerts within NYC’s great gothic Cathedral, are the ideal setting for masterful motets and saucy chansons by Josquin Desprez and his late 15th-century contemporaries. The epitome of Renaissance polyphony, interwoven chant and secular melodies are spun into rich tapestries of unsurpassed aural beauty. EM/NY’s chamber singers are joined by dueling lute virtuosi.

Light the Night Walk - Playland Park
November 05, 2011 - Rye

Teams and individuals walk to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. During this leisurely walk of less than an hour, walkers carry illuminated balloons, forming a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Rain or shine.

Crafts on Stage - Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase
November 05, 2011 - Purchase

A show of fine American crafts to benefit The Performing Arts Center features baskets, ceramics, fiber, glass and more.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
November 05, 2011 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce from Alex's Tomato Farm, and includes fruits, vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants. EBT accepted. Every Wednesday and Saturday, rain or shine, through November 9.

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
November 05, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
November 05, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

The tri-state area's biggest Halloween event returns for 21 nights. Meander through an 18th-Century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack O' Lanterns! This elaborate walk-through event features original, atmospheric music, sound effects, and synchronized lighting. See slithering snakes, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, super-sized dinosaurs, pirates, ghosts, a mammoth Jack O' Lantern "King Kong" perched on a tall building, and a collection of creatures based on Greek and Roman mythology. Spot spooky sheep skeletons "roaming" the Van Cortlandt grounds and gasp at a cemetery where huge headstones are created from three-ft.-high pumpkins. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which must be purchased in advance at or by calling 914-631-8200.

Last Leaf Hike - Teatown Lake Reservation
November 05, 2011 - Ossining

Take a hike in the crisp fall air and search for the last falling leaves. Look for the last flowers of fall, and the first signs of winter. RSVP required at x110.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
November 05, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Puzzles. Parents and children enjoy independent, creative playtime together with the library's collection of puzzles. Location: Story Trove.

Learn to Draw Cartoons - White Plains Public Library
November 05, 2011 - White Plains

Professional Cartoonist Mike Lynch teaches an individualized instruction course for student cartoonists. The class will focus on basic challenges such as: drawing technique, creating characters, environment, and telling a story. Room B. Middle School grades 6-8; High School 9th graders.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 05, 2011 - Centerport

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

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 05, 2011 - Centerport

Meet the schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, and farmer Brom Bones, as they compete for the affection of Mistress Katrina Van Tassel. In this audience participation play, children learn the real story behind the legend of the headless horseman.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
November 05, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Free classes instructed by a rotation of teachers include yoga, movement, and meditation, offered to breast cancer survivors and those seeking a holistic and supportive environment for healing. Ongoing Sundays.

Bilingual Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 05, 2011 - North Salem

Stories and songs in both English and Spanish with Barbara.

Axial Theatre Company: 'Taking Off' - St. John's Episcopal Church
November 05, 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.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
November 05, 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.

God of Carnage - Woodward Hall Theatre
November 05, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

The Tony-award-winning play by Yasmina Reza. Two civilized couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their two young sons.

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
November 05, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

Siegfried - Metropolitan Opera
November 05, 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.

Joe Bonamassa - Beacon Theatre
Through November 05, 2011 - New York

A child prodigy, Bonamassa opened shows at age 12 for blues legend B.B. King, who said after first seeing him play, "This kid's potential is unbelievable. He's one of a kind." Bonamassa's recording career began in the early '90s with Bloodline, a rock-blues group also featuring Robby Krieger's son Waylon and Miles Davis' son Erin. His solo debut was in 2000 with the Tom Dowd-produced A New Day Yesterday. Bonamassa averages 200 shows every year, almost always playing to sold-out and ever-larger houses, and with each gig, he comes more into his own as a virtuoso and a vocalist. As he heads back to the road in support of his new album, Bonamassa remains infinitely passionate about playing live, connecting with his audiences and making new fans along the way like Slash, who recently said, "Just saw Joe Bonamassa on Jools Holland again. He's definitely my new favorite guitarist."

