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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX ON OCTOBER 1

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by Daily Kids Events Editor

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

free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, October 1, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening October 1. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Primary Stages Presents: 'Motherhood Out Loud' - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

"Motherhood Out Loud" is a dazzling collaboration of pieces by celebrated American writers on the topic of motherhood.

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.

"Point of View: Children's Photography and Video Exhibition" - The Gallery at 180 Maiden Lane
Through October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Magic Box Productions, Inc. launches its third annual gallery show of photography, video documentary, and animation by New York City school students. The show features more than 40 photographs and original videos by students ages 7 and up. Guided tours with hands-on photography workshops are available for groups. Through October 1, 2011.

New York Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
October 01, 2011 -

Join us on aboard Spirit Cruises New York for a positively inspiring experience on our Gospel Lunch Cruises. You will enjoy a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir while you dine on our delicious lunch buffet and cruise the Hudson River. Boarding at 11:30am.

New York Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
October 01, 2011 -

Join us on aboard Spirit Cruises New York for a positively inspiring experience on our Gospel Lunch Cruises. You will enjoy a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir while you dine on our delicious lunch buffet and cruise the Hudson River. Boarding at 11:30am.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including hay mazes and hayrides, costume parades, musical theater, magic shows, and live music. Embark on a Haunted Safari to explore our B.O.O. Labs where Dr. D. Zaster is readying his top-secret experiment: Expedition Earth. Best of all, come visit with our bats, cats, and creepiest critters.

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
October 01, 2011 - New York

A Tropical Oasis is waiting... ...at the Historic South Street Seaport; climb aboard the Zephyr for a 2 hour cruise that will leave you feeling hot, Hot, HOT. As the DJ spins the latest jams, groove over to one of our 2 cash bars and enjoy one of our signature cocktails. No matter what the weather is like outside you can always Fly Away on the ZEPHYR. With three levels — indoor and outdoor — ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting and memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. While on board the Tropical Oasis Cruise enjoy: 2-Hour Harbor Cruise with a DJ; Sample taste of one of our signature cocktails; 2 multiple level cash bars; Moon deck and two fully enclosed climate controlled decks. Must be 21 years of age or older, with valid ID.

The Grass is Always Greener... - Baryshnikov Arts Center
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Conceived and directed by Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu with photographic projections created by Todd Carroll, this is a gripping, polemical piece of dance theater that hashes the personal, practical, and political struggles of immigrants to the United States. The piece moves in between the turn of the 20th century, during the great waves of immigration at Ellis Island, and modern day. In a non-linear approach, the work weaves in scenes from our current conflict on U.S. immigration policy, bringing the contemporary debate into sharp relief against historical, forgotten experiences. Five women travel through time, across borders, and along the roads of memory and anticipation. Each carrying her own suitcase filled with memorabilia, images of home, and hopes for a new life, these voyagers are archetypal immigrants caught between cultures. The women arrive in a new land, carrying old traditions to which they no longer relate, finding fault with the home to which they do not yet belong. Past and present are superimposed, the lines of individual narratives blur. As the women unpack their suitcases to share their stories with the audience, Lenzu unpacks the question of what it means to be an immigrant, whether in 1900 or 2011.

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
October 01, 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
October 01, 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. Today 10am-noon, Music at the Market with The Shovel Ready String Band, an all-female quintet with a home-grown take on old-timey, bluegrass, and jug-band style music.

Farmer's Market - Pelham
October 01, 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
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

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

My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 01, 2011 - Irvington

Comedian Brad Zimmerman's tale of one man's lengthy struggle to make it as an actor in New York.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, lobsters and a surprising diversity of marine life. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column. Advanced registration recommended.

Pre-School Fair - Chappaqua Public Library
October 01, 2011 - Chappaqua

An annual open house with reps from local schools. Face-painting for kids.

Scarecrow-Making Workshop - Muscoot Farm
October 01, 2011 - Katonah

Families will have the opportunity to create their own scarecrow to display during the fall season. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Participants are responsible for bringing their own clothes for the scarecrow.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
October 01, 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.

A Grand Night for Singing - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
October 01, 2011 - Elmont

This musical revue showcasing the music of Richard Rodgers and the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II is bound to be a family favorite.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 01, 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".

On the Wing - Teatown Lake Reservation
October 01, 2011 - Ossining

Migration season is underway and hawks, falcons, and other birds are flying south. Meet a few of Teatown's raptors and discover their migratory stories. RSVP required at x110.

Oktoberfest! - Veterans' Memorial Building
October 01, 2011 - Harrison

The Harrison Players present a fun night of dinner, entertainment, and dancing. Featuring Club Dennis (DJ Dennis Nardone, and Go-Vinnie), the night will be filled with lots of dancing and partying. The evening includes dinner, dessert, beverages, and entertainment.

Family Camp-Out - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
October 01, 2011 - Cornwall

Bring your family, a tent, and sleeping bags for a fun night around a campfire. Evening activities include: Nature at Night, astronomy (weather permitting), make s'mores around the campfire, and stories. A light breakfast snack and coffee will be provided Sunday morning. Pre-paid registration required to reserve a campsite. Rain date October 9-10.

Family Art Workshop: Talk to Me - MoMa, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Pick up your cell phones and consider the ways we communicate while exploring the exhibition "Talk to Me," then design your own tools for keeping in touch. For kids ages 10-14 and their adult companions.

Lamaze Weekend Series - Nyack Hospital
October 01, 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.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
October 01, 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
October 01, 2011 - Northport

Come see the staged version Roald Dahl's book.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze - Van Cortlandt Manor
October 01, 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 www.hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-631-8200.

Open House - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
October 01, 2011 - Palisades

Join scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for a free day of lectures, demonstrations and workshops for kids and adults. This year’s theme, What on Earth! will highlight the work of Lamont scientists on volcanoes, earthquakes, oceans and other topics.

GREASE - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
October 01, 2011 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre's mainstage production of the classic rock-n-roll musical.

Westchester Philharmonic Open Rehearsal - Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College
October 01, 2011 - Purchase

Enjoy a rehearsal of the weekend's performances. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Dvorak: Rondo for Cello and Orchestra, Elgar: Enigma Variations.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Dinosaurs. Parents and children enjoy creative, imaginary play with the library's collection of dinosaurs. Location: Story Trove.

A Wife's Unseen Battle of Hopes: To Like & to Be Displeased - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This month's Understanding Marriage class, taught by Anne Fielding, Pauline Meglino, Barbara Allen, will discuss whether one has to be grateful that reality exists in order to have a successful marriage.

Dobbs Ferry Festa - Dobbs Ferry Streetfront
October 01, 2011 - Dobbs Ferry

Stroll the streets and shop for collectibles, arts and crafts, toys, clothes, and much, much more, all while listening to the sounds of live music. There will be inflatibles for kids, an obstacle course, and bouncy castle, over 100 vendors, and many local restaurants serving their fare al fresco. Rain or shine.

Watson Adventures' Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt - Greenwich Village
October 01, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Greenwich Village! At last, a hunt for people who literally hunger for adventure. Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannolis, paratha, gelato and peanut butter you’ve ever had. Price: $24.50, plus bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We’ll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Grand Central, Little Italy/Chinatown, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. http://www.watsonadventures.com

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - The American Museum of Natural History
October 01, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murderous scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some thing, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. Price: Adult (includes museum admission) $39; College Student (w/ valid ID, includes museum admission) $37. Advance purchase is required and tickets can be purchased at http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GOHUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts in the Met Museum, Central Park, Grand Central, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In addition, Watson Adventures offers corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S. Visit http://www.watsonadventures.com/stage.html for information on staging a private event.

Watson Adventures' Fright at the Museum Family Scavenger Hunt - The American Museum of Natural History
October 01, 2011 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids ages 7 & up! If you enjoyed “Night at the Museum”, you’ll love this adventure, which features exhibits in the Museum of Natural History that inspired scenes in the hit movie. Kids and adults work together to take on Dexter’s capuchin monkey cousin, a not-so-woolly mammoth with tooth trouble, personal items that belonged to Teddy Roosevelt, a dance that Sacagawea would have done, a scary Easter Island statue, an attack by a monster whale, a slice of a giant tree, humongous warring mooses, Aztec and Incan warriors, dangerous dinosaurs and more. Please note that if you would not take your kids to see “Night at the Museum”, then you should not take them on this hunt. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa—teams with only adults are not permitted on this hunt. Price, which includes museum admission: Ages 7 to 17, $27.50 per person, 18 and up, $31.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Grand Central, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages birthday parties as well as corporate and private scavenger hunts throughout the U.S. http://www.watsonadventures.com

Watson Adventures' Skyline at the Sunset Scavenger Hunt in Brooklyn Heights - Starting in front of Brooklyn's Borough Hall
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! For the best views of Manhattan and the harbor, you have to go to Brooklyn Heights. You’ll also see movie locations, famous writers’ homes, baseball landmarks, Underground Railroad stops, a Revolutionary battleground—all in the city’s most beautiful neighborhood. Starring Truman Capote, Cher, Thomas Wolfe, Henry Miller, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Norman Mailer, Jack Nicholson, Jackie Robinson, Washington Roebling, George Washington, Carson McCullers, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman and the man who invented the curveball. Price: $19.50. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT. Watson Adventures also offers scavenger hunts throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Grand Central, Little Italy/Chinatown, Greenwich Village and other locations throughout the city. Visit http://watsonadventures.com/schedule.html to see a complete list of scavenger hunts offered in New York. Public scavenger hunts are also available in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Watson Adventures also stages corporate and private scavenger hunts and team-building activities throughout the U.S.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
October 01, 2011 - Pomona

After a hot spring and a wet summer, the apples have arrived. Cortland and Macouns are expeted to be ready this weekend. After hitting the orchards, bring your kids back for special events including an inflatable slide and haunted house plus a corn husk maze.

FAMILY & PET PHOTO DAY - Greenburgh Nature Center
October 01, 2011 - Scarsdale

If you don't have a pet to bring along, you can borrow one of our animals. Photographers from Venture Portraits will take photos and each family will receive their best shot digitally for free, plus a gift certificate worth $500, entitling them to a free one-hour photographic session at the Venture Portraits studio in Greenwich, CT, follow-up design consultation, and an original 5x7" framed portrait. Online pre-registration at Nature Center website and pre-payment required; sign up for a specific time slot.

Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

"The Fall Classic." Baseball memorabilia and collectibles. Free autograph per paid admission; free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Alexander's Angels- Buddy Walk for Down's Syndrome - Eisenhower Park
October 01, 2011 - East Meadow

Gather your teams and your balloons for this Buddy Walk to benefit Alexanders Angel's, a special needs group. Bring the entire family (but no dogs). Call for registration information.

Chile Pepper Fiesta - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
October 01, 2011 -

Celebrate the heat of chile peppers during this annual rave-up, which traditionally features tons of food and drink including some spicy chile ale and spicy chocolate (in the Chile Chocolate Cabana), food demonstrations, workshops, and fiery entertainment. A favorite Fall event for Brooklynians.

Hawk Day - Lenoir Nature Preserve
October 01, 2011 - Yonkers

Meet on the great lawn in front of the mansion from 9-11:30am to look for migrating hawks. At 1pm, there will be a live hawk talk and flight demonstration.

International Coastal Cleanup - Marshlands Conservancy
October 01, 2011 - Rye

Join in the data collection of litter along the coasts of the world by picking up and documenting tidal debris from one of the islands at Marshlands. All work materials provided. Long pants and shoes recommended. Materials may be picked up at the visitor center.

Creepy Creatures Weekend - Ugh! Bugs! - The New York Botanical Garden
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

Get up close to creepy, crawly insects such as Madagascar hissing cockroaches, the emperor scorpion, the pink toe tarantula, crickets, and millipedes.

FAAN Walk for Food Allergy - Glen Island Park
October 01, 2011 - New Rochelle

The 2011 FAAN (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) Walk is 2 miles and funds food allergy awareness, advocacy, education, and research programs. Walk day activities include: Z100's live Party Patrol music, a ga-ga court, bouncy castle, obstacle course, art projects, raffles, face painting, tour of a fire truck, and more. Bring your copy of "Allergic Girl" and have it signed by author Sloane Miller.

Junior Women's Club Garage Sale - Bellerose LIRR Parking Lot
October 01, 2011 - Bellerose

Enjoy finding treasures at the Junior Women's Club of Bellerose Annual Garage Sale. Toys, clothes, books, one-of-a-kinds. Proceeds support local charities. To reserve a spot call Jean at 516-358-2260. $30 donation per space; first come, first served.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
October 01, 2011 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why the fall is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
October 01, 2011 - South Salem

Two new ambassador wolf pups are now living in the center. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families. Take a short sunset hike to howl with the wolves. Bring flashlights and cameras. Weather-appropriate treats will be served. Pre-registration required.

GREAT CHAPPAQUA BAKE SALE TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER - South Greeley Avenue Courtyard
October 01, 2011 - Chappaqua

Proving even a small town can make a difference, this 2nd annual event benefits Share Our Strength's 'No Kid Hungry' initiative to end childhood hunger by 2015.

Honey Weekend - Wave Hill
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

A weekend event featuring demonstrations, projects, and tastings, fun for the whole family. Drop in at the Family Art Project to craft wings, antennae, and a pollen cup, then grab a kazoo to buzz around the grounds like a bee. Follow the journey of honey, from the bee to the hive to your tummy, at a honey extraction demonstration. Don beekeeping gear and explore a hive at an information session. Stop by The Shop at Wave Hill to sample the complex and different varieties of honey, then purchase your favorites for home. Admission to the grounds is free until noon. Call or visit the website for full schedule.

Family Art Project - Be a Bee - Wave Hill
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

Live the life of a bee! Outfit yourself with wings, antennae, and pollen cup, and a kazoo to buzz with. Buzz around in a hive of six-sided cells and forage in the fall flowers. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel, Upper Nyack
October 01, 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.

Brain Food – Creating a Healthy Kitchen For College Students - The Food Evolution
October 01, 2011 - Bardonia

Moving out on their own or living off-campus is a time for college students to set healthy foundations. Whether your student knows how to cook or is learning for the first time, invite them to stop by for an afternoon of food education and fun.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

FAMILY JAM featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
October 01, 2011 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 6 mos-5 years. Registration strongly suggested.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
October 01, 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.

Bowl-a-Rama for Pajamas! - AMF White Plains Lanes
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

This event is being held in bowling alleys nationwide, asking families and bowling fans to help collect new PJs and new books for children in need. The goal is to help keep at least 500,000 children warm and comforted at bedtime by year's end. Please bring a new pair of PJs.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 01, 2011 - Staten Island

Learn the art of making mosaics and create your own masterpiece.

