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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on October 18


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, October 18, 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 18. 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.

Menopause The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
October 18, 2011 - White Plains

A musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets by phone: 877-548-3237. Through October 23.

Toddler Storytime - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
October 18, 2011 - White Plains

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

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Garnerville

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

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Garnerville

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

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
October 18, 2011 - Garden City

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
October 18, 2011 - Wilton

Children ages 2 and 3 and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
October 18, 2011 - Wilton

Three and 4 years olds are invited with a parent/caregiver to interact with stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration required.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
October 18, 2011 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years gain early literacy skills with stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration required.

Celebrate Sukkot - JCC Rockland
October 18, 2011 - West Nyack

Children ages 2-6, along with a parent or grandparent, are invited to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Participants will make crafts, create an edible sukkah, and sing songs in the JCC sukkah with the help of instructors Mindy Sayer, Roberta Leitner, and Chayela Ehrenreich.

Middle School Book Club - Somers Library
October 18, 2011 - Somers

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

'Act It Out' - White Plains Public Library
October 18, 2011 - White Plains

This 3-session Drama Workshop includes theater games and script reading for grades 3-6. A group performance will be held at the end of the last session on October 25 at 5pm. Location: Galaxy Hall.

American Museum of Natural History's Family Party - American Museum of Natural History
October 18, 2011 - Upper West Side

On Tuesday, October 18, from 5 to 7pm, the 18th Annual Family Party -- one of the Museum's best-loved traditions -- will feature educational activities, entertainment by the Laughing Pizza band, and more. The Family Party is a special opportunity for children and adults of all ages to experience the wonders and magic of the Museum. This year’s Family Party is generously sponsored by Tiffany & Co. Individual tickets are $85 for children and $175 for adults. Ticket packages are also available. For event and ticket information, please visit, call 212-313-7161, or email Proceeds from the evening help support the Museum's educational and scientific programming.

Euro Cafe - JCC Rockland
October 18, 2011 - West Nyack

Survivors of the Holocaust will share their stories with local teens through conversation and discussion.

Kiddie Kabaret - Scarsdale Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

Music, puppets, and fun with Nancie Schnur.

Chess Matches - Ossining Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Ossining

Chess matches for beginners, Grand Masters, and everyone in-between. Ongoing Tuesdays. Contact the Reference Department for more information. 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Now I'm 3! - Ossining Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Ossining

Stories, rhymes and crafts for 3- and 4-year-old toddlers with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Room.

Garden Walk - Wave Hill
October 18, 2011 - Bronx

An hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Newly Bereaved Parent Support Group - Temple Emanuel
October 18, 2011 - East Meadow

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings for newly bereaved parents (loss within past 18 months) one Tuesday per month. If interested in attending, contact Karen Flyer at the number listed.

Mother Goose Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
October 18, 2011 - North Salem

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

Israeli Folk Dancing - JCC Mid-Westchester
October 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

Learn the latest dances and old favorites. Instruction, requests, and open session. No experience necessary. drop-ins welcome. Pay at the front desk.

Parent University - Navigating the College Process: Workshop - 'Ready, Set, Go!' - Briarcliff Manor Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

Topics to be covered: career exploration, high school transcripts and course selection, college planning and visits, using the web, how to make you and your high school transcript credentials appealing to colleges, how to make a realistic list of prospective colleges based on personality, interest, GPA and test scores, and preparing for campus tours. Pre-registration required:

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
October 18, 2011 - Haverstraw

Parents, grandparents, or other caregivers are invited to drop by with their favorite toddler for stories, songs, puppets, and more.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear a story then make a craft to take home. Registration begins one week before the program for HKDPL cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more at this popular program. Registration begins one week before for HKDPL cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Adult Track Workout - Juniper Valley Park
October 18, 2011 - Middle Village

Have a habit of diving head first into the kids' Halloween candy or making (okay, eating...) one too many pumpkin rolls? Why not get a jump start on your fall fitness before the temptations begin. Join the NYC parks system for an intense track workout a couple times a week throughout October. No registration is required, so just show up ready to break a sweat.

Composting at the Queens Library - Queens Library: Steinway Branch
October 18, 2011 - Astoria

Teach your children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply freeze your extra food scraps (including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location at Queens Library at Steinway between 4pm-5:30pm. Leave your meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods at home. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Family Sukkot Celebration - Stamford JCC
October 18, 2011 - Stamford

Celebrate Sukkot with music, games, arts and crafts and dinner.