Beatles Rock Band Night - The Moxie Spot
November 05, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Go ahead, try and play that guitar solo from "Taxman." Just try! Eat dinner at Moxie and then indulge in the Beatles Rock Band competition.

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.

Thain Family Forest Dedication - New York Botanical Garden
November 05, 2011 - Bronx

Two festival weekends and a special symposium celebrate the dedication of this remarkable Forest and its ongoing program of restoration as well as the United Nations International Year of Forests. Tours, tree climbing, canoe trips, and film screenings make for an unforgettable autumn experience.

National Dance Institute Celebration Team - Symphony Space
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Ballet star Jacques D'Amboise's legendary children's dance troupe brings a joyous afternoon of dance to the stage, with more than 50 children ages 9-15 performing favorite works from their repertory.

LIVING PRIMITIVE - HOW'D THEY DO THAT? - Greenburgh Nature Center
November 05, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn how people got their food before there were grocery stores, and how they made fire before there were lighters. Get a hands-on history lesson about the basic living skills of our native ancestors; try throwing spears and playing games that were popular thousands of years ago. Ages 5 and up.

'Hairspray' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 05, 2011 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the winner of eight Tony Awards. Welcome to the '60s!

Saturday Morning Storytelling - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

The Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 05, 2011 - Centerport

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

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.

Meet Atka the Wolf - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
November 05, 2011 - Cornwall

Meet a live wolf and learn about these beautiful animals. Seating is limited; pre-paid registration is required.

"The Wizard of Oz" - Eisenhower Hall Theatre
November 05, 2011 - West Point

Families are invited to travel down the Yellow Brick Road for this theatrical presentation of what just might be the most famous family musical of all time. Children will be introduced to Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs.

Author Visit - Wamoro P. Njenga, 'Goodnight Kuu-Kuu' - Scarsdale Public Library
November 05, 2011 - Scarsdale

African folktales. Registration is required.

Paul Mecurio - Gotham Comedy Club
Through November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Paul Mecurio graduated with high honors from Georgetown Law School and began his career on Wall Street as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at the law firm of Willkie, Farr and Gallagher and later as an investment banker at CS First Boston. All the while, Paul was honing a secret, second career writing and performing comedy in New York City. After several years on Wall Street, Paul moved center stage, leaving Wall Street and starting his career as a stand-up comedian. In 1996, Paul was invited to be on the original writing and performing team for a new Comedy Central show called "The Daily Show." In 2001, as a writer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Paul won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement In Writing In A Variety, Music or Comedy Program. For his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2000," Paul was honored with a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting (think The Pulitzer Prize for Broadcasting). In 2002, Paul received his second Emmy nomination for his work on "The Daily Show." Paul has also been featured as a field correspondent on "The Daily Show" and in "The Daily Show" segment, "Second Opinion," in which he skewered the medical profession playing an HMO representative with a less than sympathetic mindset. Paul recently shot the television pilot "Sports Central," in which he starred, co-created and executive produced. Using a news format, "Sports Central" is a funny, smart look at the controversial off-the-field issues and player behavior plaguing sports. A national headliner in clubs and theaters across North America and in Europe, Paul has performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and has made numerous TV appearances including "Comedy Central Presents," "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "Late Night w/Conan O'Brien," Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz", NBC's "Late Friday," and numerous appearances on VH1's popular clip shows. Paul has been a guest on Fox News Channel and makes regular appearances on CNN, CNNfn and MSNBC as a political satirist. On May 21, 2004, Paul premiered his own "Comedy Central Presents" half-hour special. Paul was featured as a political satirist in the 2004 Presidential Election coverage by The Daily News, CNN, MSNBC, CNNfn, and ESPN2. Paul was seen in a guest-starring role opposite John Cleese in the ABC sitcom "Wednesday at 9:30" and shot, "The Joke Show," a television pilot set in New York City for famed producer/directors Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. He can also be seen in the upcoming film drama, "High Art, Low Life," written and directed by Peter Nourjian and recently shot the lead role in the independent film "Faux Pix." Paul has written, produced and directed five short films, the latest of which, "Gloves," an off-center dark comedy has been screened at several prestigious film festivals including "The US Comedy Arts Festival" in Aspen, "The Toronto Film Festival," "The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival" and "The San Sebastian Film Festival" in Spain. Paul also worked on the film "American Buffalo," starring Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Franz based on the award winning David Mamet play of the same name.