The Amazing Maize Maze - Queens County Farm Museum
October 01, 2011 - Floral Park

Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it.

Pumpkin Patch - Queens County Farm Museum
October 01, 2011 - Floral Park

October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Enjoy wandering through the planting fields to fine your favorite pumpkin. Price of pumpkin is based on pumpkin size. This event is a fun farm treat for the whole family. Take your pumpkin home and jazz it up into a scary jack-o-lantern or transform it into a delicious homemade pie.

Admissions Open House and Quaker Fair - Westbury Friends School
October 01, 2011 - Westbury

The Westbury Friends School and the Quaker Fair offer an open house and fair combined. Enjoy live music, shop for gently used treasures and books, and homemade baked goods. Lots of children's activities, including face painting.

Summer Evening Concert: Music in the Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
October 01, 2011 - Flushing

Enjoy music and dance from India, including a full-force choir, intricate and colorful dancing, and a fusion instrumental musical extravaganza to complete the evening. Beginning at 6pm, food from the Temple Kitchen will be available for purchase on the Terrace

Catapults! - NY Hall of Science
October 01, 2011 - Queens

See the NY Hall of Science's large catapult "Chuck" in action. Learn about the history and science behind these projectile launching machines, and then, watch it hurl things hundreds of feet. Come for weekend demos, sign up for a family workshop, experiment with a digital catapult, or bring your Halloween pumpkin to get tossed.

Underwater Mosaic Workshop - Pelham Art Center
October 01, 2011 - Pelham

Participate in an underwater-themed group mosaic, celebrating the exhibit "The Ocean Reglitterized." The final masterpiece will be put on display at the Art Center.

Outdoor Scavenger Adventure - Playground for All Children
October 01, 2011 - Corona

Bring your kids out to the park to search for environmental and sports clues to complete the various scavenging adventures. Form a group as a family and become your own mean "green" detective team. No experience is necessary, and pre-registration is not required. Please call the number listed for more information.

Meet the Artist Saturday: Pasatono Orchestra - Music of the Mixtecos - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

A folk orchestra dedicated to the musical culture of the Mixtec people, this ensemble of the "people of the clouds" is a reincarnation of the traditional orchestras of strings, winds, and percussion that were once ubiquitous in rural Mexico. Presented in collaboration with Celebrate Mexico Now and the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Free Child Car Seat Check-Up - Greenburgh Town Hall
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

Car seats will be checked for recalls, and to make they fit securely.

Harvest Fest - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
October 01, 2011 - Pocantico Hills

Festivities will include live music featuring Dan Zanes & Friends and Spuyten Duyvil, a Farmers Market, hayrides around the property, a raffle, farm Olympics, workshops on food and farming, and more!

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
October 01, 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 info@4kent.com

Red Bird Reef Painting - New York City Transity Museum
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO

Learn about recycling, subway style. Retired Red Bird subway cars took a dive into the Atlantic Ocean to build a new home for fish. Dive into this fun program and paint your own vibrant scene of an underwater world of recycled cars.

Transit Comic Strips - New York City Transit Museum
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO

Don't just read the funnies; create them in our technology lab. Using archival and current photos of buses and subways, and using Comic Life software, you'll design a transit-themed comic strip of your own.

Saturday Family Programs: Moona Luna - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

Moona Luna presents bilingual songs that bring simple messages of joy, discovery, and perseverence.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
October 01, 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.

Fiesta Latina-Americana - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
October 01, 2011 - Haverstraw

Celebrate Hispanic cultures with authentic songs, food, music, crafts, more from many Latin American countries. Families welcome.

Winterize Your House Workshop - Croton Point Nature Center
October 01, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Bright Energy Services and other home energy experts will lead a tour of the nature center to find ways to save money on energy.

Nature Scavenger Hunt - Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary
October 01, 2011 - Rye

A self-guided hunt using a nature checklist. Go at your own pace while discovering nature's treasures. Pick up instructions at the nature center.

Slime Time - Cranberry Lake Preserve
October 01, 2011 - North White Plains

Learn about the strange lives of myxomycetes (slime mold) during a short slide show. Then take a stroll to find them in the woods.

Legends of the Little People - Trailside Nature Museum
October 01, 2011 - Cross River

Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will tell tales of leprechaun lairs, elfin dents, faerie eyries, and a troll bridge. Co-sponsored by Friends of Trailside Nature Museum and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

Art Exhibit - 'Autumn Colors' - Muscoot Farm
October 01, 2011 - Katonah

Pottery and ceramic show by Hudson River Potters in the Main House. Saturdays and Sundays through October 30.

Kids Fun Night: J Gaming Tournament - Stamford JCC
October 01, 2011 - Stamford

Drop your kids off for a night of fun and games in the gym.

Middle School Overnight - Stamford JCC
October 01, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy free reign of the JCC all night. Take a dip in the pool, play games in the gym, compete in J•Gaming and chill out with a movie marathon. For more information call Nancy Schiffman at 203-487-0941 or her at e-mail nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org.

Harvest Hay Ride - Beardsley Zoo
October 01, 2011 - Bridgeport

Rides begin at the W.O.L.F. Cabin.

Collections Corner: Music in the Round - Brooklyn Children's Museum
October 01, 2011 - Crown Heights

Get ready to shake, rattle and roll! Come check out some rarely-seen musical instruments from our special collection and design your very own instrument to play at home.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
October 01, 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.

Bernie Williams - Ridgefield Playhouse
October 01, 2011 - Ridgefield

Former Yankees star Bernie Williams returns for a charity softball game and, in the evening, a concert where he performs jazz, classical, Brazilian, pop and Latin. The game benefits The Ridgefield Playhouse's "Arts for Everyone" initiative, The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield and Hillside Food Outreach of Fairfield, Westchester and Putnam Counties.

Coffee Bark - Prospect Park Picnic House
October 01, 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.

Episodes - New York City Ballet
October 01, 2011 -

Episodes grew out of Balanchine's enthusiasm for Webern's music, to which he had been introduced by Stravinsky. Balanchine wrote that Webern's orchestral music... fills the air like molecules; it is written for atmosphere. The first time I heard it... the music seemed to me like Mozart and Stravinsky, music that can be danced to because it leaves the mind free to "see" the dancing. In listening to composers like Beethoven and Brahms, every listener has his own ideas, paints his own picture of what the music represents.... How can I, a choreographer, try to squeeze a dancing body into a picture that already exists in someone's mind? It simply won't work. But it will with Webern. Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein invited Martha Graham to choreograph a joint work with Balanchine using all of Webern's orchestral pieces. The result was no true collaboration but a work comprised of two separate sections. Graham's contribution, Episodes I, was danced by her company plus four dancers from New York City Ballet. Episodes II, created by Balanchine, was danced by New York City Ballet and Paul Taylor, who was then a dancer in Graham's company. After 1960, Graham's section and the solo variation were no longer performed at New York City Ballet. Anton von Webern (1883-1945), an Austrian, was part of the neoclassical movement in music. He was a musical scholar who adopted and extended Schoenberg's 12-tone method of composing music, which meant basing a composition on a "series" made up from the 12 notes of the chromatic scale arranged so that no note was repeated within the series. Webern became more and more rigorous in his attempt to compress or simplify his own style.

Fearful Symmetries - New York City Ballet
October 01, 2011 -

Fearful Symmetries is a ballet for two principal couples, a soloist couple, three corps men, six corps women, and four corps couples. It is the second work Peter Martins has choreographed to the music of John Adams. A large, complex ballet bathed in dramatic and ever-changing hues of red and blue created by Mark Stanley, it matches the music's racing pulse in striking combination. John Adams (b. 1947) grew up in New England and studied at Harvard with Leon Kirchner and Roger Sessions. He lives in San Francisco where he is music adviser to the San Francisco Symphony and a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Influenced by John Cage and Steve Reich, Mr. Adams' music is both electronic and instrumental, and is known for its combination of minimalism and romanticism.

Jewels - New York City Ballet
October 01, 2011 -

Jewels is unique: a full-length, three-act plotless ballet that uses the music of three very different composers. Balanchine was inspired by the artistry of jewelry designer Claude Arpels, and chose music revealing the essence of each jewel. He explained: "Of course, I have always liked jewels; after all, I am an Oriental, from Georgia in the Caucasus. I like the color of gems, the beauty of stones, and it was wonderful to see how our costume workshop, under Karinska's direction, came so close to the quality of real stones (which were of course too heavy for the dancers to wear!)." Each section of the ballet is distinct in both music and mood. Emeralds, which Balanchine considered "an evocation of France — the France of elegance, comfort, dress, [and] perfume," recalls the 19th century dances of the French Romantics. Rubies is crisp and witty, epitomizing the collaboration of Stravinsky and Balanchine.Diamonds recalls the order and grandeur of Imperial Russia and the Maryinsky Theater, where Balanchine was trained. Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp have written: "If the entire imperial Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still tell us of its essence."

Mercurial Manoeuvres - New York City Ballet
October 01, 2011 -

This witty and cheerful piece for 21 dancers opens with an explosive male variation — a series of bravura leaps performed to a trumpet solo — that is followed by rapidly shifting ensemble work for a corps of women which materializes from behind gauze panels on each side of the stage. After a quietly mesmerizing pas de deux of unfolding turns, arrested leaps and intricate lifts, the ballet ends with squadrons of dancers flying on and off the stage in ever-changing directions, patterns, and diagonals. An early reviewer compared the work's intricate geometry to the paintings of Kandinsky and Malevich. The score by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) fell in and out of favor with the Soviet government as the composer's creative development and fortunes were often determined by political events in the Soviet Union. Shostakovich studied at the Leningrad Conservatory, where his work was encouraged by Alexander Glazounov, the Conservatory's Principal. Shostakovich's 1926 graduation piece, The First Symphony, catapulted him to prominence. During the next decade he composed a satirical opera, The Nose (based on a story by Nicolai Gogol), three full-length ballets, and the first of many film scores. Shostakovich, whose work was influenced by Gustav Mahler and Cesar Franck, wrote 15 symphonies (several of them with epic themes relating to the Russian Revolution and World War II), concertos, quartets, operas, and patriotic cantatas. Christopher Wheeldon, a former soloist with New York City Ballet, retired from dancing in May 2000. He was born in Somerset, England, and joined The Royal Ballet in 1991, the same year he won the Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne Competition. In 1993, he was invited to become a member of the NYCB corps de ballet. In addition to dancing, he has choreographed works for New York City Ballet's Slavonic Dances (Dvorak) (1997) and Scènes de Ballet (Stravinsky) (1999), Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Inc., The Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet. His work can also be seen in the feature film Center Stage (released May 2000). In 2000, Mr. Wheeldon was selected as New York City Ballet's first Artist in Residence.

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
October 01, 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."

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 01, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Stepping Stones Day of Play FREE admission - Stepping Stones Museum
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

The museum is offering free admission to encourage children to turn off their screens and to play.

To the Ones I Love - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 01, 2011 -

A provocative merging of traditional and contemporary modern dance, Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits' To the Ones I Love celebrates the male physique's beauty, power, and capacity for expression. It also pays homage to movement at its purest, unencumbered by narrative and infused with artfully woven elements of hip-hop, martial arts, African dance, and ballet. Set to a score by Bach and an electronic soundscape by Maxime Bodson, this work features nine men acutely in tune with one another as they move across an austere white set that amplifies their athletic movements—a mix of zen-like concentration and unbridled joy.

Beatles Rock Band Night - The Moxie Spot
October 01, 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.

Nature Walk - Page Avenue Beach
October 01, 2011 - Staten Island

This beach walk begins with a look at how flotsam and jetsam reveal nature's debris, and what that can tell us, followed by a look at the living things survive in this environment. It's going to be muddy so wear appropriate clothes. Lead by the Protectors of Pine Woods, a Staten Island-based environmental group.

Sensory Friendly Screening: 'Dolphin Tale' - AMC Loews 84th Street
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

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.

Sensory Friendly Screening: 'Dolphin Tale' - AMC Loews Bay Plaza 13
October 01, 2011 - Bronx

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.

Sounds in Motion: Full Day Workshop for Educators - Everyone Reading Offices
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This phonemic awareness and early literacy program, presented and developed by speech-language pathologists, is directed toward Pre-K to 3rd grade educators. The Sounds in Motion (SIM) approach focuses on listening skills and provides kinesthetic gross motor movements to teach phonemic awareness and articulation. Educators will learn to implement the SIM program in their own classes by teaching the movements and activities that have successfully facilitated early reading and writing skills. To register, e-mail svoelker@everyonereading.org or call 212-691-1930.

Angélique Kidjo - Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 01, 2011 -

Named "Africa's premiere diva" by Time magazine, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter performs traditional folk songs from her native Benin with fellow countryman Lionel Loueke. The rich multicultural heritage of Benin (Dahomey) is brought to life with her unique blend of Zilin vocal technique and jazz vocalese.

Dvorák and a Corigliano World Premiere - New York Philharmonic
Through October 01, 2011 -

Saturday Matinee: Schubert and Dvorák - New York Philharmonic
October 01, 2011 -

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Public Library
October 01, 2011 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playtime and gentle stories. Registration recommended.

2011 Annual Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
October 01, 2011 - New York

There is no better way to welcome autumn than aboard a Circle Line Bear Mountain Cruise. Take in the crisp air and awesome views as the vessel makes its way up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain, where you will have the opportunity to disembark for three hours and enjoy Bear Mountain's annual Oktoberfest. Admission to Oktoberfest is complimentary. A Picnic Lunch is available for an additional cost of $14.00 per person (Lunch needs to be pre-ordered by 3pm the Wednesday before the date of the cruise. Please call 212-560-3200 to pre-order.) Boards at 8:30am, departure at 9am, returns at 5:30pm.

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise - Statue Cruises
October 01, 2011 - New York

You are cordially invited to attend a dinner date with death! Book now for an evening filled with suspense, high-action drama and criminal adventure…plus a less-than-lethal dose of comic relief that will slay you. WHAT YOU GET - 3 Hour Cruise Includes soda, juice, water, coffee and tea service Cash bar Buffet Dinner. BOARDING TIMES - Liberty Landing Marina, New Jersey: 6:15pm; Gangway 3, Battery Park, New York: 6:45pm. CRUISING TIME 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Tickets: $99

Chile Pepper Fiesta - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
October 01, 2011 - Brooklyn

New York's hottest fall tradition, featuring eight bands from chile-loving regions around the world. Sample goodies from today's hottest chocolatiers and cast your vote at the Chile-Chocolate Takedown. Pick a pepper at our local farm stand and delight in sizzling salsas, pickles, kimchee, and other red-hot specialties. Don't miss your chance to savor the fiery flavor...Brooklyn style. 11am-6pm.