TEEN ANIM? NIGHT - Westport Public Library
October 18, 2011 - Westport

Bring ideas for an evening of Animé. Feel free to share your own personal collection or browse the library's.

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
October 18, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Open Door: India.Arie & Idan Raichel - Beacon Theatre
October 18, 2011 - New York

Open Door is the highly anticipated new project from Grammy®-award winning singer/songwriter India.Arie. In this fresh musical offering, Arie partners with Israeli artist Idan Raichel — a driving force in contemporary world music — to create a cross-genre collection of songs that are poignantly relevant to a global audience. In a stripped down setting, emboldened by their cause, the two artists confidently deliver one of the most honest musical expressions to have reached the stage in years.

Going Green wtih LEAP @ Queens Library - Queens Library: Sunnyside Branch
October 18, 2011 - Sunnyside

The teens and tweens of today are growing up in a Eco-conscious era. Those who are interested in doing their part should head to the library. In this class, students (ages 11-14) create and play games that focus on the ecology and environments of their neighborhoods. Participants research and analyze approach to ecological concerns. Then, they make and play ecology games and organize a "Go Green" campaign.

Toddler Time with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library Windsor Terrace Branch
October 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddler hear stories, play, socialize and have fun.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library Coney Island branch
October 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Teenagers are given a place to enjoy books, games, internet, and more.

Teen Time - Brooklyln Public Library, Coney Island branch
October 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Teens enjoy together time with games, internet, books, homework, and more.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
October 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers (18-36 months) hear stories and enjoy playtime.

Teen Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
October 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Teens can work on their Playstation chops during this video game session.

Teen Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
October 18, 2011 - Brooklyn

Teens can work on their Playstation chops during this video game session.

Maazel Conducts Mozart and Debussy - New York Philharmonic
October 18, 2011 -

Eighteenth Annual Family Party - American Museum of Natural History
October 18, 2011 - Upper West Side

The Family Party—one of the Museum's best-loved traditions—features fascinating educational activities and spectacular entertainment for children of all ages. The Family Party is a special opportunity for children and adults to experience the wonders and magic of the Museum. Children will have the opportunity to interact with live animals, measure skulls, look into a microscope to see the inside of an ivory tusk, walk with a giant tortoise, explore the Museum Science Center, and much more. Tickets to this special event are $85 for children and $175 for adults. For event and ticket information, please visit last year's website:, call 212-313-7161, or email 5-7pm.

What Parents Need to Know About Bullying and Cyber-bullying - Caesar Trunzo Center (Brentwood Senior Center)
October 18, 2011 - Brentwood

Learn the risks to children who are victimized on and offline and ways to help them protect themselves. Registration required.

Manhattan Free School Visiting Week - Manhattan Free School
October 18, 2011 - Manhattan

A visit to the school is required if you are interested in your child trying out this revolutionary paradigm in education, where students and staff are trusted to govern the school together, learning is self-directed, and classes are non-compulsory. Call or email to schedule a visit.

Calm and Connected- Parenting Your Child or Teen with ADHD - Office of Cindy Goldrich, Certified ADHD Parent Coach
October 18, 2011 - Syosset

Learn the tools necessary to help your child be successful in school, at home, and in life. Establish appropriate rules and expectations, reduce homework stress, and bring back joy and connection with your child. Seven sessions. Call for location and to register.

Halloween Story Time - Barnes and Noble at Smith Haven Mall
October 18, 2011 - Lake Grove

Children's storytime, with stories, songs and crafts featuring a different theme every week.

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
October 18, 2011 - St. James

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

Bold/Fierce Warriors - Balance Studio
October 18, 2011 - St. James

With music, games, stories and art children age 6-10 learn how to focus and release energy and to do more challenging yoga poses.

Luminous Mobiles: Stained Glass Collage Art Workshop - The Jewish Museum
October 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Design a luminous wall hanging for a sukkah or your home incorporating patterns and shapes of the natural world using colorful cellophane and translucent materials.

Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
October 18, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Sue Costello - Gotham Comedy Club
October 18, 2011 - New York

At five feet three inches, Sue Costello may look harmless, but once she opens her mouth, it is obvious that this blonde means business - funny business. Sue has the ability to bring a room full of patrons to tears with her comedic disposition and vivacious wit. That mixed with her vulnerability and honesty has made her one of the only women in the business who can do what she does. From her thick Boston accent to her street smart demeanor to her ability to make you feel like you want to take care of her, and be her best friend, Sue has the "it" factor. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts, Sue began her career as a stand-up comedian in Boston, later relocating to the bustling city of Manhattan. Since that time, she has appeared on several television shows such as "NYPD Blue" and "Tough Crowd" with Colin Quinn and Comedy Central. After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Sue earned her very own self titled television series, "Costello." Sue was also a producer and the co-creator of the show. Though "Costello" lived a short life on air, Sue received various accolades for her energetic wit. Sue was a guest host on NBC's "Later." She has also performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend." In addition to television appearances, Sue has also honed her performing skills on the stage and the big screen. Sue was cast in such films as "Southie" starring Donnie Wahlberg and directed by John Shea, and "Once in the Life," with Laurence Fishbourne. Sue's already extensive resume continues to grow, she performed with Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming and Olympia Dukakis at the Nantucket Film Festival's Story telling event. She co-starred in Jim Breuer's pilot for Comedy Central. Her stand up reached a new level when she made to the finals of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Sue has also been a regular guest host on "Breuer Unleashed" on Sirius radio. She is currently performing her one-woman show, "Minus 32 Million Words," in New York City (see calendar for details).

Tuesday Tales @ The Field - The Field Library
October 18, 2011 - Peekskill

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

Page Turners Book Club - The Field Library
October 18, 2011 - Peekskill

First and 2nd graders come, pick up a book, then join the group to play games, eat snacks, and chat about books. Sign-up required.

Inside the Admissions Office - A look at the college admissions process with deans of top colleges - Bendheim Performing Arts Center
October 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

The deans and directors of a number of top colleges and universities will open their doors and dispel the myths about what it takes to get into college. Students and parents will hear the real story behind how decisions are made from the deans and directors of Binghamton University, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Union College, The University of Chicago, and Vanderbilt University. The evening will give the public the opportunity to learn the differences and similarities in how decisions are made by selective universities and liberal arts colleges. Advance registration is required at

Open House - Little Children's Garden
October 18, 2011 - Flushing

Come to the Open House from 9am-11am at Little Children's Garden Early Childhood Center. The center offers childcare services for children 2 to 5 years old.

Parent Workshop - Congregation B'nai Torah
October 18, 2011 - Trumbull

A Parent Workshop "Discipline:Providing Stability-A Gift for Your Children" will be presented by Katherine Allen, MA, LMFT of Marriage and Family Therapy of Trumbull. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. For additional information contact nursery school director, Joan Watnick at (203)268-0227.

Workshop: Fire Safety Education for People with Disabilities -
October 18, 2011 - Bronx

This workshop will show you the common causes of fire and fire injuries in the home, as well as provide information on how to best ensure the safety of people with disabilities. Learn what to do to prevent a fire, and what to do if a fire breaks out. Presented by a New York City Fire Department Captain.

Shake it up in the Sukkah with PJ Library - Montebello Jewish Center
October 18, 2011 - Montebello

Experience the Jewish holiday of Sukkot as a family with storytelling, music, a special craft, and a festive snack in the synagogue's sukkah. The event will feature a book by PJ Library, which sends age-appropriate books, videos and music to Jewish children. The PJ Library is a partnership of the Jewish Federation of Rockland County and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Citizen Cope Presents: Alice Smith & Gary Clark Jr. **A CMJ Music Marathon Event** - Highline Ballroom
October 18, 2011 -