Blooming Babies: Sleepy Time Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through November 05, 2011 - Crown Heights

Celebrate the Native American culture by learning about their nighttime rituals and how children prevent nightmares. Create your own dream catcher to take home.

World Passport Workshop: Native New Yorkers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 05, 2011 - Crown Heights

Native Americans have lived in New York for thousands of years. From medicine and games, to art and environmentalism, we will explore the lives of past and present Native Americans. Join us as we discover the languages, cultures, and artifacts of New York's first residents.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
November 05, 2011 - Peekskill

Drop in crafts designed for children 5 and older (but younger children are welcome with a helping adult).

Bubble Mania - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
November 05, 2011 - Upper Saddle River

See lots and lots of bubbles in this popular show that combines high energy entertainment with artistic achievement, visual comedy, quick wit, and big-band swing music. Bubble creations vary from intricate and imaginative bubble artforms to "trapping" people inside bubbles. Advance ticket purchase a must; this show always sells out.

Lamaze Weekend Series - Nyack Hospital
November 05, 2011 - Nyack

The session is held over a weekend with six hours of class each day. Topics include relaxation, breathing, and coaching techniques. A tour of Nyack Hospital's Maternity Center is also included. Registration form available online.

Saturday Family Programs: Anna Banana Band - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
November 05, 2011 - Brooklyn

Anna Banana Band presents a collection of original songs, crossing different genres such as rock, reggae, pop, folk, punk and Latin music. Some songs call for the listener to sing along--or roar. Other songs tell stories. In all, this is definitely a show the kids won't want to miss.

Saturday Family Programs: Anna Banana Band - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
November 05, 2011 - Brooklyn

Anna Banana Band presents a collection of original songs, crossing different genres such as rock, reggae, pop, folk, punk and Latin music. Some songs call for the listener to sing along--or roar. Other songs tell stories. In all, this is definitely a show the kids won't want to miss.

Create a City - New York Transit Museum
November 05, 2011 - Brooklyn

Working together, design an urban landscape and create a city with streets, buildings, subways and buses!

Piccolo Pizzaiolo: Kids Pizza Making Class - Donatella
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Children will learn how to make their own creative pizzas and watch them bubble to perfection in Donatella's wood-fired pizza oven. After devouring their own creations, kids will be sent home with their own personalized pizza-making diploma, stickers, and goodie bags full of Donatella's homemade cookies. Parents welcome to join. Reservations required; call 212-493-5150. Payment is cash only but a credit card number is required to hold the space.

Juilliard Orchestra- Matthias - Alice Tully Hall
November 05, 2011 - New York

Conductor Matthias Pintscher, one of the most sought-after German composers of his generation, leads the Juilliard Orchestra on Saturday, November 5 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. He will conduct Ravel’s “Rapsodie espagnole,” Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 5, Debussy’s “La mer,” and his own composition, “Osiris (2008).” Limited, FREE tickets will be available beginning October 21 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, call (212)769-7406 or go to

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 05, 2011 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

Thanksgiving Family Ceramic Party - Great Neck Arts Center
November 05, 2011 - Great Neck

Get the whole family together, young and old, and paint your own holiday decoration or home decor collectibles with ready-to-paint ceramic bisque ware. Parents free with a child. Register early, space is limited.

Milk 'n Cookies: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Presents 'Dragon's Tale' - Nyack BOCES
November 05, 2011 - Nyack

ArtsRock, which promotes professional arts and multi-cultural programs in Rockland County, presents Milk and Cookies Playhouse for children. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's performance of 'Dragon's Tale' brings to life the history, geography, and legends of ancient China with vibrant dance, music, silk ribbons, and more. Milk and cookies will, actually, be served after the show.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel, Upper Nyack
November 05, 2011 - Upper Nyack

Families with babies or toddlers are invited to share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying, as well as a weekly story and other activities.