Stepping Stones Day of Play - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

Turn off the TV, video games, and computer and enjoy a free day of play. The all day event held at the museum and throughout Mathews Park features interactive outdoor games including soccer clinics, tumbling, mommy and me yoga, karate, hockey, field games, live performances and more.

Open Arms Cycling Challenge and BooZoo’s Step and Stroll - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
October 01, 2011 - Norwalk

This event offers a great ride for the experienced cyclist and fitness fun for the whole family – all for a great cause. 100% of the Open Arms Cycling Challenge proceeds help cover the $1 million expenses needed to operate the museum’s Open Arms accessibility initiative.

FIRST SATURDAYS FAMILY FUN - Dance - Hofstra University Museum/Emily Lowe Gallery-
October 01, 2011 - Hempstead

Participate in an interactive dance program with movements inspired by works in the outdoor sculpture collection. For families with children ages 5-10.

Celebrate the Rugby World Cup with Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc - Nelson Blue Bar & Grill
October 01, 2011 - New York

Celebrate the Rugby World Cup with Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc - Learn to do the Haka at a Rugby World Cup Pre–Screening Reception ~ New Zealand All Blacks vs. Canada ~ New Zealand’s The Infamous Goose celebrates two of the country’s most iconic exports on Saturday, October 1st; Sauvignon Blanc and rugby. Marking the release of their 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, The Infamous Goose welcomes the triumphant return of their home team the All Blacks to the Rugby World Cup with a pre-game reception at New York City’s Nelson Blue Bar & Grill co-hosted by the Kiwi Club of New York. Guests will be invited to complimentary samples of The Infamous Goose 2010 Sauvignon Blanc and learn “The Haka” – a traditional dance of New Zealand’s native M?ori made famous worldwide by their rugby team. Originally performed before battle to proclaim strength and prowess - the Haka is now an integral part of formal ceremonies. Prizes awarded to the best Haka performers. Cheer New Zealand’s All Blacks, as they take on the Canadian Canucks and toast to New Zealand rugby icons Captain Richie McCaw, Fly-half Dan Carter and wunderkind Sonny Bill Williams as they ruck and maul their way to glory in the North Island city of Wellington at 10:30pm EST. Date: Saturday, October 1 Time: 9 – 10:30pm (Kickoff at 10:30pm) Location: Nelson Blue New Zealand Bar & Grill 233-235 Front Street @ Peck Slip South Street Seaport, NYC 10038 Phone: (212) 346-9090 Price: Complimentary to members of the public 21 years and over Website: Please visit www.nelsonblue.com for further information RSVP: Space is limited and RSVPs essential. Please email: Paul Yanon at paul@gregorywhitepr.com or call (718) 403-9473

Saturday Morning Storytelling - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Watson Adventures' The Fright at the Museum Family Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This adventure features exhibits in the Museum of Natural History that inspired scenes in the hit movie "Night at the Museum." Kids and adults work together to take on Dexter's capuchin monkey cousin, a not-so-woolly mammoth with tooth trouble, a scary Easter Island statue, a monster whale, Aztec and Incan warriors, dangerous dinosaurs, and more.

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY - CM Performing Arts
October 01, 2011 - Oakdale

In this musical, based on the book by Judith Viorst, Alexander survives his very own terrible, horrible, no good very bad day.

“Art for Animals Fundraiser to Benefit Kent Animal Shelter - PJ Art Co.
October 01, 2011 - Centereach

Help support the Kent Animal shelter by purchasing a painting from local artists that are on display.

Family Day @ the Center for Architecture: Archtober! - Center for Architecture
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

This events celebrates the beginning of a month-long festival of architecture activities, programs, and exhibitions. Families are invited to drop in and create an architectural centerpiece to be displayed at the foundation's annual fundraising event, the Heritage Ball, where they will be admired by some of the city's top design professionals. Participants can also catch a sneak preview of "Building Connections 2011," a new exhibition of K-12th grade student work, which will open to the public later in the day.

SHOUT! The Mod Musical - CM Performing Arts Center
October 01, 2011 - Oakdale

A revival of the swinging 60's. Mini skirts, go-go boots are all the rage. The songs will make you get up and dance and shout.

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

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

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day - CM Performing Arts Center
October 01, 2011 - Oakdale

Alexander's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day turns out to be not so bad after all when he discovers everybody has bad days. Lots of life lessons for kids in this hilarious musical.

Natural Mask Making - Old Westbury Gardens
October 01, 2011 - Old Westbury

Children will love the tricks and treats of Halloween mask making at the Gardens. Create wearable art from natural materials. Ideal for kindergarten and up.

Opening Gallery Tours at CMA - Children's Museum of the Arts
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

The museum is opening its new gallery space with a tour of the artist Swoon's work. Visitors will learn how to develop their drawing skills utilizing graphite to make blind contours and build texture through mark making. Visitors will then collaborate to make stop-motion animation using a large set and puppets.

The Backyardigans Double Feature - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

See Nick Jr.'s animated Backyardigans in episodes "Escape From Fairytale Village" and "Front Page News."

Family Fun: Crazy about Comics - Whitney Museum of American Art
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Focusing on the exhibition "Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World," families will discover Feininger's unique style through his paintings and illustrations, then get inspired to create their own characters.

Family Day: Fantastic Journey - Rubin Museum of Art
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

See new sights and scale new heights during a day packed with activities. Trace your journey to the museum with colored tape on a giant map of NYC; visit a Himalayan spice market to mix up your own incense, dress up at a fabric stall, and wrap a lucky talisman in colorful threads to protect you on future adventures; listen to tales from far and wide; use a map to find hidden gems in the museum's galleries; and listen to the sounds of instruments from around the world and try your hand at playing one.

Story Pirates - Symphony Space
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

While many children's theater troupes tell stories to kids, the Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. The show's series of short sketch comedies and micro-musicals is based entirely on stories written by youngsters.

'Steps' Towards a Greener Tomorrow - Children's Museum of Manhattan
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn about ways to lessen your carbon footprint. Trace and decorate your own footprint on a mural and write a pledge about what you will do to make a greener tomorrow.

Long Island Singles BBQ - RJ Daniels
October 01, 2011 - NY

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Rosie's Theater Kids: Students on Strike - Theatre 80
October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Rosie's Theater Kids and Howl! Arts Project present this original musical conceived and directed by Jeff Statile, based on the true story of Moton High School, whose students walked out of their school and into history. The show is part of the 3rd annual HOWL! ARTS PROJECT. To protest the overcrowded and inferior facilities at her Virginia school, 16-year-old Barbara Johns organizes and leads a two-week strike during which students refuse to attend classes. The students call upon lawyers from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to help them in their struggle for equal educational opportunities. Their case landed in the Supreme Court as part of 1954's Brown v. Board of Education, which declared segregation in public education unconstitutional. The ensemble includes Kya Brickhouse, Zi Ying Cao, Duaun Chappel, Celine Cortez, Dean Ford, Jassah Gittens, Rue Hogarth, Krishawn Lane, Karen Li, Christian Lizarbe, Tiffany Quijano, Anatola Pabst, Brent Ravelo, Nia Robinson-Pile, Jose Rojas, and Michel Wolinsky. HOWL! ARTS PROJECT 2011 is a month-long series of non-stop music, film, theater, performance art, burlesque, drag entertainment, and pure family fun, running October 1-31 at Theatre 80. The series benefits HELP (Howl! Emergency Life Project), the newly established emergency assistance fund supporting East Village artists of all disciplines, which also provides all services offered by parent administrator: The Actors Fund.

Halloween Fashion Show - Pottery Barn Kids
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

A spooktacular showcase of this year's best costumes. Children can dress up in their favorite costumes and join in a costume contest, activities and a parade after the show.

White Plains Columbus Day Festival - White Plains High School
October 01, 2011 - White Plains

Fun for the whole family. Carnival rides (available by ticket purchase), games, entertainment, live music, dancing, food, vendors, and more.

Cookie Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 01, 2011 - North Salem

Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy stories and sing songs about cookies, muffins, and cake. Afterwards, decorate a cookie!

Harvest Celebration Weekend - Hicks Nurseries
October 01, 2011 - Westbury

Come out for harvest fun--hayrides, candied apples, cider, fresh roasted corn. Learn how to make fudge; meet a children's author; attend a decorating seminar and be there for the giant pumpkin contest. Call for activity times. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the needy on Long Island.

Lost Pond Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
October 01, 2011 - Bedford Corners

A 2-mile hike to and from Lost Pond on the Sanctuary property. The terrain is moderately rough with slow elevation climbs. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Best suited for ages 8 to adult.

American Museum of Natural History's Live Bat Encounter - American Museum of Natural History
October 01, 2011 - New York City

Get up-close and personal with bats from around the world! Join Rob Mies, director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, for a live bat presentation. Mies has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and “Martha Stewart,” among others, and is a co-author of the book Stokes Beginners Guide to Bats. His research includes work with the endangered Indiana bat of the United States, endangered Rodrigues fruit bat of the Indian Ocean, and the threatened spectacled flying fox bat of Australia. The event will take place in the Linder Theater, on the first floor, at 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, and 1:30 pm.

Electrolux Icon Live Cooking Demo - Karl's Appliance
October 01, 2011 - Fairfield

Karl's Appliance of Northern NJ is hosting a live cooking demonstration in our Fairfield, NJ appliance store. This week we have a professional chef from Electrolux here to cook free samples using high end appliances from Electrolux Icon. The chef will be demonstrating using a pro range, induction cooktop, and Speed Cook wall oven.

Turbo Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
October 01, 2011 - Farmingdale

Join us for an hour of bouncing and fun! Call to reserve your spot!

6 & Under Open Bounce - BounceU Farmingdale
October 01, 2011 - Farmingdale

Come to our open bounce for children ages 6 & under! They will have tons of fun in our bounce stadiums! Call today to reserve your spot!

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time.

The Way of Water: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

An exhibit that covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean, such as stormwater runoff and chemical pollutants, and discover ways you can help protect your watershed. The exhibit includes pictures, local watershed maps, hands-on water displays, and live aquatic animal exhibits.

ANNUAL NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT 2011 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through October 02, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn about the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds, and the life they support and their environmental status.

Xu Bing: The Living Word - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

A reflection on language and the nature of writing has been at the core of Xu Bing's art since the beginning of his career in China during the mid-1980s. It is therefore particularly fitting that the Morgan, a library as well as a museum, should present his spectacular installation, The Living Word, a poetic evocation of the relationship between the written word and its meaning.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - Queens
Through October 02, 2011 - Breezy Point

Hop aboard a narrated Whale/Dolphin Adventure Cruise. These cruises run every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning June 15, 2011 running throughout the summer season. Join the original New York City Whale/Dolphin Watchers as they head out into the Atlantic Ocean and seek out some beautiful mammals. Bring a regular camera, video camera and/or binoculars if possible. Children will be encouraged to participate in helping the crew take the official whale and dolphin count. Your photos and videos can be posted on our Facebook page. Note: the current schedule listed above will end on September 2. The new schedule will have cruises available ever Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting on September 9 until October 2.

THE MANY FACES OF RICHARD GACHOT - Art League of Long Island
Through October 02, 2011 - Dix Hills

Gachot's work typically depicts people, animals, insects, flowers, and narrative compositions and are made from found objects, altered, modified, or re-combined in unexpected ways. Some pieces are kinetic, the artist having engineered them to function like machines.

Hell’s Belles: The Infamous Women of Hell in a Devilish Musical Comedy - The Midtown Theatre
Through October 02, 2011 - New York

A pop star has been the unfortunate victim of a freak accident. As she arrives in Hell, iron-hoofed Lester, a musical-loving devil, introduces her to a series of historically-infamous women who strut the stage satirizing everything from women’s rights to motherhood to the criminal justice system. Salome, Lady Godiva, Lizzie Borden, Joan Crawford, and Janis Joplin are included among the notorious females being forced to perform in an eternal musical revue. Will the pop star accept her fate and join the chorus, or will she stage a revolution? And what’s Eleanor Roosevelt doing here? Hell’s Belles is a tour de force for three actresses who play over 20 roles, with crazy costumes, quick changes, tuneful melodies, and social satire. John Znidarsic directs a cast of four including Omri Schein*, Oakley Boycott, Kristen Mengelkoch*, and Laura Daniel*. Eight performances will be held at The Midtown Theatre, 163 West 46th Street in New York City on Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm from September 10-October 2, 2011. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting http://www.hellsbellesthemusical.com. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. Director John Znidarsic has dedicated his career to nurturing and developing new theater. The majority of his work is done through Arts and Artists at St. Paul's in New York City where he serves as Artistic Director. Its most successful program, the Songbook Concert Series, is held monthly at The Donnell Library Theater and features music of today's newest and most exciting songwriters. He has also served as Producing Director for The National Music Theater Network where he launched the successful Broadway Dozen Play Reading Series. As a director/choreographer John has worked extensively in New York and regionally. For seven years he produced, directed, and hosted the popular "In Celebration of Life" Broadway concerts to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and also produced a CD featuring highlights of those concerts. John has served on the faculties of New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, New York High School of Performing Arts, and Manhattan School of Music. Recent and upcoming projects include a new musical Fast Breaks - The Comings and Goings at Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal and David Bryan of Bon Jovi, the award-winning new revue This Life: The Songs of Portia Nelson, and Fatima. John is Chairman of the annual Michael Stewart Musical Theater Foundation Awards. Bryan D. Leys (LyricistLibrettist) was raised on fire and brimstone near Buffalo, New York. He spent a few hellish years at The University of Connecticut where he received his MFA in playwriting, directing, and other forms of mortal sin. Slouching down to New York, he provided book & lyrics for Midsummer Nights; Between the Lines; Murder on Broadway; Gabriel, Blow Your Horn; Kid Dakota; Fortune and Fate; The Forgotten Film of Dorian Gray and the libretto for Hoodwinked. Current projects include La Ribalta (The Spotlight) with Richard Cohen, The Sugar Hill Boys with Roosevelt Credit and How to Marry a Divorced Man with Clare Cooper. Bryan has always had an unhealthy curiosity about the afterlife. Steve Liebman (Composer) has contributed music, book and/or lyrics to eight published shows including The Great Gilly Hopkins which played to sold out houses at the New Victory on 42nd Street, Bridge to Terabithia (Kennedy Center), and The Wonder Years: Off Broadway. With Mr. Leys he has co- authored Hoodwinked and a musical version of Dorian Gray. He has recently completed the score for Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol with Dr. Steven Tay. As an actor, Steve has performed for more than 35 years Off-Broadway and extensively throughout the country. Producer Tweiss Productions is led by sisters Sharon and Eileen Weiss. Sharon Weiss co-produced with Eileen Hell’s Belles (West End Theatre), A Short Wake by Derek Murphy (1st Irish Theatre Festival 2009); Between the Lines (Luna Stage); and the NY revival of Goodtime Charley (ArcLight Theatre). They have also been involved with developing several new musicals, including the upcoming Musical Mondays reading of How to Marry a Divorced Man. Previously, Sharon worked in script editing and film production for Palomar Productions and with a small theatrical production company that presented musical revues Off-Off Broadway. B.A. in Drama from UNC-Chapel Hill. Eileen B. Weiss worked for Broadway producers: Michael Harvey; Lee Guber/Music Fair Group; The Shubert Organization; and Cameron Mackintosh. She worked for HBO; the Women's Project & Productions; and Actors Theatre of Louisville. In addition to the above projects with Sharon, Eileen co-wrote and produced Same Difference (West End Theatre) and Tickets Please, a documentary demo about Broadway usherettes. She co-founded Jews Against Genocide/NYC Coalition for Darfur. Eileen attended the University of London and received a B.A. in Theatre and Dramatic Literature from Dickinson College. Hell’s Belles will be performed at The Midtown Theater, 163 West 46th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10036 from September 10-October 2nd on Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm. Hell’s Belles is produced by Tweiss Productions. Director: John Znidarsic; Music Director: Mary Feinsinger; General Manager: Laura Heller; Costume Designer: Gail Cooper-Hecht; Stage Manager: Ernie Fimbres*; Marketing: Katie Rosin/Kampfire Films PR; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR; Graphic Designer: Daryl Boling.