ALICE SMITH - NYC-bred singer, songwriter, and producer Alice Smith, known for her four-octave vocal range and stunning stage presence, made a name for herself with her critically acclaimed 2006 debut album, For Lovers, Dreamers & Me (2006, BBE Records). At the time, her artful blend of bluesy, soulful vocals and mid-tempo grooves garnered a passionate following that packed venues like NYC's Mercury Lounge and Joe's Pub, while Vibe Magazine gushed that her sound "evoke[s] Fiona Apple's finest material." Her single "Dream" was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban/Alternative category. Smith signed to Epic Records after a bidding war and re-released For Lovers in 2007. The next four years were dedicated to writing and recording new material. Meanwhile, Epic experienced a great deal of tumult, and Smith suddenly found herself at an impasse. Though she was producing new material at a steady clip, it was being held back by the inner workings of her label. Though her fans may have wondered what happened to Alice Smith, she was hardly silent during those years. She performed new material for sold-out crowds at top venues like New York's Highline Ballroom, SOB's and Blue Note Jazz Club, and Los Angeles's Wiltern Theater. However, she didn't release any new albums. Today, she's back and eager to share with her fans a hotly-anticipated dose of new music. GARY CLARK JR. - Rarely does an artist explode onto the music scene with the force and impact of a comet. But when it does happen - as it did when 26-year-old singer and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. delivered an incendiary debut performance of his song "Bright Lights" at Eric Clapton's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival - the result is magical. Funky, hip, and badass, Clark is a rocking soul man for a new generation. Weaned on John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, and T-Bone Walker, he fuses his deep blues influence with a love of classic hip hop and contemporary soul, displaying a virtuosity and tone that put most modern rock shredders to shame. Born and raised in Austin, TX, Clark began playing guitar at age 12 and soon gained local recognition after popping up on the radar of legendary promoter Clifford Antone. He went on to win the Austin Music Award for Best Blues and Electric Guitarist on three separate occasions, play on the nationally televised show Austin City Limits, tour with such artists as Jimmie Vaughan, Pinetop Perkins, and Doyle Bramhall II, and release two self-produced albums. In 2010, he was the only young newcomer to be selected by Eric Clapton to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, where he performed with Doyle Bramhall II and Sheryl Crow. A DVD of the show, released last November, led to Clark's signing with Warner Bros. Records. His latest release, The Bright Lights EP, came out earlier this year on the label.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
October 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

Radio Amateur Open Stage - 116 MacDougal
October 18, 2011 - nyc

Nicholas Nace is proud to present the next round of his new open stage Tuesday October 18th at 10pm. The show will be held at the historic 116 MacDougal (formerly the Gaslight) at 116 MacDougal Street New York, NY 10012. Featured acts will include comedian Angry Bob known for his performances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and HBO’s Bored to Death, self proclaimed “patron saint of the uncool” and Lower East Side icon Reverend Jen, well known troubadour Brer Brian and comedian Rob Paravonian, viral video superstar and who has opened for the likes of Lily Tomlin and George Carlin. There is no cover and no drink minimum for this event. Musician and producer Nicholas Nace has been capturing the sounds of the New York City underground for over a decade as a documentarian and avid contributor to downtown open mic scene. He is a member of the band A BRIEF VIEW OF THE HUDSON (named Best Folk Duo by the NYPress in 2005). Radio Amateur Open Stage is a tribute to the non-traditional artists and performers who are the unsung heroes of NYC’s art scene providing 8 minutes of no-strings-attached stage time to anyone wishing perform or pontificate. Radio Amateur Open Stage takes Nicholas Nace’s passion for producing to the next level with it’s corresponding podcast RadioAmateurNYC available at Nicholas’s most recent projects include the musical score for TELL YOUR FRIENDS: The Concert Film (2010) featuring comedians Liam McEneaney, Kristen Schall, and Reggie Watts and the Art Star Sounds Compilation (2005) featuring Andy Warhol superstar Taylor Mead, and antifolk heroes Kimya Dawson and Langhorn Slim Nicholas Nace has a knack for cultivating community and documenting the underground art scene in a way that is both ethnographic and entertaining. As one fan put it, Nace’s events create “an almost unbearable concentration of twisted words and sounds that seep into peripheral awareness. Proudly exalting a voice of dissent, a call to arms, a blatant exploitation of deviant culture refusing soul-surrender to the limits of expression.” –RAYMOND SANCHEZ. Sacramento, CA "...Part of the renaissance blues and folk music coming out of New York. Mixing southern comfort with metro cards and pigeons." -PLATEUR MAGAZINE Please visit our temporary website at to hear Episode’s 1, 2 and 3 of the RadioAmateurNYC podcast.