Thain Family Forest Dedication - New York Botanical Garden
November 05, 2011 - Bronx

Two festival weekends and a special symposium celebrate the dedication of this remarkable Forest. Tours, tree climbing, canoe trips, and film screenings. November 5-6 and 12-13.

Author Appearance: Katharine Weber - Ossining Public Library
November 05, 2011 - Ossining

Katharine Weber will discuss her new book, "The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family's Legacy of Infidelities." Copies will be available for purchase and signing. In the Budarz Theater.

First Annual Kids 1K - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 05, 2011 - Staten Island

Come join us for a kids fun run, water and energy bars included! Call 718-273-2060 for registration information.

Family First Saturdays: Town & Country - Neuberger Museum of Art
November 05, 2011 - Purchase

Children and their families look at landscapes and cityscapes in the Museum's galleries together, then children will recall and recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of a favorite or familiar place in this drop-in art workshop.

Holiday Pottery Show & Sale - Briarcliff Congregational Church
November 05, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

Annual Holiday Sale featuring one-of-a-kind quality functional and decorative ceramics.

Evening Howl for Adults Only - Wolf Conservation Center
November 05, 2011 - South Salem

A festive evening celebrating the latest milestone for the rapidly growing WCC Ambassador wolf pups Alawa and Zephyr who have graduated from the pup play area to adult wolf habitat. While enjoying wine and cheese, guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves, and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. For adults 21 years and older. Pre-registration required.

Grand Opening and Fundraiser - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
November 05, 2011 - Valley Cottage

Just in time for winter and bad weather, parents can bring their kids to check out Rockland's newest indoor place for fun. Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts a Grand Opening Celebration. Proceeds from "Jump for Joy: The Joy of Giving" will benefit Child Care Resources Of Rockland Inc., Clarkstown Family Resource Center, People To People Inc., and United Way of Rockland County. The indoor trampoline facility also features Bounce! Jr. Zone, where kids ages 7 and under can bounce on their own trampolines or into a separate foam pit.

Wheelchair and Walker Action Painting with Sean Greene - Extreme Kids and Crew
November 05, 2011 - Fort Greene

Children using wheelchairs and walkers can collaborate with artist Sean Greene by leaving makrings in the paint. Greene has used this technique in the past with skateboarders.

Deedle Deedle Dees Family Variety Show - Knitting Factory
November 05, 2011 - Williamsburg

The Deedles bring their rock and roll variety show to the Knitting Factory. Expect a fun time for the whole family.

Baby Loves Disco - Southpaw
November 05, 2011 - Park Slope

The original discotheque for babies and their families returns to Southpaw for some mirror balls, classic beats, drooling chins, spandex diapers...put on those baby boogie shoes!

Brooklyn Aviators Hockey - Aviator Sports
November 05, 2011 - Marine Park

The Brooklyn Aviators have returned to their home base at Aviator Sports (in Floyd Bennett Field) for another season of hockey excitement. Come and support them as they battle for domination in the newly formed Federal Hockey League.

Elements in Five - Kumble Theater at Long Island University
November 05, 2011 - Fort Greene

Brooklyn dance company Purelements celebrates its 5th anniversary with this premiere of new works that will engage young and old dance enthusiasts. The company has established its niche with a blend of classical ballet, African dance, Hip Hop, modern, and musical theater styles.

Weekend Stories for Preschoolers - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 05, 2011 - Sunset Park

Preschoolers, ages birth to 5 years, hear stories and do activities to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Families will receive free books and other materials to continue the learning and fun at home.

HUGO CABRET: The Magical World of Automata - Westport-Library
November 05, 2011 - Westport

Join a discussion on Automata, 19th-century mechanical figures that play a central role in Brian Selznick's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Watch a trailer for the film Hugo. Afterwards, kids are invited to make their own automaton in the children's library. Register online.

Super Saturday: Foundations of Drawing - Westport Arts Center
November 05, 2011 - Westport

Enhance your figure drawing skills using paper, charcoal, pastels and pencil.