Weekend Family Program: Bugs - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through October 02, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Come learn about bugs in Brooklyn Bridge Park. These creepy-crawlers don't bite: just grab your scissors and glue and get buzzing. We'll make beetles, butterflies, dragonflies, and more.

A Night with George - Times Square Arts Center
Through October 02, 2011 - New York

“A Night with George,” the Aisling Award-winning comedy from West Belfast, opens the fourth annual 1st Irish Festival on Monday September 5 at 8pm at the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street. Directed by Tony Devlin, this dark-horse hit from Brassneck Theatre Co. stars Donna O’Connor in a story about a working-class Belfast woman’s improbable connection with George Clooney. The U.S. premiere of “A Night with George” opens on Thursday September 8 at 8pm and will have played 21 performances when it ends its run on Sunday October 2 at 3pm. “A Night with George,” tells what is purported to be the true story of O’Connor’s night on the town with George Clooney. Paralleling her unlikely success with Hollywood megastars, O’Connor’s hilarious dark comedy, which she co-wrote with Brenda Murphy, became an overnight sensation at the Belfast Festival before completely selling out The Grand Opera House and The Waterfront Hall in 2010. It went on to win the 2010 Aisling Award for outstanding achievement in the arts, and O’Connor was nominated for the Belfast Telegraph’s Woman of the Year. It has since toured across Ireland (north and south), turning O’Connor, who makes her professional stage debut with this production, into something of a Cinderella story herself. The Irish News said the show is “full of one-liners Groucho Marx would be proud of,” adding it, “received a reception the Royal Shakespeare Co. would die for.” Brassneck Theatre Co.’s “A Night with George” – a tale told with the blackest Belfast humor -- is a theatre feature of Imagine Ireland, the yearlong, multi-city festival of Irish arts sponsored by Culture Ireland. 1st Irish, the first and only festival in the world dedicated to Irish playwrights, is organized by Origin Theatre Company. 1st Irish 2011 runs from September 5 through October 3. For festival information and to learn how audience members pick the Audience Choice Award for Best Play, visit www.1stIrish.org

Circles Around the World - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 02, 2011 -

What is a circle and why are they so important in cultures around the world? Celebrate the opening of our new traveling exhibit, Secrets of Circles and explore how they have been used to create symbols of peace and unity. Create a beautiful Mandala to take home.

Grandparent Celebration - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 02, 2011 - Crown Heights

Celebrate the wonderful world of grandparents through storytelling. Decorate a special picture frame to cherish the moments you have with them.

Explorers Old and New - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 02, 2011 - Crown Heights

Where am I? Where am I going? Learn all about orienteering, the art of navigation. Hear stories of explorers from 500 years ago and do some exploring yourself.

13th Annual Hawk Festival & Green Bazaar - Audubon Greenwich
Through October 02, 2011 - Greenwich

A green-themed, family-friendly celebration of the raptor migration occurring each fall. This event features kids activities, food vendors, eco-friendly businesses and live birds of prey shows (1pm and 3pm).

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca - Joyce Theater
Through October 02, 2011 -

The Joyce's fall flamenco fare continues with a dazzling week of performances by Bessie Award winner Soledad Barrio, whose compelling artistry prompted The New York Times to proclaim that "there's something voyeuristic and cathartic about watching a woman pry open her soul, scatter it on the floor and put it back together again." Hailing from Spain, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, the company she founded in 1993 with her husband Artistic Director Martin Santangelo, perform flamenco in its finest and most authentic form, one that creates a true communal spirit through exuberant music, dance, and song. "There has been no company I have been so glad to discover as Noche Flamenca and, above all, its lead dancer, Soledad Barrio," proclaims Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times, "I can think of no current ballet star in the world as marvelous as she."

17th Annual Long Island Fall Festival at The Heckscher Museum - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through October 02, 2011 - Huntington

Enjoy discounted Museum admission and docent-led tours of current exhibitions.

Fall Festival Art Activity - Silly Scarecrow Puppet - The Heckscher Museum of Art Terrace
Through October 02, 2011 - Huntington

Children of all ages are invited to create an original autumn-inspired, mixed–media scarecrow puppet on the Museum Terrace.

PumpkinFest - Suffolk County Farm
Through October 02, 2011 - Yaphank

Enjoy pumpkin picking, wagon rides, music, children's entertainment, corn maze and carnival games.

John Heffron - Gotham Comedy Club
Through October 02, 2011 - New York

John Heffron burst onto the comedic scene during the prime of his college heyday. Although he graduated in his home state of Michigan, Heffron' s priorities became clear when he began to skip class to perform live stand up. His first gig was on the University of Michigan' s campus at the Main Street Comedy Showcase. Since then, his comedy has evolved in a unique and creative fashion as he has grown from a fun-loving college student to a bewildered husband. John' s attraction to excitement and his personal vow to never perform physical labor have both inspired and motivated his successful career. The endless list of credits that comprise his impressive resume highlight his many significant accomplishments. Having won the second season of NBC' s Last Comic Standing, Heffron' s popularity grew tremendously. John' s amusing and extensive material has earned him two half hour specials and a one-hour special on the hit stand up show Comedy Central Presents. He has become a regular on numerous VH1 satire series including I love the 80s: 3D, I Love the 70s: Volume 2, and My Coolest Years: My First Time. In addition to being featured on Thom Filicia' s Dress My Nest, Heffron has performed on CMT' s Coming to the Stage, NBC' s Late Friday, and Comedy Central' s Premium Blend. He has made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and E' s! Chelsea Lately and 101 Craziest TV Moments. John is no stranger to live audiences and has taken the stage at several prestigious comedy festivals including the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen. He even had the recent honor of being a celebrity roaster for KISS' Gene Simmons on an episode of A& E' s Gene Simmons: Family Jewels. John most recently shot a pilot presentation entitled: " Stepjohn" in association with Second City Television and Paramount Television for CBS based on his stand-up and real life experiences. This past December John was the sole host of the 2009 World MMA Awards shot before a live audience of 3000 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. From his early days as a DJ on Detroit' s number one morning show, Danny Bonaduce and the Q Crew, to one of his current roles sharing the screen with Courtney Cox-Arquette on FX' s Dirt, Heffron has hailed experience from many talented comedians. However, his endless innovation can easily be seen in his own comedy. John' s first live stand up CD, Kid with a Cape, debuted over ten years ago. As a result of his constant touring, his routine has developed and grown and two more successful recordings, Good Kid, Bad Adult and The Better Half, have been released. Many public and private corporations often call upon John for their company parties, fundraisers and conferences. Some of these companies include; Mercedes Benz, Citrix-a software company, Material Handling Industry of America, John Bailey Memorial Charity-an FBI event, Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster Fundraiser and many more. John co-hosted The Tony Rock Project on My Networks, which aired last fall. He also has a brand new one-hour special released on DVD! Any stand up patron can relate to this comedian' s diverse material that ranges from bar hopping adventures in his twenties to married life in his thirties. John Heffron' s youthful personality and cynical wisdom result in a witty combination that nobody can resist. He has managed to accomplish what most stand-up comedians can only dream of.

Harvest Celebration Weekend - Hicks Nurseries
Through October 02, 2011 - Westbury

Hicks Nurseries is offering fun activities for families and children, at their Harvest Celebration Weekend. The weekend is packed with activities that include Otto’s Hay Ride and real live farm animals to visit plus home-made candy apples, fresh cider and roasted corn. Otto the Ghost’s New Friend: The immensely popular Otto the Ghost appears in this free animated story in which Otto goes to the museum and makes an interesting new friend. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Long Island Cares to benefit hungry people on Long Island. Fudge tasting: Maria Vigliotti, Hicks Nurseries’ fudgemaster, demonstrates how she makes Hicks’ famous fudge, providing free samples of several popular flavors, on Saturday, October 1, from 11 am to noon. Fall Holiday Decorating Seminar--Decorating Your Front Entrance for the Season. Attendees learn how to create a festive, inviting seasonal entrance display for their home on Saturday, October 1 from 2 to 3 pm. Free. 9th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Long Island giant pumpkin growers will compete to see who has grown the biggest pumpkin. Winners in previous years have weighed 622, 876, 920 and 1070 pounds. Sunday, October 2 at 11 am. Free. Meet the Author: Fun Family: 1100 Things To Do with Your Kids on Long Island & Beyond: Linda Reid Bryce, author of the new book Fun Family: 1,100 Things to Do with Your Kids on Long Island & Beyond, tells about the wealth of family activities that you can enjoy all year ’round. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. October 1 and 2 from 11 am to 4 pm. Apple tasting: Throughout the weekend, from 9 am to 5 pm, visitors can taste free samples of the many of varieties of New York State apples—sweet, tart, crisp--that the nursery has for sale.

18th Annual Long Island Fall Festival - Heckscher Park
Through October 02, 2011 - Huntington

The largest of its kind in the Northeast, the Long Island Fall Festival includes four stages of entertainment, a world-class carnival, hundreds of arts and craft vendors, international food courts, a beer and wine tent, a farmer's market, and many activities designed especially for young children.

Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition and The Rhythm of Color - Agora Gallery
Through October 04, 2011 - New York

Kick off the new season with Agora Gallery’s all new exhibitions. Bursting with creativity, the artists in Masters of the Imagination: the Latin American Fine Art Exhibition and The Rhythm of Color will present various aspects of our world in ways that will gift the audience with a new appreciation for the wonder that surrounds us. Everyone is encouraged to visit the gallery for this exciting exhibition and learn about different cultures from around the world. Exhibition Dates: September 13, 2011 – October 4, 2011. Reception: Thursday, September 15, 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: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/9_15_2011.aspx Featured Artists: Masters of the Imagination - María Eugenia Akel, Cristina Arnedo, Paloma Bernaldo de Quirós, Alessandra Busanelli, Marcela Cadena, Raul Cantu, Omar Diaz-Morales, María Susana Dos Santos, Carmen Erazo, Fausto, Maca Fernandez, Cecilia Fernandez Q, Ignacio Hábrika, kBlanchard, Karin Himmelman, Alberto Montoreano, Andre Netto, Rosa Olivo, Diego Quintavalle, Juan G. Restrepo, Gabriela Robin, Gabriela Robin, Wladimir Tasoff, Jimena Vilchez. The Rhythm of Color - John Stevenson, Madeleine Arnett, Mireille Ligterink, Christian Perez de Carvasal, Fred Mou, Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo"), Weeda Hamdan. About Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Art Exhibit: 'Warhol: Paintings for Children' - 92nd Street Y
Through October 04, 2011 - Manhattan

About 80 original Warhol paintings intended to appeal to children will be hung low so that kids can see them and get up close to them. From 12-4pm on weekends in September (starting September 10), kids can participate in art workshops (preregister online) that allow them to link the paintings in the gallery with work they create themselves. Workshops include a drop-in Silkscreen studio; those that explore Warhol's practice of transforming everyday objects into art by presenting them in new ways; creating images with rubber stamps and repetition; modeling and glazing a ceramic shoe inspired by Warhol's shoe drawings; and creating a metal fish bookmark that draws on Warhol's fish wallpaper design.

Zarkana from Cirque du Soleil - Radio City Music Hall
Through October 08, 2011 -

In the latest from Cirque du Soleil, dive into a fantastically bizarre world and follow the adventures of Zark, a magician who has lost his love and, with her, his powers. As he cries and begs for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures. The diverse cast of 71 international artists transports you into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary. Call or visit website for tickets and show times. $52-$300.