Waiting For Oz: a Celebration of Artists with Disabilities - Ida K. Lang Recital Hall - Hunter College
October 18, 2011 - New York

Globescope Arts & Entertainment, Inc. home to disabled and senior citizen artists, entertainers, under represented cultures and our supporters, is proud to present, Waiting For Oz: a Celebration of Artists with Disabilities, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7 p.m. This one-of a kind evening of theater, music & film will be presented at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, on the campus of Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, @69th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues). The program features some of New York's most talented artists and entertainers with disabilities, including actor and playwright Gary Corbin, performing Waiting for Oz from his critically acclaimed one-man play, Four One-Legged Men. Gary will also be seen on Mobbed, Howie Mandel's upcoming Fox TV show, in November, the same month he celebrates 36 years as a cancer survivor. Frank Senior, a sensational and accomplished, blind jazz singer will perform musical selections. Monique Holt, a deaf, Asian actress will present theatrical monologues and host the event, with the assistance of a voice actress. ASL interpreters will also be provided for the show. Danny Eason & the Don't Give Up International Choir, featuring extremely popular Japanese musician Taro Masuda, will provide inspirational music, partly inspired by his country's latest earthquake disaster. The evening will also feature Drummer and Storyteller Adisa Olubayo Bankole, and excerpts from disability themed documentary films, Just Be Frank, featuring Frank Senior, and Jill Kuirsky's Not Bad (For Someone Like You). Waiting For Oz: a Celebration of Artists with Disabilities is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural. Tickets are $25 and more information can be obtained by calling 212-726-2439, emailing, or logging onto

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 - Mug Lounge
October 18, 2011 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Oct. 18th, 2011 ed. Todd Montesi and Justin Murray present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Justin Murray TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday October 18th, 2011 lineup): Jayson Cross! Emily Birnbaum! Rondell Hartley! Jake Jampel! Amy Dalton! Et al.! Special Guest Host Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi & Justin Murray!! UG IT!

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.

Ocean Spray's 7th Annual Big Apple Bog - Rockefeller Center
Through October 19, 2011 - NY

Discover the beauty of a cranberry harvest at Ocean Spray’s 7th Annual Big Apple Bog as 2,000 lbs of cranberries travel from backcountry bogs to Ocean Spray’s 1,500 square-foot bog exhibit in Rockefeller Center®. Inside, third, fourth and fifth generation growers will demonstrate the harvest process and talk about the taste, health and heritage of the cranberry.

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.

Keitai Kids: Youth, Culture and Social Media in the USA and Japan - Japan Society
Through October 22, 2011 - New York

Cell phones (keitai), mobile media, and social media have transformed the lives of youth in Japan and the United States in extraordinary but very different ways. How does this impact education and youth culture in each country today, and what are the possibilities for the future? Do these issues look different in other parts of the world? Shin Mizukoshi, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tokyo and a leading authority on digital culture in Japan, and Tomi Ahonen, one of the world’s leading experts on business implications for mobile technology and author of The Insider’s Guide to Mobile, discuss youth, education and social media. Moderated by R. Trebor Scholz, writer, artist, professor and director of the Politics of Digital Culture conference series at The New School. Part of The New School's MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit. ADMISSION - Free for registered participants in the MobilityShifts Summit. $12/$8 for Japan Society corporate and individual members, seniors and students. Buy Tickets Online at or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm. For more information:

'As Bees in Honey Drown' - Rochambeau School
Through October 22, 2011 - White Plains

A young writer on the brink of critical success gets caught up in a lifestyle that blurs the line between fantasy and reality. October 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8pm; October 15 at 2pm.

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.

Ghost and The Machine - Theater for the New City
Through October 23, 2011 - New York

Love is an altered state, so is grief. When you lose a lover, there is a trick to recapturing her that daring young men really understand and other men learn to fear. Memories, like drugs, can transport you to a wake-and-dream state that is hard to escape. It's dramatized in "Ghost in the Machine," a shockingly promising first play by Mike Leon. Originally produced at Williams College in October, 2010, the play will have its New York premiere October 13 to 23, presented by Theater for the New City in association with The Dead Copycats. Director is Nathaniel Basch-Gould. In this four-character drama, a girl named Rachel is dead (victim of a drunk driver) and her lover, James, is reliving his relationship with her through flashbacks. He can't seem to snap out of his grief, but what he's actually got is a sort of enhanced-dream disorder. His younger brother, Eddie, is very concerned about him. James finds that certain things trigger the memories that bring Rachel back to him, like her voice mails and a dose of Ambien. When memories of her start, James revisits the storytelling and role playing that characterized their relationship, that actually bound her to him. It's a pressure-cooker of memories, dreams and the unresolved aspects of their relationship. It's also not without perils: a man named Brent, who would have taken Rachel from him, lurks as a sinister presence in his flashbacks, with his own competitive games. And the flashbacks themselves are dangerous, locking James into a nowhere zone between dreaming and memory, in which he must re-enact his role playing with Rachel in a perfect playback, or else lose her.