Soap-Making & Candle-Making Workshops - Muscoot Farm
November 05, 2011 - Katonah

Mia Camacho-Fitzgerald from Clean Ridge Soap Company teaches how to make candles and/or soap. Pre-registration required for each workshop. Visit or call 914-864-7286 for a registration form.

Hike to Leatherman's Cave - Trailside Nature Museum - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
November 05, 2011 - Cross River

An annual 2.5-mile hike with renowned storyteller Jonathan Kruk. Meet at the Michigan Road parking area. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Trailside Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

National Dance Institute: The Celebration Team - Symphony Space
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Ballet star Jacques D'Amboise's legendary children's dance troupe brings another joyous afternoon of dance to the stage at Symphony Space with more than 50 children, ages 9-15, performing favorite works from their repertory.

Canstruction Long Island Competition to Benefit Local Charity - RXR Plaza
November 05, 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.

Norwalk Reads! - South Norwalk Library
November 05, 2011 - South Norwalk

Free book distribution for kids.

Norwalk Reads! - Norwalk Library
November 05, 2011 - Norwalk

Free book distribution for kids.

Saving a Species - Spotlight on the Mexican Gray Wolf - Wolf Conservation Center
November 05, 2011 - South Salem

Learn what it takes to help save a species from the brink of extinction. Guests will get an inside look at the process of matching potential breeders, what criteria must be met to recommend wolves for release into the wild, the husbandry challenge of caring for animals that we rarely see, and why it's so important to help Mexican gray wolves resume their rightful place in the wild. Guests will visit the center's wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

First Saturdays at the Nature Center! - New Canaan Nature Center
November 05, 2011 - New Canaan

Naturalists lead guided activities for visitors. Activities take place in the Children's Play Garden and the Rock House is open for exploration and discovery. The November topic is "Autumn in New England."

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
November 05, 2011 - Norwalk

This informative program allows visitors access to the marine-education programming available to school groups. Check the Aquarium's website for today's subject. Fifteen participants are taken on a first come first served basis for each time slot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Doobie Brothers - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
November 05, 2011 - Westbury

The Doobie brothers live in concert, singing their classic rock hits.

Coffee Bark - Prospect Park Picnic House
November 05, 2011 - Park Slope

Bring the pooch and your caffeine concoction to Park's meadow for a morning of canine and human interaction. FIDO (Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs and their Owners) in Prospect Park will offer free goodies for dogs and their owners, and provide information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. Meet in the Meadow beside the Picnic House. Enter at Prospect Park West and 3rd Street. This event is rain or shine.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Public Library
November 05, 2011 - Wilton

An infant friendly program with songs, playtime and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months. Registration suggested.

Hive Culture Weekend - Wave Hill
November 05, 2011 - Bronx

Come to Wave Hill and enjoy a weekend learning about honeybees. Join exhibiting artist Holly Lynton at the Family Art Project, and sculpt a bee from wool, thread, and tissue paper or decorate a candle with beeswax. Take in a gallery tour led by Assistant Curator Gabriel de Guzman and exhibiting artist Cara Enteles to learn how the exhibition Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honey Bee addresses the critical roles bees play in our world. Discover fascinating facts about honey and compare the complex tastes of different varieties with Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs. Sample recipes using honey from Wave Hill's own hives, freshly prepared by a Great Performances chef.

Sell! Sell! Sell! - Museum of the Moving Image
November 05, 2011 - Astoria

Jim Henson of Muppets fame also made commercials. Bring your kids to the Museum of the Moving Image to see the commercials with characters as Rowlf the Dog, Delbert the La Choy Dragon, and Sir Linit.Karen Falk, Jim Henson Company Archivist, presents these commercials as well as some industrial films created by Jim Henson.

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop - Museum of the Moving Image
November 05, 2011 - Astoria

In this workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image, kids (10 and up) learn about the technique of stop-motion animation. Then, they have the opportunity to create their own short animated videos.

Little Shop of Horrors - Queensborough Peforming Arts Center
November 05, 2011 - Bayside

Bring your kids to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center to see Little Shop of Horrors. In this musical theater performance, a nerdy florist finds success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant, who demands to be fed.