Tim Okamura 'Bronx Brooklyn Queens' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through October 08, 2011 - New York

Artist's Reception: Thursday, Sept 8th, 2011 6-8pm. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat 11am-6pm. Nearest Subway: C, E @ 23rd & 8th Ave. Tim Okamura will exhibit a collection of his most recent work in “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens”, his first solo exhibition in New York in more than five years. The show, which runs September 8 - October 8, 2011 at Lyons Wier Gallery, will feature the signature realism of Okamura’s portraits painted in conjunction with graffiti-infused urban motifs. “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens” is a collection of primarily life-sized works that take the viewer through an exploration of the beauty and complexity of the soulful New York City woman while envisioning her transcendence to “royal” status. Each subject is captured in reverential detail, and juxtaposed against the raw, coarse reality of New York City facades. The title of each piece in the exhibition is a nod to royal culture and the “queens” of the boroughs present in each painting. Titles include "The Ascension”, "The Coronation”, “The Scepter”, "Three Queens (from King’s County)”, “Diadems”, and "The Royal Guard (Bronx)” - the only piece in the collection that includes male subjects in the background. Okamura draws inspiration from the emotionally expressive power of the human face, the rich cultural identity of New York, and the evocative urban landscapes found outside his studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. As in “Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens”, most of his work is large in scale with oil manipulated into highly textured layers so that curly afros and shirt cuffs jump from the canvas. Okamura’s paintings live in two artistic worlds; one that includes a nine time selection for the prestigious BP Portrait Awards Exhibition at London´s National Portrait Gallery, and one that he shares with hip-hop artist and Okamura enthusiast Swizz Beatz. Celebrity collectors include musician John Mellencamp, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of hip-hop group The Roots, actress Uma Thurman and actors Bryan Greenberg and Ethan Hawke. His paintings (and hands in some scenes) were featured in the Hollywood film "Prime" starring Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman. Other film features include "Pieces of April" (InDiGent), "School of Rock" (Paramount), "Jersey Girl" (Miramax) and Ethan Hawke's "The Hottest State." Though he can still be considered an artist on the rise, Okamura has been recognized by institutions such as the New York Foundation for the Arts, which awarded him a Fellowship in Painting, and British royalty; Okamura was short-listed as a candidate to paint Queen Elizabeth by the Royal Surveyor of the Queen’s Picture Collection. His paintings have been chosen for inclusion in several prominent group exhibitions including “After Matisse/Picasso” at the Museum of Modern Art-affiliated P.S.1 in Queens, New York and “The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks” at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn. His work is also on display in the permanent collections of The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Toronto Congress Center, the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Canada and Standard Chartered Bank in London, England.

Dally with the Devil @ Theater Row's Beckett Thtr - Theater Row
Through October 08, 2011 - new york

VICTOR L. CAHN's DALLY WITH THE DEVIL TO GET WORLD PREMIERE THIS SEPTEMBER. Directed by ERIC PARNESS. Beginning performances September 10. Opening September 14, 2011 At Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre 3 women, 2 campaigns, 1 election New York: Rachel Reiner Productions is proud to present the World Premiere of Victor L. Cahn’s Dally With The Devil, directed by Eric Parness. Dally With The Devil will begin performances on Saturday, September 10 and will open on September 14 running thru October 8, 2011 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Just in time for election season, Victor L. Cahn’s Dally With The Devil focuses on three women immersed in political intrigue: two officials from opposing campaigns compete to use a powerful blogger to influence the outcome of a Senatorial election. As charges escalate, tactics shift, and the battle swerves in unexpected directions. Dally With The Devil is filled with power plays, blackmail, and plenty of media spin…it’s politics as usual. Dally With The Devil stars Elizabeth A. Davis (The 39 Steps, The Misanthrope), Elizabeth Norment (Broadway: High, Blithe Spirit, Plenty) and Erika Rolfsrud (Exit the King, The Coast of Utopia, Rabbit Hole). The design team includes Jisun Kim (Set Designer), Michelle Eden Humphrey (Costume Designer), Pamela Kupper (Lighting Designer), and Nick Moore (Sound Designer). Dally With The Devil Written by Victor L. Cahn and directed by Eric Parness Begins Saturday, September 10 and will open on September 14 running thru October 8, 2011 Performance Schedule: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday – Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM & 8PM; Sunday at 3PM (Added performance on Monday, September 12; No show on Tuesday September 13) Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information please visit www.DallyWithTheDevil.com 90 minutes no intermission Press performances: Saturday, September 10 at 8PM; Sunday, September 11 at 3PM; Monday, September 12 at 7PM; Wednesday, September 14 at 8PM (opening night). VICTOR L. CAHN (Playwright) has written several plays that have been presented Off-Broadway/Regional: Embraceable Me, Fit To Kill, Roses In December (all published by Samuel French), and Sherlock Solo a one-man show performed by Mr. Cahn. His other produced scripts include Getting The Business, Of My Father’s House, Fits Like A Glove, By Any Other Name, and Romantic Trapezoid. He has acted with theater companies throughout the Capital Region of New York, playing such roles as Wendice in Dial M For Murder, Elyot in Private Lives, Garry in Present Laughter and Felix in The Odd Couple. Victor received his AB from Columbia College, where he was Concertmaster of the University Orchestra, and his MA and PhD from New York University. He has taught at Mercersburg Academy, Pomfret School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Bowdoin College, and, for the past thirty years, at Skidmore College, where he is Professor of English. He has written five books on Shakespeare, as well as volumes on Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter; Conquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates; the memoir Classroom Virtuoso, and Romantic Trapezoid, a novel. His articles and reviews have appeared in such varied publications as The Literary Review, Modern Drama, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, and Variety. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc. ERIC PARNESS (Director) is the Artistic Director of Resonance Ensemble where he has most recently directed the production of Shakespeare’s Slave by Steven Fechter. Other productions include Ibsen’s The Master Builder, Reflections: An Evening of Short Plays, Sophocles' Antigone, Gorky's The Lower Depths, Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and world premiere productions of Christopher Boal’s 23 Knives, Strange Bedfellows by Bruce Cohen, La Tempestad by Larry Loebell, The Mail Order Bride by Charles L. Mee, and Sherlock Solo by Victor L. Cahn. Other directing credits include world premieres of Embraceable Me (Theatre Row and Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, NC), Fit to Kill (Theatre Row), Kryptonite City (Hypothetical Theatre Company), and Finding Louise (Oberon Theatre Ensemble), as well as revivals of Measure for Measure, Blood Wedding, Of Mice and Men and Michael Weller’s Ghosts on Fire, and other new work with adobe theatre company, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Vital Theater Company. He has also directed educational theatre for Marist College, Stern College and Brandeis University. Eric served as Assistant to Artistic Director Curt Dempster of Ensemble Studio Theatre and four seasons as Associate to Artistic Director Jeff Horowitz of Theatre for a New Audience. Eric is an alumnus of Brandeis University and the Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

'Night Sky Tonight' Series - The Discovery Museum & Planetarium
Through October 08, 2011 - Bridgeport

Series of evening planetarium presentations of the night sky followed by actual viewing of the night sky through large aperture telescopes

John Ritter 'Worked Up' - Lyons Wier Gallery Project Space
Through October 09, 2011 - New York

Artist's Reception: Friday, Sept 9th, 2011 6-8pm. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat 11-7pm / Sun 12- 6pm. Nearest Subway: C, E @ 23rd & 8th Ave / 1 @ 23rd St. Lyons Wier Project Space is proud to present a series of new original artwork and limited edition prints by award-winning illustrator John Ritter. Ritter's politically and emotionally charged works utilize the vernacular of the information age to create vibrant images of politics, celebrity, crime, and catastrophe. By exposing the inherent anxiety of today's world, these subversive works fashion unseen relationships and contexts through humor and clever juxtaposition. Ritter's works are simultaneously complex and accessible, offering new political as well as artistic possibilities. Ritter studies and sources potential subjects from found photographs then manufactures compositional elements by layering and combining his own original photography to make a fabricated context in which the subject matter exists. His work exists in its purest form, as a digital configuration, that has been appropriated, reconfigured and recycled into a form that is humanly expressive, provocative and consumable. Ritter’s animated and concise illustrations of celebrities and popular culture have consistently graced the pages and covers of mainstream publications such as The New Yorker, Time, GQ, The New York Times and Harpers, to name a few. John Ritter received his BFA in Fine Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the San Francisco Art Institute. He founded John Ritter Illustration, a full-service illustration studio specializing in electronic and traditional media, producing original artwork for editorial publication, advertising and software interface design. Clients include Adobe Systems in Silicon Valley, where he was part of the design team that created and marketed Adobe Photoshop in the early 1990's. Ritter has exhibited at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco, the California College of Art and has participated in shows in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Los Angeles. His work will be featured in a group show of international artists in 2012 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Ritter is the recipient of several awards from prominent entities such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, The New York Society of Illustrators and Gawker. The artist lives and works in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Kayaking On the Hudson - Riverside Park South
Through October 10, 2011 - Manhattan

Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20 minutes of instruction, then explore the Hudson River first-hand. Participants must wear proper attire and know how to swim.

Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 10, 2011 -

The Metropolitan Museum of Art holds the most important collection of paintings in America by the celebrated Dutch artist Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), whose portraits and genre scenes were famous in his lifetime for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. This exhibition will present thirteen paintings by Hals, including two lent from private collections, and several works by other Netherlandish masters. Several of the Museum's paintings by Hals are famous, especially the early Merrymakers at Shrovetide (ca. 1616) and the so-called Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart (1623), both bequeathed to the Museum by Benjamin Altman in 1913. Also included in the exhibition will be two loans from private collections in New York—the small, exquisite Portrait of Samuel Ampzing (1630), on copper, and the well-known Fisher Girl (1630–32). A selection of other Dutch paintings from the Museum's collection and a few engravings will set Hals's work in the context of his native Haarlem and will help clarify how exceptional his animated poses and virtuoso brushwork were at the time. A portrait by Manet, inspired by Hals, will also demonstrate how strongly Hals anticipated Impressionist effects. Accompanied by a Bulletin. The exhibition is generously made possible by Bernard and Louise Palitz.

'Reflections' Exhibition - fordPROJECT
Through October 14, 2011 - Manhattan

A group exhibition showcasing three young Japanese artists: Hideaki Kawashima, Makiko Kudo, and Toru Kuwakubo. The exhibition inaugurates a collaboration with the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, widely recognized as a leading gallery in the representation of contemporary Japanese artists.

Farmer's Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 15, 2011 - Katonah

For more information or for a full list of vendors visit the website at www.johnjayhomestead.org.

Picasso’s Vollard Suite-The Sculptor’s Studio - Bruce Museum
Through October 16, 2011 - Greenwich

This exhibition features key images of The Sculptor’s Studio etchings from the group of 100 prints he made for the legendary art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard.

'Newsies The Musical' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through October 16, 2011 - Millburn

Adapted for the stage from the popular Disney film, this new musical is based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon.

New York, New York Exhibition - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through October 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the city is celebrated in a selection of prints and photographs that record the transformation of New York over the decades and capture the common experiences of the city’s inhabitants.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - The Theatre at St. Peter's
Through October 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina Mouseling and her friends perform all types of dance - including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet - to impress a famous visitor.

The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York - 3LD Art & Technology Center
Through October 16, 2011 - New York

With a 51-member ensemble performing in the street while the audience looks on from inside a theatre, Jonathan Solari’s “The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York,” is far from an open book. The elaborate multi-media street spectacle’s world premiere plays a 4-week engagement from Wednesday September 21 through Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The opening is set for Saturday September 24 at 9pm. Combining video, movement, puppetry, live music and scripted performance, “Love Letter” uses 3LD’s floor-to-ceiling windows to frame the proceedings and to invert the play-going perspective. Thanks to sensitive audio and video equipment, audience members experience the interior world of the play as it unfolds outside in the real world. Conceived and directed by Jonathan Solari (“Green Sneakers”), “Love Letter” introduces us to a disillusioned young man, played by Arnaud Spanos, on the day he has decided to leave New York for good. He’s hit rock bottom and is ready to go, but as he tries to leave, an eclectic array of colorful and wonderful New Yorkers show him he has much, much further to go. "The Love Letter You’ve Been Meaning to Write New York" performs 28 times in a limited four-week run from Wednesday September 21 to Sunday October 16, at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm, Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9pm, and Sunday at 5pm. For tickets, which are $15, call OvationTix at 212/352-3101, or online at www.theloveletteryouvebeenmeaningtowritenewyork.com

The BMW Guggenheim Lab - First Park
Through October 16, 2011 -

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life. Over the Lab's six-year migration, there will be three distinct mobile structures and thematic cycles. Each structure will be designed by a different architect, and each will travel to three cities around the globe. The theme of the Lab's first two-year cycle is Confronting Comfort—exploring notions of individual and collective comfort and the urgent need for environmental and social responsibility. The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches in New York from August 3 to October 16, 2011, before traveling to Berlin and then Mumbai. Cycle 1 concludes with an exhibition presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013. Two additional two-year cycles will follow, each with a new mobile structure and theme, concluding in the fall of 2016. Part urban think tank, part community center and public gathering space, the Lab is conceived to inspire public discourse in cities around the world and through the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and online social communities. The public is invited to attend and to participate in free programs and experiments at the Lab. In addition, the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and social communities provide opportunities for participants around the world to engage with and to contribute to the ideas and experiments generated by the Lab.

Kelley Suttenfield: Mondays With the Masters - The Metropolitan Room
Through October 19, 2011 - New York

The Metropolitan Room welcomes jazz singer Kelley Suttenfield this fall on four consecutive Mondays at 7pm: 9/19, 9/26/ 10/3 and 10/10, in a series called “Mondays with the Masters.” Each Monday, Suttenfield will pair her offbeat, jazz-storytelling style with a different guitar master, including Howard Alden on 10/10. The complete lineup is below. Suttenfield released her debut CD, "Where is Love?" in 2009. "Here’s a singer with a lot of great ideas, and the ability to deliver them. It’s her debut disc, and the closest thing I can compare it to is Madeleine Peyroux’s debut Dreamland, way back when. It’s got the same feel...Give me more!" George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly. Suttenfield, New York based with Southern roots, is known internationally for her unusual spin on American music, the Beatles, Brazilian and beyond. She expanded her fan base recently to London, where she debuted at Ronnie Scott's in January 2011. The guitarist lineup is strong and eclectic: Joe Carbone (9/19): Carbone is known as a singers' accompanist, he counts Sammy Davis Jr., Frankie Laine and 60's idol Bobby Rydell among his favorite gigs; Tony Romano (9/26): prolific NYC player who has toured worldwide and played with many Latin, Jazz and Pop artists including Stanley Jordan and Randy Brecker: Vic Juris (10/3): Vic has traveled far and wide with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Chico Hamilton, Dave Liebman, Richie Cole and Mel Torme, to name only a few greats; and Howard Alden (10/10): Alden needs little intro, but has been described as "may be the best of his generation" by JazzTimes. Bassist Matt Aronoff, whose credits include gigs with Luciana Souza at the Kennedy Center and Birdland with Peter Eldridge, joins every Monday every Monday.

Fall Starlight Music Series at Top of the Rock - Top of the Rock Observation Deck
Through October 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Visitors will listen to live music, sip wine and champagne provided by Rock Center Cafe, and enjoy the 360-degree panorama of New York City at sunset. The series will feature a variety of performances, including, keyboardist and pianist Lincoln Cleary, guitarist Billy White, blues band Universal Funk Order, and local New York funk-rock band Tactylics.

Earth Matters - The Heckscher Museum
Through October 23, 2011 - Huntington

On Long Island, as elsewhere, the preservation of the environment is a significant community, political and ideological issue as human intervention continues to damage Long Island’s fragile ecology. Artists have responded in a variety of ways that focus attention on the processes, rhythms and beauty of the natural world and our relationship to it. This exhibition features the work of Long Island artists who explore our experience of the environment in installations created from natural and recycled man-made materials.