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.

Intervals: Nicola Lopez - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through October 25, 2011 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's ongoing Intervals series, New York-based artist Nicola Lopez will create the site-specific work Landscape X, a sculptural collage environment in the rotunda.

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.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through October 27, 2011 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays, October 3-27.

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.

Outstanding October Exhibits at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through October 28, 2011 - New York

Brighten up your October with the varied and delightful exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Marvel at the talent of the Canadian artists in Beyond Borders. Enjoy a new way of looking at the world in Sensorial Perspectives, and revel in a sense of kinetic energy in The Synergy of Movement. In addition, prepare yourself for a real treat in Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a solo Exhibition. This remarkable artist dazzles her audience with works of vibrant abstract skill which take a personal emotional response to the natural world and turn it into a celebration and a source of delight for all those who view them. Beginning on October 7, 2011, these exhibitions will run until October 28, 2011. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Entrance is free. Exhibition Dates: October 7, 2011 – October 28, 2011 Reception: Thursday, October 13, 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: Featured Artists: Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada - Anahit Etemadi  |  Arcade Latour  |  Barry Melsom  |  Chantelle Gobeil  |  Darlean Morris  |  Darlene Adams  |  Ivan Hilliard Vincent  |  Larouche  | Pat Fairhead  |  Paul Saucier  |  Peter Schulz  |  SuzieB  |  Teresa Young The Synergy of Movement David Segeta  |  Ford Weisberg  |  Nicole Alger  |  Whojeong Lee  |  Will Day Sensorial Perspectives Chas David  |  Qphoto-art "arjon&jeffrey groeneweg"  |  Sung Ki Jeon |  Klaus Boesch (The Sandman)  |  Kunshik Shin Infinite Color: L. Byrne / a solo Exhibition L. Byrne 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. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. 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.

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 For more info, visit

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 for more information.

Bruce Davidson: Subway Exhibition - Aperture Gallery
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

In 1986, Aperture first published Bruce Davidson's Subway—a ground-breaking series that has garnered critical acclaim both as a document of a unique moment in the cultural fabric of New York City as well as for its phenomenal use of extremes of color and shadow set against flash-lit skin. In Davidson's own words, "the people in the subway, their flesh juxtaposed against the graffiti, the penetrating effect of the strobe light itself, and even the hollow darkness of the tunnels, inspired an aesthetic that goes unnoticed by passengers who are trapped underground, hiding behind masks, and closed off from each other." Accompanying the third edition of this classic of photographic literature, Aperture Gallery presents the iconic color images that move the viewer through a landscape at times menacing, at other times lyrical, soulful, and satiric. The images include the full panoply of New Yorkers—from weary straphangers and languorous ladies in summer dresses to stalking predators and the homeless. Bruce Davidson (born in Oak Park, Illinois, 1933) is considered one of America's most influential documentary photographers. He began taking photographs when he was ten, and studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Yale University School of Design. In 1958 he became a member of Magnum Photos, and in 1962, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to document the civil rights movement. After a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1963, followed by a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1967, Davidson spent two years photographing in East Harlem, resulting in East 100th Street. In 1980, after living in New York City for twenty-three years, Davidson began his startling color essay of urban life in Subway. Davidson received a second National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1980, and an Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship in 1998. His work has been shown at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum de Tokyo, Paris; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Museum Rattu, Arles, France; Burden Gallery (Aperture), New York; Parco Gallery, Tokyo; and New-York Historical Society.

Cristina Biaggi: Portraits in Bronze - Ceres Gallery
Through October 29, 2011 - New York

People and their pets are captured in bronze by Cristina Biaggi, who also shows her recent abstract collages.

'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.

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