Falcons, Owls and Little Critters - Queens County Farm Museum
November 05, 2011 - Floral Park

At the Queens County Farm Museum, kids get close-up with frogs, insects, birds of prey, and animal shows. The admission price includes a hayride, pony ride (80-pound limit), and goat feeding.

Puppets Alive with Matthias Kuchta - Flushing Town Hall
November 05, 2011 - Flushing

Kids learn to make puppets in this mini workshop with master puppeteer Matthias Kuchta. Kuchta will show kids how to use their heart and imagination to turn everyday objects into living, breathing puppets.

The Princess and the Pea - Flushing Town Hall
November 05, 2011 - Flushing

More than a puppet show for kids, come see Matthias Kuchta, a internationally acclaimed German puppeteer, use life-size textile puppets to bring Hans Christian Anderson's beloved fairy tale to life. In The Princess and the Pea, a prince must find the "real" princess among the imposters.

Mad Scientist: As the Leaf Turns - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 05, 2011 - Douglaston

Put on your thinking caps and answer important environmental questions with fun and easy experiments. Learn about your environment through scientific studies and tests. Much of the class will take place outdoors, rain or shine, please dress appropriately. The class is limited to eight participants and a snack is included.

18th Century Tavern Nights - Queens County Farm Museum
November 05, 2011 - Floral Park

Bring your kids to the Queens County Farm Museum to enjoy an authentic 18th century dinner prepared in an open hearth and served with period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770s surroundings will add to the overall experience. This provides a fun opportunity to learn about history firsthand. Advance tickets are required. Please call 718-347-3276 for more information.

November 05, 2011 - Oakdale

In this tale as old as time, the beast must learn to love in order to break a spell cast on him and his castle.

What Lies Within: Hidden Houses of Sag Harbor - Whaling Museum
November 05, 2011 - Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor is rich in architecture and many houses have a story to tell. Join Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum Director, Zach Studenroth, on a walking tour of these hidden treasures. Sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities.

The Young Autism program Charitable Foundation's 6th Annual Bar Night Fundraiser - Nutty Irishman
November 05, 2011 - Bayshore

Enjoy food, live music,a DJ, a Chinese Auction and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Young Autism Program which utilizes the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis to treat children diagnosed as having autism.

A Family Arts Day Adventure--The Witch's Cat Who Lost Her Spells - Mills Pond House
November 05, 2011 - St. James

A comical tale about a witch, her cat Nadia and a small, clumsy dragon called Hubertus. The stories message is that we should accept others regardless of outward appearances. Musicians of the Millwood Woodwind Quintet introduce families to the instruments, and how their sounds help tell the story. Visit for registration coupon.

Fall Fashion Show presented by Sweaters by Lee - Sheraton Hotel of Smithtown
November 05, 2011 - Hauppauge

Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks, Long Island Care Food Bank and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Mother /Daughter Yoga - Oh My Girls!
November 05, 2011 - Syosset

Mothers and daughters can celebrate their special relationship with the healing powers of yoga. The class includes breathing exercises, partner and side-by-side poses, as well as deep relaxation postures, all in a fun and playful environment.

1861 Civil War Picket Post - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
November 05, 2011 - Old Bethpage

The 37th New York Volunteer Infantry camped at Pohick Church in northern Virginia and marched from its camp to ascertain the strength of the Confederate forces near Accotink Village. The Union soldiers will set out for a possible skirmish with the Southern army. This is not intended to be a battle.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
November 05, 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.

Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
November 05, 2011 - Lindenhurst

One of the most successful musicals of all times, this is the tale of Annie's adventures, her encounters with the wicked Miss Hannigan and her escape from the orphanage to a new life with Daddy Warbucks.

Book Reading and Signing with Author Emily Jenkins - Bank Street Bookstore
November 05, 2011 - Harlem

The author of "Toys Go Out," "Toy Dance Party," and "Toys Come Home," along with many other popular titles, will read from her newest book, "Invisible Inking," about a Brooklyn boy and his imaginary friend. A question-and-answer period and book-signing will follow.