Young Sprouts Gardening - Children's Garden, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Tots will plant seeds, water the garden, and pick (and eat!) fresh greens and vegetables that are all organically grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals. Picture books and simple crafts help celebrate the marvelous sensory experience of being in a garden.

Stories with Kelsey - The Dolphin Bookshop
Through October 25, 2011 - Port Washington

Inner Art Creations founder, Kelsey Fox Bennett, will be sharing the delight of stories with infants, toddlers, and caregivers each week. Kids will be invited to engage in the process of story telling through rhythm, movement, and words.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Through October 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing, listen to stories, and play with other toddlers, parents, and caregivers on the grassy lawn.

Preschool Art - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, and paint, as well as art supplies from nature and everyday recyclable materials, transforming materials into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Preschool children create different projects every week, planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Spend an afternoon in the park playing unique lawn games, using everything from parachutes to hundreds of asteroid-balls, and making creative art and craft projects under the sun.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Through October 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, plus fun drills to improve your skills. 3:30pm for ages 5-6; 4:30pm for ages 7 and older.

The Ocean Reglitterized - Pelham Art Center
Through October 29, 2011 - Pelham

Curated by Pelham Art Center Gallery Board Chair Titia Hulst, the exhibit gives a rare and in-depth look at underwater sea life through photography, by Edward Dorson, sculpture by Jae Hi Ahn, and a sound installation by Liz Phillips. Through October 29.

The Ocean Reglitterized - Pelham Art Center
Through October 29, 2011 - Pelham

An in-depth look at underwater sea life through photography and sculpture! Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Friday, September 16, 6:30-8:00pm. The life in our oceans provides a visual spectacle that is inaccessible for most of us. The Ocean Reglitterized, an exhibition of photographs and sculpture, gives the viewer the opportunity to experience deep sea life up close and personal.

Nicole Awai: Almost Undone - Vilcek Foundation
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

The Vilcek Foundation will unveil a premiere installation by Trinidadian-born mixed-media artist Nicole Awai entitled, Almost Undone, opening to the public on September 17th, 2011. Featuring drawings from an earlier series entitled Specimens from Local Ephemera, the drawings in this new exhibition will serve as visual anchors for emergent pieces that seem to suspend, exude—even escape—their wall-bound origins, symbolizing the transition of Ms. Awai's work from one dimension into the next. Utilizing materials as varied as cast and sprayed paper, resin, plastic, nail polish, clay—even a telephone pole—the results are bold, complex three-dimensional structures, which seem to pull, stretch, and tear from the wall, and the memory of their two-dimensional predecessors. Opening Reception: September 16th, 6pm – 9pm RSVP is required, due to limited space. RSVP at Vilcek.org. For more info, visit www.vilcek.org.

SeaStreak Cruise to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain - SeaStreak
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Sail aboard the SeaStreak from NYC to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain in Rockland County. Once you arrive at Bear Mountain, there is about a 10-minute nature walk along a paved trail with beautiful views of Bear Mountain and the Hudson River. You can also stop along the way at the Trailside Museum & Zoo or take a ride on the Merry Go Round. The festival will feature authentic German food, beer, live entertainment, and craft vendors. Reservations required; call 1-800-BOATRIDE (800-262-8743) or visit www.seastreak.com for more information.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Anthony Caro on the Roof - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924) -- who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years -- is featured in the 2011 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation features a selection of sculpture in steel, painted and unpainted, spanning the artist's career to date and highlighting principal aspects of his long career: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and creation of new, abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape.

The Berenstain Bears Live! in 'Family Matters: The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Watch Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Sister Bear, and Brother Bear as they sing and dance their way through a few life lessons. Face painting and photo opportunities with the Bears follow each performance.

Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market - Haverstraw's Harvest Farmer's Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

New vendors will be at this year's market selling Ffesh fruits and vegetables, organic fair trade coffee, herbs, plants, handmade soaps, pastries, jams, pies, quiches, chutneys, wines, prepared foods, artisanal bread, and more.

Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
Through October 30, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's weekly Farmer's Market returns this year, bigger and better according to organizers. In addition to attracting new vendors this year, the market will feature special children's activities, demonstrations, and live music each week. The first Sunday of each month will also include a flea market. Rain or shine.

The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara - Asia Society and Museum
Through October 30, 2011 -

An exhibition of spectacular Buddhist sculptures, architectural reliefs and works of gold and bronze from the Gandhara region of Pakistan, most never exhibited before in the United States. The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara reveals the complex cultural influences -- from Scytho-Parthian to Greco-Roman traditions -- that fed the extraordinary artistic production of this region from the first century B.C.E. through fifth century C.E.

Fall Walks and Talks - Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Through October 30, 2011 - Stony Point

Families can get a living history lesson this fall with guided walks, talks, and demonstrations at this local site, where an important battle took place during the American Revolution. 45-minute tours start at 2pm on weekends, with interpreters leading visitors through the story of the Storming of Stony Point. At 3pm, re-enactors present an artillery demonstration, weather permitting. Finally, visitors can try making a hand-forged nail at a blacksmith shop in the Battlefields soldier's camp.

Halloween Parades - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for weekend parades through the Adventure Garden. Saturdays and Sundays (and Columbus Day Monday) through October 30.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello greet visitors at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Kids can play inside a Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a "hoot" finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log.

KiddieCruise - Pier #40
Through October 30, 2011 - New York

Don’t miss the boat for the biggest family event with activities for children – KIDDIE CRUISE! Kiddie Cruise sails into its 5th season with fabulous parties like Princesses & Pirates, Super Heroes and Fairy Princesses and the famous HALLOWEEN event. The cruise boards from 12:00-12:30pm and sails on the Hudson River with spectacular views of the Hudson River until 2:30pm.While aboard, children enjoy a magic show, puppet show, arts & crafts, face painting, karaoke and more. A bagged lunch and unlimited juice & soda are included in every ticket.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

CHIX 6 - Queens Theatre in the Park
Through October 30, 2011 - Flushing

The pre-Broadway tryout of an exciting original musical by indie rock sensation-and Queens native, Lourds Lane, tells the story of a comic book artist whose super-heroine characters leap off the page to teach her how to love herself. Featuring a dynamic cast and a dazzling original score, the touching story, multimedia wizardry and electrifying music will captivate the eye, ear and heart in this world premiere event.

Art Exhibit - 'Autumn Colors' - Muscoot Farm
Through October 30, 2011 - Katonah

Pottery and ceramic show by Hudson River Potters in the Main House. Saturdays and Sundays through October 30.

LAST FRONTIERS: Anthony Fiala and the Race to the North Pole - Stamford Museum & Nature Center--Bendel Mansion
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

Rare artifacts and letters including one from president Roosevelt, chronicle Anthony Faila's attempt to reach the North Pole from 1903-1905. On view are Arctic photographs, sledges, hand-carved skis, a rifle and original correspondence.

Pumpkin Picking - Historic Richmond Town's Decker Farm
Through October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a farmhouse guided tour, free admission to the Historic Richmondtown Museum, a hayride, and a pumpkin (not included in ticket price. Shuttle buses leave to Decker Farms from the Historic Richmondtown Museum.

AIMS, HOPES, AND ENDEAVORS: An Art Installation by Heddi Vaughan Siebel, - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through October 30, 2011 - Stamford

As a companion exhibit to Last Frontiers, Siebel pairs etchings on paper with moving images to evoke the interior life of the men - their dreams and frustrations, their divergent views of leadership, and the nature of their interpersonal conflict.

Fall Flowers of Japan - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes alive with magnificent fall-flowering plants from Japan. Immerse yourself in the celebration of Japanese culture with enchanting traditional dance and music, intricate kiku, and much more. Through October 30.

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Halloween fun every day and hundreds of intricately carved pumpkins return once again to the Adventure Garden. On five spooky weekends, experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of bugs, bats, parties, and parades. It's so much fun, it's scary!

Fall Flowers of Japan - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a constantly changing exhibition highlighting the incredible diversity of fall-flowering plants from Japan. It unfolds with Japanese maples and toad lilies amid sweeps of ferns and ornamental grasses, and continues with camellias and anemones. The culmination features an unforgettable display of kiku-Japanese chrysanthemums-trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles. Through October 30.

Traditional Japanese Music and Dance Performances - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

The Tomofuji-kai Company employs the shamisen (three-stringed instrument), hand drums, and vocals, for a classical musical performance with dance evocative of traditional Japanese culture. Through October 30.

Bonsai Q & A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Ask experts from the Yama Ki Bonsai Society and Shanti Bithi Nursery as well as Garden docents all about the art of bonsai, miniaturizing mature shrubs and trees to create living sculptures. Through October 30.

Halloween Crafts - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

During the month of October, all visitors to the museum are invited to stop in the Tavern Room and make a complimentary luminary in honor of Halloween. Decorate your home and keep the ghosts and goblins at bay with its light.

Scarecrows in the Garden - Old Westbury Gardens
Through October 30, 2011 - Old Westbury

This fun and creative outdoor exhibition, created by individuals, families, community groups, and corporations, will be on display through October 30, 2011.

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard 15th Annual Fall Festival! - Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard
Through October 30, 2011 - Mattituck

Enjoy pumpking picking, apple picking, themed corn maze, pony and hay rides and live music.

Galli's 'Rapunzel' - National Comedy Theatre
Through October 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this adaptation of the classic fairytale, kids get engaged by helping Rapunzel and her prince find each other again. In a one-hour acting workshop that follows each Saturday performance, children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and act out their favorite fairytale characters. The workshop is followed by a mini performance for the adults.

Boo at the Zoo - Bronx Zoo
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition with safe, family-friendly activities including the Haunted Safari, Hess Hayride, Costume Parade, musical performances, wildlife magic shows, and craft workshops. Attractions and activities embrace the spirit of the season and highlight wildlife like bats, snakes, and nocturnal animals.

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm - Historic Richmond Town
Through October 30, 2011 - Staten Island

October Weekends & Columbus Day, 11 AM – 4 PM. Get ready for autumn at NYC’s oldest continually farmed site! Pumpkins & Refreshments available for purchase. $5 per person; $16 for a family of 4. Parking at Historic Richmond Town – FREE shuttle service to farm.

Fall Flowers of Japan - The New York Botanical Garden
Through October 30, 2011 - Bronx

Autumn's splendor comes to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory with a constantly changing exhibition highlighting the incredible diversity of fall flowering plants from Japan. It unfolds with Japanese maples and toad lilies amid sweeps of ferns and ornamental grasses, and continues with camellias and anemones. The culmination features an unforgettable display of kiku -Japanese chrysanthemums - trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles.

Drop in Playtime - The Art Farm in the City
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

All ages can drop in for animal time, arts snd crafts, and creative play in the playroom. Drop off available for ages 2½ and up.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Discover the ecological wonders of Long Island's waterways aboard the Atlantis Explorer. Enjoy hands-on exploration such as trap pulls, close encounters with marine creatures, and an educational stroll along the shore. Daily: May through October (weather permitting).

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers and pre-k children investigate the world of natural science with hand-on activities.

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Lloyd Miller (aka Ulysses S. Dee) for this sing-along at the Moxie Spot. Get silly with traditional tunes like "Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and Deedle Deedle Dees staples such as "Major Deegan" and "Nellie Bly."

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through October 31, 2011 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through October 31, 2011 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through October 31, 2011 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Just Drop In - Guggenheim Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Families with children ages 3-10 will explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. Exhibit on view: "The Hugo Boss Prize 2010: Hans-Peter Feldmann." To register, call 212-423-3587.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Handiwork: Tasks and Crafts from the Past - Lefferts Historic House
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Imagine yourself in the past! Learn games, pastimes and tasks that were common 200 years ago.

Arts and Recreation - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Naturalists at the Audubon Center lead structured, fun and engaging arts activities combined with outdoor nature play that will have kids up and moving like an animal or pretending to be a bat!

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Corona

The nation’s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes, and more allow kids to explore science by playing. The playground is open Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Corona

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more. The course is open Friday-Sunday, weather permitting.

Scared by the Sound Haunted House - Playland Amusement Park
Through October 31, 2011 - Rye

A walk-through style, interactive haunted house, considered to be the most frightening Halloween event in Westchester County. No infants or pregnant women may be admitted. Although children under 12 years are allowed entry when accompanied by an adult, the event is not recommended for children under age 8. Through October 31.

Live Animal Encounter - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living exhibit.

LOOK AT ME! Kids in Portrait - Westport Public Library
Through October 31, 2011 - Westport

Ridgefield artist Elaine Clayton and Chappaqua artist Kim Travagliato exhibit their portraits of kids alongside self-portraits done by preschoolers.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through October 31, 2011 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical as well as imaginative play. Our indoor playspace is an air-conditioned oasis on those long hot summer days and a warm embrace on the cold and frosty ones. It provides most of the amenities of your local playground (slides, sandbox, tree house, and playhouse) in a fun, colorful, and inviting atmosphere. Parent or caregiver must supervise their child.

Child's Place for Children with Special Needs: Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through October 31, 2011 - Sunset Park

Children with disabilities are accomodated during this story hour/playtime gathering. Kids without disabilities are welcome, too.

After School Stories at the Sunset Park Library - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through October 31, 2011 - Sunset Park

Hear stories and make crafts. For kids with and without disabilities, ages 5-12.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
Through October 31, 2011 - Brooklyn

Lloyd, Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads this lively sing along for tots.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
Through October 31, 2011 - Danbury

Take a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch. At the end of the ride children receive a candy treat.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's - Norwalk
Through October 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Take a family-friendly hayride that weaves through the pumpkin patch. At the end of the ride children receive a candy treat.

Apple Festival - Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm
Through October 31, 2011 - Sharon

Apple picking,raspberry picking,pumpkin & gourd picking, crossword puzzle corn maze.View a cider mill where cider is made fresh from our apples. Take a hay ride for mountain top views.

DECORATE A PUMPKIN COOKIE - Celebrations In The Kitchen
Through October 31, 2011 - Hicksville

Decorate a Pumpkin cookie in the exhibition kitchen when you purchase any coffee drinks, smoothies or other baked specialties.

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Objects appear out of thin air, the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces in this magic show where the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself. Be prepared for striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. For more information on the show: www.theamazingmax.com.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Led by 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this drop-in weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Infants welcome. Topics include Choosing Childcare (10/5), Dad's Essential Role (10/12), Baby Blues (10/19), and Sleep (10/26).