Live Egg Stripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
November 05, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn about the centuries old process of hatchery trout reproduction.

NYC Dads Group Presents New Dad Boot Camp - Tribeca Parenting
November 05, 2011 - Upper East Side

This workshop offers expectant and new dads (and their babies) the opportunity to connect with veteran dads for a frank discussion on the experience of becoming a father. Dads will demonstrate holding, burping, changing, swaddling, and comforting crying babies and discuss the importance of father's involvement in early childhood development as well as how to develop a bond with your new baby, be supportive of your baby's mom, navigate work as a new parent, develop a parenting partnership, create a baby-safe environment, and manage relatives.

Family Feature Film - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at Moma
November 05, 2011 - Midtown West

Watch the classic movie "Mr. Bug Goes to Town" (1941, USA), in which the peace of a community of insects is threatened by trespassing humans. The insect Hoppity tries to find them all a new home and after many mishaps finds one in a garden on the roof of a skyscraper. After the film, discuss animation techniques and the environmental issues it addresses. For individual families of up to two adults and three kids.

Family Workshop: Figure it Out! - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMa
November 05, 2011 - Midtown West

Focus on the figures of artist Willem de Kooning, then experiment with different tools and techniques in this drawing workshop. For individual families of up to two adults and three kids. Registration required.

Jazz for Young People Family Concert: 'Who is Duke Ellington?' - Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

One of the most important musicians of the 20th century and called America's greatest composer, Duke Ellington wrote more than 1,000 compositions and kept a loyal band for more than 50 years. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explores Ellington's inimitable style and infectious swing in this interactive, hour-long concert for families.

Gala 2011 - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 05, 2011 - Brookville

Enjoy the music of singer Idina Menzel at this gala affair.

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November 05, 2011 - New York


Mid�Autumn Children�s Festival - Long Island Children's Museum
November 05, 2011 - Garden City

Celebrate the Vietnamese tradition of T�t-Trung-Thu, a mid-autumn children�s festival. Learn about some of the traditions celebrated in Viet Nam during harvest time. Make a drum to use during the dragon parade, create a Vietnamese lantern, a dragon puppet, get your face painted, and sample yummy Vietnamese foods.

Dragons & Fairies: Theater Production - Long Island Children's Museum
November 05, 2011 - Garden City

Audiences will be introduced to a schoolteacher eager to introduce five folktales passed down through the generations to her students. Traditional costumes, music and set illustrations bring the folk tales introduced in the Dragons & Fairies exhibit to life. The production will be performed in Vietnamese with English narration.

�How I Became a Pirate� - The ShowPlace at Bellmore Movies
November 05, 2011 - Bellmore

Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Find out what happens when he meets the pirates.

Sensory Friendly Screening: 'Puss in Boots' - AMC Loews 84th Street
November 05, 2011 - Upper West Side

This special screening allows children with autism and/or sensory disorders and their families to enjoy the new movie in a safe and accepting environment. The auditorium will keep its lights up and turn down the sound, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout, or sing during the film.

'Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up on the Prairie' - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
November 05, 2011 - Tribeca

This uplifting story of one of America's most beloved authors comes to life in ArtsPower's popular musical. Join Laura and the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of the little house they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken.

Whitney Wees: Circles, Cubes and Cones - Whitney Museum of American Art
November 05, 2011 - Upper East Side

Kids ages 4-5 will explore shapes and patterns created by geometric forms and surreal shapes in paintings and sculptures throughout the Museum, and part of the Museum building. Registration recommended.

Family Fun: 2D/3D - Whitney Museum of American Art
November 05, 2011 - Upper East Side

Kids ages 6-10 explore how artists can play with perception, going from 2D to 3D and back again. Leave your 3D glasses at home – you'll be working from sketches and sculptures on view in the galleries.

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.

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open - Michael Formanek, bassist. - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
November 05, 2011 - Brooklyn

A solo program with bassist Formanek. Also appearing is flutist Michel Gentile, pianist Daniel Kelly, and drummer Rob Garcia. The evening will also include “Musical Dialogues”, a conversation with Mr. Formanek.