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at works of art in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

Family Art Lab: Light and Darrrrrk - Rubin Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2011 - Manhattan

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, many cultures celebrate light in different ways. In celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, families will explore light through art-making projects.

Halloween Hayride Spooktacular - Stew Leonard's
Through October 31, 2011 - Yonkers

At the end of this family-friendly hayride, children receive a candy "treat." Through Monday, October 31.

Olympus Bioscapes Exhibition - New York Hall of Science
Through October 31, 2011 - Queens

View images from an international photo competition that honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 MoMA.org/talktome.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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 www.growNYC.org, and visit www.socratessculpturepark.org 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.

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.

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.

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.

Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through November 25, 2011 - New York

Stone Cold Fox invites you to Project Space, an extremely Important Theater located in an abandoned asbestos factory in Brooklyn's Chicken Plucking District. Project Space is devoted to Art, not entertainment. But we do need money, so we'll be presenting a preview of our upcoming season, complete with many Important Art Scenes, which are definitely not comedy sketches. Comedy sketches are not Art. Please join us for Stone Cold Fox: This Is Not Art, an excruciatingly important night at the theater. And please bring your checkbook. Starring D'Arcy Carden, Johnathan Fernandez, Fran Gillespie, Brandon Scott Jones, Molly Lloyd, John Murray, and Nate Smith. Written by Leila Cohan-Miccio, Evan Greenspoon, Brandon Gulya, Matt Hunziker, Owen Parsons, and Michael Trapp. Directed by Neil W. Casey.

Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks

Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.

Finding Yggdrassil: Portraits of Trees by Anders Knutsson - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through November 27, 2011 -

Throughout history, the tree has played a central role in the imagination and spirituality of human culture, representing life, sustenance, beauty, strength, age, and nature itself. In this exhibit, artist Anders Knutsson pays tribute to this enduring symbol with his portraits of trees of the world, including gems among BBG's collections.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Mill Neck Manor Campus and Mansion Tours - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 04, 2011 - Mill Neck

Tours of this Tudor Revival mansion are led by a docent and are available on Sundays, July 10, August 7, September 25, October 2, November 6 and December 4. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. Sign language interpreters will be provided for deaf guests provided a request is made in advance.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

Morningside Park Farmers Market - Morningside Park
Through December 10, 2011 - Manhattan

The market features fresh, local foods, including local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, locally produced and sourced cured meats, artisanal pasta made from local grains, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods. Occasional family-friendly events include apple tastings and live music.

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead

The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs thorough December 16, 2011.

Rap Guide to Evolution - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 -

Written and performed by Baba Brinkman, with DJ Mr Simmonds. Directed by Dodd Loomis. Projections by Wendall Harrington. "Astonishing and Brilliant!" - The New York Times. “Brilliantly conceived and effervescently performed!" - The Scotsman. A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the world, THE RAP GUIDE is at once provocative and scientifically accurate, hilarious and intelligent. Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolutionary Psychology and much more. As Edinburgh's Scotsman newspaper said, "you'll never look at a hip-hop music video in the same way again." Soho Playhouse - 15 Vandam St. (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) Performance Schedule: Tuesday 8pm | Wednesday 8pm | Thursday 8pm| Friday 8pm Saturday 7pm & 9:30pm | Sunday 5pm & 7:30pm SPECIAL OFFER! $29 (Reg. $39.50) Performances June 17- 25 $ 39 (Reg. $55) Beginning June 28 THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY: ONLINE: Visit www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com and use code MARK11 PHONE: Call 212.352.3101 and mention code MARK11 IN PERSON- Print out a copy of this offer and visit Soho Playhouse Box Office- 15 Vandam St (between Varick St and 6th Avenue) FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.RapGuidetoEvolution.com *Offer expires 9/5/11. Offer is subject to availability and may be revoked at any time. Offer includes $0.75 facility fee. Offer not valid 6/26/11. Blackout dates may apply. Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders. No exchanges or refunds. Not valid for prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Schedule subject to change. All sales are final.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Children's Classes in Ballet and Flamenco/Salsa Fall 2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco/Salsa and now also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio this fall. September 10-December 17, 2011. 12 weekly classes with breaks for Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday - 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet; 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. Saturday - 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet; 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. All Flamenco/Salsa Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Fall 2011 Term: 12 classes, $120 (one class per week, $12/class); 24 classes, $220 (two classes per week, about $9/class); 36 classes, $300 (three classes per week, about $8/class!). 4 classes trial pack, $45 (you can apply this payment to upgrade to 12-pack, 24-pack, 36-pack). Single Trial Class (one time only), $12. Class for adult along with your children, $12/each. Email flamlat@verizon.net or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve. http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.html

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Basic Beginner Flamenco this Fall - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class on Monday evenings. Mondays from 6-7 PM, Fall term runs September 12- December 19, 2011. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Email or call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

The Reluctant Dragon - Puppetworks
Through December 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Playing through December 18 is this very unique performance of Kenneth Grahame's 1898 tale in which a boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon. Like most modern tales involving dragons, the townsfolk don't like the relationship too much.

Flamenco Latino Fall Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Fall term: September 6- December 19, 2011. Monday: Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm; Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Tuesday: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm. Thursday: Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm; Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Friday: Intermediate Group Guitar with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Saturday: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm; Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm. Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class); --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class); --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class); --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27). Email flamlat@verizon.net or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Fall term runs September 6- December 19, 2011 at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.). Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Group Guitar Classes-2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 20, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group. Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm - Technique exercises, Basic rasqueados, Learn to play simple arrangements with the other students in time . Intermediate Group Guitar - Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Technique, technique, technique, Basic compas patterns in various toques, Falsetas, solo routines, Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group - Schedule TBD Learn right hand techniques and hand placement, basic chord shifts, hammers and pull-offs, scales Need a minimum of four people - taking enrollment now 8 classes paid in advance, $140 Starting week of June 27, after candidates make contact with Basilio and submit schedule availability for either Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues 7:30-8:30 pm, or Wed 7:00-8:00 pm. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually.Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019 www.flamencolatino.com

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - PS 116 - The Mary Lindley Murray School
Through December 22, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chess learning experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. Light snack included. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

PS163 Afterschool Chess - NYChessKids
Through December 23, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chessplaying experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

Discount at Lexington luggage - Lexington Luggage
Through December 25, 2011 - New York, NY

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Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents of teens and tweens who want to improve communication with their children, share ideas, foster independence while setting limits, and more. Group meets every other Monday.

Parents of Teen & Tweens Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 26, 2011 - Nyack

Parents are encouraged to learn how to improve communication with their teen or tween in this professionally-facilitated support group. Participants can share ideas and concerns as well as gain strategies for: setting limits, establishing trust, fostering independence, and encouraging competence and accountability. For more information or to register, contact Katie Berry at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com. Group meets every other Monday.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Toddler Story Hour - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 26, 2011 - Piermont

Children ages 6 months to 5 years old are invited to enjoy books and crafts with Piermont's own Agnes Caniza. Each Monday except holidays.

Grandparent/Grandchild Program - New York City Police Museum
Through December 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in activity play in the Junior Officers Discovery Zone.

Parenting Support Group at Head Start - Nyack Head Start
Through December 28, 2011 - Nyack

This weekly support group includes a free dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation. Group meets each Wednesday.

Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2011 - Pomona

The Rockland County Department of Health invites nursing moms (and babies) and pregnant women to a weekly Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting April 27, and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors. For more information call Laurie at 845-364-3865 or email messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Children's Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Nanuet
Through December 28, 2011 - Nanuet

Bring your favorite toddler to the store's children's department for weekly storytimes. Stories told each Wednesday.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 3 and younger and their caretakers can join Nancy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing.

Parents of Infants Support Group - Riverview Nursery School
Through December 29, 2011 - Nyack

Parents with children ages birth through one year old are invited to meet each Monday and Thursday for a two-hour support group. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or askkatie@gmail.com.

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Thursday.

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 -

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.

Geographic Crittercam--The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 - Mystic

In this new exhibit, strategically placed cameras allow visitors to get a close-up view of some of the animals including turtles, penguins and bears.

Brook Trout Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2011 - Cornwall

The Center's current exhibit features brook trout, New York State's official freshwater fish. "Brookies" require cold, clean, well- oxygenated water to survive. Highly sensitive fish, brook trout are sometimes referred to as an "indicator" species because their disappearance from our waters can alert us to changes in the environment and local water systems.

Sunday Brunch - Bourbon Street
Through December 31, 2011 - Bayside

Children 12 and under eat FREE at Bourbon Street for Brunch with the purchase of an adult entree. This is an ongoing event each Sunday. Kids do not eat complimentary on holiday Sundays.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Through December 31, 2011 -

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy. Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens. Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.

Happy Feet 4D Experience - Madame Tussauds New York
Through December 31, 2011 - New York

Happy Feet 4-D Experience Put on your dancing shoes and boogie with Mumble in Happy Feet 4-D Experience. Journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn’t a burden, but a gift to be treasured — and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony! Featured in digital 3-D and brought to life with 4-D multi-sensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy.

'Mother The Job' - Museum of Motherhood
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

A multimedia exploration of integrated art forms, including film, sculpture, photography, domestic artifacts, and original writings portraying the day-to-day life of the mother and her relationship with her child, raising questions regarding "human" capital and "economic" capital.

Cyberchase – The Chase is on! - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Through December 31, 2011 - Norwalk

This new temporary exhibit is based on the Emmy award-winning PBS Kids Go! math mystery cartoon Cyberchase and offers a hands-on, educational exhibit through which children and families are encouraged to explore problem-solving in a family-friendly environment.

Mystery at the Museum: An Accomplice Adventure - American Museum Of Natural History
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

On this exciting adventure through the museum - part game, part theater, part walking tour - you'll meet characters, follow clues, and solve puzzles as you unravel a tale that takes you to iconic museum locations and behind-the-scenes areas.

Split Second - Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Split Second invites the Brooklyn Museum's online community to participate in a project that will result in a small installation of Indian paintings from the Museum's permanent collection. Taking its inspiration from the critically acclaimed book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell, this online experiment and resulting installation will explore how our initial reaction to a work of art is affected by what we know, what we're asked, and what we're told about the object in question. Split Second begins with a three-part activity that explores the Museum's collection of Indian paintings; participation is open to anyone with an Internet connection. The first stage explores split-second reactions: in a timed trial, participants will be asked to select which painting they prefer from a randomly generated pair of images. Next, participants will be asked to write in their own words about a painting before rating its appeal on a scale. In the third phase, participants will be asked to rate a work of art after being given unlimited time to view it alongside a typical interpretive text. Each part of the exercise aims to examine how a different type of information—or a lack thereof—might affect a person's reaction to a work of art. Split Second culminates with an installation on the Museum's second floor, opening July 13, 2011. Visitors will be able to view a small selection of the paintings that generated the most controversial and dynamic responses during the evaluation process, accompanied by a visualization and analysis of the data collected. The Brooklyn Museum's collection of Indian paintings ranks among the top ten in the United States, representing the artistic traditions of many different regions, with examples dating from the fifteenth century to the nineteenth. Many of the works in this project have not been on view for several years, owing to their light sensitivity. The installation offers a rare opportunity to see these paintings in person and consider them in a new light. Split Second: Indian Paintings is organized by Shelley Bernstein, Chief of Technology, in consultation with Joan Cummins, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Get Your Gears Turning - The Curious World of Patent Models - Hudson River Museum
Through January 01, 2012 - Yonkers

America's manufacturing success is primarily due to the dreams and inventions of its many citizens. Few people realize that from the time Thomas Jefferson formed the U.S. Patent Office in 1790, and throughout the American Industrial Revolution, inventors were required to submit a working, scale model of their inventions, when applying for a patent. "Problem-solving with American ingenuity" is seen in more than 50 intricately crafted, working scale, one-of-a-kind models of inventions that were submitted to the U.S. Patent Office from the 1880s through the early 1900s. Intriguing to viewers of all ages, gadget- and invention-buffs, and everyday folks, the inventions are now a permanent part of our culture from the first patented rocking chair and foldout bed to a burglar alarm. The Rothschild Collection is the world's largest gathering of viewable U.S. Patent Models. Through January 1, 2012.

Split Second: Indian Paintings - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 01, 2012 -

Initially, Brooklyn Museum's online community was asked to rate, by viewing for literally a second or less, a series of classical Indian paintings, prompted by questions regarding appeal, controversial nature, and overall quality in a timed trial. The results appear in this exhibition along with an explanation of how participants derived their responses. Split Second was inspired by author Malcolm Gladwell's work and offers a glimpse into how people respond to what they know, what they're asked, and what they are told about an object in question.

CSI: The Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through January 01, 2012 - New York

Play the role of a crime scene investigator at CSI: The Experience! As the latest recruit in the world of forensic science, guests are guided by videos featuring CSI: cast members and real-life forensic scientists. Throughout the exhibition you must examine blood types, while matching DNA to potential suspects in order to complete the investigation process and solve the crime. Complete with 3 Crime Scenes, 15 Forensic Lab Stations, and dazzling special effects, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge exhibit goers deep into the science of solving crimes.

'The World's Largest Dinosaurs' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Interactive exhibits ? including the centerpiece, a life-sized model of a 60-foot Mamenchisaurus ? will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 -

A new exhibition that goes beyond traditional fossil shows to reveal how dinosaurs actually lived by taking visitors into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. Drawing on the latest science that looks in part to existing organisms to understand these extinct giants, The World's Largest Dinosaurs will answer such intriguing questions as how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves, and survives by illuminating how size and scale are related to basic biological functions. Innovative interactive exhibits -- including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot- long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its remarkable, 30-foot neck -- will take visitors inside these giants' bodies, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size. An interactive excavation at the end of the exhibition will introduce visitors to how dinosaurs are discovered in the field through a replicated dig site.

194X–9/11: American Architects and the City - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 02, 2012 - New York

In 1942 -- shortly after the U.S. entered World War II -- Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, rethinking both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning. The aim was to project an optimistic postwar period of growth and prosperity to begin as soon as hostilities ended, in 194X -- soon, it was hoped. Over half a century later the country is once again engaged in global conflict and—in the wake of 9/11 and the ongoing financial crisis -- undergoing a major reconsideration of urban and suburban space. This year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, an event that ushered in a new era of architectural anticipation and uncertainty, and gave rise to a flurry of urban rebuilding projects, some of which are only finally seeing the light of day at Ground Zero. Drawn from MoMA's architectural holdings, this exhibition shows the work of a variety of architects who took on the urban scale in a spirit of recasting the form and daily experience of the city. In addition to Mies van der Rohe, featured architects include Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph, Rem Koolhaas and OMA, and United Architects.