'The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)' - New Victory Theater
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Reduced Shakespeare Company, a comedy trio that reduces serious subjects to short and silly shows, presents the tale of Austin, Matt, and Reed, who take the field for a championship comedy in which no athletic activity is safe from spoof.

The Art of Bookmaking Festival - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn about the art of different bookmaking techniques and make your own one-of?a- kind book using stamps, drawings, words, and pictures (10am-12:30pm). Kids ages 5 and older can then make their own artist books that tell stories, express feelings, and share ideas (2pm, 3pm, and 4pm).

Meet the Artist Saturday: Super Sprowtz - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
November 05, 2011 - Manhattan

The Super Sprowtz, a group of puppets that includes 10 super-powered vegetable characters, use kid-friendly entertainment, music, storytelling, and a curriculum to "Vegucate" children about healthy eating and wellness in a humorous, interactive, and memorable way.

PRINTING SHOW- TKY with Daido Moriyama - Aperture Gallery
Through November 05, 2011 - New York

PRINTING SHOW is a recreation of Daido Moriyama's 1974 performance of the same name. Following the format of the original performance as closely as possible, in lieu of prints mounted on the gallery walls, visitors to the gallery will find the photographer stationed at a photocopy machine duplicating his photographic prints. As was done forty years ago, these photocopied sheets will be assembled and staple-bound with a silk-screened cover printed in the gallery space during the performance. Visitors to the gallery will be active collaborators in the photobook-making process. In 1974, the photographer sequenced and collated the photocopied sheets, leaving the choice of silkscreen cover to the visitor. In 2011, the visitor will select, edit, and sequence the sheets of the ad hoc photobook, titled TKY. Visitors will choose from a menu of fifty-four double-sided photocopied sheets that will be on view in the gallery space. Visitors will also make a choice of cover. All copies made during the performance interval will be signed by the photographer. This is a ticketed event. Cost of the ticket allows participation in the event PRINTING SHOW and one copy of TKY, a signed and numbered photobook by the artist. Following the 2 day ticketed event an exhibition of the TKY images will be on view and open to the public. Presented by Aperture Foundation and organized by Ivan Vartanian of Goliga, PRINTING SHOW—TKY is made possible, in part, with support from David Solo; The Japan Foundation, New York; Hôtel Americano, New York; and Performa 11. Purchase tickets to the event Friday, day session 2–4 pm: Purchase tickets to the event Friday, evening session 6–9 pm: Purchase tickets to the event Saturday, day session 12–3 pm: Purchase tickets to the event Saturday, evening session 5–8 pm: Purchase includes: One copy of TKY Admission to event for two people

Halloween StoryWalk featuring 'Big Pumpkin' by Erica Silverman - Burden Preserve
November 05, 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.

Jeffrey Osborne - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 05, 2011 - New York

Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with a popular funk and soul group called Love Men Ltd. The band moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and changed its name to L.T.D. Osborne was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as "Don't You Get So Mad," "Stay With Me Tonight," and "Love Power," which he performed with Dionne Warwick. Born in Providence, RI, Jeffrey Osborne was the youngest of 12 children and was constantly bombarded with music as he was growing up. He had five brothers and six sisters, some of whom went on to have music careers. His father, Clarence "Legs" Osborne, was a popular trumpeter who played with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington, and died when Jeffrey was only 13. His mother, Wanita, is ancestored by a Pequot Indian sachem. His oldest brother, Clay Osborne, is a singer and pianist, and Billy, another brother, is a songwriter and producer in Los Angeles. But Osborne's father had the greatest influence on his musical career; Clarence "Legs" Osborne turned down many top band offers during his career to be with his family. It was only after receiving his mother's encouragement that Jeffrey left for Los Angeles to play with L.T.D. At the age of 15, he sat in with the O'Jays when the drummer was too tired to play, and went on to play with them for two weeks. It was at a Providence nightclub that fate brought him together with the band Love Men Ltd. in 1969. Osborne's solo career has brought him five gold and platinum albums, including Stay With Me Tonight and Only Human. He also recorded an album of duets with popular singer James Ingram, and scored an international hit with "On the Win

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