The World's Largest Dinosaurs - American Musem of Natural History
Through January 02, 2012 - Manhattan

Learn how those massive dinosaurs, the sauropods, which sometimes grew as long as 150 feet, lived with this hands-on and up-close exhibit. Understand how these extremely huge animals breathed, ate, moved, and functioned under the girth of their massive size, and learn how their size affected their body functions.

Romare Bearden (1911–1988): A Centennial Celebration - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 02, 2012 -

Romare Bearden's vibrant mural-size tableau The Block (1971) will be on view as part of a centennial celebration of the artist's birth. The Block, an eighteen-foot-long collage, celebrates the Harlem neighborhood in New York City that nurtured and inspired so much of the artist's life and work. Bearden's elaborate and colorful cut-paper collages elevated this genre to a major art form through its unusual materials, expressionist color, abstracted forms, flattened shapes and spaces, and shifts in perspective and scale—all the while maintaining focus on the human narrative being told within a single city block.

Charlie & Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure - New York Hall of Science
Through January 02, 2012 - Queens

Go on an evolutionary adventure and discover the link between dinosaurs and modern birds at this bilingual English/Spanish exhibition.

Flamenco & Salsa Lovers: Your Chance to be in a Latin Ensemble! - Flamenco Latino
Through January 05, 2012 - New York

Improve your ensemble performance skills in this creative workshop! Seeking musicians and singers to study in Flamenco Latino's collaborative workshop, FLAMENCO LATINO MUSIC ENSEMBLE. The workshop is open to committed students from the intermediate level to the retired professional. Led by Basilio Georges with several visiting artists, this class offers a unique opportunity to study collaboratively and perform with other musicians and flamenco and salsa artists. Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM at Flamenco Latino, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl., NY, NY. Call 212-399-8519 or email to register. $20/class OR $70/4-pack (Only being offered through 8/26. The fall term will require commitment to purchase 8-10 session pack at $17.50/session.) Credit/debit cards accepted. www.flamencolatino.com --Study a wide array of songs that exemplify specific Flamenco ida y vuelta styles such as guajiras, rumba and colombianas, as well as the influence flamenco amalgamated from Latin musical traditions starting with the Cuban Habanera,which over the years has produced other forms such as son, guaracha, rumba, mambo, bolero and salsa. --Develop traditional and unusual music and dance arrangements to be performed at Flamenco Latino's studio theater in early November and early December! --Seeking flamenco guitarists, singers, percussion and other instruments in the string, woodwind or brass family. Non-flamenco instruments will need some reading experience. --Flamenco guitarists who have not studied at Flamenco Latino before have to meet with Basilio to determine if this class is a good fit for you. http://www.flamencolatino.com/artists/basiliogeorges.htm With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio Georges offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern Flamenco styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career.

August Sander and Seydou Keïta - Portraiture and Social Identity - The Walther Collection Project Space
Through January 07, 2012 -

Thursday - Saturday, 12pm - 6pm. On September 23, the Walther Collection will unite the portraiture of two modern photography masters, August Sander and Seydou Keïta, whose images vividly capture the rapid social transformations of the twentieth century through the faces of everyday people. Encapsulating two distinct cultures in pivotal moments of societal transition, Sander and Keïta's portraits reflect on the experience and role of the individual in Germany and Mali. The dual presentation, on view at the Walther Collection Project Space through January 7, 2012, considers how these prolific photographers documented the visual histories and shifting identities of their two countries. August Sander and Seydou Keïta: Portraiture and Social Identity brings together approximately 60 black-and-white photographs by the two artists, encompassing select works from Sander's portfolio Antlitz der Zeit (Face of our Time) from the 1910s and 1920s, one of the most enduring and influential essays in modern photography, and from Keïta's portraiture of residents in Mali's capital city Bamako in the late 1940s and mid-1950s. The artists were first presented in dialogue as part of the Walther Collection's 2010 inaugural exhibition, Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity, curated by Okwui Enwezor, in Neu-Ulm/Burlafingen, Germany. German photographer August Sander (1876-1964) is considered one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, and like his contemporaries, Karl Blossfeldt and Albert Renger-Patzsch, his style favored objective detail, uncompromising true-to-life representation, and a comparative approach to photography. His visual portrayals of farmers, workers, students, families, tradespeople, artists, and the bourgeoisie from early twentieth-century Germany highlight both the individuality of the sitter and the typical traits of social and occupational groups, genders, and generations. In his Antlitz der Zeit portfolio, a 60-image selection from his ongoing master project, Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (People of the Twentieth Century), Sander worked to create an exact photography that contextualized and highlighted varying social strata and underscored the "true psychology" of a period, unsentimentally capturing a society in transition, shifting from agriculture to industry. By contrast, Seydou Keïta (1929-2001), one of the most renowned West African photographers of the 1950s, worked with a portable studio setting, posing clients against gray or densely-patterned backdrops. Even though his reputation in Mali never dwindled, it was not until the early 1990s that Keïta's work became known internationally, alongside the studio photography of Malick Sidibé and Samuel Fosso. Working during a period of dramatic shifts in Malian familial hierarchies, migration, and political movements, Keïta made portraits of predominantly urban middle-class Bamako residents. His images reflected the society's transition through a merging of traditional and contemporary fashions, and a growing consumer culture, in the decade prior to Mali's independence from France. Frequently pictured with elaborate textiles, jewelry, radios, and cars, in highly-conscious poses, sitters expressed the emerging myth of a modern African city - to be photographed by Keïta was to be made Bamakois, beautiful, and cosmopolitan. Keïta's portrait style, which emphasized the visual interplay between sitter and site and the creation of the ideal, shaped the new image of postcolonial identity.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 -

This delightful exhibition will introduce visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 200 live frogs, from tiny dart poison frogs (some less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (as big as eight inches in diameter) will be shown in their re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Approximately 25 species native to Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Madagascar, Myanmar, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam, will be featured. The exhibition will explore the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition will invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs. Admission to the exhibition is $24 for adults, $14 for children, and $18 for seniors and students.

"Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 08, 2012 - Manhattan

More than 200 live frogs are shown in their re-created habitats from around the world. The exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about frogs.

Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - New Haven

Learn the biology and habitats of bedbugs, head lice, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Learn where and how they live, how to deal with them and how to tell them apart from lookalikes.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 08, 2012 - New York

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio's sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year's edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in six different venues. Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011 takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion. The (S) Files 2011 explores how the boundaries between public/private and personal/universal are blurred by urban culture, and examines the street as catalyst for change in mainstream culture. The exhibition looks at how these social borders mix and dissolve in urban environments, and how artists use these social alterations as points of creative departure. Among the themes developed in The (S) Files 2011 are the influence of early New York street art movements, text and urban styles, and the creation of art works from urban debris. The variety of issues addressed by the artists range from daily life situations, to social behaviors, to economic distress. In addition to its overall focus on New York-based artists, The (S) Files 2011 celebrates the Biennial of the Central American Isthmus (Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano) by showcasing the work of a group of artists featured in its most recent edition.

Elihu Vedder: Voyage on the Nile - Hudson River Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Yonkers

American painter Elihu Vedder journeyed up the Nile from December 1889 to April 1990 and recorded his fascination with Egypt's panoramas. He drew and painted the Nile's sand, cliffs and ancient ruins, often aboard a rented dahabeya, a traditional Egyptian houseboat. His artwork is presented, for the first time, in this exhibition. Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Through January 8, 2012.

Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam through Folktales - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 08, 2012 - Garden City

Enter a magical place where five centuries-old folktales bring to life the culture and traditions of Viet Nam. Aspects of modern day life in Viet Nam are interwoven with the presentation of old folktale in interactive "theaters." Traditions explored include wedding ceremonies, ancestral worship practices, cultural dances, and the Vietnamese bonds to their land and water. The exhibit demonstrates the connection between folktales and the enduring values and traditions they represent. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2012.

'The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City' - New York City Police Museum
Through January 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Motorcycle Squad. See vintage department-used motorcycles, including a late 1940s-model classic Red Indian Motorcycle and a late 1960s model silver Harley.

de Kooning: A Retrospective - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 09, 2012 - New York

This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist's development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s. Bringing together nearly 200 works from public and private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum's entire sixth-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 17,000 square feet. Representing nearly every type of work de Kooning made, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. Among these are the artist's most famous, landmark paintings—among them Pink Angels (1945), Excavation (1950), and the celebrated third Woman series (1950–53)—plus in-depth presentations of all his most important series, ranging from his figurative paintings of the early 1940s to the breakthrough black-and-white compositions of 1948–49, and from the urban abstractions of the mid 1950s to the artist's return to figuration in the 1960s, and the large gestural abstractions of the following decade. Also included is de Kooning's famous yet largely unseen theatrical backdrop, the 17-foot-square Labyrinth (1946).

Coral Reef Adventure - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Through January 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Voyage to coral reefs in the South Pacific to view their contribution to life on earth and the imminent dangers they face. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson with music by Crosby, Stills &?Nash.

reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio has taken over the Museum's 10,000-square-foot hall on the first floor and puts a very different take on the collonaded space, reimagining it with stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns. Children will be captivated by the looming structures and fabrics, and their interplay with light and shadows.

Wild Minds – What Animals Really Think - New York Hall of Science
Through January 15, 2012 - Queens

Have you ever looked at the family dog and wondered what was going on in her head? Do your kids swear the cat has a mind of his own? Find out what your pets and other animals are thinking about at New York Hall of Science. Discover the similarities between human and animal cognition in their new exhibition, Wild Minds.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 16, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

New Photography 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 16, 2012 - New York

This year, MoMA's annual New Photography series expands to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali includes the work of Davey (Canada), whose mailed-photograph grids feature the stamps, postmarks, and return addresses that have accreted on each photograph -- analog elements that are particularly unique in these digital times; Georgiou (England), who looks at modern-day Turkey as it seeks to hold on to its traditions and landscape amid the oncoming wave of Westernization and development; Lawson (U.S.), whose work showcases the African American experience, with a particular emphasis on the human figure and form, in powerfully intimate portraits of people from all walks of life; Rickard (U.S.), whose photographs document the blurred faces of people and crumbling American cities as captured by the Google Streetview lens, and explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy; Sassen (The Netherlands), who incorporates images of the people and places of the African continent in an attempt to recapture her surreal dreams and memories of growing up in Kenya; and Dali (China), who uses original source materials, including Chinese archives, books, and periodicals, to trace the lineage of propaganda made during Mao Tse Tung's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. The artists in New Photography 2011 approach image-making from very different perspectives, making for a truly dynamic combination.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 -

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children's books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates. The quilt was commissioned by InterRelations Collaborative Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding through art among the increasingly diverse student populations in New York City and the tri-state area. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. During regular museum hours.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 01, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

'EJECT!' Exhibition - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 05, 2012 - New York

“Eject!” a new exhibition that explores the history of ejection seats in aviation will open at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, on Saturday, October 1st. “Eject!” will showcase ejection seats used in the Korean War era through the present. The seats will be accompanied by graphic panels and a video presentation that will provide a vivid history of ejection seats, their importance to pilots and an examination of their evolution. While visiting the exhibit, visitors will be able to sit in a real ejection seat. The exhibition will run from October 1st through February 5th. The exhibit is free with the price of admission to the museum. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org. Images are courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.

Digital ’11: The Alchemy of Change - New York Hall of Science
Through February 05, 2012 - Queens

A collection of images celebrating chemistry from the Art & Science Collaboration’s 13th International Competition and Exhibition of Digital Prints.

'Building Connections 2011' - Center for Architecture
Through February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibition highlights the creative talent and hard work of the K-12 students who participated in the Center for Architecture Foundation's architecture and design education programs during the 2010-2011 school year. This year's exhibition also commemorate the Foundation's 20th anniversary of K-12 built environment education programs.

Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through February 12, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition demonstrates various artists' engagement with Pop art and the Guggenheim's ongoing interest in the legacy of the style.

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. The show includes drawings and prints by Leonardo da Vinci, Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Enrique Chagoya alongside works by artists more often associated with humor, such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine. Many of these engaging caricatures and satires have never been exhibited and are little known except to specialists.

Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through March 18, 2012 - Fairfield

Costumes, props, photographs and theatrical events introduce museum visitors to Fairfield County's theatrical history from the 19th century to the present.

'Make Art (in) Public' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This exhibit includes works by artists such as Keith Haring, Swoon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Remed, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Moondog, and Tranqui Yanqui. The exhibition explores the accessibility of the arts for the public; the ways in which public art is a product of and a contributor to the cultural fabric of communities big and small; as well as the positive impact of the arts on building and bettering society.

'Remembering 9/11' Exhibit - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Manhattan

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the New-York Historical Society presents this special exhibition, which includes a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from The New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial. When the renovated and transformed New-York Historical Society opens fully to the public on November 11, 2011, "Remembering 9/11" will be joined by a permanent installation of photographs from "here is new york" in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Approximately 1,500 photographs by 790 contributors will be on display, along with a large fragment of a fire truck destroyed during the 9/11 attack.

19th-Century Modern - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 01, 2012 -

Featuring more than forty items from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of American and European decorative arts, 19th-Century Modern will focus on the emergence of Modernism, a design aesthetic based in part on the machine as a source of artistic inspiration.

Remembering 9/11 - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - New York

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, the New-York Historical Society will present a special exhibition, Remembering 9/11, which will be free to the public. The exhibition opens on September 8, 2011 and will remain on view through April 1, 2012. The exhibition presents a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
Through April 07, 2012 - Uniondale

Tickets are now available for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Jackson fans can expect a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down in this Cirque du Soleil production. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as newcomers, the show captures the essence, soul, and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The show debuts April 7, 2012 at 8pm.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 -

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.

Guilt, The New Masked Ball - Botanica
Through September 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Guilt is a new masked party in Downtown New York. Guilt is an excuse to hide yourself and party without feeling the guilt of next day responsibilities. Guilt is for those who want to remain anonymous.

James and the Giant Peach - Movie - South Huntington Public Library
Through September 02, 2012 - Huntington Station

Based on the 1961 book by Roald Dahl, James is an orphaned boy who is sent to live with his horrible aunts. He enters a magical giant peach and encounters a menagerie of human-like insects who take him on a journey to New York City.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2012 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism, and other disabilities with a Sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

Rocket Park Mini Golf - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2012 - Queens

Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

"Dialog in the Dark" - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This groundbreaking exhibit will lead visitors through a series of New York City environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

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